Shen Yuhuai arrived at the Chen house. He followed the servant through the door and noticed Chen Qizhao playing with his phone while wrapped in a plush blanket on the sofa in the distance. It seemed that due to illness, the boy wrapped in the blanket was smaller and his demeanor wasn’t as lively as before. He had a sick and tired air. The hair on his forehead was slightly curled and the light blue fever-reducing patch was stuck on his forehead. His cheeks seemed to have lost a lot of weight.
His subtle observation fell on the other person’s face. It wasn’t until Zhang Yazhi called out enthusiastically that Chen Qizhao’s attention was taken away from the phone.
The eyes of the two of them briefly met. Chen Qizhao blinked and his half-lying down body sat up straight. There was a hint of surprise in his eyes.
Shen Yuhuai withdrew his gaze and bowed slightly toward Zhang Yi. Then he handed the tonics to the housekeeper beside him. “Aunt Zhang, excuse me.”
“I’m still wondering why your child hasn’t come over here yet.” Zhang Yazhi asked people to sit down. “You can just come here. Why bring something?”
Shen Yuhuai had helped a lot with Chen Qizhao’s illness so Zhang Yazhi thought of inviting Shen Yuhuai to come to the house for a meal, thanking him in person. It happened that Chen Qizhao’s spirit was much better in the past two days. Therefore, she asked Shen Yuhuai when he wouldn’t be going to the research institute and invited him to eat at noon today.
“Sit down first. We have to wait for lunch.”
“Okay.” Shen Yuhuai sat down not far from Chen Qizhao. His gaze stopped on Chen Qizhao. “Is your body better?”
“It is much better.” Chen Qizhao hadn’t cared about his hair and he was just wrapped in a blanket. He reached out and grabbed his forehead. He just wanted to take off the blanket when he caught a glimpse of Zhang Yazhi’s dissatisfied gaze next to him. Thus, he had to put on the blanket again.
Zhang Yazhi didn’t tell him that Shen Yuhuai would come to eat. She thought she said to prepare for one more person because Chen Shiming might go home to eat at noon.
Once Shen Yuhuai asked about Chen Qizhao’s body, he started communicating with Zhang Yazhi.
Chen Qizhao sat next to him and didn’t get involved in their chat. His original discomfort gradually stabilized over time. He listened to Shen Yuhuai’s voice and his memories of the previous few days gradually became clearer.
For example, he leaned against Shen Yuhuai to sleep during the infusion at the hospital.
For example, he shamelessly took Shen Yuhuai’s hand to cool down…
He didn’t know if he was thinking too much or if it was some other reason.
Chen Qizhao suddenly felt a bit hot. For the first time, he looked at Shen Yuhuai’s hands and thought of the cold touch of these hands. He frowned slightly and forced his thoughts back on the right track. Then he suddenly heard Zhang Yazhi’s voice.
Zhang Yazhi said casually, “Yuhuai has been in the research institute for so long. Have you met a girl that you like?”
Chatting with elders was nothing more than caring about their studies and career… then after talking about all of this, it should be about feelings. Chen Qizhao usually heard from Zhang Yazhi at home that Chen Shiming wasn’t young any longer but he hadn’t found her a daughter-in-law. Now once this matter turned to Shen Yuhuai, his curiosity rose inexplicably.
He lowered his head and looked at the phone, but he quietly listened for Shen Yuhuai’s answer.
Shen Yuhuai replied simply, “No.”
In his last life, Shen Yuhuai never mentioned to him about what girls he liked. He remembered that there were some excellent women among Shen Yuhuai’s colleagues. If Shen Yuhuai didn’t even look at them, how high was his vision?
He thought to himself while his eyes quietly moved away from his phone onto Shen Yuhuai’s body.
Shen Yuhuai was talking to Zhang Yazhi and didn’t notice Chen Qizhao’s gaze.
Chen Qizhao’s gaze was unscrupulous and he stared openly at Shen Yuhuai.
He thought that it was right for Shen Yuhuai to have a high vision. A person as good as him deserved an excellent partner.
