Full Cup of Water - Chap 38
The lady who came was of course Xin Mu.
She came like a gust of fragrant wind, and immediately swept to Lin Chunhong’s side, saying, “Is this the in-laws?”
Lin Chunhong was from a well-off background and had never seen a real noble lady around her. Seeing Xin Mu Tongshen’s majesty, she felt a head shorter. She stood up a little unnaturally and said with a smile: “I am Su Zhong’s mother. Your name is Lin Chunhong. Are you Xin Qianyu’s mother?”
“Well, Chunhong, what a good name. Can I call you Chunhong?” Xin Mu held Lin Chunhong’s hand and said affectionately.
Seeing Xin Mu’s enthusiasm, Lin Chunhong felt a little overwhelmed and nodded: “Okay, okay.”
“My name is Xin Mu.” Xin Mu paused and then said, “What does Chunhong belong to?”
Lin Chunhong felt that Xin Mu was indeed a businessman. If older women asked her age, she would be embarrassed and sensitive, so she asked her zodiac sign instead, which could be used to guess. Lin Chunhong honestly told her zodiac sign.
When Xin Mu heard this, she said, “Hey, girl, you are younger than me. Just call me Sister Mu.”
Lin Chunhong was completely led away, so she called Xin Mu her sister.
However, Lin Chunhong didn’t feel anything wrong at the moment, but was just a little surprised: Xin Mu is actually older than herself? Xin Mu looks so young!
Lin Chunhong couldn’t help but be surprised: “Sister Mu looks very young, but she is actually older than me?”
“That’s true…” Xin Mu was indeed very confident and cherished her face. She gently brushed her soft cheeks with her French manicure fingers and said, “It’s all made of money. In one year It costs hundreds of thousands to do cosmetic surgery.”
Lin Chunhong clicked her tongue when she heard the words, thinking she heard wrongly: “Hundreds of thousands?”
“Well, I have a good foundation.” Xin Mu waved his hand, “I know many ladies who have to spend seven figures on their reputation.”
Lin Chunhong was just amazed at Xinmu’s state at first, but now she feels a little bit sour: It’s like a scumbag envies a top student, but when he found out that the top student had attended hundreds of thousands of cram schools to get such a high score, this A poor student may not be able to simply envy him, and may even think: “If I had the money to attend cram school, I could be like him! What’s so great about him? Isn’t he just rich?”
Lin Chunhong couldn’t help but said sourly: “Really? I heard that many plastic surgeries and beauty treatments will fail. For example, celebrities will beat their faces into zombies. Sister Mu, you should be careful…”
Xin Mu laughed loudly: “Nothing, nothing, I can fix it even if it’s broken.” He said it with complete indifference, but he didn’t know whether he didn’t care about the bad face or Lin Chunhong’s offensive words.
To be honest, if others talked to Xin Mu like this, Xin Mu would have taken out the ak early in the morning, but considering that she was Su Zhong’s biological mother and it was not easy for her to be a single mother, Xin Mu was a little more tolerant.
Su Zhong is a socially slow person, so he didn’t hear the undercurrent between Xin Mu and Lin Chunhong at all.
Xin Qianyu could hear the taste, but he chose to pretend to be deaf and dumb. As the saying goes, “When adults talk, why do children interrupt?”
He just needs to lower his head and eat.
Su Zhong conscientiously helped Xin Qianyu dismantle the dragon. When the lobster in the restaurant arrived, it was a large red shell with a set of silver lobster-opening tools. Su Zhong skillfully used tools to remove the shell, and even picked out the claws of the lobster cleanly. His expression was serious and his movements were meticulous. I didn’t know he thought he was sticking a film on it.
After he picked out all the meat, he put it on an exquisite gold-rimmed white porcelain plate and handed it to Xin Qianyu for Xin Qianyu to eat.
Seeing her son serving people like this, Lin Chunhong felt sour and bitter. She smiled and said, “My son has grown up now and can peel the shell for his wife. Why don’t you peel it for my mother?”
Su Zhong said, “Don’t you know how to open lobsters?”
Lin Chunhong laughed angrily: “I know how to do it, but Xiaoyu is also a famous man. He has eaten Western food many times since he was a child. He should also be able to open lobsters, right?”
Xin Qianyu was annoyed by Lin Chunhong’s yin and yang attitude, but she didn’t want to get into a fight with her.
