Si Zheng Ting turns his head around. When he sees Ji Chen, he stands up. Since his movement is too abrupt, his eyes become unfocused for a moment as he staggers.
Ji Chen quickly rushes to help him. Once Si Zheng Ting finds his footing once again, he shrugs Ji Chen off and goes to sit on the sofa. He holds out his hand, “Give it to me.”
Ji Chen hands him the documents.
His face changes a little as he looks at the thick file.
He did pay attention to her back then, even after their breakup.
In fact, he actually acted like a psycho and sent people to watch over her for him. Everyday, their reports would be:
Day 1: Zhuang Nai Nai woke up at 7 am and left the house. On the way to the market, she bought four fritters and ate two as she walked. In the market, she bought a chicken and stewed it when she got home. We could smell the aroma from outside the house……
Back then, he was in a tough position because he did not know why she left him. He could not sleep and his health started deteriorating. He did not have the appetite to eat as well.
He was depressed, and how was Zhuang Nai Nai in return?
She was living so happily without him!
Perhaps, she was only pretending to be happy?
After contemplating over it the entire night, he reads the new report on the next day;
Day 2: Zhuang Nai Nai got up at 7 am and left the house. She ate a bowl of tofu on the street before going to the market to buy beef. She made beef steak for lunch.
What about him? He did not eat and sleep for the past couple of days and had learned to drink and smoke.
He had sneered and had thrown the report to the sideline. He had turned to his then Private Assistant, Ji Chen before coldly saying, “From now on, no need to take these things to me anymore.”
He only forbade them from taking the documents to him and didn’t tell them to stop following her around, so Zhuang Nai Nai’s daily record had started accumulating in one of the drawers.
So many years have passed and he has been tempted to check the files time and time again, but he did not have the guts to. He did not want to hurt himself again.
He was honestly scared; scared that Zhuang Nai Nai would find a new boyfriend. How pitiful would he be if so? Zhuang Nai Nai has always been pretty and loveable, she never really lacks suitors.
But now, as he read those papers, his heart contorts in pain as he read all the difficulties that she has faced in the past few years.
Turns out, she did not have the time to be sad that summer. She had to be strong to take care of her mother.
Later, in college, she applied to live off-campus. That was when the real struggle started. She had to juggle between school, two part-time jobs and taking care of her mother.
She had to wake up at 6 am everyday and would cook breakfast for her mother. Then, she would go to college, and after class, she would work as a part-time staff in the canteen. After school, she would not have time to eat properly and would rush to her next job; as a cleaner at her mother’s old workplace. She would work until 11 pm.
Si Zheng Ting could almost imagine her rushing off here and there to finish her work. Her mother needs at least 5000 yuan every month for her medical bills.
After graduation, she worked at that wedding planning company and received the salary of 10,000 yuan every month. Most of it would go to her mother and only around 1000 yuan could be spent on herself.
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