After My Ex-Boyfriend’s White Moonlight Proposed to Me - Chapter 77
The flight booked by Zhuang Yan’s parents was scheduled to originally arrive at 2:30 in the afternoon, but it was delayed midway. Zhuang Yan and Xie Ning had to wait until it was almost 5 o’clock when they finally received the two.
“We let you wait a long time.” Ms. Qiao wore a pair of sunglasses and her clothes as always were elegant and stylish.
Xie Ning smiled: “It wasn’t long at all.”
Ms. Qiao had seen Xie Ning a few times, and she had always been very good at him. Now she didn’t say anything when she looked at their connected hands.
Zhuang Yan’s father was a little stranger. The way he looked at Xie Ning was very complicated, but there was no dissatisfaction in it.
The attitudes of the two of them were very kind, and the tension in Xie Ning’s heart was slightly relieved.
The palm of the hand, held by Zhuang Yan seemed to be scratched. Xie Ning suddenly remembered what Zhuang Yan said in the morning. Call them Mom and Dad.
He opened his mouth, but he couldn’t say a single word.
It was too abrupt.
Xie Ning found an acceptable reason for himself. He could always do it later.
The luggage brought by the driver was sent home first. Ms. Qiao took off her sunglasses, rubbed her eyes, and asked, “It’s too early, shall we go to eat first?”
Zhuang Yan glanced at the watch on his wrist and frowned, “It’s already quite late. At this time, which restaurant can even be booked?
Ms. Qiao took a long look at him: “I’m aware that if I ordered food it would be too late. Fortunately, I have the foresight and already ordered it in advance.”
A very nice restaurant was booked for dinner. The overall environment was elegant and gorgeous, and since it was nearly the evening there was a band playing on the stage in the middle of the hall.
When the group arrived, the restaurant was already crowded. The location Ms. Qiao had reserved was a location where you could see the band perform, and it was not too noisy.
“It’s a foreign band.” Ms. Qiao introduced after sitting down, “It’s not an internationally well-known band, but it’s a good one.”
Zhuang Yan’s father helped her put the bag away and sat down next to her: “Your mother likes to go to these kinds of places.”
Ms. Qiao glanced at him dissatisfiedly: “This is called being sentimental.”
Zhuang Yan’s father covered his mouth and coughed.
Xie Ning smiled, saying that the fact Zhuang Yan can have so many romantic moves and emotional understandings is because Ms. Qiao was his mother.
Several people were talking and eating, Xie Ning discovered that Zhuang Yan’s father was actually the most talkative person. Whether it was talking about movies, music, or painting, he could insert a few words, and even spoke very well.
Before that, Xie Ning had always thought that he was the kind of calm patriarch, who had been in the business for a long time.
Ms. Qiao seemed to see Xie Ning’s thoughts, and when Zhuang Yan’s father finished speaking, she swallowed the food in her mouth and said softly, “He seems to be incomprehensible, but he is actually very particular about style. These artistic sentiments cover a wide range of subjects. Otherwise, why would I choose him over so many suitors?”
Zhuang Yan’s father held back his smile: “Isn’t it because you like these that I ran to learn?”
Ms. Qiao glanced at him and stopped talking.
After all, in front of the younger generation, it was not good to keep showing affection like this. Ms. Qiao changed the subject and said to Xie Ning: “I missed your birthday before, so I could only send a gift. Did you receive it? Do you like it?”
Speaking of gifts, Xie Ning was very grateful to Ms. Qiao for her thoughtfulness, and remembered that Zhuang Yan gave him an extra one on that day, and couldn’t help but smile: “I received it, I like it very much.”
“I knew you would like it.” Ms. Qiao picked up the corners of her lips. “A well-known British designer made it just for you.”
Xie Ning felt warm and whispered, “It’s just… too expensive.”
“What’s this?” Ms. Qiao laughed, “We’re family. Don’t care about such trivial things.”
When she said that, Xie Ning didn’t know what to say, so he could only continue eating with a blush.
Zhuang Yan’s family…they were so lovely.
The dealers were all very well-trained. Seeing that Xie Ning was eating slowly, Ms. Qiao also asked with concern if the dishes were not to his taste, and blamed Zhuang Yan: “You don’t even know what he likes and just ordered anything. Tsk.”
Xie Ning shook his head quickly: “No, they are all delicious.”
Zhuang Yan: “He just eats slowly.”
Then, Xie Ning discovered that both Ms. Qiao and Zhuang Yan’s father slowed down in eating, not intentionally, but as if they were waiting for him.
Everyone finished the meal almost at the same time, avoiding embarrassment.
Ms. Qiao wiped her mouth with a napkin and asked, “Do you have any arrangements for the evening?”
Zhuang Yan picked a piece of pineapple from the fruit plate after the meal and gave it to Xie Ning: “He will go to the hospital to accompany Grandpa later.”
“You also reminded me.” Ms. Qiao said, “Your dad and I should also go to see Mr. Xie. He was hospitalized, and your grandfather was worried about him. If it weren’t for disturbing his cleansing, he might have personally. See you at the hospital.”
Zhuang Yan nodded: “So together?”
Ms. Qiao thought for a while: “Yes, but it’s not good to go empty-handed. We have to buy some gifts first.”
Xie Ning interrupted by the side and said, “It doesn’t matter…just find a fruit store and buy a basket of fruit.”
Ms. Qiao thought for a while, but she didn’t refuse: “Okay. I remember the fruit shop on Kunshan Road is still open.”
