Chapter 22: 022: A strong sense of humiliation
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
When he had persuaded Jing Qian to marry into the Zhan family, she had cried and complained to him. Initially, he had felt guilty about it, but after tonight, all the guilt that he had felt disappeared into thin air.
Especially considering the last sentence she had said before hanging up…
They were a couple! Since when did it all depended on what she said? She was his ‘sugar mummy’?!
Then what did that make him?
A strong sense of humiliation spontaneously overcame him.
When she felt the man’s body getting stiffer around her, Jing Lu knew that her words had worked, which was why she continued, “But, big sister was too much. It’s okay if she wanted to scream at me but how could she be so mean to you? She even wanted you to return the money…. When she wasn’t married, you were the one who always bought her things, never asking her for anything in return.
“Now that she’s loaded, instead of helping us, she wants you to return the money, despite knowing that you’re in such a tight situation. She even humiliated you! She went overboard this time!”
Qin Yi kept quiet but the look in his eyes had slowly darkened.
“If I had known that this was how it would be, I would have gone to the Zhan family instead. Since I’ve been sick all my life and I don’t know how much time I have left…”
“What are you talking about? Isn’t it just a congenital heart problem? Medical technology has advanced so much these days. You just need to take good care of yourself and you’ll be able to live a long, healthy life. Plus, the Zhan family specifically asked for Qianqian. Don’t blame yourself for it.”
“I just don’t want to see you sad. If you’re sad, I’ll feel even worse. Stop feeling sad about it, okay? If big sister continues to threaten you, I’ll get mum to ask big sister for money and then pass it down to you.”
Then, Jing Lu wrapped her arms around Qin Yi’s skinny waist. She was as soft and gentle as a rabbit.
The last thing Jing Lu had said was the one to finally calm Qin Yi’s racing heart.
He stroked Jing Lu’s silky hair as his dark face finally turned bright once again. Then, with a smile on his face, he said, “Thank you, Xiao Lu. You’re the best.”
“Why are you thanking me? I’m your actual girlfriend. Shouldn’t I be helping you?”
Qin Yi did not deny what Jing Lu said. Instead, he hugged her even tighter.
“Xiao Lu, I’m so sorry. Originally, I wanted to break things off with her but then the Zhan family came, and you had to remain in the dark. I couldn’t even give you a proper status.
“But, don’t worry. We’re a couple now and I will never forget you, even if I become famous. We will walk side by side from now on. I will be the most famous actor and you will be the most famous actress.”
Jing Lu gently nodded her head.
Most famous actress. That was her goal since entering the entertainment industry.
Jing Qian had only returned to her room for less than two minutes when Butler Xu, who was still in his neat suit, knocked and opened her door.
“Young Mistress, I have brought the things that you asked for.”
Butler Xu shifted slightly and revealed the servants behind him, all of whom were holding onto cages that were filled with big, fat rats.
Jing Qian looked at them and smiled instantly.
“Thank you, Butler Xu. Just place them on the floor.”
“You’re welcome, Young Mistress.” Butler Xu bowed slightly. He couldn’t help but remind her, “We just caught these rats… They’re dirty!”
“Yes, I know.”
When Butler Xu noticed that Jing Qian gave no other reaction, he could only smile.