Qiao Yanjue’s face turned dark, “Stop that nonsense! What do you mean I’m old? I’m still in my youth, okay! Also, I’m the only person that’s in charge of my relationships!”
As he spoke, he gingerly observed Xia Xibei’s expression.
However, there wasn’t really much he could see from Xia Xibei’s face.
This both elated and disappointed him at the same time.
He was glad that Xia Xibei didn’t get angry, but the exact same reason disappointed him as well.
“Haha!” How could Liu Manhong even know what he was thinking about? So she sneered, “As long as you keep it in mind. As for what you said about being in charge… That depends on whether your dad and mom agree.”
Judging from the Qiao family’s condition, they sure wouldn’t allow Qiao Yanjue’s life partner to be the child of an ordinary family.
Feelings were important, but so was compatibility. Otherwise, his partner would end up suffering a lot.
Qiao Yanjue’s face turned even darker upon hearing those words, and his heart sank at the same time.
Liu Manhong was right about it.
If he were to protect the person he loved, he had to equip himself with greater power.
“You don’t have to worry about it, I know what I’m doing,” Qiao Yanjue said with a sullen face, his manner rather frightening.
Nonetheless, not only did he not intimidate the two people beside him, his reaction even roused their curiosity.
“Sister Hong, don’t worry, Brother Qiao is a great guy, I’m sure many girls like him,” Xia Xibei waved her hand and said with total nonchalance.
She still remembered that Qiao Yanjue was a renowned man in her past life. Despite his aloof and dreary character, girls were extremely fond of him.
Besides, according to the chronology, this was about the time when his family had started finding him a fiancée.
Therefore, they didn’t have to worry about it at all.
Xia Xibei was speaking for him, but not only wasn’t Qiao Yanjue happy about it, it made him feel even worse.
He could clearly see that Xia Xibei didn’t have any intimate thoughts for him. Otherwise, she wouldn’t be able to comment so casually about it.
It was as if there was something tearing at his heart, which felt extremely awful.
“You have a point,” Liu Manhong agreed. “You have no idea how many girls have fallen for him ever since he was a kid!”
Although he didn’t like any of them.
“That’s for sure!” Xia Xibei nodded. “Our Brother Qiao is a good-looking, awesome guy!”
“In fact, it isn’t too early. You could meet the girl now, see each other for a couple of years, then get married and have kids later on. What perfect timing!”
“Yes!” Xia Xibei couldn’t agree more. “You have to spend some time together to get to know each other, only then will your marriage be blissful.”
As he listened to the two of them exchanging remarks, talking over the most important event of his life like housewives in a market, Qiao Yanjue’s face turned extremely dark.
Forget about Liu Manhong, why would Xia Xibei say the same thing too?
Did she want him to get married to someone else so badly?
“Don’t you want to ask me what kind of girls I’m drawn to?” He cut them off all of a sudden.
“Is that even hard to figure out? Of course you’ll like a girl that’s elegant, generous, and gentle,” Xia Xibei replied without the slightest hesitation. It would surely be girls who were completely different from her.
Qiao Yanjue’s face turned as dark as the clouds in the sky before a thunderstorm struck.
“You’re wrong, completely wrong.”
Xia Xibei was startled by the look in his eyes.
It was so terrifying; he looked like he was about to devour her.
“Do you really have no idea what kind of girls I like?” Qiao Yanjue’s eyes were as dark and unfathomable as an ancient well, gleaming with sparks that made every heart race.
“I…” Xia Xibei’s breath was caught in her lungs, and she was at a loss for words.
“Alright, enough. I know what I should do, you don’t have to get involved.” Qiao Yanjue stood up abruptly, clenching his hands into fists. “I’m going home to get some rest.”
Watching his back as he furiously stomped off, Xia Xibei and Liu Manhong couldn’t help but stare at each other in shock.