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The Long Road Ahead CH 2

Author:Yu Xiao Fan Category:urban Update time:2022-12-01 14:51:43

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Ridiculous

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Xiao Ning called himself a taxi, and luckily, the driver knew where that place was, even managing to drop him off at the main entrance.

That place was far more imposing that a regular bar, however.

There was no noise from the people there as they came and left, as it seemed to be some sort of high-class club. To open a place here, in this kind of deserted area in the outskirts, is a seriously detached level of pretentiousness.

"Wang-ge can you clue me in on what's going on first" Xiao Ning let himself get pulled inside.

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

Xiao Ning had no idea what this feeling was, however.

Xiao Ning mulled things over for a while, thinking about what he could say that would not cause an issue, letting out a laugh, "I have one nose and two eyes, yeah So what's there to be curious about"

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

Xiao Ning just wanted to go in and find Wang Hua, but he was blocked by the door.

This natural confidence and calm demeanour of his properly put Wang Hua's heart at ease, "President Shan, I brought Xiao Ning, but I still have some business to attend to at the hospital at the moment.

Please accept my apologies, everyone, as I must take my leave ahead of time."

"Why does you meeting him or not hold any importance" Shan Haiming inclined his head, not giving the guy any sort of face as he continued, "Are you my mother"

"Oh yeah," that person added.

"But last time I saw Shan-shao, I thought he wasn't interested in anyone."

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

Noticing Shan Haiming's mood was better, the others brought more drinks over and continuously laid on nice words.

Shan Haiming did not refuse any of them, but every question was about Xiao Ning, and Shan Haiming gave them all right back.

It seemed as though they were quite used to this attitude of his, all just saying a few joking words before letting the matter rest.

This place had a membership system.

While he spoke, the phone rang again, Wang Hua hurriedly answered it, his brows furrowing all the more.

"You keep nibbling on those fruits, do you want to order some food" Shan Haiming put out his cigarette and asked, the wisps of hair from his bangs falling downwards, blocking the sight of his sharp brows, making him seem a bit less harder to get close to.

The atmosphere between them was so good, it got the rest all riled up again, "I was just about to ask Shan-shao where he up and disappeared to this year, but it turns out he went off and found love."

"You keep nibbling on those fruits, do you want to order some food" Shan Haiming put out his cigarette and asked, the wisps of hair from his bangs falling downwards, blocking the sight of his sharp brows, making him seem a bit less harder to get close to.

Allowing a smile to grace his face, one akin to a spring breeze that subtly morphs into a light rain.

The corners of his eyes then lifted, meeting the sight of that other man's own eyes which were earlier drawn with displeasure, now lift.

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

Seeing Xiao Ning staring at him, Wang Hua hung up the phone then explained, "Everything is piling up on top of each other, today...

My wife just went into the hospital, she's about to give birth.

So I have to head over there right now."

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

Xiao Ning just wanted to go in and find Wang Hua, but he was blocked by the door.

Translator Note: 1.

Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming name as 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴 before they met and when he assumed he was a woman, so that's why the name was in quotes.

2.

單少: Young Master Shao, is just a friendly way to say Shaoye:少爺 (Young master).

"We'd like to offer you a toast, don't take this all to heart, okay We came here to meet up once, so let's all have some fun and relax ourselves." After saying this they raised their glasses, then gave a noisy filled toast.

"Wang-ge can you clue me in on what's going on first" Xiao Ning let himself get pulled inside.

The laughter of a woman there, rang out, "Wow, Shan-shao is so protective, I'm so jealous."

Wang Hua, seeming as if he had been granted amnesty, nimbly closed the door and made his way out.

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

Just then, a guy spoke up, "Hey, who's he"

The laughter of a woman there, rang out, "Wow, Shan-shao is so protective, I'm so jealous."

Wang Hua, seeming as if he had been granted amnesty, nimbly closed the door and made his way out.

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

This place had a membership system.

Xiao Ning smiled.

It was clear that this "Shan Haiming"Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming's name as the more feminine 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴. was the new aforementioned boss, and to be a decisively thinking woman able to stage such an emergency couple play on the spot like this was also rather manly, "For this temporary play, is there anything I should pay attention to"

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

After saying that, he down it in one gulp.

Seeing this, Xiao Ning's throat jerked unconsciously. A drink like that has a lot of burn, doesn't it

None of this really gave anyone of them any kind of face.

Plus, upon seeing this, Xiao Ning, who before this had thought that Lu Yan was a person not easy to serve, was right then seeing before him the visage of a true young master.

However, he couldn't grasp the current atmosphere, so it wasn't easy for him to speak rashly.

But elegant indifference wasn't his style either, thus keeping up the act they had to put on was a little difficult.

Naturally, it wasn't easy for him to sit still and stare off blankly, as the feeling he should be doing something kept prickling him.

So having caught sight of the fruit bowl on the table, he bent over and reached to grab it.

With these words said, he perfectly delivered his message, then took his leave.

Furthermore, the level of the job he had upgraded to was one that was quite high, so Xiao Ning did not know what to say, and could only look at Wang Hua inquiringly.

He and Shan Haiming were now sitting quite close.

In the beginning, there was still a gap between them, but afterwards, somehow, they got stuck closely together.

But even though Xiao Ning was a bit uncomfortable, he didn't show that much emotion at this time, simply eating a piece of fruit by his lonesome, while displaying an attitude of nonchalance.

Just then, a guy spoke up, "Hey, who's he"

Inexplicably, he also felt that this guy's domineering nature was rather cute too, as he then picked up a piece of ruby-red water melon before saying, "Thanks."

Xiao Ning did see how anxious and worried he was, and did think what he asked for was too much; but it did seem as if it was not that really big deal, however.

Plus, it wasn't like it was some kind of marriage contract or something, it was just a one time deal.

It was simply a rescue mission.

Having never been fond of this sort of stuff, Xiao Ning still joined in on the flow of conversation, also picking up a glass, but was unable to stop Shan Haiming from reaching out from beside him to put the glass back on the table, "Only drink what you want to drink.

If you don't like it, let them drink it by themselves."

Those words made that person laugh out awkwardly, while from nearby chimed in to smooth things over, "It can't be...

did you not know about Shan-shao's preference"

The two of them eyes met in tacit understanding, though, agreeing to regard the gossip around them as nothing.

Shan Haiming's current expression naturally made Xiao Ning a bit unnerved, so after a two-second pause, he made his way over to Shan Haiming then sat beside him.

He didn't know how exactly how to properly respond, leaving him with no choice than to keep his composure as he replied, "I was already in my bed and sleeping at this hour."

Wang Hua, seeming as if he had been granted amnesty, nimbly closed the door and made his way out.

"My current boss has found himselfNote the pronouns for he/she/they/them/it all sound the same in Chinese. in a bit of a snag, and it's very complicated so I don't really know how exactly to explain it to you beforehand." After saying this, the elevator had arrived, and Wang Hua pulled Xiao Ning inside then pressed the button for the third floor.

With his brows furrowed tightly, embarrassment soon exploded on his face, "I know you're single, and I also know you won't act recklessly with President Shan."

Xiao Ning laughed, since such a request came so far out of left field, there was nothing he could say in response.

Wang Hua was just about to say something, but just at that moment, his phone rang, "Huh I'm coming right now.

No, no...no no no, I got it, I understand...

I'm on my way right now, alright Just ask her to hold on for a bit, yeah"

This place had a membership system.

Xiao Ning: ""

Seeing Xiao Ning staring at him, Wang Hua hung up the phone then explained, "Everything is piling up on top of each other, today...

My wife just went into the hospital, she's about to give birth.

So I have to head over there right now."

Xiao Ning just wanted to go in and find Wang Hua, but he was blocked by the door.

Wang Hua seemed more anxious now, what else was there for him to pay attention to "Um, when the time comes, just play it by the ear." After saying this, he again shot a glance at Xiao Ning, then said rather meaningfully, "Xiao Ning, this time around, I have done you wrong."

The elevator door had already opened then, and Wang Hua released an 'ah' sound, taking the lead, walking out first, while that frozen plank behind him did not move an inch.

It seemed as though the other man's proposal was extremely outrageous, "Anyhow, it's just this one time, so let's just go deal with this, okay"

Xiao Ning: ""

"Then have something to drink." Shan Haiming's words were not questions, as he was already calling over a waiter to brink a selection of juices.

Not even lifting a finger himself, as he then had someone else pour some for Xiao Ning, "Xiao-shao where do you work"

"Xiao-shao, don't be mad at Shan-shao, alright We were the ones who got curious after hearing Shan-shao had a boyfriend, and wanted to me the person who had such a great talent." Baili then diligently poured a glass of pure foreign liquor and handed it to Xiao Ning.

"We were all just a bit surprised, is all.

There no other meaning behind it."

The two of them eyes met in tacit understanding, though, agreeing to regard the gossip around them as nothing.

The two of them eyes met in tacit understanding, though, agreeing to regard the gossip around them as nothing.

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

Translator Note: 1.

Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming name as 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴 before they met and when he assumed he was a woman, so that's why the name was in quotes.

2.

單少: Young Master Shao, is just a friendly way to say Shaoye:少爺 (Young master).

Allowing a smile to grace his face, one akin to a spring breeze that subtly morphs into a light rain.

The corners of his eyes then lifted, meeting the sight of that other man's own eyes which were earlier drawn with displeasure, now lift.

Wang Hua then looked at hm with a constipated expression, ultimately crapping out the next few words: "Pretend to be my new boss' boyfriend, okay"

Xiao Ning did see how anxious and worried he was, and did think what he asked for was too much; but it did seem as if it was not that really big deal, however.

Plus, it wasn't like it was some kind of marriage contract or something, it was just a one time deal.

It was simply a rescue mission.

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

Wang Hua's normally carefree character was at present replaced with and anxiety filled one, where even his forehead was dripping with sweat.

It was a sight Xiao Ning couldn't bear to see.

Xiao Ning was shocked, "Then why aren't you rushing over there"

Shan Haiming did not look at him, however; instead he simply took a sip of the drink in his hand.

