Yue Zhengyu made his way over to the seat before sitting down beside her.
Xu Xiaoyan pretended not to have heard him.
"I'm sorry. If you're still angry about what happened during the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, then I'll apologize to you again. I was too rash and arrogant at the time, and for that, I am sorry. During these past six months, I thought about many things, and I realized just how important you are to me. I'm willing to lay down my pride, so can we..."
All of a sudden, Xu Xiaoyan turned around with a cold look in her eyes, and interjected, "Are you taking pity on me? I don't need your pity, nor any pity from your high and mighty Holy Angel clan. Yue Zhengyu, I saw what kind of person you are on that day. I always thought that I'd be really happy with you, but only on that day did I realize that in your eyes, I'm nothing. I'm just a woman that you can summon and send away as you please, just like a servant. You're very exceptional; you come from a wealthy family, and you're very powerful, but I don't care about all that a single bit! Why are you apologizing to me? If you'd truly realized that you'd done something wrong, then you wouldn't have come to find me only after half a year had already passed. You can't set aside your pride; that's simply impossible for you. In your heart, you're always superior to everyone else. I won't ever consider entering a relationship with a man who's never seen me as an equal, so it's over between us."
Xu Xiaoyan's voice was clearly quite emotional, and even the passengers around them couldn't help but turn around to appraise the situation that was unfolding.
Yue Zhengyu was starting to get angry now. "What do you want me to do? I've already apologized to you, and who says I've never seen you as an equal? I love you with all my heart, and..."
Xu Xiaoyan raised a hand in a cold manner to cut him off. "I told you that it's over between us. Please get away from me; you're making me uncomfortable by sitting here."
Yue Zhengyu's chest was rising and falling violently as a furious look appeared on his face. He didn't think that Xu Xiaoyan would reject him in such a cold manner. It had been very difficult for him to muster up the resolve to apologize, but Xu Xiaoyan had stomped all over his apology.
"Xu Xiaoyan, I know that you're only rejecting me because of self-pity. You just feel inferior, right? Why can't you directly address the problems between us? Yes, I didn't come to find you during the past six months, but that was because I've been trying to sort out my own emotions this entire time. You're right, I really value my pride. After you rejected me in front of all of those people on that day, I was extremely angry and hurt, but after all this time, I've thought through everything, and I've realized that love is more important than my pride. I've already apologized to you, so what else do you want from me?"
Xu Xiaoyan harrumphed coldly, "I don't need your charity! Also, I'm not feeling inferior in any way. Don't forget that I'm one of Shrek’s Seven Monsters, so what do I have to feel self-pity about? Go away!"
Yue Zhengyu abruptly rose to his feet. "You better not regret this!"
Xu Xiaoyan turned away in a stubborn manner and refused to look at him.
Yue Zhengyu strode back to his own seat in an enraged manner, where both Xie Xie and Yuanen Yehui were listening to their conversation with furrowed brows.
"Can't you be more gentle and calm?" Xie Xie asked in a resigned manner, "You need to be delicate with girls."
Yue Zhengyu roared, "What do you care?"
"You're right, no one cares about you!" Yuanen Yehui stood up and dragged Xie Xie back to their original seat before consoling Xu Xiaoyan, who had tears swimming in her eyes.
Yue Zhengyu sat back down beside Tang Wulin, and he was practically fuming with rage. He felt as if there were a massive rock weighing down on his chest, making it difficult for him to breathe.
Xie Xie wasn't enraged by Yue Zhengyu's volatile reaction to his concern. Instead, he was feeling rather sympathetic toward Yue Zhengyu.
Xu Xiaoyan was right; Yue Zhengyu was too proud, and that pride was something that had been drilled into the core of his being during all of the time that he'd spent in the Holy Angel clan. As such, this was not something that he could just discard at will. It was undoubtedly true that he liked Xu Xiaoyan, but it was also true that his confession during the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention had dealt Xu Xiaoyan a very heavy blow. If he could've immediately realized what he'd done wrong and apologized to Xu Xiaoyan right away, then perhaps he still had a chance. However, he didn't do that. His pride had blinded him from what was truly important, and he'd ignored Xu Xiaoyan for half a year.
Xu Xiaoyan perhaps wasn't as prideful as him, but she was a girl! How could she not be angry after being shunned for half a year? The best course of action that Yue Zhengyu could take right now was to use persistent gentle persuasion and consolation to douse the flames of Xu Xiaoyan's fury. After all, he had to give her a chance to vent her rage.
However, Yue Zhengyu was also on the verge of erupting into a furious fit, so this situation was inevitable, and it only worked to further exacerbate their conflict.
No one else could do anything about this, and external persuasion would only worsen the situation.
Tang Wulin was truly very exhausted, so he was still sleeping very soundly despite Yue Zhengyu and Xu Xiaoyan's loud verbal altercation.
Yue Zhengyu glanced at Tang Wulin, and he suddenly felt as if they were comrades in the same trench. Gu Yue had left without any explanation, as had Na'er, and their departures would've undoubtedly been extremely painful for Tang Wulin to bear. Meanwhile, his situation wasn't much better than Tang Wulin's.
The high-speed train traveled in a fast and stable manner. They were going to the northeastern coast of the Douluo Continent, which was extremely far away, so even on this high-speed train, it would take them three days to get to their destination.
Soon, the first day passed, and night gradually began to set in.
Xu Xiaoyan and Yue Zhengyu were both in very foul moods, so neither of them ate anything for the entire day. No one could do anything about this; they had both been blinded by fury, and simply wouldn't listen to reason.
Tang Wulin had already distributed the money he'd received from Mu Chen among everyone, and all long-distance trains had dining carriages, so everyone else had already eaten. After dinner, Xu Lizhi turned to Ye Xinglan with a concerned expression, and asked, "Sister Xinglan, should we wake Boss up? He's been sleeping for an entire day already."
The seats on long-distance trains were far wider than those on normal trains, and after being set in recline mode, one could virtually lie down on it, so it was definitely very comfortable to sleep on.
Ye Xinglan shook her head, and replied, "Let him sleep. He must be exhausted both physically and mentally. He's been pushing himself way too hard ever since Gu Yue left, so he needs this rest. Among all of us, he's the one that needs to relax the most."
Xu Lizhi's brows furrowed as he sighed, "I really don't understand why Gu Yue had to leave. Boss is such a good person; why can't they just talk through their issues? Even if she's closely related to the Spirit Pagoda, it's not like we have any conflict against them!"
Ye Xinglan shook her head in response. "I don't know the reasons behind this, but it's most likely not that simple. During the few years that Captain disappeared, Gu Yue became a lot more quiet, and she's always away from the academy unless she's attending her classes. I could tell that she was even intentionally distancing herself from us. I'm not even sure Captain himself knows exactly why she did this. In any case, we should let him rest. There are no insurmountable hurdles in life, and they'll overcome their problems sooner or later."
Just as they were speaking, the soul train suddenly shuddered violently. Everyone faltered momentarily, and in the next instant, the entire train suddenly veered off to the side. The sharp screeching sound of metal grating on metal rang out amid horrified screams that instantly filled the entire carriage.
It was as if the high-speed train had been picked up before being hurled away.
At the speed that the train was moving at, this sudden turn of events almost instantly disassembled the 16-carriage train.
What's going on?
Everyone was quite startled by this sudden development. Even though all of Shrek’s Seven Monsters were extremely powerful, they were still caught off guard and almost immediately thrown off their seats.Previous Chapter Next Chapter