"Yeah. What is there to do? He'll definitely make me go..." After one of the maids finished speaking, Cheng Weiwan followed by quietly murmuring, "...But that's okay. I never had hope from the beginning, so now, I'm not really disappointed. It's alright. It's alright..."
Cheng Weiwan repeated "It's alright" a few times before going completely silent.
Laying beside her, Cheng Han thought she was telling the story. Even though he didn't understand, he still watched with wide eyes as he anticipated the latter part of the story.
Cheng Weiwan didn't say anything. She stared at the storybook with a slightly stunned gaze.
The maid in the sunroom beside them didn't know Cheng Weiwan was eavesdropping on their conversation, so she continued chatting away.
"I heard the housekeeper say that Mr. Lin introduced that woman to Mr. Han, and Mr. Han and that woman got together two years ago."
"Come to think of it, Mr. Han likes that woman... I actually thought Mr. Han was interested in Miss Cheng..."
"Mummy, mummy..." Lying in bed, Cheng Han waited for a while. Unable to keep waiting for Cheng Weiwan to finish reading the story, he couldn't help but cry out in impatience for the rest of the story.
Cheng Weiwan snapped back to reality and murmured to Cheng Han quietly, "Wait a minute for mummy." Then she got out of bed, walked over to the door of the baby's room and softly shut the door.
By cutting out the sounds of the two maids' voices, Cheng Weiwan opened the storybook like nothing had happened. Then she continued reading from where she left off.
Midway through the book, Cheng Han finally couldn't hold back his desire to sleep and shut his eyes.
Cheng Weiwan lowered her voice as she read the story until Cheng Han fell asleep completely then she stopped.
Normally, she would put the storybook away, climb out of bed and leave, but this time, she turned and stared out the window in a daze.
It took a long time before Cheng Weiwan snapped back to reality. She put the book of fairytales down, pulled the covers over Cheng Han then stared at his sleeping face for a while. She lowered her head to kiss the middle of his forehead like she couldn't bear to say goodbye and repeatedly stroked Cheng Han's soft face for a long time. Then she pulled away, got up, and silently left the baby's room.
After she took a shower, Cheng Weiwan laid in bed but couldn't fall asleep no matter what.
There were some things she wasn't willing to think about and was afraid to think about, so she sat up and watched television.
The finance channel was on - the same channel Han Zhifan often watched. Cheng Weiwan had no interest, so she grabbed the remote control and turned to the variety show channel. In the end, she kept changing channels until she saw a familiar looking person on TV.
It was her father... Cheng Weiguo, having an interview.
The father she saw on TV was wearing a full suit. He often paid attention to fitness and health, so his figure looked great and he looked rather young.
Come to think of it, this must be the first time she had seen her father in practically three years... Three years... Wrinkles were faintly creeping in the corners of his eyes, but her father looked no different from before. In fact, he looked even younger and more vigorous.
He still spoke slowly and clearly, and he sounded like an academic full of theories.
When the host spoke, he looked seriously at her father with a smile on his lips.