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

Xiao Ning thought about how he should answer, and Shan Haiming's brows furrowed as he interrupted, "Quit with the nagging.

His work hours isn't like that of like you demons.

He's already tired enough from being dragged here at this hour, so who would want to still talk random crap with you."

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

Xiao Ning smiled.

It was clear that this "Shan Haiming"Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming's name as the more feminine 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴. was the new aforementioned boss, and to be a decisively thinking woman able to stage such an emergency couple play on the spot like this was also rather manly, "For this temporary play, is there anything I should pay attention to"

"Xiao-shao, don't be mad at Shan-shao, alright We were the ones who got curious after hearing Shan-shao had a boyfriend, and wanted to me the person who had such a great talent." Baili then diligently poured a glass of pure foreign liquor and handed it to Xiao Ning.

"We were all just a bit surprised, is all.

There no other meaning behind it."

Hearing this, Xiao Ning took a few seconds to react, "Wang-ge, what did you just say"

"We'd like to offer you a toast, don't take this all to heart, okay We came here to meet up once, so let's all have some fun and relax ourselves." After saying this they raised their glasses, then gave a noisy filled toast.

The elevator door had already opened then, and Wang Hua released an 'ah' sound, taking the lead, walking out first, while that frozen plank behind him did not move an inch.

It seemed as though the other man's proposal was extremely outrageous, "Anyhow, it's just this one time, so let's just go deal with this, okay"

Allowing a smile to grace his face, one akin to a spring breeze that subtly morphs into a light rain.

The corners of his eyes then lifted, meeting the sight of that other man's own eyes which were earlier drawn with displeasure, now lift.

Xiao Ning was shocked, "Then why aren't you rushing over there"

"Oh yeah," that person added.

"But last time I saw Shan-shao, I thought he wasn't interested in anyone."

When has Shan Haiming ever given someone such good treatment The others also clearly understood.

Shan-shao, despite it hurting his reputation to bring out that person for them to meet, to the contrary, seemed just like a a wolf encircling its own territory, so no one could even try to get a inch closer to Xiao Ning.

Even if the two did not seem particularly intimate, the protectiveness between them was quite evident.

"Then have something to drink." Shan Haiming's words were not questions, as he was already calling over a waiter to brink a selection of juices.

Not even lifting a finger himself, as he then had someone else pour some for Xiao Ning, "Xiao-shao where do you work"

How could he say such a thing...

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

"Wang-ge can you clue me in on what's going on first" Xiao Ning let himself get pulled inside.

Those words made that person laugh out awkwardly, while from nearby chimed in to smooth things over, "It can't be...

did you not know about Shan-shao's preference"

Hearing this, Xiao Ning took a few seconds to react, "Wang-ge, what did you just say"

Inexplicably, he also felt that this guy's domineering nature was rather cute too, as he then picked up a piece of ruby-red water melon before saying, "Thanks."

"Then have something to drink." Shan Haiming's words were not questions, as he was already calling over a waiter to brink a selection of juices.

Not even lifting a finger himself, as he then had someone else pour some for Xiao Ning, "Xiao-shao where do you work"

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

Wang Hua's normally carefree character was at present replaced with and anxiety filled one, where even his forehead was dripping with sweat.

It was a sight Xiao Ning couldn't bear to see.

Xiao Ning had no idea what this feeling was, however.

Xiao Ning laughed, since such a request came so far out of left field, there was nothing he could say in response.

Wang Hua was just about to say something, but just at that moment, his phone rang, "Huh I'm coming right now.

No, no...no no no, I got it, I understand...

I'm on my way right now, alright Just ask her to hold on for a bit, yeah"

Xiao Ning gave a smile while he faced that person, then said to everyone, "My apologies, everyone, I ran a bit late."

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

Which is why when he saw Shan Haiming pull out a cigarette, in tandem, he picked up a lighter from the table to assist.

The elevator door had already opened then, and Wang Hua released an 'ah' sound, taking the lead, walking out first, while that frozen plank behind him did not move an inch.

It seemed as though the other man's proposal was extremely outrageous, "Anyhow, it's just this one time, so let's just go deal with this, okay"

Xiao Ning thought about how he should answer, and Shan Haiming's brows furrowed as he interrupted, "Quit with the nagging.

His work hours isn't like that of like you demons.

He's already tired enough from being dragged here at this hour, so who would want to still talk random crap with you."

While he spoke, the phone rang again, Wang Hua hurriedly answered it, his brows furrowing all the more.

Xiao Ning gave a smile while he faced that person, then said to everyone, "My apologies, everyone, I ran a bit late."

Wang Hua's normally carefree character was at present replaced with and anxiety filled one, where even his forehead was dripping with sweat.

It was a sight Xiao Ning couldn't bear to see.

This natural confidence and calm demeanour of his properly put Wang Hua's heart at ease, "President Shan, I brought Xiao Ning, but I still have some business to attend to at the hospital at the moment.

Please accept my apologies, everyone, as I must take my leave ahead of time."

Xiao Ning was shocked, "Then why aren't you rushing over there"

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

Wang Hua's normally carefree character was at present replaced with and anxiety filled one, where even his forehead was dripping with sweat.

It was a sight Xiao Ning couldn't bear to see.

Relying on that self-restraint he had developed over all those years, he was able to pull the corners of his lips into a plastered smile, then make his way over to that person.

That person was also looking his way, the bridge of their nose was one which rather high and handsome.

Caught in his line of sight, his tone was not too good, "You're very difficult to invite."

Ridiculous

"It's just an act, nothing more.

So it's not a big deal." In any case, he was the one who agreed to go there, so who wouldn't put a brighter spin on things.

Xiao Ning and Wang Hua made their way to the door at the end of the room, with him following behind the other man as he opened the door then walked in.

Xiao Ning laughed, since such a request came so far out of left field, there was nothing he could say in response.

Wang Hua was just about to say something, but just at that moment, his phone rang, "Huh I'm coming right now.

No, no...no no no, I got it, I understand...

I'm on my way right now, alright Just ask her to hold on for a bit, yeah"

"Xiao Ning, your Wang-ge doesn't usually say this to other people, but I've never screwed you over before, right" Wang Hua was completely serious as he looked at Xiao Ning, "I do realize that I am asking you for something selfish, but this new job has really good benefits, even if there are a few tasks that are seriously random.

Right now, I don't have the time to find anyone else to ask, and you're the most reliable person out of all the young people I know.

I wouldn't be rest assured if it were anyone else, since if it's you, I'm sure nothing untoward will happen.

So all you have to do is go in there and show your face, say a few words, and nothing else, okay"

Xiao Ning had no idea what this feeling was, however.

Wang Hua waved his hand, "I have to escort you in there first.

Shan Haiming knows how to handle things tactfully, so I'm sure you won't be made to feel awkward.

Plus, if you help them out, you could be regarded as a friend."

Seeing Xiao Ning staring at him, Wang Hua hung up the phone then explained, "Everything is piling up on top of each other, today...

My wife just went into the hospital, she's about to give birth.

So I have to head over there right now."

"My current boss has found himselfNote the pronouns for he/she/they/them/it all sound the same in Chinese. in a bit of a snag, and it's very complicated so I don't really know how exactly to explain it to you beforehand." After saying this, the elevator had arrived, and Wang Hua pulled Xiao Ning inside then pressed the button for the third floor.

With his brows furrowed tightly, embarrassment soon exploded on his face, "I know you're single, and I also know you won't act recklessly with President Shan."

After saying that, he down it in one gulp.

Seeing this, Xiao Ning's throat jerked unconsciously. A drink like that has a lot of burn, doesn't it

Furthermore, the level of the job he had upgraded to was one that was quite high, so Xiao Ning did not know what to say, and could only look at Wang Hua inquiringly.

Xiao Ning was shocked, "Then why aren't you rushing over there"

"Xiao-shao, don't be mad at Shan-shao, alright We were the ones who got curious after hearing Shan-shao had a boyfriend, and wanted to me the person who had such a great talent." Baili then diligently poured a glass of pure foreign liquor and handed it to Xiao Ning.

"We were all just a bit surprised, is all.

There no other meaning behind it."

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

Xiao Ning laughed, since such a request came so far out of left field, there was nothing he could say in response.

Wang Hua was just about to say something, but just at that moment, his phone rang, "Huh I'm coming right now.

No, no...no no no, I got it, I understand...

I'm on my way right now, alright Just ask her to hold on for a bit, yeah"

"Xiao Ning, your Wang-ge doesn't usually say this to other people, but I've never screwed you over before, right" Wang Hua was completely serious as he looked at Xiao Ning, "I do realize that I am asking you for something selfish, but this new job has really good benefits, even if there are a few tasks that are seriously random.

Right now, I don't have the time to find anyone else to ask, and you're the most reliable person out of all the young people I know.

I wouldn't be rest assured if it were anyone else, since if it's you, I'm sure nothing untoward will happen.

So all you have to do is go in there and show your face, say a few words, and nothing else, okay"

Furthermore, the level of the job he had upgraded to was one that was quite high, so Xiao Ning did not know what to say, and could only look at Wang Hua inquiringly.

Hearing this, Xiao Ning took a few seconds to react, "Wang-ge, what did you just say"

Those words made that person laugh out awkwardly, while from nearby chimed in to smooth things over, "It can't be...

did you not know about Shan-shao's preference"

Noticing Shan Haiming's mood was better, the others brought more drinks over and continuously laid on nice words.

Shan Haiming did not refuse any of them, but every question was about Xiao Ning, and Shan Haiming gave them all right back.

It seemed as though they were quite used to this attitude of his, all just saying a few joking words before letting the matter rest.

It was not easy for that person to ask Xiao Ning a question again, as he was caught by Shan Haiming and fed a more than few glasses, made to drink them all until he had passed out.

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

"We'd like to offer you a toast, don't take this all to heart, okay We came here to meet up once, so let's all have some fun and relax ourselves." After saying this they raised their glasses, then gave a noisy filled toast.

Seeing Xiao Ning staring at him, Wang Hua hung up the phone then explained, "Everything is piling up on top of each other, today...

