Chapter 200: “You heartless little thing!” (2)
Approaching from two steps behind them was Zhuang Zhu, who suddenly halted as though he had been shot in the heart by an arrow.
“Sister-in-law…” Please don’t make it worse, will you?
Xin Siyue turned her head and gave him a lazy, “Yeah?”
The woman standing beside him was surprised by his address. She looked at Xin Siyue and promptly changed her expression. “Sister-in-law! What a coincidence.”
“Hah, who are you calling your sister-in-law?” Xin Siyue gave Zhuang Zhu a look. “Don’t go around telling people they can call me whatever they want, Zhuang Zhu. I don’t like it when strangers do that.”
Then, without acknowledging the woman at all, she looked at Zhong Qin and said, “Let’s go?”
“Of course. What is there to stay for?” Zhong Qin took Xin Siyue’s arm and the two walked away, smiling.
As Zhuang Zhu stared after Zhong Qin’s departing figure and prepared to chase after her, he was stopped by the woman beside him. The pungent smell of her perfume overwhelmed his senses.
“Babe, is that woman really your sister-in-law? Why were her words so tactless? Did you hear what she said to me earlier?! I…”
“Shut up! You get out of my sight!”
Zhong Qin and Xin Siyue were still only a short distance away, so naturally, they heard him.
The latter raised an eyebrow as she observed at her expressionless best friend. “Love is a strategic war of pain, huh?”
“Heh, pain? More like jealousy,” Zhong Qin replied contemptuously.
“True. Using another woman to try to make you jealous? Only a man like Zhuang Zhu would use such a lousy trick.”
Zhong Qin gave an ambiguous reply, to which Xin Siyue responded with a meaningful look. Hehe, I can definitely feel a spark between them!
As she laughed to herself, she couldn’t wait to get home and gossip about the day’s events to Chen Sinan.
When she neared their house, however, she spotted a black car parked near the gates. The car’s window was down, revealing Zhuang Zhu with a deeply melancholic expression as he smoked a cigarette.
She drove her car by him and deliberately stopped to ask, “President Zhuang? Are you here to help us guard our gates for free?”
The moment he heard her voice, Zhuang Zhu withdrew his melancholic expression and replaced it with his usual cynical smile. “Sister-in-law. If you need me to, I would be more than happy to do it. Just say the word.”
Xin Siyue didn’t feel like beating around the bush with him. “If you have something to say, just say it.”
“Sister-in-law… please show mercy and lend me some help.”
“Help with what?” she asked, though she knew exactly what he was talking about.
“You know what, sister-in-law. I’m chasing Zhong Qin…”
“But I don’t know. Didn’t I just see you together with another woman? You seem to be pretty close with her, or am I wrong?”
“I was wrong. But it wasn’t my idea! Sister-in-law…”
“I’m not going to help you. If you have the ability, chase her on your own!”
“Then could you try not to make the situation worse than it already is?” He didn’t want to have to overcome her as an obstacle.
“Okay, I won’t.” Xin Siyue laughed. “Your past reputation is terrible, and you’re still pretty bad now. I don’t trust you with Zhong Qin.” Then, she added, “Don’t talk to me again until you’ve corrected your ways.”
“Sister-in-law, that’s not…”
“Alright, President Zhuang. My husband is away today, so I won’t invite you in for tea. Please have a safe trip back, goodbye.”
Zhuang Zhu stared after her with a stomach of words he couldn’t let out. As he started up his car engine, he couldn’t help but curse, “Why the hell is it so hard to chase a single woman?”
If things continued like this, he would have no choice but to listen to the advice of his notorious buddies: Force what shouldn’t be forced, and just cook the rice! Hmph!
Chen Sinan happened to call right after Xin Siyue finished cleaning up the house. When he asked her about her day, she excitedly recounted everything to him.
“I think there’s definitely a spark between them, but the road ahead is rough. Zhuang Zhu sucks at chasing girls. If he continues like this, the road will only get longer and longer.”
Chen Sinan skimmed over the documents in his hand as he talked.
“Oh? Mrs. Chen, are you saying that you’re good at chasing people then?”
“Haha, I don’t need to chase anyone. Don’t I have you?”
He liked that.
“You should stop meddling too,” he added good-naturedly.
“I didn’t,” she refuted. “I just got into the heat of the moment and said a few extra words, that’s all.”
“It’s late now, President Chen. You need to sleep early! I promise to wait patiently for your return.”
“You missed me?”
“Mhm, I missed you.” After saying that, she realized how much she had been influenced by him. Lover’s talk was getting easier and easier to do.