Chapter 341 – Confirming the marriage date!
After midnight, it’s the start of the New Year.
Dong Xuebing heard the loud firecrackers outside and ran over to his bag to take out some sparkles. He gave half to Sister Xie, and Xie Huilan took out one stick. Dong Xuebing quickly lit it with his lighter and lit one himself. The living room immediately lit up from the sparkles.
Xie Huilan waved the sparkle. “It’s almost ten years since I played with these. Time pa.s.ses so fast.”
“Really?” Dong Xuebing lit up another sparkle after the one he was holding finished burning. “Don’t you play with firecrackers during New Year?”
Dong Xuebing will let off some firecrackers every year.
“I worked in the Finance Ministry after I entered the government service and was so busy until I don’t have time to celebrate New Year. After getting some experience there, I was transferred to the Central Government Publicity Department, News Agency, as the Deputy Bureau Director of their research department. I am also considered a leader, and it’s not nice to be seen letting off fireworks. Our family also does not have the tradition of letting off fireworks.” Xie Huilan said and threw the sparkle away. She took a new one for Dong Xuebing to light it. “The last time I played with sparkles is when Xiao Hao was still very young. He kept dragging me out to play with him by the roadside. It’s been so many years.”
More than a dozen sparkles had finished burning.
Dong Xuebing laughed. “Do you want me to go home and get more?”
“That’s enough.” Xie Huilan covered her nose and coughed. “It’s too smoky. Open the windows.”
“Ok. But you must put on some clothes first. It’s cold.”
“… ok. You should wear back your clothes too.”
Dong Xuebing walked over to the window and opened it, letting the wind clear the smoke.
Behind Dong Xuebing, Xie Huilan puts on her pants on the sofa. Even her movements are graceful when she was putting on her pants. Dong Xuebing looks at her in a daze and quickly looks away when she buckles her belt.
After the smoke is cleared, Dong Xuebing closed the windows.
Xie Huilan smiled and said. “Xiao Bing, come over for a while.”
“Huh?” Dong Xuebing walked over and sat beside Xie Huilan. “What is it?”
Tap… tap… Xie Huilan tapped on her thigh. “Come over and place your head here.”
“Place my head on your lap?” Dong Xuebing was surprised. “What does this mean?” He asked but quickly laid down on the sofa and rested his head on Xie Huilan’s lap. Her thigh is soft and warm.
Xie Huilan smiled and stroked Dong Xuebing’s hair and touched his face. It is like examine a piece of antique. She touched Dong Xuebing’s hair, face, brows, lashes, nose, lips, etc. lightly.
Dong Xuebing felt good and ticklish. He closed his eyes and asked. “What are you doing?”
“Thank you for accompanying me today. Thanks to your dumplings and sparkles, I had a good time this Lunar New Year.”
“Hmm… are you satisfied?”
“Then shouldn’t you give me some rewards?” Dong Xuebing said shyly. “Kiss me again.”
Xie Huilan laughed. “Don’t be too much. Hahaha… You had kissed me earlier. No more.”
Dong Xuebing turned his body sideways slowly, and his face is facing Xie Huilan’s tummy. His face and mouth are only centimeters away from Xie Huilan’s private parts. He closed his eyes and pretended to be resting. But he is sniffing her body smell with his nose and mouth.
Sister Xie’s body smell was sucked into Dong Xuebing’s lungs.
Xie Huilan laughed. “You… can you behave yourself for a while? What are you sniffing?”
“I am not sniffing. I am just breathing.” Dong Xuebing’s face turns red.
“Who breath so hard like you? Huh?” Xie Huilan was not blus.h.i.+ng and touched Dong Xuebing’s lips with her thumb. “Lay down properly and stop moving about.”
Dong Xuebing nodded.
Suddenly, a mobile phone rang.
Xie Huilan reached over to the coffee table and picks up her phone. “h.e.l.lo… Oh… Yuchao… Haha… Happy New Year to you too… thank you.” After that, Xie Huilan received a few more calls wis.h.i.+ng her a Happy New Year. Many people like to call at around midnight.
After Xie Huilan ended the calls, Dong Xuebing suddenly remembered that he still did not wish Xie Huilan’s mother, Han Jing, to be happy. He quickly asks. “Sister Xie, what is your mother’s phone number? I still have not sent her my New Year greetings.”