After arriving at the fruit shop, Xie Ning discovered that Ms. Qiao deserved to be the one who gave birth to Zhuang Yan. Even if she was buying fruit, she had to find a high-end fruit shop and buy pure imported ones.
“The cherries in this shop are delicious.” Ms. Qiao said to him while tossing, “They are all imported, they are big, the flesh is delicate, and the juice is more abundant. Although the price is a bit higher, other fruit shops don’t come close in quality. You can buy some and take it home.”
Zhuang Yan really picked a few: “Ningning also likes these sweet and sour fruits.”
“Really.” Ms. Qiao said happily. “Then buy more.”
Then, the group went to the hospital.
Grandpa Xie didn’t seem to be surprised by the arrival of Zhuang Yan’s parents. After a few greetings, he talked about the current situation of Grandpa Zhuang.
“Dad’s body is still tough, but he always misses you.” Zhuang Yan’s father said.
Today it was Xie Jing and Xia Wan’s turn to come to the hospital. Fortunately, Song Qingqing did not come, saying that she had an appointment with someone at night.
Xie Ning was relieved quietly because of this. Although he and Song Qingqing did not have the slightest affair, he still did not want Zhuang Yan’s parents to misunderstand.
Xie Ning felt that the relationship between him and his parents was full of ups and downs.
When he was young, he felt that his family was happy, and his parents loved him very much, but all this seemed to disappear overnight.
What’s more ridiculous was that Xia Wan attributed this sudden change to Xie Ning’s sexuality, as if as long as he could change his sexuality, they would be able to return to the past.
But Xie Ning knew that they could never go back to the past.
After the incident, Xie Ning was taken back to the compound, and their attitude towards Xie Ning became like walking on thin ice.
Maybe Xia Wan was guilty, which made Xie Ning empty for four whole years.
But time was really a terrible thing, and Xia Wan’s guilt gradually faded as the days passed.
Perhaps it was because Xie Ning had not had a relationship with a boy in the past four years, which gave Xia Wan hope again. She began to repeat the same tricks—but the methods became a little softer.
So the family relationship dropped to a freezing point again.
So far the ice and snow have not melted.
When seeing Zhuang Yan’s parents, Xia Wan was stunned for a moment, then turned to look at Xie Ning, just to see Zhuang Yan who was close to him.
Xie Ning’s attitude was very cold, but fortunately, they and Zhuang Yan’s parents knew each other, and no introduction was needed.
“You’ve come to visit the old man.” Xia Wan’s voice was a little slow.
Ms. Qiao smiled at her: “Yes. I happen to have something I want to talk to you about.”
Xia Wan seemed to realize something, and her hands trembled: “We…what do we want to talk about?”
“Of course, it is about these two children.” Ms. Qiao said.
Xia Wan has always been a very imposing person, but in front of Ms. Qiao, her aura seemed to be reduced.
She frowned and said, “There is nothing to talk about.”
Ms. Qiao smiled: “I think there are many things to talk about… For example, their wedding date, venue, and guests to be, banquet preparations, these cannot be handled by our side alone.”
“Of course,” Ms. Qiao continued, “If you don’t want to talk, we and Xie Jing are already the same as Xie Ning’s parents. If you feel that you can’t facilitate… Our father is also willing to come out and help in person, but these things are important. If we can do it ourselves, let’s not disturb the elderly.”
Xia Wan was silent for a while, her eyes were very complicated, and she revealed a little sadness.
Ms. Qiao took the lead in opening the door: “I’m afraid to disturb Master Xie, let’s find a quiet place to talk.”
Xia Wan glanced at Xie Ning, seeming to want to say something, but felt that it was not suitable to say anything at this time, and finally followed Ms. Qiao out in silence.
Xie Ning wanted to follow the two, but Zhuang Yan held him back: “The elders have their own way of talking. We don’t need to intervene.”
Father Xie also said next to him: “Yes, Ningning, you just wait for it with peace of mind.”
After hesitating for a moment, Xie Ning sat down again.
Zhuang Yan picked a fruit from the fruits he bought and cut it apart, while Xie Ning picked up the book on the bed cabinet and continued to read “The Little Prince” to Father Xie.
He didn’t know what the four elders talked about, but Xie Ning felt that it would not be too pleasant.
He understood Xia Wan. She couldn’t possibly talk to Ms. Qiao very happily. Especially since Xie Ning and Zhuang Yan were in a relationship.
The facts also proved his guess, because Xia Wan did not come back with them in the end, Xie Jing told them that she was not feeling well and went back first.
Ms. Qiao’s expression was calm, unlike one that she would have after quarreling with someone.
A nurse came in to change the medicine bottle for Mr. Xie and reminded him: “It’s time to take the medicine, don’t forget to take the medicine.”
Xie Jing quickly took out the medicine, poured another glass of water, and helped Mr. Xie up to feed the medicine.
After taking the medicine, Father Xie became a little tired and fell asleep shortly after closing his eyes.
The others left quietly.
When Xie Jing left, he watched Xie Ning for a long time and seemed to want to talk to him.
But Xie Nig did not give him this opportunity.
Xie Ning felt that neither Xia Wan nor Xie Jing deserved his care about them anymore.
Their opinions and attitudes were irrelevant.
Xie Ning suddenly understood and finally realized why Mr. Xie had to directly transfer the shares to him when he was an adult.
Not to compensate, but to tell him.
You are already an independent person. You have already repaid the life your parents gave you. You have the ability to repay the money they gave you.
From now on, you no longer owe them anything.
They can no longer interfere with your life, can no longer make decisions for you, and can no longer force you to do things you don’t want to do.
When you are an adult, you are free.