Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“The children are mine. How I will handle this matter is my personal business,” Zhou Shuang declared, turning her face away from Ming Ansheng.
“Actually, my suggestion is… Think it through carefully,” Ming Ansheng continued, smiling. “Once you get to know Lu Yinan, he’s actually quite a catch.”
“Ha ha,” Zhou Shuang mocked.
There was silence.
“All right, all right, enough already,” Xuxu chided, sending Ming Ansheng a meaningful glance.
Ming Ansheng understood what she meant. He heaved a sigh of relief. With Xuxu’s assurance, he considered his mission a success.
“I’m done eating. I’ll make a move.” Zhou Shuang discarded the bones in her hand, retrieved a piece of tissue paper, and stood up to leave.
Naturally, Yan Rusheng got worried about his pregnant wife. So he got up as well.
“Third sister-in-law,” Su Yue called after her. She wasn’t done with her meal and got worried when she saw that Xuxu and Yan Rusheng were leaving.
Xuxu looked back, smiling as she promised, “You can continue eating. I’ll be back in a while.”
“Mm.” Su Yue nodded and went back to her food.
Ming Ansheng’s gaze landed on Su Yue. Her slender fingers were holding on to a chicken wing and she was clearly enjoying her meal.
He couldn’t help but laugh. His heart seemed to melt at the sight.
He wanted to help her wipe the oil off her mouth. He wanted to tell her, ‘Little lass, I’ve missed you.’
But he couldn’t. During the past month, he finally understood the reason his heart fluttered at the sight of her.
However, he still couldn’t comprehend why he had feelings for such a young girl who could be considered—a child.
He didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
“I don’t think I scored too well.”
Opposite him, Su Yue piped up. She frowned and sighed in disappointment. “Will you still bring me to get my tattoo if I scored badly?”
After asking that question, she peered up at him. Remorse and self-blame filled her bright eyes as she gazed upon his handsome face.
‘Why was she so stupid? Why couldn’t she do well?’
Seeing the look on her face, Ming Ansheng didn’t have the heart to sadden her further. A loving smile formed on his face.
“You really want a tattoo?”
He had originally used her examinations to dodge the topic. He didn’t expect her to be so persistent in getting a tattoo.
Su Yue nodded her head like a chick pecking at its food. “Hmm. I want to get a tattoo of a cat that’s more awesome than your mouse.”
A cheeky smile formed on her face. She had a childish air and her eyes were bright, like black jades soaked in water.
Her cheekiness infected Ming Ansheng. His handsome smile deepened. With a gentle voice, he promised, “I’ll bring you one day.”
Su Yue’s eyes brightened. “Really?”
Her excitement had amused Ming Ansheng. He asked, “But will your Third sister-in-law agree?”
Su Yue frowned as she thought about it. “I can tell her after I get it done.”
Ming Ansheng was speechless.
He had thought this little lass would back out and be dejected when he mentioned Wen Xuxu. But she was shockingly daring, wanting to act first before asking for permission, and she even dragged him into it.
He frowned slightly, unable to decide.
Su Yue had guessed what worried him. She got up, bent over, and whispered in his ear, “Don’t worry. I won’t tell her you brought me there.”
Her warm breath fanned his ear like a feather. Ming Ansheng immediately tensed, shifting backward instinctively.
Then he looked over at Su Yue. Her small face was so close to his.
His heart started pounding again.