Chapter 205 – Shen Liangchuan, Do You Like Me? (5)
When Qiao Lian stopped crying, the car had already driven to the downtown area.
She randomly chose a busy shopping mall and got off. With red and swollen eyes, she walked along the streets aimlessly.
It was winter, so the sun set much earlier.
The sky already got dark at 5 p.m.
The street lights were turned on. Under the waning light, there were people everywhere.
Even though she was walking through the crowd, the feeling of loneliness was stronger than ever.
Her mind was clouded from all the crying, but she knew for sure that what had happened just now was not a dream.
During this period time of time, her relationship with Shen Liangchuan had gotten better.
One could even say that she had clearly felt that Shen Liangchuan also had feelings for her.
However, if she had not seen and heard everything herself, she would have never believed that this was real.
Qiao Lian took a deep breath. She suddenly felt like she was very pitiful.
Happiness had been clearly right before her eyes and within her reach. However, when she had reached to grab it, she had realized that it was just a beautiful bubble made out of her imagination.
This time it was like this. It had also been like this eight years ago.
She really was an unlucky person.
Then, her cell phone rang. Emotionless, she picked up the phone and accepted the call. Xiao Ye’s excited voice could be heard from the other end, “New gossip! Ms Qiao, guess what happened when Su Meimei met Mo Ru?”
Qiao Lian asked without much thought, “What happened?”
“Ha, don’t you know Mo Ru’s temper? When you were late last time, she poured coffee all over you. From what I heard this time, when she knew that it had all been Su Meimei’s deliberate plan, she was so angry that she gave her a sharp slap immediately. She even asked her for compensation with the voice recording of Su Meimei’s confession! She didn’t let off the news agency. Su Meimei could not stop crying. In the end, Liu Zhixing took out some money to appease Mo Ru! Ms Qiao, aren’t you thrilled?”
Qiao Lian was not even listening closely to what she was saying. She went along and said, “Yes.”
“Su Meimei was so against Liu Zhixing at first. But now, she has become so sincere after Liu Zhixing helped her with the compensation! You don’t know how her face of gratitude looked like just now… Actually the managing editor isn’t completely useless, is he? Ms Qiao, Ms Qiao?”
Qiao Lian replied with a ‘ya’ before adding, “Xiao Ye, if there’s nothing else, I will hang up first.”
Right after she ended the call, her cell phone vibrated.
She looked down and realized Shen Liangchuan had sent a WeChat message:[Shen Liangchuan: Have you finished working?]
Staring at the WeChat message, Qiao Lian’s eyes got red and her nose tingled.
She stood where she was at without moving, as she stared at her cell phone for a long time.
Two minutes later, there was another message from him:[Shen Liangchuan: I’m downstairs. I just finished handling some matters over here, so I can pass by and fetch you home. I’ll wait for you.]
Handling some matters over here?
He had been at the villa just an hour ago.
Before she might have one-sidedly thought that it was because he wanted to pick her up, to spend more time with her, but now…
Qiao Lian smiled bitterly. Was it because he wanted to make it up to her for feeding her birth-control pills?
Or was it because he felt guilty that she had saved Song Yuanxi that one time?
These two thoughts made her feel humiliated and extremely pathetic.
Since when was she, Qiao Lian, reduced to having to be pitied by others?
She held onto her phone so tightly that veins popped out on her fingers.
She did not want to see him. Hence, she ignored these messages and continued walking along the streets alone.
She was lost and did not know where to go.
All she knew was that she did not want to return to that small rented place of hers because it felt too lonely.