Chapter 66.3 — PDA
She's acting… spoiled?
With that sad, pitiful expression on her face, she was no different from an invincible killing machine! And as for her target, Qin Jiran…
His heart had already melted into a puddle. Although completely flustered, he suddenly wanted nothing more than to bring her all the delicious food in the world!
"Why don't you eat the cake first, I'll go cook something for you. Wait here, it won't take long," he mustered before fleeing into the kitchen.
As he laid out the ingredients, he couldn't help but start to quietly grumble about Kang Zhong.
Why send a message saying that the cake was too sweet? Couldn't he have sent something more useful? Qin Jiran complained that if Kang Zhong had told him Yanyi didn't eat at the party instead, he would've had dinner prepared already. Then his heart wouldn't be aching like this from seeing her pitiful expression!
Back inside the living room, Su Yanyi's eyes slowly regained their clarity, and her lips curved into a small smirk. She picked up the heart-shaped cake on the table and happily bit into it. The confection was creamy with just the right amount of sweetness added to it, suiting her tastes perfectly. Just as she thought, the food Qin Jiran made was the best.
As soon as she finished eating, the man returned to the living room carrying a bowl of seafood noodles. She unceremoniously took the bowl from him and dug in. Seeing her eagerness, he felt both heartache and amusement at the same time.
"From now on, tell me whenever you miss a meal so I can make something in advance," he said as he handed her a tissue, acting just like an extremely virtuous wife.
"Mhm." She couldn't bear to stop eating and look up, so she continued eating as she agreed. She also felt that she had miscalculated, mainly because she hadn't expected the food at the party to taste so bad. Henceforth, she definitely would not let herself go hungry like that again.
Realizing that she had no intention of taking the tissue from his hand, and plus there was a smudge of food at the corner of her lips, Qin Jiran hesitated before carefully leaning in to wipe her mouth for her.
Although she was the most concerned about her food, she noticed his action nonetheless. For a second, she was stunned. Then she stiffly grabbed the tissue, carelessly wiped her mouth with it, and continued eating.
How many years had passed since someone last took such meticulous care of her? Many, many years. When she became old enough to understand certain things, she was given the responsibility of taking care of herself.
When he helped her wipe her mouth just now, it had felt even more intimate than when she kissed him during their date. Her emotions spun slightly out of her control as she savored the wonderful but complicated warmth. Such a small action was making her feel so much, prompting her to realize that living with another person could bring about a myriad of feelings, and she would slowly experience them one by one.
"001, does Qin Jiran's virtuousness count toward the Mission?"
【Dear Master, no. Everyone knows that Mr. Master is very virtuous. 】001 responded with a tone that seemed to say, "you just realized?" Su Yanyi curled her lips.
"Are you full? Do you want more?" Qin Jiran asked thoughtfully when he saw that she had finished.
"No, I'm full." She started to shake her head but stopped when a wave of dizziness washed over her, a consequence of all the wine she'd drunk. Reaching up, she rubbed her forehead.
"What's wrong? Is your head aching? I'll massage your temples for you?" He noticed her action and immediately became anxious, ignoring the bowl and chopsticks he had to clear away as he hurried to her side.
"Mhm." She closed her eyes and leaned back against the sofa. Qin Jiran hesitated before reaching out to clumsily massage her temples. His hands were warm and his fingers were rough, feeling heavy against her temples, but he controlled his strength so she felt comfortable.
Soon, she fell into a deep sleep. Qin Jiran noticed and continued to massage her temples, but with less strength than before. A while later, he stood up and cautiously gathered her into his arms. After making sure she hadn't been woken up, he took her back to her bedroom and gently laid her on the bed.
Her slumbering face reminded him of the Sleeping Beauty, but as much he wanted to play the prince and kiss her, he was afraid to disturb her sleep. However, she was still wearing her coat and it looked very uncomfortable. After a moment of hesitation, he carefully helped her take it, along with her shoes and socks, off so she could sleep better.