My wife just went into the hospital, she's about to give birth.

So I have to head over there right now."

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

Xiao Ning did see how anxious and worried he was, and did think what he asked for was too much; but it did seem as if it was not that really big deal, however.

Plus, it wasn't like it was some kind of marriage contract or something, it was just a one time deal.

It was simply a rescue mission.

While now, around them, everyone else them moved to introduce themselves one after the other, "Hey, Baili, pour him a glass quickly."

This was truly ridiculous, since throughout the entirety of his life, this was the first time he ever felt an other person's so indiscriminately be this staunchly protective towards him; and unexpectedly, it had to happen under such circumstances.

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

Relying on that self-restraint he had developed over all those years, he was able to pull the corners of his lips into a plastered smile, then make his way over to that person.

That person was also looking his way, the bridge of their nose was one which rather high and handsome.

Caught in his line of sight, his tone was not too good, "You're very difficult to invite."

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

It was not easy for that person to ask Xiao Ning a question again, as he was caught by Shan Haiming and fed a more than few glasses, made to drink them all until he had passed out.

Wang Hua seemed more anxious now, what else was there for him to pay attention to "Um, when the time comes, just play it by the ear." After saying this, he again shot a glance at Xiao Ning, then said rather meaningfully, "Xiao Ning, this time around, I have done you wrong."

Just then, a guy spoke up, "Hey, who's he"

Inexplicably, he also felt that this guy's domineering nature was rather cute too, as he then picked up a piece of ruby-red water melon before saying, "Thanks."

"Then have something to drink." Shan Haiming's words were not questions, as he was already calling over a waiter to brink a selection of juices.

Not even lifting a finger himself, as he then had someone else pour some for Xiao Ning, "Xiao-shao where do you work"

So having thought about it, he also did not want to cause his former superior to worry, saying, "Then, yes, I'll do it, and I'll try my best."

This was truly ridiculous, since throughout the entirety of his life, this was the first time he ever felt an other person's so indiscriminately be this staunchly protective towards him; and unexpectedly, it had to happen under such circumstances.

Wang Hua was shocked, he never thought that Xiao Ning would relent, but it was a great relief he had, "In that case..."

Xiao Ning smiled.

It was clear that this "Shan Haiming"Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming's name as the more feminine 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴. was the new aforementioned boss, and to be a decisively thinking woman able to stage such an emergency couple play on the spot like this was also rather manly, "For this temporary play, is there anything I should pay attention to"

Shan Haiming's brows rose with displeasure, his arm reaching over to rest itself on the back of the sofa behind Xiao Ning, seeming wrong so he remained silent, with Xiao Ning also maintaining a wooden expression.

Now the performance of the two took off, their play of the perfect pair of quarrelling lovers was displayed for all eyes to see.

Translator Note: 1.

Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming name as 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴 before they met and when he assumed he was a woman, so that's why the name was in quotes.

2.

單少: Young Master Shao, is just a friendly way to say Shaoye:少爺 (Young master).

While he spoke, the phone rang again, Wang Hua hurriedly answered it, his brows furrowing all the more.

None of this really gave anyone of them any kind of face.

Plus, upon seeing this, Xiao Ning, who before this had thought that Lu Yan was a person not easy to serve, was right then seeing before him the visage of a true young master.

However, he couldn't grasp the current atmosphere, so it wasn't easy for him to speak rashly.

But elegant indifference wasn't his style either, thus keeping up the act they had to put on was a little difficult.

Naturally, it wasn't easy for him to sit still and stare off blankly, as the feeling he should be doing something kept prickling him.

So having caught sight of the fruit bowl on the table, he bent over and reached to grab it.

Wang Hua waved his hand, "I have to escort you in there first.

Shan Haiming knows how to handle things tactfully, so I'm sure you won't be made to feel awkward.

Plus, if you help them out, you could be regarded as a friend."

Having never been fond of this sort of stuff, Xiao Ning still joined in on the flow of conversation, also picking up a glass, but was unable to stop Shan Haiming from reaching out from beside him to put the glass back on the table, "Only drink what you want to drink.

If you don't like it, let them drink it by themselves."

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

"Why does you meeting him or not hold any importance" Shan Haiming inclined his head, not giving the guy any sort of face as he continued, "Are you my mother"

When has Shan Haiming ever given someone such good treatment The others also clearly understood.

Shan-shao, despite it hurting his reputation to bring out that person for them to meet, to the contrary, seemed just like a a wolf encircling its own territory, so no one could even try to get a inch closer to Xiao Ning.

Even if the two did not seem particularly intimate, the protectiveness between them was quite evident.

Xiao Ning was shocked, "Then why aren't you rushing over there"

Xiao Ning mulled things over for a while, thinking about what he could say that would not cause an issue, letting out a laugh, "I have one nose and two eyes, yeah So what's there to be curious about"

Author's note: N/A

Xiao Ning smiled.

It was clear that this "Shan Haiming"Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming's name as the more feminine 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴. was the new aforementioned boss, and to be a decisively thinking woman able to stage such an emergency couple play on the spot like this was also rather manly, "For this temporary play, is there anything I should pay attention to"

Ridiculous

"Why does you meeting him or not hold any importance" Shan Haiming inclined his head, not giving the guy any sort of face as he continued, "Are you my mother"

Xiao Ning: ""

"Why does you meeting him or not hold any importance" Shan Haiming inclined his head, not giving the guy any sort of face as he continued, "Are you my mother"

Xiao Ning gave a smile while he faced that person, then said to everyone, "My apologies, everyone, I ran a bit late."

"Wang-ge can you clue me in on what's going on first" Xiao Ning let himself get pulled inside.

Xiao Ning had no idea what this feeling was, however.

Shan Haiming did not look at him, however; instead he simply took a sip of the drink in his hand.

"Xiao-shao, don't be mad at Shan-shao, alright We were the ones who got curious after hearing Shan-shao had a boyfriend, and wanted to me the person who had such a great talent." Baili then diligently poured a glass of pure foreign liquor and handed it to Xiao Ning.

"We were all just a bit surprised, is all.

There no other meaning behind it."

Wang Hua seemed more anxious now, what else was there for him to pay attention to "Um, when the time comes, just play it by the ear." After saying this, he again shot a glance at Xiao Ning, then said rather meaningfully, "Xiao Ning, this time around, I have done you wrong."

So having thought about it, he also did not want to cause his former superior to worry, saying, "Then, yes, I'll do it, and I'll try my best."

Xiao Ning had no idea what this feeling was, however.

Shan Haiming's brows rose with displeasure, his arm reaching over to rest itself on the back of the sofa behind Xiao Ning, seeming wrong so he remained silent, with Xiao Ning also maintaining a wooden expression.

Now the performance of the two took off, their play of the perfect pair of quarrelling lovers was displayed for all eyes to see.

He and Shan Haiming were now sitting quite close.

In the beginning, there was still a gap between them, but afterwards, somehow, they got stuck closely together.

But even though Xiao Ning was a bit uncomfortable, he didn't show that much emotion at this time, simply eating a piece of fruit by his lonesome, while displaying an attitude of nonchalance.

Allowing a smile to grace his face, one akin to a spring breeze that subtly morphs into a light rain.

The corners of his eyes then lifted, meeting the sight of that other man's own eyes which were earlier drawn with displeasure, now lift.

Shan Haiming was step ahead of him, however, reaching over himself to grab the bowl of fruit then drag it right in front of him, the boorish nature of the act, causing a loud creak to erupt from the table.

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

Translator Note: 1.

Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming name as 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴 before they met and when he assumed he was a woman, so that's why the name was in quotes.

2.

單少: Young Master Shao, is just a friendly way to say Shaoye:少爺 (Young master).

The atmosphere between them was so good, it got the rest all riled up again, "I was just about to ask Shan-shao where he up and disappeared to this year, but it turns out he went off and found love."

"It's just an act, nothing more.

So it's not a big deal." In any case, he was the one who agreed to go there, so who wouldn't put a brighter spin on things.

Xiao Ning and Wang Hua made their way to the door at the end of the room, with him following behind the other man as he opened the door then walked in.

How could he say such a thing...

Everyone in the room was rather quiet, but Xiao Ning had no idea whether it was because of their sudden entrance or simply just the original state of the room.

He looked around as he pleased, seeing seven to eight men and women gathered together, and at that time, he couldn't tell which one was "Haiming".

"You keep nibbling on those fruits, do you want to order some food" Shan Haiming put out his cigarette and asked, the wisps of hair from his bangs falling downwards, blocking the sight of his sharp brows, making him seem a bit less harder to get close to.

Just then, a guy spoke up, "Hey, who's he"

"Haven't you guy's all been super swamped these days Are the men or women I like any business of yours" Shan Haiming smirked, possessing an indescribable degree of arrogance, "So drop it.

I only brought Xiao Ning here today to meet you all to show you some face.

What more do you want from me Would you like a written confession"

I already became Xiao-shao

Her words were said with playfulness, but her tone carried traces of jealously.

Xiao Ning didn't know if he should laugh or cry in that moment, only then hearing Shan Haiming's scoff, as he took his former drink, "You want to joke with me If you want to drink, I'll drink with you."

Xiao Ning called himself a taxi, and luckily, the driver knew where that place was, even managing to drop him off at the main entrance.

That place was far more imposing that a regular bar, however.

There was no noise from the people there as they came and left, as it seemed to be some sort of high-class club. To open a place here, in this kind of deserted area in the outskirts, is a seriously detached level of pretentiousness.

"It's just an act, nothing more.

So it's not a big deal." In any case, he was the one who agreed to go there, so who wouldn't put a brighter spin on things.

Xiao Ning and Wang Hua made their way to the door at the end of the room, with him following behind the other man as he opened the door then walked in.

Xiao Ning witnessed all of this from beside him, also unable to understand how with this attitude of his, there would still be a few people who could really become his friends.

But this situation also gave Xiao Ning a lot less pressure.

Before he came here, he did not have the right lines to say, thus he made many mistakes.

So at least Shan Haiming was reliable, and did not allow him o go through much hassle.

