Published at 25th of April 2023 05:55:33 AM

Chapter 173: 173 Pei Jingzhou Will Always Put Her First

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173 Pei Jingzhou Will Always Put Her First

Li Xiwu was stunned. The first time she heard from Pei Jingzhou that he wanted to adopt a child, she was surprised. When she said that Pei Jingzhou was infertile that day, other than guessing, she was also joking.

Judging from his serious expression, he didn’t seem to be talking casually. Instead, he really had the idea and plan to adopt a child with her.

She pursed her lips. “Is Fourth Brother serious?”

Pei Jingzhou said, “Mhm.”

Li Xiwu paused before saying, “In that case, the next successors of the Pei family can only be Pei Jiao and You’an.”

Pei Jingzhou raised his eyebrows. “The Pei family is not a conservative family. They don’t reject foreign bloodlines.”

Li Xiwu smiled. As she smiled, she thought of something. She boldly said, “Then according to Fourth Brother, doesn’t that mean that the child I have with another man also has the right to inherit the Pei family?”

With that, Pei Jingzhou’s face went as black as the bottom of a pot. Seeing that something was wrong, Li Xiwu turned to leave. Before she could take half a step, Pei Jingzhou pulled her back.

Pei Jingzhou held her waist and raised his eyebrows. “Have a child with someone else? Hmm?”

Li Xiwu didn’t know what went wrong, but she insisted on having the upper hand. “Fourth Brother was the one who said that the Pei family doesn’t reject foreign bloodlines. I was your wife once. If I had a child with someone else, that bloodline isn’t too far away.”

With that, she smiled.

There was nothing wrong with the logic. What was wrong was Pei Jingzhou’s mentality.

Pei Jingzhou stared at her and said seriously, “Adoption is to prevent you from suffering from pregnancy and childbirth. If you insist on giving birth, it’s not impossible to have a test tube. It’s just that compared to being a painless mother, it will be even harder after the pain.”

Li Xiwu’s breath caught. The next second, she pushed Pei Jingzhou away and turned around. She maintained her normal tone. “You have to be responsible for adoption. Besides, I haven’t thought about having a child for the time being. I’m tired. Fourth Brother, I’ll go rest first.”

She headed for the bedroom. Pei Jingzhou smiled. However, as he smiled, the smile on his lips faded. Thinking of that sketchbook, Pei Jingzhou narrowed his eyes in deep thought.

That night, Li Xiwu was already prepared to sleep restlessly. She kept feeling that she would fall into a dream again. However, she surprisingly slept well. She slept until dawn and was woken up by her frequently vibrating phone.

She took the phone and saw that it was a call from Han Qianye. She answered, “Auntie.”

Han Qianye asked her, “The show needs to rest for two days before recording. Are you at Lake Lu today?”

Li Xiwu said, “Yeah.”

Han Qianye hesitated for a moment. “I want to see you. It’s just the two of us.”

Li Xiwu listened to Han Qianye’s serious tone and pursed her lips. “Auntie, what’s the matter?”

Han Qianye enunciated each word clearly. “It’s very important.” Since she said that it was important, Li Xiwu would definitely not guess that it was a lie. Just as she was about to agree, Han Qianye suggested, “Why don’t I come to Lake Lu?”

Li Xiwu thought for a few seconds and agreed. “Okay.”

She ended the call. She got up and washed up. A few minutes later, she came out of the bedroom and saw Pei Jingzhou sitting at home working.

When Pei Jingzhou heard her come out, he closed his notebook and stood up. “Have breakfast.”

After sitting down at the dining table, Li Xiwu asked, “Isn’t Fourth Brother going to the company today?”

Pei Jingzhou poured her milk and pushed it to her right. “Obviously.”

Li Xiwu did not know that Pei Jingzhou did not go to the company. She thought that Han Qianye would come later and even said that there were only the two of them. Han Qianye probably did not expect Pei Jingzhou not to go to the company today, so she wanted to talk to her at Lake Lu.

At the thought of this, Li Xiwu pursed her lips and said, “I’m going out later. I’ll be back in about half an hour. Fourth Brother, you don’t have to come with me.”

Pei Jingzhou looked up. “So you think I’m superfluous?”

Li Xiwu said, “I didn’t say that.”

Pei Jingzhou asked, “Where are you going?”

Li Xiwu didn’t lie this time. She said truthfully, “Your mother asked to see me about something.”

‘Your mother.’ It sounded like a distant word. Pei Jingzhou looked down at the breakfast in front of Li Xiwu. Seeing that she did not move, he reminded her, “Eat quickly.”

Li Xiwu smiled brightly. “Fourth Brother hasn’t made his stand yet.”

Pei Jingzhou raised his eyebrows. “If I don’t express my stance, you won’t eat?”

Li Xiwu didn’t think so. She just wanted to make it clear, but since Pei Jingzhou had said so, she continued, “Yes, if Fourth Brother doesn’t express his stance, I won’t eat.”

Pei Jingzhou sighed helplessly. “There’s no need to go out. I’ll stay in the study and not come out to disturb you.”

Li Xiwu was skeptical.

Pei Jingzhou smiled bitterly. “There’s no trust between husband and wife?”

Li Xiwu picked up a piece of toast and took a small bite. “Husband and wife still have secret stashes.”

Pei Jingzhou raised his hand in an innocent manner. “I’m not hiding anything.”

Li Xiwu smiled tightly. “Eat your breakfast.”

Pei Jingzhou actually had a lot of things to do.

But he suppressed everything and stayed at home with her wholeheartedly, just afraid that something would happen to her at home alone. The aftereffects of a concussion would cause headaches, dizziness, and so on from time to time. Once the aftereffects acted up, there might be some irreversible small situation if he was not careful.

Li Xiwu could feel his meticulousness. As a substitute, she couldn’t respond much, so she chose to ignore it.

Before Han Qianye came, Pei Jingzhou returned to the study.

Li Xiwu deliberately put on a fisherman’s hat to open the door. “Auntie.”

Han Qianye was dressed in a noble style today. The crown-level sable skin she was wearing was estimated to be at least seven figures. The curls she had made on a whim a few days ago had been changed to large curls. Her makeup was very exquisite, and she had returned to her usual cold self.

Han Qianye noticed the hat on Li Xiwu’s head. “Why are you wearing a hat at home?”

Li Xiwu said, “New hat. I was just trying it on.” After saying that, she openly showed it off. “Auntie, do you think it looks good?”

Han Qianye probably did not expect Li Xiwu to ask her if the hat looked good. She immediately could not maintain her aloofness.

Li Xiwu gestured for her to come in.

Han Qianye adjusted her facial expression and came in. When she passed by Li Xiwu, she said, “The hat doesn’t look good, but it looks good on you.”

Li Xiwu smiled. “Thank you for your praise, Auntie.”

Han Qianye snorted. “I was just praising you. Don’t take it so seriously.”

Li Xiwu suppressed a smile and reached out to close the door before following her in. Han Qianye had not been to Lake Lu many times and had almost forgotten the furnishings of this house. She looked around and retracted her gaze before sitting down on the sofa.

Li Xiwu went to open the room temperature refrigerator and asked, “What do you want to drink, Auntie?”

Han Qianye sat upright and cleared her throat. “No need. I’ll leave after I’m done. Just a few words.”

If it was just a matter of a few words, it could be made clear over the phone. However, Han Qianye had come personally and was even dressed so formally. Her expression was also very serious. Then these words should be very important.

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