Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Jiang Zhuoheng didn’t look at Hu Xiaoxiao but instead threw a longing gaze at Xuxu.
He spun around, swiftly pulled his arm away from Hu Xiaoxiao and strode away without a word.
Hu Xiaoxiao gave Xuxu a smile before turning around. Xuxu returned the smile as she watched Hu Xiaoxiao trailing behind Jiang Zhuoheng.
She leaned against the door frame and gazed at Jiang Zhuoheng and Hu Xiaoxiao’s diminishing figures. Gradually, she fell into a deep reverie.
As a person goes through life, they would constantly gain things. However, they would lose some others that were important to them along the way.
Wasn’t it normal?
‘Ah Heng, you have to be happy.’
Jiang Zhuoheng strode ahead in huge steps while Hu Xiaoxiao struggled to keep up with him. After turning around a corner, she burst out. “The reason why you suddenly changed the dinner venue was because of Wen Xuxu, am I right?”
Jiang Zhuoheng didn’t halt his footsteps but threw a fleeting glance at the woman beside him. He coldly said, “Since you know the answer, why did you even ask?”
Indeed, he had caught a glimpse of Xuxu earlier on while he was in the car. He saw her entering Jiangnan River Delta and an impulse to change the venue seized him.
Actually, he just wanted to see her—even if it’s just a brief encounter or just to hear her voice in person.
Hu Xiaoxiao continued in an unyielding tone. “There will always be one person you can never have in this lifetime. But you can simply just occasionally reminisce about her. There is no need for such deep lingering affection.”
Jiang Zhuoheng finally halted his footsteps, and his hands were clenched tightly into fists.
‘There will always be one person you can never have in this lifetime….’
He didn’t respond and moved forward in big strides.
He suddenly unbuttoned his jacket, removed it, and carried it in his hands.
Hu Xiaoxiao observed him and peered quietly at her own dress. Her expression darkened.
“What are you looking at?”
Xuxu was deep in her own thoughts when an exceedingly familiar voice extricated her from her daze. “You didn’t make a sound. Almost scared me to death.”
She spun her head and chided the man gazing at her.
Yan Rusheng wound his hand around her waist and counterattacked. “If you weren’t thinking of something that you were trying to hide from me, why should you be scared?”
“I can’t be bothered to talk to you.” Xuxu rolled her eyes at Yan Rusheng and turned her head to peer around. “Where is First Aunt?”
Yan Rusheng answered, “She spotted a stall selling boiled pear soup and insisted on buying.”
Then he led Xuxu into the private room.
Xuxu’s eyes lit up with happiness. “I love boiled pear soup.”
Yan Rusheng frowned. “Really?”
Xuxu pouted and felt upset. “Look at you. You don’t even know what I like to eat.”
She tilted her head to gaze at Yan Rusheng’s good-looking face. She suddenly tightly hugged him.
“What happened? Did you witness something inappropriate for children just now? Is that why you hugged me the instant you saw me?” Young Master Yan didn’t admit that he received a benefit in a way, and instead teased her. He then tightly wound his arms around her in an embrace as well.
He lowered his head to give her a peck on her lips.
“Stop it. First Aunt will be here at any moment.” Xuxu’s face was as red as a tomato, and then she bolted towards the table. She hastily sat down.
Yan Rusheng dawdled towards the table and sat next to her. He then spoke with a solemn tone. “Regarding the coastal county project, someone else is investigating. I reckon that the news will break out soon.”
Xuxu became anxious. “What should we do? What if Second Brother is exposed and apprehended? Would it aggravate his crimes?”