Xu Xinyi walked out of the coffee shop and listened to the recording of the conversation she had just made on her phone. The more she listened to it, the more wrong she felt about it.
The number of Xu Weiyin’s segments in the recording seemed quite high?
And even after all she said just now, Xu Weiyin didn’t admit that the child was Yi Yang’s.
Sure enough, for the biggest mystery in the novel, Xu Weiyin kept her mouth shut tightly.
But why didn’t this Xu Weiyin follow the established routine?
After seeing her pull out the money, wasn’t Xu Weiyin supposed to throw the card back at her and shout at her with a humiliated face, ‘No matter how much money you pay, I will never leave Yi Yang, my child can’t live without a father!”, and then leave the coffee shop crying?
Why was Xu Weiyin even calmer than she was, and even bid 50 million?
Xu Xinyi rolled her eyes.
Was Xu Weiyin joking with her? She thought she could just open her mouth and ask for 50 million? She might as well just rob her directly!
That woman really dared to dream.
Asking her to pay 50 million yuan to buy a dog man?
But in any case, now that she had managed to humiliate Xu Weiyin with money today and Xu Weiyin probably wouldn’t give up. Someday in the future, Xu Weiyin would probably bring the matter up with Yi Yang at an appropriate moment and sow discord between her and Yi Yang.
As long as Xu Weiyin kept this conversation in her heart, it was worthwhile for her to put on this performance today.
Host, why are you so sure that Xu Weiyin’s child is Yi Yang’s son? The novel never revealed the father.
Xu Xinyi smiled. “Xiao A, it seems you AI beings have no human feelings so you can’t see.” She quickly pulled out the high-definition photo of Xu Weiyin holding the child and enlarged the child’s face. “Just how much does this face look like Yi Yang!”
…where is it similar?
“I forgot, you don’t have any eyes, so you can’t see. Let me tell you…”
I have a scanner.
“Then you should be able to scan it. Can’t you see that the child’s eyes, nose, mouth, eyebrows, ears, are all like Yi Yang’s? They’re almost exactly the same! “
Xiao A hesitated and whispered: I don’t think so.
“Don’t bother about it. Listen to me. I’m in charge here and I’ll solve all the unsolved mysteries in the novel for you now! That child belongs to Yi Yang!”
After thinking about it, Xinyi called Anya. On the phone, she sounded depressed and her voice was choked up. “Hey, Anya, come out and talk to me.”
After half an hour.
“What? 50 million?” After Anya heard Xu Xinyi tell her everything that happened today, her tone was shocked and she looked at Xu Xinyi as if she were looking at a fool.
“This kind of thing is really worthy of you, Xu Xinyi. So, you didn’t know anything for sure but you gave her money to make her leave Yi Yang?”
Xu Xinyi was unrepentant. “What else is there to know? Xu Weiyin and Yi Yang knew each other for a long period during university. If it were not for some later mistakes, they would have been together long ago. “
Speaking of this, Xu Xinyi was filled with grief and indignation, and her teeth itched with hatred. “They even have a child, what else is there to know? Do I have to wait for Xu Weiyin to bring the child in front of me herself?”
She couldn’t go on.
“You always say that the child is Yi Yang’s. Do you have any other evidence other than your eyes to identify their father-son relationship? Have you done a paternity test?”
“Xu Weiyin admitted it to my face!”
“But you can’t just offer her money on your first meeting!” Anya wanted to pry open her brain and see what was inside, “Xu Xinyi, you are usually so shrewd, why is it that whenever you encounter a matter that involves Yi Yang, your whole person seems to collapse into a single dimension, and your IQ falls to the level of a paramecium? This is such a big thing, can’t you wake up a little bit? Or can you at least consult me before you try to do anything?”
“But… but I can’t let that child meet Yi Yang.” Xu Xinyi looked extremely agitated. “You know, Yi Yang doesn’t like me and he still hasn’t touched me until now. The elders in the family have always wanted a grandson. Now that there is a ready-made grandson right in front of them, what do you think they will do?”
“But you can’t be so impulsive. Couldn’t we discuss things slowly? When you go to her like that aren’t you giving her a handle on you? Now she can just mention that conversation casually in the future, and what will people think of you? What will Yi Yang think of you?”
“I can’t help it! Anya, I’m really scared. I’m afraid Yi Yang will leave me behind as soon as he sees his child. He used to want to divorce me. Don’t you think he will want to divorce me again?”
Anya tried to calm her down. “Don’t worry, the situation is not irreparable. Yi Yang is attracted to you. He can’t casually mention divorce to you the way he used to.”
“What am I supposed to do now?”
Anya mused for a moment. “From today on, you must do as I say.”
Xu Xinyi stopped and looked at her as if she had seen a savior. “You tell me what I should and shouldn’t do. Tell me what to do and I will never be as impulsive as I was today again!”
“Alright, well, listen to me. First of all, you must never talk to Xu Weiyin alone again. You are now Yi Yang’s wife and she has not done anything to come between you and Yi Yang for the time being. You should be magnanimous to her and not humiliate her in any way. That will only make you look like a shrew.”
