Published at 7th of April 2023 12:30:05 PM

Chapter 145: 145 Heartache for Fourth Brother, Gentle Sweet Words

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145 Heartache for Fourth Brother, Gentle Sweet Words

As she said this, Han Qianye secretly sized up Li Xiwu’s expression.

Li Xiwu replied calmly, “That’s a good thing. Why don’t you go?”

Han Qianye sighed. “I don’t want to go.”

With that, she turned around and left, returning to her room.

Li Xiwu: “…”

Han Qianye only remembered the business of going downstairs when she reached the door, so the closed door opened again. She said to Li Xiwu, who was still standing there, “Jingzhou called you but you didn’t answer, so he called me. He’s worried about you. Hurry up and call him back.”

Li Xiwu was stunned for a moment. She touched her pocket and remembered that she had not brought her phone when she came down to get water. She had come back in a hurry and had not even brought the kettle.

She replied, “Okay.”

Han Qianye looked at Li Xiwu for a few seconds. “Sleep early.”

Li Xiwu replied, “Okay.”

Only then did Han Qianye close the door. She went back downstairs to get the kettle. When she returned to her room, she realized that there were several missed calls on her phone.

One of them was from Chen Xin. He probably asked her to go out and get her shoes. Coincidentally, she went out at that time. Chen Xin probably still thought that she went out after seeing the missed call.

The other missed calls were all from Pei Jingzhou.

Pei Jingzhou had called her so many times but she did not answer. He must be worried about her, so he called Han Qianye and asked her to go downstairs to look for her. However, she happened to see her return.

Li Xiwu held her phone quietly. Recalling this period of time, she seemed to have misunderstood Pei Jingzhou because of Xue Jinzhu.

Putting aside the agreement, there had indeed been no other woman by Pei Jingzhou’s side for the past three years. It was only when Xue Jinzhu appeared that she thought that all the balance had been disturbed. It was time for her to leave as soon as possible.

But in fact, in the three years of their marriage, Pei Jingzhou only had her by his side!



The phone began to vibrate again. A call had come in.

Li Xiwu picked it up without hesitation. “Fourth Brother.”

Pei Jingzhou was very quiet. No sound came back.

Li Xiwu called out again, “Fourth Brother.”

Pei Jingzhou’s voice finally came from the other end of the line, but it was a little cold. “Where did you go?”

Li Xiwu pursed her lips and said steadily, “Chen Xin sent a pair of shoes over.”

Pei Jingzhou’s voice softened. “Did you go get your shoes?”

Li Xiwu said, “Yeah.”

Pei Jingzhou said, “It’s very cold at Mount Liang. It’ll snow soon. Take care of yourself.”

Li Xiwu agreed.

Pei Jingzhou didn’t care what she replied or didn’t need to reply. “I wanted to get you two down jackets and get Chen Xin to bring them over, but after thinking about it carefully, if I got Chen Xin to bring them over, what reason do I have to meet you tomorrow?”

And with that, Li Xiwu seemed to hear his smile. It was a soft, fleeting sound. After a few seconds of silence, Li Xiwu spoke first. “How’s Fourth Brother’s hand?”

Pei Jingzhou said, “I went to change the dressing. It’s much better.” He deliberately said the words ‘change the dressing’ so that she wouldn’t worry. Even though he knew that he was thinking too much, and that she might not be worried.

Li Xiwu asked, “Does it hurt?” The call fell silent again. This time it was quieter than before. So Li Xiwu repeated her words. “Does it hurt?”

Pei Jingzhou’s low voice came from the phone. “It doesn’t hurt.”

Li Xiwu smiled faintly. “It’ll still hurt a little.”

Pei Jingzhou also smiled. “Is your husband very fragile in your eyes?”

Li Xiwu said, “No matter how strong my husband is, it still hurts when he’s injured. He’s a human being, not made of steel.”

The more inadvertently she revealed it, the more heart-wrenching it was. This was the case for Pei Jingzhou. He even wanted to drive over to see her now. He would only feel at ease when he saw her immediately and held her in his arms.

