Chapter 2006: A Past Too Unbearable to Recall
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
After suddenly asking that perplexing question buried in her heart, Yun Shishi was afraid to look at him.
Hua Jin was taken aback, his face losing color in an instant.
The actress was dumbfounded when she saw how his face had turned ugly following her question. She did not know what it was she had said that had hit him in his sore spot.
“They’re likely afraid of the consequences it will bring if you and I get too close.”
The young man’s eyes drooped in disappointment as he bit his lower lip helplessly. “I’m… probably selfish for not considering that, but…”
He raised his head and spoke seriously. “Do you know? I love being with you.”
Shock filled the woman’s eyes.
“Please don’t misunderstand! I didn’t mean anything romantic about it! I love being with you because you let me feel… the warmth of a family.”
Even though he said that with a small smile, his tone was extremely sad. “I’ve always been greedy for such warmth because I’ve never had it before. That’s why…”
The young man’s smile was laced with bitterness as he spoke seriously. “Perhaps you should keep your distance from me—at least, until I have cut things off with that woman.”
Was this the woman Mu Xi had mentioned to her previously? Hua Jin’s financial backer?
The actor glanced at her, seeing through her thoughts. He had a meticulousness unlike any other man. Therefore, he quickly sensed what she was suspecting.
“I’m aware of the countless rumors about me in the industry. Some are unfounded, but some are indeed true.”
Yun Shishi looked at him with a deep gaze.
“The life experiences I’ve told you before are all… true. They are. I wasn’t joking. I’m afraid that you’ll think I’m dirty once you find out about it…”
He shrank his shoulders helplessly. His colorless lips were as dry and cracked as the Mother Earth.
“Why would I?” Unexpectedly, the actress smiled. “I don’t think you are dirty. The past is in the past. Who doesn’t have one?”
His eyes were filled with surprise as a slight vigor returned to his face.
“You really don’t find me dirty?”
The actor examined her expression. Her gaze was genuine and her look was serious. Thus, he sighed. “I’ll tell you if you’re willing to listen.”
In fact, Hua Jin’s father truly did sell him to a man with an extraordinary background when he had nowhere to go.
This man was very powerful and had a reputation in the financial industry.
He had several businesses and investments in many domains, from Internet and media to property…
An entertainment company under his control was just a small part of his properties.
That guy had his eyes set on him and offered to take him in as payment for his father’s debt; his old man naturally agreed to that proposal.
The following years after that were something the actor could not bear to look back on.
From being inexperienced and young, he eventually became cold and detached from the world. It was all because of that man.
He remembered that one time when he was brought to attend a prestigious private banquet. The host of the banquet had booked an entire island for half a month of wild fun, filled with wannabe models and drugs.
The man threw him into the circle and gave a speech about how they could play with him however they wanted.
He was violated beyond recognition during that half a month.
At the banquet, several financial backers had been so wild that a few wannabes died amid their fun.