Shen Chuchu was very familiar with this card because it was actually hers.
When Han Xingyan helped her terminate the contract with Meijia. Shen Chuchu was very grateful towards him. As repayment, Shen Chuchu gave him a bank card containing one million yuan.
Han Xingyan thought back to the card’s history and felt an unfamiliar emotion surged within his heart.
“This is the exact question I wanted to ask you. Miss Shen, what do you mean by this?”
Shen Chuchu asked with confusion, “Did CEO Han not see the letter in the envelope? It was naturally to thank CEO Han. Although I don’t have much money and can only do so much. I know this is incomparable to the assistance you provided so please don’t turn it down.”
Han Xingyan looked at Shen Chuchu’s sincere expression and knew that those words were spoken straight from the heart. However, sometimes the more sincere the words were, the harder it was to accept.
“No need, I already said it was nothing. Miss Shen shouldn’t be so polite.”
Shen Chuchu frowned when she saw that Han Xingyan had no intentions to take the card so she picked it up and placed it in front of him.
“CEO Han, I hope you will take it or my conscience won’t be clear. You’ve helped me so much but I can’t do anything for you so take this little token of mine. If I have more in the future, I will definitely repay you double the amount.”
Han Xingyan looked at the card on the table then glanced down at the hand holding the card. That pair of hands was very clean and the nails were round and plump without any nail polish on them. As he gazed, his thoughts wandered to that night.
After a few seconds, he suddenly felt himself losing concentration and coughed quietly then looked around.
Shen Chuchu looked at Han Xinyan’s expression and put the card down then retracted her hands.
“Have you faced any difficulties with the new company?” Han Xingyan changed the conversation topic awkwardly.
Shen Chuchu thought about Diandi Media and smiled, “No, the company is really good. Executive Chen is very responsible.”
Han Xinyan nodded, “That’s good.”
Afterwards, Han Xinyan looked at the time and noticed he had already been away for half an hour. It would be unreasonable if he did not return now.
Shen Chuchu noticed Han Xinyan’s movement and immediately said, “CEO Han, you can leave if you are busy.”
Han Xinyan nodded, “Yes, okay. Goodbye Miss Shen.
Han Xinyan stood up to leave but then turned around as if he had forgotten something. He reached towards the card on the table, looked at it and flashed a rare smile at Shen Chuchu.
Afterwards, he glanced down at Shen Chuchu’s left wrist and said, “Miss Shen remember to apply on some medicine.”
With Han Xinyan’s reminder, Shen Chuchu also looked down at her red wrist.
“Yes, thank you for the reminder, CEO Han.”
Once Han Xinyan departed. Shen Chuchu softly moved her wrist and wondered again why Cheng Xun acted so strange and crazy. After a while, Shen Chuchu also left the cafe.
What Shen Chuchu did not know was that her bank card almost sparked a family conflict.
The next night, Shen Chuchu received a message from Wang Jing.
Wang Jing: Chuchu, thank you. Do you have time tomorrow? Let’s go for a chat.
When Shen Chuchu saw Wang Jing’s message, she knew what it was about. If she had a photo of Wang Jing, she would have looked into Wang Jing’s marriage system to see if anything had changed.
Although her current daily assignment was to attend dance classes at the company, she could still free up some time for this. Moreover, she has more or less finished practising the dance and the new drama was about to start shooting.
The next day in the afternoon, Shen Chuchu arrived at the cafe which Wang Jing suggested. Wang Jing was already there when she arrived. On the surface, Wang Jing looked no different than the last time they met but something was slightly different if you looked closely. At least the smile on her face had disappeared.
As soon as Shen Chuchu sat down, Wang Jing got straight to the point and started to talk about the matter, “We were planning to get married today but plans changed. We are no longer planning to get married. We actually broke up yesterday.”
From the moment Wang Jing sent that message, Shen Cuchu had already suspected the ending but she still felt somewhat pained when she heard this from Wang Jing. She felt sad for Wang Jing and the subtle pain in her words.
“Don’t worry, if the old doesn’t go then the new one won’t come. Without this person, your next one will definitely be better than this one.”
Wang Jing pulled a smile at this and replied, “Really? I already don’t have any hope for love anymore.”
Shen Chuchu saw that Wang Jing had now only married once according to the marriage system and it also had a four-star rating. She smiled and said, “Don’t say that. Did you forget I can do fortune-telling? I can say for certain that the next one will definitely be better than this one.”
