Linda, who was hiding in the toilet cubicle, heard the two people outside talking and realized that she was a laughingstock in the eyes of the others, just like the circus clowns they had been treating her as a joke.
Hearing this, Linda was ashamed, embarrassed, and gritted her teeth with hate.
Her family was poor when she was a child so she didn’t dress as well as others. Her relatives and elders preferred her rich uncle. Even if she was much better than her cousin Han Yahui, her relatives and elders praised Han Yahui more than her. At first, she didn’t understand why. Later, when she was a little older, she knew it was all because of money.
Since her family was poor others don’t like her—this leads her to hope that she can be rich, since childhood.
Later, even if she had no money, she had to pretend that she was rich and not poor now that she was an adult. Even if she lived frugally, she had to wear the same famous brand clothes and bags as everyone else. She was afraid of being looked down on by others. This habit continued until she graduated from college, and then came to work in the Xu group.
Xu’s employees’ wages were not low, and her colleagues were not poor in family circumstances. And those who were poor don’t play with the rich. She realized this at that time and tried to look like she was not poor in money, thinking that she can integrate into other colleagues.
At that time, she saw that sky blue dress in the mall, Xue Jiayue who wore it looked really good. She felt she looked good in it too so despite the price being very expensive, she still gritted her teeth and bought it.
But the world was so cruel, only if there was no harm without comparison. Even if they were all beautiful women, they still distinguish beauty from ugliness, and this was the case with Xue Jiayue.
Linda gritted her teeth hatefully and hid in the cubicle even until she couldn’t hear them talking and laughing outside. She leaned on the cubicle wall and did not go out.
Her heart was resentful and unwilling. She remembered that she and Xu Yanwen went to the hotel for dinner that day and met Xue Jiayue at the entrance of the hotel. At that time, the General Manager of X.W studio, hurried forward to greet him and asked everyone in the studio to say hello to Xu Yanwen.
Xue Jiayue stood among those people and saw that Xu Yanwen didn’t come forward and recognize her. He just regarded her as a stranger. At most, he looked at her more. If Xu Yanwen cared about her and regarded her as his wife, how could he have seen it and pretend not to see her?
Linda thought about it and felt that this can only mean one thing, that is, Xu Yanwen and Xue Jiayue, this couple’s relationship was really bad, and this was not a rumor, this was the truth!
Even if Xue Jiayue looks beautiful, wearing the same dress that looked more beautiful than her, Xu Yanwen does not like her, and even if she was as beautiful as a fairy, so what? If she couldn’t catch a man’s heart, sooner or later she would still be swept away!
After such a comforting thought, Linda seemed to be suddenly enlightened. And now that she thinks about it Xu Yanwen’s reaction at the hotel was a little strange. At that time, she was in Xu Yanwen’s car and came down with Xu Yanwen. Xu Yanwen’s strange reaction was only after seeing Xue Jiayue, who was his wife. Was it because she was beside him? Was he worried that she will be found by Xue Jiayue?
As if she had discovered some great secret, Linda’s whole heart jumped up and down, faster and faster, as if a little white rabbit was jumping inside and was excited to jump out of her chest at any time.
Linda’s face showed a joyful smile, swept away the previous depression, and was resurrected with full-blooded courage as she fly open the door of the cubicle and walk out fast.
In the lounge, Xue Jiayue drank fresh orange juice and ate two small cookies imported from abroad, the deliciousness lingered on her tongue, making her mood all the more pleasant.
She secretly thought that assistant Feng has carefully arranged and prepared these delicious things for her.
At this time, assistant Feng came in from the outside, walked to Xue Jiayue, and said.
“Madam Xu, President Xu is finished. Please go there now.”
“Okay, I’ll be right over.”
Xue Jiayue stood up, smiled, and said to Assistant Feng.
“Thank you for the cookies and orange juice you prepared.”
