Spoil Him, Heal Him - Chapter 12
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
However, Tong Yi knew that all of this was just on the surface.
On the surface?
Tong Yi suddenly remembered what Lee Yuan had told her before she entered the game.
The unique selling point of this game was that it allowed the gamer’s brainwaves to sync with his in-game character. Therefore, CEO Lu’s character in the game was the most accurate portrayal of his real character in his subconsciousness.
Could it be that the gentlemanly actions and the gentle Lu Zhanbei she knew in real life were only on the surface?
Could the Lu Zhanbei inside the game be the real version of himself that he had secretly hidden away back in the real world?
Tong Yi was shocked by her own thoughts. She fixed her eyes on the wall of the elevator and found Lu Zhanbei staring at her without blinking.
Their eyes met in the elevator mirror.
Tong Yi felt a sense of embarrassment as if she had been caught peeping at someone and quickly looked away.
On second thought, that was not right. It was perfectly normal for her to stand in the elevator and look in front of her. The reason she had met his gaze was that he was looking at her secretly.
The two of them were secretly peeking at each other, so what was there for her to feel guilty about?
Thinking of this, Tong Yi shifted her gaze back and met Lu Zhanbei’s gaze directly in the eye through the mirror.
Surprise flashed through his eyes.
Tong Yi felt like she had turned the tables around and looked at him even more boldly.
Suddenly, the man’s eyes curved slightly, and a smile broke through the ice. “We’re here. Do you still want to continue watching me?” A deep voice sounded from behind her.
Tong Yi, who was staring at the man’s smile, was snapped out of her trance and looked ahead. The elevator door had opened without her noticing.
Her face flushed red.
Tong Yi hurried out of the elevator. The elevator button she had pressed brought them to the floor of the resting room she’d exited from earlier. From the elevator to the resting room, there was a hundred-meter-long corridor.
They could see the banquet hall from above while standing in the corridor.
When Tong Yi had left earlier, the crowd in the banquet hall were busy drinking and chatting away happily. They were making full use of this banquet to connect with new friends and talk business. No one had paid them any attention.
Standing in the corridor, she looked down at the banquet hall and the mess that it was in.
Someone suddenly caught sight of her from below and shouted, “Isn’t that the bride-to-be?”
In an instant, everyone below turned to look at her.
There were mixed looks of shock, schadenfreude, and anger. There were even ones who eagerly looked on, waiting for a good show… Tong Yi ignored all of them and walked towards the resting room.
When she reached the door of the resting room, Tong Yi was about to push the door open to enter when the voices in the room stopped her.
“I’ve already said that Tong Yi isn’t a good woman. I didn’t agree to this marriage from the start. It’s all your fault for saying that rumors can’t be trusted. If she really is a good person, where did all those rumors about her come from? Don’t you understand that?”
“Alright, what’s the point of saying this now?”
“I can’t take this lying down. She was the one who wanted to organize this engagement party, but look at what had happened. Everyone from the capital is here but she ran away at the very last minute. She left Xi’er to face all the guests alone and made our Lu family the laughing stock in front of everyone. Is she even human? She doesn’t have a single ounce of respect for us.”
Tong Yi looked awkward. She didn’t want to walk into the middle of this chaos. However, to save Lu Zhanbei, she had no other choice.
Tong Yi sighed helplessly and pushed open the door.
Ji Yuqin was shocked by Tong Yi’s sudden entrance. Her first reaction was guilt. She knew had been caught right in the middle of bad mouthing someone behind their back.
She subconsciously took a step back but her wits quickly kicked in. Since Tong Yi dared to do something as preposterous as this, she should not get offended by insults thrown at her for her own wrongdoing!
Ji Yuqin asked Tong Yi coldly, “Where did you go? Do you know that the engagement banquet downstairs is in utter chaos?”