With Love and Time - 1.1
I had thought of many scenarios when I would face Zhang Xinwei, and the things she would say to me. But not one of those matched up with this.
Zhang Xinwei stood in front of me, and with her indifferent expression, said:
“Zi Jin, long time no see, where did you run off to?”
I stood there without a word. Xu Lu beside me was the first to be ticked off. Glaring at Zhang Xinwei, she yelled:
“You’ve got quite the nerve to ask that, how do you not know what you did? You make me sick. Do you think Zi Jin’s an easy target?!“
Zhang Xinwei’s beautiful face became cold as she turned towards Xu Lu. She parted her lips and without blinking, she said:
“Xu Lu, play nice. Zi Jin and I can solve the problem between us. We don’t need you here shouting because this doesn’t involve you.”
I know that with Xu Lu’s temper, she wouldn’t be able to let it go. When she was about to retort back, I emotionlessly replied:
“She’s my best friend, this involves her.”
Once those words came out of my mouth, Xu Lu was quiet. Even Zhang Xinwei had a profound look on her face. After a few seconds passed, she started laughing. Looking at me, she said:
“What now? Are you making a clean break with me?”
I never would have thought that after stealing my boyfriend, Zhang Xinwei would be laughing and making jokes with me. Facing her is not as hysterical when facing Cheng Wenhang, but rather calming.
My expression remained between indifferent and disdain. I said to Zhang Xinwei:
“You should’ve known that when you had sex with Chen Wen Hang, that our friendship ended. So no, you’re not my best friend.”
Zhang Xinwei stopped smiling but replaced it with her pretty eyes and slightly curled lips. She nodded her head as if talking to herself:
“Oh really, then we weren’t friends two years ago…”
Her voice faded, but my heart suddenly skipped a beat. I could feel my face turning pale. She said that we weren’t friends two years ago, then that means she and Cheng Wenhang started having sex two years ago?!
I was so angry that I stood there without moving. I was fooled by my first love and best friend for two years!
Xu Lu, unable to resist, was about to slap Zhang Xinwei, but was stopped by her roommate Dong Jianan. She quietly soothed her:
“Xu Lu, don’t start a fight. There’s only forty minutes until the interview.”
Xu Lu shook off her arm, and glared at her:
“If you’re worried about being late, go by yourself! If I don’t hit her today…”
Before Xu Lu could raise her hand, I quickly walked in front of Zhang Xinwei. Raising my right hand, I gave her a slap.
That slap was so hard and loud that the people around me had quite a fright.
It even made Zhang Xinwei’s face turn the other way. I dropped my right hand, my fingertips uncontrollably shaking.
Zhang Xinwei’s expression didn’t change at all. After a few seconds, she slowly faced me. In her eyes, I could see my red eyes and my suppressed sadness.
Zhang Xinwei spoke up:
“Liang Zijin, are you happy now?”
The tears that I held back began to fall. I spoke loud and clear:
Zhang Xinwei arched her eyebrows:
“Then continue hitting me until you’re satisfied!”
I was so overwhelmed with anger that I couldn’t utter a single word. Xu Lu and Dong Jianan came to my side. Frowning, Dong Jianan told Zhang Xinwei:
“Hurry up and go. Why did you bother Zi Jin?”
Zhang Xinwei face turned dark, and raised her voice:
“Did you think I wanted to come to her? She couldn’t leave a single shred of dignity for me in front of so many people. Is that what she’s supposed to do as a sister?!”
Hearing her words, I suddenly realized that Zhang Xinwei was also holding back her anger.
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