Chapter 171: A Stranger
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“It’s because I didn’t hear about it before…”
“Haven’t you only been in the law firm for a while? Why do you know so many details about my private life…?”
“Oh… it’s impossible for the two of you to get together anyway, Barrister Mo. So why don’t you introduce her to me? I will treat your younger sister very well…”
What did he mean by saying that it is impossible for the two of us to be together and to introduce her to you?!
For someone as calm as Mo Han usually was, he could not help but to want to throw the document in his face so badly. However, he still tried his best to control his emotions. “You don’t have to think about it anymore. She has a boyfriend now.”
“But I asked Liu Zhiyuan yesterday and he said that she didn’t have one.”
“She just got one last night.” Mo Han’s tone was incredibly cold.
Barrister Wang could sense that Mo Han was not in a very good mood right now. From his past experiences, he decisively chose to back off as he slowly moved back and said to Barrister Mo cautiously, “Barrister Mo, I’ll take the document. I’ll get Little Liu to bring it back to you after I’m done.”
Mo Han’s eyes were fixated only on the document. “Go.”
Mo Han was still felt a little uncomfortable after Barrister Wang had left. He called Xia Qingyi, and the call rang for two times before it was cut off. He received a message from Xia Qingyi not long after.
“I’m still in class! What’s wrong?”
Mo Han replied her message, “What time will your class end?”
“At 5.30 p.m..”
“Wait for me in school after your class.”
“Can’t I just go to your office directly? Aren’t you still at work at that time?”
“You don’t have to come to the law firm. I’ll go and find you.” Mo Han thought about Barrister Wang who had just came to his office again as he typed out the words. He felt uncomfortable whenever he thought about what Barrister Wang had said, even though he knew that Xia Qingyi did not even know about what happened.
He had the urge to hide her away.
He wanted to be the only one to know about her good qualities, and to be the only one to know about her everything. Mo Han’s thoughts were like those belonging to a young lad that had just fallen in love.
Mo Han did not make Xia Qingyi wait too long. There was not too much work after that contract had been settled. He left slightly earlier and drove his car to Xia Qingyi’s school to fetch her.
Xia Qingyi had been waiting for him at the school gate. He could see her from a distance away as he stopped his car by the side of the road and then called Xia Qingyi.
“Look to your right.” Mo Han said.
Xia Qingyi looked behind her in puzzle, still trying to find him.
“You’re looking to your left.” Mo Han laughed.
She looked right and finally saw Mo Han’s car that was parked by the side of the road while Mo Han was waving his hand outside of the car window.
Xia Qingyi hung up the call and walked over to open the car door. She sat in the front passenger seat. She was about to ask Mo Han where they were going to eat when he leaned forward and pinned her on the car seat before he kissed her.
It was another long and deep kiss. Xia Qingyi patted his shoulder as she hummed with widened eyes, though Mo Han continued to pin her without moving.
When they had finally ended this kiss, Mo Han was still leaning right in front of her as he looked into her eyes with a smile.
Xia Qingyi wiped away the saliva on her lips. She glared at him. “Can you not kiss me so suddenly?! I was scared to death.”
“You’ll slowly get used to it in the future.” Mo Han said.
Xia Qingyi pushed him away. “Don’t do this anymore in the future. There are many people outside.”
“What are you afraid of? They can’t see anything.”
“They can’t see, but I can see them.”
“There’s nothing to be scared of even if they can see. You are my girlfriend, it’s normal to do this.” Mo Han said insistently.
Xia Qingyi glanced once at him, not wanting to argue further with him as she said, “Never mind. Let’s not talk about this. Let’s go eat, I’m hungry.”
Mo Han took her to a western restaurant. The menu of the restaurant was entirely in French and Xia Qingyi could not understand anything. As a result, she threw the responsibility of ordering food for herself to Mo Han.
He chose a steak for her. The meat was very tender and the thick sauce glazed on it made it exceptionally fragrant. It was even more delicious when she ate it with some refreshing vegetables. Xia Qingyi thought as she ate, if she did not know what to eat in the future, she would definitely let Mo Han make the decision. To her, the food that Mo Han had ordered for her was more delicious that what she chose for herself sometimes.
Xia Qingyi looked at Mo Han. He did not act as she did by nodding as she said that it was delicious while she ate. He merely smiled as he cut the steak. No one could tell what his preference was by looking at him.
Halfway through the meal, Xia Qingyi wiped her mouth to go to the washroom. After she was done, she was thinking of rushing back to finish the rest of the steak as she washed her hands.
