He did not like jealous women all along.
Thus, he did not know why this woman was different to him. When he learned of her jealousy, sparks of joy rose in his heart.
"Yun Shishi, I'm telling you this." He turned her around by the shoulder and forced her to look into his eyes as he enunciated, "I did not touch her."
She was astounded to see him looking at her in such a solemn manner. It was something she had never seen him do before.
"I have never touched anyone else besides you; do you believe me?" he reiterated, looking somber still.
She was confused.
Bit by bit, suspicions bloomed in her heart.
She was flabbergasted at his explanation.
At the bar last time, Mu Wanrou arrogantly announced her pregnancy to her. Could it be false?
She soon went on to deny it.
When she bumped into her at the restaurant, she was really having morning sickness. There was no sign falsehood in that.
From her experience, that woman was truly pregnant.
That time she was pregnant with Little Yichen and Youyou, she suffered from terrible morning sickness as well.
That woman's symptoms were for those over a month pregnant.
Now, he was telling her that he did not touch her.
Could she believe it?
Could this man be trusted?
Was that woman faking it, or was this man lying to her?
Her mind was in turmoil!
Her face slowly turned cold.
She was unable to accept another woman getting pregnant with his child.
She was unable to accept his naked lie even more!
Hence, she tactfully yet solemnly smiled. "Mu Yazhe, you don't need to explain so much. It's obvious that Mu Wanrou is pregnant, yet you're denying having touched her now."
Pausing, she looked right into his eyes and earnestly asked, "Do you treat me as an easily fooled child? Is teasing me fun? Am I really that gullible?"
He was frustrated. "You doubt my words?"
She paled. "Doubt? If you've never touched her, then whose child does hers belong? Don't tell me that she had an affair!"
She did not believe that Mu Wanrou would cheat on him, nor could she believe that the child was not his.
If that were the case, it would be a scandalous affair to the Mu family.
With his arrogant attitude, how could he bear such a betrayal?
His face turned dark upon noting the undisguised doubt on her face. A hint of sullen anger glinted in his eyes. "Yun Shishi, don't you have confidence in me?"
She raised her jaw and expressionlessly answered, "I only believe in the truth!"
He was annoyed. "She's pregnant, but the child isn't mine."
"Then whose?" She pressured him, not wanting vague answers.
He frowned, kept silent awhile, and coldly stated, "Listen; she's merely a pawn I'm using as leverage to gain control of the Mu family. Right from the very start, I have never touched a single finger hers. As for who the child belongs, you'll know it in the future!"
Pausing, he tightly held her shoulders and solemnly said, "You only need to remember that I haven't been intimate with her. That's all."
She felt a little fed up and proceeded to push him away. "Can you please not talk in riddles with me?!"
She grabbed his lapel in her frustration and questioned him in an uncontrollable manner. "If she's a pawn to you, then what about me? Am I a pawn, too?!"