Xue Jiyaue had no idea what Lu Xiaoyu was thinking. After she had set up a plan to catch the thief, she started to do her own thing and waited for the thief to come to the door with peace of mind.
It’s just that she couldn’t calm down, after her entanglement with Xu Yanwen, until the afternoon when she was about to get off work.
Xu Yanwen called her when she was more than ten minutes away from work.
He said on the phone, “Jiayue, I’m waiting for you downstairs.”
In the morning, it was agreed to talk in the evening. Xue Jiayue held her phone in her hand, stared at the blackened mobile phone screen, and sat at her desk for several minutes. Finally, she stuffed her phone into her bag, turned off the computer, and as soon as it was time to get off work, she walked out with her bag.
She was like a soldier who was about to go to war, with a sense of sadness to die with ease.
Soon downstairs, Xue Jiayue walked out of the building and saw Xu Yanwen in a gray-black suit leaning against the door of Bentley. He was tall and straight, with a handsome face, like the cover model of a fashion magazine.
If he was not Xu Yanwen, just a strange handsome man, and if she was not Xue Jiayue, just a passing woman, maybe when she sees him, she would be stunned and couldn’t help but look at him more, and even flirt with him with her eyes.
But that was not the case, she and he was currently in a very awkward relationship.
Seeing Xue Jiayue coming out of the building, Xu Yanwen immediately stood up straight and walked quickly towards her with his long legs.
“Jiayue.” He stretched out his hand to hold her hand, with a very gentle attitude.
Xue Jiayue hid behind quietly and didn’t let him hold her hand by changing the position of her handbag.
Xu Yanwen outstretched hand paused and the expression on his face also froze for a moment before he reluctantly took back his hand and still gently said to Xue Jiayue.
“Let’s get in the car first.”
Xue Jiayue walked straight towards the car, Xu Yanwen took two quick steps and opened the car door for her personally, and put his hand on top of her head so that she wouldn’t hit her head.
After closing the door for Xue Jiayue, Xu Yanwen got on the other side and started the car. The black Bentley slowly drove out.
Lu Xiaoyu was following Xue Jiayue down the stairs, just in time to see Xu Yanwen picking Xue Jiayue, the two together in the car, and the black Bentley gradually disappeared from view while Lu Xiaoyu tightened the hand carrying the bag as she watched this.
After all these years, are they still together?
When Xue Jiayue said things that hurt Xu Yanwen like that, the latter got angry and disappointed, but he could still forgive Xue Jiayue and even treat her well, just like always, wasn’t that incredible!
Why hasn’t she met such a good person? Why were all the people she meets bastards? Obviously, she was no worse than Xue Jiayue but why was Xue Jiayue luckier than her?
Lu Xiaoyu thought angrily.
In the Bentley, Xu Yanwen drove smoothly while Xue Jiayue sat in the passenger seat, staring at the phone in her hand with downcast eyes, seemingly brushing Weibo, without even glancing at Xu Yanwen beside her.
He glanced at Xue Jiayue beside him and said, “Let’s not go home first.”
Xue Jiayue looked up at the words, “why?”
Don’t you want to talk? Since you want to talk, talk quickly!
Xu Yanwen, however, said, “I made dinner reservations at the Rose Garden Western Restaurant, let’s go there for dinner.”
Xue Jiayue pursed her lips, and Xu Yanwen made all the arrangements, even if she had an opinion she didn’t want to talk to him now so she just lowered her head and started to swipe on her Weibo again.
Xu Yanwen sensed her difference and asked.
“Don’t you want to eat there? If you don’t want to eat, we can change to another one.”
“No.” Xue Jiayue answered very simply, stopped for a moment, as if worried that Xu Yanwen didn’t believe it, and then said.
“I haven’t eaten steak for a long time, and I feel like eating it.”
Hearing her say so, Xu Yanwen was a little more at ease and drove the car all the way to the Rose Garden Western Restaurant.
