Edited by Erin
Lin Yanchen was especially excited to see his father-in-law this weekend. He pondered over what gift to bring. Although he could afford extremely expensive ones, Chu Xun’s father wouldn’t necessarily like them, it might even scare him.
Lin Yanchen asked Chu Xun, “What does your father like?”
Chu Xun mentioned to him: “You don’t need to give anything too expensive. My father normally likes to paint and write calligraphy. Something regarding that is fine. He values intention more.”
This was actually hard to do. How would one measure intention?
Lin Yanchen went back to work with a worried frown.
He didn’t want to be separated from Chu Xun all the time. Even if he could fly around, he could only see him once a week, which was certainly not enough. City Y was also a good place, there would even be an international convention held there next year. He went back to research and made a plan to expand into Y City and set up a branch office. All so he had an excuse to stay in Y City and see Chu Xun every day.
Chu Xun went to work as usual. He was worried. He didn’t know in what manner Lin Yanchen would come.
Chu Xun didn’t think Lin Yanchen had any problems. Everything was good about him. The only thing that might not satisfy his father was that he was too wealthy… Perhaps he would need to be a little older.
Although it was realistic to say it like this, family status and economic strength were inextricably linked.
Before, he had listened to a senior executive who was familiar with him complain tearfully. That man had been married for more than a year. His wife was his childhood sweetheart.Their feelings were deep, and she had resigned from her job to be a housewife. When he got married, he had made a solemn vow and said “I will support you for your entire life.”
He had said to Chu Xun: “…I feel like I still love her, but she really can’t understand me. I think about how she eats my food and drinks my drinks, goes out to shop and play every day. When I come home, even if she says a ‘you’ve worked hard’ to me, I still can’t help thinking, ‘You don’t know how hard I’vereally worked, those words of yours are just casually and light said’. I can’t help but feel contemptuous of her sometimes.”
Later, he heard that the man cheated and divorced.
When you loved, it truly was love, but people’s hearts would change. Always plan for the worst. The men in the world could do anything for you when they loved you. The only thing they wouldn’t be able to do was to love you forever.
But he and Lin Yanchen were both men. The situation might be different. Anyway, he didn’t want his world to revolve around Lin Yanchen.
He used to live his life around one person wholeheartedly. What was the result?
He must not repeat that mistake.
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Chu Xun: “Ah?”
President Liu said curiously, “Show me your phone.”
Chu Xun’s screensaver and wallpaper were all pictures of his baby. President Liu looked at them and asked, “Your child is this good looking? Do you have any other pictures?”
Chu Xun… Chu Xun felt a subtle sense of superiority in his heart. He didn’t like taking photos of himself. Except for the pictures of work, they were all pictures and videos of his baby.
After looking, President Liu complained: “Xiao Chu, you are so unkind. Why didn’t you say that your baby was this cute? I also didn’t see you send any pictures in the friends circle.”
Chu Xun said modestly, “Actually… he was quite ugly when he was just born, but now he actually looks good. ”
President Liu said exuberantly, “Take your baby over to my house to play some day. Recently, hairy crabs have come on the market. Your master’s wife cooks them very deliciously.”
Chu Xun agreed.
The next day when Chu Xun arrived at the company, the news that his baby was very beautiful and adorable had already spread.
One by one, they came to see the pictures.
Chu Xun: I didn’t find that Master had such a big mouth before ah…
It was Saturday.
Teacher Chu got up very early in the morning. As if he was preparing to fight a battle, he valiantly went to the food market to buy ingredients. He had already researched a lot for today’s menu. There were cold dishes, hot dishes, snacks, fruits and drinks to be prepared.
He said to his wife, “This relationship between two men… so this counts as my daughter-in-law coming? Or my daughter’s husband? Son’s husband? Should we give a red envelope? How much should I give? I heard that when Old Li’s daughter-in-law first came they gave a five thousand yuan red envelope. ”
“I thought about it, Jiu Jiu has our family’s surname. He has to be the daughter-in-law…right? Aiyo, I don’t have that much physical cash. Do you have any? Otherwise we’ll have to get money from the bank.”
Chu Xun saw that he was even carving out designs on the radishes. He was speechless: “Dad, you don’t need to do this. It’s good enough to make the usual dishes.”
Teacher Chu’s head did not even turn back and he said stubbornly, “No, you can lose people but not the battle! I must show him my strength! ”
Chu Xun: “…”
Teacher Chu loved to cook. At home, his wife hadn’t entered the kitchen for decades.
Today, Teacher Chu took out all of his special skills and made Buddha jumping over the wall. He even carved a dragon on the wax gourd!
Chu Xun was shocked. He was really impressed.
Teacher Chu was completely prepared. He just awaited the appointment they had made with Lin Yanchen’s at 5, 6 o’clock.
It was about two in the afternoon.
Chu Xun received Lin Yanchen’s call.
Lin Yanchen found it hard to speak: “I…there was some kind of slip-up with the project my company is working on now. I can’t make it today. I’ve already arrived at the airport, preparing to fly to Paris.”
Chu Xun: “…”
Chu Xun understandingly consoled him: “it’s all right. Work is more important. Let’s change the time. You won’t be free tomorrow either…next weekend? Forget it. Let’s just see based on your schedule? Tell me when you are free.”
Actually, it wasn’t that Chu Xun completely didn’t mind, but what could he do except to understand? Lin Yanchen didn’t not come on purpose. Should he make trouble for nothing? He couldn’t do such a thing.
What’s more, why did Lin Yanchen only call him when he got to the airport? Inevitably there would be a seed of doubt planted in his heart that would not be easily removed, as it brought with it the implication that he had to understand and agree. Chu Xun felt a little uncomfortable in his heart.
Lin Yanchen felt sad and ashamed: “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to.”
Chu Xun lied, “I know you didn’t mean it. It doesn’t matter. I understand.”
Lin Yanchen said, “I’ll see if I can hurry back tomorrow…”
Yet Chu Xun said, “Don’t force it. Flying back and forth, you will be very tired. It’s not so urgent. Are you getting on the plane soon? Be safe. You don’t have to worry about my parents. I’ll explain it properly for you. ”
Lin Yanchen asked, “Are you angry with me? I’m sorry.”
Chu Xun said, “I’m not angry with you.”
That is to say, when Chu Xun told Teacher Chu that his partner would be missing their appointment because of work, Teacher Chu’s face immediately darkened.
After all, this was the first meeting they had arranged for them to meet. He had been nervous for several days. He got up early in the morning and carefully made a big table of dishes, but suddenly he couldn’t come? He could not help doubting the sincerity of the man.
Teacher Chu said angrily, “Then he didn’t know to let us know earlier?”
Chu Xun said: “There was a last minute problem with his work. It’s impossible for him to just abandon his company. Didn’t he call us a few hours in advance?”
Teacher Chu was still angry as before: “Then when was it rescheduled to? It’s him coming to meet the family yet we have to conform to his timing.”
Chu Xun said, “He is very busy with work… It hasn’t been settled yet. I’ll let you know when it’s decided.”
Teacher Chu said, “He better not stand us up again at that time.”
Chu Xun didn’t dare to guarantee anything. He was not sure whether Lin Yanchen could be on time even if they changed the time.
Lin Yanchen looked down from the window of the plane. There was a sea of lights in the city until it was submerged by clouds.
It was a field of black.
He was very dispirited. Before he even went to Chu Xun’s house, he had already left a bad impression on his father-in-law…
He had to properly purchase a good gift, then go to their door and apologize solemnly.