When Zhao Xin received a message from his assistant, it was while he was having dinner with Qin Yiheng.
The assistant said that Designer Chu replied with an email saying he agreed to cooperate with our company.
Zhao Xin asked his assistant to screenshot the time of the reply, and then secretly glanced at his brother who was eating soup opposite him.
The time on the screenshot shows 18:16, which means that his assistant told him almost as soon as he received the email.
Zhao Xin put away his phone and took a glance at Qin Yiheng again.
His brother was so calm, perhaps he already received the email? Waiting to give him a blow when he’s happily thinking that he was the one who received it first?
After thinking for a few seconds, Zhao Xin couldn’t help but test, “Ge, is sao-zi very busy today?”
Qin Yiheng shook his head, “I don’t know.”
Zhao Xin frowned.
He couldn’t tell from his brother’s tone.
What does that mean?
He ate two more mouthfuls of rice and finally couldn’t hold it any longer. He took out his phone.
“Ge.” Zhao Xin opened WeChat and pulled out the screenshot his assistant sent to him, “Sao-zi accepted my order, what about you?”
Qin Yiheng paused briefly, and then stared at the picture for a few seconds.
Zhao Xin continued to ask faintly, “What about you, ge? Did you receive it?”
Qin Yiheng put down the spoon, took out his phone, and looked at it.
He didn’t let his thoughts wander around and called Xu Jing directly.
Probably because he was on standby, Xu Jing quickly picked up the phone.
Qin Yiheng asked, “Who sent the email to Chu Yi this afternoon?”
Xu Jing said, “It was sent by the planning department.”
Qin Yiheng asked, “Have you received a reply?”
Xu Jing, “I don’t know. I’ll go ask.”
Qin Yiheng, “Okay.”
Zhao Xin was listening to this call, from this, he immediately became confident.
However, his brother’s assistant hadn’t replied yet, so he can’t be happy too early.
He could only hold his breath and lowered his head to finish the rest of the meal first.
Before long, Xu Jing called back.
Zhao Xin raised his head quietly and listened to Qin Yiheng say, “Mn, I got it.”
Then Qin Yiheng hung up.
Zhao Xin lowered his head again.
It was quiet for a few seconds, then Qin Yiheng spoke, “You win.”
Qin Yiheng’s tone was so low that Zhao Xin didn’t dare to celebrate loudly.
Not only did he not dare to celebrate, he did not even dare to do anything at all. It was as if he was the one who had lost the bet.
“Did I win because sao-zi replied to your company’s email later than mine?” The more he talked, the quieter he got, “Or did you not get a reply at all?”
Qin Yiheng lowered his head to eat soup, looking like he didn’t want to talk, “No reply.”
Zhao Xin mumbled an “oh”, then lowered his head and ate another mouthful of soup.
He made a mistake. If he knew this was the result, he should have put something on the line with this gamble.
Zhao Xin thought as he looked up, but changed his mind again.
Forget it, his brother looks so hurt.
“Ge,” Zhao Xin laughed dryly, “Is it possible that sao-zi didn’t see your email? Our email was sent at the same time. He probably only looked at mine and didn’t look at yours. In addition, there might be a system failure.”
Qin Yiheng glanced at Zhao Xin faintly, with a serious expression, “What’s the probability of this?”
Zhao Xin replied, “Very small.”
Qin Yiheng said, “Are you comforting me?”
Zhao Xin laughed dryly, “Maybe.”
Qin Yiheng, “No need.”
Chu Yi, thousands of miles away, naturally didn’t know what Qin Yiheng was thinking.
He had read the email sent by Feiyun more than three times.
He really wanted to accept it, but he doesn’t know if it’s appropriate to accept it.
Finally, he forced himself to close the mailbox because he had not yet finished his work today.
There was not much work today. It was a rare moment where Chu Yi got off work together with his two employees.
The three chatted, waiting for Xiao-Zhan to close the door, and then walked out together.
