January 15, 2022

Chapter 44: Intimate

Zhang Heling’s birthday was celebrated in a restaurant at noon.

Zhang Huan’s secretary had already prepared it and asked someone to deliver the cake directly there.

Although her mother was not there on her birthday, Zhang Heling was not unhappy at all. Because of this birthday, her elder sister held her younger brother down, and her father gave her the first piece of cake that was cut.

If her mother is present, this first piece of cake will definitely be given to her younger brother! If she doesn’t give it, his younger brother will cry and roll around!

Only today, her younger brother watched sternly. But under the pressure of her elder sister, he didn’t dare to cause much trouble.

This is really… a happy and emotional day.

Zhang Heling took the first bite of the cake, and somehow, tears suddenly appeared in her eyes.

Zhang Huan faintly understood the reason behind the little daughter’s tears, and couldn’t help but feel very embarrassed, and felt a faint sense of guilt in her heart. But he didn’t know how to comfort his little daughter in this situation so as not to be embarrassed, he had to look at Zhang Yansheng.

Zhang Yansheng stretched out her hand and patted Zhang Heling’s head twice.

Zhang Shuocheng was engrossed in eating, not knowing anything.

They all went home only in the afternoon.

Everyone was surprised that Liang Yingying was at home in broad daylight.

“Didn’t you go out to play cards?” Zhang Huan asked.

“What? Isn’t it Hehe’s birthday today? So, I came back early.” Liang Yingying complained, “Honestly, why didn’t anyone call me when you all went out to the amusement park?”

Zhang Heling felt slightly uneasy.

Zhang Huan didn’t change his expression and said, “Everyone knows that we are going to celebrate Hehe’s birthday today, and so we all got up early. Why didn’t you know how to get up early?”

This is not entirely true. At least Zhang Shuocheng had forgotten about this a long time ago. Zhang Heling went upstairs to call him early in the morning. As soon as she said “go to the amusement park”, he got up immediately.

However, it was enough to make Liang Yingying choke. Suddenly, Liang Yingying became the one who was in the wrong.

Zhang Heling breathed a sigh of relief, but was not disappointed. Her own mother just said that she had forgotten her birthday, which was not surprising to Zhang Heling at all.

She watched Zhang Yansheng go upstairs without saying a word, shouted “Sister”, and also caught up.

Aunt Wang also dragged Zhang Shuocheng upstairs to change clothes.

Liang Yingying really felt that the children didn’t seem to be as close to her as they used to be. But what’s worse than this is that Zhang Huan doesn’t seem to have the same attitude towards her as before.

This made Liang Yingying wary.

She groaned and grabbed Zhang Huan’s arm: “Come on, it’s not that you don’t know me. I watched the drama until late last night, how can I get up early~”

She dropped out of school and came to K City to work as a wild model. She was taken to some ‘dinners’ by a younger sister. She met Zhang Huan and followed him at a young age.

At that time, she was invincible in her youth, coquettish and cute, Zhang Huan especially liked this behavior.

But now, Zhang Huan’s psychological feelings have become different.

He felt that Liang Yingying’s coquettishness is not as cute as before. After all, how old was he then, and how old is he now?

Zhang Huan didn’t like this same old stuff at his age now, Zhang Huan didn’t take it very much.

Especially here, in his own home, with children and aunts. This is not a hidden golden house outside, and going there is just to enjoy this sweet town.1温柔乡 – literally means ‘sweet town’; refers to a place where there are charming ladies, or to a spiritual state of gentleness and sweetness. In his own home, in front of his children, he has to act properly as a parent.

But he can’t just carry it by himself. Liang Yingying is a mother, how can she continue like this?

Liang Yingying’s coquettishness and show-off attitude have not changed as they did 10 years ago, but Zhang Huan’s requirements for her have changed.

In the past, he was greedy for her youthful body, but now what he wants is a wife who can take good care of his family and children. Can this requirement be the same as before?

Zhang Huan said softly: “At home, don’t keep doing this. The children are watching.”

Liang Yingying was a little confused.

After Zhang Huan finished speaking, he shook his arm, as if to get rid of her.

Liang Yingying hurriedly hugged his arm and said cautiously: “The children are all upstairs.”

