Nangong Quan turned and looked at Su Youran before he nodded. Although he was a little disappointed, he was very respectful towards her, "I understand."
"Thank you..." Su Youran did not explain her thoughts clearly, but Nangong Quan understood what she was thinking.
She was worried that there'd be problems if things didn't work out between them.
So, in front of Mother Su, the two were very polite and distant, as though their agreement earlier had never happened.
For Mother Su's convenience, Nangong Quan prepared a room for her downstairs. Meanwhile, Su Youran's room was upstairs, opposite his and next door to Little Eggsh.e.l.l's.
"If Little Eggsh.e.l.l gets to see you when she finishes school, she will be very happy."
"But, I still feel this isn't right..." Su Youran was worried what other people would think.
"Only Little Eggsh.e.l.l and I live here, who's around to say anything? You and auntie can live here in peace. I can temporarily move over to the apartment connected to my office. I'll leave Little Eggsh.e.l.l with you," Nangong Quan said as he packed a few clothes to take to the apartment.
"You don't need to worry about Little Eggsh.e.l.l," Su Youran nodded. She was thankful for Nangong Quan's thoughtfulness; he was helping her avoid the awkwardness of running into each other around the house.
However, she knew she couldn't live there for too long. She had to find a place as soon as possible for her and her mother to settle down in.
The two continued to act politely to each other. Not knowing that this ambiguous relations.h.i.+p actually made their hearts desire each other more.
That night, Little Eggsh.e.l.l returned home, filled with antic.i.p.ation. As she had wished, Big Sis was standing in front of her, "Wow, Daddy didn't lie to me, you're really here to keep me company."
"Eggsh.e.l.l, where are your manners? You need to greet everyone first," Nangong Quan instructed.
Little Eggsh.e.l.l put down her backpack, politely ran over to Mother Su and called her grandma. She then returned to Su Youran's side.
Actually, Su Youran really liked Little Eggsh.e.l.l as well. To be honest, she was very fortunate, because the Mo Twins were also very obedient.
"By the way...should I quit my job with Tangning? Otherwise..."
"No, that's not necessary," Nangong Quan replied. "I don't dislike them. Plus, you need friends."
Being friends with Tangning meant she could learn a lot and receive protection as well, what was bad about that?
"But, aren't the Nangong Family and Mo Family..."
While Little Eggsh.e.l.l and Mother Su weren't looking, Nangong Quan leaned over and whispered in Su Youran's ear, "Are you concerned about me?"
Su Youran's face flushed red as she looked down, "I simply felt it wasn't right for me to continue like this."
"I think it's a good thing to earn money from my enemies. You don't need to quit." After that, Nangong Quan grabbed his clothes and said, "I'll leave Little Eggsh.e.l.l with you tonight."
"Daddy, where are you going?"
"I'm working overtime. Big Sis will read you a bedtime story and tuck you into sleep tonight," Nangong Quan replied. Originally, he was relying on his daughter's disappointment to hold him back, but to his surprise, she was extremely excited.
It seemed, he was destined to be lonely that night.
"Mr. Nangong, it's getting late, you should be wary of your health. Youran, we are guests, how could we send the host away?" Mother Su said as she saw through Nangong Quan's intentions. "We are honest people and have nothing to hide. Mr. Nangong can always say that we are relatives that are visiting. There won't be any problems with that. What do you guys say?"
"Daddy, if you're not home, I can't sleep," the cheeky Little Eggsh.e.l.l also started to catch on.
"In that case, don't worry about going to the office..." Su Youran said casually.
Nangong Quan quickly nodded his head; deep down, he didn't really want to spend the night alone at the office...
Afterwards, Su Youran helped her mother to bed and recalled the events of that day to her. After hearing about everything, Mother Su laughed, "Give me the divorce papers to sign. Now, it's Mr. Su's turn to beg you."
"Mom, none of this belongs to me."
"Youran, do you actually think I have my eyes on Mr. Nangong's a.s.sets? I'm not that kind of person. I know we are only living here temporarily and we will eventually find a place of our own."
After hearing her mother's response, Su Youran relaxed and nodded, "Since you've made up your mind...then this divorce is going ahead."
A little while later, Su Youran gently returned to her room. However, just as she pa.s.sed by Nangong Quan's bedroom, she noticed his door was wide open.
So, Su Youran knocked on the door and asked, "Would you like me to shut the door for you?"
"There's no need. I'm used to it. Little Eggsh.e.l.l will eventually come in," Nangong Quan replied. "You should get some rest."
"But, aren't you worried that I might see something I shouldn't?" This man was so clueless; there were, after all, two female guests in his house.
"If Eggsh.e.l.l can't see anything, then you won't be able to see anything either. Don't worry," Nangong Quan said before he concentrated on the doc.u.ments in front of him again. From the looks of it, taking over Springfall Film and Television was a very stressful position for him.
Su Youran did not bother him any further as she quietly returned to her room and lay down in the foreign bed.
Everything felt so surreal...
At this moment, Nangong Quan lifted his head and looked at Su Youran's door. He deliberately left his door open so she could see him whenever she wanted...
Didn't people want to see each other all the time when they were in love?
The next day, Su Youran resumed work. However, before picking up the Mo Twins, she now needed to drop Little Eggsh.e.l.l off first before returning for them.
After running back and forth for a few days, Tangning finally realized that Su Youran was also taking care of Little Eggsh.e.l.l.
So, she suggested, "If the Nangong's don't mind, you can always pick my sons up on the way and take all three kids to school together so you don't have to drive back and forth."
After hearing Tangning's suggestion, Su Youran looked at her in shock, "You...knew?"
"Did you think that you could actually keep this from me?"
"I'm sorry, Miss Tang..."
"It's fine, I don't mind anyway. Besides, my two rascals owe Little Eggsh.e.l.l for saving them," Tangning said with a sneaky smile. "From now on, bring Little Eggsh.e.l.l with you to pick up Zichen and Zixi."