As the banquet began in earnest, even Qin Yu’s father appeared to make one of his rare appearances. Ruan Tian hadn’t met him many times before, but she could see that he was a man who was very kind to his wife.
He continuously asked how she was feeling and checked in with her as if he were worried something might be wrong.
All of a sudden Ruan Tian really envied Mother Qin. Why couldn’t she ever meet such a considerate and gentle man?
However, Qin Yu’s father also didn’t pay much attention to the matters of the younger generation, so his mind was still stuck in the time when Shen Shu and Ruan Tian had been married.
He had never cared care much about the matters of his two sons’ generation, but since he was in front of his wife right now he still had to pretend.
Thus, he spoke up and asked in a casual tone, “So when will you two be ready to have a baby?”
Ruan Tian had been taking a sip from her water glass when she heard this question, and she nearly choked to death.
Of course, Father Qin didn’t realize there was anything wrong with what he said.
Meanwhile, Qin An’s forehead was instantly covered in cold sweat, and he carefully glanced between his older brother and Shen Shu.
But inside he was capering gleefully.
This was wonderful ah.
There was definitely going to be a great show tonight!
And, unexpectedly, it was actually his own father who ended up breaking the tenuous calm between these two!
Ruan Tian spoke up to explain, “Uncle Qin, Shen Shu and I divorced a long time ago.”
This urgent explanation was like a slap on Shen Shu’s face, and his eyes dimmed.
Father Qin gave them a deep look, then asked carelessly, “Why did you two divorce?”
Ruan Tian said: “Our relationship was already broken. It seems our eight characters did not agree.”
(tl note: “Eight characters” refers to a Chinese astrological concept where you take two people’s birth year, month, day, and hour and calculate them somehow to find out if they are “suitable” to be married.)
After that, the rest of the meal was very strange. Mostly Ruan Tian enthusiastically chatted with Father Qin to the point that no one else could get a word in, but she also didn’t forget to ask Shen Shu whether his blind date had been very beautiful.
Shen Shu couldn’t say a word in response.
After dinner, the other members of the Qin family all slipped into the estate’s garden to enjoy themselves.
Before she knew it, Qin An had drifted behind Ruan Tian and said, “I never expected that you would be so eager to curry favor with my parents in order to marry into my family.”
Ruan Tian rolled her eyes. She didn’t even want to waste a fart on this guy.
But how could Qin An, after being completely ignored, possibly put up with such great humiliation? He said loudly, “Actually, I don’t really dislike you anymore. It isn’t completely impossible for you to be my sister-in-law.”
Ruan Tian finally stopped walking and turned around. She looked at Qin An solemnly and said in a serious tone: “Qin An, can you not insult my tastes?”
She paused for a second to let that sink in and then continued, “Every time you say that I want to be your sister-in-law, I truly feel offended that you think I have such terrible taste.”
Qin An: “…”
Suddenly they heard a big commotion coming from somewhere else in the garden.
It seemed that Qin Yu and Shen Shu were having an argument. Although it wasn’t quite a fist fight, that was probably only because there were so many people around to see.
Of course, the gossipy people like Ruan Tian and Qin An rushed to the scene at the first available moment.
Qin An sensed that Ruan Tian was definitely the beauty who was at the root of this calamity, so he gleefully encouraged her, “You should go persuade those two.”
Ruan Tian snorted, “Two dogs are biting each other, why should I interfere! ! ?”
It would be best if they could bite each other to death!
Meanwhile, Qin Yu and Shen Shu were quarreling very fiercely. Both of them opening each other’s wounds and verbally stabbing at them until the blood ran in metaphorical rivers.
“After spending so long stringing along Ruan Tian’s feelings and playing with her heart, don’t you feel disgusted with yourself? You spent so much time taking advantage of her love, all the while watching on indifferently when you saw her hands bruised and callused…” Qin Yu laughed. “But now you want to come and accuse me of bullying her. Why only now? Why didn’t you do anything back then? Shen Shu, do you even have the right to get angry?”
Shen Shu’s eyes had turned scarlet and he was obviously extremely angry. However, he also couldn’t refute. Indeed, he had vented the negative emotions deep inside of him back then towards Ruan Tian, coldly watching on as she was bullied and ridiculed.
“After all these years of knowing her, you should be very clear about one thing about Ruan Tian.” Shen Shu seemed to calm down a little. He slowly straightened up, put his hands in his pockets, and said in a cold voice, “The person who Ruan Tian didn’t fall in love with at first sight back then should never hope to receive her love in this lifetime.”
The two mutually stabbed at each other’s deepest wounds.
Meanwhile, Ruan Tian wanted to yawn.
Why talk so much nonsense? Couldn’t they just start fighting?
Watching all this, Qin An suddenly had mixed feelings. He looked sidelong at Ruan Tuan and said, “You really had it hard back then. Haha…”
Ruan Tian replied slowly, “It’s all right, I’m okay now.”
Ruan Tian really wasn’t interested in watching this kind of petty drama. After taking a look, she estimated that the two wouldn’t actually start to fight, so she quickly lost interest. Thus, she turned and started to walk away, only leaving the words, “I’m tired. I want to go home and get some sleep.”
Qin An quickly ran and caught up with her, “You’re really leaving now?”
Ruan Tian paused and looked at Qin An thoughtfully. Then she captured him and got him to be her driver, went home, and went directly to sleep.
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