Accompanied by this angry shout was the sound of the palm slapping heavily on the table.
Tian Taoping stared angrily at the photos scattered on the table, full of two men clearly visible, naked and entwined. Tian Taoping felt that he was about to die of anger. He always knew that Tian Wenyao was a playful boy, but young people, who do not like to play, not everyone is like Li Xiyong’s son! As long as Tian Wenyao played in moderation and was willing to rein in his habits after marriage, Tian Taoping didn’t mind. But what he never expected was that Tian Wenyao would be so reckless. He had already suffered once from the Shen family’s illegitimate son, and he was still hanging out with him.
Tian Taoping looked for the phone furiously, wishing that this unfilial son who had not returned all night would immediately appear in front of him.
“Early in the morning, why are you throwing a tantrum? Wenyao just didn’t come back last night, is that worth losing your temper?” Tian Wenyao’s mother heard Tian Taoping’s uproar outside and came in discontentedly.
Mrs. Tian’s words were like pouring oil on the fire, completely igniting Tian Taoping’s anger, “I’m throwing a tantrum?! Why don’t you ask your good son what he has done?”
Mrs. Tian did not take her husband’s words seriously, “What could Wenyao have done? Went to a bar and was photographed by a reporter? Don’t worry, he knows how to behave.”
“He knows how to behave? If he knew that, he wouldn’t be doing this again and again, that unfilial son!”
Mrs. Tian was displeased, “You’re old, don’t scold Wenyao at every turn, we only have one son.”
In any other case, if she had said this to Tian Wenyao’s father, he would have just let it go; but this time, Tian Taoping got even more angry at her words.
“It’s all because you spoiled him, just because he’s the only one, you spoil him in everything! I’ll definitely break his legs when he comes back this time.”
As Tian Taoping said that, he tossed the photos on the table at Mrs. Tian. Her originally unconcerned expression changed to one of shock as she looked at the contents of the photos.
“This is Wenyao and the illegitimate son of the Shen family? When did this happen?”
Tian Taoping said coldly, “Look at the dates on the photos, they range from a few years ago to a few days ago, this unfilial son has been in contact with that Shen Rong for the past few years.”
Mrs. Tian said in surprise, “How could that be? Didn’t he say that he and that illegitimate son were just playing around? How could they be in contact all the time? Hasn’t the incident five years ago taught him enough?” The more Mrs. Tian thought about it, the angrier she became, “It must be that bastard who seduced Wenyao.”
Tian Taoping snorted, “Call that unfilial son and tell him to come back immediately. And call the Fang family to find out if Jiaying has received such unsavoury things. Yesterday, Lao Fang told me that he would pick a date for Wenyao and Jiaying’s wedding, so tell that evil son to stay home during this time!”
Mrs. Tian nodded, and Tian Taoping gathered the photos, “I’m going to the Shen family, it’s time for Shen Dehan to take care of that bastard son of his.”
As Tian Taoping went out, Mrs. Tian thought for a while and then called the Fang family.
“Auntie.” The female voice on the phone was as well-behaved as ever.
Mrs. Tian smiled amiably, “Jiaying, what are you doing now? In a few days’ time, it will be the third anniversary of your engagement to Wenyao. I have just discussed with your uncle and would like to invite some relatives and friends to get together and have a good time on that day. What do you think?”
There seemed to be a momentary hesitation on the other side of the phone, “Auntie, wouldn’t that be too much trouble?”
“Silly child, what’s the trouble? I’m old and I like this kind of fun.”
“Thank you, Auntie, you are so kind!” Listening to Fang Jiaying’s coquettish voice, Mrs. Tian smiled more and more kindly. It looked like Jiaying had not received these photos, otherwise how could she still smile like this? That was good, let Wenyao coax Jiaying more in the meantime, and let’s talk about getting married as soon as possible.
Mrs. Tian’s imagination was full of wonderful pictures, but she did not know that the person on the other side of the phone was sneering mockingly.
Fang Jiaying hung up the phone expressionlessly and threw the photos in her hands to the ground fiercely. In the photos scattered around, Tian Wenyao was holding Shen Rong with an expression of ecstasy on his face.
Tian Wenyao did not love her, she had actually felt it long ago. Whether a man loves her or not, whether his heart is in her or not, the woman will always be the first to know. It’s just that some women pierce men’s lies, while some women are willing to get lost in lies and pretend to be happy.
It had been three years since she and Tian Wenyao got engaged. In fact, they should have got engaged five years ago, except that a sex video of Tian Wenyao and Shen Rong suddenly broke out on the internet that year. The two families’ engagement plans were forced to be put on hold. Fang Jiaying still remembered how Tian Wenyao confessed to her with a haggard face, saying that he was just drunk and did not think that Shen Rong would take advantage of the opportunity to climb into his bed.
After that incident, everyone urged her to forgive Tian Wenyao. Her father said that the marriage between the two families was good for both sides and that she should not be angry. Her mother reassured her that men are like that, that they all like to have fun when they are young and that it would be better once they are married. What’s more, Tian Wenyao liked to play with a man, so she didn’t have to worry about an illegitimate child popping out to disgust her. Even her friends said that Tian Wenyao was very good and told her to seize this opportunity. Anyway, with Shen Rong as a handle, she was not afraid that Tian Wenyao would dare to treat her badly in the future.
What did she do then? She not only forgave Tian Wenyao, but also supported him everywhere, and insisted on appearing with him on all occasions, just to prove that their love was stronger than gold.
Now that she thought about it, she felt ridiculously foolish. Fang Jiaying laughed self-deprecatingly.
She had been lying to herself for five years, and now she couldn’t do it anymore.
