The rising “day” character really represented Yi Yang’s mood at the moment.*
Of course, he wouldn’t admit it.
Yi Yang was not a man who believed in things like ghosts, gods, or metaphysics. He was more willing to believe that these sudden auditory hallucinations were caused as a result of too many days of hard work without rest.
If he was not tired and hallucinating, what else could it be?
“What’s the matter Mr. Yi? Is there something wrong with the document?” The lawyer noticed something was wrong with Yi Yang but incorrectly judged that Yi Yang was dissatisfied with the contents of the divorce agreement.
“What’s the matter, husband? Are you too tired? Why don’t we do this some other day…” Xu Xinyi spoke casually as if Yi Yang would really just forget all about the divorce.
She had her own plans.
What was the saying?
As long as you had money, your husband was still in kindergarten.
She couldn’t even count how many zeros there were when combining Xinyi’s savings and the property allotted to her by the divorce. Coupled with her current reputation and status in the entertainment industry does she have to be afraid that there wouldn’t be a legion of little fresh meats ready to follow her one after another?
As for Yi Yang, who was destined to fall deeply for some other women, who wanted him?
She just needed to think about one word, stability!
Now everything was ready, she was just waiting for Yi Yang to sign.
Soon she would get divorced and become free like a fish leaping in the sea or a bird flying in the sky, isn’t that what she wanted?
At the thought of her better life that was right around the corner, even Xu Xinyi’s superb acting skills could not suppress the corners of her mouth from rising.
–“Even if this man has to step into the coffin today, he will sign it for me first.”
Listen, were these human words?
Yi Yang pulled at his tie uncomfortably and tried to deal with this unexpected situation calmly.
–“Wow, this bastard is pretty handsome when he pulls at his tie.”
–“But this bastard is going to fall in love with some other women. Then he will beat me, scold me, and humiliate me all for that other woman’s sake. Tch…what’s the use of being handsome? Regarding this kind of scum man, it’s better to get divorced as soon as possible and put him out of mind.”
Yi Yang, suddenly accused of cheating, domestic violence, and being a scum man, felt his breath hitch unevenly. He was silent for a long time and the knuckles on the hand holding the pen turned white.
Everything that had happened up to this point had impacted his reason and cognition.
Whether it was suddenly hearing the voice of Xu Xinyi’s heart, or about Xu Xinyi herself.
He threw the pen down and said, “I’m not divorcing.”
“Not divorcing?” The two lawyers looked at each other.
Yi Yang said calmly, “Another day.”
Xu Xinyi: “…”
–“Killing is against the law. Killing is against the law. Now, Xu Xinyi, calm down and don’t be impulsive, you can’t be impulsive! Think of your little fresh meats, think of your husband who is still in kindergarten, they all can’t live without you! So don’t be angry!”
Xu Xinyi, who was shocked by Yi Yang’s words “I’m not divorcing” only regained her clarity of mind when she heard the next words “Another day” and her heart stabilized.
She forced out a smile and wept what looked like tears of joy but were actually tears of bereavement. She looked like she was choked with surprise and joy and wore a tearful expression like she didn’t know what to say.
The two lawyers made no comment on Yi Yang’s family affairs. Hearing Yi Yang say ‘I’m not divorcing’, they were already packing up the documents and preparing to leave.
After all, their job was to divide the property and handle any legal problems arising from the divorce of a husband and wife, not to be gossipy aunties from the neighborhood committee.
When the lawyers left, Yi Yang laid his hand atop his head and leaned back on the sofa.
Maybe he had a blood clot in his brain? Or something was wrong and he was ill.
His spaced out and his eyes were unfocused. But in his head, he could still hear Xu Xinyi’s thoughts.
–“What kinds of things is he thinking about? One minute he wants to leave, the next minute he wants to stay. Did he get water in his brain?”
Although she didn’t understand why Yi Yang changed his mind temporarily, for Xu Xinyi, this was the realization of her ‘dreams’. She spoke softly: “Husband, are you all right?”
Yi Yang suddenly opened his eyes and stared at her with a gaze filled with doubt and inquiry.
Xu Xinyi, recalling the role of a deeply infatuated woman she had played in a recent drama, cried and laughed and choked all at the same time and said, “Husband, I’m so glad you changed your mind and decided not to divorce me!”
–“This bastard is playing around with me, isn’t he?”
–“I had deliberately acted arrogant and domineering, spread a sex scandal, made headlines snatching roles and generally making things difficult for people. Then I made sure he would get the news, he couldn’t have missed it.”
