Flash Marriage to a Billionaire Husband: Lovely Wife for the Taking - chapter 59
Huo Shiyu turned to Bai Wenxuan when the question was dropped. Her heart sank quickly when she saw the curiosity in his eyes. As a response, her eyes began to tear up. She cupped his enormous hands in hers, pulling his attention to her by pouting her lips; the standard pitiful expression that was her forte.
“Big brother Wenxuan, I don’t know what went on between Father and Sister. You should know that I am not my father’s daughter. Even though he is good to me, he was better to her.”
It took literally every bit of her mental strength to keep herself in check. Such a girl was bound to be awarded as the best actress someday.
“If how he treated me was better, you must have suffered a lot. Then again, look at where we stand now. So much for being his daughter. You are not even his biological daughter and he is spending lavishly on you with everything he has. The only explanation must be your mother. She must have bent over backward, or perhaps, forward, for your sake.”
Xia Yanxi took her leave after she was done talking. She even managed to throw a cold glare before leaving for the ladies’ room with Xu Lingwei.
His heart ached and his brows furrowed when the beautiful yet ice-cold Xia Yanxi disappeared.
Huo Shiyu was still pretending to tear up but her thoughts were different. She had not expected the b*tch to be so crafty in her retort; she had managed to sow the seed of doubt in Bai Wenxuan’s thoughts with just a simple retort. Back then, she would only be throwing insults, nothing more. Now, she was playing with his mind, and hers.
Huo Shiyu was a great actress and she had never once allowed her true emotions to surface. She raised her tiny hands and wiped away her tears using the back of her hands. With a choked up voice, she said softly, “Big brother Wenxuan, please find a table and order first. I will take a while. I need to fix my makeup.”
“My word! To think that Huo Shiyu was just… GAH! She knew that the two of you were once the sweetest of couples and she still had the audacity to throw a wrench in between your relationship!” Xu Lingwei ranted out loud seeing as Xia Yanxi was calm even after walking away from such a heated argument.
Xia Yanxi reached for her friend and patted her shoulder.
“Lingwei, your mother is still working for the Huo family. Don’t get involved in my fights with her or Yao Manlian, the snake and her daughter will surely do something to your mother.”
Still puffing with rage, she pouted disgruntledly and said, “I just can’t stand the sight of her! She’s never been a true lady, yet she has managed to pull it off til now!”
“Pulling what now?”
Xia Yanxi and Xu Lingwei turned to the source of the bark and Xu Lingwei’s face was drained of color.
Huo Shiyu slithered toward Xu Lingwei, and when her hand was halfway through the air, descending upon her face, Xia Yanxi zoomed in and caught hold of her wrist.
“Try it again. I dare you,” Xia Yanxi snarled as she glared at Huo Shiyu with intense hatred.
She would not dare. She was outnumbered. Alas, she gave up trying to hurt the insolent fool. It does not matter. One of these days, she would surely have the chance to get back at her. To think that even Xu Lingwei had learned to behave like Xia Yanxi! How dare she insult her like that?!
She took a deep breath to calm herself down. Her bloodshot eyes were locked onto Xia Yanxi. It was her turn.
“You know very well that big brother Wenxuan and I are engaged, yet you dared to flirt with him on stage! You are with a husband now, do you not have any shame?”
‘Excuse me? Who would want to flirt with such a conceited, petty, little man? Ahh. It must be Gu Yanyan and that crow-like mouth of hers!’
“I was on stage, acting for an audition. He came up to the stage and wiped my tears. Who’s flirting with who now? Is he unable to forget about me, or are you the one who has failed to take good care of your own fiance? Get your facts straight next time. You are just embarrassing yourself.”
Huo Shiyu’s expression was not holding up. The hatred was slowly manifesting itself, first as a sulk and now, slowly morphing into a bitter look of hostility. The enmity was genuine and she was not going to hide it.
“Surely you are kidding. If I were not good enough, he would still be your fiance and not mine! Soon, I will be part of the Bai family and become Mrs. Bai. As for you… you will always be shrouded by jealousy and envy!”
Xia Yanxi scoffed mockingly.
“Why do I have to be jealous or envious? The man is in no way better than my husband. You’ve seen him. He’s got it all. Looks, body, mannerism, and charm that are a hundred times better than Bai Wenxuan! You are the one that has always been jealous of what I have. You will forever be taking my hand-me-downs! My toys, my belongings, even my man!”