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Translated by newbienoona
Edited, and proofread by anks
The warmth blanketing Lila reminds her of spring. Her body stops shivering when she emerges from the shadows. She raises her eyes cautiously, but is shocked when she realizes it is An Chuxia before her. "How can it be you?"
An Chuxia slightly lifts an eyebrow. "Why can't it be me?" Her tone is akin to someoone discussing the weather as good friends. It is incredible how quickly Lila's adrenaline settled. A moment ago, she was about to be humiliated by the beggars. Then, men in black suits rescue her.
In seconds, the beggars were killed. The scent of blood around her was nauseating. Her mind, muddled… .
"Why? Why do you want to save me? Do you think I'm a joke? If that's the case, then, you've accomplished your mission… ." As Lila stands up, An Chuxia quickly follows her, offering a hand to help her up.
Lila looks at her with disdain and indifference. An Chuxia smiles faintly. "I don't think you're a joke. If I wanted one, I wouldn't rush to a place that is this disgusting. It's not rocket science. I'm just… I feel sorry for you. This is the only way I can reduce some of the pain I have caused."
Her bravado doesn't allow Lila to feel shocked. With a steady heart, she wants to listen to her go on. Bewildered, her lips slightly tremble. "Don't pretend you're good. It's disgusting!"
Regardless of what Lila says, An Chuxia doesn't care. However, steward Han couldn't hold his peace. He frowns at her as he bellows, "Lady, our young madame was worried about you, and yet, you're ungrateful!"
"Steward Han, it's fine!" An Chuxia scolds the butler while smiling at Lila. "I did it for my conscience. Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to sleep. That's why I asked the bodyguards to save you. Do you hate me so much you won't accept my kindness?"
Lila glances coldly at An Chuxia. She looks down on her. "Of course, I hate you! It's because of you I'm reduced to this!"
An Chuxia is suddenly enlightened. She nods and says, "Well, it's necessary for you to accept this favor. Bite the bullet to survive until one day, you're strong enough to step on my foot bitterly."
Lila looks at An Chuxia. She knows she is trying to comfort her but this situation is laughable. She has slept with her fiance. She wants to kill her. But this girl is either naive… or stupid? Is there another way?
She knows that possibility exists. She might as well have been a corpse, and she has been resurrected. An Chuxia is at an advantage. Lila raises her head, the smile on her mouth is vague. "I just want to tell you, I've gone to bed with the young master."
An Chuxia gawks, but immediately smiles. "So?"
The look of indifference on An Chuxia's face leaves Lila confused. She tilts her head and asks, "Don't you like young master Han Qilu?"
Heavy shoulders shrug. Steward Han wants to kill Lila with his eyes. An Chuxia is embarrassed to say she doesn't like him. But she smiles and changes the topic. "I'll make all the proper arrangements for you. Remember, I will wait for the day you can bitterly step on my foot."CHAPTER 214 Reconciling with Lila
Translated by newbienoona
Edited, and proofread by anks
Lila bites her lower lip like she was making a very important decision. She says to Chuxia, "Lend me ten thousand dollars. I will disappear from A City! But… I will certainly come back. I will not come back to step on your foot, but to take your money."
An Chuxia can't help but laugh. "To be honest, I'm very repugnant. I'd ask you to be my friend, but that'll be hypocritical. I know I'm charming, but not the way boys do. I'm the kind of friend who likes friends…. ."
She dances with joy as she explains but Lila glares at her. "I have no time to listen to your narcissism. I want cash. Also, help me get to a hospital… ."
Half an hour later, Lila is at the hospital. Then, An Chuxia remembers she was supposed to meet with Meng Xiaonan. She is somewhat exhausted dealing with Lila, but she gets recharged thinking about her friend. "Steward Han, please go home ahead of me. I have a date with a friend at the World Trade Center."
"A date?" Steward Han's brow crinkles. "Male friend?"
Her lips break into a smile. "Oh no! It's a female friend. Does Han shushu gossip with Ma? Really… you don't have to worry about me. I can take public transportation to the World Trade building."
An Chuxia wonders what shopping would be like with Meng Xiaonan if steward Han accompanies them. Maybe he'll tease her! However, steward Han doesn't know what she's thinking. All he knows is that his most important mission is to protect An Chuxia. As he listens to An Chuxia, his eyebrows knit so tightly, it almost forms a single line.
She asks him to drop her off at the next block. Steward Han begs, "Young madame, are you embarrassed to be seen with me? If something happens, how can my old bones rest?"
She is about to respond when her phone rings. She presses down on the answer key and she can hear Meng Xiaonan yelling. "Laoda, are you doing this intentionally? Are you just a minute late or aren't you coming at all?"
"Oh, I'm not allowed to deal with something? Wait. Ten minutes. Ten minutes, I'll be there." She hangs up and then takes a long breath. She sees steward Han standing on one side. Her heart hammers. She hesitates to take the bus. She'll definitely not make it in ten minutes. Clenching her teeth, she says, "Steward Han, you can accompany me if you're at a distance. My friend will definitely not like this… especially." An Chuxia points to the bodyguard behind her.
Wouldn't this cause a scene with Meng Xiaonan? She'll faint and when the time comes, and she won't have money to compensate her for her medical expenses!
Since An Chuxia compromised, steward Han nods. "Young madame, rest assured, I will disappear. Of course, when necessary, allow me to follow you closely."
An Chuxia nods as she listens to steward Han. Everything was so simple and peaceful. Why would she encounter an accident? Although… after today's incident, she just thinks it's ironic she's being protected by a bodyguard employed by Ling Hanyu's family.
Her thoughts suddenly shift to Hanyu. She sighs, knowing her wages are all but gone. She best become a successful novelist now if she wishes to leave. She'll tell Meng Xiaonan she's become a writer… She doesn't wish to court death to begin with… .