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The man standing five feet away from her was also staring at her. It was that familiar face, that familiar eyes, and that familiar smile.
The man that once painted her a beautiful fantasy. The man that then taught her the true meaning of heartache. He was just standing before her, looking at her deeply.
This man was Bai Shuli. Her first lover, and the man she loves the most even till now.
Sometimes, the feelings that you thought have already faded away will be buried deep inside your heart as if it was hibernating, unable to be noticed, such that you would believe it a thing of the past already.
In fact, it is only waiting for the perfect opportunity to resurface. Once the opportunity is presented, it will seem like it has travelled through time and space, messing up your reasoning and thoughts, stirring up trouble in your life again, creating a huge ripple.
She stood blankly. Meeting Bai Shuli like this caused her to lose all linguistic ability. In the end it was Bai Shuli who spoke first.
"Xin Lian, it's been a long time."
Bai Shuli was still as handsome as before. No, he was even more handsome now. When they fell in love, they were still high school students. But now, he is already a matured 26 year-old man.
Compared to her shocked demeanor, Bai Shuli was far more calm and stable. Without waiting for her to open her mouth, he smiled at them, and walked before them. Squatting down he said to Cheng Cheng, "Cheng Cheng, long time no see. I am daddy. Daddy is here to see you."
Cheng Cheng was stunned. He looked at Bai Shuli timidly. When he was small, he saw his father once. Back then, when his birth mother had yet to pass away, she had secretly brought him to see his father. At that moment, his birth mother had been crying extremely hard while his father only remained silent. However, his father had hugged him. Back then, he felt that his father seemed to be very upset. He was still small back then and didn't understand the world. He didn't understand what happened.
Tang Xin Lian finally regained her wits. First, she tried to calm down the raging emotions in her heart before lowering her head to look at Cheng Cheng. She discovered that Cheng Cheng was looking at her with a lost and questioning look.
"Cheng Cheng, this is your biological father. Go on and greet him." She smiled and spoke softly.
Although Tang Xin Lian's heart was once broken by Bai Shuli, she still brought Cheng Cheng up whole heartedly with love. She taught him that he could not hate his father and made him understand that his father also loved him.
Tang Xin Lian could understand the little child's heart. This is because she grew up in a complicated family. Her father had many mistresses. The schemes of the various mistresses to gain favour often affected the children. As such, Tang Xin Lian understood from young that it is inappropriate to let parents immature handling of relationships harm their children.
Once she started raising Cheng Cheng, she let Cheng Cheng know that in addition to having a biological mother and foster mother who loves him, there is also a father who loves him staying abroad. Although they are not by his side, it does not change the fact that everyone loves him.
That is why Cheng Cheng does not feel resentful towards his father. He even feels curious about him. It has been so many years since they met. His impression of Bai Shuli is very hazy. Now, this person has appeared before his eyes in the flesh. Moreover, this father is very tall, handsome and has a very warm smile.
Seeing that Cheng Cheng has not greeted his father, Tang Xin Lian lowered her head to remind him. "Greet him."
Cheng Cheng looked at her for a moment before shyly saying "Daddy".
Bai Shuli immediately reached out to Cheng Cheng, wanting to hug him. But Cheng Cheng hid behind Tang Xin Lian's back. After all, he was a child and was a little embarrassed.
"It has been too long since he last saw you. It is inevitable that he is shy." Tang Xin Lian hurriedly said, trying to smooth things over. Simultaneously she patted Cheng Cheng's head, comforting him.
Cheng Cheng has never been together with Bai Shuli. To him, his closest relative is Tang Xin Lian. In his heart, Tang Xin Lian is his mother. As for the role of father, he has never found anyone to fill the role. Moreover, he feels a sort of wariness towards middle-aged men. That's why he was unable to immediately open up to Bai Shuli.
Bai Shuli nodded his head. "I understand. Actually, I should have came to visit the two of you long ago. However, these few years, I truly couldn't make it. There were many things that I was not allowed to decide. But now, I can finally call the shots. This is also the reason why I've returned to Taiwan. What I own Cheng Cheng, I will try to make it up to him from today onwards." When he said this, his tone was firm and sincere, especially his gaze which had a certain manliness to it that was far brighter than it was before.
This kind of gaze felt both familiar yet foreign to Tang Xin Lian. She avoided the gaze as if she was being burnt by it. Her face was unwillingly dyed red. She felt that the last part of Bai Shuli's speech held a second meaning.
Ruan Xiang Ping saw that they were about done with their conversation, so she stepped in and said, "Everyone hasn't met each other for a long time. Let's get into the car first and find somewhere else to catch up.".
She dragged Tang Xin Lian towards the exit. Bai Shuli, like a gentleman, helped the lady pull her luggage.
AN: Hey all apologies for running late. Was a bit busy this week :/ The next chapter will be posted tomorrow
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