Chapter 353: I have the Duty to Take Care of Her (Part Two)
A few days later, a new tombstone appeared beside Xu Zhenxiong’s grave.
Xu Cheng and Lin Chuxue both kneeled down and kowtowed before the two.
“Dad, I’m sorry. I couldn’t protect my mother, and in the end, she still had to protect me. Mom, I didn’t give you filial piety. I’m sorry!” Xu Cheng’s eyes were bloodshot as he kowtowed over and over.
Lin Chuxue lightly patted his back and sighed, “Xu Cheng, don’t blame yourself anymore. Maybe to Mom, the most painful thing was to be separated from your father. After all, the hardest suffering to endure is missing someone.”
Xu Cheng just sat there, holding his knees, and he sat there from morning to evening.
Lin Chuxue also sat there and accompanied him, not talking. She wanted to give Xu Cheng enough time to himself. Finally, at night time, Xu Cheng touched Lin Chuxue’s hand and said, “Let’s go, time to go home.”
Lin Chuxue nodded. She just let Xu Cheng hold her hand as she turned around and said to the tombstones, “Mom, Dad, we will get going first. We will visit when we have time.”
When the two were about to get into the car and leave, they saw a middle-aged woman standing on the other side of the road.
It was Lan Ting.
Xu Cheng said to Lin Chuxue, “Wait here for a bit.”
Lin Chuxue nodded patiently and just stood there gracefully.
Xu Cheng jotted over to Lan Ting, and Lan Ting smiled at Xu Cheng and said, “Your wife?’
Xu Cheng grinned and nodded.
“You sure have good taste, she’s really pretty!” Lan Ting praised.
“Lan Ting, come home with us. You are my mom’s good friend and you are also my elder. Just come with us. I know you are alone and don’t have family outside of the Ye Family. Let us take care of you. After all, you took care of my mother. I will repay the favor in her place.”
Lan Ting’s body trembled and she felt a bit touched as she looked at Xu Cheng. However, she was a bit hesitant. “But… is that fine? I’m already over 50, and I was planning to just go to a retirement home. I’m just here to see you once before I go.”
Xu Cheng frowned and immediately said, “Don’t go to a retirement home, we will take care of you!”
In Xu Cheng’s mind, only those that had no family left to rely on would go to a retirement home, so when he heard that Lan Ting was going there, his nose felt a bit sore. He directly grabbed Lan Ting’s hand, led her to Lin Chuxue, and introduced, “Chuxue, this is my aunt, Lan Ting.”
Lin Chuxue nodded and greeted with a bright smile, “Hello, Auntie Lan.”
Lan Ting was a bit shocked by the warm treatment, and she immediately nodded and replied, “Hello, hello, what’s your name?”
“Lin Chuxue. Auntie Lan, you can call me Chuxue in the future.”
Lan Ting: “No, no, you are my young madam from now on.”
Xu Cheng corrected her with a slightly serious face, “Don’t call me Young Master in the future too. Just call me Xu Cheng. You are our elder, it’s only natural for you to call her Chuxue. Come on, get in the car, let’s go home.”
Lan Ting was still a bit hesitant and restrained, but Lin Chuxue helped her into the car and chatted a lot with her.
The three arrived at Xu Cheng’s condo and went to his unit on the top floor. Xu Cheng said to Lan Ting, “Auntie Lan, from now on, here’s our home. It might not be as luxurious and classy as the Ye Manor, but it will get better from here.”
Lan Ting nodded and she had kind love displayed all over her face. “This place is good! This place is better than that one! It doesn’t feel like home there, but this place does!”
Xu Cheng pointed at a bedroom on the inside and said, “That one will be your bedroom from now on.”
Lan Ting nodded and immediately went in to clean up and settle down.
After she left, Xu Cheng brought Lin Chuxue to the balcony. Lin Chuxue wasn’t in a rush to ask, because she knew Xu Cheng would tell her more about what was going on.
Xu Cheng lit a cigarette and said, “She was my mother’s servant since they were young. She never got married and dedicated her whole life to serving my mother. When my mom was locked up, it was also Auntie Lan that took care of her daily needs. Even the news about me, it was her that provided it to my mom. I have the duty to take care of her for the rest of her life.”
Lin Chuxue nodded. “Don’t worry, I will regard her and treat her like she’s my elder.”
Then, she sighed and continued, “It’s unfortunate that I didn’t get to see Mom before she passed. I always wanted to know what such a brave woman is like.”
Xu Cheng smiled. “There will be time in the future. You can ask Auntie Lan more about Mom, she’s the one that knows Mom best.”