With that, she twisted around to look out the window, ignoring him.
Lu Yuzhen watched her avoid him. She was smart, vivacious, and independent. She didn’t rely on others and she wasn’t willing to give her trust easily to others. However, this 19-year-old girl certainly was a blank canvas when it came to matters of the heart, for she couldn’t even take a little teasing from a man.
The car stopped at a red light. Xia Micheng could see Haicheng City’s most famous bakery through her window.
“You want some cake?” Lu Yuzhen’s deep voice reached her ears.
A hint of sadness revealed itself in Xia Micheng’s clear eyes. “My mom used to bring me to this bakery for cake,” she said softly.
Lu Yuzhen spun the steering wheel and parked the car by the road. “If you want cake, then go buy it.”
This bakery had been in business for ages now, and was rather popular among young ladies of the elite and the well-off. They had a limited number of confections available every day.
Xia Micheng had been fond of cake ever since she was a child. Her mother used to bring her frequently to get some cake together. That was the best time in her life.
It had been ten years already since then. Xia Micheng hadn’t come here in ten years.
Her eyes were a little red, but she didn’t want the man next to her to notice. “Um… Please wait here for me. Let me go to the washroom.”
She washed her face.
Lu Yuzhen watched the girl’s figure leaving him. He had already noticed that she was teary. She truly was a little girl who had yet to grow up.
He walked into the bakery with large strides.
Coincidentally, Xia Erxiang was also inside this bakery along with her best friend, Kong Peixian.
Kong Peixian tugged on Xia Erxiang. “Erxiang, you said that that country bumpkin Xia Micheng has a side guy hanging on her arm. Is that true?”
Xia Erxiang snorted derisively. “Of course it’s true; I saw it with my very own eyes. That guy was the one who drove Xia Micheng over to our house.”
“But gigolos are rather expensive nowadays. Xia Micheng just came back from a backwater village. How can she have the money to get one?”
“To put it simply, a boy toy is a host, and there are different levels of hosts. It would cost thousands for a single night with the ones at the top of the game—the handsome ones with good bodies and god-like abilities in bed,” Xia Erxiang stated.
Suddenly, she heard a deep and charismatic voice. “Sir, please give me a slice of cake.”
That voice was simply too beautiful.
Xia Erxiang and Kong Peixian’s gazes were drawn to the direction of the voice. They soon caught sight of Lu Yuzhen.
Lu Yuzhen was currently standing by the counter, dressed in a white shirt and black trousers. With his long legs and modelesque build, simply standing there was enough to make their eyes visibly light up.
Dear lord, this man was far too handsome.
Kong Peixian was already dumbstruck by the sight. She gently pulled on Xia Erxiang’s sleeve. “Erxiang, is this man one of those who’s at the top of the game?”
Handsome, with a nice body and good skills in bed...
Xia Erxiang had never seen such a good-looking man before. It was said that the best way for a man to look good was when he had power, wealth, and status. Lu Yuzhen’s forbidding grace and elegance allowed him to stand heads and shoulders above the other men who were also dressed in white shirts and black trousers; he was the best-looking one, not one of the best-looking ones.
Xia Erxiang’s heart pounded madly in her chest.
Right then, Kong Peixian whispered, “Erxiang, do you think that the gigolo that Xia Micheng has is like this man here?”
“What are you saying!” Xia Erxiang shot a glare at Kong Peixian. “Poor hicks like Xia Micheng are sure to only have the worst of the worst—ones who are fat and ugly. If she can somehow afford someone like this, then I’ll call her ‘milady’!”
Xia Erxiang absolutely refused to believe that the boy toy that Xia Micheng had was at the same level as this man before her.
The shopkeeper was apologetic. “I apologize, sir, but these two ladies here have bought the last slice of cake. We’ve sold out all our cakes today, but you can come here earlier tomorrow to buy some.”
Xia Erxiang had bought the last slice of cake.
Xia Erxiang’s heart beat madly at the shopkeeper’s mention of her. She quickly made her way forward to look at Lu Yuzhen, excited yet shy at the same time. “Mister, y-you wanted to buy some cake? I can give you the cake I have but… can we first exchange our WeChat contacts?”
Xia Erxiang had already fallen for this man, which was why she eagerly went for the first move.
She was wealthy, as well as young and pretty. Plenty of men had pursued her, but strangely enough, she felt so nervous when she voluntarily flirted with this man.
Lu Yuzhen didn’t look at her despite Xia Erxiang’s excited anticipation. He didn’t even bother to spare her a glance through the corners of his eyes. He simply pulled out his black card and handed it to the shopkeeper. “Then, please ask the baker to make a cake for me now.”
The shopkeeper instantly saw the golden letters embossed on Lu Yuzhen’s black card—‘Lu’.
Lu—that was a surname that everyone in Haicheng City had heard of.
The shopkeeper instantly worked out the man’s identity. Cold sweat dripped from his forehead. The mogul who ruled over Haicheng City and who was known to stoop to certain tactics had actually graced his little bakery.
“S-Sir, please wait a minute. I shall inform the baker to make a custom one now.”
The shopkeeper scurried into the kitchens.
Xia Erxiang and Kong Peixian were confused. Why would the shopkeeper make a custom cake for this man?
They had lined up for their cake.
This was practically VVIP treatment from the bakery.
Lu Yuzhen picked up a business newspaper to read as he waited.
Xia Erxiang had been humiliated by being ignored by him. She reached up to pull at her one-piece dress, purposely revealing the alluring line of her cleavage.
“Oh dear, I feel dizzy.” Xia Erxiang pretended to have a headache as she fell toward Lu Yuzhen.
She closed her eyes in anticipation, hoping that she would fall into his arms.
But the next moment, she fell to the ground with a ‘smack’.
Lu Yuzhen had stepped toward the side. All Xia Erxiang did was to fall flat on her face.
Just then, a clear and pretty voice called out above her, saying, “Xia Erxiang, why are you bowing so deeply to me?”
Xia Erxiang looked up to see Xia Micheng.
Xia Micheng had come back. Her clear eyes took in Xia Erxiang’s prone form, her eyelashes even fluttering mischievously.
Xia Erxiang couldn’t take it anymore. She quickly clambered up from her pathetic fall. “Xia Micheng, why are you here?”
An incredulous expression bloomed on Xia Erxiang’s face. How could Xia Micheng be at the bakery? Mr. Wang had already entered the bedroom when Xia Erxiang left.
What had happened?
Lu Yuzhen walked over and wrapped a sturdy arm around Xia Micheng’s narrow waist in a natural motion. “Why were you gone for so long?”
Her waist was just the width of his palm; he could easily wrap his hands around it.
Xia Erxiang and Kong Peixian sucked in a breath. Xia Micheng was with this man?
“Xia Micheng, what is his relationship with you?” Xia Erxiang quickly asked.
Xia Micheng’s lips quirked up. “Didn’t you say that he’s my boy toy?”