Later that evening, she appeared at the Zhou Residence on time.
Unexpectedly, she saw her ex-husband in the living room.
Ruan Tian scratched her head uncomfortably. She really didn’t want to see Shen Shu right now if she could help it.
After all, he was someone who she had truly loved! In order to show her deep respect for true love, her heart even politely ached for a second.
She only glanced at Shen Shu briefly before looking away from him and sitting on the sofa. She had no expression on her face but wild thoughts in her mind.
The female lead was indeed Shen Shu’s true love it seemed. He had come to personally visit Zhou Xiaoqiao as soon as she recovered enough to greet guests despite his usual icy temperament. It was obvious that he treated her differently from other women.
Zhou Xiaoqiao seemed much purer and more delicate in real life when compared with her picture. Her face was small and white, and her body seemed sickly, weak, and delicate. Just looking at her really aroused a person’s sympathy and desire to protect.
Mother Zhou had started cooking earlier and soon served a few light dishes.
Ruan Tian just immersed herself in shoveling rice into her mouth. The matters of other people had nothing to do with her.
Zhou Xiaoqiao didn’t seem to have much of an appetite and she quickly put down her chopsticks after taking a few bites. Then she said, “Sister Tian Tian is eating so well.”
Ruan Tian, who was suddenly addressed: (o_o)
It’s nothing to do with you, right?
Mother Zhou looked over at her lovingly and said, “Qiao Qiao, you should eat more, you’re too skinny.”
Ruan Tian only felt that Zhou Xiaoqiao’s smile was even more pure and innocent than the school flower she had known in high school.
Then, as soon as she took another bite, she heard Zhou Xiaoqiao say: “I’m really happy that sister was able to come home and take care of our parents these past few years.”
Ruan Tian wanted to roll her eyes.
It turned out that she was still very manipulative under that pure smile.
Ruan Tian coughed out two dry laughs, “Haha.”
At the same time, she watched from the side as Mother Zhou added vegetables to Zhou Xiaoqiao’s bowl, her eyes filled with warmth and concern, and somehow felt a bit sour in her heart.
She inadvertently glanced over at Shen Shu’s face. The man was very calm, as if he had only come over to see his favorite little sister’s face but had no intention to speak.
She really wanted to ask him, what was he doing at the Zhou Residence? Just here for dinner? Was the food in his own home no good?
“Tian Tian, mom and dad have something to discuss with you.”
Ruan Tian paused, “Say it.”
Mother Zhou didn’t know that she had already signed the divorce papers with Shen Shu, so she didn’t treat him as an outsider at all and said directly: “Your sister is weak, and we don’t know what will happen to her in the future, so your father and I are going to leave all the shares to her.”
Ruan Tian lowered his eyes and said, “I see.”
Mother Zhou was pleased to see her acting so sensible, so she continued, “Also, there’s another thing. We may need your help. Your sister needs to have a minor operation and the doctor says she may need someone to donate blood. So I hope you can stay in the hospital during that time, so you can help her in case something happens.”
Ruan Tian heard her ‘mother’ out.
There was only one thought left in her mind.
What kind of life was she living?
This was really too much.
She might as well go back to picking up junk.
Her heart was full of mixed feelings. Although she had known what Mother Zhou was going to say in advance, it still felt uncomfortable to actually hear her say it.
After Mother Zhou had brought her back to the Zhou family she had never been short of food or clothing. However, it was also clear that she had never really cared for her as a daughter.
Ruan Tian was aware that she was just a tool for these people, and none of them really liked her.
That was why she entered the entertainment industry back then. She had loved acting and she had wanted to find people who would really like her.
After a long silence, Ruan Tian agreed, “That’s fine.”
When she stepped out of the Zhou Residence, Ruan Tian felt terrible. She was tired all over and she just stood alone in the snow for a while. After a while, she sneezed, her nose turned red, and her head felt dizzy.
She realized that she seemed to have developed a cold.
Not far from her, Shen Shu was leaning lazily against the doorway. After a moment, the flame of a lighter appeared and he lit a cigarette, his exquisite face hidden in the darkness of the night.
“Why did you come?” Shen Shu suddenly asked in a low voice.