As Yi Yang got closer, he could hear her thoughts clearer and clearer.
“deliberately” and “made sure he would get the news”?
What did this mean?
Yi Yang narrowed his eyes and looked at Xu Xinyi carefully as if he had never known her before.
Xu Xinyi had a bad reputation in the entertainment industry. She was known as the ‘black widow’, with a derogatory connotation. She was known for relying on her background to be domineering and poisonous in the entertainment industry.
She was a vicious girl. Arrogance was her character. It was impossible for her to be kind.
And because of this attitude problem, she had offended a lot of people since her entry into the entertainment industry. Today, her every move would get scrutinized from all directions. No matter what she did, there were always people jumping out to maliciously exaggerate and distort the facts to condemn her.
To her credit, Xu Xinyi had some real acting skills. So although she had not been able to win an Oscar for the time being, she was considered much better than the other stars in the entertainment industry who could only sing and dance a bit before suddenly deciding to switch the film and television industry, depending on their good looks and fans from their previous career to scrape by.
Therefore, she had always received invitations to work on dramas, despite the torrent of smearing and hate that would follow her, there was no doubt about her acting skills.
For example, some time ago, the original heroine in the drama “Bei Bei’s Promotion” was crammed into the crew by an investor. Her acting skills were terrible and she was criticized by the director for a long time. Eventually, fed up with her, the director replaced her with Xu Xinyi who was known for her skill.
Xu Xinyi paid no attention to these undercurrents at all. She was even a little complacent and preferred using her time to stir up more trouble.
She had long known that the entertainment industry was such a place. Where the strong bullied the weak and people behind your back would gnash their teeth with hatred, but also call you ‘Sister’ with a smile to your face.
Originally, Xu Xinyi had it all planned out. After the divorce, she would do her best to gain a firm foothold in the entertainment industry. If that wasn’t possible, she would just retire because of ‘heartbreak’ and leave behind a legend – of a woman trapped by love – that future generations could pay their respects to.
What she didn’t plan for was Yi Yang suddenly changing his mind temporarily.
–“My bright future has been ruined by this bastard Yi Yang.”
–“If he won’t divorce me, I’ll make him regret it!”
Xu Xinyi’s heart was a riled beast waving its teeth and claws, but on the surface, she only showed her beautiful and ‘moved’ face. She was like the queen’s apple in Snow White, harmless on the surface but full of poison.
Suddenly Yi Yanf felt that his decision was very impulsive. And he regretted it.
They still had to get a divorce.
Whether it was the bullying and domineering Xu Xinyi out in the entertainment industry, or the woman in front of him now who seemed to have different thoughts than what he expected, neither one were someone he could bear.
“Xu Xinyi, I regret it. Let’s get a divorce.”
–“…this bastard is really playing around me! See if I don’t blow his dog head off!”
Yi Yang could only feel his head begin to buzz and a creeping pain.
But when he took out his cell phone and was about to call for his lawyers, his mother called and asked the couple to go back to return to the Yi estate.
Yi Yang was a standard rich third generation. Everything he had now was based on the efforts of the previous two generations of his grandfather and father. It was often said that wealth will not last three generations, but when the Yi family fell to Yi Yang, not only did it not fail, rather they even climbed up another level. Yi Yang had thoroughly consolidated the position of the Yi family in various industries. Nowadays outsiders had no hope to shake the Yi Group.
–“This time it must be because of divorce. We only got married because of an engagement fixed between Old Master Yi and my grandfather. Yi Yang’s mother doesn’t like me at all. When I go back this time, she may be able to persuade Yi Yang to divorce me. If she can get him to divorce, I will consider her my real mother! “
–“It’s all this bastard’s fault. If he had just signed it, I wouldn’t have to go back and deal with his mother. That auntie’s level is just too high for me to beat.”
–“They say that the poor relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is largely due to the inaction of the son. So I have spent the past two years in misery and it’s all the fault of this dog man!”
–“Today, who knows how that woman wants to step on me. I have to figure out how to strike back in advance. I eat food not losses. It seems, in marriage, a woman has to fight her mother-in-law first, and then her love rivals second. She fights and fights and her only reward is a dog man. “
–“Let’s give Yi Yang a little more time and if he won’t divorce me, I’ll show him exactly how green the grass on the other side really is!”
–“Tch! A dog man that goes back on his word!”
The car drove slowly into the Yi estate.
Yi Yang looked pale when he got out of the car. You could faintly see that his fist was clenched and trembling slightly. The words “Strangers: Do Not Approach” seemed to be written all over his body.
