Chu Yi sat on the sofa, feeling uneasy.
The food he bought from the supermarket in the morning was still on the table. Qin Yiheng sat at a 1-person distance next to him, and Qin Yiheng’s mother sat opposite him.
It felt as if Chu Yi got temporarily arrested by the police and was currently on trial. He didn’t know what the police would ask, but he seemed to know what crime he had committed. During this moment, his mind was blank.
However, since Chu Yi has a good image and a generous appearance, even if he was nervous on the inside, he still looked magnanimous. He looked like he was holding up a ‘if you have any questions, just ask, I can handle anything’ posture.
There are tea tools on the coffee table. Probably because it was so early in the morning, no one was in the mood for tea. Since Qin Yiheng didn’t plan to touch it, naturally, Chu Yi would not pompously touch it either.
The auntie that once spoke freely and frankly outside suddenly became strict and serious. She first looked at Chu Yi. Likely due to the unfamiliarity, she didn’t feel comfortable keeping her gaze on him for too long and quickly looked away after a few seconds.
It was of course different when it came to her own son.
After staring at Chu Yi, she stared straight at Qin Yiheng. There was a bit of a fierceness in her soft eyes that she made no secret of, even Chu Yi got scared when he saw it.
But Qin Yiheng wasn’t scared, he sat upright and looked back without any fear.
Chu Yi couldn’t understand what kind of advanced family education method this was, were they competing to kill the opponent with their gazes?
Who knew how long later, when it was approaching a time in which Chu Yi found difficult to get by, Qin Yiheng’s mother finally spoke.
Mother Qin asked, “When did you get married?”
Qin Yiheng said, “Last Monday.”
Mother Qin continued to ask, “Why didn’t you tell me?”
Qin Yiheng, “Because I went on a business trip the day after, I wanted to tell you after I came back.”
Mother Qin seemed speechless at this and froze for a bit.
It seemed that Qin Yiheng won the first round.
Mother Qin took a break and soon entered the battlefield again, “Is marriage child’s play?”
Qin Yiheng, “No.”
Mother Qin, “Then why did you get married so casually?”
Qin Yiheng, “I have been thinking about it for a month.”
Mother Qin froze again, as if she was deciding whether 1 month was too long or too short.
It seemed that Qin Yiheng won the second round as well.
Mother Qin thought for a while, and finally found the question she wanted to ask, “How long have you two known each other? Why have you never mentioned him to me?”
When this question was asked, even Chu Yi got scared.
In fact, Chu Yi himself felt unclear about this marriage. These two questions his mom asked were the exact proof of their recklessness.
“I saw him once a month ago. I didn’t mention it to you because I wasn’t familiar with him.”
Qin Yiheng confessed honestly with a very righteous tone, which made Chu Yi admire him sincerely.
This was as if he was saying, yeah we don’t know each other, but we still got married, what’s it to you?
“Not familiar?” Mother Qin caught the main point, “If you’re not familiar with him, why did you marry him?”
Back then, Chu Yi also wanted to ask Qin Yiheng this question.
Of course, he did ask.
Then at this moment, Qin Yiheng used what he had answered back then to answer Mother Qin, with a slight modification.
Qin Yiheng, “I got to understand him, I think he’s very suitable. And you also know that I plan to get married this year.”
Chu Yi could understand the expression on Mother Qin’s face, he was also like that back then. It was the expression of feeling it was inexplicable yet also quite reasonable and didn’t know how to refute it.
That’s right, Qin Yiheng also won the who-knows-what-round-this-was.
Mother Qin even started to sympathize with Chu Yi because of Qin Yiheng’s answer. She scrunched her brows and she persuaded in a quieter voice, “How can you talk like this? It had to be because of love.”
It’s a pity that Qin Yiheng was merciless, but because of Chu Yi’s presence, he said in a slightly roundabout way, “It’s because of the suitability.”
Which seemed to have given Chu Yi some respect.
But everyone knew what it really meant.
Love, that didn’t exist.
Chu Yi clasped his hands and wanted to interrupt.
He was so pitiful. He clearly did not enter this war, but because he couldn’t speak, he lost to Qin Yiheng.
Auntie, I also don’t like your son!
It’s because of the suitability for me too!
Mother Qin seemed to realize that even if she said more, it wouldn’t help, so she simply calmed down.
In an instant, Chu Yi saw Mother Qin’s eyes suddenly soften, and she playfully criticized and glared at Qin Yiheng, “You unbelievable child.”
Chu Yi felt that Mother Qin’s personality is nothing like her son’s. Mother Qin is a very open person with rich expressions and speeches. Qin Yiheng was different. Since the day they met, Chu Yi seemed to have only seen him in two states, either expressionless or smiling politely.
He also talks coldly, as if explaining business.
Maybe Qin Yiheng took after his father?
But it’s also possible that he took after none of them.
There’s no correct statement indicating that the personality of the child must definitely take after the parents.
Chu Yi was guessing over here but over there Mother Qin’s already switched her target to him.
With a “Hello”, Chu Yi immediately retracted his mind.
Chu Yi, “Hello auntie.”
Mother Qin felt a little less unfamiliar because she and Chu Yi had previously strolled back together. She smiled, “I haven’t asked for your name yet.”
Mother Qin, “Ah.” She smiled, “Good name.”
Chu Yi nodded, “Thank you.”
