The small incident didn’t make it to Cao Xiong’s ears. Cao Yang and Xia Rou had resolved the issue privately, coming to an agreement.
Cao Yang did, however, tell Cao Bin about it. Translated by The Novelst
Cao Bin was only two years younger than Cao Yang and had been Cao Yang’s right hand man for a long time already. He had helped Cao Yang take care of their two much less sensible younger brothers.
In that house, the only person who could share some of that responsibility with Cao Yang was Cao Bin.
Cao Bin was surprised to hear what Cao Yang had to tell him. After the initial shock, he began to praise Xia Rou.
“This child has her heart in the right place,” he said.
Cao Yang realized that he seemed to have put himself into the role of a parent. If someone praised Xia Rou, he couldn’t help but feel good as well.
What the hell was this. He hadn’t even married yet.
“Just two days ago, she even came to ask me about you,” Cao Bin chuckled.
“What? What did she ask?” Cao Yang raised his brows. What was there that she couldn’t come and directly ask him about?
“She wanted to know about your girlfriend. She was worrying about you and afraid you couldn’t find a wife.”
The moment Cao Bin recalled Xia Rou’s world-weary complaint to him: “Look at his age, he’s no longer young. Why hasn’t he…” Cao Bin couldn’t resist laughing.
Cao Yang… Cao Yang’s face had long turned dark.
Hello! He was still living out the golden years of his life, alright?
He could be called the top bachelor in the area, and if he were to claim second place, no one dare take first.
Damn little girl, what had she been thinking every day?
“So have you and Wang Man confirmed it between you two already?” Cao Bin was also curious. “Is she to be our future sister-in-law?”
“What nonsense are you saying,” Cao Yang said, flicking the cigarette butt into the ashtray.
“I heard rumors in Hu City,” Cao Bin said. “Your identities are too dazzling and several people have their eyes on you. But… since the news spread to even me…”
Wasn’t that a little too much?
When a person reached those heights, there were many times that private matters were no longer private for them.
He glanced at Cao Yang. This was his biological brother and he understood him well. There was no need for him to ask for further clarification; he immediately understood that Cao Yang was definitely not the person who had leaked the news.
Cao Yang and Cao Bin thought alike. Their expressions turned dull.
The two brothers smoked in silence for some time.
“She’s not my type,” Cao Yang said, speaking suddenly. “Nevermind.”
Cao Bin nodded in agreement.
Actually, it wasn’t just Xia Rou that cared about the relationship between Cao Yang and Wang Man.
When Cao Yang and a few friends were relaxing together, his childhood friend Huo Yaogang brought it up. “Are you and Wang Man together now?”
“Who told you that? We only had dinner together twice, and that’s because we had matters to discuss,” denied Cao Yang.
“My father wanted me to go after Wang Man before this, but I told him you were seeing her, so he let me go,” Huo Yaogang said, looking at him out of the corner of his eye.
Cao Yang returned that side-long glance. “If you like her then go for it. What does that have to do with me?”
“I don’t care that much,” Huo Yaogang replied, blowing out some smoke. He laughed, “The point is that my father has his eyes on her father.”
“If you’re looking at it like that, it is indeed worth the chase,” Cao Yang said. “Do as you like. It has nothing to do with me; don’t drag me into it.”
After obtaining that permission from Cao Yang personally, Huo Yaogang was relieved.
Two days later, Cao Yang returned home very late. Translated by The Novelst
He drove his car into the courtyard and from a distance he saw Xia Rou standing on the stairs, speaking to a man. He couldn’t help but squint to see better.
The two were standing at a tilted angle; Cao Yang could only see the back of the man’s head. He seemed very skinny and tall, like a model. But he could see Xia Rou’s entire face.
He wasn’t sure what they were talking about, but the two looked very close. Xia Rou had tilted her head up, her gaze gentle.
Cao Yang furrowed his brows, staring at her as he got off the car.
The man suddenly stretched out a hand and tucked some hair behind her ears, even brushing her bangs. As for Xia Rou, she didn’t seem to mind at all. And the way she looked at him even seemed to hold indescribably sincere feelings.
Cao Yang paused before striding towards them, shouting at her from his spot, “Xiao Rou!”
The pair heard his voice from far away and turned around together.You can support me & access to advance chapters here ^^ Become a Patron!
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