“Then don’t keep doing this.” Zhang Huan frowned and said, “How old are you? You’re a mother of two children already, so don’t always pretend to be like a little girl. The last time I told you about it, was it all in vain?”

Pretend to be like a little girl??? Liang Yingying seemed to have received a slap on her face, which turned blue and red for a while.

She felt a great sense of crisis in her heart, and she refused to let Zhang Huan go. She gritted her teeth and insisted on smiling and said: “It’s hot outside, let’s go upstairs and take a shower.”

Zhang Huan shook his arms, but couldn’t shake her away, and he was pressed tighter by her instead. He shook his head and went upstairs holding her arm.

It is true that summer is very hot, so it is actually quite hard for adults to take children to play outdoors.

In particular, Zhang Yansheng took the initiative to take Zhang Shuocheng over this morning, sweating outside. When she got home, she took a cool bath and then dried her long hair. For girls, it would inevitably take more time.

After changing clothes, she went downstairs. The two younger ones were already playing game consoles downstairs.

As soon as Zhang Yansheng got off her forefoot, Zhang Huan and Liang Yingying also came down, and called her from behind.

Zhang Yansheng turned her head, and when she saw Zhang Huan, she felt that he was a little different. She frowned slightly. When Zhang Huan walked up to her, she could see that his appearance was very relaxed, and there was a kind of comfort between his eyebrows.

Looking at Liang Yingying again, there was still a bit of spring in the corners of her eyebrows. What else can Zhang Yansheng, whose soul is already an adult, not understand?!

Zhang Yansheng was speechless for a moment. Just going upstairs to change clothes and take a shower, her father and this woman can have a shot.

Zhang Yansheng turned her head back, walked faster, and stayed away from the two people who had just made love.

In the small hall, she also deliberately went to sit next to Zhang Heling, because that position was the farthest from where Zhang Huan often sat!

Seeing that everyone was down, an aunt brought up some fruits.

Zhang Yansheng didn’t want to eat for the time being, so she didn’t move.

Liang Yingying has always been attentive to Zhang Huan, holding a fruit fork and trying to feed him. Zhang Huan took the fork and gave her a thoughtful look, preventing her from deliberately showing intimacy in front of the children.

Zhang Heling finished eating the fruit, left the game console and went to the bathroom. Zhang Shuocheng raised his head after playing a game.

At first glance, he didn’t want to eat fruit, he wanted to eat popsicles. Although he had a good time in the morning, it was too hot. When he got home, he still wanted to eat popsicles to cool off.

He jumped off the sofa, ran to the refrigerator in the dining hall and opened its door.

He took an ice cream and suddenly remembered that Zhang Yansheng hadn’t eaten any fruit, he couldn’t help but hesitate. After hesitating, Zhang Shuocheng took another one and ran back with a thud.

“For you.” He said in a rough voice and handed the ice cream to Zhang Yansheng.

Zhang Huan and Liang Yingying both stopped and looked at this kid who had always been lawless and would not think about others in surprise.

In the past, when would he remember that when he took something delicious, he would bring it for others as well? But he actually remembered bringing one to Zhang Yansheng just now.

Zhang Huan and Liang Yingying have been sitting there, but they clearly know that Zhang Yansheng has been looking down at her cellphone and did not ask Zhang Shuocheng to get her ice cream!

Zhang Yansheng was also surprised.

Indeed, after being reborn, she disciplined Zhang Shuocheng, but she didn’t do it for Zhang Shuocheng’s sake. She was tired of seeing Zhang Shuocheng in her previous life, so she was not so kind to him at all. She just wanted to prevent Zhang Shuocheng from harming others in the future.

But this Zhang Shuocheng in front of her… seems to have deviated a little from her memory.

Zhang Yansheng was silent for a while, then took it: “Thank you.”

For the first time in his life, Zhang Yansheng thanked Zhang Shuocheng. This is also a very novel experience for Zhang Shuocheng.

With a sullen face, he said stiffly: “You, you are welcome.”

Regarding the politeness of saying “thank you” and “you’re welcome”, Zhang Yansheng taught him with a ferule and fist.

Zhang Huan blinked in surprise, watching this scene of siblings’ interaction. It was originally just the courtesy that a normal child should have, but it fell on Zhang Shuocheng, a naughty child… He was simply surprised and moved.

