A strange room, changed clothes, a mysterious recording, her completely blank memory of last night, all of it seemed to point to a single conclusion.
Something must have happened between her and Yi Yang last night.
What would happen between a couple who had been married for two years where one was young and vigorous, the other was out of their mind after drinking, and they were left together in the same room? What else could possibly happen?
This conjecture was like a thunderbolt in a clear sky.
Looking down at the video with the suffix .avi, Xu Xinyi’s hand that was holding her phone trembled slightly.
She asked for this?
Was she so crazy when she was drunk?
Wait, she shouldn’t panic. She needed to calm down. It was just a guess.
Xu Xinyi took a deep breath and forced herself to calm down.
Although she had seen pigs run but she had never eaten pork.*
According to novels, women were miserable after their first times, and it would hurt so bad that they wouldn’t be able to get out of bed for a few days.
But Xu Xinyi felt fine right now except for some dizziness and a minor lack of physical strength, and… she looked down at herself and saw her skin was as white and tender as before, there didn’t seem to be any red marks.
So, it was not necessarily that.
That dog man Yi Yang hadn’t eaten the guts of a leopard and the heart of a bear last night.
So she should calm down!
Maybe the dog man was just tricking her with this video.
Xu Xinyi clicked on the video sent to her by Yi Yang, filled with unease.
“I, Xu Xinyi, promise here and now that I will have a child for Yi Yang after I finish filming this drama!”
“Do you love me?”
“I love you, I love you, I love you most!”
“Are you going to divorce me?”
“I’ll die before I leave!”
“Is that the truth?”
“From the bottom of my heart! It’s more real than the diamond ring I bought myself!”
Her face occupied the entire screen in the video.
Xu Xinyi’s face was impassive as she tossed the cell phone down on the bed.
Yi Yang was dead.
That dog man really knew how to blow things up.
She was going to kill him!
He dared to trick her into making this kind of video while she was drunk and passed out? He made her say something like that?
Listen, were those even human words?
Give birth to a child?
Bah! Did he deserve it?
Xu Xinyi’s eyes searched the room, and the dog man’s suit was still there, which indicated that the person had not yet left. Instead of allowing herself to be blackmailed by the dog man to give birth for him with the video, it would be better for them to die together.
Her line of sight finally fixed on a lamp at the head of the bed.
She went over and picked up the lamp and hefted it in her hand.
–“As soon as Yi Yang walks through this door, I’ll bash him on the head. We’ll see if I can knock his dog head off!”
Outside the door, Yi Yang, who was about to swipe his card key and enter the door, slowed his steps.
Assistant Zhao Bin mistakenly thought there was something wrong with Yi Yang, so he asked, “Boss, is there anything else?”
Yi Yang gave him his room key and said, “Open the door.”
Zhao Bin took the room key, opened the door, and then entered the room under Yi Yang’s eyes. As soon as he passed by the room’s bathroom he looked up and saw Xu Xinyi standing to the side and holding up a lamp.
Yi Yang came in behind, his eyes were deep, and his brows were furrowed. He looked at Xu Xinyi and asked calmly. “What are you doing?”
Xu Xinyi and Zhao Bin looked at each other, then she looked at Yi Yang and a stiff smile appeared at the corners of her mouth, “Husband… I think this lamp looks good. I wanted to show it to you. Do you think it looks good?”
Zhao Bin stepped back and said, “Hello, Mrs. Yi.”
Xu Xinyi slowly put down the lamp.
Yi Yang gestured to Zhao Bin for him to go out first.
Zhao Bin, who had strolled around the gates of hell and knew nothing about it, respectfully retreated.
When the door closed, Yi Yang looked at her and said, “Put your shoes on.”
Xu Xinyi realized that she had stepped out barefoot and her toes were curling against the cold marble floor.
After she put down the lamp, she heard Yi Yang ask her, “Why did you drink so much last night?”
With heaven and earth as her witness, she could swear to God that she had only taken two sips last night, and she had poured the wine herself.
She was just going to pretend to be drunk and annoy the dog man.
–If it hadn’t been for the sake of messing with this dog man last night by pretending to be drunk, I wouldn’t have gone to drink.”
–“But I only had two sips last night. How could I get drunk?”
Of course, it was impossible for her to say such a thing aloud.
“I was happy!”
“What were you happy about?”
“You came to see me, and you also helped me yesterday, so I was happy! As soon as I feel happy, I always drink too much.”
–“I didn’t expect the wine to be so strong. I only drank a few sips.”
“You don’t drink often in the first place. Some drinks are deceptively strong, they can seem weak at first but then come on harder after a while. With your capacity, you should drink less in the future.”
Xu Xinyi nodded.
What was the saying?
In wine there was truth.**
Xu Xinyi suddenly realized, she didn’t say anything terrible last night, did she?
“That… Yi Yang, you know I was drunk last night. I might have said some nonsense, don’t take it seriously,” She took out her phone, “You can’t count what I said in this video. Don’t take it seriously.”
“I can’t count it?” Yi Yang raised an eyebrow. “Do you remember what you said and did last night?”
