“…I’m not as weak as you think.”
The woman’s voice was as soft as ever, but it sounded stubborn and determined.
Ji Shiting was silent for a bit, then he grabbed her wrist and said, “Let go first.”
Ye Shengge put her arms down.
Ji Shiting turned around and saw her stepping on the ground. He frowned and carried her back to the bed.
“It’s good that you’re so sharp in other things,” he said.
“That means you’ve found something.” She wrapped her arms around his waist and looked up at him. “Shiting, I want to know.”
The man put a hand in her hair and clenched his jaw.
“Yes, I did find out something,” he admitted in the end. However, he added, “But I won’t tell you.”
The anticipation in Ye Shengge’s eyes disappeared. She puffed her cheeks and said, “Since it’s about me, I have the right to know.”
“Mm.” The man shot her a glance. “What can you do to me if I don’t say it?”
Ye Shengge was lost for words.
Sure, you’re amazing. You’re amazing.
Ji Shiting pinched her face and said, “You just need to know that removing this birthmark won’t do you any good. Your parents are trying to make you forget everything. You should trust them.”
Ye Shengge refused to give up. “Do you think I can’t handle it, or do you think… those things will affect our marriage?”
Ji Shiting raised an eyebrow and said, “Will you stop if it’s the latter?”
“Will I hurt you?” She was very stubborn.
Ji Shiting wanted to tell her to give up, but he shook his head and said, “No, don’t worry.”
Ye Shengge breathed a sigh of relief and hugged his waist. “It’s alright as long as it doesn’t hurt you.”
“You still don’t want to give up, huh?” The man’s eyes dimmed as he pinched her chin. “Don’t look for trouble, Ye Shengge.”
“I don’t want to cause trouble,” she said. “But I can only get pregnant if I get rid of the birthmark. If I can’t get pregnant, grandpa will definitely have something against me. When that time comes… grandpa might even ask you to divorce and marry someone else.”
Perhaps it was because the Ji family didn’t have many children, and his son had died young, but Grandpa Ji was very insistent on having a great-grandson.
Thus, Ye Shengge knew that she had to have a child with Ji Shiting if her marriage with him continued.
Ji Shiting saw the worry in her eyes and his heart softened.
“You’re right. Grandpa Ji would do such a thing.” Ji Shiting nodded and curled his lips. “But I won’t listen to him. Don’t worry, my wife can only be you.”
Ye Shengge bit her lips and said, “What if you lose interest in me?”
The man snorted and said, “I finally made you devoted to me. Do you really think I’ll let you go?”
“But a child…”
“There’s always a way,” Ji Shiting interrupted her. “I don’t mind whether you adopt or find a surrogate. It’ll save you the pain of being pregnant. Or we might as well not have a child.”