Chapter 314 Be Serious
Since Du Xiaoxian couldn’t quit her job, there was nothing she could do. But she began to avoid meeting Lu Haochen. When she couldn’t avoid seeing him, she wouldn’t talk to him much and would deliberately stay away from him.
Of course, Lu Haochen was unhappy about this, but since Du Xiaoxian already knew, he did not need to hide his feelings and he started to openly pursue her.
She hid from him, and he went to the secretariat to find her! Standing in front of her, he did not say anything, only staring at her with hot and amorous eyes. Only when he saw that she was blushing and at a loss would he laugh out loud and then walk away.
It was a little childish, but at least he let Du Xiaoxian know that it was impossible to avoid him. He was twenty-eight years old and finally found a girl he liked. How could he give up so easily?
When he went back to his office, the other secretaries were excited. They gathered around Du Xiaoxian’s desk and started talking.
Someone joked, “Xiaoxian, just be together with President Lu! He is really sincere!”
“That’s right! President Lu comes here silently every day. I almost have a heart attack!”
Someone laughed. “President Lu isn’t here to look for you. What are you afraid of? I think you must have a guilty conscience for what you have done.”
“Yes, yes, he has a guilty conscience. He always secretly watches pictures of beautiful women on the Internet! It would be strange if he weren’t afraid!”
Everyone burst into laughter. After laughing, they advised Du Xiaoxian again, “Xiaoxian, President Lu is really a good man. He used to be so serious. Now, for you, he seems to be a different person. How great the magic of love is!”
Du Xiaoxian said, “Don’t talk about it anymore. How can my status match President Lu’s?”
“President Lu is not that kind of traditional, old-school man. He will not care about this!”
Du Xiaoxian blushed and shook her head no matter what they said.
Rose walked in and said in a deep voice, “What are you doing here? Don’t you need to work?”
The secretaries all spread out. Rose walked over to Du Xiaoxian. Her long face immediately put on a bright smile. “Xiaoxian, do me a favor, please!”
“Miss Rose, I don’t know anything. What can I help you with?”
“Very simple.” Rose placed the cup behind her onto Du Xiaoxian’s desk. “Help me make a cup of tea for President Lu!”
Du Xiaoxian sat still and looked at her awkwardly. “Miss Rose, you know, I…”
“I know, I know,” Rose put on a bitter face and pretended to be pitiful. “From morning until now, I haven’t rested for a while. I’m so tired. Just let me take a little rest here! I beg you, please!”
When she used the word “beg”, Du Xiaoxian couldn’t bear it anymore and helplessly picked up the cup. “Alright, wait here. I’ll go make some tea.”
Unexpectedly, when she came back with the tea, Rose was gone. Du Xiaoxian stood there with the tea in her hand and looked around blankly. The colleagues in the secretariat all buried their heads like ostriches and pretended not to see her.
She had no choice but to send the tea to Lu Haochen’s office.
When Lu Haochen saw her come in, he was delighted and his face blossomed into a smile. “You made it for me? Thank you!”
Du Xiaoxian did not say anything. She put down the tea and turned to leave. Lu Haochen grabbed her. “Since you are here, just sit for a while!”
Lu Haochen’s smiling face made him look like a spoiled playboy. Du Xiaoxian shook off his hand and said righteously, “President Lu, be serious.”
“Am I not serious?” Lu Haochen smiled and said, “I went to find you, but you ignored me. Now you come to me, and I invite you to sit for a while. Is it unserious?”
“I don’t have things to report to you,” Du Xiaoxian said, “I just come to send you the tea.”
“Yes, you come to send me the tea. In order to express my gratitude, I would like to invite you to sit for a while. This is how a person should treat the guest. How is it unserious?”
Du Xiaoxian was trapped by his words. For a moment, she could not think of any words to refute him, so she frowned and stood there. Lu Haochen was secretly amused. He took a box of chocolate from the drawer and stuffed it into her hand. “This is for you.”
Du Xiaoxian instinctively declined. “No, I don’t want it.”
“Take it since I gave it to you.” Lu Haochen pushed her to the door. “Alright, I won’t force you to stay here. Go have fun by yourself. I’ll come out to see you later!”
His tone was clearly like that he was treating a child. Du Xiaoxian didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. She didn’t want to be entangled with him anymore, so she could only take the box of chocolate back to her seat.
Lu Haochen brought her food every day, regardless of whether she wanted it or not. She brought those snacks back to the secretariat, which naturally benefited those foodie secretaries.
Seeing that Du Xiaoxian came back with a box of chocolates, her colleagues surrounded her again. They directly tore open the packaging and allocated the chocolates. They chatted and laughed as they ate.
“With Xiaoxian here, our benefits get better.”
“That’s right. I’ve been in Tianchen Company for so long. When have I ever eaten Mr. Lu’s food? If not for Xiaoxian, I wouldn’t be so lucky.”
“Those in the Administration Department are so jealous that they say Xiaoxian is from their department and they want to apply to transfer her back!”
Du Xiaoxian’s eyes lit up. “Really? Are they really going to transfer me back?”
Someone patted her on the head. “Are you stupid? Do you take it seriously? The secretariat is the closest place to President Lu. Where else can they transfer you to? If you are transferred again, you will only be transferred into the Presidential Office.”
Everyone laughed again. Du Xiaoxian, on the other hand, was frowning. She had never met such a man as Lu Haochen. In the past, she thought that he was quite decent and nice. She did not expect that he was full of evil tricks and she could not handle them at all.
Everyone burst into laughter. Only Du Xiaoxian was frowning. Now, the entire company knew that Lu Haochen was chasing after her brazenly and openly. Moreover, everyone was on his side. When they had the chance, they would advise her and tell her how good Lu Haochen was. They simply described him as an unprecedentedly good man.
