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*The next morning*
The Qin family noticed that Qin Ge, who was rarely ever home, hadn’t gone outside and even sat at the dining table to eat breakfast with everyone.
Mrs. Qin was somewhat baffled as she asked, “You don’t need to go outside today?”
“I am going out today. I’ll be going out in the afternoon.”
The Qin family was used to eating Western-style meals for breakfast – except for Qin Ge, who preferred eating Chinese-style meals. That’s why he was the only one grabbing a steamed bun with his hands and eating it in a somewhat uncouth manner while the rest of his family elegantly ate breakfast with knives and forks.
From their initial maladjustment to their present acclimation with Qin Ge’s situation, the Qin family had undergone constant admonition from psychologists. It wasn’t that Qin Ge didn’t know any table manners or that he couldn’t eat more elegantly, it was just that he was doing all of this as a sort of coping mechanism.
Mrs. Qin sensed that her son was in a good mood, so she decided to ask, “Where are you going?”
“I made plans to meet up with Wu Tong so we could shop for furniture.” He ignored the astonished looks on everyone’s faces as he glanced at Feifei and noticed he was almost done eating. “Are you done eating yet? When you’re done, daddy will take you to the garden to play soccer.”
Feifei obediently leapt out of his seat. His response was self-evident.
Qin Ge carried Feifei on his shoulders and walked toward the entrance with long strides.
Mrs. Qin waited for her son to leave the dining room before immediately turning to the two men beside her with an incredulous look. “Did Qin Ge really just say that he’s going shopping for furniture with Wu Tong?”
“Yes, he did.” Mr. Qin nodded affirmatively.
“Is it just me or did Qin Ge look like he was in a very good mood just now?”
While Qin Ge may have been all smiles everyday, the Qin family sometimes found it difficult to differentiate whether he was truly happy or faking it. As a result, Mr. Qin was unsure of how to respond.
“Da-ge seems to be in a good mood today.” Qin Huai, who sat off to the side, responded. “When Da-ge is happy, he likes to carry Feifei on his shoulders.”
“I told you marriage was the right choice!” Mrs. Qin looked extremely proud of herself as she said, “This won’t do. I need to hurry up and pick a good day for our two families to meet up, so I can properly have a heart-to-heart with my daughter-in-law.”
“Didn’t I tell you not to meddle?” Mr. Qin couldn’t help but admonish his wife.
“How is this meddling? I already dropped the matter about my son getting married without a wedding ceremony. But now that my son is already married, I haven’t even gotten a chance to hear my daughter-in-law call me ‘mother,’” Mrs. Qin snapped back, refusing to give in.
Mr. Qin was unable to argue with this reasoning, so all he did was lower his head and continue sipping his coffee.
At 12:50 PM, Wu Tong was already waiting for Qin Ge on the first floor of her apartment building. Her complexion was a little off today because she slept late the night before. She applied a thick layer of cosmetic facial powder to cover it up.
To offset the thick layer of powder on her already pale face, she also applied lipstick. Her long and slender legs were faintly discernible beneath the floral dress she was wearing. Her beauty made every passerby turn heads.
This was the sight that Qin Ge beheld upon pulling up in his Jeep.
Upon seeing Qin Ge’s Jeep, Wu Tong walked up to his car window. When she saw him, she noticed his unblinking stare and was somewhat weirded out by it.
“Wh-what’s wrong?” Wu Tong asked.
“Get in the car.” Qin Ge’s eyes swept over Wu Tong’s outfit. It’s not revealing at all but she still looks so damn sexy.
This guy sounded fine over the phone, so why is he suddenly acting so weird? Wu Tong pursed her lips and opened the door to the front passenger seat before sliding in.
Qin Ge rolled up the car windows as Wu Tong fastened her seatbelt. When she turned her head, she noticed Qin Ge was leaning in very close to her. For some reason, his seatbelt, which had been fastened before she got in the car, was now unfastened.
