“Isn’t your husband the man in the picture? Qi Xiang told me that his name is Zhou something-something,” Zhang Xiqing answered immediately.
“Ha!” Wen Xuehui blurted out a loud laugh.
Jiang Yao muffled her laugh and said, “Oh, since Qi Xiang is a good friend to my husband, doesn’t he know that I don’t want to see my husband now? So thanks for the invite but no thanks, I won’t go tonight. You guys can get together as you please. I accept your apology and I forgive you, so you don’t really have to treat me a meal or something. It’s not a big deal anyway, you don’t have to feel guilty about it.”
Then, Jiang Yao took Wen Xuehui’s hand and walked away, leaving Zhang Xiqing alone standing in a daze. Gradually, Zhang Xiqing curled her fists tightly and gritted her teeth as she watched them walking further and further away from her. Those pompous girls!
“Zhang Xiqing is up to no good,” Wen Xuehui groaned indignantly. “She can’t even figure out who your husband is yet and she has the nerve to say that she invited your husband? What’s with the Zhou something-something? She tickles me to death!”
Wen Xuehui paused for a second and continued, “Everyone in Nanjiang City knows Qi Xiang. He is a nasty womanizer. Girls have come and left his embrace in a blink of an eye. I think he can start a college with the women he’s been with over the years as its students! She even wants to lead you to Qi Xiang. D*mn, to be frank, they are up to no good! I don’t know what kind of evil plans they have in their mind to use on you.”
If she was being absolutely honest, she wished that men like Qi Xiang would be locked up in jail forever to prevent them from causing harm in the society ever again. However, the Qi family was too powerful in Nanjiang City for her to offend. No matter how irritated she was with him, she had to force a smile whenever she saw him.
Therefore, Wen Xuehui could only give a heads-up to Jiang Yao about Qi Xiang and warn her to stay away from him at all costs.
Jiang Yao nodded with a smile, but she couldn’t help but wonder about the nature of friendship between Qi Xiang and Zhou Weiqi. If Qi Xiang could lend his new car to Zhou Weiqi, it meant that they were on friendly terms. So, what was the purpose of Qi Xiang and Zhang Xiqing hosting a dinner? Anyway, it was certainly not as Zhang Xiqing had said.
Because they didn’t want to accept the trojan horse, both Jiang Yao and Wen Xuehui immediately threw this minor encounter out the window.
In the evening, Wen Xuehui went out because Chancellor Wen was looking for her. Zhou Xiaoxia and the girls went to the library, so Jiang Yao was left alone in the dorm.
Moe, being the wild child he always was, disappeared as usual. Jiang Yao took out a pen and paper to draft the speech for the opening ceremony. She had already thought about the content of the speech over the past two days, and it would be best to jot it down that night.
“Jiang Yao, Wen Xuehui asked me to inform you that she is waiting for you at the football field in the southern district of campus. She says that she’s looking for you.”
The girl in her neighboring dorm knocked on the door and shouted as Jiang Yao was sitting down. Before she could ask any questions, the girl walked away instantly as if she was just the messenger and didn’t even confirm if Jiang Yao had heard the message.
Jiang Yao put down the pen and paper and yelled a meaningless response towards the door. She wondered why Wen Xuehui was asking her to go to the football field at this hour. It was getting dark and the field was completely empty by this time.
Regardless of her doubts, she took her phone and went out because of her trust in Wen Xuehui.
The football field was not far from her dormitory. Jiang Yao arrived after walking for about fifteen minutes. The football field was not guarded and the iron gate was unlocked. She pushed the gate open and walked in. As she had expected, the football field was eerily quiet at this hour with absolutely no one there.