1505 Pampering You to Bits 2
He asked, "So, did… you guys get intimate with each other?"
Long Xiaoxi asked, "What do you mean?"
"Did you kiss him and sleep with him?"
"Why did he say that, then?" Zhong Minhe asked. He knew that Jin Yiheng was telling the truth the moment he saw how embarrassed and awkward she seemed.
She answered, "He forced a kiss on me, but we didn't get intimate. He only lay down beside me for a while like he used to when we were children."
Staring at her, Zhong Minhe answered, "Are you still willing to be with him despite all that he has done to you?"
"I didn't say that I was willing."
"You wouldn't have allowed him to kiss you or sleep beside you if that were really the case," Zhong Minhe said with a sullen expression on his face. No one could understand the painstaking means that he had been through to get to where he was in his career. No one would ever understand how much mockery and jeering he had suffered. In fact, he had already realized how different he was from others ever since he was a child. He also knew that he came from a family that was way inferior to Jin Yiheng's. Thus, he had always been envious of Jin Yiheng from a young age.
Hence, he was extremely sensitive and had an inferiority complex. However, he finally made a name for himself in the voice-dubbing industry after putting in a lot of hard work. His efforts had finally paid off. He was hired by several major production teams, thus giving him a whole lot of confidence.
However, his inferiority complex would surface whenever he was in front of Jin Yiheng, Jin Rongyan, Long Wenlun, and Ji Gui.
Zhong Minhe knew for sure that Long Xiaoxi would waver if Jin Yiheng were to regret canceling the engagement and pursue Long Xiaoxi all over again. He also knew that the chance that she had given him to court her would be gone.
"I've never forgotten the things that he had done to me. I'm not a woman who can be easily manipulated either." She then entered the fried chicken store together with Zhong Minhe.
The two of them sat opposite each other, and Long Xiaoxi removed her bag from his neck before placing it on a chair beside her.
"He said that he wanted to discuss your marriage…"
"I won't marry him. No matter what he says or does, I'll never forgive him for what he did to me. He can't force me either. There's nothing he can do unless I agree."
Zhong Minhe asked apprehensively, "He's young and successful. Why wouldn't he be able to do anything?"
"It still takes two hands to clap," Long Xiaoxi said, after which she ordered some beer and fried chicken.
In fact, Jin Yiheng did not need her approval at all.
Long Xiaoxi had underestimated Jin Yiheng's abilities. He had already taken her passport away with him when he sneaked into her room previously.
In S Nation, one could get his or her marriage registered so long as he or she had the passports of both parties.
After various reformations and changes to the law, there were two types of passports that were valid in S Nation.
The first type allowed one to use their passport as an identification document during the registration of their marriage while the other did not.
Most people would avoid the first type.
They did not want to risk having their passports stolen and misused for fraudulent marriages.
However, Long Xiaoxi opted for the first type because she desperately needed her passport to go abroad back then.
She had yet to discover that her passport was missing.
However, her decision to opt for such a passport led to a major headache for her.
She was dumbstruck the moment Jin Yiheng handed her two red marriage booklets when she arrived at Wei Ni Estate.
"What are these?"
Upon the sight of the marriage certificate, she thought to herself, Whose certificate is he showing me?
She got a great shock after opening the booklet and flipping through the pages. She then rolled her eyes and threw the booklets at him. "You made them seem so realistic. Are you bored out of your wits?"
He then handed her her passport.
Long Xiaoxi snatched it away from him at once before staring at him. "Since when did you take my passport away?"
"Since the time I went to your room after you returned."
"What did you do with my passport…?" Long Xiaoxi asked, her temples throbbing uncontrollably.
"To get our marriage registered."
Long Xiaoxi was on the verge of breaking down.
She grabbed the marriage certificate and stared at the stamp of authorization. Simmering with anger, a frown creased her forehead and she asked, "Is the certificate… real?"
Staring at him in disbelief, she barked, "Are you out of your mind!? Why are you always so dominant and overbearing? What right do you have to register our marriage without my permission? Do you really think there's a point in doing this if I'm unwilling to marry you?"
She turned around and headed home with the certificate. She then placed it on the coffee table, fuming with exasperation.
"Whose marriage certificate is this?" Long Tianze asked.
"Father, Jin Yiheng stole my passport and got our marriage registered without my permission!" Long Xiaoxi screeched.
Long Tianze and Mei Yangyang looked through the booklet to see that it was real.
"Where is he now?"
As soon as Long Tianze spoke, Jin Yiheng entered and said calmly, "I'm here."
"Yiheng, I don't want to chide you, but you're the one who canceled the engagement in the first place. You gave Xiaoxi the cold shoulder for a really long time after your father berated you and hence she decided to break off the engagement too because she could no longer tolerate your attitude. She even lived abroad for so many years and only returned a while ago. Yet you suddenly did something like that. Just what do you want?"
"It was too insensible of me in the past, but I won't do something like that again from now on."
Long Xiaoxi snapped agitatedly, "I can't live with you! I'm going to raise a request for a divorce tomorrow. You've utterly disgusted me! Who do you think you are? What makes you think you can pick me up and throw me away as and when you'd please? What do you take me for!?!"
Mei Yangyang hurriedly said, "Xiaoxi, simmer down. Your father and I will talk to Yiheng and his parents about this. Wenlun, take Xiaoxi to her room."
Long Wenlun hurriedly stood up and pulled Long Xiaoxi upstairs.
A silence filled the air in the living room. Mei Yangyang looked at Jin Yiheng and said, "Come here and have a seat."
Jin Yiheng sat down opposite them and stared at them calmly, "Godpa, Godma, I'm not acting rashly. I thought about it clearly before making the decision to get our marriage registered."
"I know you weren't acting rashly, but I'd like to ask you something. Do you really adore Xiaoxi in a romantic way?"