“These are all prepared by President Xu. He said that Madam Xu likes to eat this brand of cookies.”
Assistant Feng smiled and said to Xue Jiayue, thinking, President Xu prepared so hard, single-mindedly thinking of MadamXu’s preferences so it was embarrassing to let her think that he was the one who prepared this. Also as the assistant of President Xu, he still needs to help President Xu brush good feelings to Madam Xu.
Xue Jiayue smiled and couldn’t help but pause for a moment, she looked back at the small cookies on the table, some memories of the original owner flashed through her mind, and instantly remembered, that brand of cookies was indeed a snack she used to love very much.
The first time she ate it, Xu Yanwen brought it back to her from abroad. She only ate it once, but she remembered the taste, and then fell in love with that brand of snacks, but what she didn’t expect was that Xu Yanwen still remembered this.
To say that Xu Yanwen was not good was not true he was very good to her. He always treats her like a sister. He gives her whatever she wants and likes. But sometimes what he does was irritating, and she just doesn’t understand what he thinks.
Xue Jiayue walked out of the lounge, carrying her bag towards Xu Yanwen’s office, and passed by the secretariat, when she ran into Linda walking out of the secretariat office with the documents.
When Linda saw Xue Jiayue, she swept her eyes over Xue Jiayue’s face and curved her lips before she takes the initiative to greet Xue Jiayue.
Xue Jiayue also recognized her, Xu Yanwen told her yesterday she was his secretary, or his university professor’s niece, that day the two of them went to dinner together at the Hotel was because Professor Han invited him to go over something. And if she remembered it correctly, she was called Linda.
Although she knew that this was the case, Xue Jiayue still did not feel good about Linda, especially when Linda told her that she wanted her to design clothes for her. The tone of her voice and attitude, she did not like it so she mocked back unceremoniously.
At this moment when she saw Linda again, she still could not change her attitude towards her, and only nodded towards her lightly.
Linda seemed to forget that time Xue Jiayue mocked her and didn’t feel the same coldness Xue Jiayue had towards her. Smiling, she said.
“I’m President Xu’s secretary, I’ll take the document to him to sign.”
Xue Jiayue looked at her and was a little “amused”. She was Xu Yanwen’s secretary, she knew that so she didn’t have to emphasize to her. Almost all the employees in this building were Xu Yanwen’s subordinates. They didn’t have to report to her if they wanted to find Xu Yanwen to sign or say something, like how Linda said it specially, it was very deliberate.
But she was lazy to talk to Linda and there’s nothing to say. Xue Jiayue continued walking to Xu Yanwen’s office door, reached out, and knocked on the door.
Xu Yanwen’s voice came from the office, Xue Jiayue pushed open the door and walked in, Linda followed her with the documents in her hand.
Xu Yanwen looked up and saw Xue Jiayue first, a smile appeared slightly on his fair face, he said gently to Xue Jiayue.
“You sit in my office for a while, I’m going to a meeting soon, I’ll be done in an hour, we’ll go home together then, you can think about what we’re going to eat at night first.”
Xue Jiayue blinked and asked, “Is it okay to eat hot pot?”
Xu Yanwen smiled.
Xue Jiayue gave a “hmm” and asked.
“You’re off to a meeting, can I connect to the internet and play games here?”
Xu Yanwen had no opinion at all and tried to meet all her requests.
“If you have anything you want you can go directly to Assistant Feng, he will arrange it for you.”
Xue Jiayue smiled and said, “Okay.”
Facing her bright smiling face and big black and white eyes, Xu Yanwen’s heart moved and reached out to rub her head. This time, Xue Jiayue reacted a little slowly and couldn’t escape, so Xu Yanwen was able to ruffle her hair.
The two people acted as if they were alone. Linda, who was standing next to her, could hardly hold the documents in her hand. She felt hot on her face as if she had been slapped hard.
