Translator: Sweet Bun
Xia Dabai looked up to them with a big smile on his face. “That was pretty cool, Little Bai. You are a hero!”
Bai Yeqing frowned slightly as he saw Xia Xingchen was trying to avoid his eyes. He didn’t say anything, walking away with Xia Dabai. “Let’s go.”
There was an unexplainable warm feeling in her mind while she was watching them.
Xia Dabai was a cute boy. He could catch many people’s attention. When he walked with Bai Yeqing, they could draw everyone’s attention.
She somehow felt satisfied with it. Delightfully, she picked up a basket and followed them.
Apparently Bai Yeqing had never been in a supermarket before. The noise and stink there made him sick.
Leng Fei and other bodyguards were like facing a war, following them carefully. Those black suits stand out in the crowd. Anybody could tell that they were not here for shopping.
“How long is this going to take?” Bai Yeqing couldn’t help asking when she stopped to pick up laundry detergent.
“We have just arrived. I haven’t got my snacks yet.” Xia Dabai answered. He couldn’t wait for those snacks so he had to keep reminding her in case she forgot.
Xia Xingchen found him like a fish out of water. She said, “It will be long before we finish shopping. We’ve only just begun. If you don’t feel good, you’d better go now.”
His face clouded over when he heard this. It’s true that men didn’t like going shopping. How many men here were happy shopping with their wives? Though he didn’t like shopping here, he doesn’t really want to go.
He chose a bottle of laundry detergent and threw it into the basket while Xia Xingchen was picking laundry detergent carefully.
“We’ll take it. Don’t hesitate.”
“No, we can’t.” She put the bottle back and chose another brand.
“You women are annoying.” He couldn’t understand at all. There’s no difference between the two kinds. Is it worth wasting too much time here?
“You don’t understand.” Xia Xingchen explained to him. “This brand is gentle and suitable for children’s clothes. I’m afraid other brands could hurt Dabai’s skin.”
She looked quite gentle when talking about kids. She even let Dabai sniff the detergent and asked him whether he liked this fragrance.
Bai Yeqing could see the soft smile on her face. The lights in the supermarket brightened this picture and she looked even more gentle. He felt his heartbeat was getting faster as he just crushes on her.
He looked away at the moment. She put the bottle back into the basket and stood up. He grabbed the basket naturally.
Xia Xingchen didn’t refuse.
She couldn’t imagine him walking in a supermarket with a basket in hand. At this moment he was not like the man he used to be. He was neither having big talks on TV nor being indifferent in the presidential residence. He was more like a normal person.
“What are you looking at?” Bai Yeqing asked her.
Xia Xingchen didn’t know what to say. How could he detect she was looking at him? He was just staring at those shelves!
“I’m looking at you. The president is shopping with us.”
“This is called observing the living conditions of my people.” He said.
“OK, sure. As you say so.” She nodded her head.
They went for slippers after that. Xia Dabai sat in a chair and Xia Xingchen helped him to try them on.
“Walk around to see whether it’s suitable.” Xia Xingchen told her son.
“These are good.” He was pretty happy walking around. He walked to Bai Yeqing and looked up at him. “Little Bai, do I look good in these slippers?”
Now Bai Yeqing was observing the clothes area in the clothes area. There was a young couple picking clothes over there. The wife was choosing a simple T-shirt for her husband as a gift for him.
He didn’t answer Dabai. Xia Xingchen was curious about what’s going on. Suddenly he turned around and asked her, “Where is my gift?”
“What gift?” She was confused.
“Birthday gift!” He was still upset talking about his birthday.
Xia Xingchen didn’t know he’s still thinking about it.
“I don’t have a gift for you.”
She answered directly. Bai Yeqing glanced at her coldly and walked away.
“I told you. He’s gonna be angry.”Xia Dabai said.
“You’ve got so many presents. I don’t think you need my gift anymore.”she followed him. “And the stuff you got are so expensive. I can’t afford them.”
“Oh, really? Didn’t the Foreign Ministry pay you?” Who asked her to buy some expensive stuff?
“……”Xia Xingchen was speechless. “I was going to buy a gift for you. And I did find a shirt.”
“So where is it?”he asked.
“…….”She became silent.
“So where is it?” He asked her again.
“I’ll buy you another one tomorrow.” Xia Xingchen was pretty sure if she told him she gave it to Xu Yan, he would be furious.
“I only want that one!” Bai Yeqing emphasized. He could find her becoming nervous. He wouldn‘t let it go.
“Dabao, just go back and give it to him. Little Bai will like it!” Xia Dabai doesn’t have an inkling that his words would implicate his mom at all.
Her head ached. How could she tell him the truth? But his eyes forced her to say it.
She thought it might be okay when she told him the truth. Xu Yan saved her life. He deserved more than a shirt.
“I gave it to Xu Yan.” She said.
“……”Bai Yeqing felt like his world shook a little bit. Xia Xingchen was frightened by him. Da Bai didn’t catch it. “Ah was that day also his birthday? Dabao, you gave it to him for his birthday. What about Little Bai’s birthday?”
Xia Xinghen was about to give him a “happy birthday” as a gift. But Bai Yeqing walked away without a word. He looked much colder than before.