Shi Sheng entered his office, and she could describe the style with only one word.
Other than a few plants for decoration, the whole place was almost white.
Why do I feel like I've entered a mental hospital?
Shu Jue sat behind his office desk with a white shirt. The cuffs were slightly pulled up, showing his fair forearms.
He glanced at Shi Sheng with his lips pursed.
"Chief Editor Shu." Shi Sheng looked around and stepped forward obediently.
Shu Jue flicked his finger, and the notebook turned in a direction, "what do you want?"
Shi Sheng glanced over, with a straight face, "Chief Editor Shu, I'm courting you."
Shu Jue jerked up, "you're harassing me."
"Fine, I'm harassing you," Shi Sheng admitted, "I deeply apologize for the inconvenience I've caused you. Let me invite you to dinner to express my regrets."
Shi Sheng smiled sincerely. That face looked harmless to any creature. She seemed like a girl that did not have much experience in life.
That weird feeling was here again.
He stopped having that kind of dream after high school. But after he met her, he had that sort of dream a few nights in a row...
And that person was standing in front of him now.
Shu Jue seemed to smell a faintly discernible fragrance from the girl standing in front of him.
It was the same smell in his dream.
Shu Jue looked down, "no need for that."
He sat back and turned the notebook back to his side, said without emotion, "don't do the same thing in the future."
Shi Sheng took a few steps forward, "but how am I going to express my apology if I don't invite you to dinner?"
"Fine, fine. I'll go out. DOn't get so angry. It's not good for your health."
Shi Sheng exited the office resentfully.
Shu Jue's tense body was able to relax after the office door closed. He pulled his shirt collar, and his racing heartbeat seemed to relax at this moment, began to regain its usual speed.
Shu Jue rubbed his brows.
He sent Cheng Ming a message after a long time.
"Come in." Shu Jue put down his phone.
His assistant came in with a cup of coffee, "Chief Editor Shu, your coffee."
Shu Jue frowned, "who asked you to get this?" he did not request any coffee.
"Isn't it you?" the assistant was confused, "Xin Yi said that on her way out..."
The assistant did not say a thing and left, puzzled.
Shu Jue took a sip of the coffee. This aromatic coffee filled his entire mouth, making him ease down completely.
Her coworkers from the editorial department thought that Shi Sheng was getting into trouble when she was called away. They were evidently disappointed when they saw her come back without a scratch.
"Why did my cousin call you?" Song Meng Zi slipped into Shi Sheng's cubicle, asked softly.
"He told me to stop harassing him."
"You've been harassing him?" How did she not know that? She had been accompanying him going to and from work every day. She definitely would have known if Shi Sheng did harass him.
Shi Sheng drank water, "of course, if I don't make a move when I'm into him now. Do I have to wait for him to get married and court his son?"
Song Meng Zi's mouth twitched, "that's a good point."
Shi Sheng drank water again, unlocked her laptop, pointed at the chatbox, "like this."
Song Meng Zi went over and took a look from the beginning to the end, "it's a miracle that my cousin didn't call the cops on you."
This level of harassment should definitely get locked up in the cell.
Shi Sheng snorted arrogantly, "he can't do it."
Even if Feng Ci lost his memory, his personality was not affected, so he would not treat her differently.
"You aren't with my cousin yet," Song Meng Zi despised, "don't cry if you fail."
Indeed, she was really looking forward to having someone get rid of Shu Jue, then she could start dating happily. However, courting Shu Jue was not an easy task.
"Nothing fails in my hand."
Song Meng Zi continued to despise her. Anyone could talk big, but can you succeed in that?
Shi Sheng came close to Song Meng Zi, her smile was slightly creepy. She could see herself from the reflection in her eyes as clear as looking into a mirror.
Her eyes were pitch black like it was dyed in ink as if they were hiding some kind of man-eating monster inside.
Song Meng Zi took a deep breath, chills sent down her spine. She could hardly swallow her saliva.
As she was about to move away from Shi Sheng. She heard her saying, "either I succeed or I'm going down with him."
Failure usually meant disappointment. If she had the intention of ending it all whenever she was going to fail, then she was not going to fail with the determination of wanting to stay alive.
Song Meng Zi quickly backed off until she almost hit the table behind her.
Shi Sheng sat up straight and tapped on her table casually.