Once he finished doing that, he took a seat by the bed and watched her until he suddenly remembered that she hadn't showered. So he went into the bathroom, dampened a towel with water, and returned to help her wipe her face and smooth out her hair. Then he sat down again and watched her for a long time before leaving.
The next morning, Su Yanyi woke up without a hangover and happily downed the bowl of rice porridge and other mild dishes Qin Jiran had prepared. Afterward, she recalled her upcoming "trip" and casually asked, "I'm going to visit Wang Zhilin tomorrow. Want to come?"
"Go visit her? Why?" The thought alone was enough to disgust him. His dislike for Wang Zhilin was not due to the fact that she liked him —there were countless other people who did— but to the fact that she had tried, again and again, to sabotage his marriage with Su Yanyi. That, was completely intolerable.
"Yesterday, pictures of us at the filming site were released. I heard that she fainted after seeing them." Su Yanyi tactfully revealed the purpose of her visit: she wanted to go and anger the woman more. It took only three seconds for Qin Jiran to catch on. His expression changed to one of amusement, as he hadn't expected Su Yanyi to have such a childish and petty side to her. He found it cute.
"Then I'll go with you," he agreed dotingly.
When Kang Zhong learned that Qin Jiran was joining, he wasn't surprised. After all, he knew the purpose of President Su's visit too, and it would naturally be best if Qin Jiran was also there.
The Wang family was very, very busy with a ton of different things, so there were only a few nurses and servants around to take care of Wang Zhilin.
Wang Zhilin was in the middle yelling at said nurses and servants when Su Yanyi and Qin Jiran arrived.
"A bunch of good-for-nothings! Can't even make breakfast right! Why were all of you even hired? To anger me? Go recook it, and don't come back until it's good!" Wang Zhilin's shrill voice sounded terrible. Su Yanyi stood at the doorway with furrowed brows.
"You should be satisfied that you have food to eat," she remarked, making her presence known. Qin Jiran watched on with an interested expression.
"Su Yanyi? Why are you here? Get out, get out!" If one were to describe Wang Zhilin's behavior earlier as being "almost crazy," then after seeing Su Yanyi, her behavior was crazy. Malice and resentment immediately clouded her eyes, as though she was looking at a lifelong enemy that she wanted dead.
The corners of Su Yanyi's lips arched into a sarcastic smile, and she responded infuriatingly, "Naturally, I came to see you. How is it, can you still walk on both legs? You wouldn't have to use a wheelchair when you're going to look for men, would you?"
Hearing that made Wang Zhilin want to vomit blood. She had always hated Su Yanyi's arrogance attitude, so being mocked by her naturally annoyed her to no end.
The enraged Wang Zhilin struggled to a sitting position before grabbing something from the side table and flinging it at Su Yanyi. If she could move her legs, she undoubtedly would've flung herself at Su Yanyi instead.
Su Yanyi was about to dodge when Qin Jiran moved in front of her and caught the thrown object. Then he calmly retreated, letting her control the situation.
When Wang Zhilin saw what he did, her eyes instantly turned red. She glared at him viciously, as though she wanted to eat him, but he completely ignored her.
Needless to say, Su Yanyi was amused. He looked so cute protecting her while keeping a cold expression on his face that she wanted to hug him and kiss him—so she did.
Her eyes glinted mischievously before she pulled him in and landed a kiss on his lips. Then she looked at him and praised, "Darling, you're so amazing."
For a second, Qin Jiran was like a wooden figure. Then his eyes instantly brightened, filling with her reflection, and his previously cold aura completely disappeared.
"You, you two…" Wang Zhilin, on the other hand, almost vomited blood in anger, lost her breath, and finally fainted (again) from anger.
When the nurses saw the dramatic scene, they rushed out to find the doctor. The whole ward was in chaos while Su Yanyi took one last look at Wang Zhilin before leaving hand-in-hand with Qin Jiran.
VIN: "Vin-sama" forged ahead and discovered that chapter 71 is an important chapter. QJR finally initiates something, and SYY finally realizes something.
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