Xu Xinyi’s mind was blank. She didn’t remember.
“It was you who hugged me and cried last night that you wanted to have a baby with me, it didn’t sound like nonsense.”
Xu Xinyi smiled and said, “How is that possible? I…”
“Don’t you keep saying you love me?”
“Yes, I love you, but do I have to give you children if I love you?” Xu Xinyi looked righteous and confident, “I told you before, I don’t like children, it’s painful to have children, and children are very naughty and annoying. I hate children so much. How could a woman who hates children as much as me promise that I would give you a baby as soon as I finished filming this drama? It’s impossible! “
After thinking for a moment, she continued, “Honey, if you really like children, how about we go to the orphanage and choose a lovely and obedient child to adopt?”
–“The Yi family has a throne to inherit, so I don’t believe that Yi Yang, a dog man, can put up with this!”
–“It’s better to divorce me because of this reason. Then your grandpa and mom will have nothing to say.”
But Yi Yang pondered for a long time and eventually only nodded thoughtfully, “You are right, children are really troublesome. Alright, we can set aside thoughts about children for the time being. We can talk about them later. For now, let’s continue to talk about what you did last night.”
Drunken people were the most afraid of being told what happened yesterday after they sobered up.
“You threw up all over me last night.”
Xu Xinyi frowned.
“And you bit me.”
Yi Yang loosened his tie and unbuttoned the top button of his shirt to show her that there was a deep tooth mark on his neck under his ear.
Xu Xinyi sucked in a cold breath.
“I bit you?”
Yi Yang asked: “Or what? Did I bite myself?”
Xu Xinyi smiled faintly and then put her hands over her forehead and fell back on the bed, and began to pretend to moan and groan, “Husband, I am dizzy and not feeling well. I have to rest for a while. When are you leaving? I won’t send you off.”
–“I didn’t expect that I was so fierce when I was drunk. The next time this dog man Yi Yang dares to mess with me, I’ll get drunk again and kill him!”
Yi Yang gave a cold hum, fastened his shirt and tie, and was once more immaculate. “The next time you dare to get drunk, I will record the whole process of your drunken appearance to see if you know what shame is.”
“By the way, there’s one more thing I forgot to tell you.”
Xu Xinyi had a bad feeling.
“I saw you and Han Xiao acting with each other yesterday but some of the scenes were too intimate. I believe you also don’t want to have any intimate behavior with a strange man so, for your sake, I talked to Director Xu last night. He promised that all the intimate scenes with you and Han Xiao would use stand-ins. This way you don’t have to worry about being seen by grandfather and mom on TV in the future. I will explain it for you.”
–“Calm down, Xu Xinyi, calm down!”
–It’s against the law to kill people. Behind bars, you can’t even cry.”
–“You just lost the chance to knock off his dog head. To try to go against him again now would be tantamount to hitting a stone with an egg or shaking a tree with a pebble. Don’t be impulsive!”
So Xu Xinyi gave a big smile, “Really? Thank you, husband, for thinking of me, I’m really… just too emotional. I’m so moved!”
“You’re welcome. I won’t stay here since the company is busy. If you miss me again next time, remember to call me. I can come and see you again.”
Xu Xinyi’s smile froze on her face.
“Good, I’ll keep that in mind.”
Yi Yang looked at his watch. “I told the hotel to bring you some food later. I have to leave first, so remember to eat something. Have a good rest and call the elders more often.”
“Good-bye, husband. Take care, husband.”
Yi Yang nodded and left with a dead expression.
He closed the door.
Shortly after the door closed, Xu Xinyi gritted her teeth and began to strangle a pillow to suppress the murderous intent rising from the bottom of her heart.
Later the same day, Xu Xinyi went back to the set from the hotel.
However, she found that the crew was looking at her differently than before.
But this was not important to Xu Xinyi. Her top priority now was to try to make up for the lessons she had skipped and try to learn a new skill.
“Xinyi, what are you looking at?”
Xu Xinyi took off the headphones and smiled and turned the screen to Director Xu.
Director Xu was interested, “That famous Detective Conan? The one with more than a thousand episodes? Why are you suddenly interested in watching Conan?”
“I think it looks interesting, and I can learn a lot of useful knowledge which may be useful in the future from it.”
A lot of useful knowledge? From murder mysteries? Do you need it? Director Xu muttered to himself. But he did not ask any more questions.
Xu Xinyi said with a smile, “Director Xu, you can rest assured that I will not neglect my filming work with the crew.”
Director Xu believed in Xu Xinyi’s acting skills and learning ability, so he immediately smiled and said, “Okay, I’ll leave you be.”
Xu Xinyi put her headphones back on and, after watching another episode, wrote down the villain’s latest modus operandi in a memo.
*this is an idiom that basically means that she knows what a [thing] is even if she’s never done the [thing]. Like a poor person of the past would have been able to see pigs run but not eat pork
**‘ 酒后吐真言’ this is basically an idiom that means drunk people tend to spill their thoughts, as far as I can tell
Tl note: the joke at the end there is that she’s watching detective conan (and specifically studying the villains) to learn how to kill Yi Yang lol