Chapter 167: The Trouble-Maker Is Here!
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Jing Yiran may have been hurt and his appearance may have looked unkempt but he was still extremely good-looking.
He smirked. Even lying on a hospital sick bed, in a baggy hospital gown, he looked so tempting that Shangguan Rouxue’s heart skipped a beat.
“Whether or not I am interested depends on how you intend to pay me and how tempting the payment is. I have fooled around with all kinds of women, except pregnant women. So what do you can think about collaborating with me in bed?”
Shangguan Rouxue’s face flushed with colour. There was an awkward silence but she let the moment pass. There was more than one way to tackle this guy without offending him. “You are funny, Second Master of Family Jing. I suppose that Shangguan Ning is much more interesting than me.”
For some reason, Jing Yiran’s heart throbbed faster, hearing this name.
Shangguan Zheng’s daughters were both very beautiful, but Shangguan Ning was different from Shangguan Rouxue in many ways. The main difference being, their intentions. Shangguan Ning had pure intentions and didn’t harm anyone intentionally. Her face mirrored her emotions, so it was easy to read her mind. She wasn’t two-faced and hypocritical.
Shangguan Rouxue looked kind and innocent, but that was a mask she wore in public. She looked very attractive but there was something about her that didn’t seem right.
Jing Yiran was also a man who wore a similar facade. He was always planning something sinister every single day. This could be probably why he disliked Shangguan Rouxue, who was equally cunning. He couldn’t help wanting Shangguan Ning, who was pure and unadulterated.
People always wanted to pursue what they didn’t have.
Jing Yiran was never going to disclose his innermost thoughts to Shangguan Rouxue or anyone else. He still maintained a casual stance, “I like all beautiful women, and Shangguan Ning is no exception. There’s a huge difference between the two of you, the main one being, you are already at my door. How could I ever let you leave here, unscathed?”
They talked for half an hour before Shangguan Rouxue left. Before leaving the premises, she wore a pair of dark sunglasses and a cap on her head, to avoid being recognised.
Half a month later, Xie Zhuojun agreed to host a wedding celebratory get together, after Shangguan Rouxue gently urged him to.
The truth was that Shangguan Rouxue was eager to abort her child and resume her career as a television hostess. That would only act as a stop gap to achieve her childhood dream of becoming an actress.She wanted to stand on the glorious stage that acting provided, so that everyone could admire her beauty. Even Xie Zhuojun would love her more.
Shangguan Zheng and Yang Wenshu kept insisting that the wedding be held soon as well. Family Xie was in an awkward position, what with Shangguan Rouxue carrying their son’s child. They couldn’t delay the wedding any further.
When it came to Xie Zhuojun, it didn’t matter whether or not the wedding party was thrown. He had already married Shangguan Rouxue and they were already going to have a baby. They were legally married anyway.
Over the last year, when things were better between him and Rouxue, he had planned a romantic and luxurious wedding for the both of them. In his current state of mind, planning such a wedding was not something he wanted to focus upon. He hired a wedding planning company to finish the errand as soon as possible, because Family Xie’s business had been doing terribly lately. Problems popped up everyday. Many collaborators refused to continue to work with them for some reason, so the company’s produce was piling up in their godowns. The company was facing tremendous losses.
There was a red and gold wedding invite lying on Shangguan Ning’s desk. When she opened it, her gentle face turned expressionless.
These two people were totally shameless. Hadn’t she made enough of a fuss at their engagement party that they still wanted her to be at their wedding?
If she didn’t send a small surprise to the newly-wedded couple, their effort and their invite, would both be in vain.
Both Family Xie and Family Shangguan were socially renowned families in A City. Although they both were facing their own crisis recently, their public persona was that of wealthy and glorious families, in other people’s eyes.
Most guests at the wedding were unaware that Shangguan Rouxue had been sacked by the TV Station.
The wedding was hosted at a luxurious villa of Family Xie, on the outskirts of the city. Summer was already here and green grass grew everywhere in the villa garden. Flowers of different hues bloomed all over, making it an extremely scenic venue.
Dressed in a white gown, Shangguan Rouxue was wearing exquisite makeup and her hair was pulled up in a bun, highlighting her beautiful face.
She smiled happily, hardly able to suppress her joy.
Everyone around her congratulated her for finding a wonderful husband in Xie Zhoujun. Family Xie held property worth of millions of yuan, which was a lot, though it wasn’t much compared to Jingsheng Enterprise and Family Ji’s enterprise. That being said, Family Xie were still one of the wealthiest families in A City.
Xie Zhuojun stood beside Shangguan Rouxue and greeted every guest who came to the wedding.
If he had not known the true face of Shangguan Rouxue, all of these customs and ceremonies would have held a lot of meaning.
He forced himself not to think about her dark side as he watched her chatting with the guests, looking so demure and beautiful. He finally felt a little bit of joy of getting married, when he saw all the men eyeing him enviously.
The wedding ceremony was going to start soon. Xie Zhuojun’s eyes scanned across the entire banquet hall looking for Shangguan Ning.
Shangguan Rouxue’s heart was full of anger and hatred for Zhoujun, when she saw him look around the room. She held hands with him and said sadly, “Zhuojun, do you think that Sister is still angry with me? Do you think that she will come?”
Xie Zhuojun’s relationship with her had gotten better during the last few days and it felt as if they were back to their courtship days, when the villain was still pretending to be the nice guy, whilst the victim was still being lied to.
He patted Shangguan Rouxue’s hands and said softly, “It doesn’t matter if anyone comes for the wedding or not. It is completely acceptable if she doesn’t show up. Come on, the wedding starts soon, isn’t that what you have been waiting for?”
In the spacious banquet hall inside the villa, the audience was comfortably seated and they waited in anticipation for the arrival of the soon to be betrothed couple.
Xie Zhuojun came in first. He stood at the very front, and Shangguan Rouxue walked in next, holding on to the arms of her father, guidance of Shangguan Zheng,who walked by her side and led his daughter to the altar.
The bride and the groom held hands and started to say their vows, while the priest looked on.
“Do the bride and groom agree to take each other, love each other and be with each other, in happiness and in pain, in health and in sickness, for the rest of their lives?”
Before they finished saying “I do” in unison, the gates of the banquet hall flew open with a bang, breaking the sanctity of the most important moment of Shangguan Rouxue’s life.
Everyone turned their heads towards the gate.
It was considered a taboo when wedding vows were interrupted. It was very inauspicious.
Who was that?
So rude and so undisciplined, so as to interrupt the wedding vows of the couple!
Weren’t there rows of security guards outside, to prevent any intruders?
Against the piercing sunlight, a thin silhouette entered the hall. Dressed in black, she stood out against the whites that adorned the hall.
Behind her were dozens of armed bodyguards.
Painful groans could be heard from the yard. Apparently, the security guards of the two families had been beaten up and were screaming in pain.
The person said,”I hope I am not too late.”