Who told her that Xu always had a bad relationship with his wife? Who said Xu always hated his wife? What she saw at this moment was President Xu’s infinite doting on his wife. He tried to meet his wife’s requirements.
Everyone knows that the company prohibits playing games online to avoid computer viruses and loss of important information, but he allowed his wife to play games online in his president’s office and didn’t stop her at all. She really couldn’t think of any other words except that he spoils her.
Linda’s heart was trembling, her previous insistence on those ideas was falling apart, she could not understand many things, such as that day outside the Friendship Hotel, Xu Yanwen met his wife why did not recognize her? What was the reason he did that?
What she couldn’t figure out, Xu Yanwen wouldn’t give her the answer.
Xu Yanwen finished talking with Xue Jiayue before seeing Linda’s presence, seeing her wearing the same dress as Xue Jiayue, the smile on his face instantly tightened up, as if he was disturbed, a trace of displeasure faintly appeared on her face, and she asked in a business-like manner,
“What’s the matter?”
Linda sensed the huge change in his attitude, and her heart throbbed with pain for a moment. She stayed stunned for a few seconds before reacting and hurriedly handed up the documents in her hand.
“Here, here’s a document for you to look over.”
Xu Yanwen took a glance at the document in her hand and said.
“You put the document here, I’m about to have a meeting, I’ll read it after.”
Linda had to put the papers she was holding on his desk.
Xu Yanwen then said, “You go out.”
Linda hesitated for a moment and glanced at Xue Jiayue next to her, who also happened to look towards her. Two eyes collided, and Xue Jiayue’s eyes seemed to carry a triumphant smile. Linda felt that she was once again ridiculed by Xue Jiayue, ridiculed for her insouciance, ridiculed for her stupidity and lack of self-awareness.
Like being humiliated, aggression instantly rushed to her, Linda panicked and did not dare to look at Xue Jiayue, she turned around and left Xu Yanwen’s office in a hurry.
Looking at Linda’s back as she left, Xue Jiayue frowned slightly and turned her head to look at Xu Yanwen again, observing the expression on his face.
Xu Yanwen met her scrutinizing gaze and suddenly felt something was wrong, asking.
Xue Jiayue smiled faintly, waved her hand, and said.
Xu Yanwen grabbed her hand, and his gaze sank slightly.
“We agreed yesterday to be honest with each other, and not hide anything. You have something to say, right?”
Looking at Xu Yanwen’s firm eyes in front of her, insisting that she speak from her heart, Xue Jiayue pursed her lips for a moment and said.
“I don’t really like that secretary of yours.”
After saying that, Xue Jiayue was a little nervous. Before, the original owner also like to interfere with Xu Yanwen’s work and doesn’t like any female staff near him, especially the beautiful female staff.
And because of this, she and Xu Yanwen usually quarrel. Although at the end Xu Yanwen still transfer people away, but between these two people there was already a gap.
And just like the original owner she now also said she did not like Linda, would Xu Yanwen misunderstand what she meant?
Contrary to her fear Xu Yanwen behaved differently from any time before, he reached out and pinched Xue Jiayue’s cheeks, then said with a smile.
Xue Jiayue blinked and thought to herself what does it mean?
However, it was time for Xu Yanwen’s meeting. He went to the meeting room with the documents and didn’t give her much explanation.
Xue Jiayue stayed in Xu Yanwen’s office, played games for a while, then brushed up on Weibo as the time passed quickly.
When Xu Yanwen returned from the meeting, it was only a little more than an hour. Xu Yanwen put the information from the meeting into the drawer, turned off the computer on the desk, picked up the phone and car keys, and said to Xue Jiayue.
“Let’s go home.”
“Okay.” Xue Jiayue quickly picked up her bag and followed Xu Yanwen out.
Walking out of the office, she does not know how it happened, but Xu Yanwen naturally holds Xue Jiayue’s hand.
