Because they still had to work the next day, Yang Shao Yu and Lin Zi Rui only stayed at home for half a day. By evening, they were prepared to leave. Elder Brother Yang had work too and Yang Xiao De had school, so they left together with Yang Shao Yu.
In a moment, all the children went back. The house quietened down. Lin Zi Rui saw the parents that were sending them off and told Yang Shao Yu, “Let’s come back often. I like being together with Mom and Dad and they usually live alone. It must be lonely with just the two of them.”
“Okay, we can come back often. My dad usually goes fishing with his friends, and my mom usually has afternoon tea with her friends, so no need to worry about them feeling lonely.” Yang Shao Yu brought Lin Zi Rui’s hand to his mouth and gave it a kiss.
When the two of them reached home, it was already night time. It was a fortunate that Mother Yang gave them some side dishes, so all they needed to do was to cook rice and heat up the side dishes then they could have their meal.
After parking the car, Yang Shao Yu took out the side dishes from the boot. Lin Zi Rui stood next to Yang Shao Yu. He suddenly noticed that there were two suspicious and familiar silhouettes standing one car away from them. It looked very much like his Big Brother and Second Brother. Lin Zi Rui blinked and the people behind the car were gone. That’s weird, did he see it wrongly?
“What’s wrong?” Yang Shao Yu saw that Lin Zi Rui suddenly walked to the car beside them.
“Nothing, I think I saw it wrongly.” Lin Zi Rui looked and looked. He did not see his Big Brother and Second Brother at all. He reckoned that he must have seen it wrongly just now.
“Let’s go up then.”
Once the two were in the lift, the hiding Big Brother Lin and Second Brother Lin came out.
“Hoo… We were almost caught by Xiao Lin.” Second Brother Lin heaved a sigh of relief.
“Okay, let’s go home.” The two of them were just here to take a look at Lin Zi Rui. Since they had already seen him, it was best to leave soon, in case they were caught by Xiao Rui.
When Lin Zi Rui and Yang Shao Yu reached home, Yang Shao Yu went to cook. Lin Zi Rui thought about it and took out his phone to call Big Brother Lin.
The call went through quickly, “Hello, Xiao Rui, what’s the matter?”
“Nothing much. I just wanted to ask, what are you and Second Brother up to now?” Lin Zi Rui felt that he had really seen his two older brothers just now.
Big Brother Lin had a shock too. Had Xiao Rui seen them just now? He eyed Second Brother Lin and spoke neutrally, “Your Second Brother and I are on the way home from the office now.”
“Office? Isn’t today a weekend?”
“Oh, there was some urgent business at the company.” Big Brother Lin had forgotten that it was the weekend in a moment of panic.
“Oh, right, come over for a meal this week with Second Brother. We haven’t had a meal since the agreement.” Lin Zi Rui believed in Big Brother Lin’s words.
“Okay, then I’ll hang up first.”
Big Brother Lin ended the call and made eye contact with Second Brother Lin. “Xiao Rui told us to eat together this week.”
“For real? I was still scared that he forgot about it.” Second Brother had always kept in mind about eating with Lin Zi Rui, but Lin Zi Rui didn’t mention it and that made him anxious enough to keep thinking about it.
Back home, they unsurprisingly saw their parents and little sister eating already. Big Brother Lin watched his parents and little sister’s happy and harmonious appearance and suddenly thought that Xiao Rui must have been very sad when he couldn’t get his parent’s concern and still had to watch his parents doting on their sister. But he had no rights to talk about others. Didn’t he dote on his sister more too?
Second Brother had a rather straightforward personality and had the same thoughts as Big Brother Lin, but he immediately said, “Mom, dad, aren’t you worried about Zi Rui after kicking him out?”
“What’s there to be worried about? Your dad and I have already given him a chance. He insisted on being with that man. To keep our Lin family’s face, we can only kick him out.” The more Mother Lin thought about Lin Zi Rui, the angrier she got.
“Yeah. If he breaks up with that man, I’ll let him come back.”
“I really don’t know how you can even become a parent.” Second Brother Lin threw this sentence out and went straight into his room.
