The Film Tycoon’s National Sister (16)
This kind of scum.
Bai Ziwen actually wanted to send Bai Weiwei to the bed of such a scum and pervert?
And it wasn’t the first time.
She escaped last time…
Lu Zixi, listening inside, heard the familiar name of that hotel.
Wasn’t it the hotel he had woken up in last time?
That time when she had run into his room, was it an accident?
Lu Zixi furrowed his brows in thought. He felt that Bai Weiwei’s character wasn’t like that of a woman who was used to climbing into people’s beds.
If she had any IQ.
She wouldn’t return to Bai Ziwen’s side to be beaten, scolded, and sold off.
He had brought her back to the Lu family. If her face was thick-skinned, holding on to him without letting go would have been the right thing to do.
When he returned home, he realized that she had already left.
Suddenly, the noise behind the door went quiet.
Lu Zixi’s fingers twitched, and all sorts of terrible conjectures flashed through his mind.
Was Bai Weiwei beaten to death?
She deserved it.
It was none of his business.
Lu Zixi smiled coldly. The gloominess between his brows hadn’t dissipated. Instead, the expression in his eyes was ever more ruthless.
He wasn’t a good person.
For Bai Ziwen, the mother and daughter, to live a life worse than death was what he most wanted to see.
The daughter was the first to go.
Then he would deal with Bai Ziwen.
Kill two birds with one stone.
Suddenly, Bai Weiwei’s weak voice came from behind the door.
The cry was so weak it was nearly inaudible.
Lu Zixi didn’t know how he heard it.
Bai Weiwei was calling for him?
He couldn’t stop himself from approaching the door, and he heard Bai Weiwei say: “When will you come protect me…”
Lu Zixi suddenly reacted.
Bai Weiwei wasn’t calling for him.
She was calling for… the gege that had never appeared once, her imaginary gege.
That gege she had made up.
Would protect her.
Lu Zixi’s heart clenched so tightly that it was hard to breathe.
It was painful, as though the breath in his lungs was blocked.
He abruptly turned around and walked at a terrifyingly fast pace.
As though if he was afraid if he stayed a second longer, he would do something he would regret.
As he walked down the hallway, he saw a few posters on the bulletin board.
The girl on the poster had a pure and beautiful smile.
Her eyes were filled with a pure light.
As though she had never seen the darkness in the world.
It was Bai Weiwei’s green tea advertisement. The advertisement wasn’t high-end.
It was very common for directors to just shoot whatever.
But because of Bai Weiwei’s presence, it had exploded in popularity.
People were still looking for the green tea meimei, but they didn’t know that she was being abused by her own mother.
Lu Zixi lowered his head. His eyes were somewhat red.
He didn’t know if it was from anger or sorrow.
He suddenly told himself coldly: “She should be punished for her sins1. She deserves to die.”
Yes, his mom had jumped.
It was all because she was born, so don’t expect him to acknowledge that… she was his sister.
【Ding, the male lead’s favorability is 10.】
Bai Weiwei heard the notification and knew that Lu Zixi had finally become softhearted.
Hearing that she was so miserable.
Even if he hated her, his heart still held some sympathy for her.
Everyone had their vices2.
Seeing one’s hated enemy living miserably, one’s heart would definitely feel pleased. If their live became even worse, one might even feel a false3 sense of sympathy.
This was precisely Lu Zixi’s state of mind.
Even if it was false sympathy, it was still a favorable impression.
Bai Weiwei: “Did he leave?”
System: “He was relieved to see you were miserable, so he went very far away.”
Bai Weiwei: “…”
This system wouldn’t speak the human language.
Bai Ziwen sobered up a bit and realized that something was off.
She had smashed things, but they didn’t seem to have hit Bai Weiwei. Why did her cheap4 daughter cry so miserably?
1: 罪有应得: guilty and deserves to be punished; the punishment fits the crime.↩
2: 劣根性: deep-rooted bad habits? 根性 is apparently a Buddhist term meaning one’s true nature.↩
3: 假惺惺: insincere or hypocritical; to shed crocodile tears.↩
4: 便宜货: a bargain, or cheap goods. Can refer to someone or something obtained at a cheaper price or with less effort, or a fake (good). Both could work with regard to Bai Weiwei’s identity here, since she was taken from an orphanage and isn’t Bai Ziwen’s actual daughter.↩