Chapter 84: Congratulations! You’re Going To Be A Mother!
Mother An went on with asking about the symptoms one would have during pregnancy. The more the symptoms matched, the more frightened Su Jian became. Whereas for the An family, the more the symptoms matched, the happier they were.
The fierce fight ceased like a raging fire being put out. What fake marriage, what fake affection. All these thoughts disappeared when they saw Su Jian puking——They already have a child, how could the marriage possibly be fake! Even if it was truly fake, so what? Once they have a child, it has to be real!
Mother An started giving out orders, and An Yize carried them out while father An and An Yirou followed along. Ignoring the thoughts of Su Jian, the family brought him to the hospital immediately.
After the check up, the doctor said with a smile, “Congratulations, you have been pregnant for two months.”
Everyone in the An family was exulted. Even An Yize who was usually stoic looked excited. Only Su Jian looked shocked and lifeless. Then, he clarified again with a crying face, “Doctor, are you sure you’re right? Are you really sure I’m pregnant or is it just some kind of illness? Did I perhaps grow a tumor?”
Doctor: “…I’m sure. Congratulations, you’re going to be a mother.”
Su Jian was so shocked he was almost on his last breath, his eyes almost tearing up. How is this something worth congratulating for? This is clearly a strike of lightning from heaven!
However, the exhilarated family didn’t notice his mood at all. They thought that he was simply too surprised. Surrounding the doctor, they asked for things a pregnant woman should watch out for. Then, a few of them carefully helped Su Jian up like he was a national treasure.
An Yize held Su Jian’s waist with care and walked at the front. The excitement on his face has yet to disappear but his voice was very gentle. “Jian Jian, do you still feel uncomfortable?”
Su Jian leaned onto him and said listlessly, “Chest pain, heart attack, internal bleeding…”
An Yize: “……”
At the sight of her sister-in-law leaning onto her brother dependently as well as her brother looking down and protecting her sister-in-law, An Yirou lamented, “Third brother and third sister-in-law are so loving. Anyone can tell that their feelings are true in one glance! How can all this be an act or a fake marriage? Just where did this rumor came from? How stupid!”
Father An said happily, “As long as the two of them are happy, it doesn’t matter what rumors there are.”
An Yirou smiled, “I’ve never seen third brother so happy before. Now that you mentioned it, ever since third sister-in-law came, third brother has smiled much more than before. He became much more gentle!”
Father An nodded with a smile, “Xiao Jian is indeed a good child.”
By their side, mother An excitedly repeated, “Let’s go to a baby shop later. Let me think of what to buy, a crib, a milk bottle…”
“Mother!” An Yirou laughed, “Isn’t it still too early? Third sister-in-law is only two months pregnant!”
Mother An widened her eyes, “What does a little girl like you know! You have to prepare many things for pregnancy!”
Father An who was by their side laughed, “Rourou is right. It’s still too early to prepare now. Instead, we should think of how to take care of Xiao Jian’s health.”
Mother An’s eyes brightened. “Mrs Zhang once complimented the dietitian their family hired. I’ll ask her tomorrow!”
Returning back to their room, An Yize brought Su Jian into his embrace and carefully hugged him.
“Jian Jian,” An Yize’s voice was slightly shaking as he continued, “We’re going to have a child!”
Su Jian nestled obediently in his embrace. He didn’t move and didn’t said anything.
An Yize was excited for a while before realising something was wrong with Su Jian. Gently pushing Su Jian away, An Yize studied his expression and asked with uncertainty, “Jian Jian, are you not happy?”
Su Jian pursed his lips slightly and said reluctantly, “That’s not it…”
An Yize looked at him, “Then, why do you have such an expression?”
Su Jian stiffly replied, “I just felt that it was too sudden…”
Seeing Su Jian’s expression which looked like his parents had just passed away, An Yize gradually lost his excitement. After a moment of silence, he asked softly, “Jian Jian, are you not looking forward to this child?”
Su Jian didn’t reply. It wasn’t that he was not looking forward to the child. He didn’t even dare to think about giving birth in the first place. Knowing that he now had a child in his tummy which would eventually come out in between his legs, he felt fearful as if a missile shot through his stomach.
An Yize’s excitement left his heart. Recalling Su Jian’s silence to his question before puking, An Yize started feeling uncertain. If the person before him was truly willing to spend the rest of her life with himself, why would she not feel happy having a child, but instead sadness and reluctance? Unless…
An Yize said quietly, “Jian Jian, what you said earlier to father and mother was all an act wasn’t it?”
Su Jian suddenly looked up and stared blankly at him. “An act?”
An Yize’s voice was slightly hoarse as he replied, “Actually, our contract is already over. If you really want to divorce, there’s no need for—”
An Yize’s voice came to an abrupt stop when he realised something was wrong with Su Jian.
Su Jian stared at An Yize, his face full of disbelief. Your mom. I’ve been acting all along before. However, I was speaking truthfully this time round. I’ve said it so sincerely, ignoring my sexual orientation, to be together with you who is a male. Yet, you actually didn’t believe in me?”
Su Jian was full of grief and indignation. If it was in the past, he would have jumped in anger or chosen to ignore An Yize. But now, he felt so wronged when An Yize questioned him. He had finally picked up the courage to spend the rest of his life with An Yize. Yet, he was being questioned by that very person. Adding on the fear and shock he’s gotten after learning that he was pregnant, Su Jian pursed his lips and started crying loudly with a “Wa”.
An Yize: “……”
An Yize hadn’t expect such a reaction from Su Jian and could only panic. For all the time spent together, other than the time when Su Jian was crying while looking at Lu Chenghe’s photo, he had never seen Su Jian crying. But now, the usually lively person was crying so loudly. Although Su Jian was just as lively crying, An Yize didn’t know what to do.
