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Knock knock knock.
Suddenly, someone knocked on the door. Xuxu turned around and whipped her head towards the door. “Come in.”
The door opened, and Qiao Jian was standing at the entrance. “Sister Xuxu, if there’s nothing else, I’ll be knocking off soon.”
Xuxu stole a glance at the time on her laptop, and it was already past 5 p.m. She nodded at Qiao Jian and said, “Alright.”
After that, she moved her chair closer to the desk, put down her cup of water, and picked up her cell phone.
There was a long train of messages on her screen display which were all from Yan Rusheng. There were also a few missed calls.
She took a look at the messages from the Third Master Yan. Each one was a threat.
Xuxu curved her lips and lowered her gaze to the last message.
“What shall I do now? I couldn’t wait to embrace your stark naked body.”
There was a long pause
See, he was at it again and this time, he was even more blatant and shameless. Xuxu’s face turned darker than the bottom of a saucepan.
She ignored Young Master Yan’s brazen messages and exited out of the chat. She went on to check on a couple of missed calls.
There were four missed calls. There was one each from Yan Rusheng and Jiang Zhuoheng, and two from Zhou Shuang.
When she saw Zhou Shuang’s number, it dawned on her that they had not seen each other for a long time already. Since the speeding incident, Zhou Shuang has not contacted her.
Ever since she returned to the country, the girl had been so unpredictable. She’s either bothering her on a daily basis or go on a disappearing act.
As she thought about this, she dialed Zhou Shuang’s number and pressed the speaker button.
After a few rings, someone picked up the call. “You’ve finally returned my call. Otherwise, I would have to make a trip to your office to look for you.”
As Xuxu had anticipated, Miss Zhou’s voice was bursting with energy as usual. As the call was on speaker mode, she reckoned that everyone outside the office could hear her.
She knitted her eyebrows and asked, “What’s the matter?”
“Shall we meet?” Zhou Shuang asked in response.
Xuxu was confused. The latter suddenly sounded anxious over the phone, and it made her think that something grave had happened. She replied in annoyance, “Not going to meet up.”
The last time they met, they ended up at the police station, and so she didn’t want to meet her again this time.
Zhou Shuang broke into a cynical smile. “I heard that your man’s not home lately. So shall we make use of this opportunity to go on a hot date?”
Xuxu’s face darkened. “I find that you and Yan Rusheng are birds of a feather.”
Both are downright hooligans.
“Let’s hang up. Goodbye!”
Without giving Zhou Shuang a further chance to talk, Xuxu ended the call. She recalled Jiang Zhuoheng’s missed call alert, and deliberated for a moment before dialing his number.
Someone answered the call the moment it got through. It was Jiang Zhuoheng’s warm and gentle voice. “Xuxu.”
“Ah Heng, I’m sorry to have missed your call. My phone was on a silent mode,” Xuxu briefly explained.
Jiang Zhuoheng replied, “I just wanted to find out how you have been doing recently.”
Each time she heard Jiang Zhuoheng’s tender voice, her heart was heavy and filled with pain.
What should she do so to make Ah Heng give up? She badly wanted for him to let go, but she felt that she’s not fit to say that to him.
She pretended to answer in a light-hearted manner. “I’m doing well.”
“I see,” Jiang Zhuoheng lightly answered.
All of a sudden, there was silence between them. As the seconds ticked by, Xuxu held on to the phone and could hear Jiang Zhuoheng’s breathing on the other line.
Jiang Zhuoheng suddenly opened his mouth. “I went to the orphanage two days ago. Matron Huang said that you had also visited them a few days back too.”