After My Ex-Boyfriend’s White Moonlight Proposed to Me - Chapter 78
Ms. Qiao was active by nature, and the very next day, she took someone to the door to measure Xie Ning’s height.
“I know a designer in the UK. I want to ask him to customize a suit for you, so I brought a tailor over.” Ms. Qiao said, “It takes time to design things, and we have to make an appointment. We have to give your sizes early.”
Xie Ning stood upright, and the tailor measured his shoulder width: “In fact, there is no need to customize…We already have a lot of suits.”
“Of course, those won’t work.” Ms. Qiao pressed her eyebrows and gave him a smile. “This time, the one customized for you has to be unique as it’s to be worn at your wedding.”
Xie Ning’s face turned hot.
Seeing him like this, Ms. Qiao didn’t continue to joke, and instead asked, “Where’s Zhuang Yan? I will measure him later. I can’t remember when he was measured last time. It’s been so long. He must have become either taller or thinner.”
“He went out to the lakeside villa to get something. He should be back soon.” Xie Ning explained.
Ms. Qiao nodded: “Then we will wait for him for a while.”
The designer asked for a lot of data, and Xie Ning felt that he was measuring even the width of his wrist, and it took a long time to finish.
Ms. Qiao took him to talk for a while, asked him what style of suits he liked, and showed him the previous works of the designer.
Xie Ning was shocked when he saw the designer’s signature in the lower right corner.
He was an internationally renowned fashion designer. Even the British royal family had asked for customized clothes from him. He was the type of person who one may not be able to invite even with money.
“This…” Xie Ning began to hesitate, “Will it be too solemn?”
Ms. Qiao covered her mouth and smiled: “There is only one wedding in a person’s lifetime. Of course, we need to put in full effort.”
Zhuang Yan’s father was sitting on the sofa and looking at the newspaper. He looked up at them and said, “Just let her be. She is very picky. Every season, her clothes have to be selected from the latest models of major brands. Everything must be customized for her to be satisfied.”
Ms. Qiao knew why Xie Ning was hesitating, and said: “My wedding dress back then was also designed by him. At that time, he was just an unknown little designer. I admired his design and he became a good friend.”
Ms. Qiao said, tapped a few more times on her phone, and showed Xie Ning the picture of the wedding dress: “This is the set.”
Xie Ning praised sincerely: “The design is great.”
“Yes.” Ms. Qiao’s eyes smiled. “He said that I am his Muse. Even after so many years of becoming a design master, he still keeps in touch with me. When I told him that my son was going to get married and wanted to ask him to design a few suits. He accepted it without hesitation.”
Xie Ning: “So that’s the case.”
Ms. Qiao: “Yes. There’s no need to feel burdened.”
Xie Ning responded.
Zhuang Yan’s father said, “Why don’t you also ask him to design a set for me? Have you prepared the clothes I will wear on the wedding day?”
Ms. Qiao gave him a look: “You’re the one who said that I was being fussy… And yet you can’t wait to wear the master’s design. I’m afraid you will steal your son’s limelight that day. “
Zhuang Yan’s father: “I’ll treat it as if you are complimenting my charm.”
Xie Ning couldn’t help laughing.
Zhuang Yan hadn’t returned yet, and it was estimated that the journey from here to the lakeside villa would take some time.
Xie Ning took them to visit the house.
“Although it’s not very big, it’s suitable for the two of you. It’s warm.” Ms. Qiao smiled. “It seems we don’t need to prepare the wedding room especially. This set is already very good.”
Zhuang Yan’s father said, “It’s not too small, all the necessary facilities are available. Besides, it doesn’t matter how big it is if it looks empty.”
Ms. Qiao: “The decoration is also good, and the furniture looks new. It shouldn’t be long since you guys moved?”
Xie Ning nodded: “It hasn’t been two days since we moved here.”
“Very good.” Zhuang Yan’s father said, “The location is good and the transportation is convenient. I remember there is a shopping mall not far away.”
