177 Heartbreaking

"Even now, you're still trying to protect her. Is it because of that child?" Yuan Jiayi cried out loudly and lost control of her emotions completely.

"Yuan Jiayi," Chu Ningyi replied sternly. "If this is why you're calling, I think that there's absolutely no need for you to call at all. Judging from the looks of it, you don't plan on coming back to 'A' City at all so why not stay in France?"

"Ningyi," Yuan Jiayi suddenly cried out. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I was too emotional. I just lost control of my emotions for a while."

Yuan Jiayi had spoken urgently. She could not provoke Chu Ningyi at a time like this. Otherwise, she would completely lose her chance with him.

"Jiayi, you've accepted your leg's issues long ago. This was not a sudden thing. Even if you can't do runways anymore, you can still continue to design clothes." When he heard her softened voice and remembered how she would never be able to walk again, Chu Ningyi did not end the call on a vicious note.

"Can I still design clothes?" Yuan Jiayi sobbed.

"Of course, you're still the chief designer in the Chu Group's latest autumn fashion show. This won't change," Chu Ningyi said before he turned back to peek at Shui Anluo who was carefully wiping the little darling's body. Long Manyin had taught her all this and they were still at the learning stage.

The Chu family has nannies, maids, and wet nurses but Shui Anluo had not wanted any help. She wanted to do everything herself so how could he, as the father, lag behind?

"Alright, I'll be back in the next few days. Ningyi, thank you for always helping me."

"You're the only one who can help yourself. Jiayi. I don't want you to give up on the next half of your life just because of what had happened to your leg."

"Mm, I know, I won't." Yuan Jiayi steadied the tremors in her voice. "Ningyi, are we still friends?" Yuan Jiayi carefully asked.

Chu Ningyi slowly tucked his leg away now that it was no longer in pain. At the same time, he turned away from Shui Anluo and calmly replied, "Yes, we always have been."

"That's enough," Yuan Jiayi smiled. "It must be afternoon over there, I'll let you get back to your work."

After Yuan Jiayi ended the call, her smile slowly faded. She looked down at the message on her phone which Lin Qianchen had sent not too long ago. Even though she does not like Lin Qianchen very much, at the end of the day, she has no ill intentions toward her. Otherwise, she would not have failed to get Chu Ningyi even after she had stayed by his side for so many years.

After Chu Ningyi ended the call, he opened the door and heard Shui Anluo's gentle nursery rhyme. Even though this nursery rhyme was very… Evil!

For his son to still be able to fall asleep under these conditions, all he could say was that the apple does not fall far from the tree.

Maid Yu had brought dinner over and grumbled non-stop about the little darling. She has had to run back and forth between their home and the hospital continuously. Shui Anluo and Chu Ningyi had spent most of their time at the hospital because they were worried about any sudden emergencies involving the little darling.

"Young Master, Eldest Miss, please eat. I'll watch over the Little Master," Maid Yu said as she walked to the side of the bed and stared at the sleeping baby. "Oh dear, my poor Little Master."

"He's much better today, he's not as feverish as he was yesterday." Shui Anluo patted the little darling's small body as she replied gently.

Chu Ningyi looked at Shui Anluo. It was rare for him to hear such a quiet and soft voice from her and it caused his heart to break a little.