The Phone Call
Zhao Yu went to work as usual, looking calm and collected, acting as if nothing had happened, but when she had to face Xue Ziang again, she was so uncomfortable she trained her gaze on the floor, not daring to make eye contact.
On the contrary, Xue Ziang was very relaxed and indifferent. Seeming as if last night didn’t happen with his attitude towards her remaining the same.
“Give this to Mr. Fu.” He passed a document to Zhao Yu’s hands. Seeing that she was still uneasy and didn’t know what to do with herself, Xue Ziang suddenly smiled, “Are you afraid I will eat you?”
There was nothing wrong with this sentence but after last night’s episode, the word “eat” seemed to be full of meaning.
So Zhao Yu quickly lowered her head, pretending to be shy and embarrassed, biting her lips and looked at the toes of her shoes.
Xue Ziang continued to smile, “Don’t worry, I’m not so petty and won’t hold a grudge against you.”
When he said this, he was very close to her, his warm breath hit her face, the last few words were light and soft, sounding a little vague and suggestive.
Zhao Yu knew the playboy in front of her had not lost interest in her.
On the contrary, he would be more unrestrained and forward in teasing her until she completely loses her will to resist and obediently jump into his arms.
Everything was going according to plan.
After getting off work, she holed up in her apartment and cooked herself a weight-loss meal. After just two mouthfuls, the phone rang and by someone named “Godmother”.
Seeing those two words, she was a little stunned and hesitated before picking up.
“Xixi, will you come to your godmother’s house this weekend? Tell me, how long have you been back to China? Why didn’t you come back to see me and your godfather? We both miss you.”
The kind and gentle voice, as always, made Zhao Yu feel guilty and she subconsciously lied, “I have to work overtime on weekends because I just came back. There are so many things, and I feel like I haven’t had any time to myself.”
“So… there is something I want to tell you face to face when you come back. Since you won’t be visiting, I’ll just tell you on the phone.”
Zhao Yu already knew what she was going to say, but still asked, “What’s the matter?”
Godmother sighed over there, “It’s about Xiaojin’s child. I received a call from the insurance company a few days ago, saying that Xiaojin bought some accident insurance from their company four years ago. So……”
Speaking of this, the godmother’s voice was already crying: “You tell me, this child, what accident insurance should you buy at a young age? Isn’t this cursing yourself? In the end she really…”
Listening to the uncontrollable sobbing over the phone, Zhao Yu’s hand on the sofa was clenched so tight her knuckles went white. But she endured and calmly comforted her godmother.
Waiting until there was a little bit of a break she continued, “The insurance company paid three million in compensation, which was transferred today. They say one insurance company can compensate one million and one person can buy three plans at most. At that time, Xiaojin had already bought all three. This kid…”
“Maybe that… That was when her classmate had an accident. She probably got so scared she ran to buy insurance.”
In order to avoid the other party’s suspicion, Zhao Yu hurriedly settled the lie, “I remember when she was a junior she mentioned that she wanted to use the money she saved from her internship to buy insurance. I didn’t take it seriously. I thought she was just saying things and didn’t expect her to go through with it.”
“Yes, not only did she buy it, but she didn’t even mention it to us. If it weren’t for the insurance company calling, your godfather and I wouldn’t have known about it. I’ve always heard that insurance companies’ claims are particularly troublesome. So this company completely surpassed our expectations. When we received the call from the insurance company’s account manager looking for Xiaojin, we told him that she was no longer here. He took the initiative to help us with all the claims and settlements. Everything was handled within a few days.”
Zhao Yu went along with the course and said, “Now there are more and more insurance companies and the competition is very fierce. So naturally, they must be trying to improve their service attitude from all aspects.”
Godmother sighed a few more times and said, “Xixi, if you don’t come back, then send me your bank card number and I will ask your godfather to send you some money.”
“Godmother, what are you talking about? I have money to use and I get a salary every month, so the two of you don’t need to worry about me.”
“Xiaojin is gone and your mother is gone. Only the three of us are left. If your godfather and I don’t look out for you who will? We couldn’t help you before, but now the insurance company has compensated us so much. Your godfather and I already have half a foot in the grave. We don’t need it. This money will be set aside for you. If you want to stay in the big city, you have to buy a house and a car. Your daily expenses are large too. With this money, you can relax a little and don’t have to force yourself to work so hard.”
“It’s really not necessary. My company treats me very well. Soon I am going to be promoted and my salary is enough. This money was left to you by Xiaojin. You and godfather can move to a better house and get a nicer car. You can buy whatever you want to buy, don’t save it, and live comfortably. I believe Xiaojin definitely wishes for this too.”
After going back and forth at this point for a long time, Zhao Yu’s godmother could only compromise. “Then if you have any difficulties, you must tell your godmother, we are now a family, so if something is bothering you, you don’t have to face it by yourself.”
Zhao Yu nodded quickly. “Yes, I know.”
“During the Qingming Festival, I went to pray for Xiaojin and your mother with your godfather. We cleaned their graves and sent them their favorite flowers and fruits. Everything is fine so you don’t have to worry about it. Just remember to come back when you have time to visit me and your godfather. You should come see them too.”
As Zhao Yu hung up the phone, the muted TV was broadcasting the local news, with the subtitles on the bottom of the screen clearly written:
[Lanxi Jewelry’s New Product Launch press event was grandly held, with the company’s Group Vice President Mr. Zhuang Yiqing, personally delivering a welcome speech.]
Looking at the glamorous woman on the screen, Zhao Yu fisted her left hand hard, her nails deeply piercing into her palm.
After a long while, she slowly let go of her hand, raised her phone and dialed a number.
“Zhuang Yiqing’s fiance, has a return date been set?”
“Yes, for the day after tomorrow.”
“Are you certain?”
“Certain, I have the detailed itinerary in my hands. The ticket information will be sent to your email soon.”
“And that assistant from Lan Xi… Ji Dongzhu’s current situation has also been looked into. I will send it to you after organizing it.”
“The money will be transferred to your account in a moment, don’t forget our agreement.”
“Don’t worry, in this line of work, my reputation is more important than my life.”
T/N: That deal from chapter 2 with the insurance company resurfaces… What do you think will happen to the fiance? Comments give me life. TYVM. <3