At this time, Zhang Yazhi said, “It is time to find someone you like. Don’t be like Shiming, who is almost 30 and still single. I really think that he will marry the company in the future.” She finished speaking and looked at Chen Qizhao again. “Look at Qizhao. He didn’t tell his family when he got a girlfriend.”
Chen Qizhao’s hand paused slightly. He noticed Shen Yuhuai’s gaze before looking at Zhang Yazhi in surprise. “When did I get a girlfriend?”
Zhang Yazhi smiled. “Didn’t you chat with a girl for a long time during New Year’s Eve?”
New Year’s Eve… Chen Qizhao recalled carefully and remembered the trouble he had during that time.
He thought about how the person he was chatting with was currently sitting next to him and he inexplicably felt it was a bit strange. However, he just said, “It is just chatting. I don’t have a girlfriend.”
Shen Yuhuai asked, “Were you chatting with the person you like?”
Chen Qizhao stopped for a while and didn’t reply.
Soon, lunch was prepared in the kitchen. The housekeeper came and called them to eat.
At the dining table, Zhang Yazhi talked about many things. Shen Yuhuai was very polite and followed Zhang Yazhi’s words. After the meal, both parties were very happy. Only Chen Qizhao was a bit preoccupied. He was caught by Shen Yuhuai’s question before the meal. It was obviously an easy answer, but at that moment, he didn’t know how to speak.
Chen Qizhao was rarely indecisive. Then after he reacted, he was a bit dissatisfied with his performance just now.
Zhang Yazhi seemed to have received a work call after the meal, so she went to the other side to make a call. Chen Qizhao and Shen Yuhuai were the only ones left in the living room. The housekeeper sent the medicine and water early. Chen Qizhao waited until the water temperature was reasonable before slowly opening the tablets.
There was still the dog blood TV series on the TV in the living room. Shen Yuhuai’s mind was on Chen Qizhao.
The boy was leaning slightly sideways. He wasn’t wearing the blanket and the cotton jacket on his body was a bit loose. Once he leaned forward, he revealed the fair skin on the side of his neck and his beautiful collarbone. The tablets on the tablet were opened and Chen Qizhao had tablets of different colors in his hands. At a glance, there were around seven or eight.
Shen Yuhuai’s eyes stopped on the other person’s Adam’s apple as he swallowed. It pulled up the cartilage on the surrounding side and looked free and sexy.
At this time, the boy drinking water squinted slightly. It was different from his well-behaved round eyes in the past. The side of his face was stretched and the tail of his eyes was a bit red. There was an indescribable… natural charm.
Chen Qizhao’s bone appearance had always been very good. His face looked cute when he had a bit of baby fat.
Now that the little bit of flesh was gone, his face had Zhang Yazhi’s brightness. There was an extra sharpness between his brow bones that belonged to a man.
The eyes of the two of them met. Shen Yuhuai’s hands on his lip tightened inexplicably. The next second, he heard the sound of choking.
Shen Yuhuai regained his composure and leaned over to grab two tissues. He handed them to Chen Qizhao, who was choking.
Chen Qizhao didn’t pay attention to anything else when drinking the water. Then he accidentally met Shen Yuhuai’s eyes and inexplicably remembered what happened that night in the hospital. He ended up choking directly. Fortunately, he had already swallowed the medicine. He choked for a while before stopping. Then he drank two sips of water slowly, took Shen Yuhuai’s tissues and wiped the traces of water on his body. However, he caught a glimpse of the slender fingers holding the tissues and his gaze suddenly stopped.
Shen Yuhuai asked, “Is it much better?”
“Yes.” Chen Qizhao paused for a moment and felt that his face was a bit hot.
At this time, Shen Yuhuai’s fingers suddenly came together. He got closer to Chen Qizhao and his fingers turned into the back of his hand. He gently touched Chen Qizhao’s cheek.
A cold touch fell on his cheeks. Chen Qizhao’s heartbeat inexplicably accelerated. Then the back of the hand rose up and rested on his fever reducer.