Allowing a smile to grace his face, one akin to a spring breeze that subtly morphs into a light rain.

The corners of his eyes then lifted, meeting the sight of that other man's own eyes which were earlier drawn with displeasure, now lift.

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

Xiao Ning gave a smile while he faced that person, then said to everyone, "My apologies, everyone, I ran a bit late."

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

This natural confidence and calm demeanour of his properly put Wang Hua's heart at ease, "President Shan, I brought Xiao Ning, but I still have some business to attend to at the hospital at the moment.

Please accept my apologies, everyone, as I must take my leave ahead of time."

Seeing Xiao Ning staring at him, Wang Hua hung up the phone then explained, "Everything is piling up on top of each other, today...

My wife just went into the hospital, she's about to give birth.

So I have to head over there right now."

It was not easy for that person to ask Xiao Ning a question again, as he was caught by Shan Haiming and fed a more than few glasses, made to drink them all until he had passed out.

Which is why when he saw Shan Haiming pull out a cigarette, in tandem, he picked up a lighter from the table to assist.

"We'd like to offer you a toast, don't take this all to heart, okay We came here to meet up once, so let's all have some fun and relax ourselves." After saying this they raised their glasses, then gave a noisy filled toast.

Shan Haiming's brows rose with displeasure, his arm reaching over to rest itself on the back of the sofa behind Xiao Ning, seeming wrong so he remained silent, with Xiao Ning also maintaining a wooden expression.

Now the performance of the two took off, their play of the perfect pair of quarrelling lovers was displayed for all eyes to see.

Xiao Ning witnessed all of this from beside him, also unable to understand how with this attitude of his, there would still be a few people who could really become his friends.

But this situation also gave Xiao Ning a lot less pressure.

Before he came here, he did not have the right lines to say, thus he made many mistakes.

So at least Shan Haiming was reliable, and did not allow him o go through much hassle.

Wang Hua seemed more anxious now, what else was there for him to pay attention to "Um, when the time comes, just play it by the ear." After saying this, he again shot a glance at Xiao Ning, then said rather meaningfully, "Xiao Ning, this time around, I have done you wrong."

This was truly ridiculous, since throughout the entirety of his life, this was the first time he ever felt an other person's so indiscriminately be this staunchly protective towards him; and unexpectedly, it had to happen under such circumstances.

Shan Haiming's brows rose with displeasure, his arm reaching over to rest itself on the back of the sofa behind Xiao Ning, seeming wrong so he remained silent, with Xiao Ning also maintaining a wooden expression.

Now the performance of the two took off, their play of the perfect pair of quarrelling lovers was displayed for all eyes to see.

With these words said, he perfectly delivered his message, then took his leave.

The elevator door had already opened then, and Wang Hua released an 'ah' sound, taking the lead, walking out first, while that frozen plank behind him did not move an inch.

It seemed as though the other man's proposal was extremely outrageous, "Anyhow, it's just this one time, so let's just go deal with this, okay"

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

This was due to that voice from just now, because no matter how pleasing it was to the ears, no one would ever have mistaken it as one belonging to a woman.

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

When has Shan Haiming ever given someone such good treatment The others also clearly understood.

Shan-shao, despite it hurting his reputation to bring out that person for them to meet, to the contrary, seemed just like a a wolf encircling its own territory, so no one could even try to get a inch closer to Xiao Ning.

Even if the two did not seem particularly intimate, the protectiveness between them was quite evident.

"Wang-ge can you clue me in on what's going on first" Xiao Ning let himself get pulled inside.

Seeing Xiao Ning staring at him, Wang Hua hung up the phone then explained, "Everything is piling up on top of each other, today...

My wife just went into the hospital, she's about to give birth.

So I have to head over there right now."

Shan Haiming did not look at him, however; instead he simply took a sip of the drink in his hand.

Xiao Ning mulled things over for a while, thinking about what he could say that would not cause an issue, letting out a laugh, "I have one nose and two eyes, yeah So what's there to be curious about"

It was not easy for that person to ask Xiao Ning a question again, as he was caught by Shan Haiming and fed a more than few glasses, made to drink them all until he had passed out.

Ridiculous

So having thought about it, he also did not want to cause his former superior to worry, saying, "Then, yes, I'll do it, and I'll try my best."

Everyone in the room was rather quiet, but Xiao Ning had no idea whether it was because of their sudden entrance or simply just the original state of the room.

He looked around as he pleased, seeing seven to eight men and women gathered together, and at that time, he couldn't tell which one was "Haiming".

Wang Hua, seeming as if he had been granted amnesty, nimbly closed the door and made his way out.

Wang Hua was shocked, he never thought that Xiao Ning would relent, but it was a great relief he had, "In that case..."

How could he say such a thing...

None of this really gave anyone of them any kind of face.

Plus, upon seeing this, Xiao Ning, who before this had thought that Lu Yan was a person not easy to serve, was right then seeing before him the visage of a true young master.

However, he couldn't grasp the current atmosphere, so it wasn't easy for him to speak rashly.

But elegant indifference wasn't his style either, thus keeping up the act they had to put on was a little difficult.

Naturally, it wasn't easy for him to sit still and stare off blankly, as the feeling he should be doing something kept prickling him.

So having caught sight of the fruit bowl on the table, he bent over and reached to grab it.

Author's note: N/A

Hearing this, Xiao Ning took a few seconds to react, "Wang-ge, what did you just say"

Xiao Ning was shocked, "Then why aren't you rushing over there"

"Haven't you guy's all been super swamped these days Are the men or women I like any business of yours" Shan Haiming smirked, possessing an indescribable degree of arrogance, "So drop it.

I only brought Xiao Ning here today to meet you all to show you some face.

What more do you want from me Would you like a written confession"

"Xiao Ning: "..."

This place had a membership system.

But for Xiao Ning, no matter how open his heart was, at that moment, had felt a bit uneasy.

Wang Hua, seeming as if he had been granted amnesty, nimbly closed the door and made his way out.

"We'd like to offer you a toast, don't take this all to heart, okay We came here to meet up once, so let's all have some fun and relax ourselves." After saying this they raised their glasses, then gave a noisy filled toast.

"Haven't you guy's all been super swamped these days Are the men or women I like any business of yours" Shan Haiming smirked, possessing an indescribable degree of arrogance, "So drop it.

I only brought Xiao Ning here today to meet you all to show you some face.

What more do you want from me Would you like a written confession"

Shan Haiming's brows rose with displeasure, his arm reaching over to rest itself on the back of the sofa behind Xiao Ning, seeming wrong so he remained silent, with Xiao Ning also maintaining a wooden expression.

Now the performance of the two took off, their play of the perfect pair of quarrelling lovers was displayed for all eyes to see.

He and Shan Haiming were now sitting quite close.

In the beginning, there was still a gap between them, but afterwards, somehow, they got stuck closely together.

But even though Xiao Ning was a bit uncomfortable, he didn't show that much emotion at this time, simply eating a piece of fruit by his lonesome, while displaying an attitude of nonchalance.

"It's just an act, nothing more.

So it's not a big deal." In any case, he was the one who agreed to go there, so who wouldn't put a brighter spin on things.

Xiao Ning and Wang Hua made their way to the door at the end of the room, with him following behind the other man as he opened the door then walked in.

But for Xiao Ning, no matter how open his heart was, at that moment, had felt a bit uneasy.

"Wang-ge can you clue me in on what's going on first" Xiao Ning let himself get pulled inside.

Her words were said with playfulness, but her tone carried traces of jealously.

Xiao Ning didn't know if he should laugh or cry in that moment, only then hearing Shan Haiming's scoff, as he took his former drink, "You want to joke with me If you want to drink, I'll drink with you."

This was due to that voice from just now, because no matter how pleasing it was to the ears, no one would ever have mistaken it as one belonging to a woman.

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

Wang Hua seemed more anxious now, what else was there for him to pay attention to "Um, when the time comes, just play it by the ear." After saying this, he again shot a glance at Xiao Ning, then said rather meaningfully, "Xiao Ning, this time around, I have done you wrong."

Furthermore, the level of the job he had upgraded to was one that was quite high, so Xiao Ning did not know what to say, and could only look at Wang Hua inquiringly.

Relying on that self-restraint he had developed over all those years, he was able to pull the corners of his lips into a plastered smile, then make his way over to that person.

That person was also looking his way, the bridge of their nose was one which rather high and handsome.

Caught in his line of sight, his tone was not too good, "You're very difficult to invite."

Her words were said with playfulness, but her tone carried traces of jealously.

Xiao Ning didn't know if he should laugh or cry in that moment, only then hearing Shan Haiming's scoff, as he took his former drink, "You want to joke with me If you want to drink, I'll drink with you."

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

"Why does you meeting him or not hold any importance" Shan Haiming inclined his head, not giving the guy any sort of face as he continued, "Are you my mother"

While now, around them, everyone else them moved to introduce themselves one after the other, "Hey, Baili, pour him a glass quickly."

None of this really gave anyone of them any kind of face.

Plus, upon seeing this, Xiao Ning, who before this had thought that Lu Yan was a person not easy to serve, was right then seeing before him the visage of a true young master.

However, he couldn't grasp the current atmosphere, so it wasn't easy for him to speak rashly.

But elegant indifference wasn't his style either, thus keeping up the act they had to put on was a little difficult.

Naturally, it wasn't easy for him to sit still and stare off blankly, as the feeling he should be doing something kept prickling him.

So having caught sight of the fruit bowl on the table, he bent over and reached to grab it.

Shan Haiming was step ahead of him, however, reaching over himself to grab the bowl of fruit then drag it right in front of him, the boorish nature of the act, causing a loud creak to erupt from the table.

Xiao Ning was shocked, "Then why aren't you rushing over there"

Shan Haiming's current expression naturally made Xiao Ning a bit unnerved, so after a two-second pause, he made his way over to Shan Haiming then sat beside him.

He didn't know how exactly how to properly respond, leaving him with no choice than to keep his composure as he replied, "I was already in my bed and sleeping at this hour."

