The broken pieces of jade on the ground seemed to slap Yi Yang’s face.
Yi Yang’s face hadn’t looked good ever since he returned home.
When he saw the unreadable look in Qin Yan’s eyes, Yi Yang could not help but think about the words that Xu Xinyi had in mind before.
He really could not believe that the person he had known for more than a decade would actually be the kind of hypocritical person that Xu Xinyi maliciously speculated about in her heart.
But the reality in front of him made it so he had to believe.
Otherwise, how could the jewelry box of such an expensive piece of jewelry allow its contents to break as soon as it was opened, even when he had opened it so carefully?
–“Lucky me, I dodged the bullet. If it wasn’t for Yi Yang interfering I don’t know how I could have gotten out of that one.”
–“The dog man can block bullets at critical moments.”
“Husband, this was Miss Qin’s sincere heart that she delivered to me. But now look at it…” Xu Xinyi picked up a piece of the jade bracelet from the ground with a look of great regret and accused him bitterly. “You can tell how good the jade bracelet was just by looking at this little piece. How could you be so careless?”
“Yi Yang, what’s wrong with you? Why didn’t you hold on to it properly?” Mrs. Yi was quick to smooth things over and spoke to Qin Yan with a smile, “Yan Yan, I’m really sorry. Yi Yang has been busy at work recently and he has been running all over the place at home and abroad. He just returned to the country yesterday, and he hasn’t had time to shake off the jet lag. Don’t worry about it. Auntie here will send you a better jade bracelet some other day.”
Of course, Qin Yan would not quarrel with Mrs. Yi over a little jade bracelet, so she acted very understandingly. “Auntie, I understand that Yi Yang didn’t mean it. I also only returned to China two days ago. It’s been a while since I’ve visited and I wasn’t sure it was okay. As for the jade bracelet, it was originally a gift for Xinyi. What do you mean by saying you’ll give me a better one?”
Mrs. Yi was very satisfied with her words, patted her on the back of her hand, and said with a smile, “Auntie feels relieved since you said so.”
Qin Yan was the only daughter of the Qin family, an internationally renowned designer and a famous model, she was a woman with a deep background. The jade bracelet she brought was really good and she especially showed it to Mrs. Yi before Xu Xinyi and Yi Yang arrived.
Mrs. Yi had owned countless jewelry so how could she not know the value of the jade bracelet? She had immediately said it was too expensive.
But Qin Yan said, ‘Auntie, Yi Yang and I grew up together but I was not in China when Yi Yang got married. I was too busy to return back then. So just consider this jade bracelet to be my wedding gift for Yi Yang and Xinyi. Please don’t turn it down.’ And Mrs. Yi had nodded.
Qin Yan had been half-raised by Mrs. Yi from an early age. She knew that Mrs. Yi liked her and had always treated her like a future daughter-in-law before Yi Yang and Xu Xinyi suddenly got married.
Sadly, no matter how much Mrs. Yi liked her, she couldn’t overturn Old Master Yi’s engagement arrangement.
Before returning to China Qin Yan had inquired around and discovered Xu Xinyi’s perverse behavior that was unsuitable to be Mrs. Yi. She had an arrogant and domineering character, was not liked by her mother-in-law, and she and Yi Yang were only a plastic couple without any true feelings between them.
The jade bracelet was originally just a test so even though it became a pile of worthless debris, Qin Yan’s heart did not ache at all.
She just felt sorry that the jade bracelet was not destroyed by Xu Xinyi’s hands.
“Miss Qin, although it was all Yi Yang’s fault this time, when you have time you should ask the people who sold you that jade bracelet, ‘Why is the jade bracelet so fragile and the jewelry box made so carelessly?’”
While speaking, Xu Xinyi really emphasized the words “it was all Yi Yang’s fault”.
–“People really have double standards. If I broke this, Yi Yang’s mother would be falling all over herself to criticize me but since her own son did it all she thinks of is to defend him. He doesn’t even have to apologize.”
The atmosphere turned a little chilly.
Having been born into a rich family Mrs. Yi was naturally knowledgeable. Over the years in the Yi family she had seen many things, so what had happened here just now – she understood it in her heart.
She immediately withdrew her hand that had been placed on Qin Yan’s hand and the smile on her face faded a lot.
Yi Yang said with a black face, “Sorry, I didn’t mean to.”
Qin Yan’s expression stiffened but she recovered quickly and smiled as if nothing had happened, “It’s all right. If Xinyi likes it, I’ll send another bracelet on another day.”
