“Sorry! I’m so sorry!”
Old Chen was so startled by what Xia Xibei said that he stepped on the brake all of a sudden.
Fortunately, they were still in the parking lot and there weren’t any other cars in sight. Otherwise, just imagine what could have happened with that sudden braking!
“Be careful!” Qiao Yanjue bellowed with an icy look on his face. Then he turned to look at Xia Xibei and asked in a rather stern voice, “What did you just say?”
Xia Xibei was frightened by their reaction, thinking that she must have said something that she shouldn’t have.
“I just thought that you didn’t look so good, so perhaps I could help you relax with a head massage.”
“Head massage?” Qiao Yanjue repeated with a frown.
“Yes,” Xia Xibei nodded. “My skills are not bad.”
However, when she saw the look of disapproval that Qiao Yanjue was wearing, she added, “Of course, if you don’t like it, then just forget it.”
“No way!” Qiao Yanjue’s face was grim. “How can I just forget it?”
He pinched his thigh and softened his tone of voice when he saw Xia Xibei’s confused little face, “I can’t just turn down your kindness like that, can I?”
Xia Xibei was quiet, thinking in her head, ‘I don’t mind if you turn it down though!’
Qiao Yanjue flashed her a small smile, “I trust your skills, and I also happen to feel a little unwell these few days.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll give you a massage when we get home!” Xia Xibei said right away.
She was relieved that Qiao Yanjue agreed upon it.
This was a decision that she made after careful contemplation.
She had to repay his kindness, for Qiao Yanjue had always been nothing but good to her.
In terms of material wealth, she didn’t have anything that Qiao Yanjue didn’t already own. Therefore, she had to consider other aspects.
She happened to notice the dark circles under Qiao Yanjue’s eyes and thought of how he said he didn’t feel quite well these few days, so she decided to give him a massage.
She believed that his sleep quality would improve a lot after the massage.
It seemed like they could even develop medicines that would help with sleep!
After stepping on the accelerator, Old Chen dared not let his mind wander again, neither did he listen in on the conversation going on in the passenger seats. He was completely focused on driving now.
The two of them got out of the car upon arriving at their area.
“Let me get those.” Qiao Yanjue took over the huge bags, and told Xia Xibei with a smile, “I’m really feeling better after spending some money.”
Xia Xibei nodded, “It’s good that you’ve found a suitable way to relieve stress indeed.”
Qiao Yanjue said nothing, simply continuing to smile.
Very soon, Xia Xibei went to Qiao Yanjue’s home after putting down her things.
The layout of the two houses was the same, and the designs were similar as well. Apart from some minor differences, the other aspects looked alike.
“What should I do? Should I wash my hair first?”
Qiao Yanjue was behaving normally apart from the slight redness at the tips of his ears, which gave him away.
Xia Xibei laughed, “No need for that.”
But then another thought occurred to her, “But it’s kinda late already, I think it’ll be better if you take a shower first. It’ll be nice to go to bed right after the massage.”
One would be relaxed after massage, and sleepiness would strike.
“Alright then,” Qiao Yanjue nodded, “Make yourself at home first. I’ll be ready in a minute.”
Xia Xibei nodded, and took the TV remote. “Go, I’ll watch TV first.”
Qiao Yanjue felt even more delighted as he saw how casual and relaxed Xia Xibei was in his house.
However, he soon scowled. For a girl to visit a man’s home by herself, wouldn’t it be disastrous if the man had ill intentions?
But then he thought about it again. Xia Xibei wasn’t a damsel in distress who didn’t have the strength to fight back, so no one could actually inflict harm upon her.
Most importantly, of course—he would never leave her alone with another man!