Hearing this, Xiao Ning took a few seconds to react, "Wang-ge, what did you just say"

Shan Haiming was step ahead of him, however, reaching over himself to grab the bowl of fruit then drag it right in front of him, the boorish nature of the act, causing a loud creak to erupt from the table.

He and Shan Haiming were now sitting quite close.

In the beginning, there was still a gap between them, but afterwards, somehow, they got stuck closely together.

But even though Xiao Ning was a bit uncomfortable, he didn't show that much emotion at this time, simply eating a piece of fruit by his lonesome, while displaying an attitude of nonchalance.

The two of them eyes met in tacit understanding, though, agreeing to regard the gossip around them as nothing.

This place had a membership system.

How could he say such a thing...

While now, around them, everyone else them moved to introduce themselves one after the other, "Hey, Baili, pour him a glass quickly."

Shan Haiming's brows rose with displeasure, his arm reaching over to rest itself on the back of the sofa behind Xiao Ning, seeming wrong so he remained silent, with Xiao Ning also maintaining a wooden expression.

Now the performance of the two took off, their play of the perfect pair of quarrelling lovers was displayed for all eyes to see.

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

While now, around them, everyone else them moved to introduce themselves one after the other, "Hey, Baili, pour him a glass quickly."

So having thought about it, he also did not want to cause his former superior to worry, saying, "Then, yes, I'll do it, and I'll try my best."

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

Everyone in the room was rather quiet, but Xiao Ning had no idea whether it was because of their sudden entrance or simply just the original state of the room.

He looked around as he pleased, seeing seven to eight men and women gathered together, and at that time, he couldn't tell which one was "Haiming".

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

Wang Hua was shocked, he never thought that Xiao Ning would relent, but it was a great relief he had, "In that case..."

Everyone wore a somewhat curious expression on their faces, but the person who had asked the question at the beginning again inquired laughingly, "Shan-shao, how come I've never met this guy before now"

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

"Why does you meeting him or not hold any importance" Shan Haiming inclined his head, not giving the guy any sort of face as he continued, "Are you my mother"

"Xiao Ning: "..."

"Then have something to drink." Shan Haiming's words were not questions, as he was already calling over a waiter to brink a selection of juices.

Not even lifting a finger himself, as he then had someone else pour some for Xiao Ning, "Xiao-shao where do you work"

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

This was truly ridiculous, since throughout the entirety of his life, this was the first time he ever felt an other person's so indiscriminately be this staunchly protective towards him; and unexpectedly, it had to happen under such circumstances.

How could he say such a thing...

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

Those words made that person laugh out awkwardly, while from nearby chimed in to smooth things over, "It can't be...

did you not know about Shan-shao's preference"

"It's just an act, nothing more.

So it's not a big deal." In any case, he was the one who agreed to go there, so who wouldn't put a brighter spin on things.

Xiao Ning and Wang Hua made their way to the door at the end of the room, with him following behind the other man as he opened the door then walked in.

When has Shan Haiming ever given someone such good treatment The others also clearly understood.

Shan-shao, despite it hurting his reputation to bring out that person for them to meet, to the contrary, seemed just like a a wolf encircling its own territory, so no one could even try to get a inch closer to Xiao Ning.

Even if the two did not seem particularly intimate, the protectiveness between them was quite evident.

The atmosphere between them was so good, it got the rest all riled up again, "I was just about to ask Shan-shao where he up and disappeared to this year, but it turns out he went off and found love."

"You keep nibbling on those fruits, do you want to order some food" Shan Haiming put out his cigarette and asked, the wisps of hair from his bangs falling downwards, blocking the sight of his sharp brows, making him seem a bit less harder to get close to.

Wang Hua was shocked, he never thought that Xiao Ning would relent, but it was a great relief he had, "In that case..."

Wang Hua then looked at hm with a constipated expression, ultimately crapping out the next few words: "Pretend to be my new boss' boyfriend, okay"

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

"Oh yeah," that person added.

"But last time I saw Shan-shao, I thought he wasn't interested in anyone."

Shan Haiming's current expression naturally made Xiao Ning a bit unnerved, so after a two-second pause, he made his way over to Shan Haiming then sat beside him.

He didn't know how exactly how to properly respond, leaving him with no choice than to keep his composure as he replied, "I was already in my bed and sleeping at this hour."

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

Just then, a guy spoke up, "Hey, who's he"

This place had a membership system.

Shan Haiming was step ahead of him, however, reaching over himself to grab the bowl of fruit then drag it right in front of him, the boorish nature of the act, causing a loud creak to erupt from the table.

Noticing Shan Haiming's mood was better, the others brought more drinks over and continuously laid on nice words.

Shan Haiming did not refuse any of them, but every question was about Xiao Ning, and Shan Haiming gave them all right back.

It seemed as though they were quite used to this attitude of his, all just saying a few joking words before letting the matter rest.

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

This place had a membership system.

Author's note: N/A

Wang Hua seemed more anxious now, what else was there for him to pay attention to "Um, when the time comes, just play it by the ear." After saying this, he again shot a glance at Xiao Ning, then said rather meaningfully, "Xiao Ning, this time around, I have done you wrong."

Xiao Ning gave a smile while he faced that person, then said to everyone, "My apologies, everyone, I ran a bit late."

"Haven't you guy's all been super swamped these days Are the men or women I like any business of yours" Shan Haiming smirked, possessing an indescribable degree of arrogance, "So drop it.

I only brought Xiao Ning here today to meet you all to show you some face.

What more do you want from me Would you like a written confession"

Inexplicably, he also felt that this guy's domineering nature was rather cute too, as he then picked up a piece of ruby-red water melon before saying, "Thanks."

None of this really gave anyone of them any kind of face.

Plus, upon seeing this, Xiao Ning, who before this had thought that Lu Yan was a person not easy to serve, was right then seeing before him the visage of a true young master.

However, he couldn't grasp the current atmosphere, so it wasn't easy for him to speak rashly.

But elegant indifference wasn't his style either, thus keeping up the act they had to put on was a little difficult.

Naturally, it wasn't easy for him to sit still and stare off blankly, as the feeling he should be doing something kept prickling him.

So having caught sight of the fruit bowl on the table, he bent over and reached to grab it.

"Why does you meeting him or not hold any importance" Shan Haiming inclined his head, not giving the guy any sort of face as he continued, "Are you my mother"

The laughter of a woman there, rang out, "Wow, Shan-shao is so protective, I'm so jealous."

Wang Hua, seeming as if he had been granted amnesty, nimbly closed the door and made his way out.

Shan Haiming was step ahead of him, however, reaching over himself to grab the bowl of fruit then drag it right in front of him, the boorish nature of the act, causing a loud creak to erupt from the table.

"Xiao Ning, your Wang-ge doesn't usually say this to other people, but I've never screwed you over before, right" Wang Hua was completely serious as he looked at Xiao Ning, "I do realize that I am asking you for something selfish, but this new job has really good benefits, even if there are a few tasks that are seriously random.

Right now, I don't have the time to find anyone else to ask, and you're the most reliable person out of all the young people I know.

I wouldn't be rest assured if it were anyone else, since if it's you, I'm sure nothing untoward will happen.

So all you have to do is go in there and show your face, say a few words, and nothing else, okay"

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

Xiao Ning mulled things over for a while, thinking about what he could say that would not cause an issue, letting out a laugh, "I have one nose and two eyes, yeah So what's there to be curious about"

"Xiao Ning: "..."

Which is why when he saw Shan Haiming pull out a cigarette, in tandem, he picked up a lighter from the table to assist.

Wang Hua was shocked, he never thought that Xiao Ning would relent, but it was a great relief he had, "In that case..."

Xiao Ning did see how anxious and worried he was, and did think what he asked for was too much; but it did seem as if it was not that really big deal, however.

Plus, it wasn't like it was some kind of marriage contract or something, it was just a one time deal.

It was simply a rescue mission.

Author's note: N/A

Xiao Ning witnessed all of this from beside him, also unable to understand how with this attitude of his, there would still be a few people who could really become his friends.

But this situation also gave Xiao Ning a lot less pressure.

Before he came here, he did not have the right lines to say, thus he made many mistakes.

So at least Shan Haiming was reliable, and did not allow him o go through much hassle.

Inexplicably, he also felt that this guy's domineering nature was rather cute too, as he then picked up a piece of ruby-red water melon before saying, "Thanks."

When has Shan Haiming ever given someone such good treatment The others also clearly understood.

Shan-shao, despite it hurting his reputation to bring out that person for them to meet, to the contrary, seemed just like a a wolf encircling its own territory, so no one could even try to get a inch closer to Xiao Ning.

Even if the two did not seem particularly intimate, the protectiveness between them was quite evident.

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

This was due to that voice from just now, because no matter how pleasing it was to the ears, no one would ever have mistaken it as one belonging to a woman.

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

"Wang-ge can you clue me in on what's going on first" Xiao Ning let himself get pulled inside.

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

While he spoke, the phone rang again, Wang Hua hurriedly answered it, his brows furrowing all the more.

Wang Hua was shocked, he never thought that Xiao Ning would relent, but it was a great relief he had, "In that case..."

Allowing a smile to grace his face, one akin to a spring breeze that subtly morphs into a light rain.

The corners of his eyes then lifted, meeting the sight of that other man's own eyes which were earlier drawn with displeasure, now lift.

Translator Note: 1.

Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming name as 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴 before they met and when he assumed he was a woman, so that's why the name was in quotes.

2.

單少: Young Master Shao, is just a friendly way to say Shaoye:少爺 (Young master).

Shan Haiming did not look at him, however; instead he simply took a sip of the drink in his hand.

But for Xiao Ning, no matter how open his heart was, at that moment, had felt a bit uneasy.

While now, around them, everyone else them moved to introduce themselves one after the other, "Hey, Baili, pour him a glass quickly."

I already became Xiao-shao

"Xiao Ning, your Wang-ge doesn't usually say this to other people, but I've never screwed you over before, right" Wang Hua was completely serious as he looked at Xiao Ning, "I do realize that I am asking you for something selfish, but this new job has really good benefits, even if there are a few tasks that are seriously random.

