The Long-awaited Mr Han - Chapter 3585
Chapter 3585 Untitled
Ever since Jiang Huaizhou told Mr. Jiang that he would be bringing Dong Yujie home, Mr. Jiang had been feeling nervous for the entire day.
He cleaned the house first.
Actually, Mr. Jiang was very diligent. He had always cleaned the house every day. However, he had a higher standard for cleanliness today.
He also went to buy some vegetables at the market. He remembered what Dong Yujie liked to eat in the past.
He was hoping that Dong Yujie’s taste remained the same.
It took him an entire afternoon to prepare the ingredients. He then started thinking about the time of Jiang Huaizhou’s arrival, which Jiang Huaizhou had told him.
Mr. Jiang then started making dinner half an hour before the time Jiang Huaizhou said they would arrive.
He didn’t dare to start too early as he was worried about the food turning cold even before Jiang Huaizhou and Dong Yujie entered the house.
The hood in the kitchen was on and was making a humming sound. Coupled with the sound of the spatula stirfrying the food, Mr. Jiang could barely hear the other sounds.
And so, he had to occasionally stop and listen to the noise at the door.
He heard the doorbell ring, but he thought he was hearing things because he was too nervous.
However, when the doorbell kept ringing, Mr. Jiang turned the fire off, placed the spatula down, and opened the door.
When Mr. Jiang saw Jiang Huaizhou and Dong Yujie standing together, he felt so nervous that his reaction became slower.
“You… you’re back,” Mr. Jiang said nervously.
He anxiously wiped his hands on the apron. He then realized something and quickly said, “Quick. Come in.”
“Dad.” Dong Yujie nervously greeted.
Jiang Huaizhou was carrying everything that Dong Yujie had bought.
He saw how awkward it was between Mr. Jiang and Dong Yujie.
Jiang Huaizhou then said, “Dad, Yujie bought these gifts for you. Should I put them in the living room for now?”
“Ah. Alright.” Mr. Jiang nodded.
Jiang Huaizhou then carried everything into the living room.
Mr. Jiang didn’t dare to look at Dong Yujie.
He felt sorry for Dong Yujie.
“Was there..a traffic jam?” Mr. Jiang asked.
“Yes. There was a traffic jam, so we’re late,” Dong Yujie said.
“That’s alright. That’s alright. I expected that there would be a traffic jam, so I didn’t start cooking too early., Mr. Jiang said, “That’s how it is in B City. The traffic jam is getting worse. Even the limited number of license plates and the code-plate lottery system for car registration couldn’t solve this problem.”
“Quick, take a seat. Dinner will be ready soon.” Mr. Jiang said.
“Let me help.” Dong Yujie said.
“There’s no need.” Mr. Jiang quickly responded, “I am almost done. Just go sit down with Huaizhou.”
With this, Mr. Jiang went back to the kitchen.
Dong Yujie went to the living room to see Jiang Huaizhou. Jiang Huaizhou smiled and said, “How was it? Dad’s attitude was not bad, right?”
Dong Yujie let out a sigh of relief and whispered, “Dad doesn’t care anymore. At least he won’t stop us from dating.”
Jiang Huaizhou nodded and smiled.
Mr. Jiang soon came out with a dish of food and placed the dish on the dinner table.
Dong Yujie and Jiang Huaizhou hurriedly went to help.
Mr. Jiang wouldn’t let them help initially. However, he eventually succumbed.
The three placed the dishes on the table before they took their seats.
“You’re still going to drive tonight, so I’m not going to let you drink,” Mr. Jiang said.
“Okay.” Jiang Huaizhou nodded, smiling.
“That…” Mr. Jiang lifted his wine glass.
Jiang Huaizhou and Dong Yujie were not drinking, but they had juice.
“Let’s celebrate Yujie’s return tonight. Congratulations to you two for becoming a couple.” Mr. Jiang said.
Dong Yujie looked over at Mr. Jiang in surprise.
But she still clinked her glass with Jiang Huaizhou and Mr. Jiang’s glasses.
“Try the food.” Mr. Jiang said, “My culinary skills have become much better than before.”
Mrs. Dong had been the one cooking in the past.
Since the two separated, Mr. Jiang had to take care of himself.
He practiced slowly. Although his culinary skills weren’t the best, they were good enough.
“Yujie.” After a while, Mr. Jiang said, “I… I know it was because of me that you”
“Not at all.” Dong Yujie quickly responded, “I just wanted to travel and get some fresh air. It has nothing to do with you.”
“I must be one of the reasons.” When Dong Yujie disagreed, Mr. Jiang said, “Don’t disagree so quickly. I was very much aware.”
“I regretted it after you left.” Mr. Jiang said, “After you left, I spent every day thinking about how great it would be if I hadn’t stopped you two back then.”
“Although I didn’t sense it back then, my attitude must have hurt you. I was unaware of my attitude and the way I looked at you.”
“Back then, I was thinking that I would agree to anything to get you back. No matter the difficulty, I would agree to it.” Mr. Jiang took a sip of the liquor as he spoke.
He sighed and said, “Your mom wanted to get a divorce later on to make way for you two. I knew about it. I agreed because I wished that you could come back sooner and that there would be no regrets between you two.”
“Dad.” Dong Yujie called out.
Mr. Jiang then smiled and said, “You should call me Dad. That’s good. You don’t have to change this term of address.”
Dong Yujie felt guilty as she stared at Mr. Jiang.
Mr. Jiang then said, “Don’t stare at me with that guilty look. You don’t owe me anything. In fact, it was me who had wronged you.”
“I had been the useless one, and I valued my reputation more than anything.” Mr. Jiang took another big sip of the liquor.
With the help of alcohol, Mr. Jiang said everything that he normally wouldn’t have been able to say. “Now that you are back, you two should live a good life together.”
“I am not going to be involved in anything. Everything that I tried to control had a bad ending. I had been messing around and causing trouble.” Mr. Jiang said, “You two should just live a good life.”
Dong Yujie didn’t expect to hear these words from Mr. Jiang today.
Even though Mr. Jiang no longer expressed any disapproval of them, she had assumed that he would still hold that opinion.
And she would have to wait for him to process this on his own time.
But she didn’t expect Mr. Jiang to accept this completely.
As a result, Dong Yujie no longer felt any stress during this meal.
“Dad, thank you.” Dong Yujie said.
Mr. Jiang smiled and said, “We should schedule a time to get a meal together with the entire family.”
“Dad, I haven’t told you this yet, but…” Jiang Huaizhou said, “I already asked Yujie to marry me.”
Mr. Jiang froze.
He had no objections.
He shared the same opinion as Dong Yujie and Mrs. Dong. He didn’t expect Jiang Huaizhou to ask Yujie to marry him when they had just gotten together.
“My situation is different from Yujie’s. We have known each other for many years. We were not a couple back then, but we know each other even better than an ordinary couple,” Jiang Huaizhou said.
“Therefore, we don’t need the time to get to know each other before marriage.” Jiang Huaizhou said.
“What was Yujie’s response?” Mr. Jiang looked at Dong Yujie with a smile.
“I said yes.” Dong Yujie said, “I agreed. With our current situation, there’s no need to further delay marriage.”
“Plus, we have experienced so much.” Jiang Huaizhou said, “And now, we are finally together. I just want to marry her. I won’t feel secure until then. If not, I wouldn’t be able to sleep because I would constantly be afraid of things suddenly changing.”