SEG Chapter 3.5 — Scapegoat Sweetheart (5)
Luo Chu Chu was very nervous. When Xiao Jing Mo, who wore a black, swallow-tail coat held her hand and walked out of the door, Luo Chu Chu’s palm was wet with sweat.
“Chu Chu, don’t be nervous. I’m here.”
Xiao Jing Mo’s’ voice was low and gentle, making Luo Chu Chu’s nervous mood calm down in an instant.
At this time, the hall downstairs was already full of guests. When the lights hit Xiao Jing Mo’s face, the soft light shined on his handsome facial features. Just like a Prince walking out of a castle, he gracefully walked while leisurely leading Luo Chu Chu down the spiral staircase.
Tonight, Luo Chu Chu wore a pure white evening dress and her black hair was simply rolled up. The whole person looked especially elegant and clear.
Standing in the eyes of the public for the first time, though Xiao Jing Mo was by her, Luo Chu Chu still felt somewhat embarrassed and nervous. One hand unconsciously tightened on the skirt of her dress, her gaze showed that she was a little bit overwhelmed.
Didn’t know who was the one who whispered first within the crowd, soon after that, someone began to whisper. Xiao Jing Mo pursed his brows in annoyance and happened to followed the gaze of those people. His gaze suddenly stopped.
In the corner of the banquet hall, Su Wan was sitting on an armchair, her curly chestnut hair was indolently coiled up behind her head and a few stray hairs were disobediently drooping at her ear. She leaned sideways, the white dress serving as a foil to her exquisite, appealing figure. She carried an elegant and refined air just like a lotus.
As if she felt everybody’s strange gazes, Su Wan, who was holding a wine glass and was somewhat occupied with a thought, suddenly turned her eyes.
This one glance that seemed to have penetrated through time and space, through the ocean across the shore, through eight years of time.
Both of their sights unexpectedly met in the air. Practically on instinct, Xiao Jing Mo stared blankly at Su Wan and unconsciously loosened his hold on Luo Chu Chu’s hands.
Su Wan’s gaze was extremely pure and clear. She quietly looked at Xiao Jing Mo, her red lips slightly moving. It was as if she wanted to say something, but she darted a look at Luo Chu Chu beside Xiao Jing Mo and Su Wan’s vision went dim. She hesitated for a bit before she was finally able to avoid Xiao Jing Mo’s gaze.
The atmosphere between the two was so delicate that the surrounding guests stopped their whispering one after another.
Since the appearance of Luo Chu Chu, the majority who met Su Wan could see that the female companion of Director Xiao looked familiar to Chief Su from EVFA. Of course, with comparison at a closer distance, everybody could detect the difference from them both.
Poor Luo Chu Chu did not have Su Wan’s inherent qualities, especially when both were wearing same colour. There was a large difference in quality between them.
When Xiao Jing Mo loosened his grip on Luo Chu Chu, she saw Su Wan to. Her heart fell in a flash.
She couldn’t hear the whispers of the surrounding guests, but Luo Chu Chu felt the gaze she received from them sneering, as if they were looking at fake product that was about to be abandoned.
That’s right. Wasn’t she that woman’s substitute this whole time?
Recently, Luo Chu Chu still felt very happy seeing her new self in the mirror, but at this moment when she saw the nearly identical dress that Su Wan was wearing, Luo Chu Chu suddenly felt that the dress she was wearing was simply ridiculous.
Originally, what Xiao Jing Mo said “White suits you best” was a lie. His heart only had Su Wan, so did his eyes.
She dressed herself more and more like Su Wan, but it was regrettable……. that she wasn’t his Su Wan in the end.
Luo Chu Chu’s expression kept changing. She unconsciously bit her lip and her red lips had already bled a little. It was a pity that she couldn’t feel the pain…..
The time at this moment seemed to stretch on endlessly. Luo Chu Chu felt like a hilarious clown while standing under the lights in front of the guests.
Su Wan had already turned her gaze away earlier. Xiao Jing Mo also returned to his body after a moment if inattentiveness. Both of them were people with accomplishments. Naturally, in these kinds of situations, they must suit according to the situation.
When Xiao Jing Mo held Luo Chu Chu’s hand again and was firmly shook off by Luo Chu Chu.
Xiao Jing Mo’s eyes went dim. On ordinary days, she liked to show off her childish temper. He merely took it as her being simple, innocent and naive. He always followed after her. Regardless of whatever misfortune she ran into, whoever she provoked, Xiao Jing Mo would always help her deal with everything well.
But today, today is Xiao Jing Mo’s birthday, under the gaze of everyone, she actually dared to shake his hand off?
“Luo Chu Chu.”
