Xu Xinyi made this remark easily, not giving Xu Weiyin any face even though they were in public. It was practically a slap to the face.
To make it more real, Xu Xinyi even eyed Xu Weiyin up and down guardedly, as if she really thought Xu Weiyin might try to steal her husband right then and there.
Xu Weiyin withdrew her eyes and her already pale face flashed blue and white. It made her look very pitiful in the eyes of the onlookers, as if she didn’t dare to argue with Xu Xinyi and could only swallow down the injustice.
There were people on the side who spoke bluntly without thinking about things at all. “Mrs. Yi’s words are too ugly. Miss Xu is a single mother but she has never thought of bothering others, let alone trying to vie for Mr. Yi’s attention. Why would you target her with your random conjectures?”
“Today is Mr. Jiang’s birthday party, it should be a happy occasion. Please don’t let my problems disturb the mood.” Xu Weiyin put on a smile like she was enduring humiliation and said, “You all have a good time tonight. I’ll leave first.”
“Ah. Miss Xu…” One of the onlookers called after her.
Xu Xinyi whispered in Yi Yang’s ear, “Will this cause you any trouble?”
Yi Yang said impassively, “No.”
“That’s good. It makes me happy when Xu Weiyin is not happy.”
Melodious music filled the huge room. Jiang Huai came down from the second floor still carrying a glass of red wine and went around politely thanking the guests. When he arrived in front of Yi Yang, he smiled and said, “Mr. Yi, long time no see.”
“Today is Old Master Jiang’s birthday but why don’t I see Old Master Jiang?”
“My father is still upstairs dealing with a small issue. He should be down in a minute. But before that, I have someone I’d like to introduce to Mr. Yi.” The man who had walked over with Jiang Huai smiled at Yi Yang.
“Hello, Mr. Yi. My surname is Zhou and I work in Longteng Real Estate. There is a big project south of the city and I want to seek the cooperation of some local real estate developers. I wonder if Mr. Yi had any interest.”
Xu Xinyi listened as the man droned on tediously. She had no idea what the project south of the city was, but judging by Yi Yang’s reaction it was probably a big project.
“Mr. Zhou seems to be very talented, to secure one of the projects south of the city.”
“It’s can’t be called talented to just pick up a project, the talent is being able to properly digest it, but it’s a pity that my Longteng can’t eat it alone. So I’d like to share this cake with Mr. Yi. If you’re interested, how about we go upstairs and have a chat?”
Jiang Huai spoke from the side with a smile, “I can provide a location, the living room on the second floor should be free.”
Mr. Zhou also smiled, “I’ll be awaiting Mr. Yi’s arrival on the second floor.”
With that, the two men disappeared back up the stairs.
Xu Xinyi narrowed her eyes, “There must be a trick!”
Yi Yang nodded, “En.”
“Will you go?”
“I’ll go.” Yi Yang handed his glass to Xu Xinyi and then walked leisurely up to the second floor.
Xu Weiyin frowned as she watched Yi Yang walk up to the second floor.
Xu Xinyi kept her eyes on Xu Weiyin so she saw when Xu Weiyin surreptitiously looked around and, seeing that no one was paying attention to her, she slipped out of the crowd and then quietly disappeared up to the second floor. Xu Xinyi quickly followed the other woman.
She spotted a door that Yi Yang went into first and then Xu Weiyin closely followed behind him and closed the door.
There was clearly something wrong here!
Most of the guests were concentrated on the first floor, so there weren’t many people on the second floor.
Taking advantage of the nearly empty corridor Xu Xinyi pressed her ear against the door and held her breath to eavesdrop inside.
She quickly made up her mind.
–“If Yi Yang and Xu Weiyin really do something in there then I will divorce Yi Yang, the dog man!”
But even after she listened at the door for a long time, she didn’t hear anything.
–“Why is there no movement at all? There aren’t even any voices? What are they doing in there if they aren’t even talking?”
