Chapter 68: Ji Yan Specially Called And An Yize Rushed Over Specially. Who Knows What May Happen Between The Two Of Them?
When Su Jian woke up the next day, he realized that he was sleeping on his own bed and was a little confused about how he got there. However, he had a very good rest, so he felt quite energetic when he woke up. Looking at the bright sun outside, he couldn’t help but hug his blanket and roll around the bed.
However, his good mood didn’t last long. Because, mother An actually wanted him to go shopping with her!
It was currently the weekends, so Su Jian wasn’t against going out for shopping. However, it was another case to go with mother An. Su Jian thought in his heart: I think you should leave such a difficult task to your son! Thus, he tried his best to recommend An Yize instead. At the very least, he was going to drag An Yize along as well. However, he was informed that his husband had already left for the company.
It’s the weekends and he still had to work. Why is CMI so inhumane!
Su Jian silently cursed in his heart. He had no way to resist the queen’s edict. He could only aggrievedly follow mother An into the car and head to the mall.
“How do I look in this?” Mother An asked.
“It’s pretty!” replied Su Jian.
“Then, what about these clothes?” Mother An posed again.
“It’s also pretty!” Su Jian replied with a serious face.
“Really?” Mother An said doubtfully, “Why do I feel that you are being half-hearted?”
“Not at all!” Su Jian said with a face full of sincerity, “Actually, the clothes look average. However, when Mother wears it, other than ‘pretty’, I don’t know how else to describe them!”
Mother An was pleased and bought both sets. Su Jian silently wiped off his cold sweat.
Halfway through their shopping trip, the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law pair met another pair of mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. From the looks of it, mother An didn’t seem to want to see them. However, the other party came forward to greet them, so they couldn’t avoid talking to them. Su Jian sized up the two of them carefully. From looks alone, both of them seemed decent. Although the mother-in-law wasn’t young, she was dressed up gracefully. The daughter-in-law had a beautiful appearance and was dressed even more exquisitely. When the two of them stood together, they looked like a proper pair of old and young noble ladies.
After they exchanged greetings, the daughter-in-law looked at Su Jian suddenly and asked, “This must be the lady that the third young master married recently?”
With a gentle expression, Su Jian nodded his head politely.
The noble daughter-in-law pursed her lips and smiled. “Third young mistress is really…” As if she didn’t know what kind of descriptive words to use, she sized Su Jian up. After a long pause, she continued, “…Plain. When I was looking from afar, I thought that aunty brought her maid out to shop. I didn’t expect the third young master to actually like this type. As expected, his taste is sophisticated.”
Su Jian looked down silently at his sweater and jeans combination. He felt helpless due to being attacked even though he didn’t do anything.
“Shi Ru!” The noble mother-in-law knitted her brows slightly, her face full of disapproval. “How could you say that? Everyone has their own things that they love. Naturally, their taste and types would be different. Not everyone has great taste like my Shao Xuan!”
Su Jian: “……” Looks like An Yize is more unlucky. He didn’t even have to be here to be attacked!
“What are the two of you trying to say?” Mother An who had been keeping up a proud expression was angered. “Whether my daughter-in-law is good or not is not for you to judge!”
Seeing mother An defending himself, Su Jian’s heart secretly felt warm. Although his mother-in-law was always being picky with him at home, it seemed like she doesn’t reject him completely! However, her fighting capabilities… Tch.
With an innocent expression, Su Jian embraced mother An’s arm happily and said gently, “Mother, don’t be angry. I’m still young, so it is normal if aunty and auntie look down on me. Aunty is right that everyone has different tastes. An Yize’s taste in this area is indeed more unique. He likes young and pretty girls, what can we do? But mother, you don’t have to worry. In the future, I will try my best to improve his taste. I believe that as long as young master Shao Xuan is here, Yize would only have to have his opposite taste and Yize’s taste would definitely improve.
