“It’s not that…” Perhaps due to the pain or her anxiety, Shen Qi had already started to tear up.
I’ve already gotten this far. I can’t fail now! I must successfully stay in the Ye residence.
“I was just— argh!”
Before she could explain, Ye Moxuan pushed her away. “I’m even more disgusted by b*tches like you who act innocent!”
Without looking at Shen Qi, who had fallen to the ground, Ye Moxuan turned around and wheeled himself away.
Seeing that he had left, Shen Qi gently bit her lower lip.
He didn't ask me to leave the Ye residence, so this means that I can stay, right?
Once again, she wrapped herself in the quilt and returned to the bed. Seeing that no one had chased her out after more than ten minutes, she was relieved. It seemed that she had succeeded.
Shen Qi slept in the empty room alone the whole night. It seemed that Ye Moxuan had accepted her proposal—them being husband and wife on paper, but not getting involved with each other’s life.
Then, Shen Qi got dressed and went downstairs, where a group of servants was busy working.
She was just about to step forward to ask them where the kitchen was when a broom suddenly appeared under her feet. With that, Shen Qi staggered, and she immediately fell forward uncontrollably.
Just as she was about to fall down to the ground, a pair of strong hands helped her up in time.
Still in shock from the fall, Shen Qi looked up, thereupon her eyes met a pair of gentle eyes.
“Are you alright, sister-in-law?”
“I am Moxuan’s elder brother. My name is Linhan,” Ye Linhan said softly.
Before Shen Qi could answer, a cold voice could be heard. “It seems like I’ve arrived at the wrong timing.”
This voice… Shen Qi looked over to the source of the voice to see Xiao Su pushing Ye Moxuan over; the latter was sitting in a wheelchair with a thin blanket covering his legs.
Although he was sitting in a wheelchair, he still looked like a proud king.
His eyes were cold, and his gaze fell sharply on Shen Qi’s face like a blade.
Meeting his icy stare, Shen Qi couldn’t help but shiver.
Only then did she realize that she was still in Ye Linhan’s arms. Immediately, she quickly took two steps backward to keep a distance from him before lowering her head guiltily.
“Moxuan, it’s rare to see you at home.” Ye Linhan smiled at his younger brother.
However, Ye Moxuan treated him with a different attitude; he merely nodded slightly without any expression on his face. “Linhan.”
“Alright then, I’ll be on my way for now.”
With that, Ye Linhan looked at Shen Qi and said gently, “Sister-in-law, I have to go to the company now, so I’ll be leaving first.”
Hearing this, Shen Qi nodded blankly and watched as Ye Linhan left. Just as she was about to withdraw her gaze, she heard Ye Moxuan mocking her, “Are all divorced women this desperate? You just can’t wait to seduce men, can you?”
Hearing this, Shen Qi suddenly came back to her senses. “What did you say?”
Ye Moxuan’s eyes were pitch-black, and there were dark shadows under his eyes. Shen Qi could feel his hostility toward her.
Shen Qi bit her lower lips before saying, “I’m not as nasty as you think.”
“Really?” Ye Moxuan had a sarcastic smile on the corners of his lips. After all, he looked down on women like her the most. “How can you say that a woman who got remarried right after her divorce isn’t nasty?”
Shen Qi clenched her fists, anger welling up in her.
Was she the one who wanted this? She was also forced to marry him.
“You better keep your promises and keep your distance from the Ye Family. If I find out that you are doing despicable things outside under the name of the Ye Family, or have any bad intentions toward my family, I’ll make you suffer.”
With that, Xiao Su wheeled Ye Moxuan away.
After they left, a maid came over and said to her, “Second Young Lady, the Old Master wants to see you.”
Old Master? Is he Ye Moxuan’s grandfather? Shen Qi suddenly became nervous.
Her mother said before that none of the Ye Family had seen Shen Yue before, which was why they married her off instead of Shen Yue.
But now that I’m going to meet the Old Master, will I be exposed?
Thinking of this, Shen Qi followed behind the maid nervously.
“Second Young Lady, please enter.” The maid had a very reverent attitude. With that, Shen Qi thanked her and walked into the study room cautiously.
The study room was adorned with classical decorations and bookshelves, just like what she had imagined. There were all kinds of pens, ink calligraphies, and paintings on the shelves, making the room look solemn.
Shen Qi only took a brief look at her surroundings before immediately retracting her gaze to look at the person in the room. “H-Hello, Old Master.”
Then, Shen Qi’s eyes met the shrewd gaze of the Old Master of the Ye Family.
At this moment, he was giving her a once-over.
At the thought of her identity, Shen Qi suddenly became nervous and lowered her eyes at a loss, for fear that Old Master Ye would see the guilty conscience in her eyes.
She had temporarily won over Ye Moxuan, but what if Old Master Ye found out that she was not Shen Yue?
“Huh?” Shen Qi raised her head reflexively, and then quickly lowered her head after meeting the Old Master's gaze.
Old Master Ye's eyes were sharp, and he spoke with a serious tone.
“Moxuan has been in poor health since he was a child. Since you have married him, you should take good care of him in the future. I don’t have to teach you your responsibilities as a wife, do I?”
“From tomorrow onward, you will work with Moxuan as his assistant.”
Hearing that, Shen Qi raised her eyes in surprise. “But—”
“It’s been decided. You’ll go with Moxuan when he goes to work tomorrow and stay by his side!”