Xue Jiayue looked down at his hand holding hers and slightly struggled to pull it back, but Xu Yanwen instantly her intention, and did not let go of her, but held her hand firmly.
Xue Jiayue had no choice but to let Xu Yanwen lead her down the elevator and pick up the car in the parking lot.
It was not until Xu Yanwen’s car drove away that Linda who was hiding in the back corner, came out and looked in the direction the car left. She didn’t move for a long time.
The first thing she did when she arrived home was to take off the dress that was the same as Xue Jiayue’s. She was so happy when she bought this dress, but what she was feeling right now was the exact opposite as she vented all her annoyance and anger on this dress, she then threw it on the ground and stepped on it twice as if it was stepping on Xue Jiayue’s body, then she picked it up again and threw it into the trash!
Meanwhile, Xue Jiayue sat in Xu Yanwen’s car listening to a soothing song. Xue Jiayue looked down at her hand that was just held by Xu Yanwen’s hand that seems to still have his body heat.
“Jiayue.” Xu Yanwen suddenly called out to her.
Xue Jiayue froze before she gave a soft “hmm” to show that she was listening.
Xu Yanwen said, “In two days I’m going to Japan on a business trip, do you want to go with me?”
Xue Jiayue inclined her head to look at him, “What am I going to do there?”
“Go have fun.” Xu Yanwen said as a matter of course.
Xue Jiayue then laughed, “I have to go to work, ah, how can I go?”
“Ask for leave.”
Xu Yanwen didn’t think there was anything wrong with taking a leave of absence.
Xue Jiayue shook her head.
“I’ve only been working for a few days but I’ve already taken a lot of leave in a row, no one goes to work like I do. If I take time off again to go out and play and Mr. He knows, I’m afraid I’ll get fired.”
Xu Yanwen wanted to say Mr. He wouldn’t dare but, in the end, did not say it and could only regretfully say.
“Then go next time?”
Truthfully Xue Jiayue wanted to go, but it’s really bad to always ask for leave. She nodded and said.
“En, next time.”
Xu Yanwen did not say anything else, but deep inside he feels empty.
The next day, Linda received a notice from Assistant Feng.
Assistant Feng said with a serious look.
“Linda, your probationary period assessment ranked second to last for recruits, President Xu said you are not suitable to work in the headquarters and transferred you to the branch in H City to be an administrative secretary, so you should hand over your work today.”
Linda froze for a moment before she reacted to what Assistant Feng had said, the branch office in H City was thousands of miles away from Beijing, if she went there, she might never see Xu Yanwen again, she lost control and shouted.
“No, I don’t believe it, I want to see President Xu.”
She was about to rush out of the office but Assistant Feng stopped her and said.
“President Xu has taken the plane to Japan. He informed me of the transfer order by email, and the personnel department has completed the relevant procedures. You just need to hand over the work you are responsible for.”
Tears rolled down Linda’s eyes in an instant, she couldn’t accept the result and mutter under her breath.
“He promised my uncle’s ……”
Assistant Feng said with a deadpan expression.
“This is according to the company’s strict assessment of the ranking results and the final determination of the job, you and the last place of Xiao He are going to the H City branch, this are our company’s rules.”
Someone nearby followed.
“That has always been our company’s rule. Those with poor assessment results will be sent to the branch. If you dislike the branch, you can always resign.”
“Yes, it’s possible to resign. It’s just that you can’t apply for any more jobs at Xu after you resign.”
Other people’s words pierced her heart. Linda looked at assistant Feng tearfully and opened her mouth, but she couldn’t say a word.
Later, Linda, who refused to go through the transfer procedure and refused to leave even after being asked to go out by Feng’s assistant, so they had no choice but to call the security guards, and in the end, she was not able to see Xu Yanwen again.
Xu Yanwen flew to Japan on a business trip and stayed in Japan for a total of three days before he rushed back on Friday night.
