WBVDEC Chapter 147 - Years Later (Extra)
In a blink of an eye, Jiang Yu and Gu Shenliu's three children had grown up. The youngest Princess Qi had also welcomed her 20th birthday under the attention of many fans. Fortunately, to the satisfaction of fans, the three brothers and sisters of the Gu family, whom they liked since childhood, grew up well all the way. They didn't grow crooked or anything. They perfectly inherited the good genes of their parents, which means their looks were against the sky.
The eldest, Gu Zeheng, was even more handsome than his father, very fitting to be a famous actor.
The second child, Gu Zeyi, was a metrosexual man with both handsomeness and taste. His whole body was full of fashion sense and emphasis. His design talents also amazed the world!
The third child, Princess Qiqi, was the most famous among the three, but what representative works she had? Sorry, nothing. She was neither a star nor a designer, and she had nothing special to shine. Her only specialty was beauty. How beautiful was she? Taking a photo at random could make people cry. The photos taken by passersby had all been suspected of photoshop, only the taker knew that it was the original film. Her appearance was higher than that of her mother, and she has also absorbed all of the good points of her father.
It's impossible not to like this kind of Qiqi! In fact, she had received all kinds of endorsements since she was a child, and various big-name directors had asked her to take a role as Xiaolongnu, Nie Xiaoqian, Princess Taiping, etc... It's a pity that Qiqi was not interested in these, she was busy finishing her studies Besides, her favorite thing to do was to play in the mountains and waters. After playing a lot, she became better at taking photos. In the end, she never returned from the road to becoming a photographer. Under the influence of Gu Shenliu, she fell in love with photographing the starry sky, and her night sky photos taken on the Great Wall became the best photographic works of the year. (TN: Xiaolongnü is the fictional female protagonist of the wuxia novel The Return of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong. In the novel, her physical appearances is described as follows: "skin as white as snow, beautiful and elegant beyond convention and cannot be underestimated, but appears cold and indifferent" / Nie Xiaoqian or Nieh Hsiao-chien is the lead female character in "The Magic Sword", a fantasy story in Pu Songling's short story collection Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Pu describes her appearance as "gorgeous; girl in paintings" / Princess Taiping was a royal princess during the Tang dynasty and her mother Wu Zetian's Zhou dynasty. She is the most famous, influential and powerful princess of the Tang Dynasty and the whole history of China for her power, ability and ambition. She was involved in political difficulties and developments during the reigns of her mother and brothers.)
Therefore, Qiqi established her own travel website, which became the top three travel brand in sales within a year of its establishment.
It could be said that the three brothers and sisters of the Gu family had been brought up so well that fans were sighing that the influence of parents on their children was indeed far-reaching. Because Gu Shenliu and Jiang Yu not only work hard, but also had a good relationship, these made the three children's temperaments became good, gentle, and polite.
The sound of the door opening came. In the villa where the Gu family moved into, Qiqi walked in barefoot and looked around suspiciously. "Strange, where is everyone?" In the past, her father would get off work early and cook dinner, while mother would go into the kitchen to help my father when she had time, and the three brothers and sisters would do their own work. The elder brother Gu Zeheng would usually watch old movies, read books, or reply to the fans' messages or something.
Qiqi pushed open Gu Zeheng's door and said doubtfully: "Ehhh, Big Brother isn't here? It's strange, he obviously has nothing to do recently, so he should be at home every day."
Gu Zeheng made his debut since he was a child, but his family only wanted him to be happy. Who would have thought that Gu Zeheng would get better and better, and he even won the Best Actor title a few years ago. He won the award at a younger age than Gu Shenliu. It was said that his was better but still had the style of his father.
Qiqi walked into her second brother Gu Zeyi's room next. In the past, the second brother would always be busy drawing design drafts. After all, now mother rarely went to the company, so second brother bore half of the burden for mother and became the chief designer of JY Haute Couture. People said that men either don't do design at all, but once they do, they would be soaring high. Qiqi deeply agreed with this. Although her mother had a high achievement in the design industry, she had also been criticized often. She was a Chinese woman who was comparable to Coco Chanel, however, she was still different from the genius design of the second brother's own talent. The second brother's design not only aroused the enthusiasm of women, but also explored the functionality of the design, so that the design was not limited to imagination.
