Chapter 76: Dead Conversations
He had been working with the director-general for almost half a year now, and this was the very first time he saw the director-general so serious and… nervous.
The guard did not dare to listen in to the conversation, nor did he make a sound. With his head bent low, he quickly left the room.
As soon as he exited the room, he bumped into Song Qing who had come to hand in documents.
Just as he was about to knock on the door, the guard quickly stopped him.
“Second Lieutenant Song, do you need to urgently meet the general-director?”
“I’m here to hand in the drill report. What’s the matter?”
The guard cleared his throat. “I just came out of the director-general’s office, and he’s on the phone. Judging from his expression… He seemed very nervous as if the person on the other end of the line was telling him something serious. I would suggest that if you don’t need to urgently meet him, you can consider waiting for the director-general here until he’s done with his call.”
Song Qing had followed Chi Yang to Jiang District’s military base and was one of his confidants.
He frowned when he heard the guard’s words.
Although he did not know what had happened, he knew Chi Yang well enough to know that he was pretty much an expressionless person. He would not possibly show any signs of nervousness or tiredness even if he were to bear the weight of Mount Tai on his shoulders. What kind of phone call had he received to make him nervous?
Did something happen to his old man in Emperor District?
“Are you sure?”
The guard nodded solemnly. “Yes, I’m sure. The director-general was gripping the phone so tightly that his knuckles had turned white.”
The most crucial thing he noticed was the director-general’s breathing… He had only been there for a few seconds, but he could already sense that the director-general was tense from his heavy breathing.
Song Qing furrowed his brows and replied, “Alright, got it. I’ll just wait for him outside and go in once he finishes the phone call.”
In the Zhong family’s house, Zhong Nuannuan was rigidly sitting upright as well. Although her voice remained soft and gentle, how could she possibly relax when confronting the cold and serious voice that came from the other line?
“You want me to wear this gown on our engagement party, don’t you?”
Zhong Nuannuan was close to tears at this point.
She had talked about her day of shopping, the Venia haute couture gown, the argument with Jiang Shuwan and Lin Xin, and the man who ordered a custom-made dress for his fiancee.
She continued talking non-stop while the man she was on the call with would only give her a string of ‘yes’ as responses.
In the span of five minutes, he had only said five sentences. He had even managed to end the conversation twice. How was Zhong Nuanuan supposed to continue this phone conversation?
Could he at least have asked her if she liked the gown?
He could even talk about how he had managed to convince the head designer of Venia to design this gown for Zhong Nuannuan. However, he did not.
This exhausted Zhong Nuanuan.
“The gown is beautiful, I love it,” Zhong Nuannuan resisted the frustration she was feeling and continued to talk to him in her sweet, gentle voice.
“That’s good then.”
“…” Was that it?
After a long silence that ended the conversation once more, Zhong Nuannuan spoke again, “The phone came at the right timing too. My previous one had just broken.”
This time around, it was a sure dead end.
“Alright, that’s all. I’m hanging up now.”
“Goodbye.” After Zhong Nuannuan ended the call, she started to have a mental breakdown although she still had a small smile on her lips.
Ever since she had been reborn, she managed to get a true glimpse into her own heart and realized who she truly loved. She started giving her all in order to love him with every piece of her heart, but she had forgotten that this man had no EQ at all.
In her previous life, their marital life had been bland and boring. Aside from Zhong Qianqian and their mother’s interference, Chi Yang was the main culprit at fault.
The only times they had gotten into fights were when she brought up divorce or when she ran away. When she did run away, he had always found her and brought her home. Aside from those arguments, they would only exchange a few words on a daily basis.