(Autumn real identity)
Now she's all grown up, but her grandma was going to leave her.
Autumn remembered that when she was a little child, her grandma was very frugal and always wore old clothes, but she never treated Autumn shabbily. Autumn felt aggrieved and guilty at the thought of that.
"Sweetheart, don't cry anymore. Be happy. It breaks my heart to hear you cry." She wiped the tears off of Autumn's face and then sighed, "You are the only person I still care about in this world. Who will take care of you after I die? I am so worried about you, Autumn. Do you know that?"
That was the only thing she worried about. She was not afraid of death, but she just worried about her only granddaughter's well-being. Her faith in Autumn was the only support that kept her alive in this world. Although she was suffering from her illness, she tried her best to hold on, because she wanted to see Autumn, one last time, before her death.
Hearing this, Charles, who had been standing by the door silently for a long time stepped forward to put his hands on Autumn's shoulder and said, "Don't worry about her, grandma. I will take good care of her."
"Your voice sounds familiar. I remember your voice." Her grandma smiled and went on, "You brought me here yesterday, didn't you?"
"Yes. it's me. You have a good memory, grandma." Charles smiled and joked with her. "Grandma, in fact, I am her... I am her husband."
"Husband?" She was completely shocked by the news. She widened her eyes out of surprise, but her eyes were still hazy.
"Yes, grandma," replied Autumn. Autumn wiped her tears and then introduced Charles to her. "Grandma, I have gotten married. He is my husband. Don't worry. He is a nice person and he treats me well. He cares about me a lot."
The poor old lady had been detained by Wendy for a long time, but occasionally she heard from Wendy that Autumn had gotten married to someone for Yvonne's sake. Her hopes that had just ignited, extinguished as soon as she remembered that. "Sweetie, I know you want me to be happy, but... But I know what happened to you."
"Grandma, are you saying that I got married to her because I thought she was Yvonne?" Charles soon got her point and asked. He smiled softly and then said, "I am aware of the truth now. So please don't worry. I love her very much.
And now we have gotten the marriage license. We are legally, a couple now. And I can promise you that I will love her forever and take care of her."
"Really?" She was finally relieved to hear that.
"Yes. It's true. We are legitimate couple now." Autumn nodded slightly and continued, "Grandma, Charles is a nice person, so you don't have to worry about me. He will take care of me."
Autumn understood that she would lose her dear grandma soon. The most important thing now was to soothe her grandma, so she could at least enjoy some moments of peace before her passing.
Her grandma could not see what Charles looked like, but she could tell from his voice that he was a reliable man. She reached out her hands slowly to Charles and said, "Charles, come on. Come over here please."
"Yes, grandma. I am here." Charles held her hands and comforted her continuously.
She held Charles hands tightly and said with a low voice, "She is my only granddaughter and she is also the only family I have in this world, so please help me to take good care of her. Don't let anyone bully her, or I won't be at peace. Can you promise me that?"
"Yes. Of course. I promise you that I will love her forever and that I won't let anyone bully her," Charles said firmly and seriously.
Grandma kept panting for breath momentarily as she was in a critical condition. Autumn quickly let her have some rest. "Grandma, get some rest now and let's stop talking. I will be here to accompany you."
Autumn helped her grandma adjust her posture so that she could lie more comfortably.
"Honey, I am a little hungry now. Can you get some food for me?" Her grandmother said to Autumn.
"Okay. Please wait me for a moment. I will get back soon." Autumn stood up without any hesitation and then walked out the room.
But Charles knew that it was just an excuse. She must have had something to say to him.
After Autumn left, Charles took the initiative to ask, "Grandma, what do you want to say to me?"
"Charles, even though I am blind now, I am not muddleheaded, instead I am quite level-headed. I can feel that Autumn loves you a lot." She said slowly with a low voice.
"Yes. I know that. I also love her very much." Charles said sincerely and then he added, "Grandma, we are family now. You can trust me and be frank with me."
She furrowed her brows and hesitated for a long while. Slowly she continued, "There is something... In fact, it is a secret and even Autumn doesn't know it."
Charles frowned since he saw grandma struggling to breathe. Charles quickly got a glass of water for her and then said, "Grandma, you can tell me later. You have to have a rest now."
"No. No. I have to tell you now. There is not much time left for me. If I don't tell you now, I am afraid that I won't have the chance to talk it to you again." She insisted on telling him the secret right away. Charles had no choice but to listen to her quietly. "I found an excuse to send my granddaughter out, because I want you to keep this secret safe for her in the future."
She took a sip of water and then told him the whole story. It turned out that she was not Autumn's natural grandmother. Instead she was just the wet nurse of Autumn's father.
Autumn's father was called Bowen and he was from Zhao family, which was a notable family in Z City. When Bowen was young, many girls wooed him, but unfortunately he was too simple-minded and then he fell in love with Wendy, who was a very devious person. And they even decided to get married.
But all of his family members disliked Wendy and they were all against their marriage. Bowen's father even told him that if he insisted on getting married to Wendy, he would break all ties with him and disown him.
But Wendy was actually only interested in Bowen for his family's property. Wendy strongly protested Bowen to break all relations with his family. She kicked up a row with Bowen and even angered Bowen's father.
Even after that, Bowen still left Z City with Wendy and his wet nurse. Since then, Wendy quarrelled with Bowen every day endlessly, asking Bowen to go back home to get his family inheritance, or she would be dead to him.
Of course Bowen declined her request since his father had passed away because of his disobedience. He felt guilty to go back home.
However, Wendy disappeared after a violent fight with Bowen. When she showed up again, she was pregnant.
Wendy threatened Bowen with the baby and said that if Bowen refused to give her money, she would have an abortion. What a vicious woman!
Bowen had no other choice, but to capitalized all of his property and gave all of the money to Wendy so as to keep the baby. The little baby was Autumn.
However, as soon as she gave birth to their baby, Wendy seduced Simon and became a mistress of him. Simon's wife was so indignant about this, but she had no idea what to do while Simon also turned a deaf ear to her words. His poor wife died soon out of excessive sadness.
After getting this news, Bowen suffered this stimulus terminal and fell ill.
When Autumn was four years old, her father passed away, leaving her to live with her grandmother alone in this world.
Before death, Bowen changed Autumn's surname so that his family would not be able to find her. It became a secret after his death and no one else had known about it until today.
"Charles, Autumn's home is in Z City. I am not sure if her family would want to recognize her as a member of their family, but she does have some relatives in this world. If they come to find her some day, please ask them to look after her." She took a sigh while saying.
Autumn was supposed to be the daughter of a rich family and she didn't have to go through such misery.
However, she was forced to face the hardships in life, even though she didn't have to.
"Don't worry. Whether her family will come to find her or not, I will protect her and keep her safe, because she is my beloved wife now," Charles made a promise sincerely. He had heard about the Zhao family in Z City before and he knew that they were a notable family, but they had emigrated to another country.
And since then he hadn't heard from them. But he never expected that Autumn would be a part of Zhao family.
However, it did not matter to him, because he did not care about Autumn's real identity. He loved this woman no matter who she was and she was his wife forever. No matter what would happen, that fact would never change. He was determined to love her and give her a great life.