The Villainous Celebrity Wife of the CEO - Chapter 187.2
Soon, Su Jinqing received good news.
After she left the entertainment industry, apart from managing her small home, she had never put aside the work of protecting the wetlands.
She still served in Kakadu National Park, but was now an official regular employee. In her spare time, she began to teach herself photography. Her photos showed the wetlands in a different light. There were long, wide rivers reflecting the evening sun, and there were rain clouds stirring up the leaves… The wetlands were home to thousands of creatures, black-necked storks, saltwater crocodiles, buffalo, and waterfowl…
Su Jinqing put together her submissions of these items, and with her natural artistic talent, she soon came to prominence in the world of nature photography.
Last year, she won the first prize in a photography competition organized by the world-renowned National Geographic magazine, and she immediately came to the door for publication. They wanted to publish a photo album for her and also wanted to do a photo exhibition tour for her.
To better promote and protect the wetlands and raise funds, Su Jinqing agreed to do so.
The three children were still young. Su Jinqing and Lin Yan discussed, and the two decided to take the children out into the world. The only problem was that the photo exhibition tour had a stop in China. Although Su Jinqing had stepped away from the entertainment industry, she was still afraid of the gossip power of the domestic entertainment circle. She dared not expose her three children to the media and fans.
Su Jinqing called Fang Xie first.
Several years had passed. Fang Xie was promoted to the art director of the agency, and Xiao Xia had also gone from assistant to being an executive manager. Fang Xie signed Shi Xing, the unknown twin brother in Graduation Drama, into the company and gave him to Xiao Xia. However, Shi Xing didn’t shoot TV dramas and movies and had always focused on acting in stage dramas; but his brother, Shi Yang, joined a big company and got into trouble. In the latest inventory of ‘showbiz youngsters’, his fame could rival Qin Qiu’s. However, under the authorization of Shi Yang’s agency, he underwent several fine adjustments and cosmetic surgery. Now the difference between the two brothers was distinctly more obvious.
After the phone call, Su Jinqing told Fang Xie what happened and asked him, “Will there be any consequences if I take the three children back to China?”
”Don’t! Ancestor, don’t!!!” Fang Xie hurriedly stopped her, “Su Jin may have left the entertainment industry, but there has been no shortage of your legends in the entertainment industry! If you come back with your children, you will definitely be surrounded at the hotel entrance the next day and can’t get out!”
Since Fang Xie said so, Su Jinqing could only drop the idea.
She deliberated. If the three children were entrusted to others, she wouldn’t be at ease. She was merely worried that the nanny couldn’t take very good care of them, and also worried that they were too shy with strangers given their age.
She could only call her sister for help.
Su Jishi listened and first asked, “If they don’t listen, can I discipline them?”
”Of course you can.”
”Well then, hurry up and send them over. I can’t wait to get those three little ones!”
It just so happened that Su Jishi’s research came to an end at this time, and she got a precious week of vacation. Mu Xiulun also finished a new round of expansion tasks and got a respite.
In light of the past, they would fly to the private island under Mu Xiulun’s name to bask in the sun on the beach and enjoy a lazy holiday.
But with three more children now, everything has become different.
The three children were five years old, the very age where they were abundant with curiosity about everything.
As soon as they arrived at Su Jishi’s place, the three curiously gathered around her. This one pulled her hand, that one held her arm, circling around her constantly to see how different she really was from their mother.
”A-Are you really not mommy?” The youngest sister asked in a delicate voice.
She took after Su Jinqing the most, an obedient little moppet. It was impossible to see that she had the audacity to follow her two brothers in their mischiefs.
Su Jishi bent down and tapped her nose: “Xiaxia, I’m Aunt Jishi. We met when you were three years old. And I even had a video call with you last month.”
The most quirky Dongdong said, “We are children! How can kids remember past things when they were three years old?”
He said it in a justifiable manner, so there was no way to refute it.
Qiuqiu looked at the handsome and tall man next to her, and with a twinkle in his eye, he said, “I know you! You are Aunt Jishi’s boyfriend, right?! My mom always talks about you!”
Mu Xiulun was very curious, so he asked, “What did your mother say about me?”
Qiuqiu replied, “My mother said…that after we arrive, we can’t call you Uncle(as in Uncle-in-law), we have to call you Uncle(as in random uncle), because if we call you Uncle, it will poke at your sorrow!”
Su Jishi: “…”
Mu Xiulun: “…”
What a clever and mischievous brat!
Mu Xiulun whispered to Su Jishi, “Look, even children now know that the omnipotent Boss Mu is nameless until now and following you.”
Su Jishi: “…”
Mu Xiulun: “My reputation has been damaged. Have you thought of how to compensate me at night?”
Su Jishi covered his mouth and warned him, beet red, “Shut up! What nonsense are you talking about in front of the kids?”
Mu Xiulun pulled her hand down and raised his eyebrows, “What are you thinking? I mean we can go to the oceanarium for a lobster dinner in the evening. Even if it’s a bit more expensive, Ms. Su’s research funds are so adequate. It’s impossible for you not to afford it, right?”
