Mid-Autumn Festival full moon.
On the top floor of BH Media, the lights in the office inside the floor-to-ceiling windows were still bright. The man behind the desk was sitting in the boss’s chair, with the pen in his hand slowly sweeping over the documents piled up in front of him, and finally signing at the signature place.
Then the folder was closed and set aside. Luo Xiu breathed a sigh of relief slowly and leaned back in the chair a little tiredly.
He didn’t know how long it had been, but while he was staring out of the window at the cold moonlight, his mobile phone placed on the corner of the desk suddenly vibrated.
Luo Xiu swept his eyelashes, and the focus in his eyes froze, then he picked up the phone without emotion.
A string of numbers without a note.
Luo Xiu picked up the phone with a flick of his fingertips, turned on the speakerphone and put it on the table.
“Young Master?” The voice of the butler Lin Yi shook the quiet air in the office.
“Is there something wrong with Butler Lin?”
“Aren’t you coming back for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival?”
Luo Xiu lowered his eyes and smiled, “There are many things in the company, so Butler Lin should convey my apologies to the elders on my behalf.”
“The company’s matter should not be more important than the Mid-Autumn Festival, you…”
“Butler Lin,” Luo Xiu interrupted softly, his tone still gentle, “You also know that I am just making an excuse, why bother?”
After a few seconds, Lin Yi said helplessly: “Master and your father both hope that you can go home for the holidays. There will always be a place for you at the table, every year.”
“…” After more than a day where he spent all his time dealing with the business affairs piled up in the company that required him to make decisions, Luo Xiu leaned on the armrest of the chair and lowered his head wearily.
Fragmented hair hung down from the corner of his forehead, resting on the back of the cold white hand supporting his forehead. After a long time, he sighed softly and laughed.
“Butler Lin, the calendar in foreign countries is different from that in China. When I was young, no one around me remembered which day was the Mid-Autumn Festival and which day was the Spring Festival, and no one ever reminded me.”
“I did that by myself. I have lived alone for more than ten years, and the Luo family was like this every year at that time, did they leave me a space at the dining table then?”
Lin Yi choked, and it took a long time before he sighed: “Since a few years ago, because of the matter of your mother, the relationship between the Luo family and the Bi family has been frozen for a long time. The old man really treated you a little bit harshly at that time. But he has regretted it in the past few years, otherwise he would not always ask me or the young master to call you and ask you to go home.”
“Whether he regrets it or because Luo Zhan wants to leave a way out for the Luo family, I don’t care,” Luo Xiu raised his eyes and smiled lightly, “I don’t hate him, but apart from being polite, I also have no obligation to love any of them.”
“I still have documents to read, so that’s it.”
Luo Xiu tapped the phone screen and hung up. Before his brows and eyes could freeze and he could look away, the phone screen that had just darkened suddenly lit up again.
It was a new message, from Gu Nian.
Luo Xiu was stunned for a moment, and when he came back to his senses, he instinctively clicked on the message: the top one was an emoticon pack, with a cute little tiger poking his head.
Followed by a sentence: [Is your mooncake delicious tonight?]
Luo Xiu’s eyes softened, and the indifference melted like ice and snow. He took the phone and tapped on the virtual keyboard: “Well, it’s delicious. How about you?”
“I’m watching the moon with my mother in the attic. It’s cold tonight, hiss.”
Luo Xiu frowned, and his finger tapping speed was much faster: “There is a small fireplace in the attic, and there is a viewing skylight that can be closed, so you won’t catch cold.”
“That’s too troublesome. Don’t worry, I’m wearing a few extra clothes.”
Luo Xiu’s eyebrows relaxed: “Yeah.”
“But how do you know that there are these devices in the attic? I only found out after going up to check it several times.”
Luo Xiu lowered his eyes, and it took a few seconds for him to slowly type a line of words: “I went up to see it a few days ago.”
“Oh, that’s it. But the scenery above is really good. When you come back, let’s watch the stars together!”
“Then I won’t disturb you and your family’s reunion, will we see you after the festival?”
Luo Xiu looked down at the messaging interface that stopped changing and went silent.
Although he knew that there would be no new messages tonight, he still couldn’t help it, looking at the little girl’s head with a ridiculous mood like waiting for a miracle, thinking about what she must look like now, what kind of laughter she must be showing.
Wondering if she would think of something again and send him a new expression.
He didn’t know if ten minutes or more passed, when the quiet office was filled with a knock on the door, breaking the silence in the deep sea of longing.
Luo Xiu came back to his senses, “Please come in.”
Qi Han came in cautiously with several documents in his arms: “Mr. Luo, are you still sleeping in the company tonight?”
