Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Yun Bixue’s gaze was fixed on the photo in Xie Limo’s hand. A mixture of surprise, shock, and joy was evident in her bright eyes and slightly gaping expression.
At that moment, Xie Limo forgot all about the previous topic. All he cared about right now was how much his wife was neglecting her health. She was drinking herbal tea. Herbal tea! It was something he would never allow.
She knew that she couldn’t drink it because it was bad for her stomach, but she still drank it.
He curled his finger and bopped Yun Bixue’s head. “I’m talking to you. Are you listening? I’ve said before that you cannot drink cold water or herbal tea. If this happens again, I will punish you.”
She let out a few hesitating sounds of acknowledgment before saying, “Limo, you left to get that photo?”
Xie Limo looked at the photo in his hands and sighed inwardly. This was his first time forgetting about the photo despite holding it. Indeed, she was the only one who could make him forget about everything. He only had his wife in his eyes.
“Didn’t you just say that you trust me? Why are you so curious?”
Yun Bixue pouted as she put the teacup down. She shifted her body to hide her face and murmured under her breath, “I thought you left because you were unhappy.”
Xie Limo let out a long sigh and sat beside Yun Bixue on the sofa. “What should I do with you. If I am indeed unhappy, it wouldn’t be with you. We’ve been together for so long, and you still like to let your mind wander.”
Yun Bixue knew that she was at fault. “I do trust you! That’s why I’m still here waiting!” As she said this, she raised her head and showed a radiant smile to Xie Limo.
“Don’t force your smile. It’s uglier than your crying face. Here’s the photo.” After speaking, Xie Limo passed the photo to Yun Bixue.
Yun Bixue looked at the beautiful girl in the black and white photo. She was indeed beautiful—people would be fond of her at just one glance. She couldn’t help saying, “What a beautiful girl.”
Xie Limo lowered his head and looked at the photo, his magnificent eyes looking sorrowful. “People liked her the moment they saw her. She was my biological younger sister, Lizhen, the most precious treasure in my family.”
Yun Bixue’s depressed mood brightened up immediately. Her eyes shone radiantly as she asked, “She’s your younger sister?” While saying this, she looked at the photo more closely.
The more she stared at it, the more she liked it. She added, “She does look a little like you. No wonder I like her at first sight.”
Seeing Yun Bixue’s happy face, Xie Limo closed his eyes and said with great difficulty, “But she’s no longer with us.”
Yun Bixue was startled, and the photo in her hand trembled. “What do you mean she’s no longer with us?” A thought flashed in her mind. Could it be? That meant his younger sister was…
Yun Bixue didn’t want to believe it. How could such a young and beautiful girl be dead? This young lady who she had yet to meet? She was at the peak of her life.
Her heart started to ache, and seeing her husband’s downcast figure, she felt that she shouldn’t have brought this topic up. She placed the photo on the coffee table and hugged him. “Limo, you still have me. I will always be by your side. Don’t be sad, okay? I’m sure that your younger sister wants you to be happy too.”
Xie Limo sat there stiffly and closed his eyes to avoid looking at the photo. “Bixue, she was the best, you know? She was the treasure of the entire family, but she stopped living at her most beautiful years. She was only nineteen when she left us. It took a few years for the people who love her to walk out from this dark time.”