Chapter 51 – Have You Not Eaten Dinner?
Shen Liangchuan walked inside indifferently. Even though he saw Qiao Lian standing at the kitchen entrance, he did not slow down his footsteps but instead went upstairs straightaway.
Qiao Lian looked back and saw Zhang Hong telling everybody to scoop food into their bowls without delay. All the food was gone within a matter of seconds and there was none left for her.
A couple of women hurriedly washed their plates and cutlery and started to walk outside. Zhang Hong looked at Qiao Lian provokingly, lowered her voice and said, “I’m sorry, unfortunately there is no food left. Given that you arrived at home so late, you must have eaten already, Ms. Qiao?”
She deliberately emphasized the words “Ms. Qiao” and she spoke in an extremely sarcastic manner.
Qiao Lian glared at her but suppressed the anger that she was feeling in her heart.
Shen Liangchuan was home, which meant that if she started making a fuss, he would hate her even more. As such, she should quietly think of an idea instead.
She waited for Zhang Hong to leave before entering the kitchen. She hoped to find a bit of bread and opened the refrigerator. However, she could scarcely believe that the fridge was completely devoid of cooked food.
Qiao Lian frowned.
If she cooked now, Shen Liangchuan would notice the commotion in the kitchen.
Whatever. She would just skip a meal and treat it as something that would help her lose weight!
She went upstairs but did not know where to go.
To the master bedroom? Or to the guest room?
As she was thinking, the door to the master bedroom suddenly opened. Shen Liangchuan had just finished showering and had changed into his pyjamas. The two of them bumped into each other and Qiao Lian immediately jumped backwards. She turned around and started walking to the guest room.
However, she had only taken a couple of steps before she heard Shen Liangchuan’s voice say coldly, “Ms. Qiao, the door is here.”
Qiao Lian froze in her tracks, looked back and suddenly realized something, so she said, “Ah, oh”.
Then, she entered the master bedroom. Her body was stiff.
Shen Liangchuan was in this room, so she felt that whatever she did now would make her feel extremely awkward. As such, she took her pyjamas, took a quick shower and then laid down on the bed.
Because her back was facing Shen Liangchuan, she could not tell what he was doing. Qiao Lian thought for a while and then took out her rudimentary cell phone, switched on the front camera and slowly raised it.
Shen Liangchuan had smashed her previous cell phone. Thus, she had started using the old phone that she used in the past.
As she was used to using a high definition camera, she found it hard to suddenly adapt to using this camera that is of a worse quality.
The grainy image made the person shown on screen appear slightly blurry.
Then, she saw Shen Liangchuan stand at the side of the bed. Her cell phone continued sliding upwards, until it directly met with Shen Liangchuan’s gaze!
Qiao Lian was so shocked that her hand loosened. “Bang!” She dropped the cell phone, which immediately smashed her face.
She screamed and sat up suddenly. Then, she saw blood flowing out of her nose!
She pinched her nose with her hands and tilted her head backwards. As she saw Shen Liangchuan walking over, she hurriedly jumped up and ran to the bathroom, saying, “Hurry up and check whether my phone is fine!”
This was the only cell phone she had left. As a reporter, it would be absolutely tragic if she had no cell phone.
Shen Liangchuan: …
Qiao Lian washed her nose thoroughly. After her nosebleed had finally dried up, she simply stood in the middle of the bathroom. She was in such a predicament that she wanted to kill herself.
If she had known that Shen Liangchuan would be standing by the side of the bed, she would definitely not have peeped.
Qiao Lian lowered her head, covered her face and hesitantly walked out of the bathroom. She hurriedly climbed up on the bed and covered herself with a blanket.
The bedside lamp was switched on inside the room, but the light it emitted was still quite gloomy.
Shen Liangchuan’s fiery silhouette was lying by her side. Qiao Lian suddenly noticed that this was actually the first time that both of them were lying on the same bed, while being completely sober.
She turned around. The night was quiet and suddenly, her stomach started growling, shattering the silence.
She hastily covered her belly, but then heard Shen Liangchuan ask inquiringly, “Have you not eaten dinner?”