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Yun Bilu guffawed at the side. She had no idea that the topic that she just brought up caused waves in the hearts of the two persons involved.
Yun Bixue lowered her head and stared at her stomach. Her gaze was gentle. In the past, she was contented with letting nature take its course. Now, she suddenly looked forward to having children. She would provide a family that was brimming with love and happiness for her child.
The look on Xie Limo’s face was vague and difficult to interpret. He seemed to be sighing and had a lot on his mind.
Yun Bixue raised her head and looked at Xie Limo. When she saw the gloomy look in his eyes, there was a slight stir in her heart. She felt rather uneasy and anxious. Could it be that he didn’t look forward to it?
Xie Limo noticed Yun Bixue’s gaze and pulled her over. Tidying up her head, he asked, “What’s wrong?”
Yun Bixue turned her head around and looked at everyone. All of them were fixated on the firecrackers. She lowered her head and whispered, “Limo, are you unhappy?”
Xie Limo kissed Yun Bixue on her forehead, as though no one was around them. The contact was gentle and light. He softly replied, “This year is the happiest year I’ve ever had. Do you think I’m still unhappy? Mother and Father are here too. Everyone is gathered here, and it is a day of reunion. I’m definitely extremely happy.”
In reality, Yun Bixue wanted to ask if he is looking forward to having a child. However, after some hesitation, she couldn’t bring herself to ask the question.
She had been willful yesterday and threw a tantrum. She shouldn’t let her imagination run wild again. She knew that Xie Limo’s kindness towards her was not an act. Moreover, Father and Mother treated her very well. She ought to be grateful and contented.
One should not be too greedy. Therefore, she would let nature take its course. In addition, the two of them had yet to hold a wedding ceremony. To a household like the Xie family, it would probably cause a lot of trouble if she got pregnant before the ceremony.
After consoling herself, Yun Bixue got over it. Her expression brightened, like the clearing skies after raining.
Xie Limo definitely noticed the change in Yun Bixue’s mood at that moment. He merely sighed quietly, and tightly embraced her. It seemed as though he wanted to continue hugging her and never let go.
After spending more than two hours lighting up the firecrackers and fireworks, everyone excitedly returned inside the house to watch the TV again. After midnight, they went to bed one by one.
In the bedroom, Yun Bixue gathered a new set of cash. She then began to stuff them into a red packet.
Xie Limo walked over to her side. Amused by her, he asked, “Do you also need to give out red packets too?”
“Yes. I have to prepare a red packet for my younger sister every year. When I was young, I didn’t have money and only accumulated several dollars. After I grew older, it became tens of dollars. Afterwards, it became a hundred dollars.” While Yun Bixue prepared the red packet, her face revealed a sweet look as she reminisced the past. “Now that I’m capable, I will give her a more hefty sum.”
Xie Limo’s heart started to throb faintly. A few dollars? He wondered how she managed to survive back then.
“Didn’t Grandfather give you allowance in the past too?”
“Grandfather was very kind to us, but Old Lady Shen would use all sorts of reasons to seize our money. We informed Grandfather the first time it happened, and Grandfather and Old Lady Shen squabbled and fought. He was so angry that he got hospitalized once. After that, we never told Grandfather anymore when such things happened. To earn money, I helped my schoolmates complete their homework in exchange for a few cents. They would add up to a few dollars I felt really proud to have earned money by myself.”
As Xie Limo listened, his heart ached so much that it felt as though it was being twisted. He embraced Yun Bixue from the back, wanting to dispel all the coldness she had felt.
From his knowledge, children of royal families were all pampered. He never knew his wife had suffered so much hardships. As he mulled over it, a cold glint flashed across his eyes. Perhaps he had been too benevolent towards those people from the Yun family.