1488 Great to Have You 48
Fan Shixin gladly agreed, for he allowed his wife to make all the decisions.
Coincidentally, they ran into Wu Pingyang at the bridal store.
Mu Wansheng thought that her eyes were playing tricks on her at first. However, she took a closer look and discovered that it was really Wu Pingyang.
Wu Pingyang was dressed in a white wedding gown and having her makeup down.
Mu Wansheng scanned her surroundings to see that there wasn't another man in sight.
"Would you like to have your wedding photos taken?"
Fan Shixin expressed assent and said, "Show me all the packages that you've got."
Wu Pingyang turned to stare at them upon hearing Fan Shixin's voice. She then exchanged glances with Mu Wansheng.
Shocked to see them, she quipped, "Oh, look who we have here. Mr. Fan, Cousin, are you guys here to congratulate me?"
"You're reading too much into things. We're here to have our wedding photos taken."
"You'll have to book an appointment for tomorrow, then. Two of the photographers have gone out for outdoor shoots. The remaining one is reserved for me."
The store assistant said, "Indeed. You'll have to wait until tomorrow to have your photos taken."
Fan Shixin asked, "Where's your manager?"
"Our manager…" As soon as the store assistant spoke, she looked at the door and said, "Our manager is back."
Mu Wansheng looked over to see that it was a different manager from the one that served her a few years ago.
The store manager recognized Fan Shixin straight away. "Mr. Fan, are you here to have your wedding photos taken?"
"Yes, but your employee said that there are no photographers available at the moment."
"We have four photographers in total. One of them is on leave today and two of them are out for outdoor shoots. The remaining one is in charge of this current shoot."
"Is there a way for us to have our photos taken today, then? We can pay more. My wife had her photos taken at your studio a few years ago too so she'd like to have them taken here again."
The store manager knew that Fan Shixin was a figure of status. However, she could not afford to offend Wu Pingyang either. Hence, the manager said, "You don't have to pay extra. Since Mrs. Fan likes our studio, we'll let the photographer who's on leave take over the other client's shoot. You guys may have the photographer we have on set now."
"You're very welcome."
Wu Pingyang flew into a rage and barked, "We came before them and we've already picked out the gowns. You should be letting us go for the shoot first. Don't you operate on a first-come-first-served basis?"
The store manager smiled and said, "Ms. Mu, you arrived before I went out to run an errand. Now that I'm back, the groom still isn't here yet. Are we supposed to make the photographer wait for him? He has to appear in the photos too. There's no use if you're the only one who's ready."
"He'll be here very soon," Wu Pingyang said indignantly.
"I'm sorry, but we have two clients here who are already ready for the shoot. We'll have to do a swap since we don't know when your fiancé will be here."
Hence, Mu Wansheng and Fan Shixin proceeded to select the photoshoot package and the gowns before having their makeup done. Wu Pingyang had no choice but to wait for her groom to show up.
Mu Wansheng only saw Luo Hang when she exited from the fitting room after changing into the wedding gown.
Luo Hang looked at her from head to toe and asked in astonishment, "Mu Wansheng?"
"That's right, it's me. Are you two getting married?"
"Of course we are," Wu Pingyang interjected while rolling her eyes at Mu Wansheng.
"Pingyang, didn't you say that Luo Hang was a good-for-nothing who drives a cheap BMW? You despised him and you were dead against marrying him back then, yet you're so willing to marry him now. I really don't get it."
Wu Pingyang denied it vehemently. "What nonsense are you spouting? Why would I say such things? Stop lying. Luo Hang, hurry and get yourself groomed. If it weren't because of the fact that the deposit is non-refundable, I would have gone to another studio instead. How annoying."
Mu Wansheng ignored him and proceeded to have her photos taken with Fan Shixin.
They were scheduled for an indoor shoot followed by an outdoor one.
Mu Wansheng and Fan Shixin did not plan to take too many photos.
Hence, they decided that two sets would be enough.
The photoshoot took place smoothly because the newlyweds were happy and compliant. A short while after the indoor shoot commenced, they proceeded to change into another outfit in preparation for the outdoor shoot.
Wu Pingyang and Luo Hang were not done with their indoor shoot yet by the time Mu Wansheng and Fan Shixing returned to the studio after their outdoor shoot.
They both had a sullen expression on their faces and appeared extremely awkward. To the photographer's dismay, they refused to cooperate either. Hence, most of the photos taken were not satisfactory.
Fan Shixin and Mu Wansheng ran into Wu Pingyang in the fitting room. Wu Pingyang warned, "You'd better not say such things in front of Luo Hang again. Are you hoping that my wedding with Luo Hang will fall through? I've finally found a man I can rely on. Don't screw it up for me."
Clucking her tongue against the roof of her mouth, Mu Wansheng said, "You didn't even bother addressing me and your uncle when you saw us. Pingyang, seems like my sister didn't educate you properly or take you in hand. I must chide Sister if I see her."
Wu Pingyang hollered, "Mu Wansheng! I'll never address you as my aunt unless we're in the Mu family home. Dream on!"
"I'll have no choice but to tell your grandfather, then. Pingyang is such a two-faced person."
She left without even hearing what Wu Pingyang had to say.
She was surprised to see that there were reporters at Wei Ni Estate.
When Fan Shixin and Mu Wansheng alighted after pulling over at the corridor, the reporters surrounded them. Fan Shixin put an arm around her shoulder and walked away, refusing to accept any interviews.
However, the reporters would not let them go that easily.
"Chief Fan, I heard that you and Ms. Mu have gotten married. Is that true?"
"I'm not a celebrity or a famous person. Why are you guys hounding me for answers?"
"You must be kidding, Chief Fan. You and Ms. Mu are both hot topics. We heard rumors about you two getting married and so we wanted to verify it. There are lots of people who are paying attention to news about you."
Pointing at the photographer who was taking photos, Fan Shixin said, "You may take photos of me but leave her out."
"Please delete the other footages. I'll accept your interview once you do."
After hearing his words, the reporters hurriedly erased the footages before resetting the cameras.
"Chief Fan, is it true that you and Ms. Mu have gotten married?"
"It's true. We got our marriage registered today and the wedding will be held in a week's time."
"Everyone's very curious about your daughter. Is she your biological daughter?"
"Of course she is. She's my biological daughter."
The reporter then asked, "I have one last question for you. Chief Fan, did you divorce your former wife because of Ms. Mu?"