Chapter 63 – Reconciliation Between Husband and Wife (2)
Lu Shiming quickly begged for mercy, “If it weren’t for my mother’s sake, I would certainly not allow her to be outside. Don’t think about it. You have ignored me these days. I can’t eat or sleep well. The children starts to notice this. Do you have the heart to forgive me?”
“Of course I have! Your daughter won’t give up.” Pei Shi snorted lightly before emitting a small smile.
“Yao Yao wants to go to the hot springs. I remember there is a bath near our home. if you can squeeze out a few days, you can come with us. if not, I can take Yao Yao and Xiang’er without you.”
“I’m afraid I don’t have that much time to spare. I’ll take you there and stay one night.” Lu Shiming said in a low voice that he would like to spend more time with his wife, but he was now a new official and had many things to do.
Looking at her husband intently, it then came to Pei Shi that if she and her children went to the baths, leaving Lu Shiming alone, wouldn’t it give Xue Liu a chance?
Lu Shiming knew at a glance what she was thinking and said with an assuring smile.
“Tomorrow I will tell mother that the rules of the family should be set up. Now we are different from before. We can no longer let the servants come to the front yard whenever they want to, so Xue Liu will not be able to come near me. I have been living in the front yard for several days. When you come back from the bath, can I go back to your chamber?”
He had a boyish smile on his face while he held Pei Shi closer to him.
Pei Shi just laughed. “Yao Yao said that he would ask Mister Shan to go to the baths together. The exam will be held in half a month. I’m worried that she won’t be able to focus her studies in the baths.”
Feeling a little guilt, Lu Shiming realized that he had neglected his daughter a little recently. “It doesn’t matter whether Yao Yao would fail or pass the exam.”
As a father who loved her daughter regardless of her unruly nature, Lu Shiming was proud of Lu Yaoyao, even if she fails.
“In spite of that, which of the girls in the Lu family is not from the Women’s College? I don’t want our daughter to feel inferior to them in the future.” This was every mother’s desire, to see their children lead a better life.
“No worries! We’re so smart that I’m sure she will pass the exam!” Lu Shiming said with a laugh, “I heard from Xiang’er that Yao Yao has become more beautiful and more lady-like. It seems that capital really suits her.”
Pei Shi’s face was somewhat worried, her hands visibly shook.
Lu Shiming saw the change in her expression and asked what was the matter.
“Do you remember? The man who gave Yao Yao to us at the beginning …he had the accent of the capital. Will anyone recognize Yao Yao as theirs?”
Pei Shi worriedly asked, her teary eyes aglow while she gazed up at her husband’s face. She hurt herself when she gave birth to her son, and was unable to bear a daughter in the Border Town.
Indeed, she was given a daughter. Her and her husband adopted Lu Yaoyao without hesitation. Pei Shi was seriously ill on the road and her health forbid her to be pregnant again.
Thus, one can just imagine the happiness she felt when Lu Yaoyao arrived on their door, a little babe squirming in fine silk wrapped around her small body.
But now she had taken Yao Yao as her daughter. How could she give her back to others?
Fifteen years have passed, and if Yao Yao hadn’t overheard them, she wouldn’t have known her life. However, although she knows now, she still treats them no different as before. This was more than enough to make her happy.
“After all these years, when did anyone recognize our Yao Yao? Even if someone does, don’t worry, she is our daughter.” Lu Shiming said.
Pei asked in a low voice, “Did you find out … whose child is Yao Yao?”
“I have not tried to avoid doubts.” Lu Shiming said, “Let me go back with you. Don’t think so much about it.”
Pei Shi thought for a moment that even if someone really wanted to rob her daughter, she would not give Lu Yaoyao without a fight!
Their love as a mother and daughter built for many years was not so easy to break, she hoped.