Xiu Mei broke the hug to check the message. This was the special tone she set for Feng Jianyu's message.
A tiny smile appeared on her lips as she opened the message, soon blush settled on her cheeks, accompanying the smile. Zeng Shihong's eyebrow rose up by his little granddaughter's reaction.
Been there, done that… During his time it was his beloved wife's love letters that used to make him smile for no reason. He was sure it must be something from that Feng rascal.
She glances up from her phone making a pity face, "It's really late. I should leave now"
"I know you are ditching me for that Feng guy. Must you go tonight? I want to spend more time with you" Zeng Shihong tried to get up and she instantly helped him with his walking stick and walked along.
"Some other time! He is waiting for me outside the estate" She pulled her lower lip inside right after saying this.
"In that case, I should meet him. Call him inside"
"NOOOO!" Xiu Mei blurted out, panicking to the core. "Let me discuss with him first. I promise I'll bring him to meet you but not today. Please…. Give me some time. Moreover, you need time to investigate about Feng Jianyu. Right?"
Knowing how possessive Zeng Shihong is, she was sure he would send his best man to investigate about Feng Jianyu and his family, inside out.
"Hm! Smart girl!" He summoned the housekeeper and instructed him to arrange the car to drop her before waving goodbye.
"Don't forget Xiao Mei, I'm yet to accept your man. He better not disappoint me"
His voice echoed.....
Xiu Mei stepped out of the car and spotted Feng Jianyu not too far away, standing with his back leaned against the car, legs crossed, looking as handsome as always.
She rushed to him; Feng Jianyu immediately took her tightly into his embrace.
The way she was slightly trembling he guessed that the old man must have opposed their relationship.
"It's okay love…. I'm here…. It's normal for him to react adversely after knowing something as big as this. Rest assured I'll talk to Mr. Zeng"
Xiu Mei held onto Feng Jianyu with all her might. "It's okay, love…. You have me… If Mr. Feng is not willing to answer anything about my father, please don't trouble yourself because of me, I know how much you value him. Rest assured, I'll talk to Mr. Feng"
Feng Jianyu body stiffened when he heard her speak against his shirt, her voice was muffled but he heard each word correctly. Pushing her by shoulder he tried to look at her face but she adamantly refused to let go of his warm embrace. At this moment, it was the much-needed hug for the man instead of her.
"Hug me back, silly, you need it more than me," She said, clasping her hands behind Feng Jianyu's back tightly.
Feng Jianyu's eyes filled with tender adoration for her, he responded by burying his face on her shoulder, nudging on the exposed skin and taking in her fragrance before placing a kiss. "How did you know?"
She took a heavy breath when he sounded with an emotion of pain in his tone. It was always her who behaved like a child in front of him looking for endless pampering and love whenever hurt, but tonight he was seeking the same comfort. She rubbed his back gently, "I sensed it. Your body language and facial expressions seemed different and there are only two things in this world that can have this effect on you, one is me and the other one is your family"
Feng Jianyu's lips pressed into a thin line.... How can she understand him so deeply to read his unspoken thoughts?
Just when he thought he has given all his love to her, suddenly he found more for her.
"I love you. You're my life" Feng Jianyu said in a deep voice as he pulled her up in a tighter hug, her feet dangled in the air a few centimeters above the ground.
"I know. But I love you more than you love me. Don't forget it was me who fell for you first"
Feng Jianyu silently hugged her as if he trying to merge together. The couple stood on the road for the longest time before she broke the silence, "Let's go home. I have a condominium near the city center, how about we stay there tonight? Unlike mountain villa, it would take only forty-five minutes to reach there instead of two hours"
After a few seconds, he gave her a nod and pulled back to place a gentle kiss on her forehead.
Xiu Mei entwined their fingers together as she drove him to the condominium. Along the way, Feng Jianyu told her everything that happened at the Feng Manor and Xiu Mei did the same.
He felt relieved knowing that Mr. Zeng acted rationally and tried to understand his granddaughter's feelings.
On the contrary, Xiu Mei felt a surge of emotions, how can Mr. Feng do this to his own son? Even if he was not willing to reveal anything about me, how can he not react upon knowing about the real culprits behind Feng Jianyu's accident? Why was he siding with Yangs?
Even if it was Feng Dingxiong himself; she won't let the matter go easily, otherwise, Jianyu will be hurt and unnecessarily blame himself for everything.
11:30 P.M. Inside the dimply lit room bedroom, Xiu Mei did not leave Feng Jianyu for a single second as she hugged him to sleep.
Unlike their usual sleeping position where she used to rest her head on his chest, this time she laid down on the side in half sleeping position and pressed his head against her chest. Her fingers run through his silky soft hair like coaxing him.
"I've ordered something for you to eat. Till the order comes, take rest"
"I'm not hungry, just tired"
"Get some sleep. Chuck the negative thoughts out of your mind and think about something that makes you happy. I'm here with you. I'll hug you the whole night and keep you warm" She yielded completely to him and did not dare to force him. She knows how much he values his father, and now with all this, he must be in so much emotional pain.
Xiu Mei's past trauma, Mr. Feng's unwillingness to talk peacefully and in the process Feng Jianyu got stuck between two….
Just the thought of this makes her feel restless….