Connie doesn’t talk in roundabout way. She just directly tells her situation, she express her liking to her and talks about her purpose to call her.
If she is a real one and her invitation is sincere, Ye Qing Xin feels that she is very frank and honest person.
But she is not someone that believes anyone easily, especially stranger. Moreover, she also learns from Dou Weir’ past mistake. She thinks about it, she refuses it in polite way. “I am not graduate yet, I want to focus on more study.”
The caller laughs: “You don’t believe me right. I can understand it. Tomorrow I have an art exhibition tomorrow at one of art gallery. You can come over and look around, perhaps we can chat.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “If I have time, I’ll go.”
She means that she might not go.
But the caller doesn’t force her, she just says: “Sometimes success not only needs effort and talent, it also needs courage and grasping your chance. I see that you don’t have any wild ambition, if not you would not join the competition too. Do you agree?”
The call ends. Ye Qing Xin looks at the window.
The internet explains Connie is not only a famous fashion designer but also a photographer. She holds a lots of art exhibitions domestic and international.
She also checks that indeed Connie has held an art exhibition at Jing City art gallery through PGC. PGC is the domestic photographer website. It shows a lot of domestic majority photographers’ news.
This makes Ye Qing Xin hesitates. She tries to look for Connie’s photos, but there’s no photo of her even her real full name. How can she be sure that she is Connie?
“Xin Xin, what are you doing? You have lift this slice of meat with your chopsticks for half day, will you eat?” On the dining table, Dou Weir knocks at Ye Qing Xin’s chopstick with her own chopsticks.
Ye Qing Xin puts down her chopsticks. “I have no appetite.”
“But you still need to eat. Now you are pregnant with royal offspring. You are not alone. You don’t want to eat, but you should eat a bit for the royal offspring inside your belly right?”
Then Dou Weir serves her a bowl of clear soup: “I already sacrificed myself to eat this kind of plain and bland food. I even eat this simple meat dishes. I followed it all, hurry up eat it.”
“Then do you think I need to go or not?” Ye Qing Xin asks: “Now I quite understand your feeling before. Indeed it is too fascinating. Connie ah. The most famous top class fashion designer. She unexpectedly called me. Only one fifth of designers can work at Pear. Tell me a rookie like me, how can she notice me?”
“If not you want me to accompany you?” Dou Weir pats her chest. “If you are afraid that someone with bad intention lie to you, I’m with you. I will protect you.”
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t answer, she just thinks.
Dou Weir says: “No need to be so confused. She can take fancy of you. She should be noticing your talent. You should have something special. Tomorrow let’s go and see. There’ll be a lot of people in art gallery, why should you be so afraid?”
After the dinner, Dou Weir doesn’t go home. She just lays down on the sofa and calls her Nai Nai.
Ye Qing Xin also lays down on the sofa and calls Zhou Qiao Qiao. She chats for her for a while. Ye Qing Xin then talks about the main point that she wants to talk. “Ma, I suddenly want to get married, do… you have any comment?”
Her mother should know that she wants to marry, unexpectedly she didn’t call her to ask her about it. Ye Qing Xin is somewhat felt neglected.
Zhou Qiao Qiao coughs.
“Ma, are you okay?” Ye Qing Xin could notice her pain. She feels worried abouut her.
After a while, Zhou Qiao Qiao becomes calmer. “Xin Xin wants to get married. Mama of course is happy for you. In the future there will be a man that will protect you both. Mama is at ease….” Then she starts to cough again.
“Ma, this time you come here with Xiao Guo, you shouldn’t go back again.” Ye Qing Xin says: “Jing City has a lot of special education school. Let Xiao Guo goes to school here, you stay here. So I can take care of you.”
She doesn’t know how long her mother will live. Ye Qing Xin suddenly feels that she is not up to standard daughter. After her mother diagnosed for the terminal illness, she seems to never take care for her too much.
Zhou Qiao Qiao laughs: “Let’s see.”
