Chapter 139 – Zi Chuan and Liangchuan (9)
After finishing her spiel, she angrily opened her mouth again. “I’m giving you half an hour. If you don’t show up within half an hour, this princess won’t wait here any longer!”
She meant those words as a joke, but the other party stayed silent.
His reaction made her panic. She said nervously, “Zi Chuan? Why are you not speaking?”
He only started speaking after she finished, saying, “I’ll arrive in ten minutes.”
Qiao Lian’s heart immediately turned warm and fuzzy.
It seemed like she wasn’t the only one that was worried. He was also worried that he would not be able to meet her, which was why he was arriving an hour early.
She hung up the phone and supported her chin with her hands. Her eyes stared at the entrance of the cafe.
At that moment, there were not many people in that Starbucks cafe. She reckoned that there were less than ten people in the cafe, but there were even less people entering and exiting the shop.
Hence, Zi Chuan should be able to spot her quite easily once he entered.
As she thought about this, she suddenly felt nervous and had a sense of foreboding.
She bit her lip and silently waited. Then, her cell phone suddenly started ringing unexpectedly…
“Sister-in-law, look at me! Is this fine?”
Song Yuanxi’s question interrupted Qiao Lian’s trip down memory lane again. Qiao Lian’s mind returned to the present and she stared at Song Yuanxi.
Song Yuanxi had a delicate appearance. Her pale facial features could complement almost any outfit, everything suited her.
She looked beautiful as she wore the clothes that Qiao Lian had picked out for her.
Qiao Lian nodded and said, “You look great!”
Song Yuanxi smiled shyly for a moment, and then looked at Xia Yehua, asking, “Auntie… what do you think?”
Xia Yehua humphed coldly. When Song Yuanxi saw this, she lowered her head, like a child who had just done something wrong. When Xia Yehua noticed her expression, she stood up and walked over to Song Yuanxi to tidy up her messy hair. “Yuanxi, you must remember to protect yourself, all right? Also, if that guy doesn’t match your expectations, you shouldn’t get upset, understood?”
Song Yuanxi’s eyes brightened and she nodded vigorously, saying, “I’ll remember, Auntie!”
Then, she lowered her head and looked at the time. “We agreed to meet each other at the nearby Starbucks cafe at ten o’clock. It’s almost time, so I’ll take my leave first!”
As she said this, she happily ran outside. When she passed by Shen Liangchuan, she lowered her head, embarrassed. “Brother Liangchuan, I’ll be heading out now.”
Qiao Lian looked at Shen Liangchuan and noticed that he had an unfathomable look in his eyes. He was not gazing at Song Yuanxi. Instead, he was looking at himself.
Baffled, she twitched her eyebrows, only to see him open his mouth and say simply, “OK.”
Song Yuanxi did not notice his expression and immediately ran out. After a while, a chauffeur picked her up and drove her.
Qiao Lian stood up. When she noticed Xia Yehua’s craned neck, she suddenly said, “Mom, if you’re worried about her, I’ll go and look after her on your behalf.”
Xia Yehua immediately nodded and said, “Ahh, yes, go and look after her. Without someone doing that, my heartbeat will keep beating erratically. Yuanxi has always been a particularly innocent child. I’m truly afraid that she will be conned by that man!”
Qiao Lian nodded, stood up and walked outside.
Just as she reached the courtyard, she suddenly felt a presence behind her. She turned and saw Shen Liangchuan standing behind her. He walked past her, turned on the car’s engine and said, “Get in.”
Qiao Lian froze for a second before reacting. Shen Liangchuan was going to drive her to the cafe.
She got in and the car drove towards the nearby Starbucks cafe.
Once they had arrived, he stopped the car at the roadside. Through the glass window, she saw Song Yuanxi nervously sitting near the cafe’s window.