Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
It was the 4th day of the first calendar month, and it was a rare sunny day in the capital city with no trace of haze.
Xuxu woke up early. During breakfast, she threw up everything as usual.
Seeing her present state, Mu Li felt excited and yet sorry for her. As she gently patted Xuxu’s back, she looked at Yan Weihong and said, “Weihong, let’s bring Xuxu to the hospital for a checkup.”
Xuxu shook her head. “It’s alright. I can go there myself. Second Uncle has yet to make a full recovery, so don’t torment him.”
Anyway, there really was a need to visit the hospital for a checkup. Regardless if it’s a yes or a no, she’ll decide on which step she should take after the results are out.
Mu Li said, “Then let me go with you.”
A voice suddenly came from the outside. “I’ll go with both of you.”
Yan Rusheng was wearing a set of grey and white home lounge wear. He had been running a fever two nights in a row, and he seemed to have lost weight.
He had barely finished his sentence when Mu Li shot him a nasty glare. “You stay out of this. It’s none of your business. You haven’t even recovered from your flu.”
She turned back and looked at Xuxu again with a smile. There was a stark difference in her attitude towards Yan Rusheng. “Xuxu, it’s settled. We’ll go together.”
Without waiting for Xuxu to respond, she immediately stood up and went outside. She shouted as she walked. “Old Liu, drive the car out and bring us to City Women and Children’s Hospital.”
Xuxu looked at Mu Li’s back view and wanted to call out to her, but alas, her vomiting episode had sucked the strength out of her body.
Seeing her so insistent, she let her have her way.
All parents think alike. As long as one wasn’t wicked beyond redemption, they would long to see a reconciliation rather than a separation.
But she felt grateful that Aunt Mu Li didn’t try to persuade her, which meant that they had given her the personal space she needed to make her own decision.
Xuxu went upstairs to change and decided to carry a bigger bag today. When she went down, Mu Li was already ready and waiting in the living room.
Yan Rusheng stood next to Mu Li.
When she saw Xuxu coming down, Mu Li smiled and went forward. “After the checkup at the hospital, let’s go shopping. Since your dad became ill, I haven’t had the chance to shop upon my return to the country. I haven’t even bought any New Year presents for both of you.”
“I don’t need anything, so don’t have to buy.”
The two of them walked as they talked.
Xuxu deliberately walked past Yan Rusheng. She spoke softly when she passed him. “I’ll wait for you at the entrance of the Civil Administration Office this afternoon.”
She didn’t stop in her tracks and only slowed down her steps for a little bit.
“Xuxu.” Yan Rusheng turned and tried to grab hold of Xuxu. But she happened to pick up speed just in time. He failed to grab her.
Seeing her so determined, his heart sank to the bottom of the pit.
Xuxu had just stepped out of the door when Su Yue suddenly came running over.
The little lass was dressed in a newly bought red color down-filled garment. Her naturally curled locks were tied up into a bun. It made her look even more dainty and cute.
She excitedly ran towards Xuxu and held on to her hand. “Brother said that my nephew is in your tummy. I want to go with you too.”
She stretched out her hand. She gingerly and affectionately massaged Xuxu’s stomach.
Xuxu looked at her innocent-looking face and smiled, but didn’t say a word.
But deep inside, she gnashed her teeth. That damn Su Yan!
He had the nerve to say that he was not one to tell tales or betray his friends. He’s an ultimate liar!
“Third sister-in-law, let’s go.” Su Yue happily held Xuxu and went down the stairs.
After taking a few steps, she turned her head back and winked at Yan Rusheng.