Chapter 7 – Verbal Sparring with the Male Lead
The Xi family’s chauffeur had perfect mastery over his driving craft, and the ride was very smooth.
Cen Ning sat in the front passenger seat. So as to not disturb Xi Duan’s rest, Duan Shu Tong flashed a friendly smile in his direction but did not speak.
He switched his phone to mute and was just about to put it back in his pocket, when the screen lit up.
It was a WeChat message.
Wei Wei: I heard from the nurse that you helped me pay for the hospital fee yesterday. Thank you. I will transfer the money to you.
Duan Shu Tong arched an eyebrow. The first thing he did was change the name.
Pei Ruo Wei: Transfer 648 yuan.
Duan Shu Tong paused for a few seconds and in the end chose to accept it.
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As soon as he received it, the other side knew that he was online and immediately sent another message: I heard that you are going to Lin Nan Province.
Duan Shu Tong rubbed his mobile phone case. Pei Ruo Wei was very informed.
He did not respond to her right away. Instead he sent a message to Cen Ning in the front seat.
Cen Ning’s mobile phone was also muted, but it did not prevent him from seeing the message in a timely manner. Looking down, he saw that it was actually from Young Master Duan.
Young Master Duan: Did Uncle Xi go to the hospital to visit Miss Pei yesterday?
Cen Ning was surprised. What does this mean? While saying you are going to let go, you still care about the relationship between President Xi and Miss Pei?
He gave it some thought and then typed: President Xi was busy yesterday, so I found time to go take a look.
Young Master Duan: Understood.
Cen Ning’s head was full of question marks. Understood what, ah? Understood.
Duan Shu Tong did not want to have too much involvement with the female lead. He sent a soul-torturing question to Pei Ruo Wei: You like Li Xiao, right?
It took a long while before Pei Ruo Wei replied: Sorry.
She said sorry, because Duan Shu Tong’s drunk driving incident had something to do with her.
Duan Shu Tong confessed to her that day, but was given the ‘nice guy’ card. He understood Pei Ruo Wei’s meaning then.
She liked Li Xiao.
Feeling incompetent and powerless, Duan Shu Tong had gotten pissed drunk.
Maybe Pei Ruo Wei liked him a little, but it was only just a little. This kind of like came from feeling moved due to his actions and was not related to love at all.
Duan Shu Tong decisively typed: Do you know that Li Xiao has a fiancée?
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Time passed by, seconds and then minutes. Finally the screen turned on again. It must be because the female lead just did not know what to say.
Pei Ruo Wei: I didn’t know before, but now I know. Thank you.
Seeing her like this, Duan Shu Tong finally breathed a sigh of relief. According to the female lead’s character, once she knew that Li Xiao has a fiancée, she would not contact him again.
Now that he has also withdrawn from the chase, then didn’t that mean that Xi Duan had a chance?
Such a good third male lead. Not marrying for life was truly too miserable.
The ‘too miserable’ President Xi opened his eyes and silently turned his head over. He looked at the youth by his side who was on his phone from the start of the ride till now. His expression was cold, and if you were to look carefully, you could even detect a faint disapproval from him.
It reminded him of his underage nephew. Most young people nowadays were slaves to their cell phones.
Xi Duan looked at the youth’s bleached yellow hair, the skull printed short-sleeved t-shirt, and the loose pants. He just did not understand these youngsters.
Xi Duan silently expressed incomprehension, but his eyes were involuntarily attracted by the youth’s typing fingers.
They were white, slender, and thin. Even the nails were just right.
Even if Duan Shu Tong were to be super unobservant, which he was not, he would still notice the extremely strong gaze boring into him. He turned his head.
Xi Duan still had his eyes closed, but his head was facing Duan Shu Tong’s direction.
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Xi Duan had sharp eyebrows and long eyelashes. The bridge of his nose was tall and the shape of his lips was beautiful. However, the color of his lips was not too healthy, deducting a few points of beauty.
Tiredness still clung to his person. With his eyes closed, Duan Shu Tong gave him eighty-five points.
Duan Shu Tong withdrew his gaze and looked out the window.
It was probably an illusion just now.