1079 I thought of him again.
"You've lost weight again," said Gu Zhengrong to the woman in the chair seriously.
Since the beginning of her pregnancy, the woman had been getting skinnier. It was as if all nutrients in her body were being absorbed by the child in her stomach.
Pei Ge, who was chatting happily with her best friend, paused when she heard the man's words.
She blinked at the man. "What lost weight? I don't feel like I've lost weight."
Even though that was what she thought, as a bystander, Tang Xiaoyu agreed with her boyfriend's observation.
She eyed her best friend for a while, as though observing her through a magnifying glass.
"You've really lost weight! Haven't you been eating properly lately?"
Looking at her skinny physique, she started nagging again.
"I've really been eating properly. Besides, I haven't really lost much weight." She felt helpless as she listened to her best friend's nagging.
This couple only talked to her about two things whenever they visited.
First, it was her best friend trying to split her and her precious, and second… it was them complaining about her being too skinny!
She really did not see how she had lost weight, though.
At Doctor Cyriel's, she ate twice as much as she did before.
"Maybe the food here is no good. I think your condition has already stabilized; why don't you come and stay with us?" her best friend suggested.
"I really haven't. It might look like I've lost weight, but the doctor said that I'm doing well."
She reassured the other while patting the back of her hand.
Sometimes, she felt that she was not the one pregnant but her best friend because the latter was more careful about the child than her.
The other woman was still a little doubtful at her explanation.
"Is there anything you want to eat?" the man asked instead, taking note of the smile on her face.
"Wu! I've been craving ZQ stewed chicken—the spicy one, especially super spicy."
She swallowed her saliva as she started talking about food.
Her cravings had been getting increasingly random lately, and they were all stuff that could only be found in China.
A few days ago, she really wanted to eat malt candy—the kind could be stretched into strings, and this guy actually managed to find such in over here in the US after she had mentioned it in passing.
"ZQ stewed chicken?" The man nodded in acknowledgement of her request without promising anything. "Alright."
Even so, she was confident that he could find it.
"Ge Ge, I think you may really be carrying twins, and it's a boy and a girl at that!"
This scene of her boyfriend treating her best friend rather gently no longer evoked jealousy in Tang Xiaoyu.
Before, whenever she saw the man gently treating her best friend, she would feel jealous; now… perhaps she had gotten used to it, but she no longer felt that twinge of jealousy.
She even took a little pity on her boyfriend.
Pei Ge's eyes lit up when she heard the other woman's words
She would be elated if that were true!
"Of course! See here. Your taste is so weird lately. One moment you want something sweet, the next you want something sour. Plus, you even withstood eating those super sour oranges a few days ago."
Her best friend felt that she was right the more she said!
"As the saying goes, 'sour means boy and spicy means girl'! Doesn't that mean that you have both?"
Listening to the other's analysis, she felt that she really might be carrying two babies—a boy and a girl.
"If that's the case, then it's great."
She could not help imagining it.
If I really have two babies, I really hope that the boy will look like Ji Zi—
At this thought, the smile on her face suddenly froze.
"What's wrong?" Seeing the bright smile on her fade a little, Tang Xiaoyu tugged at her worriedly.
"Nothing…" She shook her head with a bitter smile.
Who knew why she would suddenly think of that man? It had been a while since she did.
"Hurry and fess up. What's the matter with you?"
Her best friend glared at her, clearly not believing a word she said.
Helpless, she could only tell her of how she had thought of the man.
"Earlier, I thought of… Ji Ziming."
With some difficulty, she uttered the name that she had not called or dared to think of in a while.
Her best friend's expression soured at once.
"Can we stop thinking about that scum?"
"I don't want to, either…"
She pursed her lips, sighing gently.
She had once dreamed of having children with him—a daughter that looked like him and a daughter that looked like her…
"Okay. Let's not talk about him anymore."
Afraid that talking about the man would upset her further, the other changed the topic. "Right. When are you having an ultrasound? Remember to let me know so I can come with you."
"Sure!" She happily bobbed her head.
"Still, if you're worried about me getting in the way of your alone time with the doctor, I can also refrain from going."
She rolled her eyes in exasperation at her best friend's teasing.
"He has someone he's seeing. You should watch what you say next time."
"Ah! He has someone already, huh…"
Disappointment flashed across Tang Xiaoyu's face while relief on Gu Zhengrong's face.
"If he already has someone, then I'll come with you! We can leave him out of this!"
In their conversation, the two women agreed to do an ultrasound the next day.