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434 Are the Two of You in a Relationship?

    After the interview, Lin Yan thanked Pei Nanxu and Chu Jiayao.

    "You're welcome. Of course I had to defend my company's artist!" Chu Jiayao didn't put on an air as he curiously sized Lin Yan up. "Oh yeah, Miss Lin Yan, are you very close to... our Nanxu?"

    Chu Jiayao was really curious about Lin Yan's relationship with Pei Nanxu. Hence, he couldn't help but probe and ask.

    "Errr..." Lin Yan, who hadn't expected that her boss would be so down-to-earth, was at a loss for words.

    Pei Nanxu interrupted, looking helpless. "President Chu, didn't I mention this before? We are merely friends. I recommended her because she has potential."

    Chu Jiayao looked as though he didn't believe a single word that Pei Nanxu had just said. He clicked his tongue and retorted, "Did I just meet you yesterday? You have never asked anything about the company's matters or recommended anyone to me before. Something is amiss."

    Chu Jiayao was quite certain of his hunch.

    Pei Nanxu exchanged a glance with Lin Yan helplessly. If this went on, Chu Jiayao's imagination would run wild again.

    A second later, Chu Jiayao narrowed his eyes and interrogated them. "As your boss, I demand the truth! Are the two of you in a relationship?"

    Lin Yan coughed and choked when she heard him.

    She and Pei Nanxu... Impossible!

    Pei Nanxu sighed wearily. "President Chu, it's really not that..."

    Lin Yan nodded furiously. "How could it be? It's totally impossible!"

    Chu Jiayao's eyes swiveled from Pei Nanxu to Lin Yan repeatedly. "If he isn't dating you, why would he be so protective of you? He may seem gentle and polite to everyone, but he has never crossed a line! Especially around an actress!"

    Lin Yan was speechless...

    She could tell that Chu Jiayao was bent on seeking the truth and was too smart and shrewd to be fooled. To prevent him from making wild guesses, Lin Yan had to spin a lie. "I... I... I am considered his relative!"

    "You're his relative?" Chu Jiayao looked startled. "I had no idea that the Pei family had relatives like you..."

    Chu Jiayao didn't mean to insult Lin Yan, but a prominent family like the Peis naturally wouldn't be associated with relatives like her...

    Lin Yan coughed to clear her throat. She then explained using the same way she had used to answer Duoduo. "We are distant relatives... We are not related by blood... Mr. Pei was nice enough to help me..."

    Chu Jiayao narrowed his eyes suspiciously. "Alright, I believe you. But why didn't he help you before? Why would he wait until now?"

    Lin Yan bit her lip, looking conflicted. Then, she muttered under her breath, "I just started dating Pei Nanxu's Big Brother... So I just became his distant relative..."

    Pei Nanxu heard Lin Yan and chuckled in amusement.

    Lin Yan... wasn't wrong...

    "What did you say?" Chu Jiayao pressed on, as he hadn't caught her words.

    Lin Yan hastily replied, "Nothing! I wanted to say that every word I say is true! I would never dare lie to you, President Chu! If I'm telling a lie, may I be struck by lightning!"

    Chu Jiayao stroked his chin, looking thoughtful. "Hmmm..."

    Pei Nanxu cut across before Chu Jiayao could interrogate Lin Yan again. "Lin Yan, go back first."

    "Oh! Okay! I shall set off now then..." Lin Yan swiftly departed.
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