Xu Xinyi had expected that Xu Weiyin would do something like this.
There had also been something like this in the novel, but in the novel ‘Xu Xinyi’ maliciously pushed Xu Weiyin into the pool and somehow, while pushing her ‘Xu Xinyi’ lost her footing and fell into the pool as well. After they both climbed ashore, ‘Xu Xinyi’ had stood up arrogantly and began to curse at Xu Weiyin.
Of course, in the novel, everyone felt sorry for the beauty after she fell into the water. Xu Weiyin’s face was pale as she snuggled in Jiang Huai’s arms. When Jiang Huai wanted to accuse ‘Xu Xinyi’, Xu Weiyin had pulled his sleeve and shook her head at him. Then, under Yi Yang’s worried eyes, she made up an excuse for ‘Xu Xinyi’.
“It had nothing to do with Mrs. Yi. I fell in by accident.”
The beauty shivered and looked pitiful in the cold wind while on the other side ‘Xu Xinyi’ seemed overwhelmingly arrogant and domineering. It made things clear at a glance who was right and who was wrong.
Although there were heating elements in the floor and the water in the swimming pool was also probably warm, Xu Xinyi had no desire to reenact the ‘falling into the water scene’ from the novel with Xu Weiyin.
Even though she was a bit curious about who Yi Yang would choose to save? Between her and Xu Weiyin?
But the price of finding out wasn’t worth it.
Just think about how cold it would be if she fell in the pool?
Also, she would get drenched which would ruin all the time she spent applying her makeup. She wanted to dance beautifully later on tonight and she wouldn’t be able to if she fell in the pool.
It was really not worth it for her to fight another woman and then fall into a pool and go home embarrassed just for one Yi Yang.
“Xu Xinyi, you don’t dare?”
“No, I really don’t dare. I know that the person Yi Yang loves most is you. You and he even have a child. If we fell into the pool together than he would definitely save you. I have that much awareness. Just thinking about it really makes me so sad that I want to cry, so could you let go of my hand?”
She was wearing high heels next to a swimming pool, so how could Xu Xinyi dare to argue with Xu Weiyin now?
Maybe Xu Weiyin dared to jump in, but she really didn’t dare.
“Are you still playing with me?”
“I’m not! It’s true about Yi Yang, he likes you. I knew it from the beginning. And if you think about it, even if the two of us fall into the water, it’s not like he would come to the rescue. Ah~, isn’t that sort of thing what security guards are for? It’s such a cold day. Why don’t we just go inside?”
“Xu Xinyi, you just don’t have the guts to test it out, isn’t that right? Are you afraid to see Yi Yang’s true heart?” Xu Weiyin glanced over at the small courtyard’s door and smiled. “What do you think everyone will think if you push me into the water?”
Then, without waiting for Xu Xinyi’s reaction, Xu Weiyin purposefully stumbled her feet and grabbed Xu Xinyi’s hand. She quickly lost control and fell backward, dragging Xu Xinyi with her to fall into the pool.
Xu Xinyi was only stunned for a moment before she moved into action. Before the water went over her head she held her breath. After she was submerged and she could only hear the water in her ears, she very calmly kicked her legs until her head popped out of the water. She took two deep breaths and looked around leisurely.
As expected? The water in the swimming pool was actually quite warm, so it was a bit like being in a hot spring.
Xu Xinyi began to paddle towards the edge of the pool when she saw someone running toward the pool from the small door that lead into the hallway. But with all the splashing water she couldn’t see who it was.
On the other side, Xu Weiyin was still flopping around and calling help. She didn’t seem to know how to swim and it looked like she was about to drown.
With a splash, someone dove into the water and swam towards Xu Weiyin.
–“What are you pretending for? It’s clear that you can swim but you still want to pretend!”
–“Wait, who is saving her? Yi Yang, that dog man, didn’t really go to save her, did he?”
–“…if he dares to save her, see if I won’t blow his dog head off! Divorce!”
Xu Xinyi paddled angrily and splashed everywhere.
