TL note: Yesterday’s chapter (chapter 43) has some minor edits.
I explain more at the note at the bottom of the page.
On the day “BW” magazine was released for pre-sale, the official WeChat released one of the sets of photos of Xu Xinyi and Han Xiao.
Xu Xinyi, in the photo, was wearing a woman’s suit that was slightly loose, it looked bold and sexy when paired with her dark makeup. Xu Xinyi stood next to Han Xiao with both hands in her pockets and looked directly at the camera.
Facts had proven that a good appearance was equal to justice.
The comments exploded.
“Xu Xinyi’s photos are so handsome! I’m suddenly captivated by the beauty of Xu Xinyi!”
“There are always people on the internet who criticize Xu Xinyi’s appearance. But, although I don’t like Xu Xinyi, I can’t go against my conscience and say that Xu Xinyi’s face is not good. This set of photos is amazing!”
“Ah~ this little sister is so good! I can’t resist that temptation!”
“Oh, my God! It’s too good! It’s you, B. W., you’re the only one who can take such a perfect picture!”
“Oh, these two are a perfect match! All good-looking dogs must buy! “
“A handsome dog like me will only look at her face. As long as she doesn’t stir any scandals, I can lick her picture for the rest of my life!”
The pre-sale of “BW” was sold out in three seconds, it wasn’t quite a sales miracle for “BW”, but it was in the companies top five days of all time.
In contrast, the high-profile Xu Weiyin was busy trying to make her comeback. She had shot her first magazine, Fashion Weekly, but the response was mediocre and didn’t create any waves.
There were a lot of picky passers-by.
“Yesterday’s photo of Xu Xinyi came out coupled with Han Xiao and instantly amazed me. By comparison, Xu Weiyin and Xie Chi are lower then them by more than just one level.”
“It is said that the newcomers behind will push the ones ahead further forward, but here Sister Xu Weiyin has to admit defeat.”
“I heard that Xu Xinyi made her debut under the name of ‘Little’ Xu Weiyin, but I still feel that Xu Xinyi is more agreeable to the eye.”
“Xu Weiyin and Xie Chi don’t match. She is just not as versatile as Xu Xinyi. Although Xu Xinyi’s personality is not very good, she is able to act with anyone.”
“I heard that Xu Weiyin robbed that magazine from Xu Xinyi, but now Xu Xinyi has turned things upside down. I wonder what Xu Weiyin is thinking right now.”
This comment caused a lot of passers-by to comment and ask what was going on.
“Take a look, I’ll give you a link and you can see for yourself.”
Although this comment was quickly deleted by the official WeChat account, it was still captured in screenshots by many interested people.
In fact, that link went to a ‘revelation’ blog that detailed many issues. For instance, the magazine was originally going to have Xu Xinyi on the cover, but Xu Weiyin wanted to step on Xu Xinyi, and she robbed not only Xu Xinyi’s magazine cover, but also Xu Xinyi’s endorsement and scripts.
In order to make what he said more credible, the blogger also posted the guest list previously released by Fashion Magazine, where you could indeed see Xu Xinyi’s name.
And Xu Xinyi had endorsed this brand for three years, but now their official Weibo announced Xu Weiyin.
The screenwriter of a drama even deleted his previous Weibo suggesting Xu Xinyi and began to interact with Xu Weiyin instead.
Various signs and evidence all showed that what Xu Weiyin had now was all stolen from Xu Xinyi.
Most of Xu Weiyin’s old fans were rational. But when they saw the evidence, some of them couldn’t believe it and became irrational. They began to warn the blogger not to spread false rumors.
But the blogger was very arrogant, not only did he not delete anything, but also he called out Xu Weiyin: If you think I spread a false rumor, then sue me.
Xu Weiyin had been very popular with the fans ever since her return but now there were suddenly a lot of questions.
In the entertainment industry, regardless of a person’s character, it was considered really disgusting to rob other people’s resources like this.
And the key factor was that on Xu Weiyin’s side there had been no response at all.
“I really can’t believe that Xu Weiyin is such a person. It’s disgusting to steal resources.”
“The sales of Fashion Weekly are the lowest ever this month, are their intestines green with regret now? “BW”s set of photos are just too good.”
