Ling Yutong couldn’t believe her eyes.
That woman was just a substitute. Why was he still hugging her? Didn’t he see her?
Besides, Ji Shiting had always been aloof. When had he ever been so intimate with her in front of others? Even on the day of their engagement, he had only hugged her shoulders.
Ling Yutong’s heart was in turmoil, and she almost lost her composure. She didn’t even notice the socialite talking to her.
Fortunately, Jiang Lan noticed that something was wrong with her, so she tugged at her and said to the socialite, “My daughter didn’t sleep well yesterday, so she’s a bit tired. She didn’t mean to ignore you.”
“It’s alright.” The socialite didn’t mind. “I’m just being noisy. Please come in, Ms. Jun.”
Jiang Lan didn’t explain why Ling Yutong’s surname wasn’t Jun. She smiled and held her daughter’s hand as they walked in.
“I know you’re very excited, but now isn’t the time to lose your composure.” She lowered her voice. “He’ll come and say hi to your dad eventually.”
Ling Yutong forced back his tears and nodded, “I understand, mom.”
Back then, the Ling family’s business went bankrupt and they were in debt. In order not to implicate them, Father Ling divorced Jiang Lan and sent them abroad. After that, Jiang Lan remaried Jun Hua and Ling Yutong became Jun Hua’s stepdaughter.
She had summoned her courage to return to Yang City partly because she had heard that Ji Shiting had married a woman who looked like her, and partly because Junhua had been sent to Yang City.
While the others were trying to befriend Mr. Jun, Ye Shengge helped herself to the buffet table.
She hadn’t eaten much at night, so she was already hungry. Thus, she dragged Ji Shiting to the buffet table and had a few bites of cake and fruits. She then picked up a cherry and put it to his mouth.
Seeing how happy she was eating, the man let her put the cherry in his mouth.
Ye Shengge smiled and said, “Is it good?”
Ji Shiting swallowed the cherry and narrowed his eyes. “You don’t seem upset at all.”
Even though she knew that Ada was Ling Yutong, she was only shocked and worried, but she didn’t show any sadness.
“Didn’t you say there’s nothing between you and her?” She smiled and said. “Naturally, I’m not sad at all. On the contrary, I’m very happy.”
She had known about Ling Yutong’s existence for a long time, and she had been curious about him for a long time. However, she didn’t know whether she should ask or not. Perhaps she was afraid that Ling Yutong meant something to him, so she didn’t dare ask.
She was already very satisfied after hearing his explanation.
At the same time, it also confirmed her suspicions… That man had never loved a woman before. To him, responsibility and obligation were more direct and reliable than feelings.
Ji Shiting couldn’t help gritting his teeth as he saw her smiling.
He was worried that she would overthink, so he explained everything to her immediately.
However, Ji Shiting felt somewhat irritated seeing how unperturbed she was.
Did she not mind that he had a past with another woman?
Ye Shengge was eating happily, and she was about to feed Ji Shiting a cherry tomato. But when she looked up, she noticed something was wrong with his eyes. Thus, she put down the food in her hand and held his arm. “I’m done.”