"Strange! Second brother isn't here as well, where have everyone gone?" Qiqi muttered.
Suddenly, there was a sound of engine. Qiqi ran downstairs, only to see the eldest brother and the second brother come back together. She had to say that the two brothers were really very handsome. The eldest brother was 183, and the second brother was 185, both of which were in good shape. They were completely male gods! (TN: 183 cm approx. 6' / 185 cm approx 6'1")
"Big brother, second brother..." Qiqi walked over with a smile. As the only girl in the Gu family, she had been treated like a princess since she was a child. Her two brothers were also so good. Since childhood, girls in the same class had always asked her to send love letters. Because of this her relationship with girls was always extraordinarily good.
Gu Zeheng touched the top of his sister's head and said with a smile, "Qiqi, where are the parents?"
"Brother, I was about to talk about this. It's so strange, the parents are not at home and the phone can't get through. The two of them turned off their phones together. Do you think something happened?" Qiqi was very worried.
Gu Zeheng and Gu Zeyi looked at each other and smiled clearly at the same time.
"Does it need to be said? They must be celebrating behind our backs! Let me think about it, today is Mom's birthday?" Gu Zeheng guessed.
"So, is it Dad's birthday?"
"No!" Qiqi said hurriedly, "I've thought about all this, but it's not right!"
"Neither?" Gu Zeheng rubbed his chin. He suddenly remembered something, pursed his lips and smiled: "I remember, today is my parents' wedding anniversary! Do you think the two of them sneaked out on vacation behind our backs again? Huh?"
Qiqi was about to cry when she heard these words. She finally pushed herself away from work. She wanted to go home and cuddle her parents because she was afraid that the two "old people" would be lonely at home as there was no one to talk to. Wasn't this what people always say on TV? When the children didn't go home, the parents made do with their meals and ate only pickles or something. Qiqi was afraid that Gu Shenliu and Jiang Yu would do the same, so she hurried back, but they were not at home at all.
Qiqi instructed her mobile phone by voice: "Help me check my mother's flight ticket." And then she input Jiang Yu's ID number. Siri quickly helped her find out that an hour ago, Gu Shenliu and Jiang Yu boarded the plane to Milos.
"They're on vacation without us again!"
"Where did they go?"
"Greece!" Qiqi said with a bitter face: "Big brother, second brother, why do you think our parents are like this? After being married for so many years, they still often abandon us and run out. There are not even newlywed couples like them."
Gu Zeheng smiled lightly, patted his sister's head, and said in a deep voice, "You haven't gotten used to it for so many years?"
"I'm used to it, but I just feel that I've been abandoned again. I feel very pitiful..." The little princess cried.
Gu Shenliu and Jiang Yu had been married for more than 20 years and had always had a very good relationship. Other husbands and wives would get tired of being together, but they had no such troubles at all. They were used to compressing their work to a specific time, leaving the following time free for the other half and the children, so that the three brothers and sisters never felt a lack of love when they were growing up. Because their parents, especially their father, always accompanied them. They were very happy when their parents were in a good relationship, but who liked to be an abandoned child?
Gu Zeyi sighed: "It's been more than twenty years, so you should get used to it!"
"It must be father's idea again!" Qiqi said angrily.
At the same time, Gu Shenliu, who was far away in Greece, sneezed.
"Look at you!" Jiang Yu, who was nearly fifty years old, still looked very young. She exercised every day, so her figure was not out of shape at all. Last time she went shopping with Gu Zeheng, they were misunderstood as a couple. "Suddenly sneezing, someone must be talking about you. If I guessed correctly, the children are home now."
"Let them talk!" Gu Shenliu snorted coldly. Before marriage, he thought he would never share Jiang Yu with anyone in this life. Only after having three children did he realized that those little brats were here to restrain her. When they were a child, they would want to sleep their mother every night, so that he couldn't even touch his wife's bedside. They would take a bath early and lied on his bed while kicking him away, saying that they wanted to talk to their mother all night. At that time he could only look forward to the three children growing up and leaving home, so that he had the opportunity to monopolize his wife, but he didn’t expect that the three children unanimously chose to stay in Shencheng and they all lived at home. Because of this he and his wife didn't even have time to be alone.
