Chapter 1733: As A Guest (2)
The car slowly drove on until it disappeared into the bend in front of them. Only then did Qi Lei return home with Dongfang Liuyun.
“It’s actually quite rare to see couples who are as harmonious and loving as them in the circle. This reminds me of the old Mu couple. I’ve known them for many years, and they were also very much in love as a married couple. It’s just that Grandma Mu left too soon. When I attended her funeral, I couldn’t believe it.”
On the way back, Dongfang Liuyun sighed softly.
Qi Lei listened and turned to look at her. He saw that there was a hint of distance between her brows. After some thought, he replied, “We’ll be as harmonious and loving as them in the future.”
Dongfang Liuyun smiled and suddenly reached out to hold his arm, “I don’t know if it’s possible, but I admit that I’m quite envious of them. I’ve interacted with Xi Xiaye a few times, she’s quite a kind person and she’s soft-hearted. She and Mu Yuchen are a match made in heaven. There’s a complementary side to their personalities as well as a similar side. Psychologically speaking, couples like these will find it easier to get along for a long time.”
“What about us?”
Qi Lei asked, “Is the probability of us getting along for a long time very high?”
“Us? The probability might not be higher than them.”
“How’s that possible? It must be higher than them!”
When Qi Lei heard this, he was a little unconvinced.
“We’ll find out as time goes on.”
Dongfang Liuyun let go of his arm as she said this and casually walked in with her hands behind her back.
When Qi Lei told Dongfang Liuyun about Mu Yuchen and Xi Xiaye, Xi Xiaye was also talking about Qi Lei and Dongfang Liuyun—
“Why are you so happy? You’ve been so happy the whole night.”
Mu Yuchen, who was driving, finally asked softly, “Are you happy?”.
Xi Xiaye then turned to look at him and coughed lightly, “It’s nothing. I just think that the tacit understanding between Qi Lei and Dongfang Liuyun is very interesting to me. However, I’m really quite surprised too. I didn’t expect for Dongfang Liuyun to really be able to hold down Qi Lei. Didn’t you see? Liuyun’s one glance over, and Qi Lei could very tacitly know what she wants to do in the next second.”
“You’ll naturally have this kind of tacit understanding once you get along with each other for a long time, just like us.”
“Not necessarily. If you don’t put in the effort to understand each other, this kind of small detail isn’t something any ordinary couple can do. Can’t you see that Qi Lei’s gaze was almost entirely on Dongfang Liuyun just now?”
Xi Xiaye smiled.
“They’re quite suitable for each other, you can be rest assured now.”
Mu Yuchen smiled and reached out to shake her hand gently before letting her go.
Xi Xiaye nodded gently. “If the partner is Dongfang Liuyun, I’m very relieved.”
After that, they were busy with work again. After Dongfang Gan left City Z, Dongfang Liuyun’s work became even busier, Lin Yuanyuan would not let go of the opportunity to torment her.
Not long after the Mid-autumn Festival, it was National Day.
After a week of vacation, Dongfang Liuyun finally had a chance to catch her breath.
Initially, Qi Lei wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to go out, but Dongfang Liuyun said that going at this time would only mean that they would be caught up with a sea of people. It was better to stay at home to read books and play games.
Qi Lei did not have any objections, so after that, the couple would occasionally go to the library to kill time, or go to the fencing hall or the horse farm. The main circle of activity was in the city.
When they saw Lan Xiu, it had been nearly half a month since the last time.
In Lan Xiu’s villa on the outskirts.
Dongfang Liuyun parked the car steadily. Just as she got out of the car, she saw Ah Li waiting at the door.
“Miss Dongfang, you’re here! President Lan is in the backyard,” said Ah Li right away.
Dongfang Liuyun nodded and walked straight inside. As she walked, she asked, “When did he come back?”
“He returned at 11p.m. last night. I wanted to call you, but it was already late, so…”
“It’s a public holiday, I thought he would go out.”
“President Lan doesn’t really like going out,” Ah Li said helplessly.
Dongfang Liuyun paused for a moment, then nodded and continued walking forward.
After passing through the winding corridor, Dongfang Liuyun soon arrived at the backyard. From afar, she could see Lan Xiu standing by the railing on the stairs in front of him—
He was dressed in navy blue casual clothes, no different from his usual attire. However, he seemed to have become thinner.
“You can go down first.”
Dongfang Liuyun said this and walked over.
“Yes, Miss Dongfang!”
Ah Li quickly retreated.
Dongfang Liuyun walked up the stairs and could smell the light and pleasant fragrance of tea from far away. When she got closer, she found that there was indeed tea brewing on the coffee table.
“Hasn’t discussions with Mr. Ge’s end been completed? Wasn’t the contract signed?”
Dongfang Liuyun frowned and asked. She sat down on the side and poured herself a cup of tea.
Lan Xiu closed the document in his hand and turned around. He handed the document to Dongfang Liuyun as he said, “The contract has already been negotiated and signed, but take a look for yourself.”
Dongfang Liuyun’s frown deepened as she listened. She reached out to take the document and flipped through it.
“What’s he worried about? Isn’t Fujiwara not here yet? This project is so huge, if it really gets stuck here, I…”
Dongfang Liuyun’s expression darkened.
“This is also my fault. We didn’t investigate properly back then. If Fujiwara is involved in this, it wouldn’t be beneficial to us. But we’ve already signed the contract, so we can’t just withdraw like this.”
“Who can guarantee that Fujiwara didn’t do this himself? He’s used such despicable methods more than once, hasn’t he?”
Dongfang Liuyun’s indifferent lips were suffused with a cold smile, but her voice sounded unusually cold.
“We still don’t know if it was him, but Mr. Ge must have some misgivings when he did this. I think I should tell you something in advance.”
Lan Xiu gazed deeply at Dongfang Liuyun and said in a low voice.
“What is it?”
Dongfang Liuyun stopped what she was doing and narrowed her eyes at Lan Xiu.
Lan Xiu’s eyes flickered. He thought for a moment before sitting down across from Dongfang Liuyun. He poured himself a cup of tea and drank it—
“Fujiwara has recovered. He has booked a plane ticket to City Z for next Friday. Liuyun, his motive this time is very obvious.”
Dongfang Liuyun said coldly, “What’s his motive?”
“He’s coming for you. The only condition he offered was to marry you. He’s now a lunatic, Liuyun…”
Lan Xiu looked at her deeply.