When Shen Peiran received the call, he was working in his office. The secretary noticed that he had been different ever since the time he had received that call.
At noon, Shen Peiran talked to the director of the company, then later picked up his car key and left.
When he arrived at the arranged private room at the restaurant, Jiang Jingchuan was already there, and leisurely eating Japanese cuisine. Upon seeing Shen Peiran enter, he just calmly smiled, “Has Mr. Shen eaten lunch yet?”
Shen Peiran didn’t understand the purpose behind Jiang Jingchuan meeting him, but even if he had figured something out, on seeing Jiang Jingchuan now, he would’ve still felt uneasy. He sat down with an expressionless face, looked at Jiang Jingchuan coldly and asked: “Did something happen to CEO Jiang today?”
“Mr. Shen, we both didn’t expect that one day we would sit together calmly and have a meal, right?” Jiang Jingchuan picked up the handkerchief placed on one side and dabbed his mouth. He looked at Shen Peiran with his expression unchanged. “Recently I have a problem and need Mr. Shen’s help to solve.”
Shen Peiran had once admired Jiang Jingchuan, at least before Jiang Jingchuan became Su Yan’s legal husband.
Jiang Jingchuan can be said to be the youngest person in power in A city. In a very short period of time, he had taken over the Jiang Corporation, and cast off his father’s glory to become the new generation CEO of the Jiang Corporation. If any man had a wild ambition, he would more or less admire Jiang Jingchuan.
During school days, Su Yan was also very popular, but Shen Peiran never felt inferior. He didn’t pay attention to them at all. But it was different in front of Jiang Jingchuan. Frankly, rather than saying he didn’t want to face Jiang Jingchuan head on, it was more that he didn’t dare to.
In front of Jiang Jingchuan, he felt inferior and couldn’t help but doubt Su Yan’s sincerity, which resulted in the lack of trust between them.
Shen Peiran on hearing Jiang Jingchuan’s words, laughed self mockingly, “Do I have the ability to help CEO Jiang? CEO Jiang thinks too highly of me.”
“Of course, Only Mr. Shen can solve this matter. Others can’t.” Jiang Jingchuan hated Shen Peiran completely because of his connection with Su Yan, otherwise he didn’t have any opinion of him. Therefore, he could calmly chat, ah no, it was negotiation. “Recently, I have been very worried because my wife’s mood isn’t good. I really want to solve her worries.”
These words were simply like punishing his heart, Shen Peiran got angry. His voice turned frosty, “Is it now?”
“I think as a good husband, I should solve her worries. Don’t you think Mr. Shen?”
Jiang Jingchuan didn’t want Su Yan to worry about Shen Peiran’s matter. After Su Yan said those words yesterday, Jiang Jingchuan could deal with him.
Getting rid of trouble, naturally he would take the lead to do so.
No matter how calm Shen Peiran was, after hearing such words he became furious. He clenched his fists tightly and glared daggers at Jiang Jingchuan, “CEO Jiang, don’t be so arrogant! It was you who stepped in between mine and Xiao Yan’s relationship. Why are you showing off?”
“Haa.” Jiang Jingchuan sighed, “Mr. Shen, your reading comprehension is clearly not up to mark. I sincerely want to discuss with you.”
Precisely, he was trying to enrage Shen Peiran. Who could be more clearer than him on how to hold a negotiation.
Sure enough, Shen Peiran’s eyes were shooting sparks, he was dying to punch Jiang Jingchuan. Fortunately, a sliver of reason was still left, he gritted his teeth and asked: “CEO Jiang, an honest person doesn’t speak in riddles. What do you really mean?”
“Mr. Shen, Why don’t you ask me what troubles my wife?” Jiang Jingchuan slightly restrained his smile.
Shen Peiran felt distressed. He never expected to become the source of Su Yan’s troubles.
All of a sudden, he didn’t know what to say and just hung his head down, no hint of his previous fury could be seen.
“Mr. Shen, my wife heard something. She heard that your mood isn’t stable recently. She is scared.” Jiang Jingchuan looked straight at Shen Peiran, not bothering to put up a smile, “To be frank, I have never wanted to force her since the beginning. If I truly did have that idea, do you think you would still be capable of talking with me like this? I don’t know what happened between you and my wife. Of course, I have no interest in it. Today I looked for you only to request you that you won’t cause trouble for us anymore.”
Shen Peiran smiled sarcastically, “Do you think she likes you? Do you know how long I’ve been with her? If it wasn’t for you, we would have already been married.”