Both Xiao-Zhan and Rongrong came to work by subway. Calculating the time, Chu Yi said, “I’ll drive you guys home.”
Although it wasn’t the same direction, it wasn’t too far.
However, after Chu Yi said this, he remembered that he didn’t drive here today.
Then, he thought of the fact that he was someone who had a driver.
“Sure, boss.” Rongrong immediately agreed.
Xiao-Zhan also stopped being polite with him, “Thank you, boss.”
After the two of them finished talking, they wanted to walk towards where Chu Yi usually parked, but Chu Yi stopped them, “Not over there, over here.”
Rongrong and Xiao-Zhan stopped and looked towards the direction of Chu Yi’s finger. They saw a man in a suit standing next to a car.
They are familiar with the car, it’s their boss’s husband’s car.
So, this is?
The two looked at each other, and Rongrong laughed first, “Understood, so boss is showing off his love.”
Chu Yi, “…”
Xiao-Zhan also repeated, “Understood, so boss is showing off his love.”
Chu Yi, “…”
Chu Yi laughed dryly.
It really was unintentional this time.
Both Rongrong’s and Xiao-Zhan’s houses were only a few subway stations away, they were quickly dropped off.
When they were in the car, they would chat with Chu Yi. As soon as they left, the car suddenly quieted down.
Chu Yi took out his phone and played on it for a while. Thinking about Qin Yiheng, he didn’t know whether his work over there had ended or not.
“Xiao-Chen,” Chu Yi put his phone in his pocket and asked, “Does Qin Yiheng often work overtime?”
Xiao Chen, “There has been less overtime this year. He used to work overtime every day.”
Chu Yi nodded and sighed, “So hardworking.”
Xiao-Chen smiled, “When Feiyun was still in the early stages of creation, it was even harder. President Qin’s stomach illness also started at that time.”
Chu Yi pursed his mouth, and suddenly the appearance of Qin Yiheng from back then appeared in his mind.
Tired, lonely, and had no one to take care of him when he was ill.
“But now it’s much better. President Qin’s work and rest became a lot normal, and the company’s development is very stable.” Xiao-Chen smiled. “He also got himself married, he’s really successful.”
Chu Yi nodded, “He really is outstanding.”
Xiao-Chen replied, “Mr. Chu, you aren’t bad either. You and President Qin are very well-matched.”
Chu Yi, “Is that right?”
Chu Yi put down his phone, blinked, rubbed his hands, and waited.
He was waiting for Xiao-Chen to say something along the lines of ‘In my perspective, President Qin cares a lot about you, Mr. Chu’.
But after waiting for a long time, Xiao-Chen didn’t say a word.
As expected, the saying that “People around Presidents are all love assistants” isn’t completely true.
Chu Yi couldn’t help but raise his eyebrows, and laughed to himself.
There was still a distance from home. Chu Yi thought that since he was bored, he touched the screen in the car and asked Xiao-Chen, “Are there any songs?”
Xiao Chen shook his head, “No, President Qin doesn’t listen to music in the car.”
Chu Yi, “Alright then.”
Chu Yi thought for a moment, how about asking for some sugar instead?
He asked Xiao-Chen, “Can I put my playlist in?”
Xiao-Chen, “Ah.” He looked like he wanted to agree but didn’t dare to agree. Finally, he said, “I think it’s better to ask President Qin.”
Chu Yi continued to ask, “Do you think he will agree?”
Xiao-Chen, “I don’t know.”
Chu Yi laughed.
Failed to obtain sugar.
With this in mind, after Chu Yi got out of the car and said thank you and goodbye to Xiao-Chen, he took out his phone and immediately sent a message to Qin Yiheng.
Chu Yi: I’m home
After he sent this, Chu Yi opened the iron gate outside and a call came from Qin Yiheng.
The voice activated lights also turned on.
“So early today?” Qin Yiheng asked from the other side.
Chu Yi didn’t hurry in, he walked slowly and skipped, “Yep, I don’t have much work today.”
