Chapter 246: Extra - Lu Chenzhou And Cheng Xi: I’m Only Happy When Iapos;m With You (I)
After Cheng Xi married Lu Chenzhou, she spent the next three years in Gansu, where her illustrious career truly started taking off. When she was reassigned back to Renyi, she published her paper “Novel Treatment Procedures in Psychiatric Care,” which was based on the three years’ experience she had accumulated treating these illnesses in Gansu. The paper provided new modes of thinking and treatment plans for many long-standing difficult mental illnesses.
Her paper was actually published in Nature, one of the most well-known science journals in the West.
With this success, Cheng Xi’s name started circulating within the world of psychiatry. At the same time, because of the success of her work in Gansu, she aroused the attention and curiosity of psychiatrists worldwide. As her organization expanded both in size, influence, and scope, more and more people and other, smaller organizations flocked toward it.
Of course, the latter didn’t have much to do with Cheng Xi anymore. Ever since Ceng Xing had gone to Gansu, Cheng Xi had given him all of the liaison and administrative tasks. Thus, unlike Cheng Xi, who focused wholeheartedly on medical treatment and research, Ceng Xing spent the majority of his time on administrative tasks—and the results showed that he was far better as an administrator than a psychiatrist.
In the end, he also found a career path that was suitable for him.
And in order to better manage this burgeoning organization, Ceng Xing transferred to Lanzhou General Hospital shortly after arriving in Gansu. It was at Lanzhou that he met his true love.
His marriage took place a year before Cheng Xi left Gansu, and by the time Cheng Xi finally did leave, he had already had a child who was almost a hundred days old; his relationship had progressed very rapidly.
On the day that Cheng Xi left, the weather was good, and Ceng Xing had brought his wife and child to see her off. When he saw Lu Chenzhou and Chen Jiaman by Cheng Xi’s side, he intentionally teased, “Mr. Lu, this is the goddaughter that Cheng Xi claimed on your behalf. Aren’t you going to hug her?”
As expected, Mr. Lu’s face turned ashen.
Once again, Cheng Xi had made him a “father” without asking for his permission or agreement—a godfather was still a father!
But what upset him even more was the fact that the man in front of him had been in such low spirits when he and Cheng Xi had gotten married. And now, he seemed to be a completely new person…… When Lu Chenzhou thought about it, he really was somewhat of a failure. Over the last three years, he visited Gansu about once a month on average, and depending on Cheng Xi’s ovulation period, stayed around ten days per visit each time. Unfortunately, although he had strived to sow his seed with great effort, the field remained barren even after three years!
Even Baldy had become a father by now, and he constantly bragged to Lu Chenzhou, “My son’s going to be born any day now! Where’s your daughter and my future daughter-in-law?”
Mr. Lu didn’t like sons, and he had always wanted a cute and gentle daughter like Cheng Xi. But before Cheng Xi could give birth to a daughter, Ceng Xing had come along with a supposed “goddaughter” for him. Unfortunately for Lu Chenzhou, Cheng Xi evidently liked this little baby girl very much. When Lu Chenzhou shied away from the baby, she smiled, received the baby from Ceng Xing, and held her lovingly as she said to Chen Jiaman, “Look, your sister’s cute, isn’t she? Feel her hands—my goodness, they’re so soft. Ah, she scratched me~ She’s quite strong.”
Cheng Xi cradled the baby for the entire trip to the airport, not complaining at all.
Lu Chenzhou was unhappy, and when they finally boarded the plane, he flipped her around to face him. “Why are you so enthusiastic about embracing someone else?”
“......That was a three-month-old baby……”
Lu Chenzhou stared at her until Cheng Xi couldn’t stand it anymore. She preemptively hugged him of her own accord and then, in a particularly mushy fashion, said, “Alright, alright. It was my mistake. I shouldn’t have hugged anyone else. You’re also my baby, and I’ll only hug you.”
Mr. Lu rested his head on her knees, only feeling content after she cradled him for the entire flight.
