Love/Hate – Chapter 26

“Xiao You… I… you… you…” San Chai stammered.

Xiao You looked at San Chai, “Why are you stammering?”

“I don’t know how to put it… how to say…” San Chai said.

“Then don’t say,” Xiao You said, turned her head slightly.

“But…” San Chai said.

Xiao You does not even bother to turn her head and look at San Chai. She remained her position. Ah Si and Lei stood at the corner of the room, knowing that it is between the ladies and they should remain silent. They stood there looking and listening to the ladies.

“You slept with Xi Men!” San Chai yelled. “How can that happen?”

“So?” Xiao You said, without looking at her.

“But… you… you…” San Chai doesn’t know how to answer it.

“It is my choice,” Xiao You said.

“Did he force you to do it? If yes, I want to kill him!” San Chai said.

“I am not that little Xiao You you have known all the while, San Chai!” Xiao You said. “I don’t need you to protect me anymore!”

San Chai looked at Xiao You.

“She changed, San Chai. Understand that fact,” Jing shook lightly at San Chai. San Chai does look a bit sad earlier when Xiao You gave that response, but then Jing is right.

It’s been 6 years. Everyone will change. At least the truth did not hit San Chai that bad that Xiao You indeed changed.

Changed to a person that has hatred completely filled in her heart, mind and soul.

She even sees it for herself.

“Are you pregnant?” Xiao Qiao asked Xiao You.

Xiao You did not respond.

“Is it Xi Men’s,” Jing said flatly, more like making a statement than a question.

“No,” Xiao You said. “Mine,”

“You mean you are really pregnant?” San Chai asked, noting the answer given by Xiao You, she is surprised at it.

Xiao Qiao was surprised too. She was fishing for answer, and now she gets it, when Xiao You answers. Xiao You looked up at Jing and then looked further at Lei standing at the corner, again, to see if they are responsible for exposing it.

“I didn’t say anything,” Jing said.

Lei shook too. “You just said it yourself,”

Ah Si nodded in agreement.

“What can I say,” Xiao You said, looking away. “Or rather, what do you want me to say,”

“Xi Men was pestering and you didn’t answer,” San Chai said.

“These are my personal stuffs and I don’t have to answer anyone,” Xiao You said.

“Who is the father? The father should be responsible on this also, it is not only on your side but his’ as well,” San Chai said.

“No father,” Xiao You said.

“It is Xi Men, isn’t it?” Xiao Qiao said.

“I said no father!” Xiao You said.

“Just admit it, Xiao You!” Jing said.

“Why do you keep saying he is the father? Can’t it be someone else instead?!” Xiao You said. “You mean in this entire world, he is the only one can be the father?”

“Then who is it?” San Chai asked.

“You don’t know him,” Xiao You said.

“Then tell us. We will know also,” Jing said. “Sooner or later,”

“Yes, tell us,” San Chai chipped in.

“Stop pestering me!” Xiao You said. “The patient needs to rest!” she yelled.

“If you don’t say it, we are not letting you rest!” San Chai yelled.

Xiao You stared at her. “You what?! You never yell at me!”

“So what if you are my best friend. You yelled at me just now, so I can yell at you!”

Jing and Xiao Qiao looked at San Chai, and then at Xiao You.

“Now tell me who the father is!” San Chai said.

“Whoever the father is, it has nothing to do with you!” Xiao You said.

“Who else did you slept with?!” San Chai asked.

“I said it has nothing to do with you!” Xiao You said.

Jing and Xiao Qiao kept quiet as the fight goes on between Xiao You and San Chai. Lei and Ah Si looked at each other and sighed.


The yelling… a.k.a fight between Xiao You and San Chai can be heard even outside of the room. Xi Men and Mei Zhuo were sitting outside the room, stared at the door.

“That is… loud?” Xi Men said.

“This is a hospital. They can’t do that,” Mei Zhuo said, looking around.

“What are you looking for or… at?” Xi Men asked.

“We would be the first to feel embarrassed when people heard the commotion and look over. They would be looking at us! And then doctors and nurses would be looking at us also,” Mei Zhuo said.

“It wasn’t us that caused the commotion,” Xi Men said. “And we can’t help it. It’s the girls inside the room,”

“So you are not even planning to go in to say something or do something about it?” Mei Zhuo asked.

“But…” Xi Men said, heaved a deep sigh.

“Stop denying it! The father is Xi Men!” San Chai yelled out loud, so loud that anyone out of the room can even hear it.

Xi Men and Mei Zhuo looked at the door.

“What?!” Xi Men and Mei Zhuo said together, and then they looked at each other.

“Did you hear what I hear?” they asked together again at each other.

“You are the father!”, “I am the father!” Mei Zhuo and Xi Men said respectively.

