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(Joy And Sorrow Affairs Of Life (2)

As she expected, he was still awake. It should be past midnight over there by now.

“What’s wrong? Aren’t you going to say anything?” The warmth of his voice softened her heart, making the negative feelings inside her subside a little. She started speaking after she calmed down, “Deng Wenwen passed away.”

Xi Xiaye could not hide the grief in her tone.

Mu Yuchen went quiet. He immediately stopped what he was doing and straightened his back. Then, he stood up from his chair moments later to walk towards the large window and looked outside into the sea of stars. He let out a sigh before asking, “Feeling sad?”

Actually, he just received a call from the hospital informing him that Deng Wenwen had passed away. He was thinking about giving her a call, but she called him instead.

Xi Xiaye did not answer his question. “Just now, when she was still conscious, she asked me for forgiveness.”

“What did you say?” Mu Yuchen asked quietly.

He instantly figured out Xi Xiaye’s answer when she did not give a reply, so he then comforted her, “Okay, what’s gone is gone. She’s been struggling for a very long time, so this should be a relief for her. I’ll ask Ah Mo to handle her funeral. You don’t have to worry about this. I’ll talk to Father about this as well.”

“I just realized that it actually hurts to see her go. I thought I’d feel happier… With so many things that happened in the past, I doubt she saw this coming.”

“What’s there to be sad about? It’s good to feel something over it. Experiencing the loss of someone teaches us about our inability to control life and death. We still need to move on and keep living. Let the deceased rest in peace. You should move on as well,” he comforted her gently.

Xi Xiaye took a deep breath and nodded. “After struggling for all her life, she ended up like that. Karma does indeed do its work.”

“Nope, it’s fate, but your fate lies in your own hands. You decide what kind of life you live. What happened to her today was all caused by her own choices. We might feel sad for her, but more importantly, we could learn something.”

“Mmm, I get it. Let’s have a simple funeral. Let her rest in peace. I could feel her regret and insight during her final moments, but I couldn’t verbally forgive her as I remembered all the unfortunate events and faults in the past. Now that I think about it, she’s already dead. What else can I do with those feelings?”

She let out a long sigh before rubbing the space between her eyebrows.

“Alright, don’t be too sad about it. I’ll tell Ah Mo to handle the funeral. You don’t have to go to the office in the next two days. Just stay at home and rest.”

“It’s alright. I’ll be fine after a good night’s sleep. You don’t have to worry about me. Hey, aren’t you going to sleep soon?” She suddenly felt much better as she listened to his voice.

“Your Mr. Mu fights on the front line. I’m earning money for our baby’s milk formula. How are you feeling? Did our child torture you again?”

She smiled a little listening to him. “Father’s been secretly keeping money enough to feed him several lives over already.”

“I don’t have any secret stash. It’s all with you, isn’t it? Answer my question, Xiaye.”

She laughed. All the cards inside the drawer were mostly hers now. He rarely used them as she used them more often.

“I’m alright. It’s just that the nausea is a bit strong at times. The baby is probably used to your presence, so it started making a fuss after you left.”

“How dare he? I’m going to punish him!”

“It hasn’t really started now, but the doctor says I’ll be able to feel it in my fifth month of pregnancy. I’m not sure if it’s true. I don’t really feel anything when I touch my bump at night.”

The two of them started talking about the little thing inside her, and they could not stop…

Although Mu Yuchen called Xi Mushan to inform him of Deng Wenwen’s death, Xi Mushan had already received a call from the rehabilitation center about it. Xi Xiaye gave it some consideration before giving Xi Mushan a call. By the time she did, it was at the end of a long day.

Xi Mushan was standing by the staircase outside the front yard, listening to the call as he watched Shen Wenna sitting on the swing.

Shen Wenna had gone through several surgeries and was still under recovery, so she still had bandages over her eyes as she still went to the hospital every week for her check-up. The doctor said her progress was going well and she should be able to remove the bandages by next month. If nothing went wrong, she could go home after a week of observation post-bandage removal.

It was all thanks to Xi Mushan’s care for her.

Shen Wenna had already gotten used to Xi Mushan’s shameless attitude. No matter how mercilessly she treated him, Xi Mushan acted as if he did not notice it and would follow her everywhere. Because of her daughter and son-in-law were not there, there was no one else to take care of her except Xi Mushan, thus she had to rely on him for many things.

She gradually got used to it and let him do whatever he wanted.

“Father, she apologized to me during her final moments. She also wanted me to apologize to both of you, and she wished for our happiness.” Xi Xiaye’s voice reached him.

Xi Mushan’s expression looked cold as he frowned without showing much emotion on the surface. He remained quiet for a long time.

“You don’t have to worry about the funeral, Mu Yuchen had Ah Mo to take care of it, I hope for her to leave in peace, you just have to take care of mother over there, I’ll send her off.”

Xi Xiaye did not want Xi Mushan to come back personally. There was no point for him to do so since she had already passed away. His return now would only cause more trouble.

Xi Mushan was still quiet. In the end, he nodded and said, “Thank you, Xiaye. These… should’ve been my responsibilities, but you’ve taken care of them for me.”

Xi Xiaye smiled as she leaned back in the chair. “I’ll do anything as long as Mother and you can be on good terms.”




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