Chapter 14 - Lawyer
At this moment, Song Ning stood at the front desk of Jiacheng Law Firm, feeling slightly nervous. She was excited to see what her mother left her, but she felt nervous and melancholic at the same time.
Mu Chen reached out and gently patted her shoulder to comfort her.
Song Ning turned around and looked at him gratefully.
In order to divert Song Ning's attention, Mu Chen said, "Song Ning, you still haven't given me a reply to what I said this morning."
Song Ning asked in a daze, "What are you talking about?"
Mu Chen chuckled as he brushed the loose hair by the side of her face and tucked it behind her ears. "Did you selectively forget what I said? I said I want to be with you..."
Upon hearing Mu Chen's straightforward confession, Song Ning's cheeks flushed red immediately. She was so frightened by his words in the morning that she fled and buried herself with work all morning to avoid thinking about those words. She was certain she would forget it by evening. Who knew he would bring it up again?
Mu Chen glanced at her reddened ears before he said softly and solemnly, "Song Ning, at the very least, you don't hate me, right? Then, why don't we try to fall in love with each other? I have no experience with relationships, and you're the same. Why don't we experience this together? We're already married anyway."
She looked up at Mu Chen and refuted his words, "That's not true. I had a boyfriend."
Mu Chen was briefly taken aback by her response. When he regained his senses, he could not help chuckle wryly. It seemed like she had a tendency of focusing on the wrong point. "But you haven't experienced love, silly." Then, he rubbed her head after he finished speaking.
At this moment, a soft voice rang in the air. "Ms. Song."
Song Ning quickly turned around. "Yes, that's me."
She quickly followed the lawyer into the office. However, it did not take long before she returned to Mu Chen who was sitting in the rest area.
Mu Chen looked up at her with a smile.
She lowered her gaze as her cheeks turned pink and said in a slightly pleading tone, "Please come into the office with me."
Mu Chen rose to his feet and patted her head again. "Aren't you glad I came with you?"
Song Ning only bit her lower lip in response.
In the lawyer's office.
Mu Chen caught sight of their marriage certificate on the table as soon as he walked in.
The lawyer, whose surname was Yang, was a man in his forties with a friendly smile on his face. He looked at Mu Chen before he asked Song Ning, "Ms. Song, is this your husband?"
Song Ning nodded. "Yes."
Following that, Lawyer Yang began to explain with a smile on his face, "Okay. Ms. Song Ning, your mother, Ms. Zhuang Yi, previously entrusted me with a key to a bank safe. She instructed me to only hand the key to you when you show up with your husband at 26 years old and assure me that you're living happily. I have verified your ID card, your marriage certificate, and your husband. Now, I would like to ask Mr. Mu Chen, are you happy?"
Song Ning was startled and puzzled when she heard this. "Isn't the question meant for me?"
However, Lawyer Yang maintained the smile on his face and looked at Mu Chen.
Mu Chen reached out to pat Song Ning's head again, trying to calm her down. Then, he replied, "Lawyer Yang, it's an honor and blessing to be able to marry Song Ning. I'm very happy, and I'm willing to stay with her and protect her for the rest of my life. I'll make her the happiest woman on earth."
Lawyer Yang beamed with joy as he exclaimed, "That's great! Fantastic! Ms. Zhuang Yi would be very happy if she were here to hear your words. Not bad, lad!"
Then, Lawyer Yang handed the document file in his hand to Song Ning and urged her, "You should go and see what your mother left you." Then, he looked at Mu Chen meaningfully before he added, "From now on, our law firm will be your legal advisor for life!"
Upon hearing these words, Mu Chen put his hands around Song Ning's shoulders and said confidently, "Don't worry, we'll never get divorced!"
Song Ning looked at Mu Chen in surprise when she heard the determination in his words
"Let's go to the bank," Mu Chen said softly as he lowered his head.
Song Ning's attention was focused on the document file in her hand that she did not realize she had walked out of the law firm with her arm around Mu Chen's arm. As soon as she entered the car, she opened the file and found a unique key inside.
She only jolted back to her senses when Mu Chen leaned over to fasten the seatbelt for her. She looked at him shyly, at a loss for words.
Upon seeing this, Mu Chen ruffled her hair and said, "You'll know the answer to your question soon."
Song Ning turned her head away from him, letting his hand fall, before she softly said, "Your action makes me feel like a puppy."
Mu Chen burst into laughter when he heard her words.