Her eyes swept over the photos on the floor once again, landing on the email address on the back of one of the photos, and a hint of coldness flashed in Fang Jiaying’s eyes. Five years of wasted youth, what should she give back to Tian Wenyao for that?
That morning, Lao K received an unexpected email. The sender’s name was Fang Jiaying, but the content took Lao K by surprise.
“Cooperation?” Even Shen Xi couldn’t help but be surprised when he heard Lao K’s words.
“No kidding, I thought she was refusing to believe it and wanted more proof. I didn’t expect her to mention cooperation directly. She seemed to believe that we were trying to destroy the marriage between the Tian and the Fang families and took it upon herself to say that her intentions were the same as ours.” Lao K hesitantly asked Shen Xi, “Do you think she might have been too stimulated?”
Shen Xi laughed lightly, “A normal woman would break off her engagement if she found out her fiancé was unfaithful to her, right? Not to mention the fact that Tian Wenyao has cheated on her for the second time, with the same person.”
“That being said, do you know what she plans to do?”
“She plans to publicise these photos and video at the engagement anniversary in a few days.”
Shen Xi froze, not expecting Fang Jiaying to be so decisive. Once these things appeared in front of everyone in such a way, the relationship between the Fang and the Tian families would probably be completely broken. Thinking about the relationship between the Shen family and the Tian family, he thought that Shen Dehan would definitely be there that day. If Fang Jiaying really released the videos and the photos in public, Shen Xi could simply foresee how the Tian and the Shen families would be disgraced, and even the Fang family would not be able to escape being talked about.
“Injure a thousand enemies and lose eight hundred of your own?” Shen Xi smiled faintly, “Give her the video.”
Lao K hesitantly agreed and couldn’t help but ask, “Will you go there that day?”
“Why not go?” Shen Xi asked rhetorically. Such an opportunity to watch Shen Dehan get punched in the face, why wouldn’t he go?
Lao K seemed to be trying to say something, but after thinking about it he ended up saying nothing.
After hanging up the phone, Shen Xi felt his heart warm up slightly. Lao K was probably worried that he would be involved in the incident and would be pointed out by the public. But he was not the one who had an illegitimate son, so why did he have to be afraid of losing face? He just wondered what would happen to Shen Ji and Shen Cheng. Shen Xi couldn’t help but look forward to it.
“Unfilial son!” This time it was not Tian Taoping cursing but Shen Dehan instead.
Shen Dehan was trembling with anger as he pointed at the photos in front of him unable to say anything. He hadn’t expected that Shen Rong would still be hanging out with Tian Wenyao and that someone would even take pictures of them. Looking at the clarity of the photos and the appearance of the two, it was obvious that the other party had come prepared.
Shen Dehan took a deep breath and turned to Tian Taoping, “Where did these photos come from?”
Tian Taoping grimaced, “They were delivered by courier in the morning.”
“Did the other party make any demands? Are there any clues?” Shen Dehan asked, obviously suspecting that the other party’s goal was blackmail.
Tian Taoping gave Shen Dehan a deep look. It wasn’t that he hadn’t thought about the blackmail, but if the other party was really blackmailing, there was no way they wouldn’t have mentioned any demands. He was sure that he had gone through the package very carefully and had not missed any clues.
He was more suspicious of Shen Rong than the aimless blackmail. The photos were simply taken too clearly, almost as if the participants were posing deliberately. He had suspected that the video five years ago was Shen Rong’s doing, but in the end the matter had been dropped. This time, whether it was Shen Rong or not, he had to completely break Shen Rong’s mind about it in order to avoid any trouble in the future. His, Tian Taoping’s, son could never be involved with a man, especially an illegitimate son who had to be kept in the shadows.
As this thought flashed through his mind, Tian Taoping shook his head and said meaningfully, “I suspect that these photos are aimed at Wenyao and Jiaying’s marriage. You know that Wenyao and Jiaying will be getting married soon. It is inevitable that some people will feel uncomfortable and do things that harm others and not benefit themselves.”
The implication in Tian Taoping’s words was too obvious, implying that Shen Rong had done all this himself, and Shen Dehan could not help but snort, “Shen Dehan’s son is not that lowly.”
Tian Taoping was unmoved, “Dehan, we have been friends for many years, and you should not blame me for speaking directly. Ah Ji and A Cheng grew up in front of my eyes. Both of them are good kids, no need to say much about that. Even if you don’t like Shen Xi, the boy is just a bit playful, there’s nothing wrong with him. But Shen Rong is just an illegitimate son. He’s naturally good in front of you, but do you know what he looks like behind your back? Five years ago he was only eighteen years old and he dared to get close to Wenyao and climb into his bed through Ah Cheng. Who can say what he will do five years later?”
Tian Taoping’s words were so direct that Shen Dehan’s face couldn’t help but turn cold.
Tian Taoping didn’t care and patted Shen Dehan’s shoulder, “Dehan, I only have one son. Wenyao, he might have been a bit playful when he was young, but he and Jiaying have been good together over the years. I’ve been waiting to hold my grandchildren for a long time, I really don’t want to see him tangled up with a man.”
Shen Dehan snorted coldly, “You think I would like to see my son tangled up with a man?”
Tian Taoping shook his head, “How could that be? It’s just that Wenyao will be getting married soon, and I’m worried that if he and Shen Rong have any more interactions, it will be a problem if the reporters catch them. I will keep an eye on Wenyao in the meantime, and I hope that you will remind Shen Rong to behave.”
When all was said and done, he still felt that Shen Rong had seduced Tian Wenyao. Shen Dehan was dissatisfied but could not argue with him, so he grunted coldly and agreed with a heavy heart.
After sending Tian Taoping away, Shen Dehan looked at the photos Tian Taoping had left behind, and his face once again turned gloomy.