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Papa An’s face froze for two seconds before he replied with a smile, “No, she didn’t. You can ask Xiaxia herself.”
Munching on her sandwich, An Xiaxia stuffed her mouth with food. She blinked at the question and tilted her head. “No, I didn’t. I never knew how to swim, nor was I around water. So how could I fall in?”
Sheng Yize’s face turned pale and he slowly clenched his fists under the table.
All these years, he had been looking for a person.
A person that he was very much indebted to.
The other day when An Xiaxia had scratched his car, he found her quite funny and those black pupils reminded him so much of that person in his memory, so he had decided to tease her a little and got someone to check her background.
The investigation then came back suggesting that An Xiaxia could well be that person he had been searching high and low for all these years.
This news had shocked Sheng Yize. It just so happened that conflict had started to emerge between the group and the company and their manager arranged for them to go back to school. He then requested their manager to enroll them into Qixia without a second thought.
Hence, everything fell into place. They became classmates and moved in together, none of which An Xiaxia had expected. However, they were all part of his plan.
But now… someone up there had played such a joke on him!
An Xiaxia was not the one he was looking for!
“Hm… do you want this?” An Xiaxia brought him a sandwich and smiled at him ingratiatingly.
After all, she was counting on Sheng Yize to take her as a crew member.
However, Sheng Yize’s face was expressionless and his eyes looked so deep and dark. There was a complicated emotion in them which she couldn’t comprehend.
“Let me ask you again. Have you never fallen into water?” Sheng Yize lowered his voice.
An Xiaxia shook her head, finding him unreasonable. “No, why would I lie to you about that?”
Sheng Yize suddenly rose to his feet and an intimidating air came off him. An Xiaxia instinctively stumbled back.
The air around him was so cold and he felt so intimidating though he didn’t show any anger. Frightened, An Xiaxia dropped the sandwich in her hand.
Sheng Yize walked past her and went straight upstairs.
He even stumbled when climbing the stairs and almost fell down.
An Xiaxia was very puzzled. She turned to her dad for help.
Papa An seemed very secretive about the subject. After telling An Xiaxia to have a good rest, he excused himself from the room.
An Xiaxia stared blankly at the air for a moment, heaved a sigh, then gave the sandwich on the floor a sorry look.
Hm… the floor wasn’t really dirty. So could she pick it up and eat it?
After going back to her room, An Xiaxia slept all the way until that evening.
She was indeed exhausted from the past two days. Although she wasn’t injured in any way since Sheng Yize had protected her, she still had sore muscles all over her body after waking up. She thought she could use some exercise downstairs.
She ran into Sheng Yize on the landing of the stairs.
“Sheng Yize, shouldn’t you be in bed?” said An Xiaxia in a worried tone.
Sheng Yize lowered his cap and explained, “I need to go to the company. Something came up and I’m needed for the press.”
An Xiaxia acknowledged that with an “oh.” Touching the tips of her index fingers together, she was trying to find something to say to Sheng Yize, but he had already started to walk down the stairs.
Speechless, she walked down with him. When Sheng Yize opened the front door, he looked into a bright, smiling face.
“Why, Sheng Yize, I see you’re still alive.” Qi Yanxi squinted and spoke in a menacing tone.
Sheng Yize sneered back. “I am. Disappointed, aren’t you?”
Standing behind Sheng Yize, An Xiaxia swore she could smell gunpowder smoke.
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“An Xiaxia, are you feeling alright? I’m here to check up on you.” Qi Yanxi was carrying two boxes of tonic in his hands and despite the smile on his face, there was something vicious about him.
An Xiaxia was afraid of them breaking into a fight again and forced herself to walk to the door. “I don’t need your visit. You can go now. Bye bye.”
She was going to close the front door when Qi Yanxi quickly blocked her way.
“An Xiaxia, I’m a friendly visitor, after all. I know you don’t like me, but you shouldn’t throw me out like that,” said Qi Yanxi, leaning on the doorframe in his roguish manner. An Xiaxia was inferior in her strength and stomped her feet in frustration. “What on earth do you want? Shouldn’t you be at military training now?”
Qi Yanxi scratched his chin. “Oh… the military training… I’ll go when I feel like it, otherwise no one can make me.”
An Xiaxia gritted her teeth. Sheng Yize pulled her behind him and raised an eyebrow at Qi Yanxi. “I suggest you behave yourself. I heard your old man is coming back…”
Qi Yanxi’s face darkened as he mumbled a curse. He could already picture how hellish his life was going to be in a few days.
He pointed at Sheng Yize’s nose and cursed, “You bastard, Sheng Yize! Just wait and see! You’ll pay for this!”
After those threatening words, he thrust the boxes into An Xiaxia’s hands, then hurried off, soon disappearing into the night.
An Xiaxia watched this with an open mouth. She then turned to Sheng Yize. “Wow, you’re awesome! You scared him off just like that!”
Sheng Yize lowered his cap and said calmly, “I’m off, bye.”
“Hey… wait a minute!” An Xiaxia called after him and said earnestly, “Take it easy on any physical exercise. Call 120 if you don’t feel right. And, you’ll come back, won’t you…”
An Xiaxia didn’t know where that last bit came from, but subconsciously, she felt that Sheng Yize was leaving her.
Sheng Yize paused at this before quickening his steps a few seconds later. She had no idea if he would listen to her or not.
An Xiaxia took a walk and picked up her phone after returning to the house. She then habitually began to browse the gossip online.
What she read made her jump.
Someone posted the news of Sheng Yize falling into a river two days ago and the fans were frantic. At the pressure, the company asked Sheng Yize to give a press conference.
Right now, it was live.
An Xiaxia tapped into the video of the live stream and saw Sheng Yize’s exquisite face.
After a change of clothes and with his hair fixed, he looked refreshed.
Sister Ke, their manager, gave a brief introduction, stating that the whole thing was a rumor.
The reporters wouldn’t buy it and began to ask all sorts of pointed questions.
“Captain Yize, did someone do this to you on purpose?”
“Were you hurt falling into the river? Will it affect your acting career?”
“Is this the company’s crisis management?”
Lu Ke waved her hand and smiled. “Yize has prepared something for everyone. It’s now showtime!”
The reporters were surprised by this. What? Was this press conference turning into a fan meeting?
The staff immediately handed Sheng Yize the earphone mic and the rhythm of a fast-beat song rang out.
It was a famous dance song by Starry Night: “When Love Arrives.”
An Xiaxia bolted to her feet.
He was so badly wounded, he shouldn’t be dancing!