Chapter 274: Idol and his Silly Fangirl (2)
Meanwhile, Li did not notice Zhao Youlin’s speechlessness. She grew very excited and love-struck. “Besides… I heard that my idol has a six-pack! Tsk, tsk, tsk! Whenever my idol wears a formal suit, I wish I could lunge at him, strip him naked and admire his abs! Of course, it’ll be even better if I could actually feel them!”
‘My dear sister, where’s the self-restraint that you’re supposed to embrace? How about your modesty? Have you surrendered all of them?’
The corners of Zhao Youlin’s lips instinctively twitched. If the lass were to find out her idol, whom she had worshipped as if he was a god, was currently working as a gofer in her outlet, Zhao Youlin wondered if she would still be so calmly discussing about stripping off his shirt and feeling his six-pack with her.
A fangirl crazing about her idol was truly a creature that was hard to understand!
“Ahem…” Li was increasingly carried away by her obsession with her idol, Zhao Youlin could not help but cough in order to draw back her attention. She said perfunctorily without holding back, “I know, I know… I know your idol is great, okay?”
Right after Zhao Youlin spoke, Li’s hyped-up emotion instantly turned spiritless, as if cold water had just been poured on her head. “My idol is great. He’s smart, clever, tall, rich and so on and so forth. Unfortunately, he has poor judgment when dealing with people. When the company was in trouble, his partner absconded the money and left. My idol was left behind and had to endure the public’s criticism. Even so, he worked very hard to return all the debts. However, ever since then, he vanished. It was heard that he was dispirited by this event, so it’s unlikely for him to show up before us again.”
‘Dispirited?’ Zhao Youlin’s heart clutched upon hearing Li’s words. The image of meeting Han Yichen’s gaze that day inevitably appeared in her mind.
‘That person… doesn’t seem like one who would be dispirited because of something like this.’
Zhao Youlin heaved a sigh. She reached out and caressed her secretary’s hair. “If he can’t even endure such failure, and give up. You best change your idol.”
Li froze. The next moment, she seemed to have realized something. Her eyes sparkled, and she said, “You’re right! My idol certainly doesn’t look like one who would become dispirited because of such an incident. How could I not have faith in him?! I’ve too little faith in him!”
“It’s good that you know.” Looking at the spirited Li, Zhao Youlin smiled. As she was about to let her out, Li scratched her cheeks in embarrassment. She looked hesitant.
“What’s the matter?”
Li grinned, and said, “General Manager, actually, the reason why I caught sight of my idol is all because of the president.”
“My father?” Zhao Youlin froze. “What does this have to do with my father?”
“General Manager, didn’t you realize that my idol’s eyes are a bit similar to the president? Even though he barely resembles him, I sense… an indescribable connection between them.”
Zhao Youlin froze. She took Li’s mobile phone and studied the photo carefully. As she mentioned, they looked a bit… similar.
Hold on… Zhao Youlin’s pupils shrank. She subconsciously used her fingertip to trace over the man’s features in the photo, his eyes, nose, lips, as well as the face of his face…
The more Zhao Youlin looked at it, the more frightened she was. Finally, she shivered.
“General Manager, General Manager, why are you not talking?”
“Oh, nothing. Like you said, I also find them looking alike.”
“Yes, yes. So, I’m not the only one who thought so. I felt they looked alike at the first glance, after that, I no longer felt so. Although my idol has a sharp look, overall, he looks much gentler compared to the president. They give off a completely different feeling.”
After Li finished speaking, only then did she realize she had made a faux pas. She exclaimed, “Oh, no! I’m not talking bad about the president. It’s just that… It’s just that…”
Little did Li know that her careless remarks had sent shock waves in Zhao Youlin’s heart.
She was right. Even though the two shared the same intimidating gazes, Han Yichen’s face was much softer compared to Zhao Shunrong. His gentleness somewhat resembled…
Zhao Youlin suppressed her shocking realization. She forced a smile, and said, “I know you didn’t mean it. It’s alright. You may go out first. I still have to handle something.”
Li studied Zhao Youlin’s expression carefully. After she was convinced that Zhao Youlin was not angry with her, only then did she nod. She took back her mobile phone and the newspaper, then she left.
Zhao Youlin returned to her office desk. She was deep in thought for a while before she decided to call Xiao Jingyao.
Just then, Xiao Jingyao was sitting in his office, receiving the investigation report from his subordinates. He was stunned when he heard his phone ring. Then, he answered the phone.
Upon hearing her voice, Xiao Jingyao, who was on the other end of the line, cocked one of his eyebrows. He asked in surprise, “General Manager, is there anything?”
“Uncle Xiao, I need you to investigate a person.”
“Who is the person?”
“Han Yichen, the ex-president of Sheng Shi Group.”
“Yes. If possible, I want all the information about him since his birth.”
Xiao Jingyao froze. He clearly found Zhao Youlin’s request bizarre. Just as he was about to ask her, the person on the other end of the line added, “Uncle Xiao, please… don’t let my parents know about the person I’m asking you to investigate.”
“No problem., But, why…”
Before Xiao Jingyao finished speaking, he was interrupted, “I’ll explain the reason to you in the future.”
Knowing that Zhao Youlin had no intention to tell him further, Xiao Jingyao heaved a sigh and did not continue. He said with a sigh, “I know. I’ll ask someone to handle this as soon as possible.”
After Zhao Youlin hung up, she heaved a long sigh of relief. She stretched out her hand to cover her chest, as if to hold back her heart from jumping out due to her own speculation.
She slowly calmed down after some time. Looking at the messy newspaper on the desk, she lost interest in them.
Zhao Youlin could not keep herself calm. After she thought for a moment, she rose up and left the office desk. She took her jacket and… skipped work.
“Eh, General Manager, where are you going?” When Li heard the movement outside the office, she turned to look at her. She froze when she saw Zhao Youlin suited up and about to go out. She looked surprised.
Zhao Youlin turned around to look at her, and she smirked, “I’m going… on a blind date.”
After Zhao Youlin finished speaking, she left dashingly, leaving behind the slack jaw Li, and Su He, who was organizing the documents.
It was only after some time that Li recovered her senses, and shouted in a high-pitched voice, “A blind date?!”
On the contrary, Su He, who was beside her, silently pushed her non-powered-and-purely-for-fashion black-rimmed glasses up the bridge of her nose. She took out her mobile phone and discreetly sent a message to a certain one.