1470 Do you want a younger brother or younger sister?
"What's wrong? Is there anything you want to eat or drink?" The man's concerned gaze shifted along with her upward-moving gaze. "If there's anything you need, you have to tell me, alright? As long as you want it, even if it's overseas, I'll use my private plane to get it for you within an hour."
Ji Ziming's anticipation made the woman swallow back her statement of not being pregnant. "N-Nothing."
"That's great. Wait till you're more comfortable; I'll get the family doctor to have a look at you."
"Alright." She nodded. The current him would not listen to anything she said, so why not wait until the family doctor announced the fact that she was not pregnant?
Standing on the second floor, beside the golden, hollow railings, Qu Jingwan clenched her fists tightly. Her face was covered by an almost invisible layer of anger, whereas a storm was already raging in her heart.
Could it be that night when she drugged Ji Ziming? The melon, which she planted herself, was plucked by Pei Ge. Now that this woman was pregnant, her status as this family's future daughter-in-law was at risk. Furthermore, today was also the day that the man had brought this woman to the office.
Devising a scheme then and there, the lady's lips curled into an evil smile. She remembered that she had not employed her grandmother's method yet.
Pregnant? Then, I'll make your child disappear so that you won't be pregnant anymore, b*tch!
Her purple-red eyeshadow was reflected on the bright, glass mirror. Her exquisite makeup made her anger even more obvious. She walked straight into her room and planned her scheme flawlessly.
"Ziming, what if I'm not pregnant?"
"I'm saying 'what if'; after all, I haven't gone to the hospital for a checkup. What if I'm really—"
"If you're not pregnant, then I'll treat this as practice for what it's like to be a father during my wife's pregnancy. I've always regretted that when you're pregnant with our triplets, I wasn't there with you… I've always minded it."
The shimmer in his eyes warmed her heart. The ending was no longer important. The sense of security he gave her was something a baby could not.
"Mommy, mommy, are you having a baby?" Ran Ran anxiously ran down the stairs with her brothers in tow. She looked excited, as though having discovered a whole new world.
"Mommy, am I becoming a sister?" The girl only stopped when she reached her mother's side; her eyes were fixated on her belly. She gently poked it and said, "I stayed in here, too, in the past."
"That's right. My daughter stayed here for a long time." Pei Ge smiled as gentleness crept up her brows.
"Mommy, is it a younger brother or a younger sister?" The girl lifted her head as her pink lips pouted. "If only it's a younger sister, then I can wear beautiful dresses with her."
"I think a younger brother is better. I'll take good care of a younger brother as an older brother."
"Younger sister is better!"
"Younger brother is better!"
"Younger sister is just better! You still want a younger brother? Isn't little brother your younger brother? Why do you want so many younger brothers? I don't even have a younger sister, so we should have a younger sister."
"Younger brother is simply better."
An An could not say why a younger brother was good, but it should at least be better than the silent Ji Chi standing beside him right now.
The latter stood at one side and looked aggrievedly at Ji Ziming, only to notice that he was not bothered with him. He then turned to look at the woman, whose familiar side profile was gentle and caring. For a moment, it seemed that he had known it before but he could not remember.
"Ping An, come over." Pei Ge smiled as she listened to her two kids' bickering. She signaled him, and the boy was stumped for a moment before slowly walking toward her.
"Do you want a younger brother or younger sister?"
"I want both." He hesitated for a moment and said slowly when he saw her gentle brows.
"Then, you have to ask your mother whether it can be a pigeon pair or not." Sitting beside the woman, Ji Ziming's eyes darkened as he replied to his son.
"What? Mommy, you're giving birth to a pigeon pair?" The girl heard her father's words and stopped arguing with her older brother. Instead, she looked at her mother nervously, as though afraid that her words would shock her again.
"Then, I'll have a younger brother and a younger sister." An An's wish was fulfilled. As long as there was one more younger brother, another younger sister was not bad, too.
"Other than pigeon twins, there can be twins. I want mommy to give birth to two younger sisters." The girl put her hands on her waist, unwilling to take a step back.
"Then, why not two younger brothers?" Her older brother looked down, and although they were of the same age, he was half a head taller than her.
"I don't care; I just want a younger sister."
"Younger sister! Younger sister! Younger sister!"
"Younger brother! Younger brother! Younger brother!"
The two kids' bickering in the living room attracted Madam Ji's attention as she carried a tray of hot tea over. "Don't quarrel; don't quarrel. Don't disturb the baby."
"Mom, what's this?" Ji Ziming furrowed his brows as he glanced at the coffee-colored hot tea in his mother's hands. The smell was nothing he had smelled before and did not seem to be from home.
"Didn't you say that Pei Ge was having morning sickness earlier? This is specially made for pregnant women with morning sickness. I originally prepared it for Jingwan, but since Pei Ge is pregnant first, I'll give it to her."
"For pregnant women to drink? Is it this smell?"
A milky smell assailed his nostrils, but it was not the smell of milk per se. However, despite being unable to take the smell, he still accepted the bowl from his mother and placed it in front of his woman. "Have some."
Pei Ge frowned and had the same expression.
Seeing the older woman's look of anticipation, it was not nice for her to decline drinking it. "Auntie, just leave it here; I still don't feel like drinking it now."
"That won't do; I must watch you finish it. This is meant for pregnant women with morning sickness. You'll be able to eat something after drinking this. I got our cook to prepare this soup especially for you. Eat a bit later and don't be anxious. If you're hungry, I'll go prepare something else for you to fill your stomach first."
"Oh, right. Is there anything you want to eat now?" asked the man to Pei Ge. He seemed afraid of not being by her side if she wanted to eat something.
"There's nothing I want to eat for now. Place the soup here first; I'll drink it later."
"That won't do; I need to see you finish it."
"But… Right now, I—"
Madam Ji pushed the man away and sat down beside Pei Ge. "Listen to me; when you were pregnant with the three children, I wasn't by your side and couldn't take good care of you, but since you're in our family now, you don't have to worry about anything else. You don't have to go to the company; just stay at home and I'll take care of you."