Jing Bo Yuan’s gaze is calm, it lets Ye Qing Xin feels that he seems to know something.
“You are unwell right? Let’s go to the hospital to check it out.” Jing Bo Yuan lets her hand go, “Go and wash up.”
Ye Qing Xin sits down at the toilet and thinks about how Jing Bo Yuan especially takes out of his half-busy day to accompany her to the hospital. It touches her.
During the breakfast, Ye Qing Xin has no appetite. She forces herself to eat two slices of toasts and drinks her juice.
They both arrives at Jing He hospital round 8.30am.
Cheng Ru Yu is waiting for them in front of the clinic.
“Except being dispirited, do you have any other symptom?” Cheng Ru Yu asks.
Ye Qing Xin is a bit nervous: “I am having no appetite, also sometimes…..” She looks at Jing Bo Yuan and continues: “I feel like vomiting.”
Cheng Ru Yu looks at Jing Bo Yuan and smiles brightly: “It’s too great. There’ll be a big event.”
Jing Bo Yuan never hears that she feel like vomiting before, but he has a guess about this. He holds her hand and says to Cheng Ru Yu calmly: “Show the way.”
Cheng Ru Yu smiles: “okay, follow me.”
They don’t register or queue. Ye Qing Xin is taken directly by Cheng Ru Yu to a fifty years old woman gynecologist.
The doctor asks her several questions like the last time she has menstrual period.
Ye Qing Xin just realizes that she is late for ten days.
The doctor asks whether she has peed before. Ye Qing Xin just went to the toilet before she comes over the hospital. The doctor let her to drink a bit of water and hold her pee to do the scan.
Cheng Ru Yu takes them both to his office and uses a plastic glass to give water to Ye Qing Xin to drink.
After drinking a glass full of water, Ye Qing Xin’s phone rings. She takes her phone out. Just as she expects it’s a call from Li Shu Fen.
Ye Qing Xin talks with Jing Bo Yuan and goes out to answer the call. She looks for a quiet corner to answer the call.
Behind the close door, Cheng Ru Yu sits down on his chair and looks at Jing Bo Yuan, who is sitting on the sofa. He jokes: “In the beginning I don’t know who insisted that the little woman is just a kid. I even couldn’t make a joke about her, how long has it been? Now he put a thing on her belly and doesn’t feel ashamed of it.”
Jing Bo Yuan just lifts his eyes to look at him. He is calm: “It’s not certain yet.”
Cheng Ru Yu plays with his pen: “It’s pretty close. If Jing Nai Nai knows about it, I cannot imagine how happy she will be.”
Jing Bo Yuan laughs but doesn’t say anything.
Outside the office room, Ye Qing Xin doesn’t know when this will be over so she just asks Li Shu Fen to meet around 01.00pm.
Li Shu Fen agrees.
Teh calls ends, then Ye Qing Xin looks at the scenery outside for a while then she goes back to the office room.
After an hour, Ye Qing Xin doesn’t remember how many cups of water has she drank to make she feels the urge to pee, Cheng Ru Yu takes her back to the woman gynecologist to do the scan.
The curtain separates her with Jing Bo Yuan and Cheng Ru Yu.
Ye Qing Xin lays down. The doctor asks her to lift up her belly and lowers down her zipper. The doctor applies the cold things on her belly. Then she starts to scan her stomach.
After a while, Cheng Ru Yu breaks the silence, he asks: “Su Jie (Sis Su), how is it? Does my brother today have a chance to be a dad?”
The doctor: “Not this year.”
Cheng Ru Yu is startled: “She is not pregnant?”
Doctor Su smiles: “Are you sure you are a doctor? How can you not count it? She is pregnant now, how can she give birth in five months.” She then passes several tissues to Ye Qing Xin. She tells her: “For the first trimester the baby is not really steady. Don’t have s*xual intercourse. Don’t be too tired. Remember to get rest. There’s nothing else.”
Getting a definite answer makes Ye Qing Xin cannot realize what is her true feeling. She wipes her belly clean and tidies up her clothes.
