Chapter 185: Best If They Met up Less
“Cough, um… Sis-in-law, Second Bro is right, just order what you like. I’m treating tonight!” Yan Shaoqing immediately tried to liven up the place given how tense the atmosphere was. “Just look at the expensive dishes and forget about the cheap ones. If you order the cheap ones, you’d be embarrassing me!”
Qiao Mianmian was speechless.
She knew that Yan Shaoqing was trying to make things less awkward, so she played along. “Mm, hahaha, I won’t go easy on you, then.”
With that, she buried her head into the menu.
She ordered a few dishes before Mo Yesi looked at the menu and asked for an ice-cream to be added to the order. “Don’t you love to eat ice-cream? You like having one after meals, don’t you? Is strawberry alright?”
Qiao Mianmian said, “… Sure.”
Shen Rou, sitting opposite the both of them, felt a dagger to her heart as she watched their interaction.
“Excuse me.” She took a deep breath and stood up abruptly. “I need the washroom.”
She hurried out of the private room.
Yan Shaoqing sighed softly as he saw her leave.
He was afraid things would change for good.
In the past, Mo Yesi used to be cold and distant to every woman. As such, Shen Rou wasn’t too upset even if he didn’t like her.
He was married and he pampered his wife so much. It was definitely painful for Shen Rou, who’d liked him for over a decade.
Yan Shaoqing felt that it was best if they met up less in the future.
Otherwise, Shen Rou would only feel worse.
Shen Rou’s tears rolled down her cheeks the moment she left the room.
Before this, she was banking on the fact that Mo Yesi didn’t actually like this girl that much.
She thought he was only being with her because he didn’t have an allergic reaction towards her.
And when she saw that Qiao Mianmian wasn’t wearing a ring, she was sure of her suspicions.
In fact, she was so elated for a while.
As long as Mo Yesi did not like that woman, it didn’t matter even if they were married.
Most marriages between rich families were more of a transaction, anyway.
Only a small handful of them was based on true feelings.
Perhaps she would marry a man she didn’t like in the future too.
If he didn’t like Qiao Mianmian, he wouldn’t touch her. That would mean that their marriage wouldn’t last.
As long as he did not like Qiao Mianmian…
Nothing was too late.
But the way he protected her and looked at her with warmth and love… it didn’t seem like he didn’t like her.
On the contrary…
Mo Yesi would only act this way because he liked and cared about her.
This was a fact Shen Rou couldn’t accept.
She could accept that Mo Yesi was married to another woman, but she couldn’t deal with the fact that his heart was already with another woman.
How could he!
She’d been by his side for over 20 years. If he liked anyone, it should be her!
What was that woman even worth!
She heard a shocked voice coming from behind her.
Shen Rou looked up and saw the man calling her.
Seeing that she was crying, the man was stunned, and then his expression darkened.
He walked towards her and asked with a frown, “What’s wrong?”
“I’m fine.” Shen Rou wiped her tears away and forced a smile. “I accidentally got something in my eye.”