You Are My Entire World - Chapter 57
Professor Shen proudly explained to the Devil Teacher, “No, no, Shen Mochen is my son, and Peach Su is my daughter-in-law.”
“…” The Devil Teacher stared oddly at Professor Shen for a long time and remained silent. Completely silent.
After a while, she finally asked tentatively, “Professor Shen, do you know why I asked for the parents of both parties to come down today?”
“Eh?” Professor Shen did not expect the Devil Teacher to ask such a question. He paused for a moment, and then recalled that the day before, Shen Mochen did not explain why he had been asked to the Students’ Affairs Office. Hence, he smiled embarrassedly and replied, “Well, Chenchen didn’t tell me…”
Taking a deep breath, the Devil Teacher tried to calm down, before turning to Professor Shen and saying seriously, “The reason why I asked you to come down this time is that these two children are showing signs of puppy love!”
“What? Puppy love?!” Professor Shen looked at her in surprise.
Extremely satisfied when she saw Professor Shen’s response, The Devil Teacher lifted the tea cup off her desk and took a small sip of tea.
“Teacher, you must be mistaken. Their relationship shouldn’t be considered puppy love. After all, they’ve been husband and wife for more than a decade.” Professor Shen placed one hand on Shen Mochen’s shoulder and the other hand on Peach Su’s shoulder.
“Pfft!” The Devil Teacher spat out the entire mouthful of tea that she had just drunk.
“What did you… just say…?” The old lady looked at Professor Shen with a look of horror. It was the first time after all these years that she had felt a deep sense of helplessness when facing a student’s parent.
“Oh. Teacher, you probably don’t know this yet, but these two children have been engaged since Peach was born. Peach is my daughter-in-law and their relationship has been ongoing for twelve years.” Professor Shen looked at the Devil Teacher with a smile on his face before reaching out to pat Peach’s head and continued speaking, “How ever old Peach is this year, is how long they’ve been in love. So how can this be considered puppy love?”
“Professor Shen… You … You…” The Devil Teacher’s hands trembled uncontrollably while repeating the word ‘you’ for a long time without completing her sentence.
Shen Mochen watched on in satisfaction at the Devil Teacher’s reaction, a faint smile forming on his lips.
Peach felt a little sympathetic.
“Professor Shen, the two of them are still underage. A marriage arranged by one’s parents is a tradition left behind from an older generation that is now deemed ridiculous. The children still have a long way to go in the future and will have their own opinion. Not to mention, they are just students who should be placing their entire focus on their studies!” The Devil Teacher tried to persuade Professor Shen with earnest and well-meaning advice.
“The way I see it, they are quite pleased with each other.” Professor Shen glanced at the two children standing in front of him. Over the years, the four parents had witnessed the relationship between Shen Mochen and Peach and were well aware of what was going on.
“That’s just for now, but what about the future?” the Devil Teacher asked, unwilling to let the matter slide.
Shen Mochen’s patience was limited. He had been respectful enough towards the Devil Teacher by standing there for a while. However, seeing how she was nagging more and more, he interrupted her impatiently, “It won’t change in the future.”
“Eh?” Peach looked at Shen Mochen in shock. He said that “It would not change in the future.” Was that a promise?
Shen Mochen glanced up at the clock hanging on the office wall of the teaching office. Reaching out, he pulled Peach over by her hand and said with a frown, “Let’s go, it’s time for class. Dad, I’ll leave this to you.”