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His voice scared Xuxu out of her wits.
She grabbed her chest and furiously glared at the man towering over her. She shrieked, “Why didn’t you make any sound when you came in! You scared me!”
Yan Rusheng straightened his back and sat on the corner of a desk. He then stuffed his hands in the pockets of his pants. “Were you thinking of something shameful and was afraid of letting me know?” he asked in a frigid manner.
He had been standing behind her back for a good amount of time. Wen Xuxu was usually observant, and it was so unlike of her to not realize.
“What do you suppose am I thinking of?” Xuxu turned her chair around to face Yan Rusheng. She lifted her face and looked at him with a calm demeanor.
Upon seeing her face, the scion’s own twisted with anxiety and worry. “Why do you look so pale?”
He stretched his hand towards Xuxu’s face.
Xuxu intercepted his hand in mid-air. “It’s nothing, I’ll be fine soon.”
When her hand made contact with him, he was startled to the brim Xuxu’s hand felt cold to the touch. Without haste, he gripped her hand tightly and blurted out a series of questions, “Why is your hand so cold? Are you feeling unwell? I’ll bring you to the doctor.”
He pulled Xuxu close to him.
Xuxu refused and shook her head profusely. “I’m alright, it’s just a chronic problem. Don’t worry.”
She then withdrew her hand. “I’ll leave first.”
“What chronic problem?” Yan Rusheng grabbed her elbow and pulled her back. “Why didn’t I know anything about this?”
Was she unwell these few years?
But it couldn’t be. Her face was so pale and her hands were clammy and cold. Why didn’t he notice anything if it was so serious?
Xuxu snapped, “It’s a woman’s chronic problem, do you have to probe further?”
There was dead silence in the air. Yan Rusheng finally understood what it was and he looked rather disappointed.
Even though it was fleeting, Xuxu still noticed it. She couldn’t deny that felt the same way as well disappointed and frustrated.
“I’ll get back to work.” She bent her head and sounded a little forlorn.
Yan Rusheng didn’t release his grip but instead embraced her tightly. “Is it still painful? I can give you a massage.”
His palm swiftly went further down and to her abdomen. He then began to massage it gently with the palm of his hands. His warmth seemed to penetrate through layers of clothing that it somehow warmed and soothed Xuxu’s cramps.
She couldn’t bear to break free from his grip and leave him, so he just allowed him as he pleased. His hands continued to massage her abdomen that was still throbbing with pain.
Time if only it could stop at this moment.
But the clock didn’t stop ticking and Xuxu realized that the afternoon was almost over.
“I need to get back to work and I need to leave on time later. Grandfather is brewing soup for me with a carp that he had caught.”
She wriggled out of Yan Rusheng’s grasp.
“Not bringing me along?” Yan Rusheng decided to let go of his hands around her waist but instead gripped her hands, which, not much to his surprise were still cold. “If you don’t feel well go to the room and just rest.”
Xuxu pushed his hand gently away and shook her head. “It’s alright. I know my health well.”
“Why don’t you bring me along to visit your grandfather?” Yan Rusheng pretended to be upset.
Xuxu smiled. “If you want to.”
This scion was obviously unwilling.
Yan Rusheng twitched his mouth. “ I’ll pick you up tonight.”
Of course, he was still reluctant to go. The last time he went to Xuxu’s grandfather’s place to look for her, he received yet again a cold and hostile treatment from the old man.