Zhu Lingling nodded, "She said that she's had enough over the years. Their love died a long time ago, and she wants to take their daughters and immigrate to Canada, but that asshole won't sign the divorce papers."
"From that, you can clearly see how much of an asshole that guy is. Even his wife feels the need to beg some other woman to divorce him," Huo Mian calmly analyzed.
Zhu Lingling smiled bitterly, "You're right. It was so uncalled for. Later when I asked him why he deceived me and didn't tell me that he was married and had children, guess what he told me."
"I bet he told you that he and his wife's relationship has been bad for years, and they have no feelings left for each other. However, his wife would not agree to a divorce, am I right? Oh right, he probably asked you to wait for him, and promised you that he'll marry you one day."
After hearing Huo Mian's remarks, Zhu Lingling looked at her with admiration, "No wonder you're a genius, you basically replicated what he said to me. If his wife hadn't called me, I would have been kept in the dark forever. It was him that refused to divorce, but he made it sound like his wife was the one who wouldn't let go."
"Wait, Lingling. Can I ask why he doesn't want to divorce his wife? If there's no love left in their marriage, then why cling onto it? Does he have a personal agenda? Is his wife super rich?" Huo Mian guessed.
Zhu Lingling was so shocked that she almost pounced on Huo Mian, "How did you know that?"
"It was a simple deduction." Huo Mian smiled lightly.
"Well, your deduction was right. His wife is really rich and earns more money than him. She owns a lot of shop fronts in the city; even if she doesn't do anything, she would still earn about 5 million yuan in rent each month."
"No wonder he wouldn't divorce her. But I'm curious, if she knows and has proof of him cheating, then the court would usually approve their divorce. His wife shouldn't act like this." Huo Mian was confused again.
"That's the reason why I despise him. He threatened his wife; he hid their five-year-old daughter, and since it's a husband-wife problem, the police refused to interfere. He's worried that he might lose his wallet, and that's why he used their child to threaten his wife."
"Wow, he is the king of assholes." Huo Mian sighed.
"Mian, why do I have such bad karma?"
"I think you should be happy that you found out the truth. You shouldn't be killing yourself over it."
"I should be happy?" Zhu Lingling asked helplessly.
"Finding this out earlier on and being able to take precaution is a good thing, isn't it? If you didn't find out and jumped right into the hole he dug you, things would be so much worse."
"So what should I do now?" Zhu Lingling asked sadly, her head lowered.
"There's nothing else to do. Of course, you need to break up with him. Sever all communications and tell that asshole to get the hell away from you."
"But he won't agree to that."
"Are you stupid? Who cares if he doesn't agree? You guys are just dating; rather, you were just his mistress. Your relationship isn't even legal."
"But he said that he loves me very much."
"What if I told you that Qin Chu told me that he was in love with you? Would you believe that?" Huo Mian looked furious.
Zhu Lingling was immediately startled, "Stop joking around, big sister, I don't have the guts to piss a guy like him off."
"So you're telling me that you won't believe bullsh*t?"
"I know what you mean, it's just that I put a lot of time and effort into this relationship. It just hurts."
"That's normal. There are so many assholes out there nowadays, just treat it like a lesson learned. You live and you learn, right? Just remember that in the future."
"Yeah, this was a bloody lesson learn alright. Trust me, I'll remember," Zhu Lingling said with red eyes.
"Now, you have to take a shower and get some sleep. Don't think about anything else."
"No, it's fine. I feel uncomfortable staying at your home," Zhu Lingling said as she got up.
However, Huo Mian pulled her back down, "Qin Chu isn't home, just stay."
"Thank god you're with me at a time like this," Zhu Lingling suddenly hugged Huo Mian, sincerely thanking her best friend.
"Don't mention it. We've known each other for years; every time something happens to me, you're the first one to step up, aren't you?" Huo Mian said as she patted her back.
"Yeah, but I don't worry about you. As long as Qin Chu's here, nothing will happen to you. It was like this seven years ago, and it is still like this seven years later. Mian, Qin Chu is so good to you, don't you think?"
"What about you? What's on your mind? Are you still planning to divorce him?" Zhu Lingling quietly asked.
Huo Mian's expression dimmed upon hearing her question