That final look Sang Qi gave me broke my heart, but he didn’t say anything. He didn’t try to tell me to stay with him, not even once.
Of course, as prideful as Sang Qi is, he would never act as miserably as to beg me to change my mind.
“Sang Qi!” Sang Shixi called after him and cleared his throat, “You should know, that what I just said will not stand forever. The moment you step outside that door, I will not allow you to set even a foot back inside again!”
Sang Qi’s back was straight, like a tree, and he simply kept walking as if he never heard Sang Shixi’s words. At the door, he pushed the door open and walked out without even the slightest hesitation.
I can only say, Sang Qi, you’re the man.
The door closed with a soft click, and inside the conference room, all was silent. Then slowly, Mr. Gao clapped, slowly at first, then all the others sitting around the conference table followed. The sound was so loud and sharp that it was beginning to hurt my ears.