Chapter 269 – What Happened Between Them (9)
Although he was at a distance, he could still clearly see that Qiao Lian was standing outside the door, chatting happily with a boy.
The sky had turned dark.
She was smiling very sincerely and that smile was even brighter and shinier than the stars in the sky, so much so that he could not move his eyes away from it.
He had thought that she could only smile this way when she was with Qiao Yi. But actually with a stranger she had just met, she could also smile so happily?
Was it that… she remained silent only when she was with him?
This thought made him feel sad and uncomfortable.
As he strived to avert his gaze from her, it was directed towards the boy, who had sparkles in his eyes.
Qiao Lian walked out after she finished speaking to Smiling Tiger.
She only took two steps before she saw his car. She stopped walking.
She stood there for two seconds, recalling his overbearing behavior. Then her face turned expressionless and walked over.
She opened the car door of the passenger seat obediently and got onto the car. She did not speak a single word in the car.
Shen Liangchuan started the car engine. He was thinking of saying something, but he saw that she had picked up her cell phone as if she had noticed that he had wanted to say something.
Her displeased look made him swallow his words.
His heart felt stuffy as he drove the car.
While Qiao Lian was playing with her cell phone, it started ringing. It was her managing editor, Liu Zhixing, who called. “Qiao Lian, Mo Xicheng will be having a banquet the day after tomorrow. You have to think of a way to gatecrash it and make sure you get a shot of his girlfriend. Although Mo Xicheng is not a big deal, he has actually always been popular and has numerous loyal fans. And recently he has been on the spotlight, so make sure you treat this matter seriously. Do you understand?”
Qiao Lian frowned and said, “Noted.”
She hung up the phone and clenched her jaw.
Normally when reporters were to seek for an interview, the news agency would be the one to provide the means or sources. For example, bribing a certain hotel manager or dressing up as a service staff to gatecrash an event. But Liu Zhixing… was clearly making things difficult for her.
How would she, a small-time reporter, be able to enter a private gathering?
As she thought of this, she suddenly became aware of the person beside her and subconsciously turned and took a glance at him.
The car was very quiet, which made him able to get a general idea of the conversation that Qiao Lian had just had. The moment Qiao Lian looked at him like that, he couldn’t help but look forward to it in his heart.
He had thought that she would be the one to break the silence between them so as to ask him for help. Never did he realize that actually, she had only taken a glance at him and then averted her gaze.
He immediately felt as though he had been splashed with a bucket of cold water from head to toe, and his heart had turned cold suddenly.
Shen Liangchuan was holding the steering wheel gently and his gaze was fixed ahead. But his eyes were tremendously dark.
The car finally reached the villa. Qiao Lian did not wait for him. She got off the car and ran to the living room.
As expected, Qiao Yi was sitting in his wheelchair waiting for her. When he saw her, he smiled and saidm, “Sister, you are back!”
Qiao Lian nodded. “What did you do at home today?”
“Read books and study. Are you tired?”
“Not tired. I am full of vitality!
Qiao Yi laughed loudly.
The warmth between the pair of siblings made Shen Liangchuan pause as he was changing his shoes. The same bitterness that he had felt earlier was aggravated.
He loosened his tie, feeling like the air in the room was a little suffocating.
He stood there, staring at them. Then he suddenly walked over to Qiao Lian, tugged at her without speaking and headed upstairs.