Yin Mengfan left Kefei's office after the paramedics had checked all her vital signs and declared that she was fully healthy. Kefei had declined the paramedics' offer to take her to the hospital for a full checkup. Which, in hindsight, was totally understandable. She probably wasn't in the mood to answer any questions about how she went from being in a cardiac arrest to having a mind-blowing orgasm.
How indeed. How the heck did Li Yundong pull it off? It was like magic.
The elevator doors opened to the 19th floor, and Yin Mengfan stepped out. On the way to her office, she stopped by her assistant's desk. Xiao Jia, who seemed a bit shaken by the incident earlier, rose to her feet the moment she saw Yin Mengfan heading over.
"Xiao Jia, are you alright?"
"Yes, president. I'm fine."
"Has Li Yundong finished giving his statement to the police?"
"I'm not sure, president." Xiao Jia reached for her phone. "But I can check."
Yin Mengfan nodded. "Do that. And if he's done, tell him to come to my office."
"Will do, president."
Yin Mengfan entered her office and sat down behind her desk. Exhaustion washed over her. She closed her eyes and let out a sigh. Her phone vibrated against her desk. Someone was calling her. At first, she planned to ignore the call. But then she changed her mind when she opened her eyes and caught a glimpse of the caller ID.
"Hey, Zhou Qin," Yin Mengfan spoke into the phone.
"Hey, Mengfan. Are you free now?"
"Yeah… Yeah, I'm free."
There was a long pause.
"Mengfan…? Are you alright? You're not in a meeting now, are you?"
Yin Mengfan frowned and shook her head. "I'm fine. And no, I'm not in a meeting. Why do you ask?"
"You sound a little strange. Like you were preoccupied or something."
Yin Mengfan chuckled. "That's because I was preoccupied."
Yin Mengfan sighed and stared up at the ceiling. "With this powerful person you've introduced me to, of course!"
There was another long pause. But this time, Yin Mengfan had to check the screen to see if the call was still connected. It was, so Yin Mengfan put the phone back to her ear and waited for Zhou Qin to speak.
"How is Li Yundong? Is he doing okay at your company?"
Yin Mengfan snorted, then mumbled, "To tell you the truth, I have no idea."
Zhou Qin rambled on as though she hadn't heard her. "And I think I forgot to mention something the other day. He's got quite a bit of a temper. But that's just part of his personality. Please be patient with him, okay?"
Yin Mengfan laughed. "Oh, trust me, I know about his temper."
"What's that supposed to mean? What did he do?" There was a hint of wariness in Zhou Qin's voice.
"Do you know Shen Hui?"
"Yeah. Your cousin. Shen Conghai's daughter. The daughter of the Shen family. Why?"
"He bit her head off right in front of everyone." Yin Mengfan chuckled. "Not that she didn't deserve it, of course. But you should've seen the look on everyone's face when Li Yundong yelled at her."
Zhou Qin's chuckles drifted from the phone. "That definitely sounds like his style. From what I see, he tends to blow up whenever he sees injustice. Shen Hui didn't take it well, I presume?"
Yin Mengfan rolled her eyes and snorted. "She ran away crying, of course. Typical Shen Hui."
There was a moment of silence.
"Say, Zhou Qin… How did you come across a guy like him? He's a bit…"
Zhou Qin sighed. "Mengfan… Something happened today, didn't it?"
Yin Mengfan waved her hand even though Zhou Qin couldn't see it. "Yeah well. You'll know all about it from the news tomorrow anyway. But God… Is that guy even human?"
Zhou Qin chuckled. "I was expecting that kind of reaction to be honest. See? I told you, didn't I? He's extraordinary."
"You can say that again," Yin Mengfan mumbled.
"What did he do though?" Zhou Qin's tone was colored in curiosity. "He must've done something to give you that impression."
Where to even begin? Tossing an obese man over his head while hanging from the edge of a balcony? Giving a woman an orgasm with just a head massage? Talk about mind-blowing.
A knock on the door interrupted her. "Hey, Zhou Qin. Give me a sec."
"Come in!" Yin Mengfan hollered.
The door swung open and Xiao Jia walked in. "Li Yundong is here as you requested, president."
"Alright. Thanks, Xiao Jia. Send him in."
Xiao Jia turned around and walked out. Yin Mengfan spoke into her phone. "Listen, Zhou Qin. I gotta go. I'll talk to you soon, okay? Mmm. Bye."
Moments after she hung up, her door opened again. Li Yundong strode in confidently. He stopped in front of her desk. "You wish to see me, President Yin?"
Yin Mengfan nodded and gestured at the chair in front of her desk. Li Yundong sat down and waited for her to speak.
"Did the police give you a hard time?"
Li Yundong smiled. "Nah. I just told them the truth."
Yin Mengfan arched her brows. "And they believed you?"
His smile turned into a smirk. "Well, there were other witnesses, so…" He shrugged.
Yin Mengfan nodded. "I already gave them my statement earlier. I told them the truth as well. I'm sure the stories will match up. Anyway. How are you?"
"I'm fine. Just a little tired."
Yin Mengfan leaned back in her chair. "Good." Then, she stared into Li Yundong's eyes. "You're hired."
A smile lit up Li Yundong's handsome features. "Really?"
Yin Mengfan couldn't help but smile back. "Yes, really. Come to work tomorrow. 9 AM sharp. Don't be late."
