It was worth mentioning that Pan Yan was a very capable man at his work.
During the signing of the contract, he clearly displayed his professionalism as an agent by proactively vying for Xia Xibei’s benefits.
Even Jiang Shenghe started to view him very highly.
It was quite impressive that he could have such competence even though he was only in his twenties.
The two of them said their farewell and left after having discussed the details regarding her joining the crew.
Right as they stepped out of the room, Xia Xibei received a call from Nie Zehai.
“Congratulations!” Nie Zehai said with complete sincerity on the other end.
“I have to thank you for this! I wouldn’t have gotten this opportunity without you!” Xia Xibei replied instantly. She wasn’t an ungrateful person.
“Hahaha…” Nie Zehai laughed heartily, “All I did was give you an opportunity. It was your hard work that got you this role.”
Nie Zehai had heard about Xia Xibei’s performance. Although there was no video to watch, he was able to imagine the scene.
“I have to thank you no matter what,” Xia Xibei stated with a laugh. Taking a look at the time, she asked, “Are you free right now? How about I treat you to a meal?”
“You wanna treat me?” Nie Zehai was stunned for a second, but he quickly nodded, “I happen to be available; let do tonight then!”
“Alright, I’ll go with Qi and the others.”
They agreed upon a meeting venue, which was the Yuhai Pavilion. It was basically their stronghold now, and Nie Zehai felt more comfortable there, as he didn’t have to watch out for any paparazzi.
Xia Xibei sent Honey back before calling Yu Ziqi to inform him of her plans.
Right upon arriving at the Yuhai Pavilion and stepping into their usual room, Xia received a call.
“Are you done with the audition?” Qiao Yanjue asked. He smiled with pride as he read the message that was sent to him.
“Yes, it’s done. I got selected,” Xia Xibei replied with a smile.
“Let’s go out for dinner to celebrate it then.”
“I have plans for dinner already.”
“Plans for dinner?” Qiao Yanjue’s heart skipped a beat, “Whom are you going to dine with?”
“Qi’s cousin, Qi, and brother Pan.”
Qiao Yanjue’s tension was relieved upon hearing that she was going out with so many people.
“I’ll go fetch you later then?”
“No need, I’m not sure what time it’ll end. Also, brother Pan will send me back.”
“Alright then, be careful on your own.”
After hanging up the call, Xia Xibei almost jumped when she turned around and met Pan Yan’s gaze.
“What are you doing?!”
Pan Yan had a strange look on his face, his eyes seeming to gleam as he demanded, “Who just called you? Are you in a relationship?”
“In a relationship?” Xia Xibei’s lips twitched as she asked in bewilderment, “How did you get to that conclusion?”
“You’re not in a relationship?” Pan Yan was skeptical, snorting, “But your tone of voice didn’t sound right!”
Xia Xibei was speechless, “Come on, that was my brother!”
“Your brother?” Pan Yan scowled, “When did you get a brother? Is it the lover kind of brother?”
Hadn’t Xia Xibei severed connections with her parents already? How would she have a brother?
“What nonsense are you talking about!” Xia Xibei rolled her eyes at him, “He’s the son of sister Hong’s elder sister, so doesn’t that make him my cousin?”
Pan Yan took a while to wrap his head around the complicated relations involved in this scenario, still suspicious as he exclaimed, “But you aren’t biologically related!”
“So that makes us lovers? You’re too narrow-minded!” Xia Xibei chuckled in contempt, “Also, he has a fiancée! And I’m too young for him!”
Although she would turn into an adult in just a few months and her mental age wasn’t young anymore, Xia Xibei felt that she would always be a little girl. Besides, relationships just didn’t interest her.
“Great! He’s not your lover then!” Pan Yan sighed in relief.