Fan Lingxin stood up, her bruises visible on her bare skin. The nightgown she wore was quite short and revealing.
"Hmm, I need to find a dress that covers all of these up, but doesn't look horrendous." Tang Xinyue was faced with a huge challenge.
She browsed the wardrobe again, but to no avail. It was at this moment that she realized that she was this stupid back then.
Tang Xinyue creased her eyebrows. In the midst of thinking, she leaned her arm on the wardrobe's inside wall.
This movement of hers pushed the wall, revealing a secret compartment.
Tang Xinyue stood up straight and looked at the wardrobe. There were other dresses, not just the ones that Tang Xinyue told her to buy.
She looked in awe at the sight of these dresses. Looking back at Fan Lingxin, who was oblivious to what happened, she nodded her head, satisfied.
"Sister Xinyue, what was that sound?"
"Oh, nothing... Now try this on."
After a couple of dresses, Tang Xinyue found one that was perfect for Fan Lingxin's style. It also covered up most of the bruises she accumulated last night.
Fan Lingxin saw herself in the mirror, but did not know if she looked good or not. After all, she never really did have a sense of fashion.
"Do I look good?"
"Of course you do!"
Tang Xinyue did not put makeup on Fan Lingxin's face. She was more beautiful without them.
She grabbed Fan Lingxin's hand and dragged her downstairs.
"Oh, Xinyue! You are here!" Qin Huiying greeted her with a smile.
When she saw who was behind her, the smile disappeared. "...and Ms. Fan as well."
Fan Lingxin lowered her head in shame. She knew what Qin Huiying implied.
Meanwhile, Tang Xinyue sneered. It seems that this mother-in-law of mine is as disrespectful as ever. After all, I am the wife of her son, why won't she accept me?
Of course, she hid all of her emotions under a polite facade. "Mrs. Li, you are here!"
Fan Lingxin remembered from her past life that Tang Xinyue greeted Qin Huiying like she was her own mother all the time.
She decided not to do that this time.
As expected, Qin Huiying noticed that she didn't call her what she usually did.
Before she could respond, the door opened, and leading the way was a butler, followed by three exquisitely dressed ladies.
One of those ladies saw Tang Xinyue and her eyes brightened. "Oh, my Xinyue! I was so worried about you!"
She ran towards Tang Xinyue and hugged her. "You have been here all along..."
This action confused the ladies who started to gossip amongst themselves.
Qin Huiying was also clueless about the matter. "Mrs. Tang, what do you mean?"
A scheming smile appeared on Mrs. Tang's face as she continued acting pitiful. "Oh, it is because she hasn't been home all night."
She wiped the tears off the bottom of her eye.
Qin Huiying noticed what Mrs. Tang implied. "Oh, Xinyue, did you stay here all night?"
Tang Xinyue had no reason to deny, so she nodded her head. "Yes, Mrs. Li. I slept here last night."
Qin Huiying didn't believe Tang Xinyue. Why would she stay over just to sleep? She must've did something with Li Xia...!
Upon noticing this, Qin Huiying smirked at Fan Lingxin, who was twiddling with her thumbs behind Tang Xinyue.
The ladies followed Qin Huiying's eyes and saw Fan Lingxin as well. They were stunned.
"Wow! Li Xia's wife is so beautiful."
"I guess the rumors were true."
"She looks more elegant than Tang Xinyue!"
Mrs. Tang also noticed Fan Lingxin and twitched her eyes. How dare she steal the attention from my daughter?
Tang Xinyue beckoned for Fan Lingxin to come closer. "Hey. Hey, Lingxin, come here."
She walked over with a lowered head.
Start of the scheming, hehehehe
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