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Aunt Zhang pulled a chair for Xuxu when she saw her. She scooped some rice while saying, “You came home late today, you must be famished.”
Xuxu frowned when she saw the old lady. She chided her gently, “Aunt Zhang, it’s getting cold lately and your back is always aching. Didn’t I tell you not to do all these chores?”
Aunt Zhang smiled at her and said, “Third Young Master called earlier to say he will be working late tonight and won’t be coming home for dinner. He added that you would also come home late and asked me to cook dinner for you.”
Xuxu was startled to hear that.
“He called home?”
She walked towards the chair and sat down. She picked up her chopsticks and began absentmindedly eating her rice.
She couldn’t understand why Yan Rusheng changed so drastically.
Was it really like what she had joked with him in the morning? That he had wanted to mend their relationship?
But what about Fang Jiayin?
“Missy, why are you only eating your rice and not the rest of the dishes?” Aunt Zhang reminded her gently. “Eat more vegetables.”
Xuxu hummed in response and halted her train of thoughts. She decided to focus her attention on the delicious spread that Aunt Zhang had prepared.
Xuxu wasn’t quite sure when Yan Rusheng arrived home that night. She went to bed at midnight, but he wasn’t home at that point yet.
When morning came, she saw Yan Rusheng in the dining room. He was wearing the green apron on his waist again, more so, breakfast was already on the table.
He had dark bags under his eyes and it was clear that he had stayed up late.
“Good morning, Wen Xuxu,” greeted Yan Rusheng.
The corners of Xuxu’s mouth twitched.“Did he eat the wrong medicine these past few days?”as she thought to herself.
This was the first time he had ever greeted her in the morning.
“Come and have breakfast,” said Yan Rusheng.
Xuxu pondered for a moment before wording her question carefully. “Yan Rusheng are you alright? Did something happen?”
His drastic transformation alarmed and scared her.
“I have something to tell you,” said Yan Rusheng. He walked around the table to her usual seat and pulled out a chair for her. “Come over to eat your breakfast first.”
‘I have something to tell you.’
Xuxu’s heart sank the second she heard him. Was this really their finalandlast breakfast?
She contemplated the possibility and sat down, feeling uneasy.
She picked up her cutlery, but she had already lost all her appetite as she stared at the sumptuous breakfast.
“I’ve already gotten the government’s bidding price for the land in Haicheng City.”
Yan Rusheng suddenly spoke from the other end of the table.
Xuxu raised her head and stared at him in disbelief. She couldn’t quite believe her ears. “What did you say?”
‘The land in Haicheng City?’
To her utter surprise, he indeed had the intention to acquire the land.
“I’ve already gotten the government’s bidding price for the land in Haicheng City,” he repeated once more. He had paused before he continued, “The bidding is on the 15th. I’ve already gotten someone to prepare the official document.”
His eyes twinkled with excitement as he waited in anticipation for Xuxu’s response.
Xuxu, on the other hand, frowned. “Yan Rusheng, don’t you know the company’s situation right now?”
She still wasn’t sure why Yan Rusheng had the sudden intention to acquire the land. And she didn’t want to know why.
She was afraid of being disappointed.
Of course, trying to guess his intention towards the acquisition was an entirely different matter from her agreeing with the bid.
“Weren’t you worried about Tiny Stars Orphanage? And weren’t you afraid that they might build a factory near the area and cause air pollution? If the land becomes ours, you don’t need to fret anymore. Besides, that piece of land is a good investment. It will definitely reap profits in the future,” said Yan Rusheng.