All The Male Leads Have Blackened - Chapter 25.1
Cen Simiao flipped through the recorded information on customers, while had their purchase prices written on the side as added remarks. The table lamp by her bedside was on, casting a silhouette of her cheeks upon the wall. Her expression was rather elusive. Lu Mi had intentionally forgotten and left it in her office when he visited earlier in the day.
The information in the table was quite detailed. After a rough skim over, her eyes were fixed on the four words on the lower right corner.
Now we’re only missing the east wind…
[T/N: meaning that the plan was only waiting on one final touch. For more information, Google “Zhuge Liang East Wind”]
Imitate Gu Yu’s handwriting.
The next morning, she went to knock on Gu Yu’s door. After entering, she found that he was putting on his tie with one hand while the other was going through and picking which suit he was going to wear. And so, as if it was natural, Cen Simiao took over for him. As she exhales, her breaths landed on his Adam’s apple while her eyes remained serious on the task.
Just by lowering his eyes, Gu Yu could see her beautiful eyebrows.
After she finished helping him with the tie, she inadvertently bumped his chin. Cen Simiao’s eyes curved while his eyes darkened, but then she just simply turned and walked to the front of the wardrobe.
Holding one of the suits, she asked gently, “How about wearing this one?”
His eyes were redirected, and he nodded.
In the past few days, Gu Yu was suddenly badly battered by a wave of work, where all his orders that were originally one-step from being finalized, have now fallen through.
The reason why Father Gu was able to see him in a new light was inseparable from his achievements at work. However, he had successively missed the mark lately and was now far behind his peers.
Gu Yu gritted his teeth, and he was completely irascible.
Cen Simiao was very gentle and considerate during this period. When he needed to stay up late, she would always remember to send up a bowl of soup to him. On the other hand, Wu Yunrui hadn’t been able to get in touch with him for a while and became a little flustered.
Even when she called over, it would be Cen Simiao who picks up and tells her in a lowered voice, “My brother is busy right now. If you have an urgent matter, just tell me first, and I’ll tell relay him the message.”
But she couldn’t say a word at all. Thus after ‘hearing’ the lack of a response from the other side, Cen Simiao had just directly hung up.
Calling again after a few days, it was finally Gu Yu, but his tone was very impatient. And so Wu Yunrui’s mood, which she had repressed, finally broke out, and she cried and complained a few times.
Coincidentally, at this time, he received news that some new company had robbed one of the deals he was currently discussing.
Exasperated, he hurled the phone in a fit of anger.
Gu’s father’s eyes were getting colder and colder, such that he would scold Gu Yu every time he saw the other. Which immediately afterward, Cen Simiao would comfort him with a guilty expression, and at times, her eyes would even be reddened.
From repressing himself at the beginning, Gu Yu slowly started to vent and shout at Cen Simiao, to finally grabbing her arm while he would ferociously ask, “Just where exactly did I do something wrong to be scolded like this?!”
Cen Simiao lowered her eyelashes and didn’t give a response
Gu Yu became angrier and angrier. Then, just as he was about to lose his mind, suddenly, he felt a splash of warmth on the back of his hand. He was stunned for a second, then saw that Cen Simiao crying.
He stiffened, pursed his lips, and went to wipe the tears on her face but only felt as if it burned his fingertips. His heart quivered.
Things were going well. The only shortcoming was that the new company was short on staff.
Cen Simiao and Lu Mi discussed recruiting people, but not even a few sentences in, Lu Mi again brought up when they were going to resign. She was sketching with the pen in hand, and just told him to wait a few days, that It was still not yet time.
Lu Mi titled his head and suddenly asked, “You won’t be pitting me, right?”
She raised her eyes. “How could I? I particularly care about credibility.”
Lu Mi didn’t believe her at all.
Recently, she had been busy with Gu Yu’s situation and just didn’t have the time to worry about An Zeru. Atypically, he also didn’t come looking for her, instead, frequently asked for work leave.
Cen Simiao pondered for a while then decided to call.
An Zeru was nestled at home — sketching and designing. He had already scrapped more than a dozen drafts before finally designing one that was pleasing to the eye. His phone was right next to him, and he gave it a glance.
Right as he grabbed the phone, it also began to ring.
The voice on the other side was softened. “I miss you.”
An Zeru’s breathing paused for a second before he scoffed, then he heard the other side say, “How about coming over in the afternoon?”
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