Chapter 28: She Was Inviting Him Into The Trap
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Could it be that this glass of wine was drugged?”
“How is that possible? Don’t accuse me wrongly!”
Xiang Qingtian’s heart almost jumped out of her chest. As if it was a reflex, she immediately stood up from the chair to refute.
The words that came out of her mouth seemed to be even more explosive than what Ye Qingran said.
The atmosphere in the room suddenly sank.
Furthermore, in an instant, it fell into a strange silence.
Xiang Qingtian realized that she had overreacted just now.
She immediately curled her lips into a smile and tried her best to say in a gentle voice, “Your wild guess had shocked me too much. I didn’t drink it because this glass of wine was originally Chu Yan’s.”
Istinctively, she wanted to reach out and get another glass for herself to perfunctorily brush off Ye Qingran.
But she also realized that since things had come to this point, she could only either not drink at all or drink from the glass that Ye Qingran handed over.
Otherwise, it would appear as if she was deliberately avoiding it.
Instead, it would prove that this glass of wine was drugged.
Ye Qingran was stunned for a moment and looked at her in shock. She appeared shocked and at a loss. “So this glass of wine was meant for big brother to drink?”
Her last syllable dragged on, and she seemed to have come to a sudden realization.
But it seemed like she was saying that this drugged glass was meant for Chu Yan.
The three men didn’t say a word. Their expressions were restrained, and no one could tell what they were really thinking. They just watched everything silently.
After hearing Ye Qingran’s words, only Chu Yan remained expressionless.
The corners of He Cizhou’s mouth curled up, as if he wanted to laugh.
Meanwhile, the coldness in Xiang Haotian’s eyes grew stronger and stronger.
When Xiang Qingtian heard this, she almost spat out a mouthful of blood.
This idiot, why didn’t he know how to read the ambience?
After being rejected, why did he still shamelessly come forward? Could it be that he had taken a liking to her and wanted to pursue her? He should take a look at himself. How dare he covet her?
If it weren’t for Chu Yan being here, she would definitely make this brat understand what the consequences of being delusional were.
Under the table, Xiang Qingtian’s hands were already tightly clenched.
She, who was somewhat at a loss, glanced at Xiang Haotian.
The two of them looked at each other tacitly. She reached out and took the wine cup in Ye Qingran’s hand.
Then, she drank it in one gulp.
At this point, if she didn’t take this glass of wine and drink it, Chu Yan would definitely be suspicious.
Ye Qingran immediately drank her own glass as well. She put down the glass and clapped her hands. “Pretty lady, you’re really forthright. I really like you.”
Xiang Qingtian ignored Ye Qingran.
She had to go to the bathroom immediately and spit out the wine.
But just as she moved, she heard Ye Qingran call out, “Pretty miss…”
Of course, she couldn’t let Xiang Qingtian vomit immediately.
Then this drugged wine would be wasted.
Ye Qingran looked pitiful and said apologetically, “… You’re not angry with me, right?”
Xiang Qingtian suppressed her temper and replied, “No.”
She wanted to leave and didn’t want to bother with Ye Qingran.
But she heard Ye Qingran started blabbering again, “Just now, I didn’t mean anything by saying it was drugged. You have to believe me. Pretty sister, it’s mainly because the identities of people like us aren’t simple and we often come out to play. We’ll always meet some scheming women who try every means possible. For example, seducing, drugging, and getting pregnant. For them, the best way is to pregnant at once and use the child to marry into a rich family. It’s just that I’ve met so many of them and can’t help but think about it. I’m not trying to say that you, pretty sister, really drugged the drink.”
Xiang Qingtian was livid with anger, and her eyes darkened.
She almost fainted.
This damn Ye Qingran, was he really stupid? Did he not know anything, or was he just pretending to play dumb while reminding her that she was a fool who had failed to get what she wanted?
She wanted to make a move and directly kill this Ye Qingran.
At this moment, Ye Qingran said again, “Pretty lady, you look like a fairy, so you definitely won’t drug people. Pretty lady, should we have another drink…”
Have another drink? These three words sounded like a nightmare to Xiang Qingtian.
The drug quickly took effect, and her body started to heat up.
Xiang Qingtian stood up. “I’m sorry, I need to go to the bathroom.”
She got up anxiously, and the chair in front of her was accidentally kicked down.
This time, Ye Qingran didn’t stop her. She only said thoughtfully, “Pretty lady, slow down.”
When she retracted her gaze, she unintentionally made eye contact with Xiang Haotian.
Xiang Haotian was glaring at her coldly. If his gaze could kill, she would be riddled with holes by now.
However, Ye Qingran acted as if she didn’t feel the killing intent. She smiled at him in a very amiable manner. “Mr. Xiang, why don’t we have a drink too?”
Xiang Haotian was slightly startled. There was a hint of confusion in his eyes. “…”
He Cizhou suddenly stood up. “It’s about time for today. We’ll go back first.”
Then, he looked at Ye Qingran. “Why don’t you come along?”
Ye Qingran carried her bag on her back. “Of course, of course.”
Xiang Haotian looked at Chu Yan. Seeing that he was about to get up as well, he hurriedly said, “Can we chat a little more?”
Chu Yan glanced at He Cizhou. He Cizhou raised his eyebrows and left with Ye Qingran.
As soon as they walked out of the room, he couldn’t help but burst into laughter. “You’re quite good, kid. Your acting skills are pretty good. Are you interested in entering the entertainment industry? I’ll definitely make you a national idol.”
Ye Qingran looked at him in shock. “Acting skills? What acting skills?”
He Cizhou’s gaze became serious. “You’re still acting in front of me. But, how did you know that the wine was drugged?”
Ye Qingran put on a bitter expression and pretended not to know. “Drugged? Are you saying that the wine was really drugged?”
“You brat, keep pretending.”
“I’m really not pretending. I have no idea what happened.”
Ye Qingran appeared utterly confused.
She was just short of slapping the words “I’m not, I didn’t, I don’t know”on her face.
He Cizhou didn’t pursue the matter. “Fine, it’s fine if you don’t admit it, but…”
His expression suddenly darkened as he said seriously, “Do you know who that pair of siblings were? Do you know what the consequences will be if you offend them?”
Ye Qingran: “…”
He was worried for her.
He Cizhou said, “I know you wanted to help Chu Yan, but Chu Yan isn’t that easy to scheme against. In the future, if you see this kind of thing outside, you have to pretend not to see it. Chu Yan was here tonight, so they won’t dare to do anything. If it were anyone else, even if it was just me, you would be in trouble tonight.”
Ye Qingran: “…”
What did he mean by that?
Could it be that they knew that Xiang Qingtian was going to drug him?
If they didn’t expose her, could it be that they wanted to beat her at her own game?
In the private room, it was cold and silent.
“I’m sorry, Chu Yan. I didn’t know that this girl would actually do such a stupid thing.”
With a guilty look on his face, Xiang Haotian took the initiative to expose everything, but he also disassociated himself.
Chu Yan looked at Xiang Haotian with a hint of threat and coldness in his eyes. “Do you two really think that I don’t know anything, or are you taking me, Chu Yan, for a fool?”