Xin Mu smiled and said: “Yes, our Xiaoyu is a pampered child. He has never touched Yang Chun Shui since he was a child. Not to mention opening lobsters, even tying shoelaces, there are always people to take care of him. So, when he said that he wanted to be with Su Zhong When we were together, I was very worried. After all, our Xiaoyu is a golden child, and we don’t have twenty people at home to take care of us, so how can we do it? But this child is really sincere, and he just likes Su Zhong. I said, too Okay. You’ll have enough water if you’re interested. However, looking at it now, Su Zhong is still very service-minded and knows how to take care of Xiaoyu. I’m relieved.”
Lin Chunhong’s temper was about to rise after hearing Xin Mu’s words: “What kind of service consciousness? We are all men, why do we have to take care of the other? We are all adults, so we can take care of each other, right?”
“You can’t say that!” Xin Mu said, “My Xiaoyu has been spoiled since she was a child. She doesn’t know anything but needs others to take care of her. I think Su Zhong is also very happy, right, Su Zhong?”
Su Zhong replied: “Yes, I am very happy.”
Lin Chunhong gritted her teeth in anger and just wanted to ask, how many Ecstasy pills did Xin Qianyu give Su Zhong to make him look like a fool?
Lin Chunhong looked at Xin Qianyu and said: “Xiaoyu, I think you are so old, you should learn some life skills, right? It is also good for you!”
Xin Qianyu raised his eyelids and said with a smile: “Well, you are right, I have learned something. For example, I recently learned how to use a microwave oven.”
Xin Mu immediately clapped her hands in cooperation: “Ah, you are indeed my good son! He can even use a high-tech product like a microwave oven. Mom is so proud.”
Lin Chunhong was shocked: Are you mentally retarded?
Xin Qianyu added: “But in fact, Su Zhong and I are both busy and don’t have much time to think about life skills. In this regard, we are evenly matched. In fact, they are all small things. This is a problem that can be solved by finding a helper.”
Lin Chunhong saw Xin Qianyu handing over the steps and went down the slope, thinking that it was indeed the case. Do trivial problems like that. After all, they are rich. Like Xin Mu said, they can hire about twenty servants to stay at home and take care of your shoelaces without having to tie them yourself!
Lin Chunhong was defeated and could only comfort herself: Who peels shrimp shells for whom? These are just fun, why should I care about this? My son can’t bear the loss either.
However, “small interests” can be ignored, but “big issues” must be mentioned.
Lin Chunhong asked again: “When will your wedding be held?”
Xin Qianyu pretended to be the little daughter-in-law and didn’t talk to her.
Su Zhong said: “We have no wedding plans yet.”
“Hmm…” Lin Chunhong also guessed, “Actually, it’s nothing. Many young people don’t like to hold weddings nowadays, and my mother understands that. But I have to go back to have a meal with relatives, serve tea and toast, just a formality. Traditional. You still can’t throw away your things.”
Xin Qianyu immediately caught the four words “tea and toast” that Lin Chunhong inserted into a car’s words. Since these four words are involved, it is definitely not as simple as having a meal with relatives. If you also add the words “traditional things”, I am afraid there is some kind of landmine hidden in it.
Xin Qianyu’s guess was true. Lin Chunhong did have a plan: first, she would trick Xin Qianyu into her home court, kidnap her in the name of tradition and hometown, and set rules for Xin Qianyu.
Xin Mu also guessed this.
Xin Mu laughed and said, “Sister Chunhong, you have this idea, I think it’s not bad.”
Lin Chunhong was shocked when she heard Xin Mu agreeing so cheerfully and simply: “Yes, really? Sister Mu, do you think so too?”
“Of course.” Xin Mu said with a smile, “I think it’s great!”
However, Xin Qianyu felt cold: It would be good if Xin Mu directly lifted the table and took out the AK47 Tutudu. The so-called killing is just a nod of the head, and KOing the opponent in one fell swoop would be a long-term pain rather than a short-term pain. Now Xin Mu’s smile is scary. She doesn’t know what’s going on in her stomach, and she doesn’t even know how the other party died.
“Speaking of tradition,” Xin Mu said, “then it must not be lost, and the bride price must not be missing when asking Najib’s name. I will leave it here. As for the bride price, I don’t care how much the old man gives, it just hurts It’s just children. I’ll pay 88888888 with my own money to buy candies for the children. In-laws, just watch and give them to me!”
Lin Chunhong’s face immediately turned pale: “This…hehe…”
88888888 is simply an astronomical number to Lin Chunhong. She had never seen so much money in her life.
Of course, this number is completely fine for Su Zhong.
Logically speaking, Su Zhong should have come to the rescue at this time, but Su Zhong didn’t because he was still peeling shrimps for his wife.
