February 10, 2022

Chapter 70: Pains

Zhang Yansheng’s anger reached its peak.

This anger was expressed by her chill gaze, which only caused Xu Lichen to smile more happily: “I won’t do it!”

“If you have the guts, then strangle me.” He said, “Come on! Kill me for your love, you are that good!”

But of course, it was impossible for Zhang Yansheng to kill him.

Even Zhang Yansheng understood in her heart that half of her raging anger was because of Zhang Zhiyuan’s incident, and the other half… was because of Xu Lichen himself.

At the beginning of her rebirth, Zhang Yansheng regarded Xu Lichen as a person who was from ‘three years ago’. They were separated after graduation, each had their own lives and circles, and by the time she died, they never had any contact.

Zhang Yansheng originally intended to treat Wang Qian and Xu Lichen as if they never crossed each other, and made two parallel lines.

But in the same school, in the same corridor, in the same cafeteria, and on the same playground, Xu Lichen’s hot gaze is still the same as in her previous life. Every day, they would run into each other, pass by, and glance back obliquely.

Those memories became clearer day by day.

Zhang Yansheng couldn’t deny that in her most vulnerable, most sensitive, and hysterical girlhood, when she often collapsed, Xu Lichen… has always been by her side.

He shook her hand, put his arm around her shoulders, stroked her hair, said the most arrogant and nasty words, and once lent her his shoulders to lean on.

It was only because Wang Qian was sandwiched in the middle that they failed to become lovers in the end.

He was the one she set up as her speed dial key ‘1’. His shortcut key ‘1’ is also set for her.

This is a little secret that Wang Qian doesn’t know. They also have many similar little secrets and tacit understanding.

At that age, for Zhang Yansheng, who seemed to treat the whole world an enemy, Xu Lichen was almost the most important person in her life, and the only person she could trust with all her heart. The later time and space erased these tacit understanding and trust.

But now, the more time passes, the more Zhang Yansheng knows that it is impossible for her to cut off her ties with Xu Lichen in the same way that she had cut off her connection with Wang Qian.

She looked at him angrily and found it interesting. She was happy to see his progress in learning. She saw that he was suffering from being young and second-grader, and she couldn’t wait to beat him up on the spot like Zhang Shuocheng.

This fool couldn’t understand her mood at all. He has not experienced death and rebirth like she did. After all, he is still a stupid teenager who is only 15 to 16 years old.

He hasn’t grown up yet.

Zhang Yansheng stared at Xu Lichen’s arrogant smiling face and made a fierce expression.

People have to grow up, sooner or later. Either it is up to others to push him to grow up, or it is up to her.

She loosened his throat and smiled coldly.

Xu Lichen stared at her with fascination.

He didn’t know why Zhang Yansheng showed such an indescribable expression. Her eyes seemed to be fierce and sad.

But she looked at him intently. From the moment he was surprised by her in the school hallway, her eyes never seemed to look at him seriously.

The way she looked at him like this now, she was cold, fierce, and cruel.

D*mn it! Beauty is really deadly!

Zhang Yansheng suddenly grabbed his shirt, crossed it over her knee that’s pressing against his chest, and leaned down towards him.

At that moment, Xu Lichen thought Zhang Yansheng was going to kiss him! The fireworks exploded in his mind, and the blood rushed down like a waterfall, and there was a direct physiological response!

But the expected soft lips did not kiss his lips, Zhang Yansheng’s lips were pressed to his ear.

Her voice seemed to be charming, and the heat of her breathing pierced his ears and eyes. The electric current pierced and scurried around his body.

What is she saying?

“You are so crazy, but don’t you just rely on your family? You think you own the whole world, and the earth revolves around you, right? Xu Lichen, let me tell you one thing…”

Zhang Yansheng gently tore Xu Lichen’s world apart.

“You are not an only child.”

This sentence entered Xu Lichen’s brain, which was both ischemic and hypoxic. After lingering for a long time, it was finally accepted by his cerebral cortex, finally digested and absorbed, and understood its meaning.

Xu Lichen woke up from his hormones and lost his voice for several seconds before saying, “What are you talking about?”

He couldn’t believe it and thought it was a joke.

That Zhang Yansheng was just teasing him.

Zhang Yansheng supported the tabletop with one hand, grabbed his shirt with the other, raised her face and looked at him. Her face is very beautiful, but fierce and cruel.

“Do you feel that you are living a particularly happy life? Both your parents are an entrepreneurial couple, successful and affectionate, aren’t they? It’s all fake.”

“You have a half-brother who is the same age as us and only a few months younger than you.”

“Your mother found out about it a long time ago. It’s only a matter of time before your dad and your mom tear their faces. The two of them must not be able to get by.”

The breakdown of Xu Lichen’s world was actually something that should have happened only next semester.

Xu Lichen’s father finally discovered that his mother was transferring assets, and the two finally stopped pretending to be in love and officially broke their faces. A tearing battle over divorce and contention kicked off.

It’s hard to describe all kinds of dog blood in this, one by one.

The once perfect and loving couple turned around their faces, did not start with the most ruthless method, but only the more ruthless one.

