Published at 27th of September 2023 09:03:56 AM

Chapter 330: Chapter 330: Her Heart Ripples

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Chapter 330: Her Heart Ripples

Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations

After Qiao Qiao left, Shao Jingmo closed his eyes, his mind filled with the images he had just seen. He wanted to expel these images from his mind, but he couldn’t get them out no matter what. He became visibly frustrated.

His cigarette addiction kicked in. The pack was in the drawer. He pulled open the drawer and reached inside. He paused for a few seconds when he touched the cigarette box, but he still didn’t take it out. He closed the drawer angrily with a bang.

Qiao Qiao was focused on exporting the data. When she heard this voice, her small body trembled visibly. She took a moment to turn to look at him. “Can’t you be gentle?”

Shao Jingmo replied indifferently, “Mm.”

Five minutes later.

Qiao Qiao did as Shao Jingmo said and copied another set of data. She even specially checked to make sure there were no mistakes before carrying the laptop over. Placing it in front of him, she said, “Done.”

Shao Jingmo nodded. This time, he didn’t even look at it. He said to her, “You can leave.”

Qiao Qiao heaved a sigh of relief. The expression on her face relaxed visibly. “You haven’t seen it yet. Then I’m leaving. If you call me later, I won’t hear you.”

Shao Jingmo said, “Bring my cell phone over.”

“Oh, right. How could I have forgotten about your cell phone?” Qiao Qiao returned to the coffee table and took Shao Jingmo’s phone. She placed it in front of him. “I didn’t open any other software. Don’t worry, I’m not that kind of person.”

Shao Jingmo smiled faintly. “What kind of person?”

Qiao Qiao said, “Someone who is bored.”

As soon as she finished speaking, there was a knock on the study door.

Qiao Qiao and Shao Jingmo looked at the door at the same time. It was the Qiao family’s servant. She stood respectfully outside the door and said to the two people in the study, “Third Master, Young Miss, Master has booked a table for you in Helou tonight.”

Qiao Qiao’s eyes widened. “Helou? Is Grandpa inviting someone to a banquet tonight?”

The servant suspected that the young lady had chosen to ignore what she had said, so she repeated, “Master reserved a seat for you and Third Master.” Hearing this, Qiao Qiao waved her hand coldly and said, “I don’t want to go out to eat.”

The servant was in a difficult position. “This is Master’s idea. The seats have been booked. At six o’clock tonight, Miss, remember to dress up properly.

Master said that this is a post-wedding date for you.”

Qiao Qiao snorted in dissatisfaction. “I’m already married. Why are we still dating? It’s boring.”

The servant looked embarrassed. It was not appropriate to continue the conversation and she silently left. The door of the study was carefully closed by the servant.

Qiao Qiao turned to look at Shao Jingmo. “Why didn’t you show your attitude just now?”

Shao Jingmo asked, “Say what?”

Qiao Qiao said, “Say that you have another appointment, so you’re not going.”

Shao Jingmo said truthfully, “I don’t have an appointment.”

Qiao Qiao explained gloomily, “I mean avoid it and ruin it. Neither of us will go.”

“Why not? Grandpa booked a restaurant. If you and I don’t go, can you bear to see him disappointed?” Shao Jingmo asked fatally.

Qiao Qiao instantly lost her temper and said in a muffled voice, “Go, go, go. I’ll go. ”

Shao Jingmo said, “You seemed a little forced?”

Qiao Qiao said, “No.”

Shao Jingmo nodded and said in a gentle and doting voice, “Go play.”

Qiao Qiao turned around and was about to leave when she suddenly turned around and corrected Shao Jingmo’s last sentence. “Go play. This sentence is for children.’

Shao Jingmo couldn’t help but laugh. “So?”

Qiao Qiao looked serious. “So I’m not a child anymore. I’m twenty-four this year.”

Shao Jingmo repeated the number. “Twenty-four years old. You’re indeed not a child anymore. Qiao Guigui, you’ve grown up.”

Qiao Qiao grinned. Whether she was happy or not depended on what the other party said. She turned around and strolled out the door.

There wasn’t much time left in the afternoon.

Qiao Qiao had planned to go out and meet her old friend after coming out of the study. She had been staying at home for the past few days and was so bored that grass was almost growing on her head.

However, it was almost five o’clock when she came out of Shao Jingmo’s study. To her surprise, she realized that she had been in the study with Shao Jingmo for more than two hours.

