Xia Rou never expected Cao Yang to be so close with her teacher. Even the list of universities Cao Yang had given her was after he had consulted Teacher Wang on the best selections based on her current grades.
What was even beyond her expectation was that Teacher Wang would pay her form special attention and then… sell her out just like that.
Ever since the national exam had concluded, she had thought about it already. In order not to attract Cao Yang’s attention, she didn’t even use the credit cards when ordering the new wallpaper and wooden flooring, since he had his eye on those transactions.
Who would have known that the other debit card she had was also connected to Cao Yang’s card?
Fortunately, he had brought it up casually and hadn’t thought about it further, so she thought she had smoothly glossed past that issue.
When she had the form in front of her back then, she knew very clearly that in her past life. Cao Yang wasn’t comfortable sending her to study abroad. He had insisted on keeping her within arm’s reach. In this life… she had let him think she was a soft-tempered girl who only knew to obey his words and study well. He probably would be even less inclined to allow her to be on her own.
So she had brought out this trick and appeared to agree with him on the surface, but acted contrary to his expectations in secret.
It was also because her performance in the last three years was too good that Cao Yang didn’t suspect even a hint.
That time, seeing big brother’s attitude so gentle, her heart had been… guilty and sad.
But this matter was really the most important decision she had made after rebirthing. No matter how sad she would be, she refused to change her mind.
In this life, no matter what, she refused to become a burden on him.
He had done enough for her already.
It was enough. Translated by The Novelst
In this life, her only wish was to let him live his life freely.
Whenever she thought of such an outstanding man as her big brother having to go through a divorce, Xia Rou would feel incredibly sad.
As a sister-in-law, the way she looked at Wang Man was that though she found Wang Man arrogant at times, and cold and scary, she had to admit that Wang Man overall was very good.
Xia Rou could be considered to have a very shallow understanding towards the upper-class circle in the capital. She had taken a good look and she really couldn’t find anyone else that was a better match than Wang Man for Cao Yang.
It wasn’t important whether or not she liked Wang Man. The most important thing was that since Cao Yang had chosen to take her as his wife, that meant he liked her – they had affection for each other.
So even if Xia Rou didn’t like Wang Man, or if Wang Man didn’t like her – it wasn’t important. The most important thing was that she, as the disliked white lotus, should stay as far away from them as possible.
So in order to let this perfectly paired couple live peacefully inside their mansion without her intrusion, she had thoroughly prepared.
That way, the married couple would definitely not have issues in their relationship just because of her. Then, big brother… would definitely be able to live happily, right?
As for her, she wasn’t planning to go far.
She would first study in university and return to her own apartment during the summer and winter holidays. After she graduated, she would move back to the capital. Then she would look for a job or big brother could arrange it for her – either way was fine.
She had two ground-floor stores under her hand, and neither were small. Those properties had been purchased by Cao Xiong for Cheng Wan. One was big and the other small, and both had signed a fifteen-year contract with the tenant. She would receive up to one hundred thousand from the rental every year.
Many executives in and out of the country had similar salaries to this amount.
Though it wasn’t enough for her to live a life with racing cars and other extreme luxuries, it was already sufficient for her to live a wealthy and comfortable life.
And most of all, it was only her. So she really only needed enough for one person.
Calculating the financial situation inside, she really didn’t understand why she had not been satisfied with this in the past.
She was obviously living a much better life than most people already.
Greed was truly a scary devil in human nature.
Xia Rou couldn’t help but sigh.
She had already thought about it and didn’t need to worry about facing any pressure financially. She could comfortably finish her degree first and then search for a job she liked.
Not to feed herself, but to have something to do. For the sake of her own interest and to prove her value. That would be enough.
After that, she could return to visit sometimes, to see Cao Xiong, Cao Yang, and all the rest.
As long as she kept a distance from them, even Wang Man… wouldn’t hate her as much as she had in the past, right?
The only concern she had at the moment was that she had played a trick and gone behind Cao Yang’s back. When he realized, he would… he would…
Sigh. She could only bite the bullet and bear through his lectures.
It was alright. She could wait until she received the notice and go away to study. Then, wait until he hadn’t seen her for a while and began to miss her – then she would come back to visit.
Since he had treated her so well, she just had to have a thick face and butter him up. He would forgive her for sure.
Mm. Just like that; perfect. Translated by The Novelst
Xia Rou was thinking good thoughts and even planned to turn in for the night. But unexpectedly Cao Yang called her so late at night through the building’s phone.
“Come to my study,” was all he said.You can support me & access to advance chapters here ^^ Become a Patron!
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