Jing Bo Yuan looks at her and grabs her both hands. His hands are warm and covering her whole hands. Ye Qing Xin looks at her. She notices his certainty and promise.
She feels calm and at ease.
What is she worrying about? What is her fear?
As long as there is this man, she should be relieved.
Gradually, she smiles at him.
The time they are done with the check up and bid their goodbye to Cheng Ru Yu. It’s already 11 p.m.
Jing Bo Yuan holds Ye Qing Xin’s hand. He is on call. It’s work call. It’s just finished when they arrive in the paring area.
Ye Qing Xin follows him and looks at his tall figure. Her hand unconsciously strokes her belly.
Inside her belly, there’s this man’s offspring. That kind of feeling, how can she describe it. It seems like she and he have a kind of invisible bond. The one that links them tightly together. No matter how they will progress but as long there’s this link, they will link together forever.
She suddenly realizes that being pregnant is not a hard thing to accept.
She even starts to expecting it. How will their little kid look like? Will he be like Jing Bo Yuan who is handsome and tall? Will he be as excellent as him?
“What are you smiling about?”
Ye Qing Xin regains herself and notices that they have reached their car. Jing Bo Yuan opens the door for her and waits for her to get on.
She lowers her head and smiles. She is blushing. “Nothing.”
Jing Bo Yuan doesn’t say anything. He helps her to buckle her seatbelt and strokes her head. Then closes the door.
He also gets on the car. Then he starts to drive to leave the parking area.
Ye Qing Xin remembers Old Madame Jing, who keeps chattering on how Jing Bo Yuan needs to have kid soon. If she knows about her being pregnant, Old Madame Jing will be very happy. She looks Jing Bo Yuan is so calm like he doesn’t plan to tell Old Madame Jing.
Moreover, she is pregnant, they possibly cannot their current relationship….
She’s thinking for a while, Ye Qing Xin smiles: “Bo Yuan, Nai Nai keeps on longing to have great grandson soon you…. don’t call her to tell her?”
Jing Bo Yuan extends his right hand to hold her hand: “Cheng Ru Yu knows about it, there’s no need for me to tell Nai Nai.”
Then suddenly his phone rings.
Jing Bo Yuan takes out his phone and looks at the screen. He laughs: “She knows.”
He answers: “Nai Nai.”
Ye Qing Xin couldn’t hear what the Old Madame Jing says, Jing Bo Yuan replies: “We will not come over now. Pregnant woman needs calm and silence. It’s too many people there.”
Then he says again: “We will register our marriage first, for the wedding will prepare it slowly.”
Then the call ends. She purses up her lips and says: “If we want to register our marriage we will need the household register, mine is back at my hometown.”
Jing Bo Yuan says to her: “For the wedding two families need to discuss. After two days, I will go to T city to pick your mother up.”
“But my Ma’s health, I’m afraid she will be too tired.” Ye Qing Xin is worried.
Jing Bo Yuan says: “Don’t worry. I’ll prepare it all.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles and doesn’t say anything.
They return to the apartment. Auntie Zhang has prepared lunch. The time she sees Ye Qing Xin, she smiles happily at her: “Congratulation Mr and Mrs. I hope that you guys will have healthy and beautiful baby.”
“Thank you.” Ye Qing Xin blushes and looks at the dishes on the dining table. It’s all light-flavored. There’s no oily dishes.
“Mister, Mrs, let’s go wash your hand and eat.” Auntie Zhang smiles.
Auntie Zhang addresses her in different way “Ms Ye” has changed to “Mrs”. Ye Qing Xin notices it. Although she doesn’t know whether it’s Jing Bo Yuan’s order or Auntie Zhang’s own initiative. But she feels comfortable with it.
During the middle of their lunch, the bell rings.
Ye Qing Xin wants to stand up to open the door, Auntie Zhang runs from the kitchen: “Mrs, don’t move, I’ll open the door.”
After a while, Auntie Zhang opens the door and is surprised: “Old Madame, Old Mister?”
