“You…” She couldn’t help choking up. She had to take deep breaths to calm herself down. “You’ve guessed what I wanted long ago, haven’t you? Why did you have to wait so long… I didn’t have much hope.”
“No, it’s because I promised you I would give you a better diamond ring.” The man chuckled. “I just had the ring yesterday. I don’t dare delay it anymore.”
Ye Shengge hadn’t expected that reason. She looked at the diamond ring subconsciously, as if… it was indeed different from the one he had given her last time. However, she couldn’t observe it carefully from a distance.
Ji Shiting seemed to read her mind, and his smile widened. “If you want to see it, it’s yours as long as you say yes.”
Ye Shengge bit her lips and said, “We’re already husband and wife. Can I say no?”
Ji Shiting paused for a bit and said, “You can say no. Since I’m proposing, you have the right to reject me.”
Ye Shengge was shocked.
“Shengge, I used to be conceited and arrogant. I was already interested in you, but I refused to lower myself. Even our marriage was orchestrated by me. You just accepted the outcome because you had no choice,” the man said slowly. “I’ve never asked you whether you would still be willing to marry me and be my wife without any interests or worries. This proposal is too late, but I have to give you a choice.”
Ye Shengge bit her lips, afraid that she would cry. She choked and said, “Aren’t… Aren’t you afraid that I’ll really reject you?”
He frowned and smiled. “That’s alright. I can pursue you again, and this time, there won’t be any lies or schemes.”
Ye Shengge couldn’t help tearing up.
“You know how much I love you, and we have two kids. Even if I reject you, I’ll still return to you in the end.”
She sounded coquettish rather than resentful.
“Yes.” Ji Shiting smiled and kissed the back of her hand. “I have to say, I’m very lucky about that. So, what’s your answer?”
Ye Shengge blinked away her tears.
The man who was kneeling on one knee finally became clear again. He had been in this position for a while, but he was still very stable and seemed to be very patient.
She resisted the urge to say ‘Yes’ and coughed. “I’m still thinking about it.”
Ji Shiting chuckled and scratched her palm.
“Shengge, I love you,” he said and stared at her. “I love your beautiful appearance and bright smile. I love how you won’t leave me, and I love your patience and gentleness for the two kids, but I love your pursuit of career and passion more. I love your tenacious and independent soul. I want to be with me. You’re not just my wife, but the mother of Jinchen and Jinqing, and the one and only Ye Shengge. Meeting you is the luckiest thing in my life.”
Ye Shengge’s vision blurred again. She covered her lips with her right hand, but she still couldn’t suppress her trembling.
“Then, again.” Ji Shiting’s voice became hoarse. “Are you willing to marry me?”