Chapter 167: Getting Back Together
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xia had not injured any part of herself actually as she merely slapped her hands together before getting up by herself when Mo Han went to get her up. She glared once at Shen Rou, as anger started to burn within her as well. “Are you forcing me to fight you?”
“You still want to fight me?! What a shameless third party!” Shen Rou said.
Xia Qingyi had her jaw agape when she heard this. She forcefully held back the strong urge to scold her. “You should really return back to primary school and let your teacher reteach you the meaning of words.”
“What do you mean?”
“What I meant was that you should use your brain. What’s the use of such a pretty brain?! It shouldn’t be used to scold people! But to be used to think! It’s to think about when you should use the words ‘third party’ and when you should not!” Xia Qingyi was silently scolding and calling her an idiot in her brain.
“Also, you’d already broken up with my older brother. It’s none of your concern even if he were to find another woman a day after you’d broken up and had sex with her. If you don’t like him anymore, then just go away and stop meddling in others’ affairs! If you still like him, then woo him again! You don’t have to show how noble and dignified you are by belittling me here!” Xia Qingyi was so angry that she kept saying nonstop.
Mo Han had never seen her this angry as he merely stared as Xia Qingyi continued to speak nonstop. She was so angry that she did not even take a breath between her words. Opposite her, Shen Rou seemed to have been surprised by her words as she merely glared at her without saying anything.
At this very moment, Mo Han actually had the urge to laugh.
“Is there anything you’d like to scold me about? I’ll let you finish scolding in one go, in case you act like this again when I see you next time!” Xia Qingyi asked as she glanced at Shen Rou.
Shen Rou was speechless. Xia Qingyi could not be bothered to look at her again and said to Mo Han, who was beside her, “Let’s go. What are we still doing here? I want to go home and shower.”
This time, it was Xia Qingyi who was walking ahead with Mo Han following behind her. From a distance away, Shen Rou stomped angrily as she stared at their disappearing silhouettes.
When they had returned home, the anger in Xia Qingyi’s heart was still present whenever she thought about Shen Rou’s words. She had even tried to vent out her anger when she was changing her shoes and had almost kicked the cupboard next to her.
“I’m going to shower.” She said.
Xia Qingyi stopped when she was halfway to the washroom when she turned to Mo Han and said, “If you meet Shen Rou again in the future, please don’t tell me. And if… the two of you get back together one day hypothetically, please do not force me to be friends with her. I can’t be friends with her… never.”
“You’re thinking too much. We already broke up.” Mo Han felt that what she had thought about was unimaginable.
“I hope so… anyways, I can’t get along with her, be it in the past, the present or the future.”
Xia Qingyi turned again as she returned to her room to shower and sleep.
The next day, an unknown number suddenly called him on his mobile phone when he was working in his office in the law firm. He glanced at his phone before putting it on silent mode and continued his work.
The calls continued to come continuously while Mo Han continued to concentrate settling his work documents.
When he stood up to get a document from Barrister Liao, whose office was next to his, an hour later, he glanced at his mobile phone after he had returned. He found over 10 missed calls and over 30 messages.
He did not even need to think to know who it was. He swiped his phone to turn it on and casually looked over her messages. He read all of them poker-faced before he turned off his phone. He threw it to the sofa at a corner of his office and continued to work. Mo Han did not look at his mobile phone a single time as he continued to work until it was almost time to get off work in the evening.
Mo Han had no longer worked until very late at night like before. Xia Qingyi usually returned home earlier than him, and needed him to buy food for her occasionally. That was why Mo Han had slowly gotten used to knocking off work on time. He would also bring home the work that he did not have time to complete if there was any.
Right after he had exited his office and the law firm, Mo Han saw Shen Rou standing at the entrance of the law firm.
He glanced at her swiftly as he continued to walk out with big steps without even stopping.
“I’m sorry…” it was obvious that Shen Rou did not have the same attitude as yesterday.
“You shouldn’t say these words to me.” Mo Han had his back facing her.
Shen Rou moved up to pull on his sleeve. “I know I’m wrong, that I’m really in the wrong. I thought about it a lot after I’d went back. I know that you two are not together, that I was mistaken. I know that I shouldn’t have acted like that yesterday. I just couldn’t let it go. I’m sorry… I couldn’t control myself.”
Mo Han lifted his hand and shook her hand off. “Please keep your hands off me. We’ve already broken up.”
“Mo Han… Since we’d been together for such a long time, you should still have feelings for me right? Let’s start again, okay? Give me a chance… okay?” Shen Rou was practically begging him.
“Shen Rou, I think that you should have understood when we broke up that it’s impossible for us to continue.” Mo Han wanted to leave.