The noble mother-in-law and daughter-in-law: “……”
Seeing the pair of noble ladies leaving with ashen faces, mother An was very happy and said proudly, “That type of mother-in-law would obviously produce a similar daughter-in-law! The woman herself is a vixen. It’s no wonder that the daughter-in-law she found is also a vixen!” Turning around, she saw Su Jian and humphed, “You are my daughter-in-law. Naturally, you are different from that vixen!”
Su Jian: “……” What do you mean by ‘that type of mother-in-law would produce a similar daughter-in-law’? Mother-in-law, we are two people from totally different worlds!
Although mother An was satisfied with Su Jian’s performance earlier, she was still bothered by the comment “plain”. Thus, she pulled Su Jian to the entrance of a fitting room and pushed him inside, saying, “Go and change! I won’t let you shame my Xiao Ze’s taste!”
Your Xiao Ze liking me is because he has great taste alright? While Su Jian was cursing silently in his heart, he was changing into the clothes helplessly.
In the end, mother An bought Su Jian many clothes and didn’t buy much for herself. Su Jian said helplessly, “Mother, you really don’t have to buy so much for me…” They are indeed mother and son. They actually have the same hobby of dressing up dolls!
Mother An humphed, “I’m doing this for Xiao Ze! If you dare to shame Xiao Ze, I will ask Xiao Ze to divorce you!”
It would be great if your Xiao Ze was willing to divorce when I shamed him. Su Jian sighed internally.
After shopping for a long while, Su Jian noticed that mother An looked tired. Thus, he asked, “Mother, why don’t we find a place to take a rest?”
Mother An thought for a moment and said, “I would like to have some ice cream. I saw an ice cream shop across from the mall just now.”
Su Jian nodded his head and helped mother An towards the lift. Mother An suddenly turned around and look at him, threatening, “Do not mention the fact that I ate ice cream when we go back!” Her stomach was weak so her husband and son didn’t normally let her touch such things.
Although Su Jian didn’t know her reason, he still nodded his head. The two of them exited the mall and prepared walk across the street to the ice cream shop.
However, they had an unexpected accident when they tried to cross the road. The cars came and went on the road and seemed never-ending. Mother An stepped on the crosswalk and prepared to cross when a car suddenly rushed towards her!
In the nick of time, Su Jian pulled mother An back with great force and fell backwards together with her. At this moment, Su Jian who had adopted the mindset of a daughter-in-law who respects the elderly and loves the young cushioned mother An without any hesitation!
Mother An was so shocked and she exclaimed incessantly. When she got up and realized that she wasn’t really injured, she started pulling Su Jian anxiously. “Hey, are you okay?”
Su Jian clenched his teeth and stood up. Other than the fall being painful, he didn’t have any injuries. Thus, he said, “Mother, I’m fine.”
Mother An gave him a check from head to toe, her tone still anxious. “Are you really okay? No, you should go to the hospital!”
Su Jian couldn’t win against her stubbornness, so he was forced to go to the hospital by her.
After the check-up, mother An finally relaxed after learning that he really was fine. Su Jian who was by the side comforted mother An who was looking more anxious than himself, “Mother, I told you I’m really fine. You don’t have to worry.”
Mother An was a little embarrassed. She stared and said, “You just broke your leg. If it breaks again, how are you going to take care of my Xiao Ze?”
Su Jian didn’t bother refuting, only looking at her with a smile. He suddenly realized that his mother-in-law was actually kind of cute.
Su Jian brought mother An to eat the ice cream she has been wanting too. Then, the two of them continued shopping for a few more hours. When they got home, it was no longer early.
A warmth spread in Su Jian’s heart when he saw mother An specifically ordering the housekeeper to have the cook prepare him some bone soup.
After ordering the bone soup, mother An asked the housekeeper, “Is Xiao Ze not back yet?”
The housekeeper hesitated for a moment before saying, “Third young master returned just now. However, he received a call afterwards and left again.”
Mother An furrowed her brows. “Don’t tell me that the company called him back to work overtime again?”
