At first, the two women really did become closer because of work, but ten years passed and their friendship grew stronger.
So, aside from knowing Cheng Weiwan was the author of "Lost," Lin Muqing also knew Cheng Weiwan's biggest secrets.
For example, that Cheng Weiwan didn't actually abort her baby.
And for example, that Cheng Han was Han Zhifan's son.
And for example, that even though Cheng Han lived with Cheng Weiwan and called Cheng Weiwan "Mummy," he was legally Lin Muqing's son.
Over lunch, Lin Muqing hesitated again but eventually said what was on her mind for the last two days. "Wanwan."
Cheng Weiwan was feeding Cheng Han when Lin Muqing spoke. She didn't look back at her but softly replied "hm?" then spoke to Cheng Han sitting in the baby chair. "Hanhan, no matter how naughty you are, if you aren't willing to eat, mummy's gonna get mad."
When Cheng Weiwan fed the rice into Cheng Han's mouth, Lin Muqing said, "I saw him."
There was a hidden meaning in Lin Muqing's words. Cheng Weiwan didn't react immediately, but she continued to feed Cheng Han rice as she casually asked, "Who?"
"Who else could it be? Him..."
When Cheng Weiwan heard this, she slowed down stirring the rice significantly. She didn't have much emotion on her face, but her eyes clearly became dimmer. However, this glimpse of emotion quickly disappeared without a trace. She watched Cheng Han finishing the rice in his mouth then she scooped up another spoonful of rice and brought it over to Cheng Han's mouth. "So you saw him. Why'd you have to tell me?"
"Hanhan saw him too."
Lin Muqing's sentence made Cheng Weiwan's hand tremble. The entire spoonful of rice spilled into the bowl.
"It happened two days ago when you were unwell and asked me to help take care of Cheng Han so you could go to the hospital for a drip. However, at the last minute, something important came up and I couldn't take Hanhan to the hospital because I was scared of him catching something. All I could do was take Hanhan with me on business. On the way, Hanhan was screaming to go to the bathroom, so I took him. After he finished peeing, I wanted to go too, so I told him to wait for me and to not run off. In the end, he didn't listen to me and ran out, almost scaring me to death..."After saying so much, Lin Muqing stopped for a moment then secretly glanced at Cheng Weiwan.Seeing that the expression on her face was considerably okay, she got to the main point. "...after I ran out of the bathroom, I saw him."
The more Lin Muqing spoke, the quieter she was. "He held Hanhan. I don't know what Hanhan said, but Hanhan even called him daddy. I didn't dare stay for long, so I took Hanhan and rushed out of there."
"Wanwan, that day really was an accident. I never imagined it would be such a coincidence. For the past two days, I've been thinking about whether or not I should tell you, but I was also scared you'd overthink things. However, it all happened two days ago and seeing that he hasn't made a move, I don't think Hanhan actually said anything to him that day. He must've not thought too much about it, so I'm telling you about it today."
"Oh," said Cheng Weiwan after she heard what Lin Muqing said. Then she picked up the spoon, scooped another spoonful of rice and brought it to Cheng Han's mouth.
After Cheng Weiwan's "oh," Lin Muqing didn't react at all. Realizing that Cheng Weiwan was deliberately avoiding everything to do with Han Zhifan, she didn't say anything else.