"What do I want to eat?" Ying Xiaoxiao thought about it carefully before her eyes lit up. "Let's go get morning tea.""Morning tea?" Lu Shengyao looked at his wristwatch and asked, "It's already 9 a.m. and we are going to be late. Do you think we have time to sip on morning tea?""All right." She pursed her lips. "Let's just get an omelet on the way to the company."Lu Shengyao raised his brows. "That's a good idea."Hence, they bought two omelets at a roadside shop before they rushed to the company.When they walked into the company together, gossip spread within.No one would believe that it was a coincidence that CEO Lu arrived at the firm at the same time as Secretary Ying.The gossip spread fast, and every department in the company soon knew about it."Do you know that our CEO came to work with Secretary Ying today?""Really?""Of course, everyone at the front desk saw them. They both held breakfast; the same breakfast.""Could it be that they met each other at the fr
"Pretend boyfriend."Those words were like a thorn that had pierced deep into her heart, making her feel extremely awkward and uncomfortable.Ying Xiaoxiao took a deep breath and expressed herself gently. "CEO Lu, even though you are my pretend boyfriend, I do truly need your help."Seeing her puppy eyes, Lu Shengyao could not help feeling his heart soften. He purposely asked casually, "I just have to see your father, right?"His sentence meant that he was willing to help her.Ying Xiaoxiao felt extremely delighted as she said hastily, "Uh-huh. You just have to see my father."Lu Shengyao thought for a while before saying casually, "All right, I have to agree then. After all, we did sign a contract."Hearing that he agreed, Ying Xiaoxiao heaved a sigh of relief as she spoke to him sincerely. "Thank you."Lu Shengyao raised his brows and examined her, amusement rising from his eyes. "Why are you suddenly so polite today?"Hearing the mocking tone in her voice, Ying Xiaoxiao sno
Hence, Tang Ruochu followed her topic of conversation. "Sure, you can try whatever style you wish to try."Hearing that, Ying Xiaoxiao smiled gently. "I do look nice in this, right?"Tang Ruochu nodded and replied, "You do look great, however..." she raised her brows mischievously, "you probably didn't wear this for my sake. It will only matter if a particular someone says that it's nice.""Tang Ruochu." It was rare to see the thick-skinned Ying Xiaoxiao blush and glare at her, blaming her.Tang Ruochu chuckled. "All right, all right, let's not talk about this."Ying Xiaoxiao glared at her angrily. "Glad that you know."Tang Ruochu smiled but didn't respond.After a brief moment of silence, Ying Xiaoxiao opened her mouth to speak. "Will you be participating in the charity dinner?""Sure, why not?" Tang Ruochu asked.Ying Xiaoxiao's brows were lifted. "Since you'll be participating, did your hubby prepare a gown for you?""Gown?" Tang Ruochu laughed out loud. "I'll be there to
Tang Ruochu was joking. After she spoke, she lowered her head to sip on her soup and didn't notice that Xiaoxiao's expression had changed once she heard what she said.Xiaoxiao thought about it with twisted brows before asking, "Chuchu, who do you think he will bring?""Huh?" Tang Ruochu raised her head and saw her friend's solemn expression. Having reacted to what was happening, she found it amusing. "Xiaoxiao, don't tell me that you are concerned that Shengyao will be bringing a female partner?""I am indeed concerned." Ying Xiaoxiao was straightforward.Tang Ruochu could not help smiling. "Xiaoxiao, you're just pretending to be his girlfriend. You have no right to object to him or to be concerned about who he is bringing to the dinner.""But I like him."That was a simple and strong reason.Tang Ruochu smiled and shook her head. "Xiao, I know that you like him. However, other than that contract, both of you are single. Shengyao can bring anyone he wants, and it will be all ri
Lu Shengyao tilted his head to look at him with a gentle smile. "Yes, why?""Isn't this the meet-the-parents session, my dear cousin?" Shen Mofei mocked him."I can't help it." Lu Shengyao shrugged his shoulders. "I have to complete the show.""To be honest, why did you even agree to her request?" Shen Mofei stood up and walked over, sitting opposite him and looking at him with confusion.In his eyes, his cousin and Xiaoxiao were extremely incompatible. One of them was indifferent while the other had a fiery temper. If they were to be together, their future days as a couple would indeed be extremely interesting."I have a tender heart." Lu Shengyao gave a simple response."Tender heart?" Shen Mofei shook his head and replied, "Cousin, in my eyes, it isn't really because of a tender heart, but really, because of lust."As he spoke, he raised his brows at Lu Shengyao mischievously."Damn it." Lu Shengyao kicked him in the calf.Shen Mofei smiled even happier. "Cousin, you are gu
"I'll go home now. Remember to come to the event."Before he got off work, Lu Shengyao received a text message from Ying Xiaoxiao.After staring at the words on the screen for a long time, Lu Shengyao turned around and shut down his computer. Getting up, he put on the vest on the back of his armchair and walked out after grabbing the car keys on the table.He had been to the Ying family home a couple of times. However, each time, he had parked his car outside. This was the first time that he had driven the car into the Ying family's garden.Ying Xiaoxiao, who stood outside the door waiting for him to park, ran over and stopped in front of him. As she straightened his tie for him, she whispered to him, "We must act more intimate later on. Don't mess up."She was so close to him that he could smell the light fragrance on her body.Lowering his gaze, he could see her trembling eyes, as well as her cherry mouth as she opened it to speak.However, unknowingly, he felt heated. Subcons
"As if he's telling the truth."Ying Xiaoxiao could not help sniggering. "Don't worry, my father won't dislike you. Let's hurry in. It's not good to keep my parents waiting."Following that, she held his arms to help him in."Wait." Lu Shengyao pulled her away."Why?" Ying Xiaoxiao turned around.He smiled gently and removed her hand on his arm.Ying Xiaoxiao frowned as she thought that he didn't like her holding his arm.He held her hand and smiled. "Now we look like a couple."The warmth in his palm seemed to fill up her heart to the brim. She smiled brilliantly, unable to control herself.She blinked her slightly-teary eyes and smiled. "Let's go in."The two held hands and entered the manor...."What did you say?" Song Anyi placed her cup on the table and sat hastily on the sofa, staring in astonishment at Tang Ruochu, who was opposite her.Tang Ruochu held up her cup and sipped on the water before replying casually, "Xiaoxiao brought Shengyao back to the Ying manor."
Silence descended in the large living room.Shen Mofei sat next to Song Anyi. The two stared at each other and smiled.Following that, Shen Mofei looked at Tang Ruochu and replied, "Sister-in-law, your worry is legitimate. However, I won't break up with Anyi.""Won't break up?"Tang Ruochu frowned slightly. Actually, there were still some pending matters between them that made their relationship more complicated than a promise to not break up.However, when she saw the determined gaze of Mofei, she swallowed her words of suspicion before glancing at them angrily. "All right, I know that you love each other."Song Anyi smiled shyly before complaining helplessly, "Aren't we talking about Xiaoxiao and Shengyao? Why is this suddenly about me?"Tang Ruochu couldn't help sniggering. "Right, why is it suddenly about you guys?"Afterward, she raised her brows at Shen Mofei. "Mofei, you have to take the blame for this. If not for your sudden appearance, I wouldn't have changed the topic