Qin Yinan closed his eyes and sighed under his breath. Then, he pulled off the cover, picked up the clothes from the floor, and put them on one by one. When he walked toward the bathroom, he noticed a woman was standing in front of the room's floor-length window. She was wearing a bathrobe, facing away from him, and looking at the world outside.
This is the person I had relations with last night?
Qin Yinan stopped moving and stared at the person's back for some time before moving slowly toward her. Cheng Qingchong heard his footsteps and turned back from the window.
When Qin Yinan saw the woman's face, he was instantly shocked. He couldn't believe the woman he had sex with the night before was Cheng Qingchong.
After a moment's hesitation, he said, "Miss Cheng?"
Cheng Qingchong's face was a bit white. After he called her name, she nodded slightly at him wordlessly. Qin Yinan did not ask anymore questions because the bruises in the shape of lips that covered her exposed neck had answered all the questions that he had.
Furthermore, Qin Yinan didn't know what he should say. Everything was so sudden that he didn't know how to react. He stared at Cheng Qingchong for some time before pointing at the bathroom and saying, "Please wait for me, I need to use the bathroom first."
"Okay" Cheng Qingchong's tone was more natural than Qin Yinan's.
Qin Yinan didn't answer. When he turned to walk toward the bathroom, his gaze glanced toward the unkempt bed. When he saw the small blush of red amid the wide expanse of white sheets, he halted for a moment before rushing toward the bathroom. He closed the door behind him.
Qin Yinan was in the bathroom for about half an hour before exiting.
After his morning ritual, Qin Yinan had almost returned to his usual clean and handsome self. He used the towel to dry his short hair. Tossing the towel on the table, he walked to Cheng Qingchong, pulled out the chair, sat down, and said, "Have you had anything since you woke up?"
Cheng Qingchong shook her head. "Not yet."
"Then, shall we have something to eat first?" Qin Yinan suggested as he stood up to reach for the phone.
"It's okay, I have a meeting in the afternoon," Cheng Qingchong said as she glanced at the clock on the wall, she added, "I need to leave in twenty minutes."
Qin Yinan sat back down. He stared at Cheng Qingchong and said, "I'm really sorry for what happened last night."
Cheng Qingchong lowered her head wordlessly. Actually, the thing that happened last night wasn't his fault, was it? She was the perpetrator. She had practically thrown herself at him, so why was he apologizing?
Qin Yinan rubbed his hand before uttering with conviction and determination, "Don't worry, I will take responsibility."
This answer from Qin Yinan did surprise Cheng Qingchong. Actually, before she did those things last night, she had been worried. There were too many men in the world who would say they loved you but would ditch you once they got what they wanted. Furthermore, she and Qin Yinan were only slightly closer than strangers. She really did not expect the first words out of his word to promise her he would be responsible.
"However, that might not be so soon because" Qin Yinan paused before continuing. "You also know about my promise to Song Song. Don't worry, I will definitely be responsible, but I will have to trouble you to wait for now"