3111 Thinking About Sweetness
Butler Fu, who was standing at the side, couldn’t help but laugh when he saw the old man’s expression. He teased him, saying, “You’re an old child now. We have to coax you.”
“Hahaha, so be it. I feel good about myself,” the old man replied readily. Although he couldn’t move, he looked good. Even his voice was loud. It could be seen that he had taken good care of himself.
Ye Jian’s heart lit up.
She only hoped that her grandpa could really live to 110 years old and see her get married and have children.
During the seven days of the National Day holiday, Ye Jian stayed at home to accompany the old man. She originally planned to go out for a morning run, but the first day she went out for a run, she saw a leader who often appeared on television. She was so frightened that she immediately changed her direction and ran away from the other side.
In the next few days, Ye Jian didn’t go out for a run anymore. She just ran around the small building for an hour.
Due to a fractured hip bone, the old man could only get out of bed after at least three months. It had only been a little more than a month, so he could only lie on the bed to rest. It was extremely difficult for him to get up and turn over.
This made the old man tease himself from time to time. “I’ve lived for so long, but I’ve gotten a new fear now. I won’t dare to fall again.” His mentality was very good. His emotions didn’t fluctuate just because he couldn’t take care of himself.
During the seven-day holiday, Ye Jian didn’t leave the old man’s side. She played chess, read books, and discussed the current news with him every day. She even discussed the 27th Olympic games taking place in September.
During this period, Xia Jinyuan didn’t call once. Under any other circumstances, this would definitely be abnormal. The elders who were more concerned would definitely ask if there was a problem with their relationship.
However, the old man didn’t. Firstly, it was out of habit. Secondly, he knew Xia Jinyuan’s duty. There were some things that he didn’t need to ask to know the reason.
However, the old man was still afraid that his granddaughter would feel unhappy, so he didn’t deliberately talk to Ye Jian about her and Xia Jinyuan. Due to their profession, they couldn’t contact each other at all times. He only mentioned their line of work. It was normal for them to not have any contact with their families all year round. “… At that time, your grandma was busy too. One year, your grandma, your aunt, and your father celebrated the new year together. It was the third day of the new year. Your grandma said that she had to go back to the unit in the morning and come back at night. As for me, I had to rush back when I received the call from the unit in the afternoon. When I reached the unit, I only had time to tell your father that I couldn’t come back before I was pulled back to the base by a car.
“At that time, your aunt was studying in university and your father was in junior high. They were usually in school and wouldn’t go home. Besides preparing some new year goods, there was nothing else to do at home. Unexpectedly, your grandma said that she would come back at night, but she only came back after more than a year. As for me, I came back after two years.
“I didn’t know until I came back but that year, your father and aunt borrowed money from the leaders of the institute for their school fees.”
When it came to the past, there was sadness and laughter. At least when the old man mentioned the past, his eyes were gentle and kind. He had never been stumped by the difficulties of life.
Ye Jian’s grandpa went from being a rich kid to sleeping in the horse shed. However, his yearning for life didn’t disappear. He still faced it calmly. This was what Ye Jian respected the most.
Seeing that the old man had stopped, Ye Jian couldn’t help but ask, “What happened after that? You and Grandma only came back after so long. How were my father and aunt?”
The two adults at home suddenly didn’t come back home. They must have been shocked, right?