The Second Marriage Was Spoiled By The Boss - Chapter 12
Edited by Dawn
Chen Xu was soon woken up by Zhang Qian.
Seeing Zhang Qian’s face, Chen Xu thought she was dreaming. She looked at him with her eyes open and muttered to herself, “Zhang Qian?”
Zhang Qian looked at her and responded in a whisper, “It’s me.”
Hearing her call his name for the first time felt a little…wonderful.
Because she had just woken up, her voice was a bit hoarse and soft, completely different from her usual demure and composed appearance.
It was like she had become that little freshman girl again.
It was a spring afternoon ten years ago. That day, he was studying in a lecture hall when he suddenly heard a girl in the backseat say to her companion in surprise, “Oh, look! A rain of cherry blossoms!”
The girl’s voice was delicate and soft, with a nasal sound that had just woken up, like a small hand grabbing his heart. He looked back and saw Chen Xu’s face.
She was on the desk, her eyes wide open with a fascinated light, staring at the scenery out the window.
The wind was blowing outside as the cherry blossom trees bloomed all over the avenue, brilliant and dazzling. Falling cherry blossoms were like rain, covering the light gray road. The road also turned into brocade.
He remembered not only the cherry blossom rain that day, but also her face.
“Uh… ” Chen Xu rubbed her eyes and finally woke up. Zhang Qian stood in front of her, bending slightly with a deep look.
His face was a little too close to her. Chen Xu sat up straight awkwardly before pulling her unmissed hair with her hands. She then touched Tong Tong’s head. “Hey, why did I fall asleep?”
“Mom, you sleep soundly, like a little pig.” Tong Tong put his hand into his nostrils to imitate a pig’s nose, which made both adults laugh.
“Little brat.” Chen Xu smacked Tong Tong’s little head with her hand.
“There’s one more for you.” Zhang Qian gestured to the serial number on the electronic screen. “I was just passing by the first floor and saw you asleep. I was worried that something was wrong, so I came to have a look.”
“Thank you, senior brother,” Chen Xu thanked him politely. “Sorry for always causing you trouble.”
“No problem. There’s no need to be polite.” Zhang Qian gestured to the patient queue on the electronic screen. “There’s one more person left before you. You can go to the clinic door and wait.”
“Well, see you later then!” Chen Xu breathed a sigh of relief in her heart.
Just now when Zhang Qian looked at her, her heart suddenly pounded for a little while. She didn’t know if it was because his eyes were too deep and bright, or because there were more people in front of her eyes, but she was frightened.
Besides, Zhang Qian was tall and handsome with long legs, so he was so outstanding and eye-catching in the crowd that she was always stared at by people around her, which made her feel a little uncomfortable.
She couldn’t wait for Zhang Qian to leave.
“See you later.” Zhang Qian waved to Chen Xu and prepared to leave.
“Uncle, don’t go!” Tong Tong jumped up and hugged Zhang Qian’s thigh. “Uncle, the story just now was not over! Did Sun Wukong defeat White Bone Demon?”
Just then, the calling machine began to call. It was Lu Jiatong’s turn to enter the doctor’s room.
“Let’s go, Tong Tong. The doctor’s calling.” Chen Xu reached out to pull Tong Tong.
Tong Tong clung to Zhang Qian’s thigh like sticky candy and refused to go, looking eagerly at Chen Xu. “Mom, uncle’s story is not finished yet.”
Chen Xu replied, “Mom will tell it to you later.”
The child was usually very obedient, so how can he screw up at the critical moment? He was so capricious.
“You and your mother go and see a doctor first. Uncle will wait for you here. I won’t leave until I finish telling you the story. ” Zhang Qian bent down to pat Tong Tong’s little head. “Now, go.”
“Really?” Tong Tong’s eyes sparkled and held out a little finger. “Uncle, pinky promise.”
Zhang Qian stretched out his fingers and held it with Tong Tong, one big thumb and two small thumbs gently pressed and closed the seal.
Chen Xu did not know whether to laugh or cry at the side. Tong Tong was so capricious while Zhang Qian was quite naive.
“Thanks, and I’m sorry.” Chen Xu smiled apologetically at Zhang Qian.
“Don’t mention it. Go quickly.” Zhang Qian’s eyes swept through Chen Xu’s legs. “Don’t forget to ask the doctor to prescribe some ointment for the bruise.”
Chen Xu took Tong Tong to see the doctor and came out with the medicine. Sure enough, Zhang Qian didn’t leave yet.
He was standing by the window, answering the phone with a slight frown, as if he was in some kind of trouble.
As Chen Xu walked over, she heard him say, “There is no room for negotiation. It’s important to appease the clients even if you lose a lot of money. ‘Clients First’ is the core spirit of the company. As an elder, you should never forget it. If you really can’t remember, I suggest you retire early.”