Ms. Qiao finally concluded: “It’s suitable for young couples like you to live a content life.”
After she finished speaking, she smiled again and asked, “Doesn’t you dislike us for talking too much?”
Xie Ning shook her head quickly: “No… it’s good, I quite like everything you say.”
Ms. Qiao patted his hand: “Since this is the case, I will say a few more words.”
Xie Ning swallowed subconsciously: “Please do.”
“Don’t be nervous, just some casual talk.” Ms. Qiao calmed him down first.
“Zhuang Yan’s temperament, I think you already understand it.” Ms. Qiao couldn’t help but sigh. “Since childhood he was stubborn, so he wouldn’t let it go unless it was of his own will. No one can persuade him. He…”
Xie Ning: “Actually, it’s not that bad…”
Ms. Qiao shook her head: “You don’t need to speak for him. He came out of my stomach after all. I know exactly how he is. His eyes are higher than the highest peak in the world. It’s good to be recognized by him. However, I’m afraid, things that aren’t recognized, wouldn’t even be given a look.”
Xie Ning: “…”
Ms. Qiao said: “He also liked to go do things in his own way. When he was a student, he was very muddled-headed. Every time a parent meeting was held, a parent would pull my sleeve and complain to me, saying that my son was bullying his child.”
Xie Ning said: “When he was in college, he was very good.”
“At that time, he had already mellowed out.” Ms. Qiao said, “He was like a little devil in middle school.”
Zhuang Yan’s father laughed beside him, and was stared at by Ms. Qiao: “What are you laughing at? He is the little devil, and you are the big devil.”
“…I have always been a good model student when I was a student.” Zhuang Yan’s father looked innocent.
Ms. Qiao turned her head and said to Xie Ning: “Of course, by saying this I don’t mean to demean him in front of you. In fact, we also know how good our son is. However, we also know he has many traits people don’t quite like. And you are the person who will spend your whole life with him in the future. You may be together for 24 hours in the future, day and night, and he can’t hide his small problems…”
“As for your temperament, I can see clearly. You are a good boy. You have such a good temper. I am afraid that you are often bullied by him?”
Xie Ning shook his head slightly: “No.”
Ms. Qiao obviously didn’t believe it very much: “Don’t be embarrassed. Today, I also want to tell you that when two people live together, there will always be frictions and conflicts of this kind. Sometimes it’s not any specific person’s fault. There will be many unsatisfactory things. But no matter what you encounter, I hope you can be honest and understand each other, and that you don’t blindly accommodate him. Otherwise, I’m afraid you’ll be getting the short end of the stick.”
In the end, she added another sentence: “But he won’t make mistakes that involves basic principles. Don’t worry about that.”
Xie Ning was stunned for a few seconds by the paragraph, and nodded: “I know…”
Then he seriously said: “He really… doesn’t bully me.”
Ms. Qiao raised her eyebrows slightly unexpectedly.
Xie Ning blushed a little: “He has always been nice to me.”
“It seems that the stinky boy of our family has grown up and now knows how to care of his wife.” Ms. Qiao joked.
Xie Ning was even more embarrassed.
Ms. Qiao smiled: “I and his dad are basically abroad all year round. I am afraid we will often be out of reach. You will have to live your own life in the future. But if there are any difficulties or unsatisfactory things, for example, his temper is bad, and he starts yelling at you in the future. You can always talk to me.”
“Anyway, since I was young, I was always a person who wouldn’t let myself be wronged.”
Xie Ning said, feeling a little hot in his eyes.
Ms. Qiao probably saw his emotions: “We will be family in the future. If you have anything to say, you can talk to us anytime.”
Xie Ning lowered his head slightly: “The matter between me and Zhuang Yan, I thought you wouldn’t…”
“Wouldn’t accept it so quickly?” Ms. Qiao asked.
Xie Ning: “…I didn’t expect it.”
