After she heard the news of Yi Yang’s return, Xu Xinyi deliberately asked for leave from the crew of the drama she was working on and went home early to prepare.
Yi Yang was not often at home. His company kept him very busy and most of his time was spent either on business or abroad. Meanwhile, Xu Xinyi was often busy with filming and was away from home almost all year-round.
So even after two years of marriage, the two had seen very little of each other.
But Xu Xinyi heard that Yi Yang would be staying in the country for a long time when he came back this time.
Xu Xinyi seized the opportunity and told her assistant to go out and buy a lot of ingredients used to make Yi Yang’s favorite dishes so she could begin to prepare dinner.
Xu Xinyi had always suspected that high-end ingredients could probably be cooked fairly simply. So she was busy with cooking for about two hours before she gave up and just ordered a table of seafood takeout.
By eight o’clock, Xu Xinyi sat alone at the table and watched the food slowly cooling down.
There was no movement at the door and there was no message from her cell phone.
She knew that Yi Yang had just returned from abroad and so he would be busy with socializing and catching up with people. Most likely he was delayed by someone or something and couldn’t get away.
This kind of thing happened all the time. It was not surprising at all considering how common it was.
It seemed that in this marriage she was a woman who was always in the weaker position in front of her strong husband who was busy at work. She played the role of ‘a woman waiting at the dinner table for her husband to come home’. There was nothing she could do but wait quietly.
The patient Xu Xinyi waited until nine o’clock before she gave Yi Yang a call.
No one answered the phone.
Looking at the already cold food in front of her Xu Xinyi patiently moved it into the microwave to reheat it.
Then she kept waiting.
Finally, at eleven o’clock, there was a noise at the front door. The food on the table was ice cold.
The moon was high in the sky when Yi Yang finally returned home. He had taken off his suit coat and draped it over one arm. His broad and lean shoulders could be seen under his white shirt and showed a sense of strength. His eyes were deep-set and gave him a look of condescension and indifference.
There was a faint smell of alcohol in the air.
A delicate voice filled with hesitation came from the direction of the kitchen.
Yi Yang turned his head and saw that his wife of two years was looking at him with surprise under the dim light of the kitchen fluorescents.
All of a sudden, Yi Yang’s indifferent facial features developed a layer of frost. He took a leisurely look at Xu Xinyi and answered casually: “Mhm.”
“Have you eaten yet? I made you some food…”
“No. Come here. I have something to discuss with you.”
Yi Yang sat on the sofa. His long legs were wrapped in his immaculate suit pants and he leisurely set them on the ground with his elbows on his thighs. His body was bent forward and his head was bowed. When Xu Xinyi approached, he threw a document on the coffee table in front of him.
Although he called it a discussion, his tone did not seem to brook any discussion.
“Take a look. If you don’t have any problems with it. Sign it.”
The huge words ‘divorce agreement’ on the front of the documents seemed to be imprinted into Xu Xinyi’s eyes.
“Divorce agreement? You want to divorce me?” Xu Xinyi’s voice trembled and her face contorted as if she had been greatly stimulated. She looked at Yi Yang with surprise and her eyes turned red. “Yi Yang, don’t joke around. I’ve prepared your favorite seafood for you, and… Are you tired from work? Would you like to take a bath first and then…”
“I’m not joking with you, Xu Xinyi. We got married two years ago, and you should be clear why. In the past two years, we have never acted as husband and wife and no outsider knows about our marriage. After we get divorced, you won’t suffer any loss of reputation or property. In addition, if you don’t understand the division of property, tomorrow I will bring a lawyer to explain it to you.”
“I don’t understand! I understand anything! Why don’t we eat first? You can have a good rest after dinner. I won’t pester you afterward if you have something to do…”
“Xu Xinyi, I’m talking to you about serious business. Don’t be unreasonable!”
Xu Xinyi was stupefied for a moment and her fists clenched tightly while her eyes filled with tears.
She was puzzled and desperate. With a sad and aggrieved tone, she asked, “But why? Obviously, these two years have been good, so why do you want to divorce me? What’s the reason? Am I not good enough? Or I did something wrong? You have to give me a reason. “
“Reason?” Yi Yang stared at her for a long time before he suddenly sneered. The chilly look in his eyes and obvious scorn at corners of his mouth made Xu Xinyi tremble.
“There’s no need for me to list out what you’ve done behind my back all these years, is there? I don’t want to speak too harshly and I don’t want to comb through your transgressions one by one. At this point, a peaceful divorce will save everyone some face.”
“No! I don’t agree to divorce! I won’t do it! I won’t leave!” Xu Xinyi grabbed the divorce agreement and started to tear it in two. “We are a husband and wife. We have been good together for the past two years. So why would we want to divorce?”