With Lu Chenzhou around, Chen Jiaman was normally particularly obedient. However, on this flight, she couldn’t help herself from flinging a few supercilious glances at Lu Chenzhou before secretly whispering to Cheng Xi, “Dad’s really childish.”
Cheng Xi laughed. “It’s alright. I don’t mind.”
After all, the reason why Lu Chenzhou could act so childish in front of her was because he trusted her. He had never shirked any of his responsibilities, not even Donglai. After their honeymoon, he had stormed back into the company through a forceful takeover, publicly admitted the problem with their vaccine, acknowledged the misdeeds committed by Donglai’s management, and then publicly apologized while also promising to compensate all of the children and families that had been affected by the incident. Then, Lu Chenzhou began a thorough audit of the company, including all of their current products. This entire process was made transparent to the public, and he even recruited unbiased volunteers for the audit.
And lastly, Donglai had to accept the huge fine levied by the government—though, the only reason why they were able to get away with just a fine was because the problem hadn’t been very widespread. Otherwise, just a fine would be nowhere near enough.
This series of actions finally brought Donglai some breathing room, but it almost bankrupted the company in the process.
In the end, it was Cai Yi who saved Donglai. Her research had been prospering after her breakthrough, and her announcement that she was collaborating with Donglai to develop new medication to curb depression breathed new life into the company.
In the three years after the scandal, Donglai steadily recovered and rebuilt itself. Although it couldn’t quite reach its previous peak performance, its reputation soared within the industry as the company had pared down its nonessential ventures and streamlined its workflow, essentially transitioning into a specialized manufacturing company.
Lu Chenzhou fell asleep in the beginning of the flight. When he woke up, he saw Cheng Xi browsing through some of Donglai’s documents. He sat up a little straighter and hugged her. “Why’re you looking at this?”
She smiled at him. “Of course it’s because I want to know what you’ve been doing all these years. And I don’t want to hear about how wonderful and talented you are from someone else.”
Lu Chenzhou took the tablet from her as he kissed her lips. “I can tell you all of those things myself.” He kissed her again before saying, “Cheng Xi, I know that I don’t like to talk, but in the future, I’ll do my best to let you know about the things that I want to do and have done. If you want me to do anything else, then just please tell me, alright?”
He also added on, “I don’t know how to love people, but I’ll do my best to learn to love you.”
A few years ago, he had said something similar to this. In truth, over all of these years, he had worked hard to fulfill this promise.
Cheng Xi smiled as she caressed his face. “Alright. My legs are numb because you’ve been sleeping on them, so will you help me massage them?”
He sighed, leaned down, and started squeezing her legs in a rough and untrained manner. His ministrations only made Cheng Xi itchy, and she couldn’t stop herself from giggling lightly. Then, she hurriedly grabbed his hands. “Alright, alright. It’s not numb anymore.”
She leaned down slightly, causing her upper body to rest against his shoulder as she laughed so hard that her face turned slightly red. Lu Chenzhou kissed her lips softly, and then deepened the kiss.
Cheng Xi was a little embarrassed by the public display of affection, but she couldn’t break free. In the end, she closed her eyes and did her best to pretend that nobody could see them.
Her wish nearly came true; Chen Jiaman had fallen asleep, and the attendants had been instructed not to disturb them. If they did enter, however, then they would have seen a cloyingly sweet sight, beautiful and warm. A handsome man and a beautiful woman were smiling and eyeing each other as if they were characters in a children’s fairytale.
In the past, Lu Chenzhou hated travelling, but now, being on the road with Cheng Xi was one of his favorite ways to spend his time. Afterall, it was only then that she belonged solely to him.
After the plane landed, Cheng Xi was once again surrounded by a crowd of people who had come to welcome her, pushing Mr. Lu away from her. Chen Jiaman, that terrible lass, had long since lost her fear of him after a few words from Cheng Xi. When she saw Lu Chenzhou being separated from Cheng Xi, since she hated seeing him occupy all of Cheng Xi’s time, she naturally mocked, “Is your heart aching? You’re not the only one by Mom’s side anymore.”
Lu Chenzhou vowed to give birth to a daughter to lower Chen Jiaman’s importance in Cheng Xi’s heart!!!