I Hate You, Devil! - Chapter 285
“And?” Zaki had wrapped his arm around Yu Chen. “When will you and little-sis-in-law get pregnant, hm? I see the way you both are working and that is way too busy. You guys are in desperate need of a vacation, the sooner the better. You both have been working so hard over the past two years.”
“My wife is busy with her company and she’s at the peak of her career right now.” Yu Chen replied calmly. “Besides, we already have two sons. There’s no hurry for her to get pregnant.”
“Well,” Zaki lazily leaned his back on the couch and stared up at the ceiling. “I don’t see anything wrong with you both as your relationship seems quite flawless. But… are you sure you are fine like this, Chen? I think you only know how to say ‘yes’ to Xiaolei. I have never once heard you go against any of her decisions at all. Are you sure you are fine with how the both of you are right now?”
Yu Chen was silent as Zaki scrutinized his expression. It has been two years since he lived here in Scarlet Hill. Zaki had been living here in Yu Chen’s mansion and only goes back to the Davi’s secret clinic whenever it was his turn to be treated.
So Zaki had quite a lot of free time which he happily spent in observing Yu Chen and Xiaolei’s relationship develop. The couple were the epitome of peace. He had never seen them fight nor argue before and Zaki knew that it was all because Yu Chen was way too lenient, way too considerate when it comes to anything related to his wife. Even at times when it was obvious that Xiaolei’s decision was something he was against, Yu Chen will always end up nodding and agreeing with Xiaolei.
Zaki did not say anything to Yu Chen since he could see that they were fine, and nothing seemed to be wrong. But lately, Xiaolei had been too focused on her work and career so much so that she rarely came home at all.
Yu Chen still did not say anything in response to Zaki’s comment and remained supportive of his wife. But seeing Yu Chen’s obvious displeasure and longing for his wife to come home and stay home, Zaki could no longer hold his tongue. It just does not sit right with Zaki that Yu Chen was not telling Xiaolei what he really wanted. A truly harmonious couple would be able to communicate whatever it is within their hearts to their other half, right? So was Yu Chen and Xiaolei truly harmonious? Or was there one party who was giving in more than the other?
“You know…” Zaki sighed. “Sometimes, couples need to have some disagreements between them. They need to go through some fights too. Truth is… this is actually the first I’m seeing a couple who never fought at all. I am not sure if you guys are fighting in secret, but from my observations, I don’t think that is the case… When was the last time you both had a fight or even an argument?” He asked and Yu Chen made a strange face, causing Zaki to sigh out again helplessly.
“There had been no fight at all because you are always retreating, giving in to whatever she liked and wanted. You never disagreed with her. You never tell her what you really wanted.” Zaki continued. He was already used to having one -sided conversations like this with Yu Chen. So, he just kept on talking and did not expect him to respond. “Man… you need to tell her what you want too, Chen. Disagreeing with her won’t drive her away or anything of the sort, believe me. She loves you and believe me Chen, if you speak up and even if it does turn to argument, it won’t destroy your relationship. I know you both love each other to merely split up just because of a fight. In fact, it would strengthen your relationship even further.”
“You’re saying… a fight will strengthen a couple’s relationship?” Yu Chen finally spoke. His face questioning as his brows were scrunched up, finding that reasoning quite contradictory.
“Yes.” Zaki confidently said. “Well, I’m not talking about those ridiculous and violent fights where you hurt each other physically… I’m talking about fights like arguments. It’s normal for a couple to argue over somethings. You both are vastly different people. As such, there could be no way you both agree to everything. I’ve never seen you both argue at all in the past two years, for goodness’ sake. It’s pretty unbelievable and yes, unrealistic. I’m pretty sure had you spoken up and told her you don’t agree with some of her decisions or tell her what you want, you both must have had quite a number of arguments by now.”
Yu Chen fell quiet again and just sat there, brooding. He always shines like saint when Xiaolei comes home but when she was gone, especially when she takes days and sometimes even weeks away, Yu Chen will literally become a statue made of stone, all grey and gloomy. The most annoying thing was that this man was so good at hiding all his emotions.
He could make Xiaolei believe that he was fine with everything even when he was actually not. It was obvious to Zaki that he was fearing something. That perhaps if he disagrees with her and tells her not to go, she might leave him or something and Zaki wanted to smack him up the head for that. But knowing Yu Chen for who he is, Zaki could only be patient with him.
This man had gone through a lot and Zaki knew how this man was before Xiaolei returned to him.
“Listen. Don’t be afraid to speak up and be honest with her, Chen. Don’t worry, Xiaolei loves you. Even if you both argue, there will always be a way to resolve everything after you both said your piece of argument. Once you both calm down, talk things out. Tell her what you really feel and listen to her as well. After that, you will find that things will get extremely better, believe me.. I doubt you have ever experienced a make-up sex.”