It was long and undetectable.

It was quite strange.

She didn’t want her grandfather to look too disappointed in her, especially since his condition had worsened recently. With a lot on her mind, she changed into a beautiful set of clothes and even had her hair styled.

When she looked in the mirror, she realized that the person in the mirror had changed a lot.

Qiao Qiao knew that she was not bad-looking. Her facial features were considered superior. After deliberately and seriously dressing up, she was so beautiful that she couldn’t believe that the person in the mirror was herself!

By five-thirty, Old Master Qiao sat in his wheelchair and watched Qiao Qiao and Shao Jingmo leave together. During this time, he did not forget to remind them, “You can come back later or not come back at all.”

There was a hidden meaning in those words.

Qiao Qiao thought that her grandfather was trying his best to matchmake her and Shao Jingmo’s relationship.

To be honest, this was very difficult, but it was not difficult to act. It was just that there would be a little psychological burden, because the side her grandfather wanted to see was actually her acting. It was fake.

Feeling guilty, Qiao Qiao got into the car.

Shao Jingmo, who was sitting beside her, was dressed in a formal suit. With his superior facial features and engraved face, he was so handsome that he didn’t seem real. Qiao Qiao had noticed when she came out just now that Shao Jingmo was really handsome. With this face, he could kill anyone alone! She praised him politely, “Shao Jingmo, you’re so handsome tonight.”

Shao Jingmo’s lips curled up. “You’re beautiful too, Mrs. Shao.”

Qiao Qiao asked, “Why isn’t it Mrs. Qiao?”

Shao Jingmo’s tone was calm. “I already said on the day we registered our marriage that my surname isn’t registered in the Qiao family, so my surname is still Shao. We weren’t married before, but now that we’re married, we naturally have to distinguish our relationship.”

Qiao Qiao pursed her lips. “Mrs. Shao, it doesn’t sound very nice. You should call me Qiao Guigui.”

Shao Jingmo smiled. “Qiao Guigui.”

This sound made Qiao Qiao’s heart flutter inexplicably. She only thought that Shao Jingmo’s voice was too magnetic. Usually, this voice was very seductive.

However, he was so obedient that Qiao Qiao seemed a little uncomfortable. “The business praises would stop here.”

Shao Jingmo’s smile did not fade, but he did not reply. Halfway through the drive, Shao Jingmo received two calls in a row. Qiao Qiao couldn’t connect the details of the call, but she vaguely heard that the voice sounded like her father’s.

She wondered if it was. After the second call ended, Qiao Qiao couldn’t help but ask curiously, “Is this call from my father?”

Shao Jingmo’s expression was calm. “Yes.”

Qiao Qiao guessed, “My father must be worried about me and said that I’m not good. He asked you to tolerate me and blah blah blah.”

Shao Jingmo replied, “No.”

Qiao Qiao raised her eyebrows slightly. “Really?”

Shao Jingmo glanced at her with a serious expression and said seriously,

“There’s a guest at home.”

“A guest? Who is it? Why didn’t I hear Grandpa say anything when we went out just now? And this is too much of a coincidence. We just went out for a while and there were guests at home.” Qiao Qiao couldn’t stop chattering. “Is it for you? Is that why my father called you?”

Shao Jingmo did not respond.

Qiao Qiao suggested, “Why don’t we turn around and go back now?”

“No need.” Shao Jingmo raised his hand and naturally lifted the hair that had fallen from the wind. “It’s not important.”

Qiao Qiao avoided his hand, but she didn’t care much now, because her attention was on the guests at home. Curious, she asked again, “Could it be that

Grandpa’s friend is here to see him?”

Shao Jingmo pursed his lips into a straight line and did not answer immediately. He pondered for a moment before saying, “Someone from the Bai family.”

“The Bai family? The Xingzhou tycoon’s Bai family?”

“Yeah. ”

Qiao Qiao summarized her memories. “I remember that the Qiao family and the

Bai family don’t seem to have a good relationship, let alone have much contact.”

Shao Jingmo looked at Qiao Qiao deeply. “The Bai family… Now is not the time to tell you.”

Qiao Qiao reminded him gloomily, “Shao Jingmo, people who like to keep people in suspense will be inauspicious in their later years.”

Shao Jingmo smiled and pretended not to care. But in his heart, he thought—

If I don’t have you by my side in my later years, I’m afraid it doesn’t matter what I become..

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