It suddenly occurred to her that Xiao Chennan has not been sleeping very well lately. Therefore, she went to buy some fragrance that would help Xiao Chennan to sleep better at night. She even chose the sweet orange scent that Xiao Chennan really liked. Vera decided not to write any birthday wishes for him because she felt that he would definitely recognize her handwriting.
As she was paying for the gift, Vera could not help but shed a little tear when she looked at the gift that has already been wrapped up by the mall service staff.
It was really not a good year. In fact, it has been a very bitter year.
For both Vera and Jiang Yuning.
Xiao Chennan had some activities scheduled early the next morning.
As soon as he turned on his cell phone in the morning, Xiao Chennan received various birthday greetings and blessings from his mother and his colleagues. After flipping through dozens of messages on his WeChat account, Xiao Chennan realized that none of those messages were from her.
It was completely impossible for him not to be expecting to receive a text message from Vera. After all, he was still deeply in love with her.
However, he has not received any news from Vera at all after she went abroad. Was she avoiding him on purpose?
&x201C;Brother Chennan, are we really going to have dinner with the staff from the studio tonight?&x201D;
&x201C;Well, do you have anything else in mind?&x201D; Xiao Chennan asked as he looked at Qingyan who was sitting in the car with him.
&x201C;Was there really no message from Vera on WeChat at all?&x201D;
Xiao Chennan held his cell phone in his hand with a look of disappointment on his face. He felt as though that person has completely evaporated from the face of this earth. There was no news about her at all. It was not that he has not tried contacting her before. However, he has never received any reply from Vera even though he has sent her many text messages on WeChat. It seemed as though Vera has never came online anymore.
&x201C;Don&x2019;t think so much. Just be happy,&x201D; Qingyan tried to appease his boss. &x201C;Brother Chennan, you find another person who is suitable for you, you should try to let go off your previous relationship. Sister Vera is not coming back anymore.&x201D;
Xiao Chennan did not replied and he ended his activity for the day in a hurry. Finally, he went to the studio to meet with his employees.
The employees at the studio has already prepared a small and intimate birthday surprise for their boss. They decorated the studio and they also prepared a lot of congratulatory messages and birthday gifts for the boss. However, Vera took the day off using the excuse that she has to go to the hospital for a body checkup.
The employees at the studio quickly gave Xiao Chennan their gifts, one by one. However, when it was Tan Xiu&x2019;s turn, she gave two birthday gifts to Xiao Chennan.
&x201C;Boss, this is a birthday gift from one of our new colleagues. She could not make it to work today because she had to go to the hospital for a body checkup. However, she told me to pass this gift to you and to wish you a happy birthday!&x201D;
Xiao Chennan thanked her and received the gift from her before he brought all the employees from the studio out for dinner together. Since he was in high spirits, he drank some wine that night.
He wanted to numb all the feelings in his heart and he wanted to control his urge to look at his cell phone. However, the more he wanted to get drunk, the more sober he felt.
In the middle of the night, Qingyan carried a cart of gifts with him as he sent Xiao Chennan home.
Since he knew that Xiao Chennan was feeling very unhappy and upset, Qingyan put him in bed before he stayed guard in the living room.
However, even though he waited until late at night, Vera did not send any text message to Xiao Chennan&x2019;s cell phone at all.
Qingyan could not help but feel a little angry.
&x201C;Sister Vera, Brother Chennan was so kind to you in the past. He even defended you after the both of you have already broken up! What happened in the end? Brother Chennan did not even received any blessings or wishes from you at all on his birthday! I really feel very sorry for Brother Chennan who is lying on bed in such a desolate and miserable state.&x201D;
Qingyan sat in the living room as he unpacked all the birthday gifts that he has received. This was their usual practice.
If there were any nice or fun gifts, he would keep them for Xiao Chennan to use or play. As for those items that would not be useful to him, they would simply donate it to charity.
However, when Qingyan saw the fragrance, he lit it up immediately before he placed it inside Xiao Chennan&x2019;s bedroom. It smelled pretty good and refreshing.