Du Xiaoxian did not expect Lu Haochen to be so thick-skinned. No matter how coldly she treated him, he only smiled mischievously.
She had never met such a man in her life. Now, even Du Huayue was helping Lu Haochen. When they were eating in the canteen, as soon as Lu Haochen came over, Du Huayue would leave with his plate to create an opportunity for Lu Haochen. If she followed Du Huayue, Lu Haochen would follow her. He would brazenly call her in front of everyone, “Xiaoxian, what are you afraid of? I won’t eat you!”
And she would be ashamed and angry. Being stared at by so many pairs of eyes, she wished she could dig a hole and hide in it.
But every time she was extremely ashamed and angry, Lu Haochen remained calm and looked at her with eyes full of love. She had no choice but to sit still. No matter what he said, she would ignore him. Lu Haochen also liked to share his dishes with her. If she didn’t want them, he would just send them directly to her mouth. He would always make her feel embarrassed and helpless.
“Xiaoxian, can I take you to play golf this weekend?”
“Go to my office to play chess after lunch, okay?”
“Shall we go shopping after work?”
“Can you ignore me?”
Du Xiaoxian blurted out, only to realize that she had made a mistake.
“Hahaha!” Lu Haochen laughed proudly.
She angrily reached out and hit him, but he did not dodge. He smiled as he watched her little fist land on his body. In everyone’s eyes, it seemed that they were flirting with each other.
Du Xiaoxian made up her mind to ignore him, but her phone suddenly rang. When she took it out and saw that it was from the kindergarten teacher, she quickly picked it up. After listening to two sentences, her face immediately changed. She hurriedly said “OK” and got up.
Seeing that she had stopped eating, Lu Haochen knew that something big must have happened and quickly chased after her. “Xiaoxian, where are you going?”
Du Xiaoxian turned around and said, “President Lu, I need to take a leave.”
“What’s wrong? Did something happen?”
But Du Xiaoxian did not say anything and just walked away quickly.
Lu Haochen said, “Let me give you a ride!”
Du Xiaoxian refused, “No, thank you. I’ll just call a taxi at the door.”
However, it was really hard to hail a taxi at this time. After waiting for a few minutes, she could not get a taxi but Lu Haochen’s car stopped in front of her. Du Xiaoxian was so anxious that she didn’t care about it. She hurriedly got into his car and told Lu Haochen the address she wanted to go to.
When Lu Haochen heard that she was going to a kindergarten, he felt a little confused. “What are you going there for?”
Du Xiaoxian was silent. When she entered the company, she claimed she was unmarried on her resume, so no one knew that she had a child. Du Huayue also told her not to say it, fearing that others would look at her with different eyes. After Lu Haochen started chasing her, she had been hesitating whether she should say it. Since he was coming with her, she might as well tell him the truth. Even if he did not care that she was from a poor family, he should mind that she was a single mother!
When they arrived at the kindergarten, Du Xiaoxian hurried to Niannian’s class. At this time, the children had already finished their meal and went to sleep in the dormitory. The classroom was very quiet. Du Xiaoxian stretched her neck and looked through the window. There were only three people in the classroom. The teacher, Du Niannian and a little boy.
Du Xiaoxian hurriedly pushed the door open and greeted the teacher. “Miss Li, I’m sorry to trouble you again!”
Du Niannian had been standing there dejectedly. Seeing that Du Xiaoxian had arrived, she timidly called Du Xiaoxian “Mom”. Then, she saw Lu Haochen who had come with Du Xiaoxian. Her big black eyes rolled around, and she immediately pounced on him and shouted, “Daddy!”
Du Niannian’s call of “Mom” was like a bolt from the blue. Lu Haochen’s mind went blank and he was completely stunned. Then, her call of “Daddy” shocked him completely. He was confused. What was going on?
Du Xiaoxian was both anxious and angry at the same time. She scolded her daughter, “Niannian, what do you want to do?”
Du Niannian ignored her words and turned to shout at the little boy, “Chen Jiahe, who said I don’t have a father? Now that my father is here, you shall not talk nonsense in the future!”
Du Xiaoxian quickly took Du Niannian off Lu Haochen’s body. “Du Niannian, behave yourself!”
She then turned to look at the little boy. “Boy, let me see where Du Niannian bit you.”
The little boy still had tears on his face. He stretched out his arm to show her. On his white and chubby arm, there was a swollen deep-red tooth mark. The teacher turned the child over and pulled off his collar to show Du Xiaoxian. “There is also one here.”
Du Xiaoxian looked up and saw that there was also a tooth mark there. It was probably bitten through clothes. The bite mark was not so deep, only slightly red and swollen.
Du Xiaoxian was so angry that her face turned red. She turned around and scolded Du Niannian, “How did you promise me? I told you that you can’t bully or hit other kids in kindergarten. Why can’t you remember my words?”
Du Niannian stretched her neck and was unconvinced, “But he called me a wild child without a father! Uncle said that whoever dares to laugh at me, I should beat him up!”
How dare Du Huayue teach a child this kind of thing!
Du Xiaoxian did not have the time to complain about him. She turned to ask the teacher, “Miss Li, does he need to get a shot or something?”
“I took him to the health center. The doctor said that he didn’t need a shot and had used iodine to disinfect the wounds. There shouldn’t be a big problem. But we should give an explanation to his parents. After all, the kid was bitten in kindergarten, so we asked the parents of both sides to come over. It is better for you to make it clear in person so as not to cause any unnecessary trouble.”
“Sure, of course, we will definitely apologize.”
Du Xiaoxian smiled apologetically. As they talked, the little boy’s parents arrived.