Yi Yang looked at her coldly and did not move to stop her. “I’ll bring my lawyer over tomorrow. You have a good rest. I’ll leave first.”
He wouldn’t even sleep there.
Yi Yang put on his coat and left.
When he looked back before going out, he saw Xu Xinyi squatted on the edge of the coffee table with her back to him, holding the divorce agreement in her hand and trembling silently.
The look in Yi Yang’s eyes was heavy. He knew that Xu Xinyi was deeply in love with him but he didn’t like Xu Xinyi at all. If not for Xu Xinyi’s recent behavior, that he almost got mad enough to kill after hearing about, he wouldn’t have filed for divorce.
This marriage had no value or meaning. If it went on, it would only end up tying down both of them and harming them both.
After pausing for just a moment, Yi Yang stepped out the door and left.
The huge living room was left swathed in gloom.
Hold on. Don’t laugh before it’s all over. You almost let it out.
Xu Xinyi trembled from holding in her laughter. Her whole person was shaking and she complained, “I really hate it. Such a big thing doesn’t make me happy at all.”
She sat on the sofa and looked at the divorce agreement which she had just torn to pieces. The grief-stricken expression she had just shown in front of Yi Yang vanished and her lips were grinning so wide they almost reached her ears.
“I knew that the divorce agreement would come but I didn’t expect it to come so soon. Xiao A, as long as I sign the divorce agreement with Yi Yang, it’s all over, right?”
Xu Xinyi smiled with satisfaction.
Two years ago, Xu Xinyi had opened her eyes and crossed over into this world. Not only that, but she was also bound to a system, dubbed ‘Xiao A’, who told her that she was reborn as a vicious girl who would have a bleak ending.
Xu Xinyi had closed her eyes and almost wanted to leave again.
Xiao A, had given her a chance to be born again but at the same time it gave her only two choices.
First, in order to survive, she would have to endure humiliation from now on. Strive to get rid of her vicious image in the hearts of the people around her, get them all to accept her, and get Yi Yang to sincerely fall in love with her. Then, she would get rid of the terrible fate awaiting a villainess using the truth, goodness, and beauty of the world.
Hearing the description, Xu Xinyi seemed to be able to picture the Virgin Mary.
As for Yi Yang, he was a 28-year-old third-generation rich, who was worth tens of billions. Height 1.88 meters, size 18.8, handsome, single, and overall a perfect bachelor.
Her other option? Just go for broke. Conform to the plot and continue to do bad things. Fully embrace the path of the villainess. With time, everyone will spit on her, her husband will hate her, and she will have to live with the image of a vicious woman until Yi Yang is willing to divorce her.
Life was precious but the price of love was higher.
“Option one sounds okay. I’ll choose option two.”
Xiao A: “?”
“It doesn’t matter how comfortable the days are. I just want to see what a divorce certificate looks like.”
Wasn’t it just playing the role of a vicious woman who was deeply in love and who did all sorts of bad things in the name of love? It sounded like fun!
Xu Xinyi believed Yi Yang would definitely initiate a divorce very soon just based on his level of ‘dislike’ for the original body. He would be a fool not to.
Sure enough, Xu Xinyi played the role of a vicious woman for less than two years before Yi Yang, who was constantly abroad, couldn’t stand it anymore and asked her for a divorce.
Her image was so strong it couldn’t be blocked even with the high mountains and deep rivers between them.
So how could she be unhappy now that her dream finally came true?
Xu Xinyi was in a good mood. She quickly swept all the seafood off the table and into the garbage. Then went to soak in a hot bath and drank some red wine while wearing a facial mask to celebrate.
Xiao A: Are you really sure you don’t want to salvage the marriage? In fact, Yi Yang is handsome and rich and generally good in all aspects.
“Listening to you talk you would think that Yi Yang is the only man in the world. I’ll remind you that I have been in the entertainment industry for more than two years now. What excellent man I have not seen? Why would I hang myself to the tree called Yi Yang and give up the big forest outside? Not to mention…” Xu Xinyi smirked at the beautiful woman in the mirror. “I am so young and beautiful, why should my life have to revolve around a man?”
Although the original ‘Xu Xinyi’ was vicious, she was a woman with deep feelings. She fell in love with Yi Yang at first sight. Because they were only bound together by an arranged marriage Yi Yang ignored her but she could still enjoyed being ‘together’. In the entertainment industry, because of her background, she was arrogant and domineering. No one dared to provoke her and she offended a lot of people.
Yi Yang wanted to divorce her. But ‘Xu Xinyi’ would never leave unless she died. She repeatedly threatened him with suicide until he finally couldn’t handle it and divorced her anyway. As for how that ‘Xu Xinyi’ ended up… Well, it’s a long story, so we won’t talk about it.
As for Yi Yang, we can just take him as the man ‘Xu Xinyi’ was infatuated with, he wouldn’t come to a good end anyway.
