It was obvious that Qin Shuang had knocked into Jiang Sese on purpose. She looked at the latter with a feigned look of astonishment. "Oh my, it's Jiang Sese. What a coincidence."Jiang Sese frowned as she sized both women up, impatience flitting across her pupils. She didn't want to pay them any mind, but Qin Shuang stopped her and said, "Jiang Sese, you're still so poorly educated. Don't you know how to apologize after knocking into someone?"The surrounding guests, who had been keeping an eye on Jiang Sese all along, turned to stare when they heard the commotion.Jiang Sese looked at them with a steely expression. Her voice was cold as she replied, "What do you want?"Qin Shuang smiled. "Nothing. It's just good manners for you to apologize after knocking into me, don't you think so?"Xiaobao immediately stepped forward and said, "Grandma, you're the one who knocked into Auntie Sese.""Xiaobao, it's all right."Jiang Sese pulled Xiaobao behind her. The light in her eyes dimmed.
Standing in a corner, Su Qingyin couldn't help feeling smug. She even feigned concern and said, "Could there be a misunderstanding? Miss Jiang doesn't look like someone who would do this."The corner of her mouth was upturned into a faint smile. Once this matter was blown up, Jiang Sese would be branded an impure woman of dubious background. She refused to believe that Master and Madam Jin would agree to let Jin Fengchen marry such a woman.Qin Shuang's eyes were red. She couldn't look any more miserable."Chairman Jin, Madam Jin, please help us! The Lan and Jiang families bear you no grudge, but because of you, the Lan Group is in grave danger! That's our life's work!"Madam Jin looked at Jin Fengchen. "Are they telling the truth? Did you target the two families because of her?"She didn't sound as gentle as usual. The Jin Family's education had always been strict. How could she and her husband not be furious if Jin Fengchen had targeted the Lan and Jiang families because of his
Qin Shuang and Lan Baichuan looked unreconciled but didn't quite know what else they could say.The crowd was giving Jiang Sese looks of pity for having the misfortune of having such family members.The chaos continued until Jin Fengchen spoke in his gloomy voice. "Did we invite the Lan Family today?""No," Jin Fengyao answered.It wasn't like Jin Fengyao wasn't aware of the relationship between the Lan and Jiang families. How could he invite these two to the banquet? Wasn't that asking for trouble?Jin Fengchen's face darkened a little more. "How did these two get in without an invitation? Throw them out."His voice was full of anger.Realization dawned on the others as well. These two must have obtained their invitation cards through improper channels.Panicking now, Lan Baichuan admitted his mistakes. "I'm sorry, Young Master Jin. We don't have ulterior motives. We're just trying to save the Lan Group. Please let us off!"Jin Fengchen ignored him. Several security guards ap
Master and Madam Jin were looking for Xiaobao and Jin Fengchen inside the ballroom for the cake-cutting ceremony, but they were nowhere to be seen.Madam Jin went up to Jin Fengyao and said, "Fengyao, find your brother and Xiaobao. It's time to cut the cake.""Mom, don't worry. I'll go now."He then went off to find his brother and nephew.Next to them, Su Qingyin chimed in, "Auntie, I'll help look for them as well."Madam Jin nodded.Su Qingyin left as well.She couldn't find them even after circling the entire venue. She had to ask a waiter in order to find out that the two of them seemed to have left for the deck.Su Qingyin walked over. Even from a distance, she could see Jiang Sese having a meal with Jin Fengchen and Xiaobao. They looked joyous as they talked. In fact, they appeared to be just like a family.This scene prompted her to ball her hands into fists.Jiang Sese, blissfully ignorant of the pair of eyes staring at them, was giving Xiaobao his present.It was th
It didn't long for Xiaobao to fall asleep in Jiang Sese's embrace.Her eyes couldn't help turning gentle as she looked at his peaceful sleeping face.She carefully removed herself from the bed and fished out her phone from her purse. She had put her phone on silent mode ever since the banquet started. Now, she found numerous missed calls and texts, most of them coming from the Lan and Jiang families.There wasn't anything surprising about the contents of those texts. They were trying to get her to clarify in public that Lan Sichen didn't cheat, and they wanted her to get Jin Fengchen to let them off...From the texts, she could tell just how desperate the Lan and Jiang families were.Jiang Sese could imagine how many disasters awaited the Lan couple after being thrown out of the banquet in front of so many people. She ignored the missed calls and texts and turned her phone off.They should have considered the consequences when they humiliated her in public. She wasn't the Holy Mo
Su Qingyin shot Jiang Sese a disdainful glance. She had known Jin Fengchen since she was young, and she was perfect for him. Who did Jiang Sese think she was? She would one day drive this woman out of Jin Fengchen's life."Of course I trust you, Cousin, but even so, we can't benefit her in any way. Wait here. I'll go over there and teach her a lesson."Su Qingyin wanted to stop her cousin, but Su Xinrui was already gone.She looked worried. They were at a Jin Family banquet; she didn't want to create any trouble here....Su Xinrui returned after a while with a bright smile on her face. She looked like she was in an excellent mood."What did you do, Xinrui?" Su Qingyin frowned at her."Just wait and see, Cousin!"The corners of Su Xinrui's mouth curved into a mysterious smile as the young woman stared at Jiang Sese below her.The sea breeze was so cold that it made Jiang Sese hug herself. She was about to leave when a man reeking of alcohol started walking toward her.She fro
Su Qingyin gnashed her teeth. Beside her, Su Xinrui was bursting with rage when she saw what had happened."Cousin, I told you, didn't I? That woman is a fox! Look, Brother Fengchen jumped into the sea for her! Can she bear the responsibility if anything happens to him?""Shut up." Su Qingyin berated her. "Would this have happened if you hadn't tried to teach Jiang Sese a lesson on an impulse?"Su Xinrui lowered her head with an aggrieved look. She didn't say anything out of fear that Su Qingyin would scold her.They stared at the sea surface, praying that nothing would happen to Jin Fengchen and Jiang Sese.The commotion also woke up Master and Madam Jin in their room. The utter confusion outside made Madam Jin frown. She asked, "Fengyao, what's going on?""Miss Jiang fell into the water. Brother... jumped overboard to save her."Their expressions changed. Madam Jin yelled, "What did you say?"They stared beyond the railing. Their hearts felt stuck in their throats.Jin Fengy
Jin Fengchen walked out of his room and found his brother waiting for him.Jin Fengyao stepped forward and asked, "Brother, how is Sister-in-law?""She's fine." He looked at Jin Fengyao. "How did this happen?"He was, naturally, referring to how Jiang Sese fell into the sea.Jin Fengchen looked somber as Jin Fengyao told him everything."I was heading back to my room for the night when I heard Sister-in-law's voice on the deck on the second floor. When I walked over, I found her in an argument with a man. That man… seemed to be harassing her. Sister-in-law told him not to touch her, but the man went too far. Sister-in-law accidentally fell into the sea in order to resist him."Jin Fengchen's face turned even darker. So that was it. He knew it; Jiang Sese wouldn't have fallen into the sea for no good reason."Where is he?" he asked coldly.Jin Fengyao could detect the intense anger in his brother's simple three-word question. That man was truly unfortunate, but he only had himse