Xu Youyou did not want to attract too much attention so she did not want to enter the hotel with Mo Shenbai.
Mo Shenbai did not force her and let Pei Chuan bring her in. However, Pei Chuan was also very busy today. Since it was the company’s annual dinner, all the employees from various departments would be attending. The company did not prohibit romances in the office so he wanted to take the opportunity to see if there was any single female colleague he could get along with.
After entering the hotel, Pei Chuan checked his coat and received the ticket for the lucky draw. Then, he called Yao Yao from the Secretary’s Office to accompany Xu Youyou.
Yao Yao wore a long white dress tonight. When she saw Xu Youyu, she felt as though her heart was melting. She could not help but ask excitedly, “Madam Mo, you’re really, really, really cute. Can I take a photo with you?”
Xu Youyou was quite embarrassed when she was addressed as Madam Mo. She quickly said, “You can call me Youyou. Sure, we can take a photo.”
Yao Yao quickly brought her phone out and stood next to Xu Youyou to take a photo. In the end, she could not help but take a few more.
Xu Youyou was very patient as she took the photos.
After that, Yao Yao finally remembered her task tonight was to look after Xu Youyou. She asked enthusiastically, “Madam Mo, what do you want to eat? There are all kinds of desserts. There’s champagne as well. I’ll get some for you.”
“No need. I’ll go with you,” Xu Youyou said sweetly before she reminded Yao Yao to address her by her name again. She felt embarrassed every time she heard the words ‘Madam Mo’.
Seeing how insistent Xu Youyou was, Yao Yao naturally could not refuse and began to call her Youyou. She quickly told Xu Youyou about the agenda tonight.
First, there would be speeches from a few heads of department followed by performances by various departments. In the end, there would be the lucky draw with generous prizes.
Despite being a listed company, the Mo Corporation’s annual dinner was relatively simple. Unlike many ostentatious shell companies that liked to show off but were unwilling to even give out red packets.
Yao Yao put her palms together and made a wish. “Please, please, please bless me and let me win the 50,000 cash prize!”
Xu Youyou’s wish was a little smaller. She only wanted the tablet from the lucky draw.
Yao Yao looked at the tag on Xu Youyou’s wrist and asked, “Youyou, you’re participating in the lucky draw as well?”
Xu Youyou nodded. “Don’t worry. I don’t want the cash prize. I only want an electronic product!”
“What electronic product do you want? Chairman Mo won’t buy it for you?” Yao Yao asked as she grumbled inwardly, ‘Who knew Chairman Mo is so stingy?’
Xu Youyou naturally could not disclose that she and Mo Shenbai were just nominal husband and wife. Hence, she said, “How can a gift from a man compare to the joy of winning a lucky draw? Don’t you agree?”
Although Yao Yao nodded in agreement, she continued to grumble inwardly, ‘Chairman Mo is really too stingy! Madam Mo is so cute and beautiful. Even if she wants the moon in the sky, it’s not too much! To think she can’t even bear to buy herself the electronics she wants. When I win the 500,000 cash prize, I’ll buy it for her!’
Later on, Xu Youyou, who had drunk two glasses of fruit juice, needed to go to the bathroom. Yao Yao was very enthusiastic and wanted to accompany her, but she quickly refused.
After Xu Youyou entered the cubicle, she heard the door of the bathroom being opened before she heard the sound of conversation.
“Did you see that person in the pink dress? I heard she’s Chairman Mo’s wife!”
“Ah! No wonder that lackey, Yao Yao, is so enthusiastic in currying favor with her.”
Xu Youyou, who was sitting on the toilet bowl, felt speechless. It seemed like the novels were right; one could always hear gossip in the bathroom.
“She looks so young, like she’s a minor. I really didn’t expect this to be Chairman Mo’s type. Indeed, all men likeyoung girls.”
“Didn’t they say that Chairman Mo dislikes women? Why did he suddenly get married to an underdeveloped girl?”
Xu Youyou lowered her head to look at her chest. She could still squeeze them together. Then, she thought to herself, ‘Why do they need to resort to personal attacks when gossiping?’
“Heh! Maybe Chairman Mo really doesn’t like women so he found a gullible child to be his shield.”
“Gullible? How do you know she’s not a vixen who seduced him? She…”
Before the woman could finish her words…
The door of the cubicle was kicked open with a loud bang, startling the two women.
“Which department are you from? Since you like to discuss your boss’ private life, why don’t you say it in front of everyone?”
“You… Who are you? What does it have to do with you which department we’re from?”
“Who am I has nothing to do with you. Can’t I speak out when I see injustice?”
The two women glared at the other woman. They did not touch up their makeup and quickly left the bathroom.
Meanwhile, Xu Youyou quietly opened the door of her cubicle. Through the gap, she saw a girl dressed in a white sweater, black pants, and a pair of Doc Marten boots.
When the girl turned around, their eyes met.
After a moment, the duo said at the same time…
Xu Youyou looked at Mo Zhiyun.
Mo Zhiyun was completely different from the time she was in the hospital. She was bright and filled with vitality now.
Xu Youyou asked, “You know me?”
“Of course,” Mo Zhiyun said straightforwardly, “I’ve long heard that my brother got married. I didn’t expect you to be so young. You’re even younger than me…”
Xu Youyou walked out. She explained, embarrassed, “I only look young. I’m already 20 years old.”
“I know. Otherwise, how could you marry my brother,” Mo Zhiyun said with a smile.
“How do you know me?” Xu Youyou asked curiously.
“I’m friends with Yao Yao on WeChat. She posted a photo of you earlier,” Mo Zhiyun said as she waved her phone.
“When did you return? Does Mo Shenbai know?” Xu Youyou asked again.
“I got off the plane an hour ago. I’m going to surprise him. Sister-in-law, help me keep this a secret, okay?” Mo Zhiyun said with a wink.
Xu Youyou blushed when Mo Zhiyun called her ‘sister-in-law’. She said, “You can call me Youyou. I’m not much older than you…”
Mo Zhiyun was only 18 years old so Xu Youyou was only two years older than her.
“That won’t do. If Brother finds out, he’ll break my legs,” Mo Zhiyun said. Then, she began to praise Xu Youyou, “Sister-in-law, you’re so pretty and cute. If I were a man, I’d definitely fight with Brother to marry you!”
Xu Youyou’s face was very hot.
“Oh, right. Don’t take those two women’s words to heart. I’ll tell Brother to fire them later,” Mo Zhiyun said. Her appearance was delicate, and she looked like she had been spoiled and pampered by Mo Shenbai. She was lively, outgoing, and straightforward.
Xu Youyou shook her head. “No need. They were just gossiping. It’s not like they made a mistake at work. It’s inappropriate to fire them for gossiping.”
Mo Zhiyun said unhappily, “They have terrible conduct. If people like them stay in the company, not only will they tarnish the company’s reputation, but they’ll also affect the harmony in the office. Moreover, if my brother can’t even stand up for his wife, is he still a man?”
Xu Youyou: “…”
‘Is she really his biological sister?’