Chapter 167: The Letter Left Behind By Shen Yao (Part two)
Lin Chuxue sighed, and then she slowly began to talk, “There was a boy that was fostered in a foreign country, and he faced all kinds of racial discrimination and ridicule. But, he was able to grow up under the tough environment, not even getting struck down by the death of his only parent. He had an inferiority complex and he wasn’t good at expressing his thoughts, only knowing to silently do things he could for the girl he likes.”
Shen Yao: “And that guy’s Xu Cheng, right?”
Lin Chuxue nodded. “And the girl, she was very lively and grew up being spoiled, like a flower in a greenhouse. Her innocence and beauty attracted the attention of many guys in the empire, and she didn’t know how many men and what dirty means they had used in the dark during her highschool to university years to try and get her. She was able to keep her smile and innocence all thanks to that fostered boy, who would get bruises and injured all over the place. When he offended a member of the royal family, the father had no choice but to send him away for his safety, but I’m also willing to follow him when he was down in the trough. So, I agreed to my dad’s request to marry him and came back to the country with him. But because of my identity and also for his safety, we didn’t disclose our marriage to the public. He had always been blaming himself for me not being able to go back to Great Britain, so he had been working very hard so that one day, he could become powerful enough to take me back to Great Britain and declare to the people there that we are married. Before then, although we never got too far away from each other, we would also never meet. Sometimes, he might feel that I don’t have faith in him being able to become powerful enough one day, so subconsciously, he would feel a bit self-defeated and alienate me. But, in fact, I know that after I followed him to this foreign country, the thing he was most worried about was me.”
Shen Yao was in complete awe after hearing Lin Chuxue’s past with Xu Cheng. After a while, she finally came back to her senses and asked Lin Chuxue, “Then do you believe he will become powerful enough one day to take you back to Britain and go against those powerful figures?”
Lin Chuxue smiled determinedly. “Of course, and I think it won’t be long.”
Shen Yao bitterly laughed. “Now I finally know why Xu Cheng looked at you blankly for so long when you first came to the condo. From his eyes, besides shock, I also saw gentleness. Thanks, Bestie, for being willing to share this secret with me. Although it’s sad that I can’t end up with the person I love, I will still give you my blessing.”
Then, she looked at the time, smiled, and said, “It’s time for my flight, I got to go now.”
“Do you need me to drive you over?” Lin Chuxue said.
“It’s fine.” After walking away a few steps, Shen Yao suddenly looked back at Lin Chuxue and smiled. “Chuxue, work harder. If you miss this man, I will make sure to take him.”
Lin Chuxue first paused for a moment, and then she smiled. “It’s fine, you won’t have a chance.”
Shen Yao smiled back, and then she turned around and left.
Inside the condo, Xu Cheng got a letter to him from Ran Jing. “Here, Shen Yao left this for you.”
Xu Cheng went to the balcony, opened up the letter, and on there it said, “I’m leaving. Since we can’t become lovers, I don’t have the courage to stay by your side as your bro. Promise me, take good care of yourself, and continue being the man you are that never compromises with life.”