Looking at the flashing number, Xia Xibei was taken aback.
“Where are you now?”
As soon as she answered the call, Qiao Yanjue’s voice rang out with a force that was hard to ignore.
Xia Xibei narrowed her eyes and replied brusquely, “What’s it to you?”
She hung up after talking.
“What’s wrong?” Everyone was surprised by Xia Xibei’s reaction.
“Nothing, just a harassment call.” Xia Xibei looked calm. “Where were we? Oh yes…”
On the other end, Qiao Yanjue looked at the phone in astonishment. He couldn’t recover for a long time.
She- She had hung up on him?!
Anger ignited in his heart. This was the first time anyone had hung up on him!
As he was feeling annoyed, the phone rang.
He was overjoyed, but when he saw the displayed name, his expression became grim once again.
“What?” His tone was very aggressive.
“What the- Big Qiao, did you just eat dynamite?” A joking voice came out from the other end. “What? Were you rejected by some beauty?”
“Shut up!” Qiao Yanjue scolded angrily. “What are you talking about?!”
“Tsk, tsk, tsk… So angry! It must have been a hard rejection. This is incredible! Ha, ha, ha!”
Qiao Yanjue’s face turned dark as he heard the laughter.
“Jiang Yuran, what do you want?”
Jiang Yuran was not affected by his anger, still very happy as he replied, “Old Huo is right, you did get rejected!”
Qiao Yanjue held back his anger and stated coldly, “Jiang Yuran.”
He didn’t growl, but the sense of threat was even more intense than if he had.
Jiang Yuran had laughed enough. He coughed a few times, then calmed himself down. “Don’t worry! I am here to help you!”
“I don’t need your help!”
After issuing these words, Qiao Yanjue hung up the phone.
But soon, the phone rang, Jiang Yuran talking once again.
“I think your family company needs a branch manager in Africa,” Qiao Yanjue commented coldly.
“Oh no!” Jiang Yuran shouted immediately. “I really am here to help you!”
“What can you help me with?” Qiao Yanjue snorted, sounding dismissive.
“Although I can’t help you in other areas, I know something about the emotional stuff between men and women.”
“Don’t hang up yet!” Jiang Yuran shouted. “I was wrong, okay! But I’m guessing that you were rejected by a girl just now?”
Qiao Yanjue’s face had already turned cold.
“Actually, girls are very easy to manage. As long as you do what I say, you’ll be fine!” Jiang Yuran solemnly promised on the other end.
Qiao Yanjue’s finger paused on the ‘end call’ button.
Meanwhile, Xia Xibei was saying goodbye to a few friends on the side of the road.
“Honey, Asura, be good, ok? Sister will come see you soon!”
She stroked their heads before leaving.
The cat and dog looked at her pitifully, unable to bear being separated.
But it was late and time to leave.
“You guys go on, we can go back by ourselves,” Tang Luo said to them.
“We’ll wait for you to get in the car. Our home is nearby, and they don’t want to leave so quickly anyway,” said Ren Juncheng.
In that case, so be it.
Tang Luo and Xia Xibei exchanged looks of resignation, then looked to the side of the road, ready to call a taxi.
Suddenly, a black car drove up and stopped in front of them.
When the car door opened, Xia Xibei’s face sank as she saw the person getting out of the car.
“How did you find me?” she demanded.