Amidst this storm, Xu Weiyin’s past love history was dug out by her fans again in a long Weibo, which could be regarded as a diversion from the scandal of Xu Weiyin robbing resources.
It talked all about Xu Weiyin’s love history and made some reasonable guesses as to who was the father of the son Xu Weiyin brought back with her.
This was the kind of gossip that made the crowd the most curious so they were distracted one after another.
Within the long Weibo analysis post, Yi Yang’s name showed up the most.
This was the information extracted from Xu Weiyin’s talk show:
Male, about 28 years old, a good family background, was already in charge of a company, and one of Xu Weiyin’s former classmates.
There were many different opinions in the comments, and there were the names of many elites of the younger generation being tossed around.
Among them, two of them were mentioned exceptionally often.
Yi Yang, the president of Yi Group, who was well-known for owning the Lanting apartments because of the news about the unit Han Xiao bought a few months back.
And Jiang Huai, the president of Jiangshi Electronics, who was also young and worth a lot of money.
In addition to those two, it was also revealed that Xu Weiyin had cooperated with Han Xiao in the past and at that time there had been some buzz about a possible scandal a few times.
Although those scandals had soon died down, the internet had a long memory and things that had happened could never really be erased.
Then a so-called insider revealed that it was true that Yi Yang and Xu Weiyin used to be classmates. They did have some sort of relationship in the past, and when Xu Weiyin went abroad, it was probably because of Yi Yang.
This explosive news directly tied Xu Weiyin and Yi Yang together.
“If what is said in this is true, then there’s no need to think that Xu Weiyin snatched resources from Xu Xinyi. They must have been given to her by Yi Yang.”
“So Xu Weiyin’s son is Yi Yang’s?”
“Didn’t someone say that Yi Yang was married? And the person who he is married to is a female star? So how could it be Xu Weiyin who was abroad? I think it must be Jiang Huai.”
“Although I don’t know who Jiang Huai is, Yi Yang is my husband, so I also think it should be Jiang Huai.”
“Who is Jiang Huai?”
“I’ve never heard of this Jiang Huai. This man keeps a low profile.”
And before long Xu Weiyin was asked about these things by a reporter during an interview. She didn’t explain too much and her stance seemed to indicate that the past was in the past and she didn’t want to mention it again.
There was no denial or explanation, which was tantamount to admitting to the wild speculations on the internet in the eyes of netizens.
Xu Xinyi showed the long analysis post to Anya, gritted her teeth, and asked, “Anya, you give me your thoughts and analysis. Are these rumors true or false?”
If it had been in the past and Xu Xinyi came to find her tearfully like this, Anya would have scolded Yi Yang without a second thought and then encouraged Xu Xinyi to escape from that man.
But it was different now.
Now Yi Yang was obviously starting to love Xu Xinyi, so she would be doing evil if she encouraged her to get away from him like she used to.
It was better to tear down ten temples than to destroy a marriage after all.
No matter how good of a friend she was, she couldn’t interfere in the affairs between husband and wife.
“Clearly it’s just a rumor. Of course, it can’t be trusted.”
“But what is mentioned in this post is true. Xu Weiyin and Yi Yang did used to be classmates. There was a period four years when they knew each other. All of this really happened!”
In the novel, who the father of Xu Weiyin’s child was never clearly stated, even at the end when she ended up with the male lead, he never did a paternity test.
What did that mean?
It meant that there was a good chance that the kid wasn’t the male lead’s.
If he wasn’t the male lead’s child. Then who was the real father?
It must be Yi Yang.
Considering all the time he spent with Xu Weiyin back then, anything could have happened.
Wasn’t it the standard drama plot to run away with the bun after getting knocked up?
If the child really was Yi Yang’s, divorce! They had to get a divorce!
“…that’s all in the past, you shouldn’t worry about it. What did I tell you before? Don’t cause trouble for Yi Yang and try to trust him a little more. If you make trouble for him, you will just push him into the arms of another woman, you know?”
Xu Xinyi calmed down. “Anya, Yi Yang, he is a man who doesn’t like having any scandals on the internet.”
She looked over at the Yi Group that was in the building across the road and said, “If this was a fake, he would certainly silence this storm as soon as possible. He would not allow these rumors to continue.”
