Immediately, any thought of escaping the building left Lin Xi’s mind. He was determined to get to the bottom of things. Just as he was about to follow them, the phone in his hand started ringing. Thinking it was Duan Shen calling to look for him, he walked into the elevator again without a second thought.
It was only when he picked up that he realized it was Lu Lingxing. “How about you come directly to Tang’s new mansion.”
It was only after a moment’s trepidation that he remembered he had called to make plans last time. “The suburbs are so far. How about you pick me up in your car?”
Lu Lingxing sounded exasperated. “My dear Mr. Lin, why don’t you just call a cab?”
“I could,” Lin Xi’s face was drawn, “You pay for it. I forgot to bring money out.”
Lu Lingxing smacked his lips together mockingly. “Really, Mr. Lin? Your brother won’t even give you allowance anymore?”
“Lu Lingxing, do you have fucking ears or not? Wait for me at the mansion’s entrance.” Lin Xi hung up curtly and walked out of the elevator.
While he squatted on the side of the road outside of the building, waiting for a cab, Duan Shen was standing in front of the floor-length windows in his office, talking business with his assistant. Su Heng placed the department’s plans on his desk and reminded him, “Mr. Duan, Fang Ruojian and his manager are here. They’re in the guest–”
Duan Shen’s eyes swept down the sight from the windows, and a slight frown came over his features. Raising a hand to interrupt Su Heng, he picked up his phone from the desk and made a call.
When Lin Xi saw the incoming call, he glanced up at the building behind him, pulling his hood over his head halfheartedly before taking the call.
Duan Shen got to the point. “Where are you?”
Lin Xi cleared his throat. “I just got on the car. Going home to pick something up.”
Duan Shen didn’t expose him. “I read your apology. It was–”
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