Yet, Shen Rou suddenly hugged him from behind. “I miss you so much… I’m sorry… I really miss you so much… I missed you everyday after leaving you…”
Mo Han said, “I’m sorry, however. My life had been rather pleasant everyday after I’d left you.” He reached out to pull away Shen Rou’s grip on his arm. “Shen Rou, the you that I knew was a confident person, and you’re acting now as if you have no dignity.”
Shen Rou asked as if she had lost her soul from behind him, “Did you fall for her?”
“Yes. I fell for her, but it was after we’d broken up. She has nothing to do with what had happened to us.” Mo Han said. He turned over to see Shen Rou crying, and his voice softened. “I’m sorry, Shen Rou. You should understand it’s really over for us even if I didn’t tell you. We were over from the day we broke up.”
“But… I really love you…”
“I have to go now, Shen Rou.” Mo Han glanced at her who had covered her eyes to cry as he said, “You should go after you’ve calmed down. I’ll get the people in the law firm to keep the door open for you so you can stay here for a while.
Ultimately, Mo Han left this place, not leaving any hope for Shen Rou. He was letting her watch him to let her know that he would never turn back once he had moved on.
They were only left with each other’s silhouette.
When Mo Han had reached home, Xia Qingyi had just finished showering and was sitting on the sofa in the living room, watching the television as she ate. She did not move her eyes from the television after hearing that Mo Han had returned as she swayed her hand without a care. She said, “You’re back.”
Mo Han put down his document bag and took a bottle of water from the fridge before he sat on the other side of the sofa to drink the water.
“There’s still some food in the kitchen. Do you want to eat?”
“Where did the food come from?”
Xia Qingyi glanced at him as she broke into a smile. “I made it.”
Mo Han walked to the kitchen to take a look, only to see that there really was a simple home-cooked dish on the kitchen top. He asked, “Why did you think of cooking?”
“I got a little too bored at home since my class had ended early. You’ve been the one cooking so I suddenly thought about trying out my cooking skills, which was why… I made it.” Xia Qingyi gave up on watching the drama as she turned to looked at him with a sparkle in her eyes. “Does it taste good?”
Mo Han took a few bites. “It’s quite good.”
Xia Qingyi pouted however, “If you say this, then it means that what I made does not taste good.”
“It still lacks a bit of flavor compared to the food I cooked.” Mo Han did not put down his chopsticks.
“You should continue to cook in the future then, in case you don’t like the taste of the food I’d cooked.” Xia Qingyi turned back to watch the television.
Mo Han laughed as he leaned against the kitchen top. He asked as he ate the food that Xia Qingyi had made, “Is there rice?”
“Yes. It’s in the fridge. Heat it up yourself.” Xia Qingyi rolled her eyes.
Mo Han got the rice and put the rice and the food on the dining table next to the kitchen. He started to eat alone while Xia Qingyi continued to sit on the sofa and watch her drama. The atmosphere was quiet yet cozy and warm.
The doorbell suddenly rang when he was about to be done eating. Xia Qingyi had just happened to reach the climax of the drama as she urged Mo Han to go open the door.
Mo Han went to open the door, to find Shen Rou standing outside.
Xia Qingyi was still watching the television on the sofa when there was no more sound from the door. She asked Mo Han loudly, “Who’s here?”
There were soft mutterings from the door, though she did not see Mo Han coming in. Xia Qingyi found it weird. However, sitting on the sofa was in the blind spot for seeing what was happening the door. As a result, she could only get off the sofa and go over with her slippers to find out what had happened.
She had only taken a few steps when she saw Shen Rou standing at the door. Her red and wet eyes made people feel pity for her at the sight of them.
“I’m just here to say something to Mo Han. I’ll leave once I’m done.” Shen Rou said.
Xia Qingyi shrugged her shoulders as she walked back. “The both of you should come in and talk in the living room. I’m going back to my room.”
She felt very irritated after she had returned to her room. Judging from Shen Rou’s appearance, she must have seen Mo Han once again. But when had they met? They couldn’t possibly be getting back together, could they?
At this thought, Xia Qingyi became more irritated. She kept pacing back and forth in her room, and leaned on the door to try to listen to what they were saying, though she could not hear anything.
There was a knock on the door, which gave Xia Qingyi a shock since she had her head placed against the door. She stood straight immediately, and waited for a few seconds before she opened the door.
“She’s gone.” Mo Han said.
“So quick?” Xia Qingyi asked.
“Yes, she left after saying a few sentences.”
“Are you two… getting back together?”
Mo Han looked at her. “Are you that worried that we would get back together?”
Xia Qingyi’s gaze swayed a little before she said, “I’m just worried that you would make me be friends with her in the future.”
“What do you think?” Mo Han asked her in return as there was a glint of amusement hidden in his eyes.
“Would I need to ask you if I knew? Don’t beat around the bush anymore. You just have to tell me if you would get back together with her.”
“What would you do if we got back together?” Mo Han leaned against the door frame.