Chapter 127 – A Slap to the Face (7)
He turned the car around and silently stopped it by the roadside.
His heart was desolate, like there was an empty patch in it that could not be filled no matter what.
He pulled out a cigarette, lit it and took a draw.
The large quantity of nicotine immediately had an impact on his lungs, making him cough. However, for a while, he refused to exhale and kept the smoke in his body.
He consecutively smoked several cigarettes. As he thought about her proud personality, he picked up his cell phone and made a call.
Qiao Lian was in her room, wondering how she was going to eat.
If she went downstairs, the servants would definitely notice her face. Furthermore, it would probably not be good for her face if she applied another facial mask, right?
Frustrated, she hit herself on the head. Then, her cell phone suddenly rang.
When she opened it, she saw that ‘Chuan Forever’ had messaged her in the WeChat group.[Chuan Forever: Qiao Lian, were you the reporter that got hit in the viral video that’s currently trending on Weibo? @QiaoLian]
Qiao Lian froze and hurriedly opened her Weibo account. Indeed, she found the video circulating online.
She momentarily clenched her fists. Su Meimei!
It couldn’t have been considered a victory for her to let the world know that Qiao Lian had been beaten up, so why had she done it?
However, Chuan Forever had been her friend for many years, and she did not want to lie to her.
Thus, she thought for a while and replied, “Yes.”
Chuan Forever and the others in the group immediately showed compassion for her.
As Qiao Lian was chatting, she suddenly heard a knock on the door.
Then, she heard Caretaker Li’s voice emanating from outside, saying, “Madam, your meal is ready. Something has happened at your mother-in-law’s place, so I’m taking some servants from here over to her place to help. Can you manage things by yourself?”
Qiao Lian’s eyes brightened up immediately when she heard this. She said, “Yes, that’s no problem at all!”
At that moment, she suddenly heard a loud commotion coming from outside, “Caretaker Li, Ah Lu’s foot is injured! I grabbed Sir’s high-quality medicine for her to use. It’s on the coffee table in the living room, so please don’t throw it away.”
After a while, everybody in the villa, except Qiao Lian, had left.
Qiao Lian pushed open the door and sauntered downstairs. The gods were definitely on her side today!
The meal on the dining room table was sumptuous indeed. She started to chow down on the food.
After she finished, she was just about to go upstairs when she suddenly saw a box of medicine sitting on the coffee table.
This medicine was one that the doctor had prescribed for her in the hospital. However, because it had been too expensive, she had refused his prescription. Now that it was in front of her… it would be a waste not to use it, right?
Shen Liangchuan sat in his car until the sky turned dark. After noticing that the lights upstairs had been turned off, he waited a while more before stepping out of the car. He then quietly opened the front door of the villa and slowly went upstairs.
His mind would not be at ease until he saw her face.
The door to the master bedroom was not locked from the inside. Hence, he pushed it open and walked in, immediately noticing that Qiao Lian was lying on the bed, fast asleep.
He slowly walked to the side of the bed. Under the dimly yellow light shining from the bedside lamp, he could tell that she had fallen into a deep sleep. Her cheeks were extremely swollen, and there was even a gash on her right cheek. Such a long gash would still leave a scar even if it was completely healed, right?
As he thought of this, his gaze grew cold.
In the silent night, he stared at her face for a long time. He stretched out a hand, wanting to touch her injuries. However, the hand hovered in mid-air. He was afraid to actually touch her bruises.
He only left when it was already extremely late at night.
He went downstairs and exited the villa. After entering the car and sitting down, he picked up his cell phone and placed a call.
Song Cheng picked up the call rather quickly and said sleepily, “Hey, Brother Shen, given that it’s late at night, could you let me sleep, please?”
Shen Liangchuan stared forward and said, “Did you not tell me yesterday that a filming crew had invited me to their press conference as a way to show support? Didn’t Wang Wenhao have a supporting role in this show?”