Chapter 19 – Is Director Duan a Deity?
Xi Duan stared blankly.
After he took charge of the Xi family, no one took this tone to care for him anymore. In the eyes of others, he never knew tiredness, like a robot.
The young man in front of him clearly still had a slightly immature face, but he manifested an aura of “ignore your elders at your peril.”
[T/N: “ignore your elders at your peril” is a Chinese idiom that means if you don’t listen to the wise words of the elderly, then you will suffer for it]
It was very contradictory, but he did not dislike it.
It was not like a child deliberately pretending to be an adult, but rather a very genuine and sincere type of caring.
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When all is said and done, Xi Duan was not really a cold and detached person. His previous not amenable to reason aura was merely a mask that the President of the Xi family businesses ought to wear. When he met someone that he sincerely wanted to be friends with, that mask would naturally disappear.
He believed that he has insight, and the present Duan Shu Tong was someone that he could possibly make friends with.
“You’re right.” Xi Duan nodded to show his agreement, and then he shifted the topic, “How goes your research and development?”
When this topic was mentioned, Duan Shu Tong smiled.
“I already submitted it for inspection. After it passes the relevant procedures, it can be listed on the market. When you are discharged, I’ll treat you to a big meal.”
Duan Shu Tong’s eyebrows were curved, and the joyful emotion was self-evident.
Xi Duan was surprised and happy for him, “Congratulations.”
Duan Shu Tong still wanted to say something, but then his phone suddenly rang. When he looked at it, he saw that it was an unknown number. The address was from Yan City.
He hesitated to pick up the call.
“Duan Shu Tong, you blacklisted me!” From the other end of the line, the man’s low roar was like devil magic penetrating his eardrum.
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He couldn’t help moving the phone away from his ear.
“Who are you?” He really could not remember whom this voice belonged to.
The other party’s breathing gradually got heavier, and his angry rebuke echoed in the ward, “Duan Shu Tong, don’t pretend with me! Ruo Wei resigned, are you satisfied?”
What Ruo Wei resigned? Forgive him for being isolated from the world for half a month in the laboratory.
Taking advantage of the few seconds while Duan Shu Tong was distracted, Li Xiao cursed him out with incompetent rage. It was very explosive to the eardrum.
Xi Duan’s brows wrinkled when he heard Li Xiao’s vitriol. Seeing the youth frozen on the spot, not knowing how to react, he said coldly to the phone: “Li Xiao, Pei Ruo Wei’s choices are her own business. It has nothing to do with Shu Tong. If you continue to pester endlessly like an annoying troublemaker, then I think I will have to consult Chairman Li on how he teaches his children.”
The angry rebukes came to a spontaneous end. Li Xiao was stunned silent for a good while. Then he could not help asking: “Xi Duan? Why are the two of you together? Oh, I get it. The two of you joined hands to put on this show, am I right?”
Duan Shu Tong: “…”
There was nothing pertinent that you could say to a stick.
[T/N: He’s saying LX is dumb as bricks. Or an English idiom would be: to talk to a wall, it just doesn’t go through.]
He decisively hung up the phone and blacklisted the number.
Looking at his smooth movements, Xi Duan could not refrain from breaking into laughter.
Contrary to what one might expect, Duan Shu Tong looked at him strangely. After dawdling for quite a while, he finally said: “Li Xiao’s character is not suitable for Miss Pei. Now that Miss Pei has made a choice, I think you still have hope.”
Xi Duan: ???
He almost could not maintain his facial expression. He looked down and said insipidly: “I’m too busy. I don’t have time to deal with emotional matters, so I decided to let go. Following your example.”
Duan Shu Tong: “Eh?”
Was this something you could let go if you say let go? He transmigrated, so he of course had no feelings for Pei Ruo Wei, but Xi Duan was different. This was the third male lead who did not marry for life for the sake of the female lead, ah!
Was it so easy to say let go and just let go?
He quickly waved his hand, “We are different. In the early days of my entrepreneurship, I am not qualified to fall in love. Your career is successful. It is time for you to fall in love. As for work being too busy, it just so happens that Miss Pei is also very devoted to her work. You two still have many common areas.”
Translations by Vanilla Muse.
In his view, Xi Duan was handsome, outstanding in ability, successful in business, and responsible. He was more than enough for Pei Ruo Wei.
Now that Pei Ruo Wei has separated from Li Xiao, wasn’t it a good time? What was Xi Duan thinking?
Xi Duan also felt that Duan Shu Tong’s attitude was very strange. Before, he was desperate for Pei Ruo Wei, saying he would live or die for her. How could he be so calm and mild now?
Was love so worthless?
They looked at each other with big question marks hidden in their gazes, but they both wisely chose not to continue this topic.
As for Li Xiao who was blacklisted once again, no matter how angry he was getting at the moment, it did not have anything to do with them whatsoever.