Right now, I don't have the time to find anyone else to ask, and you're the most reliable person out of all the young people I know.

I wouldn't be rest assured if it were anyone else, since if it's you, I'm sure nothing untoward will happen.

So all you have to do is go in there and show your face, say a few words, and nothing else, okay"

Just then, a guy spoke up, "Hey, who's he"

It was not easy for that person to ask Xiao Ning a question again, as he was caught by Shan Haiming and fed a more than few glasses, made to drink them all until he had passed out.

Inexplicably, he also felt that this guy's domineering nature was rather cute too, as he then picked up a piece of ruby-red water melon before saying, "Thanks."

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

Which is why when he saw Shan Haiming pull out a cigarette, in tandem, he picked up a lighter from the table to assist.

Which is why when he saw Shan Haiming pull out a cigarette, in tandem, he picked up a lighter from the table to assist.

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

"Oh yeah," that person added.

"But last time I saw Shan-shao, I thought he wasn't interested in anyone."

"Xiao-shao, don't be mad at Shan-shao, alright We were the ones who got curious after hearing Shan-shao had a boyfriend, and wanted to me the person who had such a great talent." Baili then diligently poured a glass of pure foreign liquor and handed it to Xiao Ning.

"We were all just a bit surprised, is all.

There no other meaning behind it."

Xiao Ning witnessed all of this from beside him, also unable to understand how with this attitude of his, there would still be a few people who could really become his friends.

But this situation also gave Xiao Ning a lot less pressure.

Before he came here, he did not have the right lines to say, thus he made many mistakes.

So at least Shan Haiming was reliable, and did not allow him o go through much hassle.

I already became Xiao-shao

Xiao Ning called himself a taxi, and luckily, the driver knew where that place was, even managing to drop him off at the main entrance.

That place was far more imposing that a regular bar, however.

There was no noise from the people there as they came and left, as it seemed to be some sort of high-class club. To open a place here, in this kind of deserted area in the outskirts, is a seriously detached level of pretentiousness.

Xiao Ning mulled things over for a while, thinking about what he could say that would not cause an issue, letting out a laugh, "I have one nose and two eyes, yeah So what's there to be curious about"

Xiao Ning thought about how he should answer, and Shan Haiming's brows furrowed as he interrupted, "Quit with the nagging.

His work hours isn't like that of like you demons.

He's already tired enough from being dragged here at this hour, so who would want to still talk random crap with you."

Wang Hua, seeming as if he had been granted amnesty, nimbly closed the door and made his way out.

After saying that, he down it in one gulp.

Seeing this, Xiao Ning's throat jerked unconsciously. A drink like that has a lot of burn, doesn't it

Everyone wore a somewhat curious expression on their faces, but the person who had asked the question at the beginning again inquired laughingly, "Shan-shao, how come I've never met this guy before now"

This was due to that voice from just now, because no matter how pleasing it was to the ears, no one would ever have mistaken it as one belonging to a woman.

"My current boss has found himselfNote the pronouns for he/she/they/them/it all sound the same in Chinese. in a bit of a snag, and it's very complicated so I don't really know how exactly to explain it to you beforehand." After saying this, the elevator had arrived, and Wang Hua pulled Xiao Ning inside then pressed the button for the third floor.

With his brows furrowed tightly, embarrassment soon exploded on his face, "I know you're single, and I also know you won't act recklessly with President Shan."

Xiao Ning just wanted to go in and find Wang Hua, but he was blocked by the door.

"My current boss has found himselfNote the pronouns for he/she/they/them/it all sound the same in Chinese. in a bit of a snag, and it's very complicated so I don't really know how exactly to explain it to you beforehand." After saying this, the elevator had arrived, and Wang Hua pulled Xiao Ning inside then pressed the button for the third floor.

With his brows furrowed tightly, embarrassment soon exploded on his face, "I know you're single, and I also know you won't act recklessly with President Shan."

So having thought about it, he also did not want to cause his former superior to worry, saying, "Then, yes, I'll do it, and I'll try my best."

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

Noticing Shan Haiming's mood was better, the others brought more drinks over and continuously laid on nice words.

Shan Haiming did not refuse any of them, but every question was about Xiao Ning, and Shan Haiming gave them all right back.

It seemed as though they were quite used to this attitude of his, all just saying a few joking words before letting the matter rest.

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

Wang Hua waved his hand, "I have to escort you in there first.

Shan Haiming knows how to handle things tactfully, so I'm sure you won't be made to feel awkward.

Plus, if you help them out, you could be regarded as a friend."

Noticing Shan Haiming's mood was better, the others brought more drinks over and continuously laid on nice words.

Shan Haiming did not refuse any of them, but every question was about Xiao Ning, and Shan Haiming gave them all right back.

It seemed as though they were quite used to this attitude of his, all just saying a few joking words before letting the matter rest.

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

The atmosphere between them was so good, it got the rest all riled up again, "I was just about to ask Shan-shao where he up and disappeared to this year, but it turns out he went off and found love."

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

Ridiculous

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

Furthermore, the level of the job he had upgraded to was one that was quite high, so Xiao Ning did not know what to say, and could only look at Wang Hua inquiringly.

"We'd like to offer you a toast, don't take this all to heart, okay We came here to meet up once, so let's all have some fun and relax ourselves." After saying this they raised their glasses, then gave a noisy filled toast.

With these words said, he perfectly delivered his message, then took his leave.

Author's note: N/A

Shan Haiming's brows rose with displeasure, his arm reaching over to rest itself on the back of the sofa behind Xiao Ning, seeming wrong so he remained silent, with Xiao Ning also maintaining a wooden expression.

Now the performance of the two took off, their play of the perfect pair of quarrelling lovers was displayed for all eyes to see.

Those words made that person laugh out awkwardly, while from nearby chimed in to smooth things over, "It can't be...

did you not know about Shan-shao's preference"

Furthermore, the level of the job he had upgraded to was one that was quite high, so Xiao Ning did not know what to say, and could only look at Wang Hua inquiringly.

Everyone wore a somewhat curious expression on their faces, but the person who had asked the question at the beginning again inquired laughingly, "Shan-shao, how come I've never met this guy before now"

I already became Xiao-shao

"My current boss has found himselfNote the pronouns for he/she/they/them/it all sound the same in Chinese. in a bit of a snag, and it's very complicated so I don't really know how exactly to explain it to you beforehand." After saying this, the elevator had arrived, and Wang Hua pulled Xiao Ning inside then pressed the button for the third floor.

With his brows furrowed tightly, embarrassment soon exploded on his face, "I know you're single, and I also know you won't act recklessly with President Shan."

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

"We'd like to offer you a toast, don't take this all to heart, okay We came here to meet up once, so let's all have some fun and relax ourselves." After saying this they raised their glasses, then gave a noisy filled toast.

Xiao Ning witnessed all of this from beside him, also unable to understand how with this attitude of his, there would still be a few people who could really become his friends.

But this situation also gave Xiao Ning a lot less pressure.

Before he came here, he did not have the right lines to say, thus he made many mistakes.

So at least Shan Haiming was reliable, and did not allow him o go through much hassle.

Having never been fond of this sort of stuff, Xiao Ning still joined in on the flow of conversation, also picking up a glass, but was unable to stop Shan Haiming from reaching out from beside him to put the glass back on the table, "Only drink what you want to drink.

If you don't like it, let them drink it by themselves."

"Oh yeah," that person added.

"But last time I saw Shan-shao, I thought he wasn't interested in anyone."

Those words made that person laugh out awkwardly, while from nearby chimed in to smooth things over, "It can't be...

did you not know about Shan-shao's preference"

But for Xiao Ning, no matter how open his heart was, at that moment, had felt a bit uneasy.

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

Xiao Ning smiled.

It was clear that this "Shan Haiming"Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming's name as the more feminine 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴. was the new aforementioned boss, and to be a decisively thinking woman able to stage such an emergency couple play on the spot like this was also rather manly, "For this temporary play, is there anything I should pay attention to"

Translator Note: 1.

Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming name as 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴 before they met and when he assumed he was a woman, so that's why the name was in quotes.

2.

單少: Young Master Shao, is just a friendly way to say Shaoye:少爺 (Young master).

Seeing Xiao Ning staring at him, Wang Hua hung up the phone then explained, "Everything is piling up on top of each other, today...

My wife just went into the hospital, she's about to give birth.

So I have to head over there right now."

Shan Haiming's current expression naturally made Xiao Ning a bit unnerved, so after a two-second pause, he made his way over to Shan Haiming then sat beside him.

He didn't know how exactly how to properly respond, leaving him with no choice than to keep his composure as he replied, "I was already in my bed and sleeping at this hour."

The laughter of a woman there, rang out, "Wow, Shan-shao is so protective, I'm so jealous."

The atmosphere between them was so good, it got the rest all riled up again, "I was just about to ask Shan-shao where he up and disappeared to this year, but it turns out he went off and found love."

This place had a membership system.

This was due to that voice from just now, because no matter how pleasing it was to the ears, no one would ever have mistaken it as one belonging to a woman.

Having never been fond of this sort of stuff, Xiao Ning still joined in on the flow of conversation, also picking up a glass, but was unable to stop Shan Haiming from reaching out from beside him to put the glass back on the table, "Only drink what you want to drink.

If you don't like it, let them drink it by themselves."

The atmosphere between them was so good, it got the rest all riled up again, "I was just about to ask Shan-shao where he up and disappeared to this year, but it turns out he went off and found love."

Furthermore, the level of the job he had upgraded to was one that was quite high, so Xiao Ning did not know what to say, and could only look at Wang Hua inquiringly.

Xiao Ning called himself a taxi, and luckily, the driver knew where that place was, even managing to drop him off at the main entrance.

That place was far more imposing that a regular bar, however.

There was no noise from the people there as they came and left, as it seemed to be some sort of high-class club. To open a place here, in this kind of deserted area in the outskirts, is a seriously detached level of pretentiousness.

Xiao Ning witnessed all of this from beside him, also unable to understand how with this attitude of his, there would still be a few people who could really become his friends.