“It’s okay, I’m okay. I always be afraid to not call you because I am afraid that you will hear me coughing and let you be worried. Mama is okay. As long you and Xiao Guo can live well, Xin Xin, I’ll hand over Xiao Guo to you…..”
Zhou Qiao Qiao has repeated that last sentence for several times.
The calls ends.
“What are you daydreaming about?” Dou Weir has ends her call and looks at her: “Your Big boss Jing is not here, can I stay here tonight? I can sleep on the sofa, or even on the makeshift bed.”
Ye Qing Xin: “……….”
“My Nai Nai’s health is getting better, now she can get off the bed, she also can eat by herself……”
“I’ll go back and have a shower. Then I’ll come over again to accompany you to sleep.”
Dou Weir wears her slippers and goes out. Before she goes out, she blows her a kiss: “Beauty, wait for me to come back.”
Ye Qing Xin: “……”
“Mrs, you also need to take shower and rest early. A pregnant woman needs a good rest.”
Ye Qing Xin nods and goes back to her room to take her dress and has a quick shower.
The time she has shower, Auntie Zhang knocks the bathroom’s door: “Mrs, it’s Mister’s call.”
Ye Qing Xin wipes the water from her face and goes to the door to take the phone.
“You are not asleep yet?”
“Em. It’s still early.”
“Tomorrow afternoon we will arrived at T City.” Jing Bo Yuan says: “After two days, we will return, I’ll be back soon.”
His tone is very calm.
She thinks about her mother’s condition, she says: “My Ma’s coughing seems to be more serious. I’m a bit worried about her.”
Jing Bo Yuan says: “Don’t worry. I’ll help you to take care of her.”
Ye Qing Xin: “Em.”
Then it’s silent.
They could listen to each other’s breathing sound. Ye Qing Xin stands in front of the mirror and looks at her flat belly. It seems to not different. If it’s not because of her urge to vomit, maybe she will forget that she is pregnant.
After a few moment, she suddenly remembers something. She says: “Bo Yuan, today I receive a call. The caller said that she is Connie, that famous designer. She invited me to join ear. Can you help me to check on Connie? It’s best if you can find her photo.”
Jing Bo Yuan says: “Wait for me.”
After around five minutes, Ye Qing Xin finishes her shower and she dries her body with towel. Jing Bo Yuan calls again.
“I just called her, tomorrow you can go directly to the art gallery.”
“……” Ye Qing Xin is a bit stunned: “You… know her?”
Jing Bo Yuan: “I’ve cooperated her several times.”
Ye Qing Xin: “…….” She asks: “Didn’t you way that I should concentrate on my study……”
Jing Bo Yuan laughs: “but if you have a chance, you shouldn’t waste it.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “Em, I get it.”
“Tomorrow remember to be safe. Let Driver Lu sends you. If it’s raining, wear more clothes.”
The call ends. Ye Qing Xin looks at the time, it’s 08.30 pm.
She finishes wearing her clothes. Dou Weir calls her, she said that she wouldn’t come to sleep over. Ye Qing Xin notices something wrong in her voice. She asks her with care: “Are you okay? Why are your voice sounded weird?”
Dou Weir replies hurriedly: “I’m okay.” Then she hangs up.
Before the call ends, Ye Qing Xin could hear a man’s voice. It sounds familiar. She frowns. Finally she realizes it. She smiles and just let it go.
At night she lays down on her bed. She clearly feels tired, yet she cannot fall sleep. She could smell the manly scent on the bedsheet but her heart is empty.
She thinks about it , goes to the dressing room and takes one of Jing Bo Yuan’s shirt. She hugs it and very quickly she falls asleep.
Based on the weather forecast, there will be rain and thunder for two or three days. Who knows that this morning the day is quite good.
With Jing Bo Yuan’s assurance, this morning Ye Qing Xin wakes up and gets ready. She calls Driver Lu to tell him that she will go out around 09:00 a.m.
