When the Qiao father and son arrived at the private room, there were still two empty seats at Tang Wangjin’s table.
After sitting down, Qiao Xiyan greeted Tang Wangjin. “Second Uncle-Master.”
Tang Wangjin’s expression was cold. He turned his head and continued talking to another person without any intention of responding.
Duan Linbai was also sitting here. He reached out and poked Fu Chen’s arm. “What happened?”
He had wanted to ask just now, but the atmosphere wasn’t right. Qiao Xiyan and Tang Wangjin had an extraordinary relationship, yet he actually ignored him? Qiao Xiyan had been completely obedient to his future father-in-law recently.
What did he do to make him angry again?
Fu Chen leaned over and whispered into his ear. Duan Linbai’s pupils constricted slightly.
F*ck, from announcing their relationship to getting pregnant, these two moved so quickly?
Isn’t it fun to earn money? Isn’t it fun to play games? Isn’t it fun to go online? Why do men have to look for a woman and jump into the grave of marriage?
“Hurry up and sit.” Qiao Aiyun pulled him to sit down.
Qiao Xiyan’s seat was beside Tang Jingci. She opened her mouth, wanting to say something to him. But before she could say half a word, her hands on her knees were gently held.
The man’s palm was broad and warm, bringing with it some heat, warming her cold fingers bit by bit.
“Why are your hands so cold? Didn’t you wear more clothes?”
“Senior Brother…” Tang Jingci felt that her mind was in a trance and couldn’t recover.
“Don’t be afraid. I’ll go to your family to propose later. You can decide if you want the child or not. But as long as you want it…” Qiao Xiyan held her hand tightly. “We can get our marriage certificate anytime.”
He had already thought about it when he came.
He wanted the child, but the initiative was in Tang Jingci’s hands, and she was in charge. He didn’t want to give her too much pressure.
Tang Jingci nodded. The incident had happened too suddenly, so she didn’t know what to do. Her palms were covered in cold sweat, and her entire body was stiff and cold.
Qiao Xiyan slowly separated her clenched fists and held her hands gently. “It’s alright.”
In fact, Tang Wangjin had been paying attention to their interaction.
Suddenly hear that their daughter was pregnant before marriage, any father would be furious. But when he saw their daughter’s face turn pale from fright, his heart ached.
When he thought about it carefully, she was probably even more worried and anxious than anyone else.
But he had already put on a cold face, and it wasn’t easy to change right away.
He saw Tang Jingci’s expression gradually soften, and Qiao Xiyan even filled a bowl of soup for her. She lowered her head and took a few sips. She was no longer as anxious as before.
This brat is still quite useful.
As soon as the celebration banquet ended, Tang Wangjin said that he wasn’t feeling well and asked Duan Linbai to help see the guests off. Then he gave Qiao Xiyan a look and asked him to leave with him.
Tang Wangjin had drunk a lot today. His face was red, and his eyes were bloodshot as he stared at Qiao Xiyan.
Just as Tang Jingci was about to follow him into the lounge, Qiao Aiyun stopped her.
“Your father is in a fit of anger. He’ll be fine after venting. If you go in and try to mediate and protect Xiyan, he’ll probably be even angrier.” Qiao Aiyun pulled her back. “Don’t worry. At most, he’ll reprimand him a little and hit him a few times. There won’t be any other problems.”
Tang Jingci smiled bitterly, her heart already in her throat.
She was flustered and helpless.
At this moment, only Tang Wangjin and Qiao Xiyan were in the lounge.
Tang Wangjin sat down and took out a pack of cigarettes from his pocket. He was about to light one and smoke a few puffs. But when he thought that Tang Jingci was pregnant and that the smell of smoke might be irritating, he crushed the cigarette and threw it into the trash can.
He already had an extremely harsh and thin face. In the past, his face was very pale, almost bloodless. His eyebrows and eyes were slender, giving off a sharp and deep feeling.
He abandoned his scholarly elegance and looked cold…
… resembling the fiercest falcon in the prairie.
After about five minutes, Qiao Xiyan said in a hoarse voice, “Second Uncle-Master, I’m sorry. I wasn’t considerate. I’ll be responsible for her.”
Tang Wangjin had already held back a stomach full of anger. He raised the ashtray beside him and threw it at him.
He was ruthless and precise. The ashtray hit his shoulder blade and fell to the floor. The glass instantly shattered.