Xiao Jing Mo turned sideways and firmly lowly murmured by Luo Chu Chu’s ear. Luo Chu Chu shook. She could feel that Xiao Jing Mo was truly angry. Her whole body immediately went listless. She hesitated for a bit and still held Xiao Jing Mo’s hand obediently.
After all, Luo Chu Chu experiences were too shallow. On normal days, she was showered with love and was doted on by Xiao Jing Mo, and wasn’t like those mature and graceful women who knew how to look at a man’s facial expression and knew when to give their man the biggest face.
Su Wan still quietly drunk her wine, as if the surrounding clamour was not related to her.
The banquet had officially started. For the first dance of the party, as expected, Xiao Jing Mo naturally chose Luo Chu Chu as his dance partner.
Looking at Xiao Jing Mo and Luo Chu Chu dancing gracefully in the hall, the one who had the worst facial expression of all was naturally Fang Zi Wen. She examined herself and concluded that she had the quality to be Xiao Jing Mo’s fiancee. This time, he even personally gave her an invitation card. In the end, he held another woman’s hand and made a large public display of affection. What was this considered as?
Holding a demonstration to her? Or sneering at her overrating her abilities?
Fang Zi Wen composed her pretty face, almost breaking the wine glass in her hands to pieces.
“Zi Wen, why are you alone?”
At this time, Ouyang Jing, who was wearing a red, low-cut dress, walked to where Fang Zi Wen was while carrying a glass of wine. The Ouyang family and Fang family had always been on friendly terms with each other. Ouyang Jing and Fang Zi Wen were also raised together. Although the two people did not play together often, Ouyang Jing had always treated Fang Zi Wen especially well. In their childhood, Fang Zi Wen was particularly likable. As she slowly grew up, Fang Zi Wen also clearly understood that Ouyang Jing treated her well in every aspect. However, because she had taken a fancy to her tyrant of a brother, she considered herself as her sister-in-law.
Ever since she understood this matter, Fang Zi Wen had very little contact with Ouyang Jing.
Although she had some fear in her heart and sometimes even highly disliked her own brother, Fang Zi Wen felt that a woman like Ouyang Jing was not worthy of her brother.
“I like being alone. Do you have a problem?”
Seeing that Ouyang Jing had already sat down beside her, Fang Zi Wen still didn’t give her a good face.
Ouyang Jing simply softly smiled: “Isn’t it because of Xiao Jing Mo’s female companion that you’re feeling jealous?”
“Jealous? Is she even worth it for me to be jealous?”
Fang Zi Wen still sneered. For that kind of common people, she merely needed to lightly employ a trick to cause her to be in a situation beyond redemption. Only now, Fang Zi Wen didn’t want to strain her relationship with Xiao Jing Mo, so she hasn’t touched Luo Chu Chu.
In Fang Zi Wen’s opinion, there will be one day when Xiao Jing Mo would be tired of that Luo Chu Chu who doesn’t know anything. Until that day when no one is backing her up, playing with her to death was simply as easy as blowing dust.
“Zi Wen can see the bigger picture.”
Ouyang Jing smiled and sampled a mouthful of red wine: “That woman is nothing more than a substitute. Now, the real person has already returned. I reckon that she will not be pleased with herself in the next few days.”
As she spoke, Ouyang Jing’s gaze unintentionally shifted and fell on Su Wan, who wasn’t far away.
That was the woman ne.
Ouyang Jing seemed calm and collected on the surface, but in fact, she was deeply concerned about it in her heart. From the moment when Fang Zi Mu entered tonight, Ouyang Jing’s gaze kept sticking to him. Even when he quietly left the venue, as if it was the doings of ghosts and gods, she followed him.
What Ouyang Jing did not expect was that Fang Zi Mu would brazenly beat someone up in Xiao family’s dinner party. And the male who was beaten bloody by him finally made his get-away, was Su Wan’s male companion……
What was the relationship between him and Su Wan?
It was said that a women’s intuition was the most accurate. Ouyang Jing’s intuition told her that there definitely was something between Fang Zi Mu and Su Wan.
Regarding the matter about Su Wan and Xiao Jing Mo, it was not a secret in their circle. Only, before Su Wan returned to the country, she was only a name, nothing more.
And now, when this woman appeared in front of everyone in the flesh, Ouyang Jing immediately felt the danger.
That seemingly harmless woman made her feel particularly threatened.
Out of a woman’s selfishness, Ouyang Jing finally got an opportunity to have a “heart to heart” talk with Fang Zi Wen. The purpose of this talk was to shift Fang Zi Wen’s attention from her to Su Wan.
It’s said that they wouldn’t die if they weren’t made to die. Ouyang Jing thought herself as clever, but she didn’t know that she had made a very bad move this time. It was the kind of disastrously bad move where once she made the move, there was no taking it back for the rest of her life……
BLU: Wow, so many love triangles @[email protected] I guess I’ll have to draw a diagram or something.