Chapter 389 – Do You Believe In Me? (19)
“Shen Liangchuan has confirmed that the one who leaked the information was our housekeeper Wang Lan. I set the picture that you sent me as my screensaver. She secretly took a picture of the screensaver and shared it.”
Qiao Lian widened her eyes in disbelief. “Wang Lan? Are you sure? She looks so honest…”
“You can never tell. I didn’t think it’d be her either.” Xia Yehua said as she sighed, “Wang Lan has been with our household for five to six years.”
Qiao Lian quickly comforted Xia Yehua, “No matter what, the truth is out.”
Xia Yehua shook her head. “We’ve found who leaked the picture but, since Shen Xiu accused you, we are unable to find solid evidence. The person behind all this may not be so simple… that Mei Feng…”
Her eyes shone sharply as she said, “Indeed, she’s not simple.”
Qiao Lian cast her gaze downward and kept her silence.
How could she be a simple woman?
She had manipulated Shen Zihao to the point that he wouldn’t even acknowledge his own mother now.
Except the other matter that Xia Yehua had mentioned.
Qiao Lian laughed bitterly. Would even a big fight resolve the differences between Shen Liangchuan and her?
Qiao Lian looked away.
The next day was the weekend and Qiao Lian did not have to work.
At around ten in the morning, she received a call from Shi Nianyao. “I’ve done some research. It is a big coincidence that Li Rui is in Beijing right now. I’ll send you his address in a moment.”
It wasn’t really a difficult task to get hold of a famous person’s address. Shi Nianyao had only had to ask Mo Xicheng in order to get the information.
Qiao Lian nodded and said, “Good job, thanks.”
The address came in through WeChat the moment she hung up.
Immediately, Qiao Lian got out of bed and washed up. Then she left the house and headed off to look for Li Rui.
She wasn’t seeking forgiveness from Li Rui, or even Shen Liangchuan. All she wanted was simply to give a sincere apology for her misdeed in the past.
However, she could not have known that someone had gotten ahead of her.
In the elegant environment of a small villa.
The middle-aged Li Rui had not lost any of the good looks from his youth. He looked at Shen Liangchuan and, smiling quite refinedly, he poured the young man a cup of tea. “The great Best Actor. What brings you here today?”
Shen Liangchuan glanced at him with pursed lips and cast his gaze downward. “Teacher Li, I’m here today to tell you something.”
In the entertainment industry, most people of a certain seniority would be addressed as “Teacher.”
But it was only Li Rui who Shen Liangchuan would sincerely and whole-heartedly address as “Teacher.”
Li Rui laughed. “Look at that deep resentment in your eyes. What is it that’s causing you so much grief?”
Shen Liangchuan looked up slowly. “After all these years, I’ve found the informant who reported your affair.”
Li Rui paused for a moment.
Shen Liangchuan took a deep breath and stood up. He made a deep bow before Li Rui. “Teacher Li, I’m very sorry. The informant… is my wife.”
Li Rui was stunned. “Such a coincidence?”
Shen Liangchuan nodded with a determined his expression. “I once made a vow to search for this paparazzi and ensure that he or she would have no future in the industry. But now…”
At this point, his expression clouded over with exasperation and he had a look of resignation. “I fear that I can no longer keep to my word.”
“Teacher Li, if you are still grieving, please direct your anger at me. I stand in her place to take the blame and I will take responsibility for the outcome.”
His words were firm and unwavering in his determination to protect her; but they also carried the shame and guilt he felt towards the matter.
He looked down at the ground. Between Li Rui and Qiao Lian, he had ultimately chosen her.