District Head Liu's massive body loomed in front of her. The smile on his face was particularly unpleasant to look at as it seemed more despicable than ingratiating.
Xuxu pointed at the bed opposite to her and said to him, "District Head Liu, please take a seat on the bed."
"Yes, yes, yes." District Head Liu walked to the opposite bed and sat down.
Wen Xuxu was finally able to relax and she ate the banana feeling less awkward.
She continued to eat with her head bowed.
She heard District Head Liu speak up again on the opposite side.
"Secretary Wen, you have no idea. When President Yan sent you here, you had a fever of 39.5 degrees and almost reached 40 degrees."
Having a 39.5 degree fever wasn't anything too serious actually. His tone was exaggerated and sounded as if she would have died if Yan Rusheng didn't send her to the hospital in time.
Wen Xuxu furtively gave District Head Liu a contemptuous look and she gave him a vague grin. "Haha."
District Head Liu continued talking without noticing Wen Xuxu's expression. "President Yan's face was so pale from anxiety when he sent Secretary Wen here, it made me and Director Zhang feel alarmed as well."
Wen Xuxu kept smiling foolishly. "Haha."
What was this fellow trying to imply? Was he trying to give credit to Yan Rusheng?
It didn't seem right... Xuxu was about to take another bite of the banana when she suddenly understood. Slowly, she turned her head and looked at District Head Liu.
Did he get the wrong idea about something?
District Head Liu noticed Wen Xuxu looking at him and he sighed enviously. "Secretary Wen, as President Yan's childhood sweetheart, your relationship makes one envious."
Wen Xuxu was speechless...
Indeed, this old fellow was mistaken!
Tsk. Even if they were really childhood sweethearts, why would he envy them at his advanced age?
Xuxu was dumbfounded and lightly explained, "My relationship with Yan Rusheng is purely that of a superior and a subordinate. It isn't what you're imagining."
What was that look in his eyes? How did he jump to the conclusion that she and Yan Rusheng had feelings for each other?
He was just blindly lavishing praises and trying to curry favor with her.
District Head Liu smiled ambiguously. " I understand that youngsters like to conceal their relationships nowadays. Don't worry, my lips are sealed."
Wen Xuxu was speechless...
She finally understood why this beautiful place was developing so slowly.
The leaders' thinking in this county was in a different league compared to others.
Forget it, there was a barrier in communication. Why should she waste her time and effort explaining when it just made her look guilty the more she talked?
She finished the banana and it helped to replenish her sugar level. Wen Xuxu's dizziness was slowly ebbing away.
After returning to the hotel, she went up and stopped outside Yan Rusheng's room, knocking on the closed door.
Yan Rusheng's pleasant voice called out from the room. "Come in."
The lazy tone in his voice was mixed with a tinge of exhaustion.