"Auntie Mao, I have been married to him for three years. No matter how hard I try, he has never looked me in the eye. Not even once. I kept trying, I have tried everything I could… If I continue doing this, I will not have a shred of dignity left," Ye Yuwei said. "Yes, being married to him, I did not need to worry about my tuition fees, I did not need to worry about food, I did not need to worry about getting a job. He gave me a castle…" Ye Yuwei shrugged. "But that is not what I want."
"Young people nowadays always say that marriage is the tomb of love. Let me tell you, a marriage without love is not a tomb. It is a mass grave. You would not ask someone to go to a mass grave, right?" Auntie Mao patted Ye Yuwei's hand gently. "You are looking at him from a wife's perspective, but he is not looking at you from a husband's perspective. What you see is that he has hurt you repeatedly by supporting Yu Sha'er, but have you ever thought about what he was thinking? Aside from your marriage certificate, the both of you are practically strangers to one another."
"How can we still be considered strangers after we have been married for so long? Then why did he marry me in the first place?" Ye Yuwei did not understand what Auntie Mao was trying to say.
"That is because—" Auntie Mao sighed, and then held tightly onto the hand that Ye Yuwei was about to retract. "I understand the young master. Even if he does not love you, he would not intentionally use someone else to hurt you. He…"
"Auntie Mao, let's not talk about this anymore. I will go and buy you dinner," Ye Yuwei said as she stood up and got ready to leave.
Strangers. This word was probably harsher than unrequited love.
Ye Yuwei had only wanted to use dinner as an excuse to escape the conversation, but she did not expect to see Gu Juexi standing at the door.
PA Wen was flustered when they were discovered eavesdropping. This was awkward.
PA Wen felt that he should not be there at that moment.
"Auntie Mao, what would you like to eat? I will go and buy dinner for you," PA Wen asked eagerly. He just wanted to get out of this awkward situation.
"You don't need to, PA Wen. I will geat it now." Ye Yuwei quickly walked past Gu Juexi.
She did not want to see Gu Juexi. She did not want to see him at all.
Auntie Mao snorted when she saw Gu Juexi. She quickly draped her quilt over her face, clearly throwing a tantrum.
PA Wen could not control his laughter. He had to leave!
"I will go and check on Young Mistress, in case she did not bring money out," PA Wen said and hurriedly ran after Ye Yuwei.
Gu Juexi stepped into the ward and sat by the bedside.
"Don't talk to me. I am mad at you," Auntie Mao said. "I will tell your grandmother tomorrow! Go home. I get annoyed when I see your face."
Gu Juexi wanted to smile. The old lady who was just speaking up for him a moment ago, was now berating and blaming him.
Ye Yuwei did not leave the hospital, but went directly to the cafeteria downstairs to buy food.
[Young people nowadays always say that marriage is the tomb of love. Let me tell you, a marriage without love is not a tomb. It is a mass grave. You would not ask someone to go to a mass grave, right?
Have you ever thought about what he was thinking? Aside from your marriage certificate, the both of you are practically strangers to one another.]
Ye Yuwei lowered her head as she was waiting for the chef to pack the pork ribs soup that she had bought. She thought about what Auntie Mao had said.
It turned out that whatever she cared about, whatever she was upset about, was nothing to Gu Juexi.