Chapter 263 – What Happened Between Them (3)
It was a rehab therapy agreement that required a signature.
Qiao Lian remained expressionless as she opened and read through the document. It appeared that Shen Liangchuan had prepared a team of specialists to provide recuperative training for Qiao Yi.
Qiao Lian was well acquainted with the specialists in this field, since all of these years she had the desire to help her brother recover his legs’ mobility.
After his surgery, Qiao Yi had never been very successful in rehab therapy.
That had made her very anxious.
And now, she saw that every member in the team assembled by Shen Liangchuan was a renowned expert in the field.
Qiao Lian clutched the agreement tightly.
She was in a turmoil and felt emotions that were hard to explain.
He hadn’t given an explanation ever since the truth regarding the pill had been exposed. Instead he had time and again showed his goodwill towards her. Was this his way of making it up to her?
And unfortunately, she wasn’t even in the position to turn down his goodwill.
Because this agreement was what she needed most right now.
But she was also sure that this document came at the price of her freedom. Shen Liangchuan would never let her go now.
Qiao Lian looked down to hide the agony in her eyes. Without saying a word, she picked up the pen to sign the document and returned the agreement papers to Shen Liangchuan.
The atmosphere in the car was awkward at best. As Shen Liangchuan took back the agreement document, he looked as though he was going to say something. Then, not finding the right words, he stopped himself.
He had sat in the study and thought long and hard about it the night before.
Qiao Lian had been determined to get a divorce after finding out about the pill.
Her fury made him anxious, but at the same time it caused him dismal.
All because he had no idea how to give her a good explanation for it.
The pill was real…
But what was he going to tell her? Say that he was Zi Chuan and that not wanting her to get pregnant had initially been in order to get revenge? Or… that eventually it had been because he was worried that she’d leave after having a baby, as they had never had a relationship to begin with?
He did not know how to handle her indifference, but he wanted to do what he could to make her happy.
However, he noticed that her hands were trembling as she signed the agreement. It certainly wasn’t the look of happiness.
He found himself at a loss again.
Putting the document away, Shen Liangchuan started up the car engine.
No matter what, he wasn’t going to give up.
She was full of animosity and hated him now, but surely as time passed, this resentment would fade.
Just like how much he had hated her eight years ago… but now, hadn’t he decided to let those ill feelings go too?
Shen Liangchuan focused his attention on the road ahead as these thoughts ran through his mind.
The past would be the past, what was important was the road ahead.
After driving along for some time, Qiao Lian realized that they weren’t on the way back home.
Surprised, she turned to Shen Liangchuan. But when she looked at him, she pursed her lips and decided not to say anything.
From the corner of his eye, Shen Liangchuan caught her movement and his expression darkened.
In the past, even though she had been afraid of him, she had at least asked where they were heading. But now had she withdrawn from dealing with him so much that she did not even want to speak?
The thought was stifling. Finally breaking the silence in the car, he said, “Let’s go visit Zombie Leader.”
Zombie Leader, Su Penghao?
Qiao Lian glanced at him. “You’re still not letting him go?”
Shen Liangchuan nodded. “He is highly versatile. I’ve come to realize that he easily gets into a role, no matter what role he plays. This is a very important trait in team competition, as it can make up for the weaker team members.”
“But he’s unwilling—”
Before she could finish what she was saying, Shen Liangchuan interrupted her and said full of confidence, “He’ll agree.”