After Su Lengxian snapped out of her shock, she spun around and ran downstairs.
"Miss, Miss..." A maid felt that something was wrong and chased after Su Lengxian.
Meng Xinyan stretched out her smooth arms and wrapped them around Su Lenghan's neck. At this moment, her eyes were enchanting, and her skin looked flushed. Her whole body melted into Su Lenghan's embrace.
"Lenghan!" Meng Xinyan's tone turned delicate and impatient.
After Su Lengxian's interruption, Su Lenghan lowered his head and gazed at Meng Xinyan in his arms. However, another distinct figure came to mind, and it was completely different from the person before his eyes.
He shook his head, and his darkly elegant eyes brightened. "Xinyan, get up first." His voice sounded distant, and it was as if he'd spilled a basin of cold water over Meng Xinyan's head.
Upset, Meng Xinyan raised her eyes and met Su Lenghan's faintly cold gaze. Her heart pounded, and when she regained her calm, she realized that Su Lenghan had maintained his calm and indifferent demeanor ever since she purposefully seduced him. When she finally progressed after much difficulty, Su Lengxian had instead on barging in. She should have locked the door beforehand.
"Lenghan!" Meng Xinyan called out helplessly.
Su Lenghan's heart softened. Standing up, he picked up the clothes laying by the side and put them on her. "Put on your clothes first then come out. I'm worried that something might happen to Lengxian."
Meng Xinyan nodded. Thinking back to Su Lengxian's earlier expression, she felt odd. Wasn't it normal for Lenghan and her to do this? Instead, Su Lengxian had worn a heartbroken look. Could it be...
Meng Xinyan was startled by her own thoughts. She hurriedly put on her clothes and went downstairs.
Su Lengxian had run outside aimlessly. She went straight to a bar and started downing alcohol bottle by bottle.
"Miss, is something making you sad? Perhaps you'd feel better if you vented." A man stood beside the bartender, and he looked dashing. His voice sounded sweet, and it was pleasing to the ears.
Su Lengxian was initially irritated but seeing the handsome man before her eyes, she chuckled. "Haha. Something making me sad? Who said that something was making me sad? I feel ecstatic." As she spoke, she gulped down another glass of alcohol.
The suave man narrowed his eyes and picked up the glass beside him. "Since you're happy, I'll drink with you."
"Ha, who do you think you are, wishing to drink with me? You are not qualified." Her mind was brimming with thoughts of her brother. She couldn't accept witnessing such a scene at all, but she had no clue why she felt this way.
The bartender laughed. "Miss, this is my friend and not an employee here. He's only here to help me while on a break. He's never shown interest in anyone else besides you, although many people have tried to approach him. He cares about you, and that just shows how special you are." The bartender especially emphasized these words.
Su Lengxian felt a little tipsy, and her neck was rather sore. The handsome man dipped a towel in alcohol and gently applied it to her neck.
This moment of kindness made her rather dazed. "Elder brother." With that, she hugged the man by his waist.
"Enough, you're drunk. I'll send you to your room to rest." As he spoke, he lugged Su Lengxian to a room at the back.
When Yun Bizue left the Luxury Emperor, she boarded the car immediately. Xie Shiyi stepped on the accelerator, and the car took off speedily.
Under the night sky, she could see the lights of the other villas illuminating them from afar. These lights that embodied a sense of home could apparently brighten up her lonely heart in the dark.
Without losing the sharpness in her eyes, she realized that this was now her home. It was no longer a place where the wicked Yun family resided, and there was only warmth left now.
At the lane, Yun Bixue requested for Xie Shiyi to stop the car and to send Yang Mei back. She strolled along the long lane towards the villa, taking one step at a time. Breathing in the fresh air, she dispelled all the depressing thoughts she'd felt today.
After taking just a few steps, she spotted a figure before her. Her body froze, and she paused in her steps. That figure who stood silently at the doorstep was Xie Limo.
Yun Bixue was heartened. Quickening her pace, she walked forward and called out gently, "Limo."
The moment Xie Limo saw Yun Bixue, his heart felt at ease, and his exquisite face glowed softly. "You're back."
Yun Bixue nodded vigorously and hooked her arm into Xie Limo's instinctively, "Yes, I'm home." However, she didn't expect to Xie Limo to feel so cold.
Her heart felt a slight ache. It was already dark and chilly; he must have waited outside for her for a long time.
Xie Limo didn't ask where Yun Bixue had been, neither did Yun Bixue mention it. After entering the house, Xie Limo gently tidied her stray strands of hair. "Look, you're already an adult yet you don't know how to take care of yourself." His tone sounded mostly affectionate.
Yun Bixue was reminded of Su Lengxian, and she knew that no matter how much she fixed her hair, it would still be messy. She snickered, "There must have been strong winds today, and it messed up my hair."
Xie Limo ignored her shoddy excuse and started to heat up their ready-made meals. The two ate together, and he then concentrated on preparing documents in his office.
Tomorrow was the day of his inauguration. Every leader of Ning An City would have to make a speech during the ceremony; it was to take responsibility for the citizens of Ning An City as well as to signify the start of their acceptance of him as their leader.
Yun Bixue didn't bother Xie Limo but instead lay on the bed after taking a shower. Her heart felt uneasy, and she finally picked up her phone. "Yang Mei, the arrangements for tomorrow have been settled, right? There won't be any issues, right?"
On the other end, Yang Mei's respectful voice sounded. "Rest assured, Miss. I have sent out three of the Yun family's men of sacrifice. There will also be decommissioned soldiers from the special forces to manage the scene tomorrow."
"Okay." Yun Bixue nodded. She knitted her brows, as though something had popped up in her mind, and she continued to instruct her, "No reporters will be allowed inside tomorrow. Search for one or two reliable media outlets and grant them an exclusive interview." It would be a live telecast tomorrow, and she couldn't afford to take things lightly.
"What's the situation with the royal families?"
"It was initially an impenetrable collusion, but because of what happened tonight, they've lost their focus. They definitely won't accomplish their goals tomorrow." Yang Mei provided Yun Bixue with the latest updates.
After enquiring on other matters and ensuring that everything was in place, Yun Bixue finally drifted to sleep.
After daybreak, Yun Bixue woke up to use the bathroom. As she opened her eyes slowly, she realized that no one was lying on the bed beside her. She flicked on the lights in a daze and then walked towards the study room.
At the study room entrance, she noted Xie Limo was still hard at work. She said while yawning, "Sleep earlier. You have a battle to fight tomorrow."
When Xie Limo lifted his head, he was met with such a sight—a beautiful and alluring woman was wearing an eye mask and pajamas with panda prints. She looked adorable, and his heart instantly softened. It was as if all his fatigue had dispersed because of her.
He felt a tickle in his heart as he approached Yun Bixue and grabbed her by the waist. "Why aren't you resting well? You're just like a kitten." He caressed her hair as he spoke.
"Ouch~" Yun Bixue's head was still too sore, and she couldn't help but cry out.