“Darling, don’t be afraid. From now on, I will protect you. I will make sure to send whoever hurts you to hell.” Lu Zhanting’s eyes filled with murderous intent.
Maybe it was because Mu Xitong had heard Lu Zhanting’s promise to her, but she stopped talking in her sleep and started to sleep soundly.
Lu Zhanting looked at Mu Xitong and carefully tiptoed out of the room.
He chose the bedroom next to hers and slept, having good dreams all night.
The dawn after rain had especially fresh air.
The birds chirped and warm sunlight spilled into the bedroom. A light breeze shifted the bedroom’s curtains.
The sunlight falling onto the small stature of the girl on a large bed felt slightly mysterious.
On the bed, Mu Xitong opened her eyes sleepily.
Once she saw that she was in an unfamiliar room in an unfamiliar place, Mu Xitong jolted awake.
Mu Xitong sat up on the bed and thought about what happened yesterday night.
Having been spiritually hurt, she had completely forgotten that she was in a foreign place.
She buried her face into her knees and hugged them as she started sobbing quietly.
Who could have thought that her father would marry her off to an old geezer for his company? The worst thing was, her boyfriend was stolen by her own sister.
Mu Xitong felt as if she didn’t belong on this earth.
After Mu Xitong finished crying, she slowly remembered that she was not in her own home.
She looked around the room and lifted the blanket only to see that her clothes had been changed, and they were men’s clothing.
“Argh!” Mu Xitong screamed.
Lu Zhanting was having breakfast downstairs when he heard the scream. He immediately put down the coffee in his hand and ran toward the bedroom.
Lu Zhanting slammed open the door and saw Mu Xitong hugging onto the blanket, crouched in a corner of the bed.
When Mu Xitong saw that someone had entered, she wrapped herself in the blanket even tighter.
“W-Who are you?” Mu Xitong asked, her voice trembling.
“Did you forget? You saved me the day before yesterday, and yesterday night I repaid the favor and saved you,” Lu Zhanting said with a smile on his face.
Mu Xitong tilted her head and pouted slightly, looking absolutely adorable.
“Ah! So it was you. I didn’t forget. You were wearing the same mask as the one on the front desk.” Mu Xitong came to a realization.
“It’s good that you remember.” Lu Zhanting laughed as he spoke.
But what she said next caused Lu Zhanting to be at a loss for how to react.
“Because of you, a good student like me was late on the next day. I even got scolded by the teacher,” Mu Xitong said, pouting.
At this, Lu Zhanting’s mouth twitched.
“Where are my clothes? I have to go to school in awhile.” Mu Xitong said, blinking her large eyes as she said so.
“I have thrown your old clothes away and prepared new ones for you,” Lu Zhanting answered with a deep voice.
As he spoke, a simple dress had magically appeared in his hand.
“I’ll head out first. After you change, you can come down and have breakfast.”
Mu Xitong looked at Lu Zhanting’s leaving figure and thought about how Shao Zhehao used to tell her to have breakfast every morning too.
But now, she had nothing.
Mu Xitong shook away her thoughts and went to the bathroom to change. When she went downstairs, she saw Lu Zhanting seated at the table gracefully having breakfast.
Lu Zhanting wasn’t used to having a servant by him as he ate breakfast.
“Please eat,” Lu Zhanting told her.
Mu Xitong took a look at the breakfast on the table, which turned out to be all her favourite food.
With that, this girl started eating without caring about her image.
Lu Zhanting had actually told the chef to prepare these foods for breakfast after hearing what Mu Xitong liked to eat when she was sleep talking.
When she finished eating, she raised her head and looked at Lu Zhanting.
“Thank you for saving me yesterday night,” Mu Xitong said seriously.
Lu Zhanting smiled at Mu Xitong’s words.
“Then shouldn’t you repay me?” Lu Zhanting teased.
“Nah, since I saved you and you saved me, we no longer owe each other anything anymore,” Mu Xitong said as she ate.
“Is that so?” Lu Zhanting asked in a meaningful tone.
“Of course,” Mu Xitong replied, unaware.
Lu Zhanting did not say anything else and lowered his head to eat his congee.
“I’m already done eating, so I’ll head off first,” Mu Xitong announced.
“I will get someone to send you. It’s not very convenient to get a cab here,” Lu Zhanting said.
“In that case, thank you.” Mu Xitong smiled.
“Lu Yi!” Lu Zhanting shouted loudly.
Hearing that, Lu Yi quickly walked in.
“Boss,” Lu Yi addressed him respectfully.
“Send Miss Mu back,” Lu Zhanting said.
“Of course,” Lu Yi obeyed.
Lu Zhanting watched Mu Xitong’s retreating figure and a playful smile painted his lips.
Lu Yi drove away after sending Mu Xitong to school.
Mu Xitong was holding onto her schoolbag and was about to enter the school’s compound only to be stopped by an angry and anxious voice.
“Mu Xitong!” the worried and angry voice shouted.
At the sound of her good friend Zhuo Anran’s voice, she immediately stopped in her tracks.
“An Ran,” Mu Xitong said.
“What happened to you yesterday? You turned off your phone,” Zhuo Anran asked anxiously.
Mu Xitong looked at Zhuo Anran and smiled lightly.
“Anran, you might not believe me, but my father wants to marry me off to an old geezer for his company, and the marriage is set for next month. It’s barely a week away,” Mu Xitong said bitterly.
“What?! How could your father do such a thing?” Zhuo Anran was shocked.
Zhuo Anran was very clear about one thing—no one knew exactly how much Mu Xitong had suffered.
Her stepmother and stepsister treated Mu Xitong horribly and after not being able to bear it, she ended up moving out.
But they didn’t stop—in fact, they became worse.
Mu Xitong was only seventeen, but she had already been through a lot of pain. Despite all that, she was still cheerful and adorable.
“Did you know? An even funnier thing happened. Shao Zhehao is dating Xiao Yufei and they’re about to get engaged. I only knew yesterday, too. They told me to go home yesterday because they wanted to discuss my marriage with me,” Mu Xitong said dejectedly.
“Shao Zhehao is such a jerk! Did he not offer money to help save your father’s company?” Zhuo Anran asked angrily.
“He did, but it was not enough. My dad already negotiated with that old geezer and if he went back on his word, he would have to pay a hundred million for breaking the agreement,”Mu Xitong lamented.
Zhuo Anran looked at Mu Xitong. She knew this girl very well.
She was energetic in front of people she liked, but she would not put on an act in front of those she did not like.
“Those two cheap idiots! Shao Zhehao and Xiao Yufei… I will not let both of you live this down,” Zhuo Anran said with gritted teeth.
“Anran, what are you going to do?” Mu Xitong asked.
“Help you teach that jerk Shao Zhehao a lesson,” Zhuo Anran said.
Zhuo Anran and Mu Xitong had different personalities. Zhuo Anran was a more straightforward and careless person.
“There’s no need for that,” Mu Xitong said calmly.
“I have to help you settle this, don’t stop me.” Zhuo Anran told her.
As she spoke, she was already pulling Mu Xitong to go look for Shao Zhehao.
Shao Zhehao was in his fourth year starting today, and Xiao Yufei was in the same year as he was.