But this situation also gave Xiao Ning a lot less pressure.

Before he came here, he did not have the right lines to say, thus he made many mistakes.

So at least Shan Haiming was reliable, and did not allow him o go through much hassle.

Her words were said with playfulness, but her tone carried traces of jealously.

Xiao Ning didn't know if he should laugh or cry in that moment, only then hearing Shan Haiming's scoff, as he took his former drink, "You want to joke with me If you want to drink, I'll drink with you."

Xiao Ning called himself a taxi, and luckily, the driver knew where that place was, even managing to drop him off at the main entrance.

That place was far more imposing that a regular bar, however.

There was no noise from the people there as they came and left, as it seemed to be some sort of high-class club. To open a place here, in this kind of deserted area in the outskirts, is a seriously detached level of pretentiousness.

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

Her words were said with playfulness, but her tone carried traces of jealously.

Xiao Ning didn't know if he should laugh or cry in that moment, only then hearing Shan Haiming's scoff, as he took his former drink, "You want to joke with me If you want to drink, I'll drink with you."

Shan Haiming's brows rose with displeasure, his arm reaching over to rest itself on the back of the sofa behind Xiao Ning, seeming wrong so he remained silent, with Xiao Ning also maintaining a wooden expression.

Now the performance of the two took off, their play of the perfect pair of quarrelling lovers was displayed for all eyes to see.

Hearing this, Xiao Ning took a few seconds to react, "Wang-ge, what did you just say"

"Xiao Ning, your Wang-ge doesn't usually say this to other people, but I've never screwed you over before, right" Wang Hua was completely serious as he looked at Xiao Ning, "I do realize that I am asking you for something selfish, but this new job has really good benefits, even if there are a few tasks that are seriously random.

Right now, I don't have the time to find anyone else to ask, and you're the most reliable person out of all the young people I know.

I wouldn't be rest assured if it were anyone else, since if it's you, I'm sure nothing untoward will happen.

So all you have to do is go in there and show your face, say a few words, and nothing else, okay"

After saying that, he down it in one gulp.

Seeing this, Xiao Ning's throat jerked unconsciously. A drink like that has a lot of burn, doesn't it

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

Noticing Shan Haiming's mood was better, the others brought more drinks over and continuously laid on nice words.

Shan Haiming did not refuse any of them, but every question was about Xiao Ning, and Shan Haiming gave them all right back.

It seemed as though they were quite used to this attitude of his, all just saying a few joking words before letting the matter rest.

Those words made that person laugh out awkwardly, while from nearby chimed in to smooth things over, "It can't be...

did you not know about Shan-shao's preference"

Xiao Ning witnessed all of this from beside him, also unable to understand how with this attitude of his, there would still be a few people who could really become his friends.

But this situation also gave Xiao Ning a lot less pressure.

Before he came here, he did not have the right lines to say, thus he made many mistakes.

So at least Shan Haiming was reliable, and did not allow him o go through much hassle.

Author's note: N/A

This place had a membership system.

Inexplicably, he also felt that this guy's domineering nature was rather cute too, as he then picked up a piece of ruby-red water melon before saying, "Thanks."

Furthermore, the level of the job he had upgraded to was one that was quite high, so Xiao Ning did not know what to say, and could only look at Wang Hua inquiringly.

Xiao Ning did see how anxious and worried he was, and did think what he asked for was too much; but it did seem as if it was not that really big deal, however.

Plus, it wasn't like it was some kind of marriage contract or something, it was just a one time deal.

It was simply a rescue mission.

The elevator door had already opened then, and Wang Hua released an 'ah' sound, taking the lead, walking out first, while that frozen plank behind him did not move an inch.

It seemed as though the other man's proposal was extremely outrageous, "Anyhow, it's just this one time, so let's just go deal with this, okay"

Author's note: N/A

It was not easy for that person to ask Xiao Ning a question again, as he was caught by Shan Haiming and fed a more than few glasses, made to drink them all until he had passed out.

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

Which is why when he saw Shan Haiming pull out a cigarette, in tandem, he picked up a lighter from the table to assist.

Just then, a guy spoke up, "Hey, who's he"

"You keep nibbling on those fruits, do you want to order some food" Shan Haiming put out his cigarette and asked, the wisps of hair from his bangs falling downwards, blocking the sight of his sharp brows, making him seem a bit less harder to get close to.

Xiao Ning gave a smile while he faced that person, then said to everyone, "My apologies, everyone, I ran a bit late."

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

Wang Hua then looked at hm with a constipated expression, ultimately crapping out the next few words: "Pretend to be my new boss' boyfriend, okay"

He and Shan Haiming were now sitting quite close.

In the beginning, there was still a gap between them, but afterwards, somehow, they got stuck closely together.

But even though Xiao Ning was a bit uncomfortable, he didn't show that much emotion at this time, simply eating a piece of fruit by his lonesome, while displaying an attitude of nonchalance.

"We'd like to offer you a toast, don't take this all to heart, okay We came here to meet up once, so let's all have some fun and relax ourselves." After saying this they raised their glasses, then gave a noisy filled toast.

The atmosphere between them was so good, it got the rest all riled up again, "I was just about to ask Shan-shao where he up and disappeared to this year, but it turns out he went off and found love."

Everyone wore a somewhat curious expression on their faces, but the person who had asked the question at the beginning again inquired laughingly, "Shan-shao, how come I've never met this guy before now"

With these words said, he perfectly delivered his message, then took his leave.

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

Hearing this, Xiao Ning took a few seconds to react, "Wang-ge, what did you just say"

"Wang-ge can you clue me in on what's going on first" Xiao Ning let himself get pulled inside.

But for Xiao Ning, no matter how open his heart was, at that moment, had felt a bit uneasy.

The two of them eyes met in tacit understanding, though, agreeing to regard the gossip around them as nothing.

Shan Haiming was step ahead of him, however, reaching over himself to grab the bowl of fruit then drag it right in front of him, the boorish nature of the act, causing a loud creak to erupt from the table.

"You keep nibbling on those fruits, do you want to order some food" Shan Haiming put out his cigarette and asked, the wisps of hair from his bangs falling downwards, blocking the sight of his sharp brows, making him seem a bit less harder to get close to.

Xiao Ning thought about how he should answer, and Shan Haiming's brows furrowed as he interrupted, "Quit with the nagging.

His work hours isn't like that of like you demons.

He's already tired enough from being dragged here at this hour, so who would want to still talk random crap with you."

The laughter of a woman there, rang out, "Wow, Shan-shao is so protective, I'm so jealous."

Wang Hua's normally carefree character was at present replaced with and anxiety filled one, where even his forehead was dripping with sweat.

It was a sight Xiao Ning couldn't bear to see.

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

"Understood," a voice lazily replied.

"Don't delay that troublesome business of yours now, get going, hurry along."

"Why does you meeting him or not hold any importance" Shan Haiming inclined his head, not giving the guy any sort of face as he continued, "Are you my mother"

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

This place had a membership system.

Xiao Ning smiled.

It was clear that this "Shan Haiming"Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming's name as the more feminine 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴. was the new aforementioned boss, and to be a decisively thinking woman able to stage such an emergency couple play on the spot like this was also rather manly, "For this temporary play, is there anything I should pay attention to"

Her words were said with playfulness, but her tone carried traces of jealously.

Xiao Ning didn't know if he should laugh or cry in that moment, only then hearing Shan Haiming's scoff, as he took his former drink, "You want to joke with me If you want to drink, I'll drink with you."

The laughter of a woman there, rang out, "Wow, Shan-shao is so protective, I'm so jealous."

"Xiao-shao, don't be mad at Shan-shao, alright We were the ones who got curious after hearing Shan-shao had a boyfriend, and wanted to me the person who had such a great talent." Baili then diligently poured a glass of pure foreign liquor and handed it to Xiao Ning.

"We were all just a bit surprised, is all.

There no other meaning behind it."

But for Xiao Ning, no matter how open his heart was, at that moment, had felt a bit uneasy.

"Wang-ge can you clue me in on what's going on first" Xiao Ning let himself get pulled inside.

Xiao Ning just wanted to go in and find Wang Hua, but he was blocked by the door.

Wang Hua, seeming as if he had been granted amnesty, nimbly closed the door and made his way out.

Xiao Ning smiled.

It was clear that this "Shan Haiming"Xiao Ning interpreted Shan Haiming's name as the more feminine 單海茗, instead of 單海鳴. was the new aforementioned boss, and to be a decisively thinking woman able to stage such an emergency couple play on the spot like this was also rather manly, "For this temporary play, is there anything I should pay attention to"

Shan Haiming did not look at him, however; instead he simply took a sip of the drink in his hand.

He and Shan Haiming were now sitting quite close.

In the beginning, there was still a gap between them, but afterwards, somehow, they got stuck closely together.

But even though Xiao Ning was a bit uncomfortable, he didn't show that much emotion at this time, simply eating a piece of fruit by his lonesome, while displaying an attitude of nonchalance.

There was nothing to laugh about, yet they all lavished heaps of laughter.

But for Xiao Ning, no matter how open his heart was, at that moment, had felt a bit uneasy.

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

How could he say such a thing...

Everyone in the room was rather quiet, but Xiao Ning had no idea whether it was because of their sudden entrance or simply just the original state of the room.

He looked around as he pleased, seeing seven to eight men and women gathered together, and at that time, he couldn't tell which one was "Haiming".

While he spoke, the phone rang again, Wang Hua hurriedly answered it, his brows furrowing all the more.

Just then, a guy spoke up, "Hey, who's he"

"Xiao Ning, your Wang-ge doesn't usually say this to other people, but I've never screwed you over before, right" Wang Hua was completely serious as he looked at Xiao Ning, "I do realize that I am asking you for something selfish, but this new job has really good benefits, even if there are a few tasks that are seriously random.

Right now, I don't have the time to find anyone else to ask, and you're the most reliable person out of all the young people I know.

I wouldn't be rest assured if it were anyone else, since if it's you, I'm sure nothing untoward will happen.

