Ji Shiting couldn’t help leaning over, grabbing her hand and kissing the woman’s pale but still soft lips.
His heart was beating fast, and his throat seemed to be blocked. The man closed his eyes, and when he opened them again, they were bloodshot.
“Shengge.” He called her name. “Sorry I’m late.”
The woman’s eyelashes fluttered, and she opened her eyes.
“Shiting?” She looked confused, as if she was dreaming.
Ji Shiting looked into her watery eyes and couldn’t help feeling emotional.
“It’s me.” He picked up her hand and kissed it. “You’re amazing and brave. Thank you for giving me so many surprises.”
“Have you seen the babies?” Ye Shengge was too tired. Although she had woken up, she was so dazed that she thought she was dreaming. “I haven’t seen them yetâ€¦ I only remember the nurse saying that one is a boy and the other is a girl.”
Ji Shiting was shocked again.
“A boy and a girl?” He said and smiled. “Very good. Now we have both boys and girls. We won’t have any more kids.”
“You’ve said that before.” Ye Shengge smiled. She was pale and weak, but her eyes were shining. “It hurt when I was giving birth. That’s what you said.”
“Really?” He lifted her hand and put it down on the bed before kissing it. “Does it still hurt?”
“It doesn’t hurt that much anymore,” she said. She couldn’t help retracting her hand from his kiss, and the confusion in her eyes intensified. “It ticklesâ€¦ Am I really dreaming?”
This feelingâ€¦ was too real.
“What do you think?”
“I hope it’s not a dream.” Her voice had lowered. “I want you to be by my side when I wake up.”
Ji Shiting felt his heart ache. He swallowed hard and looked at her face longingly.
He wanted to protect her and the children even in his dreams.
However, he still had many things to do. Most importantly, he knew that Old Yuan was right. He hadn’t found the people who had tried to kill him yet, so he couldn’t put her and the children at any risk.
“Sorry, Shengge,” he said. “Wait for me for a bit longer.”
She nodded and said, “It’s alright. You can wait as long as you want. I know you’re doing this for me and the children.”
He had said that he wanted to create the best future for their childrne, so he would definitely find a way to nip all the dangerous factors in the bud.
Ye Shengge always remembered.
Ji Shiting saw how trusting she was, and his eyes welled up with warm tears. He took a few deep breaths to suppress his emotions.
“Go to sleep,” he said. “Don’t be afraid. I’m fine. It’s just not convenient for me to come back yet.”
The woman couldn’t open her eyes. Obviously, labor had exhausted her.
Ye Shengge seemed to realize something when she heard that. She felt the man put down her hand and she suddenly clenched it.
She seemed to be struggling to stay awake, but she didn’t last long before falling asleep.
Ji Shiting looked at her for a while and recalled that the woman had completely forgotten about the misunderstanding that night after getting drunk. He picked up her hand and left a deep bite mark on it.
She should now know that she wasn’t dreaming.