SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
Mrs. Qin's expression changed slightly at her question. "He had a girlfriend, but they broke up after dating for a little while. They weren't compatible. It happened a long time ago, and shortly after that, my son went abroad. I'm not sure if he dated anyone in the U.S., because he rarely talked about his life there with me."
"Oh, I see. You don't have to worry, Mrs. Qin. Since President Qin had a girlfriend in the past, outside rumors are nothing more than just rumors." Jiang Linyue felt relieved.
"Miss Jiang, I want to ask you a question, and I hope that you can answer me truthfully."
"I will, Mrs. Qin."
"Do you like Chu?" Mrs. Qin asked as she stared at Jiang Linyue.
Jiang Linyue's face immediately blushed…
She bit her lip and nodded.
Mrs. Qin smiled. "Do you want to be his girlfriend?"
Jiang Linyue looked up, her expression grim. "President Qin… will never go for me."
"You won't know until you try, am I right?"
"What do you mean, Mrs. Qin?" Jiang Linyue was shocked – did Mrs. Qin just offer to help her?
Mrs. Qin saw through Jiang Linyue's surprise and added, "I like that you have a clean family background. You may not be the daughter of someone with a hefty background, but you have a simple family and your parents are all scholars who immigrated abroad. You have an advanced degree and are good at your job. All in all, you are an ideal daughter-in-law."
"Mrs. Qin, I…" Exhilarated, Jiang Linyue wasn't sure what to say.
"Anyways, I will make sure to create opportunities for the two of you. I believe that sincerity will be rewarded. Chu may seem indifferent, but he cozies up once you get to know him."
"Thank you, Mrs. Qin!" Jiang Linyue nodded in gratitude.
Then, she stayed at the Qin Manor for dinner. After they finished, Qin Chu suddenly came home.
"Mom. What did you want me for? Is Dad not feeling well?" Qin Chu asked as he walked in through the door.
"Oh, he's doing fine, he went on a rehabilitation trip to the hot springs in the mountains, so he's not at home."
Qin Chu didn't say anything else upon hearing his mother's reply; however, he saw Jiang Linyue, sitting beside her.
"President Qin," Jiang Linyue greeted him.
"Why are you here?" Qin Chu wasn't happy.
"I asked her to come report about the company. I haven't had time to go to the GK recently on account of taking care of your father."
"If there's nothing else, I'm going to leave now," Qin Chu said as he turned around to leave.
"Chu, the driver took a day off today, and it's hard to hail a cab in this area. Can you take Linyue with you? After all, she's your employee," Mrs. Qin suddenly said.
Qin Chu turned around to look at his mother and then glanced at Jiang Linyue. Finally, he said, "Let's go."
Jiang Linyue was elated that Qin Chu agreed. Before she headed out the door, Mrs. Qin gave her a look of encouragement.
She trailed behind Qin Chu all the way to his Maybach. But right after she opened the door to the passenger seat, Qin Chu said coldly, "Sit in the back."
"Okay, President Qin." Afraid to say more, she got into the back seat.
In the beginning, neither of them said anything. Jiang Linyue remained quiet, afraid that she would say something wrong.
Suddenly, Qin Chu asked, "What did my mom talk to you about?"
"No…nothing much, just work stuff."
"You can't trick me. I can imagine the kind of deal you guys struck. Truth be told, I don't like you, so don't fantasize about things that are never going to happen. My mom's ideas don't represent mine."
"I know, President Qin." Jiang Linyue nodded.
"However, to stop my mother from bothering me in the future, let's make a deal."
"What kind… of deal?" Jiang Linyue asked in a daze.
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