Chapter 113 – His Dark Eyes Wavered (3)
Qiao Lian agonized for a long time before blurting out, “Mr. Shen, you can drop me at the next bus stop.”
Shen Liangchuan looked over coldly and said, “Are you treating me like your personal chauffeur?”
Qiao Lian did not understand what he meant.
Shen Liangchuan coldly humphed and looked in front, saying, “I received a phone call from my mother this morning; she asked us to head over.”
Qiao Lian momentarily tensed up and said, “Mom… What happened to Auntie Xia?”
Was she feeling unwell?
After noticing her anxious expression, Shen Liangchuan’s gaze softened and he said, “It’s nothing. Yuanxi has returned, so we’re just going to greet her.”
Qiao Lian felt that the atmosphere had gotten overwhelmingly odd the moment Shen Liangchuan brought up this name.
Shen Liangchuan was a proud man, and nobody could make him bow his head. Anyone who observed the relationship between his manager and him would also realize that he was not a man who liked to be controlled by others.
Even after being married to him for about six months, she had never seen him accommodate anyone.
However, at this present moment, when someone had returned to the villa… Why did he want to go over and take a look for himself?
Who was this ‘Yuanxi’?
She bit her lip and did not know whether to ask him or not.
Her lips quivered, but she remained silent.
She did not notice that when he mentioned Yuanxi, Shen Liangchuan seemed to have recalled something and his gaze had darkened.
He suddenly said, “Yuanxi is young and immature, so I treat her like my younger sister. You should be tolerant of her.”
His words caused a sudden feeling of distress to spark within her heart.
She had thought that Shen Liangchuan had always been a cold-hearted person.
However, it turns out that he had occasional moments of gentleness.
Except, those gentle moments were not directed at her.
This discovery instantly damped down her mood.
After another five minutes, the car arrived at villa 18.
As they entered, Qiao Lian saw someone push open the door to the living room. Then, a petite figure appeared in the room. She was wearing an army green sweater, which complemented her porcelain white face. She looked like an easily embarrassed younger sister.
This was… Yuanxi?
As Qiao Lian thought about it, the car stopped.
Shen Liangchuan opened the door nearest to the driver seat, walked out of the car and went to the girl’s side.
Qiao Lian took some time to get off, thus she did not hear their conversation clearly. She could only see the girl tilt her head and smile inwardly. Shen Liangchuan tousled her hair affectionately.
She slowly approached them and saw the girl lower her head and say in a quiet voice, “Brother Liangchuan, you’re teasing me again. I’m going to ignore you.”
Shen Liangchuan said in a low voice, “All right, hurry up and enter the house.”
He looked as though he hadn’t even noticed Qiao Lian’s presence and did not seem as though he was going to introduce them.
The girl looked at Qiao Lian with her mouth agape. She wanted to greet her, but seemed like she did not dare to do so. After looking at Shen Liangchuan, she only managed to smile compassionately at Qiao Lian before following him inside.
Xia Yehua had already stood up and said, “I had already told you many times that Yuanxi’s flight would land yesterday evening. Why did you not come over then?”
Shen Liangchuan walked over and sat on the sofa without explaining himself.
A flustered Xia Yehua wanted to speak further, but Qiao Lian immediately went up to her and said, “Mom, he had something going on last night. Yesterday, he was in a meeting with Song Cheng until late in the night. It was simply too late to meet anyone.”
Xia Yehua’s expression softened, but she still humphed at Shen Liangchuan before smiling at Qiao Lian. Holding her hand, she first introduced her to Yuanxi saying, “Yuanxi, this is your sister-in-law, Qiao Lian!”
She then said to Qiao Lian, “Qiao Lian, this is Song Yuanxi, my stepdaughter!”