839 My precious son forgets his mother now that he has his soon-to-be wife.
"What, Ming Ming?! You want to bring forward your engagement to Ge Ge?"
Madam Ji was pleasantly surprised by his visit to their place, but before she could be too pleased with it, she was taken aback by his straightforward request.
The moment her son entered the house, he told them…
"Not only is our engagement to be brought forward, the wedding will be brought forward as well."
He spoke coolly as if failing to register his parents' confusion.
"What?! The wedding, too?!"
Receiving another blow from this, she suddenly felt that she could not keep up with her son.
"Son, are you alright? Why are you joking with your dad and I the moment you visit us?"
She eyed her son with uncertainty as she tried to read his expression. Unfortunately, their son had a perpetually poker face, so it was difficult to do that.
Mister Ji, who was sitting beside his wife, frowned, too.
"What are you trying to do? Your mother's hands are already full helping you with the engagement and wedding, and now she's got to hear this from you. Has someone been forcing you?" he asked with a serious expression.
Ji Ziming's brows twitched at his parents' accusation. On this rare occasion, he decided to explain it clearly to them.
"Nobody is forcing me. I'm the one who wants to marry my girlfriend earlier."
Though he was expressionless, his eyes were filled with seriousness.
"…" His father's brows tightly knitted at this.
His mother, on the other hand, was way more delighted.
"Aiya! Son, I really didn't expect to see so anxious! Tsk, tsk, tsk! It's so unexpected for you to plant yourself in the palm of a woman's hand."
He shot his parents a glare before continuing. "I've spoken to my girlfriend and her mother about bringing the dates forward, so you guys don't have to worry about that. All in all, my engagement party with her will be held next week."
"Son, it's not that I want to stop you from doing that, but…"
Madam Ji's lips twitched as she told her son seriously, "It is really too rush! There isn't much time left. Not only are the venue and decorations unconfirmed, even Ge Ge's wedding dress on day hasn't been selected yet."
Her words effectively caused the expressionless Ji Ziming to frown.
Indeed, he was too anxious when it came to this issue, but…
"Mom, you don't have to worry about that. I'll settle it," he said calmly. He did not explicitly explain how he was going to settle it, but they somehow sensed his conviction.
"You'll settle it? What can you do well? Plus, how can a groom prepare for an engagement party?"
She shook her head, feeling exasperated inside.
"Son, although I'm unsure of what triggered you, this engagement party should be prepared by Ge Ge's mother and me. You shouldn't be thinking of doing it personally. Since time immemorial, I've never once heard a groom preparing the engagement party."
After much discussion with his mother, the man agreed not to meddle in the engagement party.
However, by not meddling in it, it did not mean that he would totally let go.
"I'll settle Ge Ge's wedding dress. You and auntie Zhang just have to focus on preparing the venue."
He did not stay long and went home thereafter.
After her son left, Madam Ji complained to her husband beside her.
"Look at your son; every time he comes over, all he discusses with us are issues related to his future wife. This is the classic instance of a son forgetting his mother after getting a wife."
"You're the one who spoiled our child, causing him to become who he is. In any case, don't you really like his girlfriend?"
The man was unbothered by all this. He had long ago understood that, once his son grew up, he would have his separate life.
Furthermore, he also enjoyed spending time alone with his wife!
"It's true that I really like her and that I'm thankful to her. Without her, our silly son would likely still not understand love."
She let out a gentle smile and continued. "Still, this doesn't mean that I won't feel jealous of my future daughter-in-law.
"I've never seen our son be so into a woman. As much as I hate to admit, he's probably not as concerned about us…"
Seeing his wife's forlorn look, his cold expression was filled with gentleness as he comforted, "Silly, what are you talking about? How is our son like that? You shouldn't overanalyze things. Though our son may appear aloof, he is actually very filial."
"Of course, how won't I know that our precious is very filial?"
Her forlorn look quickly dissipated.
"Alright. Regardless of what our precious son is crazy about, as his mother, I must plan his engagement party properly!"
As the man's parents discussed about his engagement party, the man, meanwhile, was on his way to meet his friends and phoned Mu Heng.
"Yo, Ziming! Why is a busy man like you calling me? That's so rare of you!"
The moment the line connected, he heard his flamboyant friend's cheerful voice come through.
"Get everyone to go to our usual place," he coldly said.
"Aye? What's the occasion? Why do you sound serious today?"
Mu Heng was curious about why this friend of his suggested a meetup.
"I'd like to tell you about an important matter."