–“In a dramatic reunion between old lovers, shouldn’t they be eager to reminisce together about what happened on campus, and then…”
Xu Xinyi had a lot of thoughts running around in her head.
Xu Xinyi, with one hand on the door handle, took a deep breath to calm herself down and prepared herself to rush inside.
–“No, I have to think clearly here. Yi Yang wouldn’t do anything on an occasion like this.”
–“But there was that time at Qin Yan’s birthday party because Yi Yang was drugged… Drugged?! Yes, with Xu Weiyin’s means and ingenuity, there is nothing she would not dare to do!”
–“I don’t know if Yi Yang has learned his lesson, what if Xu Weiyin tries to drug him? What if Xu Weiyin succeeds?”
Xu Xinyi didn’t bother thinking any further.
–“If Yi Yang is so stupid, then we divorce!”
Yi Yang, inside the room, had his brows tightly furrowed while he looked coldly at Xu Weiyin. She had just said that she had something important to talk to him about.
“Since Jiang Huai sent you to talk to me, it must be nothing good. Just say what you need to say.”
Xu Weiyin gritted her teeth silently before making a pitiful face. She seemed desperate. “Yi Yang, although we haven’t seen each other for years, we were at least classmates and friends for years back then. Can’t we sit down and have a conversation?”
Yi Yang looked at her coldly, taking in her strange posture. Xu Weiyin’s eyes were full of tenderness, and if an outsider could see her they would really think Xu Weiyin had some sort of relationship with him.
It seemed that he had really been deceived by Xu Weiyin’s face in the past. But it was a pity for Xu Weiyin that her acting skills were far worse than Xu Xinyi’s.
People who really were as gentle as water might exist, but this was not how they would act.
Xu Weiyin should at least learn a bit from Xu Xinyi. Whenever Xu Xinyi looked at him, it was like he was the only one who existed in her eyes, not like Xu Weiyin, who’s eyes unconsciously jittered around guiltily when looking at him.
Yi Yang, who had experienced two years of Xu Xinyi’s ‘gentle’ side retorted mercilessly, “If I remember correctly, we were not close back in college. At most, we could be called friends. What is there to talk about between you and me?”
“Do you remember what happened the night before I left City A four years ago at the Hilton hotel?”
Yi Yang had stayed in many hotels over the years. How could he remember one specific night from four years ago? His eyes narrowed slightly, “Four years ago?”
“It doesn’t matter if you forget,” she took out a document that she had already prepared and held it in front of Yi Yang. “These are the results of a paternity test. Take a look.”
Yi Yang didn’t even have to look to know that it must say that Xu Weiyin’s son was his child.
Seeing that Yi Yang didn’t say anything for a long time, Xu Weiyin gave him a wry smile, “What? Four years ago you had the guts to do it, but now you don’t have the guts to admit that the child is yours?”
Yi Yang looked at her coldly but said nothing.
“Even if you don’t want to admit it, the child is really yours. After I found out that you were married when I returned to China, I seriously thought about it and decided I wouldn’t bring the child in front of you. But now things have already reached this point, there’s really nothing else I can do. Yi Yang, will you just look at the paternity test? He is really your son!”
Xu Weiyin’s eyes, which were wet with tears, seemed to be filled with a humble plea and some small expectations. She really did not seem to be acting.
“I don’t know why you think I spent a night with you four years ago, but I can tell you right now that your son is not mine.”
Xu Weiyin’s hand holding the paternity test trembled slightly. It seemed like she couldn’t believe that Yi Yang was so indifferent and ruthless.
“He is really your son. Why won’t you believe it? Would a paternity test lie to you? You were drunk four years ago, and I was drunk, too. Maybe you don’t remember, but I do! Soon after I went abroad, I found out that I was pregnant, and I knew very well whose child I was carrying!”
She moved over to Yi Yang and put the paternity test in front of him. “Just look, the paternity test says that it found the two samples have a father-son relationship.”
Yi Yang glanced down at the paternity test and said, “This paternity test is fake.”
