Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
He recalled Su Yue telling Xuxu she wanted to invite a friend over to her birthday party. She mentioned that this friend of hers was from a poor family and that she had also lost her mother.
So, she was likely the one that Su Yue mentioned. After mulling over it, the corners of his mouth curled into a smile. “I’ll bring you over to her.”
He knew that the girl felt fearful and inferior for attending such a function for the first time. Hence, he laid down his haughtiness. He was even friendly and warm to her.
The girl stared at his face and was lost in her own thoughts for a moment. She nodded her head afterward. “Thank you.”
Yan Rusheng pressed his lips together. He strode towards Su Yue.
With her head slightly tilted down, the girl followed behind Yan Rusheng. She had her eyes on her feet while tightly gripping the sides of her dress with both hands.
There were people continuously walking past them and the look on her face got increasingly nervous.
As the girl was walking with her head bowed, she didn’t take notice of the waiter walking past her with plates in his hands. She bumped straight into him.
All the plates fell from the waiter’s hands, and it had frightened the girl that she paled. She scrambled to bend down to pick them up, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”
And apologized repeatedly.
Her weak voice sounded full of fear and panic.
Yan Rusheng turned back and witnessed the scene. Without further thoughts, he went back to the girl and gently assured her. “It’s alright, let them clean up instead.”
When the waiter saw Yan Rusheng, he immediately bowed and apologized, “Third Young Master, I’m sorry. I wasn’t careful and bumped into this lady.”
Yan Rusheng snarled, “Be more careful next time.”
The waiter promptly nodded. “Yes. Yes. Yes.”
Yan Rusheng diverted his gaze back to the girl as she raised her head to look at him at the same time. She was still visibly shocked and a hint of adoration flashed across her eyes.
At that moment, Xuxu walked towards them and stood next to Yan Rusheng. She scanned the surroundings before fixing her gaze on the girl.
She seemed to hazard a guess and turned around to call out for Su Yue. “Yueyue, is she your classmate?”
Su Yue sprinted towards them and saw the girl squatting on the floor. She grinned. “Bai Jing, you’re here.”
She bent down and helped her up.
After the girl saw Su Yue, the nervous expression on her face eased. With an apologetic voice, she explained, “My dad was home for dinner and I had to cook for him before leaving home. That’s the reason I’m late. I’m sorry.”
“It’s alright.” Su Yue held her hand and turned around to introduce her to Xuxu and Yan Rusheng. “She’s the one that I always mentioned to you, my Third sister-in-law who doted on me most.”
“This is my Third Brother, ” and she continued, “He’s handsome right? Do you agree?”
The girl smiled, feeling rather embarrassed.
The question had stumped her and she didn’t know how to respond. It amused Xuxu upon seeing Su Yue’s behavior. She least expected that Su Yue would be so gossipy towards her friend.
But she actually liked this feeling.
It was rare for her to have a friend that she liked. Xuxu didn’t dawdle and immediately stretched forth her hand to hold the girl affectionately. “Bai Jing, don’t stand on the ceremony. Let Su Yue show you around and eat whatever you fancy.”
Bai Jing nodded her head. “Thank you, Third sister-in-law.”
Just like Su Yue, she addressed her as Third sister-in-law.
Su Yue smiled and looked at Su Yue. “You’ll take good care of your friend right?”
“Mm.” Su Yue nodded. “I want to bring her to my room first as I’ve something for her.”
With that, she held Bai Jing’s hand and walked towards the main entrance.