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Criteria for choosing a wife – chapter 1

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As dawn broke, Meng Xiyue, who always had an impeccable biological clock, opened her eyes. After blinking twice, her initially groggy eyes quickly became clear. She got out of bed with practiced ease, putting on her left shoe before her right, and proceeded to wash up as usual.

Looking at the familiar face in the mirror, Meng Xiyue’s usually indifferent expression softened for a moment.

She was supposed to be dead.

But in an instant, Meng Xiyue’s mind was flooded with a stream of information.

She was now in the world of a book, a book titled “Torturous Love: The Delicate Wife’s Escape with the Ball”. In the book, she didn’t have much of a role, her only scene being in the grand finale where she encounters her ex-boyfriend, the third male lead, in a foreign land, and they share a smile.

Leaving readers with endless imagination.

Although she was in a book, the world’s background was no different from Meng Xiyue’s own world. Her character in the book was only briefly mentioned, and now her identity was filled out, not much different from her real life, except that her family’s company had shrunk a bit.

Meng Xiyue wasn’t dissatisfied; it was just living in a different place.

After a brief moment of thought, she quickly washed up, changed into a set of sportswear, and continued her daily morning exercise routine.

The auntie cooking downstairs was surprised to see Meng Xiyue up so early, as her employer hadn’t come downstairs for several days, reportedly due to a breakup.

She looked fine except for being a bit pale. With this thought, the auntie sped up her cooking.

Meng Xiyue stopped after running a lap, panting slightly, and firmed up her resolve to strengthen her body through exercise.

After walking slowly outside for a while and sorting through all the memories of this body, she returned to the villa.

A month ago, the original owner of this body lost her parents in a traffic accident, and without any troublesome relatives, all the inheritance, including a company, was left to her.

The original owner was thrust into the role unwillingly; she had no interest in managing the company, but it was her parents’ legacy, so she forced herself to learn how to handle company affairs every day.

Even so, the company had many problems, and the senior management made things difficult for her. The original owner was miserable, gradually becoming irritable, especially after her parents’ death, when she was sensitive and fragile.

At that time, her boyfriend, also busy with work and unable to spend time with her, led to misunderstandings and arguments, eventually breaking up.

Meng Xiyue arrived at a time when the original owner, unable to cope with the departure of those she cared about, chose to commit suicide by swallowing sleeping pills.

In the original plot, the original owner was saved and eventually left the country, disheartened.

For some reason, this time, the original owner truly died.

Back at the villa, the aunt had already prepared breakfast. Meng Xiyue sipped the soft and glutinous porridge, feeling its warmth flow down her esophagus to her stomach, softening the coldness on her face.

After breakfast, her assistant was already waiting for her outside.

Seeing the woman walking out, Assistant Li was surprised. Honestly, when he received Meng Xiyue’s call, he was truly shocked. After all, everyone in the company, including him, thought that Meng Xiyue was not cut out for managing the company. She hadn’t been to the company for several days, and everyone thought she was ready to give up. Unexpectedly, she called him today and asked for a lot of information.

Clearly, she was determined to see things through.

Meng Xiyue didn’t care about his thoughts. After getting into the car, she started to go through the information he had brought.

Assistant Li glanced at Meng Xiyue through the rearview mirror, who was looking down at the documents seriously.

He felt that she had an unusual aura today.

For instance, the moment she walked out of the door and he met her cold eyes, he subconsciously straightened up.

Maybe… she had a breakthrough?

When Assistant Li saw Meng Xiyue in the meeting room, issuing orders decisively, he had to stop his jaw from dropping and had only one thought in his mind.

She really had a breakthrough.

Of course, he wasn’t the only one who thought so.

Meng Xiyue noticed that many people in the meeting room were distracted and lightly tapped on the table, “Any questions?”

“No… no.”

“Then follow this plan.” Meng Xiyue stood up to leave, instructing someone to bring her the planning proposal for the cooperation with Tianyu before she left.

Only after Meng Xiyue had truly left did the people in the meeting room dare to breathe a sigh of relief. Someone murmured, “This is… incredible.”

Three months later…

Meng Xiyue was sitting in the back seat, looking at the financial reports of the past few months, when suddenly the car stopped.

Meng Xiyue looked up and asked, “What’s the matter?”

Upon hearing the question, Assistant Li immediately tensed up. It was no wonder, for in these three months, he had personally witnessed how the company had transformed and even ascended to a higher level, all thanks to one person – the big shot sitting behind him, Meng Xiyue.

“There seems to have been a car accident ahead.”

Through the car window, Meng Xiyue could only vaguely see a girl dressed in white.

