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Cai Jingyao had thought that the endorsement contract for the perfume company under the Kaide Corporation would be a done deal. She hadn’t expected that the person chosen to endorse the perfume brand was Su Manman instead.
Cai Jingyao’s countenance changed drastically. She glanced at Lu Jinbei, who had just returned from work and was playing games on the sofa in the living room. She walked to the bathroom, locked the door, and called the aromatherapist, Mr. Madebet.
Madebet had no choice but to say to Cai Jingyao, “Sorry, Cai, this is the company’s wish. I have no say in it…”
“That’s not what you said when you slept with me back then!” Cai Jingyao sat on the toilet seat cover, trying her best to suppress the tremble in her voice.
She then subconsciously glanced towards the door, afraid that Lu Jinbei would hear her.
“I’ve already recommended you, but it’s not up to me!” Madebet frowned. “Could it be… that you slept with me just to get this endorsement?”
Cai Jingyao didn’t answer. She merely replied, “You were the one who said I was irresistible! You said you were attracted to my scent from the first time we met. Later, inspired by me, you said you added some elements into the perfume. Why can’t I be the spokesperson based on that reason alone? Did you tell the higher-ups that you designed this perfume for me?”
Madebet felt a little awkward. These words… were meant to deceive women. How could he say these kinds of things to the higher-ups? However, he had indeed slept with Cai Jingyao. Concerned about that fact, he secretly mentioned to the company’s contact person that Cai Jingyao was the inspiration source of the new perfume. He wondered if that message had reached the higher-ups.
“I’m really sorry, but I really did my best!” Madebet said in a low voice. He then added, “But the company chose Su Manman because, besides the fact that she is already famous for being a femme fatale, she is also well-known internationally. Moreover, Su Manman is the younger sister of the Kaide Corporation’s chairman, Fu Huai’an. I heard choosing her was a direct order from the higher-ups. It must have been Chairman Fu’s order!”
Cai Jingyao felt like a bolt of lightning had struck her. She stiffly sat on the toilet seat cover. Biting her lower lip, her hands gripped the phone tightly.
She had originally planned to show up at the Kaide Corporation as often as possible after receiving the endorsement deal. Even if she wouldn’t be able to be in direct contact with Fu Huai’an for the time being, she would at least be able to get in touch with Lu Jinnan.
But now, her plans were all messed up.
“Then… has Su Manman signed the contract?” Cai Jingyao asked.
Upon hearing this, Cai Jingyao hung up the phone and pondered in the bathroom with a frown.
“Jingyao, what are we eating for dinner? I’m going to order some takeout. Do you have anything you want to eat?”
Lu Jinbei’s voice entered the room. Cai Jingyao got up and washed her face before coming out of the bathroom.
Lu Jinbei, who was lying on the sofa playing games, craned his neck and asked again, “What do you want to eat? I’m ordering takeout…”
“I’ll cook today! I’ve already bought the ingredients. It’s just that it may take a little longer, so please be patient! If you’re hungry, you can eat some snacks to fill your stomach. But don’t eat too much… This is the first time I’m cooking for anyone, so you must give me face and eat it all!” Cai Jingyao smiled as she walked towards the kitchen.
Upon hearing this, Lu Jinbei’s heart skipped a beat…
Lu Jinbei’s father had cooked for him for more than twenty years, and Lu Jinbei had never been moved by a woman’s action before. Hearing Cai Jingyao say that it was her first time cooking for anyone, and that person was him, Lu Jinbei felt even more touched.
He put down his phone and followed Cai Jingyao into the kitchen. Seeing her taking out the ingredients from the fridge, Lu Jinbei stopped her. “Your arm is still injured. Forget it!”
“It’s okay, it’s just a minor injury!”
Seeing that he couldn’t dissuade Cai Jingyao, Lu Jinbei could only say, “Let me help you!”
“No need! You get out first!” Cai Jingyao’s face was a little red. “Erm… it’s my first time preparing dinner. I don’t want to make a fool of myself in front of you. So, quickly get out!”
Cai Jingyao was even gentler today, so gentle that Lu Jinbei couldn’t help but feel sorry for her.
“Is this your first time cooking?” Lu Jinbei asked.
Cai Jingyao nodded in embarrassment, then raised her head with a worried look. “Mm! You won’t mind, will you? I really want to cook for the man I love, and I want to do it for you for the rest of my life. If I don’t do it well, you’ll have to be more understanding. In the future, when we’re more familiar with each other, I’ll also be better at it!”
The softest spot in Lu Jinbei’s heart seemed to have been struck. He lowered his head and looked at the girl who was looking up at him. Her features were exquisite and obedient, and he couldn’t help but hug her tightly. “If you want to do it for the rest of your life… I’ll eat it for the rest of my life. No matter what you cook and how much, I’ll eat it all!”
“Xiao Bei…” Cai Jingyao rubbed her head against Lu Jinbei’s chest. “You’re so nice!”
“Silly girl!” Lu Jinbei’s heart was slowly recovering from the pain brought by Bai Xiaonian and Lu Jinnan. He felt that the girl in his arms was the best!
Although Cai Jingyao wasn’t his favorite, Lu Jinbei felt that it was a great blessing to have someone who loved him so much. He absolutely couldn’t hurt her in this lifetime…
It had taken Cai Jingyao three hours to get the dinner ready. Although her dishes didn’t taste as good, they were still precious. This was the first time she cooked, so Lu Jinbei was very respectful and finished everything.
After the meal, Cai Jingyao set down her chopsticks and said to Lu Jinbei, “Xiao Bei, there’s something I want to discuss with you!”
“Mm, say it…” Lu Jinbei set down his chopsticks and looked at Cai Jingyao seriously.
“I have an opinion about you changing companies!” Cai Jingyao grabbed Lu Jinbei’s hand and said, “I know that games have always been your passion. I love you, so I don’t want you to give that up! I know how important dreams are… It’s not often that a person knows what they’re passionate about. Therefore, just like love, it is very important and shouldn’t be taken for granted! I don’t want you to give up on your dreams and get another job just to earn more money!”
Lu Jinbei frowned. “But…”
“Let me finish first!” Cai Jingyao smiled at Lu Jinbei. “This is what I’m thinking. Look… Mom and Dad left this house for me. Since we’re getting married, what’s mine is yours. I think it’s good for us to stay here after we get married! I plan to add your name, and this place will be our wedding house!”
“Jing Yao…” Lu Jinbei’s face was full of surprise, an indescribable feeling in his heart.
“Don’t refuse! Buying a new house and then repaying the mortgage is just too much of a pressure! And sales… do you even like it? I know what you like is games!” Cai Jingyao’s face was gentle. “Continue making games! I like seeing you smile every time you come back from work! It’s enough that we have a place to live! We don’t need more.”
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