At the time that Xu Qingyan received Song Yanshu's phone call, she was in the middle of stuffing her face with food. After all, this food contained a lot of memories and was bought by Tang Jingxuan, so she especially cherished it.
"Hi, it's Song Yanshu. Let's meet."
Xu Qingyan pulled the phone away confusedly before returning it to her ear, "If you have something to say, then just say it. I don't want to see you."
"I'll meet you in the lobby of Glory Hotel. You have 30 minutes. It's regarding Jingxuan. If you don't come, you will regret it," Song Yanshu said as she looked at the watch on her wrist before she hung up.
Xu Qingyan sighed at Song Yanshu's arrogant and unreasonable attitude. It wasn't like she was a small assistant that followed her around. What right did she have to demand her to come and go as she pleased?
However, even though it made her uncomfortable, the mention of Tang Jingxuan's name left her with no choice but to put down the food in her hands. After tidying up a little and getting changed, she left her house and headed for the hotel.
In less than 20 minutes, Xu Qingyan was led into the hotel by a bellboy. As soon as she spotted Song Yanshu sitting by the window, elegantly sipping a cup of coffee, she immediately walked over and asked, "Whatever it is, speak!"
Song Yanshu lifted her head and looked at Xu Qingyan. She had a mysterious look in her eyes that made Xu Qingyan extremely uncomfortable.
Xu Qingyan looked questioningly into Song Yanshu's eyes. This was the first time that the two women had met in private.
"Have you seen today's news?" Song Yanshu already had her phone opened to an article as she handed it to Xu Qingyan.
Xu Qingyan took the phone from Song Yanshu's hands suspiciously. It didn't take long before she realized the main point, "This can't be possible, I just saw him not long ago."
"Anything is possible. I also saw him just before he came to see you. I was by his side the entire time," Song Yanshu smiled. "I can confirm that he just came out of surgery and his injuries are, in fact, quite serious."
"This is why I am here to see you," Song Yanshu retrieved her phone and looked at Xu Qingyan in seriousness. In a slightly helpless and contemptuous voice, she continued, "Jingxuan and I have made up...I'm sorry that he used you all this time. His injury this time was all because of me, but this incident has allowed us to see how we feel about each other; we are truly in love."
"So, could I please ask you to keep your distance from now on?"
"I don't believe a single word that is coming out of your mouth," Xu Qingyan replied. "I am going to ask him to explain in person..."
"Go ahead. If it comes from his lips, it will be easier for you to accept," Song Yanshu smiled as she did a welcoming gesture.
Xu Qingyan turned around angrily as she headed for the exit. But, at this time, Song Yanshu suddenly held her back, "I was just joking..."
"What?" Xu Qingyan's mind was muddled up by Song Yanshu's confusing words.
"I said, I was just joking. You're well aware that I am already engaged, so there's no way I would turn back. But, Tang Jingxuan did indeed get hurt because of me."
This time, Xu Qingyan did not hesitate as she directly threw a slap across Song Yanshu's face, "Do you know how disgusting you look?"
"I've heard bits and pieces about you. You were once a great assistant by Tangning's side. But...what happened to you? Why have you changed so much? How are you really like as a person?"
"You are well aware of the pain that Jingxuan suffered because of you. To break away from the past, he gave up on the singing career that he loved and retreated from the entertainment industry. What else do you want from him?"
"Why do you think you are still standing here today? It's because Ning Jie is a grateful person; she remembers all that you have done for her. Otherwise, did you think that you could still survive in Beijing?"
"Song Yanshu, you should remain level-headed. Have you thought about the way that the Tang Family has treated you?"
"It's obvious that Jingxuan would never turn back, and even if he did, did you think you are doing the right thing by degrading someone that loves you wholeheartedly?"
Song Yanshu did not say a word. To be exact, Xu Qingyan had already read her mind. So, all she could do was smile.
"What about you? What are your feelings towards Jingxuan?"
"It's none of your business," Xu Qingyan growled. "Song Yanshu, I am not the one that should distance myself from Jingxuan, you are...No matter what you want to do, Jingxuan and I are not from the entertainment industry. We don't care if you want to create hype or do anything else. It has nothing to do with us!"
"If you want Ning Jie to still consider you as a friend, I think you know what to do."
After speaking, Xu Qingyan left the hotel without looking back. As she walked away, she anxiously contacted Tangning, "Ning Jie, where is Jingxuan right now?"
In reality, Xu Qingyan actually believed that Tang Jingxuan had gotten hurt because of Song Yanshu. After all, Tang Jingxuan was a righteous person that viewed relationships highly. But she wondered, didn't he feel that it wasn't worth it?
Even so, regardless of the reason for his injuries, the fact that Tang Jingxuan went so far to buy her food from their childhood, was proof enough that Tang Jingxuan was a silly idiot.
Not long after returning to the hospital, Tang Jingxuan fell into a deep sleep. After all, the weather was cold and he had just awoken from his surgery not long ago. So, when Xu Qingyan walked into the hospital room, he remained asleep in bed without a clue that she had arrived.
It turned out that the silly idiot had indeed traveled all the way to buy her food even though he was seriously injured...
"You..." As soon as Lu Che saw Xu Qingyan appear at the hospital, he was full of curiosity. Didn't Hai Rui have everything under wraps? Had their line of defense been broken?
"Song Yanshu came looking for me..." Xu Qingyan explained. "She told me that this idiot was injured."
"Would she really be that nice?" Lu Che's image of Song Yanshu had been completely ruined. To him, she was practically in the same category as Yang Xi and Ye Lan.
"I feel bad for this idiot. Why would he still risk his life for a woman like that?" Xu Qingyan looked at Tang Jingxuan disappointedly. She was so tempted to wake him up right at that moment.
Lu Che realized something wasn't right as he raised an eyebrow questioningly, "Is that what Song Yanshu told you?"
"And you believe her just like that?"
"If not, what other reason would he have? Anyhow, it doesn't matter. I already hit that woman. You can leave Jingxuan with me from now on, I'll take care of him. After all, he has helped me many times in the past."
Lu Che gently held his head with a helpless expression. It wasn't easy for Tang Jingxuan to be a hero, yet the beauty that he saved misunderstood him...
But, he was going to leave the explaining for Tang Jingxuan to do himself.
"Miss Xu, there are a few words that I would like to say to you. After all, I think of Jingxuan as family."
"He has made a lot of mistakes in love, I'm sure you've seen how badly he's been hurt. I hope he won't come across another woman that wants to play around with him while they have another man in their heart..."