However, she almost knocked into a man behind her when she turned around. She jumped in shock as she hurriedly apologized to the person behind her. She looked up to see that the man that she had almost bumped into was exceptionally tall and well-built. It seemed like he had a crew cut as Xia Qingyi merely saw a head covered in a baseball cap with him looking down.
That man moved back, leaving a gap for Xia Qingyi, as if he was letting her past by him.
Xia Qingyi said her gratitude and nodded before she walked past him towards the back.
Halfway through, she slowly stopped her steps and looked back to glance once at that man earlier.
He had disappeared. He was no longer where she had saw him earlier.
Xia Qingyi did not know why but there was a slight unease within her, though she did not know where the uneasiness had come from.
She continued to eat the steak when she had returned to her seat. It was either that the steak had turned cold or that she had lost the appetite but the taste of the steak that she had been longing for when she was washing her hands had already changed.
Xia Qingyi merely ate a few more mouthfuls when she put down the knife and fork.
Mo Han stopped and looked at her. “Aren’t you eating anymore?”
“You really don’t want to eat a bit more?”
Xia Qingyi shook her head as she smiled, “Nope. I’m already full.”
Mo Han put down his knife and fork as well and wiped his mouth. “Let’s go then.”
Xia Qingyi and Mo Han did not spend too much time outside. Mo Han took her home early after they had finished eating. They sat on the sofa in the living room to watch a movie while Mo Han placed an arm around her shoulders on the side of the sofa. Xia Qingyi had been originally watching the movie seriously as she hugged a pillow. However, Mo Han pressed down on her head to make her rest her head on his shoulders. Xia Qingyi glared at him before she sat straight up again and continued to watch the movie.
After a while, Mo Han did the same thing again. He was absolutely insistent about having her rest her head on his shoulders.
“My neck would be very tired like this.” Xia Qingyi retorted.
Mo Han ruffled her hair. “Just rest for a while.”
In the end however, Xia Qingyi was a little tired from watching the movie and she unconsciously relaxed and rested her head on his shoulder. Mo Han caressed her head as he smiled.
“I’m a little hungry again.” Xia Qingyi said.
“You said you were full at the western restaurant earlier?” Mo Han laughed as he lightly hit her small head.
Xia Qingyi said, “I felt really full at that point and I couldn’t continue eating. But I’m a little hungry again after watching the movie at home.”
Mo Han had actually noticed Xia Qingyi’s emotions at the western restaurant, though he did not continue to ask her after seeing how she was. He was afraid that she could end up being unhappier.
It was only now that her mood was slightly lifted. Mo Han relaxed a little as he tried to ask her, “Did… something happen at the western restaurant earlier?”
Xia Qingyi looked up at him. She was a little surprised. “You know…”?”
Mo Han shook his head. “I don’t know what happened exactly, but your expression when you returned was a little different.”
Xia Qingyi got up from Mo Han’s shoulders and sat straight. “Actually… it’s nothing much…” Xia Qingyi narrowed her eyes. “It’s just that… I felt uneasy somehow.”
“I’m not really sure either… it’s like I suddenly became uneasy…”
Xia Qingyi did not tell Mo Han about almost bumping into that man. She had thought thoroughly when she had returned, feeling that she was probably too sensitive at that time. That man had not done anything too weird. He had not even spoken. She had not felt uncomfortable when she had stood in front of him as well.
However, she felt terribly uneasy when she saw him disappear.
She did not want Mo Han to worry about her sudden uneasiness. This was merely a painless small thing, and there was no need for them to put it to their heart.
“What are you afraid of? … I’m here, right?” Mo Han pulled her on top of his chest, letting Xia Qingyi lie on it as a pillow. “I will always be by your side no matter what happens.”
Xia Qingyi could hear his heart beat through his shirt. The side of her face can also feel the faint and small beating. She should feel that she was happy, since she had the best thing next to her.
However, there was still a small corner of her heart that was filled with uneasiness.
She could hear a voice within her tell her secretly, “Aren’t you afraid of getting happiness so easily? How long can such a happiness last? Even if Mo Han likes you, can you guarantee that he would still stay by your side after finding out all the truth?”
She was not sure, even she was not sure that she would not be weighed down by all the truth of her past. What about Mo Han?
Xia Qingyi sighed unconsciously. Mo Han caressed her face and saw the way she had furrowed her eyebrows. He pushed her eyebrows flat as he smiled calmly at her, as if he was comforting her.
Xia Qingyi held onto Mo Han’s sleeves. She did not want to think about anything else now, she only wanted to hold onto the present now.
At least, it was enough that she was happy right now.