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Nian Xiaomu remembered very clearly that this was not the case. “You’re lying. I definitely heard your assistant tell you that it was Tang Yuansi who had gone to rescue Shangxin…”
As she was speaking, a realization hit her, causing her eyes to widen in shock.
She looked at Yu Yuehan in disbelief.
Did he mean to tell her to pretend that she did not know anything and hide the truth from Shangxin?
“Yu Yuehan, don’t tell me you have feelings for Shangxin… Ouch!” Before Nian Xiaomu could finish what she wanted to say, she was given a hard flick on her forehead. She pressed against her head in pain and stared at the man who had just hit her.
“Put your nonsensical thoughts away and follow my instructions.”
“I am a person with strong principles. If you want me to deceive Shangxin, you will have to give me a reasonable explanation,” insisted Nian Xiaomu.
Yu Yuehan tightened his grip on her chin and looked at her for a few seconds. Then, he said, “You might never know the virtue of doing good deeds anonymously.”
Was that a lame joke?
It was not funny at all.
“This is Tang Yuansi’s instruction,” said Yu Yuehan. He could tell that she would not obey his words if she did not get a satisfactory reply from him.
When Nian Xiaomu heard that this was Tang Yuansi’s request, she was taken aback.
She wanted to ask more questions, but Yu Yuehan had already released her chin and leaned back against the wall.
“Before Tang Yuansi was claimed back by the Tang family, he was childhood sweethearts with Shangxin. Maybe they made promises to each other before, but Tang Yuansi has let go of the relationship. If you really want to meddle with her affairs, then please advise her to stop holding on. That would be the best for the both of them.”
When Yu Yuehan was done speaking, he did not stay to look at Nian Xiaomu’s stunned face. He walked past her and headed straight out.
Nian Xiaomu’s stood rooted in a daze with her eyebrows furrowed.
Yu Yuehan’s words replayed in her mind like a spell, and she could not stop thinking about it.
It was only when Shangxin’s manager called out for her to come into the lounge to see Shangxin that she snapped back to her senses.
“How are you?” Nian Xiaomu asked urgently.
Shangxin was lying on the sofa and hugging a cushion. Her eyes were swollen from the sobbing.
When she heard Nian Xiaomu’s voice, she threw the cushion aside and flung herself into Nian Xiaomu’s arms.
It was heart wrenching to listen to her cries.
“It’s alright now, it’s alright now,” comforted Nian Xiaomu as she hugged Shangxin tightly.
“He didn’t come. He will never come again… Xiao Mumu, he promised to protect me forever.” Like an abandoned child, a distraught Shangxin looked up and asked, “Why didn’t he keep his word?”
If she had not had that conversation with Yu Yuehan and saw Shangxin cry like this, she might have thought that Tang Yuansi was not someone who deserved Shangxin’s love.
However, she now knew very clearly that Shangxin was wrong to think that Tang Yuansi did not care about her anymore.
Otherwise, he wouldn’t have rushed out to save her when he found out that she was in trouble, leaving silently only after making sure that she was out of danger.
He did not even want Shangxin to know that he had been there…
In fact, his cautious ways only made Nian Xiaomu feel that he cared a lot about Shangxin and was quietly looking out for her.
He did not want her to harbor any hopes, so he held back from appearing in front of her.
“Shangxin, sometimes what the eyes see might not be the whole truth. If you truly love someone, then don’t give up so easily.” Nian Xiaomu took a piece of tissue paper and dabbed at Shangxin’s tears while encouraging her gently.
Hearing this, Shangxin blinked her eyes in surprise.
“What do you mean?”