So all you have to do is go in there and show your face, say a few words, and nothing else, okay"

Thinking about it carefully some more, he guessed the general reasons for this situation.

It could be nothing more than that reason.

Xiao Ning thought it was rather funny. Out of everyone, is there anyone who hasn't had an embarrassing moment Come to think of it, isn't such a thing a bit more embarrassing for a woman to experience Anyhow, the most important thing is that neither of us are from the same social circles, which is rather convenient, because now there won't be any worry of unforeseen issues cropping up later on.

Xiao Ning called himself a taxi, and luckily, the driver knew where that place was, even managing to drop him off at the main entrance.

That place was far more imposing that a regular bar, however.

There was no noise from the people there as they came and left, as it seemed to be some sort of high-class club. To open a place here, in this kind of deserted area in the outskirts, is a seriously detached level of pretentiousness.

"You keep nibbling on those fruits, do you want to order some food" Shan Haiming put out his cigarette and asked, the wisps of hair from his bangs falling downwards, blocking the sight of his sharp brows, making him seem a bit less harder to get close to.

Wang Hua seemed more anxious now, what else was there for him to pay attention to "Um, when the time comes, just play it by the ear." After saying this, he again shot a glance at Xiao Ning, then said rather meaningfully, "Xiao Ning, this time around, I have done you wrong."

After saying that, he down it in one gulp.

Seeing this, Xiao Ning's throat jerked unconsciously. A drink like that has a lot of burn, doesn't it

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

Xiao Ning was shocked, "Then why aren't you rushing over there"

Inexplicably, he also felt that this guy's domineering nature was rather cute too, as he then picked up a piece of ruby-red water melon before saying, "Thanks."

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

None of this really gave anyone of them any kind of face.

Plus, upon seeing this, Xiao Ning, who before this had thought that Lu Yan was a person not easy to serve, was right then seeing before him the visage of a true young master.

However, he couldn't grasp the current atmosphere, so it wasn't easy for him to speak rashly.

But elegant indifference wasn't his style either, thus keeping up the act they had to put on was a little difficult.

Naturally, it wasn't easy for him to sit still and stare off blankly, as the feeling he should be doing something kept prickling him.

So having caught sight of the fruit bowl on the table, he bent over and reached to grab it.

Wang Hua was shocked, he never thought that Xiao Ning would relent, but it was a great relief he had, "In that case..."

"Haven't you guy's all been super swamped these days Are the men or women I like any business of yours" Shan Haiming smirked, possessing an indescribable degree of arrogance, "So drop it.

I only brought Xiao Ning here today to meet you all to show you some face.

What more do you want from me Would you like a written confession"

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

Wang Hua waved his hand, "I have to escort you in there first.

Shan Haiming knows how to handle things tactfully, so I'm sure you won't be made to feel awkward.

Plus, if you help them out, you could be regarded as a friend."

Seeing Xiao Ning staring at him, Wang Hua hung up the phone then explained, "Everything is piling up on top of each other, today...

My wife just went into the hospital, she's about to give birth.

So I have to head over there right now."

Just then, a guy spoke up, "Hey, who's he"

Everyone in the room was rather quiet, but Xiao Ning had no idea whether it was because of their sudden entrance or simply just the original state of the room.

He looked around as he pleased, seeing seven to eight men and women gathered together, and at that time, he couldn't tell which one was "Haiming".

Xiao Ning returned the lighter, and Shan Haiming leaned back, a happy mood clearly shown on his face as he then said to the others, "What are you looking at So gross."

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

Xiao Ning thought about how he should answer, and Shan Haiming's brows furrowed as he interrupted, "Quit with the nagging.

His work hours isn't like that of like you demons.

He's already tired enough from being dragged here at this hour, so who would want to still talk random crap with you."

While now, around them, everyone else them moved to introduce themselves one after the other, "Hey, Baili, pour him a glass quickly."

When has Shan Haiming ever given someone such good treatment The others also clearly understood.

Shan-shao, despite it hurting his reputation to bring out that person for them to meet, to the contrary, seemed just like a a wolf encircling its own territory, so no one could even try to get a inch closer to Xiao Ning.

Even if the two did not seem particularly intimate, the protectiveness between them was quite evident.

"Then have something to drink." Shan Haiming's words were not questions, as he was already calling over a waiter to brink a selection of juices.

Not even lifting a finger himself, as he then had someone else pour some for Xiao Ning, "Xiao-shao where do you work"

Xiao Ning had no idea what this feeling was, however.

Inexplicably, he also felt that this guy's domineering nature was rather cute too, as he then picked up a piece of ruby-red water melon before saying, "Thanks."

"Xiao-shao, don't be mad at Shan-shao, alright We were the ones who got curious after hearing Shan-shao had a boyfriend, and wanted to me the person who had such a great talent." Baili then diligently poured a glass of pure foreign liquor and handed it to Xiao Ning.

"We were all just a bit surprised, is all.

There no other meaning behind it."

Shan Haiming was a bit surprised at this, his brow lifting as he took a look, the dancing flame making his slightly younger face be seen, his look seeming as if he was just a handsome youth.

Her words were said with playfulness, but her tone carried traces of jealously.

Xiao Ning didn't know if he should laugh or cry in that moment, only then hearing Shan Haiming's scoff, as he took his former drink, "You want to joke with me If you want to drink, I'll drink with you."

Everyone in the room was rather quiet, but Xiao Ning had no idea whether it was because of their sudden entrance or simply just the original state of the room.

He looked around as he pleased, seeing seven to eight men and women gathered together, and at that time, he couldn't tell which one was "Haiming".

Which is why when he saw Shan Haiming pull out a cigarette, in tandem, he picked up a lighter from the table to assist.

Xiao Ning thought about how he should answer, and Shan Haiming's brows furrowed as he interrupted, "Quit with the nagging.

His work hours isn't like that of like you demons.

He's already tired enough from being dragged here at this hour, so who would want to still talk random crap with you."

Xiao Ning was shocked, "Then why aren't you rushing over there"

I already became Xiao-shao

Xiao Ning rubbed his nose, then gave Wang Hua a call, but less than a few seconds later, he saw Wang Hua rushing out, then over, to grab him by the wrist, "Hurry, save this mess."

Her words were said with playfulness, but her tone carried traces of jealously.

Xiao Ning didn't know if he should laugh or cry in that moment, only then hearing Shan Haiming's scoff, as he took his former drink, "You want to joke with me If you want to drink, I'll drink with you."

"Why does you meeting him or not hold any importance" Shan Haiming inclined his head, not giving the guy any sort of face as he continued, "Are you my mother"

How could he say such a thing...

"Xiao Ning, your Wang-ge doesn't usually say this to other people, but I've never screwed you over before, right" Wang Hua was completely serious as he looked at Xiao Ning, "I do realize that I am asking you for something selfish, but this new job has really good benefits, even if there are a few tasks that are seriously random.

Right now, I don't have the time to find anyone else to ask, and you're the most reliable person out of all the young people I know.

I wouldn't be rest assured if it were anyone else, since if it's you, I'm sure nothing untoward will happen.

So all you have to do is go in there and show your face, say a few words, and nothing else, okay"

It was not easy for that person to ask Xiao Ning a question again, as he was caught by Shan Haiming and fed a more than few glasses, made to drink them all until he had passed out.

Shan Haiming did not look at him, however; instead he simply took a sip of the drink in his hand.

When has Shan Haiming ever given someone such good treatment The others also clearly understood.

Shan-shao, despite it hurting his reputation to bring out that person for them to meet, to the contrary, seemed just like a a wolf encircling its own territory, so no one could even try to get a inch closer to Xiao Ning.

Even if the two did not seem particularly intimate, the protectiveness between them was quite evident.

While they now stood in front of the elevator, Wang Hua wiped his face, his expression one of extreme gloom, "Well, the thing is...

Um, something like this...

even if I tell you, you won't believe it.

But, long story short, I switched jobs just like you."

How could he say such a thing...

Xiao Ning had no idea what this feeling was, however.

While he spoke, the phone rang again, Wang Hua hurriedly answered it, his brows furrowing all the more.

"Xiao Ning, your Wang-ge doesn't usually say this to other people, but I've never screwed you over before, right" Wang Hua was completely serious as he looked at Xiao Ning, "I do realize that I am asking you for something selfish, but this new job has really good benefits, even if there are a few tasks that are seriously random.

Right now, I don't have the time to find anyone else to ask, and you're the most reliable person out of all the young people I know.

I wouldn't be rest assured if it were anyone else, since if it's you, I'm sure nothing untoward will happen.

So all you have to do is go in there and show your face, say a few words, and nothing else, okay"

Xio Ning never thought he would speak with him directly, and those others were already singing karaoke, so he could only answer, "No need.

I already ate before I came here."

Shan Haiming did not look at him, however; instead he simply took a sip of the drink in his hand.

Xiao Ning had no idea what this feeling was, however.

Xiao Ning mulled things over for a while, thinking about what he could say that would not cause an issue, letting out a laugh, "I have one nose and two eyes, yeah So what's there to be curious about"

Wang Hua waved his hand, "I have to escort you in there first.

Shan Haiming knows how to handle things tactfully, so I'm sure you won't be made to feel awkward.

Plus, if you help them out, you could be regarded as a friend."

Wang Hua waved his hand, "I have to escort you in there first.

Shan Haiming knows how to handle things tactfully, so I'm sure you won't be made to feel awkward.

Plus, if you help them out, you could be regarded as a friend."

Xiao Ning laughed, since such a request came so far out of left field, there was nothing he could say in response.

Wang Hua was just about to say something, but just at that moment, his phone rang, "Huh I'm coming right now.

No, no...no no no, I got it, I understand...

I'm on my way right now, alright Just ask her to hold on for a bit, yeah"

Everyone wore a somewhat curious expression on their faces, but the person who had asked the question at the beginning again inquired laughingly, "Shan-shao, how come I've never met this guy before now"

This was truly ridiculous, since throughout the entirety of his life, this was the first time he ever felt an other person's so indiscriminately be this staunchly protective towards him; and unexpectedly, it had to happen under such circumstances.

Xiao Ning: ""

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