Ke Yan and Jiang Qi had decided to go to Jiang Qi’s house on Saturday. Today, Mother Jiang suddenly called Jiang Qi, “Xiao Qi, bring your friend, the one who lives with you, over to eat this weekend.”
“Why did you suddenly want to invite Ke Yan to eat?” Jiang Qi blanked a little. They were already planning to go back this weekend and Mother Jiang also called to let him bring Ke Yan over.
“Just to give thanks to him for taking care of you. Also, Ke Yan is so handsome, good tempered, gentle, and polite. Let your dad see such a good person, who knows, he might even acknowledge a godson.” Mother Jiang got more and more excited.
“He’ll be your son very soon, no need to acknowledge what godson…” Jiang Qi mumbled softly.
“What did you say?” Mother Jiang could not hear clearly what Jiang Qi said.
“Nothing, I said that I will definitely bring Ke Yan to meet you and Dad.”
“Okay, then I’ll hang up.” Mother Jiang was satisfied and happily hung up the phone.
Jiang Qi ended the call and called Ke Yan. Before it even rang twice, it had already picked up. “Hello.”
“Ke Yan, my mom just called. She told me to bring you home for a meal on Saturday.”
“What?” Ke Yan was also slow to respond.
“Mom doesn’t know that we are going this weekend, she only wants to thank you for taking care of me, so she wants to treat you to a meal. She even said she wants to recognise you as her godson.”
Ke Yan lightly smiled. He didn’t think that Mother Jiang would be so satisfied with him. “Then let’s go back on Saturday to see mother-in-law1wife’s mother.”
“It’s mother-in-law2husband’s mother, okay? I’m not chatting anymore, I’m hanging up.”
Ke Yan also hung up the phone, his face still lingered with warmth from when he was talking to Jiang Qi.
However, when he saw the two people still standing in his office, his face cooled down. “Continue.”
The two people in his office were Lin Zheng Rui and Fan Teng. They were there to report their work to Ke Yan, but Ke Yan’s phone suddenly rang. Ke Yan had originally frowned when he heard the ring, but when he looked at the caller screen, his expression changed immediately; from an expressionless face to a face full of gentle warmth, even his voice turned warm.
Lin Zheng Rui and Fan Teng both lowered their heads and secretly eavesdropped on Ke Yan’s call. Fan Teng’s heart beat excitedly, Who is President talking to? Girlfriend? Didn’t the rumor say that he has no girlfriend? Looks like the rumor was fake, whoever said President had no girlfriend was obviously lying.
Lin Zheng Rui lowered his head, expressionlessly, but his heart was full of murmurs. It’s definitely Jiang Qi, who else could make Ke Yan look like this?
Not long after, Ke Yan ended the call and told them to continue. Even though his voice and face held none of the previous warmth, it wasn’t as cold as before. It could be seen that his mood was good.
This made Lin Zheng Rui, who had an uncomfortable stomach, have a more comfortable one.
Looks like I have to thank Jiang Qi more.
Since they were going to see Jiang Qi’s parents on Saturday, Ke Yan asked Jiang Qi, “What does mom and dad like?”
Jiang Qi pondered, “My mom likes practical things, such as clothes, or kitchen utensils.”
“Is that so?” This was the first time Ke Yan had heard that someone liked kitchen utensils.
“Are you sure you’re correct?” Ke Yan thought about it and couldn’t resist asking.
“Confirm.” Jiang Qi was very sure, because when people gave them gifts last time, Mother Jiang would always complain, “Buy all these for what, might as well buy kitchen utensils that I like, and it’s more practical too.”
“My mom used to say that instead of sending useless stuff, might as well give her kitchen utensils, at least it can be used to cook dishes.”
“Got it.” Ke Yan thought that the one who gave Jiang family gifts last time might have gotten something Mother Jiang disliked, if not she would not have said that she liked kitchen utensils.
“How about dad?”
“Dad likes to play chess, watch kifu3records of a game (usually go or shogi), and go to the park to find someone to play chess with often.”
“Chess… I don’t really know how to play, it looks like I have to learn it.” Ke Yan had never really played chess before, but thinking of his future father-in-law’s love for chess, he thought that he had to learn a little so that he could accompany father-in-law to play in the future.
