997 Threatening Each Other
“Then why do you come to look for us? What has this got to do with us?” Qiao Mei asked.
“Li Gui is my sister-in-law! For the sake of my Brother Qiao Yue, you have to help me! I don’t have any other relatives in the capital, only you! Sister-in-law, you have to stand up for me!” Qiao Yu cried.
At the mention of Qiao Yue, Li Gui lowered her head silently. The people she had let down the most in her life were Qiao Mei and Qiao Yue. Not long after Qiao Yue died, Old Madam Li forced Li Gui to remarry, saying that she would starve Qiao Mei to death otherwise.
At that time, Li Gui had no choice but to break her oath with Qiao Yue. At the end of the day, Qiao Yu was still Qiao Yue’s relative, which meant that Li Gui was Qiao Yu’s elder. It was understandable that Qiao Yu wanted to get her elders to back her up on such matters.
Seeing that Li Gui’s attitude was gradually softening, Qiao Yu took advantage of the situation and said, “Now that I have been taken advantage of and was bullied for no reason, how am I going to get married in the future!”
“How do you know Su Liang? How did you meet him? How did you find my house? You’re wearing so little, so you should live nearby, right?” Qiao Mei asked.
Qiao Yu did not dare to answer these questions, nor did she want to face Qiao Mei. Qiao Mei always gave Qiao Yu the feeling that she could see through people’s hearts. Even if Qiao Yu did not say anything, Qiao Mei would be able to guess it quite accurately. Li Gui was not so smart and was very soft-hearted. It would be easiest to ask Li Gui for help.
“I’d advise you not to have any ulterior motives. I’m in charge here. Without my permission, you won’t be able to get anything you want,” Qiao Mei said.
Qiao Yu gritted her teeth and looked at Qiao Mei. She spoke slowly, “Su Yang and I were colleagues. After I was fired from the factory and I had nowhere else to go, I went to seek refuge with Su Yang. Su Yang arranged a place for me to stay near here. I didn’t expect Su Liang to find out where I live now and then he… touched me…”
“Then what’s your relationship with Su Yang?” Xia He asked curiously.
Qiao Yu quickly denied anything. “There’s no relationship between us! We’re just colleagues! Other than this, there’s nothing else!”
“You’d better tell us the truth. There are some things that we can find out just by asking around. There’s no point in lying to us here,” Qiao Mei said.
“It’s… it’s that he likes me very much, but I really don’t like him! I only treat him as a friend!” Qiao Yu said agitatedly.
Xia He could not help but burst out laughing. They all knew about the matter between Su Yang and Qiao Yu. Back then, there was a dramatic scene at the entrance of the district where the Xia family’s house was located. Xia Wen had told her about it and almost reenacted the entire scene. She was not laughing at Qiao Yu’s attitude, but at the fact that Su Yang liked Qiao Yu so much but only got such an answer from Qiao Yu in return. He was really quite pitiful.
“Then why did you open the door for a stranger and let him into your house?” Qiao Mei asked.
“Because… because I don’t have any money now. Su Yang was the only one helping me. Su Liang used Su Yang’s name to trick me into opening the door. He said that he had something that Su Yang wanted to give me, so I believed what he said,” Qiao Yu said aggrievedly.
Qiao Mei connected everything that Qiao Yu said together. There were still many suspicious parts that did not match the information they had. Besides, this matter had nothing to do with her family at all, so there was no need for them to help Qiao Yu.
“You should go to the police. The police will help you,” Qiao Mei said objectively.
“No! If I go to the police and everyone knows that I’ve been defiled by Su Liang, then how can I marry into a good family in the future? Absolutely not! Are you trying to ruin me!” Qiao Yu shouted.
“But we have no reason to help you. All these years, we both know very well what you’ve done to me. Is there any form of relationship between us?” Qiao Mei said disdainfully.
Qiao Mei frowned slightly. It was beyond her expectations for Qiao Yu to know about this matter. She did not want to cause trouble for Xia Wen at this time, in case it caused both Xia Wen’s work and family to be a mess.