The housekeeper’s expression was weird. Giving Su Jian a glance, he said slowly, “No, that call… seems to be from Miss Ji.”
“Miss Ji?” Mother An was stunned. “Ah Yan from the Ji family?”
The housekeeper nodded his head.
Mother An was a little unhappy. “It’s already so late, what did she call Xiao Ze out for?” Nothing can be hidden from a mother. Although An Yize didn’t say anything, she could guess that her youngest son had a special place in his heart for Ji Yan. In the past, she had quite a good impression of Ji Yan. Thus, she wasn’t that opposed of Ji Yan becoming her daughter-in-law. Afterwards, however, An Yize continued to put off marriage and Ji Yan end up being engaged to another man, mother An became unhappy. In her eyes, her Xiao Ze was such a great person, but Ji Yan was actually dissatisfied with him. Naturally, mother An’s heart ached and she felt very disgruntled with Ji Yan.
Fortunately, An Yize quickly married afterwards. Although she was unhappy that her youngest son had married without her permission and the daughter-in-law he chose was totally not the type she liked, her heart still silently relaxed. Additionally, after seeing that her youngest son doted on her so much and the other family members seemed to have a good impression of her, she calmed down slightly after being initially unhappy at being neglected by her precious son who was paying attention instead to her unsatisfactory daughter-in-law. Fortunately, after her continuous guidance in the past few months, her daughter-in-law was finally starting to become more decent and she started feeling comfortable. Unexpectedly, Ji Yan appeared again!
Looking at Su Jian whose eyes were bright, lacking the jealousy and disappointment that should be present, she couldn’t help but feel angry and exclaimed, “Aren’t you anxious?”
“What?” Su Jian who was currently guessing what Ji Yan would ask An Yize out for with a gossiping mind was stunned. “What should I be anxious about?”
Mother An was immediately disappointed. You have been watching so many dramas with me. Why haven’t you learned anything at all! Mother An said angrily, “I will call Xiao Ze now and ask where is he. You will look for him immediately after my call!”
Su Jian widened his eyes. Mother-in-law, what episode is this? You want me to catch them red-handed?
Mother An gave An Yize a call and asked where he is. An Yize didn’t try to hide. The place mother An heard was an estate he had lived at before. Thus, she nodded her head. Since it was a place An Yize had lived at before, it was natural that she knew the rough location. After hanging up the phone, she told Su Jian the location.
Although Su Jian was kind of curious, he didn’t actually want to go. An Yize and Ji Yan’s relationship wasn’t simple. Although Ji Yan had rejected An Yize previously, Ji Yan still specially called and An Yize rushed over despite the fact An Yize was now married. Who knows what may happen between the two of them? What if Ji Yan was like the ex-boyfriend Mr. Lu he met before, also regretting and asking for a reconciliation? Wouldn’t he be bothering them if he went?
Recalling the fact that he rejected Lu Chenghe so decisively previously but An Yize went with a call from Ji Yan, Su Jian praised his own professionalism while silently scorning An Yize. You still dare to say that you like me? I couldn’t bear to reject this fellow, and am now rewarding myself with a slap to my face. If I knew liar An was so good at bullshiting, I would have just pushed him down Mount Hua so that he can’t harm other girls again!
However, mother An was stubborn in making Su Jian go, directly calling the chauffeur and telling him the address. Su Jian couldn’t win against her stubbornness and could only get in the car.
Before he left, mother An stared at him. She recalled the TV drama she watched two days ago where the male lead was called out by the other woman and spent a night dazedly outside. A few months later, the other woman carried a bulging belly to the male lead and female lead’s wedding. Recalling this scene, mother An couldn’t help but felt that this matter is of great importance, her heart frustrated.
Mother An said strictly, “If you don’t snatch Xiao Ze back from that woman, I will ask Xiao Ze to divorce you, do you understand?”
Su Jian: “……”
Aunty and auntie – The author used two different terms which both means aunty, so I will separate them as each aunty refer to a different person.