Chapter 366 – She Is My Wife! (6)
The atmosphere in the living room was extremely warm and inviting.
When Shen Liangchuan walked in, he saw that Xia Yehua and Song Yuanxi had already cooked dinner.
It was a sumptuous meal and it gave the house an air of joy and harmony.
Perhaps Shen Liangchuan was in a bad mood, but he hid it quite well and it didn’t show at all.
As Qiao Lian observed him, she felt a dull ache in her heart.
He had obviously been unhappy on the way back, but now he had to act as though nothing had happened.
After dinner, they entertained Xia Yehua for a short while before they saw her out and went back up to the master bedroom.
The moment they shut the door behind them, Qiao Lian immediately wrapped her arms around Shen Liangchuan’s waist from behind.
She could feel Shen Liangchuan hesitate for a moment, but immediately after, he held her tiny hands in his own big ones.
The room was quiet.
Qiao Lian did not speak and waited for him to say something.
After a long time, Shen Liangchuan finally spoke. And he said very simply, “When my parents divorced, my mother was granted custody of me and he got Zihao.”
Qiao Lian assumed that by this ‘he’, Shen Liangchuan was probably referring to his father.
She could tell that Shen Liangchuan did not like his father.
Qiao Lian immediately comforted him, “Actually, it really doesn’t matter. Twenty-year-olds can get quite rebellious. The separation of one’s parents can indeed hurt the children. But when Shen Zihao grows up a little more, it’ll be okay. He’ll understand your mom.”
Shen Liangchuan sighed deeply and nodded.
He had never been an expressive person, and certainly not used to confiding in someone else.
But for some reason, Qiao Lian’s awkward way of comforting him did make him feel a lot better.
Shen Liangchuan turned around and suddenly extended his arms to embrace her tightly before letting her go. “I’m going to take a shower.”
By the time Shen Liangchuan came out from the shower, Qiao Lian was playing on her cell phone.
When she saw that he was done showering, she immediately stood up to head into the bathroom.
She left her cell phone on her bedside table without locking the screen.
As Shen Liangchuan sat on the bed waiting for Qiao Lian to finish her shower, her cell phone started vibrating.
Almost reflexively, Shen Liangchuan picked up her phone and saw that it was a message from her news agency group chat.
He was about to put the cell phone back on the bedside table when he accidentally read a message that had come in:[Qiao Lian, your boyfriend was really dashing today!]
Shen Liangchuan paused. Boyfriend?
After this, he read:[That’s right, I did a background search on Sun Linan. He’s actually from the Sun family in Suzhou! He’s the only son and heir to the family estate. Qiao Lian, when are you guys planning to get married?]
When he read them all, Shen Liangchuan couldn’t help but type a short reply to the group chat.
After Qiao Lian came out of the shower, she saw Shen Liangchuan sitting calmly on the bed and her cell phone was still on the bedside table.
She wasn’t sure if it was just her being overly sensitive, but she couldn’t shake off the feeling that there was a dark, brooding vibe behind his nonchalance.
Qiao Lian dried herself with the towel and blow-dried her hair, before finally putting on her pajamas and getting into bed.
Shen Liangchuan looked at her twice with an unfathomable expression on his face, but said nothing. He then looked down and continued busily reading something on his cell phone.
Not wanting to interrupt him, Qiao Lian picked up her cell phone.
Immediately, she received a message from Shi Nianyao:
Qiao Lian paused for a second before clicking on Wechat. She found the agency chat group and had a casual look through it. Then she realized that she had posted a message!