Xu Yanwen booked a seat on the top floor. Sitting by the window, through the floor-to-ceiling windows, they could look out the whole city and everything seemed to be in his sight.
The waiter brought up the couple’s set menu and a large bouquet of roses.
Xue Jiayue looked at the roses in front of her. When the original body hoped that Xu Yanwen could send them, Xu Yanwen was unmoved and never sent them. Now that she crossed over and didn’t want such roses, he sent them. She suddenly felt very ridiculous.
“Just say what you have to say.” Xue Jiayue did not want to drag on any longer and said straightforwardly.
Xu Yanwen’s deep eyes gazed at her face and seemed to have gathered enough courage and made a lot of preparations to have this arrangement this evening.
“Jiayue, give me one more chance, let’s start over, okay?” Xu Yanwen said sincerely.
This evening’s arrangements, he found Zhou Chenguang and asked before making the decision, god knows how badly Zhou Chenguang, Xiao Zhe, and Wu Dong made fun of him when he asked them for advice in the group chat and had to endure it.
Zhou Chenguang told him to prepare a candlelight dinner while Xiao Zhe said to send roses. Wu Dong on the other hand asked him to say something nice to Jiayue since Xue Jiayue was soft-hearted she would surely immediately be appeased.
Whether it was candlelight dinner or roses, it’s easy to prepare them and it could be arranged if there was enough money but he never asked anyone before. Xue Jiayue was the first and most important to him.
In fact, he had prepared a lot of words to say before and even typed all the drafts countless times. He also read a lot of love stories on the Internet and he could recite some of them. But when he really faced Xue Jiayue, he couldn’t say a word. Finally, he only said such a dry sentence, and looked forward to Xue Jiayue, hoping that she could give him the answer he wanted.
Xue Jiayue lowered her eyes and stared at the glass of water in front of her. She was silent, as if thinking, and seemed to be rejecting him this way.
Xu Yanwen put his hand on the table and stretched out his hand and put it on Xue Jiayue’s hand. He said again.
“Xue Jia, didn’t you always want to go to the Aegean Sea before? I’ll deal with my work these days, and I can spare ten days to travel together.”
Once Xue Jiayue’s original body wanted to go on a honeymoon trip, Xu Yanwen was always busy, every day he would leave the house early and was not home until midnight, the honeymoon trip after the wedding was pushed, again and again until they couldn’t go at all.
Now Xu Yanwen wants to make up for his mistakes, so he says he would take her to travel and do everything that Xue Jiayue once said he couldn’t do with her. But she was very tired and doesn’t want to travel or do those things.
A series of familiar phone rings, interrupting Xue Jiayue’s words.
Xu Yanwen hurriedly picked up the phone on the desk, after he glanced at the name on the phone screen and said to Xue Jiayue.
“It’s sister Zhen calling. I’ll answer the phone first.”
It was likely that Grandpa Xu asked sister Zhen to call him. Grandpa Xu was just like her grandfather. Xue Jiayue nodded and asked Xu Yanwen to answer the phone first.
When Xu Yanwen got through, sister Zhen’s anxious voice came.
“Elder Xu is ill. Come quickly.”
Hearing the speech, Xu Yanwen’s face changed. He, who had always been calm, panicked a little at the moment and said.
“When did it happen? How was grandpa?”
“Just fainted, already called the hospital, the ambulance will come soon, you guys hurry up.” Sister Zhen said on the phone.
“Okay, we’ll come right away.” Xu Yanwen spoke without thinking.
“Grandpa has fallen ill, let’s hurry to the hospital.” Xu Yanwen said to Xue Jiayue.
Hearing that Grandpa Xu fell ill and was admitted to the hospital, Xue Jiayue’s head buzzed, and suddenly remembered her grandfather, who also accidentally fell in the bathroom and was also admitted to the hospital with cerebral hemorrhage.
After going to the hospital, the family asked the doctor to do their best and treat him but, in the end, it didn’t take long for her grandfather to die.
