Chapter 71: I Believe Her
Upon hearing Lu Yuqing’s comments about Jiang Yao, Lu Xingzhi was relieved.
“Sister, since you also believe in Jiang Yao, then I’ll be honest to you about this. Please stay calm.” Lu Xingzhi began to drop the bombshell. “Jiang Yao told me that she saw your husband and your assistant in the county. They were strangely close, and she even saw them going to the hospital for maternity checkups hand-in-hand, chatting and laughing.”
“What does she mean by that?” As if struck by lightning, Lu Yuqing froze in extreme shock.
“Jiang Yao suspects that Zhao Zhuangzong is the father of the child your assistant is carrying, but you need to verify this matter for yourself. Please don’t blame her if there are any misunderstandings, as she is still young and she may be overthinking this, but she did witness your husband being too intimate with your assistant. I think you should keep an eye on this, it’s better to be safe than sorry,” Lu Xingzhi said.
This was the reason he had asked for Lu Yuqing’s impression of Jiang Yao in the first place. If Lu Yuqing had thought badly about Jiang Yao, he would not have involved Jiang Yao into this matter lest she be blamed one way or another.
However, since Lu Yuqing had a good impression of Jiang Yao, he decided to tell the truth. In this way, Lu Yuqing could go to Jiang Yao directly and he didn’t have to be the messenger, which would be rather troublesome.
“You don’t say. I know how to tell right from wrong.” Lu Yuqing interpreted the underlying meaning in Lu Xingzhi’s remarks in an instant—he might be concerned that she would be angry at Jiang Yao.
Lu Yuqing also believed that Jiang Yao was not a vengeful person. There was probably some hidden agenda in this matter since Jiang Yao had decided to be truthful to Lu Xingzhi about it. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and it was seemingly out of goodwill for Jiang Yao to ask Lu Xingzhi to convey the details.
Lu Yuqing was still in a state of extreme shock and disbelief after hanging up the phone. She had never expected that her husband, who was always so loving and tender, would have an affair with her assistant and even have a child together.
Lu Yuqing trembled as she thought about her assistant who had been working for her for several years. A while ago, she suddenly became pregnant out of wedlock and said that her boyfriend ran away to avoid responsibility and consequences.
Because of this, Lu Yuqing sympathized with her misfortune and provided her with a lot of physical and financial help financially. When she was unwell, Lu Yuqing permitted her paid leave. When she got closer and closer to her due date, Lu Yuqing felt sorry to see the young girl coming to work with her huge belly, so she permitted early maternity leave for her assistant based on Zhao Zhuangzong’s offhand suggestion.
Thinking of this, Lu Yuqing couldn’t help but shiver in indignation. If it was as Jiang Yao suspected and Zhao Zhuangzong and her assistant really had an affair and a child, then had she, as the man’s wife and the assistant’s boss, become a laughing stock to them?
Close to midnight, Mr. and Mrs. Lu arrived home after the wedding dinner. They were sent home by Lu Haixing’s driver. When they saw that the lights were still on after entering the house, they knew that Jiang Yao had not slept yet.
“It’s getting late, why don’t you call it a day and go to sleep?” After changing into indoor slippers, Mrs. Lu saw Jiang Yao sitting on the sofa holding a book. The book was purchased from the Xinhua Bookstore in the county. She saw Jiang Yao reading books on several occasions.
Unlike her peers who would go out with their friends, Jiang Yao was more of an introvert. She preferred to spend her time at home, reading books and so on.
Mrs. Lu also knew that despite being very popular in school and being able to mingle with everyone, Jiang Yao didn’t really have a close friend whom she could spend her time and energy with.