I woke up to find I have a child - Chapter 4
Han Feixu stiffened at the top of the stairs while Ye Mingxin’s gaze fell onto her suitcase.
Then her eyes moved up until they stopped on Han Feixu’s face.
Han Feixu was already nervous beyond comparison. She felt like she was waiting for her death sentence.
But then, after thinking about it, isn’t this normal? Aren’t the two of them about to divorce? Then it should be no problem if she moves out, right? Then why is Ye Mingxin glaring at her like a wife looking at their heartless, scumbag husband?
Before Han Feixu could finish contemplating, Ye Mingxin opened her mouth first, “Where are you going.”
Her voice was cold and frigid, and Han Feixu silently moved the suitcase behind her. Her behavior was like an ostrich burying their head in the sand, but it seemed to have boosted her confidence, “I want to move out.”
This morning, Ye Mingxin went to visit a senior who was filming a period drama. Although she didn’t want to go and she had refused many times, she couldn’t push it back anymore. If she did, then she would essentially be cutting off all relations with her senior.
So Ye Mingxin went and acted very perfunctory. She gave her senior a gift her assistant had prepared and had the same assistant buy some fruit baskets for the entire crew. She said a few words to her senior, they took some pictures, shared it on Weibo, and then it was over.
After she dealt with that annoyance, she headed straight home. Her agent said he sent over a lot of scripts for her to look over, but she didn’t want to take a single look at them. She told them she wanted a break.
Her agent was helpless, as he knew that Ye Mingxin was upset and distraught about the divorce.
She has never taken a break in the last ten years. So since she wants to take a break now, she was allowed to rest for a long while and her agent told her they would wait until she’s in a good mood before going back to work again.
But Ye Mingxin never expected that when she returned home, she would come across this scene.
With what Han Feixu had said yesterday, Ye Mingxin was not at all surprised by this situation. She walked over until she stood in front of Han Feixu.
They were about the same height, one of them being 168 centimeters and the other at 169 centimeters, but Han Feixu still felt very nervous as she faced her idol.
“If you’re going to leave, what about Yiyi.”
Han Feixu blinked, “I will pick her up in a few minutes and then arrange for her to come with me.”
Ye Mingxin lightly spat out a word, “No.”
She continued: “Yiyi must stay with me.”
Here it comes! The battle for custody has arrived!
So far, Han Feixu hasn’t even seen her daughter’s face. To be honest, she has no feelings for this little girl named Yiyi. To her, the name Yiyi is the name of a stranger, but hearing Ye Mingxin’s determined tone that asked her to leave Yiyi behind, she automatically rejected those words, “Yiyi is my child. Wherever I go, she will follow.”
Ye Mingxin was no stranger to this reply and she looked at Han Feixu coldly and sharply, “Yiyi is also my daughter. Legally speaking, I am also her mother and guardian. I must disagree with you. You cannot take her away.”
Han Feixu had no retort. What should she do? Should she move into Shen Sangluo’s place by herself first?
While she was being indecisive, Ye Mingxin returned to her room and came out with a thin coat. In about two hours, she needs to go to a party. She doesn’t need to go now, but she couldn’t stay in this suffocating house any longer.
She walked over to the stairs and took a few steps down, then she stopped. She raised her head, revealing her beautiful neck, but her eyes were faced forward when she suddenly called out,
The person’s whose name was called pricked up her ears,
“I have agreed to the divorce, “ The word ‘divorce’ tasted bitter in her mouth and Ye Mingxin closed her eyes, “but before the divorce is finalized, you are still my wife.”
After saying this, she squinted and her eyes fell onto her hands, “As long as you are my wife, even if it’s only for a day, you will still live under this roof. Don’t even think about leaving. I will not let you escape.”
Han Feixu’s eyes widened and she turned around, but Ye Mingxin was already downstairs. Han Feixu watched the back of that retreating figure and then clutched her heart as she sighed under her breath,
Her fan filter went online for about a second and then promptly went offline again three seconds later.
Han Feixu couldn’t decide whether to leave or stay. In the end, she pulled her suitcase back into the room and then called Shen Sangluo as she closed the door.
Before she graduated college, Shen Sangluo took the civil service examination. Originally with her grades she should have no problem with passing the postgraduate entrance examinations, but she didn’t even think about the path of graduate school, and went directly for the civil service route.
One must know that Shen Sangluo’s undergraduate college is Peking University. Yet she gave up on the postgraduate entrance examination for the civil service exam?? A person only makes that choice if there’s a hole in their brain. (T/N: The civil service exams are very hard in China, only about 1 in 60 pass. Therefore, most believe it is better to spend time going to graduate school instead and it’s much easier to get into grad school if you’re from a good undergrad.)
Han Feixu had no opinion about her friend becoming a civil servant, and she thought this kind of work of sitting in the office all day while working on a pile of documents was very suitable for Shen Sangluo.
