Chapter 166: On the Chopping Block
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
This was what Xinghe was aiming for.
She wanted him to taste guilt, to guilt trip him out of his marriage to Tianxin!
"I've said what you needed me to say. I'm too tired to pursue things that happened in the past. My only hope is that in the future, you people will at least let me see my son in peace."
After that, Xinghe climbed into her car and sped out of Xi Family's compound.
Mubai stared at her speeding car until it retreated into the shadows, his heart a cocktail of emotions.
"Mubai, you're going to believe her?" His mother suddenly asked.
"Mubai, please don't be mad at Auntie. This is all my fault so be angry at me instead." Tianxin sulked, performing the role of a good daughter-in-law.
Mubai looked at them with his pair of dark eyes. He felt he was meeting them for the first time.
Tianxin's heart rocked with unease under his cold scrutiny.
"Mubai, please don't be like this" Tianxin reached out towards him but Mubai strode away from them. He stopped after taking a few steps and announced without turning his head, "I will book a table at the restaurant, get the two families together for breakfast."
Then he left without further explanation.
Old Mrs. Xi and Tianxin looked at each other, confused by his actions.
"Auntie, what does Mubai mean by that?" Tianxin asked anxiously.
Old Mrs. Xi consoled her, "Don't worry, I'm sure it's just a simple breakfast. After all, the worst we did was lie to Xinghe, I don't think he plans to pursue this further."
That was true.
If Mubai was irked by what they did, he would have told them right away.
The fact that he said nothing about it meant that he wanted to put it in the past where it belonged.
Tianxin immediately sighed in relief. Then, she snickered in delight. Mubai putting this past them meant that Mubai still cared about her, right?
The thought greatly improved Tianxin's mood.
The scene earlier gave her the fright of her life; she'd assumed the worst. To her delight and surprise, Mubai wanted to put the whole thing to rest.
Tianxin couldn't suppress the happy and victorious smirk that threatened to bloom on her face.
Xia Xinghe, you think by causing such a grand expose, Mubai will take pity on you and return to you justice?
In your dreams!
He has never loved you and never will. He is mine and mine alone! And you will never take him away from me!
Tianxin walked away happily, living on the love she believed Mubai had for her but had difficulty in expressing.
The more she thought about it, the happier she became
Xinghe on the other hand, reached home quickly.
Xia Zhi, who had been waiting for her, rushed forward to ask when she walked through the door, "Sis, how did it go? Who did you chop this time?"
Xinghe was slightly confused. "Chop?"
Xia Zhi nodded, "Yes. Didn't you go in with a plan? Your plans almost always involve someone getting chopped, you know like on the chopping block, so who was the unlucky victim this time?"
Xia Zhi's eyes gleamed with anticipation for a good story.
Xinghe answered truthfully, "The knife still hangs in mid-air with uncertainty."
"Huh?" Xia Zhi frowned, "Sis, not another riddle?"
Xinghe's phone buzzed as she was about to explain.
It was a text message from Mubai.
Come to Century Hotel at 9am tomorrow. I will return to you the justice you deserve.
Mubai didn't elaborate in his message but Xinghe understood what he meant.
Her lips curved into slight smile and she told Xia Zhi, "Well, the knife just dropped. The victim on the block is Chu Tianxin!"