“Why? Can’t wait to leave the Shi family? Is there someone else waiting for you?” Shi Fengju blurted out on impulse.
This time, it was Sang Wan’s turn to feel offended. If his words got out and spread across the city, her own family name would have been ruined. She would be too embarrassed to meet people!
“If that were the case, would I still have married into the Shi family?” Sang Wan scorned while trying to contain the anger within her heart. If what he said were true and the Shi family still let her marry into their family, the family sure is airy!
Actually, Shi Fengju regretted deeply when those words left his mouth as he spoke. He knows that those words were actually meant for himself but he ended up venting his frustration on her. If Sang Wan is prone to indiscretion, his family would have known…no… he himself would have known!
“My apologies. I said that without thinking and offended you.” Shi Fengju bowed to show his sincerity as he apologized to Sang Wan. Shi Fengju has always been a gentleman, thus, apologizing when one is wrong isn’t a difficult task to him.
“It’s alright. Those words were unintentional.” Sang Wan said softly and returned a curtsy. Arguing to identify who is at fault in this conversation would have been a stupid idea anyway.
“Let’s do as you said. After a year or so, we’ll divorce.” Shi Fengju agreed.
“It is not like the Shi family forced me to get married into their family; just an agreement between both families. A recently married couple getting divorce is unheard of. After a year or so, come out with a reasonable reason and get divorce, and we’ll both be happy… after a year or so… “
“Be at ease. The Shi family will not ill-treat you. I’ll ensure that you live comfortably with food and necessities available whenever you need them for the rest of your life.” Shi Fengju generously added. The Shi family is very wealthy. Giving her this generous reward for coming out with such a brilliant idea isn’t too much of a problem. If she ever wants to get married in the future, having such a large dowry can also help to increase her chances.
“Thank you very much for your generosity, Young Master Shi.” Sang Wan once again bowed, and thanked Shi Fengju sincerely. Since Shi Fengju said that he’ll give a dowry, it’ll definitely be a large sum. With that sum of money, the path ahead is safeguarded.
“Let me conclude what we just discussed. In the coming year, the secret of us being a false couple will only be known between us, alright?” Sang Wan gazed at Shi Fengju, expecting an answer.
“Of course!” Shi Fengju nodded. If word got out, not only will Sang Wan’s reputation be tarnished, even his will too! Of course no one else can know the secret.
“Do you have anything else to add on?” He asked Sang Wan when he saw that she had something to say but was very hesitant.
Walking back and forth, Sang Wan finally answered, “Well, I do have a presumptuous request. It is about Miss Gu… Even though we’ll be spending around a year together before we divorce, I do hope you’ll wait till I leave before marrying Miss Gu.”
Shi Fengju was taken aback and stared at San Wang blankly.
Sang Wan herself was also taken aback, and her face turned red with embarrassment. “Why did I say that?” Sang Wan thought to her inner self. Putting on a silly smile on her face apologized, “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry. I’m such a muddle head for saying such a thing.”
The reason she blurted about Miss Gu was because of her experience in the past life. Firstly, if she were to marry into the Shi family, what would her “current wife” status become? Secondly, she didn’t want to have any further contact with Miss Gu. Therefore, it would be best if Miss Gu only marries into the Shi family after she left.
The Shi Fengju currently was thinking about something else even more intensely. “Since Sang Wan already stated that she’ll divorce with me after a year, of course I’ll have to wait till we get divorced before I can marry Gu Fangzi! How can I let my sweetheart become a concubine? Just a year…I can wait for that long.”
Seeing that Sang Wan was very embarrassed, he questioned her no further but stared at her suspiciously for a moment.
The problem with regards to his marriage has finally concluded. The burden on his shoulder was finally lifted and he couldn’t help but feel a lot more relaxed. Drowsy, he covered his mouth as he yawned. “The day is not young anymore. Let’s call it a day. You sleep here on the bed and I’ll sleep on the floor.”
After saying that, he took a blanket from the cabinet.
Finally a little conscience displayed by him for not letting her sleep on the floor. However…
Sang Wan rubbed her stomach. She was extremely hungry.
“Sir, please rest first. My stomach is really hungry so I’ll go out and grab a bite.”
His whole body lay on the floor stiffly, and his mouth moved awkwardly, “Sure. Do as you please.” Even though he is a conscience person, but did not bother thinking why she was hungry at such an hour.
At the same time, Sang Wan thought to herself, “Why was I so naïve to have suffered because of him in the past?”
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