Mu Xiaoxiao looked up briefly and lowered her head again, unable to lift it, and she stood motionless.
Helpless, Yin Shaojie could only get out of the car and face her. Squatting in front of her, he stared at her lowered head but could only see the hair whorl on her head.
"Do you want to get in?" he asked patiently.
As the scion of the Yin family, all the women around him busied themselves with ingratiating themselves to him. The only girl he ever had to accommodate was the one right here.
Mu Xiaoxiao was still peeved, but she also did not reject him. She harrumphed instead.
The sight of both of them facing each other while squatting looked quite childish. It was as though they were two kids throwing a tantrum.
Understandably, Yin Shaojie thought the situation hilarious. It brought back memories of their childhood.
"Are you so angry that you don't want a ride anymore? If that's what you want, I'm going to go away. Or are you waiting for me to carry you into the car?"
It was at those words that Mu Xiaoxiao lifted her head a little. She eyeballed him as though she was waiting to see how else he would try to appease her.
"Alrighty, if you're not going to say anything, then I have no choice but to pick an option myself."
Yin Shaojie stood up, brushed his pants off, and gazed down at her from above.
Before Mu Xiaoxiao could wrap her head around the situation, two arms had surrounded her and lifted her while she was still squatting.
"Ah — " She was startled. It was shocking to be lifted up from this position, and she was scared that she would fall.
However, Yin Shaojie's motions were swift, and he had already transferred her into the car and was bending over to put on her seatbelt.
"You scared the heck out of me!" Mu Xiaoxiao finally grumbled, looking at him with an air of reproachfulness.
Yin Shaojie smiled. "So I made the right choice then? You just wanted me to carry you into the car. You should've said so earlier; you didn't have to be so difficult. You're so hard to please."
Even though he gave her a look of annoyance and complained that she was hard to please, he still went along with her wishes.
After Yin Shaojie fastened her seatbelt, he circled back to the driver's seat. Starting the engine, he drove the car out of the garage.
Mu Xiaoxiao, who was beside him, had already cooled down.
After a long while, she then deigned to speak, saying, "I thought… that you had really abandoned me."
Earlier, she had really felt aggrieved. She had not thought that he would just drive away like that without bickering further. Anyway, she was not serious about chasing him out of the bedroom to sleep on the sofa.
If she was really that heartless, she would not have let him sleep on the bed with her last night.
However, Yin Shaojie was only trying to scare her of course. Looking at her miserable expression, he felt a little guilty and regretted toying with her.
After all, Mu Xiaoxiao was not like his girlfriends. He didn't care whether those girls were angry at him; let them be angry if they wanted to be, and he wouldn't take the initiative to appease them. In the end, they would always come around and continue to hang out with him.
But Mu Xiaoxiao was different. If she was angry, she was angry, and she would not bother with him ever again.
Naturally, Yin Shaojie would not reveal these thoughts to her. To make her feel bad, he said purposely, "If I had really abandoned you, you would have complained to my mom about me. Wouldn't I be scolded to death?"
Actually, he wasn't afraid of his mom scolding him but of her nagging. Her nagging would drive him mad.
Mu Xiaoxiao pouted and mumbled, "I was only saying… I'm not the type to complain about people like that."
Besides, she was not a three-year-old kid anymore. She wouldn't whine about him to his parents over a small matter.