Xu Xinyi nodded.
“Second, if Yi Yang finds out about this, you have to act like you’ve never heard of it. Don’t make trouble in front of Yi Yang. You making trouble will only accelerate his dislike for you. You have to be tolerant and magnanimous, which will make Yi Yang feel guilty towards you.”
“Just put up with it!” Anya continued, “Third, control your emotions. If you hear or see Xu Weiyin, and especially Xu Weiyin’s son, anywhere you must not get angry or behave excessively.”
“Fourth, as you mentioned, in the case that Yi Yang’s elders find out about the existence of the child, don’t make any trouble. Believe me, the elders are reasonable people and they will not let you and Yi Yang divorce because of an illegitimate child or let the other woman in the door. So just don’t make trouble.”
“Fifth, Xu Weiyin will definitely return to the entertainment industry in the future, and there may be conflicts and collisions between you two at that time. After all, you made your debut with the reputation of ‘Little’ Xu Weiyin. The media will certainly draw a comparison between the two of you. If they step on you, you must not take it to heart and should strive to conquer fans with your magnanimity and skills as an actress.”
Every time Anya said a point, Xu Xinyi wrote it down in her mobile phone memo.
First, she should continue to find Xu Weiyin, her language should be crass, her attitude should be arrogant, and she should do everything possible to humiliate her.
Second, make sure Yi Yang finds out and then make as much trouble in front of him as possible afterward.
Third, meet Xu Weiyin’s son…
Xu Xinyi thought for a moment and decided that children were innocent, so forget it.
She deleted the third point.
Third, when Old Master Yi and Mrs. Yi found out about the existence of the child, she needed to cry and kick up trouble as much as she could. Maybe even threaten to hang herself.
Fourth, when she and Xu Weiyin, two enemies destined to meet on the narrow road that was the entertainment circle, really met, she needed to buy marketing accounts to smear her, to step on her as much as she could and then to spread blackening rumors about her.
After writing all that, she added another sentence at the end of the fourth point: Release news that Yi Yang is supporting Xu Weiyin from behind the scenes and make it as black as possible.
Then, Yi Yang would fly into a rage for the beauty* and to get justice for her, he would divorce Xu Xinyi.
The love between those two was really so moving. It just touched Xu Xinyi’s heart.
“Well, I’ve written it all down. Don’t worry. I won’t make any missteps in the future. I’ll follow what you say.”
Anya finally set her mind at ease, “If you can calm down a bit, you will not lose to that woman called Xu Weiyin, and you will be able to hold onto Yi Yang.”
Hold onto Yi Yang?
Xu Xinyi rolled her eyes.
Yi Yang, that dog man, who wanted to hold onto him? Who wanted his love.
But she put on an appearance like she was very moved. “Thank you, Anya.”
“There’s no need for thanks between us,” Anya got up after checking the time. “Alright, it’s getting late, and I can’t rest assured when you are in this state. I’ll take you back first.”
“Waiter, the bill, please.”
Xu Xinyi handed her card over.
Two minutes later the waiter walked back into the box with a smile. “Sorry, Miss Xu, there is not enough balance on your card.”
Xu Xinyi was confused for a moment but then she looked at the silver card that the waiter returned to her. She suddenly came to her senses and took another card out of her bag and handed it to the waiter, “Sorry, I took out the wrong card.”
On the bus, Anya asked Xu Xinyi, “To the Yi estate or Lanting?”
Xu Xinyi thought, “Can you take me back to Lanting to pick something up and then send me back to the Yi estate?”
Anya started the car. “When you get back, you must keep this in your heart and hold back. Act as if you don’t know anything, do you understand?”
Xu Xinyi nodded. “Don’t worry, I know what to do.”
Half an hour later, the car was parked in the garage under Lanting. The two went upstairs and Xu Xinyi changed her clothes and found the gift. She seemed to be in high spirits, very different from the Xu Xinyi who was depressed and had no sense of security half an hour ago.
Checking the time again, Anya sadly used WeChat to put off an appointment she had set up with a fresh meat last night and sighed, “I’ve really become your driver.”
“Anya, when this matter is settled, I will be sure to show my unending thanks.”
When it came to their relationship, they could say anything.
“Well, I’ll just wait for your thanks.”
The car started again.
An hour later, Anya’s car was parked outside the Yi estate.
“Go in by yourself. Have a good rest the next few days. I’ll help you push your work back a bit.”
With that, she drove away.
Xu Xinyi stood outside the villa with wrapped gifts in both her hands. She looked at the two street lamps in front of the villa, took a deep breath, and then entered the door with a smile.
Mrs. Yi was sitting on the living room sofa cutting a bouquet of flowers she bought today. Old Master Yi was reading a financial magazine on one side, and the two would talk from time to time.
“Grandpa, mom, I’m back!”
A jubilant voice came from the door. Old Master Yi and Mrs. Yi were stunned and looked up.
