It is no secret what this chapter entails from the picture above. Unfortunately, they didn’t take any wedding photos. How can Yi Chen be so unromantic with his wedding proposal and ceremony but is voted one of C-novel’s favourite leading males? As Redhazel puts it, his proposal is so efficient and effective, just like a good lawyer:( When I first listened to the novel, this part came as a total surprise to me. I thought I may have missed something somewhere. Anyway, enjoy this chapter, which can be considered the climax to the story.
Chapter 6.2: Reunion (translated by peanuts and edited by lidge)
Episode 10: http://www.tudou.com/listplay/y90mtkb39gg/MznLBA3iADo.html Or
2.25: Mo Sheng had never been in a car driven in such a fast speed. The driver’s face appeared calm but the car speed was so crazy and scary. When the car finally stopped, her face had paled and her hands and legs felt weak. However, Yi Chen looked calm like someone who has just taken a casual stroll.
“Give me a reason.” He looked straight ahead when saying this.
She stared at his indifferent profile. Her stomach felt unwell so she was unable to reflect on the meaning of his words.
“Tell me, you love me.”
Mo Sheng was startled and suddenly choked with emotion: “Yi Chen, I ……”
“Never mind!” He abruptly and rudely interrupted her: “Don’t say anything!”
She looked in confusion at the gloomy expression on his face.
After a while, he said: “Just go, I’ll give you an answer tomorrow.”
3.10: Perhaps because of being carsick, she slept badly the whole night. Early in the morning, while she was still drowsy, the mobile phone rang, and she answered immediately.
“I’m downstairs of your home. Bring your identity card and come down.”
He hung up before Mo Sheng had a chance to ask anything. After getting everything ready, she hurriedly ran down the stairs. Yi Chen’s car was parked opposite the road. Mo Sheng hesitated for a moment before opening the car door and getting in.
“Have you brought your identity card?”
“Yes.” Mo Sheng was somewhat doubtful, “Why do I need my identity card?”
“Let’s go to the Civil Affairs Bureau.” Yi Chen said simply.
“Civil Affairs Bureau?” Mo Sheng had a vague idea, but she did not quite understand.
“Yes.” Yi Chen appeared indifferent, as if speaking about a matter unrelated to him, “We are going to register for marriage.”
Marriage?! Mo Sheng looked at him in shock and amazement, wondering if she heard wrongly: “Yi Chen ……”
“Get out of the car if you don‘t want to get married.” Yi Chen did not even look at her when he said those words.
She saw his determined expression and suddenly understood. While he was forcing her, he was also forcing himself. Regardless of the outcome, he wanted to settle it so he did not give her any choices. If she got out of the car now, then it would really be impossible for them to be together ever again in the future.
Mo Sheng took a deep breath. “I will go.”
“Are you sure?”
Mo Sheng nodded her head. After everything had been decided, she felt calm: “Do you still remember what you said to me? If you are destined to be my husband in the future, I might as well exercise my rights earlier.”
He turned his head and said coldly: “Facts have proven that kind of thinking would only bring about mistakes so do you still want to repeat a mistake?”
Mo Sheng’s eyes darkened: “Just drive.”
4.39: There were already a few couples waiting at the Civil Affairs Bureau. Every pair appeared to be very much in love and stuck together as if by glue except Yi Chen and her, who resembled two independent statues standing rigidly in a corner and attracting the frequent attention of others.
The round-faced woman who sat beside Mo Sheng curiously looked at them for a long time. This made Mo Sheng a little embarrassed so she politely smiled at her. The woman smiled back and took the opportunity to strike up a conversation: “You are also here to register for marriage?”
Ha! What an appropriate question. Mo Sheng nodded her head.
The woman glanced at Yi Chen and said enviously: “Oh, your husband is very handsome.”
“Hey, hey.” The small stature young man next to her immediately protested and pulled her over, “Your more handsome husband is over here!”
