By the time she found Sheng Yang, he was already dead. He had committed suicide.
He left a letter written in his blood expressing his remorse towards Sheng Xia’s parents.
‘They’re already dead, so what’s the point of regret?’
The human heart was always so selfish and greedy.
Ever since Yu Jiu separated from Shi Sheng that day, he hadn’t come back. No calls, no messages, nothing.
Every day, Shi Sheng continued to methodically deal with Yang Huaili, who was still in her company, as if she was completely unconcerned about Yu Jiu.
The next time she saw Shen Jiayin was at a stone-gambling auction. Shi Sheng had accompanied Yao Qin there.
A man stood beside a haggard-looking Shen Jiayin. His arm was intimately locked with hers as he brought her around the place. Shen Jiayin would occasionally speak, and the man would select a few pieces of unopened ore.
Rumour had it that Shen Jiayin’s company had been bought over, and it was probably by this man.
No matter how invincible Shen Jiayin was in the original plot, without her ML to protect her, she’d only be a bird that had its wings broken to trap it.
“Sheng Xia, help me pick one.” Yao Qin shook Shi Sheng’s hand.
“En? What do you like?” Shi Sheng turned to smile and ask the person beside her.
Yao Qin couldn’t help but mock her, “CEO Sheng, you think this is a restaurant where we can pick whatever we want?”
“Of course. I can give you anything you want.”
Yao Qin, “…” ‘Einstein is as overbearing as always… *plops to knees*’
The man who was together with Shen Jiayin had shown up in front of Shi Sheng at some point.
Shen Jiayin’s arm was still linked with the man’s, as she stared at Shi Sheng with eyes filled with hatred.
‘It’s all because of this woman that I ended up like this!’
Shi Sheng scrutinized the man from head to toe. “Who’re you? Xiao Yao Qin, you know this guy?”
Yao Qin shook her head innocently.
“Since neither of us know you, don’t just randomly call out to people. I don’t talk to strangers.”
“CEO Sheng is so busy, it’s natural that you wouldn’t recognise me. I’m—”
“No need to introduce yourself. I don’t want to know. I don’t want to make a bet with you either. Not interested. Alright. You may go now. Goodbye.”
Shi Sheng’s words caused the man’s face to turn livid as he was at a loss for words.
“Forget it, we’ll leave.” Shi Sheng turned and walked off to the side. ‘I(bbb) don’t want to start a massacre here.’
The man frostily watched Shi Sheng depart before swivelling his head around. “Shen Jiayin, this is what you meant by ‘a brainless bimbo’?”
Shen Jiayin paled and retreated. But the man caught her by the waist and gave it a pinch, causing her to tremble. The man laughed as he insulted her, “Well, at least your body’s good.”
He dragged her to the washroom area.
Since the washrooms were all separate stalls, the man got straight to business after pushing Shen Jiayin inside one.
By the time the man was finished venting, Shen Jiayin’s clothes were in quite the state—white splotches could be seen coating it.
The man made no attempt to help her cover up as he roughly dragged her out of the washroom. They just so happened to bump into Yin Mo at the entrance.
Seeing Shen Jiayin’s pathetic state, Yin Mo frowned.
“Yin Mo, save me!” Shen Jiayin suddenly lunged towards Yin Mo. ‘Only this man can save me now!’
“Yin Mo, you’d best not stick your nose into my affairs.” The man pulled Shen Jiayin back and threatened. “Shen Jiayin, do you want to die? Still dare to try and run?!”
“Yin Mo, please save me!” Shen Jiayin looked at him pleadingly. The man tightened his grip on Shen Jiayin.
Yin Mo merely swept them an apathetic look before circling around them and leaving the washroom area.
Shen Jiayin’s face immediately paled. He was her only hope, yet he ignored her like that…
The man laughed viciously. “Shen Jiayin, got bold eh? See how I deal with you tonight!”
Shi Sheng cheated and picked an unopened Violet for Yao Qin to open.