Then she spotted Xu Weiyin being dragged ashore. She saw that the other woman had been rescued by a security guard, not Yi Yang.
–“It’s not Yi Yang? Then where is Yi Yang?”
Meanwhile, Yi Yang was standing on the shore and frowning down at her.
Five minutes ago, a waiter had come and told Yi Yang that Miss Xu had fallen into the water.
He had subconsciously set down the glass of wine in his hand and quickly noticed that something was wrong. The waiter’s eyes seemed nervous and erratic.
There were only a Miss Xu and Mrs. Yi here tonight, and he would only need to be informed about one of them.
So why was the waiter talking about Ms. Xu instead of Mrs. Yi in front of him? Wasn’t he just deliberately trying to mislead him?
It was probably Xu Weiyin that fell into the water.
After all, how could Xu Xinyi let herself suffer such a loss?
Thinking that far, Yi Yang had walked to the pool rather leisurely.
But there wasn’t even a shadow of Xu Xinyi around the pool, only two big splashes in the water.
At first, Yi Yang hurried forward to help but as soon as he got close to the pool, he heard Xu Xinyi’s endless internal complaints.
“Why aren’t you coming up?”
“…” Xu Xinyi paddled around some more before unwillingly climbing ashore by herself.
–“Dog men simply can’t understand how to create tender moments!”
–“Isn’t now the time for the classic hero saving the beauty scene? Shouldn’t he have dove into the water to save me?”
–“‘Why aren’t you coming up’? He just wants to stand on the bank, watch me paddle around, and say that? Is that what a man should say? Why was I so unlucky as to marry this dog man?! Who else but me could possibly stand this dog man who doesn’t have a single romantic cell in his body?”
–“It really pisses me off!”
“…” Forget it, Yi Yang, you already know what kind of person your wife is, just put up with it.
Yi Yang quickly moved forward and held her. “Are you all right?”
Xu Xinyi didn’t feel anything in the water but as soon as she climbed ashore and felt the cold air, she began to shiver all over and could not help yawning.
“Yawn~” Xu Xinyi shook her head and sneezed. “I’m okay, just a little cold.”
Yi Yang took off his coat and draped it over Xu Xinyi.
By now, many people had come to the swimming pool. There were security guards who had come to save lives, Jiang Huai, who came to preside over the overall situation, and several guests who came just to see a good show.
“What’s going on?” As the host, Jiang Huai had to start asking questions.
Xu Weiyin also had a suit jacket draped over her shoulders that some man had given her. As a beautiful woman, she always had men willing to help her wherever she went, not to mention now when she was looking so pitiful.
“Mr. Jiang, it was all my fault. I fell in by accident.”
“Why weren’t you more careful? You obviously pulled me down with you on purpose!” Xu Xinyi pointed at her angrily. “And you clearly know how to swim, so what kind of show are you trying to put on here?”
Then, before Xu Weiyin had a chance to speak, she copied Xu Weiyin’s appearance, and leaned bonelessly against Yi Yang. With reddened eyes, she choked and said, “She bullied me!”
“I know.” Yi Yang quickly cooperated with Xu Xinyi. He looked at Jiang Huai. “Mr. Jiang, I need an explanation for what happened here.”
Jiang Huai brows furrowed and he was obviously not happy. “Mr. Yi you can rest assured that I will give you and Mrs. Yi an explanation.”
Xu Weiyin acted as if she were greatly wronged and said, “I didn’t…”
“If you didn’t, then how did I fall? I know you like Yi Yang. You don’t have to hurt me like this if you want to be Yi Yang’s wife. I’ll just give him to you!” When she said that, she really seemed ready to push Yi Yang forward.
Some people watching from the side could not bear to see the arrogant and domineering Xu Xinyi bullying Xu Weiyin. For instance, the man who gave Xu Weiyin his coat spoke up. “Mrs. Yi, Miss Xu probably didn’t do it on purpose, don’t just make blind accusations and wrong people.”
“You think I’m wronging her? You think I’m making blind accusations? Why don’t we have Mr. Jiang check the surveillance cameras and we can all see if she pulled me down?”