“How could I ask that of you? This bracelet was broken by Yi Yang. So, of course, Yi Yang should be the one to compensate me. How could I let you spend money? Mom, don’t you think?”
Mrs. Yi sighed and nodded.
Xu Xinyi pestered Yi Yang, “Husband, you broke the jade bracelet given to me by Miss Qin, you have to buy me a new one! The exact same jade bracelet!”
–“At least seven figures!”
Yi Yang looked at her deeply. In his eyes was an undisguised warning. Eventually, he squeezed a few words out of his throat, “OK, I’ll buy you a new one!”
“Husband, you are so kind!” Xu Xinyi played dumb in the face of his glare and just smiled, “Butler Chen, please get someone to sweep up the rubbish here and throw it out. This kind of rubbish can hurt people.”
“…” These words were clearly scolding her indirectly. But Qin Yan had no choice but to swallow the suffocating feeling down.
Qin Yan got up and said goodbye, “Auntie, this time… I just came here to see you and grandpa. It’s getting late so I should go.”
She could only say she was leaving and did not dare to show any sign of grievance.
Mrs. Yi asked someone to see Qin Yan out. Then she took a look at Xu Xinyi and Yi Yang. “Yi Yang, you come with me.”
–“Here we go, here it comes! This should be about forcing Yi Yang to divorce me! Mom! You can do it! If you do it, I’ll call you my real mother! “
Yi Yang, who had started to follow, slowed his feet and looked back at Xu Xinyi, who almost could not hide a wild smile from spreading on her face. “You come too.”
Xu Xinyi: “…”
Seeing Yi Yang and Xu Xinyi walk into the study together Mrs. Yi was about to object but Yi Yang explained: “We are husband and wife. There is nothing you can say that she can’t hear.”
Mrs. Yi sighed. “Then I’ll just say it out. Are you two going to get a divorce? “
When Xu Xinyi heard this she was too excited to speak.
But just for a moment.
“Mom!” Sounding more sincere than ever, Xu Xinyi burst into tears of great sadness. “You have to ask Yi Yang about this matter.”
“Yi Yang, what’s going on?”
–“Now speak! Say you hate me and even if you have to sever the relationship between mother and son and are left unable to inherit the family property of the Yi family, that even if you have to die, you will divorce me!
Yi Yang clenched his fists and blue veins popped out on the back of his hands. This woman had been provoking him over and over to the limits of his endurance. It was simply abhorrent!
After taking a deep breath, he took a long time to calm down.
He asked, “How did you know about this?”
“How did I know? The company’s lawyers were planning to tell the news to the Old Master who is in recuperation. If I hadn’t found out first, were you planning to divorce and only tell me after?” Mrs. Yi said while looking between the two of them, “Such a big matter, how could you not discuss it with me in advance?”
“Mom, I… I know I haven’t been doing so well. I also know that I’m not as likable as Miss Qin. It’s normal that Yi Yang doesn’t like me but I promise I’ll change in the future. Believe me! Help me persuade Yi Yang. I don’t want to divorce.”
Xu Xinyi deliberately mentioned Qin Yan in order to create a contrast in Mrs. Yi’s mind.
–“You see, you have the excellent daughter-in-law replacement called Qin Yan, so why would you still tolerate me? Get your son to divorce me! Threaten him with the relationship of mother and son! If he doesn’t agree, tell him you will sever the relationship between mother and child!”
Meanwhile, Yi Yang’s head was buzzing violently and began to hurt again.
It seemed like he was going to have a migraine for the next few days.
“Just think how much property does your divorce involve? It’s such a huge thing but you want to keep it from us without saying a word? Now that your wings have hardened, you just turn a blind eye to me as your mother, don’t you?”
–“Well said! This dog man puts nobody in his eyes!”
“Mom, I’ll handle all of this.”
Mrs. Yi rebuked angrily, “Handle it? How do you plan to handle it? “
Yi Yang spoke reasonably, “The property has been divided by the lawyers. If you aren’t assured, I will have the lawyers explain it to you properly in two days.”
“Explain it to me properly? What about your grandfather? Have you ever thought about what you’re going to tell him? “
Xu Xinyi sobbed noisily, “Mom, Yi Yang, I do not want a divorce. I do not agree, I will never agree to divorce Yi Yang! Even if you both want me to grandpa… Grandpa will never agree!”
