Even Qin Yirou who was dismayed by Lu Lanhua recovered at that, her radiant face stained with a light blush.
With her work going well and her children growing up well, Qin Yirou looked like a whole new person in a few short months since her burden was not as loaded now. The lines on her face, too, had vanished.
Qin Yirou looked more than a decade younger than she had been.
Furthermore, she had been a beauty. It was because she was overworking and wearing herself out previously that she looked like 50 to 60 years old despite being in her forties. As her pressure eased up now, her soft features were gradually resurfacing.
It was not difficult to see that Yun Jian got her beauty from Qin Yirou as well. Otherwise, both Yun Yi and Yun Jian would not have looked as stunning.
“Xiao Zhu, don’t say things so blatantly!” Qin Yirou was abashed, especially when it was divulged in front of Si Yi and Yun Jian. Although she did share a hug with Ge Junjian just now, anyone would usually feel embarrassed when they were exposed.
“Mama Qin, I’m not bluffing!” Yun Zhu spoke with a pout, looking at Qin Yirou with blinking eyes, as he stood at the stairs on the second floor, the sleepy fog slowly clearing up.
Qin Yirou pampered Yun Zhu usually, thus the boy was able to speak his mind freely.
She had wanted to hint Yun Zhu to rephrase what he said but alas, the boy was too young to be aware of how intimate his words sounded.
Qin Yirou’s cheeks were pink instantly, like she was bashful with emotions. When Ge Junjian saw it, his words to clear the air got stuck in his throat.
As Qin Yirou and Yun Zhu spoke, Si Yi had come to the latter and bent down to pick him up gently with a small smirk.
“Cough,” Yun Jian made an abrupt noise. Her eyes were on the floor before she said with a smile, “Mom, we’ll be heading up.”
It did not feel right for her to linger here judging by the situation.
“Mm.” Qin Yirou was still flushed but she nodded.
As Yun Jian jogged upstairs, she nudged Yun Zhu and Si Yi to the room on the second floor as well. There were only Qin Yirou and Ge Junjian left on the first floor.
It was only then Qin Yirou spoke up, “Thank you for just now, Officer Ge. It almost made the kids misunderstand... My apologies.”
“No need to be sorry. I should be the one apologizing for hugging you suddenly,” Ge Junjian replied.
The two of them fell into silence then.
After Qin Yirou drove Lu Lanhua away and went back inside the house, she teared up. No one could empathize the years of grievance she had gone through.
As for Ge Junjian, for some reason, looking at Qin Yirou felt like seeing his late mother. His late father had cheated on her and she spent the rest of her living days in tears.
Feeling a pinch in his heart, Ge Junjian was already hugging Qin Yirou by the time he was aware of his action. He did not even expect to do it. Hence, he was startled as well.
It was a coincidence that little Yun Zhu had woken up then and came to the staircase to witness the scene. Children meant no harm with their words, unafraid to babble whatever that was on their mind.