Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
She had turned her phone to silent mode. There were a dozen missed calls, most of which were from Qiao Yu, the rest from Lu Qing, Zheng Ziming and Zheng Haodong.
Zheng Ziming sent a few WeChat messages.
“Asteria, I am almost at your door. I brought you food so open the door for me.” It was from five minutes ago.
Xia Ning changed her clothes and cleaned up at once. The doorbell rang.
“Coming, Ziming…” Xia Ning opened the door. Before she could finish her words, she saw two men staring at each other at the door.
Zheng Ziming was holding two bags of stuff at the door, looking at Qiao Yu in enmity. This guy would not go away, like an annoying ghost.
Seeing Xia Ning coming out, he walked up and frowned. “Asteria, why is he here?”
Xia Ning did not even look at Qiao Yu and took one bag from Zheng Ziming’s hand. “Who knows. I haven’t had breakfast. Come on in.”
Qiao Yu looked at Xia Ning, his face getting sullen.
Zheng Ziming looked at Qiao Yu in a provocative way and turned around to go inside Xia Ning’s place. He did not forget to say, “Asteria, remember to close the door. Don’t let any outsiders in.”
Xia Ning did not talk but heeded his words. She went in, shut the door and did not even look at Qiao Yu.
Qiao Yu stared at the shut door with a heavy look and the center of his eyebrows twitched. So now he is an outsider?
Zheng Ziming put the lunch on the table and started opening the boxes while smiling at Xia Ning. “Here, your favorite spicy fish head soup. Drink it while it’s hot. I also ordered takeout for some of your favorite dishes from Baoshan Restaurant. You should stop eating with Lu Qing. Such spicy food. Your stomach won’t be able to handle it. You couldn’t eat spicy food ever since you were young.”
Xia Ning held up the bowl and took a sip. It was the perfect taste. She smiled at Zheng Ziming. “Only you remember what I like.”
“Of course. Look at how many years we’ve known each other.” Zheng Ziming smiled.
But he thought of the man he met outside and all his good mood was gone. “Asteria, why is he here?”
Xia Ning opened a box, handed it to Zheng Ziming and she opened another before she replied, “I only learned that he was living here yesterday when I came back.” As she spoke, she looked at Zheng Ziming. “Don’t get mad at me. It was the agency that found me this place.”
“I am not mad at you. I just get mad when I see him!” Zheng Ziming pulled the chair to sit across Xia Ning. He took a pair of chopsticks and devoured a mouthful of rice as if it was Qiao Yu that was in his mouth.
Xia Ning thought it was funny. “I am not even mad so why are you mad?”
After swallowing all the rice in his mouth, Zheng Ziming suddenly said, “No, Asteria, we should move!”
Xia Ning glanced at him and understood what was on his mind. She smirked. “You think he is after me? Don’t be silly.”
“I don’t care!” Zheng Ziming said in a low voice, “He is like a wolf. Asteria, you are no match for him.”
Xia Ning smiled slightly. “You think too much. Plus, I am not someone who likes to repeat herself.”
Zheng Ziming went silent. Of course he knew her personality. He was just worried, worried that she would suddenly say she fell for Qiao Yu like before and start the crazy chase. She forgot all about why she started and got hurt all over herself.
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Ding-Dong… The doorbell rang.
Zheng Ziming was getting irritated. He glared at the door. “It must be Qiao Yu. Why is this guy like a ghost we can’t get rid of! I will send him off!” As he spoke he went to the door, all fired-up.
Xia Ning shook her head. Even if he was two years older than her, his mind did not grow with his age.
“Asteria, who is he!” Zheng Ziming’s scream suddenly came.
The center of Xia Ning’s eyebrows twitched. She turned to the door. At this moment, Zheng Ziming was pointing down and staring at her with an unbelievable look on his face. She sighed. She knew he would react like this!