Meant to Be… or Not? – Chapter 35

“Please Take Back The Warning”

Xi Men waited outside Ling Corporation in his limo with the chauffer sitting at the driver seat waiting for Xiao You. It is 5.30pm and Xiao You has not come out from the entrance yet. Xi Men glued his eyes on the entrance waiting for the woman of his life to come out.

It was as though Xi Men saw a sparkling diamond when he immediately reacted upon seeing Xiao You walking out of Ling Corporation with her smart business attire and 2 inch heels. His reaction makes it as though he had not seen her for ages when he had just send her to work early in the morning and now picking her up from work.

“She’s out,” Xi Men said. His chauffer immediately got down from the car and opened the door for Xiao You.

“Hi, Miss Xiao You,” he said.

“Hi, Ah Qiang,” Xiao You replied to the chauffer and she entered the car.

“Hi, darling,” Xi Men said as Xiao You sat down next to him.

“Hi, sweety,” Xiao You said. The chauffer shut the door.

Xi Men immediately gave her a kiss on her lips and smiled widely.

“Why… you reacted as thought you haven’t see me for a long time!” Xiao You said.

“Yes… the last time I see you were…”

“This morning before 8.30am,” Xiao You answered.

Xi Men laughed. “I just missed you,” his chauffer started the journey for their dinner.

“That’s so sweet of you,” Xiao You smiled. “So… are you prepared to meet Mei Zhuo?”

“Then are you?”

“I don’t need to prepare… because I still don’t feel wanting to meet him,”

“He is your brother. No matter what it is, you still have to face him. But there’s Xiao Qiao. So, it will be much easier for you,”

“Then I suppose with Xiao Qiao around, it will be much easier for you to face him too, as Xiao Qiao will surely hold him back and calms him down,”

“I’m not sure what is going to happen but I must face him, because I love you very much and I don’t want to lose you… like how I was terrified on the moment I know you and Lei…”

“You were terrified?”

“I will tell you that next time,” he said, hiding it.

“Oh…” Xiao You stared at him. “You were jealous…”

“I… uh…” Xi Men said. “Say whatever you want, dear…”

Xiao You smiled.

“Did Mei Zhuo look for you today?” Xi Men asked.

“Yes,” Xiao You said.

“So what did you do?”

“Brother has been coming over to Ah Si’s house everyday trying to talk to me. It is not an exception for today. So I just talk about work,”

“Did anyone know about us?”

“I didn’t tell anyone. Did you?”

“Nope,” Xi Men said. “Will Mei Zhuo be at home today at 8pm?”

“Yes, I told him that I am finding him tonight at 8pm. He will surely stay at home and wait for me,”

“You didn’t really talk to him for one week, right?”

“About general stuffs. Others, no. Until today, work,”

“Mei Zhuo must be upset on the way you treat him,”

“So… where are you bringing me for early dinner?” she asked, changing the topic.

**********

The clock bears 8pm. Mei Zhuo sat at the couch in the living room with Xiao Qiao. Xiao Qiao is watching the television while Mei Zhuo, sitting next to her, thinks about what Xiao You want to talk to him. Xiao You has yet to reach home.

Xiao Qiao looked at Mei Zhuo when it’s commercial time. “You better take this chance to talk to Xiao You. She’s willingly come back to talk to you, so you must talk this through,”

“I know… but I’m worried on what she wants to talk…”

“She is your sister. How worst can it be?”

“That she don’t want to be my sister anymore?”

“It won’t happen. She is still your mom’s foster daughter,” Xiao Qiao said. “Although I don’t know her well as much as you all do, but she is also my friend. Xiao You will definitely know what to say and what to do. I believe whatever she said, it happens for a reason,”

“The way you say this makes me felt that you know her well more than I do,”

“Maybe it’s the woman instinct,” Xiao Qiao smiled.

Someone opened the door. Mei Zhuo and Xiao Qiao turned looking at the door and Xiao You comes in, followed by another familiar person – Xi Men. Mei Zhuo looked at Xi Men who is walking behind Xiao You.

“Xiao You,” Mei Zhuo and Xiao Qiao called.

“Xi Men,” Xiao Qiao called.

“Xiao Qiao…” Xiao You called and hugged Xiao Qiao.

