When Huo Yuchuan saw Jiang Mucheng, he raised his hand and glanced at the time on his watch.
Even if it wasn't a deliberate move, Jiang Mucheng could guess what it meant... It was almost midnight, which meant that Huo Yuchuan had waited for her for a very long time.
If that's the case, then it was more reason for her not to avoid him.
But first, she should put on a relaxed smile and pretend as if she didn't understand what that gesture meant. "Were you waiting for me? I thought that you had already left. If I knew you were waiting for me, I'd have left earlier," she asked.
If she knew that he was waiting for her, then she would have slept in the lab.
Huo Yuchuan smiled with his eyes. "Get in the car," he said, as he naturally took off his jacket and wrapped it around Jiang Mucheng.
Jiang Mucheng touched the jacket, but she felt that it would be wrong to give it back to him and a little unnatural to have it over her. Regardless, she followed Huo Yuchuan into the car.
"So, did you you publish that paper a while back and created all that buzz, just to get my brother's attention?"
Huo Yuchuang waited for Jiang Mucheng to get comfortable in her seat before he hit the accelerator and sped off.
Huo Yuchuan's tone of voice was no much better than the wild sounds of the roaring car.
"It was purely published for scientific research purposes," she explained.
"Then why did my brother come? When will you guys get a divorce?"
Jiang Mucheng opened the car window and a cold breeze instantly blew in. As she heard what Huo Yuchuan said, she pretended to calmly open a bottle of water.
She didn't reply, so Huo Yuchuang drove even faster.
All of a sudden, he hit the brakes and water from the entire bottle almost splashed out.
"We can't get a divorce," Jiang Mucheng replied with furrowed brows.
"Have you not seen the woman beside my brother?"
Huo Yuchuan suddenly turned his face and looked at Jiang Mucheng as if he was interrogating her. "Even if you ignore how he brought a woman to show off, what about all the rumours?"
"I don't follow gossip news. I don't watch anything. Besides taking care of my bacteriophage, I don't care about anything else. You know that."
Jiang Mucheng slightly glanced at Huo Yuchuang, then quickly looked away.
Huo Yuchuan scoffed, but eventually let out three words. "Get a divorce."
With that said, he started the car up again. Jiang Mucheng bit her lip and silently looked at the dark night sky.
It wasn't like Huo Yuchuan didn't understand the reason why she couldn't get a divorce.
With her current situation, she couldn't tell Huo Yuchuan.
Even if Huo Ciyi agreed to go ahead and get divorced, she met a new man dated, got married again, that man could be stranger A, stranger B, or stranger C but it could never be Huo Yuchuan.
Just then, Huo Yuchuan stopped the car near Jiang Mucheng's house, turned his body and looked at Jiang Mucheng seriously.
Jiang Mucheng remained completely silent. She just opened the car door and walked down the alley.
As Huo Yuchuan looked at Jiang Mucheng's back, he hesitated for a moment, but eventually opened the car door and called out to her.
"Whenever you want to come over, I'll be there."
Jiang Mucheng heard this but didn't look back.
She didn't tell Huo Yuchuan her real address. She only gave him the name of the area. She walked around the alley, then towards a main road and turned into a small alley before reaching her house.
Throughout that journey, Jiang Mucheng was distracted and bothered by what Huo Yuchuan said about being there for her at any given time.
After reaching the front door of her house with much difficulty, she finally relaxed when suddenly, she received a text.
The text read: "Mum and dad will be back in the country tomorrow. You know what that means. Come back to the house on Jiangchun Road tomorrow morning."
Jiang Mucheng read those few words with furrowed brows, and instinctively replied with two simple words: "Got it."