“Were you with Qiao Yanze?” Ye Shengge asked cautiously.
Li Yinian froze momentarily, but she nodded.
“Why?” Ye Shengge hesitated. “Did he threaten you? I heard from Tianyi that you’ve been in some trouble, but it’s not impossible to get over it, so you don’t have to force yourself.”
She knew that Li Yinian had been avoiding Qiao Yanze, and Ye Shengge would respect her no matter what reason she had.
“I’m not forcing myself.” Li Yinian smiled. “I just realized that running away isn’t a solution.”
Ye Shengge was curious. “Are you going to get back together with him?”
Li Yinian shook her head and said, “There’s no way we’ll end up together.”
“Because…” Ye Shengge hesitated for a bit and asked,” Because you can’t be a mother? ”
Li Yinian held her breath and clenched her fist.
Ye Shengge regretted it.
However, Li Yinian calmed herself down and said, “No. I’m only Li Yinian now, and I’m no longer the daughter of the Li family. Marriage in our circle needs to be compatible.”
“Shiting and I aren’t,” Ye Shengge couldn’t help saying.
Li Yinian smiled and said, “Mr. Ji is an exception. He’s too cold and hasn’t let women get close to him for so many years. Under such circumstances, Grandpa Ji wouldn’t dare ask for too much. Besides, the Ji family’s headcount is simple. Mr. Ji is the only heir, and he has absolute power.”
Ye Shengge nodded.
“The Ji family is really an exception. Most other families are like the Qiao family, where siblings and even uncles fight each other,” Li Yinian said calmly. “Under such circumstances, it’s important whether the wife’s family is powerful enough. It doesn’t matter even if they don’t care. They can’t choose their other half unless they completely split from the family.”
“So you didn’t marry Xiao Cheng out of your own will,” Ye Shengge said. “You can’t decide your marriage either.”
Li Yinian was dazed. “It wasn’t my intention to marry Xiao Cheng, but I’m not as repulsed as you think. It doesn’t matter who I marry. Compared to that, Xiao Cheng is a good choice. At least he’s old and won’t live long.”
She then shook her head and said, “But I didn’t expect to be a widow on the day of the wedding.”
Ye Shengge couldn’t help spacing out as she recalled the day of the cruise accident.
“Are you hungry? I can make two simple dishes. Half an hour is enough.” Li Yinian looked at her belly.
The woman obviously didn’t want to talk about Qiao Yanze anymore, so Ye Shengge didn’t pursue the matter, although she still had a lot of questions.
“No, rest early.” She smiled. “Goodnight.”
The next day.
Ye Shengge opened her eyes and saw a tall figure.
She blinked, came to her senses, and said, “Shiting?”
“You’re awake?” The man looked happy. He kissed her lips. “Get up. I brought you breakfast.”
“How can you come in?” Ye Shengge was anxious. “What if…”
“Shh… I knew you were going to be mad.” Ji Shiting grabbed her wrist. “Don’t worry. You’re still wearing this. Even if she comes out, she can’t do anything to me.”