That feeling was still with her. Song Meng Zi peeped at Shi Sheng carefully. Her profile was peaceful and tranquil, without the eerie slyness from before.
Song Meng Zi shook her head and looked at Shi Sheng again to make sure she was as usual, then only tapped her chest and let out a sigh of relief.
It must be because of her being too exhausted lately. Tonight she would not stay up late. Instead, she would have a good rest.
Song Meng Zi rubbed her cheek and went back to her cubicle.
"I think I saw Xie Yan just now."
"Me too, didn't Chief Editor Nie go down already..."
"I've a hunch from the annual event that they're together. What should single dogs like us do when good men are all gay?"
During the lunch break, the ladies behind Shi Sheng gossiped about Xie Yan and Nie Cheng from Shi Sheng started eating until she finished eating.
After the annual event, Shi Sheng only saw Nie Cheng during meetings. But this top male lead would ignore her.
She had no idea what he was planning.
The editorial department was busier on Fridays afternoon. Shi Sheng finished her job around seven, and most of the editorial department was still there. Song Meng Zi was still there chatting with her authors. No one knew who was doing her job.
All Shi Sheng knew was that she had not seen Song Meng Zi work seriously before.
As Shi Sheng was about to turn off her laptop, she suddenly received a message. She clicked on the notification.
Ou Lu: editor, are you here?
Shen Jing Bing: ?
She knew about Ou Lu, her boy love novels were on the rise recently.
Ou Lu: editor, someone plagiarised my script, I have a Turnitin report.
Ou Lu sent Shi Sheng a few images.
Ou Lu: I released the chapters earlier than him. He had been copying my novel from the plot to some of the descriptions.
Shi Sheng looked at the images, the screenshot was Xie Yan's new book, "Not to be Teased".
It was highly similar to Ou Lu's new novel, "Master, I want to marry you!".
Shi Sheng looked into Xie Yan's new novel comment section. All of them were about him plagiarizing Ou Lu.
Although Ou Lu was a newbie, she had quite a lot of fans. Her fans were in rage when they found out that her novel was being plagiarized.
Damn, bottom male lead, you even learned to plagiarize now.
Shi Sheng quickly chased out the elevator. There were not a lot of people in the lobby, but she could not find him there.
Shi Sheng was exasperated.
What does it mean?!
What is the meaning of this?!
Just let me date peacefully.
"Xiao Yi, what are you doing?" Song Meng Zi tapped Shi Sheng's shoulder from behind.
"I think I saw my lover." Shi Sheng answered.
"What?" Song Meng Zi's eyes widened, "what lover? Where did you get a lover?"
"From my previous life!" Shi Sheng scratched her hair. She was frustrated, "did your cousin come here too?"
Song Meng Zi blinked. Why did she bounce from her lover to his cousin?
"I think he's here. I saw his name on the list. Let me ask." Song Meng Zi called someone.
It took some time for the call to be picked up. Song Meng Zi hung up after chatting a bit," he's outside, let's go. We'll find him and you'll see if he's hot or not. Hahaha!"
Song Meng Zi dragged Shi Sheng out to the parking lot outside the hotel. Shi Sheng could see the man in the black outfit she saw earlier from far away.
The sunlight hit the car window and reflected on the man, making him looked shiny at the moment. It was extraordinarily eye-catching.
He was not handsome until the gods and the humans were jealous of his looks yet he was considered good-looking. His lips were pursed. There was no expression on his face, giving out a repressed vibe.
This was also Shi Sheng's first impression of him, repressed.
That kind of repression made people feel unpleasant.
"Cousin," Song Meng Zi dragged Shi Sheng, ran towards him.
Shu Jue did not turn around. He did not even change his pose. Song Meng Zi seemed like she was used to Shu Jue's behavior. She greeted the person next to Shu Jue, "Brother Cheng, long time no see."
The man who stood opposite them looked humorous, but there was a touch of sternness in his eyebrows, "Xiao Meng Zi, didn't we see each other a few days ago? How is that considered a long time?"
"One day apart from you seems like three years. Am I right, Brother Cheng?"
"Right, right, our Xiao Meng Zi is always right." Cheng Ming laughed cheerfully.
Song Meng Zi snorted out of nowhere, making Cheng Ming laugh again.
