Chapter 1830: Something to Hide
“Nothing,” Shi Nancang suddenly said. “It’s you, actually. Why do you refuse to come no matter what I say? Don’t tell me you’re hiding something from me?”
“I just said it’s because I’m too tired.” Now, Shi Xiaoya felt guilty from Shi Nancang’s questioning.
“That’s not true.” Shi Nancang changed his sitting posture and said, “If it was in the past, no matter how tired you were, as long as I say I wanted to eat with you, you would always come. Why do you keep refusing today?”
“…” Shi Xiaoya coughed and said, “Okay, okay. I’ll just go, then.”
After saying the name of the room, Shi Nancang hung up the phone.
He said to Shen Shi’an unhappily, “I really can’t be assured introducing Xiaoya to you if you’re like this. You don’t know how to spare a thought for her at all. She just came back today, and you don’t even consider letting her rest for a while. You just kept rushing her to come out.”
Shi Nancang was very displeased with this.
Just then, when Shi Nancang said she was very tired and did not feel like coming out, Shi Nancang really wanted to agree.
But Shen Shi’an was urging him every day and really making him annoyed.
He just wanted to have Shi Xiaoya come out and show her face, then express whether she liked Shen Shi’an or not before quickly sending her back home to rest, lest Shen Shi’an pestered him all the time.
“I’m just afraid that because I’m too slow, your younger sister has already been wooed by someone else.” Shen Shi’an also saw the topics about Han Zhuoling and Shi Xiaoya on Weibo.
To be honest, he did not believe Shi Xiaoya would really have anything going on with Han Zhuoling.
It’s true, Han Zhuoling followed her and liked her posts.
But the cold and aloof image Han Zhuoling gave people had been too deeply imprinted in their minds. People probably would not even think in that direction because of that.
Furthermore, Han Zhuoling had just had a divorce not too long ago.
Given his character, he probably would not look for another woman so quickly.
Not because he had deep feelings for his ex-wife. Now, almost everyone knew that Han Zhuoling had had zero feelings for her.
It was mainly because Han Zhuoling might not even want to waste his time on such affairs for the time being.
But no matter what, Shen Shi’an still felt a slight sense of danger.
He was afraid that if Shi Xiaoya and Han Zhuoling kept being talked about as a couple, the lady herself might harbor such thoughts.
Even if Han Zhuoling had a past marriage, it would not really damage his prestige and attractiveness to women.
To put it more bluntly, he only got married once.
He did not have any children, so the lady would not need to be a stepmother after marriage.
The wealth he had aside, he even had that dashingly handsome face that was the dream of every girl.
It probably would not even reduce Han Zhuoling’s popularity among women.
Even if he too was a man, he had to say that Han Zhuoling was definitely the dream man in the hearts of most women.
What if Shi Xiaoya developed feelings for Han Zhuoling?
Then it would be troublesome if he started wooing her then.
That was why Shen Shi’an was so anxious to meet Shi Xiaoya earlier.
Shen Shi’an pleaded for mercy and said, “I’m just really anxious right now. If not, I couldn’t possibly be so inconsiderate as to insist on meeting her today. Previously, Xiaoya and Han Zhuoling were shipped as a couple online, and both of them also participate in the same variety show. Won’t I feel insecure?”
Shi Nancang pursed his lips and still did not speak.
Shen Shi’an put his palms together and kept pleading with him.
Zhong Litao persuaded, “Come, come, Shi’an is not a selfish person. Usually, he’s very considerate and will always think of others. It’s not like you don’t know that, or you wouldn’t have agreed to introduce your younger sister to him either.”
“If not for the fact that he’s usually reliable, I wouldn’t have agreed to his request today,” Shi Nancang said brusquely.