C7 A House That Makes People Think about It
The Seagull Flower Garden was quite far from where Redbud Star resided. Fortunately, it was not very late yet and the subway had not stopped running. Only after Jing Xing got on the subway did he realize how inappropriate it was for a single woman to go to the home of a man who was supposed to be single in the middle of the night.
Biting her lips, Jing Xing knitted her brows in a somewhat vexed manner. She raised her head to look at the large glass window opposite the subway car, and she could see that there seemed to be two big words written on her face — "Fool."
He raised his hand and rubbed his brow, letting out a sigh.
Forty minutes later, Redbud left the subway station. The Seagull Flower Garden was very close to the subway station. Redbud Star directly walked over. However, when he arrived at the entrance, he was stopped by a security guard.
"Miss, our security is very strict. We need to produce some identification cards before we can enter!" The security guard stood at the door and said to Jing Xing who was standing outside.
Jing Xing was a bit speechless. When she came out, she didn't even bring much money, much less proof of her identity.
"Can I call the residents here?" Redbud Star asked.
"Sure, but it would be best if they could come and pick you up." The security guard said.
Jing Xing didn't waste any more time talking and took out his phone to make a call. He waited for a long time before the call connected.
"Mister Shen, it's Jing Xing. I've already come, but the security here asked me to show my ID certificate. I didn't bring my ID card, so I still need you to prove my identity." To put it bluntly, she did not ask Shen Lie to come out and fetch her, nor did she ask Shen Lie to send his work card over. To put it bluntly, since Jing Xing had come, he was prepared to be toyed with by Shen Lie.
Shen Lie placed one hand on the steering wheel and the other on his phone, "I'm sorry, Miss Jing. I'm not home yet. Please wait for me for a while."
A trace of anger flashed through Jing Xing's eyes. Shen Lie was indeed teasing her!
"No need, Mister Shen. I will go and get another card later." As Redstar spoke, he prepared to turn and leave.
Right at this moment, a black shadow suddenly scurried out from the side, dashing to the foot of Redbud Star.
"AHH!" "Before Jing Xing could see clearly what the black shadow was, he began to shout loudly.
"What's wrong?" Shen Lie's somewhat anxious voice came out from the phone. However, Jing Xing had already hung up the phone in a hurry. When Shen Lie saw the interface that was hung up, he immediately stepped on the throttle with a frown.
It was only after Redcloud Star focused his mind that he discovered that it was a dog. It was a completely black dog. Jing Xing leaned on the door and didn't dare to move. He could only stare at the dog with a wooden face.
"Big brother, quickly take this dog away." She was a person who feared neither the heavens nor the earth, and feared only the dogs. The dog in front of her was very tall, almost reaching her thighs. It was currently sticking out its tongue, glaring at her like a tiger eyeing its prey.
After waiting for a while, Jing Xing did not hear what the big brother security guard said. He trembled as he looked behind him. The big brother security guard had long since left for who knows where. Redstar's face changed, and his legs grew weak.
"Hurry up and leave. I didn't provoke you, so don't provoke me either!" Redbud said in a low voice.
"Woof woof woof!" That dog, however, didn't understand the meaning of Jing Xing's request. It loudly barked twice, and Jing Xing instantly trembled, his legs almost kneeling down.
Shen Lie drove his car back and saw a person standing at the entrance from afar. Judging by his figure, it should be Redbud Star. But Redbud Star's posture was truly rather unsightly. His back was tightly pressed against the expansion door and his two hands were stretched out to grab the railing of the expansion door. It seemed as if he wanted some support.
Shen Lie knitted his brows and slowly stepped on the brake.
When the car got closer, Shen Lie saw that the person standing in front of Redbud Star was a dog.
Redbud Star... Afraid of dogs? Shen Lie was startled as he pressed the horn.
When the black dog heard the sound of the horn, it immediately turned around and ran. Jing Xing let out a sigh of relief, but just as he took his hand off the railing, his legs immediately went soft. Just as it was about to make intimate contact with the earth, she fell into an embrace.
Jing Xing subconsciously looked towards the owner of his embrace. It was Shen Lie. She immediately prepared to withdraw from Shen Lie's embrace. However, Shen Lie did not stop her. He only furrowed his brows and asked, "Can you stand firmly?"
Jing Xing's feet slightly tilted. His hands subconsciously held onto Shen Lie's arms as he somewhat embarrassedly nodded his head, "It's possible."
Shen Lie didn't say anything. He just stood there acting as a support, until Jing Xing completely recovered.
Seated on Shen Lie's car, Jing Xing finally came back to his senses. Seeing that Shen Lie was about to start the car and drive away, Jing Xing hurriedly said, "Mister Shen, I won't be going in. Just give me your work card.
"Isn't your Taobao monthly sale worth 3000 pieces? You can't even afford to pay for a taxi? " Shen Lie asked in a slow and relaxed manner, not revealing the nervousness he felt when he received Jing Xing's car's throttle after stepping off it.
