MY LOVING MARRIAGE - Season 5 Episode 85
It was a rare occasion but the couple took time off from work early this evening.
A lot of things had piled up after their wedding. Xi Xiaye did not have to worry about anything except follow up on the South River project as well as help Mu Yuchen out. He had a lot of work piled up. After many days, the two of them finally completed all of that.
That was why Mu Yuchen wanted to go home earlier and make a lovely meal to reward his wife.
Of course, Xi Xiaye was pleased. She felt that the food outside was never as delicious as his cooking. After all, she had gotten used to the food he made no matter where she went.
She had to admit that Mu Yuchen had total control of her stomach now.
However, the discouraging conversation at the office today still weighed on his heart, so he did not talk much throughout the night.
Mu Yuchen went upstairs after dinner. When Xi Xiaye went up after she was done with the dishes, he had already taken a shower and was reading a book as he lay down on the bed. He had prepared the water for her in the tub.
She had a simple bath and came out with her sleeping robe on.
“What are you reading?” she called out to him when he seemed so focused. She handed him a cup of flower tea that she had brewed as she sat down on the rattan chair beside him and gazed outside at the lonely moon up in the sky. It seemed pretty chilly.
She had forgotten the last time she had watched a moon so quietly. With a deep breath, she turned toward the man who did not respond and smiled as she grabbed the remote control and pressed it. The whole bedroom turned dark and the only faint light in the room came from the lone moon outside.
“Every night in my dreams, I see you, I feel you. That is how I know you go on…”
Her singing reached him, and he turned around to notice that she was watching a music video on the tablet. It was the theme song of the classic movie “Titanic”.
He had heard it before and recalled it had rave reviews. However, he had never seen it since he never liked romance films. Not only did he think the romance in such movies were too unrealistic, but it was also because it was a tragedy and he never liked tragedies.
Life was already hard enough. To him, watching movies was a way to relax and one should watch inspirational films.
Nonetheless, if she wanted to watch them, he would watch them with her.
He turned around and put his arm over her shoulders. “I heard the film is pretty touching.”
“Mmm, actually, I’ve never seen it before, but the song left a huge impact on me.” She smiled.
He hugged her casually and asked right beside her ears, “Why don’t you watch it then?”
“Su Nan and Ruan Heng went to watch it. Su Nan almost drowned in her own tears when she came back. Her eyes were all red the next day. I’m afraid that I’ll cry like her too,” she gave a straightforward reply.
“It’s enough to just know that they are delivering a good message. Some people might vanish from this world, but as long as you remember them, they’ll live here forever, so we should strive to live better than before.”
As she said this, she gently held her chest with her slender hands. Her gaze reflected the faint blue light from the screen as she quietly watched him.
He chuckled when he saw her serious and determined expression.
He had to admit that she did give him strength at times, such as a time like this. As he looked at the determination and the encouraging light in her eyes, he could feel the darkness within him fade.
He smiled and hugged her tightly. His voice was low and sensual. “Xiaye, I remember that you said before you’ll protect me, right?”
“Why are you raising that question now?” She looked at him in doubt.
“Answer me.” He closed in closer to her ears and buried his face into her hair. Her refreshing scent filled up his nose and activated the beast within him.
She raised her brows and pressed his hand which was exploring underneath her clothes. Curiously, he looked at her when his hand was stopped. “Hmm?”
“Yes,” she replied seriously.
He smiled and lifted her chin with a finger. A kiss landed swiftly on her lips. “I’m not worried about anything. I just don’t want our simple and peaceful lives to change.”
Before she could say anything, his kiss drowned her.
The next day, Xi Xiaye woke up with aches all over. The sun was already up high in the sky.
Last night was intense. She even thought that he had accidentally consumed some kind of drug because he was so aggressive that she passed out, but he did not let go of her just like that. He seemed to be entirely different from the usual cold and indifferent side of him.
Xi Xiaye was helpless against him.
It was already 9 a.m. after they had a simple breakfast and were prepared to leave. The sky seemed a little cloudy as a handful of sun rays were struggling to shine down.
They drove to Qingshan Cemetery and bought two bouquets of beautiful lilies from the florist at the bottom of the mountain.
“You guys can wait down here. We’ll head up ourselves,” Mu Yuchen suddenly said when they were at the splitting point of going upwards.
“Master, we’re worried.” His bodyguards expressed their concerns.
“Don’t worry. It’s just a short while. Just wait here.” Mu Yuchen left them with a simple order before dragging Xi Xiaye up the staircase.
The bodyguards did not say anything else and just stood by the car. They found a position that enabled them to monitor what happened up there. Meanwhile, Mu Yuchen and Xi Xiaye each held a bouquet of lilies in their hands as they walked up the staircase.
At the same time, amidst the thousands of tombstones, there was a man in a black suit laying two bouquets of white lilies down before the tombs of Mu Lingtian and Mu Zixi.
The man wore a pair of large sunglasses and he seemed to have an average build. His face was hidden and he gave off a quiet vibe.