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“Qiao Jian, why haven’t you brought in the document that I requested?”
Qiao Jian stood up swiftly. “Yes, I’ll bring it over now.”
After his swift reply, he didn’t dare waste any more time and went back to his work station to retrieve the document. After which, he walked over to Yan Rusheng and handed it over to him.
He smiled at him obsequiously.
Yan Rusheng shot him a cold glance. “You seemed to be very idle. This afternoon, go over to Jincheng City to deliver the documents.”
“Huh?” Qiao Jian was shocked. “Oh, alright.”
No one liked to go on a work trip as it’s always on a rush and exhausting.
Yan Rusheng ignored Qiao Jian’s reaction and looked at Xuxu who was holding the dessert in one hand and casually sipping on her drink. Then, he averted his gaze to the documents in front of her.
He had the urge to call out to her but, he restrained himself in the end and went back to his office and shut the door.
Xuxu put down her dessert and was about to sign on the documents when the telephone on her desk rang.
“Please come in.”
A familiar voice sounded on the phone. Instinctively, she turned her head and looked at the President’s office and answered, “Ok.”
After ending the call, she walked over to Yan Rusheng’s office and strongly pushed the door open.
She closed the door lightly after she entered and walked towards Yan Rusheng. “President Yan.”
Yan Rusheng halted his work and picked up his glass of water, drinking and talking to Xuxu at the same time. “Today is Lu Yinan’s grandfather’s ninetieth birthday. Go and get ready.”
“You are bringing me along?” Xuxu asked in astonishment.
After hearing Xuxu’s query, Yan Rusheng stopped drinking and stared coldly at Xuxu. “We arestillhusband and wife.”
Did she think that he would bring someone else instead?
She sounded so calm and collected and not in the least concerned.
“Alright.” Xuxu nodded her head. “What about the birthday gift?”
She wanted to ask if she needed to prepare the birthday gift when Yan Rusheng interrupted her. “Already arranged. You just need to get yourself ready.”
“I got it!”
After answering him, Xuxu didn’t ask further and left his office.
When her figure disappeared, silence and emptiness resumed in his office. Yan Rusheng put down his glass and rummaged through his drawer for his exquisite metal cigarette case. He drew out a cigarette from it and stuck it in his mouth.
He lighted it and started smoking.
Cigarette smoke pervaded the air and his body was gradually enveloped by the smoke. The entire office was shrouded with gloom.
Bought dessert for her, shedidn’tbelieve.
Going to bring her out for social engagement, shewasastonished.
There was nothing else he could do anymore. He could only blame himself for not being able to take a firm stand.
Since she didn’t have to prepare for a birthday gift, Xuxu waited until it was clock-off time, after which, she went to the bathroom to put on some light makeup and redo her hair.
She assumed that since Lu Yinan’s grandfather was from the military force and had fought in wars before, he must be a rigorous, simple person. Hence, her overall appearance must be in good taste and appropriate for the occasion.
That’s why she didn’t bother to change into a fancy attire. She took a look at herself in the mirror and was pleased. With a smile, she took a deep breath and turned around.
She raised her head and was caught off-guard by a pair of abstruse eyes. A look of astonishment flashed across her face.
Opening her mouth in shock, she caught sight of a man leaning on the marble wall of the bathroom entrance staring at her.
His sudden intrusion evoked a thousand layers of emotions in her.
Yan Rusheng was smartly dressed in his suit. One hand was stuffed into his pocket while the other hand was holding on to a cigarette. There were wisps of white smoke in the air and a long piece of cigarette ash had already accumulated on the cigarette. It seemed that he didn’t smoke much.