Chapter 3: Learning the truth
Lu Junxuan held onto the divorce agreement as if he had just received a fortune. He announced coldly, “It is stated in the agreement that you will clean out the house. Move out tomorrow. Except for your personal belongings, nothing else can be taken away.”
Cheng Liyue’s tears streamed down her cheeks. Her whole body had turned stiff.
That night, she packed up her things and moved out of her matrimonial home. She checked into a hotel and contacted her aunt who was living in R country who advised Liyue to stay with her.
Cheng Liyue was weary of the people and the matters here. However, she came to the realization that her passport was left at the Lu residence.
She had no choice but to catch a cab back to the Lu residence.
As she rounded the garden, she heard somebody chatting in the grove. By the sound of it, it was her mother-in-law, Chen Xia, laughing gaily with another. “Are you satisfied now? My Junxuan is finally single, you needn’t feel wronged any longer.”
Cheng Liyue’s heart skipped a beat. She approached the thicket and saw that there was a lady opposite her mother-in-law. It was Shen Junyao. She was shyly nodding her head seemingly appeased. “En, aunt, my father has agreed to become a shareholder of the Lu group.”
“That’s great. With your father joining, it will be like adding wings to a tiger for our Junxuan. You will be my favorite daughter-in-law.”
“Thank you for your help, aunt.”
“Still calling me aunt?”
“Mother…” Shen Junyao sweetly uttered.
“Ai! That’s my good daughter-in-law. I’m very fond of you.”
Cheng Liyue’s face instantly turned white as a sheet of paper. It seemed like her heart had been severely stabbed with a knife. She exploded in rage.
Everything made sense now. She had been brought to the cafe by Shen Junyao! With only two glasses of drink, she had become muddle-headed. After she had woken up, it was already that morning at the hotel.
All of this… was a calculated scheme by Shen Junyao and her mother-in-law to push for a divorce between her and Lu Junxuan.
It turned out that Shen Junyao’s father was planning to invest in the Lu Group. Her mother-in-law wanted to chase her out and let Shen Junyao take her place.
Face filled with resentment, Cheng Liyue suddenly appeared in front of them.
Chen Xia was shocked and Shen Junyao was surprised. Looking at the pale face of Cheng Liyue, she must have heard their conversation. The two of them had revealed their true colors.
“You still have the audacity to return?” Chen Xia gave her a disgusted look.
“You… You set me up. Why did you have to do this?” Eyes red, Cheng Liyue asked hoarsely.
Chen Xia looked at her without remorse. “Cheng Liyue, don’t go crazy here.”
Shen Junyao crossed her arms and smirked, “Cheng Liyue, you’re so foolish. It’s pathetic. Do you really think that Junxuan ge likes you? Keep your head out of the clouds. You are merely Junxuan ge‘s stepping stone for him to be the president of the Lu Group. The person he truly loves is me.”
“Cheng Liyue, you are now divorced and the papers have been signed. Our Lu family does not welcome you. Get out.” Chen Xia was chasing her out.
“I’ve returned to retrieve my passport. Hand it over to me.” Cheng Liyue glared at her vicious mother-in-law.
It had occurred to Chen Xia that her passport had been left behind. She let out a scoff, “Wait right here, I’ll get it for you. No matter the distance, you can just scram far, far away!”
Naturally Chen Xia wouldn’t hold her back from going abroad. The last person the Lu family would like to see was Cheng Liyue. Of course, the farther away she went, the better.
As soon as Chen Xia left, Shen Junyao narrowed her eyes while walking up to Cheng Liyue. “The reason Junxuan ge married you was because your father held the shares in the Lu Group. Truthfully speaking, you are not worthy of him at all.”
Cheng Liyue looked at the face of her former best friend. Now, there was only disgust and abhorrence towards this two-faced female. Cheng Liyue raised her palm to slap her face. Shen Junyao was quick to react as she grabbed her wrist. “You are not qualified to hit me. I’m merely taking back my happiness and my rightful place as Mrs. Lu. It was never yours to begin with.”
“So, last night… last night, all of you colluded against me? All of you… including Lu Junxuan?” Cheng Liyue burst into tears. It felt like her heart was being repeatedly stabbed with a knife and was now dripping in blood.