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215 Forced to Stop Working For the Day

    "Pfft... Cough... Cough..." Lin Yan spat out her tea and choked.

    In no time, someone gently patted her back. "Are you okay?"

    "I'm fine... I'm fine..." Lin Yan's cheeks were flushed, and she shrank back instinctively.

    Fortunately, Pei Yucheng kept his distance from her once more.

    Lin Yan finally calmed down. "Anyway, it's good that I didn't disturb you..."

    Pei Yucheng replied, "I have not been busy recently."

    Lin Yan was confused. "Huh? But I saw on the financial news today that JM Corporation has been undergoing a reform recently. I thought you would be busy..."

    Pei Yucheng was an acute observer, so his expression faltered when he noticed Lin Yan's tone. "Miss Lin, you seem... disappointed?"

    Lin Yan jumped slightly and dismissed him with a wave of her hands. "Why would I be? I will certainly be happy if you're not busy!"

    She gulped down a big mouthful of tea again.

    She had a habit of gulping whatever was in front of her whenever she felt guilty.

    It was simply too difficult to lie to Pei Yucheng. His gaze seemed to have the power to penetrate one's soul and heart.

    Luckily, Pei Yucheng didn't probe any further. He picked up the menu and asked, "What do you feel like eating?"

    "I can eat anything. You can decide," Lin Yan replied absent-mindedly.

    "Okay."

    Pei Yucheng ordered for both of them.

    Lin Yan sat there quietly as she sipped her tea.

    "This seems to be the first time Miss Lin has asked me out," remarked Pei Yucheng.

    Actually, she hadn't...

    She had been forced to stop working for the day...

    The two of them were having a polite conversation, when Lin Yan's phone lit up with a WeChat notification.

    Lin Yan glanced at the screen and saw Duoduo's message.

    She clicked on the message, worried that it was work-related.

    Duoduo had sent a news article link with an attached photo.

    Lin Yan clicked on it without a second thought and saw Han Yixuan and her own face.

    Earlier, someone had snapped a photo of her and Han Yixuan in the corridor. The photo had already gone viral online.

    The most infuriating thing was that they had both been with their assistants. However, the person who had uploaded the photo had purposely cut them, leaving only Han Yixuan and Lin Yan.

    Hence, the photo looked rather intimate. A third party could interpret it in any way they wanted.

    What was worse... Lin Yan had clicked on the photo while Pei Yucheng was around.

    Pei Yucheng's eyes darted to the photo before he glanced at the time stamp.

    The photo had been taken just before his date with Lin Yan.

    Before meeting her boyfriend, she had met her ex-boyfriend...

    Lin Yan couldn't even craft a lie to convince herself.

    She stowed her phone away hurriedly and explained, "I bumped into Han Yixuan when I got off work just now. Our assistants were with us, but they were deliberately cropped..."

    Pei Yucheng seemed to be lost in thought as he sat there in silence.

    The silence, coupled with the darkness, made a strange sense of danger and fear creep up on Lin Yan.

    However, that feeling disappeared suddenly without a trace.

    Some time later, Pei Yucheng lit a cigarette. He finally broke the silence by asking, "Why did you like Han Yixuan?"
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