Very soon, the man brought back all the clothing, but they were all in bad condition.
“It’s been raining, so…”
Xia Xibei’s face turned overcast upon seeing the filthy, soiled clothing. Abruptly, she turned to look at Qiao Yanjue with daggers in her eyes, holding back the urge to kick him hard.
If it wasn’t for him, these clothes wouldn’t have been damaged at all!
“Never mind, I’ll buy new ones for you.”
Qiao Yanjue was secretly delighted, but he pretended to be serious.
“This is someone else’s goodwill; you can’t make up for that!” Xia Xibei shot him an irritated glare.
“Which guy gave them to you?” Qiao Yanjue’ s face fell slightly, his tone of voice mildly sarcastic. “You’re still young. Don’t get deceived by petty favors from random people.”
Xia Xibei could no longer hold it in upon hearing his words. She brutally thrust her elbow into his chest.
“Who told you it was some guy who bought them for me? Why can’t it be a girl?”
She wouldn’t even accept them if they came from a guy! How could she be that gullible?
Qiao Yanjue could have dodged it, but he took the blow from her anyway, becoming exhilarated right away.
It wasn’t from a guy?
He coughed a little, “Aren’t they just some clothes? I’ll buy you new ones to make up for your loss.”
“Haha,” Xia Xibei forced a smile at him.
Qiao Yanjue wasn’t affected by her attitude. He turned to his secretary and ordered him, “Go buy some new ones. Get more.”
The secretary nodded, and then walked up to Xia Xibei.
“Miss Xia, these clothes…”
Xia Xibei snorted, but did not turn down Qiao Yanjue’s compensation. Instead, she handed the clothes over.
She wasn’t that silly! Since he got her into trouble, she would be a fool to refuse his compensation, wouldn’t she? It was his responsibility to compensate her!
“Brother Huo, where are the herbs that you were talking about?”
After handing over the clothes, Xia Xibei ignored Qiao Yanjue and turned to look at Huo Zijun.
She had come here today for the herbs; she didn’t have time to waste on Qiao Yanjue.
“Sure, I’ll go get them for you.”
Huo Zijun nodded, getting up to retrieve the herbs.
Xia Xibei began checking through herbs and nodded in satisfaction when she finished.
“The quality is pretty good.”
“Of course! How could I fool you with bad ones?” Huo Zijun smiled gently.
“Sure, I trust the way you do things,” Xia Xibei replied with a bright smile.
Watching the two of them having a friendly conversation, Qiao Yanjue’s surroundings became cold once again.
At that moment, his phone rang, and his eyes lit up when he saw the number displayed on the screen.
“Yea, the people over there have started signing, right? Okay, try to be faster. The faster the better. Well, that’s all.”
After hanging up, Qiao Yanjue looked over at Xia Xibei in a reserved manner. He was expecting a different reaction from her, but instead met a pair of pretty eyes blazing with fire.
He was startled. What did Xia Xibei want?
Now that she knew he was the person-in-charge of that area, couldn’t she show him some goodwill?
Huo Zijun deciphered Qiao Yanjue’s intention, so he said right away, “Xia, your place is about to be relocated. How are things going?”
“Haha!” Xia Xibei put on a half-hearted smile on her expressionless face. “All thanks to someone, it’s not good at all. It’s been a hell of a lot of trouble!”
“What kind of trouble?” Huo Zijun queried.
“Are you guys aware that I’m still underage?” Xia Xibei knew that they had definitely learnt about her background somehow, so she made no attempt at beating around the bush. “Because of this, I’m now knee-deep in trouble!”
The two men froze, and their faces turned awkward.
They hadn’t taken that into consideration at all!