“Go check it out, and call the police if necessary.”

“Yes.”

It wasn’t long before Assistant Li returned, his face full of gossip: “It seems the president of Tianyu Group hit a girl. He wanted to settle it with money, but the girl rebuffed him.

‘I don’t want your stinking money. Do you think you can do whatever you want just because you’re rich?’

At that moment, the face of Tianyu’s president was so dark I didn’t dare to look.”

Hearing this familiar line, Meng Xiyue then remembered that today was the day the male and female leads met.

Meng Xiyue glanced at Assistant Li, who was still excited, and said, “Drive.”

Immediately, Assistant Li snapped back to reality.

As the car started moving, Meng Xiyue looked at the black sedan belonging to the male lead ahead and tapped the documents resting on her lap.

After the last meeting of the day, the secretary reported the final schedule: “President, there’s a business gathering at xx Hotel at eight tonight.”

Meng Xiyue closed her pen, nodded slightly, and said, “I know.”

After getting a facial from a specialized beauty team and changing into a formal dress, Meng Xiyue headed to the gathering.

Truth be told, Meng Xiyue didn’t really enjoy these business gatherings. If it were up to her current status, she could easily refuse, but not now. She was in dire need of connections.

As soon as Meng Xiyue entered the hall, many eager eyes fell on her. She remained composed and gracefully found the person she wanted to talk to. Within a few sentences, she had smoothly integrated into the conversation.

As the conversation deepened, the person speaking with Meng Xiyue gradually shifted from a casual to a more serious and formal demeanor, later becoming more enthusiastic, far from the initial flirtatious attitude.

She thought to herself, truly deserving of being the rising star of late.

The man Meng Xiyue was talking to was a second-tier enterprise leader. His status couldn’t compare to the three top families in S City, but with the recent policies, those top families had started to decline, and the real risers were the enterprises that closely followed the policies.

What Meng Xiyue needed to do was to establish good relations with such enterprise leaders.

“Ah, I’m so sorry.”

A commotion interrupted their conversation, but not a trace of displeasure could be found between Meng Xiyue’s brows. She had already gotten what she wanted. More would be too much, a principle she understood better than anyone.

She sipped her red wine, her gaze naturally falling on the source of the disturbance.

A girl in a waiter’s outfit kept apologizing to a man in an expensive suit, incessantly wiping at him with a handkerchief.

From her angle, Meng Xiyue could see the man’s tightly pursed lips.

Just as she was about to look away, Meng Xiyue saw a woman in a red dress, her skin as white as snow, but her expression couldn’t hide her nervousness, amidst the crowd.

In that instant, without needing an introduction, Meng Xi Yue knew the woman’s name.

The villainess from the book, Xia Yuan.

Meng Xiyue quickly shifted her gaze, looking for the next potential collaborator.

Exiting the restroom, Meng Xiyue heard a furious voice in the corridor: “Search, search for me, you idiots.”

The person seemed unsatisfied, throwing their phone on the ground, landing right in front of her.

Meng Xiyue: “…”

Xia Yuan looked up to see a woman in a black dress, her makeup exquisite, clearly dressed up for today’s banquet.

What stood out was the woman’s beauty and an indescribable aura about her.

Immediately, Xia Yuan felt alarmed, sensing a formidable rival.

Helpless, the man she liked was just too perfect, attracting countless women. In Xia Yuan’s eyes, her beloved was the best in the universe, and all women were trying to steal him from her.

She walked over, bent down to pick up the phone, and facing Meng Xiyue, her fiery red lips issued a warning: “Stay away from him.” Meeting Meng Xiyue’s calm eyes, Xia Yuan felt for a moment that she might have gone too far. But then thinking of her beloved’s face, she snorted coldly at Meng Xiyue and walked away in her high heels.

Meng Xiyue: “……?”

I don’t quite understand the thoughts of you malicious female supporting characters.

Criteria for choosing a spouse

Criteria for choosing a spouse

择偶标准[穿书]
Score 9.2
Status: Ongoing Type: Native Language: chinese
Meng Xiyue unintentionally traveled into the book "Deep Love: The Delicate Wife Runs with the Ball," but fortunately, she was just a passerby. Watching the frustrating love between the male and female leads, Meng Xiyue set her standards for a partner: someone with correct principles, a sound mind, calm in situations, and preferably not obsessed with love. Then one day, Meng Xiyue encountered the vicious female supporting character from the book... Guide for consumption:
  1. A sweet story, approximately 180k words in total.
  2. The unemotional Meng Xi Yue × the imaginative drama king, Xia Yu An.
  3. 1V1

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