Qingyan did not know that even though he was humming and complaining about Vera as he sat on the sofa all night, the gift that accompanied Brother Chennan on his birthday was actually given by Vera.
Xiao Chennan finally woke up from his drunken state early the next morning. When he smelled the sweet and pleasant fragrance in his room, he looked at it and brought it out of his bedroom.
&x201C;Where is this from?&x201D; Xiao Chennan asked Qingyan who was lying on the sofa in the living room.
&x201C;It is one of the birthday gift given by one of the employees from the studio last night. I think that it was given to you by someone named Xiao O. What is wrong, Brother Chennan? I simply lit it up and placed it in your bedroom because I know you have not been sleeping well lately. If you do not like it, I will get rid of it immediately&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;No. I like it.&x201D;
Xiao Chennan could not remember all the names of the employees who were working in his studio. He simply thought that Xiao O was one of those people that he had seen last night.
Therefore, all the hopes and expectations that he had in his heart evaporated in an instance.
There were not many people who knew that he did not sleep well. Aside from Qingyan and his own mother, Vera was the only one who knew about it. Besides that, Vera was probably the only person in this world who knew that he likes the sweet orange flavor.
However, since the gift was given to him by one of the employees at the studio, Xiao Chennan felt that there was no need to put too much thoughts into it. It was perhaps just a pure coincidence.
Xiao O sounded like a boy&x2019;s name anyway.
Qingyan glanced at Xiao Chennan with an inexplicable expression on his face as he scratched his head.
It was really rare that Xiao Chennan appreciated and liked his birthday gift.
Did that fragrance really had so much charm?
&x201C;Help me to thank that Xiao O for the gift.&x201D;
&x201C;I got it. I will pass the message for you,&x201D; Qingyan quickly replied. After he was done washing up, Qingyan called Tan Xiu from the studio before he specifically mentioned that Xiao Chennan would like to thank Xiao O for the fragrance.
Sister Xiuxiu brought the news to Vera as she said, &x201C;This simply proves that there is indeed chemistry between lovers. Do you know that boss rarely pays any attention to the birthday gifts that he receive? However, he really like the aromatherapy fragrance that you gave to him. Is there a special story behind it?&x201D;
&x201C;Well, he usually&x2026;does not sleep well&x2026;&x201D; Vera replied as she blushed.
Fortunately, Xiao Chennan did not come to see her in person.
However, it would also be impossible for an ordinary employee to receive such preferential treatment from the boss.
&x201C;Well, I have already conveyed boss&x2019;s message to you. So, I will leave you to continue with your work then.&x201D;
Vera nodded slightly. After Tan Xiu left her office, Vera took out her cell phone before she logged into the WeChat account that she used to use when she was still Vera. It seemed as though she has received a text message from Xiao Chennan yesterday.
She has not logged into this WeChat account for a very long time and she was afraid that she would see any news or updates about her acquaintances.
However, even if that was the case, Vera could not stop herself from logging into the account.
&x201C;How is life abroad?&x201D;
Vera held the cell phone tightly in her hand but she did not have the courage to reply him.
I am not abroad. I am just by&x2026;your side.
I have no intentions of torturing you but I am just a little dissatisfied. Why did you ask for a breakup? Why can&x2019;t you let go of me after the breakup?
Did you ask for a breakup just to punish me and teach me a lesson?
As she thought about it, Vera could not help but feel a little angry. Since he was the one who asked to break up with her, then why was he being so hypocritical now?
Could a single aromatherapy fragrance make him conscious of his actions?
As she thought about it, Vera switched back to her new WeChat account. She stared at the clean and blank page of her new account. No one has ever sent her a text message here. She suddenly felt extremely lonely.
To be honest, she really missed him a lot.
&x201C;Hey, Brother Chennan, don&x2019;t you think that the employees at the studio has changed their style of retouching and editing your pictures lately? The aesthetics seems to be so much better compared to the past.&x201D;
Qingyan was sending Xiao Chennan to an event venue to shoot an advertisement today. On the way there, he could not help but sighed as he looked at the picture that was sent to them after the retouching and editing by the studio yesterday.