Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031
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Dinner still contained Fu Hengyi’s handmade two dishes and one soup. It was probably because the painting had been drawn for a long time in the afternoon so Shen Qinglan had a good appetite at night and ate a lot.
After eating, Fu Hengyi took her out in the community for a walk. This was a high-end community in the capital. The people who lived here were all in good conditions. Several people along the way greeted Shen Qinglan. She had been living here for a few months, thus she would often meet residents here during morning jogs. When others greeted her, she responded usually. Over time, she met a few people.
“Unexpectedly, you know more people than me.” Fu Hengyi quipped.
Shen Qinglan smiled faintly, and said nothing.
Fu Hengyi held her hand. His hands were warm, unlike Shen Qinglan. In winter, her hands and feet were always cold.
The weather at the end of November was already very cold, so Fu Hengyi did not keep Shen Qinglan outside for a long time. Seeing that the time was almost up, he went home with Shen Qinglan.
In the evening, Fu Hengyi received a call from Mr. Fu. After saying a few words, Fu Hengyi went into the study, but Shen Qinglan did not follow. They needed to talk, she understood what was going on.
In the study, Fu Hengyi’s face was dark, his eyes seemed dim and extinguished, and he didn’t know what to think.
On the cell phone, the voice of Grandpa Fu came out, “Hengyi, grandpa is not forcing you, but now you are married after all. Now you are not just a soldier, you are also a husband, and you will be a father in the future. There are many responsibilities on your shoulders and nobody can fulfil them except you. Even if it is not for yourself, you should consider Qinglan and your children in the future.
“Grandpa is not saying that you are forbidden to be a soldier. Our Fu family has served in the army for generations. You too entered the troops to serve their country Grandpa is very proud of you. Grandpa just wants you to apply for repatriation to the military base in the capital.”
“Grandpa.” Fu Hengyi said, “This is something for which I need a little time to think.”
Grandpa Fu did not continue to speak and hung up the phone.
Fu Hengyi didn’t go back to the room right away, but stood in front of the window, reaching into his trouser pocket subconsciously, as if he wanted to take a cigarette, but only after rummaging for a while, did he remember that he had quit smoking for a long time.
Fu Hengyi used to have a heavy addiction to cigarettes, but he was forced to quit. Today, he suddenly wanted to smoke.
He joined the army at the age of eighteen, and it had been 13 years since he had developed a deep affection for the army, and everything in the army had been carved into his bones and blood.
But he couldn’t help but take what his Grandpa said to his heart. He himself was a good example. When he was very young, his parents died because of their duty, and he was brought up by his grandfather.
He didn’t dare to think that if something happened to him one day, what would Shen Qinglan do? But leaving the army…
Fu Hengyi encountered a problem that made it difficult for him to make a decision for the first time.
Not wanting Shen Qinglan to notice anything, Fu Hengyi quickly returned to the bedroom. Shen Qinglan was already lying on the bed. Fu Hengyi went to bed and watched her for a long time.
“What’s the matter?” Shen Qinglan asked.
Fu Hengyi smiled and shook his head, and didn’t tell her what the old man said to him tonight. There were some things that he had to decide himself.
“I was just thinking my wife is looking beautiful tonight. This beauty makes me unable to close my eyes.”
Shen Qinglan: … She felt that since last night, this man had been speaking a lot of sweet words as if he had just opened the door and now found it easy.
This night, Fu Hengyi let Shen Qinglan once again experience the feeling of being sent to the cloud many times. Before going to bed, Shen Qinglan said in her heart that once the old virgin ate meat, he was like a hungry wolf, which was terrible for her.
Already nestled at home for a day, the next day Shen Qinglan did not intend to continue nesting at home. It was winter now, Shen Junyu has already sent Shen Qinglan’s seasonal clothes, Shen Qinglan has a look at Fu Hengyi’s wardrobe and planned to go shopping today.
Remembering that Fu Hengyi took her to go shopping twice before, Shen Qinglan couldn’t help laughing.
“What are you laughing at?” Fu Hengyi asked with a smile.
Shen Qinglan smiled without saying a word.
It was the same mall that she had visited before. Shen Qinglan suddenly realized that Fu Hengyi seemed to love this mall very much. After thinking so in her heart, Shen Qinglan asked him.
Fu Hengyi was silent for a moment, and then said, “I don’t know about other shopping malls.”
He didn’t even know this mall until he called Han Yi and Han Yi told him. He also said that women like to shop, so he brought Shen Qinglan with him out for shopping.
The two came to the mall and visited several men’s clothing stores. Shen Qinglan had been choosing clothes for Fu Hengyi. Fu Hengyi was in charge of trying on clothes, swiping cards, and carrying bags.
For the first time, Shen Qinglan discovered that she still had the potential to become a shopaholic. Seeing the shopping bags that Fu Hengyi was about to unable to hold anymore, Shen Qinglan raised her eyebrows.
“What else do you want to buy?” Fu Hengyi asked.
Shen Qinglan thought for a while. Fu Hengyi’s clothes were almost bought. It was better to buy some for the two elderly people in the family. After talking to Fu Hengyi, Fu Hengyi naturally had no objection.
“Let’s go find a store to eat something first?” Fu Hengyi checked the time. It was almost noon, and they had been shopping all morning. Even though Shen Qinglan was wearing flat shoes, she still needed a rest.
Shen Qinglan was not tired at this level. For her, this was not even a small dish, but she was a little hungry, so she followed Fu Hengyi to find nearby restaurants. There were many restaurants on the fourth floor of the mall, but they were just in time for lunch. Their visit coincided with the weekend again, and there were a lot of people coming to eat. Fu Hengyi found several restaurants with long queues. In desperation, he had to find a restaurant that seemed to have few people, and take a queuing code, showing that there were two more people in front of him.
There was a waiting area in the restaurant where waiting guests could sit and rest, so Shen Qinglan and Fu Hengyi waited there.
They were both leaning on the railing. From here, they could see the scene on the lower level. Shen Qinglan’s eyes condensed, and suddenly she remembered a sentence Yu Xiaoxuan once said, life is full of dog blood, this was her third time walking in the mall, she saw Wu Qian for the third time. Since Wu Qian made a fuss on Fang Tong’s phone half a month ago, she had never heard from her again, but she saw her in the mall again today.
There was still a man next to her, but it was not the one she saw last time. He looked forty-seven or forty-eight years old. He had on expensive clothes, was a bit fat with a beer belly. Wu Qian held the man’s arm and looked close to him, and the man’s hand was resting on her hip, squeezing her from time to time. The relationship between the two was self-evident. Shen Qinglan’s eyes flickered lightly and she looked away.
Sure enough, once this person had tasted the taste of wealth, it would be impossible to return to the harsh environment of the past, even if such a day betrayed one’s dignity.
She just didn’t know how Wu Qian’s parents would feel if they knew what their daughter was doing now.
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