Chapter 37: Dressed Up Particularly Handsomely
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xia Qingyi walked into the office, greeting Mo Han, who had his head bowed as he worked. He merely lifted his head up to glance at her, nodded to acknowledge her greeting, before refocusing on his work.
Xia Qingyi pouted once she saw that Mo Han was not going to give her any attention. She moved around his office for a while, before she randomly picked up a book and started to read. It was a pity that most of the books in Mo Han’s office were related to legal statutes. Xia Qingyi had only read for a few moments, yet she could feel her eyelids closing. Sleepiness was starting to overwhelm her. Deciding to put down the book, Xia Qingyi glanced quickly at Mo Han, who continued working. She then pushed open the door and left the office quietly, wanting to get some fresh air outside.
Li Jing, Mo Han’s assistant who was sitting outside of Mo Han’s office, saw Xia Qingyi leaving the room. She stood up immediately and asked, “Is there anything I can help you with?”
Xia Qingyi jumped in shock. “Nothing… much. It was too stuffy inside, so I decided to come out for a walk.”
“Do you need me to get you a glass of water? What would you like to drink?”
“There’s no need to trouble you. I’m not thirsty.”
Xia Qingyi pointed to the office Mo Han was in and asked Li Jing, “Is my brother normally like this?”
“What do you mean, like this?” Li Jing did not understand what Xia Qingyi meant.
“Like he only knows how to work and does not talk much.”
Li Jing laughed. Her eyes filled with respect and admiration for Mo Han, “Ever since I joined the law firm, Barrister Mo has been like this. He is very conscientious and extremely meticulous when he works. Although he is a man of few words, he is always able to make the opposing party speechless in court. He is one of our city’s most well known and successful barristers. If any company has a commercial case in court, he’s the first person they come to.”
Xia Qingyi stared at Li Jing’s extravagant smile. She could not resist the urge to disrupt Li Jing’s fantasy, “Actually… he’s not as good as you think he is.”
Li Jing looked at her with bright eyes, “You are the younger sister of Barrister Mo. You should know more about Barrister Mo than us, right?”
Xia Qingyi shook her head, “I don’t know much about him, actually. I’ve just come back from overseas. We… rarely saw each other in the past.”
“But… you’re his sister?”
“I was adopted. I was adopted in America when I was a teenager. At that time, he was in this country. So, we never had the chance to meet.” Xia Qingyi felt that she was so used to lying now that she was not the least bit embarrassed when she had to.
“If that’s so…” Li Jing sighed.
Xia Qingyi continued casually, “Barrister Mo isn’t any different at home and at work. If he’s not sleeping, he’s working in the study. He’s rather dull. We don’t even cook when we’re hungry. We tend to eat outside instead.”
Li Jing was excited to hear all this. She asked with a bright, shy smile, “Then… is he particularly handsome when he’s wearing casual clothes at home?”
Xia Qingyi laughed. “There’s not much of a difference… He looks how he does in his usual attire.”
“How is that possible?”
“Why not… How about…I’ll take a picture and show you someday.”
To Li Jing, Xia Qingyi was a lot friendlier than Barrister Mo. The more she talked to Xia Qingyi, the more comfortable she felt. She was very casual and was not awkward, despite her background. She was always smiling. Even when she was talking about her older brother behind his back, she was smiling.
Xia Qingyi sat on the chair next to Li Jing. She sat to the side of Li Jing while she worked. Even though there was not much difference compared to being in the office with Mo Han, the advantage of staying here was that Li Jing would chat with her once in a while so she was not bored by herself. Some of Mo Han’s colleagues in the law firm would greet her or even chat with her when they passed by.
Anyhow, it was better than facing the workaholic older brother who never spoke.