Big Brother Lin lost his appetite. He looked at his parents, “Show more concern for Xiao Rui occasionally and give him some love. Don’t make Xiao Rui disappointed in you two.”
Mother and Father Lin felt awkward. This was the first time that their eldest son had said such words.
Lin Le heard and immediately spoke, “It’s obviously Lin Zi Rui’s fault, why don’t you guys go and scold him?”
Big Brother Lin completely ignored Lin Le. Because everyone spoiled her, he had just realised that Lin Le had not a single ounce of discipline.
Lin Le humphed and didn’t speak to Big Brother Lin anymore.
For the first time, Father and Mother Lin didn’t demand for their eldest son to apologise to his sister, because they were just told off by their eldest son about Lin Zi Rui’s business. If they spoke for Lin Le now, it would only be more awkward.
On Monday, Jiang Qi left the house with Ke Yan, but their destination where they stopped was no longer the Ke Group, but the bookstore opposite it.
It wasn’t time for work yet, so none of the employees were there when Jiang Qi arrived.
Opening the front entrance, Jiang Qi went to turn on the lights while Ke Yan went to turn on the heater.
“Ke Yan, this feeling is really good.” He was now the boss of a bookstore.
“As long as you like it. Come here.” Ke Yan was in the midst of boiling hot water as he told Jiang Qi to go over.
“I’m boiling some hot water now. If you finished it, just ask the employee to boil more. Also, if you’re hungry, go to the cafe next door to get some cake. Find me at the office for lunch when it’s the afternoon.” Ke Yan nagged continuously.
Jiang Qi back hugged Ke Yan’s waist, “I got it. I’m just on the opposite side, no need to worry too much. I’ll find you for lunch in the afternoon.”
“It’s good if you got it. But I forgot something.”
“What is it?”
“Forgot to buy a hand warmer. Your hands are so cold.” Ke Yan touched Jiang Qi’s icy cold hands.
“No worries, just buy them tomorrow.” Jiang Qi didn’t mind.
At this moment, the doors were opened. Jiang Qi hurriedly let go of his arms around Ke Yan and saw Wang Xiao Yu walking in.
Wang Xiao Yu was thinking about how the boss was in so early, then she froze a little when she saw Ke Yan. She didn’t know who Ke Yan was but he looked a little familiar.
“You’re here, it’s still pretty early.” Jiang Qi greeted.
“En. Since it’s my first day, I decided to come a little earlier.”
“She’s Wang Xiao Yu, my first employee.” Jiang Qi told Ke Yan.
“Hello.” Ke Yan spoke in a neutral tone.
“Hello.” Wang Xiao Yu was a little nervous facing Ke Yan. There was a slight feeling of fear when she looked at Ke Yan’s cold face.
“I’ll go out for a while.” Ke Yan wanted to help Jiang Qi buy something.
“Okay. Just go straight to the office, no need to come over.” Jiang Qi instructed.
“En.” Ke Yan left. Jiang Qi and Wang Xiao Yu started to clean the bookstore, wiping off all the dust on the tables. After a while, Zhu Zi Hao came too.
Jiang Qi sat on the soft sofa to read a book leisurely. Wang Xiao Yu and Zhu Zi Hao tidied up the books. Occasionally, he would look towards the door to see if there were any customers.
Looking at Jiang Qi, he had the appearance of someone who was not at all worried that there would be no customers.
Jiang Qi hadn’t started to read for long before Ke Yan came back. Jiang Qi stood up when he saw Ke Yan, “You haven’t gone to work?”
“En. I’ll go to work after I buy these.” Ke Yan passed the bag in his hand to Jiang Qi.
Jiang Qi looked inside. There was a hand warmer, milk tea and his favourite bread.
He couldn’t resist smiling. Ke Yan was just as considerate as before.
“Then I’ll go to the office now.”
“En. I’ll go find you in the afternoon.” Jiang Qi sent Ke Yan to the door and watched Ke Yan crossing the road and entering the company before he returned to the store.
Wang Xiao Yu finally knew why Ke Yan looked so familiar. She felt that Ke Yan and one of the chibi characters on the store’s wall were very similar.
T/N: oh how sweet~ I would like to have someone buying bread and bubble tea for me too (❁´◡`❁)
Editor : CarelessPurple