My Wife is a Workaholic - 3.1
Chapter 3 – Let’s Have A Meal Together Part 1
Zu Jin didn’t know how to continue the conversation after they introduced themselves.
They were strangers, so what could they talk about?
Should she ask Yan Lin if he was already married? Or if he had a wife? Or if she should use her time and energy to pursue him?
Or should she ask what Yan Lin thought about being a full-time cook?
It didn’t seem to be appropriate.
In the end, pursuing the opposite sex was not her strength at all.
What’s more, she had a personality where it’s slow to warm up to. Of course, the exception was when she was talking about contracts in the business world.
She had a way with words. She would fight for every benefit to be in her favor and she would never back down.
But right now, it’s not business.
And Yan Lin didn’t seem to be a talkative person. So when Zu Jin didn’t talk, the car became quiet.
The neon lights outside of the window were so dazzling that Zu Jin suddenly remembered her college years.
At that time, she was working part-time while studying. As long as she didn’t have anything to do at night, she would work different part-time jobs on the streets, such as handing out flyers or selling trinkets.
Between part-time jobs, she would sometimes look up at the surrounding high-rise buildings. Those high-rise buildings were lit with warm yellow lights and looked so comfortable and cozy under the night sky.
There are thousands of bright lights, but none of them belong to me.
It was because of this kind of immense loneliness that she worked harder than anyone else in her early twenties.
But dreams were sometimes a ridiculous thing.
She was now 35 years old. Her current savings amount was a number difficult for ordinary people to surpass even if they lived through several lifetimes.
But every day after she finished working and returned home, she was alone. That kind of loneliness only increased over the years.
The car suddenly stopped.
Zu Jin returned to her senses and unfastened the seat belt at once.
She raised her head and looked forward. Yan Lin happened to be looking back at her.
Their eyes met in the dim car. The man’s clear eyes and distinct facial features unexpectedly made her a little embarrassed.
“Thank you. I’ll treat you to dinner some other time.”
Yan Lin actually did not refuse when he heard her.
He nodded and said in a deep and low voice, “Yes, if you have time.”
He really was a man with a few words.
The next day, the dark circles under Zu Jin’s eyes could not even be covered with a concealer.
Xia Tong was sitting in the front passenger seat. She turned to look at Zu Jin with an exaggerated expression. “Really? Last night you guys…”
Unexpectedly, Zu Jin did not respond at first. “What?”
Xia Tong swallowed and remembered that the chauffeur was still there. She coughed and had to bear with it first.
As soon as they got on the corporation’s elevator, Xia Tong could not hold herself back.
“I saw everything last night. You got into a man’s car!”
Zu Jin crossed her arms and leaned against the elevator wall with a calm look. “What? Do you want to blackmail me?”
“Yes! Give me five million or you will be exposed today!”
Zu Jin sighed. She shrugged her shoulders and smiled helplessly. “Nothing happened, so don’t get excited!”
Xia Tong’s excited expression instantly collapsed.
“Who was that man last night? I thought you suddenly changed your personality and became interested in men.”
The elevator door opened. Zu Jin patted Xia Tong on the shoulder and walked out.
“You are right about this. I am interested in him. As long as I successfully pursue him, I will try to get a marriage license with him before the end of the year and have a baby next year.”
Xia Tong stumbled a bit. “By golly, it’s not a dream right?”
The top floor employees were usually lively. But when they saw Zu Jin coming, they seemed to be in a hurry to go back to work.
Zu Jin took off her suit jacket as she walked. “You’re not dreaming, Secretary Xia. Did you know——”
With that, the two entered the president’s office.
After the doors closed, Zu Jin went on to say the second half of the sentence. “——from the moment I saw him, I knew what the name of our child would be?”
Xia Tong shivered and finally couldn’t stand it. “Hey! How can you be like this!”
Zu Jin put away the smile on her face and gave a look.
Xia Tong felt a murderous intent and immediately became well-behaved. “I was wrong. I will go prepare the meeting information.”
“Be good. Go.” She waved her hand.
The meeting lasted nearly two hours in the morning and five to six phone calls were made to coordinate everything.
After finally being able to sit down and quietly deal with some documents, Xia Tong’s complexion did not look good when she said that some people from the board of directors had arrived. As a result, Zu Jin had no choice but to get up and receive them.
The old people on the board of directors were sharp and cunning. They reprimanded her like she was their servant simply because some of the corporation’s decisions conflicted with their interests.
Since Zu Jin was the executor of the corporation’s decisions, she could only consider the overall situation. So when they scolded her, she didn’t answer back the entire time and only smiled in response.
Fortunately, these people lost their temper and left. Furthermore, they didn’t have any intentions of having lunch with her.
Zu Jin didn’t know how many times she had experienced this kind of situation since she became president, so it didn’t affect her wonderful mood at all.
When she left the reception room, Zu Jin was planning to return to the office and continued working.
But as she was walking, she suddenly said, “Is there a new Japanese restaurant near us? How is the food?”
Xia Tong did not understand why she was asking this. “I still haven’t eaten there, but I heard that other people said it’s very good.”
“Then go and reserve a table for me. I might go over later.”
“I thought you didn’t like Japanese food… Oh, oh! I understand.”
When the conversation ended, Xia Tong quickened her pace and happily walked away.