Oh no……. Zheng Xie officially proposed to Yang Wei Qi in this chapter… Is there no more hope for him and He He now? How is he going to turn that around after formally proposing to Yang Wei Qi after his? Although I must say that his proposal is indeed very unromantic. Not surprising as he is a boring person after all.
Chapter 27.4: A quiet life
After she cleaned up the kitchen, she said: “I should not have listened to you. There is no feeling of celebration with no birthday cake.”
“Our family never celebrate any birthday. So many years already, we are used to it.”
Yang Wei Qi said: “That can be really bad. Birthday celebration is a luxury to me. After this, I have to take note of this.”
“I am not as stern as my dad. Oh yes, I have something for you.” Zheng Xie holding a small box, sat next to Yang Wei Qi and handed it to her.
Yang Wei Qi opened it. It is a very eye-catching blue diamond ring. Very simple and classic style with deeply embedded cut where the work was just perfect. The blue diamond occupy most of her knuckles. She was temporarily stunned.
Zheng Xie while putting the ring on her finger, said with a slight smile: “I once tried to imagine how I would arrange to present it to you with a little surprise. Hidding it in the cake, or presenting it in the wine glass but I am worried that it will cut your teeth at the same time. I also tried training Xiao Bao to bring the box over but it is refusing to co-operate. So eventually only could present it in this boring way, after all, I have also been boring.”
Yang Wei Qi bowed her head and said: “I have always knew that you are not a romantic person. You do not have to do something that you are reluctant for me.”
Zheng Xie said: “Then, you are willing to marry me?”
“Did I ever said that I am not willing?”
“A few days ago, I suddenly realized that we have already set the wedding date but I never seem to have proposed to you. What is this?”
“In fact, don’t you feel it is funny? You have not even proposed officially and I cannot wait to marry you.”
“Nonsense thinking. I just felt that it is unfair to you. Is this okay? If you do not like it, you can change for another one.”
Yang Wei Qi took a closer look at the ring on the finger. “Of course. How would I not like it?” She said. Then she make fun of it by saying: “Today is obviously your birthday. How come I am the one whom is receiving a gift?”
“Really? Who stole my limelight?” Zheng Xie casually asked.
When he saw Yang Wei Qi taking out the pendant from her collar, the smile that he had on the smile gradually faded.
The jeweled abacus beads pendant. Yang Wei Qi had a total of two, Sapphire and Ruby. She often change her pendant but this is among her most frequently wore pendant.
And this time she is wearing it again but it is green. If she had not found any alternatives, then the pendant should have belonged to another person. He had kept it for several years and finally took it out recently to give it to her as Christmas gift.
Zheng Xie’s mind is in a little chaos. He barely hear himself saying: “Congratulations. You finally collected the whole set.”
Yang Wei Qi said: “Coincidentally when I had given up looking for the other buyer, unexpectedly, He He had it. If I had not met her the other day and happen to be wearing the pendant that caught her attention, I may have missed it.”
Zheng Xie reach for a drink.
“I had never thought that, He He would actually be willing to part with it. I want to pay her but she insists that it would be my advance wedding present. She kept her promised the other day. This morning I received this. She should have loved this pendant a lot. I felt very sorry.”
“She is determined to send it to you. So you just accept it. She had never seem to care about these things.”
“This is not cheap. It must have been a gift from the elders. I want to get her a gift in return. Are you free this weekend to go with me and help me choose?”
“I let my secretary Wei to accompany you. She may be better in recommending the gift.” Zheng Xie sounded hoarser than how he sounded earlier.
Yang Wei Qi went home that evening. She had something on early the following morning, so she went to bed early. In the meantime, Zheng Xie switched on his computer. He browse the internet and play card games while waiting for a message.
He drank a lot of water. Felt that the nose and throat were very uncomfortable. Yang Wei Qi before leaving had reminded him to take the medicine before going to bed. She even prepared honey sesame oil and vinegar for him to drink. It is not effective. Instead, his stomach began to ache.
Everything seems to be wrong that night. The cat, Xiao Bao, Yang Wei Qi and himself.
Yang Wei Qi found Xiao Bao missing from his little corner. They searched every corner of the house and finally found it fast asleep in an empty box among the garbage.
Zheng Xie broke into cold sweat. If no one realized it, tomorrow, when the part-time cleaner did not look carefully when taking out the trash, then it is likely inexplicably disappear.
Yang Wei Qi gave him a strange birthday present. He removed it layer after layer. At last, he found a card with a graffiti painting of a birthday cake. There were greetings written on it, blank in the middle before she sign her name at the bottom.
Yang Wei Qi said: “I thought and thought. You need nothing. And there are nothing that you love. Any gift for you, it will be tacky. So I am sending you one wish. As long as I could do it, I will definitely try to make it come true. Valid for one year.”
Zheng Xie said: “You read “神雕侠侣” and learn from Yang Guo?”
神雕侠侣 – The Return of the Condor Heroes
“Yes. You are not allowed to laugh. In fact, I have just finished reading the book. I stayed up for three nights and managed to finish reading it last night. So now, I am very sleepy. I wept last night because of Guo Xiang. How embarrassing.”
Zheng Xie turn the card and read it again. At first he thought that Yang Wei Qi was a little childish. But after half an hour, now, he felt that this behavior of Yang Wei Qi is very strange, nothing like her usual style. But rather like she had been possessed to be like He He, reminding him on the childhood pranks she use to play on him.
He He because of his previous discipline method, had silently resented him. She drew in a hard paper card image of wretched hideous cartoon animals, wolf, lion and fox with “big jerk, villain, big moron” etc curse words written on it. And then these cards are secretly stuffed into his study.
Thinking about He He, his stomachache became unbearable. Even his head is beginning to hurt.