However, Jian Ran still did not have the courage.
Just a little more.
“You should head over first, I still have a few things I need to take care of.”
Please give me some time to accept.
On the other side of the phone, there was a long silence. After a long while, Jian Ran finally heard him say in a low voice:
Jian Ran heaved a sigh of relief and spoke a few more words with Qin Yue before hanging up.
It was now eleven-thirty, and some colleagues in the office were already preparing to go out for dinner.
Jian Ran put down the phone in her hand, and started to pack up to go out.
She, who was seriously packing her things, naturally couldn’t see Qin Yue, who had just put down her phone outside Operations Department.
The majority of Innovation Technology’s offices were glass cubicles, from the outside, one could clearly see the situation inside, but at this moment, Qin Yue was standing outside the walls of the Operations Department, quietly watching Jian Ran.
He had been standing here since a long time ago. When she saw Jian Ran sitting in the office with her head lowered in thought, the expression on her face suddenly turned dark, and he couldn’t help but think: What is she thinking about? Was it related to him?
Out of the blue, he took out his cell phone and dialed her number.
She was flustered at first, then flushed red, and then laughed like a summer flower.
He had seen many beauties in his life, many of whom were better than Jian Ran, but Jian Ran had the most beautiful smile, which was beautiful and dazzling. For a moment, he could not help but be absent-minded because of this smile.
Qin Yue wanted to take this smile for himself and tell everyone that she was his.
Out of politeness, he asked her.
Outside the glass, he saw her hesitation.
Suddenly, he felt a bit uncomfortable. He didn’t know why.
She refused him, refused to make their relationship known to the world.
He suddenly wanted to take her hand without caring, to stop holding on to those strange promises, to announce aloud that she was my wife.
But he couldn’t bear to part with her. He couldn’t bear to make things difficult for her.
So he said, “Okay.”
Thus, her relieved appearance fell into the depths of his dark eyes.
After finishing her business, Xu Huiyi walked to Qin Yue’s side and asked softly: “Boss Qin, do you want to invite Madam over?”
In the office, Jian Ran was still packing her things.
Qin Yue watched silently, and after a long while, he turned to Xu Huiyi and said: “Let’s go, there’s no need to wait.”
By the time Jian Ran arrived at the private room of the Lily Restaurant, Qin Yue had already been waiting for a long time.
When she opened the door, she saw Qin Yue gracefully sitting in front of the room’s window, his back upright.
He seemed to be looking at something, and the sunlight from the window fell on his forehead and on the side of his face, accentuating the clear, resolute lines of his face.
Everything before her eyes was like a painting, but strangely, Jian Ran saw loneliness within the painting.
He couldn’t help but want to walk over and embrace him from behind.
But, before Jian Ran could do anything, she had already discovered her.
He turned his face to the side and smiled. “You’re here.”
The sunlight fell upon his eyes like a sea of stars.
Jian Ran felt a burst of heat on her face, and quickly avoided the dazzling gaze, giving a light “En” sound, and sat in front of Qin Yue.
Today, they were eating seafood.
Steamed Scallop with Snowflannel, Curried Shuttle Crab, Three Fresh Tofu, Pumpkin Brewing Fresh Shrimp, Pepper Shredded Shrimp … The five dishes had different tastes. It suited two people’s appetites.
Jian Ran really liked seafood, but it was a pity that her homeland, the capital, was inland. Later on, when she came to the Jiangbei along the coast, she had to make up for a lot of seafood.
She looked at the table full of dishes as she looked at Qin Yue in surprise.
It was unknown whether it was a coincidence or something else, but Qin Yue seemed to always know what she liked very well. It was as if he had known her for a very long time.
“What’s wrong?” Qin Yue was puzzled by her gaze and could not help but ask.
“Nothing,” Jian Ran bit off a spoonful of tofu and put it in her mouth. The fresh fragrance lingered on her lips and teeth, and she smiled with satisfaction. “I’m just very curious, why do you always know so clearly what I like?”
“Because …” I investigated you.
The latter half of the sentence was stuck in his throat, but Qin Yue was still unable to say it.
He had once spent a lot of effort to investigate Jian Ran, and he knew very clearly what she had experienced, liked, and liked … But was this really the reason? Why had he gone to so much trouble to make her happy?
“Hmm?” Seeing Qin Yue wanting to say something but hesitating, Jian Ran blinked his eyes.
“Nothing, as long as you like it.” Qin Yue said. He could not understand his own thoughts and could not give an answer, so he cut the conversation short.
This answer was very official, very stiff, and Jian Ran didn’t know how to reply. She only replied with a “thank you”, then lowered her head and ate in silence.
The two of them continued to eat in silence for some time before Qin Yue suddenly spoke up.
Jian Ran was slightly startled, and only after a long while did she come to her senses. She had already prepared all the dishes, but still hadn’t touched those prawns at all … While he was eating, he was also observing her. To think that she had actually discovered this as well.
“I like it.” She smiled.
She was very fond of salted prawns, which she could eat alone on a daily basis.
It was just that although the Shrimps were tasty, handling them was extremely troublesome, and they didn’t look too good either. Therefore, she didn’t want to eat it in front of Qin Yue.
However, Qin Yue did not think that way.
In the past, every time he ate this dish with Xiao Bao, Xiao Bao would clamor for his mother to peel it for him, because if she couldn’t peel it properly, he would cut himself. Her mother pampered her, peeling a whole plate of prawns for her every time.
Jian Ran said she liked it, but she didn’t eat it. Maybe it was because of this?
After thinking about it, Qin Yue took a pair of disposable gloves and a Shrimp. He tried to peel it as he recalled how his mother peeled the shrimps.
He did not like eating shrimp. Naturally, he had never peeled them before, so he was clumsy at peeling them and was unable to find a way to use them even after a long time.
Jian Ran saw that he had been busying herself for half a day without success, so she also took a Weng Shrimp and said, “It’s like this.”
As she spoke, she pinched off the head of the Shrimp, then stuck her chopsticks into the tail of the Shrimp. The Shrimp’s delicious meat broke free in an instant.
Qin Yue found it mystical and also wanted to try it. Hence, he imitated Jian Ran’s actions and picked up a chopstick. But no matter what, he couldn’t easily take the meat out like Jian Ran.
Seeing his clumsy appearance, Jian Ran could not help but laugh, but then she rolled her eyes at Qin Yue.
“Come help me.” Qin Yue said.
Once again, Jian Ran picked up the wyvern diaper shrimp. Just as she was about to demonstrate, he heard Qin Yue say: “Handle.”
He spoke lightly and naturally, as if it were a matter of course.
Jian Ran looked at the eyes that he was pretending to gaze at and suddenly blushed once more.
It was just stripping a prawn. Why would she blush?
She shook her head, shaking off the strange thoughts in her head. Then, he stood up and walked to Qin Yue’s side.
As Qin Yue sat and she stood, she could only bend down and grab hold of Qin Yue’s hand, teaching him by hand.