At this time, if the scene is left to freeze, it may not look good. Xin Qianyu immediately came to pretend to be a good person and virtuous, and only said: “Why are we talking about this? Aunt Chunhong just talked about it casually, but it hasn’t been decided yet! If a family like ours is about to have a traditional wedding, don’t prepare I’ve spent hundreds of millions in half a year, and I’m embarrassed to see anyone! It’s better to use the remaining money for charity, Aunt Chunhong, don’t you think so?”
Lin Chunhong was flustered by “eighty million” just now, but now she heard that it would cost “hundreds of millions”. She was completely confused and completely stunned. Logically speaking, according to Su Zhong’s net worth, it is normal for a wedding to cost tens of millions. But Lin Chunhong has always been in the state of a small bourgeoisie. Even if her ambitions became prosperous, she did not become rich, so she still had the thinking of an ordinary person. When she heard so much money, she immediately couldn’t stand it, and her momentum suddenly faded.
She just nodded repeatedly: “Well, yes, Xiaoyu is right.”
During this meal, Lin Chunhong came with the momentum of her mother-in-law, and left with the momentum of her younger brother. Before leaving, Xin Mu patted her on the shoulder and said, “Okay, Chunhong, it’s getting late, you should go back too.”
——With this tone, the word “Chunhong” was called by Xin Mu like a maid’s name.
However, Lin Chunhong was so suppressed that she could only lower her head and shout: “Okay, Sister Mu.”
Lin Chunhong followed her son out without a care in the world, while Xin Mu specially pulled Xin Qianyu aside, and the two mother and son whispered. What he said was also very simple, naturally it was to evaluate Lin Chunhong.
Xin Mu only complained to Su Zhong: “You are not very good as a mother-in-law…”
Xin Qianyu laughed it off: “What ‘mother-in-law’? I don’t even recognize ‘husband’, so why do you still recognize ‘mother-in-law’?”
Xin Mu then changed her tune: “You don’t think she is her mother-in-law, but she really treats you as your ‘daughter-in-law’. She always wants to pressure you to establish rules.”
Xin Qianyu only said: “I just ignore her.”
“You are very patient with Su Zhong’s mother.” Xin Mu suddenly became sour, “Why aren’t you so kind to me?”
“This is called ‘the difference between closeness and distance’.” Xin Qianyu sighed, “It’s fine if you just follow her. If you have a disagreement, you will definitely have to quarrel. If I lose the argument, I will be embarrassed. If I win the argument, I will be embarrassed.” Xin Qianyu Then he looked at his mother with a smile, “Otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered you to come here.”
Xin Mu pinched him and said, “That’s it, you can’t quarrel with her. Can I quarrel with her?”
“Why not?” Xin Qianyu was a little surprised, “She is a mother, and you are a mother too. A son can’t pinch his mother, but why can’t his mother pinch his mother?”
“Hey, it’s really that simple.” Xin Mu said, “The problem is, she is a poor mother, and I am a rich mother. In any case, as long as the rich and the poor fight, the rich will be the one in the wrong.”
Xin Qianyu shook his head: “Why are you a rich mother? Isn’t my mother rich too? Why is his mother a poor mother?”
“Because her mother has been poor for a long time, and she is not rich yet.” Xin Mu shook his head, “Think about it, if she went on a show to cry about being poor, and said that her son, who had been raised with so much hard work, flew off a branch, and the wealthy relatives took advantage of their power to bully her, do you think she would be bullied by that time? Who is the person who is criticizing me?”
Xin Qianyu was speechless.
“Besides, we are now executives of a listed company.” Xin Mu pinched her delicate nails and sighed helplessly, “Even a fart may affect the stock price. How can we do whatever we want like before?”
Xin Qianyu also felt the same way.
Xin Mu said: “Besides, if you want to live a good life with Su Zhong, it’s not appropriate for me to break up with her.”
“What…who wants to live a good life with Su Zhong?” Xin Qianyu’s face heated up, “Lin Chunhong doesn’t know, don’t you know? Su Zhong and I are just superficially married.”
Xin Mu narrowed his eyes and looked at Xin Qianyu, then smiled and said, “That’s right!”
After a pause, Xin Mu added: “Since you are a ‘superficial couple’, you also have to have some ‘superficial skills.’ Now it’s okay to stay in different rooms in hotels in the United States. When you return to China, will you also live apart?”
Xin Mu’s words also reminded Xin Qianyu.
Xin Qianyu and Su Zhong had to consider where to live.
Back at the hotel, Xin Qianyu also raised this issue with Su Zhong.
Su Zhong was silent for a long time and said, “Do you want to come back to live?”
There was a hint of nervousness and caution in his tone, as if he was asking a question that had been buried deep in his heart for a long time.
