Chapter 1702: I have something to tell you.
She was worried that it would have a negative impact on their son.
“Bad example? Why is that so?” He smilingly consoled her. “Children are smarty-pants nowadays. They know a lot of things!”
Saying that, he hugged her and drew his smiling face close to hers. “Don’t overthink it; let’s continue…”
She gave a push on his chest, though her action spoke of ambiguity.
As he kissed her, the heat in the room started to rise again…
The engagement date was finalized at last.
She was full of anticipation and nervousness at the thought of being engaged.
The man told her that, to keep the ceremony low-key, he would only invite important friends, family members, and frequent business partners as guests.
She would also set her respective guestlist.
After thinking it through for some time, she decided to call Gong Jie.
“Sis!” Her brother’s smart and magnetic voice could be heard from the other end.
He had called her a few days ago, but she was busy with her uncle’s affairs then.
Thinking about it now, the woman realized that she had not seen him for some time.
“Sis, are you still busy?” he asked.
She paused for a while before saying with a smile, “I have something to tell you; are you free right now?”
“What is it? You can tell me now.”
“It’s inconvenient to speak over the phone. How about we meet today? Are you free? Let’s have coffee; it’s my treat.”
He agreed readily, “Alright!”
They decided to meet at the dessert shop where she usually hung out.
He reserved a room early on for their appointment.
Sitting by the window, he arranged for bodyguards to keep watch over the place within a hundred meters. Any suspicious-looking person was kept out without hesitation.
By the time she arrived, he had already ordered her favorite Blue Mountain coffee. He could tell at once that she had arrived; looking up, he greeted, “You are here.”
He seemed to have a penchant for trench coats, especially white-colored ones. It complemented his silver-dyed hair well. With his lanky figure, it was hard to miss him in a crowd.
A cigarette, clipped between his two fingers, had just been lighted; he put it out the moment she arrived.
He remembered that she disliked smoking and tobacco smell.
Thus, smoking was strictly prohibited around her.
He promised her not to smoke anymore, but he felt the urge to smoke while waiting for her and had secretly lighted one.
He did not expect her to turn up the moment he lit up his cigarette!
He looked embarrassed from getting caught in the act. Clearing his throat, he posed a brilliant grin in hopes of covering the act.
“Xiao Jie, you’re smoking again.”
He looked at her, doe-eyed, hoping to buy her forgiveness with his affections.
Looking resigned, she settled in the cabin seat and looked at the desserts that he had already ordered for her with a start. “How did you know what I like?”
“I remember which desserts you ordered when we were here last time.”
He remembered every detail about her—her favorite desserts, coffee, snacks… Everything.
Her heart was touched by his attentiveness and she gave him a smile.
Her brother’s eyes were full of gentleness and loving indulgence as he looked at her. Taking a sip of coffee, he said, “Sis, I was out of the country a while ago and brought you a little gift!”
He then passed her a beautifully wrapped small, gift box.
She was quite surprised. “Present? What present?”
Her brother, however, merely propped his chin on his hand and winked at her. “Open it and see!”