“Wait a while.” Xie Huilan called her mother on her phone.
Dong Xuebing did not get up and was still lying on Sister Xie’s lap.
The line got through. “h.e.l.lo, Mum… yes… Please wait for a second. Xiao Dong wants to talk to you…” Xie Huilan pa.s.sed the phone to Dong Xuebing.
Dong Xuebing quickly sat up and answered. “Auntie… I’m Xiao Dong.”
Madam Han laughed. “Are you spending the New Year with Huilan? Both of you are really close.”
“Errr… I had called your house this afternoon, but no one answered. I also don’t know your mobile phone number, and I wish you a Happy New Year now.|
“Thank you.” Madam Han chatted with Dong Xuebing for a while and suddenly said. “I heard Senior Xie had given you and Huilan writing. Match made in heaven?”
Madam Han paused for a second and laughed. “Since Senior Xie had given his words, it’s time to confirm you and Huilan’s relations.h.i.+p. I had discussed with Huilan’s father after you all left and asked the rest of our family for their opinions. We decided to wait until you are promoted to Deputy Director before both of you get married in Beijing. You two will hold your wedding in Beijing, and I will help you all with the preparations. Hahaha… What do you think?”
Dong Xuebing was stunned. “Marriage?”
“Yes. Huilan is not young anymore, and it’s time for her to settle down.”
Han Jing had considered for a long time before coming to this decision. Xie Huilan’s position is getting higher and is currently a Director ranked leader. As she got climbed up the ranks, her flaw is getting more obvious. She is too young and single. In politics, the family relations.h.i.+p is critical. If a leader had not settled down, his or her career would be affected. Even a divorcee is better than someone single. At the Bureau Director level, how many of them are single?
That’s why Xie Huilan’s marriage must be brought forward.
But Dong Xuebing is currently the head of the Investment Promotion Agency and is a department under the County Government. His top boss is Xie Huilan, and this is considered a conflict of interest. If they announced their relations.h.i.+p, one of them must be transferred away. Dong Xuebing’s rank is only a Section Chief, and is very young. If they held their wedding now, there would be gossips. Han Jing wants to wait until Dong Xuebing is promoted to the Deputy Director level before getting married.
Dong Xuebing felt his heart racing.
Marriage? I will be getting married to Xie Huilan?”
No words can describe Dong Xuebing’s feelings!
Dong Xuebing had thought marriage with Xie Huilan was out of reach even after Senior Xie and the Xie family had approved him. But now, Madam Han is telling him that if he got promoted to Deputy Director, he would get married to the woman of his dreams. He will get to hug and kiss her to sleep every day.
Dong Xuebing was stunned. “Auntie, what about Sister Xie…”
Madam Han laughed. “I spoke to Huilan yesterday, and she agreed.”
Agreed?! Xie Huilan had agreed to this arrangement?!
After hanging up, Dong Xuebing looks at Xie Huilan. “Your mother said after I got promoted to Deputy Director, we will…”
“I know.” Xie Huilan laughed and held her teacup with both hands. “That’s why you must do a good job in the Investment Promotion Agency and get good results. If not, you must wait for at least three to four years at your age. If something happens during this period, you might not get promoted in your lifetime. Hahaha… It’s not easy to be my husband. Are you feeling the pressure now?”
Dong Xuebing wants to get married to Xie Huilan even in his dreams.
Xie Huilan is a perfect woman. Her face, figure, character, capabilities are all outstanding. Although she is overbearing at times, to Dong Xuebing, this is not her flaw. Instead, he loves this overbearingness of her.
Dong Xuebing is very, very, excited.
But after calming down, Dong Xuebing is troubled.
Dong Xuebing is too greedy. He wants to marry Xie Huilan, but also wants to marry Qu Yunxuan. To him, Aunt Xuan is also perfect and is also Dong Xuebing’s dream girl. But the law states that he can only marry one woman. Suddenly, his relations.h.i.+p problems surfaced again.
d.a.m.n! Who should I marry?!
Dong Xuebing felt it’s wrong for him to think this way, and it is disrespectful to both women. But… he must make a decision.