TOCHB

Chapter 72 & 73

Chapter 72: Why the panic?

Shi Jinyang seemed much easier to get along with than Luo Yibei. He sounded a little lazy when talking unlike the a cold look that Luo Yibei presents all day long, just like having a facial paralysis.

On Fang Chixia’s first morning, Shi Jinyang just let familiarize herself with Rongxi’s business, various magazines about jewelry design, as well as Rongxi’s past jewelry launches and so on. He didn’t arrange some trivial things for her.

Such Shi Jinyang, raised Fang Chixia’s impression on him a little higher.

Much better than Luo Yibei!

Fang Chixia spent the whole morning on Shi Jinyang’s side and didn’t bump into Luo Yibei.

At noon, she tidied up the papers on her desk ready to go for lunch, but was called up by Shi Jinyang. “Miss Fang should still be unfamiliar with this neighborhood, right? Let’s go together!”

Fang Chixia didn’t expect him to be so easy to get along with. Staring at him, she froze.

She was indeed not familiar with this place.

“Okay.” She lightly nodded. She just wanted to leave with him, who knew, Luo Yibei’s call came over.

Fang Chixia looked at  his name and her face stiffened.

“You have a call!” reminded Shi Jinyang who happened to pass by.

“It’s okay, it’s not important.” Fang Chixia said so but still took the phone to a corner to answer the call, “What’s the matter?”

“Didn’t’ you want to send me a meal?” I happen to be free this noon, 803. I will wait for you.” Luo Yibei was sitting in his own office, his head resting on the back of the sofa while talking loosely.

“Now?” Fang Chixia was taken aback.

“What’s wrong? Is there a problem?” Luo Yibei’s eyebrows rose.

Fang Chixia looked at Shi Jinyang still waiting for her and looked at the time on her watch, for a moment, didn’t know how to answer unexpectedly.

Those remarks were spoken  offhandedly yesterday, and now he wanted her to prepare lunch and send it to him?

Should she buy one outside and pass it off as her cooking?

Luo Yibei, who was such a refined person, from the taste may not know that she did not do it.

Fang Chixia was perplexed by his words. Anxiety turned her nerves around so she stayed silent for a while. Then she wove another excuse for herself, “I am at school now, not at home.”

“Is that so? Then, I’ll come to pick you up. Let’s eat lunch together!” Luo Yibei threw back at her. She didn’t know if he was serious but she seemed to have heard the sound of him going out on the phone.

“No need to come over. I have already had my meal! I’m a little busy now. I’ll hang up first!” For fear that he would really go out directly in the next second, Fang Chixia hung up the phone in panic.

Luo Yibei stared the the phone that was still beeping and beeping and he brows furrowed in suspicion.

So panicked?

There is something fishy, what was the matter with her?

“What’s the matter? Something urgent?” Shi Jinyang looked at Fang Chixia  whose eyes were all disordered, and lightly asked.

“It’s nothing, let’s go!” Fang Chixia drew her lower lip between her teeth and went out of the building side by side with him.

Putting Luo Yibei on the back of her mind, she relaxed a bit.

Who knew that when they were out in the vicinity of Rongxi building to find a Western restaurant, they were not ready to order yet but Shi Jinyang’s mobile phone suddenly rung.

“What’s the matter?” Shi Jinyang couldn’t help but raise his lips when he received the call.

“Where are you? I’ll come over!” Luo Yibei’s voice from the other side of the phone, wasn’t high nor low, but the volume was just loud enough for Fang Chixia who was sitting on the opposite side to hear clearly.

They have only been married for a few days, but his voice, even if drowned in a sea of voices, Fang Chixia could still distinguish it.

The hands holding the menu stiffened and her whole body froze on the spot.

He is coming over now?

 


 

Chapter 73: You interrupted my date.

Fang Chixia has gawked for a long while before her complexion changed.

She was not afraid of being found out by Luo Yibei. She just didn’t want to let him know because it would lead to unnecessary misunderstandings and troubles.

Will he regard her current behavior as one of the means of integrating herself into the Luo’s family?

Fang Chixia did not mention her own affairs to Luo Yibei so she completely didn’t know how he would look at it.

In fact, she had a little worry in her mind about whether Lou Yibei would transfer her to work with him if he knew.

Shi Jinyang who sat opposite her noticed the constant changing on her expressions and his forehead wrinkled, “What’s wrong?”

Fang Chixia looked up and easily made up an apology, “I just forgot, I still have an urgent matter to deal with. I’m sorry Mr. Shi, I have to go first.”

After throwing that excuse, she got up and vacated her seat in a frenzy.

“What’s so urgent? Let’s eat lunch first!” Shi Jinyang was deeply puzzled by her behavior and followed from behind.

“No, it’s alright. I’ll just find a place to settle it later.” Fang Chixia did not turn back but accelerated her pace even more.

Shi Jinyang quietly looked at her disappearing figure and the confusion in his eyes grew even thicker.

Why did she leave in such a hurry?

The place where the two were was very close to Rongxi. Fang Chixia hurried out of the restaurant and specifically went around the road in a circle in fear of running into Luo Yibei.

The figure had just left when Luo Yibei appeared right behind the restaurant door.

He looked toward the direction of her disappearance, stared at the bustling crowd, and suddenly had the illusion of seeing her.

He entered the restaurant and sat at the place where Fang Chixia had just vacated. Looking at a cup of grapefruit tea, he thoughtlessly asked, “Just on a date with a woman?”

“Yes, you ruined it.” Shi Jinyang slackened to answer him.

“Where is she?” Luo Yibei asked again.

“You scared her away.” Shi Jinyang gracefully sipped the wine in his glass and without batting an eye shifted all the blame onto him.

Not knowing that it was truly because of him!

But, Shi Jinyang had no idea.

Luo Yibei was dumbfounded. He glanced at him and coldly returned, “Knowing that I am coming, the average woman would respond by taking out her mirror and take a good look at her face!”

“Cough…” Shi Jinyang choked at his words and the look in his eyes were out of sorts.

This guy is really confident.

He was really right about that, though.

If an average woman knew he was coming, she would probably dig all the holes and think of how she could win his favor.

“Let’s eat, let’s eat!” Both were familiar with each other so Shi Jinyang didn’t bother being polite to him. When their order was served, each ate his own share.

The two meals served were ordered when Fang Chixia was still there and one of them was hers.

Both of them ordered a French set of meal at that time. One-fourth of Shi Jinyang’s blood was of French descent so he was fond of French food.

Fang Chixia’s major was related with French culture, therefore, she also ordered French.

Shi Jinyang’s menu set was an escargots set, a classic French dish.

Fang Chixia’s meal set has no staple food and was made up of all sorts of small things, from appetizer to soup, to fish, cold dishes, hot plates, to barbecues, bowls and dishes were laid out which was unusually complicated.

6 thoughts on “Chapter 72 & 73”

  1. Isn’t it a bit reprehensible to want to start something with your new assisrant on her first day?
    Thank you!

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  2. How stupid is the MC is. Is she not check her boss occupation? Like he is one of the directors, and of course as his assistant he will bring her to everywhere. Is the mc think that him as director will not need to meet other director? Or at least report work to president director? And did she know who is the president director or CEO??
    So foolish

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    1. She just found out that her boss was her husband’s assistant. But, yeah she didn’t think it through. She just wants to have a job to save money for her future after him

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