The 99th Divorce - Chapter 2142
Chapter 2142: I’m Just Scaring Him
Shen Manting turned back to take a look at who was chasing after her.
Nanny He’s silhouette seemed strangely aged.
She was running after Shen Manting at that very moment but her pace was extremely slow and was struggling greatly to catch up with her.
Shen Manting’s heart went out to Nanny He as she saw her in that state and she could not help but stop in her tracks.
Just as Nanny He was about to follow Shen Manting and cross the road, Shen Manting could no longer watch her suffer and she yelled out, “Nanny He, you should head back first. I’ll return home shortly. I’m just scaring him.”
Nanny He was instantly felt relieved when she heard this.
She looked at Shen Manting and could not decide if she should laugh or cry. “What’s the use with scaring him? Come home quickly lest you catch a cold,” Nanny He yelled out.
“It makes me happy,” Shen Manting replied. She was choking on her sobs as she exclaimed, “What’s wrong with bringing my son out for a spin when I’m feeling down?”
Nanny He felt even more helpless when she saw how much pain Shen Manting was in.
The sun was rather strong today, it was blinding and scorching hot.
Nanny He squinted her eyes and tried to shield her eyes with her hands before yelling out, “Let’s not run anymore. My old, weary bones can’t take this. Come home quickly. Great Young Master’s heart will ache if you catch a cold.”
“No!” Shen Manting objected stubbornly, still carrying the child in her arms. “He doesn’t love me!” she exclaimed with a pout.
When Shen Yuexiao realised that his mother was crying, he lifted his tiny hands up to wipe her tears away. “Don’t cry, Mommy,” he said softly.
However, this made Shen Manting feel even worse and she began to weep even more furiously. “Baby, if mommy and daddy aren’t together anymore, do you want to be with me or with your daddy?” she asked.
Xiao Yue’er was confused and could not understand what she meant.
“Why doesn’t Mommy want to be with Daddy anymore?” Shen Yuexiao wondered.
He then blinked, his jet black eyes looked very confused and so he asked, “Mommy, did you quarrel with Daddy?”
When Shen Manting heard this, she suddenly smiled through her tears and said, “You’ve learnt so many things. To think that you actually know what the word quarrel means.”
Xiao Yue’er could not understand why Shen Manting was crying and laughing at the same time but she was praising him so he felt a lot better.
The little boy waved his hands happily as he heard her praise and he immediately grinned as he looked behind her.
His eyes instantly brightened up and he yelled out, “Daddy!”
Shen Manting was stunned when she heard this and slowly turned around, she saw Shen Luo’an running towards her.
Shen Manting instantly panicked, she felt as though she was a deer caught in headlights; she had just been caught red-handed for doing something wrong and the shock drove her to tears once again.
She immediately took to her heels with the child in her arms, in a last-ditch attempt to escape.
However, Shen Manting was not wearing proper shoes and only had her slippers on, making it very difficult to run quickly.
Furthermore, the slippers were too big for her and her soles came into contact with the ground and she immediately felt a sharp, stinging sensation in her soles; she had just been pricked by a sharp stone.
The sudden pain made Shen Manting feel even more upset and she began to wail even louder. “Stop chasing me. Stop chasing me!” she begged, it was evident that she was in great despair.
However, Shen Luo’an refused to listen and would not put up with her tantrum.
As Shen Luo’an was 1.8 metres tall, he had long arms and legs, Shen Manting could certainly not outrun him; he quickly caught up with her in a few strides.
“Daddy!” Xiao Yue’er called out when he saw Shen Luo’an approach them, he immediately reached out to his father.
Shen Luo’an was still badly shaken and without wasting another minute, immediately took the child from Manting. After ensuring that the boy was completely fine, he heaved a sigh of relief.
When he looked down, he saw Shen Manting crying bitterly as she clung onto her feet.
She was bawling loudly and it attracted curious glances from passersby walking along the street.
Shen Luo’an bent down and said, “Let me take a look.”
Shen Manting began to cry even more furiously. She sat down on the ground, still hugging her feet, pretending to be oblivious to his presence.
Shen Luo’an’s head ached even more. Ignoring her resistance, he reached out to pry her fingers off of her feet before pulling it closer to him so that he could take a look.
He held the sole up to close to his face and a glaring crimson bloodstain on her fair, tender sole greeted him.
He stroked her wound lightly and softly said, “Get up. I’ll carry you home.”