“On the day you were injured, I was going to take the assessment. When Leng Fei sent someone to pick me up, I hadn’t participated in it.”
“Why don’t you say that earlier?”
“In any case, I have already thought about finding another job, so there is nothing to say,” said Xia Xingchen, pretending to be casual, but she was still somewhat upset inside.
Bai Yeqing glanced at her and thought she would say something more, but she became silent.
He asked, “Is there anything else you want to tell me?”
“What?” Xia Xingchen looked up slightly, while he was lowering his head, their lips almost touched.
With the chest getting tight and the face blushing, she murmured, “Well… thank you, my waist doesn’t hurt anymore.”
After that, she took a step back and kept a distance from him.
For a long time, her eyelashes still jittered very badly.
“Xia Xingchen, you have warned yourself to be sensible! How can you get anything wrong when you get close to him?”
She secretly reminded herself.
Bai Yeqing didn’t know that she had so many thoughts at that moment.
After taking a look at her, he sat on the sofa, holding the armrest, then said, “You can ask me to give you a job in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You know, for me, it’s very simple.”
Xia Xingchen thought, how could she be so overconfident?
Who was she, and why did she think she had the ability to ask the president of the country do her a favor in such trifles?
“I’m not used to owing others a favor. Besides, I’m already looking for a new job.”
Bai Yeqing was very dissatisfied with this address. He glanced at her with cold eyes, saying, “You’re trying your best to take care of me, so such a request cannot be excessive. What’s more, it was because of me that you didn’t participate in the assessment.”
Xia Xingchen still shook her head.
Looking at him and considering for a while, she said, “In fact, the reason why I do my best to take care of Mr. President is that… you are the most popular president of our country, so you don’t have to take it to heart.”
Bai Yeqing looked over and stared at her face, eyes turning darker, “Just so?”
“Of course it’s also because you are the father of Dabai. If anything happened to you, he would be very upset. I… don’t want him to be unhappy.” When saying this, she turned her face slightly and never looked at him.
The reasons were explained to Bai Yeqing. Actually, Xia Xingchen also said these words to persuade herself.
“That’s right! It’s definitely the reason why I’m worried about him and take care of him so carefully!”
“Besides, I have no more feeling for him!”
Xia Xingchen kept persuading herself in the mind.
And she also kept reminding herself to be clear-headed.
“That’s all?” said Bai Yeqing with a low voice, “These are all the reasons?” It seemed that he wanted to see through her.
Xia Xingchen was puzzled.
Why did Bai Yeqing ask these questions? What did he want her to say?
Xia Xingchen took a deep breath and tried her best to control her mood swings. Looking up at him with a bright smile, she replied, “Yes. Should there be other reasons? But Mr. President, do you think I have…”
Bai Yeqing asked, “What?”
“…” Xia Xingchen looked at him and plucked up the courage to continue, “Actually… I don’t have… feelings for you. Hope you won’t misunderstand.”
At the moment, the smile on her face was even brighter.
Bai Yeqing’s face turned pale and looked at Xia Xingchen indifferently for a long time.
After a while, he stood up and looked down at her, “It can’t be better that Miss Xia is so calm and restrained. I’m so glad you don’t bother me.”
His voice was like icicles, and every word was full of bleakness and alienation.
Xia Xingchen felt a little pain in her heart.
If she fell in love with this man, he would definitely think she was trouble.
Bai Yeqing continued, “Coincidentally, I don’t like to owe irrelevant people a favor either, so I’ll try my best to compensate you in other aspects. When I fully recovered, I’ll ask Leng Fei to pay you for these days.”
Finishing these words, without a glance at Xia Xingchen any more, Bai Yeqing stood up and walked towards the study room.
At this moment, even his back view was indifferent.
Xia Xingchen sighed. She didn’t figure out his sudden change in attitude, or maybe she didn’t dare to ponder over it. She was afraid that it would be particularly ridiculous to end up being self-confident.
Noticing that Bai Yeqing still walked unsteadily, she instinctively followed up and wanted to help him.
However, before her hands touched him, he avoided silently.
She was stunned, and her heart slightly tightened, painful.
Xia Xingchen’s lips moved, but then she swallowed back the words on the tip of her tongue.
It was okay!
This was fair enough…
Her mind should be settled as still water.
She didn’t bother about him, instead, she turned to the kitchen, somehow feeling pain in her waist again.
She massaged the place where she felt pain, but the pain didn’t go away.
Afterward, there seemed to be a special tacit understanding between them – they treated each other in an indifferent manner.
When Bai Yeqing had a video conference in the study room, Xia Xingchen would only silently serve him with water and medicine without asking him if he was okay as before.
While Bai Yeqing…
He had never got too close to her since then. The warm feeling between them a few days ago was just like an illusion.
Xia Xingchen was tossing and turning all night on the sofa.
The next day, Leng Fei came to pick up Bai Yeqing. Numerous media had been waiting for him in the White Feather Palace – he needed to personally report the investigation of the explosion in the White Feather Square.
He had to change clothes.
Xia Xingchen took sterilized clothes into the bedroom. Bai Yeqing had put on trousers, standing there with his upper body covered with gauze.
Leng Fei stepped back a few paces and said, “Miss Xia, please.”
Xia Xingchen nodded and put a shirt and a suit jacket on the bed. She picked up the shirt and wanted to help Bai Yeqing wear it, but the latter looked at her with a superior air, saying, “Leng Fei, come here.”
“Me?” Leng Fei was surprised.
“Can’t you?” Bai Yeqing raised his eyebrows unhappily.
Leng Fei answered in a hurry, “Of course I can!”
But he really had never dressed a man before!
Xia Xingchen handed the shirt to Leng Fei and stepped aside. Leng Fei was so clumsy that he touched Bai Yeqing’s wounds several times, which hurt a lot.
In the end, both of them were sweating and very embarrassed.
“Your Excellency, I really can’t do this kind of thing. You can assigned assassination tasks to a rude person like me, but I really can’t get dressed for you while avoiding touching your wounds.”
“Okay, back off.” Bai Yeqing also didn’t want to be tortured anymore. He wanted to do it by himself.
Just then, one of his sleeves was gently held by a delicate hand.
“Lift up your arms a little.” Xia Xingchen didn’t look at Bai Yeqing. She just lowered her head as if she was completely focusing on helping him get dressed. “Well, that’s it… OK, you can put down your hands now.”