"It was a boy," Zhuo Jingren said the moment Lily got out of the shower. Lily did not respond to his words. She was already in her pajamas as she sat down on the edge of the bed and passed a towel to Zhuo Jingren so he could dry her hair.
"No reaction?" he asked as he started to pat her hair dry.
"That baby is unlucky to have a mother like her," Lily said. "How is Qin Fei?"
"Alive. She had a C-section. There was a problem with the baby so they were forced to cut him out of his mother's womb," he answered.
"Oh…" she nodded. "So… what did you send her that caused her to have an early labor?"
"I sent her a video of us walking together," he answered.
"Hmmm… so it happened due to shock? Or maybe anger? I got a husband that is more handsome than hers. She should be really jealous of me," Lily chuckled, instantly easing the atmosphere.
"Of course. she should be. Me and that Xuan Hui are not even on the same level."
"I believe you," Lily chuckled. "Alright… it's done now. We should go and see Qin Fei, tomorrow."
"Are you planning something evil again?" he asked while pulling Lily towards him.
"What evil? She is still my sister, ah. And… I can't hurt someone who just gave birth," she answered while snuggling close him. She made sure to make herself comfortable in her husband's arms before adding. "I want to see my nephew too."
Zhuo Jingren did not say a word but he hugged Lily tighter. He could feel it. Lily might be smiling and joking with him, but he could feel it. He could feel the longing in her voice every time she mentioned the baby.Lily is already twenty-seven, and even though she is not saying a thing about her feelings Zhuo Jingren can still sense the gentleness in Lily's eyes as she looks at a happy family walking down the street, or when she sees a child running around at play. He knew how badly she wants a child of her own, and how deeply she felt about losing their first child. He knows that Lily longs to have her own child.
Though Lily told him that there was no chance for her to get pregnant again, Zhuo Jingren still planned to convince her to try other methods to conceive. But he also knows that this was something that needed time. He would not want Lily to misunderstand him and think that he is very eager to have a child. That would just break Lily's heart even more.
"Jingren?" Lily's voice interrupted his thoughts.
"Let's have a child," Lily declared before she turned to face him. She looked straight into his eyes and said, "Seven years ago, the doctor said that the possibility of me getting pregnant in the future would be too low, but I never consulted another doctor for a second opinion.. Maybe… what if it's possible now? What if my uterus is not as damaged as before?"
Zhuo Jingren felt his throat seemed to go dry after hearing her words. The hope and gentleness that she had in her eyes was something that she had never shown him before. It was at this point that he realized how vulnerable Lily is right now. The woman in his arms showed him a side of her that he had never seen before. "Of course. I know someone from Japan.With their current technology I believe that we would stand a great chance of success." He gave her a gentle smile before giving her a soft kiss on her forehead.
The fact that Lily said these things to him meant that she was already letting him inside her heart. It was slow… he was aware of that, but he was also sure that he was on the right track. He knew that sooner or later, Lily would completely let him through and give her heart to him with no hesitation.
July 31, Sunday
Yang Residence, Mainland China
Yang Sen's face was dark. His gaze was glued to the email that he'd received, his fist clenched, lips pursed. Once again, his eyes ran through the contents of the email. After the third time, his expression got even darker.
After a few minutes, Yang Sen printed the contents of the entire email and walked out of his office and directly onto the patio of the mansion where He Yuyan was having her breakfast alone.
"Is this true?" Yang Sen tossed the stack of papers on the table, making a mess on top of He Yuyan's food.
"Sen? What is…" He Yuyan was not able to finish her words as her eyes widened. She looked at the DNA result in front of her, then to the other papers cluttered in front of her.
"Is this true?" Yang Sen repeated. "Did you ask Yang Lina to do your bidding again?"
"Sen...this... This is not true!" He Yuyan immediately rose from her seat. "Why would I do that to someone from the Yang Family?"
Yang Sen did not answer her but the look In his eyes was enough to tell He Yuyan that he didn't believe her.
"Alright, I am aware that it was wrong for me to hide this fact from you. But Yang Sen, I was protecting the prestige of the Yang Family. If they knew that you had a kid while I was still pregnant, they would surely have laughed at us! I'm sure father would not have beeen happy to know that!" He Yuyan explained. "However, this accident that caused your daughter to get hurt... I did not cause it. You know I would never hurt an innocent soul," she said.
In response, Yang Sen only scoffed at her words. "Hypocrite," he uttered before turning his back on his wife. "Call my sister and have her come here. She did this so she need fix it. I want her to bring my daughter to me, unscathed."
"But Sen... Father will…"
"Call her!" he spat out before leaving his wife alone. Yang Lina, He Yuyan and her sister, the Madam of the Mu Family were all vicious women. For Yang Sen, vicious people deserve neither respect nor pity.