Qin Yiheng, “At home?”
Chu Yi shook his head. “Not yet.” Chu Yi asked, “You?”
Qin Yiheng, “I’m off work too.”
Chu Yi smiled. He looked at the front door, thought for a moment, and said, “I’m changing the password right now. How do I reset it?”
Qin Yiheng taught him, “Press the asterisk key three times.”
Chu Yi lowered his head and pressed the asterisk key three times.
Probably because Qin Yiheng heard the ‘beepbeepbeep’ sound from here, before Chu Yi continued to ask, Qin Yiheng spoke again, “Input the old password and then press pound.”
Chu Yi input 100409#.
Qin Yiheng, “Now enter the new password twice, and press the pound at the end of each time.”
Chu Yi, “Mn.” He did as told.
“All done.” Chu Yi said, “Remember that the password is changed when you come back. Don’t get locked out when the time comes.”
Qin Yiheng, “Okay.”
Chu Yi opened the door, remembering what had happened now, he asked Qin Yiheng, “Can I add my playlist to your car?”
Qin Yiheng didn’t even take a moment to think, “Yeah.”
He added, “Why are you still asking me these kinds of questions now? You can decide these little things yourself.”
Chu Yi became happy, “I still have to ask. What if you don’t like listening to songs? It was all empty.”
Qin Yiheng didn’t care, “It’s fine as long as you like it.”
Chu Yi, “Okay, I’ll do it tomorrow.”
Chu Yi talked as he walked inside. Then he closed the door and turned on the light.
Chu Yi was suddenly surprised.
His surprised voice reached the other end of the phone, and it could be heard that Qin Yiheng laughed.
In front of Chu Yi’s eyes, a row of basketball plushies was placed on the shoe cabinet. Each plush had the same posture, and the number of plushies just happened to total one team.
How they were placed was like they were welcoming Chu Yi home.
“You, you-” Chu Yi was overjoyed, “When did you do this?”
Qin Yiheng, “This morning.”
Chu Yi squatted down, keeping his chin as high as the shoe cabinet, he put his free hand on the edge of the shoe cabinet, and looked at the plush closely as he recalled this morning.
Then he recalled that he indeed had gotten inside the car first when they came out, while it took a while for Xu Jing and Qin Yiheng to follow.
“So this morning, you were doing this?” Chu Yi said excitedly.
Qin Yiheng, “Yeah.”
Chu Yi asked again, “Is it your idea?”
Qin Yiheng, “Xu Jing’s.”
Chu Yi shrunk his head back.
He knew it.
Qin Yiheng, “Xu Jing said it’s cute like this.” Qin Yiheng wasn’t certain, he asked Chu Yi, “Is it cute?”
Chu Yi quickly replied, “It’s cute.”
It’s sooo cute.
Welcomed home by an entire basketball team, whose heart would not soften?!
Qin Yiheng, “As long as it’s cute.”
Since there was no one anyway. Chu Yi grabbed a plush and hopped around. Then he whispered, “Thank you, lao-gong.”
His husband gave him an “mn”. However, he didn’t sound very happy, he said, “I have something to ask you.”
Chu Yi didn’t feel Qin Yiheng’s emotion. He switched to a different plush to hold, “What?”
Qin Yiheng, “Do you have any dissatisfaction with my company?”
Chu Yi put down the plush, stunned, “What? No?”
Qin Yiheng, “My subordinates sent you a cooperation email today. Did you see it?”
Chu Yi, “Yes, it was sent this afternoon, so you knew about it.”
“Yes.” Qin Yiheng said, then immediately asked, “Do you not want to cooperate with me?”
What a familiar tone.
Chu Yi immediately recalled that a certain night, Qin Yiheng also asked him in this tone.
Won’t let me touch you?
Chu Yi was confused.
Excuse him for saying this again.
No, um, what the heck, this gege?
Did you lose your memories?
Why is he always the one that ends up being the one questioned?