Chapter 1148 A Chance to See Xu Youning (2)
In Lu Villa in Dingya Villas.
When the sun was setting, Tang Yulan got up and said that she was leaving.
Su Jian’an looked at the time. It was 5:30, and it was almost time for dinner.
She stood up and tried to persuade Tang Yulan to stay. “Mom, how about you’ll leave after dinner?”
“I won’t have dinner here today.” Tang Yulan refused with a smile. “I will play poker with Mrs. Pang and then have dinner with them. At this time… Boyan should be coming back from work, right? You can eat with him!”
Su Jian’an didn’t say anything.
She did not expect herself to be abandoned just like that.
She saw Lu Boyan’s schedule in the morning, which was full of various arrangements. According to her previous experience, she speculated that Lu Boyan would not come back early today.
However, she didn’t need to tell her mom about this.
Since the old lady had an appointment with someone else, Su Jian’an did not insist on keeping her. She raised Xiangyi’s hand and waved at Tang Yulan. “Grandma is leaving. Xiangyi, say goodbye to Grandma.”
Xiangyi played along and smiled at Tang Yulan.
Tang Yulan took it as a farewell and waved her hand at the little girl. “Xiangyi, good girl. Listen to your Mommy. I’m leaving. See you.”
It was not as cold in the evening as it was in the morning. Su Jian’an went out with Xiangyi in her arms and sent Tang Yulan to the gate.
Tang Yulan had a dedicated driver, who was arranged by Lu Boyan.
The senior driver was very skilled at driving, and the car was running steadily. After a while, Tang Yulan’s car was gradually out of Su Jian’an’s sight.
Su Jian’an held Xiangyi in her arms and rubbed her forehead against the little girl’s. “Grandma is gone. Let’s go back!”
When she turned around with her daughter in her arms, she suddenly saw a familiar car getting closer and closer from the corner of her eye.
It seemed to be Lu Boyan’s car.
Su Jian’an looked at it incredulously and found that it was really his car.
“Isn’t he busy? Why did he come back so early?”
Su Jian’an stopped and stood there, watching Lu Boyan’s car getting closer and closer. In less than a minute, the car stopped in front of the house.
Lu Boyan saw Su Jian’an from a distance. As soon as the car stopped, he immediately unfastened his seat belt, walked to her, and asked with a frown, “Why are you out here? Where’s Xiyu?”
“He’s asleep.” Su Jian’an stroked Lu Boyan’s eyebrows with one hand. “Mom just left, and Xiangyi and I came out to see her off. When I saw you coming back, I simply waited for you.” The more she spoke, the more confused she became. She couldn’t help asking, “However, why did you come back so early?’
Lu Boyan took Xiangyi in his arm and held Su Jian’an in his other hand. “Let’s go back first. I have something to tell you.”
Before Su Jian’an could react, she had been pulled back to the house by Lu Boyan.
As far as she could remember, it had been a long time since he was in such a hurry.
Of course, some things were exceptions.
Back in the living room, Su Jian’an looked at Lu Boyan more and more confusedly. “What’s the matter?”
Lu Boyan handed the invitation letter to Su Jian’an and then briefly told her the whole thing.
Su Jian’an soon came to her senses. With a look of joy on her face, she grabbed Lu Boyan’s hand and said, “If Kang Ruicheng is on the guest list, and the host requires every guest to bring a female companion, will we get a chance to see Youning?”
“Yes.” Lu Boyan said, “That’s what I want to tell you.”
Su Jian’an’s beautiful big eyes lit up, and she became excited. “Then we…” Before she could finish her words, she suddenly realized something and said gloomily, “What if Kang Ruicheng doesn’t go? Wouldn’t we be rejoicing too soon?”
“Don’t worry.” Lu Boyan’s voice was faint, but his tone was particularly firm, “Kang Ruicheng will go.”
Su Jian’an looked at Lu Boyan curiously, asking, “How could you be so sure?”
Lu Boyan tried his best to explain it to Su Jian’an in some simple words. “Kang Ruicheng is recognized as the CEO of the Su Group. If he has any plans for the financial circle of City A, he will definitely not miss this banquet.”
He meant that Kang Ruicheng was 99% likely to attend the banquet.
Su Jian’an nodded and said, “Okay.” Before Lu Boyan could speak, she continued, “I have another question!”
Lu Boyan did not know why Su Jian’an would have so many questions.
However, he was happy to solve any of her problems.
Lu Boyan motioned for Su Jian’an to continue and said meaningfully, “Tell me, and I may be able to help you find the solution.”
Su Jian’an’s last question was also the most annoying one for her.
She looked at Lu Boyan and said with some hesitation, “Even if Kang Ruicheng will definitely attend the banquet, what if he doesn’t bring Youning with him? That will still make us rejoice too soon, right?”
Lu Boyan smiled lightly and motioned for Su Jian’an to rest assured. “If Kang Ruicheng attends, he will take Xu Youning with him for sure.”
Su Jian’an suddenly stopped worrying about Xu Youning. Instead, she looked at Lu Boyan curiously and asked, “How do you know that?”
