Chapter 220 Luo Xiaoxi Overcomes All the Difficulties
Su Jianan woke up and stared at Lu Boyan in the next morning.
He was as he had always been in the morning, lazy but elegant, with a deadly grace in his random movements.
As if it were not him who had been haunted by nightmares last night and frowned deeply while sleeping.
Lu Boyan greeted Su Jianan’s eyes with leisure, “Did you dream of me last night?”
“Hum…” Su Jianan shook her hand, “No…”
“Why did you stare at me when you woke up?” Lu Boyan said with a faint smile on his face, “Did you miss me after one night’s sleep without seeing me?”
“…” Su Jianan was speechless. She decided to satisfy Lu Boyan since he was such a narcissistic guy.
She held Lu Boyan’s face with her hand, wearing a brilliant smile on her lips, “Yeah, I can’t sleep at the thought of my husband being so handsome. I hope to wake up and see you while dreaming! Well, the more I look at you, the more handsome you are!”
“…” Lu Boyan felt defeated by Su Jianan for the first time.
Nevertheless, Lu Boyan thought the Little Monster had quite keen eyes.
Su Jianan found herself increasingly unable to figure out the meaning behind Lu Boyan’s eyes. She feared getting into trouble and decisively slipped away to wash.
This day passed over in a hurry just as usual. It was already knock-off time when Su Jianan came to herself from work.
Carrying the purse out of office, she was somewhat nervous, afraid of Kang Ruicheng waiting outside again.
Su Jianan sighed with relief until she got in Lu Boyan’s car. Kang Ruicheng didn’t appear today, nor did he send flowers to the office.
She refused him resolutely so many times. Su Jianan thought he may give up on her. This was the best result!
Lu Boyan glanced silently at the police station and there was no sign of Kang Ruicheng.
However, the coldness in his eyes didn’t fade away.
Would a man like Kang Ruicheng give up his love so easily?
While Su Jianan didn’t think so much about it. She felt at ease temporarily and returned home with Lu Boyan, talking and laughing all the way.
This feeling would continue in the days to come.
On Friday night, Luo Xiaoxi took part in the third knockout round of Top Model.
Luo Xiaoxi had outdone herself this time and won the first place again with an extraordinary score, leaving other players behind.
She indeed felt quite happy. However, Luo Xiaoxi didn’t forget that Li Yingyuan tampered with her shoes in the first round of the competition. Hence she put an eye on Li Yingyuan these days and tried to investigate her secretly, only finding nothing out through her own efforts, let alone discovering direct evidence to prove it was Li Yingyuan who set her up.
She never thought about telling Su Yicheng about it.
Su Yicheng was busy enough with his company affairs. If she bothered him with these trifles, he was probably up to the eyes in work. So he should spend his spare time accompanying her.
However, Luo Xiaoxi being so understandable couldn’t cheer Su Yicheng up.
Because Luo Xiaoxi refused to show up with Su Yicheng in public occasions.
Before the competition this week, Su Yicheng offered to visit Luo Xiaoxi in the backstage, which she sternly refused.
“Why? Do I look not good enough for you?” Su Yicheng gritted his teeth and asked.
“No, it is because you are so brilliant!” Luo Xiaoxi grinned, “Our relationship will be exposed once you show up in the backstage. All kinds of gossip news popping up will kill me. You know better than me. I’m kind of a superstar now! I don’t want to kill my career!”
Thus Su Yicheng reluctantly became one of the many spectators in the audience, watching Luo Xiaoxi shine on the stage, winning applause and cheers.
When the host announced that the week champion was Luo Xiaoxi again, Su Yicheng felt happy but also feared.
He was glad that Luo Xiaoxi had finally grown up and learned to weigh and balance. She was no longer the frivolous girl with only shopping and parties in her head.
What he feared was that Luo Xiaoxi did better than he had imagined. She was stepping towards success and attracting more and more attention. She was so carefree, so one day, would she kick him away to taste the feeling of dumping people?
Su Yicheng pressed the temple and thought that this would not work. He had to find a way to make Luo Xiaoxi never leave him.
Su Yicheng, engaged in his secret plan, did not realize that he had become swayed by gain and loss because of Luo Xiaoxi.
As soon as the live broadcast finished, Su Yicheng called Luo Xiaoxi. “Should I wait for you or let Candy take you to my house?”
Luo Xiaoxi made an “er” sound. “I want to go home, back to my house!”
Su Yicheng grinned coldly, and refused without hesitation, “There is no option of going back to your house.”
“… but I get the champion again this week, I’m sure I’ll be besieged by reporters when I go out.” said Luo Xiaoxi, “What if they follow me downstairs? Then we are unable to clear our names even if we jump into the Yellow River to wash.”
Su Yicheng smiled disapprovingly, “Luo Xiaoxi, we couldn’t wash ourselves in the first place.”
Luo Xiaoxi felt speechless.
She was aware that if she didn’t obey Su Yicheng today, he would surely try to disclose their relationship. Anyway, Su Yicheng didn’t want Luo Xiaoxi to be successful in her career. If influenced by gossip, her career would be over, and consequently, she would come back to him. This was exactly what Su Yicheng wanted.
She bit her teeth and said, “Go back first, I’ll let Candy send me over!”
Su Yicheng hung up the phone with satisfaction.
Candy teased Luo Xiaoxi on purpose, “At this speed, you and Su Yicheng will be having kids in a while, won’t you?”
