She wanted to make up to the child properly.
He registered the plea and caution in her eyes in his.
He could not help but recall that day at the hospital. When she left with Youyou in her arms, Little Yichen chased after them to the door. Tears flowed down the boy's face. Clearly, he was reluctant to part with them.
Sometimes, blood ties were incredibly profound.
She did not know this, but the man knew.
It was not that Mu Wanrou did not try to enter the boy's heart.
Alas, that woman's flattery and pampering were not enough to touch the deepest part of the boy's heart.
In contrast, Yun Shishi and Little Yichen had merely spent half a day together, yet the boy had clearly accepted her in his heart already.
Ever since he was much younger, that child had always been cold on the outside and warm on the inside.
This trait was very similar to his.
He was the same when he was still a child. He was not close to anyone other than his mother, and after her death, he completely sealed off his heart from anybody.
As for his son, with the exception of him, his interaction with others was always a bit frosty. The boy was never close to anyone.
He even shied away from his great grandfather, Mu Sheng, who loved him to the core.
He sealed himself shut in his own world.
As the boy's father, he was extremely strict with him.
At the tender age of four, the little boy was thrown into a special boot camp by his father, whereby he had undergone hellish training.
To him, the child was to be revered, yet he also longed for them to be close.
He was regrettably usually swamped with work and could not handle every aspect of childcare, though; thus, it was inevitable for him to neglect interacting with the child often.
He laughed bitterly to himself at the thought of this. It seemed that he was quite an unqualified father.
His eyes drooped. Looking at the woman in his arms, he mildly replied, "Of course, you can."
She was stunned by his consent. Staring with wide eyes at him, she was a little wary of this unexpected consensus. "Really?"
Did this man really agree to her request so easily?
She found it to be unbelievable!
She was a woman who knew her limitations and how to adapt to circumstances.
She loved the boy very much, but having signed that contract with this man before, she was never forgetful of it.
The clauses in the contract required her to renounce all her custody rights of Little Yichen.
It was different now, though.
This man had promised to give her the whole world – his entire world.
She did not expect too much and just wanted a family.
She just wished for a home with him and the two kids.
She was only expecting him to, at most, agree to her occasionally visiting his son. Little did she think that he would make such a firm promise.
Her heart was filled with sweetness in that instant.
He smiled at her. "Why not?"
That was their child.
Neither hers alone.
Nor his alone.
Little Yichen was both their child.
She was the boy's biological mother; why would she not be allowed to see him?
"Thank you!" She smiled with contentment.
"Just like this?" He flicked his gaze onto her. Apparently, he was unsatisfied with those two simple words.
Thank you? He did not need a verbal expression of gratitude!
She was not enlightened in this aspect; hence, she could not grasp his underlying meaning.
There was a saying that went: 'A woman's heart is as deep as the bottom of the sea.'
What she did not know was that a man's heart was even deeper than the sea itself.
This was especially the case for a scheming man like this one before her; he was even more unfathomable and unpredictable than most of his counterparts.
He raised his chin slightly and narrowed his eyes; his meaning could not be any more obvious.
She finally understood what he meant through this action of his.
This man really was a kissing maniac.
He seemed incapable of having enough kisses.