As the door closed, Lu Chenzhou opened his eyes and stared at the recording device she had left on the table for a long while before calling Baldy. You said that the Wang siblings wanted to chase their stepmother out of their house, right?
Yes. Their fathers quite old now, and his minds a little muddled. Theyre trying to prevent him from giving all his assets to their stepmother in his will… Honestly, their stepmother isnt innocent either. She pretended to be ill to summon her biological son back from overseas. Apparently, he graduated from a famous school, worked at a renowned company, and is much smarter than the Wang siblings; therell be exciting drama ahead, Im sure. Baldys voice was filled with schadenfreude as he gossiped about the other familys affairs. Only when he finished did he realize that this wasnt something that Boss Lu usually deigned to partake in. He even thought that it might have been because he was planning to profit from the fight. What, youre interested in their companies?
Not at all. Lu Chenzhou lowered his gaze, looking at his hands. They were currently clutching his jade teacup, which was allegedly made from a warm piece of jade. However, stone was just stone, and it emanated a coldness that annoyed him. He used an even colder tone to tell Baldy, You have lots of women, so go find a girlfriend for the Wangs stepmothers son.
What do you mean I have lots of women?! Baldy started jumping around again, and, when he realized what he had said, he started shouting again. When did you become a matchmaker for other people? Did the Wang siblings ask you for help? To use a woman to ruin their half-brother?
Lu Chenzhou ignored him and simply said, Find a woman who has a strong background and valuable skills, someone who cant be rejected.
Baldy kept yelling his grievances. Youre trying to help his stepmother? Will the Wang siblings cry themselves to death if they knew your stance? Even though the youngest ones a bit unreliable, and did throw a woman at you…
He continued speaking long-windedly nonsense, but Lu Chenzhou didnt want to listen to him and irresponsibly threw four words at him. Thatll be all.
And then he hung up.
Baldy was furious.
On the other hand, Lu Chenzhou held his phone and laughed coolly. Did Baldy say that he wanted to help the Wangs stepmother? No, he was solely helping himself. He was helping Lin Fan recognize his own reality by finding him a suitable woman.
As for him being Cheng Xis idol? Hah!
Cheng Xi didnt know what sort of thoughts were going through Lu Chenzhous mind. Even though she was a psychiatrist, if patients werent willing to share any information, it wasnt as if she could forcefully read their thoughts.
Right now, she only felt that her stomach was somewhat uncomfortable —she had drunk too much water and eaten too much fruit earlier.
She hadnt been ill-treated while doing tasks for Lu Chenzhou; the tea was exquisite, the fruits were plentiful, but the result was unsatisfying. Even after how hard shed worked, he had still complained that she was bothering him and preventing him from sleeping.
She tried hard to get close to him, but it seemed like her efforts had all been made in vain. Could it be that all her compliance and forbearance was futile?
As Cheng Xi sat in the car, she reflected on her actions. Though she was being honest with him, it might be time to adjust her strategy.
But he was too indifferent towards everything, even Chen Jiamans case. After what had happened last time, Lu Chenzhous interest in her seemed to have dipped.
Cheng Xi tried to think of something that she could have done differently. Of course, at this time, she was completely unaware that she didnt even need to do anything more—she had already stirred up plenty of interest from him.
The first thing Cheng Xi did when she got home was take a nice, long bath, and then immediately afterwards, she went to bed and had a comfortable sleep. The next day, she went to work as usual. But because her throat was slightly sore, she decided to cook some porridge for lunch. As she was staring at it, waiting for it to finish cooking, she suddenly thought, If Lu Chenzhou could be lulled to sleep with my stories, then couldnt I do the same with Chen Jiaman?
If she recorded some stories and played them by Chen Jiamans ears, then even if Chen Jiaman didnt listen to them, would she become more familiar with her voice? Familiarity could reduce the distance between them, and similarly, reduce the wariness in her heart.
Inspired, she put her thoughts to action. Lowering the fire, Cheng Xi started rummaging through the house for a recording device. She remembered that she used to have one that she had used while studying; was it still functional even after so long?
When Lin Fan called her, Cheng Xi had just found her old recording device. As she continued digging around for a charger, she picked up. Hello.
Lin Fan noticed the change in her voice, and was silent for a few seconds. You… is something up?
No. Im just looking for something. She finally found it. All of her chargers had been tidied up by her mother when she had moved places. They were all tied up with a thick piece of string, and then everything had been knotted together tightly. It was very difficult for Cheng Xi to untie everything, so she had to exert some strength, causing her voice to become slightly strained. Whats up?
Lin Fan relaxed. Im just about to get food with some friends, near where you live. Do you want to join us?
She could hear him anxiously trying to maintain a calm tone, which reminded her of the sneaky kiss that he had given her before running away. She laughed at the memory and said, Alright, I havent eaten yet.
Lin Fan was very happy, and he sent the address over immediately after hanging up. It really wasnt far from her house, just a few minutes by taxi.
Cheng Xi set the porridge on the stove to simmer, changed her clothes, and went to where Lin Fan had directed her. When she got out of the car, she saw Lin Fan standing on the second floor of the restaurant, waving at her from afar. She arrived at the entrance at about the same time as he did.
He asked, Are you cold? Cheng Xi was wrapped up tightly with a red woolen scarf that covered up half her face and made her look even smaller and more exquisite than usual.
The two of them went into the building, and Lin Fan introduced her to his friends, all colleagues from his new company. Only now did Cheng Xi realize that he had found a job and had started working.
Not far from the hospital, he explained to her secretly, the slight smile of his mouth particularly attractive.
Cheng Xi couldnt help but smile back.
All of Lin Fans colleagues seemed relatively carefree and young. When they heard that she was a psychiatrist, a girl by her side even looked at her carefully before asking in a small voice, Can I add you on WeChat?
Later, she found out that that girl was the niece of the Lin Fans companys CEO, and she had an especially pretty name, Meng Qingyang.
As Cheng Xi was enjoying lunch, Baldy was sitting in Lu Chenzhous office with his legs crossed jovially while acting very proud with himself. Ive found someone for you, with an absolutely perfect background and skills; shes someone whom a regular person definitely cant reject.
Lu Chenzhou continued to look at his laptop, indifferently asking, Who is it?
The niece of Longjings CEO, the daughter of his dead brother. His brother died saving his life, so hes given her whatever she wanted, even handing over half of the companys shares, so she definitely has a good background. Coincidentally, the Wang siblings stepmothers son was just hired at Longjing, so theyre in quite close proximity to each other.
Perhaps it's because the CEO is so protective of her that her tempers particularly soft, like a pure little bunny. If the Wang siblings stepmother is really that ambitious, then shell definitely like her. As a wealthy and powerful girl with an easily manipulable personality, shes the perfect match for her son.
Only then did Lu Chenzhou become a bit interested, raising his head. Whats her name?