Yun Shishi could only stare straight at her with a face as pale as a white sheet of paper.
Watching the changing expressions on her face, Mu Wanrou laughed mockingly. "Oh, no, Yun Shishi, did you fall in love with him? Do you really think that he loves you? Do you think you have a place in his heart? He's just playing with your feelings!"
Mu Wanrou savored first the despondency on Yun Shishi's face due to the latter's heart being broken before she continued with her speech haughtily. "A man's love to a woman can be sweet, but when he doesn't feel that way, he can unfeelingly stab her heart with a dagger! How can you be so naïve to take as truth the words of a man who already has me as his fiancée? You actually believed the empty promises of a man like that?"
Her sarcasm was like a needle pricking her heart until it bled ceaselessly.
She tried her best to ignore her instigation, but…
"If he's truly serious with you, why didn't he break off our engagement?" Mu Wanrou gave her a cruel laugh. "Why did he bed me when he was just intimate with you? Now, he got me pregnant. I am his future legal wife, while you are just his passing, secret fling!"
He bedded her?
Didn't he say that I'm the only woman in his life?
Is that a lie? Has he been lying to me all along?
She looked restless, and her eyes showed her inner struggles. She was still suspicious of Mu Wanrou's claim and did not buy it as the whole truth.
"He went to you before because he thought that I am infertile. He's interested in you only because you have a unique connection to him! Now that I am pregnant, do you think you can still usurp my position in the Mu family? Are you trying to take an advantage here? Dream on!"
"What you have today is mine in the first place. It's you who has taken what is mine!" she uttered, her bloodshot eyes looking lifeless.
"Whether it's yours or mine, is that important now? The most crucial thing now is that no one will believe your words!"
Just like how no one had believed her a decade and a half ago, no one would believe her now as well.
She bit her lower lip tightly as the nightmare from back then resurfaced in her mind.
"No one will believe me?"
"Yes! No one will believe your one-sided argument!" Mu Wanrou tried to hypnotize her with this cruel affirmation. "Everyone will think that you are a thief and a mistress – a third party in someone else's marriage!"
With a bitter smile, her hands fell limply on her sides, and Mu Wanrou took this chance to push her roughly again.
As she took a tumble to the back, a pair of strong and warm arms caught hold of her in the nick of time.
Following this, a deep and firm voice verbalized above her head, "I believe you."
She was shaken awake from her stupor by this voice, and her vacuous eyes regained their focus somewhat. Lifting her gaze up, she saw Gu Xingze's gentle countenance staring back at her.
With loving indulgence, he spoke again to her ashen face. "I believe you."
Even if the whole world were to doubt and not to trust this woman, he would believe her every word unconditionally.
His presence took Mu Wanrou by surprise. Looking at him anxiously, she wondered how much he had heard.
She was overcome with guilt momentarily.