With the sudden identity of family, the two chatted a lot. After Mother Qin switched the battlefield onto Chu Yi, there was nothing left of concern for Qin Yiheng. Chu Yi turned and took a glance at him. Sure enough, he was already slightly leaning and holding the tablet in his hands, watching the news like it was none of his business.
Chu Yi gulped and waited for the challenge.
Mother Qin asked, “Where did you live? Is it in this city?”
Chu Yi nodded, “Yes, Lian Heng District.”
Mother Qin, “Mn.” Then continued, “How old are you? What do you do for work?”
Chu Yi, “I’m 26, I do design.”
Mother Qin, “Where do you work?”
Chu Yi, “In Central Street, I have a studio.”
Mother Qin, “Oh, you opened a studio yourself?”
Chu Yi, “Mn.”
Mother Qin nodded, “Not bad.”
Chu Yi smiled.
The questions asked by Mother Qin are relatively shallow. Because of frequent blind dates, Chu Yi had already answered such questions many times before. So right now, he isn’t very stressed yet.
But he knew that Mother Qin must have more than such doubts.
Sure enough, after the two had a short rest, Mother Qin began again.
Mother Qin, “Yiheng said that he married you because he thought it was suitable. What do you think about this?”
Chu Yi seemed to see Qin Yiheng’s head raised a little bit, he thought for a while, and then replied, “I think we’re quite suitable too.”
Mother Qin did not let him go yet, “How would you say so?”
Chu Yi, “Mr. Qin’s qualifications are very good in all aspects. I have also got to understand him and I think he is a very good person. For Mr. Qin to choose me and give me the chance to marry him, I think it is my honor, I am very happy.”
Chu Yi noticed that Qin Yiheng seemed to have lowered his head back down.
Mother Qin laughed when she heard what he said.
Usually, when aunties hear others praise their son, they will deny it and then add some words of ridicule.
Mother Qin was no exception, after Chu Yi praised her son like this, she sighed, “What do you mean good, he’s just a cold person. He’s hard to communicate with and is a workaholic. Every time I want to come find him, he will be either working overtime or on a business trip. His father and I aren’t like this, I really don’t know who he got his personality from. “
Chu Yi nodded and laughed.
So it turned out that he really didn’t take after either of them.
“Actually, it’s not just work, he is very serious about everything,” Chu Yi felt that when dealing with his mother-in-law, it was right to keep praising, “Although we haven’t known each other for a long time, we got to understand each other a little bit. He is not as difficult to communicate with as auntie says.” Chu Yi blurted out nonsense, “I’m very comfortable being with him and I also like being with him.”
From the corner of Chu Yi’s eyes, he saw Qin Yiheng raise his head again. It was very undisguised, he turned his head to directly look in his direction.
Chu Yi halted, it seemed that what he said was a little… excessive.
But Mother Qin didn’t see this at all, she felt content because of Chu Yi’s words.
Then she remembered meeting Chu Yi outside and how he said he wanted to make breakfast for Qin Yiheng.
To go out to the supermarket for breakfast so early in the morning, it seems like they get along pretty well. Chu Yi also seems to care quite a bit about her son.
“It’s good that you guys get along well. Yiheng has been unsociable since he was a child, he only has a few friends and likes to play alone. We have always been worried about his marriage.” Mother Qin laughed, “This is great, this is great.”
Chu Yi let out a breath of relief.
Although he can’t say that he is good at dealing with elders, his mom has many friends and he grew up among a bunch of aunties, so he often had to answer questions from them.
His mother often taught him to say sweet things to uncles and aunties. Due to their family circumstances, they have been taken care of by many people. Even now, Chu Yi is very well-behaved and likable in front of his elders.
Mother Qin’s porridge has been in the pot for some time now. It seemed that she couldn’t find anything else to talk about at the moment. So she said, “I’m going to the kitchen”, then got up and left.
The moment Mother Qin left, Chu Yi clenched his hands that were previously gripping onto his knees into fists and let out another sigh of relief.
Qin Yiheng put down the tablet and turned to look at him.
Chu Yi received his gaze and also turned around.
Before Qin Yiheng could speak, Chu Yi apologized first, “I’m sorry, I was a little anxious and talked some nonsense.”
Qin Yiheng didn’t seem to care much, and even smiled, “It’s okay, my mom also likes you very much.”
Chu Yi paused, then re-gripped his knees.
Crap, Qin Yiheng said also, also likes.
Mother Qin quickly served the porridge into bowls, then called the two children over. Chu Yi responded and waited to go together with Qin Yiheng.
Qin Yiheng did not do things in a hurry, he only went over after he tidied up his things. Chu Yi followed behind him as they walked to the dining room together.
The porridge was already placed on the table, Mother Qin was standing by preparing chopsticks. Chu Yi reached out to help and waited for Mother Qin to sit down first before sitting down.
Mother Qin picked up the spoon, then she suddenly remembered something, she said, “Ah. Chu Yi, since you guys are married now, let’s find time for our family to have a meal together. Are your parents busy?”
Chu Yi paused.
He knew he had to face this problem eventually.
He licked his lips, “Auntie, I’m from a single-family, there’s only me and my mother.”
Mother Qin was stunned.
Chu Yi lowered his head slightly, he didn’t know how much Qin Yiheng knew.
Did he know he’s from a single-family? Did he also know that his father…
But Qin Yiheng, who never speaks unless it’s his business, suddenly spoke up.
Qin Yiheng, “I’ll arrange it.”