Just then, her phone vibrates. When she accepts the call, Zhang Chao Wen’s voice booms in her ears, “Zhuang Nai Nai, did you fall to your death somewhere? I only asked you to buy takeouts, what is taking you so long? Did you run off to play around somewhere? Do you want your colleagues to work another extra hour for you?”
Zhuang Nai Nai clenches her fists as she unconsciously looks at Si Zheng Ting, who remains expressionless.
She cannot tell what Si Zheng Ting is feeling at the moment.
He was so angry just now, was he angry at her for being so embarrassing or at Zhang Chao Wen?
In the end, she bites her lips and decides to compromise, “I will get there as fast as I can.”
After hanging up, she looks at the two men once again.
Si Zheng Ting’s face is cold while Ji Chen looks resigned, as though he is about to get punished.
For a moment, neither of them speaks.
After a moment, realizing that the men aren’t going to break the silence, Zhuang Nai Nai limps a little towards Ji Chen. Her knees are scraped, so she is having quite a difficulty trying to walk. “Where are my takeouts?”
After she says that, the temperature inside the room drops even more.
Ji Chen secretly smiles bitterly; is the Madam doing this on purpose? Why is she still asking about her mealboxes?
But, when he looks at Si Zheng Ting who isn’t showing any expression, he does not dare not to reply Zhuang Nai Nai. He points at the door, “They are all there, Madam.”
Zhuang Nai Nai looks at the direction that he points at and sees her mealbozes stacked at the corner outside of the office.
Right, Si Zheng Ting is such a clean freak, why would he allow those mealboxes to be carried inside his office?
When Si Zheng Ting does not show any signs of wanting to speak, Zhuang Nai Nai says, “Then, I will leave first.”
Si Zheng Ting looks at her legs. With every limping step she make, Si Zheng Ting feels like his heart has been twisted by a blade.
But, even now, all she cares about are those mealboxes and that angers him so much.
Si Zheng Ting’s heart feels so suffocated.
Without looking at Si Zheng Ting, Zhuang Nai Nai walks out of the office, to the place where the takeouts are stacked. Just as she is about to lift them up, she hears the sound of footsteps coming from behind her.
She stops in her steps in shock.
The tall and lanky Si Zheng Ting stoops down and lifts up all those mealboxes for her.
She stares at him like an idiot. An expression of disbelief can be seen on her face.
Is Si Zheng Ting helping her carry those takeouts?
As she stares at him in a daze, she hears his cold voice speaking to her, “Aren’t you going to walk?”
Zhuang Nai Nai looks at his face, feeling a little upset. Fine, then! Is there a need to be so fierce?
Does he think that she wouldn’t dare to make him carry all those boxes?
Zhuang Nai Nai turns around and walks away, followed by Si Zheng Ting.
And so, everyone watches with bulged eyes as Madam limps away, followed by the impeccably dressed Sir who is carrying mealboxes for her. One of them looks stubborn while the other is cold-faced and proud. They are not making eye-contact and are not speaking as well. How awkward.
Everyone who sees them feel inexplicably sad.