Chapter 163: My Dashing Face is Blushing!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xiang Wan repeatedly made a few poses in front of the mirror, and then took several selfies with her mobile phone facing the mirror. She was very glad as she picked the prettiest picture and posted it in WeChat Moments.
“My dashing face is blushing!” She commented on her picture.
After that, she placed her mobile phone in the pocket and smoothened her hair when her mobile phone started ringing.
“Hello Yuanyuan?” She was more cautious in treating Yuanyuan now as she had just suffered a blow emotionally and had fallen out of love. “Knocked off work now? Have you eaten? How are you feeling today?”
“What are you talking about? Big sister, I don’t need to go to work today.”
“… I’ve said before not to call me big sister. I feel so old when you call me that!”
Fang Yuanyuan gave a snort. “What are you doing? Youngest aunt wants you to come over for dinner tonight.”
She had been working with the police for too long and had forgotten that the Mid-Autumn Festival was a public holiday for the civilians.
In the Criminal Investigation Unit, there was no public holiday. When there was a public holiday, they were often busier than usual. Hence, there was no concept of Mid-Autumn festival reunion in their minds.
“Well, I have duty today, I can’t go back for dinner.”
“… Anyway, I’ve passed the message. You’ll tell Youngest Aunt yourself!”
After Xing Feifei’s birthday celebration, Xiang Wan had not visited her Youngest Aunt nor gave her a call during this period.
Her mom was always nagging her to occasionally give her relatives a call so as not to grow apart from each other and let others develop a feeling that she behaved like an ingratiate.
Debt of gratitude was the hardest to repay. Xiang Wan could totally understand where her mom was coming from, but if she was to call her Youngest Aunt up every now and then, it would surely be too awkward… She could not do that at all! She could not overcome the generation gap, and did not want to pretend to be an obedient girl and let Youngest Aunt take charge of her life.
Xiang Wan and Bai Muchuan had been working and hanging out together for quite a long period. Her resistance against others making the decision for her life was getting greater and greater.
And coincidentally, Youngest Aunt acted like she was the head of the family.
On Lunar New Year and reunion festivals like this, she would always get the three families together for dinner. She would also prepare exquisite gifts and high-grade food for them.
From her angle, it was an act of goodwill and gift for her sisters and family. But for Xiang Wan, every time when she attend such dinners, she always felt awkward. Especially when she saw her mother thanking them profusely and her face full of gratitude when she received the gift, she felt as though her heart was being stabbed by a knife…
It was not that Youngest Aunt was not a good person.
It was not that her mom was wrong…
Well, whether the water is hot or cold, only the one who drink it will know.
“I’m really caught up today,” Xiang Wan puffed a sigh inside her heart, “you help me send my regards to Youngest Aunt…”
“… I can’t help you on this. You know how Youngest Aunt is.” In this aspect, Fang Yuanyuan knew Xiang Wan’s feelings and thoughts very well. “If you can’t come, you better give a call to her,” Fang Yuanyuan suggested, “you must remember to call her! Don’t forget that!”
“Hm, okay.” Xiang Wan hung up the phone.
Her mood was heavy, and after hanging up the phone, she heard Tang Yuanchu calling for her. “Teacher Xiang, are you ready? We’re preparing to go now!”
Xiang Wan quickly replied to him and thought that it was still around noon time and there was no need to call so early. She held her mobile phone and followed the rest out of the office.
The police cars were all ready and waiting.
Except for those staying back on duty, all the others were ready to leave for their destination.
Xiang Wan saw Tang Yuanchu waving at her. She ran over to the police car, pulled the door, and saw Bai Muchuan sitting inside.
“Captain Bai!” she greeted politely.
Bai Muchuan gave her a glance. “Hm.”
Oh, he put on his “young master” attitude.
Xiang Wan chuckled inside her head and sat beside him expressionlessly. She placed her both hands on her knees and kept quiet.
Very soon, He Wencai arrived, hopped on the front passenger seat, and the four of them set off.
Tang Yuanchu had been the chauffeur for Bai Muchuan recently and was used to his working style. He gave a cheer and directly drove the police car right to the front, leading the rest to their destination.
Such events were major and the equipment used was of good quality.
When they arrived at the venue, there were already many police officers maintaining the order.
There were still hours to go before the official event starts, but there were already a large number of fans and mass public gathered outside, as they were not able to get tickets. There were also people trying to sell their tickets at much higher prices…
These people would wander outside and approach the mass public to try and sell their tickets.
Xiang Wan looked on and felt a little amazed by these people…
Whether it was the train tickets of the Lunar New Year, queue number ticket to see famous specialists, and tickets to the Mid-Autumn Festival Gala… they were very resourceful.
She sighed and exclaimed, “They’re really a mysterious and resourceful group.”
Some of the colleagues near her heard her remark but did not express their opinion as they were used to seeing such scenes.
The group followed Bai Muchuan’s lead and walked over to the entrance. A police officer walked over and shook hands with Bai Muchuan.
