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"Why would you do that?" Yumi asked.

Mian chuckled and helplessly shook her head, "Because your brother is naive and shy. His whole body turns red even if I stare at him for more than thirty seconds."

Yumi chuckled and asked, "So did you ask him?"

"Ask what?" Mian asked.

"Whether he will propose to you or you have to do that as well?" Yumi asked.

Mian chuckled and said, "Well chances are that I have to do it. Not that I mind but I'll be happy and at peace if he does it."

"Yumi, Mian." Linyang shouted before rushing towards them.

"Ahhhhhh-" Mian squealed before giving Linyang a hug.

"I missed you both so much." Linyang excitedly exclaimed.

"I missed you too."

"How can you both hug without me?" Yumi pouted her lips and complained.

Pulling Yumi for a group, the three best friends hugged each other to their heart's content.

"Alright let's go and eat something first, I am hungry." Rubbing her stomach which was growling, Linyang grinned.

.....

Inside a cafe.

After placing their order, Mian asked Linyang, "When did you come back?"

"I came back yesterday night." Linyang said.

"Hmm how was your meeting?" Yumi asked.

Linyang was an architect and owned her own company. She often traveled overseas to attend meetings personally and never relied on anyone.

"It was okay but-"

"But what?" Mian asked.

"Yumi, I lied to you." Linyang confessed. She didn't want to but she also couldn't keep it in.

Yumi raised her eyebrows and asked, "What do you mean?"

"I....ummmm.....actually I had a meeting in country C and not in the States. Look don't get mad okay? I know you have this thing with country C so I did not tell you about it." Linyang lowered her head and sighed.

Keeping quiet for quite sometime, Yumi asked, "Did you see him?"

Linyang sighed and nodded her head. "I swear I didn't want to. In fact I didn't even want to see his face and I ignored him too but then he called me out. I told him that I didn't want to talk to him but he said that for old times sake he wants to have at least a cup of coffee with me, so I agreed."

Pausing for a while, Linyang continued, "He was very happy and also said that he was glad that he at least met one of us. He said that he misses everyone. He asked about everyone, Zian, Mian, brother Liang and you. I was about to talk to him about that matter but he received an emergency call and left. But before leaving he gave me his card and said that everyone should stay in touch with him."

Taking out the card from her bag, Linyang placed it on the table. "Look Yumi I am totally on your side but even after seeing Zixin after so many years, he still seemed the same. I could still feel and see the change in his expression whenever I mentioned your name. He seemed exactly the same to me."

Straightening her back, Mian cleared her throat and added, "Ummm actually even I met Zixin when I was in the States. We both were special guests of a charity programme and had to sit together. He was happy to see me and he also asked me the same question like he did to Linyang. He also teased me with Zian like he usually does. We also attended the charity banquet together. There were many people around him so I couldn't talk to him about you. But before leaving, he also gave me his card. Hmmm the same one." Taking out a card of her bag, Mian placed it on the table.

Both of them then pushed the card towards Yumi and gave her a meaningful look hoping that she would understand what they were trying to say.

"Oh and one more thing, I did not see a ring on his finger." The first thing she looked for when she met Zixin was a ring but she somewhat felt happy when she did not see one. She would have definitely bashed him if he had one.

"Ahh yes even I noticed that." Linyang added.

"Look Yumi I did not say this earlier because I understand how you are feeling right now. Why don't you just talk to him and clear things out? I mean talk to him and come to a conclusion. This way you can prepare yourself to move on. I mean you can't stay like this for your entire life right?" Mian explained.

Without saying anything, Yumi took the card, and carefully placed it inside her bag. "Alright let's eat."

.....

Li Corporation.

Meeting room.

Tapping his fingers on the table, Zian was busy thinking about something else when the employee who was nervously explaining his first presentation asked, "So boss what do you think?"

"Hmmm what should a man do if the woman he loves says that they are just friends?" Zian asked.

Employee: *_*

Other employees: 0_o

Geming( Zian's assistant): :O

The employee scratched his forehead and awkwardly cleared his throat. "I don't know sir."

" Ehhh boss, I think it's bad because that woman just friend zoned that guy and being friend zoned is bad." Another employee answered.

Zian frowned and glared at him.

The employee who had just dared to answer, gulped in nervousness and lowered his head.

Getting up, Zian got up and said, "Meeting adjourned." before walking out of the meeting room.

.....

Inside Zian's office.

"Yo bro you called me?" Yushen asked.

Zian nodded his head and gestured his brother to come on.

"Wohoo you look worried, what happened?" Yushen asked.

"Has a woman whom you like ever friend zoned you?" Zian asked.

Yished raised one of his brows and grinned. "Sister Mian friend zoned you didn't she?"

When Zian frowned, Yushen chuckled and helplessly shook his head. "I knew it."

Pausing for a while, Yushen added, "You see brother Zian, you deserve to be friend zoned."

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