After getting in the car, Xia Xibei moved to the side and increased the distance between the two of them.
Looking at the distance between them, Qiao Yanjue’s eyes darkened. However, he said nothing, as if he didn’t even see her estrangement.
After the car started, Xia Xibei looked out the window.
The city was being built, and they would pass some real estate under construction in a while.
Now was the era of rapid development. If you seized the opportunity, you could earn unimaginable profits.
Looking at the gorgeous neon lights outside, Xia Xibei had a lot on her mind.
Qiao Yanjue stared at the back of her head, more curious about her now than ever.
This girl was young, yet her personality was completely different from those of ordinary girls her age.
And he had never compromised with anyone like this before either.
If other people had dared to act this way in front of him, he would have kicked them out long ago.
But today, he had actually backed down.
Huo Zijun and the others weren’t the only ones who were shocked. He also felt strange.
However, his instinct told him that if he dared to treat Xia Xibei with the attitude he had towards others, the result would not be optimistic.
Also, he felt a little sheepish.
He was not an ungrateful person. After getting Xia Xibei involved in his problems twice, he couldn’t treat her the same way as he treated other people.
Besides, a girl whose parents did not love her would have a different attitude from others.
He was several years older than her. He couldn’t be as willful as her, right?
After finding an explanation for his abnormal behavior tonight, Qiao Yanjue’s body relaxed.
The car quickly reached its destination.
A lot of banners had been posted on this old and dilapidated block, encouraging everyone to move out as soon as possible.
It had happened pretty quickly.
In normal times, Qiao Yanjue would definitely find the work very efficient, even praising the workers.
But thinking about Xia Xibei’s situation, he became quiet.
“Thank you.” Xia Xibei got out of the car, carrying a few bags. “I’ll be going now.”
“Let me walk you back.”
Before Xia Xibei could answer, Qiao Yanjue got out of the car and took the bags from her hand. “It’s not too far anyway. I’ll walk with you.”
Then, he started walking ahead.
Xia Xibei paused, then decided to follow.
It was nice when someone else carried the bags.
Soon, they arrived at the building where Xia Xibei lived.
It was past 11 o’clock in the evening and most people were asleep, with only a few scattered lights on.
After climbing the stairs, Xia Xibei opened the door. Qiao Yanjue followed in, looked around, and quickly understood the situation here.
Sure enough, it was as old, dim, and damp as he had imagined.
How could a young woman live here? It would really hurt her health!
“Thank you for bringing me home. I won’t waste any more of your time.”
Xia Xibei looked at Qiao Yanjue with a smile on her face, but it was a dismissive smile, used for guests.
Qiao Yanjue didn’t want to stay either, but he asked, “Have you found a place to live?”
“Not yet,” Xia Xibei shook her head. “It’s very simple. I will find one soon.”
“It’s late, I won’t keep you. Goodbye.”
Qiao Yanjue was speechless due to her rushed response. However, he could only nod his head.
“That’s OK, you have a good rest. I’ll take care of the house.”
“Huh?” Xia Xibei was startled. What did he mean?
Qiao Yanjue responded with a smile, then strode out.
Xia Xibei stared at the door for a while but decided to ignore it in the end.
Who knew what he was planning?
After taking a shower, Xia Xibei turned on the computer and saw herself on a certain online platform.