Xia Xibei did not understand what was going on with Qiao Yanjue today at all.
Qiao Yanjue paused in the face of Xia Xibei’s doubt.
What should he say about it? Should he tell her that he didn’t like it when she wore someone else’s clothes?
At that moment, several girls passed by the door, speaking in raised voices as they walked.
“I’m so mad! I’m so mad right now!”
“Chill, chill! Let’s go shopping!”
“Yes, let’s just buy, buy, and buy! Those scumbags can get lost now!”
“Sure! Let’s go on a buying spree!”
Watching as they left, an idea occurred to Qiao Yanjue.
“Haih,” he sighed, looking somewhat distressed.
“What’s wrong?” Xia Xibei got worried right away. “Did something happen?”
With Qiao Yanjue’s status, what could make him so upset?
“Nothing serious, just some discord at work.” Qiao Yanjue’s lips curled into a unnatural smile, “It’ll be alright in a few days, it’s just that I’m not in a good mood today.”
He didn’t elaborate on what had happened, so Xia Xibei didn’t question further.
She couldn’t help him with his work, after all.
“I heard people say that buying stuff could make you feel good, so I was thinking of giving it a try.”
The realization suddenly hit Xia Xibei. So that was what he was up to!
Some people could recover from bad moods by buying a bunch of stuff, especially women.
She just hadn’t expected it to be Qiao Yanjue’s way of relieving frustration too.
“Then you should just buy things for yourself. Why are you buying things for me?”
Who didn’t come shopping for themselves? Was he buying things for others because he had so much money that it bothered him?
“I have everything I want and need,” Qiao Yanjue explained with an innocent look, “And I found out that buying things for others feels great indeed.”
Xia Xibei was speechless.
She took back what she just said.
Qiao Yanjue was rich indeed, and he was bothered by the fact that he had a lot of money.
That was a whole level that she wasn’t able to reach just yet.
“You can buy for Sister Hong then.”
“She doesn’t let me buy her stuff.” Qiao Yanjue shrugged, looking completely innocent. “I remember buying things for her before, but she asked me not to do so again. She said it deprived her of all the fun in shopping.”
Xia Xibei’s lips twitched. It really did sound like something that Sister Hong would say.
She had loads of money and free time at hand, so it was normal for her to kill time by shopping and spending money.
“How about Brother Huo?”
“Count him out,” Qiao Yanjue snorted scornfully. “He despises me for buying him stuff for no reason; I don’t have time for such fruitless efforts again.”
Xia Xibei was speechless. What he said sounded reasonable though! Besides, Qiao Yanjue seemed totally sincere.
“Can’t you just give me the chance?”
Xia Xibei was rather hesitant. She had accepted lots of benefits from Qiao Yanjue already, it didn’t seem like a good idea to take more advantage of him.
“Alright, enough hesitation, just give me the chance!” Qiao Yanjue suggested, “If you feel bad for taking things from me, you can buy me stuff too!”
Xia Xibei was shocked. What kind of logic was that?
After stating his reasons, Qiao Yanjue turned to talk to the saleswomen not far away, “Alright, please wrap those up for me!”
The saleswomen blushed upon seeing the gentle smile on his face.
Goodness, he was so handsome! And the way he smiled when he talked to the girl beside him was so cute!
Jeez, why couldn’t they ever come across a man like him, who was handsome and rich and treated his girlfriend well too?
This time, Xia Xibei did not stop Qiao Yanjue.
However, she couldn’t help but fall silent upon seeing the numerous bags filled with clothes.
After getting into the car, she finally spoke up.
“How about you let me give you a massage!”