Qi Han piled the documents in a hill next to him. As soon as he put his hand back, he noticed that Luo Xiu seemed to be distracted by the phone, and the rare real smile had disappeared from his face.
Qi Han asked softly uncertainly: “Are you not in a good mood?”
Luo Xiu finally took his eyes off the phone screen, then he raised his eyes coldly, and took a deep look at Qi Han.
Just when Qi Han was already regretting why he had said so much, he miraculously heard their evil dragon boss speak in a calm tone: “I’m hesitating about one thing.”
Qi Han came out: “Will you still hesitate?”
Luo Xiu raised his eyes and looked at him lightly.
Qi Han: “…”
Qi Han stood up straight in a second, with a solemn expression on his face: “It’s because your image in my mind is too majestic and extraordinary that I didn’t expect you to hesitate.”
Luo Xiu smiled coldly.
After confirming that there was no danger, Qi Han bowed and turned around: “What is it, can I help you solve your problems?”
Luo Xiu tapped his phone.
Qi Han was puzzled: “?”
“I don’t want to lie to her about anything, but I lie to her again and again.”
Qi Han hesitated for a few seconds, then whispered: “Your conscience is disturbed?”
Luo Xiu shook his head.
Qi Han was at a loss: “Isn’t it?”
Luo Xiu: “I’m not bound by conscience or moral sense.”
Qi Han: “…?” So so so straightforward.
What an amazing and unfathomable moral lower limit.
Qi Han shook his head in admiration.
But he didn’t dare to say this, and he still maintained the professional smile that a conscientious subordinate should have when solving problems for the boss: “Then why don’t you want to lie to the screenwriter again?”
Luo Xiu lowered his eyes and thought for two seconds, “Because paper can’t hold fire.”
“If I can lie to her for the rest of my life, then I would lie to her for the rest of my life. But I know that as long as it is a lie, it can never avoid the day when it will be exposed.”
“So you are actually afraid that after the lie is exposed…”
“I’m afraid of losing her.”
Luo Xiu raised his eyes.
Stripped of the illusion of gentleness, his eyes were so cold that they were almost indifferent, but another extreme greed and obsession was buried deep inside.
He lowered his eyes, and his voice was low and hoarse: “I’m not afraid of any consequences… only the loss of her is a price I absolutely cannot accept.”
Qi Han was speechless.
After he racked his brains for a long time to figure out how to help his boss solve this difficulty, at a certain second, he suddenly heard the sound of documents flipping.
Qi Han pulled away his thoughts in a daze, lowered his head, and found that Luo Xiu had already taken the top folder, opened it and continued to work.
Qi Han: “?”
After being dazed for a few seconds, Qi Han hesitated and lowered his head: “President Luo, weren’t we just talking about you…”
“I just needed an outlet, thank you, I feel much better now.” Luo Xiu didn’t raise his eyes and said with a calm voice.
Qi Han: “I thought I was helping you figure out a solution just now?”
“I don’t need anyone to intervene in matters related to her.”
Qi Han turned back blankly.
Even though he knew that if the truth leaked out, he would be hammered to death, but he still couldn’t help but sigh in his heart for a second——
For this evil dragon boss who basically had no humanity left, screenwriter Gu was his retribution.
When screenwriter Gu really bound the dragon in the future, he must send her a pennant.
Just write “for the benefit of the common people” on it.
Qi Han bid farewell expressionlessly, turned around and walked out of the office, but just as he was holding the doorknob with his hand, the person behind him thought of something.
“Tonight’s Mid-Autumn Festival, why do you still have new documents?”
Mentioning this, Qi Han instantly regained his energy, and turned back aggrieved: “The planning team of “Gold Medal Screenwriter” is collectively overwhelmed, they insist on making a National Day special! We have been working overtime together for two days!”
Luo Xiu paused: “National Day… special?”
“Did you notify the guest group?”
“It seems that the pre-announcement was sent last night.”
Luo Xiu took out his phone, checked all the messaging software, and asked with a frown, “Why didn’t I receive the notification?”
Qi Han went dumb: “Ah, well, they might be too busy, so they put you, the special guest, as a double identity and must have forgotten.”
Luo Xiu tapped his knuckles lightly on the desk, and after a while, he glanced at the electronic desk calendar on the corner of the desk and asked, “Since it’s a National Day special, we’ll arrange the recording in advance.”
“This is where the situation gets sticky!”
Luo Xiu raised his eyes.
Qi Han gritted his teeth angrily: “The group of lunatics in the planning team actually said that they are going to make their first show a livestream variety show!”
Luo Xiu was stunned.
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