Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xuxu’s heart ached as she looked at the skinny little girl. She turned and asked Su Yue, “Has Bai Jing taken her lunch?”
Su Yue nodded. “She ate the chicken wings that Qi Lei made and also drank some porridge.”
Xuxu felt more relieved after hearing this, and she turned towards Bai Jing to comfort her. “Bai Jing, you got to eat more so that your father won’t get worried for you, and he’ll be able to recover faster.
After that, she averted her gaze to Bai Lisong.
Bai Lisong immediately nodded in agreement. “Precisely, Xiaojing. Third Madam Yan is right. Daddy hopes to see you become more cheerful. So eat more and put on more weight.”
Immense fatherly love filled his weak voice.
It was not just Bai Jing, but even Xuxu felt a sting in her eyes when she heard his words.
She placed her hand on Bai Jing’s shoulders and patted it in reassurance.
Then, with a gentle voice, she began to discuss with her. “Bai Jing, come with us to eat something. We’ll go for a spin, too. There’ll be people here to take care of him. Okay?”
Bai Jing shook her head. “I don’t feel like going out or go for a spin.”
Even though she sounded soft, her attitude was determined and obstinate.
Xuxu didn’t insist because if she was in her shoes, given her father’s condition, she also won’t be able to set her mind at ease.
“Call me anytime if you need to,” Yan Rusheng spoke all of a sudden.
He looked at Bai Jing with a deep gaze.
His masculine yet gentle voice gave Bai Jing a sense of security. She lifted her face to look at Yan Rusheng. The gaze she had for him was completely filled with trust. She nodded and answered with an ‘Mm’.
After they left the hospital, Xuxu’s heart felt heavy throughout the journey. The environment she was in earlier had affected her state.
She and Su Yue sat at the back passenger seat. Xuxu propped her arm on the wounded down car window. The words Bai Jing’s father had spoken that morning kept replaying in her mind.
Indeed, a father’s love is deep and worthy of the greatest admiration. She did not have the pleasure to experience it, but she finally witnessed it from Bai Jing’s father.
The cool summer evening breeze in the capital city brushed across her face, but it didn’t take away her sorrows.
Each time Yan Rusheng turned back to look at Xuxu, she was in the same state.
He knew that Bai Jing and her father had worried her.
“Wife, overflowing with sympathy again? Are you following in the footsteps of Mother Mary?” He laughed as he asked.
Even though his words sounded sarcastic, there wasn’t a hint of sarcasm in it.
Xuxu didn’t pay attention to Yan Rusheng’s words. Instead, she looked at him and sighed. “Ah Sheng, can you send someone to dig in deeper about Bai Jing’s father’s stomach cancer? Find out more about his condition and whether his prognosis is indeed bleak.”
Yan Rusheng nodded his head. “Mm.”
Even if she mentioned nothing, he already had the intention to look into it.
He had the same thinking as the rest. Regardless of what selfish thoughts went through Bai Lisong’s mind, he saved his life—there was no doubt about it.
The car was completely silent for quite a while until Xuxu’s cellphone suddenly rang. It was a call from an unfamiliar number.
She knitted her eyebrows in bewilderment and put her cellphone to her ear. “Hello.”
“Xuxu, I’ve already reserved a VIP room. Have you arrived?”
The call was from Zhao Zheng. Xuxu was already irritated with the man, to begin with, and now that she felt lousy, she said to Zhao Zheng in an annoyed tone, “Forget it, Zhao Zheng. I’m too tired today and I don’t feel like going anymore.”
After that, she hung up.
She abruptly ended the call with the four-eyed frog?
Yan Rusheng turned back and was about to give a thumbs up to Xuxu when her phone rang again. It was Zhao Zheng.
Yan Rusheng also saw the caller ID display on Xuxu’s phone. Xuxu grew impatient and wanted to cancel the call when Yan Rusheng extended his hand and snatched the phone over before placing it to his ears. “Hello Zhao Zheng, are you really sincere about giving a treat tonight?”