But now that Xu Xinyi had taken over this life all she wanted was to divorce Yi Yang smoothly. Then she could become a woman who was ‘hurt by love’. From then on, she would no longer believe in love, she would be heartless, and would only talk about money, and never talk about love. She’ll just sit on her huge fortune and spend the rest of her life peacefully.
That life would be perfect.
Yi Yang acted decisively and straightforwardly. He prepared the divorce agreement again the next day and upon returning home, he had two lawyers in tow.
The apartment they were living in was a high-class property developed by the Yi Group, Lanting, which Old Master Yi gave to them as a wedding gift. It was in the city center and had a convenient location. It was on a high floor with a river-view room and covered an area of 420 square meters that overlooked the whole city with a panoramic view.
Xu Xinyi liked this apartment very much. She didn’t know if it would be given to her when the property was divided.
“Mrs. Yi, is there anything you don’t understand about the division of property I just explained to you?”
Xu Xinyi’s eyes were red-rimmed and her face was haggard and bleak. Ever since she arrived she had never looked straight at the two lawyers.
Yi Yang leaned back lazily and crossed his legs. He gazed at the divorce agreement with an indifferent expression.
“Sign it. If you don’t have any problems.”
Xu Xinyi secretly scolded him in her heart for acting pretentious but on her face was a mask of tragedy. “No, I won’t sign it Yi Yang. Even if I agreed, mom and grandpa won’t agree. Have you asked for their opinion? If they knew…”
“I’ll tell them about it. You don’t have to worry about it.”
You have to act all the way to the end Xu Xinyi, she encouraged herself.
Xu Xinyi trembled and looked at Yi Yang and said, “Husband, I know I have done a lot of wrong things. I promise you that I will change in the future! So let’s not divorce, okay?”
“You think, at this point, there is still room to turn around?”
Seeing Yi Yang’s indifference Xu Xinyi made a face like her heart had turned to ashes, as if she had no choice but to accept this fact and was powerless to fight back.
She wiped away her tears and said mercilessly, “Then we’ll divorce. But, in addition to the property divided to me just now, I also want this apartment.”
“And you can’t tell anyone that we were married.”
His heart was iron. What a cruel man!
Xu Xinyi no longer hesitated at the end. She tremblingly picked up the pen and paper and signed. A large tear fell from her eye and hit the signature causing the agreement to be stained with tears.
The two lawyers exchanged glances and sighed.
After signing, Xu Xinyi she reluctantly looked at the divorce papers. She sent a pleading gaze at Yi Yang but he didn’t even want to look at her. So she sadly pushed the divorce agreement over to him, then bit her lower lip and burst into tears. She looked down and refused to say another word.
With that, the details were in order.
The lawyer checked Xu Xinyi’s signature, confirmed it, and then handed the papers to Yi Yang.
“Mr. Yi, please sign here.”
Yi Yang picked up the pen. Then he put the pen to the paper and began to write, soon his neatly written name would appear on the signature line.
Xu Xinyi’s fate would soon be completely broken off from his.
–“Just sign it! Sign it, so I can finally get out of this hellhole!”
Yi Yang, who was about to sign the divorce agreement, stopped and looked up strangely at Xu Xinyi.
Xu Xinyi looked back at him with a sorrowful and tearful gaze.
Just now… had he just heard something?
It sounded like Xu Xinyi’s voice?
Yi Yang’s looked at her with puzzled eyes.
“Husband, y-you, you don’t want to leave?” Xu Xinyi’s heart thumped and trembled. She held her breath.
—“Amitabha Buddha, Jesus, God, Allah bless me!”
Looking at Xu Xinyi’s grieving face, Yi Yang felt even more confused.
Was he having auditory hallucinations?
He rubbed his eyebrows wearily, maybe he was too tired recently, Yi Yang comforted himself. He heaved a sigh and continued to sign.
–“…I was scared to death! If he suddenly went back on his word, wouldn’t I have acted for so long in vain?”
Yi Yang’s hand paused.
–“After I finish signing this divorce agreement, I might as well go have a party to celebrate tonight. Director Xu swung by the set two days ago to find me to talk about a new project. The male lead seems to be Han Xiao. I heard that there will be bed scenes and also kissing scenes.”
Yi Yang fist clenched on the pen.
–“Mango Satellite TV seems to have launched a new male idol show and there will be more than 100 fresh young college graduates. I wonder if they need any guest stars?”
Xu Xinyi was looking forward to her bright future, immersed in her own world, and did not notice that Yi Yang’s face was getting worse and worse.
–“I guessed that he would divorce me in two years. Two years at the very most. And I was right.”
Yi Yang had only written the word ‘Yi’ on the paper and his hand paused.
I just wanted my own versions of these chapters on my site so it would be less confusing for new readers coming from NU so… here they are!