Since Zhang Yansheng started to discipline Zhang Shuocheng, Zhang Shuocheng’s achievements have become much more worry-free!

Liang Yingying felt the opposite of him.

She felt outrageous.

This is a son she personally gave birth to and raised. How many times has she instilled in him that ‘Zhang Yansheng is a superfluous thing’? So, why did he suddenly get close to Zhang Yansheng?

Even her, as his own mother, has never gotten anything to eat or drink from him!

Liang Yingying remembered what her girlfriends said, saying that Zhang Yansheng was scheming to win over her children. She didn’t think about it very much at that time, thinking that after all, they were born by herself and should know who they should get intimate with. But now, there is clear evidence in front of her!

Zhang Yansheng! You are so d*mn clever!

She underestimated her!

Liang Yingying was dizzy with anger and stared at Zhang Yansheng fiercely.

She didn’t realize that in the short period of more than half a month, after Zhang Yansheng was reborn, she had lost her previous calmness when facing this 15-year-old girl.

In the past, there was a smile at the corner of her mouth, provocative eyes, and sarcasm in her words, which made the little girl furious and even hysterical.

Now, she was replaced by a girl who was calm and silent, very indifferent.

In this kind of fight, whoever is anxious and impatient will lose first.

Zhang Yansheng lowered her head and took a bite of the ice cream.

The ice cream Zhang Shuocheng gave her was strange.

While thinking about it, she suddenly felt those staring eyes. She raised her head and found that her father and his little wife were staring at her. It’s just that the eyes of the two people are showing very different expressions.

Zhang Huan’s gaze was admiration and relief, as if he wanted to say something but couldn’t say it, while Liang Yingying’s gaze was poisonous and vicious.

Zhang Yansheng slowly took another bite of the ice cream, ignoring Zhang Huan’s expression of wanting to say something but was so hesitant and with a deeply moved appearance, and looked straight back to the other person.

Zhang Huan was originally feeling emotional, but suddenly felt that Zhang Yansheng’s eyes were wrong. He turned his head along her gaze and saw Liang Yingying sitting next to him with fierce eyes.

Zhang Huan: “…”

Zhang Huan shook Liang Yingying with the back of his hand for a while: “Hey, what are you doing?”

Liang Yingying returned to her senses. Why did she show her true colors in front of Zhang Huan? D*mn it!

She quickly smiled flatteringly and said, “I was thinking of Shuoshuo, how polite Shuoshuo is now.”

“That’s right.” Zhang Huan said indifferently, “Yanyan has taught his younger brother so well.”

Liang Yingying choked badly, concealing the hatred in her heart.

Zhang Huan turned his head to look at his daughter again.

The corners of the eldest daughter’s mouth were slightly slanted, she slowly ate the ice cream, and her gaze had fallen back to her cellphone. It was as if she hadn’t seen or heard the conversation between the husband and wife.

When his little daughter came back from the bathroom, she saw his son eating ice cream and said that she was also going to eat the same thing. The son laughed loudly: “I took the last two of this flavor.”

The little daughter was so angry and she went to get something else.

The two children chattered.

In this kind of lively moment, the girl who quietly looks at the cellphone gives a very different sense of maturity.

With this comparison, Zhang Huan sighed inwardly.

His wife, who is almost 30 years old now, is not as good as his 15-year-old daughter.

Soon Friday had passed, and it is now Saturday.

Young Master Liang, who had moved away from Zhang’s house for a week, is here again.

“Is my aunt here? I came to find Hehe and Shuoshuo to play.” He said with a smile.

He was full of noble and benevolent character, and there was no ill-feeling look at all.

Unfortunately, Zhang Huan and Liang Yingying were not at home. Even Zhang Yansheng made an appointment for sparring to train in boxing.

Liang Zheng’s eyes lit up when he heard this: “That’s just right! No, no, I mean, it just so happens that I’m going to see my brother and my sister. Hey, don’t worry about me, I’ll just go upstairs and find them both by myself.”

So, the aunt just let Liang Zheng go upstairs.

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    温柔乡 – literally means ‘sweet town’; refers to a place where there are charming ladies, or to a spiritual state of gentleness and sweetness.