After listening to Shen Chuchu’s words, Wang Jing’s depressed mood lightened slightly. However, she thought back to the matter at hand and the strand of light in her heart was pushed down by darkness again.
“Do you know, I asked him when I got home that night. His parents are not opposed but he became strangely silent when I mentioned his ex-girlfriend.” At this point, Wang Jing laughed a little but this laugh was filled with pain, “He actually still had affection for his first girlfriend and I even suggested for him to contact his first girlfriend.”
Shen Chuchu could not bear to watch Wang Jing’s sad expression and comforted, “Jingjing, what you did was right. If they did not contact each other this time then what if his first girlfriend appeared one day and they decided to rekindle their relationship. This would hurt you even more deeply. Sometimes, it’s better to hurt for a short while than to hurt for a long time. It’s better to have this resolved.”
Wang Jing did not cry when she heard her boyfriend was still involved with his ex-girlfriend or when they broke up but she started to cry from Shen Chuchu’s words and did not know why.
Shen Chuchu silently passed over the tissues to Wang Jing. She did not advise Wang Jing not to cry because she knew that sometimes emotions need to be vented out. The more it was kept inside, the sadder her heart would be. Once everything had been cried out and released, it was only then a person could start anew.
After crying, a smile appeared on Wang Jing’s face, “I’ve truly let you see something ridiculous.”
Shen Chuchu shook her head, “Why would it be? I feel you are very brave. If it were myself, I may not have the courage to ask them. So I think what you did was very right.”
Wang Jing held Shen Chuchu’s hand and said, “Thank you, Chuchu.”
Shen Chuchu patted her hand, “You’re welcome.”
When Wang Jing finally calmed down, she looked at the quiet Shen Chuchu in front of her and said, “Chuchu, I would have never guessed that it would be you who helped me in the end. When we were in university, I was jealous of you from the start. Girls liked to compare appearances and you were just so beautiful. Afterwards, I found out that you had a gentle nature and wanted to be friends with you but you were busy every day. You studied daily and did not date or go out even when you are so pretty. You were truly a very strange beauty.”
This was the first time Shen Chcuhu heard a description of herself in university from another person. Nevertheless, this was long in the past and Shen Chuchu no longer felt the need to restrain herself.
“Ah, I was not strange but very dumb. I unexpectedly passed the university entrance exam but what I didn’t expect was that it was the beginning of a nightmare. There were many people in my high school who did not pass so I stood out and made quite a racket. Once I entered the Imperial College, I realised everything was not how I imagined it would be. Everyone else passed their university time with food and fun while I continuously had to resit exams on top of a mountain of books and question papers.” As she thought back, Shen Chuchu’s whole body shivered and was thankful to have graduated successfully already. “If I was given another chance, I would definitely not go to the Imperial College to study.”
Shen Chuchu saw that Wang Jing was amused and a grieving expression appeared on her face, “I was jealous of you guys. You were all elite students while I was a mediocre student.”
Wang Jing replied, “It doesn’t matter if you are an elite or mediocre student as long you do what makes you happy. A person’s life should be spent happily. “
Shen Chuchu heard this and nodded in agreement, “Yes, that’s what I think too.”
Wang Jing thought about Shen Chuchu’s current career and asked with a smile, “Then are you happy as an actress right now?”
Shen Chuchu replied in a low voice, “I’ve yet to experience the happiness of celebrities but I have realized the joy of being an actor. It is quite fun and interesting when we are filming.”
Wang Jing nodded, “Yes, that’s good. Be yourself and do the things you enjoy.”
Although they were classmates, they did not communicate much during university. While at this moment, with a common secret between them, they found each other more likeable the more they talked. Unwittingly, they had talked for a whole afternoon.
Back at home, Shen Chuchu looked at her own marriage system. It seemed that the system had generously given her forty points in experience points. Shen Chuchu’s mood improved as she stared at the experience points. This sense of accomplishment when helping others made her feel very happy and joyful.
When she looked further down, Shen Chuchu could clearly see it this time. Last time, she did not look carefully at the chance value and was tricked by Wan Shanshan. This time, she must look at it carefully.
After a few confirmations, Shen Chuchu could clearly see that the chance value was now at 2! In other words, good luck was coming. Shen Chuchu felt that there were too many surprises today and wondered what this surprise would be?
The next morning, Shen Chuchu received a phone call from Chen Xili.