Chapter 36: The beauty had a date!
In the hospital vice-president’s office.
Leng Qingcheng sat on a chair as she stared coldly at the ragged Ye Xuan who sat across her with eyes filled with undisguised anger.
“Ye Xuan, do you know how dangerous what you did was?”
“Dangerous? Yeah it was a bit dangerous. But a life was at stake. How could I care about that? Besides, if anything had happened, the hospital and you will be greatly affected. So I had to take the risk.”
Ye Xuan replied casually after hearing Leng Qingcheng’s angry question and stretched lazily.
Leng Qingcheng felt dumbfounded when she heard Ye Xuan casual answer and felt a bit of warm flowing through her heart. She obviously didn’t thought that Ye Xuan would be so considerate and risked his life so she wouldn’t be affected by this incident.
A lot of anger and reproach toward him were gone after that.
But when she remembered the picture of Ye Xuan at the Earl’s Place, her anger rose again as her expression turned cold once again.
“Why are you here?” Leng Qingcheng asked again.
“Hey, hey, hey…. Qingcheng, is this still your office? I’ve worked so hard to save the hospital and your reputation but you called me here to your office to interrogate me. Can you at least give me a cup of water?”
Ye Xuan said in annoyance as he looked at Leng Qingcheng’s ice-cold expression.
“The paper cup is in the drawer. Pour it yourself!”
Leng Qingcheng snorted and sharply said.
Ye Xuan sighed helplessly and stood up. He went to get the cup before going to water dispenser to pour himself some hot water.
“Now can you tell me why you are here?” Leng Qingcheng asked again coldly with an icy expression on her face.
Ye Xuan drank a mouthful of water and pointed to the security uniform he was wearing before he casually replied, “The answer is pretty simple, look…….I’m working here now as a security guard! You can’t even see that? Woman, how can you be so stupid?”
“Why did you choose security guard when there are so many jobs you could do?” Leng Qingcheng asked rudely.
“It’s hard to find other jobs and they are hard to do. Being a security guard is fun, and it’s pretty idle. If there’s nothing else, I’ll be leaving first. I’m still busy!”
Ye Xuan put down the cup and stood while stretching lazily before walked out of the office.
His reason for becoming a security guard echoed in her ears as she watched Ye Xuan leave and she also thought about the picture of him at the Earl’s Palace and couldn’t help but feel disappointed.
From her point of view, Ye Xuan had still the same personality as before and only took this job to dawdle and didn’t made any plan for his future.
She shook her head and got rid of the chaotic thoughts before she looked down to read the document on her table.
When Ye Xuan returned to the security team’s room, he got a warm welcome and a round of applause from his fellow colleagues.
“Brother Ye Xuan, you were so cool! You’re now our idol…”
“Exactly! To be able to save that beauty under such a dangerous situation, it’s just too amazing!”
“You are now the hero of our security department!”
“Right, we also heard that some TV reporter is coming to interview you.”
Ye Xuan felt refreshed inside when he was surrounded and praised by his colleagues.
“Brother Ye Xuan, it was all thanks to you today. I, Wang Dachun, really have discerning eyes that can tell greatness from mediocrity and I wasn’t wrong about you. The higher-ups praised you greatly and told me to give you this bonus…”
Wang Dacun came in person to congratulate Ye Xuan and gave him a red packet. He patted Ye Xuan’s shoulder and said with satisfaction, “Brother Ye Xuan, good job. I still have thing to do, so I’ll be leaving first.”
Many of Ye Xuan’s colleagues had an envious look when they looked at the red packet in his hand. Even Zhao Dahai was a bit envious. He held Ye Xuan’s shoulder and said with a smile, “Brother Ye Xuan, after this incident, you’re now the hero of the security department. The higher-ups are already paying attention to you. Work well and your future will be limitless.”
Ye Xuan opened the red packet to take a look and found out there was a thick stack of cash inside worth at least two thousand dollars. He waved his and spoke in a grand manner.
“Haha! Captain Zhao, what are you saying? Let’s go, today I’m treating everybody to a big meal!”
“…Ye… Ye Xuan…”
A clear and somewhat shy voice resounded when Ye Xuan was about to treat his brothers to a meal.
Everybody turned their head toward the source of the voice when they heard it and they saw a beautiful figure that made their eyes lit up.
She had short hair along with beautiful and flawless cheeks. Her delicate figure was wrapped by a white shirt and under her was a short black skirt along with a pair of high boots. She was filled with a youthful beauty that could make people’s eyes lit up. The more they looked, the more beautiful she becomes.
This beauty was none other than the person Ye Xuan rescued, Yu Xiaoqian.
“Ye Xuan, are….. Are you free this noon? I want to treat you to a meal.”
Yu Xiaoqian shyly asked as her beautiful face blushed heavily.
“Yes, yes, yes…. He has plenty of time.”
“Brat, what are you still stand there for? Hurry up and go!”
Zhao Dahai interrupted Ye Xuan before he could answer and pushed Ye Xuan out.
Ye Xuan felt a headache coming when he saw Yu Xiaoqian dressed in a wholly different outfit that exuded full of youthful energy. Ye Xuan helplessly spread his arms and replied with a smile.
“As they say, I have time.”
“Then can we go now?”
A charming smile appeared on Yu Xiaoqian’s face when she heard Ye Xuan answer. Two dimples also appeared when she smiled, which made her look extremely cute.
“We can. It’s better if we eat somewhere near. I can’t go too far since I’m on duty this afternoon.”
