Taking fresh towels she wiped dry his hand. Her actions were so gentle that Feng Jianyu's heart warms up.
'No matter what happened between us seven years ago, no matter how much you have changed, no matter how rude you behave with me… There is something that comes to you naturally… You still care about me….' he thought.
'Despite your nonchalant attitude, you will always come for me if I'm in pain if I got hurt… That's why the first thing you did in the car after waking up, was to see if I'm fine or not.' He smiled feeling content, but the next second his brows wrinkled, thinking about Mr. X and his despicable means towards her.
"Feng Jianyu, I'm about to apply an antiseptic lotion. It might sting a little, please endure it for a while" she warned him softly looking into his eyes. "Go ahead, Mei! I know you'll never hurt me" He said smiling softly...
Hearing this, a weird feeling of self-guilt crawled through Xiu Mei's body. Her grip tightened on the cotton ball she was holding. Taking a deep breath she forced herself to relax her stiff limbs.
As she was patching Feng Jianyu's wound, Xiu Mei's phone rang that was kept beside her. She glanced at it, only to find that Xion's assistant Wu Zixin was calling her. But her hands were smeared with medicine not allowing her to take the call.
"It's ok… I'll help you" Before she could ignore the call, Feng Jianyu answered it and holds the phone against her ear. She was caught off guard by this sudden action as her intention was to call back Wu Zixin later.
Wu Zixin: "Miss. Mei, ummm… Boss told me to….."
"I know what his order is. Just tell him he missed his chance…"
Wu Zixin: "Miss. Mei, Please… "
"It was not my fault this morning yet I tried once… Now no more" Before Wu Zixin could say anything further she jerked her head away from the phone, "Hang Up" she mouthed Feng Jianyu.
Feng Jianyu hanged up the phone, but his jealousy and anger bubbled up again. He felt as if he had drunk a barrel of vinegar.
His forehead was covered with dark lines as he narrowed his eyes sharply at Xiu Mei, 'Who told you to go to that X? Just say it once and I'll free you from his trap. If you want to work than work with me, the entire Feng Corporation is yours… I'm yours…'
"Mei, who is Mr. X?" Feng Jianyu asked coldly. "My boss" she replied casually without paying much attention.
"Fine! I think I've to ask you directly…" he huffed, "Do you have a man in your life?"
Xiu Mei stared at him with widened eyes as if trying to grasp what he was saying before the color drained from her face, leaving her breathless, "Feng Jianyu what rubbish are you asking? What made you think you can ask me this question?" she scowled panting for breath.
"I asked thinking about the cordiality between you and your boss, If it's true…"
Before he could complete his sentence Xiu Mei answered in an exasperated expression, "No…. I don't need a man to complete my life… Please get this shit out of your mind"
Feng Jianyu smiled inwardly at this answer, "This means you're single"
"Do you have a comprehensibility problem? Yes… I'm single and I intend to stay like that for my whole life"
"There is nothing between you and Mr. X?"
"This means I've no love rival?"
"No…." Xiu Mei paused for a moment to pay attention to his question, "Wait! What did you just say? I dare you to repeat it once more?" she scowled.
Pushing a loose strand of her hair behind her ear he repeated word by word, "THIS. MEANS. I. HAVE. NO. LOVE. RIVAL."
Xiu Mei "…."
She glared at the man sitting in front of her as if planning various ways to kill him for his crime. "What do you mean by love rival?" Pointing her finger she warned him, "Think before you speak! I'm giving you one more chance"
"NO LOVE RIVAL means I've nobody to compete with me when I'll court you…" Feng Jianyu answered shamelessly giving her a charming smile.
Angered by his shameless response she retorted back, "You… How dare you? No one is allowed to court me? I'll never allow a man to step into my life"
"And why is that? I don't remember you being a lesbian" he gasped, "Don't tell me you're lesbian" light humor tinged his gaze as he eyed her mischievously.
"What?" Xiu Mei snapped amazed as she shook her head vigorously, "Of course not, my sexual orientation is straight. I'm only interested in m….. cough… single. I'm only interested in being single" she zipped her lips before going any further.