Chapter 24 — She is a Bad Person
Qin Jiran prepared a full-course meal for dinner. The dishes were all scrumptious and aromatic, but Su Yanyi ate carefully, making sure her every move was controlled and not one bit comical.
As expected, this time Qin Jiran didn’t laugh. In his eyes, this version of Su Yanyi was what he deemed normal. The one where she would get excited over delicious food was not. Absolutely not.
Maybe she was just too hungry that time, he thought.
This outcome put Su Yanyi in a dilemma. Yes, he wasn’t laughing at her eating habits anymore, but not laughing at all was worse. After all, her mission was to make him laugh or smile. She felt like she had shot herself in the foot, but then again, if someone had told her to deliberately tease him to make him laugh, she definitely wouldn’t be able to do it.
She continued to feel troubled until dinner ended. Right when she stood up to leave for the study, she heard Qin Jiran’s phone ring. Although he harbored some doubts about who the caller might be, he didn’t try to hide from her and answered the call right where he was standing.
“Wang Zhilin? Do you need something?” Wang Zhilin was Qin Jiran’s university classmate and Su Yanyi’s in-law. Plus, she was also involved in the entertainment circle, so occasionally he would have to interact with her.
Though of course, most of their interactions were one-sidedly initiated by Wang Zhilin.
Having heard the name “Wang Zhilin,” Su Yanyi didn’t want to leave anymore. She stood in place and stared straight at Qin Jiran, completely unabashed about her blatant eavesdropping. Not only that, but she even took a few steps toward him when she decided that she couldn’t hear clearly enough. Qin Jiran saw this scene and was left a bit speechless.
Eavesdropping as if it was only natural… Was this really the Su Yanyi he knew?
“Film Emperor Qin, I haven’t congratulated you on winning the award yet. When will you have time to get together for a class reunion? Our old classmates all want to get your autograph,” Wang Zhilin said coquettishly.
Qin Jiran frowned. He’d always found her voice annoying to listen to, but that was just how she talked, so he couldn’t say anything about it.
“Thank you. We can meet up when I have time,” he responded in a mild tone that wasn’t too cold, but not too distant either. However, this was only on behalf of them being old classmates, and also on her relation with Su Yanyi.
She had been waiting for those words, and she had also endured for several days before finally making this call.
“Then how about tomorrow? Let’s have dinner together. It’s always good for old classmates to get together from time to time.”
“… Work has been busy lately, so let’s wait.” Looking off to the side at Su Yanyi, who was still staring openly at him, for some reason he felt like declining would be the best option.
Wang Zhilin giggled. “Being the Film Emperor is busy, but you should at least have time for a meal, right? Or will you be accompanying your beloved wife? You and President Su sure are enviable.” Although she hid it well, there was still a trace of sourness in her voice.
Ever since the start of university, she had taken a fancy to this handsome man. However, due to some issues regarding her family relations and the awareness that her family would not accept him, she’d refrained from making a move.
Then before she could do anything, he had entered the entertainment circle and did so well that it became hard for her to get close to him.
After she graduated, she entered her family’s company and assumed she would have more chances to approach him… only to find out that he and Su Yanyi had secretly gotten married!
At the time, she had been incredibly angry and annoyed and blamed herself for not making a move sooner. She was even more annoyed at Su Yanyi for stealing her man. Growing up, Wang Zhilin had always been suppressed her Su Yanyi.
She never would’ve imagined that the man she liked would be snatched away by Su Yanyi too. Wang Zhilin was jealous and hateful, but there was nothing she could do against Su Yanyi.
However, the current situation was not the same as before; thinking about the conversation she had with her father a while ago, Wang Zhilin couldn’t help but let a sinister smile slip onto her face.
Not only did she want to take Qin Jiran back, but she also wanted to make Su Yanyi vanish from her world. She would no longer be overshadowed by Su Yanyi!
At this point, Su Yanyi couldn’t stand listening to her anymore. She was not a mild-tempered woman, so she directly took the phone from Qin Jiran’s hand and said, “Since you know he’ll be accompanying me, stop trying to get in touch with him. Wang Zhilin, he’s mine. Even if you’re jealous to death, he will never become yours.”
After that, she hung up. Then, she casually handed the phone back to Qin Jiran and instructed him, “Don’t talk to women like her anymore. She harbors ill intentions and is a bad person.”
At that, he was confused. He realized that in front of Su Yanyi, his IQ would always drop to the lowest point because he could never figure out why she was acting so abnormally.
Wang Zhilin harbored ill intentions? That was entirely possible, and he believed it, but the second part about how she was a bad person somehow made him want to laugh.
The corners of his lips twitched, and he asked with some seriousness, “Has she offended you in some way?”
Because the Su family and the Wang family were in-laws, he’d always assumed the two families were on good terms. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be treating Wang Zhilin as politely as he did.
Or at least, he believed that he was already being very polite to her. He didn’t know that every time, Wang Zhilin would feel like he was being too cold and indifferent to her.
As the matter of fact, maybe her infatuation with him was due to her inability to admit defeat.
“Most of the slandering rumors on the web were done by her.” Su Yanyi hadn’t told him this before. It wasn’t because she didn’t want to but because she wasn’t able to find the time.
The disgust she felt for Wang Zhilin had developed into hatred. Cao Yawen and He Mingyang had already started to execute their acquisition plan, and the Wang family’s Star Entertainment was their first target.
The Wang family’s other businesses were also on the list. One by one, they would lose all of their properties and belongings to her!
“Why?” Qin Jiran naturally did not doubt Su Yanyi’s words. He was just confused because he didn’t remember offending Wang Zhilin in any way. Moreover, the rumors Wang Zhilin had spread were troublesome, but it wasn’t too big of a deal.
“I assume she hoped I would deny our relationship and thus worsen it. As for the other reasons, we’ll have to ask her.” Su Yanyi tossed him a meaningful glance. That woman had feelings for him, but Su Yanyi wasn’t going to tell him that. However, they had to guard against her. Qin Jiran should at least be made aware that Wang Zhilin was an enemy.
“I understand. I’ll be careful, and I won’t have any contact with her anymore,” was the man’s solemn response. If Su Yanyi disliked someone, then he would also dislike that person. Her enemies were also his enemies. Moreover, Wang Zhilin seemed to be going against him too, to begin with.
At the same time, he sighed in his heart and had another so that’s why! Moment.
So Su Yanyi did have a reason for disclosing their marriage. Now he understood, but he couldn’t tell if he was disappointed or not.
Su Yanyi treated him better because he was a good cook. Su Yanyi disclosed their marriage because Wang Zhilin had provoked her. Now that his two guesses had been officially confirmed by facts, he thought about it a bit more and decided that he was… disappointed.
As expected, Su Yanyi didn’t feel anything for him.
VIN: Behold, my commentary.
Honestly, I somehow didn’t pick up on the fact that the Wang family and the Su family were in-laws until this chapter. Also, don’t sweat too much about the misunderstandings. We’re about halfway to the confession. I skimmed over that chapter and the few chapters before it, and it straight up hit me with the:
Definitely not trying to tease/torture anyone.
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