“Captain Bai, we’re troubling you tonight.”
Bai Muchuan exchanged a few words mainly about security measures and led the team inside.
The performance stage during the day was far from being gorgeous and astounding than the night. There were no special lighting effects but lots of staff.
There was no audience for now, but there was a group of people rehearsing on the stage. There were also police officers carrying some equipment and doing inspection and security checks along the walkways.
Standing on the higher end of the walkway, Bai Muchuan took a glance at the stage of the performance hall.
“We’re in charge of the security inside the hall tonight.”
“Inside the hall?” Tang Yuanchu turned around, obviously excited by the news. “That means we can see a lot of beautiful young women?”
Bai Muchuan swept a slightly cold glance at him. “You’re thinking too much.”
They would be carrying out their duties below the stage, which was indeed close to the gorgeous and hot male or female celebrities who would be performing on stage… However, the sad thing was, they need to have their backs facing the stage while on duty. They could not enjoy the performance with their eyes but their ears instead.
It was Tang Yuanchu and Xiang Wan’s first time in handling such a mission.
After Bai Muchuan gave them clear instructions on their work and assigned their work positions, he immediately whined.
“Urgh! My pretty little sisters, I’m less than five meters away from all of you…”
Young people were more straightforward in their emotions. Tang Yuanchu always joked around with the team, and naturally, everyone liked to joke with him as well…
As Xiang Wan witnessed the kissing incident at the film crew the other day, she couldn’t help teasing him, “No, there was once you’re very close to a beautiful sister?”
That day, Xie Wanwan kissed him on the cheek.
When he went back to the office, however, he did not mention this to anyone or treated it as something disgraceful.
Now that Xiang Wan suddenly raked this matter up, he felt his heart suddenly jumped as he quickly turned to her, making a nervous hush gesture with his finger.
“Teacher Xiang, please don’t say it!”
Pffft! Xiang Wan teased him softly, “Eh? Someone’s blushing?”
Tang Yuanchu was abashed and leaned to whisper in her ear. “Don’t joke about this please? Xie Wanwan is not someone I can get close to.”
Xiang Wan raised an eyebrow as she grinned at him.
Tang Yuanchu squeezed his eyes and explained in a half-serious and half-joking manner. “Her celebrity ranking is too high. I haven’t had plans to become a celebrity yet…”
Pffft! This young fellow is too amusing.
“I know she’s an A-List celebrity,” laughed Xiang Wan, “but you’re a popular online celebrity as well…”
“Don’t say that, Teacher Xiang,” Tang Yuanchu quickly looked around and got closer, talking in a soft tone, “the main problem is… she’s on such good terms with Captain Bai. I dare not snatch a woman with my boss…”
Eh? Snatch a woman with his boss?
Men often say such things without thinking too much about it.
But Xiang Wan’s scalp went numb, got in a daze, and found herself unable to say anything in response.
At this moment, a shadow suddenly fell over her head.
“Loafing off already?”
The voice of the owner seemed to be very dissatisfied as he looked at both Xiang Wan and Tang Yuanchu.
Hence, the sensitive topic earlier automatically got terminated.
Tang Yuanchu smiled playfully but shrank his shoulders. “There are a few hours to go before the event starts. It’s still early.”
“What early?” Bai Muchuan snorted unhappily, his eyebrows closely knitted together. “We’re here after lunch for work, not to chitchat! Go get to work now!”
“… Yes Sir.” Tang Yuanchu slumped his shoulders and scurried over to Xie Hui to do safety checks.
This fellow is still too young. He totally did not know what he had done wrong…
He was not wrong to say that it was still early to start work. A little chit chatting would not affect their work. The problem was who he was talking to… Moreover, he had leaned over to whisper in Xiang Wan’s ears. Of course, he was going to get reprimanded!
Xiang Wan shrugged her shoulders and was preparing to get to work but she heard Bai Muchuan’s low-pitch grumble.
“Stop, where are you going?”
Xiang Wan turned around. “Didn’t you want me to get to work?”
Bai Muchuan narrowed his eyes as he studied her. “What are you both talking about just now and seem so happy about it?”
Xiang Wan: “…”
“You want to know?” She paused for a while before talking, “I’m worried you might not be able to take it.”
Bai Muchuan grunted and his expression seemed rather brooding. “Say it!”
Hur! Xiang Wan’s gaze did not seem friendly as she looked at him coldly. “You’re sure you won’t regret?”
“Since when have I ever regretted something?” Bai Muchuan said with a cold face.
“Fine!” Since someone wanted to get taught a lesson, then don’t blame her for being tough on him. Xiang Wan heaved a sigh. “He said that Xie Wanwan is your woman.” Her tone sounded like a dissatisfied housewife, slumping her shoulders.
Bai Muchuan had noticed that the atmosphere did not feel quite right.
He also realized that he should not have insisted to know about the topic.
It seemed that there were topics that no matter how it was answered, it would be wrong in the eyes of women?