Even after the phone rang seven or eight times, no one picked it up.
Fu Ge pursed his thin lips and furrowed his thick eyebrows. His tight jawline showed just how restless he was at the moment.
“Sorry, the number you have dialed is not available at the moment. Please call at a later time.”
No one picked up the call?
In the past, he wouldn’t have been so bothered.
Ever since Qiao Chen went to Beijing, she had been very busy with schoolwork. She usually only had the free time to return his messages and calls at night.
But this time around, Fu Ge’s heart seemed to have a rope tightly binding it. The more he failed to contact Qiao Chen, the angrier he got.
So, he did not wait for her to get back to him as before.
Without a pause, he once again dialed Qiao Chen’s phone number.
“Ring, ring.” This time around, the call went through after ringing seven or eight times.
The girl’s voice was gentle and moving. With slight irritation and nervousness, she said to him, “Hello? Brother Fu? Wait a minute. I’m still in class. I will call you back after class.”
Her voice was like a breeze.
Fu Ge’s anger eased slightly, but his expression was still very serious. Before she could hang up, he said in a deep voice, “I have something important to ask you.”
“But…” Qiao Chen looked at Wei Ling, who was waiting inside for her to return. Perplexed, hesitation flashed across her face. She finally made a choice. “What’s your question?”
Still worried, she added, “My aunt is still waiting for me to practice the piano. Please speak as fast as possible. I will call you back in the evening.”
Fu Ge’s sullen look eased a little. He grabbed the glass’s handle resting on the edge of the table and said, “Do you know about Qiao Nian’s recommendation to Qing University?”
Qiao Chen’s heart suddenly missed a beat, and she bit her lower lip. She bit it so hard she almost tore her lip. “Is Qiao Nian getting a recommendation to Qing University?”
The professor from Qing University they saw that day was really going to recruit Qiao Nian?
But she had heard from her uncle that Qiao Nian was going to participate in the independent enrollment examination.
It meant that after they left, Professor Liang did not choose Qiao Nian. Otherwise, why would she choose to sit for the independent enrollment examination instead of going to the Clinical Department?
In a short period of time, Qiao Chen thought of many things, most of which was the jealousy she could not suppress. With it surging within her heart, her mood suddenly worsened.
“You don’t know?”
Qiao Chen’s head was filled with the thought about Qiao Nian being recommended, she answered him carelessly, “I, I don’t know.”
Fu Ge’s heart suddenly sank. He didn’t have any reason to doubt Chen Yuan’s sarcastic words. His face became embarrassed, and he asked again, “You really don’t know?”
Qiao Chen grasped her cell phone tightly and vaguely felt that something was wrong, but she couldn’t tell what. Biting her lip, she said softly, “I don’t know. I came to Beijing with my aunt and uncle a month ago and have been studying all this time, so I didn’t pay attention to the news from Rao City.”
Of course, Fu Ge knew that she had gone to Beijing with her family a month ago. But what the people from Class A said happened before that. What Ye Wangchuan said was very clear. She was at the scene when the professor from Qing University came to recruit Qiao Nian!
“I thought you knew.” Fu Ge’s heart sank. Holding the glass’s handle, his knuckles turned white, and he felt a little disappointed.
Qiao Chen did not recognize the disappointment in his tone and assumed he was asking her casually. She denied it again. “I don’t know.”