Shen Shu had drunk a lot of wine tonight, and he was feeling drunk and a bit uncomfortable.
He was sitting on the sofa of his living room with his usually pale and frosty face stained a little red by the alcohol. His brows furrowed, and he lifted his hand to loosen his tie before coldly ordering frowned, raised his hand to loosen the necktie, and coldly told the nanny, “Go and prepare a bowl of sobering soup for me.”
“Eh? Ah, alright.”
Whenever Shen Shu drank too much he would always get a headache, and it would take a long time for it to fade away, so right now he was feeling a bit of regret that he had drunk so much.
At the same time, he noticed that the TV in the living room seemed to be on, and when Shen Shu lifted his eyes he happened to catch a glimpse of a beautiful woman on the screen. For a moment as he looked at her, he suddenly began to feel something hot and uncomfortable boring into his chest and his brows furrowed even further.
A moment later the nanny finished boiling the soup and brought it over, but Shen Shu just closed his eyes before murmuring distractedly: “Put it on the table.”
Shen Shu couldn’t remember when he had first heard of Ruan Tian.
If he thought about it, then it must have been when Zhou Xiaoqiao came to him and told him that her long lost sister had been found, but he certainly hadn’t taken it to heart at the time.
Then one day after that when he had gone to pick up Zhou Xiaoqiao so they could go to school together, he had happened to see a girl in an ill-fitting school uniform standing in front of the Zhou residence and nervously clenching her fists.
At that time, Shen Shu had judged that this Ruan Tian wasn’t someone who could be shown in public.
Then after that, he had never taken the initiative to pay attention to Ruan Tian’s movements, and at most he would hear about her from time to time from her sister Zhou Xiaoqiao.
So Shen Shu had never dreamed that that same timid and restrained girl would suddenly dare to confess to him.
The love letter that was read out in public only made Shen Shu feel offended.
Because of his teenage ego and pride, he only felt that it was a humiliation to be liked by Ruan Tian.
Now back in the present, Shen Shu could feel something stuffy and uncomfortable in his chest. These days, it seemed that whenever he closed his eyes he would inexplicably begin to dwell on the past, and Ruan Tian’s face would inevitably bubble up in his mind’s eye during those moments. He wanted nothing more than to drive her image away once and for all, but he found that he couldn’t control it at all. Tiredly, he closed his eyes again.
Ruan Tian had given him many things back then, winter hats, scarves, and even some brand-name watches.
Shen Shu had known that she didn’t get much money from the Zhou’s and because of that, even when she was still in high school, she was busy working in various convenience stores and tea shops.
Back then, when Qin Yu and the others would deliberately go to where she was working to make things difficult for her, Shen Shu had also gone along and just treated it as having some fun.
In the end, Ruan Tian was just different from them.
She was someone stubborn and independent, and someone who was never willing to show weakness or pretend to be pitiful which, from a certain point of view, could just be called stupid.
Lost in his recollections, Shen Shu felt somewhat dazed. He didn’t want to suddenly feel sympathetic to the girl from back then because, after all, he had really despised her and carried a deep prejudice against her in those days, but somehow he couldn’t help it.
He rubbed his slightly throbbing temples and, for some reason, he picked up his phone and called Ruan Tian.
But, unexpectedly, the person on the other end of the phone ruthlessly hung up on him in an instant.
When this happened, Shen Shu’s face became heavy, and blue veins popped out of his wrists as his hands tightened into fists.
He still couldn’t believe it. The Ruan Tian from back then had always only had him in her eyes. But then Shen Shu had only barely mentioned the word divorce, and Ruan Tian had eagerly agreed. How could she suddenly change like that, didn’t she like him?
With a *click*, Shen Shu abruptly turned off the TV.