Chapter 215: Exposed
Jiang Yao’s words were like daggers stabbing into Wen Xuehui’s heart, hurting her deeply.
“You do not have to go to Li Ronghui’s hometown with me. The next time you see him again, tell him that your father is planning to retire early and does not want to accept students anymore. Let’s see what he has to say then.” Jiang Yao tugged lightly on Wen Xuehui’s shirt. “Li Ronghui is a heartless and egotistical guy. He does not deserve you at all. You might feel devastated now, but trust me, it will all but pass. We have not known each other for long, Xuehui, but I really want you to know that you are my best friend and I will not let you suffer!”
Tears streamed down Wen Xuehui’s face. Biting her lips, her response was somewhat muted.
“What do I do, Jiang Yao? I feel so pathetic.” Wen Xuehui grabbed onto her chest. “I feel like my heart is splitting apart.”
She believed Jiang Yao completely. Still, she could not believe that the senior she had a huge crush on was such a dreadful guy.
In her mind, Li Ronghui was a young man with a warm smile and a caring heart. He was well-spoken and well-mannered, and despite coming from a poor background, he was hardworking and determined to work his way up.
Li Ronghui had been an angel to her during this period where she had had feelings for him.
Jiang Yao cradled Wen Xuehui gently. She could empathize with Wen Xuehui because she knew what it felt like to lose a loved one.
“You will feel better once you move on,” Jiang Yao said. “There are so many more great guys out there that deserve you. Hey, do you want me to introduce you to a few of them? What do you think of the guy that came over that day to give me my cell phone? His name is Zhou Weiqi and he is one of my husband’s best buddies. He is funny, a graduate from Jindo Military Academy, and is now working at the Jindo Industrial and Commercial Bureau!”
“Nah, he looks like a player!” Wen Xuehui broke into a smile.
“A player, you said?” Her statement startled Jiang Yao. It seemed as though she needed to put in more effort and find out how Zhou Weiqi treated his woman. “How about Chen Xuyao? He is an architect and an honest guy.”
“Are they both older than your husband?” Wen Xuehui asked after a slight pause.
“Nope, both are younger than my husband. He is the third eldest among the five of them,” Jiang Yao answered.
“And you’re introducing me to the younger ones? What about the older and more mature guys?” Wen Xuehui playfully replied.
Jiang Yao retorted, “Big brother is getting married on National Day. The second elder brother is usually not here as he’s always overseas. He might come back during National Day to attend the wedding. Why don’t you come with me to Jindo City, then? There are so many more guys you can choose from especially from my husband’s platoon!”
“I don’t want to! I’m done being the third wheel here.” Wen Xuehui shook her head. “I can’t stand the sight of both you and your husband openly showing affection again! Do you have any respect for us single folks!?”
Jiang Yao knew Wen Xuehui was referring to what had happened on the first day of school.
Anyhow, Jiang Yao had succeeded in making Wen Xuehui laugh. Even if it was for just a short while, she would rather see Wen Xuehui forget about her sorrows.
The two of them went back to their hostel. It was empty, save for Moe snoozing on Jiang Yao’s bed.
Wen Xuehui took to the bathroom right away, leaving Jiang Yao alone in the room. She walked toward her bed with her arms stretched out, wanting to carry Moe back to his cat bed. Suddenly, he woke up hissing, his back arched and his tail puffed up, looking all alert.