Su Jishi: “…”
Before she finished, the three children with sharp ears had already jumped up and cheered to go to the oceanarium to play.
How tired could two adults be with three five-year-old?
—— Su Jishi said, Tired, very tired, super tired!!!
She really didn’t understand how these three brats had so much energy. They could do everything from heaven to earth. They turned from the dining table to under the chairs without leaving one! The reason being that there were all kinds of marine life painted on the floor of the restaurant. The three little guys agreed and competed who knew the most marine creatures.
After the meal, Su Jishi had fished the kids out from under the table seven or eight times!
The kid’s meal plates were in the shape of a cartoon crab. Since it was cartoon crab, it was naturally exaggerated.
Xiaxia asked, “What kind of crab is this? Why is one of the pincers big and the other small?”
Qiuqiu replied, “You are so stupid. It must be a disabled crab. One pincer is broken, that’s why one is big and one is small.”
Dongdong hit Qiuqiu: “You’re the one who’s stupid. It must have been born with it! I told you to read books, and you didn’t read it. Many crabs are like that!”
Qiuqiu got angry: “You’re the stupid one. Look at its two claws with different colors, it must be a disabled crab!”
And then… then the two brothers got into a fight! One whacked the other, the other kicked back. The high chairs were made to clank and bang.
Little sister Xiaxia not only didn’t persuade them to stop fighting, but also clapped her hands and assumed the spectator mode.
Su Jishi: “…”
Su Jishi broke down. Su Jishi couldn’t stand it. Su Jishi only spent a few hours with them, but she felt like years had passed!
God, how did her sister usually control these three little guys ah!
But Mu Xiulun did not panic. He gagged them with three peeled prawns and reasoned with them patiently while they chewed quietly.
”If you three behave enough to finish your bowls of rice, I will take you to the oceanarium worker later, and let him explain to you carefully why crab has one long and one short pincers. How about it?”
The three little ones brightened up and immediately quieted down and started to eat!
Mu Xiulun easily pacified the three babies and turned his head to meet Su Jishi’s admiring eyes.
Su Jishi said, “I really did not expect that you’re so good at coaxing children.”
Mu Xiulun smiled: “I have read a lot of parenting books.”
Su Jishi asked, “For them?”
”No.” Mu Xiulun’s eyes turned gentle. “For you.”
He knew that Su Jishi was too busy, and the research burden was always on her. Even if they had children in the future, she might not have time to look after them because of her workaholic nature.
He didn’t want to throw their child to nannies like those wealthy couples, so he read some parenting books in his spare time to prepare in advance.
Unexpectedly, however, their child was late in coming, and Su Jinqing’s children arrived first.
Su Jishi looked at him and did not say anything.
She knew what Mu Xiulun was waiting for after so many years. But she still had a little doubt in her heart, and it was this doubt that she herself couldn’t say, stopping her from taking that crucial step.
Her sister got married and had babies.
It wasn’t that she didn’t envy her, but beyond envy, there was a voice asking —— Can I really have the same happiness?
She had witnessed the breakdown of her parents’ marriage. She wondered how her sister, another victim of that marriage, had bravely stepped into the marriage hall.
She was confident that she could be a good teacher, a good geologist, a good lover.
But she wasn’t confident that she could be a good wife or a good mother.
Su Jishi never did anything that had no success assurance.
After the meal, Mu Hulun kept his promise and took the children to an aquarium staff. It was closed at that time, but in the face of the power of money, even if it was closed, it could be reopened.
The three children had the Oceanarium to themselves, and listened to the guide as if enthralled.
Before leaving, the staff gave them a souvenir stuffed toy and said to Su Jishi and Mu Xiulun, “You’re really a happy family.”
Su Jishi was a bit embarrassed.
It was Mu Xiulun who responded frankly, “Thank you.”
In the following days, the children created new problems every day, bringing a lot of trouble to the parents-in-training.
…That wasn’t right. To be exact, they were responsible for adding trouble to Su Jishi, while Mu Xiulun was responsible for solving the trouble they caused.
For example, Su Jishi once gave the two brothers a bath, then she suddenly found that she could not distinguish between Qiuqiu and Dongdong!
The two brothers were identical twins. They not only looked exactly the same, even their behavior was exactly the same!
Su Jishi looked at the two bare-assed boys suspiciously and asked, “Which one of you is the older brother and which one is the younger brother?”
The two competed to answer: “It’s me, Dongdong!” “No, I’m the older brother!” “Bah, I am. I am. I know 50 dinosaurs, and can also recite a hundred ancient poems!” “I can recite the periodic table of elements, and can also calculate addition, subtraction, multiplication and division within a thousand!”
Su Jishi: “…”
Her sister had given birth to two Einsteins, right?
Su Jishi was in a difficult position when Mu Xiulun came over with a bath towel and said indifferently, “Qiuqiu, get dressed after the shower. Xiaxia will see you later and laugh at your bare bottom.”
One of the boys immediately shouted: “She-she-she-she dare!”
Mu Xiulun immediately caught him and threw him into Su Jishi’s arms, saying, “This is Qiuqiu. Quickly dress him. I’m responsible for Dongdong.”
Su Jishi: “…”
Amazing, really amazing.