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Chapter 32 - Not Because of These!
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Chapter 32: Not Because of These!

Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios

Zhuang Nainai felt guilty. Before he could say anything, she abruptly looked up and demanded, “Wh-why did you kiss me?”

Si Zhengting looked at her rebellious, shining eyes and felt his temper rise.

She was still so unreasonable and shameless even after five years.

She was the one who started it, why was she the one questioning him?

Si Zhengting loosened his tie and looked down at the girl again. Her eyes glimmered under the starlight, and he felt faint, as if he had travelled back to five years ago.

When he finally returned her affection after her relentless pursuit, he had not known how to show his feelings.

On one fine day, when they were strolling on the school field during break, she suddenly grabbed his hand and then quickly fled.

Now, he held onto her hand tightly.

Zhuang Nainai was blushing just like she did back then. Her gaze shifted. She did not dare to look him in the eyes. Palms becoming sweaty, she said, “Why are you holding my hand?”

What did he answer back then?

A smile formed on Si Zhengting’s lips. In a low ethereal voice, he replied, “Same reason you kissed me.”

They both paused at his words.

Zhuang Nainai was puzzled.

What did he mean by the same reason as hers?

She kissed him for a photo to be taken; she’d use it to get him to marry her.

Even though there was a hint of her deeply-hidden longing and regret in that kiss... it’s impossible for this man to still be harboring any feelings for her.

If that was not the reason... what could it be...?

Zhuang Nainai suddenly brightened upon her realization. “Are you agreeing to the marriage?”

Her question sent a chill into Si Zhengting and froze him over.

His soaring emotions instantly fell and hit rock bottom. He was pulled back from the beautiful memories and was returned to the harsh reality.

The marriage.

He almost forgot: she only re-appeared for the arranged marriage.

If there was no such arrangement, would she have forgotten him forever?

Si Zhengting was back in his icy cold mask in a split second. All the warmth around him vanished.

His eyes closed to a slit and were filled with a burning fire that threatened total annihilation. “Zhuang Nainai!”

Each and every word he uttered was like a knife to her heart. “I’m just curious, when did such a cold-hearted and unfeeling person like you become such a saint? To fight so hard and risk it all for the Gu’s that you’ve only just met and have no feelings for?”

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He saw her freeze, but dominated by this anger, he continued his onslaught of harsh words. “Oh, nope, the Zhuang Nainai i knew would not care about them, so you must be coveting the wealth and wanted to marry yourself into an even richer family!”

Cold-hearted and unfeeling?

Coveting the wealth?

Zhuang Nainai looked up, her gaze boring deep into his pitch-black eyes that were maddened with fury and disgust. It was like a punch in her guts.

She bit her lips and clenched her fists tightly.

Was that what he thought of her?

What a jerk!

How could she have left that impression of herself in his heart?

Zhuang Nainai felt her emotions rise high within her and burst out, “NO! It’s all wrong, it’s not because of all these...”

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