The most ferocious time was when his father went to negotiate at the invitation of his mother. His mother ambushed them and planned to tie up her husband and send him to a mental hospital for compulsory treatment — she had opened up all the critical points and arranged everything, including fake cases, and he was almost sent in.

She just wanted to send him in with a dozen sedatives and a few bottles of medicine. If he is not mentally ill, then he’ll be mentally ill in no time.

Without the capacity for civil conduct, the guardian has the final say.

Fortunately, Xu Lichen’s father specially brought a few bodyguards. The bodyguards were all retired special forces, and they were outnumbered, but they tried their best to protect their boss from the opponent’s hands and escaped. The driver also fought and knocked over a person.

This incident caused a sensation in the business community of K City back then.

Neither of them went back to live in the current house later, and both felt unsafe.

Xu Lichen is the only one living in that big house. He often takes them there to party all night long.

“That’s a f*cking b*llsh*t!” Xu Lichen stared at Zhang Yansheng with extremely wide-opened eyes.

“You are talking f*cking nonsense!” Xu Lichen’s eyes were incomparably wide, staring at Zhang Yansheng fiercely.

Zhang Yansheng sneered: “Do you think your dad treats you very well? If you fail the exam, your mother will scold you, but your father never cares. He’s so good to you, right?”

“When you play a game for a long time until your account becomes a waste, will you open a new account?”

“Your brother was in the same year as us. Do you know how awesome he is? He graduated from elementary as the city’s third-best, and he was recruited into a key middle school. Do you know how many Olympiad certificates and trophies he has won? Do you know how much your dad loves him?”

“Your dad has your brother, a full-packed grade, in his hands, so who the hell cares if you fail the exam?”

At that time, Xu Lichen told her that.

That was the first and only time Zhang Yansheng saw Xu Lichen cry.

She offered her shoulder for him.

As a result, he refused to lean on it. He was so sad, there were snots coming out of his nose, but he still wanted to pretend to be f*cking handsome.

She accompanied him to sit on the road, while drinking beer and smoking cigarettes.

The eyes of passing pedestrians looking at these two vicissitudes of life were hard to describe, and the parents holding their children deliberately detoured with disgust in their eyes. However, the two of them did not care.

It was getting dark, and it was so late that no one called him to go home, nor did anyone call her to go home.

No one cared about them, and of course, they didn’t care about the others.

Xu Lichen’s chest began to rise and fall, and his breathing became unstable. His gaze at Zhang Yansheng became fierce.

Zhang Yansheng looked directly at him without fear.

Xu Lichen suddenly pushed her abruptly, turned over and sat up!

Fortunately, Zhang Yansheng was prepared a long time ago, and the moment he pushed her, she quickly supported herself, jumped off him and stood still on the ground.

Xu Lichen was sitting on the messy coffee table, his chest heaving violently, and the corners of his eyes were a little red.

He seemed to want to hurt people violently, but after taking a few deep breaths, after half a minute, he managed to control his emotions.

“F*ck you, Zhang Yansheng!” He cursed her with a strong smile, “It’s my fault to hit your classmate, but you can’t make jokes about this kind of thing!”

Zhang Yansheng looked at him with dark eyes, which made the back of his neck cold. He wanted to say something more to expose her nonsense, but Zhang Yansheng said, “He didn’t attend your elementary school graduation ceremony.”

“He said that he needs to accompany a client from D Country. So, you are the only child in your class who only has a mother and a father who didn’t come.”

“But in fact, that day was your brother’s graduation ceremony as well. He went there instead.”

“He made a time difference and attended the ceremony first, then saw the client afterwards, which deceived your mother too.”

Xu Lichen stood up. As soon as he stood up, he was taller than Zhang Yansheng.

“F*ck you, show me your evidence!” He finally struggled. Gritting his teeth which made his cheeks deformed.

He didn’t want to think deeply about how Zhang Yansheng knew so many details.

Yes, he still remembers the graduation ceremony, and he was very angry. Later, his father bought him something, so he calmed down.

Xu Lichen suddenly found that he couldn’t remember what his father bought to compensate him that time. He has too many things, and he can get whatever he wants. After three days of playing, the heat is gone, and he throws it into the nooks and crannies, and he can’t remember it anymore.

Those details were mentioned by Xu Lichen’s younger brother when he confronted him. The younger brother was malicious.

He was so good, but he is burdened with the identity of an illegitimate child, and he hates Xu Lichen so much.

Xu Lichen was also cruel, and directly caused him to fail the college entrance examination.

The younger brother still wants to retake the exam.

Xu Lichen smiled: “Okay, then we will do it again next year. It doesn’t matter how many years we toss each other.”

The younger brother did not retake the exam in the end, fearing that Xu Lichen would ruin it again. Xu Lichen will not let him go. If he really keeps on taking the exams year by year, when his mentality collapses, it will only get worse and worse.

He finally went to a very unsatisfactory school.

Zhang Yansheng said, “I have evidence, come to me on Monday to get it. Let’s have a fair trade.”

She turned around and walked out, stopped after a few steps, and turned her head.

“If I were you, I wouldn’t go to your dad to question him. That would only scare the snake, so it is better to persuade your mother to transfer all the assets as soon as possible.”

“You are your mother’s only son, and the assets she transfers will be yours sooner or later. Your father’s side is not necessary.”

“Clear your mind.”

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