Everyone was waiting outside. When they heard the sound of something shattering, Tang Jingci had the greatest reaction. Her face turned pale, and her soul dissipated.
She knew better than anyone how strong her father’s hand strength was. Qiao Xiyan would definitely suffer from falling into his hands.
She tried to open the door, only to find that it was locked from the inside.
“Dad!” Tang Jingci pounded on the door.
Tang Wangjin was the protagonist of today’s celebration banquet, so everyone naturally took turns to toast him, and he was a little drunk. He had aimed at Qiao Xiyan’s head.
His hand slipped, and the ashtray ended up hitting his shoulder.
Otherwise, his head would definitely be bleeding tonight.
“You’re quite tactful. You actually didn’t dodge.”
If Qiao Xiyan had dared to dodge, Tang Wangjin would probably have exploded instantly.
“Responsible? Pregnancy is not a small matter!”
“I’ll marry her,” Qiao Xiyan said firmly.
“Heh. How can you have the cheek to promise me that kind of thing? Couldn’t you just pay a little attention? You just wanted to feel good for a while.” Tang Wangjin was furious.
Qiao Xiyan lowered his head and let him reprimand him.
“How do you plan to deal with this matter?” Tang Wangjin stared at him.
He looked as if he would tear him into pieces if he said even half a word wrong.
“I still want to seek Little Ci’s opinion. Although I want the child, the right to have the child is in her hands. No one can force her to make a decision. I respect her.
“I’ve never been in a relationship, so I don’t know how to do many things. I might not know how to talk, but I can promise you…
“No matter what happens in the future, I will treat her well.”
Tang Wangjin knew the Qiao family too well. They valued promises. He had watched Qiao Xiyan grow up and understood his temper very well. Since he said so, he would definitely fulfill his promise.
His expression softened a little.
“Actually, this is the first time I’m facing such a situation. I’m not afraid of you laughing at me, but I’m really nervous and anxious. I don’t know what to do. But there’s one thing I’m very sure of…
“I love her and want to marry her.
“I want to have a child with her that belongs to us. I want…
“… to take care of her for the rest of my life.”
The soundproofing of the lounge wasn’t good. Tang Jingci’s ears were on the door, so she could hear their conversation clearly. Her heart ached, and she couldn’t describe how she felt.
She had never been a sentimental person who liked to cry. At this moment, her eyes were slightly red, and her fingers tightened slightly as she reached out to brush her abdomen.
After listening to him talk for a long time, Tang Wangjin snorted coldly. “You didn’t even dodge when something was thrown at you. If a knife had flown over, I’m afraid you would have lost your life.
“Are you a fool?!
“What’s wrong with you? That girl is going to yell at me.”
Qiao Xiyan only said, “It doesn’t hurt. I’m fine.”
“It doesn’t hurt?” Tang Wangjin walked over and reached out to pat his shoulder blade. A certain someone gasped in pain.
He slapped him hard, as if he really wanted to kill him.
Then Tang Wangjin opened the door and let Qiao Wangbei and the others in.
Meanwhile, Song Fengwan pushed the baby stroller and walked around the garden at the back of the hotel with Fu Chen, not wanting to disturb the elders talking.
Qiao Xiyan and Tang Jingci were not young anymore, so there was nothing wrong with getting married directly. They just wanted to arrange everything for the marriage before her stomach grew big, so time was a little tight.
“Little Ci, have you really thought it through? Do you want to give birth?” Qiao Aiyun asked her again.
They were in a relationship now. Even if they got married, once there was a problem with their relationship, there would be a huge difference between having a child or not. This really required careful consideration.
“Yes.” Tang Jingci nodded seriously.
“Then, Xiyan and I will accompany you to the hospital for a checkup tomorrow. You’re too thin, so you need to take good care of your body.”
The group was already discussing having the child and getting married.
Fu Chen felt a little uncomfortable while pushing the stroller. Everyone seemed to have started later than him and Song Fengwan. First, it was Fu Sinian, and then it was Qiao Xiyan. But at this moment, he didn’t even have a concrete status yet.
Qiao Xiyan was already thinking about many things.
His gaze landed on Tang Jingci’s abdomen, and his expression became gentler.
The wedding date was temporarily set for Valentine’s Day after the new year.
He hoped to have a daughter.
But in reality, many things often didn’t go as planned.
At this moment, Qiao Xiyan could never imagine that his relationship with his child would be nurtured by squatting in a corner together.