Zhuang Nai Nai originally wanted to run up to their room and mourn over her fate, but when she sees the figure sitting on the couch, she pauses in her steps.
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That woman is leisurely reading a magazine. When she hears Zhuang Nai Nai’s footsteps, she looks over to her. The expression on her face does not change when she sees Zhuang Nai Nai. She lifts her cup and sips on her tea.
The housekeeper immediately fills her cup again, “Madam, it is better to drink less tea at night.”
That woman is Ding Mengya!
Isn’t she supposed to be travelling abroad? Why is she here?
When Si Zheng Ting catches up to Zhuang Nai Nai and sees Ding Mengya in the living room, shock flits through his usually expressionless face. It is obvious that he did not know that she will be here.
His first instinct is to look at Zhuang Nai Nai. When he sees that she is looking calm, he inexplicably sighs in relief.
He loosens his tie before calmly asking, “Why didn’t you tell us before coming here?”
Ding Mengya grins at him, “How am I suppose to surprise you if I inform you beforehand? I have been away for a couple of days, did you miss me, Mr. Si?”
Si Zheng Ting clears his throat, “Ma, please act your age.”
“I don’t want to behave like an old lady! You are really— I really cannot stand your stinking self! You are so young, why do you look so serious all the time? If people don’t know you, they will think that you are sexually frustrated all the time!”
Si Zheng Ting narrows his eyes, “What did you say, mom?”
Ding Mengya knows that although her son looks fierce, he is actually very shy. She would never dare to repeat what she just said. If she repeats it, Si Zheng Ting will ignore her for one whole month!
Ding Mengya quickly smiles extra gently and changes the topic, “Are you hungry, Zheng Ting? Mama made you some duck soup. Drink it a little to warm your body. Alright, alright, hurry and go to bath first!”
Si Zheng Ting finally harrumphs in satisfaction before seizing Zhuang Nai Nai’s wrist and dragging her away.
The moment they step into their bedroom, Zhuang Nai Nai lowers her head. Just as she hesitates over how she should reject going to dinner with Ding Mengya, Si Zheng Ting speaks first, “I will ask Uncle Li to send you some meals later.”
Zhuang Nai Nai is stunned. Si Zheng Ting walks past her into the bathroom. Though his back looks cold as usual, the words he said to her are very warm.
She knows that she should be getting over what happened back then. After all, she must not appear petty in comparison to Ding Mengya. But, when she remembers what her mother had to endure back then, her heart hardens like a stone.
She feels like, she and Ding Mengya may never be able to eat on the same table sincerely. Not in this lifetime, anyway.
The housekeeper brings her a tray of food in the bedroom.
After eating all by herself, she begins to feel bored.
The light inside the bedroom is very dim, it makes one sleepy.
Zhuang Nai Nai cannot sleep, so she plays with her phone. One hour passed and Si Zheng Ting still has not returned.
Is he a slow-eater, or did she unknowingly offended him earlier on?
Her heart becomes uneasy. She cannot even concentrate on those melodramatic webdramas that she likes so much.
She sits up and puts on her shoes, walking out to check on the situation.
When she reaches the doorway, her phone suddenly rings. She looks at the caller; it is Gu De Shou.