“Jian Jian, don’t cry.” An Yize helplessly wiped off Su Jian’s tears. Seeing the large drop of tears falling down Su Jian’s eyes as Su Jian cried with a wronged expression, An Yize’s heart clenched. “Please, don’t cry.”
Su Jian said between his sobs and tears, “You’re not the one giving birth, how would you know how painful it is!”
An Yize slowly understood. Lightly kissing Su Jian’s tears, he said gently, “Jian Jian, are you afraid of giving birth?”
Su Jian said as he sobbed, “I, I’m not scared! I’m just…”
“Then, are you scared of the pain?” An Yize used his finger to gently wipe off the tears on the corner of Su Jian’s eyes and comforted with a soft voice, “Don’t be afraid, it may not be as painful as you think…”
Su Jian glared at him with tear stained eyes, “Of course you would say so! Giving birth is more painful than being kicked below and you still say that it’s not painful!”
“……” An Yize fell silent. Seeing Su Jian’s tears showing no sign of stopping, he held Su Jian’s face in his hands and comforted with a gentle voice, “Jian Jian, think about it. After eight months, we will have our own child. There will be a child calling you ‘mother’. Do you really not look forward to it?”
Hearing the word ‘mother’, Su Jian stiffened. Then, with a ‘wa’, he cried even louder.
An Yize: “……”
An Yize only managed to coax Su Jian to stop crying after he took out the cakes that An Yirou bought from “Three Little Bears”.
There were still drops of tears on Su Jian’s eye lashes. As he ate while sobbing, he exhorted, “Next time, buy the chocolate flavoured one!”
An Yize asked in surprised, “I thought you didn’t like eating the chocolate flavoured one?”
Su Jian’s mouth paused. Quietly giving An Yize a glance, his tears started falling again silently.
An Yize was shocked. Quickly stretching his hand to wipe off Su Jian’s tears, he asked in distress, “Why are you crying again?”
Su Jian lowered his eyes to look at his own tummy. He said in sorrow, “Looks like there’s really a child inside. Or else, why would I suddenly like eating chocolate? It must be your son who likes eating chocolate…”
An Yize: “……”
Su Jian finished the chocolate while he cried. After a while, he fell asleep with tears still hanging on his eyes. An Yize gently wiped off the tears from the corner of Su Jian’s eyes and quietly breathed out a sigh of relief.
When Su Jian woke up, he realised An Yize was lying beside him and that he was An Yize’s embrace. After the initial period of confusion when he just woke up, his memories slowly started surfacing. Recalling himself crying so loudly before An Yize, Su Jian held his face in embarrassment.
The next moment, his hand which was holding his face was pulled aside gently and An Yize’s low voice sounded by his ears. “Awake? Did you sleep well?”
Su Jian nodded his head. He felt a little embarrassed to face An Yize. He didn’t know why he suddenly exploded before. Su Jian felt his face heat up as he recalled the scene of himself crying so brazenly as well as An Yize so gently and patiently comforting him.
I’ve never embarrassed myself so much before. What’s going to happen to my image… Su Jian buried his head into An Yize’s embrace like an ostrich.
However, An Yize didn’t mind what happened before. While Su Jian was asleep earlier, he took out his phone to research pregnancy. One of the lines mentioned that pregnant women get emotional easily. “When a pregnant woman gets emotional, it is detrimental to her body as well as the baby. The family should create a harmonious environment and try to be more understanding and caring.” Silently remembering the advice from the expert, An Yize hugged Su Jian and asked gently, “Are you hungry?”
Su Jian laughed, “I ate a piece of cake before I slept, how could I be hungry? I’m not a pig!”
An Yize smiled, “It’s okay even if you’re hungry. Eating more during pregnancy is normal.”
Su Jian had vented some negative emotions after crying and sleeping and he slowly started accepting the fact that he is pregnant. Lifting up his shirt, Su Jian stared at his tummy and studied it for a good while. Touching it with his hand, he still found it unbelievable. Sighing, he said, “I just can’t see that there is someone inside!”
An Yize laughed,” It’s still small, of course you can’t see it yet.”
Su Jian glanced at his white stomach. Then, he turned and looked at An Yize’s, his eyes filled with resentment. This fellow has eight packs. I couldn’t even compare to him before. Now that I’m starting to grow a bulging tummy, it’s even more uncomparable!
Su Jian quietly said, “Why are you not the one giving birth?”
An Yize stroked his hair and said gently, “How is it possible for a man to give birth?”
Su Jian replied with resentment, “How could you only care about planting the seeds but not nurturing the seedlings?”
An Yize: “……”
Su Jian sighed, “It would’ve been great if a child could grow like a flower! When I was little, my mother lied to me, saying that I was grown out of a flower pot. Afterwards, I wanted a little sister but there was never one. Therefore, I thought of growing out a little sister. In the end, I took care of the flower pot everyday but a little sister never grew out. I was so sad.”
Seeing An Yize started laughing, Su Jian laughed as well. He asked, “When a child asked how they came about, many parents seemed to lie with all sorts of tales. How did your parents explain it to you back then?”
An Yize replied, “I’ve never asked about it.”
Su Jian asked doubtfully, “You really didn’t ask before? What a boring childhood you had!”
An Yize: “……”
“Hey, if our child asks about it in the future, how should we answer?” Su Jian continued, “Picked up from the rubbish bin? Jumped out from a rock? Got you cheaply? All these doesn’t seem like good answers.”
An Yize slightly relaxed.
Su Jian said, “How about we tell our child that we won him as a prize. What do you think?”
An Yize: “……”