Chapter 19: Untitled
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
It was impossible for her to make things awkward at her father’s birthday banquet in front of the emperor. It wouldn’t do her any good. Moreover, she wouldn’t be foolish enough to refute the emperor at this time.
Therefore, she could only endure it for now.
But it didn’t matter. There was nothing she couldn’t do. She would get Bai Yichen to agree to break off the engagement.
Since he wanted to play, no worries, she’d play along. For now, anyway, what she had was time. A small smirk tugged at her lips.
She would not sacrifice her happiness for a man she did not love.
No one dared to object to the emperor’s order.
Everyone went forward to congratulate Meng Yuntian.
After Meng Fuying finished paying her respects, she chose the most remote corner that no one paid attention to. After all, she was not the main character of today. No one would pay attention to her whereabouts.
This situation did not seem unfamiliar to her. In the past, when she attended her friends’ banquets, she was used to sitting alone in the corner. She did not like those polite and hypocritical small talks.
There were too many guests, and the girl was too busy to attend to them. In such a corner, no one came to serve her. She picked up the wine cup on the table, filled it herself, and drank it in one gulp.
She liked this feeling that was so vivid, casual and free.
She could feel a gaze on her with a hint of anger. She knew without looking that it belonged to Bai Yichen.
Wasn’t this ridiculous?
Back then, Meng Fuying had chased after him like that, but he had not even spared her a glance. Now, she was hiding in such a corner, but he…
What right did he have to be angry?
She filled her glass again and downed it in one gulp. Drinking was not unfamiliar to her. As an orphan, the most she had in her life was loneliness. Drinking had become a habit.
That casualness and ease made her, who was hidden in the corner, even more attractive.
Meng Fuying suddenly realized that another pair of eyes was looking at her. She frowned slightly and subconsciously looked up. When he met that bottomless pair of eyes again, he was slightly stunned.
However, when she wanted to probe the emotions in his eyes, he looked away, as if that glance was just her imagination.
Sitting beside him, Meng Ruxue gently poured wine for him, whispering something beside him with a smile.
The banquet lasted until very late. When Meng Fuying left the hall, she actually felt a little dizzy. Perhaps this body’s alcohol tolerance was not as good as her former self.
However, the night breeze made her feel much more comfortable. She walked towards her pavilion alone.
But as she walked past the garden alone, her wrist was suddenly grabbed. Before she could react, she was brought into a wide embrace.
His chest was slightly hard, and his masculine scent…
Meng Fuying’s eyes narrowed slightly. She quickly raised her right leg and kicked at his lower body. This kick was fast and ruthless. If he was kicked right there, it might…
She grew up in an orphanage and did not want to be bullied. Hence, she could only make herself stronger. As such, her judo skills were not bad.
Bai Yichen was shocked. His body instinctively dodged and barely avoided it. However, he loosened his grip on her wrist.
“Do you really hate me that much?” Bai Yichen narrowed his eyes and growled in exasperation. She actually wanted him to…
Although he had managed to dodge it, the powerful force still made his heart tremble.
She was too ruthless.
After regaining her freedom, she took a few steps back and looked at him calmly. Her red lips moved slightly as she said softly, “I don’t hate you.” However, there was a slight sneer on her lips.
It seemed the man still didn’t understand. He thought she was doing this to spite him.
He thought that all women should revolve around him, so he could not accept her annulment.
When Bai Yichen heard her words, he was stunned for a moment. However, there was a hint of joy in the depths of his eyes. He knew that she was just throwing a tantrum because she was angry at him.
If she wanted to make a scene, he would let her do it. He was defenseless. For the first time, he wanted to pamper a woman.
When she saw the joy in his eyes, Meng Fuying secretly sneered in her heart. Her red lips parted slightly and she slowly said word by word, “Because I have no love, I don’t hate you. Right now, when it comes to you, I have no thought, no feelings and no desires.”
Since he didn’t understand, she would have to make things clearer.
So as to make him give up completely.
Bai Yichen suddenly froze, and the joy in his eyes was quickly drowned out by shock.
No thought, no feelings and no desires?
What did she mean no thought, no feelings and no desires?
Bai Yichen clenched his fists subconsciously. Anger flashed across his eyes as he said harshly, “No, that’s impossible. You loved me so much in the past. It’s impossible for you to change all of a sudden.”
“People will change. Besides, I was too young and insensible in the past. Now that I understand, I won’t pester you anymore.” She said slowly again. This time, she even denied her feelings for Bai Yichen.
She was just too young and ignorant.
Bai Yichen tightened his grip again and his eyes darkened slightly. However, he did not roar this time. Instead, he suddenly said gently, “No more entanglements? Fu’er, I’m afraid we’re destined to be entangled until the end. You were the one who pestered me in the past. Now, it’s my turn to woo you.”
She would never be able to avoid him again.
“Oh?” Meng Fuying raised her brows slightly. “Does Young Master Bai mean that you want me to hate Young Master Bai as much as you used to hate me?”
Wooing her? Ha, what a joke. In her memories, she clearly remembered all the scenes of Meng Fuying wooing him.
Although it was always Feng Yulan and Meng Ruxue who were up to no good, it was impossible for someone as smart as him not to know.
Now, she really took her hat off him, hearing that he was able to say such words.
Bai Yichen’s body stiffened slightly. There was a hint of guilt in the depths of his eyes as he said, “I know. It was my fault in the past. In the future, I will make it up to you.”
As he spoke, his hand reached out to hold her.
“There’s no need. I don’t care for it now. As long as Young Master Bai agrees to annul the engagement, I will be very grateful.” Meng Fuying’s figure flashed slightly as she dodged without leaving a trace. Her cold voice did not carry any emotion.
If he had said such words to the Meng Fuying of the past, the Meng Fuying of the past would definitely have been extremely moved and extremely happy.
Unfortunately, she was not the Meng Fuying of the past. She did not care for such a heartless man, no matter how outstanding he was.
Bai Yichen looked at her with anger in his eyes again. He had said all he could to her nicely, but he did not expect her to still have such an attitude. And that “I don’t care for it” had hit him hard..