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“Still hurt?” Ling Hanyu looks into her eyes. He isn’t thinking about anything. His distressed expression is very real. Not waiting for her response, he takes her injured hand and gently blows on her fingers. His cold hands clasps hers. That feeling… it’s like something is spreading in his heart.
Stroking his chin, Grandfather Ling says happily, “I’ve seen what needs to be seen, and I’m satisfied. You can go. I should sleep well. This person is old and I need a good rest before facing tomorrow.”
Thump. As she hear Lao Ling’s words, her heart drops. He has decided to visit the Han family tomorrow. Goodness. This only means she has to cope with everything and resist by whatever means available… Perhaps, she should officially inform Han Qilu… this isn’t good… A headache is coming… .
“What’s wrong? Why do you look so bad?” Ling Hanyu looks at Lao Ling and says, “An Chuxia looks uncomfortable. We’ll head out. Rest well.”
Lao Ling’s relaxed demeanor stiffens as he hears Ling Hanyu’s words. “Chuxia? Child, your name is Chuxia? Isn’t that the lead’s name in that boring cartoon your grandmother used to watch? Her name is also Chuxia!”
Lao Ling’s dead wife used to love cartoons? She almost understands why Ling Hanyu carries a variety of comic books all day. Would it have something to do with his dead grandmother? After all, he is 18-years-old and has an obsession with comics. Maybe it’s because of his grandmother.
Her heart can’t help but have a favorable impression of Hanyu. A filial child is most lovable. Which isn’t like Han Qilu. Bah! Why does she suddenly think of him? She thinks about it. Ling Hanyu partially squats while holding on to An Chuxia’s middle to lift her.
He looks at her round face. How is she so light? He couldn’t help but frown. “You’re rather light. What’s wrong? Don’t the Hans feed you enough?”
An Chuxia squirms when she reacts to his furious gaze. “How can I be light? This is my normal weight.”
“… Obviously, you’re light!” Ling Hanyu disagrees.
“… Am not!” An Chuxia makes no concessions.
“… Are too!”
“… If you say I’m light one more time, I’m ignoring you, Ling Hanyu!” she threatens him. Ling Hanyu obediently says, “… Not light.” They reach a compromise about her body weight, and Lao Ling laughs at the flattery. An Chuxia, good An Chuxia!
Ling Hanyu holds on to her as they exit the Ling’s front door. With a neat “See off the young master,” Ling Hanyu holds on to her as they take a left, making their way to the car. Relieved, An Chuxia whispers, “Put me down. We don’t need to act.”
He suddenly stops walking. His heart suddenly is fiercely alarmed. The pupils in his eyes narrow immediately. “Act?” He chest violently rises and falls. He takes a few deep breaths to calm himself down.
Confused, he blinks innocently. “Act, like, in a play with me? Oh yeah. That’s why I put you down quickly. I admit, your acting is pretty good. I slipped a few times and thought we weren’t play-acting.”
He finally looks at An Chuxia. Ling Hanyu’s lips move but he doesn’t speak. His sound is light but icy. “Ah, acting.”CHAPTER 180.2 You Do Not Want Me
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A man opens the car door. After a closer look, it’s easy to see the car has been cleaned.
It has a fresh car wash scent.
After getting seated, An Chuxia looks at the silent Ling Hanyu and says, “Your grandfather seems to like me.”
“It is just acting.” He’s indifferent after saying the four words. Ling Hanyu starts the engine. The car leaves the entrance of the Ling mansion immediately. Suddenly, the wind on her cheeks are sore. She looks at Ling Hanyu from the side. She’s perplexed. What’s wrong with him? Why is he all of a sudden very angry? Is it because she said Lao Ling liked her? That might be it.
It is evident he likes boys, but his grandfather likes her. This is probably why Ling Hanyu is angry. Making an effort to nod, An Chuxia says loudly, “Ling Hanyu, don’t worry! I won’t marry you. I don’t discriminate against you.”
The car slows down. An Chuxia’s face breaks into a smile. At that moment, he unexpectedly asks absent-mindedly, “What did my grandfather say to you? He made me look for the medicine kit. It took me half a day to find it, not knowing his intent. In those few minutes, what did he say to you?”
Mischievously spitting under her tongue, her smile brightens. “Good sisters, relax! He said he must go and chat with Uncle Han, but don’t worry, I won’t marry you. You have to be confident in your future. There’ll be a boy willing to abandon custom and be with you!”
He immediately looks like he has eaten a lump of stool. An Chuxia actually thinks he’s gay. How much of an idiot can she actually be? He really can’t stand her… after what she just said… .
“You said my grandfather is visiting the Hans?” He stares suspiciously at Chuxia. Is she saying the old man is determined to have An Chuxia as his granddaughter? How is this good?
An Chuxia nods and says, “Don’t be worried! When the time comes, I’ll say I have to help you study for a missed lesson. That way, it would be obvious and inconvenient for him to leave.”
He remembers they are making this up. His eyes turn dark. Ling Hanyu raises his chin and says, “Don’t come to my house for now.”
“Why?” An Chuxia asks, shocked. “You aren’t… you don’t want me? Why? We reached an agreement.” He reneges rather quickly!
Whatever she said seems to be inadvertently misunderstood. Raising his eyebrows, he says lightly, “I mean, the young master hasn’t honestly recovered. Relax, even if you don’t come, I’ll give you your wages. Ten thousand for a day?”
As she hears the amount, An Chuxia fiercely stares him down. “Ten thousand?” A day… Day?! Where does one work to be able to attain this salary for doing nothing?
“Too little?” Gauging An Chuxia’s reaction, Ling Hanyu frowns. His expression remains light. “One hundred thousand? I thought ten thousand a day isn’t low.”