The present day Shen Sangluo currently works for the National Radio and Television Administration. She is in the film management department and recently they have been busy censoring a certain film so her entire department was quite busy. Shen Sangluo, as the deputy section chief who is valued by upper management and about to be promoted, is naturally busier than the others.
After receiving another call from Han Feixu, Shen Sangluo lost her patience. After listening to her friend’s retelling of what happened, she simply gritted her teeth and said, “Here’s the plan. You go and pick up Yiyi first. Her school lets out at 3:30. Then hand her over to the housekeeper while you go out alone.”
“Go to my house. I’ll be back by nine o’clock in the evening. Wait for me to return before doing anything. The door’s code is 4936. Don’t forget it.”
“But Ye Mingxin won’t let me go.”
“You’re just going to be away for one night, what can she do to you? Eat you? Just talk to Yiyi, make sure you don’t scare her. She’s still young. Just go along with whatever she does, but do not let her figure out that you do not remember her.”
After saying this, Shen Sangluo hung up the phone in a hurry. Han Feixu took a look at the time and saw it was just after two o’clock.
No matter what, the child still has to be picked up. Han Feixu walked out of the house and since she had a lot of time, she took an opportunity to finally look closely at her house.
Her house is a two-story bungalow with a solemn and heavy style. There were even neighbors beside them, and not in a separate building but rather connected to her own house. The lawn in front of the building is full of flowers. There is a bluestone path between the bushes of flowers that leads to a fence outside.
There are two wooden benches and a swing chair surrounded by vines. Far away, there is a bench with a pink pig on it and a lonely wooden horse on the ground.
At the first glance, anyone could tell that this yard belonged to a family with children. Han Feixu’s eyes fell on the small wooden horse. After a two-second pause, she turned around and made her way towards the fence.
The housekeeper saw her and hurriedly chased after her, “Madam, are you going to pick up the young miss?”
Hearing herself being called ‘Madam’ Han Feixu suddenly felt like she had aged another twenty years. She didn’t know how she usually responded to this housekeeper and simply replied vaguely, “En.”
“Ah, how can you just go out like this, you are a public figure! What if you’re recognized?!”
Han Feixu pointed at herself blankly, “Me? A public figure?”
The housekeeper nodded, “Yes, where are your sunglasses? Why aren’t you wearing them?” The housekeeper felt that it was strange as she looked at Han Feixu doubtfully, “Ai, by the way, don’t you usually drive?”
…..How is she supposed to drive without a driver’s license?
The housekeeper hurriedly went inside and then came back out with a pair of sunglasses and a baseball cap. Han Feixu silently accepted the items and then put them on under the housekeeper’s bright eyes.
After she stepped out, she decided to take a taxi in the end.
The taxi driver this time was able to find change for her and did not ask her to pay with Alipay. By the time she arrived, there was less than an hour before the children would be let out of school. Han Feixu sat in a dessert shop opposite of the kindergarten. She ordered a cup of yogurt, slurping up the goo to pass the time.
At the same time, Han Feixu thought about what the housekeeper said. The housekeeper said she is a public figure….
Could it be that after marrying Ye Mingxin, she was elevated to the same level in just one leap??
As the saying goes, when one achieves their Dao, their poultry and dogs rise to Heaven as well*. As the wife of a famous star, she must have been elevated to the status of a B-list celebrity due to her wife’s fame. (*T/N: an idiom which means that if someone becomes famous, everyone related to them does as well)
Han Feixu felt that she had discovered the truth and decided to let the matter go. She sat peacefully in the dessert shop and began to wonder about what to say to Han Nianyi instead.
More and more cars began to surround the kindergarten as the time approached three.
This kindergarten is a private international school. To enter this school, the parents must prove their identities, provide financial proof, and the child has to pass a foreign language test. The child has to speak at least one other language besides Mandarin to enter this kindergarten.
Even Han Feixu from ten years ago understood how hard it was to get into this kindergarten. She also understood that children were receiving more pressure to do well as society progressed, forced to start receiving quality education right when they come out of the mother’s womb. She just never expected that her own child would be subjected to that same pressure.
As school was let out, children waddled out of their classrooms with their teachers leading them. Looking at all those yellow little hats, Han Feixu felt she was going to go blind and wondered how she was supposed to find Han Nianyi.
Fortunately, although she may be blind, her daughter was not.
Even if her mother is in disguise, Yiyi was able to recognize her mother at a glance and then rushed into Han Feixu’s arms like a small cannonball, “Mama!”
Han Feixu froze when her daughter called out to her and subconsciously stiffened. Then, in a blink of an eye, Yiyi was hugging Han Feixu’s thigh. Then the kid raised her head and smiled at her, “Mama, I want to eat ice cream.”
Her mother looked at her for a long time, and then spoke one sentence after meeting her daughter for the first time, “Why are you so short?”
Yup, this is her mother alright.
Yiyi: You are about to lose your daughter if you keep this up.
Her house probs looks like this: (Which is pretty big since they live in beijing where there is like no room to breathe.)
Kindergarten children/elementary school children in China (and other parts of asia) usually wear a yellow hat on their head like this:
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