Male Wife - Chapter 19
In fact, Xie Tingyue had always wanted to ask Chu Mu.
Can Chu Mu accompany him back to Xie residence?
He intends to do something, the Chu family background is of great use to him and the “newly married couple” getting close to each other is rare special help to him.
Yesterday was too rushed, during the day and there was no right time to ask, there was time to be alone at night but. . . . . . . the atmosphere develop in a weird direction and couldn’t ask again.
(TLN: is ancient Chinese wedding the newly married couple should visit the wife household and pay respect)
Xie Tingyue looked at his “husband”, who is surprisingly quiet, not making any noise, nor talking and embarrassing as yesterday.
The distance between the two is very subtle after the night’s “blushing heartbeat”, no matter how Chu Mu behaves today, disinterest or alienation Xie Tingyue doesn’t feel embarrassed, since the other person’s action is not rejection. He also won’t hesitate to say something if he has something to say.
But Chu Mu was so quite his complexion is so pale, his lips were light and he didn’t have any energy. It was obvious that he was too tired yesterday and couldn’t rest at all.
This is a patient with a very serious condition.
Xie Tingyue hesitated.
If you can’t help each other, you can’t be more considerate either. You need to pull the others to burn and illuminate yourself.
He’ll wait and see how his health is going on later.
Xie Tingyue took the words back deep into his heart and greeted Chu Mu, turned to the door and called for Brother Dong.
There is another hour to go.
What needs to be done is done. Today’s meeting is mainly about feedback and exchange of information as well as the things that must be done next.
Xie Tingyue keeps thinking, eyes getting brighter, gaining more confidence and when going back to the room, the steps are very energetic.
If Chu Mu can accompany him back tomorrow—everything could be more stable!
Pushing the door open, Xie Tingyue saw Chu Mu fall asleep.
Leaning on the couch, his long eyelashes casting shadows under his eyes, the hand holding the slowly slipping scroll, with a faint red on the cheek. The charcoal plate was burning not far from the couch.
Is this warmer?
Xie Tingyue looked at it. The couch was fluffy and soft it is also covered with thick cushions. Chu Mu’s posture is not uncomfortable or cramped so he didn’t bother waking him, instead took the scroll in his hands and brought a soft blanket and covered his body.
After quietly looking at Chu Mu for a long time, Xie Tingyue just let him rest. His plan is very smooth and can only do it alone, but it may take a little longer.
After Xie Tignyue left, Chu Mu’s eyelashes trembled and slowly opened his eyes.
While Xie Tingyue didn’t notice, he turned and ordered his lifelong follower, Qin Ping: “Bring that medicine here”
Qin Ping’s face tightened instantly: “Master, you can’t take more of that medicine! You already had one pill yesterday!”
Chu Mu stared at him with an unquestionable cold light in his eyes.
After deciding not to involve Chu Mu, Xie Tignyue no longer struggles and hesitates. Thinking about his strategies for tomorrow; how to speak, when to find the right time to start the topic, he feels excited thinking what his stepmother’s reaction might be and what posture he should do. In short, it is necessary to stand on the pinnacle of undefeated and give Madam Lin a big lesson so she would understands that she*’don’t stretch out her hands too much!
(TLN: * idiom)
This will happened in the days to come, after winning over Madam Lin, what will he do next? What resources are available at hand in his past life, can he use them?
There are too many things running in his mind, he didn’t even have time to pay attention to Chu Mu. Luckily Chu Mu is very quiet all day and nothing was unusual except he is still ill.
After renewing his energy for one night, Xie Tingyue woke up early the next day, and dressed up carefully to not wake up Chu Mu.
After eating two bite in a hurry he went to the main courtyard to greet the elders.
The atmosphere at the old matriarch residence is as usual, some are not talking, some are faintly worried, and there are all kinds of emotions in their eyes. *Xie Tingyue’s home coming is like an arrow’. If you don’t listen carefully, you can’t hear it!
(TLN: * I have an idea but don’t know how to word it, I’m not sure also if I translated this correctly (sorry!), idioms used in this story are soooo deep. if any one knows the meaning pls comment below, thank you! )
However, he could tell that Chu Mu couldn’t accompany him back to the Xie’s, whether he really care about Chu Mu or nor, it seemed that no one cares too much. It was good choice for him to make his own decisions.
Xie Tingyue don’t know if this is a good thing or not.