At the moment, in the building across the street, Yi Yang walked out of a conference room after a five-hour meeting.
Zhao Bin saw his boss finally come out and he was about to pass to Yi Yang news about the rumors of ‘an affair between Yi Yang and Xu Weiyin’ that were currently circulating online.
“What’s the matter?”
Zhao Bin saw that behind Yi Yang were five or six company executives so he whispered, “It’s a small matter on the internet.”
Yi Yang was just about to take a look when another employee suddenly appeared and anxiously handed him a document, “Boss Yi, this document needs your signature.”
Yi Yang turned his attention to the document, looked at it, and found that something was wrong. He frowned and said angrily, “Didn’t I say that this plan wouldn’t work yesterday? Who tried to sneak it through like this? Tell him to come to my office.”
The people behind him all fell silent.
“Alright, Boss Yi, I’ll pass him your message.”
Zhao Bin tried to bring the news up again.
But Yi Yang waved him off impatiently. “Leave it for now.”
Then he disappeared into the office.
A day went by.
Then a week.
Xu Weiyin and Yi Yang seemed inevitably entangled online.
Searching for Xu Weiyin would bring up news about Yi Yang.
Searching for Yi Yang would bring up news about Xu Weiyin.
There was one topic after another.
Xu Xinyi ground her teeth, “Anya, the topic is still there.”
Xu Weiyin was now a hot topic with several people.
For example, #XuWeiyinYiYang, or for another example #XuWeiyinJiangHuai, or for another, #XuWeiyinHanXiao.
But soon, the hot search #XuWeiyinHanXiao disappeared.
Only #XuWeiyinYiYang, and #XuWeiyinJiangHuai were left.
“Don’t overthink it. He is probably so busy with his work that he has no time to pay attention to such a trivial matter.”
“Didn’t you notice?” Xu Xinyi’s fuse was short these days and she exploded in an instant. “Who did he have a scandal with before? What was her name …Zuo Rong, yes, when there was a scandal with Zuo Rong, he had his company refute the rumor the very next day. Zuo Rong is still banned in the industry even now. But now that it’s Xu Weiyin in the scandal, how many days has it been? Has it been a week? But there is no movement at all!”
“Don’t worry so much. If you really doubt it so much, you should ask him openly and see what he says.”
“But he was indifferent when he knew that Xu Weiyin was robbing me of my resources. How could his feelings for me be compared with his feelings for his old lover? “
Anya said helplessly, “I don’t know anything. Don’t be so jealous.”
“Jealous?” Xu Xinyi slowly stood up. “You think I’m jealous? Why would I be jealous? What a joke, would I…” —eat vinegar over a dog man?
Could it be Anya thought that fresh meats were not young enough or that the mature men were not attractive enough?
She was jealous?
What a joke.
But unfortunately, she did give away that 200,000 watch a few days ago.
She really felt thankful to a cheap dog man for nothing!
Anya looked at her strangely, “Ok, I get it, you’re not jealous. Alright?”
A message appeared on the phone.
–The former popular actress who retired from the circle at her peak, now she returned to the entertainment industry with her son four years later, unexpectedly it was all for him!
Dog man, you’re dead!
She must get a divorce!
After she gets divorced and takes away all his property, she will immediately withdraw from the entertainment industry, and never let this couple of dogs pollute her eyes again!
When Xu Xinyi returned to the Yi estate that evening, she was morose and depressed all night.
When the Old Master asked, Xu Xinyi only smiled at him reluctantly and said, “Grandpa, I’m fine.”
“Are you tired from work?”
“A little bit.”
“Then hurry up and go rest.”
Xu Xinyi obediently went upstairs to bed.
After waiting for her to go up, Old Master Yi frowned. “Has something happened recently?”
Mrs. Yi thought about it carefully. “I haven’t heard of anything happening?”
At ten o’clock in the evening, Yi Yang came home and was stopped by Old Master Yi as soon as he walked in the door.
“Has something happened between you and Xinyi recently?”
Yi Yang was confused. Recently, hadn’t Xu Xinyi been acting quite well behaved?
“Grandpa, what’s the matter?”
