Midnight Cinderella - Chapter 31
Jiang Ran spent an afternoon tidying up the things she brought back from her trip. After she got tired she directly ordered takeaway for dinner. She stayed abroad for a week, and so inland, she accumulated a large backlog of orders. She needed to send a lot of goods at once.
She almost wanted to find a temporary worker to help her.
But after calculating the labor costs and her income, she dismissed the idea. It was too uneconomical.
“Wang Wang Wang,” Seeing her busy for an afternoon, and that she finally stopped for a moment, Erhuang walked to the sofa and looked up at her.
Its eyes were black and round, and what Jiang Ran couldn’t stand (enjoy, not hate) was it looking at her in such a way. Er Huang, itself seemed to know that it was very cute in such way. So every time it wanted to eat, it’ll look at her with this expression. It worked every time.
“Er Huang,” Jiang Ran called out, picked it up and petted it.
“Wang Wang,” Er Huang’s feet were wrapped in gauze, and it was not easy to move, so it lay down on the sofa and snuggled against her. Jiang Ran took her mobile phone on the table, took a picture of it, and upload it to her circle of friends.
[Jiang Ran: My Little Hero Er Huang [Heart]]
[Yan Huanhuan replied to Jiang Ran: My circle of friends all post their selfies and their babies. Only you, perseveringly show your dog’s [smile].]
[Jiang Ran responded to Yan Huanhuan: [smile]]
[He Zhiyuan: What happened to Erhuang’s legs? Was it hurt?]
Jiang Ran responded to He Zhiyuan: [Yes, it caught a thief last night [covering face.jpg]]
Yan Huanhuan responded to Jiang Ran: [I just noticed. Your dog’s legs are covered with gauze?]
Just when Jiang Ran was thinking about if she needed to give a unified reply to them, a phone call came in. It was He Zhiyuan. She thought about it and answered the phone: “He Zhiyuan, what’s wrong?”
“Did the thief broke into your house last night?” He Zhiyuan’s voice revealed a concern that could hardly be concealed.
Jiang Ran said, “Yes, but fortunately, the thief has already been caught by the police.”
“Are you ok?”
“I’m fine, but Er Huang got a little hurt.”
“Is it serious? Do you need to take it to the hospital? I’ll be off work soon. I can pick you up afterwards. ”
“Thank you, but Mr. Feng has taken it to the hospital this morning.”
After hearing the words “Mr. Feng”, He Zhiyuan was silent for a while, then said, “Alright. Is Er Huang good now?”
“It’s quite good, both doctors and policemen praised its bravery.” As she spoke, Jiang Ran rubbed Er Huang’s head again.
“Wang!” Erhuang responded to her with a bark.
He Zhiyuan smiled and said, “Then do you need any help? How about you take Er Huang and go stay with your parents for a few days.”
Before, Jiang Ran also thought about going back to her parents’ house. But in the end, she shook her head: “Forget it, if they know, they will get worried. Er Huang is very obedient and I’m fine here alone. Moreover, I went out for such a long time, there is still a lot of work waiting for me. ”
He Zhiyuan thought for a while and said, “Alright, don’t work too hard. Just tell me if you need any help.”
“Okay, thank you.”
“We’ve known each other for so long. Don’t be so polite.” He Zhiyuan said this word with a self-deprecating tone. “Is it safe in your housing estate recently?”
“It should be safe. Such a thing just happened. Anyway, the security guards have to be alert for a long time. Moreover, the police will focus on patrolling this area these days.”
“That’s good then …” He Zhiyuan swallowed the “Goodbye” that he almost said out loud and changed his words to, “Are you free on Sunday? I’ll take you out for dinner. It’ll help you get over the shock.” (Comfort a frightened person by a meal)
“Er, it’s not necessary, I’m fine.”
He Zhiyuan seemed to know that she would refuse, thus added, “I want to tell you something by the way.”
Jiang Ran froze and asked him, “What is it? Can you not talk about it on a phone call?”
“It’s better to speak face to face.”
Jiang Ran considered for a while and said, “Ok.”
“Then I will pick you up on Saturday.”
“Don’t take so much trouble, let’s meet directly at the Starlight Department Store.”
“Ok,” He Zhiyuan didn’t press her, and made concessions in a timely manner, “That’s settled then, be careful at night.”
“I see, bye.”
After hanging up the phone, Jiang Ran sat on the sofa and spaced out with her phone in hand. The thing that He Zhiyuan wanted to tell her, she could guess a little. The few times she had thought He Zhiyuan would confess he hadn’t, so would this time still be her reading too much into it?
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