“Hi, Xiao Qiao,” said Xi Men.

Mei Zhuo and Xi Men looked at each other. “Hi,” they said together.

“Hi…” Xiao You said looking at him. She didn’t call his name or calling him as brother. Mei Zhuo is a bit disappointed but is glad that at least she called him.

Xiao You sat down at the living room, and Xi Men sat next to her. Mei Zhuo and Xiao Qiao sat opposite them.

“I didn’t know this talk involves Xi Men,” Mei Zhuo said.

“This talk only involves Xi Men, and not Lei and Ah Si,”

Mei Zhuo looked at Xi Men. “I thought of calling Lei and Ah Si upon seeing you,” he then looked at Xiao You. “So what did you want to talk to me about?”

“I…” Xiao You said.

Xi Men cut in. “Please allow me to be with Xiao You,”

Mei Zhuo looked at Xi Men again. “You forgot my warning, don’t you?”

“Warning? What warning?” Xiao Qiao looked at Mei Zhuo.

“He forbids me to be with Xiao You, afraid that I would hurt her,” Xi Men said. “Mei Zhuo, I promise you that I won’t,”

“Do you remember why I ask you to stay away from her in the first place?” Mei Zhuo looked at Xi Men. “I asked you if you love her and you tell me you are Xi Men, that’s all you said. What do you expect me to do and to take your promise?”

“You said that?” Xiao You asked.

“I did. I denied my feelings for you,” Xi Men looked at Xiao You. “I denied all this while until Lei took you away from me. Then I realized I really love you,”

“Means you don’t deny your feelings towards her now? Not anymore?” Mei Zhuo asked.

“No, not anymore,” Xi Men answered.

“You may hate me for doing this. What I do is for her sake of goodness. I may be a protective…”

“Overprotective,” Xiao Qiao cuts in.

“Ok, overprotective brother… but I was trying to protect her. I can’t bear to see her cry or sad because I care for her. I want the best for her,” Mei Zhuo said. “If you two were together I wish you really love her all your heart, but I am so afraid it is not that is why I ask you to stay away!”

“Mei Zhuo, perhaps what you did were right,” Xi Men said. Xiao You looked at him. “If you didn’t do that, probably I won’t admit my feelings to Xiao You. Probably I didn’t know that Xiao You is the one I want,”

“Now, you tell me about you and Lei,” Mei Zhuo said at Xiao You.

Xiao Qiao and Xiao You looked at him.

“Lei and I couldn’t pass through the friends’ level,” Xiao You looked at Xi Men. “I found out that I can only accept him as friends, although I like him, we cannot love each other,” she then looked at Mei Zhuo. “Maybe it is just infatuation,”

“Then what did your heart tells you?” Mei Zhuo asked.

“That I love Xi Men,” Xiao You looked at Xi Men. Xi Men smiled.

“How long have you two been together?” Xiao Qiao asked.

Xi Men, Xiao You and Mei Zhuo looked at her.

“How did you know…” Xi Men said.

“How could I not know? Your eyes tell everything,” Xiao Qiao said.

“2 days,” Xiao You said.

“That means I cannot say no, right?” Mei Zhuo said.

“Mei Zhuo!” Xiao Qiao said.

“You will love her all your heart, right?” Mei Zhuo asked, pointing at Xi Men.

“Possibly this is the only time in your life to see me, Xi Men, loving a girl with all my heart,” Xi Men smiled as he held Xiao You’s hand.

“If he hurt you and you cried, don’t say I didn’t tell you,” Mei Zhuo said.

“I know how to justify my life, brother,” Xiao You said.

“I cannot step in into your relationship because we, F4, had promised not to step in into each other’s private life. I stepped-in in the first place because of Xiao You. And now I am backing out, where you two are matured enough to handle this on your own,” Mei Zhuo said.

“You…” Xi Men said.

“Yes I am taking the warning off from you, just take care of her. If she is sad and I have to step in, I will,” Mei Zhuo said.

Xi Men and Xiao You smiled.

“Thank you, Mei Zhuo,” Xi Men said.

“I put my trust on you,” Mei Zhuo said.

“I will not let you down,” Xi Men smiled and hugged Xiao You tight. “We’re finally together… finally…”

Xiao Qiao and Mei Zhuo smiled.


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