The butler replied, “The company is busy at the end of the year. Sir just called and said that he’ll be back soon.”
Xu Youyou turned to look at the heavy snow outside. Her heart was filled with joy when she thought about how Mo Shenbai would be home soon.
As expected, Mo Shenbai arrived fifteen minutes later. Although the walk from the car to the door was brief, snow had already begun to pile up on his black coat and dark hair.
Xu Youyou ran to the entrance excitedly. “You’re back!”
Mo Shenbai heard her cheerful voice as soon as he opened the door, and his mood improved immediately. He asked, “Why are you so happy?”
Xu Youyou replied truthfully, “It’s snowing, and you’re back.”
Mo Shenbai felt as though his heart was electrocuted. He could not help but smile. He was completely unable to resist her direct words. The most fatal thing was that she was completely unaware of how flirtatious her words sounded.
When Xu Youyou saw the snow in Mo Shenbai’s hair, she tiptoed and helped him brush the snow off. “There’s snow in your hair…”
Mo Shenbai obediently lowered his head, allowing her fair fingers to gently brush the snow off. Warmth suffused his heart again. After a moment, he said teasingly, “Are you a child? Why are you excited just because of the snow? When you see the snow, do you think about building a snowman? Why didn’t you think about the traffic congestion in the city due to the heavy snow? The sanitation workers also have to work all night to clear the snow from the roads. Have you thought about the traffic accidents that might happen?”
Xu Youyou: “…”
‘He… has a point…’
Mo Shenbai saw her expression change, and he reached out to pinch her cheek as he asked, “Are you unhappy?”
“No,” Xu Youyou said, “I think you have a point. Hence, I’ll volunteer to help the sanitation workers to clear the roads. After that, I’ll come back at night and build a snowman.”
After saying that, Xu Youyou walked upstairs, intending to look for old clothes she could dress the snowman in.
Mo Shenbai was startled. Then, he laughed silently before he caught up to her and said, “Tomorrow is the Mo Corporations’ annual dinner. Do you want to go with me?”
Xu Youyou refused without hesitation. “No. I’m very busy tomorrow.”
‘To clear the snow off the roads and build a snowman…’
Mo Shenbai frowned slightly, feeling as though he had dug a hole for himself. Then, he said, “The annual dinner is at night. It won’t affect you from volunteering…”
“No, I still don’t want to go.”
“Reason?” Mo Shenbai did not think Xu Youyou would really get angry over his words.
Xu Youyou looked at him and explained, “I’m not an employee of your company, and I don’t know anyone. It’d be uncomfortable for me to attend the dinner.”
In the past, when Xu Youyou was with Lin Yin, she had always accommodated Lin Yin. Perhaps, because of that, she was unable to truly get close to him. After that relationship, she learned that she could not force matters of the heart and that she should not lose herself because of another person. She had to stay true to herself and clear-headed in a relationship, and she should not force herself to do things that she did not want to do for another person. She did not know why, but she also felt that she did not need to disguise her emotions in front of Mo Shenbai.
Mo Shenbai thought about it for a moment before he said, “It’s my fault for not considering you. There’ll be a lucky draw at the end of the night, and the prizes are quite generous. I thought you’d be interested.”
Xu Youyou’s eyes lit up immediately. ‘I wonder what kind of prizes they’ve prepared?’
Mo Shenbai did not seem to notice the excitement in Xu Youyou’s eyes as he continued to say, “I heard from Pei Chuan that the first prize seems to be a 15-day trip to the Maldives. There are also laptops, tablets, phones, cash, and more…”
Xu Youyou’s heart was instantly moved. The iPad she had been using was very old, and the memory was too small. She had wanted to change it for a while now. She was in a dilemma at this moment. She had already refused him. If she changed her mind now, she would look petty and fickle.
Mo Shenbai continued to say, “Your brother said your luck is very good so I wanted to see if it’s true.”
Xu Youyou finally gave up and said, “It’s not impossible to go for a while… It’ll depend on what time I’m done. If I finish earlier, then I’ll go…”
Mo Shenbai said, “I have nothing to do during the day so I’ll go with…”
“You’ll go with me?” Xu Youyou exclaimed in surprise.
Mo Shenbai reached out and touched her face. “Yes. After all, my girlfriend has shown her true colors in front of me.”
Xu Youyou flushed red. She knew he was teasing her again. She pursed her lips and said, “I’m not going to talk to you anymore. Good night.”
The next day.
It was cloudy and the north wind howled.
The roads were clean since the heavy snow had stopped last night and melted away before daybreak.
Xu Youyou stood in front of the French window, feeling speechless. She had been so happy last night for nothing.
In the afternoon, Pei Chuan brought a few people to Moon Pavilion. Apart from that, boxes of clothes, shoes, and jewelry were also brought to the house.
Xu Youyou looked at the clothes that were hung up and coughed lightly. She asked Mo Shenbai, who was drinking coffee at the side, “Isn’t this a little too exaggerated?”
‘Such an exaggerated scene only appears in novels and TV dramas, right?’
Mo Shenbai looked at her and said calmly, “Do you need me to help you pick your clothes?”
“No, thank you,” Xu Youyou rejected him.
At this moment, one of the people said, “These dresses are designed by Shen Qian, a famous Chinese designer. Her designs are very suitable for Asians. Madam Mo, please have a look.”
Xu Youyou nodded. The designer was very famous for her designs. Not only that, but she was also famous for her moving love story with her husband. She had heard Su Lanxu talking about this about 800 times so it was hard not to know these things.
After a while, the stylist helped Xu Youyou choose a pink dress with crystal inlay. The dress was not heavy so she would not feel tired after wearing it the entire night.
After that, the hairstylist braided Xu Youyou’s long black hair. It was simple, but it highlighted her cute features.
Her makeup was very natural, except for the crystals that were stuck near the corners of her eyes. They made her eyes look brighter and even more beautiful.
When Mo Shenbai put his book down to look at Xu Youyou, who was walking down the stairs, he was stunned. He stared at her unblinkingly.
Xu Youyou’s high heels were only a little more than 2 inches tall, but she was still very careful when she walked. She was not used to wearing high heels, after all. The hem of the dress swept the ground as she walked. At this moment, she looked like a fairy that had descended to the mortal world.
When the stylist saw Mo Shenbai’s reaction, she knew she had made the right choice. She said, “Madam Mo’s appearance is very sweet so there’s no need for her to dress up maturely. With just a few touches, she’s as beautiful as a fairy.”
Mo Shenbai did not say anything. He nodded slightly to express his satisfaction. Then, he asked Xu Youyou, “Do you like it?”
Although Mo Shenbai liked it, he did not forget to ask for Xu Youyou’s opinion.
Xu Youyou smiled shyly. “I… quite like it.”
‘Which girl doesn’t like to dress up beautifully?’