His sentence trailed off as he peered at his desk. His fingers tightened gradually, and he took a deep breath to compose himself. He was using every ounce of his determination to suppress his growing emotions.
It took a long while... long enough to savor a cup of coffee, take a puff or perhaps to muster his courage to profess his love.
"Get lost..." He lifted his head, and his face had an apathetic expression. He pointed at the door. "Wen Xuxu, get out of here and don't look back."
His reaction wasn't what Xuxu had envisioned; she thought that he would ridicule her maliciously. But he didn't and merely asked her to get out.
Xuxu nodded briefly, "...Goodbye."
She turned around decisively and walked out without a second look.
Yan Rusheng stared as the door closed little by little. He could no longer control his temper, and he grabbed the cup and hurled it away angrily.
The cup smashed against the wall and shattered to pieces.
Xuxu's hand was still on the doorknob when she heard the loud shattering sound. Her body trembled badly.
"Sigh." With a soundless sigh, she walked away.
When she reached her desk, she was greeted with the sight of a cup of coffee.
Feeling slightly surprised, she picked up the cupthe coffee was still piping hot.
She scanned the entire office. People were walking around; some were busy working while the rest were chatting leisurely.
Who could it be? This 'situation' had never happened before.
Subconsciously, she felt that something was missing from her desk. The furry doll which she'd placed near the stationery container in the corner was missing.
She couldn't help but grin; that childish fellow.
It must've been him the last time too.
She was still deep in thought when her colleagues began convening towards her one after another.
"Sister Xuxu, your relationship with President Yan was really well-hidden."
"What do you mean by well-hidden? Even a fool could sense that President Yan treated Sister Xuxu differently, alright?"
"Sister Xuxu, don't forget to invite us to the wedding."
"I've always said that President Yan and Sister Xuxu are a perfect couple. 'XuxuRusheng'; how wonderful."
Everyone began to chime in and gossiped without giving Xuxu a chance to clarify the misunderstanding.
She peered at them helplessly and felt that she could only clarify after they stopped talking.
"Aren't you all supposed to be working?"
An abrupt cold voice traveled from behind Xuxu.
In the midst of the hubbub and excitement, everyone promptly scattered like mice that had spotted a cat. They scrambled back to their workstations as fast as they could.
Xuxu hastily sat down and switched on her computer.
Yan Rusheng's gaze swept past Xuxu, and he left the office.
He emanated arrogance from head to toe.
A new secretary reported for work the next day. It was a guy who had just graduated.
Xuxu began the handover process to the new male secretary as she carefully and conscientiously went through every single detail with him. Then she handed the rest of the documents to Yan Rusheng's assistant and briefed him as well.
She didn't hover around. After packing her belongings, she promptly left.
She stepped out of the building, and the sun was blazing without mercy. Standing on the stairs, she took a deep breath. This time around, she would never return again.
Once she made up her mind, she would definitely sever all ties without a second thought.
From the moment she left his office to when she walked out of Flourish & Prosper's main entrance, every step was taken with resolution. She didn't even hesitate and pause for a second.
She'd used that same resolution when she put on Jiang Zhuoheng's ring.