Ye Qing Xin walks toward the door and Old Madame Jing just runs over her.
“My great grandson, Tai Nai Nai (Great Grandma) here!”
Old Madame Jing is smiling so happy and strokes her belly.
“Ye Qing Xin: “…. Nai Nai…..” Then she looks at Old Mister Jing: “Ye Ye, have you guys had your lunch?”
Old Mister Jing is calmer than Old Madame Jing. “Not yet.”
“Ye Ye, Nai Nai, come here and sit.” Jing Bo Yuan calls after them. Auntie Zhang prepares sets of utensils for them.
They both sit down in the dining room. Jing Bo Yuan says: “Why are you here? I seem never tell you guys about the address here.”
“Eh…..” Old Madame Jing feels guilty, but she just tries to be calm: “How can a Nai Nai doesn’t know where her own Sun Zi (Grandson) lives?”
Jing Bo Yuan picks a stir-fry prawn to Ye Qing Xin’s bowl, he says calmly to her: “Nai Nai, you order someone to follow me again.”
His tone is firm, he doesn’t ask them.
Old Madame Jing just smiles awkwardly and starts to shift the topic. She says to Ye Qing Xin: “Xin Xin, don’t worry. Now you are pregnant, you are our Old Jing family’s granddaughter-in-law. Later Nai Nai will definitely hold a grand wedding for you guys. I have chosen the day for you guys, October sixth, is a good day for marriage. It’s two months from today. Although it’s too quick, but we can handle it all.”
Ye Qing Xin: “………”
Old Madame Jing says: “When will you guys register your marriage?”
Ye Qing Xin: “My household register is back at hometown.”
Old Madame Jing just remembers: “Oh, right right. We haven’t met our relatives by marriage. A Yuan, ah, you….”
Jing Bo Yuan cuts her off: “Nai Nai, let’s eat first. Xin Xin, is not alone now, you shouldn’t be hungry.”
Old Madame Jing just realizes: “Look at me, I’m too happy that I forget about it. Xin Xin, hurry up and eat.” She picks a slice of meat to Ye Qing Xin’s bowl. “Eat more.”
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t have a great appetite, but she doesn’t refuse. She forces herself to et more.
After the meal, Ye Qing Xin just sits down on the sofa and doesn’t move. She is afraid that she will feel sick.
Old Madame Jing is speaking happily, but she couldn’t comprehend it.
Jing Bo Yuan seems to notice that she is not well. She says to Old Madame Jing: “Nai Nai, Xin Xin is tired. Let’s talk later on. You and Ye Ye should be tired too. You should go home and have a rest too.”
Old Madame Jing just notices Ye Qing Xin’s face. She looks tired. Old Madame Jing blames herself: “Look at me. I’m too happy that I make fault to the pregnant one. Xin Xin, have a rest. Nai Nai will go home first. If there’s anything, call Nai Nia.”
Ye Qing Xin wants to stand up to send both of them out. Jing Bo Yuan just presses her shoulder down and says to her: “Let me do it. Take a rest.”
The time Jing Bo Yuan returns back to the apartment, he hears the sound of vomiting from the bathroom. She seems to be at hard time.
Ye Qing Xin notices that he is back. She notices that he is approaching. She says hurriedly to him: “Don’t come here. It’s too disgusting….”
Jing Bo Yuan just ignores her and just comes over. He pats her back.
After a while, she is getting better.
Jing Bo Yuan pours her a glass of water. Ye Qing Xin takes it and drinks it.
“Don’t you think it’s dirty?” Ye Qing Xin hugs his waist.
Jing Bo Yuan doesn’t say anything. He helps to wipe her face. Then he hugs her back. He strokes her pale face. “Xin Xin, it’s hard on you.”
Ye Qing Xin raises her head to look at him. She smiles: “Because it’s you, I’m willing.”
Jing Bo Yuan smiles too.
Then his phone rings. “I’ll go over now.”
Ye Qing Xin knows he is busy, she says sensibly: “Go and mind your business, I’m okay.”