“Sheng Xia, long time no see.” Yin Mo walked over from the crowd. “Seems like you’re alone?”
Shi Sheng shot him an aloof side-glance. “So what if I am? Is there a rule saying I can’t come alone?”
“You’re as glib as ever.”
“Don’t talk as if we’re that familiar with each other. How many times have we even met?” Shi Sheng scoffed. “Yin Mo, don’t have any designs on me, else I’ll(lz) fucking kill you.”
It was as if a small flame had been lit in Yin Mo’s eyes. ‘Only this type of women can satisfy me! Only she is worthy of me!’
“Seems like you’re still unaware.” Yin Mo leaned closer to Shi Sheng. “Yu Jiu’s getting married.”
‘Yu Jiu’s getting married… Married your head ah!’
Shi Sheng splashed the wine in her hand on his face.
The glass fell to the floor with a loud clink, causing everyone to turn to look. ‘What’s going on? How did CEO Sheng and Mr Yin end up in this standoff???’
Yin Mo wiped the wine off indifferently. “I’ll be waiting for you.”
Shi Sheng scoffed coldly. “Scram.”
Yin Mo’s gaze contained his determination to have her, causing Shi Sheng to have a strong urge to pull her sword out and hack him down. Fortunately, he knew when to stop, as he shot her one last smile before turning to leave gracefully.
Yao Qin had already rushed over from a distance. She cautiously inquired Shi Sheng, “Sheng Xia, what’s wrong?”
Shi Sheng took a deep breath, her tone placid as always. “Nothing. You all done?”
“Y-yes.” Yao Qin felt like the current Shi Sheng was really scary—her gaze was as cold as a lifeless piece of glass.
“I’ll escort you home.”
“Oh…okay.” ‘Really scary…’
Yao Qin didn’t dare to say a word throughout the whole journey. When she got out of the car, she hesitated a bit, but still remained silent in the end.
Shi Sheng called Yu Jiu when she got home.
No one answered…
She took a deep breath but, in the end, couldn’t hold herself back from kicking the table at the side, causing it to topple over.
‘That idiot’s actually not picking up my calls!’
She didn’t believe he’d marry someone else, but he was simply going overboard by remaining silent for so long ah!
Shi Sheng packed her things to go overseas.
To look for Yu Jiu? You wish!
Did she seem like the type of person who’d lose her mind over an idiot like him?
Before leaving though, Shi Sheng made sure to hack Yin Mo for uttering nonsense.
Shi Sheng went overseas on a holiday alone. By the time Yu Jiu returned home, the sight that greeted him was a messed up house, as well as a slip of paper Shi Sheng had left him, which said:
Had fun overseas, did you? Not picking up my calls, huh? Well, I’m going overseas to enjoy myself! Wait for me to have my fill before returning! Don’t miss me!
Don’t miss me…
Yu Jiu ended up looking everywhere for his wifey. But the world was so big, so where was he to start looking?
In the end, Gu Yan couldn’t watch any longer and told him Shi Sheng’s address.
It was like Yu Jiu was racing against time, as he rushed over to the small island he’d brought Shi Sheng to after her university entrance exams were over.
Yu Jiu leaned against the wall, breathing heavily as he waited for the room’s occupant to open the door. However, it turned out to be a little girl who stared at him timidly. “Big bro, who are you looking for?”
‘It’s not her.’
He lifted his head to look at the room number.
520. It was the room they’d stayed at.
“Idiot, over here.”
Yu Jiu’s head snapped around.
Finally seeing the person he yearned for, Yu Jiu rushed over and pulled her into his arms. “I was wrong, I’m sorry, don’t leave me!”
“Now you know how I felt when I couldn’t find you?”
Yu Jiu nodded slightly.
Shi Sheng waved at the little girl who was peering at them curiously before pulling Yu Jiu into the room with her.
 This sounds like “I love you” in Chinese, so usually used as the number slang way to profess love.
C’mon~ Hooking up?