Chapter 153: The Desperate Triple-Denial (1)
Hearing the sarcasm in his voice, Xu Weilai quickly raised her hand without blushing or panicking. She stuck three fingers out in a gesture of an oath and said, “Mr. Lin, I can promise you that every word I said to you was sincere and truthful.”
Lin Yuhan’s hands were clasped together. The smile on his face remained warm, but he didn’t say a word.
In front of an intelligent person, any form of pretense or excuse would come off as hypocritical. Xu Weilai shrugged her shoulders and decided to be blunt. “Alright, fine. Since I did have a favor to ask of you, I did resort to a teeny bit of flattery.”
As she spoke, she pinched her index finger and thumb together, to signal how tiny the amount was!
After a pause, she added, “But everything that happened at the airport was really an accident. It wasn’t scripted, it wasn’t premeditated, and it wasn’t acted out!”
Xu Weilai’s desperate attempts to defend herself made Lin Yuhan burst out in laughter.
Holding back his smile, he nodded his head and replied, “I know.” He tapped his fingers on the table and continued, “The man in the trench coat was my secretary.”
Xu Weilai understood immediately.
Lin Yuhan had a phobia of crowds and didn’t want to face that many reporters. Hence, he had gotten his secretary to disguise himself as him to distract everyone and allow him to leave the airport quietly.
However, the plan didn’t allow room for any changes. And no one had expected Zhou Meiqi to grab him and throw him toward Xu Weilai, leading to everything else that transpired.
Xu Weilai licked her lips hesitantly before opening her mouth, “So…”
She had barely gotten a single word out before Lin Yuhan gave her his reply, “Alright.”
And this was exactly why she loved conversing with intelligent people! Xu Weilai finally understood what it meant to be over the moon. If not for the sake of preserving her own public image, she would have erupted in crazed laughter right there and then!
Dollar signs appeared before her eyes immediately, and she could almost see the figure in her bank account slowly going up. The sound of money flowing in was pleasant indeed!
Because it was already late, they arranged for the interview to take place another day. Lin Yuhan settled the bill, and both of them walked out of the restaurant.
Xu Weilai was dressed in a long gown, and she had paired it with a black bolero jacket. It had been sufficient for the evening weather. But now that it was night time, the cold wind blew relentlessly, and she couldn’t help but shiver and hug her arms in response.
When Lin Yuhan noticed her action, he took off his own jacket and wrapped it around Xu Weilai. Xu Weilai was stunned for a moment, but she didn’t reject his gesture either, and said gently, “Thank you.”
He was simply being a gentleman, and there was nothing for her to feel burdened about.
The assistant drove Gu Yu back to the lobby of the apartment. As luck would have it, they spotted Xu Weilai and that gentleman again. He had probably sent her back.
The man’s car was parked a short distance away. Xu Weilai alighted from the passenger seat in front, and the man got off as well. When the assistant noticed that Xu Weilai had the man’s jacket wrapped around her, his heart skipped a beat. Unfortunately, what happened next threw him even further for a loop.
Xu Weilai accidentally stepped on the hem of her gown, and her body was sent flying forward. The man quickly rushed towards her and reached out to steady her by her arms. The moment he caught her, Xu Weilai had fallen into his embrace, and her head knocked against his chest.
Even though the assistant didn’t turn around to look at his boss’s expression, he could tell from the dip in temperature how scary his boss’s current mood was. It was suddenly chilly…
Was it time for him to light a candle in memory of the Young Mistress?
Xu Weilai entered the elevator and pressed the button for the sixth floor. Just as the doors were about to close, a hand suddenly appeared and stopped the door.
As the door slowly reopened, Gu Yu’s cold and hard face slowly entered her vision.