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Yan Rusheng didn’t return the entire night. Early next morning, Xuxu saw an extensive article on the front page of the newspaper describing how Charles had clarified their relationship via a press conference yesterday.
And he had sternly declared to the media outlets that if they don’t stop spreading rumors, he would be taking legal action against them.
The press conference lasted for only five minutes and every sentence he made was in her defense.
In the photo, Charles was wearing a jewel-blue suit and he appeared poised and composed in front of the cameras. His innate elegance and grace radiated from head to toe.
But his usual gentle eyes had turned cold and intense.
Xuxu could tell from his expression that he was enraged. He had really flared up this time.
She finished reading the article and the corners of her mouth curled up. She was incredibly touched and grateful.
Judging from this, Charles was indeed a true friend.
Xuxu drove to work and when she reached the building, all the employees she met in the hall greeted her continuously.
She nodded at them with a smile.
Today, her footsteps seemed more hurried than usual as she wanted to get to her office as soon as possible.
She walked together with a knot of employees towards the elevator and a middle-aged man called her loudly from behind her.
Wen Xuxu halted her footsteps and turned around. She saw the man and after a moment of shock, she beamed brightly at him. “First Uncle!”
It was Yan Rusheng’s eldest uncle, Yan Weiye.
He wore a dull gray blazer and matching trousers. He was nearing 60 years of age but he still stood tall and energetic.
She hurried towards him and asked, “Why are you here so early?”
When she was a child, she didn’t get to spend much time with Yan Weiye. The last time she saw him even was at her grandmother’s funeral.
When she had just entered the Yan family, he was busy managing Flourish & Prosper and he always needed to travel for work. So he was hardly at home.
But she remembered fondly that he would always get her a gift when he came back from his work trips. Sometimes, it was something delicious or simply a small ornament.
He didn’t even get anything for his two sons.
In a nutshell, the Yan family had been incredibly kind to her. She could never forget their kindness and how indebted she was to the whole family.
Other than devoting herself to the Yan family, she had nothing else to repay them with.
She surveyed Yan Weiye from head to toe and she said with concern, “First Uncle, you seem to have lost a lot of weight.”
Yan Weiye grinned and stroked his face. “I’ve been very busy lately and didn’t have much time to rest.”
Xuxu peered at the door and asked, “First Uncle, did you reach the capital city this morning?”
If not he would have certainly gone home.
“I’m here to settle some stuff in the capital city.” Yan Weiye continued, “I was too early so I decided to drop by and look for you.”
“Sure.” Xuxu nodded and said, “Let’s go upstairs then.”
However, Yan Weiye didn’t budge and said in a hushed tone instead, “Let’s go to a cafe nearby.”
His smile and expression turned awkward and Xuxu guessed that he had something to say to her. She agreed, “Okay, let’s go.”
The cafe was quite empty at that time of day.
Wen Xuxu found a table at the corner. They both settled in with Yan Weiye sitting in front of Xuxu.
They requested for two glasses of water.
After settling down, Xuxu decided to start the ball rolling as she was afraid that Yan Weiye might not be able to broach the topic. “First Uncle, do you have something to tell me?”
Yan Weiye was startled when he heard her and shook his head. He mocked himself, “Xuxu, I’m getting old indeed. I can’t seem to hide my thoughts from you.”