Li Yundong saluted her. "Yes, Ma'am."
Yin Mengfan chuckled and glanced at the time. "Well. It's five-thirty now. So you can go home after this."
Li Yundong stood up and smiled at her brightly. "Thank you so much for giving me a chance, President Yin."
"You're welcome. Now off you go."
Li Yundong nodded and headed towards the door. Then, he paused mid-stride and turned back around. "Umm… What is my job specifically? And what about my work attire?"
Yin Mengfan looked up from the papers on her desk and rubbed her temples. "I've already asked Xiao Jia to send you an email, but since you asked, I'll tell you now. I planned to put you on my security team, but that's not what you'll be doing tomorrow."
Li Yundong's eyebrows rose.
"Tomorrow, you'll be shadowing President Cao. She has a few matters that might require your assistance."
"But President Cao runs an entertainment company…"
Yin Mengfan nodded. "Well, our companies are collaborating on several projects, so sharing human resources is the norm here."
Li Yundong regarded her for a moment, then nodded. "Okay. But what will I be helping President Cao with?"
Yin Mengfan shrugged. "You'll have to ask her that, I'm afraid."
"Alright, then. Have a good evening, President Yin," Li Yundong said, then left the office.
"President Cao?" Li Yundong stopped short outside the building when he saw President Cao leaning against the wall beside the door.
"Hey," President Cao said, walking over. "Heading home?"
"Yeah," Li Yundong said. "Are you feeling better, President Cao?"
President Cao smiled. "Yes. Thanks to you."
Li Yundong smiled. "No thanks necessary. Well, I'm glad you're alright. I'm gonna go. See you tomorrow…" Li Yundong smirked. "Boss."
Li Yundong brushed past President Cao, but a hand on his forearm made him stop. "Wait!"
"Let me treat you to dinner," President Cao said. "To repay you for saving my life."
Li Yundong gently freed his forearm from President Cao's grip. "I appreciate it, but that's not necessary President Cao. I have to get home to cook dinner for my girlfriend."
A look of surprise flashed across President Cao's countenance. However, a second later, she was smiling again.
"How about this," she said. "You join me for dinner, that way you can even bring home some food for your girlfriend. My treat."
"What kind of cuisine does your girlfriend prefer? Chinese food? Western food?"
"You really don't have to do this President Cao…"
"Oh, but I insist."
Li Yundong sighed. "Fine… I'll join you for dinner." But only because I don't wanna piss off my new boss on the first day of my employment.
"Great! Let's go then! I'll drive you!"
"Wait. Can I borrow your phone? I have to call my girlfriend and let her know that I'll be home a bit later."
"Sure. You can use my phone in the car."
When President Cao led him to the building's parking lot, Li Yundong wasn't at all surprised to learn that she drove a Lamborghini. President Cao pressed a button on the fob, and the car beeped.
Soon, the Lamborghini was pulling away from the building. Li Yundong took President Cao's phone and dialed Su Chan's number. Su Chan must've been waiting for his call because she picked up after the first ring.
"Yuuuundoooonnng… Why aren't you back home yet? It's so late already!"
Li Yundong laughed. "How did you even know it's me?"
"Hehehe… Because I'm smart!"
"Oh yeah? Why don't you tell me how you figured it all out then, my wise princess?"
"You told me how these boxes work, remember? You said that each box has a unique number sequence, and too make a call, you have to press a bunch of numbers to form the sequence! But you and Zhou Qin are the only ones who know my number."
Li Yundong cracked a smile. God, it feels good to hear her voice… "How did you know it isn't Zhou Qin?"
Su Chan giggled. "Because Zhou Qin's face will show up on the box when she called. That's what happened last time. But her face didn't show this time, so it can't be her. Which leaves only you."
Li Yundong chuckled. "Okay, okay. I'm sold. My princess is clever. For that I think you deserve a reward!"
"Yayy!" Su Chan cheered. "What reward?"
"It's a surprise!"
"Mmmmm… Tell meeeee…."
Li Yundong chuckled. "Nope. Not telling ya… Did you behave yourself at home?"
"You didn't break the TV did you?"
"Of course I didn't, you meanie!"
Li Yundong smiled warmly. "Alright, then."
"When will you be home? I miss you."
Li Yundong stole a glance at President Cao. Although she was keeping her eyes on the road, he knew she was probably listening.
"I have to join my new boss for dinner. So I'll be back a bit later, okay?" Li Yundong paused. "Go ahead and have dinner first. I'll bring home supper for you."
"Mmm! Don't take too long…"
"Okay. Bye, Su Chan."
He hung up and passed the phone to President Cao.
"So. That's your girlfriend, huh."
"But it sounded like you were speaking to a child."
Li Yundong smiled wryly. That's because she is a child… Behavior-wise at least.
"Is she pretty?" President Cao asked.
"To me, she's the most beautiful woman in the world."
They drove in silence for the next few minutes. Eventually, curiosity won over. "Where are you taking me?"
President Cao smirked. "Su An road."
Li Yundong nearly choked on his own spit. "B- But… That's Tiannan City's red-light district!"
President Cao burst into laughter. "Relax… There's a great Sichuan restaurant there. I hope you can stomach spicy food?"
Li Yundong turned in his seat and smiled. "Spicy? I don't even know what that term means?"