1043 Perplexed and Smitten 103
Smiling wryly, Yu Caiwei said, \"Yan Ge…\"
\"There's nothing for us to talk about. Don't come and look for me again.\" He placed the other icicle onto the table and took a seat on the couch.
The arrogant and self-righteous Yu Caiwei decided not to say anything else since he was already so adamant. However, it would be rather embarrassing to just leave since Fang Erlan was present too.
Being a veteran of the entertainment industry, she had long mastered the various conversational skills and techniques to apply when it comes to different people. Thus, she said with a pretentious smile, \"That's enough, Ms. Fang is not an outsider. There's no need for you to treat me that way in front of her. I'm going back now.\"
She then stood up and left.
The moment the door was closed, Fang Erlan asked, \"Did she mean that you two interact differently when I'm not around?\"
\"Are your brains fried? Can't you tell that she was just saying that on purpose?\"
\"Yes, yes, my brains don't function well, I couldn't tell the hidden meaning in her words,\" said Fang Erlan.
Seeing that she was a little upset, Yan Ge smiled and teased, \"Are you angry?\"
\"No.\" Fang Erlan took a bite of the popsicle and continued sluggishly, \"What has your interaction with her have to do with me? I'm not your girlfriend anyway. There's no need for me to worry.\"
Yan Ge squinted and asked, \"In that case, would you like to be worried? Would you like for it to concern you?\"
In other words, he was simply asking if she would like to be his girlfriend.
Fang Erlan could tell what he meant too, for she was no fool.
Slightly stunned, she said, \"You'll make others get the wrong idea easily. Do you mean the same thing that I'm thinking?\"
\"Maybe. What do you think I mean?\"
\"I think you're asking if I'd like to be your girlfriend.\"
Fang Erlan's ears began to turn red and hot out of shyness. She had no idea where to place her hands and dared not look into his eyes.
Just as her heart was fluttering and racing, Yan Ge's mobile phone began to ring all of a sudden. He took a look at the caller display and headed to the balcony to answer it.
Fang Erlan took a deep breath, feeling much better than she did a minute ago.
Staring at the figure on the balcony, Fang Erlan got a grip on her emotions as her nervousness faded.
Yan Ge's forehead was creased into a frown, and she had no idea who he was speaking to over the phone. He entered again with a grave expression on his face and said to her, \"My father injured himself during a fall. I have to go to the hospital now.\"
\"Hurry and go take a look, then…\" said Fang Erlan who tensed up again after hearing his words. However, she did not offer to accompany him since that would spark unnecessary rumors.
She returned home, still pondering over the conversation they just had.
Was that what he had meant?
Does he fancy me too?
She dared not jump to conclusions.
She spent the rest of her time pondering over the matter.
She really wanted to send him a text to clarify things.
However, she could not bring herself to do so because of her pride.
Fang Erlan cooped herself up at home to think about the matter for the entire afternoon.
At last, she decided on not finding out the truth. After all, she would not harbor feelings for him or get her hopes up if she did not know, and she also would not have to worry about Xiao Chenyang being a threat.
She stopped feeling troubled after having figured it all out.
Staring at the magnificent mountain in front of him, Jin Qingyan asked, \"Where's this place?\"
\"The place where I used to live. It's called Mount Wanyan. Although it might be a little far and remote, it's a wonderful place that not many can find. Let's go, I'll take you there,\" Xiao Chenyang said in a mellow tone, sounding much less aloof than before.
Jin Qingyan felt his body being lifted up and propelled into the air rapidly.
He stared wide-eyed at the ground below him, which seemed to get farther and farther. He could not help but be shell-shocked.
Staring at how frightened he was, Xiao Chenyang burst into laughter and said, \"You used to be much more skilled and formidable than I am. I can't believe you'd need my help today. Oh how times have changed.\"
As soon as he finished speaking, Xiao Chenyang brought him to a place near the summit of the mountain.
There was a cave that could fit about three people at a time, and it was extremely bright.
\"Apart from the way you just brought me up here, is there any other route?\"
\"Of course not. I enjoy peace and tranquility. There are very few people around this mountain and I rarely see anyone here. However, I still have to take precautions against trespassers and stop them from ruining my peace.\"
\"You're good at finding places.\" Jin Qingyan did not find the place warm at all. In fact, it was rather cool and breezy.
He initially thought there would be nothing much in the cave. However, the moment he entered, he realized that he had underestimated what was inside.
The interior was just like a mini-mansion. Although it was not exactly spacious, it was fully equipped with the necessary items, except electricity and electronic devices.
\"Don't you feel bored in a world without electricity?\"
\"I've gotten used to it.\"
A box of candles caught Jin Qingyan's eye and he asked, \"Wouldn't it be easier to buy a torchlight?\"
\"Habits are hard to kick. I'm used to using candles. Sit here and wait for me.\"
Xiao Chenyang then walked to a tightly-shut stone door and stopped in front of it.
He pressed the switch of the contraption, after which the heavy stone door opened with a loud bang. He entered alone and exited again five minutes later.
He was holding a cup of bright red liquid in his hands.
He walked toward Jin Qingyan and handed the cup to him.
Jin Qingyan felt his senses being attacked by the strong metallic odor of blood. He could not help but feel queasy when he took the cup of blood.
\"Finish it. You may consider carefully. There would be no turning back once you drink it. Take care.\"
\"I won't make any decisions that I'll regret.\" As soon as he finished speaking, he placed the cup near his lips and downed the blood in one go in front of Xiao Chenyang.
The smell was extremely overbearing.
He clenched his fists tightly and curbed his urge to throw up.
\"Rinse your mouth,\" said Xiao Chenyang, handing him a glass of clean water.
Jin Qingyan gargled some water to rinse his mouth numerous times. However, the odor of blood still lingered in his mouth.
Just as he was about to rinse it again, he felt a sudden chilliness that penetrated through his bones, all the way to his heart.
Jin Qingyan turned pale as he felt a sudden excruciating pain in his chest.
Xiao Chenyang squatted down and stared at him. \"It'll feel terrible, lie down for a while.\"
He sat down as instructed while his body began to quiver uncontrollably. He could not help but grunt in pain.
He grabbed onto the sides tightly while the veins popped up on the back of his hands.
After waiting for a long while, he began trembling even more vigorously from head to toe.
Afraid that he wouldn't be able to pull through, Xiao Chenyang said, \"Think about the love of your life…\"