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Chapter 1177: He Looked at Her Deeply


Xia Yanran did not want to turn herself into a resentful woman.


After all, she was the one who wanted the breakup. Even if they slept together that night, she had said she did not care about the one night stand when she called him.


Now that he was single, it was his right to eat with other women and send them home. She had no right to interfere! She was here for work today and could not bring in her personal feelings.


Because she had an appointment, Xia Yanran was not stopped like Junyuan the other time.


But when she was registering at the front desk, the front desk staff looked at her strangely. Actually, it was not strange but more like sizing her up, like those staring when one was looking at a celebrity.


Xia Yanran’s scalp tingled at the blatant stare.


When she reached the top level, Assistant Fang brought Xia Yanran into Xiao Yi’s office.


Xiao Yi sat behind the desk, his head lowered as he was signing documents. Xia Yanran could imagine even with her eyes closed that his signature must be strong and forceful.


“President Xiao, Miss Xia is here.” Assistant Fang reminded Xiao Yi, who was still looking down. He really did not understand what President Xiao had up his sleeves. His girlfriend was here, but he was not even looking at her.


Xiao Yi hummed coldly.


Assistant Fang made a cup of coffee for Xia Yanran and went out of the office.


Now, Xiao Yi and Xia Yanran were the only two people left in the vast space. Xia Yanran saw that he was silent and did not disturb him. She sat on the sofa and took a sip of the coffee.


But she could not help glancing at the man behind the desk from the corner of her eye.


Today, he was wearing a black shirt and the tailored cloth wrapped fittingly around his slender body. Faint stubble covered his jaw and a mature man’s charm was vividly enhanced in him.


Xia Yanran found that he was more stable and reserved than before. When a man reached a certain age, his temperament would change and his charm would grow with each passing day.


Perhaps noticing her gaze, he suddenly raised his head and looked at her.


Their eyes met.


He looked at her, his handsome face calm and there was a cold aura hidden in his body.


Over the years, what had remained unchanged was the sense of oppression that naturally emanated from him.


Snapping out of her thoughts, Xia Yanran thought of the purpose of her visit and she put down the cup of coffee, standing up from the sofa.


Xiao Yi looked down again and flipped through the documents in front of him.


Click, click, click.


The crisp sound of high heels on the floor could be heard. Xia Yanran walked to the desk in a sullen mood and broke the dead silence. “President Xiao, I’m Xia Yanran, the chief editor of XX Magazine. I’m here to interview you.”


Xiao Yi raised his wrist to look at the time. “You’ve already wasted ten minutes. You still have another ten minutes.”


Xia Yanran looked at his cold and unapproachable expression and felt infuriated.


Damn it, when you f*cking slept with me, why didn’t you calculate your time so accurately then?


Xia Yanran was angry, but she did not waste time arguing. She took out the stand and put the camera on it, adjusting it to video mode.


She took out a notebook from her bag and looked at the man who had laid down the report. He sat elegantly on the leather chair with his arms crossed, his dark eyes like whirlpools staring at the camera lens.


Xia Yanran quickly entered her professional interview state. “President Xiao, thank you for accepting this interview from our magazine. From what I know, your corporation has a wide range of businesses, ranging from finance and real estate, to marketing and communication, branded shopping malls and so on. Will you continue to expand to other fields after taking over? What are your plans for the future operations of your corporation?”


Xiao Yi’s expression was calm and he met Xia Yanran’s eyes. “Do you know what the greatest risk in life is? It’s not daring to take risks. Only extraordinary people can do extraordinary things. In those fields that you mentioned, our corporation has on hand the most sophisticated operating systems. As far as I’m concerned, if there are good projects, we’ll naturally expand in that direction. My aim for the next year is for the annual revenue of the corporation to double under my leadership.”


Well, he had always been arrogant.


Of course, he also had the ability.


Xia Yanran asked several more professional questions and he answered them one by one.


“Miss Xia, you still have two minutes.”


Xia Yanran looked at Xiao Yi’s unapproachable face, she gritted her teeth, asking, “Lastly, can President Xiao talk about your private relationships? Recently, some media reports have photographed you dining with the Marquis’s daughter. Is President Xiao pursuing her?”


Hearing Xia Yanran’s question, Xiao Yi lifted his lips and laughed faintly.


He leaned against the chair, his posture lazy. “Is Miss Xia asking this question for personal or public reasons?”


Xia Yanran looked at his deep gaze and felt her heart throbbing in pain. If it was the Xiao Yi from the past, he wouldn’t make things difficult for her, would he?


Ever since she proposed to break up, she felt that he had changed when she interacted with him again.


“Public reasons of course.”


Xiao Yi stared at Xia Yanran’s face for a while and smirked. “It’s what you think it is!”


What an insincere and ambiguous answer!


Xia Yanran’s heart started to beat wildly. Was he really going to develop his relationship with the Marquis’s daughter?


“Miss Xia, time’s up.”


Xiao Yi stood up from the leather chair and retracted his gaze from Xia Yanran’s face without any reluctance, only indifference. Xia Yanran looked at him and felt like he was a stranger.


With that, Xiao Yi stood up and went out. As Xia Yanran looked at his back, she had the urge to rush over and hug him tightly.


She wanted to tell him that she regretted it.


And that she would never mention breaking up again!


But her legs were heavy as if they were filled with lead. Just as she had taken a step out, his phone vibrated.


He took out his phone from his pants pocket and answered it. “Hello, Miss Zhen.”


Xia Yanran heard the words ‘Miss Zhen’ and her slender body froze on the spot.


From what she knew, the Marquis’s surname was Zhen, so this Miss Zhen was the daughter of the Marquis!


Xia Yanran’s heart was still sinking when Xiao Yi’s voice came to her ear. “Do you need me to come over right now? Okay, I’ll be there in about half an hour.”


After ending the call, Xiao Yi turned and looked at Xia Yanran.


He narrowed his deep dark eyes. “Miss Xia, you don’t look so good. Do you have something to say?”


Xia Yanran’s hands that hung by her sides clenched into fists, his fingernails digging into her palms. Her mouth opened and closed, and in the end, she said helplessly, “No.”


No?


A trace of irritation and coldness flashed past Xiao Yi’s eyes and his handsome face was as sharp as a sword. He nodded at Xia Yanran. “Good, very good!”


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