Chapter 1288: Locked Himself Up
As Ning Shu waited for Jing Shaoze and others to come back, she silently recited the heart-clearing chant to clear up her thoughts.
She had experienced too much and saw all sorts of dark things.
Those who offered up their souls for a counterattack were people who had been wronged and treated unjustly. The ones who hurt these entrustors the most were often the people closest to them.
Feelings, were the most uncontrollable and ethereal things. They were an existence that was both strong and extremely fragile. It was easy to destroy and change them.
The more she saw, the more her heart filled with indignance and fury. These emotions stained her soul and her heart.
So she had to constantly clear the emotional buildup in order to maintain sight of herself.
Jing Shaoze soon came back and hurried up the stairs without saying anything. He slipped and fell while heading up the stairs, but quickly got up again.
He locked himself in his bedroom and refused to see anyone.
Jing Shaoze’s father was worried that Jing Shaoze would resort to drastic measures and got the key to open the bedroom. However, Jing Shaoze opened the door and said softly, “Give me some time to be alone. I’m not weak to the point that I would commit suicide.”
Ning Shu saw that Jing Shaoze’s eyes were dull with no spirit at all. His state was even more frightening then the gloominess that had previously been hovering over him.
Jing Shaoze’s father sighed silently and had no choice but to let him do as he wished.
Ning Shu knew based on this that things hadn’t gone as they hoped. Jing Shaoze had just seen a little glimpse of hope, but the hope was shattered again.
Jing Shaoze didn’t take a single step out of his bedroom so Ning Shu had no choice but to go sleep in the guest room. She ate and slept soundly every single day.
Jing Shaoze’s mother would leave food in front of the bedroom door every day. Jing Shaoze would open the door to take the food and set the dishes outside again after eating.
There weren’t any sounds coming from the room so no one knew what Jing Shaoze was doing inside.
Jing Shaoze had been born with a golden spoon in his mouth. Everything had been smooth sailing for him since childhood, so he wasn’t able to endure such a sudden blow.
Jing Shaoze wasn’t even as strong as Ni Jing. Ni Jing had been suffering from illness since she was a child and she couldn’t have children, so the pressure she endured was even more than what Jing Shaoze was enduring now. However, she had never reacted the way he was doing right now.
Ye Xi was also worried about Jing Shaoze, but she didn’t dare to express it. Furthermore, she kept having to endure Jing Shaoze’s mother picking faults with her.
Jing Shaoze’s mother was coming up with all sorts of ways to make Ye Xi suffer and was very rude to Ye Xi. In all honesty, Ye Xi was only making a business deal with Jing Shaoze’s mother so there was no need for her to put up with all of this.
It was probably because she had fallen in love with Jing Shaoze, so she had no choice but to tolerate his mother’s bullying.
Jing Shaoze’s mother rarely picked faults with Ning Shu because Ning Shu wouldn’t tolerate her bullying and Jing Shaoze’s father had repeatedly warned her not to mess with Ning Shu.
With Jing Shaoze in this situation, they couldn’t afford to lose the support of the Ni family.
In the past, the Jing family had still been full of confidence, but they couldn’t be as arrogant now. Ni Jing couldn’t have children and Jing Shaoze also couldn’t have children, so the two were truly equal.
Jing Shaoze, who had locked himself up in his bedroom for nearly half a month, finally came out. He even cleaned himself up before coming out. Although he had gotten thinner, he was still in relatively good spirits.
Ning Shu looked towards Jing Shaoze with an eyebrow raised. Jing Shaoze hugged Ning Shu. He took a deep breath, then said, “Jingjing, I’m back.”
“I’ll never be conflicted over this again,” said Jing Shaoze. “I still have to keep you company.”
Ning Shu extracted herself from Jing Shaoze’s arms and looked towards him. He looked a lot less spirited compared to before, but he had also become calmer.
Had Jing Shaoze finally gotten over it, or had he just buried this issue deep inside his heart?