The rest of the world was already on 5G, but Ruan Tian was still in the 2G era, so she never went online in her free time. Instead, she would watch movies or read scripts. Because of that, she was very surprised when her WeChat suddenly started going crazy. Several people all sent her messages asking some variant of: “Is that really your alternate account? ! !”
When Ruan Tian saw those messages, she began to have a bad feeling.
She quickly logged in to the alternate account she hadn’t even thought of in years, and her bad feeling was confirmed.
From zero followers, the account now already had more than 10,000.
The number of views and interactions had been skyrocketing through the night and was still going up.
Ruan Tian was full of confusion. She had no idea how these netizens had discovered this old account. Were they all Holmes or something? Why did they have to dig out her old alternate account? Couldn’t they just let a person live?
She briefly skimmed through her own posts from back then and began to feel a bit like vomiting.
Who didn’t have a few embarrassing love stories from when they were young?!
Hadn’t she already laid this stuff to rest? Why did those netizens have to dig it up and whip the corpse! ! !
Looking at her old posts was an embarrassing reminder for Ruan Tian that she had also strived to be a silly white lotus once.
Jiang Lili messaged her and asked her to delete the account quickly.
But Ruan Tian didn’t agree.
There wasn’t much point in deleting it now that things were already at this point.
Besides, she had the distinguished status as one of Weibo’s annual fee-paying members, which meant that she could just hide the account for half a year without needing to delete it!
Ruan Tian thought for a long time. Eventually, she posted a terse response: 【You guys, don’t dig anymore! Stop digging! My face is already gone. 】
Ah, this stuff was all from so long ago.
Netizens really had no heart.
Shen Shu couldn’t sleep at all that night.
Even after taking sleep aids, he still couldn’t fall asleep.
His chest was tight, and there was a dull and slightly painful throb in his heart that made it impossible for his mood to settle down.
In the end, he got up from his bed in the dead of the night and walked over to the window to smoke two cigarettes one after another. His mind slowly became a bit more sober, and a faint scent of smoke filled the bedroom.
Shen Shu turned on his phone and began to read through those more than 1,000 Weibo posts again. His heart was full of discomfort, but somehow he felt he had to keep reading.
He was reminded of the day when his secretary finished gathering the information about Ruan Tian’s childhood and handed them to him. Back then he had looked at the photos of the small and thin girl on the side of the road and felt a stabbing pain in his heart, but he had insisted on reading everything.
No matter how big or small it was, he had finished reading every bit.
Ruan Tian had been lost at the age of three and then abandoned by her adoptive parents at the age of five, and she stayed on the streets for a while until she was sent to an orphanage.
Shen Shu’s fingertips gently touched the screen, his eyes were lowered, and his expression was difficult to distinguish.
【@HelpMeCatchTheStars: We are finally married. There is no wedding dress and no wedding, but even just the marriage certificate is better than a dream – 2018/5/19. 】
【@HelpMeCatchTheStars: Ah~ he still doesn’t love me. – 2018/6/22. 】
【@HelpMeCatchTheStars: Goodbye, my youth, my love – 2018/7/18. 】
Shen Shu frowned, trying to remember what had happened on July 18th that year. It seemed to be just another irrelevant day in his memory.
‘Ah.’ He suddenly remembered something.
Ruan Tian had acted uncharacteristically that day and had called him many times.
Because their relationship had been founded on a dirty trick that involved drugs and culminated in forcing them to marry, Shen Shu had never been willing to answer her phone calls. He remembered that he even had a vague thought of taking revenge when he had hung up those calls one after another that day. An idea that he wanted to break her heart.
Shen Shu’s instincts told him that something important must have happened that day, but he had no idea what it was.
At the same time, the sky outside his window was showing the faintest signs of growing lighter. Finally, at 4 a.m., Shen Shu dressed himself, got in his car, and drove out alone.
He still clearly remembered where Ruan Tian lived.
His black Hummer galloped along the empty early-morning streets and, within half an hour, Shen Shu arrived at the residential area where Ruan Tian was renting. He wanted to go in, but he realized the sky was still dark, so he sat in the car and impatiently waited for dawn.
A few hours later the Hummer’s ashtray was full of cigarette butts, and Shen Shu was wreathed in a pungent and unpleasant smell of smoke.
Seeing that the sun had finally barely begun to rise, Shen Shu got out of the car. As he stepped out, the cool breeze dissipated the smell of smoke a little bit, and he raised his arm to look at his watch. He found that it was 7 a.m.
Shen Shu knew that Ruan Tian probably still hadn’t woken up this early.
But he felt that really couldn’t wait.
Shen Shu’s head felt swollen and painful from the lack of sleep, and his chest felt tight and uncomfortable. Whenever he thought of that day the tightness would get worse until he felt breathless, so he felt he had to go now.
A moment later, he stood in front of the door to Ruan Tian’s house, raised his hand, and knocked.
Three firm knocks.
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