The Little Princess’s Married-in Boyfriend (28)
Bai Weiwei held the wine bottle and some wine glasses. “I couldn’t sleep, so I wanted to have you accompany me for a drink.”
It was red wine. For a girl, having a glass before going to sleep was good for sleep quality.
The tension in Xu Menggui’s heart loosened.
Did she not hear his call?
Xu Menggui drank with Bai Weiwei.
Then he took the wine bottle. “Okay, don’t drink too much. Hurry and go to bed.”
Bai Weiwei complained, “Why are you bossing me around like my dad.”
Xu Menggui was helpless. “I’m doing it because I care about you.”
Bai Weiwei immediately became happy. “You’re so good, Menggui.”
Under the light, her smile was particularly beautiful.
Xu Menggui averted his gaze. His chest felt stuffy again.
Bai Weiwei suddenly asked softly, “Menggui, you wouldn’t lie to me, would you?”
Xu Menggui froze. He saw her forcibly keeping up her smile. Her voice was soft, but it held hints of hesitant retreat.
His fingers pressed harder into the wine glass. He lowered his gaze, not speaking.
Bai Weiwei, at a loss, drank a glass of red wine and said, “Of course you wouldn’t lie to me. I know.”
Xu Menggui unconsciously clenched his fingers. Tomorrow, the Bai family will completely collapse.
Everything she had would be taken away by him.
When he wanted to take revenge on the Bai family, he imagined this scene many times.
Bai Weiwei becoming a drowning dog.
Him sitting high up, coldly looking down on her.
His mood would surely feel very pleasant.
Just one sentence. I lied to you.
It would definitely plunge her into the depths of hell.
Bai Weiwei seemed to think she was being ridiculous. She suddenly laughed. “I’m being paranoid1. Other’s want to separate us, yet I’m asking you such stupid questions. Menggui, give me another glass, red wine won’t make people drunk2.”
Xu Menggui hesitated before pouring her a glass.
Bai Weiwei downed the glass. Her face was slightly flushed, and her eyes were misty. She said she wasn’t drunk, but her half-drunken state was titillating.
Xu Menggui’s eyes darkened. He said, “If there was someone who betrayed you, would you forgive him?”
Bai Weiwei tilted her head, somewhat confused. She frowned and smacked the table.
“Won’t forgive. If they betrayed me, why should I keep them around3? Of course I’ll make the person who betrayed me scram far, far away.”
This sentence, for some inexplicable reason, made him unspeakably stifled and jittery.
Xu Menggui laughed mockingly. How could he expect her to say she would forgive?
Bai Weiwei blinked, then flopped onto the table. Before closing her eyes to go to sleep, she still struggled to reach out and tug on his sleeve.
“But I won’t be sad about anyone betraying me, as long as it’s not you.”
Her tone was soft and pitiful.
Indescribably causing heartache.
Xu Menggui’s face clouded over. He would actually feel heartache for her?
He immediately shook her hand off, as though dodging the plague.
But Bai Weiwei had already gotten drunk off the two glasses of wine. Her eyes were closed, and she gave off a sound of even breathing.
Xu Menggui stood up, his chest heaving. He struggled to level his emotions as he looked at her.
Various complex emotions flashed across his eyes, but in the end indifference prevailed.
He slowly got up, revealing a cold smile, and reached out to lightly stroke her soft and beautiful black hair.
Then he said in a lowered voice, “A pity ah, that I betrayed you. Tomorrow, you will understand the feeling of your entire world collapsing. At that time, you will be the wild dog, and I’ll be the person who beat the drowning dog.”
The suppression of the Bai family caused the Xu family to abuse him in every possible way.
And Bai Weiwei was, truthfully, the person with the least relevance to him.
1: 疑神疑鬼: to suspect everyone; overly suspicious.↩
2: NOT true. I’ve seen plenty of people get drunk off red wine.↩
3: 留着过年: There’s no one definition for this from what I’ve seen, but basically in this case it probably means “get rid of them as soon as possible, as opposed to letting them stick around.”↩