Hao Yan Che’s heart hurt listening to Yuan Gun Gun’s confession.
‘Little Chub, I don’t need anything but you,’ Hao Yan Che said. ‘You don’t need to be smart, beautiful, talented or cunning. It’s enough if you stay by my side, and let me take care of you. Why can’t you understand the only thing I’ll ever want is you? Why can’t you see your own appeal? Why can’t you see the spell you put me under?’
‘Do you mean it?’ Yuan Gun Gun asked.
‘Yes,’ Hao Yan Che said. ‘Yuan Gun Gun, I love you for who you are.’
Hao Yan Che held Yuan Gun Gun tightly because he didn’t want her to see him cry. They both loved each other deeply. He regretted wasting years. Why didn’t he tell her that he loved her long ago? He almost lost her because of his foolish pride. Why was he so blind? Why didn’t he understand that someone simple minded like her would have insecurities too? He was wrong to think that all she needed was delicious food to live a comfortable life. It was his fault for not paying attention to how she felt behind her smiles. It was his fault for not worrying if people would gossip about her behind her back. How sad and lonely did she feel every time she wrote DOVE on their clothes and on the furniture in their home? It was his fault for not giving her a sense of security. Why was he so prideful that he didn’t open his mouth to ask her if she loved him?
‘I thought I wouldn’t hear you say you love me even once,’ Yuan Gun Gun said.
Hao Yan Che stroked Yuan Gun Gun’s back, and he laughed at himself. It didn’t matter how smart he was, because when it came to love he was the biggest fool. If he didn’t suffer, he wouldn’t have found out how foolish he was.
Hao Yan Che grabbed tissues. He wiped Yuan Gun Gun’s eyes and nose. Then he gave her a glass of water to drink. After she drank the glass of water, she cried another bucket load.
‘Aren’t you all cried out now?’ Hao Yan Che asked. ‘When did you remember the past?’
‘When I was nearly run over by a car,’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘Then two days later, I remembered everything.’
‘Why didn’t you tell me sooner?’ Hao Yan Che asked.
‘Because I wanted to give you a surprise,’ Yuan Gun Gun said.
‘Two years ago why did you leave?’ Hao Yan Che asked. ‘Why did you look for Na Liu Ting Du? Did you want to leave me forever?’
‘Che, did you know capturing one thousand planes makes your wish come true?’ Yuan Gun Gun asked. ‘My wish was to remember my past…’
‘Yuan Gun Gun, don’t change the subject,’ Hao Yan Che said.
‘If I tell you then you have to promise me you won’t get angry,’ Yuan Gun Gun said.
‘No conditions,’ Hao Yan Che said. ‘Tell me.’
‘After Bao Bao and I returned home, you behaved strangely,’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘You stopped nagging and caring about me. You didn’t touch me or want to sleep with me anymore. I thought you didn’t want to be with me anymore, and it made me depressed. That day I was crying in the bathroom. I heard some women say that if your body didn’t let me touch you freely then you wouldn’t even glance at me, and you wouldn’t have married me. In my emotional state I flew to Paris to find big brother Du.’
Hao Yan Che held Yuan Gun Gun tightly.
‘When I landed in Paris, I regretted leaving,’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘I wanted to fly home, but I was scared you would hit me. I also forgot to bring money. I got lost, and I called big brother Du. I wanted to see him, and asked him to take me home. It was my unlucky day. I met a thief the moment I landed. The thief wanted to take my bag, but I held onto my bag. The thief pushed me onto the road. You know what happened afterward.’
Hao Yan Che was angry Yuan Gun Gun didn’t let the thief take her bag. Her safety was more important than a bag.
‘What do you want to do?’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘I know I was wrong. Don’t hit me.’
‘Why are you such a dummy?’ Hao Yan Che asked. ‘Why didn’t you let the thief take your bag? What’s inside your head? Why did you risk your safety to hang onto your bag? And you were pregnant with our son at the time too!’
‘But I didn’t know I was pregnant with Hao Hao at the time,’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘I didn’t care if the thief took my bag. But I had something important in my purse.’
‘What was so important?’ Hao Yan Che asked.
‘I don’t want to say,’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘It’s just something really important.’
Hao Yan Che took out a photo from a drawer.
‘Is it this?’ Hao Yan Che asked.
‘Why is it with you?’ Yuan Gun Gun asked. She was happy to see the photo of Hao Yan Che sleeping. ‘I thought the thief took it with my bag.’
Hao Yan Che didn’t know whether to hit Yuan Gun Gun’s bottom or hug her forever.
‘I secretly took this photo of you,’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘Don’t be angry.’
‘You misunderstood me and ran away,’ Hao Yan Che said. ‘You were hurting, but you didn’t tell me. How should I punish you?’
‘What do you want to do?’ Yuan Gun Gun asked.
‘I want to hit your bottom,’ Hao Yan Che said.
‘You’re not allowed to hit me,’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘I’m pregnant.’
Hao Yan Che pinched Yuan Gun Gun’s cheeks.
‘After you give birth to our second child, I’ll hit your bottom,’ Hao Yan Che said.
Yuan Gun Gun was happy she got a get out of jail free card for nine months.
Hao Yan Che bit Yuan Gun Gun’s ear.
‘Tell me who those women were that gossiped about you,’ Hao Yan Che said.
‘It’s the same woman you fired and publicly declared no one is allowed to hire her,’ Yuan Gun Gun said.
‘Who else?’ Hao Yan Che asked.
‘No one else,’ Yuan Gun Gun lied.
‘Think about it carefully,’ Hao Yan Che said.
Yuan Gun Gun hugged Hao Yan Che’s neck, and kissed his lips.
‘Spare them,’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘Think about it as giving our baby an extra blessing. Besides, I don’t think anyone will dare to bully me again.’
‘No,’ Hao Yan Che said.
‘Spare them,’ Yuan Gun Gun said. ‘Che, my husband, my young master and my children’s daddy.’
Hao Yan Che kissed Yuan Gun Gun’s lips. She unbuttoned his shirt, and he held her hands.
‘No,’ Hao Yan Che said.
Yuan Gun Gun didn’t understand why the first time she took the initiative, Hao Yan Che rejected her.
End of Chapter 210