If The Deep Sea Forgets You Chapter 29
"Little Zhang, please give me the documents President Zhang sent over yesterday." Mo Han strode over confidently. He walked to the front desk, but before he had even planted his feet firmly there, he turned to leave.
Zhang Li, who had not expected Barrister Mo to appear, stood up hurriedly and began frantically searching for the documents on the desk.
When Xia Qingyi saw that Mo Han was about to leave, she desperately called out in an effort to stop him, "Brother!"
Mo Han and Zhang Li turned their heads to look at her. The former was perplexed, but the latter was shocked.
"What are you doing here?" For a moment, Mo Han had not recognized her. She had been wearing the hospital gown and that oversized top of his for the past few days, so he had never seen her wear regular clothes.
Mo Han realized that she was actually rather beautiful. Her skin was fair, her short hair framed her tiny face perfectly, and her eyes seemed to sparkle like stars and draw people to her gaze.
"I forgot where home was," Xia Qingyi said.
Suddenly, Mo Han remembered that he had left her at the hospital and told her to call him so he would pick her up. They had been having a meeting at the office about President Zhang's situation all day, so he had completely forgotten that he was supposed to pick her up. It had just slipped his mind.
"Why didn't you call me?"
"I didn't have your phone number." Xia Qingyi shrugged.
Mo Han sighed. He could not believe he had forgotten something so important. He walked up to Xia Qingyi, looked at the bag on the floor and furrowed his brows. "You carried all these bags over here by yourself?"
"I called a taxi, but yes, I carried them over here by myself," Xia Qingyi answered his question.
When the receptionist saw the two of them talk back and forth, she was stunned into complete silence. Since when did Barrister Mo have a sister? Why had she not heard about her before?
"Why didn't you just come in? How long have you been waiting here?" Mo Han asked.
"An hour or so. Not too long. The receptionist told me that you were having a meeting. She asked me to wait here."
Mo Han looked coldly at Zhang Li. His tone was so grim that it scared her. "Why did you tell her to wait outside?"
Zhang Li immediately bowed apologetically. Her voice was shaking as she said, "I'm s-sorry... I didn't know... I didn't know she was your sister."
"Do you say the same thing to every single person who asks for me?" Mo Han stared at her. He did not raise his voice, yet it filled the room, leaving no space for other sounds.
"I'm sorry... No, I thought..." Zhang Li's voice quivered. She looked like she was about to cry. Her body shook forcefully as she bowed her head.
"I don't want you to make any decisions on your own in the future. Write a report and have it sent to my office tomorrow."
As Xia Qingyi looked at Zhang Lin, who was about to burst into tears, she felt sympathy for her. She tugged on Mo Han's sleeves. "She didn't mean to. Don't be any stricter with her."
Mo Han turned his head to look at the small fair hand tugging on his sleeve. His heart slowly softened. He led her into his office without another word. "Have you bought everything you needed?" he asked.
"I've bought everything. I'm just a little hungry."
"Why didn't you eat out?"
"I was too busy shopping, so... I forgot." Xia Qingyi noticed that everyone had been looking at her as she'd walked into the firm. Their gazes had made her feel uncomfortable, so she had just followed Mo Han closely, trying hard to hide her very existence.
She had no idea that Mo Han had never brought anyone else to his office. Although he did not like to discuss personal matters at work, his expression did not seem unhappy. Everyone was no doubt secretly trying to guess who this girl was.
Liu Zhiyuan had been observing her from the moment she had entered. He thought that this girl looked familiar, but he could not remember where he had seen her.