The Bumpy Road of Marriage: The Ex-Wife Is Expecting - Chapter 21 - An Unfamiliar Bed
Chu Ningyi nodded and watched Shui Anluo as she walked back into the kitchen.
The little darling sucked on his tiny hand again as he stayed in the cot at the doorway of the kitchen. His large eyes looked everywhere, no one could tell what he was thinking.
Shui Anluo served the dishes on the table before she brought out the rice. It was just a simple matter of eating all this food. She, Shui Anluo, had dared to cook it so she dared to eat it too.
Chu Ningyi turned back and looked at Shui Anluo who was eating with huge bites. He began to wonder if this girl actually has taste buds.
Shui Anluo’s expression remained steady but, deep inside, she was suffering so much from the spiciness that she was ready to cry for her mother. However, she resisted it and cursed a certain someone in her heart.
Shui Anluo was still eating when the little darling suddenly let out an earth-shattering cry. She quickly put her chopsticks down and ran towards the baby before picking him up. Shui Anluo touched his disposable diaper and it felt warm.
“You fastidious little thing. If you’re so clever, don’t soil your diapers,” Shui Anluo said as she stopped herself from kissing his little face because her mouth was covered with chili.
Chu Ningyi furrowed his brows. Had this little imp let out such a heart-wrenching cry simply because he had taken a dump?
Shui Anluo carried her son as she headed back to the room to wash his buttocks and change his diapers. However, she suddenly turned around and grinned at Chu Ningyi when she reached the stairs. “Director Chu, I need to wait on your son. I’ll return and deal with the rest of this so you can’t accuse me of breaking the rules,” she said. There was a barely-discernable tone of mockery in her voice.
Chu Ningyi furrowed his brows and followed her up the stairs. He watched as Shui Anluo carried the little thing into the bathroom and filled a tub with warm water. Her movements were smooth and practiced, it was obvious that this was not her first time cleaning soiled diapers.
What on earth had happened to Shui Anluo during this past year?
Once the tub was filled, Shui Anluo stared in mild annoyance at her son as she removed his disposable diaper. She then threw the disposable diaper into the rubbish bin and exclaimed, “Isn’t it smelly? Isn’t it smelly?”
Chu Ningyi watched as Shui Anluo washed the baby’s buttocks and could not stop himself from twitching. The baby’s biological father was fastidious and a germaphobe. There was no way he could watch this comfortably but somehow, Shui Anluo managed to do it.
After the little darling’s buttocks had been cleaned, he was finally happy. He opened his toothless little mouth wide and smiled at his mother.
Shui Anluo wiped him dry with a towel and carried him outside, completely ignoring the man who had been standing at the doorway the entire time.
“Shui Anluo.” Chu Ningyi reached out and caught her arm, stopping her from leaving.
Shuo Anluo was shaken as she turned around to look at Chu Ninyi. “Do you have any further instructions, Director Chu?” There was no way she could converse happily with him when she remembered how he had threatened her mother.
“I can find a nanny to take care of the child.”
Perhaps he felt sympathetic that she had to take care of the baby on her own even though she was still so young or perhaps the child was his yet he knew next-to-nothing about childcare, Chu Ningyi wanted to find help to take care of the child. At least Shui Anluo would not be burdened to do these things alone.
Shui Anluo’s body shivered slightly before she grinned at him. “Director Chu, you should look into hiring me. Let me tell you this, I’m good at taking care of the child.”
It was foolish for anyone who does not take the opportunity to earn money when the opportunity arises. She was not a fool.
Chu Ningyi furrowed his brows, he never expected this girl to react so quickly.
Shui Anluo looked at his furrowed brows but did not say a word. She could not resist adding, “Sigh, I’m not that expensive.”
After Shui Anluo said this, Chu Ningyi slowly approached her. Shui Anluo blinked and she only realized Chu Ningyi had cornered her when her back thudded against the wall!
“W-what are you doing?” Shui Anluo’s heart was racing even faster now.
“You’re not that expensive?” Chu Ningyi breathed deeply into her ear. There was a tone of dubiousness in his warm breath.
Shui Anluo’s body trembled as a blinding light shot into her mind and all traces of blushing heart-racing tendencies vanished. Instead, she smiled a flirtatious smile as she slowly snaked one hand around his neck while carrying her son with the other.
Chu Ningyi had one hand pressed against the wall as he held her chin while Shui Anluo had one hand around his neck as she carried her child in the other. It was a very strange pose.
“Director Chu, are you making a purchase?” Shui Anluo asked as she blinked innocently. She then gently raised her thigh and grazed it against his.
Chu Ningyi knitted his brows again. There was an inscrutable look in his eyes as he looked at her.
Shui Anluo smiled at him and feigned ignorance over the profound meaning in his eyes. The gaze she returned to him was seductive.
Chu Ningyi suddenly pushed her away and took a step back before tidying his clothes.
“I’ll find someone to take care of him. You’d better take care of yourself,” Chu Ningyi said before he turned around and left the guest room.
“Pfft, do you really think that I’d seduce you?” said Shui Anluo as she lowered her head to kiss her son’s tiny face. “Mummy’ll change your clothes now.”
Shui Anluo gave the little baby a change of clothes then coaxed him into sleep before going back downstairs. Chu Ningyi was watching television in the living room as Shui Anluo walked towards the table to finish the rest of the dishes.
Chu Ningyi turned back to look at Shui Anluo but she ignored him. It suddenly struck him that this woman has changed. She has utterly transformed into another version of herself.
After Shui Anluo finished eating, she immediately went to the kitchen to drink three whole bowls of cool water before lifting her head to look at Chu Ningyi. “Keep your word, I’ve eaten everything.”
Chu Ningyi was about to say something but he stopped himself and only nodded when he saw her lips which had turned fiery-red from the spiciness.
“Then rest early, Director Chu,” said Shui Anluo as she smiled and went upstairs to rest. Halfway up the stairs, she suddenly paused and turned around to look at Chu Ningyi. “Director Chu, if you’re really hungry, you can order take out. I also provide take out services.”
Chu Ningyi looked at the girl who was smiling sweetly on the stairs and a glint flashed across his face.
Shui Anluo looked at the silent man and could not resist muttering, “How petty, he won’t even give me money for one meal.”
She then turned around in disappointment and went to bed.
In the middle of the night, Chu Ningyi heard the baby crying while he was in the study. He then heard Shui Anluo’s voice softly singing nursery rhymes to him.
Chu Ningyi turned the computer off, rose to his feet and left the study.
Shui Anluo was coaxing the crying little baby back to sleep when she raised her head and saw Chu Ningyi who stood at the doorway with furrowed brows.
Shui Anluo gently lifted her head and raised the little darling higher before she blinked innocently and said, “Your son.”
However, Chu Ningyi understood that beneath her innocent composure, what she was trying to say was that his son was crying. If he could not sleep, he just has to tolerate it.
Chu Ningyi frowned and walked towards her. He looked at the bawling little baby and asked, “What’s wrong with him?”
“He’s not used to the bed,” chuckled Shui Anluo.
Chu Ningyi sent a sharp and icy glare at her as if he wanted to tear her insincere face apart.
“Give him to me,” said Chu Ningyi as he reached out for the baby.