Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“The Jiang Corporation has great foresight to have gained such a valuable piece of land.” Xuxu fixed her eyes on Su Yue and the children, and it revealed a look of yearning.
Jiang Zhuoheng blankly stared at her for quite a while before answering with a smile. “All thanks to Flourish & Prosper for granting us this favor.”
There was a hint of self-mockery in his smile.
The two of them stood side by side against the chilly wind and looked at the giggly kids, both lost in their own thoughts.
“President, Secretary Liu is here.”
Jiang Zhuoheng’s assistant suddenly came and leaned over to whisper into Jiang Zhuoheng’s ears.
Xuxu realized someone was near them when she heard some noise. She looked over and saw that it was Jiang Zhuoheng’s assistant. She smiled at him. “Hu Yang.”
Hu Yang was Jiang Zhuoheng’s secretary and also their classmate from elementary school. He was Jiang Zhuoheng’s distant relative, and he came from a well-to-do family. After graduating from the university, he joined the Jiang Corporation.
He was now Jiang Zhuoheng’s right-hand man with boundless prospects ahead of him.
Hu Yang smiled politely at her in return. “Miss Wen.”
He kept his greeting formal and distant while Xuxu remained silent. She gradually averted her gaze back to the children.
She was aware that Hu Yang didn’t have a good impression of her all these years. This was because since they were young, Jiang Zhuoheng loved being around her, but Hu Yang’s sister, Hu Xiaoxiao, liked Jiang Zhuoheng since they were children. Even the Jiang family’s elders also adored Hu Xiaoxiao.
In the end, Jiang Zhuoheng rejected her and the elders in the Jiang family respected his decision. Until this day, he didn’t marry and Hu Xiaoxiao remained overseas, refusing to return nor get married.
It was likely that Hu Yang was treating her with animosity because of his sister.
Jiang Zhuoheng was observant and could tell that Hu Yang brushed off Xuxu on purpose. He frowned with displeasure and chided him with a low voice. “You could have just called me instead.”
Hu Yang’s expression slightly changed, and he looked down. “Pardon me for being presumptuous.”
There was a sullen look on Jiang Zhuoheng’s face and he remained silent. He looked at Xuxu and said gently, “Xuxu, I’ve other matters to attend to, so I’ll make a move first.”
Xuxu waved at him. “Go and attend to your work. I’ll stay on and let Yueyue play for a while more.”
“Okay.” Jiang Zhuoheng lightly nodded. As he turned around, he intently gazed at Xuxu once more.
Perhaps in the future, there’ll be lesser opportunities for him to look at her in such an innocent manner.
Xuxu and Su Yue had fun at the orphanage until the sunset. By the time they reached home, the skies had turned dark.
Xuxu changed into her slippers and removed her coat when she entered the house. The house was brightly lit, indicating that Yan Rusheng was already home.
“Missy and little Missy, you’re back.”
The two of them met Aunt Zhang in the living room.
Aunt Zhang greeted them. Before she pointed to the dining room, she said, “Quickly go and have your dinner. Third Young Master and Young Master Su Yan also just came home.”
Xuxu looked at the cautious look on Aunt Zhang’s face and leaned over to whisper. “Aunt Zhang, did something happen?”
From her understanding of Aunt Zhang, something must have happened.
“Nothing.” Aunt Zhang shook her head and continued, “But Third Young Master doesn’t look too happy.”
Xuxu nodded her head. “I got it.”
She held Su Yue’s hand and strode towards the dining room.
Su Yan was home early today. Does Yan Rusheng’s troubled look have anything to do with Su Yan?
Xuxu attempted to guess as she walked. When she reached the entrance of the dining room, she heard the clinking of the bowls and porcelain wares and suddenly, her heart stiffened.
She took in a deep breath and strutted in cheerfully. “Both of you are back early tonight.”
She took a swift glance at Yan Rusheng before fixing her eyes on Su Yan.