Cheng Ming stood straight, pulled the car door next to him, and said to Shu Jue, "I'll leave now."
Without saying a word, Shu Jue went to the other side, opened the car door, and sat in.
Cheng Ming seemed helpless and sighed, "I'm fine, you don't have to..."
"Drive." Shu Jue spoke a word.
"Cousin, where are you going? Bring me along!" Song Meng Zi rushed up, grabbed the car door that Cheng Ming had not closed, and leaned her head into the car.
"Xiao Meng Zi..." before Cheng Ming finished his sentence, he saw the lady who was standing behind Song Meng Zi went over to Shu Jue's side and opened the car door.
And kissed him with the speed of light.
Song Meng Zi,"..."
Shi Sheng's lips stuck on Shu Jue's lips. It was slightly cool and soft, with a hint of a girl's fragrance.
Before Shu Jue was disgusted, it was replaced with another emotion. As if his heartbeat stopped for a second. It was a stranger feeling that transpired from his heart to his whole body.
He looked at the person inches away from his face with shock.
Shi Sheng rose slowly, looked at Shu Jue with a smile. "I've got my eyes on you."
Shu Jue touched the corner of his lips. In the next second, he pushed Shi Sheng away, rushed down from the car, and retched.
Shi Sheng,"..." what is the meaning of this?
Cheng Ming came from the other side and said with amusement, "she's got some guts!"
He took out a bottle of water behind him, headed to Shu Jue in strides. He patted lightly on his back.Shu Jue had not eaten anything, so he did not throw up anything.
Song Meng Zi was still in shock. She walked to Shi Sheng with surprise, with a weird tone, "Xiao Yi... did you just... kiss my cousin?"
She could not believe what she saw.
Shi Sheng noded with no shame, "yeap." I will put a mark on my man if I see him. There's no way I'm saving for others.
She then pointed at Shu Jue, "so why did he react this way?"
I don't understand. I'm a little dumb.
All I did was kiss him. It's not that disgusting, right?
I don't have bad breath, and I haven't eaten anything strange.
"... Didn't I say that my cousin is a clean freak?" Even she did not dare to touch him casually. Good job to her for kissing her cousin the first time she saw him, "Xiao Yi, just because you fancy my cousin, you don't have to be so eager."
Song Meng Zi advised.
Shi Sheng,"..." you think being a clean freak is so great!
The other male lead stopped being a clean freak after the heroine kissed him.
Why didn't the same thing happen to her?
I give this setting one star!
#Why is my significant other is always this crazy no matter which body she transmigrated to?#
Shu Jue already turned around and approached Shi Sheng.
"Xiao Yi... good luck." Song Meng Zi swallowed her saliva, took a step back out of fear.
Her cousin was frighteningly terrifying.
Shu Jue was getting closer and closer...
Their distance was shortening.
As they were about to stand face to face, he took a turn and went over Shi Sheng to the car and got in the car right away. He then slammed the car door and winded up the car window.
"No... what is the meaning of this?" Shi Sheng turned around to the car window and tapped on it, "at least give me a reaction!"
"Miss, you need to work harder for him." one of Cheng Ming's legs in the car and gave Shi Sheng a cheering pose, "Xiao Meng Xi, see you."
Shi Sheng stepped aside with her arms crossed when Cheng Ming drove away. Does Feng Ci need a beating?
After driving for some time, Cheng Ming looked at the man next to him, "how do you feel?"
The car was in silence. Shu Jue's mouth opened after some time, "it's terrible."
"You didn't get mad." Cheng Ming tapped on the steering wheel rhythmically with his fingers, "For the first time, you did not get angry because a woman touched you."
Shu Jue stared straight ahead. The scenery receded extremely quickly and turned into light and shadow.
He touched his heart. He said that he felt terrible, but it was not physical.
It was his heart, like a heart attack, and he could not catch his breath.
He did not even dare to look at her expression just then.
How ridiculous. He was afraid of a stranger.
"She's quite an interesting girl," Cheng Ming's gaze flickered slightly, "Shu Jue, you should give it a try. You're not one of us."
Shu Jue looked at Cheng Ming.
Cheng Ming turned his head, smiled brightly at Shu Jue, "we've been friends for so many years. If you were, I would have courted you a long time ago. Shu Jue, don't force yourself."
Shu Jue lowered his head.