The atmosphere suddenly dropped several degrees.

Lin Ruoxi felt sorry for him when she realized the reason behind his silence.

Soon, Yang Chen chuckled with his head down. “I would love to share some but unfortunately I don’t have any.”

Tang Xin then realized that she had hit a sore spot. She cast a glance towards Li Dun, feeling awkward because of what she had done.

“Old Yang, don’t take it to heart. She doesn’t know about your past.” Li Dun turned serious now and he replied in a sincere manner.

Yang Chen waved his hands. “It’s alright. It’s normal for everyone to have a childhood. I guess I’m pretty special huh?”

Yang Chen left the Yang clan when he was a baby and got into ZERO somehow. No photos of his hell-like childhood were ever taken.

A smooth and soft hand caressed Yang Chen’s thigh gently.

Yang Chen turned around and realized that Lin Ruoxi was looking at him with moist eyes.

“Don’t worry about me. I’m fine.” Yang Chen smiled despite experiencing a heavy heart.

After this brief interlude, the four of them lost the mood to chat any further, so they decided to leave since it was already late.

Yang Chen drove Li Dun and Tang Xin back to the Li clan before driving home with Lin Ruoxi.

On their way there, Lin Ruoxi stared at Yang Chen who had been driving silently and asked, “It’s bothering you, isn’t it?”

Yang Chen didn’t deny it. He nodded and replied to her, “Well, it doesn’t feel good but you know me, I’ll get over it soon.”

Lin Ruoxi stopped probing any further. She wanted to comfort him but not knowing what to say pained her too.

Yang Gongming and the rest were already asleep when they reached home. The maids didn’t dare to disturb them either, so the whole mansion was extremely quiet.

As they were walking back to their room, probably because of the cold weather, Lin Ruoxi’s throat felt dry and she coughed a little. 

Yang Chen saw that and he took off his jacket for her. Following that, he held her hand and started to look into her body.

Lin Ruoxi smiled knowing he was examining her. “It’s fine, it’s just a cough. I’ve been training for so long and I also cultivated according to the scripture. It’s almost impossible for me to catch a cold, right?”

“It’s hard to say. Your foundation is weak so it is still possible if you overwork yourself.” Yang Chen smiled after checking her body. “There’s nothing wrong but even if there’s any problem, I can treat it immediately as long as I’m by your side.”

Lin Ruoxi smiled sweetly. “I’ve really hit the jackpot then. Having a bodyguard and a doctor as my husband.”

“Yeah, you did.” Yang Chen smiled proudly before opening the door for her.

Lin Ruoxi was about to walk into the room but she paused in her tracks to look up at the sky.

“What’s wrong?” Yang Chen was confused.

Lin Ruoxi looked at him. “Hubby, let’s watch the stars for a while, I don’t want to sleep yet.”

Yang Chen wasn’t planning to sleep so soon since they still had ‘things’ to do but he didn’t want to say no to her romantic gesture.

While feeling sorry for himself, Yang Chen walked to the pavilion with his hands in hers. He sat on the bench and motioned Lin Ruoxi to sit on his lap before wrapping his arms around her waist.

The night was chilly as the two of them sat in the quiet backyard, enjoying the night sky.

The Yang mansion was located slightly further away from the bustling city so they were able to spot a couple of stars but weren’t able to make out the whole Milky Way.

Rather than stargazing, this would’ve been better described as spending quality time together.

After a long quiet moment, Lin Ruoxi suddenly turned around and leaned her head on Yang Chen’s shoulder. She mumbled, “Hubby…I miss Lanlan.”

Yang Chen never would’ve expected that her first sentence would be about her daughter. 

“Is the fat girl really that nice to the point that you would miss her so much?” Yang Chen was kind of jealous.

“She’s not a fat girl. It’s just baby fat. It’ll be gone once she grows up.” Lin Ruoxi defended her daughter.

Her eyes were filled with longing as she said, “I don’t know why but I just like her a lot. If we have our own children, I’ll love them all the same.”

Yang Chen caressed her hair. “Do you feel like having a child again because you saw Tang Xin?”

“A little bit…” Lin Ruoxi didn’t deny it. She pretended no one saw her blushing face when in fact Yang Chen could see it clearly.

Yang Chen sighed. “We really can’t rush it. Li Dun has a higher chance to impregnate Tang Xin since he’s in the Full Cycle of the Xiantian stage. It’s highly unlikely that it’ll happen to us until you enter the Soul Forming stage.”

“Mm...I know, I’ll keep working on it.” Lin Ruoxi nodded her head.

Another moment of silence went by and Yang Chen asked, “Do you still want to sit here? Or should we go in?”

Lin Ruoxi shook her head. “Let’s sit here for a while more. I like it here, it’s quiet and peaceful. I can even hear your breathing sound.”

“You will hear me shout in bed.” Yang Chen mumbled internally. At the same time, he whined over the fact that he was forced to hold his urges.

Lin Ruoxi was immersed in her own world and she asked in a carefree manner, “Hubby, say...our staff at Yu Lei, how do you think their lives are? Are they different from us?”

Yang Chen smiled bitterly. “How could it be the same? They live in a commercial residential building, unlike our President Lin who bought a villa with a snap of your fingers.”

“No, it’s not about the houses.” Lin Ruoxi corrected him. “I meant their pace of life…”

“Pace?” 

“Mmh, like….the woman would get home first. She would buy groceries and cook dinner while waiting for her husband to return. Or she could pick up her children from school, attend the parents’ meeting…”

Yang Chen was at a loss. “Why the sudden thought?”

Lin Ruoxi replied to him slowly. “I don’t know, I just envy their life. Even though it’s mundane, they won’t have to worry as I do…”

Yang Chen pinched her cheeks. “Silly girl, I bet you’ll be bored with that life in two days.”

“Why would I? It’s warm and sweet,” Lin Ruoxi said in disbelief.

Yang Chen smiled. “If we were really an ordinary couple, our lives would boil down to three sentences…”

“Three sentences?”

“Mmh.” Yang Chen nodded.

“Which are?”

Yang Chen answered her. “When I get home I’ll say let’s eat, then I’ll ask where’s our kid. Lastly, I’ll say let’s sleep to end the day.”

Lin Ruoxi chuckled and rolled her eyes at him. “That’s too dramatic.”

“It’s just an example. After all, life is repetitive.” 

Lin Ruoxi pursed her lips and smiled. “If that’s the case, my answer would be in three sentences too. ‘Hurry up and eat’, ‘Our kid is asleep’ and ‘Go to sleep’.”

Yang Chen laughed too. Even though it was meant to be a joke, it was kind of mocking too.

Just when Yang Chen was about to carry Lin Ruoxi back into their room, he sensed motions from afar through his divine sense.

Yang Chen furrowed his brows and looked towards the south.

Lin Ruoxi sensed his action and asked curiously, “Hubby, what’s wrong?”

“It looks like tonight might not be a peaceful one.” Yang Chen sneered. “Two ‘VIPs’ seemed to have found their way to me tonight. If all goes well, I might get a few more goodies…”