“Thanks, Mom,” Fu Jingyun said gratefully. “This boy. What are you thanking me for? Just follow your heart and you won’t go wrong. Okay, I won’t take up any more of your time. Rest early tonight.” With that, Madam Fu patted his shoulder encouragingly before returning to her room. After Madam Fu left, Fu Jingyun sat alone on the sofa for a while, scrolling through his chat records with Jiang Sese. He had sent her a lot of long messages, asking about her. However, her replies were always terse. He did not know when he would be reciprocated for his blind affectionate investments. When Fu Jingyun thought about that, he could not help but feel a sense of bitterness. Flipping his phone down, his thoughts were occupied with her sweetly smiling face. What did it matter if she did not like him? It was enough if he could bind her to his side. Meanwhile, in North City, the gloom possessing the Jin residence all the while had been swept away, and it was filled with joy and laughter
When he opened the door and saw Jiang Sese’s pale face, his eyes went red with grief. He walked up to hold Jiang Sese’s hand. He spoke with a troubled voice, “Mommy, Xiaobao’s late. He’s not a good boy.” As he spoke, his eyes grew redder. He looked like he could burst into tears at any second. Jiang Sese took Xiaobao’s little hand into her palm and gently said, “Xiaobao, don’t say that. Now that you’re here, Mommy is very happy. How could I blame you?” A tear still dropped from Xiaobao’s eye. His face was full of sorrow. Meanwhile, Jin Fengchen had just taken Tiantian out of the hospital. Had he not, he would have bumped into Xiaobao. Jin Fengchen held Tiantian’s hand as they walked toward the parking lot. He suddenly felt the child behind him stop moving. He looked down to see Tiantian staring widely into the distance. Looking over, Jin Fengchen’s eyebrows arched. ‘Is France still selling cotton candy?’ Picking Tiantian up, Jin Fengchen asked, “Tiantian, do you want
Xiaobao lowered his head in some degree of embarrassment. He could not say that he was jealous of Tiantian. He could only stay cool and silent. Jin Fengyao found the two children’s antics even more and more adorable. Pulling Song Qingwan forcefully into his arms, he spoke into her ear, “Qingwan, we should have two as well. One boy and one girl.” Song Qingwan pinched his waist, and pushed him away with a red face as she exclaimed, “How dare you!” After that, Jin Fengchen gave Jin Fengyao a look before walking out. Jin Fengyao immediately caught his meaning and smiled at Song Qingwan. “Qingwan, I need to step out for a moment. There’s something that needs to be discussed. You should keep Sister-in-law company.” After he said that, he walked out the door. Jiang Sese’s eyes filled with curiosity as she watched the two leave. “Mommy, Mommy, what’s wrong?” Jiang Sese snapped out of it. Her attention was very quickly drawn to Xiaobao and Tiantian. Jin Fengchen walked to th
Only when Fu Jingyun left, Xiaobao relaxed. He was truly afraid that this man would take his mother away again. Sensing Xiaobao’s mood calm again, Jiang Sese very patiently took a long while to comfort him. This made Xiaobao lively again. That day, Jiang Sese had laid in the sickbed for too long, and she went to the garden below to stroll around. When she returned, she found a very fashionably dressed lady standing at the door. She did not notice at first as she slowly walked to the room holding Xiaobao’s hand. However, as the woman’s gaze fell on her, it burned, as though she wanted to drill a hole through her. As they went in, the woman followed them in. This woman was Adeline. However, she seemed to have put on too much makeup that day. She was also wearing a wig, so Jiang Sese could not tell who she was. Seeing the satisfied look on Adeline’s face, Jiang Sese felt apprehensive and asked politely, “May I know who you are?” Adeline laughed and looked Jiang Sese ov
Looking at Jiang Sese, he spoke softly, “Mommy, does it still hurt?” Jiang Sese’s face was pale, but she smiled as she said comfortingly, “It’s fine, it doesn’t hurt anymore.” She looked at Jin Fengchen once more, pleading, hoping that he would provide a good example for Xiaobao. With that look, Jin Fengchen could not say anything more to Xiaobao. His cold face softened slightly and he spoke to Xiaobao, “Be a good boy and stay with Mommy. Don’t disturb her.” Xiaobao pouted slightly, but he nodded obediently. Jin Fengchen stood up and remembered that the matter with that woman was not yet settled. He went out to get Gu Nian to bring her in. He had no idea what Gu Nian did, but when Adeline saw Jin Fengchen, she was so afraid, she kept looking away. She did not dare to lay eyes on Jin Fengchen. Jin Fengchen was cold as ice, as though he were regarding an insect. “Apologize!” The word burst coldly from his lips. Adeline shuddered, but she bit her lip obstinately, refus
Fu Jingyun suppressed the displeasure he felt and stood aside. He still looked on at Jiang Sese with concern. Jin Fengchen saw he was no longer pestering her, and rushed off to get the doctor. Very soon, the doctor rushed over. When she saw the bloodstains on Jiang Sese’s clothes, she immediately lost her temper. The doctor placed her things heavily on the table, and seemed displeased. “What’s this? Do you not want your body anymore? It’s bad enough the wound reopened once, and now it’s opened a second time. Your body can’t take this, you know?” How could she not be angry when a patient’s wounds reopened twice in such a short time. She had put a lot of effort into treating her until she was slightly better, then one thing after another happened. As a doctor, she could not accept this kind of behavior. Looking at the doctor’s dark face, no one in the ward made a sound. They did not dare disturb her. Jin Fengchen and Fu Jingyun both knew that they had been unreasonable.
Because of what had happened, Jiang Sese’s wound had gotten slightly worse. She was only a few days away from being discharged, but now she needed to recover again. However, Tiantian and Xiaobao always came to chat with Jiang Sese and help her feel better. Jin Fengchen would also come by often. The days spent in the hospital were not too bad. At the Fu household, Fu Jingyun returned home, his eyes weary. A whole day of work made him look slightly haggard. After he changed into his slippers, he glanced at Madam Fu who was sitting unnaturally silently on the sofa. Putting his briefcase on a chair in the living room, he asked, “Mom, what’s wrong?” Madam Fu saw Fu Jingyun, and she stared at him for a while before she said, “Did Adeline go to the hospital to find Sese? Did she pick a fight with her until Sese’s wound reopened?” Fu Jingyun did not expect Madam Fu to hear about it so soon. Pained guilt hardened his face. Pursing his lips, he looked down and said, “Mom, you fou
How could Jiang Sese not see that Fu Jingyun had picked such a lame excuse? There seemed to be another layer between them now. The both of them could see and hear each other, but they were unable to close the distance and touch one another. She replied, “Okay, I won’t send you off then.” Fu Jingyun nodded, and turned to leave the hospital. Seeing Fu Jingyun leave, Xiaobao cocked his head in thought, but he could not figure it out. He asked curiously, “Mommy, what were you and Uncle talking about just now?” Jiang Sese heard this and she smiled. Her eyes curved slightly like moons in the night sky, gentle and kind. Holding Xiaobao’s little hand, she said, “Nothing, Uncle was just here to say a few words to Mommy.” Xiaobao nodded pensively, but looked at the direction of Fu Jingyun leaving once more. For a few days since Fu Jingyun came, Jin Fengchen, who often came by to talk to Jiang Sese, did not appear. Jiang Sese was unaccustomed to Jin Fengchen’s sudden disappeara