Shen Qiongzhi didn’t believe her. She walked over and gripped Qiao Chen’s hand. She saw a palm mark on Qiao Chen’s tender face. Furious, she asked, “Who did this! Who hit you?”
Qiao Chen would have been touched by her normally. But now, she didn’t want to cause any more trouble for herself.
She tried to pull Shen Qiongzhi aside and said painstakingly, “Mom, I’m really fine. I just knocked into something accidentally. It’s nothing…”
Before she could finish her sentence, Shen Qiongzhi snapped. “Was it Qiao Nian?”
“Erm…” Qiao Chen shifted her eyes away.
Shen Qiongzhi knew the answer to the question already. She was furious and wanted to settle things with her immediately.
“How could she hit you!”
She never liked Qiao Nian. She never belonged to the Qiao Family. She was quiet and always kept a straight face.
But her eyes were different.
She had dark eyes, and it felt as though she could see through everything that went on in your head.
Who would like someone like that?
Some said that you would develop feelings for a dog after keeping it for a couple of years.
However, it wasn’t the case for Qiao Nian. Even though she had raised her for 18 years, the only feelings she developed for Qiao Nian were disgust and hatred.
Today, the “daughter” she had always despised humiliated them in front of half of Rao City’s upper echelon.
She was already furious.
Yet, Qiao Nian even hit Chen Chen!
How could she tolerate it!
Qiao Nian was no longer just humiliating them, she was taking advantage of them!
Shen Qiongzhi touched Qiao Chen’s swollen cheek. She was so angry and heartbroken that she started tearing.
“You’re our gem. Your dad and I could never bring ourselves to lay a finger on you. How could she hit you…”
Everyone was staring.
Qiao Chen felt as though something was stuck in her throat and she couldn’t say anything.
What could she say, anyway?
Was she supposed to tell Shen Qiongzhi and the guests?
She was humiliated after trying to boast to everyone. Then, she was furious when she met Qiao Nian in the bathroom. She started an argument and said some nasty things.
But Qiao Nian didn’t sing to her tune and slapped her.
She could also tell them that she wanted to fight back. But she was flung off like a plastic bag after Qiao Nian caught her hand and was warned about the prize?
Qiao Chen didn’t know what to say as everyone in the booth looked at her. It was the first time in her life that she felt that Shen Qiongzhi was noisy.
She shifted her eyes and turned her face away from Shen Qiongzhi. Not wanting her to touch her face anymore, she said, “Mom, stop asking. I’ve said it already, I knocked into something by accident. Why must you keep asking?”
However, to everyone, it felt as though she was hit by Qiao Nian and was trying to defend the abuser.
Tang Wei scoffed and said softly, “So, First High School has these kinds of students. They just want to hurt each other. Zhao Jingwei is still locked up. Now, Qiao Nian hit her own schoolmate for no reason. Which crime did she commit? Causing harm intentionally, or rioting?”