At this moment, Xue Jiayue didn’t have time to think about anything else. She hurriedly stood up and followed Xu Yanwen out with her bag. She kept praying for Grandpa Xu in her heart, hoping that he would be fine. He would be fine and live a long life for such a good man as Grandpa Xu.
Xu Yanwen reached out and took her hand, Xue Jiayue froze for a moment, looked up at Xu Yanwen, and saw that although he was trying his best to hide his emotions, his slightly trembling hand still gave away his inner panic and worry.
“Grandpa will be fine.” Xue Jiayue subconsciously reassured him, did not draw back the hand held by Xu Yanwen, but instead walked two steps faster forward, trying to keep up with Xu Yanwen’s steps.
Xu Yanwen gave a “hmm” and held her hand tighter, leading her all the way downstairs in the elevator to the parking lot to get the car.
When he got to the car, Xu Yanwen took out the car key. Xue Jiayue suddenly stopped him and said.
Xu Yanwen: “…”
Before Xu Yanwen could speak, Xue Jiayue said again, “let me drive. You have a rest first.”
Now Xu Yanwen’s mood was very unstable and he was not suitable for driving. Xue Jiayue took the initiative to drive.
Xu Yanwen hesitated a little and handed her the car keys.
Xue Jiayue took the car keys and sat in the driver’s seat and started the car, Xu Yanwen sat in the passenger seat and remained silent without speaking.
“Don’t worry too much, grandpa will be fine, we’ll arrive at the hospital soon.” Xue Jiayue drove while comforting Xu Yanwen.
Xu Yanwen looked out of the window and said in a hoarse voice.
“Truth is, last time Dr. Yang told me that Grandpa’s heart is not very good, and his body is much worse than before. I don’t want him to worry too much about me, so I try to do what he said and asked me to do.”
At first, Xue Jiayue didn’t think so deeply. She thought that what Xu Yanwen said was just because Grandpa Xu suddenly became seriously ill and felt sad.
However, when Xu Yanwen also explained to her his routine—he did everything Grandpa Xu asked him to do, like going back to the old mansion he agreed without hesitation. And then falling in love with Xue Jiayue, which he tried to do for the sake of Grandpa Xu but seems that he was now more willing.
Soon the car drove to the hospital. Fortunately, Grandpa Xu was rescued in time. When Xue Jiayue and Xu Yanwen arrived, Grandpa Xu had woken up.
“Grandpa, how are you feeling?” Xu Yanwen and Xue Jiayue asked with concern as soon as they saw Grandpa Xu.
Grandpa Xu was very happy to see the two of them together to come to see him. He took Xue Jiayue by the hand and said.
“I’ll be all right when I see you two coming together.”
At this time, the doctor came over and said that he would give Grandpa Xu a thorough examination and let the others go out first.
Xue Jiayue coaxed Grandpa Xu like a small child.
“Grandpa, you do the examination, we’ll wait for you outside, and when you’re done with the examination, I’ll come back to keep you company.”
Grandpa Xu nodded with a smile, “Go, with Yanwen.”
“Mm.” Xue Jiayue shook Grandpa Xu’s hand again, turned around, and pulled Xu Yanwen out together.
In the corridor outside, Xu Yanwen stood at the door of the ward and looked into the ward for a long time. After a long time, he moved and turned to Xue Jiayue and said.
“Jiayue, can you accompany grandpa with me in the future?”
Grandpa Xu was very good to Xue Jiayue, just like her own grandfather. She once experienced the pain of loss, and Xue Jiayue understands the grief, she actually wants to do something for Grandpa Xu.
“Okay.” Xue Jiayue said.
Xu Yanwen stepped forward when he heard her answer, stretched out his hand to hold Xue Jiayue in his arms, buried his head on the side of her neck, and said in a hoarse voice.
The author has something to say: Xu Yanwen: wife, I’m sorry.
Xue Jiayue: hug, don’t cry.