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On the second day of the New Year, the entire city remained in a joyous state of celebration. It was a brand new scene all around. The air was even filled with the faint fragrance of plum blossoms, and everyone could not help but feel spirited by this.
Qi Lei had both his hands at the back of his head as he leisurely walked through the long corridor and was shocked to see overflowing plum blossoms in full bloom. He could not help but ask Yang Sheng in awe, “Since when was the backyard planted with plum blossoms? And can they survive? I thought City Z’s weather isn’t suitable for plum blossoms.”
“It was planted the year before the last, but it didn’t blossom during winter last year. A lot were planted and only a few survived. Initially, the butler wanted to take them all out and change them to peach blossoms, but the Missus said to wait until after the season. There were so many of them planted, and she hoped at least some would make it,” Yang Sheng said softly.
When Qi Lei heard the reply, he pondered for a moment, and then those profound eyes looked down at the plum blossoms. There were mixed emotions in his eyes. He did not say anything and just pulled his hands back to stuff into his pockets.
“Right, Master Qi, there’s news from Chairman Mu’s end.” Yang Sheng recalled the news he received from Li Si.
“Oh? What is it?” Qi Lei very quickly gathered his thoughts and looked at Yang Sheng.
“Director Xi gave birth at dawn yesterday at Hospital T,” Yang Sheng reported softly.
When he heard the update, Qi Lei instantly frowned. He thought about it and was puzzled. “That shouldn’t be. I remember the last time someone said that she was due in another two more months. Why did it happen so soon?”
“Master Qi, that’s because something happened to Director Xi on New Year’s Eve. I heard she was pushed down by Xi Xinyi, and then she had to deliver prematurely. If Chairman Mu hadn’t rushed over in time, who knows what would’ve happened?” Yang Sheng only knew the rough situation and was not quite sure about what actually happened.
“Pushed by Xi Xinyi? Is she okay now?” Qi Lei’s handsome face scrunched up as he asked in concern.
“I heard that the mother and son are safe now, but it seems like Director Xi’s body is injured. I’m not too sure about the exact situation either. Would you like me to call and ask Chairman Mu’s assistant about it?”
Qi Lei nodded. “Find out what actually happened. Why did she suddenly have an early delivery? Was there a fight? Is Xi Xinyi that daring? But since the mother and son are safe, it shouldn’t be too huge of an issue.”
“I find it quite unbelievable too. No matter how Xi Xinyi is, she probably wouldn’t dare challenge Xiaye again, would she? If she didn’t learn her lesson from the last time, was she not just digging her own grave?”
Qi Lei brushed his high nose, a faint mocking smile flashing across his face. “Maybe it was because she couldn’t handle the trauma. Han Yifeng left just like that. He even brought the child with him. While I heard she’s been on the decline, the Han family is still willing to accept her. This is what I don’t understand.”
Yang Sheng was puzzled.
Qi Lei smiled coldly. “Don’t forget. Xi Xinyi is still loved by the Yue family’s Elder. the Han family can gain a good reputation by not abandoning her, and they could get the Yue family’s fancy, so why not? However, I really judged this Han Yifeng wrongly. I thought he wouldn’t abandon Xi Xinyi, but it looks like that is all there is to love.”
“You can’t blame CEO Han with someone like Xi Xinyi. I heard that he wanted Xi Xinyi to quite the entertainment industry for a long time, but she wasn’t willing to give up. However, now that I think about it, who would want to give up on such a thriving career to focus on being a housewife just to stay by a man’s side? All those things she did to Director Xi… I’m afraid that even this time around, it was most likely caused by a loss of self-control.”
“What are you two talking about? What did Xi Xinyi do to Director Xi? Caused by a loss of self-control? Can you tell me more?”
Just as Yang Sheng said that, a clear and melodious voice suddenly came from behind. Yang Sheng subconsciously spun to look and saw that Gu Lingsha was slowly making her way towards them. She wore a bright pink coat, and her hair was all tied up into a bun with a pearl hair clip with not one strand of hair out of place. It revealed her fair and beautiful face as her sapphire blue eyes dazzled and flickered with a faint radiance.
She walked a few steps up to Qi Lei’s side and then stopped.
“Miss Gu!” Yang Sheng bowed slightly and greeted.
Gu Lingsha smiled and nodded appropriately. “Happy New Year, Assistant Yang. What were you two saying about Xi Xinyi? She’s Manager Xi from Yueying Culture Media under Qi Kai, right?”
Yang Sheng nodded and responded, “It’s her.”
Upon hearing that, Gu Lingsha shrugged slightly, pursed her lips, and spread her hands as she said in shock, “Uncle Qi did mention her to me before. What’s wrong with her? What about Director Xi? She should be Glory World’s Director Xi, am I right?”
“Yes, we heard that on New Year’s Eve, Xi Xinyi pushed Xi Xiaye to the ground and caused Director Xi to…”
Before Yang Sheng could finish, Qi Lei suddenly spoke up and disrupted him, “Yang Sheng, wait for me in the car.”
“Master Qi?” Yang Sheng looked quite confused while Gu Lingsha wanted to hear the outcome, but since Qi Lei disrupted him, he was momentarily stunned. She could not help but urge, “Caused Director Xi to what?”
“Wait for me in the car,” Qi Lei repeated himself. Not daring to say anything further, Yang Sheng knew that Master Qi always hated it when people discussed gossip, so he was considered to have violated a huge taboo. In fact, it was a huge taboo when it came to Director Xi. Master Qi must be angry as his expression did not look too happy.
“Got it, Master Qi!” Yang Sheng then quietly retreated.
“Why are you so free to return today? On New Year’s Eve, Uncle Qi didn’t see you. He was quite furious, but I still have to say Happy New Year,” Gu Lingsha said as her eyes darkened. After a while, she turned to look at the quiet man.
Qi Lei’s tensed handsome face eased a little as he looked at her and quietly averted his gaze from the blooming plum blossoms in the corner. “Happy New Year. Why don’t you go home for the New Year this year? You even said a few days ago that Aunty misses you.”
“Mother has my father’s company. Uncle Qi says he’s been celebrating New Year’s alone for quite a few years now, so I wanted to stay back to accompany him. I’ll be with my parents in City B in another two days.” Gu Lingsha smiled gently.
“Shasha, are you sure you want to work at Qi Kai? Isn’t it better to stay by Uncle Gu and Aunt Gu’s side? Why do you have to come to City Z? And do you have to join Qi Kai?” Qi Lei asked. His calm gaze fell onto the plum blossoms before him, no longer looking at her.
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