Qiao Yanze took a deep breath and suddenly grabbed her wrist, pulling her into his arms.
“Let go of me!” She struggled fiercely.
“You know that’s not what I meant.” The man grabbed her waist tightly and said slowly, “Besides, if we have to pursue the fact that someone did something wrong, it can only be me.”
Li Yinian bit her lip.
She still wanted to break free from his embrace, but the man’s arm did not move at all. Soon, her struggle was resolved by the heavy heartbeat in her ears.
His heartbeat was very fast and loud, hitting her eardrums bit by bit, making her eyes burn.
Then, a warm kiss landed on the top of her head.
Her entire body trembled, and her fingertips curled up because of this strange touch.
“Qiao Yanze!” She called the man’s name fiercely, as if to ignore the trembling and throbbing in her heart.
“Qin Hongyu is your attending physician, right?” He suddenly changed the topic and sounded gentler.
“So what if he is?” She couldn’t help sounding sarcastic. “Do you want me to replace him?”
Qiao Yanze didn’t say anything for a moment. He pursed his lips and seemed to be struggling.
He did not want a man who obviously had designs on her to stay by her side, but if he really took the initiative to call a doctor for her, she would probably reject him even more.
In the end, his Adam’s apple bobbed and he asked softly, “Are you happy spending time with him?”
“Yes.” Li Yinian didn’t hesitate.
Qiao Yanze laughed self-deprecatingly. “It’s useless for me to ask. Other than me, you’re quite happy with anyone else.”
When she was with him, she would often have a forbearing expression, as if every minute and second she stayed by his side was unbearable.
Sometimes, Qiao Yanze wondered why he felt that this woman cared about him. She had never been stingy with her resistance and rejection towards him.
It was the same now.
Qiao Yanze heard her cold and hoarse voice. “That’s right. So, can you have some self-awareness?”
He closed his eyes and finally let go of her.
Li Yinian seemed relieved and took a step back. There was only coldness on her pale face.
“I’m on a business trip in Belgium, so I took the time to fly here.” Qiao Yanze’s gaze was still fixed on her, as if he wanted to see through her soul. “I won’t interfere with you socializing, but Qin Hongyu… isn’t a good match for you. Even if you want to find a husband for yourself, it can’t be him. He’s powerless to protect you.”
“If we’re in China, then perhaps you have a point, but this is Vienna,” Li Yinian said calmly. “I can apply for an investment immigration. His doctor’s license is very useful, so it won’t be difficult for us to settle here. I’m just an ordinary person here. No one will make a fuss about my existence.”
In the eyes of most people here, she was not an amazing beauty, so she was relatively safe. Besides, because of the political and cultural differences between the two countries, she would not encounter any trouble in the country.
Qiao Yanze pursed his lips and his eyes darkened, as if he finally had nothing to say.
Actually, he had no reason or position to stop her from dating another man, especially after he learned what his mother had done to her.