Zhang Qian’s voice was not loud, but his tone was quite harsh, cold, and solemn, which made Chen Xu tremble a little. She finally saw the murderous side of the big man.
Only little Tong Tong, who didn’t know the danger of human life, jumped on and hugged Zhang Qian’s thigh before laughing naively. “Uncle! We’re back!”
Zhang Qian hung up the phone and turned around with a smile on his face, as if he wasn’t the one with the cold tone just now.
His voice was also gentle as he asked, “Are you finished?”
“Yes! Continue the story, Uncle!” Tong Tong wasn’t shy with strangers at all. He took Zhang Qian by the hand and walked to the chair. “Uncle, let’s start telling stories.”
Tong Tong completely forgot the existence of her mother. Looking up at Zhang Qian, he smiled so hard that he showed his teeth.
Next to Chen Xu stood a woman in her early thirties, waiting to see a doctor with a registration form. Seeing this, she turned to Chen Xu and said with a smile, “As expected, we must find a handsome husband with good genes, and so, the children will be very good-looking.”
What? Chen Xu couldn’t even respond.
“Your family are all good-looking. The mother is beautiful, the father is handsome, and the son will certainly be a handsome boy when he grows up. I don’t know how many little girls will cry for him in the future.” The woman smiled with envy on her face.
Chen Xu finally understood.
The lady thought that Zhang Qian was Tong Tong’s father, that she and Zhang Qian were husband and wife…
“You’re mistaken!” Chen Xu quickly waved her hand and explained, “That’s just a friend of mine, not the child’s father.”
“Oh, sorry!” The woman blushed in response. “I’m sorry. I just thought he is very loving and patient to children, and so I thought it was the father of the child.”
Chen Xu’s face also blushed, not knowing what to say for a moment.
“Bzzt…” The phone in her bag vibrated, to which Chen Xu quickly opened her bag in response to get the phone, avoiding the currently awkward situation.
The call was from Lu Zhenyu. Staring at the name on the screen, Chen Xu’s face went a little cold.
The woman was standing next to her. She didn’t want to be heard, so she took her cell phone and went outside to answer it.
“Xiao Xu, I’m sorry. I didn’t go to the sports meeting today,” Lu Zhenyu said apologetically. “Was Tong Tong particularly disappointed?”
The fire that Chen Xu had been suppressing all morning burned up. She tried her best to keep it down, but still couldn’t keep the anger out in her voice as she responded, “What does it have to do with you whether Tong Tong was disappointed or not? Lu Zhenyu, besides prescribed visiting days, I hope you will not call me again and disturb my life with Tong Tong!”
“I’m sorry, it’s all my fault. Don’t be mad at me, Xiao Xu, listen to me…”
Chen Xu interrupted Lu Zhenyu, “Don’t call me Xiao Xu! I don’t know you that well!”
“Let me explain!” Lu Zhenyu said hastily, “I was ready to go out in the morning but Zhiqing suddenly had a stomachache and wanted to puke. She said that she had been late for her period for almost a week and was suspected that she was pregnant early. I had no choice but to take her to the hospital. You know, the hospital…”
Chen Xu sneered. “You guys went to the hospital and found out that Ye Zhiqing was not pregnant. Lu Zhenyu, am I right?”
“Well, it was indeed a false alarm.”
Chen Xu didn’t want to talk to Lu Zhenyu anymore. Ye Zhiqing had played this trick too many times. She was tired of watching it. How can Lu Zhenyu cooperate with her performance again and again? How can a man be so stupid?
“Xiao Xu, I know you are angry. I saw other parents’ friends. You were sitting on the ground supporting your child running, and your legs were bruised. I can see all of them. I’m really sorry to have made you tired,” Lu Zhenyu continued to speak. He then asked cautiously, “Is Tong Tong there? Can you give him the phone and let me talk to him for a second?”
Chen Xu didn’t say anything before taking the phone away from her ear and hanging up the phone.
The moment the call was cut off, her eyes suddenly burst into tears without a fight.
When she took her child to the parent-child sports meeting, she didn’t feel aggrieved. When she was criticized and sympathized, she didn’t feel aggrieved. When her legs were badly bruised, she didn’t feel aggrieved. But as soon as Lu Zhenyu proposed to talk to Tong Tong, she was overwhelmed by grievances and heartache.
She was heartbroken when she remembered how Tong Tong turned his head to look at the school entrance again and again, how he stood listlessly in the sun, watching other children riding on his father’s shoulders, and how she came to comfort him even though she was very sad.
Speaking of not being able to do it, the phone hadn’t been able to get through. What kind of man Lu Zhenyu was!
She really was blind.
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