The elevator is filled with the aroma of food.
Zhuang Nai Nai lowers her head. From their reflection on the walls, she can see the dark look on Si Zheng Ting’s face.
She feels so weak and light-headed and she feels like throwing up, she is not in the state to mind him.
The elevator is enveloped by an oppressing silence.
Luckily, the elevator reaches the 18th floor in no time. When the door opens, Zhuang Nai Nai sighs in relief. She looks at Si Zheng Ting and finds him standing in his original spot, not moving.
She bites her lips and walks on.
Everyone inside the Design Department are busy working, so no one notices the two of them walking through the corridor.
When Si Zheng Ting notices that they are going to reach the Site Design Department soon, he purposely slows his steps. He wants to see how she is usually treated in her workplace.
Zhuang Nai Nai limps her way to the entrance of the Site Design Department. The moment she gets there, Su Mei grabs her by the wrist and points at Zhang Chao Wen who has finished the work for the day but still wouldn’t let anybody leave. “Where were you? He threw a couple of temper tantrums already. It is almost like he ate explosives.”
Zhuang Nai Nai smiles guiltily. She feels so ill that she does not have the energy to even speak.
At that moment, Zhang Chao Wen walks out of his private office. Fury fills his eyes when he sees Zhuang Nai Nai. “Where are the meals, Zhuang Nai Nai? I asked you to buy us food, where on earth did you disappear to? Don’t you dare think that you can do as you please just because you have support!” His voice is very sharp and piercing.
Zhuang Nai Nai tries to get herself together, but her head feels like it has been submerged in a river of murky water. Her dazed reaction is translated as refusal to answer in Zhang Chao Wen’s eyes.
Zhang Chao Wen is already angry over getting reprimanded by Zuo Yiyi yesterday. Now that Zhuang Nai Nai is ignoring him, the fury in his heart intensifies, “What kind of attitude is this, Zhuang Nai Nai? Do you feel wronged? Let me tell you this, I am your boss, you have to do as I tell you to! Go and buy takeouts for us! If you won’t buy it, feel free to resign!”
Zhuang Nai Nai looks at him, her face pale.
Su Mei, who is standing on the sideline, cannot help herself from saying, “Sir, look at Nai Nai’s face! I think she is sick. Can you let me buy the meals instead?”
Zhang Chao Wen harrumphs coldly, “Have you finished your draft? Are you that idle as to take other people’s work? Our company will have an event soon, why don’t I hand that project over to you? Hand in the proposal by tomorrow!”
“How can I finish it in one night?” Su Mei replies angrily.
“Aren’t you very idle?”
Su Mei looks at him with a green face, “You are clearly oppressing the newbie!”
“So what if I do? Do you have any objection? Feel free to take it to the upper management! Besides, isn’t it normal to ask the newbie to buy meals for everyone?” Zhang Chao Wen says haughtily, his eyes flashing in anger.
Zhuang Nai Nai’s head feels like it is about to explode from the noise. She quickly pulls Su Mei back, “I already bought the takeouts.”
Zhang Chao Wen sneers coldly, “Do you think I am blind? Where are the takeouts then?”