He sat up, placed his feet on the floor and got off the bed, his movements swift yet graceful.
His cool, silky bathrobe didn't show any traces of wrinkles even after a night's sleep.
Last night, he'd slept like a baby.
"Okay." Xuxu nodded her head. Before Yan Rusheng could walk towards her, she took a step back and retreated to the bathroom, locking the door after her.
With her usual lightning speed, she changed and washed her face.
All morning, Aunt Zhang kept pacing in front of the staircase. After seeing Yan Rusheng and Xuxu emerge from their room, she was so ecstatic that she almost clapped her hands.
During this period, she had been observing their development, and she could finally see a glimmer of hope.
When she saw the amicable behavior between Xuxu and Yan Rusheng, she felt so relieved that tears stung her eyes.
Old Madam, your wish is finally coming true.
"Aunt Zhang, what are you doing here?" Xuxu reached the staircase and noticed Aunt Zhang secretly wiping away her tears. She thought Aunt Zhang was nursing a grievance and asked with concern, "Why are you crying here all alone?"
Aunt Zhang shook her head and smiled. "No, I'm not. I've witnessed the happiness between Missy and Third Young Master and just felt glad for Old Madam."
Besides Xuxu and Yan Rusheng, the sudden demise of Grandmother had left the most impact on Aunt Zhang. Perhaps, her grief had even surpassed Xuxu's.
She had been a faithful companion to Grandmother, almost inseparable.
Xuxu held Aunt Zhang's hands and also broke into a sniffle. "Aunt Zhang, you're getting on in years. Leave the chores to the others, or you can even get me to do them for you. Don't tire yourself out."
She wanted to contribute more to the Yan family.
And she believed that Yan Rusheng wouldn't object since he didn't care about such trivial matters in the first place.
"I'm not tired." Aunt Zhang switched the topic. "Please go and have your breakfast."
"Alright." Xuxu nodded.
Yan Rusheng, who had been standing beside her, suddenly held her hand. Without uttering a single word or glancing her way, he held her hand and walked down the stairs.
Seeing this sight, Aunt Zhang couldn't contain her joy and deliberately retreated to the side, giving the couple some personal space.
While Yan Rusheng and Xuxu were having their breakfast, Aunt Zhang also instructed the servants to leave the couple alone and not to wait upon them by the side.
After Yan Rusheng finished eating, he put down his cutleries and gazed at Xuxu who was sipping her porridge. With an unhurried tone, he asked, "You spent 400,000 yuan last night?"
Upon hearing this, Xuxu's hand trembled for a brief moment, and she almost dropped her spoon.
I spent 400,000 yuan last night?
Did I really do that?
Oh, gosh. How did I end up spending so much money?
"Mm, you were indeed obedient." Young Master Yan saw her reaction and nodded in satisfaction. "I'll bring you out for lunch today, and you can continue to shop."
Xuxu was speechless. "..."
She thought that he was about to lecture her for being a spendthrift. Who'd have thought that he would let her continue with her shopping spree today?
Are these his true thoughts or is he making fun me?
Xuxu examined his charming eyes. He was so good at masking his thoughts and emotions that she couldn't read him at all.
Since he was hiding something from her, she'd prefer not to question it.
She replied, "I already made plans to visit the orphanage with Zhou Shuang."
Yan Rusheng knitted his eyebrows. "Just stand her up this week and let her go alone. You can go with her next week."