When Keying told Chen Yuzhi and Jiang Yuelou that she was heading out to a café to meet up with a friend, Jiang Yuelou was immediately suspicious. He waited until she had left the house before he looked over at Chen Yuzhi, who was sipping tea as Xiao Bai sat on his lap.
“You’re not suspicious?” he asked. Chen Yuzhi huffed and looked up at him.
“Yuelou, why would I be suspicious of my own sister? If I can’t trust her to go out by herself then what kind of brother would I be?” he replied. Jiang Yuelou huffed.
“A good one who’s just concerned about her safety” he stated. Chen Yuzhi sighed and put down his teacup as he looked at him.
“Why are you so worried about her? She probably is just going to hang out with a friend. She has those, you know” he stated. Jiang Yuelou looked back at him.
“She’s also at the age to have a boyfriend. Haven’t you noticed that she’s been sneakier around us when we ask her if she likes anybody?” he asked. Chen Yuzhi huffed.
“So what if she has a boyfriend? She’s allowed to have one” he argued. Jiang Yuelou shook his head.
“I’m not saying that she can’t. I just wish she would tell us if she did” he explained. Chen Yuzhi sighed.
“She probably didn’t tell us because she knew you were going to act like this” he grumbled. Jiang Yuelou huffed.
“I just want to know that she’s going to be safe, that’s all” he replied. Chen Yuzhi rolled his eyes.
“She’s going to be fine, Jiang Yuelou, we just have to trust her” he stated. Jiang Yuelou nodded.
“And I do…but I’m a cop. So I can’t trust her 100%” he replied before he turned and headed over the coat stand, grabbing his leather jacket.
“Where are you going?” Chen Yuzhi asked, raising an eyebrow. Jiang Yuelou just paused and looked back at him before he turned and walked out the door. Chen Yuzhi’s eyes widened before he sighed heavily and gently scooped Xiao Bai off his lap, placing him beside him.
“Unbelievable” he murmured as he headed over to the coat stand and grabbed his coat before he headed out the door after Jiang Yuelou.
As Jiang Yuelou headed to the café, he heard the sound of shoes running towards him, making him smirk as Chen Yuzhi appeared beside him.
“I can’t believe you’re going to spy on Keying” he murmured. Jiang Yuelou tsked.
“Like you wouldn’t” he replied. Chen Yuzhi opened his mouth to argue before he paused and huffed, shutting his mouth.
“We can’t be seen, or we’ll never heard the end of it” he murmured after a moment. Jiang Yuelou tsked.
“We’ve done how many missions together, Yuzhi. We won’t get caught” he assured. Chen Yuzhi sighed.
“I hope you’re right” he murmured as they headed over to where the café was, immediately seeing Keying at a table with a young man.
“I told you she was seeing somebody” Jiang Yuelou murmured. Chen Yuzhi huffed.
“We would have found out when she was ready to tell us” he grumbled but he followed Jiang Yuelou anyways to a spot across from the café where they could keep an eye on Keying and her “date”. As they watched, Keying let out a peal of laughter at something the young man said, causing the young man to smile before he reached out and placed a hand on top of Keying’s, making her look at him with wide eyes before she slipped her hand out from underneath his.
“Don’t touch me, please. We don’t know each other like that yet and I don’t like people touching me” she stated. The young man frowned but instead of respecting what she said, he reached out and took Keying’s hand in his, smiling.
“Well, maybe you haven’t found someone you don’t mind touching you” he mused. Keying wrenched her hand out of his and glared.
“I’m going home now” she declared as she quickly stood to her feet and walked out of the café, the young man quickly standing and following after her. As Keying stormed off, the young man rushed after her and grabbed her by the arm.
“You little b—” he started.
“If you want to keep your hand, I suggest you let her go” a voice growled from behind them, making the young man turn to see Jiang Yuelou glaring at him.
“Commissioner Jiang!” he exclaimed as Keying looked at him with tears in her eyes.
“Gege!” she exclaimed as the young man quickly released her arm, causing her to stumble back, only for her to bump into another person, making her look up to see Chen Yuzhi looking down at her, his hands on her shoulders.
“Gege!” she exclaimed. Chen Yuzhi smiled fondly before he looked at the young man, the fond look disappearing into something more…sinister. The young man gulped as Jiang Yuelou stepped forward and leaned down slightly, getting in the young man’s face.
“You should have listened to her the first time. Now run along before I arrest you for sexual harassment” he growled. The young man gulped and quickly took off as Chen Yuzhi gently pet Keying’s head and Jiang Yuelou walked over to her.
“Were you spying on me?” Keying asked, looking at the two men with narrowed eyes. Jiang Yuelou huffed.
“It was a good thing we did too” he mused. Keying pouted before she hung her head.
“I’m sorry I didn’t tell you sooner” she apologized. Chen Yuzhi shook his head.
“We’re not mad, Keying. We just care a lot about you and don’t want anything bad to happen to you” he explained.
“Though you should tell us next time so we can do a background check and interrogate him” Jiang Yuelou declared. Chen Yuzhi looked at him with wide eyes before he reached out and smacked his arm.
“Jiang Yuelou!” he exclaimed as Keying laughed. She was grateful that she had Jiang Yuelou and Chen Yuzhi to look out for her. In any other instance, she would be pissed, but in this instance…she was glad they were there.