Despite Guoguo’s request to go swimming in the sea as soon as she stepped off the plane, the afternoon sky was scorching. Jiang Shi Ning was frightened the small girl, who had never been out to play before, wouldn’t be able to handle it, so she carried her back to the villa behind the beach.
Guoguo grumbled on her shoulder, but when she noticed that the villa also had a swimming pool, she smiled.
Jing Yuan and Jing Xuan have more traditional personalities. When the two women wanted to play in the water, they instantly informed each other that they’d go out for a spin and slipped away.
Jiang Shi Ning dressed Guoguo in a bathing suit. She turned her head carelessly just as she was going to get her swimming floats, and Guoguo took advantage of the opportunity to jump immediately into the water with confidence beyond her age. When Jiang Shi Ning returned to catch her, the small girl choked on several mouthfuls of water from the pool.Read More
Guoguo’s eyes were wide open as she took her back to her arms, like a kitten who had not been relieved after being brutally cleaned.
“How come I can’t play in the water anymore?” Guoguo coughs and mumbles incoherently.
Jiang Shi Ning felt powerless. Guoguo could swim in her last life. But she’s never been underwater in this life. Even if her head can, her body is incapable of keeping up. She put a swimming ring on Guoguo and placed her back in the pool. The young girl quickly regained her former glory and fluttered around in the water.
Only then did Jiang Shi Ning get the opportunity to survey the entire villa, and the view of the island from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
This villa has two floors and a balcony on the third-floor balcony. There are two pools on the property, one on the first floor and the other on the open terrace. Because there are eaves above this one, the hot sun is covered, the two of them are now in the pool outside the glass on the first level.
Jiang Shi Ning sat at the water’s edge, the wind sweeping the smell of the sea over her, and she exhaled softly in relief. This was a delightful sensation, as if everything had suddenly become free and simple.
“Mom! Mom, take a look!” Jiang Shi Ning was in a daze when she heard Guoguo eagerly shouting.
Jiang Shi Ning regained consciousness only to discover that after a while of playing, Guoguo can already pull off the swimming ring and swim a few times, only rarely flailing and required to clutch the swimming ring. Jiang Shi Ning glanced at the small girl leaping, even though she knew her children had a past life and had most likely experienced many things since they were very little. But seeing her little girl so engrossed breaks her heart.
“Guoguo, wear a swimming ring or you won’t be able to swim in the water today.”
This threat is quite useful. The small girl can only put on the swimming ring obediently.
On the other hand, Jing Yuan summoned his men and requested they come to install a beach ball net. Jing Xuan was completely powerless.
“Do we have to play? I’m older now and don’t like to play as much,” he explained.
“I think you are used to sitting in the office. This is all the more reason why I need to help you move your muscles,” Jing Yuan explained.
There was no way out, so he waited for a good ball net to arrive, and once it was built, the two began to play volleyball on the beach under the burning sun. In the previous 20 years, Jing Xuan had never engaged in such high-intensity exercises in the blazing sun. He had reached his limit after more than two hours.
“No, no, I’m going to have to take a break.”
Jing Xuan exclaimed and sat in the shade, while Jing Yuan took a bottle of water from the cooler box next to him. Jing Xuan sipped a sip and poured the remainder on the top of his head, at the very least to keep his face cool and pleasant. He cast a sidelong glance and saw Jing Yuan sitting next to him as if nothing was wrong, so he felt helpless.
“I don’t want to play ball anymore. If I keep playing, I won’t be able to stand it.” Jing Xuan took the decision to avoid volleyball at all costs this time.
He expected Jing Yuan to object, but to his astonishment, the other side just answered, “OK, then rest.”
Jiang Shi Ning and Guoguo were swimming at the villa and were both too embarrassed to return. So the two sat by the tree, staring out at the clear water and the azure sky. Jing Xuan gradually calmed down as well. Jing Yuan threw him a bottle of wine, one for each of them, and they drank from it.
The brothers drank wine and gazed at the beautiful countryside with clouds in front of them, but in their hearts, they were both a little melancholy. Their mother’s other children were like a sword hanging over their heads, making them fearful that they would appear one day, but also fearful that they would not appear.
Unfortunately, the four of them will not have many chances to be alone.
Even though they did not communicate, the two brothers were connected. They all knew what the other was thinking.
Jing Xuan notices that Jing Yuan has matured and grown-up, unlike in the past when he couldn’t hide his emotions. This time, Jing Yuan appears to have no reaction to this problem. In fact, he appears to have a fire in his heart and nowhere to vent it. He appears to have been inwardly upset for a long time.
Jing Yuan was still energized, so he took Jing Xuan out to play on this scorching afternoon to vent his energy.