Shen Mubai, who was seated on the couch, was beginning to get dizzy from watching the silhouette pacing up and down. He couldn't help saying, "Hey, Second Young Master, can't you stop for a bit?"Jin Fengyao retorted, "No! I'm worried sick! You're Xiaobao's psychologist, how can you just sit there? What if something happens to Xiaobao?"Shen Mubai was as helpless as he was. "You saw it yourself. I tried talking to him, but there's no use.""You're useless!" Jin Fengyao was angry that Shen Mubai couldn't meet his expectations. He turned to the housekeeper next to him and asked, "You didn't inform Mom and Dad about this, did you?"The housekeeper replied respectfully, "Not yet.""Good." Jin Fengyao breathed a sigh of relief, feeling melancholic.Xiaobao threw a tantrum while in his care. If his parents found out, they would probably kill him.Just the thought of it terrified him!Right then, the familiar sound of a roaring engine resounded outside the door. The housekeeper was overjoyed.
When Jiang Sese was done, she squatted down in front of Xiaobao and reached out to caress his face."Sweetie, how are you feeling? Do you still recognize me? I'm Auntie Sese."Xiaobao didn't reply, but his eyelashes trembled twice. There was finally some response from him.Tampering down her anxiety, Jiang Sese pulled him onto her lap and said, "What's wrong? Can you tell me?"Xiaobao looked at her, wide-eyed. Suddenly, the rims of his eyes turned red.She panicked. "Why are you crying? Are you upset because I left you at the restaurant and ran away? Let me apologize to you, all right?"Xiaobao curled his lips and buried his head into her embrace, suddenly in tears.Alarmed, Jiang Sese clumsily hugged him and coaxed him in a soft voice. "Don't cry. I'm sorry, so sorry."Jin Fengchen watched them silently. He didn't try to stop them, but his gaze at Xiaobao carried a hint of a pensive look.He understood his son well.He would have his occasional bout of willfulness, but he would never
Stunned, Jiang Sese choked on her saliva and started coughing her lungs out. She wondered if her ears had failed her. She said in disbelief, "W… what did you say?"Jin Fengchen sat upright and still, with an unchanging expression. He repeated his words. "I said, marry me."She was utterly befuddled.Why was he saying such frightening words out of the blue?Besides, what was he getting at with this spontaneous proposal?"Mr. Jin… please don't joke around. It's not funny at all, hahaha."Jiang Sese laughed dryly. She stared fixedly at him, hoping to see from his expression any hint of evidence that he was teasing her.Unfortunately, there wasn't anything of that sort at all!"I'm deadly serious," Jin Fengchen said earnestly.Grief filled up Jiang Sese's heart. Why was he being so serious out of the blue? Why was he bringing up such a major life milestone now? They had only known each other for a few days!She forced herself to be calm. "Um… Mr. Jin, what gave you this idea?"A major life
As if he could read her mind, Jin Fengchen said, "Relax. I won't bring that up again. But I think I won't be changing my mind any time soon. If you feel like agreeing, you can tell me at any time. The quilt… Well, it was just washed yesterday, so you can relax and use it. Please do this for Xiaobao."Jiang Sese was rendered speechless.If he had tried to keep her here using the proposal, she would surely vanish from this place before he could even count to three.Yet, he was using Xiaobao as an excuse, leaving her no room to reject him.She had no choice but to reluctantly accept. "All right then."Jin Fengchen sighed in relief ever so imperceptibly. "Please get some rest then," he said. "I will be next door. If anything happens, you can look for me at any time.""Okay. Good night.""Hmm. Good night."He turned around and left.The only one left in the bedroom was Jiang Sese. So much had happened tonight, leaving her utterly exhausted. Once Jin Fengchen was gone, she lay down next to X
At 10 a.m., in the Zhuoyue Creative Agency...General Manager Li Sheng was waiting at the entrance with his team of high-level executives to welcome the acquisition team from the Lan Group.The agency placed great emphasis on the acquisition this time, so the executives were all clad in suits and neckties. Dressed in their Sunday best, they stood there and looked around curiously.Soon, four to five Audis sped in their direction.When Li Sheng saw them, he promptly went up to welcome the team.The car leading the entourage was the first to come to a halt. Li Sheng immediately stepped forward to open the door with the utmost deference.The first to get out from the car was the representative of the Lan Group this time, Lan Sichen.He was dressed in a striped suit that made him look tall and suave. His leather shoes were so polished that one could see their reflection in them. His handsome looks and gentle temperament made him look like an impressive man.Following after him was his fian
While he was entertaining his thoughts, Li Sheng was already stepping inside the parlor. "Nice to meet you, Second Young Master. I'm the manager of the Zhuoyue Creative Agency, Li Sheng."Jin Fengyao straightened his back nonchalantly. "Hello, Manager Li."Li Sheng could feel himself breaking into a cold sweat as he stared at the larger-than-life figure in front of him. He gave out a hollow laugh and said, "Second Young Master, why didn't you inform us about your visit? I would have welcomed you personally if I knew."Jin Fengyao laughed, clearly unbothered. "I happened to be passing by, so I decided to drop by and ask about the progression of the project. Unfortunately, it seems that my timing was poor and I came at a time when you're busy. I hope I didn't disturb you.""Hoho, of course not."Before Li Sheng could reply, Lan Sichen was already answering in his place.Jin Fengyao looked as if he had only just noticed him now and said with surprise, "You are…?"Lan Sichen looked dumbstr
The next day, the Lan Group sped through the entire process and acquired the Zhuoyue Creative Agency at the price tag of 500 million.On the third day, the Jin Group voiced its desire to terminate its contract with the Zhuoyue Creative Agency on the basis that the latter broke its agreement.When he learned of this, Lan Sichen felt like he had just been struck by lightning. Unable to restrain his anger, he said, “Break the agreement? How?”The newly appointed overseer of the Zhuoyue Creative Agency replied in a trembling voice, “When the Jin Group signed the contract with the agency, they specified that the project must be undertaken by an old employee. Unfortunately, this employee was fired and the agency didn’t inform the Jin Group. When they found out, they immediately expressed their desire to terminate the contract.”Suddenly, Lan Sichen had a bad premonition. “What’s the name of that old employee?”The overseer replied, “Jiang… Jiang Sese.”Lan Sichen’s expression turned ghastly
"There must be something wrong with this man's head for him to come to me and say such disgusting words," she thought.What did he mean by even if they were not lovers, they could at least be friends?Unless widowed, all her past lovers would only be her enemies."President Lan, Young Master Lan, Mr. Lan! We're really not close. I don't want to hear you trying to catch up with me. Please leave immediately. I have an errand to run, so don't waste my time."Having said that, Jiang Sese fished out her keys, opened her door, and tried to enter.Lan Sichen, however, pressed down on the door.His expression was dark.Not only did she ignore everything he had said, but she even humiliated him!"Jiang Sese… are you hell-bent on being this heartless?"Rather than getting riled up, Jiang Sese was smiling instead. "Me, heartless? Lan Sichen, what gives you the confidence to say that? Five years ago, when my mother needed money for treatment, I begged for your help. You ignored me and merrily ran