Startled, Wu Tong was just about to retreat backward when she realized that she had fastened herself to the front passenger seat.
Qin Ge put one arm around Wu Tong’s soft waist and grabbed the front passenger seat with his other arm. He pressed her against the front passenger seat with his body and kissed her passionately. Wu Tong felt like a piece of meat and bone in Qin Ge’s mouth. He devoured her lips, gnawing and licking them without pause.
When Qin Ge finally pulled away and saw that the color on her lips was gone, he and was instantly satisfied.
“What are you doing?” Wu Tong’s face was flushed from being suffocated by Qin Ge’s intense kiss. She glared at him with her large, bright eyes. Her glare didn’t look intimidating at all, on the contrary, Qin Ge thought she looked adorable.
“I’m not doing anything.” Qin Ge sat up straight and refastened his seat belt. He started the car and drove out of Wu Tong’s neighborhood.
Wu Tong was pissed and refused to talk for a long time but in the end, there was nothing she could do about him. She checked the rear-view mirror and noticed her lipstick was smudged, so she rifled through her bag for her compact mirror and lipstick with the intention of reapplying her makeup.
“Your lipstick tastes pretty good,” Qin Ge suddenly commented.
Wu Tong blinked and glanced at Qin Ge somewhat suspiciously. She connected the dots in her head and thought of how he had kissed her out of nowhere just now. She couldn’t help but roll her eyes as she said, “If you like it so much, I can give you the entire tube of lipstick, so you can eat as much as you want.”
“I only want the lipstick on your lips.” Qin Ge looked askance at Wu Tong and laughed joyously.
Wu Tong already reapplied lipstick to her lips. I shouldn't apply lipstick but I also can’t just not apply it!
In the end, Wu Tong ruthlessly stuffed the lipstick back into her bag and took out a wet wipe to wipe off the BB cream on her face bit by bit.
By the time Qin Ge pulled up at the entrance of the largest furniture mall in Imperial Capital, Wu Tong had no makeup on her face. Her eyebags made her look slightly worn out and even more delicate.
“We’re here.” Wu Tong unfastened her seatbelt to get out of the car first.
Qin Ge turned off the engine and got out of the car as well. He walked toward Wu Tong and reached an arm out to gently put it around her waist before pulling her against him.
“What are you doing?” Wu Tong was baffled by Qin Ge’s actions, thinking that he was acting up again.
“Is there something wrong with putting an arm around my wife’s waist?” Qin Ge asked.
“How am I supposed to walk like this?”
Qin Ge didn’t respond and motioned at something in front of them with his chin. Wu Tong turned her head to look and sure enough, she saw a woman in a beautiful dress latching onto her partner’s waist like a snake.
“She’s quite experienced at that but I’m not,” Wu Tong scoffed.
“Useless,” Qin Ge said with disdain in his tone.
“...” Wu Tong didn’t bother with him any longer and pushed him away before storming off to the furniture mall by herself.
Qin Ge raised an eyebrow and chuckled. He strode toward her and caught up in no time. His large hands grabbed Wu Tong’s small, delicate ones. Wu Tong struggled to free herself from his grasp but gave up soon after. The two of them held hands as they walked toward the furniture mall with one person in front and the other behind.
At first glance, it looked like an unreasonable wife forcing her reluctant husband to go shopping with her.
“What do you want to look at first?” The mall was enormous so Wu Tong was unsure of what to shop for first.
“A bed!” Qin Ge said matter-of-factly. “I only care about the bed, I’m fine with whatever for everything else.”
Why does it sound like he’s flirting with me when he’s only talking about buying a bed? Wu Tong thought she must’ve infected Qin Ge’s mental illness by being together with him for too long.
Here is part 2. I will try to translate and post the next chapter by end of this month. If it's not up by then, I'm probably too busy and will upload it beginning of next month. Really sorry for the slow updates ; v ;