He started tossing the coin for the 38th attempt again and muttered head in his heart.
After revealing the palm gently, it turned out to be the tail. Unfortunately, his wish would not come true.
It was the 39th attempt. When the coin flicked to the air, there was a buzzing sound. But the sound was immediately overwhelmed by the horns of the surrounding vehicles.
Tsk, it’s still tails.
Liu Zixing stood up blankly and chose to get off at this place. The driver did not stop him. In fact, several people on the first floor of the bus had already gotten off the bus even earlier.
“Driver, how far am I to the south of White Cloud Road?” Liu Zixing turned his head and asked before getting off the bus.
“Are you walking there? It’s not far. It will probably take ten minutes.” The driver answered casually.
There was a small and famous cafe on the south of White Cloud Road, which was Liu Zixing’s destination. As the driver said, it was only ten minutes away. Liu Zixing quickly came to the front of the cafe.
It was popular among the small circle of the rich. Although the price was high, many young men were still willing to spend on such a special night.
Liu Zixing entered the door. An oncoming waiter was about to offer a guide, but he shook his head and refused it. He just walked straight in one direction.
There were no strict dress codes to accentuate the luxury quality of this place. There was no rule stating that one must wear formal clothes to enter. Liu Zixing walked past several tables and finally came to the corner.
A woman was sitting here early, wearing sunglasses, with a cup of coffee ordered. She looked at the time on the phone from time to time, as if waiting for someone. She gradually became anxious until Liu Zixing arrived.
The woman had a clear sight since Liu Zixing approached from a distance. She quickly took off her sunglasses.
Liu Zixing finally came to her. He hesitated for a moment before saying, “Oops, there was a traffic jam.”
“Get seated first.” The woman hurriedly said in a low volume. After Liu Zixing sat down, she hurriedly said, “What’s the matter? I don’t have much time. I lied to my mother that I needed to deal with some house affairs, so I came out. I have to go back quickly.”
Liu Zixing looked at the woman in front of him. It was his wife.
Liu Zixing was in a bitter mood. He didn’t hold high hopes for this woman to see him, but he still made a phone call. Unexpectedly, she still agreed to meet.
Liu ZIxing had thousands of words stuck on his throat at this moment.
In the end, Liu Zixing smiled bitterly, “Thank you for coming out to meet me, I thought…”
The woman put up a complicated expression. She shifted her gaze slightly and sighed under Liu Zixing’s gaze, “After all, we were married. I’m not cold-blooded.”
“Our child is quite well but recently has been coughing a little at night and can’t sleep. Mom said this child is afflicted with whooping cough. We need to treat the illness slowly.”
Liu Zixing smiled and said, “When I was a child, my health was poor. This kid is just like me, but he will get used to the coughs, and he will get better when he grows up. The child just got to exercise more.”
“I don’t usually see you exercise, though?” The woman had a natural and calm smile, but this smile faded quickly.
Liu Zixing felt that there was still a passion between him and his wife. He suddenly understood that even if he lost the qualification to have family affection, his wife treated him with more than just family affection.
Perhaps, love was still there, but what he did in the past disappointed them. So, he quietly closed the door and hid.
“Let’s not talk about anything else. Why do you ask me out today?”
“Is my mother doing fine?” Liu Zixing thought for a while, then suddenly asked.
“It’s okay, but she hasn’t been able to eat much recently. The company’s affairs overwhelm her.” The woman shook her head, “I used to think that my mom was just a young lady who knows nothing. I didn’t expect her to take charge of the company again. Her means are harsh. She doesn’t seem like the same person.”
“The company came to the scale today with the hard work of my mom and my dad.” Liu Zixing shook his head, “She is a strong woman, but after she had me as a baby, she slowly changed. But, I have always let her down.”
The woman suddenly looked at Liu Zixing, gritted her teeth, and said, “Zixing, your ears…”
Liu Zixing pulled his hat down a little and shook his head.
“Mom is still soft-hearted.” The woman lowered her voice, “Perhaps she gets angry at you this time, so she wants to teach you a lesson. Even the ruthless lion doesn’t eat their cubs, let alone she is your biological mother. After a while, when mom calms down, I can…”
She had never seen Liu Zixing in such a desolate state. She didn’t know if she had an illusion. This man who had been sleeping next to her pillow seemed to be ten years old after a few days of absence.
“En, that will be great.” Liu Zixing nodded softly.
If that could happen, that would be naturally the best. It was just that only he knew that this was impossible. How could the things that he sold in the first place remain?
He felt some of his wife’s remaining emotions towards him, and he was not willing to make her too disappointed and in pain. Perhaps, in his wife’s thoughts, he would be forgiven by Mrs. Liu one day and turned over a new leaf. He would return to Liu’s house and lived a happy ever after.
Maybe the wives have this common wish, right?
On this special day, even if he knew that such a wish wouldn’t come true, he didn’t want to point it out and let it seep into his dream.
“By the way, can you put this into the company’s account?” Liu Zixing slowly pushed out a check toward his wife.
The amount on the cheque surprised his wife. She stared at her husband inconceivably, as if she was exhausting her mind, trying to guess where he got this considerable wealth.
“Don’t worry, although it’s not a legitimate source, it won’t be investigated.” Liu Zixing said softly, “You only need to ask around before getting the name of the account. Four Seasons Group is not a small company. The money isn’t a lot, but treat it as compensation for what I owe over the years. With this funding, I believe the company will develop better. I will leave first.”
Liu Zixing got up and left. The wife held the cheque and watched him leaving. She wanted to open her mouth several times to have Liu Zixing stay. It was only when Liu Zixing’s back was about to disappear in front of the cafe’s door, she suddenly stood up, “Zixing!”
Liu Zixing paused and finally pushed the door to leave.
Liu Zixing walked out of the cafe and looked up on the street. He heard that the air in winter should be cleaner, but he didn’t see many stars, with even the Big Dipper being faint.
He laughed at himself and took the coin out of his pocket. With a flick of his thumb, the rotating coin fell on his arm. He murmured in his heart: Heads.
When he opened his palm, it was still the tail.
This was the 53th attempt. He still lost in the end.
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