The time she comes out of her apartment, He Ji Fan also comes out from Dou Weir’s apartment. He is happy and full of smile. Dou Weir’s face blushes.
Looking at Ye Qing Xin, He Ji Fan greets her happily: “Di Mei (Younger brother’s wife), morning.”
Ye Qing Xin looks at both of them and smiles.
Dou Weir just closes the door.
Ye Qing Xin, He Ji Fan: “…..”
Both of them go downstairs together by taking the elevator.
He Ji Fan: “I heard that Bo Yuan and his family go to your family’s hometown to propose the marriage. He really cherishes you.”
Ye Qing Xin just smiles but doesn’t say nothing.
“But what I didn’t expect that Gu Gu (Auntie) can accept you so easily. She is also willing to go to T City. I thought she will……”
He Ji Fan doesn’t finish his words, but Ye Qing Xin understands his intention.
“Bo Mu (Auntie) also goes to T City?”
“You don’t know?”
Ye Qing Xin shakes her head: “He just told me that Bo Fu goes with him.”
He Ji Fan: “Perhaps Bo Yuan also didn’t knows it…..”
Ye Qing Xin thinks about Jing Bo Yuan and his mother’s relationship. She asks: “Do you know why Bo Yuan and Bo Mu’s relationship is bad?”
He Ji Fan ponders: “Possibly because of that kid.”
Ye Qing Xin is confused: “Kid?”
He Ji Fan explains: “Ten years ago, Gu Gu had miscarriage. I heard that it’s related with Bo Yuan. Gu Gu really cherishes that kid so she broke off her relation with Bo Yuan, they had a great fight….”
Ye Qing Xin also remembers what Jing Suo Suo told her before. He Su E fell down from the stairs and bled……..
Could it be miscarriage?
That time Jing Bo Yuan was twenty years old, she shouldn’t just cut it off with her mature son.
Ye Qing Xin thinks that this matter is not simple.
Ye Qing Xin keeps on thinking of He Ji Fan’s words that she isn’t aware that the car has stopped in front of the art gallery’s entrance.
“Mrs, we are here.” Driver Lu speaks up.
Ye Qing Xin regains herself and smiles. She thanks Driver Lu. She gets off the car.
Ye Qing Xin gets inside and gets the ticket.
She looks around for a while, then she wants to call Connie.
When she is about to call, she looks front and notices two person approaching. One of them is Xiao Lian.
Ye Qing Xin puts away her phone and waits for two of them to walk closer to her. She wants to greet her but Xiao Lian just glances at her and acts like she doesn’t know her.
Ye Qing Xin just closes her lips and smiles. She lowers her head and looks at her phone again.
Since she expresses her intention clear, then Ye Qing Xin feels that it’s unnecessary for her to greet her.
“Ms Ye.” A person beside Xiao Lian greets her and smiles: “I didn’t expet that you will come this early.”
Ye Qing Xin looks at that woman. She is around forty years old woman. She wears a simple make up and fashionable clothes. Her voice is familiar
Ye Qing Xin smiles and greets: “Madame Connie.”
Xiao Lian looks at their interaction and is surprised: “You guys know each other?”
Connie smiles: “This is the designer that I mentioned to you before.”
Xiao Lian smiles. Before indeed Connie told her about a designer. How she prepared to invite this designer to join her company. She didn’t expect that she will know this designer. She is quite surprised.
“Is, I want to chat with Ms Ye, I will not accompany you again.” Connie says: “Ms Ye, do you mind if we go to the coffee shop?”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “of course not.”
At the coffee shop.
Ye Qing Xin opens the conversation: “I’m very curious. How can you find me?”
Connie says honestly: “Even a greatest designer also can find a bottleneck. I have an approaching fashion show, Pear designers haven’t sketched any new designs. I feels something is missing. Two days ago I saw your fashion show, I suddenly realized that the one that is missing is color. Your clothes’ color give me light. Perhaps, you can try……”