Jing Xing choked and unhappily glared at Shen Lie. When he realised that his glare had no effect at all, and just as Shen Lie gave an indifferent smile in return, Jing Xing shrugged his shoulders and said, "Where's the monthly sale for three thousand pieces? If there were three thousand, I would be rich. "
Shen Lie turned his head around and glanced at Jing Xing. A smile flashed across his eyes as he said, "I didn't bring your work card with me. It's on display in my house."
Since Shen Lie said so, Jing Xing could only agree, "Oh, then I'll have to trouble Mister Shen."
"You've told me a lot of trouble and embarrassment in the past few days." Shen Lie casually said.
"You are a customer, you are God, you are a parent." Shen Lie's question was casual, and so was Jing Xing's reply.
Shen Lie suddenly halted his steps. Jing Xing did not sense anything and his leg struck Shen Lie's back.
"Aooo!" Jing Xing covered his nose and glared hatefully at Shen Lie. "Isn't your back a piece of meat or a brick?"
Shen Lie turned around and saw the miserable state of Jing Xing. The muscles on his face twitched, as if he wanted to smile. However, under Jing Xing's resentful gaze, he held it back.
"Let me see." Shen Lie stretched out his hand and took off Jing Xing's hand. Taking advantage of the light in the garage, he carefully examined it and said, "It's not a big problem. It's just a little red in color."
"Just that?" Perhaps it was due to the high intensity training she did every day, but Shen Lie's back was incomparably hard. One could only imagine the pain of her unguarded collision. She could be said to be very strong even before she cried out!
Jing Xing did not intend to bother with Shen Lie any longer. He rubbed his nose and said, "Let's go."
Shen Lie didn't know why Jing Xing would suddenly let this matter go. He stared at Jing Xing's back for a moment before following behind.
The atmosphere in the elevator was extremely cold. Jing Xing did not have the desire to speak and his face was expressionless. He did not want to talk to Shen Lie at all.
Shen Lie's eyes swept over Jing Xing's body as he nonchalantly asked, "Miss Jing, are you working at Shen Shi's office?"
Although he did not want to speak, Shen Lie's words were directed towards him. Jing Xing was also unwilling to stiffen their relationship. He unwillingly nodded his head and replied perfunctorily, "Mhm."
Shen Lie didn't seem to be aware of Jing Xing's perfunctory attitude at all. "Are you happy working at the Shen household?"
Only now did Jing Xing look at Shen Lie. With a strange expression on his face, he asked, "Why are you asking this?"
Shen Lie and Jing Xing looked at each other, a smile slowly appearing on their faces. "I'm just a little curious. I just returned from the military and was looking for a job. I wanted to get to know more about it."
"Oh." Redbud Star replied and moved his mouth, "You …. "Forget it, I think going to work is pretty good. However, if there are happy things, there will naturally be unhappy things. These are all things that you have to experience on your own."
Shen Lie had been looking at Jing Xing the entire time. Naturally, he saw the hesitation on Jing Xing's face earlier, but since Jing Xing didn't say it out loud, there was no need for him to rush to ask. He nodded and continued, "What do you think about the Shen family?"
"Are you going to work here?" Redbud Star asked.
"I have this plan. I'll consider submitting my resume for the next few days." Shen Lie said.
Before they could speak much, the elevator arrived. Shen Lie was the first to exit the elevator. However, he did not continue walking forward. Instead, he turned around slightly and waited for Redbud Star to exit before walking forward side by side.
Seeing that Shen Lie seemed to be really curious, Jing Xing opened his mouth and said, "If you're going to apply for a design post, I think you should first work elsewhere for two years. After you've gained work experience and a reputation in the industry, then come back to Shen Shi. The treatment will be a lot better, but if it's not in the design department, then it doesn't matter."
"What do you mean?" Shen Lie asked as he opened the door.
"Everyone in the industry knows. Our design department can learn a lot of things, but for the students who just graduated, especially for those who have graduated from China, there is basically no chance for them during their first five years at Shen Shi University." Her gaze swept the surroundings, and her tone of voice was somewhat loose.
"Take a seat first." Shen Lie turned on the light and everything in the room appeared before Redbud.
Jing Xing looked at Shen Lie who went to the kitchen to boil the water. His eyes wandered around the room. The decorating style of this room does not match up at all with Shen Lie himself. Shen Lie was cold and hard, but this entire room seemed very warm and cozy.
Jing Xing's doubts were well concealed by her. At the very least, when Shen Lie sat back down on the sofa, she was already smiling from ear to ear.
"Mr. Shen, my work card …" Redbud warned.
Shen Lie took out the card from his pocket and handed it over to Jing Xing. "It's this, right?"
Jing Xing stared at Shen Lie's actions. The smile on his face gradually disappeared until his expression became serious. "Mister Shen, didn't you just say that my work card is in your home?"
Shen Lie stopped what he was doing and quickly placed the card on the tea table. Raising his chin, he said, "That's right, it is currently on my coffee table."