Hearing Ruan Tian’s retort, Mother Zhou sucked in a cold breath and then spat, “If I had known it would turn out like this, I would never have brought you back.”
Listening to these words, Ruan Tian just felt exhausted. But there was no hurt, no ripples in her heart, and she almost even wanted to laugh.
“In fact, I also still regret boarding your pirate ship of a family.”
Had she ever asked the Zhou family for anything? For money?
She even donated so much blood to Zhou Xiaoqiao for nothing! ! !
Why did it seem like she was actually the one being taken advantage of here! ?
Mother Zhou couldn’t believe what Ruan Tian said. A pirate ship?
How dare she compare the Zhou family to pirates?
“This is how you speak to the parents that gave birth to you? This is your upbringing? Apologize now, and I’ll pretend I didn’t hear anything just now.”
“So long as you apologize, I will not blame you for the mistakes you’ve made before, and as long as you are willing to change and sincerely admit your mistakes, the Zhou family will once again be open to you.”
Ruan Tian fell silent.
Slowly, she took out a certain card from her bag and placed it in front of Mother Zhou. Then she said, “This is the bank card you gave me. Although it was always usually frozen for around twelve months out of the year, I think I’ll just give it back to you.”
“This is the only thing the Zhou family has ever given me, and it feels dirty in my hand when I hold it.”
In books and TV dramas, there were many scenes where parents and children would dramatically break up.
Usually, it would be the child who would dramatically cry and then scream at their parents: ‘Just treat it as if I, your daughter, am dead!’
But Ruan Tian didn’t do that.
She changed the script deftly.
“From today, I will treat you all as if you are dead.”
“I will again be an orphan with no father, no mother, and no sister.”
Ruan Tian paused for a moment to looked over at the delicate and weak Zhou Xiaoqiao, and saw that a new round of tears already seemed to be brewing in her eyes.
Ruan Tian swore in her heart and was about to continue…
But, unfortunately, there was no time to say anything more…
Because Mother Zhou suddenly fainted!
The woman just collapsed right there in front of her.
Before Mother Zhou’s consciousness became hazy and her world turned dark, she pointed a shaking finger at Ruan Tian and sputtered out some incomprehensible words.
Seeing her like this, Ruan Tian idly wondered if maybe this woman might really die of anger.
With cold eyes, Ruan Tian watched a swarm of doctors and nurses rush into the room, and then turned and left.
Qin An had never seen this kind of scene and he was so frightened that he couldn’t move. He muttered, “Brother Shen, I’m a little scared.”
Today’s Ruan Tian was so fierce!
Shen Shu almost wanted to laugh but found that he couldn’t.
Qin An whispered again, “But I also think that Auntie Zhou is really being too much. She’s also too eccentric.”
Shen Shun hummed.
He lowered his eyes and suddenly felt a bad mood take him. In his memories, it seemed that Ruan Tian’s situation had always been like this. She was not valued or favored in the Zhou family, and at some point, it seemed as if it had become just a matter of course to bully her.
Shen Shu slowly raised his eyes and his cold gaze fluttered down to Zhou Xiaoqiao’s tearful face. Seeing this, a strange kind of boredom suddenly rose in his heart.
He had always thought he had liked Zhou Xiaoqiao.
But it turned out to be nothing more than this.
In reality, he just didn’t much want to look at her.
Today when he saw her endless tears, his heart didn’t move at all. Rather, for the first time, her tears only roused odd feelings of boredom and impatience.
Meanwhile, Zhou Xiaoqiao wiped her tears and said in a panicked voice, “Big Brother Shen Shu, my mother will be fine, right?”
The corners of Shen Shu’s mouth twitched, and he replied without emotion, “You’ll have to ask the doctor.”
After that, he didn’t stay much longer.
In the end, he arrived at the hospital at about the same time as Ruan Tian, and also left at about the same time as she did.
Shen Shu loitered in the hospital parking lot for a while after leaving the ward. Whenever his mood was low, his need for cigarettes seemed to gradually increase. Thus, he was currently taking out a cigarette and putting it in his mouth. But the moment he was about to light the cigarette, he suddenly recalled how Ruan Tian had boasted to him that she already had a new boyfriend from the industry, and the lighter in his hand trembled. The bright flame flickered and shook, and then went out.
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