Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
‘Three at one go?’ Unconsciously, she imagined the cries of three rascals ringing in her ears. Terror filled her.
It dumbfounded Xuxu.
The matron was at a loss of what to say.
“It is very rare to have triplets,” the matron added, smiling at Zhou Shuang as she put down the equipment.
Zhou Shuang’s thoughts were in a mess. She stretched out her hands in front of her, saying, “I need some time alone.”
Then she placed her hands on her belly. Three rascals. If she were to undergo painless abortion, she would be killing three people at once.
After a long period of time, Xuxu tried to talk to her.
“Shuang, you should consider carefully. Triplets are so hard to come by.”
She thought it was a pity to abort one child, what more with three children?
Zhou Shuang lifted her head to look at Xuxu, feeling conflicted.
“But I don’t have the ability to provide for three children.”
Xuxu pursed her lips, speechless.
‘What the heck? Was this something she should worry about?’
‘Without Lu Yinan’s support, the Zhou family couldn’t provide for three children?’
‘If one were to randomly retrieve something from her handbag, that alone would be enough to provide for one child.’
“Let’s head back first,” Xuxu said after a while.
Zhou Shuang nodded her head. “Mmm.”
On the ride back, Zhou Shuang stared at Xuxu’s belly. She thought, ‘Her stomach is already so big from having twins.’ How much bigger would her belly be from having triplets?
Worriedly, she asked, “With three kids, when I’m seven or eight months pregnant, do you think I’ll require someone to follow behind me to carry my belly?”
Xuxu rolled her eyes at her. “Can you be more serious? Don’t be so ridiculous, hanging out with you will lower my IQ.”
Zhou Shuang replied, “You’re starting to become like Yan Rusheng. You have a mean tongue.”
She turned away and refused to look at Xuxu.
Xuxu laughed and asked, “Do you feel like drinking some sour plum juice now?”
Zhou Shuang was about to nod her head when Xuux’s phone suddenly rang. She took out her phone to reveal that Su Yue was calling.
She hurriedly picked it up and put on her bluetooth earphones.
“Yueyue,” she greeted.
Xuxu’s face turned to shock. “Alright, I’ll be right there.”
Seeing the look on her face, Zhou Shuang became anxious too. “What’s wrong? That was so sudden, as though a fire broke out.”
Xuxu explained, “The father of Yueyue’s classmate broke his leg and is now in the hospital.”
Zhou Shuang furrowed her eyebrows. “Which classmate? Why are you so anxious?”
“Her classmate who attended Yueyue’s coming of age ceremony. She’s her only friend,” Xuxu explained as she looked for a way to make a U-turn.
The City People’s Hospital.
Xuxu drove to the entrance of the hospital and parked in a lot by the roadside.
She walked into the hospital with Zhou Shuang.
Su Yue already told her the floor and ward number. Xuxu and Zhou Shuang promptly made their way there.
Once Xuxu exited the lift, a familiar voice called from opposite her. She looked over to find a tall figure slowly walking towards her.
“Ah Sheng, what are you doing here?” she asked, confused.
Yan Rusheng’s expression darkened. Instead of answering her, he said, “You must be here to visit the father of Yueyue’s classmate.”
Xuxu was rather startled and she questioned him, “You knew?”
Logically speaking, Su Yue wouldn’t have called Yan Rusheng when she found out that Bai Jing’s father had ended up in an accident.
Yan Rusheng read her mind. He explained, “Her father is one of the construction workers for our Chengnan project. He got into an accident at work last night.”
Xuxu’s jaw dropped. “You mean, Bai Jing’s father got injured at Flourish & Prosper’s construction site?”