Chapter 166: Ex-girlfriend
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“You go in first. I’ll come over after I’ve settled this job I have on hand.”
Xia Qingyi smiled, “Alright, then I’ll go in to wait for you. I’ll keep the ticket at the sales counter so you can just get it from there when you’re here.”
“Okay, then I’ll hang up if there’s nothing else.”
After they had hung up, Xia Qingyi smiled at her ticket happily and contented. Going back to how they were previously was the most comfortable after all, as she could just tell him if there was anything that had happened. She was never lonely with him around.
A few moments later, the sign in front of her lit up, indicating that the cinema hall was about to be opened. She placed both of the remaining tickets at the sales counter, before she took her ticket and entered the cinema hall.
The movie that Xia Qingyi was watching was an English horror movie. The storyline was fast paced and it was already a little scary even though it had just started. Xia Qingyi gathered all of her attention and watched the movie with utmost seriousness, to the point that she had temporary forgotten that Mo Han was coming.
Ten minutes after the movie had started, Mo Han lowered his head as he apologized to the people around him. He moved in front of a few people to reach his seat. In the meantime, Xia Qingyi was still absorbed in watching the movie with her eyes opened wide and her head ducked in her seat.
Mo Han sat down silently as he watched the movie silently.
Quite a long time had passed when Xia Qingyi relaxed slightly to take a short break from the movie and finally noticed that Mo Han was already sitting next to her.
“When did you arrive?” Xia Qingyi asked softly.
“I’ve been here for a while now.” Mo Han was watching the movie.
“I thought that you might need to work even later.”
“I came over once I was done with work.”
Xia Qingyi turned back to watch the movie. The movie started to enter its scariest part, though Mo Han was indifferent to it. He merely looked at Xia Qingyi as she kept moving back while shrinking herself. She looked extremely afraid.
The brightness of the screen lit up her eyes as the moisture shining in her eyes made his heart flutter. Instead of watching the movie, it would be more accurate to say that he had been watching her.
He was about to be attracted to her again, Mo Han realized.
Suddenly, Xia Qingyi jumped and grabbed Mo Han’s hand that he had placed on the armrest of the seat.
Mo Han’s heart skipped a beat. He tried to retract his hand, though Xia Qingyi did not let go as she held onto it tighter. She looked as if she was about to die from fear, as she crouched and squeeze further back into the seat. However, she continued to watch the screen without blinking. It seemed like she had yet to notice that she was grabbing his hand.
Mo Han could not retract his hand. He turned to continue to watch the movie, though his palm continued to rest on hers. He could feel all of his senses concentrating in the warmth of Xia Qingyi’s palm.
He quietly finished watching the entire movie without moving.
When the movie had ended, Xia Qingyi was still in the same posture as she had while watching the movie. She kept staring at the end-credit scenes of the movie. The lights of the cinema hall turned on and the people around them started to stand up. Xia Qingyi only broke away from the movie when there were people wanting to pass by them to head out as she shifted her legs to let them pass.
“Let’s go.” Xia Qingyi said as she stood up. Their hands had not separated.
Mo Han glanced at her once before he stood up. He turned to another direction which made him in front and it became him pulling Xia Qingyi along.
It was only when they had left the cinema that Xia Qingyi finally realized that she was holding hands with Mo Han. There were many people walking around at the entrance of the cinema and she had been accidentally pushed towards Mo Han and bumped into him. Glancing down, she finally noticed them holding hands.
Mo Han was still walking about half a step ahead of her as Xia Qingyi stared at their hands while she walked. It took her a while to remember that she had grabbed his hand when she got too excited while watching the movie earlier.
But why did he appear to not have any reactions about it?
It was still fine when she did not feel it, but now that she had seen Mo Han holding her hand, she felt a little awkward. She had even felt that the temperature of his hand that was holding hers was exceptionally high. Quietly, she relaxed her hand and let go of Mo Han’s hand.
Mo Han did not turn back. He appeared to be the same as he continued to walk ahead with half a step of distance between them. However, his fingertips trembled a little when his hand returned next to him.
“I’m hungry. Let’s go eat something.” Xia Qingyi wanted to relieve this silent awkwardness.
“What do you want to eat?” he asked.
“Anything is fine. I’m only a little hungry. I’m fine with that restaurant in front.” Xia Qingyi pointed to the front carelessly.
“Are you in a rush to go back to work?” Xia Qingyi asked again.
“I’ve settled all my work.” Mo Han replied.
Xia Qingyi had pointed to a fast food restaurant. There were not too many people in the shop as it was already 9.30 P.M after the movie had ended. However, Xia Qingyi and Mo Han were not in a rush to head back as the owner said that the restaurant would operate until 12 P.M.
The two of were sitting at the table as they waited for their food after ordering. Xia Qingyi stood up, saying that she needed to go to the washroom and she left her seat.
After she had exited the washroom and was walking at the center aisle of the restaurant, she saw a woman sitting at where she was sitting earlier which was opposite of Mo Han.
