The originally imposing woman freezes upon seeing Zhuang Nai Nai.
Zhuang Nai Nai pats her face that is still numb from the sleep before waving at the woman in the doorway, “Long time no see, Zuo Yi Yi~”
That infuriating tone…..
Zuo Yi Yi looks like she has seen a ghost. She uncertainly speaks, “Zhuang Nai Nai, it is you! What are you doing here?”
Zhuang Nai Nai purses her lips, “Try to guess.”
Zuo Yi Yi thinks for a while before appearing even more shocked, “You are Gu Qing Yan!”
Zhuang Nai Nai shrugs, “You guessed correctly.”
Zuo Yi Yi frowns; she really dislikes this kind of conduct from Zhuang Nai Nai. She is clearly inferior, someone who comes from a common family yet she speaks so casually towards her, with no respect at all.
Zuo Yi Yi regains that cold look on her face, stepping into the room slowly. She puts her LV bag on the table before speaking in a haughty and high-and-mighty manner, “Zhuang Nai Nai, five years have passed and you still lingers on like a ghost.”
Zhuang Nai Nai freezes a little.
It feels like it was only yesterday; those memories that have been engraved deep in her bones. Her wilful and painful younger years. Turns out five years have passed…..
Seeing that lost look on her face, Zuo Yi Yi finally feels a little accomplished. She smirks and tips up her chin, “Zhuang Nai Nai, you are so thick-skinned. If I were you, I would never show up in front of Ting gege in this lifetime. What right do you have to beg him to marry you? Is it because of your soon-to-be bankrupt Gu Enterprise? Or is it because of your mom who makes a living by picking up trash? Or is it because of your shameless face? If I were you, I would have acknowledged my status long ago and break the engagement. Let me tell you this, Zhuang Nai Nai, even if you become a girl from a new money family, you are still way below us. You are not from the same world as us, not in this lifetime or the next! Five years ago, Ting gege dumped you. He did not want you! He did not back then, and he will not in the future!”
(TN: The ‘new money’ she is talking about here refers to family who has just gotten rich. They are often seen as inferior/crass compared to those who have been rich for generations.)
After Zuo Yi Yi says all that, she sits in front of Zhuang Nai Nai and takes out a chequebook from her bag. She smirks, “Zhuang Nai Nai, if you are smart, leave him on your own volition. I can give you some compensation. Enough for you and your entire family to live comfortably.”
Hearing that, Zhuang Nai Nai clenches her fists.
This Zuo Yi Yi speaks so distastefully! Yes, she is poor and cannot be compared with these heirs and heiresses; but will a person’s value drop without money? Do they deserve to be scorned at?
After being disregarded by SI Zheng Ting and now by Zuo Yi Yi, Zhuang Nai Nai anger rises. She stands up with a tense face, her eyes stern, “So what if you are rich, Zuo Yi Yi? At least I dated him five years ago. What about you? He did not like you five years ago; did you think he will five years later?”
Zuo Yi Yi’s face turns white, like paper. Her entire body trembles, “You…..!”
Zhuang Nai Nai scoffs, continuing her assault, “And please don’t speak nonsense if you don’t know what really happened. Let me tell you this: five years ago, it was I who dumped him!”
Hearing that, Zuo Yi Yi’s incredulous eyes falls firmly at the door behind Zhuang Nai Nai: “Ting gege?”
Zhuang Nai Nai’s entire soul is startled.