What was this man trying to do? Xu Weiyin quickly grabbed the sleeve of the man who spoke up and shook her head ‘pitifully’. “Mrs. Yi, I’m so sorry. I accidentally pulled you into the water just now. I’m sorry.”
Although she was the one apologizing, from her tone and pitiful appearance it really made people think that Xu Weiyin was the wronged party.
Yi Yang put his arms around Xu Xinyi’s waist and whispered, “Go inside and change your clothes first.”
Xu Xinyi, who was shivering in the wind, nodded, “Then you take me.”
“…” Yi Yang scooped her up in her arms and followed a waiter into the villa.
The waiter took the two of them to a room on the second floor. Xu Xinyi quickly disappeared into the bathroom, took a hot bath, put on the bathrobes that had been prepared, and then sat in front of the mirror and looked at the woman inside, who currently looked a bit like a drowned chicken.
“Oh, this pisses me off! I, Xu Xinyi, a person who has wandered this world for so many years, was calculated against by a small Xu Weiyin!”
This was all Yi Yang’s fault! Her recorder was with him so she had nothing! But just imagine how wonderful it would be if she had recorded the words Xu Weiyin said by the pool!
Now, everything was ruined. There was no evidence left.
“No! I can’t just swallow down this grievance!”
Xu Xinyi turned on the hairdryer and while drying her hair she yawned several times.
There was a knock at the door.
A servant came and delivered some newly ironed clothes to Xu Xinyi.
It was the clothes she had been wearing today.
It seemed the service here was pretty fast.
After briefly saying thanks, Xu Xinyi put on her clothes, and a makeup artist appeared to help her reapply her makeup. The whole process of transforming from a bedraggled chicken into a beautiful phoenix only took 20 minutes or so.
In a nearby room, Jiang Huai was starting at Xu Weiyin with narrowed eyes, “What’s the matter with you? You can’t even do such a little thing?”
Xu Weiyin’s whole body shivered. It was unclear whether it was because she had recently fallen into the pool or because Jiang Huai’s voice was too icy.
“I don’t know what happened. Yi Yang didn’t react at all when he saw the paternity test, and Xu Xinyi, she…”
“I get it!” Jianghuai was obviously impatient. “Xu Weiyin, you don’t have to say anything more about this matter. Just go and apologize to Xu Xinyi later, we have to close this matter tonight. I gave you such an excellent chance but you still weren’t able to seize it. When will you have another chance like this one?”
Xu Weiyin gritted her teeth. “I’ll find another chance.”
“You won’t be able to find a chance. Yi Yang won’t see you again.” After thinking for a moment, Jiang Huai finally said, “Find an opportunity to send the paternity test to Yi Yang’s mother and grandfather. Old Master Yi is soft-hearted and he has always wanted to have a grandson, so you might be able to win him over. That’s your only chance. Make good use of it, otherwise, I really don’t know how to help you.”
Xu Weiyin was trembling all over.
It was as if she had never seen the man in front of her before. She was once proud that she was holding Jiang Huai firmly in the palm of her hand and making good use of him. She always moved carefully and never stepped on Jiang Huai’s bottom line and even until now she did not know what went wrong that made Jiang Huai become so suspicious and willing to abandon her. Otherwise, she would not have taken out her child, her last bargaining chip, and gone to Yi Yang.
“May I ask why you want to send me to Yi Yang?”
Jiang Huai looked at the conceited woman in front of him.
“You are an interesting woman. When you first returned to China I did feel something for you, but a person can’t be too conceited, otherwise they won’t even know why they were seen through.”
Jiang Huai got up and said, “Work hard to become Mrs. Yi as soon as possible and make Yi Yang and Xu Xinyi divorce. Only if they divorce, will someone else have a chance…”
Jiang Huai sighed and rubbed his brow. He said helplessly, “It’s not like I want to do this either but who asked that child to fall in love? Now I have no choice but to help him.”
tl note: I made a discord. Just sort of testing the waters to see if there’s any interest. You can chat about my current projects or read my gripes about my new projects.