Chapter 399 – Delighting the Girlfriend (9)
A long shrill screech.
Following Qiao Lian’s loud exclamation, Shen Liangchuan brought the car to a quick halt.
He was driving along at considerable speed because the villa roads were quite empty at this time of the day. Even if he had reacted sooner, they would have shot past the two figures.
Without a word, Qiao Lian pushed open the car door and looked in the direction they had come from.
The two figures had disappeared. There was no one in sight.
Had it been her imagination?
Although it had just been a glance, the image was very clear in her memory.
As a reporter, she was naturally sharp and sensitive to her surroundings.
Hence, she moved quickly in the direction.
Shen Liangchuan quickly got out of the car and followed after her. “What’s going on?”
Qiao Lian pointed in the direction of the scene she had just seen. “I just saw two people right here, did you see them?”
Shen Liangchuan frowned. “No, I didn’t.”
Qiao Lian bit her lip. Was she seeing things?
She ran over to the spot and paced to and fro. Indeed, there was no one around.
Before Shen Liangchuan could ask further, Qiao Lian said, “Nevermind, perhaps I was seeing things.”
They returned to the car and continued their drive back to the apartment.
They entered the house after the car had been parked.
Instead of sleeping, Xia Yehua was sitting on the living room sofa watching TV. Seeing the couple walk in, she sensed that they had resolved their differences, even though they hadn’t spoken a word.
Immediately, Xia Yehua smiled. “So you two have made up?”
They glanced at each other and he, stone-faced, walked over to Xia Yehua. “Made up?”
Obviously this guy wasn’t going to admit to anything.
Xia Yehua pointed at him and said with a twitch of her lips. “Xiao Qiao is such a mild-tempered person, so if the both of you got into a fight, I’m quite certain it’s because you’re making life difficult for her. I’ll teach you a good lesson the next time I hear about a fight.”
Shen Liangchuan looked at her with helpless frustration. “Mom…”
Ignoring him and turning to Qiao Lian with a big grin, Xia Yehua told her, “Xiao Qiao, if he ever dares to make you feel bad again, you make sure you tell me about it!”
Qiao Lian immediately walked over to Xia Yehua and held her mother-in-law’s arm affectionately. “I will!”
Having said that, she looked at Shen Liangchuan and raised an eyebrow smugly, saying, “Shen Liangchuan, did you hear that? From now on, you can’t make me feel bad!”
Shen Liangchuan knew he was defeated.
His deflated expression put Qiao Lian in an exceptionally good mood. She looked up at the upper floor and asked, “Mom, where’s Song Yuanxi?”
Xia Yehua replied, “She’s gone out.”
Qiao Lian frowned and probed further, “Out jogging?”
Xia Yehua nodded. “Yes, she’s gone jogging.”
Recalling the scene that she saw earlier on, she asked again, “It’s late, she shouldn’t be out jogging alone.”
Xia Yehua casually said, “She’s done this for years. She goes jogging for half an hour every day at this time. She only stopped for a few days because I was sick.”
At this point, she glanced up at the clock on the wall. “She should be back any time now.”
The moment she said this, they heard the sound of the front door opening. Turning around, they saw Song Yuanxi enter the living room.
Although it was winter, the track suit kept her warm and her face was red, perspiring from the run.
On seeing Qiao Lian and Shen Liangchuan as she entered the house, she stopped and greeted them, “Brother Liangchuan, Sister-in-law.”
Then she walked in and said, “I’m going upstairs to wash up.”
Qiao Lian stared at her intently as she walked up the stairs. Everything looked normal.
Shen Liangchuan then stood up and headed to the washroom, leaving Qiao Lian and Xia Yehua in the living room. At this point, Qiao Lian could not help but ask the question that had been on her mind for some time, “Mom, what’s the relation between Yuanxi and our family?”