The Second Marriage Was Spoiled By The Boss - Chapter 1
Chen Xu did not expect that she would meet her ex-husband and his mistress at the mall.
This was a newly-opened shopping mall. She had stopped by the supermarket to see if there were any discounts or promotions.
When she met Lu Zhenyu and Ye Zhiqing, Chen Xu had just picked a light blue skirt and was going to try it on at the fitting rooms. Then Chen Xu heard Ye Zhiqing’s voice, “Hey, Zhenyu, don’t you think the skirt that girl is holding is pretty?”
“It’s pretty. Let the employee bring you one to try on later.” Lu Zhenyu was smiling and his voice was gentle.
Chen Xu sighed. It seemed that she wouldn’t be able to avoid them. She tried to relax her tense muscles and turned around without expression.
“Sister Chen?” Seeing Chen Xu, Ye Zhiqing was stupefied. Like reflex, she pulled Lu Zhenyu’s arm and glanced at her sideways.
Chen Xu wore a light grey cardigan, buttoned to the top. With a plain face, from head to toe, she exuded the atmosphere of a woman from a good family.
Ye Zhiqing looked at her and her face could not help but show a bit of smugness.
Lu Zhenyu was also surprised. He seemed a little embarrassed and smiled at Chen Xu. “What a coincidence! You’re here, too?”
Chen Xu said “Yeah.”, nodded to them, and went to the fitting room to change her clothes. She moved slowly. She only hoped that the two outside would know better and leave as soon as she changed clothes.
To save everyone from embarrassment.
Chen Xu did not expect that Ye Zhiqing also wanted to try on this light blue skirt. When Ye Zhiqing came out of the fitting room, she was wearing the same skirt as her, standing in front of the big mirror and posing.
Hearing Chen Xu come out, Ye Zhiqing turned to look at her.
“Oh, it’s so beautiful!” The female employee, who had been standing beside Ye Zhiqing, could not help coming towards Chen Xu, “Sister, this skirt is very suitable for you! The effect it has on your upper body is so good that you look better than a model!”
“Is that so? Thank you.” Chen Xu looked at herself in the mirror. This skirt was really suitable for her. It looked very good, and the whole ensemble made her look fresh and elegant.
Ye Zhiqing looked at Chen Xu resentfully.
Sure enough, clothes made a person. She only changed her old cardigan for a fashionable and beautiful skirt, but the grey Chen Xu already looked like a different person. Her appearance was actually pretty good.
Ye Zhiqing thought it would not be a good idea to attack Chen Xu, so she sneered at the employee. “It’s amazing, you have such a big mouth. In order to sell things, you would actually dare to say anything.”
Chen Xu’s dress was not bad, but she did look better than herself! She was younger than Chen Xu, and her chest was bigger than Chen Xu. The design of this skirt was more suitable for her! Why did the employee praise Chen Xu but not her?
The employee smiled apologetically. “I’m not lying. This skirt looks good on both of you! You guys must know each other. I can give you a 5% discount on two skirts if you buy them together.”
Ye Zhiqing ignored the employee and turned to Lu Zhenyu to ask whether she looked good in her dress. As a result, she found out that Lu Zhenyu’s sight did not fall on her at all. Lu Zhenyu was actually looking at Chen Xu!
Ye Zhiqing gritted her teeth angrily. She went over and grabbed Lu Zhenyu’s arm while squeezing out a fake smile. “Zhenyu, do I look beautiful in this dress?”
“Beautiful, beautiful.” Lu Zhenyu quickly looked away from Chen Xu, changed the subject and asked the shopping guide, “How much is this skirt?”
“The original price is 4600 yuan, but with the discount, 5% off, it’s about 4300 yuan. You all want to buy one, right? Then I’ll make out an invoice.” The employee couldn’t wait to write out the invoice.
“Don’t write out an invoice for me, I won’t be buying one.” Chen Xu immediately refused.
She couldn’t afford a 4600 yuan for a skirt. She worked at the university’s library, and her salary was only 5000 yuan a month. She should have checked the price on the tag before trying on the clothing. She didn’t expect that the clothes in this mall would be so expensive.
(Editor: 4600 Yuan is about 654 USD!)
Hearing that Chen Xu didn’t want to buy one, Ye Zhiqing felt a little more comfortable. “Oh, sister Chen, the employee praised you for how nice the clothes look on you. Why don’t you buy it? A woman should treat herself. If you don’t take good care of yourself now when you’re old, there wouldn’t be a man who would want such a washed-up woman!”
“Zhiqing!” Lu Zhenyu reprimanded in a low voice. He thought Ye Zhiqing had gone a little too far.
Ye Zhiqing pouted aggrieved. “I’m also doing this for Sister Chen. Is it wrong of me to hope she becomes younger and prettier?”
Chen Xu frowned anxiously. Why did Ye Zhiqing keep buzzing around her like a fly? She didn’t want to talk to her. Despite everything, she insisted on exploiting any opportunity to approach and disgust her.
You want to fight, don’t you? Then let’s fight.