“I never thought that he would like men before.” Ms. Qiao said bluntly “However, never thinking it is one thing and disagreement is another. He has brought you to us, and it must be a decision he is sure of. Seeing how determined he is, can we still stop it?”
Xie Ning did not speak, and Ms. Qiao said again: “Besides, you are an excellent man of good character, with an outstanding appearance and good family background. The fact that you noticed him is his blessing. If you were my son I definitely wouldn’t have let that stink boy take you away.”
Zhuang Yan’s father said: “Isn’t he your half-son now?”
Ms. Qiao rubbed the corners of her eyes: “Yes, we’re all family anyway.”
Xie Ning: “Yeah.”
“In this case,” Ms. Qiao said suddenly, “Ningning, shouldn’t you change your greetings?”
Xie Ning was stunned: “Huh?”
There was a faint smile on Ms. Qiao’s face: “Don’t call Uncle and Aunt in the future. How Zhuang Yan calls us, you can follow.”
Xie Ning: “…”
Xie Ning opened his mouth, but couldn’t speak, and his entire face burned suddenly.
Ms. Qiao said: “Not used to it, right? It’s okay, take your time, you will get used to it.”
Xie Ning felt that Ms. Qiao and Zhuang Yan’s temperaments were exactly the same.
He restrained the embarrassment and stood silent for a while before calling in a low voice: “…Mom.”
Ms. Qiao paused after hearing it, somehow she felt a little hot in her eyes.
She took Xie Ning’s hand and patted it twice: “Good boy, you will belong to our family from now on.”
Zhuang Yan’s father insisted on getting in on the fun: “What about me?”
Xie Ning said it for the first time, and the psychological barrier disappeared. He blushed and called again: “…Dad.”
“En.” Zhuang Yan’s father responded.
Ms. Qiao laughed: “Are you satisfied now?”
Xie Ning was even more embarrassed by their exchange, but fortunately, there was a little movement at the door.
He hurriedly said, “It should be Zhuang Yan who is back. I’ll have a look.”
After speaking, he hurried to the door.
“Look at you scaring people.” Zhuang Yan’s father smiled and put aside the newspaper after reading.
Ms. Qiao was displeased: “How come I the one doing the scaring, maybe he was scared by you.”
Xie Ning’s figure quickly disappeared from the living room. Zhuang Yan’s father said, “I think you like Xie Ning a lot.”
Ms. Qiao nodded and said: “When Zhuang Yan was born, I thought about what kind of girl he would bring back in the future. I imagined the image of many girls and said to myself, even if he chooses the person If it does not meet my standards, I must respect his wishes.”
Zhuang Yan’s father asked curiously, “Does Xie Ning meet your standards?”
Ms. Qiao gave him an angry look: “I ask you, if you ignore Xie Ning’s gender, what about him are you not satisfied with?”
Zhuang Yan’s father: “…Obviously, there is nothing.”
“Zhuang Yan’s vision is the same as mine. He has always been very critical. We have nothing to worry about.” Ms. Qiao said, “Our family does not harbor a pedantic nature, and when I first met Xie Ning, I felt he was pretty good. I like this kid.”
Zhuang Yan’s father: “It’s true that few people reach your eyes like this the first time they meet.”
Ms. Qiao asked back: “Then are you satisfied with him?”
Zhuang Yan’s father was helpless: “You are all already very satisfied, what can I be dissatisfied with.”
“I just think…” He paused, and then said, “This kid is a little bit distressing.”
Ms. Qiao suppressed a smile after hearing the words: “Yes, to think there is such a pair of parents in the world… I just thought when I saw him, I should treat him better in the future.”
The two did not talk for long, and soon Xie Ning and Zhuang Yan returned to the living room.
Of course, Zhuang Yan was not spared. Ms. Qiao called the tailor over and measured his size one by one.
Then he went home contentedly.
After everyone was gone, Zhuang Yan pressed Xie Ning on the sofa and kissed him for a long time.
