Chapter 4.1 — You’re Feeling Sad
“We should take this and let grandma see.” inside the car, Mu Xiaoya brought the two marriage certificates together and gave them to Bai Chuan.
Bai Chuan woodenly held onto the marriage certificates, after sometime passed, he heavily nodded his head a few times.
Thirty seconds, at most thirty seconds, and his brother already answered this woman.
On the whole journey, he paid attention to the two people’s interaction, Bai Zheng’s heart suddenly felt upset, they were born from the same parents and grew up together as close brothers, was he still not comparable to one outsider? Furthermore, how can he be this close with this woman called Mu Xiaoya, while at normal times, whenever he [BZ] wanted to touch him [BC], he [BC] would always subconsciously avoid him [BZ]?
“Turn to the left.” At this time, Bai Chuan suddenly spoke.
“What?” Bai Zheng was a bit sensitive to his little brother’s voice.
“Turn to the left.” Bai Chuan repeated his words again one more time.
“Bai Chuan’s meaning is, we should have turned to the left at that intersection.” Mu Xiaoya explained.
Bai Zheng was slightly dumbfounded, then he awkwardly found out that he already took a wrong road. Hence, he could only pretended as if nothing happened and turned around at the next intersection as he continued to hear Mu Xiaoya and his brother’s unhindered chat at the back row.
“Bai Chuan, you remember the road that we took before ah.”
“When did you remember it?”
“On the way.”
It’s really good, every question would only take at most 10 seconds to be answered.
The three person very quickly returned to the hospital, Grandma Bai was still fast asleep, so everybody had to keep watch inside the ward room to wait until Grandma Bai wake up again. Around 5 p.m, Grandma Bai finally awaken, Mu Xiaoya hurriedly pulled on Bai Chuan over as they together delivered their marriage certificates to Grandma Bai.
“Grandma, take a look.”
Grandma Bai’s eyes shined immediately as she sat up filled with vigour, she took the bright red marriage certificates with her trembling hands.
She slowly and carefully looked at the couple’s picture, the official seal, their names and the certificate date, not letting anything slip past her eyes.
After she finished looking at it, she pulled Bai Chuan and Mu Xiaoya’s hands, told them a lot of wishes and heartfelt words. After saying those few words, she also started to tell them how they first met when they were still small. Grandma Bai said so many, many words, as if she didn’t recognize any fatique in her body, she told all of these things until the colour of the sky gradually dimmed, then she finally slept slowly, peacefully, without waking up ever again.
Grandma Bai passed away serenely, the corners of her mouth curved in a gentle smile.
They had already prepared to face this matter earlier on, so Bai family’s member’s mood was still stable, and also, dying of old age was a natural course of life, it can still be counted as they were sending out somebody who lived to a ripe old age. The funeral’s affairs were swiftly managed but still honourable, and so, no more than several days later, Grandma Bai already laid to rest in the coffin beside Grandpa Bai’s.
There were a lot of guests that came when it was time to give condolences, but there were only a few of Bai family’s members standing by at the funeral today.
After the relatives in the cemetery all walked out, mother Bai, Li Rong, looked at her small son who was standing still in front of the tombstone alone, she quietly called Mu Xiaoya to her side.
“Auntie.” Normally, after processing the certificate, she should change to call her ‘Mother’, but Mu Xiaoya hasn’t adapted yet, luckily Li Rong clearly didn’t mind it.
“Xiaoya, Auntie wants to thank you, thank you for realizing Bai Chuan’s grandma’s wish, letting her walk away with a peaceful heart.” Li Rong thanked her, and Father Bai who was at the side nodded his head full of gratefulness.
“This is what I should do.” Grandma Bai treated her nicely when she was still small, and since she now already decided to be married to Bai Chuan, then doing this kind of thing was naturally just what she’s supposed to do.
“Right now grandma already passed away, what do you plan in the future?”
“Ah?” Mu Xiaoya was a bit startled.
“That day Grandma talked a sentence to Xiao Chuan inside the ward, she said that she hasn’t seen his marriage yet. After that, Xiao Chuan vanished so quickly before bringing you back.” Saying this, Li Rong can’t help but turned her head and gazed at his small son that was still standing in front of the grave, “Xiao Chuan was brought up by his grandma from when he’s still a child, so his feeling is particularly good towards old people. However, Xiao Chuan’s circumstances is special, although we hope that he could have a companion in his life, but we won’t insist this on him like what his grandmother did.”
“Auntie, what you mean is…?” Mu Xiaoya somewhat understood.
“We want to ask you, this marriage happened, is it because you wanted to help realizing Grandma’s dying wish, or is it because you really want to be married with Xiao Chuan?” Li Rong didn’t speak in a round-about way anymore, she wanted to talk about this matter with Mu Xiaoya beforehand, but because of the matters that she had to attend to were too many these past few days, she can only found this time to ask her.
“Actually, I’m not really sure myself.” Mu Xiaoya answer made father and mother Bai shocked, even Bai Zheng who was standing slightly afar tilted his head and looked over.
Grandma Bai, rest in peace, Xiao Chuan will be sure to lead a wonderful married life with Xiaoya （ｉДｉ）