Chapter 148: They Don’t Have That Kind of Relationship
“When are you coming to Beijing? I’ve bought a house for you. You can stay there when you come over to study.”
The hotel manager was serving them as they ate. But when he heard what he said, he looked at Qiao Nian.
Qiao Nian was really pretty. Could they have that kind of relationship?
The age gap was too big.
But it would be possible for Old Master Su.
Besides, Old Master Su was the leader of the province, and he was more powerful than the mayor.
If it was in the past, he would have been a lord.
Qiao Nian poured herself a cup of tea and drank it. She then replied, “It’s fine. I have a place to stay in Beijing.”
Aunt Yuan bought it for her.
At least a dozen properties.
There were some in the prime area, some next to a park, and a condominium as well.
“You have a place to stay in Beijing?”
Su Huaiyuan was surprised as he didn’t expect her to have a house in Beijing. But when he thought about it, Qiao Nian was an awesome doctor, and it wouldn’t be surprising for many people to look for her. It was nothing to buy a house for her to treat them.
He didn’t think much and said, “It’s fine. You can just take the one I bought for you. You can stay there when you feel like it. Else, you’re free to sell it and buy a bigger house when you grow up.”
The steamed fish arrived.
They chatted for a while more.
Su Huaiyuan remembered something and asked, “Oh right, why do you have time to have a meal with me so suddenly?”
She was usually really busy when he came over to Rao City in the past and asked her out for a meal.
It was the first time she wanted to eat a meal with him.
Hence, he was curious about the reason.
“I need your help for something.” Qiao Nian then told him about what happened to Zhao Jingwei and how the Tang family got involved. She frowned and continued, “They have asked someone to help them release Zhao Jingwei.”
Su Huaiyuan understood what had happened and said nonchalantly, “Oh, don’t worry. I’ll take care of it. The girl committed a crime and the public’s opinion can’t change it. I’ll take care of things for your friend.”
Qiao Nian knew who he was. Hence, she knew that the entire situation was settled.
She couldn’t help but relax. As she didn’t like to owe favors, she took out a bottle from her bag and handed it to him.
“It’s a gift.”
Su Huaiyuan knew that she was good at creating such medicine. It was popular on the black market, and it wasn’t something you could buy with money.
He opened it and saw that there were seven or eight pills.
This girl must have treated them like candy.
She gave him so much.
However, he didn’t accept it and returned it to her. Looking at her as though he was looking at another person, he then said, “You look like someone I know. But she’s long gone now. She was just like you and didn’t like to owe favors. Hence, everyone owed her favors instead. If she was still alive…”
If she was still alive, she would be her age now…
What a pity…
“I don’t want your gift. If you want to thank me, you should accompany me for meals. I’ll be happy with that.”
Qiao Nian tried to give it to him, but he just wouldn’t accept it. She kept the bottle and said seriously, “… If I have the time.”
She didn’t like to make promises. But when she did, she would try her best to fulfill them.
“Alright. I’ll ask you out when you have the time, then.” Su Huaiyuan knew her. Thus, he was really happy. He asked the manager to give her more food and asked her to eat more.
He also kept saying that she had lost weight and that a girl shouldn’t be so skinny.
After their meal, Su Huaiyuan was getting tired because of his age and returned to his room to rest.
Qiao Nian checked the time. It was already 8:30 PM.
The kid should be here.
She texted him saying she was heading out.
She then took her things and strolled out of the restaurant. She headed downstairs.