Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
An Xiaxia was eating her yogurt while watching cartoons on her iPad. She then sensed the intense gaze on her. Removing her earphones, she blinked and asked curiously, “What’s wrong?”
Qi Yanxi hung up and looked at her grimly.
Engagement… How could Sheng Yize keep such big news from An Xiaxia?
Unless, he didn’t even know himself…
The banquet he was going to was probably that engagement party.
He was the only one who knew now. If he didn’t tell An Xiaxia about it… After Sheng Yize got engaged, An Xiaxia would definitely break up with him. In that case, he would have a chance…
“Qi Yanxi!” Seeing that he wasn’t answering her, An Xiaxia waved her fair little hand in front of his eyes. “Are you alright?”
Her sweet voice brought Qi Yanxi back to reality. Damn it! How could he have such a despicable thought?!
“An Xiaxia, come with me!” He grabbed An Xiaxia by her arm and dragged her out without an explanation.
An Xiaxia cried out in exasperation, “What are you doing?! Hey, slow down! I can’t keep up with you!”
Qi Yanxi shoved her into his sports car and said coldly, “Buckle up.” He then floored the gas pedal and the car shot out like a stream of light.
An Xiaxia clutched the seatbelt and her face drained of all color at the terrifying speed.
Qi Yanxi looked almost as awful as she felt.
He didn’t know if it was a good idea to take An Xiaxia to that engagement party.
He only knew that although he wasn’t exactly a good man, he couldn’t bring himself to take advantage of other people’s vulnerability!
Even if he wanted An Xiaxia to be his girlfriend, he would wait until An Xiaxia was single again! He would never drive a wedge between Sheng Yize and her like this!
The sports car stopped outside the Sheng family home.
This was An Xiaxia’s first time here. The villa was halfway up a hill and looked splendid. Behind it were row upon row of European-styled houses, and further up was a giant manor which stretched into the distance.
Qi Yanxi led her inside. The doormen all knew him as the heir to the Qi family and the two entered the villa without being stopped once.
The reception hall was brightly lit and filled with the hubbub of socializing. An Xiaxia spotted Song Qingchen right away in the center of the crowd.
She wore an exquisite white dress and had perfect makeup on. She was holding Sheng Yize by his arm and was whispering into his ear.
All of a sudden, the music quieted down and Sheng Qingyi walked onto a platform with a microphone in his hand. His smile looked perfect. “Welcome, everyone, to the engagement party for Yize and the daughter of the Song family!”
There was immediately a round of enthusiastic applause.
An Xiaxia’s face went pale instantly and Sheng Yize also frowned.
He was going to stop Sheng Qingyi when Song Qingchen stopped him and kissed him on his cheek.
A new round of applause started up around the room!
An Xiaxia clutched Qi Yanxi’s arm with all her strength.
“Xiaxia…” Qi Yanxi called her name, feeling genuinely sorry for her, when An Xiaxia said calmly, “Qi Yanxi, let’s get out of here.”
“We’re leaving?!” Qi Yanxi looked at her in disbelief.
“Yes.” An Xiaxia nodded and dragged him out of the room.
The villa was as brightly lit and boisterous as when they had gotten here, but it had nothing to do with her now.
Making a scene in there would achieve nothing. She would only make herself a laughingstock.
“Are you an idiot?!” Qi Yanxi said indignantly.
“I’ll wait for Sheng Yize’s explanation.” An Xiaxia remained level-headed. “I have faith in him.”
Qi Yanxi fell silent.