Chapter 246: Villainous Bestie (6)
While Xia Beibei and Jian Yi were looking at the yacht, Xuan Jingran on the yacht also squinted his eyes and discreetly sized up Jian Yi and Xia Beibei. Finally, he focused his gaze on Xia Beibei. He immediately curved a playful smile and said, “Wu Yan?”
Xia Beibei was momentarily stunned, her gaze shifting between Xuan Jingran and Jian Yi. At this moment, Jian Yi looked at Xia Beibei with some surprise and asked, “So, you know Young Master Xuan?”
Xia Beibei’s mind raced. She knew Xuan Jingran, but Xuan Jingran shouldn’t know her!
At this moment, Xuan Jingran’s yacht had pulled up alongside Jian Yi’s. Then, with a graceful leap, he jumped onto the deck of Jian Yi’s yacht. Amidst everyone’s astonished looks, Xuan Jingran approached Xia Beibei with a smile and hugged her.
“Wu Yan, it’s been so long! You haven’t contacted me since returning to the country. I’m so sad!”
Xia Beibei: …
Ahem, wait a minute, what kind of script is this?
Xia Beibei’s body stiffened for a moment. When Xuan Jingran hugged her, she couldn’t help but whisper in his ear with an almost inaudible voice, “Is it… you?”
Hearing Xia Beibei’s words, Xuan Jingran’s eyes dimmed momentarily, and a mysterious and inscrutable smile curved on his lips. “It’s me.”
Upon receiving this answer, Xia Beibei immediately breathed a sigh of relief.
Then, she immediately played along, saying, “Xuan Jingran, you are the young master of the Xuan family. You must be very busy with important matters. How could I dare to disturb you casually?”
Hearing Xia Beibei’s words, Xuan Jingran shrugged and looked at Jian Yi. “Hello, Young Master Jian!”
Jian Yi’s expression looked somewhat complicated. In his view, Xuan Jingran and Wu Yan must have known each other overseas, but when he asked Wu Yan if she knew Xuan Jingran, she was momentarily distracted and didn’t answer him.
Could there be some hidden story between them?
At this moment, Jian Yi’s imagination began to run wild involuntarily. However, he wasn’t entirely wrong. There was indeed some complicated family history between Xuan Jingran and Wu Yan, but it was far from what he had imagined.
After Xuan Jingran boarded Jian Yi’s yacht, it seemed he had no intention of leaving. Instead, he calmly began touring the yacht.
Xia Beibei stayed close to him, while Jian Yi and Bai Tingting also followed closely. They eventually reached the lounge, where they saw Zhuang Zihao playing cards with two beautiful women.
At this point, Zhuang Zihao’s face was covered in notes.
Seeing the group’s arrival, Zhuang Zihao was momentarily startled. He looked at Xuan Jingran suspiciously, then raised the cards and called out to Jian Yi.
“Jian Yi, Jian Yi, come and rescue me! I’m being driven to death by these two imperial concubines!”
“Annoying, who’s your imperial concubine!”
Next to him, Song Li heard Zhuang Zihao’s words and immediately rebuked him, but her face carried a shy smile.
Meanwhile, Bai Xiaoxi, sitting on the other side, glanced at Jian Yi and Xia Beibei, then turned her gaze toward the extraordinarily handsome Xuan Jingran. Her beautiful eyes slightly widened, and she felt her heartbeat involuntarily quicken…
“Don’t play anymore, let me introduce a new friend to you all!”
Jian Yi beckoned to Zhuang Zihao and the others to stand up. “This is Xuan Jingran, the young master of the Xuan family!”
Xuan Jingran smiled and nodded at Zhuang Zihao and the others.
“Hello, I’m Zhuang Zihao, you can call me Haohao. This is Song Li, and this is Bai Xiaoxi!”
Zhuang Zihao had heard of the Xuan family’s name, but this was the first time he had met Xuan Jingran in person.
The Zhuang family was not considered wealthy locally but had connections in various fields and places, making them quite sociable.
After introducing themselves, the group quickly started playing in the lounge. After all, they were all young people, around seventeen or eighteen, and it was easy for them to get along.
“Young Master Xuan.”
Seizing a moment of opportunity, Bai Xiaoxi quietly approached Xuan Jingran and smiled at him. “I heard you grew up abroad. How long are you planning to stay in the country this time?”
“I don’t know.”
Xuan Jingran, who was drinking, unconsciously swirled the red wine in his glass. “It could be one year or two. I might decide to stay in the country for an indefinite period.”
He looked at Bai Xiaoxi and asked, “Miss Bai, do you plan to go abroad for further studies after graduation?”
“I…” Bai Xiaoxi lowered her head gently. “I plan to study abroad after graduation. If we end up in the same country, I hope you’ll take good care of me!”
“Of course I will.”
Xuan Jingran smiled at her and then waved to call Xia Beibei over. “Wu Yan! Wu Yan!”
“What’s the matter?”
Xia Beibei, who had been playing dice with Zhuang Zihao and Jian Yi, heard Xuan Jingran’s voice and quickly walked over.
Xuan Jingran raised his wristwatch to her. “It’s getting late. Shouldn’t you rest? I’m about to leave, so I’ll send you back.”
Xia Beibei immediately nodded vigorously. Playing with a group of half-grown kids wasn’t her cup of tea.
“Jian Yi, I’ll send Wu Yan back first. You guys continue!”
“Wu Yan, are you leaving?”
Hearing Xuan Jingran’s words, Jian Yi immediately turned and stared at Xia Beibei. “I’ll have someone pilot the yacht back now.”
“No need, you guys go on. Xuan Jingran will take me.”
Xia Beibei waved her hand nonchalantly. At this point, Bai Tingting, who had been quietly standing by and didn’t quite fit in with the group, also stood up. “Wu Yan, I’ll go back with you!”
Xia Beibei nodded.
Seeing that the three of them were about to leave, Bai Xiaoxi, who had been chatting with Xuan Jingran earlier, couldn’t help but turn her gaze. She wanted to follow them, but Xuan Jingran had already left quickly.
When Bai Xiaoxi went after them, they had already boarded another yacht and were heading back.
Once on Xuan Jingran’s yacht, Xia Beibei immediately felt much freer. Although Bai Tingting was still with her, she didn’t mind the lack of time alone with Xuan Jingran.
When they returned to the harbor, it was already quite dark.
Xuan Jingran drove Bai Tingting back home and took Xia Beibei to her apartment. On the way, Xia Beibei suddenly called out, “Stop the car!”
Xuan Jingran stepped on the brakes and looked at Xia Beibei in surprise. “What’s wrong? Are you feeling unwell?”
Xia Beibei touched her stomach. “I feel unwell, and, cough, I’m hungry.”
She smiled and pointed to a barbecue restaurant by the street. “How about we grab a late-night snack?”
Upon hearing Xia Beibei’s words, Xuan Jingran said nothing and parked the car. Then, they entered the restaurant and requested a private room.
“You can order the dishes.”
Xuan Jingran handed the menu to Xia Beibei, who immediately ordered a large selection of dishes. By the time she finished ordering, Xuan Jingran’s expression was astonishment.
Xia Beibei raised an eyebrow at Xuan Jingran. “Are you worried we won’t have enough to eat?”
Xuan Jingran: …
Damn it! Don’t you think that you order too much?
Can the two of us finish all this?
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