She tilted her head in confusion. She only heard the woman’s voice only when she was near to the table and realized that the woman was Shen Rou.
Mo Han’s ex-girlfriend.
“Oh my, what is this? Mo Han is actually willing to eat with someone on such a late night?” Xia Qingyi immediately smiled when she saw Xia Qingyi walking over from behind.
Now that she had seen her properly, Shen Rou seemed to have become prettier. With having the same exquisite make-up on her face, the pale green mini dress that barely covered her buttocks showed the curves of her body. Xia Qingyi could not help but admit that Mo Han had good taste in women since he was able to get such a pretty woman with an amazing figure as his girlfriend.
“Do you mind if I sit here?” Shen Rou stood next to where she had sat earlier.
“No.” Xia Qingyi shook her head and moved to sit on the chair next to her.
Mo Han, who was sitting opposite of her, had a cold expression as he did not say a word.
“I just returned a few days ago. I just happened to pass by here after settling the work I had today and saw Mo Han sitting here alone, which was why I came over to greet him.” Shen Rou looked at Mo Han as she tried to tease him. “So, how? Would you mind treating your ex to a meal since we’ve met again, ex-boyfriend?”
“Another day.” Mo Han replied.
“How about today instead of another day? I happen to be hungry and we can use this chance to catch up with each other.” Shen Rou said.
Xia Qingyi did not know the exact reason of why they had broken up that time, which was why she was even more confused now that she happened to see them meeting each other again. She felt as if it was slightly inappropriate for her to be with them right now. She was slightly awkward as she looked down in silence.
The good thing was that the food was served quickly and Xia Qingyi quickly picked up her chopsticks to start eating quickly in order to hide her emotions.
“What did you two do just now? Why are you still outside when it’s already so late?”
Mo Han did not speak as he looked down and eat like her. Silence washed over the dining table and Xia Qingyi quickly answered, “Oh, I was supposed to watch a movie with my schoolmates, but they had to leave early as they had something on. I’d ask him to watch the movie with me since I didn’t want to waste the ticket. We just came back from watching the movie.”
Shen Rou smirked at her, before she glanced at Mo Han and said, “Him? Watching a movie?”
“Yes… he didn’t really want to come actually… I forced him to come.” Xia Qingyi’s voice suddenly softened.
Shen Rou stared at Mo Han, who was opposite of her. “I couldn’t tell, Mo Han? I didn’t know someone like you would accompany a person to watch a movie one day?”
Xia Qingyi felt as if she had said something wrong. She was about to explain herself when she heard Shen Rou say coldly from beside her, “From the looks of this, the two of you did get together after all? When did it happen?”
Xia Qingyi’s eyes widened. “No, no, no… You’re mistaken… We’re not, we were just watching a movie…”
Shen Rou ignored her as she continued to stare at Mo Han. “When did the two of you get together? How far have the two of you gone? Have you gone to bed?”
Xia Qingyi felt that her heart was about to burst and have a volcano eruption.
“Are you done making a fuss?!” Mo Han said.
“I’m making a fuss?! Am I making a fuss now?! I told you many times when we were still together that she was definitely problematic. You didn’t believe me and now that it hasn’t even been three months since we’d broken up, you’re already messing around with this woman?! Are you sure that I’m the one making a fuss, Mo Han?” Shen Rou stood up suddenly.
Xia Qingyi said, “I think you’re mistaken, Shen Rou. I’m not dating Mo Han, and neither is the situation like you said.”
Mo Han said, “I told you clearly about the reason for us breaking up when we broke up. I thought you understood, though I finally realized now that you didn’t even listen to any of my words.”
Shen Rou was very angry. “The reason?! I might have really believed all of your stupid excuses before I saw the two of you. But I understand now that you broke up with me because of this woman, right?!” After she was done, she glared fiercely at Xia Qingyi. She looked as if she wanted to tear her into pieces.
Xia Qingyi was always against the idea of reasoning with women who were on the verge of a mental breakdown, which was why she had chosen to keep quiet at Shen Rou’s current state. The rest of the people in the restaurant all turned to look at them after hearing the commotion over here.
Mo Han said, “We’ve already broken up, Shen Rou. Whether I have a girlfriend or not is none of your business, so why are you so agitated right now?”
Shen Rou was still looking at him, though she seemed as if her tears were about to fall any second.
“I don’t think we can finish this meal today. I think it’s best if we don’t meet anymore in the future.” Mo Han stood up and took his stuff, wanting to pull Xia Qingyi and leave.
Xia Qingyi was a little hesitant as Mo Han pulled on her wrist to make her leave. Shen Rou was still sitting inside when she saw their action. A fire burned within her as she suddenly pushed Xia Qingyi away. Xia Qingyi had not expected that Shen Rou would do this and she fell on the floor.
“B*itch!” Shen Rou was still scolding her.
Mo Han shouted at her, “Shen Rou! That’s enough!”