SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
( Retired After Winning Merit, Honourable Although Defeated (10)
“What can I do even if I don’t want to give up? Just let it be…” Xixi looked dejected.
“Rick also came to see me this morning.”
“Really?” Xixi raised her head sharply, somewhat surprised.
“Just like you, he came to see the babies with some carefully-chosen gifts…”
“Rick also said… that he will be leaving when he completes the handover at work. He’s going back to the United States, and he’s not coming back anymore.”
“He… really said that?” Xixi suddenly felt empty inside.
She felt like something was suddenly pulled away from her, making her feel incredibly insecure.
“Rick has never lied, so… if you’ve really given up, then once he leaves… you will really have no more chances…”
“But what if I don’t want to give up? Should I go see him again and let him abuse me emotionally?”
Xixi smiled bitterly, tears circling in her eyes.
“Xixi, tell me, do you still love Rick?”
“Of course.” Xixi’s voice began to shake at this moment.
“So, do you still want to be with him?”
“Yes, I do… I really want to be with him, just like before. I can’t forget him.”
In front of Huo Mian, Xixi did not pretend anymore… she cried and spoke out her innermost feelings.
“Then… All right, just leave it to me.”
“You?” Xixi looked at Huo Mian in surprise.
“A month from now, I will be holding a one-month birthday party for the twins at Su Yu’s family home… I asked Rick to come as well. When you see each other, I’ll create one last opportunity for you. It might be your last… I hope you’ll seize it.”
“Huo Mian… Thank you very much.” Xixi excitedly grabbed Huo Mian’s hand.
“Don’t mention it. I know Rick cares about you too… With his dull character, he just doesn’t like to say it…”
“Yeah…” Hearing Huo Mian’s words, Xixi was instantly much more cheerful.
After chatting with Huo Mian, Xixi went to the swimming pool to take a look at the babies, and then she was led out of the military hospital by Su Yu.
When Su Yu came back, he walked quietly into Huo Mian’s room. Yang Meirong and Mrs. Su already went out to eat.
Only Huo Mian was in the room…
“Are you alright? Are you tired? ”
“I’m not tired.”
“Would you like some fruit? Want me to peel an orange for you?” Su Yu sat opposite of Huo Mian and asked gently.
“I’m not hungry…”
“The babies went swimming after taking a bath… Pudding swam a little faster than Little Bean, and she is very acceptive of the outside world… They are not at all like preemies… The nurses fed them formula and they ate happily… They’re adorable… They’re tiny, but their appetites are amazing.” Su Yu smiled and described the current condition of the twins.
Huo Mian just smiled and listened to him…
“You’ve seen so many friends today, you must be very tired. You better go to bed early…” After saying this, Su Yu stood up to leave.
“Su Yu… Huo Siqian called me today.”
“Really? What did he say?” Su Yu turned to look at Huo Mian and asked.
“He tried to provoke me by talking to me about you and me, trying to force me into leaving your house.”
“Then, will you?” Su Yu looked at Huo Mian with great affection.
“Not for the time being… as I need to consider my daughters,” Huo Mian said decisively.
Hearing Huo Mian’s words, Su Yu immediately felt relieved. He also began to feel a little delighted.
“Huo Siqian also said, and I think he meant… that Qin Chu’s still alive,” Huo Mian said slowly.
“Is that true? Huo Siqian found where Qin Chu is?” Su Yu was flabbergasted; he was apparently unprepared and thus was somewhat surprised upon hearing this news.
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