How could that be possible? Shao Chong was currently banished from Z Country because of the new head of the Shao family, and in addition, Gu Jin was married to Mu Mingcheng. If so, how could anyone have any ill thoughts towards her cousin?
But when Cheng Xin recalled the pool of blood, a flood of guilt and regret caused her to shut off any further thoughts, afraid that she might discover the cause.
During those days, the Jing family resisted Mu Mingcheng’s suppression by marrying someone from the Li family, but even that ended in vain.
The Jing family’s industry throughout the country shrunk at a visible speed and had quickly withdrawn from the ranks of the wealthy first-class. Of course, the Li family was left dissatisfied since their family was dealt with considerable capital loss.
Eventually, the head of the Li family came out of seclusion and issued a statement, saying that the marriage with the Jing family will be annulled. He then personally visited the Mu family in order to make amends. However, the damage dealt upon their family was already great, plus they didn’t have any reliable successors to inherit the business. Their outcome in the future has yet to be known.
The Jing family had nowhere to hide, and they had no clue as to why Mu Mingcheng refused to let them off.
At this point, Senior Jing, who had been observing from the side, finally came to his senses. In order to preserve the Jing family, he repeatedly asked Mu Mingcheng why he was angry with Jing Hao, even if he could just tell them the reason.
Then, a piece of information leaked from who knows where, saying that Mu Mingcheng’s backlash against the Jing family was actually vengeance for being a target of assassination.
Once the Jing family became aware of the rumors, they were shocked silly and straightaway started a secret investigation of its family members. Finally, they found something wrong with Jing Ruo’s dealings.
Fortunately, they found this out sooner than later, otherwise, Senior Jing’s life probably wouldn’t last in a few more years.
In their anger, the Jing family wanted to hand Jing Ruo over to the police, but she got wind of the news early and escaped. However, with the advancement of modern technology, where else can she run off to? Finally, the Jing family received a notice from the police that a hungry woman had been found in a bridge cave who had a striking resemblance to Jing Ruo.
The finer details were unknown to outsiders, but Cheng Xin was well informed, since Jing Hao scheduled to meet up with her. Perhaps there was still love and hate in her heart, but for whatever reason, she promised to meet him.
After listening to him explain the matter eloquently, Cheng Xin laughed and burst into tears. See how ridiculous they are? Their feelings for each other was true, their love was true, but compared to this affection, they loved themselves more after all. This so-called love had no value next to the self-interests they prioritized.
After their separation, the Cheng family survived the crisis. It was just that Father Cheng’s body was affected. After he was discharged from the hospital, he ran the family business for two years before handing it over to his daughter Cheng Xin to manage.
During her first two years of taking charge, Cheng Xin often panicked and cried when things went awry. Gradually, she discovered that crying wouldn’t solve any problems. The proud princess who was valued as a pearl in one’s palm, gradually learned the savvy means needed to survive in a dog eat dog business world.
During that time, she gained some understanding of Jing Hao’s train of thought.
Cheng Xin was touched by his willingness to care for her and love her. But unfortunately, she really grew up and had lost the courage to love someone again.
Cheng Xin read the document and signed it. Then, a phone rang.
It was her private cell phone.
“Hello, this is Cheng Xin speaking. May I know who’s calling?”
Perhaps someone dialed the wrong number. She was about to hang up when a deep and familiar male voice came from the other end of the phone: “Xinxin, it’s me.”
Suddenly, Cheng Xin’s eyes widened. Her indifferent eyes lost their calm, and just for a moment, she bloomed with the joy of a young girl.
(Cheng Xin and Jing Hao, end)
five more chapters to go
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