Chapter 30: Media’s Misunderstanding
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Her sister’s choice of words was smart. On the surface, she appeared to be upset on her behalf. But, she was secretly inciting a conflict, provoking her to become dissatisfied with Bai Qinghao’s actions.
In her previous life, she had hated Bai Qinghao even more after hearing this. However, right now, all she had for Bai Qinghao was love. Hence, she would not be affected.
Fang Xinxin put on a ‘naive’ facade and said, “Who said that Bai Qinghao has locked me up?”
“Isn’t that the case?” Fang Manxue spoke angrily.
“He locked you here without your or the Fang family’s consent. He is restricting your personal freedom!”
Fang Xinxin appeared unaffected. “The Yu Ting Villa isn’t a place anyone can enter. It’s an honour to be here. Second Sister, the reason you’re able to come in and out of the Yu Ting Villa freely is also because of me.”
From what she recalled, Fang Manxue was a cunning woman. Whenever she made any secret plans with Bai Chenxi, Fang Manxue would report them to Bai Qinghao with details added to dramatise the situation.
Bai Qinghao had wanted to gain full control of her actions and over time, he gave Fang Manxue the permission to enter the Yu Ting Villa as she pleased.
Fang Manxue’s expression stiffened. “Xinxin, how can you say so? What do you mean it’s because of you? The reason I’m allowed to enter the Yu Ting Villa is because Bai Qinghao likes me.”
If it had been earlier, Fang Xinxin would have trusted everything Fang Manxue said. However, right now, she was only bored by her act.
If Bai Qinghao genuinely liked Fang Manxue, why did he insist on marrying Fang Xinxin in their previous life?
“Oh? Has Bai Qinghao said that he likes you? I have to go and ask him about this.” Fang Xinxin moved to get off the bed, but was stopped by Fang Manxue, who rushed to hold her back.
“Don’t ask Hao this sort of question. He has always been cold and indifferent. Even if you ask him, he won’t admit to it.”
“Hao…” Fang Xinxin looked at her as though she found this amusing.
“Second Sister, he is your future brother-in-law. How can you address him so intimately? Isn’t that inappropriate?”
Fang Manxue responded immediately. “The one you love is Bai Chenxi. Sooner or later, Bai Qinghao will dissolve his marriage contract with you. Does it matter what I call him?”
“As long as our marriage contract exists, he is still your younger sister’s fiancé.” Fang Xinxin became serious.
“Second Sister, please do not address him as… Hao. Otherwise…”
“What? Are you going to complain to Bai Qinghao? You eloped with Bai Chenxi last night. Do you think Bai Qinghao would still pay you any attention?” Fang Xinxin appeared fearless.
Fang Xinxin harrumphed coldly. “Why do I have to complain to Bai Qinghao? All I have to do is to inform the media nicely that Bai Qinghao’s fiancée is me and not you. What do you think will be tomorrow’s headlines? The Fang Group’s Second Young Lady has been coveting her younger sister’s fiancé?”
“I can just tell the media that they misunderstood.” Fang Manxue was someone who would never back down easily.
“I’ve never declared myself to be Bai Qinghao’s fiancée. It’s just that everyone knew it to be the Fang family’s daughter and assumed that it’s me.”
Fang Xinxin waved her hand. “In that case, I should really accept an interview and clarify that I am Bai Qinghao’s fiancée. This way, they will realise that they have misunderstood the situation.”
Fang Manxue did not wish for Fang Xinxin to clear up this misunderstanding. She wanted everyone to assume that she was the soon-to-be Mrs. Bai. “Xinxin, if you do this, Bai Chenxi will be heartbroken. Besides, what’s the point in doing so? In anycase, Bai Qinghao won’t want you.”