Ke Yan now knew that Father Jiang liked playing chess, so he went to buy a kifu, planning to research a little.
Jiang Qi saw, took over the kifu in Ke Yan’s hand and glanced at it, “Never expected that you’ll really go and learn this, but my dad’s chess skills are really good. You must really work very hard to match up with my dad and my strength in playing chess.”
“You don’t believe me?” Ke Yan felt that it was quite simple.
“Not that I don’t believe you, but you only studied for a short few days. My dad is someone who has played for many years.” Jiang Qi knew that although Ke Yan was very powerful, no matter how powerful someone was, in terms of chess skills, he couldn’t surpass a player of many years.
Ke Yan actually did not wish to win over his father-in-law in chess too. All he needed was to match his level of skill to a relative level.
Since there was not much time till they went to Jiang house, Ke Yan worked extra hard to learn how to play chess and also went to the mall to buy Mother Jiang a gift.
Xiao Ma was initially shocked when she saw Ke Yan holding and researching a kifu, but she was now used to it already.
It was finally Friday today. They could rest tomorrow and could finally laze in bed.
However, Ke Yan and Jiang Qi did not laze around in bed. When dawn came, they were already awake.
After their breakfast, they changed their clothes and went out. Ke Yan carried a few bags of things.
Jiang Qi carried a huge box, a little heavy, unsure of what was inside.
Putting the gifts into the boot, the two of them got in the car. Jiang Qi yawned a few times, then suddenly hiccupped.
He thought that it would be over after a while, but he didn’t expect that he would keep hiccupping.
“Drink some water.”
Jiang Qi drank a few mouthfuls, but the hiccups just didn’t stop.
“Looks like I’m still nervous, I even started to hiccup.” Jiang Qi drank another two mouthfuls.
“Relax a little.”
“Got it.” Jiang Qi tried to let himself relax, but to no avail. Could it be that it wasn’t the nervous hiccup, but maybe because he ate his breakfast too fast?
Because Jiang house was rather far, the drive was pretty long. When they reached, Jiang Qi was feeling terrible from all his hiccups.
Hugging the gifts to his front door, Jiang Qi’s heart suddenly thumped. He was so nervous for a second. It wasn’t just a simple meal today- it was the day where he and Ke Yan would confess to his parents about the truth of their relationship.
The one who opened the door was Jiang Lu. Jiang Lu looked at Ke Yan, then blanked, and afterwards, she marveled at the fact that the President really came to her house. When she first heard that Mother Jiang invited Ke Yan, she was still skeptical, but now that she really saw it, her heart was simply happy. It looked like the President and her brother’s relationship was really good. Who knew, maybe it would evolve into another type of relationship.
“Xiao Lu? Hip4hiccups.” Jiang Qi called Jiang Lu, then hiccupped, unsure of why Jiang Lu’s eyes were so shiny, and even blocked the door, not letting Ke Yan and him pass through.
“You guys are here, quickly come in.” Mother Jiang heard some sounds from the kitchen and came out.
Looking at Jiang Lu blocking the door, she lightly smacked Jiang Lu’s back. “What are you doing, blocking the door?”
“Oh, nothing.” Jiang Lu moved aside.
When Jiang Lu moved aside, Jiang Qi and Ke Yan naturally saw Mother Jiang.
Jiang Qi saw Mother Jiang and suddenly tensed, unlike last time when he was so relaxed.
He felt like he would be beaten by his mother today.
“Hi Aunty.” Ke Yan respectfully and warmly greeted Mother Jiang.
“Good, good, quickly come in.” Mother Jiang smiled excitedly, letting Ke Yan in.
Both of them entered the house, leaving Jiang Qi alone at the door.
Jiang Qi thought quietly to himself, did they forget about me?
Jiang Qi waited for Ke Yan to go in before going in himself. His mom seemed to only care for Ke Yan.
However, Jiang Qi found that he had stopped hiccupping. But Jiang Qi felt that what was tougher was not trying to stop his hiccups, but rather convincing his mom and dad to agree to let him and Ke Yan be together.
T/N: yikes I hate the feeling of hiccups, poor JQ. JL, your wish, our wish, will soon be fulfilled!! I edited an extra chapter today, whew… finished 3 today!
- 1wife’s mother
- 2husband’s mother
- 3records of a game (usually go or shogi)