Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xuxu sighed deeply and stood up with determination. She grabbed her bag and left for the door.
After opening the door, she walked out and turned to the unit next door. She pressed the doorbell.
The door immediately opened. The owner saw Xuxu and a streak of surprise flashed across his eyes. “Xuxu, what’s wrong?”
Xuxu’s initiative to look for him had taken him aback.
But when he noticed how well-dressed and neat she looked, he had a hunch with what was in store for him. His heart sank deeply.
Xuxu glanced at the man’s gorgeous face and casually said, “The Civil Administration Office is open today.”
He already knew what she was going to say. But amid his disappointment, he had planned his strategy. He slightly frowned and feigned an awkward expression. “Today is the first day of work, and the Board of Directors are waiting for me to hold a meeting. I’m afraid I don’t have the time.”
“Oh.” Xuxu nodded and lowered her head. “In that case… in the afternoon then.”
She turned around to go back to her house.
Yan Rusheng suddenly grabbed her wrist. “Xuxu.”
Xuxu spun around.
Yan Rusheng was trying to say something, but instead, pressed his lips.
He finally opened his mouth after a brief moment. “I’m going to Jincheng City for a work trip this afternoon. I would only be back after a few days.”
Xuxu heard what he said, and she lightly answered, “Then I’ll wait for you to be back.”
Yan Rusheng nodded and reluctantly relinquished his grip.
Xuxu wasn’t sure what she had done the entire day. When she reflected, besides eating, she simply slept the day away. She didn’t even read anything.
Gradually, she had trouble sleeping at night.
Her throat felt parched and bitter, and so Xuxu sat up. She stretched her hand to turn on the lights when she caught a glimpse of light outside her window.
She got down and walked to the windows. She slightly lifted the curtains and saw that the room next door was still lighted.
Was he back?
The sound of a man coughing traveled to her ears, and it sounded like he had tried his best to stifle his cough but failed in the end.
Xuxu suddenly thought of what he said, and she unconsciously clenched her wrists.
So, she didn’t imagine that she had heard coughing sounds in the night. It would mean that he didn’t go on a work trip.
She put down the curtains and trod gently back to the bed. She stretched her hand, fumbled for her phone, and turned on the torchlight function before leaving her room.
She poured a glass of water and gulped it down. Then she went to the sofa with a second glass without switching on the lights.
She furrowed her eyebrows as she stroked her tummy. She fell into a daze with a glass of water in her hand.
Xuxu didn’t sleep much that night. She switched on a lamp and flipped the pages of a book without actually reading its contents.
When it was almost dawn, she finally felt sleepy. She placed the book on the table and was about to return to her room to sleep.
When she reached the bathroom, she heard the sound of a door opening. It was from next door.
Xuxu trod carefully to the door and looked through the peephole.
The man was dressed in a formal suit as he stood outside the elevator.
Her heart involuntarily pounded. The man entered the elevator, and when the doors were about to close, she glimpsed the man’s visibly tired face.
Xuxu turned around and leaned against the door. Her heart continued to beat quickly.
The doctor said that she could go for an ultrasound scan in a week. Xuxu discussed with Mu Li, and they went for a checkup after ten days.
It was the tenth day, and Mu Li came early in the morning. She knocked on Xuxu’s door.
Xuxu didn’t sleep well for the past few nights, and she only managed to fall asleep in the morning. After being woken up by Mu Li, she felt as if she were still half-asleep. She didn’t even have the energy to brush her teeth.