In Rong City, which was located in the southern boundary, it was snowing.
The strong wind carried ice and snow, whistling through the gloomy cemetery, leaving a bone-piercing pain on Shen Xi's face like an ice blade.
She knelt in the cemetery, clutching the suicide note that her mother had secretly left in her hands. Her back was straight and her expression was indifferent, but her eyes were full of hostility and hatred.
At this moment, in an art gallery in Rong City, there was a solo art exhibition by the daughter of the president of Kunlun Construction, an outstanding painter who had appeared out of nowhere in the past three years, Jiang Xue.
Jiang Lun, dressed in a formal suit, stood in front of the curtain, smiling as he looked at his daughter who was giving a speech on the stage.
Jiang Xue was dressed in a high-fitting gown. She stood in the middle of the stage and calmly gave a speech with a microphone in her hand.
"Dear leaders, dear guests, hello! I feel very honored to have so many people come to my art exhibition today. I would like to thank the leaders, guests, and my colleagues who have come to attend the opening ceremony of my art exhibition..."
Jiang Xue's graceful manner and polite words won a round of applause from the guests.
Xia Chun listened to the praises of her daughter from the crowd. She was amazed and felt very proud. Her face was full of pride and her eyes were full of love. She was truly the real daughter of the Jiang family.
"I've always heard that the Jiang couple doted on their daughter. Seems like it is true. They must love her so much to be able to hold such a grand solo art exhibition for her."
"If I had such an outstanding daughter, I would be happy to flaunt her around like this too. It's a pity that I don't. Sigh! It's infuriating."
"I heard that she's the last disciple of the famous painter of Rong City, Xiang Lao!"
"That means that she must really be something."
"Of course she is. If it was that fake from before, the Jiang couple would be so embarrassed by now."
"Don't you know? Apparently, there was a switch up at the hospital. Their previous daughter wasn't their real daughter. However, the Jiang couple was kind-hearted, so they kept her and raised her as their own daughter. However, she was never grateful. She kept comparing herself with Miss Jiang and was even jealous of her. When the family couldn't take it anymore, she was sent back to her biological parents. When she heard that she was going to be returned to her biological parents and would have to live a hard life, she drove her car into her biological father and killed him. She's currently in jail!"
"Why would I lie to you? Their whole family is messed up. I heard that her father was an alcoholic, her mother was a gambler, and now the daughter is a criminal. As expected, dragons give birth to dragons and phoenixes give birth to phoenixes."
"Yes, she was greedy for wealth and wanted to live a wealthy life in the Jiang family. She ran over her father who brought her home and killed him. Her own mother was also implicated and was knocked into a vegetative state. Miss Jiang was very kind-hearted. She took care of her adoptive mother for four years and used her own money to pay for her treatments. However, I heard that she couldn't hold on a year ago and died."
"How can there be such a heartless and vicious person!"
As they were discussing, the crowd in front suddenly split into two. The people who were discussing in private looked towards the door.
A white-haired old man and a handsome man appeared at the door.
They were the renowned painter of Rong City, Xiang Lao, and the third-generation leader of Xiang Group, Xiang Cheng.
When Jiang Lun's family of three saw them, they immediately looked at each other in surprise. They didn't expert Jiang Lao to come. The three of them immediately went to greet him.
Jiang Xue was Xiang Lao's last disciple, but for some reason, after seeing her, Xiang Lao wasn't particularly cordial. Instead, he was very distant.
That was why Jiang Xue wasn't very confident that he would come.
But it didn't matter. The reason she was learning painting from him was to get close to Xiang Group.
Xiang Lao coming was just icing on the cake. She wouldn't have mind if he didn't come.
Because she had already gotten what she wanted.
Jiang Xue took a deep breath and plastered a smile on her face. She gave Xiang Cheng the most perfect smile.
Xiang Cheng looked at Jiang Xue who was slowly walking towards him, and the smile on his face deepened.
The two of them stood together. They were a perfect match, a perfect match made in heaven. Many of the guests present were envious of them.
It seemed like the rumor that that two of them were getting married was true.
The Jiang couple were filled with joy and relief as they stood behind the two of them.
However, another person suddenly appeared behind the perfect couple.
It was an extremely skinny girl.
She had long black hair, a pale face, deep dark green eye sockets, and dark purple lips. She looked like an evil spirit that could drag people into hell at any time.
She was quiet and her eyes were as cold as icicles staring right at the Jiang family members.
"Who is this? She doesn't seem like a guest who came for the art exhibition?"
"I don't know. Judging from the bulging bag on her back, she must be an errand girl, right?"
Seeing that the people around them were beginning to rustle with curiosity, the Jiang couple's expressions started to change.
Jiang Lun said angrily, "Who let you in? Get out!"
The corners of Shen Xi's mouth curled as she smiled. She gave off creepy vibes.
"All the works here are mine. How can I not come to my own solo exhibition?"
When Shen Xi said this, everyone was in an uproar. Some people looked at each other while others looked at Jiang Xue.
Even Xiang Lao and Xiang Cheng looked at Shen Xi and Jiang Xue confusedly.
Jiang Xue didn't expect Shen Xi to come and say such things.
But even though she was a little flustered, she still steadied her mind. She pretended to be calm and said, "Xi, after you got out of prison, you disappeared. I have been worried about you. The prison psychologist said that your current mental state is not very good. You need to rest more. Be good. Follow me to the rest room to rest. It makes me sad to see to you like this."
Saying this, Jiang Xue was about to pull Shen Xi away. She wanted to pull her away as soon as possible.
Shen Xi took a step back and continued watched Jiang Xue put on her act.
Jiang Xue portrayed herself as a kind and loving person, who treated the thief who had stolen her wealthy life with love.
She even cared to check up on Shen Xi's mental health from the prison psychologist.
This what what everyone who was watching what was happening thought.
The crowd began to look at Shen Xi with a disgusted expression.
Jiang Xue withdrew her hand awkwardly and continued.
"Xi, I know that you've been blaming me for reuniting with my parents, blaming me for suddenly appearing and stealing your wealthy life. That's why you went crazy, thinking that I was a thief, bullying me in every way, and even fantasizing that Cheng liked you back, and that I stole him from you."
"But Xi, I've never blamed you for it. Just like what Dad and Mom said, you're still their child. I've worked so hard to create everything in this art exhibition these past few years. Just this once, let me have my moment, please. I really can't give in to you anymore."