Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The bag had the ‘First Love’ logo on it and Xuxu’s eyes glinted. Subconsciously, she began to hasten her footsteps.
Of course, she knew that he didn’t buy the cakes on the way as there weren’t any ‘First Love’ outlets in the vicinity. The ‘First Love’ outlets could only be found in the city and other nearby business districts.
Yan Rusheng turned to Xuxu. “The orange juice is slightly chilly. You can warm it up if you want.”
Xuxu received the bag from him, and she peered at the contents inside without a word.
Yan Rusheng looked her intently with a trace of longing in his eyes. He said rather awkwardly, “Then, I’ll make a move first.”
At that moment, Xuxu looked up and caught a glimpse of the longing and sorrow in his eyes.
It gently tugged at her heartstrings, and so she blurted out, “Let me get you a glass of water.”
She regretted almost immediately, and she felt like biting off her tongue.
Yan Rusheng nodded eagerly. “Sure.”
Exhilaration replaced the sorrow and longing in his eyes.
Without waiting for Xuxu to invite him, he strode across and walked towards the reception area.
Xuxu looked at him and the corners of her mouth twitched. She had a hunch he must have felt troubled.
“There is no need for any further discussion. Inform them that Flourish & Prosper will pull out our investment.”
Xuxu walked over with a cup of tea and overheard him talking on the phone. His tone sounded firm and determined.
She gently put the cup of tea on the coffee table and sat across him.
Yan Rusheng noticed Xuxu and lowered his volume. “Tomorrow I will personally make a trip there. Follow my instructions for now. I’m hanging up.”
He concluded the phone call and hung up.
He stretched his hand towards the cup of tea, blew on it gently, and sipped.
Xuxu looked at him and quietly studied his expression. She knew he must have met some difficulties at work.
She had never seen him look so hesitant after making a firm decision regarding work.
Xuxu felt worried when Yan Rusheng put down his cup. And to her, he softly said, “Xuxu, tomorrow I’m going to the coastal county for a work trip. I’ll ask Aunt Zhang to accompany you.”
Wen Xuxu nodded. “Mm.”
She pressed her lips before asking. “Is there a problem with the project?”
She had made an intense struggle before asking him.
Yan Rusheng could tell from her expression that she was hesitating. Of course, he badly hurt her in the past, and so it must have been hard for her to take a step forward towards him.
He also knew that it was their child that gave him another chance to reconcile with her.
Xuxu was always level-headed and a rational person. She would always think of the bigger picture whenever she acted upon anything. And so, everything she did was for the sake of their child.
If it wasn’t for the child, she would never forgive him. Her pride would prevent her from doing so.
He didn’t want her to feel worried, so Yan Rusheng smiled. He replied, “Nothing serious. It’s just that we met a problem regarding the demolishment.”
Xuxu didn’t press on.
Actually, she wasn’t sure if she would be of any help. What she should do now is to take good care of herself and not make him worried.
Yan Rusheng sat there for a short while, and he gulped down the rest of his water.
Before he left, he asked, “What do you want to eat for dinner tonight?”
Xuxu was staring at his long-fingered hands with clearly-defined knuckles. Her heart painfully tugged.
She replied, “Let’s head out.”