Cheng Yujin’s eyes towards Lin Qingyuan were as if looking at a piece of fat meat. She instantly realized that her gaze was too obvious, so she hurriedly lowered her head and coughed slightly: “This little girl is ignorant. I made Brother Lin see my joke.”
Lin Qingyuan heard Cheng Yujin said, “You should be more confident of yourself.” His face flushed, and he didn’t dare to look at Cheng Yujin at all. His eyes wandered towards the floor. Hearing Cheng Yujin’s last sentence, he hurriedly waved his hand and said: “No, no, it’s me who shouldn’t have said these things to you. I have been brash. Eldest miss Cheng, I apologize.”
Cheng Yujin smiled sweetly: “Brother Lin is too polite. No one has ever said this kind of thing to me. You are willing to trust and confide in me. I am very happy. How can you be brash?”
Lin Qingyuan was taken aback. He stared at Cheng Yujin: “Eldest miss Cheng…”
“Brother Lin is sincere to your future wife and considers everything for her sake. The future Madam Lin must be the luckiest woman in the world.” Cheng Yujin sighed; she looked a bit melancholy. “Although I am the eldest branch’s eldest daughter, as everyone knows, I was adopted. I never have to worry about my food and clothing over the years, but I never can get truly close to my mother. Second aunt also has second younger sister and doesn’t need me, this daughter that has been adopted by others. I often feel that I have nowhere to go. Like today, my second sister is returning home, and everyone is focusing on her. My engagement has been canceled, and it is not suitable for me to stay long there, so I quietly withdrew. Fortunately, I met Brother Lin halfway. Otherwise, I really don’t know where I should go.”
Lin Qingyuan had no immunity against this kind of tactic, and he was immediately ensnared. He thought, eldest miss Cheng was beautiful and elegant. What she showed in front of people was always her smart, capable, and considerate self. But now, she lowered her head and sighed sadly. Who knew she actually had such a fragile side?
Lin Qingyuan’s heart suddenly shattered into pieces, full of pity and distress. He tried his best to control the tone of his voice and gently consoled Cheng Yujin: “Eldest miss Cheng must not belittle yourself. You are very excellent. Whether it is the eldest madam or the second madam, they must be very pleased to have such an excellent daughter as you. They simply didn’t say it outright.”
Cheng Yujin smiled and shook her head. Although she was smiling, her expression made people feel distressed. Cheng Yujin glanced sadly towards the window and said: “Brother Lin doesn’t need to comfort me. How my family feels about me, I can feel it myself. I’m not ignorant. Just, I have always been envious of other girls who are loved and cared for by their parents. Second sister’s body has always been weak since she was a child. It made people feel distressed. However, although her health isn’t good, her family members always take care of her carefully. If I didn’t take the nutrients from my sister when we were still in the womb, maybe second sister wouldn’t be sickly like that.”
Lin Qingyuan couldn’t bear it anymore. A gentleman shouldn’t point his finger at others’ right and wrong. But Cheng family’s elders actually had this kind of conduct? A person’s health was predestined by heaven. What did it mean by blaming eldest miss Cheng for the second miss’ poor health?
Lin Qingyuan couldn’t help feeling angry. He looked at the girl in front of him with even more pity and distress: “Eldest miss Cheng, this is not your fault at all. It is regrettable that your second sister was born with poor health, but you were also just a child. None of this has anything to do with you.”
Cheng Yujin smiled softly. Her face was pale and sad: “Thank you, Brother Lin. When I was a child, I always felt frightened. I thought that it was really my fault that my second sister is born sickly. But when I grow up and know more, I no longer feel so. Now second sister is married to her sweetheart, and Marquis Jingyong treats her wholeheartedly, holding her on his palm like a treasure. They both got their wish and met a good end.”
Lin Qingyuan suddenly felt uncomfortable. His memory was particularly good, and he almost immediately remembered that Marquis Jingyong was originally Cheng Yujin’s fiance.
This…the original fiancé married her second sister and was very loving towards his wife. No wonder Cheng Yujin couldn’t stay with other family members in the main hall and had to walk out quietly. Changed to him, he also couldn’t stay calm.
Lin Qingyuan felt that Cheng family’s approach was truly inappropriate. No, it was inappropriate to the extreme! Eldest miss Cheng was so smart and sensible. In his Lin family, she would be a jewel on everyone’s palm, like the moon surrounded by the stars. However, in Cheng family, she was forced to bear an original sin that was not her fault. When she grew up, she had to give up her marriage to her younger sister. Now that her younger sister, former fiance, and other family members were in harmony, she had to take the initiative to avoid them. Lin Qingyuan was so angry. He really wanted to take Cheng Yujin home so that she didn’t have to suffer such an injustice anymore!
Lin Qingyuan’s heart suddenly jumped wildly.
Bring Cheng Yujin home?
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