“I divorce or not, how to divorce how to divorce, have nothing to do with you anymore, Shen Yu I appreciate your concern for me, but only thanks, my matter, in the future, please do not get involved, for the sake of our once brother and sister love, I beg you!”
Having said that, I got up and spoke, “Thank you both for the tea, it’s getting late, I’ll go back first!” Without waiting for him to say anything, I went straight out of the private room.
Just as I left the room, I could faintly hear the sound of smashed glasses coming from inside, I didn’t stay too long and went straight down the corridor and down the stairs.
Muzi was waiting for me in the lobby of the cafe, and when she saw me, she got up and ran to my side, saying worriedly, “Are you alright? Did he give you a hard time?”
Taking her nervous hand, I shook my head, “No, it’s late, let’s go back!”
She glanced up at the first floor with startled eyes, Shen Yu had come out with a grim look on his face and was standing in the corridor watching us in silence.
She gripped me tightly and nodded, “Okay, let’s go home!”
Pulling me out of the cafe without looking back.
It was already early in the morning when we tossed to the neighborhood, and after a brief wash we went to bed together. I had some inexplicable fears lately and couldn’t sleep alone, so it was good to have Muzi, and lying with her, I was able to sleep through the night.
The following day.
The weather in Jingcheng is notoriously good. It was only seven in the morning and the morning sun was filtering in through the cracks in the curtains, shadowing the room beautifully.
After staring at the ceiling for a while, the mobile phone on the bedside table vibrated and I reached out and touched it.
I couldn’t remember who it was, so I answered the phone and said, “Hello!”
“Where are you?” The voice was cold and familiar. I froze and realized it was Cheng Junyu, so I said, “Dr. Cheng?”
He had always spoken gently to me, why was he so cold today, I couldn’t help but be a little surprised.
There was a pause on the other end of the line, and after a moment of silence, his voice softened a bit, “Shen Shu? You’re with Muzi?”
As an afterthought, I couldn’t help but look at the phone carefully, only to find that it was Muzi’s.
I couldn’t help but stare and said into the phone, “Well, have you been okay this whole time?”
Chen Xing said he had been in the intensive care unit and thought he should be out by now. Thinking of Fu Shen Yan, I opened my mouth, but in the end, I didn’t mention a word.
“Well, he’s been in the operating room, Zhuan Yan told me about Fu, don’t think too much about it, I’m going back to Jiangcheng tomorrow, we’ll meet and talk.” His voice was soft and I could hear that he was reassuring me.
I nodded, somewhat relieved, “Well, it’s okay, but I’m not in Jiangcheng, it might be a few days.”
“Where are you?” He spoke, probably realising that he had sounded a bit pushy earlier, he paused and said, “Are you out for a walk to get away?”
I didn’t think much of it and said, “I’m in Jingcheng, so I’m kind of out for a walk.”
Muzi, who was probably woken up by the sound of the phone, rolled over and opened her eyes to look at me, her voice a little hoarse, “Who’s calling?”
I whispered, “Dr. Cheng’s, it seems to be looking for you!” I handed the phone to her.
Her face changed, she took the phone and got up and went to the balcony.
I also got up and looked for my phone, glancing at the screen, there was no message, and Fu Shenyan’s dialog box on WeChat was blank.
I got up and went to the bathroom to wash up.
When I came out, Kimiko looked at me, her face a little pale.
I froze, “What’s wrong?”
“You told him we were in Jingcheng?”
I nodded, my heart stuttering, and opened my mouth tentatively, “The baby is Dr. Cheng’s?”
“No!” She almost blurted out, and after a pause said, “I’ll go wash up first, you pack up and we’ll go to the countryside for a few days.”
I was surprised, “Why are we going to the countryside again, we’ve only just arrived in Jingcheng!”
“Fu Shen Yan should be back in Jiangcheng, you don’t have to go to Jiangcheng to meet him and straighten things out.” She didn’t look too good and said somewhat feebly, “Xiao Shu, I don’t want to have anything more to do with these people, you’ve left Fu now, if you can’t let go of Fu Shen Yan, you should go back and live your life with him, if you can let go, we’ll go together and stay away from them, can we?”
They were referring to Fu Shenyan and Cheng Junyu?
Muzi had always been clean and precise, and I knew that when she decided to leave, she never dragged her feet.
I froze, my mind in turmoil for a moment… Continue with Fu Shen Yan? I was not willing to accept his past, present and future entanglements with Lu Xinran.
But if I were to break it off with Fu Shen Yan, I couldn’t let go of one thing, and then there was the child, and deep down I didn’t want the child to be born without a father’s love.
I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to get the job done. Anyway, disappointment hasn’t saved up enough and you’re not willing to leave.”
After a pause, she went into the bathroom, somewhat helplessly.
When she came out, she rubbed her hair and looked at me, “What would you like to eat later?”
“Anything!” I was particularly envious of Muzi’s decisiveness, in that I could never take it or leave it, and it was extremely disgusting.
Jingcheng is indeed a particularly good place to live, with a slow pace of life, low prices, a mild climate, mostly good food, and scenery everywhere, both on the streets and in the suburbs.
There are cherry blossoms all over the city in spring, blue carpets in summer, golden maple leaves all over the ground in autumn and snowy white heads in winter.
It is no wonder that Cheng Junyu recommended me to come and live here at the beginning.
Muzi is a voracious eater, especially with a baby in her belly, she doesn’t have to lose weight deliberately and her pregnancy vomiting is not obvious, so basically we spent two days wandering around eating and eating.
After a few days in Jingcheng, Muzi planned to go to the countryside for a few days, but I didn’t go.
No matter what the future holds, Fu Shenyan and I have to make things clear between us.
I bought a ticket back to Jiangcheng, and Muzi bought a ticket to the countryside. When we separated on the high-speed train, I got on, found a seat, and sat down by the window.
I remember when I was very young, a song called “The Parting Station” kept repeating in Huai’an alley, and at that time I didn’t understand why so many adults liked the song and it was so hot.
Now I think about it, it was the youth of a generation, when the internet was not developed, and a few letters could not solve the longing for each other.
Perhaps I was so distracted that I didn’t know when Shen Yu sat next to me, and it was only when I turned around and saw his handsome face as the train moved forward that I reacted.
“What a coincidence, Shu!”
I turned back and avoided his smile, a little annoyed that he was so well versed in it that it wasn’t hard to sit next to me.
“Shen Yu, what do you want?” I considered myself plain and mediocre, no reason to turn around as often as he did.
He didn’t rush to speak, just stared out the car window and said slowly, “A sense of belonging!”