“Screw you!” Luo Xiaoxi pushed Candy and said, “I don’t want to get married. What kids!”
“Both of you should be careful!” Candy seemed to warn her, “If your relationship is exposed, it is not just going to affect you in the competition.”
“I know.” Luo Xiaoxi stopped laughing, “I won’t let things come out before the end of the competition.”
If she and Su Yicheng were exposed during the competition, then she would only stay at home, otherwise, she would be drowned by saliva.
“And,” Candy asked, “Are you going to hide it from the company or be honest about it? The company has regulations that new artists are not allowed to date.”
Luo Xiaoxi smiled with full confidence and said, “If I date Su Yicheng, I’ll be the boss’s sister-in-law. He dares not make me break up even though I tell the whole thing to the company!”
“…” Candy silently raised her thumb toward Luo Xiaoxi.
The car soon arrived at Su Yicheng’s house. Candy looked around and found no paparazzi following them, urging Luo Xiaoxi to quickly get off.
Seeing Candy so cautious, Luo Xiaoxi inexplicably felt a little guilty, but also excited. She lowered the cap, held her bag and slipped off the car, rushing into the elevator.
Su Yicheng had just arrived home, waiting for Luo Xiaoxi with the door open. As soon as Luo Xiaoxi stepped in, she slammed the door closed and leaned back against it with a long sigh of relief.
Su Yicheng frowned. “Someone is chasing you?”
Luo Xiaoxi replied. “Guilty conscience is chasing me…”
Su Yicheng couldn’t help but raise the corner of his lips and said, “You won’t feel guilty if you reveal our relationship.”
“You haven’t seen my dad yet. Why should I go public with you first?” Luo Xiaoxi made a “hum” voice, “Let’s continue to keep this secret love. If one day it’s exposed, someone will judge we are pulling strings. How fun it is!”
“Luo Xiaoxi, you can play. But don’t let me see you with other men.” Su Yicheng had expected that Luo Xiaoxi wouldn’t agree to reveal their relationship. He also didn’t intend to make her. However, if Luo Xiaoxi dared to do the things he couldn’t tolerate, she would be dead.
Luo Xiaoxi was such a clever girl. She held Su Yicheng lovingly. “I’ll only be with you!”
Sure enough, a docile lion was more pleasing. Su Yicheng rubbed Luo Xiaoxi’s face. “Good girl.”
Luo Xiaoxi deserved a reward for being a good girl.
Time flew day by day. Luo Xiaoxi and Su Yicheng tried to provoke each other while dating, trying to find a way to make the other kick the bucket out of anger. But when they were together, they were as sticky as two melted sugars.
Shen Yuechuan said that he increasingly failed to understand what love was.
Their relationships were totally different from Su Jianan and Lu Boyan’s.
Since that day, Su Jianan noticed that Lu Boyan was busier than before, but he still went to work on time, drove her to the office and picked her up from work every day.
Su Jianan thought that Lu Boyan might be exhausted. She tried to persuade him that she would go home by herself after work, but he refused.
“I’ll be worried about you.” he said.
“Didn’t you send someone to protect me? Is there anything else you should worry about?” Su Jianan was puzzled. “Don’t you trust the bodyguard you hired?”
Lu Boyan rubbed Su Jianan’s black hair and said, “I can only stop worrying when I see you.”
Su Jianan felt awkward but sweet, so she continued to go on and off work with Lu Boyan every day.
Upon returning home, Lu Boyan went to the study to continue his work before he had time to drink water. Su Jianan couldn’t find a chance to speak to him, so she decided to make coffee for him.
After bringing coffee into the study, Su Jianan usually found an excuse to stay. She thought Lu Boyan would be dissatisfied with her childish behavior, but he seemed to enjoy this, just asking her to be quiet during his meeting.
At other times, he would not scold her even she ran about in the room. He may even ask her to sit down with him to discuss the rationality of some clauses in the document.
Su Jianan felt bored after a long time. Instead of disturbing Lu Boyan, she took a book from his bookshelf and read quietly on the sofa by the French windows when he was busy with work.
At this time, the only thing in the spacious study room was the rustle of Su Jianan’s books and Lu Boyan’s documents. The light golden sunset was dancing in front of the window, like a silent note that would sound beautifully if one played them in their mind.
In a twinkling of an eye, half a month passed away. Su Jianan gradually stopped worrying when she got off work every day because Kang Ruicheng never appeared again.
If it wasn’t for Lu Boyan’s bodyguards following her in a proper distance every time when she went on police duty, she would soon forget about Kang Ruicheng.
Lu Boyan’s birthday was around the corner at the time when Luo Xiaoxi successfully took the fourth-week championship.
“I heard you haven’t had a birthday party for many years. How do you want to spend it this time?” Su Jianan asked him.
Lu Boyan glued his eyes to his documents without even raising his head, “You should deal with such trifles.”
“… I, I don’t know how to arrange it.” Su Jianan said without any confidence, “Should I just send you gifts?”
“Speaking of presents,” Lu Boyan suddenly got interested, put aside his pen and looked at Su Jianan, “Have you picked it out yet? Just to be clear first, if I’m not satisfied, I’ll return it.”
Su Jianan blushed, “I’m sure you will be satisfied!”
Lu Boyan had been spending almost the entire day with Su Jianan during the past half month, except for his working time. She hadn’t gone to pick gifts during that time, but from her present look, it was evident that she had picked it long ago.
Lu Boyan suddenly grew interested in his birthday party because the gift Su Jianan chose first made her blush.