1141 I Want to Make You Stay 19
Fang Erlan asked meekly, "Are you going to promise me or not?"
"Okay, I know what to do."
She felt relieved upon hearing that he had conceded. Despite having filmed for an entire day, she did not feel sleepy at all.
She continued massaging him.
Xiao Chenyang felt like he had made progress in improving his relationship with her. He had more than enough time and patience to win her heart, bit by bit.
He had already waited for her for centuries. A little more time wouldn't make much of a difference.
After she had been massaging him for half an hour, he finally got up and said, "Rest well. I'll wake you up tomorrow morning."
Xiao Chenyang proceeded to walk toward the door. All of a sudden, she yelled at him.
He stopped in his tracks and asked, "Yes?"
Xiao Chenyang's heart began to flutter. He looked at her and said, "Goodnight."
He then left.
He headed to the ninth floor before going back to her room without her even realizing.
He was determined to protect her as much as he can and decided to keep his guard up at night even if everything seemed to be at peace.
He merely wanted to be safe because anything could happen at any time.
He was in a state of turmoil.
Whenever Fang Erlan was in her room by herself, she would sometimes wrap a towel around her body or put on her pajamas after taking a shower; sometimes, she would also walk straight out of the bathroom stark naked.
Upon the sight of her, he hurriedly dodged and looked away, for fear that he would be unable to resist his urges if he were to take another glance at her.
They had a peaceful night.
Fang Erlan woke up at six o'clock the next morning. Still feeling rather sleepy, she leaned against the headboard and struggled to open her eyes. She felt as if there was a gravitational force that was pulling her toward the bed.
After lazing in bed for ten minutes, she finally forced herself out of bed to go wash up in the bathroom, for she did not want to break any rules laid by the production team.
She instantly felt much more awake after rinsing her face with cold water.
Before she could even use some facial wash, she hurriedly wiped her face dry and proceeded to open the door.
Fang Erlan was caught by surprise when she opened the door. Staring at the container of food in front of her, she asked in bafflement, "Why was it you who bought breakfast?"
"I made it myself. There you go."
Fang Erlan grabbed the container and walked back inside the room while Xiao Chenyang followed closely behind and closed the door after him.
Fang Erlan opened the container to see that the breakfast set consisted of a variety of food. Beaming with joy, she handed him a pancake and said, "It smells delicious. Let's eat together. Here."
He put on a pair of disposable gloves and grabbed the pancake.
"Did you make some for Xiao Yue too?"
He answered bluntly, "Why should I? I'm not her nanny. I've already told her yesterday to go to the buffet restaurant for breakfast this morning."
Fang Erlan nodded and asked, "What has gotten into you, though? Why did you suddenly decide to make me breakfast?"
"Because I wanted you to know that I'm better at cooking breakfast."
She paused in her actions and instantly understood what he meant. She smiled awkwardly and said, "Well, both of you are… good at whipping up delicious breakfasts. However, I really couldn't tell that you had such great culinary skills. I was surprised when you cooked for us in Qingyuan Estate. Although I can whip up a meal too, my skills can't hold a candle to yours. Awesome, well done."
She then gave him a thumbs up.
Xiao Chenyang glared at her and said, "Just focus on eating your food. Why do you have so much to say?"
"I was praising you…"
"I don't need you to praise me. I know it myself."
Fan Shixin officially put an end to the registration period for his matchmaking sessions.
There was a total of more than 160 thousand candidates who had signed up.
Although it was a small number compared to the population of the entire nation, it was nonetheless a massive number of candidates for a matchmaking session.
Due to the fact that he had been extremely busy with work and handling matters at the office, Fan Shixin could not afford to take the time out to meet the candidates. However, the main reason was also because he had long given up hope on blind dates.
If An Xiaoning had not urged him to continue meeting the shortlisted candidates, he wouldn't have bothered doing so today.
"Chief, this one's not bad. She's pretty."
"Chief, this one's great too. I can tell that she's classy and elegant."
"Chief, look at this one…"
Fan Shixin gave Xiao Bai the side-eye and said, "Who's the one searching for a prospective partner? You or me? Go do whatever you're supposed to. Stop loitering around me."
Xiao Bai chuckled and said, "Chief, singletons like us need a chance too."
"If you still refuse to leave, I'll put you on duty for two consecutive days."
A look of dismay formed on Xiao Bai's face and he lamented, "Even Young Sir isn't as heartless as you are…"
Fan Shixin proceeded to look through the candidates who had signed up and shortlisted another five whom he decided to meet today.
He freed up two hours of his schedule to meet the five women, from twelve to two o'clock in the afternoon.
He also requested all of them to turn up barefaced.
After a busy morning at the office, Fan Shixin proceeded to have his lunch at half past eleven and headed to the cafe to meet the women.
The sun was shining brightly, and the temperatures were warm again.
He arrived at the cafe to discover that the first candidate had shown up ten minutes earlier than the agreed time.
Upon seeing him, the woman stood up excitedly and greeted, "Hello, Mr. Fan, my name is Wu Pingyang."
Fan Shixin glanced at her and realized that she was really barefaced. Her skin was rather fair, except for her under-eye circles. He could tell that she often stayed up late at night.
However, she looked better than he had imagined.
"Hello, Ms. Wu. Please have a seat."
Wu Pingyang sat down, feeling at a sudden loss for what to say. Fan Shixin asked, "Are you 23 years old this year?"
"Yes, yes, my birthday just passed."
"What do you do for a living right now?"
"I just graduated from medical school last year, and I'm now working at the dental clinic in First People's Hospital in our city."
Fan Shixin nodded and asked, "Not bad. Have you had any boyfriends in the past?"
She answered truthfully, "Yes, I've had a boyfriend in university, but we broke up. However, I didn't cohabit with my ex-boyfriend before. I'm still a virgin."
Fan Shixin stopped drinking his coffee and asked, "Why not? I heard that it's common for undergraduates to cohabit with their boyfriends these days…"
"Well, my parents are stricter with me and I have a very traditional set of values. I've always thought that I ought to remain celibate until marriage…"
Fan Shixin instantly formed a good impression of her.
"Oh, I see…"
After having a chat with Wu Pingyang and the four other women, Fan Shixin had more or less come to a decision.
He gave Wu Pingyang his mobile number, after which she went home gleefully.
Wu Pingyang returned to the Mu family home in high spirits.
"Grandpa, I succeeded!"
"Really? I knew my granddaughter would succeed for sure. How could he not fancy my adorable Pingyang?" old Mr. Mu said with widened eyes.
"Of course. I conquered his heart effortlessly," Wu Pingyang said smugly, smiling radiantly while staring at Fan Shixin's figure from afar.