Chapter 158: Mr. Mu’s Call (1)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Xi Xiaye put her phone away as she looked mockingly at Yue Lingsi who was trying hard to hold her anger back. With a cold smile, she said, “It seems like you guys really did all these on your own.”
“Tell me. How much money do you want?”
Yue Lingsi thought about it for a moment, then forced all the fury down in her chest and looked up at Shen Wenna. “How much will it take for you to hand the shares over? $20 million? $50 million?”
“If you really want it, I might consider $10 billion.” Xi Xiaye raised her beautiful brows as she smiled and looked nonchalantly at Yue Lingsi.
“Xi Xiaye, don’t be too much!”
When she heard this and saw the smirk on Xi Xiaye’s face, Yue Lingsi, who was enduring all of this, finally exploded. She swiftly got up with her hands pressing the table firmly.
“Since you can’t pay up, then don’t speak to me with this attitude. What you want isn’t with my mother anymore. If I see you people causing trouble again the next time, I won’t be as kind as I am today. I’ll just call my father. It’s that simple.”
As Xi Xiaye said this, she picked up Shen Wenna’s handbag and handed it to her, indicating for her to get up and leave.
“Are you threatening me?” Yue Lingsi demanded with wide eyes.
Xi Xiaye did not hide it either. She nodded and smiled calmly. “That’s right. Iam threatening you.”
“Xi Xiaye, you… You don’t have the right to speak to me like this! You will hand the shares over obediently, or you…”
“I’ll wait to see how you’re going to make me hand the shares over obediently.” She played it down with this sentence, and then her sullen gaze swept past Yue Lingsi before she turned to walk towards the door. Shen Wenna shot Yue Lingsi a cold look too before she followed her out.
On the way back to Maple Residence in the car, Xi Xiaye did not say anything, while Shen Wenna who sat in the front passenger’s seat remained calm. Her expression was a blank canvas; no one could tell how she currently felt.
It was not sure how long had passed when the silent Xi Xiaye finally spoke up, “I don’t know what happened between you, Father, and Yue Lingsi. Nevertheless, I respect you, so if you won’t tell me, I won’t interfere, but I know that in some situations, backing off and matchmaking someone else isn’t the best way to end a war.”
She suddenly turned to look at Shen Wenna. “Mother, I can feel that Father still…”
“Enough, Xiaye. Don’t mull over these things anymore. Your father and I have a complicated problem. There’s no point in bringing up all these from the past. You work on your own things. I’m fine, so you don’t need to worry. Yue Lingsi said that you stabbed a knife into your shoulder? What happened?”
Shen Wenna’s cold eyes suddenly turned a little sharp as she subconsciously looked towards Xi Xiaye shoulder.
Xi Xiaye looked at the alternately flickering traffic light ahead indifferently. Soon, she parked the car, the long eyelashes covering the darkness emanating from her eyes. She fell silent for a long while, and in the end, she did not answer. When the traffic light ahead turned green, she continued to speed all the way to Maple Residence.
When they reached Maple Residence, it was already past six in the evening. Wang Hui had already prepared the food while Mu Yinan and Shen Yue were in the living room, drinking tea and playing chess. All of a sudden, Maple Residence seemed pretty lively.
When the family sat around the table for dinner, Wang Hui who stared at Xi Xiaye for a long time finally could not help but ask, “Xiaye, have you and Ah Chen discussed when you want to have a child? The other day, I went to check out the dates with your mother. The fifteenth of this month is a good day. If you quickly organize it, we can make it. Otherwise, according to your birth dates, the best day wouldn’t be until the first of October, which would be Mid Autumn Festival. Yep, that’s the best for you.”
The fifteenth of this month?
The fifteenth of the first month of the Lunar New Year? Was that not Su Nan and Ruan Heng’s wedding day?
“I think the first of October  is pretty good. There’ll be a lot of people, so it’ll be lively. There’s also enough time to prepare for the wedding…”
When Wang Hui finished, Mu Yinan wanted to add on too, but before he could finish, he already received a cold look from his wife, so he swallowed the rest of his words.
“What if we can’t hide it then? All the wedding photos wouldn’t have been taken yet!” Wang Hui shot Mu Yinan a stern look and exclaimed.
“Didn’t we wait until Tangchuan was born before we had our wedding?” Mu Yinan softly answered, in a tone that clearly faltered because this matter was a thorn in Wang Hui’s heart.
Back then, Wang Hui did not plan to have a child so soon, and the army had organized a special training. However, the night before they left, Mu Yinan went to the military district looking for her. At that time, he could hold back and did not take precautions either. In the end, when she went for the body checkup in the first month of her special training, she was informed that she was pregnant. After that…
Shen Yue and Shen Wenna got the hint of what had happened. They could not help but laugh, yet Xi Xiaye was stunned when Wang Hui said the words “can’t hide it”. She went blank for a while before she understood what it meant. She then blushed and responded, “Grandmother, the fifteenth of this month is my best friend’s wedding, so… let’s push our wedding back to the first of October. Plus, he’s just taken over the company. In fact, we’re quite busy in this period of time, so we might not start planning so soon… Before and after the first of October, we’re relatively freer.”
“That’s too long. How about…”
“Let’s temporarily settle on this date,” Xi Xiaye insisted. They would need to work on quite a few huge projects after the New Year, so he definitely would not be able to find any extra time. As for her, she would probably be busy to no end with the South River project too. By her calculation of time, they should be freer by the first of October.
Seeing that Xi Xiaye insisted, the few of them went with her wishes.
Not too long after dinner, Shen Yue and Shen Wenna went back while Wang Hui prepared breakfast for the next day to put in the fridge so that Xi Xiaye could heat it up the next morning. She busied herself until past 9 p.m. before returning to the Mu residence with Mu Yinan.
After she tidied up the living room downstairs, she returned to the bedroom to take an indulgent bath before she sat down before the desk in the study room. She was about to continue working on the South River project when Mu Yuchen called.
Just as he heard her answer the phone, Mu Yuchen asked “Where did you go today? When I called home, it was Grandfather who picked up.” On the other end of the phone, he was casually standing before a set of French windows and looking out at the glorious lights with a freshly lit cigarette in between his fingers.
Xi Xiaye opened the laptop before her as she answered, “I went to the office. I’ve just finished settling things with the person-in-charge from the PR department about the launch. Tomorrow, we can start preparing Entertainment City.”
“Mmm, I’ll leave it to you. Have Grandfather and Grandmother went home?”
Mu Yuchen casually took a drag on his cigarette as his handsome brows furrowed slightly.
“They just left not too long ago. Grandmother called Grandpa who came over too. Coincidentally, I was shopping with my mother in the afternoon, so she just came back with me to Maple Residence for dinner.”