Jiang Jingchuan didn’t get angry on hearing that, instead he raised an eyebrow and asked with interest: “I will ask you a few questions. First, if you thought that I had stepped in between your relationship, then during these times, why didn’t you come to look for me?”
This was why Jiang Jingchuan felt Shen Peiran was beneath his attention. If Shen Peiran was a man, after encountering such a situation, at the worst he should’ve come to look for him. It wouldn’t have been a bad idea to exchange blows with each other while angry. But Shen Peiran did the opposite. He did nothing except for calling Su Yan or calling her best friend, begging for help.
Shen Peiran was startled and couldn’t give an answer.
“In the end, whether it was that you couldn’t come to find me or, you didn’t dare to find me. You must be clear about that in your heart. No need to tell me.” Jiang Jingchuan smiled as he continued: “As far as I know, my wife didn’t have any contact with you for more than a month. What did you do during these days? Did you even want to see her? No. Just now you said that you have known her for a lot longer than me, so, where her home is, where she loves to go, I believe that it can’t be that you don’t know?”
“You don’t. You only know to call her. That night when you called, it was me who picked it up, do you remember? You said you miss her very much but did you put in any effort? You didn’t. I am sure you know where our home is, not saying that you could have come to our home to look for her, but you didn’t even appear in the vicinity. How can you say that you miss her?” For the first time, Jiang Jingchuan said a lot to his rival in love, “Any feelings for which you didn’t invest any effort, isn’t worth showing off.”
Shen Peiran wanted to refute all of it loudly, but each and every word of Jiang Jingchuan was like a nail hammered in his bones. He felt very pained.
He suddenly found that he was in no position to defend himself from Jiang Jingchuan’s words.
“Mr. Shen, My wife’s attitude at this period of time, I believe you already know. If you don’t let go today, I can’t really say anything to that. There was only one goal I’m here for today. Please always keep in mind that Su Yan is already married. Her legal husband is me. Even if you want to be together with her, you have to deal with me first. From now on if you want to do anything, come directly at me. Don’t call her again and don’t make her worry. Is that clear?”
Jiang Jingchuan didn’t want to do something contrary to his image or alternate between threats and promises to make Shen Peiran let go. But he really didn’t want to worry and mention Shen Peiran in front of him.
After staying silent for a while, Shen Peiran spoke: “Is she okay now?”
“This was what I wanted to ask you next. When you were together with her, did you care about how she was living her life in the Jiang Family?” Jiang Jingchuan sipped on his tea, his gaze deepened.
Shen Peiran was reduced to silence. He found out that he couldn’t say anything while facing Jiang Jingchuan.
But, at this moment, there was nothing to hide. He slowly shook his head.
Yes, he didn’t ask. He rejected a few things which had to do with Jiang Jingchuan, as a result, since the beginning, he never asked.
“Your family is also slightly rich and slightly ranked. It’s impossible for you to not know that in rich and wealthy families life is much harder. Did you ever consider that, maybe, our family knew that even after marriage she was still together with you? Did you ever consider that, perhaps, she might not be living well?” Jiang Jingchuan looked at Shen Peiran’s deathly pale complexion, and didn’t intend to continue further on this, “I don’t know if she had a good life before, but she will have a great life now.”
In fact, in the past few days Shen Peiran also found out that he really had shown very little concern for her when they were together. No wonder that due to Jiayu’s matter, she would quarrel a lot with him.
He enjoyed Su Yan’s love. In the process, he made her marriage as a reason to demand her to understand his unreasonable behaviors. Jiang Jingchuan was right. From the beginning, he never made any real effort.
During their cold war, he never took the initiative to contact her. After more than 10 days, when he came to know that the relationship between her and Jiang Jingchuan was easing up, he began to feel worried.
Was this considered having nothing to fear because he was too confident?
Yes, it was too despicable.
He finally understood what she meant when she said that what she feared the most, was that she wouldn’t love him anymore after their quarrel that day.
At that moment, had she already given up all hope to despair?
Jiang Jingchuan felt that he had already talked a lot of nonsense for today and looking at Shen Peiran’s expression, he had achieved his goal. He got up and said in a cold voice, “Mr. Shen, if you have anything to do in the future, directly look for me.”
After saying so, he picked up his car key and decided to walk out. When he reached the doorway, Shen Peiran suddenly called to stop him. He asked in a low voice: “Can I still meet her once?”
He wanted to say to her personally, I am sorry.
Yes, I am sorry that when you still loved me, I didn’t treasure you.
Jiang Jingchuan smirked, without turning back he replied, “No.”