In the shadow caused by the arm, Chen Qizhao blinked slightly.
Shen Yuhuai withdrew his hand and asked, “Is it still a low-grade fever today?”
“I stopped having a fever yesterday.” Chen Qizhao touched his face with his hand. It was indeed a bit hot. Finally, he simply tore off the fever-reducing patch on his forehead. “I just choked and I feel a bit hot.”
Shen Yuhuai had something to do at the research institute in the afternoon. Once Zhang Yazhi came back after the phone call, he got up and left.
Chen Qizhao wanted to go and send him off, but was stopped by Shen Yuhuai.
“Let’s say goodbye here. Get well early and once you return to school, I will invite you for a meal.” Shen Yuhuai stopped after speaking before adding, “You can bring someone.”
Chen Qizhao suddenly thought of something and explained, “Don’t listen to my mother’s nonsense. I wasn’t chatting with a girl.”
Shen Yuhuai nodded abruptly. Then he said with a smile, “Okay. Then I will invite you to a big meal.”
Chen Qizhao thought about how he was tired of eating in the school cafeteria and preferred to eat Shen Yuhuai’s cooking.
However, he didn’t see anything. He saw Zhang Yazhi sending this person out and stood by the window to watch.
Shen Yuhuai said goodbye to Zhang Yazhi and got into the car. Shen Yuhuai looked at the hand on the steering wheel. The touch on his fingertips seemed to remain.
A bit hot, a bit soft and… inexplicably easy to touch.
He withdrew from his thoughts and started the car. Feeling better for some reason, he drove away from the Chen family.
Chen Qizhao stood by the window and watched for a while. Then once the other person left, he suddenly saw Zhang Yazhi talking to Old Lin in the garden.
Zhang Yazhi returned inside and he asked, “Uncle Lin didn’t go out with Dad today?”
“Your father said that Old Lin hasn’t rested well recently, so he gave Old Lin a week off to rest.” Zhang Yazhi didn’t know about the aromatherapy. “Old Lin was indeed busy. He is obedient and even if there is something, he hides it in his heart. It is better for him to rest more.”
Chen Qizhao thought about it and told her, “Last time, I said there was a very stinky aromatherapy. Aren’t there still a lot of them in the storage room? Don’t go to that store next time. I have a friend who opened a store. I will take you to see him.”
“Where does it stink? Don’t say it in front of your father?” Zhang Yazhi smiled. “Your father likes the smell. If you don’t like it, I’ll give your father a lighter scent next time.”
Chen Qizhao frowned slightly. After Zhang Yazhi returned to the house, she ordered the housekeeper to prepare a car. She was seemingly planning to go out for work.
Zhang Yazhi told him, “I have something on at my studio. Obediently stay at home and don’t go out.”
Chen Qizhao answered carelessly. He was about to go back to the room when the phone in his pocket vibrated.
Xiao Zhou’s name was displayed on the phone screen. Chen Qizhao frowned slightly and answered the phone.
He walked and asked, “What’s going on?”
“Boss, you asked me to pay attention to Assistant Jiang’s matter. There is something going on with the computer in Assistant Jiang’s office.” Xiao Zhou stood in a corner, watching the employees coming and going in the company as he whispered, “You asked me to follow up with the computer in Assistant Jiang’s office with Special Assistant Xu. I asked and he said that nothing was found on the computer.”
Chen Qizhao’s footsteps heading upstairs stopped slightly. “Nothing was found? What do you mean?”
“Nothing was found. It is said that the contents were very clean. It seems to have been deleted and there is nothing left.” Xiao Zhou thought about it carefully. “The police tried to restore the data but it seems the damage is relatively complete. It was caused by a virus and the source data couldn’t be restored. I heard that President Chen wanted to ask a professional technician to do the restoration process and now the computer is locked up there. However, I heard from Special Assistant Xu that they might not be able to find anything from the computer. It might be that Assistant Jiang knew something in advance and destroyed the data on the computer.”
Chen Qizhao’s eyes slightly darkened.
No… this wasn’t right.