“You can make do anywhere, but have you ever thought of Rainy? She’s just a child. Do you really want her to suffer with you? Sleep in the streets and be cold and hungry?” Chu Lui continued as he stared at Xia Ruoxin. He knew; he had said it right and had done right.
Rainy… Xia Ruoxin put down the luggage in her hand and carried her daughter with both hands. Rainy’s head was lying on her shoulder, and even such a big movement did not wake her up. It was obvious that she was in deep sleep as her eyelashes grew long on her cute and red face.
Could she really let her daughter sleep on the streets with her?
No, she could not do it.
“You don’t have to leave.” Chu Lui inched closer and stood in front of her before lowering his head. “You really don’t have to go because the one that should… is me. This is originally your place, your home. Don’t worry, I’ll leave in a while.” He forced a smile, but behind it was an unspeakable pain that no one knew about. Actually, he really wanted to be closer to her, but he was just afraid that his closeness would result in her distance.
She had already left once, and there would be a second time so he did not dare take the risk anymore.
He did not speak a word about Gao Yi. As long as she was back, he did not care about anything else.
After he was done talking, he carefully carried the child in Xia Ruoxin’s arms. “I will leave once I settle her and the vegetables.” Chu Lui lowered her head and looked at the child in his arms. He felt that his hands did not even know where to be placed, but he finally could hold his daughter once again. She was really beautiful and tiny.
When her arms were empty, she hurriedly turned around and saw that Chu Lui had carried Rainy to the bed. As meticulous as ever, he placed the child on the bed and covered her with the blanket and looked down at her, not bearing to leave. Suddenly, he felt something stabbing his eyes. They were really painful and sour.
He caressed Rainy’s soft face gently. She was already three, going to be four. He pressed his slightly dry lips against each other and brought out a doll from the bedside. It was the one that he had spent all his effort in getting it; it was still the same old one. He felt utterly depressed, but he still placed the child in Rainy’s arms. Subconsciously, Rainy held the doll tight and fell into a deeper sleep. Even if the earth started quaking now, she would not be woken up.
He was reluctant to let his hand leave, but he still stood up and took out a bunch of keys from his pocket and placed it on the table, beside Xia Ruoxin’s.
“Don’t worry, I’m leaving.” The man that appeared in front of Xia Ruoxin’s eyes once again did not have the coldness of the past and was not careful, meticulous, and caring.
He walked out and helped them close the door on the way. He sat back down on his car parked outside but did not drive it away. He just leaned back in his seat and looked at the light in the flat.
He could not stay there, but he could-at the very least-stay in his car to look at them. Even though it was tiring for him, but he felt very satisfied because they were back, they were really back. Now, he could go close to them in such short distances and feel their presence. What more could he want?
After the bedroom door was closed, Xia Ruoxin then bent down and picked up the bag of groceries on floor and walked to the kitchen to place the groceries into the fridge one by one like a machine. The fridge was filled to the brim, and there was no space left.
Could he finish all of this? Xia Ruoxin muttered to herself as she looked at the fridge full of food. All these ingredients were enough for a family for a whole week. If it was he himself, it would be sufficient for a whole month. Even with a fridge, groceries from a month ago would not even be fresh at all.
After placing the groceries in the fridge, she familiarly took out the vegetables and started washing them because they had not had a single bite since they got out of the plane. She was hungry, and Rainy was even more so.
In a short amount of time, she had made two bowls of noodles: one big and one small. The big one was hers, and the small one was naturally Rainy’s.
She took the noodles out and saw that Rainy was already sitting on the bed, rubbing her eyes from time to time.
“Mommy, Rainy is hungry.” She knew that Rainy would look for food once she woke up.
Xia Ruoxin walked over and helped her put on small shoes on her little feet before carrying her done. “Okay, go wash your face, and then you can eat.”
As obedient as ever, Rainy nodded her head in agreement. She had lived here for three years so she, of course, knew what she needed to do. She used her tiny feet and ran into the very small bathroom before quickly washing her face and her hands.
Then, she ran out because her stomach was growling.
Even though she still could not hold the chopsticks properly, she was very happy eating her small bowl of noodles. She finally filled her tummy. After dinner, she then carried the doll and started playing with it. She pulled open the curtain and tilted her head.
“Mommy, there’s a car outside.” There was nothing to blame her about as this place should not even have cars, let alone such exquisite ones.
Xia Ruoxin’s chopsticks stopped in its motion as she replied with a mutter. However, even if she did not look, she had also known whose car it was. It was his.
Chu Lui… why had he not left?
When the noodles reached her mouth, it had already lost its taste or perhaps it was because she now had lost her appetite.
Rainy sat in front of the window and stared at the car outside.
Chu Lui sat in the car, looked up, and noticed that the curtain was pulled open. He could vaguely see a small head looking around, and he smiled immediately that melted his stern face. That was his daughter.
He lifted the hand on the steering wheel and remembered that he had touched his daughter’s face with it just now. The hand still had the feeling of the soft skin. At that moment, his stomach growled, and then he realized that he was hungry. However, he still could not bear to leave this place and leave them. He held his stomach as the hungry feeling was too uncomfortable.
Then, his face started to pale. Perhaps it was because he was too tired, but he had gastric pain a long time ago. If he did not eat regularly, his gastric would act up once he was hungry. He used his might to press on his stomach, and his face was getting paler by the moment. Yet, there was still a smile on his face.
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