All parents think that the decisions they make are for the good of their children. Qiao Anxia schemed to convince her parents out of it but eventually failed. She even had to break up with her TV host boyfriend in Shanghai.
Qiao Anxia always saw Xu Jiamu as a friend. She never had any feelings for him, yet she couldn't fight her own parents on this. She was afraid that she'd end up forced to marry Xu Jiamu.
Later, Qiao Anxia was always troubled by this. She even thought about studying abroad and not returning for over ten years to avoid the arranged marriage. But before she could completely carry out her plan, she unintentionally eavesdropped on a conversation.
It was an early summer's afternoon. She remembered it well. The weather was unexpectedly good that day, with blue skies, white clouds, and a light breeze.
That day, a servant was cleaning her room when she needed to go to the bathroom, so she used Qiao Anhao's bathroom nearby. At the time, there was a music recording software that was really popular, which she also happened to be obsessed with. When she was on the toilet, she got her phone out to record a song. It was right when the sound of Qiao Anhao's voice came from the other side of the door.
"Brother Jiamu, I need you to help me, but you have to keep it a secret."
People are naturally curious. When she heard Qiao Anhao say this, she instantly forgot what she was doing. Instead, she stood on top of the toilet and pushed herself up against the bathroom door to listen in on them. From Qiao Anhao and Xu Jiamu's conversation, she knew that Qiao Anhao was looking for Xu Jiamu to help her check a love letter.
The contents of the love letter were very well written. Each sentence was filled with emotions, and each word was deep with love.
Xu Jiamu, that young master, sure was serious. He remained composed, waiting for Qiao Anhao to finish reading. When she did eventually finish, he even seriously gave her some suggestions.
In turn, Qiao Anhao accepted Xu Jiamu's suggestions, and she thanked him happily. She generously followed up on the promise she made Xu Jiamu if he checked her love letter. She was going to treat him to ice cream in return, so the two of them quickly left the room.
Qiao Anxia waited until after it was completely quiet outside before snapping back to reality. As her mind was wrapped around who Qiao Anhao liked, she opened the bathroom door and went back to her own room. When her curiosity subsided, she realized that her phone had recorded the whole thing. She was just about to delete the recording when a thought suddenly flashed accross her mind. She hesitated for a while, but still saved the the recording. Then she replayed it. Hearing Qiao Anhao and Xu Jiamu's conversation, a single thought came to her mind.
She immediately ran over to her desk, opened her computer, and stored the recording. She cut out the unnecessary parts and only left the parts that clearly suggested something romantic was going on. She then copied it onto the recording pen that her parents had bought her last year and went to the Xu family.
She knew that Xu Jiamu and Qiao Anhao were out for ice cream, yet she still pretended to have come for for Xu Jiamu. In the end, seeing that he wasn't home, she asked Han Ruchu if she wanted to listen to the latest song she had recorded.
Naturally, Han Ruchu agreed, but when Qiao Anxia's finger clicked play on the recording pen, a song didn't play. Instead, the recording that she'd edited earlier had played.