Ye Xuan replied and nodded in agreement.
“Okay, no problem!”
He left with Yu Xiaoqian under the envious gaze of his colleague and disappeared from their sight.
The Falucy Restaurant was very famous, luxurious specialty of Xing Hai. It attracted many wealthy and famous customers of Xing Hai.
The restaurant was already filled with people when Yu Xiaoqian and Ye Xuan arrived. They had to wait for a while before they could get a table.
The two of them got a table by the window. Ye Xuan ordered some caviar and a steak while Yu Xiaoqian ordered a steak, a salad and a cup of coffee.
Yu Xiaoqian secretly ordered a bottle of year 82 lafite for Ye Xuan when she saw that he didn’t order any drink.
Soon, the waiter came with their order and served them. At Yu Xiaoqian behest, he helped them open and pour the lafite wine.
“Ye Xuan, come on, let’s have a toast. Thank you for saving me.”
Yu Xiaoqian said with a clear and crystalline voice while smiling sweetly as she raised her glass of wine in Ye Xuan’s direction.
“Look at how polite you are to me. Here, let me thank you for helping me realize my dream of hero saving the beauty.”
Ye Xuan teased her with a smile and brought his glass of wine to clink with Yu Xiaoqian.
The reason he said this was because he didn’t want Yu Xiaoqian entire existence to revolve on her owing him her life. It wasn’t an attitude someone normal should have.
After all, what kind of man wouldn’t want a beautiful woman throwing herself at him after a timely rescue and have something happen with the beauty?
However, Ye Xuan didn’t have those intentions because he didn’t want to have much of a relation with Yu Xiaoqian due to her circumstance being complicated.
“Ye Xuan, you’re too polite. You saved me, it’s only normal for me to thank you, but you thank me return. You’re really too funny…”
Yu Xiaoqian replied with a beautiful smile on her face when she heard Ye Xuan.
Ye Xuan also smiled but didn’t say anything else.
It looked like Yu Xiaoqian didn’t talk with anyone for a long time as she told Ye Xuan about her past. She had a smile on her face but it was a sad one.
She was born into a wealthy family and had a happy life. Her father was a reputable real estate entrepreneur but died due to a liver cancer and left her, her mother and her elder brother.
Her mother, who was a full-time housewife, didn’t usually participate in managing the company under her father and brother.
With her father’s death, people started to covet the inheritance he left behind. Her own brother, under the manipulation and incitation of other people, started to divide and devour the family’s property. Then her mother died during a car accident.
The grief over her parent’s death put her into a depression and adding her brother’s persecution, it put her even deeper into depression. Then she got a call from her brother this morning trying to coerce her to accompany a rich family’s young master. She emotionally snapped at that moment and tried kill herself in an attempt to seek relief.
Ye Xuan quietly listened to what Yu Xiaoqian’s story without interrupting or judging. He was just a quiet listener.
He didn’t want to intervene into Yu Xiaoqian’s matter and just wanted to stay out of it.
When she was done with her story, Yu Xiaoqian looked at Ye Xuan’s grim face and raised her glass to him before saying with a solemn tone.
“Ye Xuan, thank you for listening to me. Thank you for saving me and for giving me hopes to this world as well as a chance to pursuit a new life…”
Ye Xuan helplessly smiled as he raised his glass to match her and was about to speak but a mocking voice resounded at that moment, “My dear sister, you really made it hard your brother find you, but you actually brought a pretty boy here to have fun!”
As that mocking voice was heard, Yu Xiaoqian’s hand trembled as she turned her head toward the source of the sound. A tall figure appeared on her sight and caused a hint of terror to appear on her delicate face as well as making her subconsciously shrink her neck back.
He was a tall man who looked to be in his thirties with side part haircut but seemed to have put too much hair gel as his hair shined a lot. He had a long and thick golden chain around his neck and wore a flowery shirt along with a pair of shiny trouser. He had a briefcase in hand with two bodyguards behind him. Overall, he looked very rich and stylish.
He was Yu Xiaoqian’s big brother, Yu Danian.
Yu Xiaoqian said in trembling voice and a fearful look when she saw him.
“Little sis, I was in an important executive meeting when I got a call saying you were jumping off a building. I didn’t even finish the meeting and rushed over! But you are fine and with a pretty boy… Oh, no…. he’s not a pretty boy but at best a small security guard, a watchdog!”
“And when you eat with this lowly little watchdog, you’re making our family lose face!”
Yu Danian gace Ye Xuan a contemptuous glance and spat on the ground. Then he returned his gaze toward Yu Xiaoqian and coldly ordered, “What are you still doing? Hurry and come with me! I arranged a dinner for you, and it’s a dinner with Young master Qian.”
“I… I … I don’t want to go back! I don’t want to go back!”
Yu Xiaoqian said through gritted teeth as she curled up like a poor kitten.
“This isn’t up to you! What are you two doing? Hurry up and drag her back!”
Yu Danian said cruelly as a ruthless glint passed over his eyes when he saw her.
The bodyguards behind him moved right after he ordered and dragged Yu Xiaoqian with them.
“Ye … Ye Xuan, save me.”
Yu Xiaoqian whispered as she looked at Ye Xuan with pleading eyes and grabbed the table with a dead grip and refused to leave.
Ye Xuan let out a small sigh when he saw this scene. He hated seeing beautiful woman cry and seeing their pitiful eyes.
Right after, a dangerous gleam flashed through Ye Xuan’s eyes as he declared loudly.
“Release her right now!”