Si Zheng Ting has been meaning to say this the moment Zhuang Nai Nai woke up. He must have been really muddle-headed to have said such hurtful and childish thing back then.
He purses his lips as he fixes his eyes on her.
To tell the truth, only one thought had been crossing his mind when he said all those things back then; if she could leave him for her mother years ago, who’s to say she wouldn’t leave him for her again? That was why he offered to buy the next 100 years of her life with that card.
Once that idea sprouted in his head, it began to envelop his sanity. He didn’t want her to leave him, that was why he resorted to such a measure to keep her by his side.
Just, his method was too hurtful.
After he found out about what she had to go through the past few years, he starts blaming himself for hurting her. He had wanted to apologize for a number of times already, but he could never bring himself to say anything.
For someone like him, the word ‘sorry’ has never existed before.
In the end, he could no longer hold himself back after hearing her proclaimation of love earlier on.
Perhaps, he is deceiving himself, but he hopes that the moment he takes the card back, they can pretend that he never made her that hurtful offer.
Despite everything, he knows that deep inside, Zhuang Nai Nai is the type that would smile brighter as the hurt goes deeper. Will she ever truly forgive him?
Whatever grievance that Zhuang Nai Nai felt is immediately put to stop by what he said.
All of the anger and grievance are put at the back of her mind. All she can think about is: card?!!
She stares at him, wide-eyed as she tries to say something but doesn’t know what.
The originally heavy atmosphere immediately changes air as she stares at him, dumbfounded.
Isn’t it wrong to ask back for something that you have given other people on the first place?
She swallows heavily. The money is almost gone, what is the point of returning the card to him?
She looks around uneasily, and then looks around some more before pitifully saying, “This——“
The expressions on her face are very colourful. That expression of shock, of misery, of hesitation, all in all, deserving of an award!
Si Zheng Ting looks at her, not understanding her rich display of emotions.
He looks at her earnestly as she speaks, “That…. I left the card in the office. I will return it to you after a couple of days…”
She left the card in the office?
There is no change in Si Zheng Ting’s expression, but deep inside, he is already suspicious. He was the one who sent her to the hospital and then back home. He knew everything about what she was wearing and carrying that day.
That card was inside her handbag.
Back then, when he saw the card, he had wanted to take it away, but then decided that he ought to tell her first.
He was the one who was wrong, it is natural for him to be the one who apologizes.
Si Zheng Ting’s eyes turn a little deeper as he looks at her, “Alright.”
Zhuang Nai Nai looks at him awkwardly, as though she wants to run off to her room. Someone who is preoccupied with a guilty conscience will be less conscious of their behaviour, “Ah, I am so tired after walking around all day. You should continue working, I want to go to rest!” After she says that, she runs away.
He looks at her back profile thoughtfully. After a moment, he picks up his phone and dials Ji Chen’s number: “Go and check the bank card’s report for me.”