g the salt onto the wound. Was this not too heartless?
”Give me a couple of days and Ill convince my mother to decline this marriage. I promise you that it won ’t take too long. ”
After saying this, Long Chen slowly turned around and walked away. The setting sun illuminated his slim figure on the middle of the mountain path, making him appear somewhat miserable.
Looking at Long Chens fading figure, tears streamed out of Meng Qis eyes, and her hand covered his cherry lips.
Was I right to do this or was I wrong?
A young woman slowly walked over from behind Meng Qi and quietly consoled her, “Big sis, now that everythings been said, its already over. Although, this Long Chen really does appear pitiful.”
The two women stared at Long Chens back until he completely disappeared.
Once Long Chen descended the mountain, his mood became increasingly depressed. From the first moment he saw Meng Qi, he had felt a strong feeling of love and attraction.
Someone like Meng Qi was like a fairy from heaven. For a normal man like Long Chen, it would have been strange if he wasnt attracted to her.
But just as this love surfaced, it was doused in icy water before it could be expressed.
Long Chens spiritual perception was exceptionally powerful, so he was exceptionally sensitive towards other peoples emotions.
The moment Meng Qi had shown her personal power by calling the Lion Eagle, he had already known things were not good.
Ive lost love before I could even fall in love…
Long Chen was miserable inside, so much that he wanted to scream madly. He had suffered through so much repression and injustice, but he had never let a single cry out. However, this time, he truly did feel an urge to weep.
He could sense that Meng Qi was a kind woman; otherwise, there was no need for her to do it like this, and she could have directly declined the marriage.
It wasnt as if he wanted to have the marriage arrangement annulled, but what could he do? He could scream and cry at the heavens all he liked, but what was the point?
Yes, maybe if he had begged her, then the marriage might have gone through, but at that point, it wouldnt even mean anything.
It was better to just let it go. Although his heart ached, he could still bear it.
By the time he got home, night had already descended. His mother immediately began to rain questions down on him. What did the two say, did they make any progress, were there any feelings between them…
Doing his best to answer and brush off the questions for a while, Long Chen finally managed to ask, “Mom, how did Meng Qi and I end up in an arranged marriage, and why didnt you tell me about it?
Pain appeared in Mrs. Longs eyes when he asked this, but it was quickly concealed again.
She told Long Chen that their two families were initially on very good terms. Their fathers were life and death friends and they decided that their children, if they were both males, would be brothers; if they were both females, theyd be sisters; and if they were one male and one female, they would be husband and wife.
Long Chen sighed. So your generation was all happy and carefree, but now when it comes to us, all we have is bitterness.
“Mom, I feel that I and Meng Qi arent suitable for each other.” Long Chen thought about it for a long while, but in the end, he could only face it headfirst.
“What?” Mrs. Long stared at Long Chen in disbelief.
“Ah, mom, dont get too emotional. What Im saying is that Meng Qi and I just arent suitable. After all…” Long Chen couldnt continue.
“No, thats crazy talk! Meng Qi is such a beautiful woman; how is she unsuitable for you?” Mrs. Long was angered so greatly that she couldnt help but swear.
“Mom, listen to me. Love requires that both parties are willing. You didnt get our consent before setting this up for us. Thats just too arbitrary.”
“You… are you trying to anger me?!” Mrs. Long couldnt even understand Long Chens words anymore, and she was angered to the point that tears were falling.
Long Chen was extremely embarrassed, but it wasnt as if he could say the truth. All he could do was to stand there as Mrs. Long cursed and cursed. Suddenly, his mother asked, “Chen-er, tell your mother the truth. Is it Meng Qi who wants to get out of this?”
“How could that be possible? Meng Qi is a good lady. Its just me. I feel that this is too sudden and I cant accept it,” hastily replied Long Chen.
“No need to say anymore. Child, its your mom and dads fault.”
Mrs. Long wasnt stupid. She naturally knew what kind of character her son had. After thinking about it for just a moment, she knew that the situation wasnt as simple as he said. She hurriedly hugged Long Chen and cried bitterly.
“Mom, its not as bad as you think. I just think were not suitable now. That doesnt mean we might not get along better in the future…” laughed Long Chen. “Its all part of my plan. First, annul this marriage arrangement, and then let your child use his own skills to pursue her back as a daughter-in-law. Wouldnt this be the best case situation?”
“Hmph, what part of that is easy? Meng Qi is a beautiful goddess. Who knows how many people are pursuing her. Without this marriage contract, when will you ever get your chance?” She sighed and continued, “But youre also right. This kind of thing cant be forced. Since its your marriage and youre now old enough, you can decide for yourself.”
“Thank you mom.” Long Chen finally relaxed.
Mrs. Long took out an old wooden case from under her bed, taking out a thin piece of paper from within it and handing it to Long Chen. “This is your marriage contract. If you want to get out of it, just tear it apart.”
Receiving that thin piece of paper, Long Chens heart ached. An absolutely heavenly beautiful woman was about to be lost in such a way. It really was lamentable.
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