Li Xiwu calmed herself down and returned to the topic he had just mentioned. “Is Fourth Brother coming tomorrow?”

Pei Jingzhou nodded. “I’ll go and give you your coat and send you to the airport.”

Li Xiwu suddenly mentioned, “I want to choose the jacket I want. Let’s have a video call.”

As soon as she finished speaking, the line went dead.

Li Xiwu: “?”

Why did he hang up? Could it be that Pei Jingzhou suddenly had work to do? Li Xiwu guessed that it should be. She planned to put her phone aside and wait for Pei Jingzhou to finish his work.

At this moment, a WeChat video call notification sounded.

Li Xiwu was suddenly stunned. She took her phone and saw that it was a WeChat video call from Pei Jingzhou. When she casually said that she would start the video call, she did not think about anything. When he really video-called, she knew that she was panicking.

She first found a suitable angle for the light and flicked her slightly messy hair. After confirming that there was nothing wrong, she picked up the video call from Pei Jingzhou.

To be honest, it was rare for the two of them to video call each other. Therefore, Li Xiwu was a little uncomfortable. When she saw Pei Jingzhou on the other side of the screen, she held her breath. “Fourth Brother.”

Pei Jingzhou said, “Mhm.”

Pei Jingzhou held up his phone. He was the only one in the camera, but it was not facing him directly. It was on the side. He was walking towards the cloakroom. He reached the large cloakroom. He switched the camera. In front of Li Xiwu were layers of glass cabinets.

After finding the wardrobe of the winter clothes, Pei Jingzhou asked her, “Which one do you want?”

Li Xiwu described two items, and Pei Jingzhou took them out accurately. “Just two?”

Li Xiwu said, “Two is enough. I’ll only be gone for two days.”

In these two days, one was used for traveling. Director Gao said that they would only arrive at three or four in the afternoon.

Pei Jingzhou took out the two coats and hung them outside. “Is there anything else you need?”

Li Xiwu said, “Nothing else.”

Pei Jingzhou asked, “What about me?”

Li Xiwu was stunned. “Huh?”

Pei Jingzhou said, “Aren’t you going to say good night to me?”

Li Xiwu wanted to laugh. She pressed her lips together. “Good night, Fourth Brother.” After a few seconds, she added, “Thank you.”

At this moment, Pei Jingzhou reminded her, “Look at the camera.”

Li Xiwu obediently looked at the camera.

On the other side of the camera was Pei Jingzhou’s face. He looked at her and said, “Sleep early, honey.”

The word “honey” made Li Xiwu’s heart skip a beat. “Okay.”

This was originally a call, but then it became a video call. Actually, there were no sweet nothings. Pei Jingzhou got her whatever clothes she wanted. They said goodnight to each other and ended the call.

They were like an ordinary couple who had been in love for many, many years. After so many years, they were loyal to each other.

Wasn’t such a relationship what she wanted?

The next morning.

Li Xiwu casually tidied up and went out for breakfast. When she opened the door, she saw a pair of furry snow boots outside. She guessed that Xue Jinzhu must have brought it over. Li Xiwu took it back to the room and placed it there first.

She came downstairs. When Xue Jinzhu saw her, she ran over. “Sister Li~”

After realizing that she had misunderstood, Li Xiwu looked at Xue Jinzhu with a deeper meaning.

Xue Jinzhu said, “I left the snow boots at your door.”

Li Xiwu nodded. “I saw it. Thank you.”

Xue Jinzhu fiddled with her fingers in embarrassment. Thinking of the serious matter, she quickly lowered her voice and said, “…That Master Tang’s son is here at the inn. He’s outside.”

Li Xiwu raised an eyebrow. “Have you been to see him?”

Xue Jinzhu said in embarrassment, “No, I’m a little afraid.”

Li Xiwu was puzzled. “Why are you afraid? Does he look fierce?”

“No, no,” Xue Jinzhu said. “I heard that Master Tang’s son is a very powerful person, so I’m a little afraid. Sister Li, come out with me.”

This was not a troublesome matter.

Li Xiwu agreed. “Let’s go take a look.”

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