Susan’s lips suddenly felt dry.
Thanks to Yana’s words, Susan received her parents‘ attention for the first time since the blood transfusion.
Jane and Carl looked at her at the same time.
Susan, who used to be ignored, suddenly became the center of attention. Dad, you know how willful I am. Even if I married Ben, I’d probably offend him. Since Susan has a better personality than me, I bet she’d be a better fit for Ben,” Yana quickly exclaimed.
Carl’s eyebrows twitched, and he did seem somewhat intrigued.
Yana was raised to be proud and kind of rebellious. And given her resistance to marrying Ben, if their union didn’t work out and turned into a feud instead, it wouldn’t be ideal.
If it were Susan, with her timid nature, even if she couldn’t win Ben’s affection, she wouldn’t offend him either.
Carl regarded Susan with a scrutinizing gaze, seriously considering the possibility of marrying his eldest daughter off to Ben.
He pondered for a moment and asked, “Susan, what do you think?” “Susan! What a good man you are going to marry! You’ll definitely agree to such a great marriage, right?” Yana, sensing her father’s interest, was pleased and quickly chimed in.
Susan’s face paled and she clenched her hands slightly.
“Susan, you’ll have a life of luxury once married to Ben. I say you should be grateful to Yana for offering you such a good chance,” Jane added to persuade Susan.
Susan’s lip quivered. She seldom complained but this time they went too far, so she whispered, “Yana, on the night of the banquet, the Landor family had spread the word in advance that they were going to select a wife for Ben, right?”
Yana was getting impatient, “Why are you bringing this up now?”
Susan answered softly, “Since you knew the inside story of the banquet, why did you dance there that night?”
Yana was beautiful, and she excelled at dancing.
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That night at the banquet, she outshone everyone and, as a result, gained the favor of Charlie Landor, the Landor family’s head, who promised her the position of Mrs. Landor,
If Yana wasn’t willing to marry Ben, why did she seek the limelight at the time?
And since she did, why would she now push the consequences onto others?
Susan spoke calmly, believing she hadn’t said anything too excessive, just pointing out a fact.
However, Yana stared at her in disbelief, as if Susan had said something terrible to her.
Tears streamed down Yana’s face. “Susan, I just danced that night, not knowing what awaited me. If you don’t want to help me, just say so. There’s no need for these insinuations.”
With that, Yana cried even more fiercely. She clutched her chest as if she might faint at any moment.
“My dear.” Jane hurriedly embraced Yana, her eyes filled with pity.
And when she turned to Susan, her eyes hardened. “Susan, how can you talk to your sister that way? Apologize, right now.”
A dull pain crept into Susan’s heart.
She had been making compromises since she was a kid.
But she refused to give in this time, for it involved her married life and her well–being.
Susan slowly replied, “Did I say anything wrong? If Yana didn’t want to marry Ben, she shouldn’t have sought attention at the Landor family banquet. She can’t crave the spotlight and then shy away from the consequences. That’s not how the world works-”
With a sharp smack, Carl slapped Susan across the face, and he shouted in anger, “Why do you irritate Yana when she’s so frail? You’re horribly
Carl said she was mean?
What had she done to deserve such a label?
Susan forced a smile, looking at her father with a hint of defiance. “Yes,
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she’s weak and I’m healthy. So, I should always give in to her, regularly donate blood for her, and clean up the mess she makes, right?”
Carl’s anger deepened. “Are you implying you don’t want to donate blood to your sister? Do you want to watch her die?”
For once, Susan didn’t back down. She spoke slowly, “I’m willing to donate blood regularly. But she keeps getting injured, bleeding frequently. The blood I’ve given her far exceeds the scheduled donations. This time, she impulsively slit her wrist, and I gave her a whole 800cc of blood. Why must I always pay the price for her carelessness and whims? Is that fair to me?”
In a cathartic manner, Susan voiced the sentiments she had long harbored.
Yana knew exactly what illness she had, yet she was never cautious, frequently getting injured and bleeding. Every time she got hurt, it made. her parents quite anxious, and Yana received even more attention as a result.
But what about Susan?
Every time Yana got injured, didn’t it fall on her to donate blood?
She was severely underweight due to constant excessive blood donation.
It was not that Susan didn’t want to donate blood or save her sister, but with full knowledge of her condition, couldn’t Yana be just a bit more careful in her daily life?
Perhaps it had never crossed Yana’s mind.
Every time she got injured, she was never the one facing the
It was Susan who suffered.
As Susan finished speaking, Yana sobbed, her tears flowing, “It breaks. my heart to know you think of me that way.”
Jane was immensely worried seeing Yana crying, and she looked at Yana with a hint of anger. “Yana has health issues, and her only hobby since. childhood has been dancing. People easily get hurt when they dance. She doesn’t intentionally make you donate blood, so why are you using words to hurt her?”
Carl also frowned, “Even though you’ve been donating blood, we’ve always provided you with restorative medicine! You know exactly how expensive the medicine is, don’t you? Susan, we’ve never treated you
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“Mom, Dad, Susan hates me now,” Yana cried as she clung to Jane.
Various voices echoed in Susan’s mind, and suddenly, she felt the world was absurd.
She was their daughter as well.
Why did they show such favoritism as if it were the most natural thing?
Just because she was born healthy, did that mean she had to endure all of this?
“You upset your sister, while she still thinks of letting you marry Ben to have a good marriage.” Carl said with a frown, “Aren’t you ashamed?”
Susan pursed her lips. “Good marriage? Then why did she opt to cut her wrist rather than marry the man?”
Carl, infuriated, slapped Susan again.
Susan tilted her head, feeling desolate, as she no longer felt the pain.
“I’ll just ask you one more time. Will you marry Ben or not?” Carl, suppressing his anger, asked slowly.
“I…” Susan was about to speak.
Yana wiped her tears and suddenly said, “Susan, to be honest, there’s another reason I won’t marry Ben. Timothy professed his love to me yesterday.”
“Timothy?” Susan raised her head abruptly.
Timothy Leen, the man she had loved for a whole decade.
Susan defied her parents this time and refused to marry Ben largely because of him.
But Yana just said Timothy had confessed his love to her. “Yeah,” Yana blushed as she said, “and we even took photos.”
She proudly took out her phone and showed Susan a photo.
In the photo, Yana lightly kissed Timothy’s cheek, and Timothy looked at
her with an affectionate gaze.