When he got home at 10 pm, Xue Jiayue was drawing a design in the living room. When she heard the movement at the door, she turned around and saw him. A surprised expression appeared on her little face.
“You’re already back?”
“Why aren’t you happy to see me back?”
Xu Yanwen asked, feigning displeasure as he changed his shoes at the door and walked over.
Xue Jiayue thought he wouldn’t come back so soon but she wouldn’t dare to say it to his face. She shook her head very naturally as she said.
“No, I thought you will stay in Japan for a long time. I didn’t expect you to come back so soon.”
Xu Yanwen swept her a glance and guessed what she was thinking. He said indifferently.
“I always come back when it’s done.”
Xue Jiayue “Oh”, and was a little disappointed, thinking how quickly he finished and how good it would be if only he could do a few more days.
Xu Yanwen approached her and said.
“We have to go back to the old mansion tomorrow, which was stipulated by grandpa, so I rushed back.”
“Ah, yes, we have to go back to my old house.”
Xue Jiayue suddenly remembered. A few days ago, Elder Xu emphasized this matter.
By the next day, Xu Yanwen and Xue Jiayue drove back to the old mansion to accompany Elder Xu, as required.
The drive from Ning Xuan Yayuan to the Xu family’s old mansion took more than forty minutes, and there was no traffic jam on the road, so Xu Yanwen and Xue Jiayue quickly arrived in the old mansion.
Elder Xu was very happy to see them and let Sister Zhen prepare a large table of dishes, but this time Sister Zhen did not stew chicken soup, otherwise, Xue Jiayue and Xu Yanwen would be too careful to eat dinner.
After dinner, the two accompanied Elder Xu for a talk until the time was late before Elder Xu let them go back to their room to rest.
Returning to their room, they looked at the only double bed in the room, Xue Jiayue and Xu Yanwen once again fell into the dilemma of how to sleep.
Standing in the room, Xue Jiayue looked at the only bed, the original chairs in the room were removed by Elder Xu, leaving only this bed to sleep on, she looked at Xu Yanwen. Her lips moved after hesitating for half a second and spoke.
“How do we sleep?”
Xu Yanwen swept his gaze from the bed and didn’t seem to take the question as a problem, saying with a calm face.
“Just sleep like this?”
Xu Yanwen walked towards the bed with his long legs, raised his hand as he pulled the tie at the bottom of his neck, without the slightest extra expression on his clean face, he said seriously.
“The bed is big enough, you sleep half, I sleep half.”
Xue Jiayue: “….”
Want to sleep in the same bed? Xue Jiayue was a little hesitant.
Without asking Xue Jiayue’s opinion, Xu Yanwen ripped off the tie at the bottom of his neck and unbuttoned his suit, his long fingers unbuttoned the buttons one by one, soon revealing the white shirt inside, just like a movie in slow motion, nice and attractive.
Xue Jiayue grunted with her throat so loud that she could hear herself and said nervously.
“You, what are you doing?”
“Take a shower and go to sleep.” Xu Yanwen said calmy.
This this this ……
Xue Jiayue was even more nervous, her palms hanging at her side were sweating, and she hurriedly turned around, restraining herself from the urge to turn back to look at him, and said.
“You, you wash first.”
Xu Yanwen glanced at her back, the corners of his mouth slightly curved as his black eyes shone and faintly “hmm”, lifting a step towards her.
Xue Jiayue saw a looming shadow in front of her, of a tall and straight figure. Xu Yanwen had taken off his outer suit coat, and the white shirt button inside was untied up to the third one, revealing the wheat skin, and his strong chest loomed.
Xu Yanwen’s body has a faint mint-like smell, uncontrollably into Xue Jiayue’s nose, causing her heart to palpitate, she hurriedly took a step back, eyes looking at the tall, upright man in front of her as she nervously points and stammering.
“You do, do what?”
The author has something to say: Xue Jiayue: you, what are you doing?
Xu Yanwen: do ~ love~