Chapter 348: The Afternoon To Meet At the Ministry of Civil Affairs (3)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xu Zixian’s petite face was a little pale as she gripped her phone tightly while resting her other hand against her forehead, looking as though she was contemplating about something. After a moment, she heaved out a huge breath before twisting her bottle open. Taking a mouthful of water, she stood up and walked away.
Stepping out, she caught sight of Shi Guang dressed in her red and white athletic gear nearby. Beside her was Cheng Qi.
The two of them were conversing with one another. Immediately, Xu Zixian hid behind a pillar and listened in intently…
Cheng Qi was looking at Shi Guang firmly, thinking to himself how her eyes looked like bright little stars that sparkled in the night skies as he apologized, “And that day as well, I’m so sorry about that. Didn’t think that giving you that congratulatory gift would cause you trouble as well.”
Shi Guang was stunned for a moment before smiling with an arc filled with tenderness and warmth, “Why are you standing on courtesy! You had already apologized on the phone before, and it’s all in the past now. Don’t keep thinking about it anymore. If you continue harping on it, even I am going to get embarrassed over it!”
“Fine, fine! I won’t talk about it anymore!” Cheng Qi waved it off with his hands dismissively. “How prepared are you for the finals later on?”
“There shouldn’t be any issues. Guess we’ll be able to make it into the provincial team together,” Shi Guang juggled the bottle of water in her hands left and right, just like it was a toy.
Xu Zixian, who was hiding in in the dark, could not make out if Shi Guang had drunk the water.
Cheng Qi curled his lips and teased, “But, aren’t you getting married soon?”
Shi Guang asked in reverse, “What has that got to do with anything?”
“Well, for most cases, would your husband still allow you to continue swimming after getting married?” As Cheng Qi said that, he kept his gaze fixated on Shi Guang, wanting to catch her truest reactions.
However, she did not even show a single strain of hesitation as she nodded her head. “Of course, he’s fully supportive of me.”
That single reply had sealed every single other thing that Cheng Qi had wanted to follow up with.
Even though he was still smiling, it seemed as though there was something gnawing at his heart, causing him to feel really uncomfortable inexplicably.
“I think that you ought to think it through. You have the potential to go much further. But, if you get married, many things won’t turn out the way you expect them to…”
As Cheng Qi was talking, Shi Guang turned her head toward the direction where Xu Zixian was at. “…”
Realizing that Shi Guang was about to see her, the latter hurriedly shirked her head back and clutched her chest.
Had Shi Guang seen her?
Should not be…
However, she wasn’t fully sure of that. Since no one made any sound or walked toward her after a while, she presumed that Shi Guang must have seen nothing.
The next time Xu Zixian snuck out to catch a glimpse outside, she caught sight of yet another man beside Shi Guang.
Dressed in a black suit, his features were exquisite while his eyes were distantly cold. Curling into an arc, his lips brought with them an arrogant haughtiness, just like a snow lotus that was blossoming in a thousand years old icicle that gave off such a frosty yet distant coldness.
That man… Was he Shi Guang’s boyfriend?
Her gaze then shifted back onto Shi Guang. She saw that Shi Guang was drinking her water, and there was already half of it gone.
She had finally drunk it!
Xu Zixian heaved out a sigh of relief in secret and no longer lingered to observe any longer. Making her way off stealthily, she could not help but smirk when she heard Shi Guang introducing the two men.
That Cheng Qi, who was so exceptional, was clearly fancying Shi Guang.
But to think that her boyfriend was even more exceptional. No wonder there was someone who wanted to get rid of her.
Shi Guang, don’t blame me! I had no choice either. Besides, if it weren’t me, there would be others as well.
Xu Zixian thought in her heart as she replied the number from earlier on.
<Everything’s settled. Remember to clean up the backend.>