Looking at Li Beinian’s sleepy expression, Mu Xichen naturally thought that she must have been too tired from work.
Although he came to that conclusion, he still felt that something was amiss.
At this point, Li Beinian had already buckled herself up. Then, she leaned back on the car seat, her eyes narrowing as sleep came over her.
When Mu Xichen saw this, he reached out to reposition the U-shaped pillow behind her neck.
Initially, he thought that Li Beinian was just lying back to take a rest. But to his surprise, as he repositioned the pillow, he realized that Li Beinian had actually fallen asleep.
He moved in closer and heard her even breathing.
He was so close that the skin on her face was magnified.
Her complexion was delicate and fair, but compared to usual, it now had a slight yellow undertone and she had dark circles under her eyes. She also looked rather malnourished.
Mu Xichen leaned over and touched her face.
Li Beinian did not react, and continued to breathe evenly even as she laid on her back with her face tilted upwards.
Mu Xichen leaned in to give her a kiss and whispered, “Are you that tired?”
Li Beinian mumbled and frowned slightly. Then, she turned her head to the side.
Mu Xichen looked another brief glance at her, then slowly sat up and drove towards the hospital.
Li Beinian was exhausted, in fact. However, she suddenly felt that something was amiss. She looked up and struggled to open her tired eyes. “Where are we going?”
“To the hospital.”
“Why are we going to the hospital?” Li Beinian was dizzy and could barely keep her eyes open. Then, she pushed his hand away and said, “Let’s not go. I want to sleep. I’m so tired. I’ve been so tired these few days.”
Mu Xichen frowned and looked ahead. He suddenly asked, “Did you get your period this month?”
Li Beinian was stunned. She looked at the man and her mind went blank.
Then, he continued, “I don’t think you did.”
He spoke with certainty.
Mu Xichen held the steering wheel with both hands and stared straight ahead. The veins on the back of his hands were slightly bulging.
Li Beinian turned around and saw the glint in his eyes. They were bright as though they had been dipped in moonlight.
Li Beinian did not know if her eyes were playing tricks, but she thought she saw Mu Xichen smiling slightly.
It was as if he was secretly happy and trying unsuccessfully to hide it.
Li Beinian suddenly realized what he was suspecting.
Her heart skipped a beat and she covered her mouth in disbelief. Then, she blurted out, “No way.”
“Let’s get it checked.” Mu Xichen turned to look at her. He couldn’t help but raise the corners of his lips as he whispered, “If it is…”
“I don’t think so.” Li Beinian’s expression was a little strange and complicated. She mumbled, “I’m still filming, I don’t think…”
Mu Xichen’s smile faded slightly as he turned to look at Li Beinian. His dark eyes seemed to have iced over as he said in a deep and slightly displeased tone, “You don’t want it?”
Li Beinian could tell that Mu Xichen was upset now.
He had always been very indulgent towards her. Apart from a few specific matters, he would normally be very agreeable.
Where this matter was concerned, however, Mu Xichen had always been insistent.
He wanted a child.
How could Li Beinian not know? She scratched her head awkwardly and whispered, “I didn’t say I don’t want it. I just… thought… it can’t be.”
Mu Xichen’s first reaction was, “Are you secretly taking contraceptive pills?”