Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As they were just done with preparing dinner, Mu Tangchuan and Zhuang Shurong stepped into the house. Mu Lingshi came back as well, and the family soon gathered around the dining table.
Before Mu Yuchen mentioned the wedding, Mu Tangchuan asked about the tender meeting. Mu Yinan joined the conversation from time to time as well. All in all, the atmosphere was peaceful.
After dinner, the family watched television together. Mu Lingshi grabbed some of the fruits Xi Xiaye handed her as she teased, “Sister-in-law, I noticed that after Brother married you, he became much friendlier. He wasn’t like this before.”
Xi Xiaye smiled as she put the plate of fruits onto the table. “Then, I’ll get him to come home to make dinner more often.”
She looked over at the man as he was doing the same as well. He lowered his voice and said beside her ear, “Let’s not talk about how you enslaved me at home. Are you turning me into my whole family’s slave? Are you really my Mrs. Mu?”
Xi Xiaye raised her eyebrows and nodded firmly. “Of course, don’t you see that your grandparents and parents are very happy? What’s wrong with doing a little more on your end? In my heart, you’re always an elegant gentleman.”
Mu Yuchen had no words to respond with. He sipped some tea and calmed down. “The happiness of everyone here is built with my effort, huh?”
“Ah Shi, are you familiar with things around the club now? Ah Mo called us to remind you not to exhaust yourself too much.” Mu Yinan’s kind voice reached her, and everyone looked over at Mu Lingshi. Inevitably, Mu Lingshi’s eyes darkened while the long scar on her face lay dormant.
“I’m alright. Sister-in-law is looking after me. Don’t worry about it,” Mu Lingshi replied briefly after a while.
Zhuang Shurong and Mu Tangchuan exchanged glances. After some hesitation, she said, “Ah Shi, your father and I aren’t going to say anything, but we hope that you can reconsider, and not leave any room for regrets.”
Mu Lingshi nodded as she turned back at Xi Xiaye with a smile. Xi Xiaye smiled back. “I know, Father, Mother. You guys don’t have to worry about me. I’ll reconsider things between Ah Mo and me.”
Wang Hui nodded. “Good then. We won’t interfere with you young people’s affairs. The idea of freedom is dominating now. It’s still the same for me. As long as it’s not violating any of our core values, you can do anything you want.”
“I’m sure that won’t happen. We’re all honest people here.” Mu Lingshi laughed and shrugged when she replied.
“Honest people! You? You made the most trouble when you were little! Was there any time your brothers didn’t help you to clean up the mess? You made us worry the most. I’m much more at ease with your brother and Ah Mo!” Wang Hui threw a pillow at Mu Lingshi, and she artfully dodged it with a smile.
Suddenly, Mu Yuchen put down his teacup and looked at everyone. “I have something to tell everyone.”
“What is it?” They stopped what they were doing and stared at Mu Yuchen as he looked serious.
“We’re planning to take our wedding photos next month, and organize our wedding in June.”
“Wedding in June? Wasn’t it November?” Wang Hui looked at them in surprise.
“I’ll get this done soon. It shouldn’t wait that long,” Mu Yuchen replied indifferently.
Suddenly, Wang Hui and the others quickly turned their heads and looked at Xi Xiaye’s abdomen immediately!
“Are you pregnant?”
Wang Hui could not hide the happiness in her eyes as she asked Xi Xiaye carefully. Xi Xiaye’s face started to blush while she looked at the man beside him in embarrassment. “What are you guys thinking about? I just think the time is right.”
Mu Yuchen said defensively, “I looked at the calendar. The 6th of June seems alright. We’ll set it on this day then. There’s still more than a month to go. It should be enough time to prepare.”
“The 6th of June? Would it be too soon?”
“I remember this date as well. It’s one of the dates we picked before. We’ll just go with this then. I don’t have any objections. What about you guys?” Mu Yinan looked at Mu Tangchuan and Zhuang Shurong.
“We don’t have any issues either, but since we’ve decided on it, we need to get things done quickly. There are a lot of things to be done. It’s been a long time since our Mu family had such a huge celebratory event. We have to do this well.”
Xi Xiaye gave it some thought and said, “We can actually make it simpler. Just gather some friends and families around. I’m fine, really…”
“It’s okay. It doesn’t matter if you guys want to have a secret wedding or a church wedding. It doesn’t matter, but we still need to invite guests. Many people have been looking forward to this wedding. When I went back to visit the military base, all of them asked me about it!”
“We need to be serious for this. Let’s have a more in-depth discussion.”
“Mmm, we also have to consider the betrothal gift.”
“Give more thought to the guest list too.”
“Why don’t you guys give me the list of names you want to invite? I’ll work on it. I’ll get Uncle Fu to help me as well. He’s good at things like this. Uncle Fu! Uncle Fu!”
They started discussing and taking actions among themselves, so there was nothing left for Mu Yuchen and Xi Xiaye to do there.
“This is great, Brother, Sister-in-law. I’ve been worried that I might not be able to make it to the wedding before! I suggest that you have your wedding abroad and go on for a honeymoon trip. For the guests, we can just have a banquet at the Imperial Sky Hotel after that.”
“I like Ah Shi’s idea!”
They were so excited that no one noticed that Mu Yuchen and Xi Xiaye had gone back.
It was already late at night when they arrived back at Maple Residence.
“Let’s head back to the Shen Residence this Friday night. We have to tell Grandpa about the wedding as well. At the same time, we need to inform Mother about our return to West Park next weekend.”
Xi Xiaye still thought it might be better to let Shen Wenna know first. She closed the book in her hand as she looked at the man reading documents beside her.
“It’s up to you,” he replied briefly as his eyes were still glued to the screen. His fingers were typing on the keyboard swiftly, entering long strings of input.