“She’s in a bad mood today but she won’t tell me about it. You go up and ask what it is.”
She was in a bad mood?
Did someone bully her again?
“Alright, grandfather, I’ll ask her.”
With that, Yi Yang lifted his feet and went upstairs.
–“Dog Man! Dog man! Dog man!”
–“Yi Yang, this dog man!”
Yi Yang was outside the door and felt at a loss.
He hadn’t seemed to have done anything wrong lately, had he?
He pushed the door open.
Xu Xinyi heard the noise and immediately bounced up from the sofa. She looked at Yi Yang, opened her mouth as if to speak, but before the words could escape her mouth she swallowed them back down.
Yi Yang took off his coat and said softly. “Grandpa said you were in a bad mood today. What’s the matter?”
–“In a bad mood? Why would I be in a bad mood? I’m in a good mood! A mood to divorce a dog man like you!”
“I’m alright. Just a little tired from work.”
Yi Yang asked her doubtfully, “Xu Xinyi, what’s going on?”
“I’m fine. Why are you asking?”
“If you’re fine then why are you so grumpy?”
Xu Xinyi gave a hard smile, “Where do I look grumpy?”
“You don’t want to tell me?”
Xu Xinyi was silent.
“Never mind.” Yi Yang turned and started to go to the bathroom.
Xu Xinyi ground her teeth and then grabbed him and pushed a tablet into his hands. “The news about you and Xu Weiyin is all over the internet. You tell me, what’s going on between you and her?”
Yi Yang took a look at the tablet and saw it was open to an entertainment news site reporting on a scandal between Xu Weiyin and him. Seeing this, he knew that Xu Xinyi was just stirring trouble again so she would have an excuse to divorce him.
“I have nothing to do with her. Don’t be unreasonable.” He pushed the tablet back.
Xu Xinyi stopped him, “Am I being unreasonable? Do you dare to say you have no history with her?”
“I did used to know her, but…”
“I knew it! You really have history with her!” Xu Xinyi looked suddenly enlightened. “I see. Xu Weiyin and I look very much alike, so when you agreed to marry me, were you using me as a stand-in for her? Now that the real one is back, do you want to divorce me and be with her?”
“What are you talking about?”
“What do you mean ‘what am I talking about’? Look, aren’t you getting angry out of guilt right now? Could I be right? If you didn’t like her, why didn’t you warn her last time when she robbed my resources? And this scandal, Han Xiao took care of it the next day. But what about you? You’ve been indifferent for a week! You let things go on like this for a whole week!”
She didn’t know if it was because she was such a professional actress that she had become too committed to her role, but Xu Xinyi felt that she was a little too invested tonight.
The heat rushed to her head and she grabbed Yi Yang and pushed him out of the room.
“If you don’t make things clear, don’t think you can sleep here tonight!”
Yi Yang stood outside the door that had been slammed shut and his face turned green.
He had been kicked out of the room?
“Xu Xinyi! Open this door! You’re going too far!”
A minute later, the door opened.
Xu Xinyi stood in the room with a sullen look on her face. Yi Yang said in a low voice, “Listen to me…”
She tossed the coat he had just taken off back on to him and then slammed the door shut again.
Since it was late, Yi Yang did not want to make too much noise and alarm the elders. He spoke in a low voice, “Xu Xinyi, you open this door! If you do not open the door, how can I explain things clearly? Open the door first!”
TL note: There was an issue where the raws I was using were slightly different from other raws a kind person pointed me towards (which made more sense) so I edited the chapter using the new raws. The changes aren’t very significant, it just makes the ends of the chapter flow a bit better and make more sense. Some of the back and forth between Yi Yang and Xu Xinyi was cut out entirely.
I’ve checked and I haven’t found any more discrepancies in the raws I’m using and the other raws online but I haven’t been able to go through every chapter one by one yet. I have found the source of the issue though (I think) – the raws I downloaded had 87 chapters while some other raws online have 92 chapters (after skimming the MTLs those extra chapters are all epilogues for the side characters I think). So… yeah. I dunno what to do exactly but I’ll take a look and try to see how much is different between the two versions and see if I can’t correct this somehow but… I dunno.
At the end of the day I’ll definitely finish… some version of this story in the next month or so lol