" Father did you have dinner?" Ling asked.
Father Xie shook his head and said," No I didn't."
Ling smiled and said," Good you should eat with us then. I cooked."
" Ahh I would love to." Father Xie said.
" Dinner is almost ready." Ling said before walking inside the kitchen.
After sometime Yufan came out of the room.
" Father." Yufan said.
Gesturing him to sit beside him, father Xie said," It's a great apartment."
Yufan cleared his throat and said," Yeah."
" So why didn't you come home yesterday?" Father Xie asked.
" Running away won't help Yufan." Father Xie said in a very firm tone.
Yufan shook his head and said," Father it's nothing like that."
" It better not be what I am thinking Yufan. I don't want you to take that path no matter what and I won't hear any excuses. I want you to be a good boy and listen to what daddy says. Did you understand?" Father Xie asked.
Yufan nodded his head and said," Yes father."
" Good now are you and Ling staying together?" Father Xie asked.
Yufan nodded his head," Yes we are."
Father Xie smiled and said," So can I expect a grandchild from you as well?"
Yufan widened his eyes in shock and said," Dad what are you saying? We are not even married."
" Is there a rule that you can't have a child before getting married?" Father Xie asked.
" Dad." Yufan shouted.
Just the Ling came out of the kitchen and said," Dinner is ready."
While having dinner, Yufan said," Dad tomorrow I am going to US."
Ling widened her eyes in shocked and asked," You are what?"
" Actually not only me but even Ling is going with us." Yufan said.
" When did you plan this?" Ling asked.
" Today." Yufan said.
Placing the fork down, Father Xie asked," For what good reason?"
Clearing his throat, Yufan said," Well we have to collect our certificates from college."
Thinking for a while, Father Xie said," Okay go and have fun."
After having dinner Father Xie left. Before leaving, he said," Your Aunt Chen is back now so come and visit her tomorrow before leaving for States. You have to bring Ling along with you."
Yufan nodded his head and said," Okay I will."
When Li Singtan arrived home, he saw Xie Ming sitting on the couch with a very grumpy and gloomy expression.
Walking towards her, Singtan asked," What happened Ming?"
Throwin a cushion at him, Ming shouted," Don't talk to me."
Singtan sighed and said," At least tell me what happened?"
Pointing g towards a maid who was standing not too far away from them, Ming said," She is not giving me ice cream."
Singta helplessly shook his head and said," Why?"
" How would I know? She says there is no ice cream in the fridge." Ming said.
" How is that possible I bought a new tub yesterday." Singtan said.
Ming shook her head and said," I don't know but I want to eat ice cream. The baby wants ice cream too."
Suddenly she burst into tears and said," You don't love me anymore Singtan."
Gesturing the maid to come forward, Singtan asked," Why are you not giving Madam the ice cream?"
The maid lowered her head and said," Young master Madam already ate five bowls of ice cream in one sitting. Now if she eats more than I am afraid that she will fall sick."
Singtan helplessly shook his head and said," Ming you already ate five bowls of ice cream. That is already too much."
Sobbing for sometime Ming said in choked up voice," B-but I want more."
Sitting beside her, Singtan pulled her into his embrace and said," Ming I understand you are craving for it but you can't give in to your cravings like this okay. You have to control yourself."
Burying her face in his chest, Ming nodded her head and said," I understand but I want to eat one more bowl. I promise just one bowl."
Singtan chuckled and said," I don't know what to do with you." Turning towards the maid, he said," Bring some ice cream for Madam but in a small bowl. Bring it to my room."
The maid nodded her head and left.
Scooping her into his arms, Singtan started walking towards their bedroom.
" I can walk." Ming said.
Singtan shook his head and said," It's alright. I don't want you to tire yourself out."
Wrapping her arms around his neck,Ming said," I want to go and meet aunt Chen."
Singtan nodded his head and said," Okay I'll take you there tomorrow."
Inside the room.
After placing her on the bed, Singtan asked," Why did you go downstairs?"
" I was getting bored so I decided to take a walk." Ming said.
Caressing her very small baby bump, Singtan said," Is she behaving today?"
Ming chuckled and said," He is."
Just then the maid entered the room with a bowl of ice cream.
Passing Ming the bowl, Singtan said," Eat this and be good okay. I'll be back soon."
" Where are you going?" Ming asked.
" I have to talk to grandpa about something important." Singtan said.
Shoving a spoonful of ice cream into her mouth, Xie Ming nodded her head.
Before walking out of the room, Singtan told the maid to stay with Ming.
When Li Singtan entered the room, Grandma Li was busy cleaning her wardrobe.
Walking towards her, Li Singtan asked," Grandma what are you doing?"
Grandma Li smiled and said," Oh you are here. Ehh nothing I am cleaning and discarding some old stuff."
" Where is grandpa?" Singtan asked.
Grandma Li shook her head and said," I don't know. He left early today saying he has to meet someone."
Picking up a album from the bed, Singtan asked," Old photographs?"
Grandma Li smiled and said," Yes these are from college."
Sitting on the bed, Singtan started looking at the photos.
Flipping through the pages, Singtan raised his eyebrows when he noticed something.
Pointing towards a man dressed in a simple shirt and pant, Singtan asked," Grandma isn't this Go Jeffrey?"
Grandma Li nodded her head and said," Yes Yes he is. How do you know him?"
" He is Ming's maternal grandfather." Singtan said.
Grandma Li widened her eyes in shock and said," Oh I did not know that. I never met him after graduation."
Pointing towards another man standing next to him, Singtan asked," Isn't this Grandpa Zhang?"
Grandma Li nodded her head and said," Ya he is."
" And this is Grandpa right?" Singtan asked.
Grandma Li chuckled and said," Yes he is."
There was another man standing next to grandpa Li. Singtan smiled and asked," Grandma who is this man?"
Taking the album in her hand, Grandma Li said," Oh this is Junjop. He was your grandfathers best friend since high school."
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