Ye Shengge clenched the cup in her hand and stared at her.
“He looks like he’s been having a lot of women around him these past three months, but I reckon he doesn’t even remember the names of those women, let alone have any further contact with them. He’s arranged to meet me several times because he knows that I don’t have any feelings for him anymore. He can’t see you, so he’s worried about you and misses you, so he can only do this. He hopes that you’ll be moved by the news and contact him. However, there’s still no news about you. I’m even starting to wonder if you don’t care about him anymore, let alone Shiting.”
Ye Shengge’s hands trembled as she held the cup. She bit her lips, and her vision blurred.
Ling Yutong paused for a bit and said, “After that, I said I was coming to visit, and I asked him to accompany me. He finally agreed with this excuse. I thought that as long as you two could meet, there would be a way to resolve any major problems, but I didn’t expect…”
“He… He gave up,” Ye Shengge said as she choked on her tears. “This time, we’re done.”
Ling Yutong was shocked. “Give up completely? That’s not his style.”
“But it’s real this time.” Ye Shengge closed her eyes. “I can feel it.”
Ling Yutong hesitated for a bit and said, “I suspect that he might not be able to do it. After all, he gave all his passion to you alone. I used to envy you. After all, when I was with him, I didn’t get anything except for the engagement ceremony. Therefore, time has passed. I can be friends with him because we’ve never been intimate before as a couple.”
Ye Shengge was dazed. “You’ve never…”
“No.” Ling Yutong smiled self-deprecatingly. “He hasn’t even kissed me before. I’ve even wondered if he doesn’t like women at all.”
Ye Shengge was shocked.
Ling Yutong smiled bitterly and said, “If that weren’t the case, I wouldn’t have thought he was Little Zheng’s father. He’s a stranger to me.”
Ye Shengge looked like she had been slapped. Ji Shiting had given her everything she had ever wanted, but she had always underestimated how important she was to him, and now she had pushed him away.
Perhaps she had lost the luckiest thing in her life last night. She thought she would suffer retribution.
“Are you okay, Shengge?” Ling Yutong was worried. “Should I… not be telling you this?”
Ye Shengge took a deep breath and took a long time to recover.
“No.” Her voice was soft. “Thank you for telling me this.”
“I hope I’m not being a hindrance.” Ling Yutong smiled and shook her head. “Shiting helped me redeem the Ling family’s manor when it was auctioned by the court. Even though I gave him a lot of trouble back then, and sometimes I couldn’t sleep because of shame, Shiting didn’t take it to heart at all and even helped me so much. He’s actually a very devoted person, and he’s always been like that to me. Besides, to you… Xie Siqi also saw this point, so she refused to give up.”