“A pity?” He looked ahead and said, “It’s okay if you are delayed for a few years. If you have to sink into an unhappy relationship for the rest of your life, then it would be a real pity. Actually, it’s fine since I’ve thought it through. Just like you and Shi Shaochuan, if you hadn’t gotten out of that marriage in time, what would your life be like now?”
Jin Qingyue nodded. “That’s true. It’s alright if you take a wrong step, but one should never repeat their mistakes. Everyone’s life can never be perfect, but we only realize this too late.”
“How old are you, how is it too late?”
“I feel like my reputation has become so notorious that no one will dare to marry me anymore.” Jin Qingyue did not forget the headlines she had made when she was with Shi Shaochuan. All of them were scandals that could not be unseen.
“Why do you say that of yourself? A lot of people are worse than you, it’s just that they weren’t exposed on the news. You should change your mindset.”
“My sister-in-law read my fortune.” Jin Qingyue turned around and continued, “She said I’d meet my other half this month.”
“Really? That’s great. I told you you’ll have no problem.”
Ling Ciye drove the car to Wei Ni Estate and both of them got down from the car. Just when he was about to get off his car, he saw Song Yan walking towards him from the swing in the courtyard.
Jin Qingyue glanced at Ling Ciye, then went into the house immediately.
“Why are you here again? Looks like I have to tell off Fan Shixin properly. How can he let anyone in?”
These words immediately hurt Song Yan’s feelings deeply.
“Ling Ciye, how can you say that? I’m here to look for you, of course. I knew you came here again, so I’m here. I saw you and Jin Qingyue get off her car together just now. Don’t tell me…”
Her tone changed suddenly and she moved closer towards Ling Ciye. “Don’t tell me your judgment has become so poor? You’re even interested in an unwanted divorced woman?”
Ling Ciye did not expect her to say such harsh words. He was suddenly enraged. “Song Yan, how can you make such mean remarks?”
“Mean? I’m being polite already. Ling Ciye, is it because you’ve fallen for her, is that why you broke up with me?”
“How long has it been since I broke up with you already? Don’t be so unreasonable.”
Song Yan suddenly felt an urge to cry. Her eyes reddened and tears flowed down her cheeks as she looked at him. “Did you really loved me? You were tired of me, right?”
She hugged him tightly and her tone softened. “Ciye, don’t be like this, okay? These days, I can’t eat or sleep. I won’t be willful anymore from now on. I won’t make you angry anymore. Will you forgive me? Let’s not keep this cold war going on anymore.”
Ling Ciye did not move at all. “How many times has it been already?”
“I’m being serious right now.” Song Yan raised her head and asked him again, “Let’s patch things up, okay?”
“Even until now, do you still not get what I mean?”
Song Yan had no choice but to use her final killer weapon. “I’m pregnant.”
Ling Ciye was taken aback. “What?”
“I said I’m pregnant.” Song Yan took out a test report and passed it to him. “It’s been 38 days already.”
Ling Ciye was overwhelmed by emotions at this point; it was a complicated feeling beyond explanation.
He was not an irresponsible man after all.
All the words he had wanted to say was instantly let out through a gasp, and he hugged Song Yan tightly.
At the living room entrance, Jin Qingyue watched the scene of the two in an embrace and turned to An Xiaoning on the sofa, remarking, “Sister-in-law, my Mr. Right is definitely not Brother Ciye. I must have thought too much.”
An Xiaoning did not expect this to come from her. “Why are you so sure?”
“I don’t know either, it’s just a feeling.”
Thereafter, Fan Shixin walked in. “Young Madam, I just heard Ms. Song saying that she’s pregnant. The child is Master Ling’s.”
An Xiaoning looked up. “Wow, are you sure?”
Jin Qingyue laughed. “My guess was really correct. Now Brother Ciye will have to prepare for his wedding already.”
An Xiaoning felt that it was still too early to say. She got up and said, “I’m going to the company.”
Jin Qingyue packed lightly as well and went to look for her mother.
Mrs. Jin was sitting in the house alone, her head low as she was knitting a woollen sweater glumly.
Seeing that Jin Qingyue had arrived, she put the woollen sweater aside and remarked sarcastically, “What wind has blown you here?”
“Mother, why do you say it like that? Of course it’s the strongest typhoon like you who blew me here.”
“Don’t bother humoring your mother.” Mrs. Jin glared at her. “You ungrateful thing, siding with An Xiaoning instead of your mother.”
Jin Qingyue sighed. “Mother, don’t talk about sister-in-law like that. She’s actually quite nice. Now that my brother isn’t around, she has to manage the company every day and settle outside matters. She’s really busy and tired. You probably don’t know yet, Father tried to chase her away previously but failed.”
“Your father is nothing good. If he gets back the control over the company, Chi Rui’er will return to him again. He’ll probably go head over heels over her again.”
“Umm. But he wasn’t successful. Brother gave the company shares to Sister-in-law and their son.”
Mrs. Jin was dumbfounded. “What did you say!”
“Mother, you didn’t know?”
“Who could have told me, how could I have known? Your brother, that damn thing. I gave birth to him and raised him for nothing!” Mrs. Jin’s face was overflowing with tears. “That child, how could he do that? He doesn’t care about his mother at all!”
“He said he’ll give you money for retirement every month, and that you should go to the company to get it.”
“How much money could that possibly amount to!” Mrs. Jin looked extremely heartbroken. “I don’t want to live anymore, how can my own son do this to me!!!”
“Mother, don’t cry yet. You know what, Father has found that illegitimate daughter of his.”
“He’s found her?” Mrs. Jin suddenly stopped wailing and looked at her blankly. “Who is it?”
“It’s the Xu family’s youngest daughter, Xu Youran.”
“How do you know?”
“My sister-in-law told me. I feel that if Father regains control of the company and kicks Sister-in-law out, then the one who gains the most is definitely this Xu Youran. After all, she’s the only child left. But, they probably will not get as they wish.”
Mrs. Jin then replied, “Then does it mean that it’s still better for your sister-in-law to manage the company?”
“Of course. Moreover, Mother, there’s still my nephew. These company shares are for both Sister-in-law and her son, not just her alone.”
Mrs. Jin started to calm down slowly. “I didn’t think that illegitimate thing is still alive. I should’ve killed her back then. What a cheap thing, just like her mother.”
Jin Qingyue remarked, “But, I’m even worse than her. At least she’s still Father’s biological daughter. Look at me.”
Mrs. Jin rebutted, “That was because your father was unfaithful to me first. I was paying him back in his own coin.”
“Alright, Mother. Do you and Father really not have any feelings at all?”
“No.” Mrs. Jin continued, “I have deep feelings for your biological father. But you ungrateful brat, you watched him die and you didn’t do anything to save him.”
Jin Qingyue sighed. “I never formed any bond with the butler at all. You suddenly just told me that he was my biological father, who would be able to take it? Moreover, that matter was not within my control. Don’t you remember how Father and Brother were determined to hide that scandal? So, Mother, don’t mention this matter anymore. Since he’s gone, let it be.”