Published at 21st of November 2020 02:25:22 PM
Anyway, the battle horn had sounded, and he was unafraid of what was awaiting him in the time to come—even if it was an extremely brutal war .
His wife wrapped her arms around him and flashed him a comforting smile . “I’ll accompany you through it all regardless . ”
As he hummed an acknowledgment in response, he pulled the woman into his embrace with a grab of her arm and placed a gentle peck on her forehead .
The end of the year was drawing near, and Yun Shishi was all prepared to go on a shopping spree in preparation for the Lunar New Year . She had heard news of a shopping mall offering storewide discounts in conjunction with the festive season . The prices of the retail goods offered had been marked down so low that they were practically a steal . She, thus, specifically called her husband and requested him to return home earlier that evening .
It so happened that the man managed to settle all his pending company affairs by six o’clock . He, therefore, knocked off from work early and headed home straight as per her request .
Yun Yecheng and Yun Yehou were already there by the time he reached home . After their joyous and harmonious dinner affair, the family of six drove to the aforementioned mall to do their shopping .
The woman, however, was astounded to find the entire mall devoid of people, save for the retail staff stationed there, as soon as she stepped inside . Her shock was quite valid, considering that she had never seen a mall as empty as this one during its operating hours .
All that was in sight was the piles of goods on the racks and counters, each with their respective discounted price tags . Not only that; apart from the festive music playing in the background, the massive mall was utterly quiet .
It got her feeling worried for a moment, for she thought that the mall was closed, but there was not a sign at the entrance stating that it would be closed for the day .
She even specifically inquired about this at the service desk, and the answer she got from the receptionist left her dazed and incredulous .
“You’re Madam Yun Shishi, aren’t you?”
“How do you know my name?” questioned the woman with a start .
The receptionist went on to explain with a smile . “We’ve cleared the mall for you as per Chairman Mu’s instructions so that you won’t be disrupted during your time here . ”
“You’ve cleared the mall?!”
Her eyes bulged wide in surprise .
The twins, who had been curiously leaning against the counter beside her, exchanged knowing looks . They immediately understood what was going on .
Their father was probably not too fond of being in crowded places and, hence, ordered the manager of this mall to clear the site in advance .
“Well, you’re a public figure now!” kindly Youyou reminded his mother . “Daddy’s probably afraid that unnecessary trouble may arise if the mall gets too crowded, so he ordered them to clear the place . ”
“Ah, I see… That’s boring, though . One can only feel the festive mood while doing their new year shopping among the crowd . ”
To think that she had actually been so serious about this shopping trip and had even left the house all geared up and armed to the teeth .
In the end, there was no other customer in the mall except for them .
Her gloomy reply got her older son snickering behind his hand . “Looks like daddy’s well-intended efforts have gone to waste . ”
His twin, however, thought otherwise . “It might be better this way . After all, trouble will abound if it gets too crowded here . ”
“Yeah . With the mall emptied, we can freely do our new year shopping,” echoed the older boy .
“Oh, well . ” The woman nodded in acquiesce, despite not knowing if it was worthwhile for her husband to do so . Her intention for coming to a big outlet mall was to save money, but if he paid a hefty sum just to empty the mall… would that not mean that they had burned a huge hole in their pockets, instead?
Even her father stepped forward to give his two cents’ worth . “Just accept your husband’s good intentions! My daughter, you’re earning more now; there’s no longer a need for you to scrimp and save every penny earned . It’s rare for us to gather and shop as a family, so let’s just enjoy ourselves . That’s the joy of new year shopping, after all . ”
“That’s true . ” She found what he had said to make sense .
New Year is all about spending time as a family .