Lu Boyan sighed and looked very helpless. “Jian’an, you can’t judge others with your understanding.”
The implication was that Su Jian’an didn’t have enough understanding to know it.
So it wasn’t strange that he knew it while she didn’t.
Su Jian’an certainly understood what Lu Boyan meant, and she had long been used to this kind of complaint.
She was speechless and could only make things difficult for Lu Boyan on the original question. “How can you be sure that Kang Ruicheng will definitely bring Youning there? At this time, he should be eager to hide her, right?”
“You know, when Xu Youning goes back this time, Kang Ruicheng must be trying his best to win her heart.” Lu Boyan looked as if he was thinking about something. “It will be a good idea for him to take her to the banquet.”
Su Jian’an was still very curious. “Are you sure he will not bring anyone else to the banquet?”
Lu Boyan looked calm and very sure. “I am sure.”
Su Jian’an was not convinced, so she asked, “How could you be so sure?”
Lu Boyan raised his eyebrows and said, “Jian’an, it’s the same as me never bringing anyone else other than you to public occasions now.”
Su Jian’an seemed to have understood what Lu Boyan meant.
Kang Ruicheng loved Youning and had even regarded her as his significant one. Unfortunately, he had not been approved by her, so he could only try his best to make her fall in love with him.
There were only a few ways for him to do that. It would be a good idea to take Xu Youning to the banquet, let her know how much he valued her, and let outsiders know that she was with him.
Before Su Jian’an could say that she got it, Lu Boyan suddenly changed the subject. “But now there is a problem which I can’t fix.”
Su Jian’an’s eyes suddenly lit up. She leaned over and looked at Lu Boyan curiously. “What’s the problem? Although I may not have a way out even if you tell me, it may delight me seeing that you can’t fix it!”
Lu Boyan was speechless. He reached out his hand and flicked Su Jian’an’s forehead hard, making a loud sound.
“Ah!” Su Jian’an covered her forehead which had been flicked by Lu Boyan in pain and looked at him angrily. “Is it wrong to get easily amused?”
Lu Boyan thought for a moment and said, “Maybe wrong.” Then, he rubbed Su Jian’an’s head. “I’ve wronged you.”
“Make it up to me!” Su Jian’an sounded a little capricious. “Otherwise, I will be angry.”
Lu Boyan said, “I can tell you the problem.”
Su Jian’an was speechless.
She was stunned. “Is he trying to make it up to me by telling me that?”
Before she could refuse, Lu Boyan had already told her his problem.
“Jian’an, I don’t know if I should tell Sijue about this.”
Su Jian’an could empathize with him. It was indeed a problem.
If he told Mu Sijue that, even if Mu Sijue was very calm when he heard the news, he would definitely react fiercely. No one could guarantee that Mu Sijue would remain rational on the day of the banquet.
However, if Lu Boyan kept it from Mu Sijue, it would mean that Mu Sijue would miss a chance to see Xu Youning.
A touch of confusion flashed in Lu Boyan’s deep eyes, which was rare. “Jian’an, what do you think I should do?”
“At times like this…” Su Jian’an thought about it carefully and finally said, “I think you can only flip a coin…”
Lu Boyan did not expect Su Jian’an to have such an irresponsible way. He was completely rendered speechless.
Su Jian’an also felt very helpless, but she really couldn’t figure a way out.
Lu Boyan obviously knew Mu Sijue better than her.
Since Lu Boyan couldn’t figure out a way to deal with this, what could she do?
Just when both of them were lost in thought, Lu Boyan’s mobile phone rang on the side.
Lu Boyan had thought that his company was calling, so he took the phone and found that it was Mu Sijue’s number shown on the screen.
Why would it be Mu Sijue?
Su Jian’an noticed that Lu Boyan was stunned. She leaned over and looked at the phone screen curiously. “Which powerful figure is calling you?”
She soon saw the number displayed on the screen. She remembered it clearly that it was Mu Sijue’s number.
It was unknown if it was because of a guilty conscience or some other reason, but Su Jian’an only felt a chill all over her body. She couldn’t help curling up and saying in confusion, “What a coincidence! Sijue is calling you… He’s probably asking for something else, right?”
She was also completely stunned. She didn’t know whether her last sentence was to comfort Lu Boyan or herself.
Lu Boyan’s understanding of Mu Sijue told him that if it was just an ordinary matter, Mu Sijue would not suddenly call him.
As he thought about it, his look became a little dignified.
He picked up the phone. Before he could speak, Mu Sijue’s voice was heard.
“Have you received the invitation?”
Su Jian’an also heard Mu Sijue’s voice. She rested her chin on her hand and looked at Lu Boyan. She gave him a comforting look and said, “Don’t dwell on it. At least, you don’t need to worry about whether to tell Sijue or not.”
She was right. He didn’t have to worry about it anymore.
Even if they didn’t say it, Mu Sijue had already known.
“I received it at noon.” Since Mu Sijue already knew, Lu Boyan simply asked, “What’s your plan?”