Gu Shenliu held Jiang Yu in his arms: "They should have grown up long ago!"
"You! You are always jealous of your children!"
"No, it's you that are too protective of your children. If you spoil your children like this, it's easy for them to have an Oedipus complex." Gu Shenliu reminded. (TN: Oedipus Complex: The attachment of the child to the parent of the opposite sex, accompanied by envious and aggressive feelings toward the parent of the same sex.)
Jiang Yu laughed. Oedipus complex? How could the children even had the chance to get close to her? Gu Shenliu couldn't wait to throw these children out all the time and let them fend for themselves. However, she looked at the seascape in front of her and couldn't help sighing. In the second year after giving birth to her eldest son, she and Gu Shenliu also went to Greece. Unexpectedly, more than 20 years had passed in the blink of an eye.
In the past 20 years, China had developed rapidly. It had realized its long-standing dream of becoming a powerful country. Now it truly had the right to speak in the world. Technology was also developing. They had applied the technology of maglev to cars, and airplane had also been accelerated many times. Now it only took 2 hours from China to Greece. (TN: Normal flight time from Shanghai to Athens is 15 hours 50 minutes.)
It was worth mentioning that China's fashion industry was also developing rapidly. Among them, Jiang Yu had contributed a lot. She made all girls pay attention to fashion and made fashion a simple thing. Mengcheng app, JY brand, and Jado all made Chinese Girls gradually became more affectionate to domestic products. By the way, Jiang Yu's Huajianji had also become a first-line cosmetics brand. A domestic brand that makes Chinese people proud.
"Husband, time flies so fast!" Jiang Yu sighed.
Gu Shenliu kissed Jiang Yu's forehead and said contentedly, "Yes. Before we know it, most of our life will pass."
"Yeah! I never thought that I would be middle-aged. I actually will have the day I want to introduce partners to my children."
"You haven't changed!" Gu Shenliu looked at his beloved wife lovingly, "After all these years, you are still the little girl in my heart."
"Little girl? Have you ever seen such an old little girl?" Jiang Yu smiled. Although she took good care of herself, she would inevitably have lines at the corners of her eyes when she smiled.
Gu Shenliu smiled and stroked the corners of Jiang Yu's eyes. There was no need to erase the traces of the years, because it left a different taste on her face. "You haven't changed much, but I'm a lot older."
Gu Shenliu was nearly ten years older than Jiang Yu. Nearly 30 years have passed, and time had really left a clear imprint on Gu Shenliu. Because Jiang Yu was so well maintained, when they went out, some people said that they were old cow eating young grass couple, which made Gu Shenliu angry.
Jiang Yu smiled, "How can you be old? You are still very handsome, tall and handsome, with a great accent. You have changed from a young handsome guy to an old handsome guy."
Gu Shenliu hugged Jiang Yu, and the two walked on the beach, chatting while strolling.
Soon, the setting sun jumped hover on the sea level, and the sunset glow reddened the sky and the water. Everyone looked at the sunset excitedly and began to take out their cameras to capture the scene.
Only Gu Shenliu and Jiang Yu did not move. Living to their age, images could no longer be left in camera's memory. They had taken countless photos in their lives, but they never actually looked at them. The real beauty should be left in the person, so they needed to be watched carefully with eyes and heart.
They stared at the sea. The rays of the sun shone on them, and the two cuddled together in a warm and loving way.
Gu Shenliu suddenly said, "Wife, have you ever regretted marrying me even once in your life?"
"Regret?" Jiang Yu smiled and shook her head: "I'm still afraid that you will regret it. Look at me, I can't do anything other than make money by designing. So far, I don't know what size shoes my son and daughter wear, and I often don't know where they are. If you hadn't reminded me about the school situation, I would have been a very incompetent mother. You not only took good care of me, but also took good care of the family. To be honest, apart from you, I can't imagine what life would be like to marry someone else! Really, I can't imagine!"