Chen Xu looked at Ye Zhiqing, unhurried and leisurely said, “It’s no wonder that Mrs. Ye is in love like a fish in the water. She was interested in a husband who had a wife. She could even get him without any effort. It seems like she has a very thorough understanding of male psychology.”
Ye Zhiqing’s face flushed with embarrassment. She turned around and looked at Lu Zhenyu and found that Lu Zhenyu said nothing and had no intention of helping her. The anger in her heart exploded.
“It’s my skill to steal. Chen Xu, what are you good at? With a salary of 5000 yuan a month, with both parents as medicine jars, your family is in a lot of debt. You have no right to argue with me!”
“Don’t get so excited. No one is arguing with you. I don’t think it’s worth fighting with people like you.” With that, Chen Xu turned her head and left. She concluded this fight was really cheap. No matter who started it, it’s humiliating to quarrel with someone outside. However, Ye Zhiqing’s fierceness refreshed Chen Xu’s outlook on life again.
Unexpectedly, she followed Chen Xu and chased her to the bathroom to scold her.
“Mrs. Chen, take a mirror and look at your old face! An old woman! The soil is almost crumbling! What are you proud of? How amazing do you think it is to be a librarian? Believe it or not, I’ll make it impossible for you to do your stupid job!”
Chen Xu was inside a stall, not uttering a single word. She let Ye Zhiqing continue scolding her. She wasn’t so low as to do such a thing as yelling at people through the door in the bathroom.
Ye Zhiqing scolded her for a long time but no one answered, and the women who came and went looked at her like she was a psychopath. “What bad luck!” Ye Zhiqing dropped those words and left.
Hearing the sound of high heels leaving, Chen Xu arranged her clothes and walked out of the cubicle. While standing in front of the sink to wash her hands, Chen Xu stared at her face in the mirror. Yeah, she was not a little girl anymore. She was 28 years old, and the mother of a 4-year-old boy.
Divorced, working at a job with no future.
The money she acquired after the divorce was used to treat her father. It was spent completely, her total savings now did not even exceed 10000 yuan.
Her life did seem very miserable.
The mobile phone in her bag gave a slight “beep”. A WeChat message was sent to her. Chen Xu took out her mobile phone and looked at it. It was from Lu Zhenyu.
“I bought you that skirt. You can just go to the counter and pick it up.”
Chen Xu blinked, wondering if she was reading it wrong. Her ex-husband said that he bought a skirt worth more than 4000 yuan and even wanted to give it to her?
Hahaha… The world was indeed amazing.
She fell in love with Lu Zhenyu for four years and got married for five years. Her nine-year relationship finally lost to reality.
Ye Zhiqing was 24 years old, bright and plump. Her husband died in a car accident a year ago, leaving behind a huge fortune.
Beautiful and rich little widows have always been very popular.
What’s more, Ye Zhiqing was the daughter of the mayor, and her uncle was a senior official in the ministry.
Such a woman was naturally very attractive to Director Lu of the Audit Bureau.
Chen Xu didn’t know how such a lowly director attracted Ye Zhiqing. Maybe it was true love.
After all, Lu Zhenyu was handsome. His body was slender and elegant, he was also gentle and considerate.
(*TN: I use an italic font to underline that it is just information or flashback.)
This can’t be happening. They’re already divorced but he bought her a skirt.
Chen Xu smiled sarcastically and quickly replied with two words: Don’t need. Chen Xu was about to put her phone back in her bag when her sister-in-law called her.
“Xiao Xu, what do you think of Zhang Shide, who you went on a blind date with last week? He was very satisfied with you and said that you never replied to him when he sent you a Wechat. He asked me to ask for help.”
Zhang Shide? Chen Xu thought for a moment, “I don’t think we’re very suitable for each other.”
How could they be compatible? The local owner of the steamed stuffed bun shop had been showing off his wealth when he went on a blind date with her.
By the way, although boss Zhang Shide already had two sons, he announced that after remarriage, the new wife would have to give him two or three more sons.
“What if I can’t have a son?”
“It’s all right. I know a traditional doctor who has fetal medicine. It doesn’t matter if you are pregnant with a daughter. After taking the medicine, I’m sure you can turn my daughter into a boy!”
Chen Xu pretended to gasp in amazement.
“Xiao Xu, you’re too selective. That’s not good.” The sister-in-law told her earnestly, “A divorced woman with a son, do you think you can still choose slowly according to your own tastes? Don’t even mention how old you are this year! You’re almost 30!”
“What’s wrong about being almost 30?” Chen Xu looked at her face in the mirror. Her skin was still fair and delicate. Her eyes were still very clear. She looked young.
“You’re 28, and you even have a child, a son! You try going out and asking guys out, if you want a good man you need to be a young girl in your early 20s.”
Her sister-in-law started talking endlessly without getting to the point on the other end of the phone, but Chen Xu didn’t listen to anything she said.
Did they think at the age of 28, she was already an old woman? In the marriage market, was she already a used good that was unsalvageable? Should she just withdraw from the marriage market and stop trying?
No more blind dates, no more talks of marriage, nothing more. No one would ever be picky about her age or her divorced status again.