Jiang Sese's expression became dismal at the sight of the people outside. "Why are you here?" she demanded darkly.Even a child could see that these people darkening her door with their sudden appearance was not good.Jiang Nuannuan glared at her and made her demand in a most imperious tone."You will tell Jin Fengchen to remove all the sanctions on the enterprises belonging to us Jiangs and the Lans."Whenever she thought of how Lan Sichen had been behaving toward her yesterday, she could have sworn that she would tear Jiang Sese to bits with her bare hands. "If only she didn't exist! The Jins would already be our partners and there would never have been so much trouble!""What makes you think you can give me orders?" Jiang Sese scoffed.Jin Fengchen must have ordered something to go against the Jiangs or the Lans. Otherwise, these people would not have come so early in the morning. That Jin Fengchen would readily come to her defense really touched her."He is just forever stan
With a knowing look at her daughter, Shen Shulan indicated that she should remain quiet.Jiang Zhen was boiling with anger, and it would not do well for them if Jiang Nuannuan were to muddle things further with her quick temper. She was only afraid that Jiang Zhen would give in to Jiang Sese's demands and drive them both away from the family. Things could never be worse than that.Jiang Nuannuan could only pout her lips in dissatisfaction. But she knew full well her mother's intention and swallowed whatever snappy retorts she had in mind and said nothing.Jiang Zhen shot a final, seething glare at Jiang Nuannuan before he reached for his phone. He needed to call Lan Sichen and discuss their next course of action....Jiang Sese was nevertheless left in a sour mood after the three had left. But she was not at all sad nor sullen for having such a father. Her tough childhood had steeled her enough to feel unconcerned by how the Jiangs had treated her.But the debacle at the doorstep
Su Qingyin shook off her bewilderment and smiled. "What brings you here, Miss Jiang? I hope you're well now. That incident that day was really ghastly! It's fortunate that you're fine. I was even thinking of paying you a visit!""Ah, thank you for your concern, Miss Su," Jiang Sese replied. "I'm fine now. I am here today to propose a collaboration with President Jin.""I see!" Su Qingyin said, nodding with feigned approval.With Jiang Sese's background and identity still heretofore uncertain, she could not help feeling suspicious. "Is she really involved with Jin Fengchen solely because of work?"The two women were still talking when Jin Fengchen slipped a folder into Jiang Sese's hand."These are basically the improvements that you can work on. Make the changes.""Understood, President Jin. I'll head back right away to perform the alterations," she said, tucking the folder away while nodding. She was about to head for the door when Jin Fengchen's voice came from behind his desk.
Jiang Sese was still reeling with bashfulness when she slammed her door shut.Leaning heavily on the door, she panted hard, her heart still galloping violently. At long last, she sighed. "What am I doing?" She groaned, grimacing at her losing control just from a simple sentence of Xiaobao.She had a long draft of water and then undressed before she went for a shower. It was only when the powerful jet of warm water hit her skin that she felt her anxiety draining away with the suds, and her body and soul were reinvigorated and refreshed.She paused, her mind wandering back to the Jiangs. She brooded under the still-running warm water of the shower. "They will never give up. At least not yet. God knows what other plots they are hatching now." It would not be long before they came back again with more trouble and turmoil."Oh, God! It's tiresome dealing with these people!"She exited the bathroom and blow-dried her hair. Then she went to her computer and posted an ad. She needed a new
"I'm sorry. I guess my well-being is no concern of yours."Jiang Sese turned brusquely and left.She knew very well that "a cornered rat will bite a cat"—the Jiangs and Lans would never look kindly upon her behavior today. And she could bet that reprisals upon her decision to not help them would surely be answered with ugly reprisals from them. Still, their threats were not enough to force her to plead to Jin Fengchen for them.She could not afford to add fuel to the fire of their egotistical narcissism, lest it grow even stronger.Lan Sichen stood quietly, watching Jiang Sese's back retreating further and further away with a hateful and venomous stare....Jiang Sese decided that perhaps she should just go home. The chance encounter with Lan Sichen had done enough to deflate her enthusiasm and she no longer had any interest to meet any other real estate agents today.She was walking past the sliding doors of a shopping mall entrance when she saw a familiar figure.It was Jin F
Jiang Sese did not expect any visitors tonight and the sudden rapping on the door got her attention.She opened it, and before she knew it, a little figure bounded through the threshold and gave her legs a flying hug.Jiang Sese briskly bent down to catch hold of him, and to her surprise, it was Xiaobao, with Jin Fengchen looming just behind."Aunt Sese!"Unlike his demeanor in the evening, Xiaobao looked considerably elated as Jiang Sese bent down to carry the little child in her arms.She looked at them both, awestruck and confused. They should be home by now. The father and son pair were the last persons she had expected to see tonight."Xiaobao is here with a present for you, Aunt Sese!""Really?!" she exclaimed, sounding genuinely astounded. She carried Xiaobao into the house while Jin Fengchen walked inside after her, closing the door behind his back.Jiang Sese lowered Xiaobao to the sofa and asked brightly, "So, what present have you brought for Aunt Sese today?"Xiaob
The assistant hung up the phone and reflected on the fact that the president really treated Miss Jiang very well. He couldn’t be careless with this task so he got on with it immediately.The take-out was delivered once Jiang Sese and Xiaobao finished hanging the portrait on the wall.After the three of them had dinner, the father and son were ready to leave. Jiang Sese went downstairs to see them off.Xiaobao hugged her and said, "Aunt Sese, my birthday is the day after tomorrow. Please don't forget that you're invited."Jiang Sese nodded. Of course she hadn't forgotten about Xiaobao's birthday."Yes, I will be there on time.""Yay, I'll see you then."Xiaobao waved goodbye then got in the car with Jin Fengchen.Jiang Sese watched their car leave with a smile and then went upstairs....Jiang Sese received a phone call from the realtor the next morning."Morning. Is that Miss Jiang?""Speaking," Jiang Sese answered, "Who is that?""Miss Jiang, I'm the realtor. I saw the in
Jin Fengyao put her into the car after dragging her out of the apartment, then he drove the car away.While he was driving, Jin Fengyao called someone to help Jiang Sese move her stuff to the new place.He learned where Jiang Sese's new place was from the assistant when he was in the office earlier. He didn't think too much of it and told the people on the other side of the phone the exact address.After he hung up the phone, Jiang Sese, who was just next to him, asked quizzically, "Second Young Master Jin, how could you know where I am moving to?"Jin Fengyao only froze for a second. He then explained with a smile, "Didn't you tell me yourself just now when we were in your apartment?"He couldn't help getting nervous. His brother had helped Jiang Sese find the apartment and had done so without her knowing. If it were to be exposed by him now, Jin Fengchen would kill him.Jiang Sese found that very surprising. "Did I tell him that? I don't remember doing that."Jin Fengyao tried