Song Qingchun read the report for half an hour before she reached the conclusionbiological father and son.
Actually, she had known that truth about ten days ago. However, with the undeniable scientific evidence placed before her, Song Qingchun thought, I cannot continue to lie to myself. I've tried so hard to run, to escape, to evade seeing the truth, but I know it is not possible; I need to face it head-on.
Ever since Song Qingchun picked up the report document, Su Zhinian had been wrought with worry and anxiety. Even though he had known and accepted the truth so many years ago, whenever he accidentally brushed his hand with the envelope, his heart would still twist with pain.
Song Qingchun had finished reading the report, but she still stared at the document, giving no response. This lack of reaction made Su Zhinian sweat in his seat. After some hesitation, he said, "Qingchun"
When she heard his voice, her eyelashes flickered for a moment. She arranged the document neatly and placed it back into the envelope. She resealed the envelope with the string and slowly pushed it back to Su Zhinian.
This natural and smooth acceptance by Song Qingchun worried Su Zhinian to his core. To his surprise, Song Qingchun spoke over him in a calm tone. "Su Zhinian, I want to discuss something with you."
Su Zhinian was shocked by her serenity. He stared at her eyes, and after confirming she was not acting out, he nodded and said, "Go on."
Song Qingchun averted her head. Certain words, even before they left the mouth, caused a great pain in the heart. The demand that was on her lips, the moment he accepted it, there would an irreconcilable barrier between them for the rest of their lives.
Song Qingchun took a deep breath, placed both of her palms on her knees, stared at Su Zhinian, and said seriously, "Su Zhinian, I need you to reconcile with your biological father."
Su Zhinian held Song Qingchun's gaze. The gaze felt heavy. His lips moved, but he did not say anything.
"Su Zhinian, I need you to reconcile with your biological father," Song Qingchun repeated as if she was worried that Su Zhinian did not hear her. "Our"
Song Qingchun only said one word before she paused. She was going to say 'our father', but who knew better than the man and the woman how much those two words were going to hurt them?
Song Qingchun closed her eyes to sigh. She could not bring herself to say it. "Father doesn't have much time left. Song Cheng's death has caused such trauma to him. If he knows that he still has a son other there, he will be overjoyed. Furthermore, he has the right to know, just like you have the right to know he's your biological father. The two of you shouldn't spend the rest of your lives not knowing"
Su Zhinian's lips were sealed. He did not say anything with regards to Song Qingchun's suggestion. He was silent for a long time as if to think before giving her a final answer. "I need to discuss this with my mother first."
Song Qingchun forced out an answer through her throat that was tightening. "Okay."
The villa became completely silent again. After some time, Song Qingchun spoke again. "Su Zhinian, I have another request"
Su Zhinian nodded wordlessly.
"Su Zhinian, let's go on a date."