“Really?” The round-faced woman’s expression was full of doubts, and she suddenly pointed at the sky outside, “Ah! Quickly look, quickly look, why are there so many cows flying in the sky?”
Her husband immediately continued lovingly: “Because your husband is blowing hard here.” (blow cow – 吹牛 in Chinese means boast or brag)
Mo Sheng could not help but laughed at their happiness, it was so natural, so easy, if …… she looked at Yi Chen, who was beside her. He turned his head and looked out the window with an expressionless face.
“Hey, how did you know each other ah?” The round-faced woman asked her, seemingly very curious about them.
How we knew each other? “It happened a long time ago.” Mo Sheng did not have the heart to refuse her enthusiasm so she started to recall, “At that time, I just started university and because of my interest in photography, I always ran around with my camera. Once, I saw him standing under a tree, lost in thought. Unconsciously, I pressed the shutter button and was found out by him……”
“I’m going out for a short while.”
Suddenly, Yi Chen stood up and interrupted her reminiscence. He did not wait for her to say something but just walked straight out.
The way the round-faced woman looked at her changed from envy to sympathy: “Uh …… your husband is very cool.”
“Yes ah.” Mo Sheng agreed, feeling awkward.
Later, when a staff member appeared, Yi Chen was nowhere in sight so Mo Sheng went out to look for him. He stood outside the door smoking with his back to her.
“You still can back out now.” He said without turning his head because he heard her footsteps.
Although she knew he could not see her, she still shook her head: “Come inside.”
“Mo Sheng, this is your own choice.” He said seriously, “From now on, even if we will torment each other for a lifetime, I will also not let you go.”
The early autumn weather obviously should not be too cold. However, Mo Sheng suddenly felt chills in the blowing wind, the cold was felt all the way from the bottom of the feet to the heart.
6.46: What followed was the paperwork. Mo Sheng cannot help but felt unbelievable that these several sheets of paper and a few stamps actually can tie up two unrelated people together for a lifetime, regardless of each person’s past.
More than an hour ago, she did not think that they would actually become husband and wife. Such a dramatic change made her wonder if everything at this moment was real ……
“Sign it!” Suddenly, she heard Yi Chen’s gloomy voice, “You don’t have a chance to back out now. ”
Then, she only recovered herself and found out that she was dazed for far too long before signing. She quickly signed her name and handed it over to the suspicious staff member.
“Miss.” The staff member took the form and hesitantly asked again, “Are you really willing?”
Yi Chen’s complexion darkened.
“Of course.” Mo Sheng said with a smile, “Just now, I was thinking what color to choose for the curtains at home.”
After coming out of the Civil Affairs Bureau, Yi Chen gave the house keys to her: “Move all your things to my place. As for the color of the curtains, you can change it if you want.” He said that in a faintly sarcastic tone.
Mo Sheng did not notice his sarcasm. She held on to the house keys, feeling uneasy again. Everything had happened so fast, but these were inevitable, right?
Yi Chen also took out a bank card from the wallet: “All the household expenses are to be paid from this card. The password is XXXXXX, have you remembered it?”
Mo Sheng nodded her head, then hastily shook her head: “No need to give it to me since I’ve money.”
Yi Chen stared into her eyes: “I do not want us to have a falling out on the first day of marriage because of this.”
Mo Sheng knew his stubbornness so she reluctantly took it, but she vaguely felt there was something wrong.
“What about you?” She did not understand why he excluded himself.
“Me? I’m going to Guangzhou on a business trip for a week.” He lifted his wrist and looked at his watch, “The plane will depart in one hour.”
8.20: She was probably the world’s most independent newlywed wife.
On the night of the third day of marriage, Mo Sheng was in the living room of Yi Chen’s home, staring blankly at the many things she had moved from her house.
Put these things in the kitchen and put these in the study room. There was also the photographic equipment so a darkroom was needed …… Where should she put her clothes? The master bedroom?
