Epilogue: Jiang Huai.
Jiang Huai had always thought that he was a lucky man.
He had a happy family. A gentle and kind mother, a father who was serious and devoted, and a younger brother who was lively and cute.
Until the age of 24, he thought he was lucky.
However, in that year, everything changed.
At first, his brother had a car accident and then the hospital found that his blood type didn’t match. Later, a paternity test proved that Jiang Nian and his father did not have a biological father-son relationship.
In other words, his mother betrayed his father.
Although, his gentle mother only ever had his father in her eyes, all that affection and love suddenly become extremely fragile in front of a paternity test.
In that year, his mother left home with his younger brother.
Though rather than saying she left, it would be more accurate to say that she had been driven out of the Jiang family by his father.
Jiang Cheng would never allow a woman who had betrayed him to live in the Jiang family with a wild bastard that came from who knows where.
Even though, not that long ago, he would crawl on all fours in order to calm his son down by letting him ride on top of him.
His mother was a weak woman who had always been attached to his father and could not do anything on her own. For her to leave the Jiang family with his brother could be said to be very difficult for her. At first, he would occasionally help her, but then when his father found out about it his mother would only suffer for it.
For those two years, Jiang Huai seriously thought about whether blood relations or family relations were more important.
If blood relations were more important, what about all these years they had spent together?
If family relations were more important, what did they matter now that things were like this?
Two years later, he heard that his mother had died and his younger brother was forced to sell everything to take care of his mother’s funeral affairs.
He went to take a look at her, perhaps because these two years had been too overwhelming, or perhaps because he was still resentful, but the young and gentle woman he had known two years ago had long withered away, in her coffin, she looked as if she had aged a decade even though only two years had passed.
His younger brother had also changed from a lively and clever boy to a cold man who spoke few words.
Two years ago, a warm and happy family fell apart.
When he told his father the news of his mother’s death, Jiang Cheng did not react. Even his hand that was signing a contract did not tremble.
Jiang Huai didn’t really remember how he felt when he decided to leave home that day, he only knew that back then he hadn’t wanted to spend another night in that cold home. So he had left, like escaping.
After getting drunk, he vaguely pushed open the door of a hotel room and there seemed to be someone on the bed. Perhaps it was something arranged by one of his subordinates, he didn’t know and he didn’t care.
So after a blurry night, he woke up and saw there was a woman on the bed. The mottled blood on the sheets showed that he had taken the woman’s first time.
After he saw her face clearly, Jiang Huai found that he recognized this woman, it was Xu Weiyin, a star.
Because of his hangover, he had a splitting headache, so he put on his clothes and left indifferently. As if the one night stand didn’t matter at all and he didn’t take it to heart.
Things went on like that until one day he saw a piece of news.
Someone was taking a hospital to court because the paternity test report from the hospital had been incorrect.
Jiang Huai felt enlightened, so he found his brother and did another paternity test.
The result of the paternity test showed a biological father-son relationship.
But he was not excited at all. He just calmly sent the report to Jiang Cheng’s desk and then turned and left.
His father had been the one who had sent his brother and mother away, so he would have to be the one to get them back.
Two years passed, then four years.
To this day, Jiang Huai still did not want to recall that period of time.
“Boss, the schools here will be letting out soon so there may be traffic jams on the road. Do you still want to stay a little longer?”
Jiang Huai sat in the back seat of his luxury car and looked at the school gate. “Stay a little longer.”
This was a famous primary school in City A, and the people who could enroll their children here were all either rich or powerful.
As they waited, more and more parents were arriving at the school gate to pick up their children.
Then the bell rang, the school’s doors opened, and many children bounced out from inside with schoolbags on their backs.
As the crowd gradually dispersed, from the empty school, a little boy came outside unhurriedly carrying his schoolbag. Then a woman wearing sunglasses got out of a car parked by the road and the little boy bounced to the woman’s side.
“Mom, have you found my father?”
The woman hesitated a beat before replying. “Not yet.”
The little boy looked disappointed.
“But I heard you have a holiday tomorrow, so your mother can accompany you wherever you want to play.”
The little boy didn’t answer, obviously not interested.
Jiang Huai’s eyes had been fixed on women and little boy ever since they appeared.
It was Xu Weiyin and her son.
He could not help but thinking about the question he had thought so hard about ten years ago, was it blood relations or family relations that were more important?
“Boss, shall we go?”
Jiang Huai withdrew his eyes and said, “Let’s go.”
The car started slowly.
However, at that moment while her son was rubbing himself against her leg, Xu Weiyin seemed to notice something. She looked up and her eyes happened to meet Jiang Huai’s eyes.
In fact, she had pretty much no contact with Jiang Huai in the recent years. Four or five years ago, it had all just been a dewy love affair for her, but now four or five years later, she had begun to understand a lot of things.
For instance, she could understand why Jiang Huai appeared here, and understand why as her son grew he looked more and more like Jiang Huai every day.
She didn’t hesitate for a moment, she threw off the child’s hand and caught up with the slowly moving car.
The driver saw Xu Weiyin chasing the car through the rearview mirror and looked at Jiang Huai with questions in his eyes. “Boss, should I stop?”
Jiang Huai did not speak.
The driver couldn’t stop without the boss’s say so.
Xu Weiyin chased the car for a while but when it turned a corner, she more or less gave up. However, she didn’t expect that when she rounded the corner, she found that the car had stopped and was parked on the curb.
She caught up breathlessly and clutched the slowly descending window with her hands, “Jiang Huai, it’s true that you are the father of my child, right? That night in the hotel a dozen years ago, that person was you, wasn’t it! “
Jiang Huai just sat in the back seat and did not speak.
Xu Weiyin shouted excitedly, “Hello? Why aren’t you talking? Why are you here if that isn’t the case? If it wasn’t you, then why does my son look more and more like you every day?”
Jiang Huai turned to look at her. “Xu Weiyin, I gave you a chance once, but you didn’t seize it. The son I acknowledge can be my son, and whomever I don’t acknowledge can never be my son.”
Hearing that heartless remark, Xu Weiyin didn’t get angry, instead, she laughed. She affirmed: “So, you are indeed my son’s biological father!”
“Are you my father?”
A crisp voice suddenly rang out.
Xu Weiyin was stunned. She turned around and saw that the child was standing at the corner.
The corner was so close that he clearly heard everything.
Jiang Huai did not speak.
The little boy approached, looked at Jiang Huai and questioned loudly, “You’re my father, right? Why won’t you admit it!”
Jiang Huai finally had a reaction. He looked over at the little boy in front of him, who was somewhat similar to himself, and spoke coldly, “When you grow up and can stand at the same height as me, only then will you be qualified to ask me that question.”
Jiang Huai slowly rolled the window up while saying, “Let’s go.”
The car slowly began rolling forward.
Xu Weiyin squatted on the corner, covered her face, and cried bitterly. However, the little boy chased after the car and shouted, “One day I will stand in front of you, and I will make you regret!”
As they slowly pulled away, the child running behind them eventually faded from the rearview mirror.
Jiang Huai leaned back in his seat and gently closed his eyes.
“Do you think blood relations or family relations are more important?”
In the front seat, the driver dared not answer this question.
But, after a while, Jiang Huai smiled slightly and said, “They’re both important.”
–Jiang Huai End–
tl note: I made a discord. Just sort of testing the waters to see if there’s any interest. You can chat about my current projects or read my gripes about my new projects.
tl note: thanks author I hate it. god what a scum