–“Come on, hurry up and finish all the formalities while grandpa isn’t here!”
Yi Yang gritted his teeth. “I will personally go explain and plead with grandfather. But I must divorce from this marriage!”
Xu Xinyi continued to cry sadly. “Yi Yang, do you hate me so much? I know, I can’t compare with Miss Qin, but I treat you well. I am sincere to you. Although you have never touched me over the years, you should be able to understand my sincere heart for you.”
“What? Haven’t touched her?” Mrs. Yi was furious: “Yi Yang! What’s going on?! You’ve been married for two years! “
–“I suspect he’s completely incapable. And as the evidence, well just look, why else would he turn a blind eye to such a beautiful girl like me?”
“Mom, don’t blame Yi Yang. He doesn’t like me. I don’t blame him, just blame…”
Yi Yang: “Shut up!”
Mrs. Yi: “Shut up!”
Xu Xinyi: “…”
Xu Xinyi stood to one side feeling aggrieved and silently choked up.
–“I’m anxious to death here. It turns out that Yi Yang’s indecisiveness is an inherited trait. For such a trivial matter is it really worth quarreling for so long?”
There was silence in the study.
All three people calmed down and were lost in their own thoughts.
Mrs. Yi raised her hand and covered her forehead in contemplation.
Yi Yang was also silent.
After a while, Mrs. Yi took a deep breath and regained her previous calm manner and said slowly, “I won’t agree with your divorce, Yi Yang. If you dare to divorce Xu Xinyi, don’t ever call me mother again, you hear me?”
Yi Yang stood there and said nothing.
Xu Xinyi felt like someone dumped a basin of cold water on her.
Why was this plot so backward? How did it become ‘If you dare to divorce, don’t call me mother’? Why doesn’t this Mrs. Yi play her cards according to common sense?
“The nursing home said that the Old Master is recovering well and will be back next week but the doctor also said that the Old Master is too old to be stimulated. Your marriage was personally arranged by the Old Master so you should know what the Old Master expects from you. Do you understand what I mean? “
Xu Xinyi felt as if she had been struck by lightning.
She’d forgotten about it.
–“Grandpa is not in good health and can’t be stimulated.”
–“But… they could just divorce first and keep it a secret from the Old Master and just be a fake husband and wife in front of him for a while. It’s not like it would be any different from how they had already been living for the past two years! “
–“If I can think of this, Yi Yang should be able to too, right?”
She looked meaningfully at Yi Yang.
Mrs. Yi said earnestly, “Yi Yang, you have already grown up now and should know what you need to do. I believe you should know how to handle this.”
Xu Xinyi looked at him expectantly.
Yi Yang gave her a sidelong glance. You want to divorce me so much?
“I know what to do, Mom. You don’t have to worry.”
That was the sound of dreams shattering.
Xu Xinyi’s face was lifeless.
Xu Xinyi and Yi Yang left the study one after another. Around the corner, Yi Yang grabbed Xu Xinyi’s arm and pulled her into a guest room.
With his height, Yi Yang could only look down on her. The air around his body seemed heavy and gave people an indescribable feeling of awe. He emitted a nameless oppression that would make a person breathless.
“First, since grandfather is in poor health, the divorce will be postponed.”
Xu Xinyi suppressed the sadness in her heart, her eyes gleamed, and she nodded tearfully.
–“You said ‘postponed’, you must remember.”
“Second, grandfather will be back next week, so we have to stay here in the Yi estate for a while, during which time you are not allowed to mention anything to grandfather, especially the matter of spending two years of marriage without sharing a room!”
–“We never shared a room in the first place…”
Xu Xinyi was suddenly stunned.
–“This bastard won’t want to sleep with me in the same room now, will he?”
–“Does he want to do something to me?”
Xu Xinyi murmured: “Husband, this is not very good. The Yi estate is far from the city and your work is so busy. It won’t be convenient for you to live here. How about this, I can stay here and show filial piety to grandfather on your behalf…”
“Xu Xinyi, don’t think that I don’t know what’s on your mind! Don’t worry, I’m not interested in you. I will never touch you. “
Xu Xinyi blinked.
–“Really? Can you still hear what I’m thinking? Can you hear what I’m calling you now? You motherfucker! Dog man! A pig like you rooting through beautiful cabbage like me! A flower like me is planted in some cow dung like you! Bastard! Did you hear that, you son of a bitch!”
Yi Yang: “…Xu Xinyi!”