Si Zheng Ting sits helplessly on the chair, his usually expressionless face crumpling in defeat.
Disappointment overpowers his heart; his first reaction upon hearing Mi Nuo’s report was it cannot be her! Even when Ji Chen began laying out the evidences one by one, he continued defending her.
He thought that they had learned to trust each other these days; they had learned to respect each other. He thought that if he continues enduring, if he keeps on compromising, they would be able to live in harmony.
It turns out that he has only been deceiving himself.
What has his unconditional trust lead to?
She had been ignoring him out of spite during the ride home earlier. He originally thought that she was so cute, but now… How could she throw a temper tantrum over something that she really did?
Si Zheng Ting does not know what he feels more; anger or disappointment.
The Zhuang Nai Nai that he knew from 5 years ago was not like this. She was like a little sun that could light up a dark space. He would never associate her with theft and plagiarism.
There will be no disappointment if there is no hope to begin with.
She gave him a taste of bliss and then personally took it away.
He smiles coldly when he hears her say, “You know that Si Zheng Ting is indifferent to me….”
Although he knows that there is a possibility that Zhuang Nai Nai is only saying that for Gu De Shou, but his heart unwittingly sinks anyway.
Turns out the ardent love that he has tried so hard to hide has been taken as indifference. Or perhaps, Zhuang Nai Nai simply doesn’t care.
He feels like his whole world has just collapsed.
And then, he hears her say, “I will help you pass through this trouble—–“
What makes her think that Gu Enterprise can overcome this so easily?
Just because he keeps accomodating to her, keeps giving into her; does she thinks she can use him without any limit?
Si Zheng Ting cannot bring himself to listen on. He takes off the earpiece and with trembling fingers closes the window.
He sits there quietly, his heart a mess.
He lights a cigarette and takes two long drags. Then, he harshly extiguish the stub.
He picks up his phone and calls Su Yan Bin.
The call remains unanswered for a long time before Su Yan Bin finally accepts it, “Do you know what time it is, boss? Why are you calling me at this hour?”
“Let’s go for a drink.”
Su Yan Bin is taken aback when he hears that, “Huh?”
“Half an hour from now, in Mei Se.” Then, Si Zheng Ting hangs up without waiting for his reply.
Then, he picks up his coat and walks out.
After ending the call, Zhuang Nai Nai lies on the bed and stares at the ceiling. She cannot sleep.
Gu Enterprise has been accused of plagiarizing Di Hao. Zhuang Nai Nai originally thought that Gu De Shou had hired another person to steal the drafts. But now, from the look of it, things are not as simple as it seems.
She’s the one who came up with the designs, so why are Di Hao claiming the right for the designs?
She cannot understand what is going on.