Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Ming Ansheng hung up when the call had diverted to the voicemail, and he said to Yan Rusheng, “No one picked up.”
Yan Rusheng replied, “Then don’t bother about him anymore. He couldn’t have gone missing. Perhaps he had already gone for a spin somewhere.”
He said to Ming Ansheng, “We’re going back first. You make your own arrangements.”
Ming Ansheng nodded before intentionally taking a glance at Su Yue. Her tiny frame looked exquisitely delicate.
‘Oh my God!’
His thoughts started running wild again, and he immediately put a stop to it.
He answered, “I’ll stay here since I’ve consumed some alcohol. Perhaps, Lu Yinan might return later, too.”
Yan Rusheng nodded, and he held Xuxu’s hand. They left together with Mu Li.
When Ming Ansheng returned to his room, the first thing he did was to remove his clothes and went straight into the bathroom and turned on the tap. He allowed the cold shower to drench his body.
His head was lifted and his eyes shut.
‘It must be the effect of the alcohol. It had to be!’
It was all peace and quiet after a noisy night. Su Yue suddenly stuck on to Xuxu and wanted to follow her home.
Yan Rusheng was seated at the front passenger seat while Xuxu and Su Yue sat behind.
Su Yue slumped her head on Xuxu’s shoulders. “Third sister-in-law.”
There was a hint of disappointment in her tone. Xuxu looked at her and knitted her eyebrows, feeling puzzled. “Yes? What’s wrong?”
Su Yue asked, “Why didn’t brother Qi Lei come today?”
He said that he would definitely turn up on her birthday.
“If you didn’t mention it, I would’ve forgotten about it,” Xuxu said with a smile. “He went back to his hometown with his grandfather. He called last night to inform me to let you know.”
Su Yue replied with an ‘oh’ upon hearing this and smiled. “So it wasn’t on purpose that he didn’t turn up.”
“Of course.” Xuxu answered, “He went back for tomb sweeping with his grandfather.”
Then, she turned and looked out of the window, and her heart turned sorrowful. It was almost the annual monsoon season again.
She leaned against the car window. Her eyes glistened with tears.
The car entered the courtyard and stopped outside the entrance, then they got off.
Su Yue was walking ahead of them. She was still wearing the little pink gown paired with a white knitted coat. Her shadow on the ground made her appear even more slender and taller than her actual self.
She was really happy that night that even her footsteps sounded lighthearted. Xuxu felt comforted.
Su Yue had just started walking up the stairs at the entrance when a male figure suddenly appeared. A hint of guilt could be detected from his deep voice.
Xuxu was momentarily startled, but she managed to lift her head towards the direction of the voice. Su Yue was also visibly shocked.
Her gaze was fixed on the man standing at the entrance who was looking at her with a guilt-filled face. Her eyes brightly sparkled. Other than the look of shock on her exquisite looking face, there was also an indescribable trace of emotion.
“Oh.” Su Yue responded after quite some time before lowering her head and continued walking forward.
Xuxu and Yan Rusheng also regained their footsteps and move forward, trailing behind her.
When Su Yue walked past him, Yan Weiye felt his heart was being emptied. He attempted to hold her hand but failed to grab her.
He followed after her. “Yueyue.”
Finally, when she reached the middle of the living room, Su Yue stopped and responded with another ‘oh’ and remained silent.
Yan Weiye walked up to her with an apologetic expression and said, “Dad has let you down.”
Su Yue shook her head and calmly answered, “It’s alright. I don’t feel much anyway.”
All these years, she had already grown accustomed to not having a daddy and a mommy celebrating her birthday with her.
Actually, the joy and happiness that she’d experience at her birthday party were much more than all the happiness she’d felt over the last ten years.