Chapter 21: Her Former Boyfriend
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
She did not want to lie, but neither did she want to tell the truth. In the end, she could only tell him, “I don’t wish to say!”
She thought this kind of answer would anger him.
But, to her surprise…
He let go of her hand. “Then you don’t have to tell me if you don’t wish to.”
She widened her eyes in disbelief.
Will this do, too?
The shocked expression she had was so adorable that he caressed her head again.
Mu Huan: “…”
What is this man thinking about? Can I really keep this from him? Is he really not angry?
“It’s okay if you don’t want to buy anything more. However, if you don’t want to choose something you like, then I’ll have someone else to pick on your behalf.” He did not have much time to shop with her, so he could not afford to waste his time like this.
Mu Huan: “…”
Why is he so obsessed with buying things for me?
He brought her to many luxury stores and asked the shop assistants to give recommendations instead. As long as the stuff suited her, he would buy it without hesitation.
From clothes, shoes, and jewelry to bags, he got everything covered.
Whenever she saw him swiping his credit card, she would feel the pinch, as if it was her own card!
A couple of times, she almost wanted to ask him if these items could be exchanged in cash for her, the kind of cash that she need not return…
It went on until the man received an important phone call.
“I need to return to the office.”
Before he could finish with what he wanted to tell her, she interjected, “Hubby, please run along to do what you need to do!”
He chuckled. It looked like his obedient wife could not wait to get rid of him. “I’ll get someone to pick you up, you wait here.”
“Eh eh!” She nodded in acquiescence.
After he left, she looked at the shopping bags spread across the floor and had an impulse to return these for cash. But she stopped herself in the end.
“Xiao… Xiao Huan?”
The familiar voice stunned her abruptly.
“It’s really you, Xiao Huan!” The hesitant tone of voice switched into one of pleasant surprise as the speaker walked up to her.
It was someone whom she dreaded to meet the most, her former good friend, Lin Qingya.
There was a tall and broad figure standing next to the girl; his handsome face was enough to make the sun pale in comparison!
That guy’s name was Gu Chenyi, Mu Huan’s ex-boyfriend.
Her two hands by her side rolled into fists unconsciously.
Lin Qingya saw the branded stuff stranded across the floor and jealousy flashed across her eyes briefly. But soon, it turned into a look of surprise. “Xiao Huan, you… why did you buy so many things?”
“This has nothing to do with you,” she retorted coldly.
Her friend’s face held a hurtful expression instantly, and she started to sob. “Xiao Huan…”
“Stop putting on an act before me and get lost!” For someone whom she had been sincere to before, she did not want to waste time and effort to be calculative. All she wanted was for the other to never appear before her again.
“Xiao Huan, I knew I’d antagonized you with my words that night. But I did it for your good… Can you not treat me this way…?” Her friend caught hold of her elbow and pleaded.
“For my own good?” she sneered.
“I really did it for your own good! Xiao Huan, we grew up together, you’re my best friend. I can forsake my life for you, so how can I ever hurt you? Please don’t do this to me…” Lin Qingya said tearfully.
“Lin Qingya, you disgust me!” She pushed away her friend’s hands disdainfully.
She had once treated her friend with sincerity and care, only to be greeted with betrayal in return. Now, the girl was standing before her and advocating her innocence in order to win the boy’s favor. This disgusted her totally!
The force she applied on her friend’s arms would only make the latter stumble a few steps back. Instead, Lin Qingya fell awkwardly on the ground, tears rolling down her face openly.