“Xinyi is back?”
Old Master Yi put down the magazine and Mrs. Yi put down her scissors.
“Why did you come back without telling us in advance?”
Xu Xinyi put her gift on the coffee table and said, “I wanted to surprise you. By the way, grandpa, I brought you some presents. It’s a kind of tea from the Film City that is very popular there. It’s not sold in the city so I brought you some. Take a look!”
With that, she took out a box of carefully packaged tea and handed it to Old Master Yi.
“Mom, this is a new face cream from the brand you like. It should be very suitable for you. You can have it. If you feel it is not suitable, please let me know.”
Mrs. Yi took over the beautifully packaged facial cream box, and though she said that she didn’t have to buy it, the happiness in her eyes shone through.
“You came back with so many things.” Old Master Yi sat her down affectionately and looked her up and down. “You’ve lost weight in these last few months while filming. Were you too tired to eat properly?”
“No, you’re seeing wrong, you always think I’m too thin because I don’t eat well, but my weight hasn’t changed.”
“You want to lie to this old man? Anyway, you should have a good rest at home in the next few days. Ask Butler Chen to make you more delicious foods and tonics.”
“Thank you, grandpa.”
“We’re family, I’m your grandpa, what is there to thank?”
Xu Xinyi smiled and kept ‘subtly’ glancing upstairs.
Old Master Yi followed the direction of her eyes and he knew what she was thinking. “Yi Yang isn’t home yet, but by this point, he should be back soon.”
Xu Xinyi nodded and said nothing.
“Come here, tell grandpa what interesting things have happened to you at the Film City these days?”
“There was nothing interesting. Every day there was not enough time for filming so it was busy every day.”
“You must be tired.”
“Thanks, but I’m okay.”
“Dad, Xinyi and Yi Yang have been married for two years and haven’t even had a honeymoon yet. Now that Xinyi has finished filming, we should have Yi Yang rest for a few days,” Mrs. Yi said affably to Xu Xinyi. “You and Yi Yang should find a place to have fun for a few days and relax.”
Xu Xinyi bowed her head shyly, but she was actually covering up the look of shock on her face.
It was all over.
One was considerate, the other was amiable.
The ones she was counting on to assist her divorce in the past had now become two major obstacles in her way.
It wasn’t really the way that Anya had analyzed, was it?
The Old Master and Mrs. Yi were sensible people. It might really be impossible for them to have Yi Yang divorce her and let Xu Weiyin enter the door because of an illegitimate child.
No, it couldn’t go on like this.
Indecisiveness would lead her to disaster.
“What’s the matter?” Seeing Xu Xinyi suddenly stopped talking, Old Master Yi smiled and joked, “Yi Yang will be back in a minute, don’t worry.”
Xu Xinyi smiled bitterly and shook her head, “Nothings the matter, grandpa.”
“Then why are you suddenly unhappy? Did Yi Yang bully you? “
Xu Xinyi’s eyes slowly filled with tears and her expression turned cloudy. Her eyes turned red in an instant.
Old Master Yi was so surprised that he hurriedly asked, “What kind of grievance have you suffered?”
“Don’t cry. If you have any grievances, mom will get justice for you!”
Seeing the elders’ worried and gentle voices made Xu Xinyi’s nose sore. The tears accumulated in her eyes finally fell. She put her hands over her mouth and shook her head, then she wiped the tears from her face with the back of her hands. She choked up and said, “I’m alright, grandpa, mom. I’m really fine. I just haven’t seen you two for a long time.”
Xu Xinyi hung her head and said, “Don’t be so nice to me. I’m really no good at all. I’ve done a lot of bad things.”
“Grandpa knows all about you. But you are still young, and you have a young person’s temper. Who will guarantee that they will not do a few things wrong when they are young? Do not take the past to heart, just correct what was wrong, and act cautiously in the future and try to do less wrong. Your mother and I will forgive you.”
“Come on, talk to grandpa. What have you done wrong this time?”
“No.” Xu Xinyi weighed the words in her heart and thought about how to tell the story of Yi Yang’s child.
A Bentley slowly rolled up outside the villa.
Yi Yang got out of the car and strode inside.
As soon as he arrived at the door, he heard a faint voice coming from the living room.
–“Should I say it directly or in a more roundabout way?”
–“But, considering grandpa’s health, can I really just say it out? Forget it, let’s just say it now, while Yi Yang is not here.”
–“And haven’t mom and grandpa always wanted a grandson? It’s not a bad thing to have a son, is it? “
Yi Yang’s foot suddenly paused.
He had a son?
Xu Xinyi was pregnant?
When did she get pregnant?
Whose child was she pregnant with?
*haaah the resulting line was so simple and self-evident but I spent like 15 minutes looking it up. 🙁 This line: ‘冲冠一怒为红颜’ which is apparently from a poem called ‘《圆圆曲》’ which describes some legend from the Qing Dynasty in which a guy hears that a concubine he liked got ‘plundered’ and flew into a rage. So now you know! Sort of kind of