Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Hearing her husband’s supportive words, Yun Bixue’s eyes were glowing enticingly. Happiness coursed through her body like a river, and she was entirely submerged in it. She felt her feelings all in her heart.
“Hubby, would the elders from the Xie family be angry if they were to hear those words?” Yun Bixue blinked her clear eyes and tilted her head as she looked at him.
Because Yun Bixue’s head was tilted, the center of gravity of the bicycle was shifted to the side. The bicycle wobbled and swerved momentarily, but Xie Limo quickly regained control over it. He said, “Sit properly. Don’t move around.”
“You didn’t answer my question. Aren’t you afraid that you’ll make those stubborn elders angry?”
Xie Limo solemnly answered, “That’s not important. You are important. You have to remember that my parents and I are your backers. With your status, the others will be at your beck and call. If they refuse to obey, you can make them.”
Yun Bixue listened attentively and couldn’t hide the smile that adorned her lips. She knew that Xie Limo was telling her that she would be calling the shots in the Xie family in the future. That way, she wouldn’t feel anxious anymore.
Sensing Yun Bixue’s silence, Xie Limo turned around and peeked at her. He said, “There’s a pavilion ahead. Let’s go and sit for a while.”
After getting off the bicycle, the two of them held hands and walked to the pavilion. The night lights illuminated the paths, brightening up the atmosphere around them. The autumn leaves spun as they fell, and the wind blew as it cooled and freshened their hearts.
Around them, elderly people accompanied each other as they played chess. Some women danced while some men practiced taichi. Music played softly by the side as the children played around.
After sitting down, Yun Bixue rested her head against her hands and looked around. “It feels nice to see these grandfathers and grandmothers here. When I become old, I don’t want to worry about so many things too.”
Xie Limo caressed Yun Bixue’s head. He knew that she had been very busy lately, that’s why she couldn’t get enough rest. “Were you able to get enough sleep recently?”
“Yes. Since there’s nothing much going on recently, I’ve been lazing at home.” Suddenly, Yun Bixue reached out her hand and rubbed her stomach. She asked, “I haven’t done anything for the past few days besides eating and sleeping. Do you think I’ve put on weight? Why do I feel like my stomach is rounder now?”
Xie Limo’s eyes glinted. Almost all women cared about how they looked, but he felt that Yun Bixue was already too skinny. A dark smile flashed in his face as he answered, “Let me see if you’ve really put on weight?”
Xie Limo’s hands reached out as he said that, but Yun Bixue gently smacked them away. “Hey, don’t do anything weird. Other people are watching us now.”
Xie Limo raised his brows and answered, “Didn’t you ask me if you’ve put on weight? I can’t tell just by looking.”
Yun Bixue tilted her head and was about to say something, but her attention was caught by an old grandfather walking hand in hand with another old granny at the sidewalk. The two of them strolled slowly and leisurely. After walking for a while, the old grandfather would stop and talk to the old granny, and the two of them would embrace each other tightly.
She felt sentimental while watching them. Her eyes glittered, as though they could light up the night sky.
Xie Limo followed Yun Bixue’s line of sight and also saw that moving scene. Indeed, the simplest images could move one the most. “Why? Do you envy them?”
Yun Bixue’s gaze shone brightly. “Limo, I suddenly thought of something. I think that the happiest thing is none other than you smiling because of me, and us spending a warm life together.”