Xie Ning didn’t know why he was going crazy again, panted and said, “…Don’t. Stop making trouble.”
Zhuang Yan half stood up, reached out and took a cherry from the fruit plate on the coffee table, and stuffed it into Xie Ning’s mouth.
Xie Ning took a bite, and the red juice came out, slightly dyed Xie Ning’s lips.
After he finished eating, Zhuang Yan lowered his head and licked his lips, the red was gone.
Xie Ning: “What are you doing?”
Zhuang Yanli said frankly, “Help you lick the juice clean.”
Xie Ning was speechless: “There are tissues.”
Zhuang Yan was shameless: “The effect is the same anyway.”
Xie Ning: “…”
Zhuang Yan stared at him for a few seconds, and then suddenly asked, “Just now…that tailor did he measure your size like this?”
Xie Ning was at a loss: “What?”
Zhuang Yan said dissatisfied: “Then you were touched all over by him.”
Xie Ning was stunned for a moment, unable to cry or laugh: “What kind of vinegar are you eating. It’s just measuring the size. There are not many places to measure, just the shoulders, arms, etc.”
Zhuang Yan frowned: “This is not many?”
Xie Ning: “…Where is it many?”
Zhuang Yan raised his eyebrows and squinted at him: “Since there are not many, then show me all the places you have been touched.”
Xie Ning was speechless: “What are you trying to do?”
Zhuang Yan smiled and hugged him, put his hands on his shoulders, and snug his head into Xie Ning’s exposed neck again: “Of course, I want to… rewrite the touch on them all again.”
Xie Ning: “…”
The two immediately rolled on the sofa. Zhuang Yan insisted on Xie Ning showing him all the places he was touched. Xie Ning was made itchy by him and laughed out loud: “Why are you so jealous? You were measured too, but I didn’t say anything.”
Zhuang Yan snorted and lay down next to him: “So you can also be jealous.”
The two lie down quietly for a while. Although the sofa was not small, the skin of the two adults touched together inevitably.
Zhuang Yan looked at Xie Ning and reached out to hug him.
Xie Ning blinked. His eyelashes were very long, like a small brush, and his eyes were bright. Every time Zhuang Yan saw them, there was always an urge to kiss. When the kiss arrived, it was as if he had caught the stars.
He wanted to just lie down with Xie Ning in this way, but it was impossible.
Time was always moving forward and, Cinderella will disappear at twelve o’clock, this was unchangeable.
Zhuang Yan whispered: “In two days, I will return to the set.”
Xie Ning closed his eyes for a long time, and then whispered, “Okay.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll wait until Father Xie is discharged from the hospital…”
Zhuang Yan was halfway through his sentence when he was suddenly interrupted by Xie Ning: “You made a mistake.”
Zhuang Yan was puzzled: “What?”
Xie Ning said: “You asked me to call them Mom and Dad, shouldn’t you also call Grandfather?”
Zhuang Yan smiled.
“It’s my fault.” He said, “When Grandpa is discharged from the hospital, and he is in good health. I’ll come here again, otherwise, I won’t feel at ease.”
Xie Ning nodded, and asked, “When are you leaving? Has the ticket been booked?”
“It’s not decided yet.” Zhuang Yan said, “My parents have just returned, so I have to stay with them for a few more days.”
Xie Ning: “Yeah.”
His mood was a little low.
Zhuang Yan hugged him tighter, got close, put his head on his shoulder, and called out his name: “Xie Ning.”
“Yeah.” Xie Ning turned his head, his lips just touching his cheeks.
Zhuang Yan said dully, “I will wait for you at the set.”
“Last time you waited for me, this time I will wait for you.”
Xie Ning blinked and said, “Okay.”
Obviously, it was just a simple sentence, but he said it seriously as if he was making a solemn promise.
Zhuang Yan held him down again, bowed his head, and kissed him.
The author has something to say: It is almost over.