Jing Bo Yuan strokes her hair: “Stay at home. If there’s anything, call me.”
Ye Qing Xin nods.
She sends him out. Ye Qing Xin looks at the time. It’s 12 o’clock.
She goes to the bedroom to take her bag and she is getting ready to go out.
The time she opens the door, Dou Weir is outside the door too. She is about to press the bell.
“You want to go out?”
Ye Qing Xin closes the door and says: “Em, is there anything you want?”
Dou Weir’s face is full of apology: “Yesterday I told you that I’ll accompany you to go to the hospital right? Last night I watched movie and jut slept late night. I just finished my take out. Suddenly I remember about this. So I come over. You want to go to the hospital now? Do you want me to accompany you?”
Ye Qing Xin says honestly: “This morning he accompanied me to the hospital.”
Dou Weir’s eyes turn bright: “Are you?
Ye Qing Xin strokes her belly and smiles. She nods. Her face is happy and full of joy.
Dou Weir’s turns teary and she smiles: “Congrats.”
“Why are you so moved like this?”
Dou Weir says: “I’m happy for you, okay? Where will you go now? I will go with you.”
Ye Qing Xin thinks that she should be with someone that can protect her. She is afraid of if. She doesn’t refuse and says honestly: “I have appointment with my Jiu Ma at one o’clock.”
“Wait for me five minutes. I’ll change my clothes first.”
After Dou Weir is done, they take taxi.
Ye Qing Xin is late for twenty minutes.
Li Shu Fen is somewhat impatient.
Ye Qing Xin apologizes: “I’m sorry Jiu Ma. There’s accident on the way, so there’s a traffic. I’m sorry to let you wait for so long.”
Li Shu Fen was ten minutes early so she has been waiting for her for thirty minutes. She feels unhappy about it but she remembers Tai Zheng Ting’s order to not mess up. So she tries to calm herself and says with a smile: “Nothing, I am also just hurried.”
She looks at Dou Weir: “This is….”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “This is my friend. We have an appointment to stroll around later.” Then she says to Dou Weir: “You go to sit down there and have a coffee. I’ll chat with my Jiu Ma for a while.”
Dou Weir nods and sits down where she can see them clearly.
Ye Qing Xin also sits down.
The waiter asks for her order so Ye Qing Xin just orders fresh orange juice.
“I don’t know why Jiu Ma looks for me?” She opens up.
Li Shu Fen finds it somewhat hard to talk.
But she remembers her family recent economic condition. She is afraid that she needs to return to T city. She bites her lips and smiles: “Xin Xin, Jiu Ma heard that you and Jing Bo Yuan are discussing about marriage? Congrats.”
Ye Qing Xin could guess what Li Shu Fen wants to say today.
Now Tai Zheng Ting should be in difficult situation so she wants to use her to ask for Jing Bo Yuan’s help.
Ye Qing Xin drinks her juice and says softly: “Thank you Jiu Ma.”
“Xin Xin, for the last ten years, although Jiu Ma sometimes talked hostilely but Jiu Jiu never talked badly to you and your Di Di. He always gave the best to you. Sometime I doubted that you guys are family and I, Shi Shi, Shi Yun are the otusiders…….”
“Please don’t take my words wrongly, I’m sincere. Your Jiu Jiu is good toward you guys…”
Ye Qing Xin remembers Tai Zheng Ting’s impudent remark to her, she feels disgusted of it.
She lowers down her head. She takes her bag and takes out the personal cheque that she prepared before then she passes to Li Shu Fen: ” I never forget about Jiu Jiu’s kindness. I’m always thinking of way to repay it. This is five millions. Jiu Ma, please take it.”
Ye Qing Xin continues: “For the past ten years, I always noted every money that Jiu Jiu spent for our family. It’s all 1,300,000. The excess is my additional respect to Jiu Jiu and Jiu Ma. It’s not a lot please Jiu Ma don’t dislike it.”
Li Shu Fen looks at that cheque and she feels out of breath.