Gu Shenliu heard the words, raised his lips and smiled lightly:
"Wife, I can't imagine my life without you."
It was something he didn't even dare to think about. Without her, he would have had a very bad life.
Life is very long, and you have to walk slowly every day to pass, but it is also very short, so short that you are no longer young in a blink of an eye.
"We are getting old." Gu Shenliu sighed. Before he knew it, he also became an old man in the eyes of passersby. Of course, he was still a well-maintained old man!
Jiang Yu said with a smile: "We have three children. Our eldest son will be thirty in two years, who else is old if not us?"
Gu Shenliu didn't speak. The two of them watched the sunset quietly. In this life, wealth is fleeting. At this age, all they could ask for was a healthy body.
"Wife, I have to tell you..." Gu Shenliu approached Jiang Yu's ear with a low tone: "In some ways, I am still strong. The sword is not old!"
Jiang Yu smiled immediately. She looked at her man. "What do you want to say?"
"Tonight, let's exercise together?"
"You!" Jiang Yu smiled at Gu Shenliu: "You just can't forget this every day!"
"A knife will become dull if it is not sharpened and a gun will rust if it is not polished. Wife, think about your husband's health!"
Jiang Yu laughed, this man, for so many years, his enthusiasm for her had not diminished at all. Just like when they first met, he seemed to be very interested in her every day, which made Jiang Yu have an illusion. It was as if time It didn't pass at all.
Gu Shenliu finally let Jiang Yu compromise and went back to the hotel with her to fall in love once again. It was rare for him to be able to occupy his wife alone!
Thinking that he finally got rid of the three children, Gu shenliu thought of arranging a candlelight dinner. Thinking of this, he said: "Wife, I made a reservation in a famous local restaurant. Let's dress up and go to dinner."
"Okay!" Jiang Yu smiled and changed her clothes. Looking up, she saw that Gu Shenliu had already put on a suit. Even though she had seen this tall and handsome man for many years, her heart still beat faster. She walked over, straightened out Gu Shenliu's suit, and tied his tie professionally.
"Husband, you are so handsome!"
"Wife, you are beautiful too!"
The two looked at each other affectionately.
Gu Shenliu opened the door with a gentlemanly smile, "Beautiful lady, can I invite you to dinner tonight?" After speaking, he stretched out his hand as an invitation.
Jiang Yu smiled and put her hand in Gu Shenliu's palm. "Sure."
The two were about to go out when they saw three familiar people standing at the door.
Jiang Yu and Gu Shenliu were stunned at the same time.
"Surprise!" Qiqi's voice started first.
"Mom, Dad, where are you going to eat? Can you bring us?" Gu Zeheng's voice.
"Mom, Dad, all this is Qiqi's idea, it doesn't involve me." Gu Zeyi's voice.
Seeing the three children, Jiang Yu said excitedly, "Why are you here?"
"Mommy, Qiqi misses you so much..." After Qiqi finished speaking, she hugged Jiang Yu coquettishly, rubbed against Jiang Yu's arms, and then looked at Gu Shenliu defiantly.
Gu Shenliu's eyes jumped! Who gave birth to this ghost girl? She was not an actor, but she definitely had an acting talent! Especially when it came to fighting for favor.
"Mom, Dad, we're hungry, shall we go to the restaurant to eat together?" Gu Zeheng suggested.
"Okay, okay!" Jiang Yu said with a smile: "Your father has just booked a restaurant. Let's have a family reunion dinner."
Behind, Gu Shenliu gritted his teeth with hatred. He had looked forward to this one-on-one date with his wife for a long time, but it was ruined by these three babies again!
Gu Shenliu gritted his teeth with hatred and kept thinking in his heart: "This is what I gave birth to! What I gave birth to! What I gave birth to!"
The lights stretched the shadows, and under the dark night, the family of five's figures gradually merge...
So, that's it.
Thanks everyone for following WBVDEC for the last 10 months since Oct 2021, it has been so much fun finally completing another great story.
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