The old housekeeper greeted them.
“Young madam, what’s the matter with the young master?”
Xu Xinyi was also puzzled. Since they boarded the car, Yi Yang, who usually kept a straight face, instead had his face turn as black as the bottom of a pot, looking like someone owed him a lot of money.
“Butler Chen, rest assured, he’s fine.”
“Good. You two head on in. The Madam has been waiting for you for a long time.”
As soon as Xu Xinyi entered the door she heard a voice coming from the living room. That voice was soft and gentle, the tone was slow and calm, and it sounded beautiful. Just hearing such a voice she could infinitely fantasize about how gentle the woman who spoke was. How knowledgeable and reasonable she must be.
“Mom, why did you call us back?”
Yi Yang walked into the room and Xu Xinyi followed a half-step behind. The gentle voice that had been talking stopped instantly upon their arrival.
Mrs. Yi was over 50 and well maintained. Her shoulders were straight and upright and she did not have stern facial features at all. On the contrary, she gave the impression of a warm and kind mother at a glance. Compared with the beautiful young woman beside her, she was older but far more elegant and graceful.
Mrs. Yi closely held the hand of the woman beside her and said with a smile, “Yan Yan just returned from abroad yesterday and came to see us two elders here at the Yi estate. She even brought gifts. Plus, I happened to have something I needed to talk to you about, so I asked you two to come back.”
This woman was the famous fashion designer and the top-ranked fashion model, Qin Yan.
“Yi Yang I haven’t seen you for a long time,” Qin Yan rose and spoke unassumingly, as if she really only came to visit the elders. “Xinyi, I haven’t seen you for such a long time either, you’re getting more and more beautiful.”
Xu Xinyi replied with a polite smile, “You as well.”
“I brought you a present. I don’t know if you’ll like it but I hope you can accept it.”
–“Don’t give me something if you don’t know if I’ll like it.”
As Qin Yan said so, she plucked out a very expensive gift bag from the coffee table in front of her and took out a jewelry box that she handed to Xu Xinyi.
–“This box looks like an ordinary gift box outside but the box has been designed upside down. If I just take it and open it, because of the unstable setting, the contents will definitely fall to the ground and break. And if I flip it over to open it backwards then the contents inside will hit the edge of the box after spinning and they will still be broken. “
— “As soon as I enter the door she wants to challenge me?”
–“After her gift breaks, then that woman will sob with pitiful red eyes and say, ‘Xu Xinyi even if you didn’t like it you didn’t have to do this, I really just wanted to give it to you,’ then she will pretend to let it go despite feeling wronged, but his mother certainly won’t let it go. Then I’ll have to listen to her criticize me. I won’t be able to talk back to her and I’ll have to show a smiling face. Only able to let his mother complain. The dog man will probably also think that I did it on purpose and that I should apologize. Meanwhile, the white lotus will sit on the side and watch me like a joke. “
–“Oh, my God, it’s so disgusting. I can’t let myself be wronged like that!”
–If this white lotus likes Yi Yang so much, why didn’t she confess her love earlier? Instead, she just wants to play tricks on this woman here. I think these two are made for each other! They need to get married early and have children and keep each other locked up. Don’t come out and do harm to others!”
–“I’m so miserable. Why didn’t this dog man divorce me but instead made me suffer like this?”
— “No, I have to think of a way. I can’t be so passive now, I have to make a pre-emptive strike!”
Yi Yang, who could clearly hear Xu Xinyi’s thoughts, had a face that could only be described as ugly.
Although he and Qin Yan did not grow up together, they did go to middle school and high school together, and there had never been anything between them except friendship. He knew Qin Yan very well and knew she was a simple and kind girl. How could she send a gift with so many malicious intentions?
At the moment when Xu Xinyi received the jewelry box, Yi Yang reached out and took it for her hand. He sneered at Xu Xinyi slightly and opened the jewelry box.
He wanted to show Xu Xinyi whether Qin Yan was really what she thought of her or not.
Instantly, a green jade bracelet slipped out of the jewelry box and fell to the ground where it was smashed to pieces.
Mrs. Yi was startled.
Qin Yan was stunned.
Xu Xinyi had been ecstatic as soon as Yi Yang took the jewelry box from her. She quickly wrung her hands together and burst into tears. “What are you doing, Yi Yang? Even if you don’t like what Qin Yan gave me, you don’t have to do this. That was Qin Yan’s sincerity!”
Yi Yang: “…”
*so this is an annoying linguistic reference that doesn’t make much sense in English. Oh well!