“Come back…?” Xin Qianyu didn’t react for a while.
“It’s the place where we used to live together.” Su Zhong said slowly.
Xin Qianyu’s heart tightened: “Where…is it still there?”
“Of course we are here, and there was no earthquake.” Su Zhong was puzzled, “There was no demolition either. How could he not be there?”
Xin Qianyu hesitated and said, “No, I just… just thought about the past few years…”
“It’s only been three years,” Su Zhong said, “the house won’t collapse that easily.”
The house won’t collapse that easily.
No wonder so many people insist on buying a house when they get married. Maybe they feel that relationships are not as reliable as a house.
To be honest, it is difficult for a relationship to last longer than a house.
“Ahem.” Xin Qianyu sighed in her heart, turned away and pretended to be calm, “After so many years, does the house need to be cleaned and renovated before it can be lived in?”
“No need.” Su Zhong said, “I stay there when I’m in China.”
Xin Qianyu was even more confused.
After three years, Xin Qianyu returned to the residence they had lived together before.
When the two of them arrived at the door, Su Zhong was holding suitcases in both hands and had no hands to open the door. When Xin Qianyu saw the familiar environment, he just acted in his head and pressed his fingertips to the fingerprint lock.
Soon, the door opened.
Xin Qianyu was surprised: “Can my fingerprint open this door?”
Su Zhong didn’t understand why Xin Qianyu was so surprised: “Don’t your fingerprints always open this door?”
Xin Qianyu stepped into the apartment, and a familiar smell hit her face.
This seems to be a strange phenomenon. A familiar place must have a familiar smell. It’s hard to describe what it smells like, but when you smell it, you know you’re home.
Xin Qianyu was in a daze for a while. The layout of the living room in front of him was the same as yesterday. Even the half-used pillow was still in its original position. It was quiet, as if he had just left for a while, and three years of time were frozen in it. moments before he left.
There is also the bedroom. The room seems to be cleaned regularly and is very clean, but not tidy.
Xin Qianyu was actually in a bit of a hurry when she left here. Before going out, she blew out the half-burned scented candle and hurriedly hung up her clothes. She did not categorize the clothes properly according to the host’s storage habits, and left her slippers casually. Kicking the wall – all of this is not in line with the neat living habits of the host.
At this moment, this room is exactly as it was when Xin Qianyu left it. Slippers are placed crookedly at the foot of the wall, clothes are hung in a mess, the scented candle is half burnt and has not been put away, and the pillows on the bed are still obsessive-compulsive. Leave it alone.
There was still a half-scented scented candle on the bedside table.
Xin Qianyu pointed to the candle and said, “Is this… what you are using?” He realized that his voice was trembling when he spoke.
“No, it’s the one you didn’t finish burning last time.” Su Zhong used the word “last time”, as if Xin Qianyu had just left not long ago.
Xin Qianyu’s heart was beating very fast, and there were many silent emotions that were afraid of bursting out at any time. Afraid of losing his temper, he squeezed his palms hard and pretended to change the subject calmly: “Ah, I’m so tired. Long-distance flights are really tiring.”
“Well, yes, it’s been a long flight -” Su Zhong suppressed the urge to hug the other person from behind and said in a calm voice as much as possible: “I’m finally back.”
Su Zhong and Xin Qianyu, as “surface husbands and wives” who share a common ground, naturally sleep in separate rooms.
The “golden branches and jade leaves” Mr. Xin naturally sleeps in the master bedroom.
Speaking of which, Xin Qianyu is not a bed-chatting person. Besides, even if he recognizes the bed, he shouldn’t suffer from insomnia, because he should recognize the bed.
This was obviously the old bed he had slept on for many years.
And everything in this bedroom seemed to reappear yesterday, and it was the look he was most familiar with.
But it was this familiarity that made him at a loss what to do and made it difficult for him to fall asleep.
It was only now that he seemed to have to admit that his heart cared about him more than he thought.
If Xin Qianyu broke up with Su Zhong because she couldn’t stand Su Zhong’s coldness and ruthlessness, what about now?
There are various indications that this is not the case.
He’s just more… clumsy and slow.
Of course, being clumsy and slow can hurt people, but it’s better than being cold and heartless.
When Su Zhong proposed getting back together, Xin Qianyu subconsciously felt fear. It was the kind of fear of “ten years of fear of well ropes”. Her mind was not in control and she just ran away reflexively.
Now that the energy has slowly subsided, the panic in Xin Qianyu’s heart has dissipated, and what’s floating in her heart is more hesitation and confusion.
How should he face this old lover who is slow and clumsy but determined to stick around?