Should she make a phone call to ask him? She stared at the phone.
The melodious doorbell started ringing. If not for the vast difference in the ringtones, she nearly reflexively picked up the phone.
Mo Sheng was stunned for a moment when she opened the door. She knew this woman, who dressed in casual clothes. She turned out to be Xiao Hong‘s Miss “Vixen.” She was also quite surprised at seeing her, sized her up and asked: “Yi…… Is lawyer He at home?”
“He is away on business. Uh, do you want to come in?” Mo Sheng asked politely.
“Okay, thank you.” She came in and introduced herself, “My surname is Wen, I used to be a client of lawyer He. I live downstairs.”
She looked puzzled at Mo Sheng: “Have we met before?”
It turned out that she did not recognize her. Mo Sheng nodded her head and mentioned a person they both also knew. “Gu Xing Hong,” that was Xiao Hong’s real name.
“Oh ya, you are that person who went on blind dates with her!” Miss Wen suddenly realised and seemed to be thinking then said, “So lawyer He and you actually know each other, no wonder.”
Mo Sheng looked at her quizzically.
Miss Wen shrugged her shoulders and said: “I wanted to say no wonder a big lawyer like He Yi Chen would personally pick me up after work to talk about the case. As it turns out, he had an ulterior motive so my good fortune was all because of you.”
She gave the bag in her hands to Mo Sheng: “These are the extra wontons (ravioli) I made, there are too many so I want to give some to you. How embarrassing, I nearly proffer my affection in vain.”
This young lady looked soft and delicate, but in fact she is frank and quick-witted, just based on listening to her quarrel with Xiao Hong. Mo Sheng could not admit or deny her relationship with Yi Chen so she felt rather embarrassed.
Miss Wen waved her hand: “All right, I am going.” Mo Sheng saw her to the door, and she suddenly asked about Xiao Hong, “She still keeps going continuously on blind dates?”
Mo Sheng saw a touch of concern in her eyes, shook her head and replied: “No, she is going to settle down soon.”
Miss Wen’s eyes flashed: “Not someone working in gaming software, right?”
“No, he is a surgeon.”
“That’s good.” Miss Wen looked relief, “She has finally moved on. Tell her not to hate me because the person that man loves is not me.” She changed her mind and said, “No, better not tell her now.”
10.35: After she left, Mo Sheng looked at the wontons in her hands. She hesitated a little, picked up the phone and dialed Yi Chen‘s mobile number.
The phone was picked up after ringing three times.
“Hello.” He replied in a deep and low voice.
“Hello.” After Mo Sheng responded, only to discover that her own voice was different from usual so she quickly calmed down, “It is me.”
“What is the matter?”
“Uh, it is like this …… Miss Wen from downstairs just brought us a bag of wontons, and she also said thank you for helping her last time.” The moment Mo Sheng finished talking, she knew she had chosen the worst opening, but it was already too late to feel upset.
Indeed, there were a few seconds of silence on the other end before his mocking voice was heard: “What are you suspecting? Rest assured, even if I had any thoughts of her before, I never pursued her.”
His implication was: she had been the one who pursued him, so she was not qualified to question him. Mo Sheng sensibly changed the topic: “I want to ask you whether that storage room can be converted into a darkroom?”
“Whatever. Is there anymore important matter?”
“Yes …… ah, where should I put my things?”
There was a pause on the other end followed by a mocking laugh: “Mrs. He, your husband is physically and mentally healthy so for the time being, he has no intention to live apart.” He said that sarcastically.
This phone call was truly a bad move. Mo Sheng held the phone tightly and finally asked: “When will you come back?”
“…… Friday night.”
“Okay, I’ll wait for you.” Mo Sheng blurted out without taking the time to think. After she said it, she only realized that what she had spoken had too many meanings so she could not help but held her breath.
The other end was silent again, then she heard the busy signal from the phone. Mo Sheng was stunned, he actually hung up the phone just like that!