Chapter 953: There’s No Need for You to Put on Such a Loving Act
Ye Hao froze in horror and his heart clenched painfully when he heard her mention that she was back because her family was here. He knew that she did not include him as part of her family but they had once been a family as well. They had once been each other’s family.
He Xiyan finally turned around and looked at him expressionlessly. His face and even his expressions were familiar to her but this familiarity was now meaningless.
“Ye Hao, you should go home. It’s so late and I’m sure Han Xue is waiting for you to be home. You’re only inviting scandal by loitering around my house and it’s only going to make things awkward for me,” she said.
She truly felt that Ye Hao shouldn’t be loitering outside any longer, neither should he be seeking her out. All of this was meaningless.
Ye Hao shook his head and said anxiously, “You don’t need to concern yourself with Han Xue. Yan Yan, there’s nothing between us and I swear I’ll extract myself from this sham of a marriage as soon as possible.”
He deliberately emphasized the words ‘sham of a marriage’ because he was afraid that she would misunderstand.
He Xiyan couldn’t help but burst out in laughter. She felt that he was being ridiculous. They already had a child today, so how could he claim that their marriage was a sham? Did he take her for a child?
“Go home!” she said in irritation. Three years had passed since they got divorced and she no longer wanted to have anything to do with her ex-husband. She was exhausted.
Ye Hao’s breath caught in his throat. Each word she said was like a string that tightened around his heart, sending waves of raw pain radiating outward.
“Yan Yan…” he started but He Xiyan cut him off.
“That’s enough, Ye Hao,” she said as she looked at him coldly. “Frankly, there’s no need for you to seek me out just to tell me this, neither do you need to act as though you love me. I’m not a fool and I know what you place first in your heart. I know it very well.”
He Xiyan said coldly. She was really tired of his loving act; she knew him very well and knew the things that mattered most to him was power and money.
Ye Hao stiffened and his face suddenly turned pale under the lamplight, as though he was very surprised to hear such words from her mouth. She had never spoken to him in that manner before.
“Yan Yan…” Ye Hao said as his hands balled into fists. A layer of cold sweat had already formed on his palms. “You’re mistaken. You’ve always been the most important person to me. I know I told you to get lost, divorced you, and even hit you and Yuan Yuan, but I only did those things in the heat of anger because I cared too much about you.”
He Xiyan smiled wryly when she heard his hurried explanations.
She was surprised that he hadn’t changed at all and that he was still trying to charm her with sweet nothings and lame arguments.
“Ye Hao…” she said as she pushed him away. “Please don’t ever mention this again because I’m not interested in listening to your explanations. Please stop trying to put on a loving act. You claim that I’m the most important person to you but this is just your own assumption. If you truly cared about me, you wouldn’t have stood idly by while I lost the custody rights to Yuan Yuan. Neither would you have let me enter the courts feeling helpless and all alone. If you truly cared about me, you would have never forced me to cut off all contact with my child. If you truly cared about me, you wouldn’t have gotten together with Han Xue so quickly after we divorced and you even had a child with her.”
He Xiyan used the word ‘act’. She used to believe everything he said in the past and she jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire because she believed his words.