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Shen Shu looked at Ruan Tian, who was standing outside his car, coldy. He had always felt that a girl like Zhou Xiaoqiao, who was soft and cute, and who knew knowledge and manners, was the type of girl who should be his wife.
As for Ruan Tian, she had never met his requirements for a partner at all.
And even after they got married, he had never gotten to know her.
But this month, whenever Shen Shu’s mind was allowed to wander even a little he would start to think of Ruan Tian’s face. Oftentimes, he would remember her cold and heartless smile, to the point that he wanted to forget her but somehow couldn’t.
Then recently, Shen Shu had found out that her drama had started airing and he had glanced at it sometimes when he was bored. In his honest assessment, she had done a pretty good job. She hadn’t tried to play any small tricks, just pushing through with her own effort.
Ruan Tian sneered, “That’s not necessary.”
Shen Shu’s eyes turned a bit cold, and he pointed over at the people at the entrance of the hospital who had apparently followed her out and were searching for her. “Are you sure you don’t want my help?”
Ruan Tian briefly looked around, grasped the situation, and gritted her teeth before getting into his car.
Shen Shu suddenly asked, “What were you doing in the hospital?”
Ruan Tian almost exploded. This man! He really has the nerve to ask?! Wasn’t it all for his little wilting white moonlight!
Ruan Tian smiled and spouted some nonsense: “My brother thinks he’s pregnant, so I went to accompany him for a pregnancy test.”
Shen Shu: “…”
Shen Shu saw how pale her face was through the rearview mirror, and his fingers on the wheel tightened.
Ruan Tian acted like she suddenly realized what she had said, “Whoops, sowwy~, just a slip of the tongue.”
Every time Shen Shu saw her like this, with her indifferent expression that didn’t seem to care about anything, for some reason he would become irritable and feel an inexplicable stuffiness in his chest.
“Actually, regarding the matter of the divorce, why…” don’t we slow down a bit.
But before he could finish his thought, Ruan Tian quickly interrupted him, “Don’t worry! I won’t pester you from now on! I will go east and you can go west, we’ll make a clean break of it and never meet again in this life.”
“Tch, what ‘east and west’, the saying is ‘each to their own end of the world’.” Shen Shu corrected reflexively.
“Anyway, I know that this marriage is causing trouble for you right now and I’m sorry about that. But don’t worry, you should be able to marry whoever you like now. Also, I’ll find a suitable time and speak up to clarify the rumors about us online. You don’t need to worry, I won’t do anything to ruin your reputation anymore even if I die.”
“So how about it, Shen Shu? Is that enough? Are you satisfied?”
After saying all this, Ruan Tian happened to glance over at Shen Shu’s face.
Surprisingly, Shen Shu’s face was quite ugly, and he seemed very upset.
But even after thinking for a long time, she really couldn’t understand what he was upset about! ! !
On Shen Shu’s side, he suddenly felt forced into a corner.
His grip tightened on the steering wheel until his fingers turned white, and that inexplicable stuffiness in his chest reappeared in full force until he almost felt speechless. Eventually, he gritted his teeth and spat out one word, “En.”
When she heard that, Ruan Tian felt relieved. At least he was satisfied.
For the rest of the journey, the two didn’t exchange any more words, and Ruan Tian focused on watching the scenery outside the window.
When they finally arrived at the residential area where she was renting her apartment, she smirked and said, “It’s fine. You don’t need to drive in, I can get off and walk from here.”
Shen Shu smiled mockingly, somehow feeling annoyed at her clear attitude of wanting to avoid him.
Despite that, Shen Shu silently unlocked the car doors with a click.
Ruan Tian clearly had no desire to linger, and she immediately got out of the car and then turned to walk into the apartment complex.
Shen Shu silently watched as her back got smaller and smaller as she walked away. Today she was wearing a black waistcoat over her slender figure and her long black hair cascaded casually over her back and around her slim waist.
The man in the driver’s seat suddenly lit his lighter and opened the car window slightly. A moment later, smoke slowly began to rise up from the cracked slit of the window. Amidst all the dark smoke, it was impossible to see the expression on Shen Shu’s face.
He silently watched as the lights on the fifth floor flipped on, and then flipped off, and all of a sudden he remembered that night two years ago.
The thin-clothed girl with blushing cheeks who had been soaking in the bathtub of his bedroom. Her eyes had been hazy and moist, and she had rushed over to him and wrapped her arms around his neck while giggling and smiling a silly smile that quickly collapsed into tears.
Shen Shu had wanted to kick her out, but before he noticed it he found that he had also already been caught by the plot.
In the end, he was not very considerate that night.
The next day, when dawn broke, the two of them were caught by the Shen family and Zhou family.
Like that, they went to bed in a daze, and then got married in a daze.
In all the years he had known her after Ruan Tian had been picked up by the Zhou family, that was the only time Shen Shu had seen her shed tears. She had been delirious and half-unconscious, crying and asking him ‘Why didn’t he like her?’
Shen Shu had only felt she was very annoying at that moment.
Suddenly, he heard the jingle of his phone, so he put out the cigarette and opened WeChat to take a look.
Ruan Tian:【Shen Shu, take the time to get the divorce certificate. 】
Ruan Tian:【I’ve checked the auspicious dates, and Monday (the day after tomorrow) should be a good day to divorce. 】
Shen Shu suddenly felt a bit numb in his heart. He just sat and looked at the two messages for a full five minutes, before slowly replying: 【Understood. 】