Qiao Yanjue was somewhat baffled when he received Mo Bonan’s call.
He became so terrified, he almost stormed out the moment he heard that Xia Xibei was at the hospital.
Fortunately, Xia Xibei called shortly after to tell him that she wasn’t injured, it was in fact Tang Luo who got hurt. He was alright now, and they would be heading back in a while.
Eventually, Xia Xibei asked him not to come to the hospital, and just wait for her at home instead.
Qiao Yanjue was wearing a solemn look as he stared at the screen after the call ended.
What was going on right now?
If Xia Xibei hadn’t insisted, he would have headed over there by now.
On the other end, Xia Xibei flashed a humorless smile at Mo Bonan after ending the call.
“Brother Mo, thanks for your concern, but I’ll get home just fine by myself. There’s no need to bother Brother Qiao.”
Mo Bonan remained expressionless but was deeply surprised inside.
He had thought that Qiao Yanjue played the dominant role in the interaction between him and Xia Xibei. After all, Qiao Yanjue’s status wasn’t one which she could compare to.
However, that didn’t seem to be true. Xia Xibei’s tone of voice and attitude were much more domineering.
Mo Bonan had heard that Qiao Yanjue’s aunt had taken Xia Xibei in as a foster child, which made the two of them “cousins.”
Before that, Xia Xibei was almost akin to an orphan, without both parents.
An orphan would certainly experience a change of mentality when she became part of a rich family out of nowhere.
Unexpectedly, it turned out completely different from what he had assumed.
“Bei, sorry for the trouble,” Tang Luo told Xia Xibei in a soft voice, “Don’t worry about me. I’ll take care of myself.”
“Alright,” Xia Xibei nodded, “Just tell me anytime if you don’t feel well.”
“I know,” Tang Luo nodded, looking full of trust.
As he watched the scene, Mo Bonan’s heart sank and he couldn’t help but interrupt them.
“You’re still students, you should focus on your studies. Forget everything else and get into college.”
His tone of voice was stern and harsh. Tang Luo’s face paled a little, as if he had just heard something awful.
Tang Luo’s reaction put a gloomy look on Xia Xibei’s face.
She tugged her lips at Mo Bonan, giving him a totally indifferent smile, “We know that for sure. Besides, our grades are awesome! Both Luo and I are among the top five in our cohort! I suppose it won’t be a problem for us to apply for any colleges at all.”
She sounded firm and confident, as if all the schools out there were hers to choose from.
“But there’s one thing I would have to correct you about.” Her smile widened as she continued, “Luo is eighteen already, he’s an adult now. And I believe that he is both mentally and psychologically mature enough to take responsibility for his own actions.”
Her short speech made the air around Mo Bonan freeze drastically.
His chest heaved, and he laughed out of anger, “So you’re saying that…”
“I’m saying that you don’t have to worry so much about us, Brother Mo.”
Mo Bonan snorted coldly, his face dark and overcast. “My question is, who are you to speak to me in that way?”
They had only met a few times and hadn’t even spent much time together. However, Mo Bonan felt that it would be too polite of him to hold back his temper after the words Xia Xibei had just wantonly spoken to him!
“Who am I to speak?” Xia Xibei looked at him in surprise, “A good friend, of course!”
“Just a good friend?” Mo Bonan’s eyes turned even colder.
“Of course!” Xia Xibei nodded.
“Are you aware that I’m his brother?”
At that point, Xia Xibei’s smile became even more sarcastic.