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 [ Two weeks leap]

" Slowly, slowly." Singtan said.

Ming rolled and eyes and said," Singtan I am walking."

Singtan nodded his head and said," Yes I know but Anna said you should not be walking so much and these stairs are slippery."

" Singtan you have carpeted almost the entire house. There is almost a 0% chance of me slipping and getting hurt." Ming said.

Singtan shook his head and said," We cannot take risk."

" If you keep disturbing me like this, how will I prepare for tomorrow's event? There are so many things that I have to do." Ming said.

" There are so many people taking care of that. Aunt Yulin is there, Yixi and Yutang is also helping and then there is Father and uncle Chen too. Ohh and Robin and Linda so why do you have to stress over it?" Singtan said.

Ming frowned and said," It's my little brothers engagement. There are so many things that need my supervision Singtan. So are you dropping me at the Xie Mansion or you want me to go there alone?"

" I'll take you." Singtan said before holding her hand tightly.

Ming sighed and helplessly shook her head. As her due date was nearing, Singtan was becoming more and more protective and possessive about her. He did not let her go anywhere alone. Not even if she took dozens of guards with her. Even if she wants to take a walk in the garden, he would accompany her. He used to follow her inside the washroom as well.

....

Xie Mansion.

Ling and Yufans engagement ceremony was fixed and the preparations were going on.

When Yutang told father Xie about it, he happily agreed and started making preparations.

Ling had fully recovered by now. Under Yufans care, she had also gained some weight and looked more lively and beautiful than before.

Yufan and Ling decided not to have an extravagant engagement ceremony. They wanted to keep it nice and simple with their families and friends only.

....

By the time, Ming and Singtan arrived at the Xie Mansion it was almost lunch time.

" Ah there you people are. Come come join us for lunch." Father Xie said.

Ming and Singtan nodded their heads and sat down.

While having their lunch, Ming asked," So did you both get the rings?"

Yufan nodded his head and said," Yes we got it yesterday."

" So everything is ready for tomorrow?" Singtan asked.

Ling nodded her head and said," Yes brother Singtan everything is ready and it's just family and few friends so we don't have to worry about anything."

" Ah I was here to help but since everything is done, I can sit back and relax." Ming said.

" Hmm you are now in your seventh month of your pregnancy so you should walk around carelessly like this." Father Xie said.

Singtan sighed and said," See, I told you this before."

Ming sighed and said," You both are so noisy."

After eating, Father Xie said," Singtan come with me to my study room, I want to talk to you about something."

Singtan nodded his head and left along with Father Xie.

....

Study room.

" I heard that you let Siquan go?" Father Xie asked.

Singtan nodded his head and said," Yes, Ming wanted him to start a new life."

" What about Yurin? I mean does she-"

Singtan nodded his head and said," Yes she knows. Siquan met her before leaving. He wanted to take her with him and start a new life but Yurin refused to go him."

Father Xie raised his eyebrows and asked," Why?"

" I have no idea but father I feel that she is up to something." Singtan said.

Father nodded his head and said," Hmm I am feeling the same. For now don't stress over her and the baby, I will take care of it. You just take care of Ming. I'll handle Yurin's matter."

Pausing for a while, Father Xie asked," Do you think Siquan will-"

Singtan shook his head and said," No he won't do anything now. My men are watching his every move. He has been working very hard to expand the new company that his father had started. I think he is changing for good."

Father Xie nodded his head and said," Hmm I hope that is the case."

" You don't have to worry about Siquan. I'll take care of him if he does anything weird this time." Singtan said.

.....

Li base.

" Invitation?" Songpa asked.

Zechan nodded his head and said," Yes Yufan has invited both of us."

" I don't think so I will go. I don't want to leave Beth alone." Songpa said.

Zechan rolled his eyes and said," You can bring Beth along with you."

" I can?" Songpa asked.

Zechan nodded his head and said," Yes you can."

" Hmm I'll talk to Beth about this after I go home." Songpa said.

Zechan sighed and said," The guard who let Little Ben out has been caught in the outskirts of country S. He will be brought here after a few days."

Songpa nodded his head," Hmm okay I'll take care of him."

....

Departmental store.

Beth wanted to make something special for Songpa so she dropped by the departmental store which was not too far away from their place.

After placing everything that she wanted inside the cart, she started walking towards cash counter.

Taking out the card that Songpa had given her, she gave it to attendant.

Taking the card from her hand, the attendant mocking laughed and said," You seriously got yourself a big fish."

Beth frowned when she realised who it was," Julia?"

" Oh so you still remember me?" Julia asked.

" You work here? I mean that is good." Beth said.

" Isn't this what you wanted?" Julia asked.

Staring at Julia for quite some time, Beth realised that she had lost weight and even had eyebags under her eyes.

" Aren't you eating properly, you have lost-"

"Weight? Yes I have and everything is happening because of you." Julia said before giving Beth her card back.

Placing the card inside her bag, Beth said," I am happy that you are working hard. I wish you all the best."

" Madam Songpa Boss is waiting for you outside." Beth's bodyguard said.

Beth smiled and said," Hmm I'll be there soon. Please take these bags and keep it inside the car please."

The bodyguard nodded his head and left.

" You've gained weight. Seems like you boyfriend is feeding you quite well." Julia said.

Beth smiled and said," Yes he is."

Julia gritted her teeth when she saw the expensive clothes and bag Beth was carrying. She was wearing a beautiful diamond bracelet, earrings and pendant on and she was looking so beautiful and fresh.

Taking out some money from her bag, Beth said," Here keep this you will need it later."

Snatching the money from her hand, Julia frowned and said," After making my life miserable, you won't be able to live peacefully. God will punish you."

Beth sighed and said," Take care." Before leaving the store.

Clenching her hand into a fist, Julia kept on cursing Beth inwardly. Though her rent and other bills were already paid, there were still other things that she needed money for. It was very difficult for her to find a decent job but after successfully seducing the manager of this departmental store, he finally agreed to give her a job with a decent pay which was actually not enough for her.

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