Chapter 1283: Can I come see the child?
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
He rubbed his hands nervously as he cast a rueful look at her with undisguised remorse on his aged and haggard face.
“C-Can I come see… the child?”
He seemed so insignificant after putting down all his pride and arrogance to pose this question carefully.
His careful and probing tone was as weak and vulnerable as an ant.
His fear was apparent; he was afraid of her merciless refusal!
Her eyes flashed with frostiness. Taking in a deep breath, she gave in to his request! “Yes!”
As an elder and her son’s great grandpa, it was only right for him to come in to see the child; she had no right to stop him!
Previously, the very sight of him reminded her of her children, who were caught in a life-and-death situation—hence, her opposing attitude and hatred toward him. If not for him, those two kids might not have gotten into such a dangerous situation!
She hated him for his foolishness, for his blinded eyes, and for her mother’s passing at such a young age because of him! She hated that because of him, she had to go through so much suffering.
However, now that her children were safe and sound, her hatred for him had somewhat diminished.
She was no magnanimous person but she knew that the old man was Mu Yazhe’s grandfather and her son’s great grandpa despite the many mistakes and foolish choices the old man had made in his life.
The fetters of blood ties could not be easily erased.
Besides, the poor, old man already had one foot in the grave; even if she could not forgive him, she would not be too critical toward him!
Her compromise surprised him. With the help of the nurse, he slowly entered the ward with the cane in his hand.
Perhaps his body had reached its limits as his footsteps were ever so heavy and slow. It was unknown just what exactly was supporting his last strand of weak will.
From the doctor, he learned that his days were numbered and his life was coming to an end. Still, how could he peacefully close his eyes when he still had so many regrets and untied knots?!
Hence, once he knew of this, he passed the position of family head, which symbolized the highest authority in the Mu family, to Yazhe!
He was well aware that he had let down this grandson of his aplenty!
By doing so, he could somewhat make up for those foolish mistakes he had committed in the past!
The nurse assisted the elderly man to sit by the bed.
Despite his silence, relief appeared in his turbid eyes when he looked at the boy.
The lad’s feelings toward his great grandpa were particularly complex.
His impression of Mu Sheng was stern, stubborn, and even bigoted!
The elderly one was usually taciturn and unsmiling; he had a harsh tone when speaking and his sharp and penetrating gaze resembled a hawk’s when he looked at others.
He had always felt that this old man looked especially hard to get close.
Hence, he had been a little distant to his great grandpa since he was much younger, shunning him whenever he wanted to get close to him!
However, the little lad suddenly found this great grandpa to be rather pitiful now!
That feeling was indescribable; he could not bear to see him gazing at his mother with such fragile hope, remorse, pain and chagrin…