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As Xi Xiaye said this, she hugged him even tighter. Her voice could not help but be choked with sobs and hoarse.
Actually, Xi Xiaye respected Mu Yinan very much and she was quite close to him, even closer than she was with Wang Hui. After all, when she was working at Glory World, he had always taken care of her.
After she married Mu Yuchen and entered the Mu family, the two elders treated her very well. She was grateful to them from the bottom of her heart. If it were not for them, she and Mu Yuchen might not have the love they had today. She might not have even met Mu Yuchen.
“If you’re very sad, you can…”
“I’ll be fine in a while. I’m just a little out of breath.”
Before Xi Xiaye could finish, Mu Yuchen’s lowered and hoarse voice cut her off.
“Goodbye, Grandfather. May your soul in heaven ascend to paradise with Grandmother. There won’t be any worries or sadness over there. If you don’t have enough after this life, there will be more than one life over there. You and Grandmother will be together forever.”
Xi Xiaye could only look at the old man who had passed away on the hospital bed through her misty eyes.
“I’ve been worried about this day for the past few days. I didn’t expect it to be so soon. I thought I could at least hold on for a few more days. When the rainy days would be over and the sun comes out, I was going to let him go out and bask in the sun. Perhaps it would’ve made him feel better and he’d have lasted for a few more days.”
Mu Yuchen’s low and hoarse voice rang out. Xi Xiaye felt his hand holding hers tightly. She could even feel some pain, but she did not say anything and just let him hold her.
She knew that he must be very sad.
He had always respected and cared for his grandparents. He had cultivated very deep feelings for them since they were young. Now that they had left, this kind of pain was not something that ordinary people could understand.
Xi Xiaye felt the same way. When her grandfather had left back then, did she not feel this kind of heart-wrenching pain too?
If she could make him feel better, she would be willing to take on everything that she could share.
However, Mu Yuchen did not ask her to do anything. He just looked at the person on the bed.
“He’s too anxious to see Grandmother. Time flies, in the blink of an eye, so much time has passed. Many times, no matter how rational we try to be, we can’t resist the raging waves of longing. Grandfather is mentally unwell, without Grandmother, there’s no cure for him. Although I’m very sad, I’m still touched by their pure feelings. It made me…”
Xi Xiaye took a deep breath. In the blink of an eye, bean-sized tears rolled down her cheeks.
She sniffed and quickly turned away to raise the back of her hand to wipe her tears. “Alright, don’t be sad for too long. There’s still a lot of things to do next. I’ll get the butler to explain things to you. You…”
“I need to be alone for a while. Don’t worry, it’s fine. Call the butler over first. I’ll be down right away,” said Mu Yuchen.
Xi Xiaye then nodded and quietly left the room to give him some space.
Outside the window was the sound of the wind and rain, and the coldness poured in one after another. In the cold wind, there were even scattered petals and fallen leaves. The curtains by the window swayed with the wind, and the floor under the windowsill was already slightly stained with a layer of moisture.
Qi Lei stood in front of the window. There was an easel in front of him, and he was leisurely drawing a pavilion in the corner outside the window.
The scene on the drawing block was already more than half completed. It was already evening, and the sky was very gloomy. Qi Lei’s drawing also had an indescribable gloomy feeling.
“Master Qi, there’s news from the Mu family’s old residence. Elder Master Mu has gone. He just passed.”
Just as Qi Lei was focused on his work, Yang Sheng’s gloomy voice suddenly came from behind him.
When Qi Lei heard it, he paused. With a bang, the paintbrush in his hand fell to the ground.
He was gone?
Qi Lei was stunned for a moment, and his body froze for a moment. However, he quickly came back to his senses. He did not look back at Yang Sheng. Instead, he bent down and silently picked up the paintbrush that had fallen to the ground.
“The Mu family has decided to organize a simple funeral. The elder doesn’t like crowds either. The news of the funeral hasn’t been confirmed yet. It should be held in the first hall of the funeral parlor. Master Qi, should we…”
Yang Sheng had a hint of respect for someone as famous as Mu Yinan in the past. In addition to Qi Lei’s relationship with Mu Yuchen and the rest, Yang Sheng naturally felt heartache and regret at the news of Mu Yinan’s passing.
Qi Lei listened but did not say anything for a long time. He did not know how much time had passed before he raised his eyes slightly and looked out of the window. He blinked and said in a low voice, “Even though we knew that this day would come sooner or later, it’s still too soon… we can’t keep those who really want to leave in the end.”
“Master Qi, Master Mu and Miss Xiaye must be very sad. They’ve always respected and loved Elder Mu. They must be very sad over Elder Mu’s passing.”
Yang Sheng’s voice was a little helpless and bitter. “I can’t believe that Elder Mu, who was so strong before, would leave just like that.”
“Birth, old age, illness, and death are the most helpless things in the world. Because there’s affection, that’s why they’re sad. Go over and take a look. See if there’s anything they need help with. Let me know as soon as the news of the funeral is out. Also, when you see Mu Yuchen, help me give this painting to him—”
As Qi Lei spoke, he took the painting that was almost done from the easel and handed it to Yang Sheng.
Yang Sheng took it and looked at the painting on the paper. He realized that Qi Lei had drawn the gazebo outside the window, but in the painting, there were a few morning glory flowers blooming at the bottom of the gazebo steps. They were blue, pink, and many different colors, although the entire drawing was a little gloomy, these few morning glory flowers suddenly brought life to the entire drawing.
Yang Sheng did not seem to be able to see anything. When he wanted to ask, Qi Lei had already opened his mouth
“Give the drawing to him. He’ll know what it means.”
Yang Sheng was stunned for a moment before he slowly put it away. He replied, “Alright, Master Qi! I’ll hand it to Master Mu personally.”
“Let him rest for a while. There won’t be any problems with business matters with me watching over it. Besides, I’m not interested in taking advantage of him anymore. I hope that he can recover as soon as possible,” said Qi Lei.
Yang Sheng nodded. “Yes, Young Master Qi. I’ll bring the message too.”
“Yes, you can go. You don’t have to come to work for the next few days, just help out over there.”
Qi Lei raised his hand and rubbed the space between his eyebrows. He put down the pen in his hand, turned around with a little disinterest, and walked towards the corridor on the side—
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