Chapter 617: Marry Me (5)Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
An Xiaxia asked, “… Is it me, or are you just patronizing me?”
Sheng Yize rubbed her cheek. “You’ll know I’m not, after you see the surprise.”
After Papa An’s incident, Sheng Yize’s greatest interest had been to help his little girlfriend put on some weight.
And he had succeeded. The girl’s cheeks were full and plump again. Together with her more grown-up features, she looked even more adorable than before.
An Xiaxia pursed her lips and assumed that he was going to lavish presents on her again.
“Tch, your skill at hitting on girls won’t work on me.”
“Oh? Let’s see, then.”
An Xiaxia pressed her palm to her chest when she saw the mesmerizing smile on Sheng Yize’s face.
Hm… She could reject him with words all she liked, but her racing heart betrayed her true feelings.
What surprise had Sheng Yize prepared for her? She was really looking forward to seeing it…
That evening, Sheng Yize went back to the old family home.
Sheng Qingyi was there as well, and greeted Sheng Yize in a condescending manner, but Sheng Yize wouldn’t even look at him. He acted as though he was blind in a particular direction.
“I’m talking to you. You could at least give me a hum!” Sheng Qingyi ranted.
Sheng Yize turned around. “Hum.”
Sheng Qingyi: … Someone please tell me how to deal with a son that’s giving me a stroke? It’s kind of urgent!
Grandpa Sheng waved him off in disdain. “Why are you here all the time? Your mum and I don’t want to see you! Get lost!”
Sheng Qingyi: … Dad, I’m your son, right? Why don’t you love me?
The two blows in a row from both his father and his son made Sheng Qingyi so frustrated that he found the room suffocating.
Grandma Sheng took Sheng Yize’s arm. “Little one, have you prepared the proposal gift yet? How about our family’s heirloom jade bracelet? There’s also the jade pendant, the pure gold phoenix coronet…”
Sheng Qingyi was dumbfounded as Grandma Sheng listed the family treasures. “Mum, what are you talking about? Proposal?”
Grandma Sheng glowered. “I’m talking to my dear grandson. Don’t interrupt.”
“…” Sheng Qingyi forced a smile, then cast a stern look at Sheng Yize.
Sheng Yize was impervious. “I’m going to propose to An Xiaxia. Do you have a problem with that? You do? Then keep it to yourself. I don’t want to hear it.”
That nearly made Sheng Qingyi choke on his breath!
He was flabbergasted. “How can you… how can you make the most important decision of your life so rashly?”
“You said it yourself: it’s MY life. Hence, I should be the one to make the decision,” Sheng Yize replied with an expressionless face. Grandma Sheng chimed in, “That’s right. Little one, you’re so tough! You’re tougher than that Christian Gray from that movie I saw the other day!”
Sheng Yize smiled affably. “I’m so happy that you like her. As for the jewelry you mentioned, they’re not really suitable for a girl of Xiaxia’s age. So, please keep them for the time being, and after she accepts my proposal, I’ll bring her back home. You can then give them to her yourself. How does that sound?”
Grandma Sheng was over the moon. “That sounds great! Good luck! If you succeed, you two can get engaged first, and when you reach the legal age, you can get married… Um, Qingyi, don’t you have friends in the police system? How about we change their ages officially? Make them a few years older so that they can get married sooner. The longer we wait, the more hiccups there’ll be!”
“You’re such a good for nothing! Say no and you’re no longer a member of this family!” Grandpa Sheng bellowed in an authoritative voice.
Sheng Qingyi: … Heh.
Sheng Yize held no expectations of his father. He only said, “Grandpa, Grandma, I’m leaving now. I’ll come back with your granddaughter-in-law~”
“That’s my boy! Good luck!”