Chapter 1861: Goodbye Forever (3)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Hearing this, Qi Lei let out a low laugh—
“I can’t bear to let you work too hard. When it comes to fighting in the wind and rain, I have to be in front of you. No matter how bad I am, I have to protect you.”
The low voice was naturally very emotional, and it was especially pleasing to Dongfang Liuyun’s ears.
She heard that women were auditory animals. She was actually touched by his words. It could not be denied that she was also such a person.
“Who needs your protection? Give me some time, and I’ll be able to deal with them. Now with the Missus Qi title, it’s indeed much easier to get things done. I’ll take this opportunity to make their morale plummet.”
As Dongfang Liuyun spoke, she raised her glass to toast Qi Lei. “It’s just that Father isn’t around. Many things are handled passively. Although I knew it wouldn’t be easy to climb up this way in the past, I didn’t expect it to be so difficult. It’s better for you to be smarter.”
“Have you thought about how to thank me?”
Qi Lei smiled.
“Haven’t I already expressed your gratitude?”
Dongfang Liuyun raised her eyebrows.
“With a little interest?”
Qi Lei asked.
Dongfang Liuyun responded with cold gaze.
Mu Yinan’s memorial was held three days later in the morning. Although the Mu family wanted it to be simple, Mu Yinan was still a highly respected figure in the circle, so there were still many people who came to pay their respects.
Even if he had a glorious life before he died, in the end, he was just a wisp of smoke and a speck of dust. That was all.
Mu Yinan was buried next to Wang Hui. Mu Yuchen followed the old man’s instructions before he left.
These few days, Mu Yuchen and Xi Xiaye had been handling the funeral while holding back the grief in their hearts. Mu Tangchuan and Zhuang Shurong were not in a good state, not to mention Mu Lingshi. She had a fever and a cold, and she had been suffering for a few days. When she attended the funeral, she was still in a daze. Her high fever had not subsided, but she still insisted on coming over and saying that she wanted to send Mu Yinan off.
When they buried him, the sky was very gloomy. The people who came to send him off were people who were closer to the Mu family, like the Su family and the Zhou family.
Mu Tangchuan was also very depressed. Su Zhengxun and Zhou Zhenjun comforted him for a long time. After they paid their respects, the crowd gradually dispersed.
“Bro, don’t be sad for too long. Grandfather Mu passed away peacefully. He’ll always live in our hearts.”
Su Chen exchanged a look with Zhou Zimo, then reached out to pat Mu Yuchen’s shoulder and consoled him.
Mu Yuchen nodded and did not look at them. Instead, he said quietly, “You guys go back first. Su Chen, you shouldn’t have come. But grandfather will be very happy that all of you can come and send him off. I want to be alone for a while. You guys should go back.”
“Okay, then we’ll go back first. We’ll wait for you downstairs. Hurry up and get down too.”
Su Chen pulled Zhou Zimo as he said this.
Mu Yuchen replied and turned to look at his wife, Xi Xiaye, beside him. His soft and gentle voice entered Xi Xiaye’s ears. “Xiaye, it’s cold here. You should go back to the car first. You’ve been quite tired these past few days. Be careful not to catch a cold.”
“Mmm, I’ll wait for you in the car.”
Xi Xiaye replied and glanced at Dongfang Liuyun who was holding an umbrella for her. Dongfang Liuyun gave Qi Lei a look, and Qi Lei went up to take the large black umbrella from Yang Sheng’s hand and held it over Mu Yuchen’s head.
As the few of them walked further and further away, the surroundings suddenly quieted down. The only ones left in front of the tombstone were Mu Yuchen and Qi Lei.
Mu Yuchen quietly looked at the photo of Mu Yinan on the tombstone. He was silent for a moment before he walked to the tombstone next to him. It was Wang Hui’s tombstone, and the photo on the tombstone was very clear.
“When I was younger, my parents didn’t really care about me because Lingtian and Lingshi were Aunty’s children. Father had always favored Aunty. He felt that Aunty’s early death had a lot to do with him as an older brother. It was because he didn’t protect his sister well. That’s why he doted on Lingtian and Lingshi even more.”
Mu Yuchen’s low and hoarse voice drifted over—
“So, naturally, he didn’t care about me as much. I understand their feelings very well, so I never blamed them. “My grandparents seemed to treat me better because of this. In my impression, they were the people who doted on me the most. I never thought that they would leave. In the end, they all left. It’s all too sudden.”
“I’m sorry for your loss. I understand how you feel. When my mother died, it was also very sudden. After she left, I always felt that there was a lot less in my heart. There were a lot of things that I wanted to grab onto, but I couldn’t grab onto anything.”
Qi Lei replied in a hoarse voice as well.
“Mmm, President Wang is also a good mother. We might all be blessed people. There are many things that we can’t hold onto. We can only watch as it leaves. Our fate seems to be drifting with the current.”
Mu Yuchen’s handsome face was filled with a hint of bitterness. He took a deep breath and averted his gaze. He looked up at the gray sky above, “Look, the weather has been gloomy for many days, until now it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any sunnier. Qi Lei, I feel like my condition isn’t very good…”
“What’s wrong? Are you not feeling well?”
Qi Lei looked at Mu Yuchen worriedly. His dark eyes were filled with concern.
Mu Yuchen took a deep breath and shook his head, “It’s not what you think. My body is just a little tired. It’s probably because my heart is heavy. These days, whenever I think about these things, I feel like I can’t breathe. I didn’t tell Xiaye because I didn’t want her to worry.”
When Mu Yuchen said this, Qi Lei frowned, “You’re heavy in the heart. Grandfather Mu and Grandmother Mu’s matter has left a shadow in your heart. Recently, the South River Project and City B’s matters have been quite stable. Why don’t you and Xiaye give yourselves a holiday? Just the two of you, go away for a trip. By the time you come back, it’ll be almost the end of the year. You’ll have lots of things to do then.”
“That’s exactly what I was thinking. Xiaye’s health hasn’t been very good. After giving birth to Xiao Cheng, her health has deterioriated. She has a lot of things to worry about, and I’m a little mentally and physically exhausted too.”
“Where’s the pressure coming from? Don’t trap yourself. Leave it to me. Don’t worry. Take a good break. I’m not at ease with your condition either.”
Qi Lei was concerned.
Mu Yuchen turned around and looked at Qi Lei. “Then, you’ll have to work hard for a month?”
“A month? In your dreams. A week at most!”
Qi Lei protested.
“20 days. Unless you don’t want to have enough time for your honeymoon at your wedding with Dongfang Liuyun!”
Mu Yuchen replied in a low voice.
“How despicable! 20 days it is!”
Qi Lei took a deep breath and shot Mu Yuchen a side glance!