Mo Ting was wrong...He had underestimated Bai Yu's level of shamelessness.
Bai Yu was definitely shameless enough to approach Huangfu Shuo. After all, she did not think that exposing their relationship would be of any benefit to him. For the sake of both their interests, she tossed up her options and ended up instructing her manager to locate Huangfu Shuo's home.
Afterwards, she arrived - ready for battle - at Huangfu Shuo's home during her break in the afternoon. But, to her surprise, Huangfu Shuo lived all alone in a 300 square metered high-class villa.
Back when they were still together, Huangfu Shuo was a nobody. Who would have thought, he was actually so rich now.
Huangfu Shuo did not expect that Bai Yu would turn up at his home. So, as soon as he opened the door and saw Bai Yu, his face glazed over with a moment of surprise.
Seeing this, Bai Yu removed her sunglasses and smiled at Huangfu Shuo, "You're not going to invite me in?"
Huangfu Shuo moved aside and welcomed her in. As he followed behind her, he said, "I don't have anything at home except for plain water."
"That's fine. I didn't come here for that anyway," Bai Yu leaned back on the sofa elegantly.
Huangfu Shuo sneered. Mo Ting's method indeed worked.
He had previously done so many useless things, but had no luck attracting Bai Yu's attention. Who would have thought, after accepting 'The Forensic Concubine', this woman would come knocking on his door.
"Why did you come looking for me? You wouldn't be here for a friendly catchup, right?" Huangfu Shuo sat down on the sofa opposite Bai Yu and threw his arms back casually.
"I never thought, after not seeing you for so many years, you'd actually be able to afford a place like this..."
"You're talking about this villa?" Huangfu Shuo chuckled before he answered, "I've been living here for over 20 years. Oh...that's right, I didn't get the chance to introduce my family to you before you abandoned me. I bet, if you knew who my father was back then, you wouldn't have left without hesitation."
"What do you mean?"
"Tiffany & Co's Asia Region Vice President, Huangfu Xiong, is my father," Huangfu Shuo officially introduced his father to Bai Yu. "Only after you left me, did I discover that being an heir wasn't a bad thing."
After hearing this, Bai Yu did not look pleased.
"My father's wanted to see you for a long time. He's been laughing at me for quite a few years because he can't understand why I had such bad taste back then. But, thanks to you, his son returned to his side without having to spend a cent."
Bai Yu did indeed feel a bit regretful, but she knew that Huangfu Shuo completely despised her, so she didn't think too much into it as she changed the subject, "Let's talk business. I heard that you've accepted the role of male lead for 'The Forensic Concubine'."
Huangfu Shuo did not respond. He simply lifted an eyebrow as he listened to what else she had to say.
"You still care about me, don't you? Otherwise, why would you join my enemy's camp when you obviously know that Tangning and I are competing against each other?"
After hearing this, Huang Fushuo burst into laughter, "Miss Bai, don't you think you're overestimating yourself? You're right, I joined 'The Forensic Concubine' partially because of you. But...it was because I wanted you to remember what you've done in the past and the type of person you are. When are you planning to remove your fake mask"
"I'm sure you know why I agreed to film 'The Forensic Concubine'. Taking Tangning's acting ability and Hai Rui's power into consideration, as well as acknowledging that the script is of a high standard, what reason would I have to reject it?" Huangfu Shuo questioned Bai Yu.
"I don't care why you're partaking in 'The Forensic Concubine'. I simply want to tell you that if you expose our previous relationship, it will be of no benefit to you," the strength in Bai Yu's voice slowly weakened. In fact, her final words sounded angry from embarrassment. After all, things did not turn out the way she'd expected.
She came to show off...
To display her power...
To show mercy out of pity...
Unfortunately, nothing went her way!
Instead, she found out about Huangfu Shuo's impressive family background and was overwhelmed by regret. It made her feel so defeated that she wanted to dig a hole and hide from the world.
"You've finally revealed your true intention for coming here," Huangfu Shuo suddenly laughed. "You must be dreaming. As an almighty heir in the jewelry industry, there is no reason why I would want to be related to a two-faced person like you. That would be devaluing myself. Bai Yu, when it comes to family background, you can't compete with any of your so-called enemies. I'm not sure where you got the confidence to compare yourself to Tangning."
"Is it because you're an international award-winning actress?"
"You should just wait and see how Tangning crushes you..."
"Also, I may not reveal the bad things you've done, but it doesn't mean that I won't tear off your fake mask. I wish you the best of luck on your own." After speaking, Huangfu Shuo stood up from the sofa and crossed his arms. "The door is on your right. You can show yourself out."
Bai Yu was extremely frustrated. Without gaining a thing from visiting Huangfu Shuo, she angrily grabbed her handbag, stood up from the sofa and said to him, "With your acting, even if you act alongside Tangning for the rest of your life, you will not be able to surpass me."
Huangfu Shuo did not respond as he shrugged his shoulders.
It was fine. After all, he wasn't the male lead anyway.
In the end, there was nothing that Bai Yu could do, so she had no choice but to leave Huangfu Shuo's home.
She was obviously steaming inside, but, she couldn't find a way to deal with Huangfu Shuo.
Should she find someone to slander him?
Unfortunately, Huangfu Shuo already made a bad reputation for himself. So, he was unaffected by Bai Yu's scheme.
That's why, as a person, it was impossible to maintain a perfect image. Because, a flawed person was easier to forgive. On the other hand, when a perfect person made a mistake, they would only attract a countless amount of scolding and be left with a dark impression that could never be erased.
After this encounter, Huangfu Shuo was completely satisfied; he finally saw through to the real Bai Yu.
Of course, the most satisfying thing was to see Bai Yu's anger and frustration, as well as the moment of regret when she discovered his family background.
Bai Yu was extremely frustrated. To calm herself down, she needed to hurry home and see her husband. Only then would she feel that she had made the right decision in the past.
But...her husband wasn't home and he didn't pick up his phone. Bai Yu sat on the sofa and waited for a long time. After roughly two hours, she finally heard the front door open, followed by sounds of laughter from her husband and Bai Linlin.
"Honey, why are you home?"
As soon as Bai Linlin spotted Bai Yu sitting on the sofa, she immediately turned serious and cautiously greeted her.
"Why are the two of you together?"
"We ran into each other outside," Bai Linlin said casually before she returned to her room.
Bai Yu did not notice anything out of the ordinary, but she didn't have the courage to tell her husband about her visit to Huangfu Shuo's home. So, she simply hung around for a while before returning to the film set.
But, she had no idea, as soon as she left, the two remaining people exchanged looks and quickly ended up in the same bed together.