“This paternity test is just a lie that you fabricated. You realized that you lost your value to Jiang Huai, so you came to me, right?”
“I… No! The baby is really yours! Yi Yang, just look carefully, he really is your son!” Having spoken to this point, Xu Weiyin suddenly said with a look of resentment, “I don’t understand. What’s so good about Xu Xinyi? She is arrogant, domineering, and bad-tempered. She is not as good-looking as I am, and her figure is not as good as mine. Four years ago, didn’t you like me? So why do you only look at Xu Xinyi now?”
“If you don’t understand, I’ll tell you that liking someone does not depend on your eyes, but on your heart. It’s true that you are beautiful and in good shape, but the greed in your eyes is disgusting.”
Xu Weiyin sneered, “Greed? Am I the only greedy one? Isn’t Xu Xinyi also greedy? You seem to like her so much but are you sure that she likes you rather than your money?”
“That’s why I’m verifying.” Yi Yang said: “Someone told me that a good way to tell whether a girl likes you or not is that if she sees you with another woman, she will unconsciously lose her temper and become jealous. And I know that Xu Xinyi is outside the door right now.”
“So you used me to verify if Xu Xinyi had any real feelings for you?”
Yi Yang didn’t deny it. “I don’t think there’s anything else to talk about between us. Don’t try to put your child on my head. I think you know best about the authenticity of this paternity test. If there’s nothing else, I’ll leave first.”
With that, he turned and walked towards the door.
“Yi Yang, if you don’t recognize this child today, you will regret it later!”
“I will admit to the things that I do, but I will never bear something that has nothing to do with me. I would seriously advise you to find out who the real father of your child is.” Leaving those final words behind, Yi Yang opened the door out of room.
Xu Xinyi, who had been pressed against the door trying to eavesdrop, was caught off guard and reeled forward until she fell into Yi Yang’s arms.
Xu Xinyi looked up at Yi Yang with an awkward smile on her face.
Yi Yang smoothly lifted her up, gathering Xu Xinyi into his arms, and closed the door behind him.
Xu Xinyi saw Xu Weiyin’s resentful eyes staring daggers at her through the quickly narrowing crack of the door.
Outside the room, Xu Xinyi eagerly grabbed onto Yi Yang and asked, “Why were you with Xu Weiyin? Weren’t you supposed to be talking to Jiang Huai and his friend? What were you talking about in that room together?”
“It was all Jiang Huai’s plot to put me in a room with Xu Weiyin alone so we could talk.”
Xu Xinyi spoke lightly, as if she didn’t care, “Talk? What were you talking about?”
“She said her baby was mine. Do you believe it?”
Xu Xinyi had done a paternity test a long time ago, so how could she believe it? She just smiled and said, “Husband, of course I believe in you. But what else? What else did you say to her?”
Xu Xinyi nodded, “But I’m surprised. Wasn’t Xu Weiyin mixed up with Jiang Huai in the past? So now why…”
“Jiang Huai gave up on her, so she came to me.”
“Gave up on her? Why?”
“Probably because he found out that Xu Weiyin’s child is neither mine nor his. So do you think he has any reason to keep Xu Weiyin around?”
Xu Xinyi moved forward and went to take off his suit coat.
Yi Yang easily caught her claws. “What are you doing?”
Xu Xinyi had a proud smile on her face. “In order to prevent Xu Weiyin from cheating you, I put a tape recorder in your coat. That way, as long as she dared to frame you, I would have a mountain of irrefutable evidence!”
Yi Yang’s expression froze. In the interval while he was stunned with amazement, Xu Xinyi slipped free from his hand and pulled out a small recording pen that was hidden in a pocket inside his suit jacket. There was a small blinking red light on it.
“I’d really like to hear how that woman Xu Weiyin dared to scheme!”
Yi Yang: “… Xu Xinyi, where did you learn to do that!”
Tl note: haha did you guys forget Xu Xinyi’s excellent habit of recording everything when she talks to a white lotus??