Jiang Zhuoheng was stunned by Xuxu's gesture. He looked at the arm she was holding, and his deep and slender eyes contained shock and surprise.
Raising her head, Xuxu smiled sweetly at him. "Let's go."
"Alright." Jiang Zhuoheng managed to restrain the burgeoning excitement and emotions in his heart and nodded.
They stepped out of the elevator and got in the car. Once inside, Xuxu spoke to him earnestly. "Ah Heng, I may not be able to love you as much as you love me."
She even... she didn't even have any romantic feelings towards him.
She lowered her head nervously, and her lips clamped together tightly. With renewed conviction, she raised her head, "I know I'm selfish, but if you're willing, I won't let go of you unless you decide that you don't want me anymore."
The first time, she'd put her lifelong dream and youth at stake.
This time, she'd take a gamble with the man in front of her along with their years of friendship.
Ah Heng, I really can't afford to lose again.
"Xuxu, not every marriage has to go through a passionate and spectacular romance. Most importantly, I love you." Jiang Zhuoheng took her hand and held it tightly. He looked at her with overflowing tenderness and love. "I told you that I'm willing to wait until you're tired and you want to settle down. If you wish, you're always welcome to return to me at any time."
He stroked her head with affectionate, and his lips curled as he tenderly consoled her. "Throw away whatever reservations you have. Why should we care about other things if it's true love? I'm already overjoyed and satisfied that you're willing to give me a chance."
Wen Xuxu replied mischievously, "Then I'll leave everything to you, including the changing of light bulbs and gas in my house."
"Don't you use natural gas?" Jiang Zhuoheng teased and started the engine after fastening his seatbelt.
At the Ming's house.
Wen Xinyi saw the news about Yan Rusheng and Wen Xuxu, and she angrily tore the newspapers into shreds. She threw them in the air and shouted, "Wen Xuxu, go to hell!"
Yan Rusheng had fired her just yesterday, and it had spread through the industry. As a result, Grandfather was utterly humiliated.
Due to that, she had cried the entire night, and she still hadn't fully recovered.
She couldn't believe that the two of them had gone public with their relationship on that very night. It was tantamount to slapping her and her grandfather once again.
Wen Xuxu, I'll never let you get away with this.
She clenched her fists and swore, a malicious expression distorting her face.
Xuxu carried the grocery bags from the supermarket and went back home. She opened the door and saw her grandfather sitting on his wheelchair, changing the TV channels with the remote control.
The old man heard her opening the door and turned his head in her direction.
She was startled and asked, "Grandfather, how did you get up by yourself?"
She quickly removed her shoes and placed the grocery bags down.
"I'm not crippled, why can't I get up by myself?" the old man replied harshly, and he seemed to be in a bad mood.
Was he still fuming? Xuxu mumbled aggrievedly, "I really had no idea about the necklace. The media started all the rumors."
She was worried that the old man would explode if she said that Yan Rusheng had tricked her.
To her surprise, his expression softened. He looked at Xuxu tenderly. "Xuxu, you've stayed with him for so many years that even I can feel the hardship and fatigue you've endured."
She was dumbfounded when she heard him. "Grandfather..."
Her grandfather knew. Incredibly, he knew everything all along.
She thought that she'd hidden it well, that nobody would ever find out.
"Ah Heng is a good man. I won't have any worries if I hand you over to him."