Ye Shengge immediately realized that she was referring to Ling Yutong.
“The only means… You only talk to her?” Ye Shengge asked.
“Yes.” Ji Shiting frowned. “I used to hate women. At least those who tried to get close were superficial and vain.”
Ye Shengge tried not to say that he was being sexist.
After all, it was because of Xu Shaoqing’s betrayal that had hurt him when he was young.
Besides, given the man’s family background and talent, girls who approached him would naturally lower themselves. They would either try to please him or seduce him, so it wasn’t surprising at all.
However, on second thought, hadn’t she been trying to please and seduce him?
Ye Shengge suddenly felt guilty.
“Ling Yutong is an exception because she’s quiet and sensible, and because…” He paused.
“Because she was with you when your father died?” Ye Shengge said.
“Did my mother tell you that?” Ji Shiting wasn’t surprised.
Ye Shengge nodded.
“Yes.” Ji Shiting nodded. “That’s why I’ve always been grateful to her.”
After his father died, he had refused to talk to anyone. If it weren’t for that little girl talking to him and trying to talk him out of it, he might have become autistic.
Ye Shengge felt sour as she looked at his calm face. She had thought she would be jealous, but she couldn’t help feeling grateful that Ling Yutong had been by his side at that time, so he wouldn’t be too lonely.
“Grandpa urged me to get married after I graduated.” Ji Shiting smiled. “Ling Yutong was my only choice, so I proposed to her.”
“Not because you like her, but because she’s your only choice?” Ye Shengge asked.
“I didn’t hate her,” the man said calmly.
Indeed, he hadn’t loved Ling Yutong much back then, just as she had guessed.
However, Ye Shengge didn’t know whether she should be happy or not… There were probably two reasons why that man married his wife. Firstly, it was because his grandpa was urging him, and secondly, that woman wasn’t annoying.
She also met these criteria.
“You must’ve heard what happened after that, right?” The man curled his lips. “When I first took over the company, someone wanted to make trouble and use her as a breakthrough point to dig out the company’s secrets from her. She came into contact with the other party a couple of times, and I thought she had betrayed me, so I didn’t help when the Ling family was in trouble. Instead, I hit her when she was down. She broke up with me, and I agreed. But at that time, even if she didn’t say anything, there wouldn’t have been any future between us.”
“But she didn’t betray you,” Ye Shengge said.
“She explained to me today that she only wanted to trick the other party to give me some help.” Ji Shiting paused for a bit. “And that’s the result of my investigation. She never revealed anything to the other party.”
“Who is that?” Ye Shengge couldn’t help asking.
“I promised him a reduction in his sentence in prison, so he told me everything.” Ji Shiting sneered. “Besides, he revealed something interesting. He only used Ling Yutong as a breakthrough point because someone gave him that suggestion.”