Chapter 435: If Only Nothing Had Changed
Shangguan Ning woke up and felt that her head was spinning. She couldn’t seem to move her limbs due to severe weakness.
The scene from before she passed out, flashed across her eyes, and she trembled. She reached for her belly and was relieved when she found that nothing seemed to be wrong there.
“You are finally awake, Shangguan Ning.”
Shangguan Ning got startled by the sudden voice. She turned towards the direction where the voice came from.
It was a clean room and there was a black leather sofa placed against a corner. A handsome man was sitting there, looking at her with concern in his eyes.
But Shangguan Ning couldn’t be bothered with it. Instead, she spilled out two words in a cold voice. “Ji Bo!”
She remembered clearly that before she passed out, she had seen Tang Yun walk into the room. She was wearing a wig and was dressed like her.
Now Shangguan Ning had no idea where she was but she knew that she had been drugged and brought here.
Jing Yichen must be looking for her crazily at this moment.
Shangguan Ning felt concerned and then turned to Ji Bo with hatred in her eyes.
It was their wedding the following day. Were they going to ruin that?
Ji Bo felt very bad when he saw Shangguan Ning looking at him in such a manner.
Shangguan Ning had never looked at him like this. He felt ashamed.
What was happening today was really terrible.
Ji Bo would not have done such a thing ever, using such a method upon a pregnant woman.
He was in business for years and had used many devious plans. But he almost never did something this horrible.
What was more, Shangguan Ning had always been pure and innocent in his heart, different from every other woman. She deserved to be happy.
She had beautiful features and possessed an elegant charisma. Her voice was soft, like a spring that flowed in Ji Bo’s heart.
Ji Bo was lost in memories as he looked at her gorgeous face.
They had met six years ago.
At the luxurious birthday banquet of Ji Lili, many aristocratic people had attended the event. As one of the heirs of Family Ji and the daughter of the mayor, she received many guests.
Everyone was dressed in their best clothes and were enjoying themselves, trying hard to network with those around them. Ji Lili was at the center of everyone’s attention.
Only Shangguan Ning was seated in the isolated corner, refusing to approach any of those aristocratic children.
Her hair fell on her shoulders and she was wearing very light makeup. Dressed in a white dress that shaped her slender figure, she was like a beautiful diamond. She was not wearing revealing clothes but people couldn’t help but fantasize about her.
She was sitting in the corner quietly and eating the pastry all alone, absolutely detached from the lively atmosphere of the event.
Many men, including Ji Bo noticed her that night. She was a lady that drew the attention of most men there.
Even if she was sitting in a corner demurely, she still sparkled.
Some men walked up to her to have a chat. But she turned to them with a smile, shook her head and continued concentrating on the food.
No ladies of those families would really enjoy the food at such a banquet, but she did.
Ji Bo got to know her name from Ji Lili – Shangguan Ning.
Ji Bo found her to be beautiful just like her name.
Ji Lili introduced him to Shangguan Ning and her half-sister Shangguan Rouxue. Both of them were daughters of the Deputy Mayor Shangguan Zheng.
Undoubtedly, Shangguan Rouxue was also a strikingly beautiful lady, gentle, social and considerate, fitting her identity as the daughter of a Deputy Mayor.
But although Shangguan Rouxue looked kind hearted, she didn’t have the charisma of her sister.
Shangguan Ning was pure both inside and out. She didn’t show off and had no tricks up her sleeves.
Shangguan Rouxue, however, was not so innocent. Ji Bo, who had grown up in a competitive family, was a smart guy. He knew a lot about women. Shangguan Rouxue might have fooled the brainless Ji Lili, but she couldn’t fool him.
But he was a moralistic man who didn’t say anything humiliating to anyone. Even when Shangguan Rouxue confessed her feelings to him behind Ji Lili’s back, he only turned her down with a smile.
Women tended to be jealous. When the banquet was approaching the end, Ji Bo decided to have a chat with Shangguan Ning but something happened at that moment.
The red wine in Shangguan Ning’s hand was all over her sister’s exquisite dress. The dress was tailor made and had been the focus of all the women that evening, and now it was ruined.
Many people started to talk about her, saying that she was jealous of her beautiful sister so she ruined her dress.
“Sister, it is okay, you didn’t do that on purpose. I won’t get mad. Don’t blame my sister, she didn’t mean to do that!”
Ji Bo had witnessed the entire scene, coldly. He knew pretty well that Shangguan Rouxue bumped into Shangguan Ning’s wine goblet on purpose and Shangguan Ning had nothing to do with it.
However, Shangguan Ning didn’t offer any explanation. Instead, she just smiled, and left the banquet ahead of time.
She was so calm and poised that Ji Bo was left with a very deep impression of her.
She didn’t seem to care about being framed, wronged and humiliated.
Or maybe she had been used to these tricks.
Or maybe, she didn’t care a thing about what others thought of her.
Ji Bo put his drink down and ran after her.
Luckily she didn’t walk too fast.
Ji Bo took large steps and caught up with her before she left the banquet.
“Please, Ms. Shangguan!”
She paused her steps, turned around and looked at him with a pair of innocent eyes as she said in a polite tone and a beautiful voice, “Yes?”
Confusion hovered over her jade like face. She didn’t look depressed. Instead, it looked as if she was relieved to leave the banquet, ahead of time.