“Oh my gosh!” they yelled at each other again.

“You impregnated her!” Mei Zhuo said.

“She is pregnant with my baby!” Xi Men followed suit.

“So are you going to do something about it?” Mei Zhuo asked.

“YES!” Xi Men immediately rose to his feet and then dashed to the door and opened it.

San Chai and Xiao You stopped arguing and looked at Xi Men at the door. He stared straight at her.

“What the heck, you know nothing about manners? Can’t you knock the door before you come in with my approval?!” Xiao You yelled at him.

“You are pregnant with my baby?” Xi Men asked.

Xiao You looked at him. “What the f*ck?” she asked him back.

“If you are pregnant, don’t curse!” Xi Men said, he dashed to her. “It will impact the baby,”

She pointed at his nose. “Pregnant or not. None of your business,” she said. “And STOP EAVESDROPPING,” she glared at him.

“Well, technically we are not eavesdropping because San Chai was the one yelling in the room and we heard it outside,” Mei Zhuo said. “And it’s very loud,”

“No doubt,” Ah Si said.

Everyone glared at Ah Si.

“Oops,” Ah Si said, covered his mouth, and then he looked away to pretend he knows nothing.

“You can sleep outside the master bedroom tonight,” San Chai said. “Living room, precisely,”

“WHAT?!” Ah Si asked, looking straight at his wife.

“Well… OOPS?” she asked him back.

Ah Si grinned at his wife.

“Whoops, Ah Si,” Lei said. “Look who is down in the fight?”

“Say that again,” Ah Si glared at Lei.

“WHOOPS,” Lei smirked and looked away.

“YOU…!!” Ah Si said.

“Xiao You, it is Xi Men, right?” Jing asked.

“You mean you are really pregnant?” Xi Men asked. “It’s confirmed since all are saying it like this,” he gripped her hand.

Xiao You retracted her hand from Xi Men. “Don’t touch me. I don’t know you that well,”

“Xiao You… don’t say it like this,” Xi Men said.

“I’ll let you rest for days and maybe weeks from work. We’ll see where we can go from there. Perhaps they have developed some maternity clothes for you to model as well,” Lei said, from the corner of the room.

Xiao You glared at Lei. “Of all times, you inform me this RIGHT NOW?”

“There is no other better time to tell than NOW,” Lei smirked.

It is his way of telling everyone that it is deemed confirmed that Xiao You is pregnant. So Xi Men can stop asking and stop all the speculations because she refused to admit that she is indeed pregnant.

“Oh. Thank you for your generosity, Mr. Hua Ze. I am expecting income still during my rest that you offered for no reason and perhaps some maternity leave if it is deemed ‘necessary’?” Xiao You said sarcastically, giving some sharp glare at him.

SHIT. She just mocked him.

“No problem,” he responded with a smile. Xiao You is now even more annoyed. Lei definitely has found a way to counter back the sarcasm that she hits him with.

“So you are really pregnant?!” Xi Men asked, shaking her shoulder.

“You are damn annoying!” Xiao You said.

“Just tell him the truth and he will stop being one,” Lei said at Xiao You.

“You are annoying as well,” Xiao You said at Lei.

“Up to you to decide, but I was just stating the truth,” Lei said.

“Xiao You, really?” Xi Men asked.

“ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Xiao You screamed. “You are so annoying! YES, I am pregnant! So what?!”

“Who is the father?!” all of them asked.

Xiao You glared at Lei, “Now it is your idea to say telling the truth!” she pointed at him.

“Oh yes, you just got to answer every single damn thing we asked truthfully then everyone will stop being annoying to you,” Lei said.

“Is it me?” Xi Men asked.

“What. You think you are the only eligible bachelor?” Xiao You asked. “You are not the only man in this world,”

“I am asking you, is it me…” Xi Men asked.

“Oh hey. My baby has no father, why do you care?” Xiao You asked. “Even if it is you, I don’t give a damn,”

“I care! If it is my baby, I want to be a part of it. I want to be responsible for him… or her!” Xi Men said.

“You said IF. So if it is not your baby, you do not want to be part of it, correct?” Xiao You asked.

Xi Men looked at her, he didn’t thought of, or prepare for a question like this.

“First off. I just said, there is no father. Second, I don’t need a father for my baby. Thank you for your generosity to adopt my baby someone else fathered,” Xiao You said. “And yes, I don’t need you,”

“You mean it is not Xi Men?” Xiao Qiao asked. “Are you really sure…”

“Yes I am sure,” she looked at Xi Men. “You are not the father of my child,” she said.

“Then who is?” Xi Men asked.

“I don’t need a father for my child,” Xiao You said.

“So the father does not know too?” Ah Si asked.

“I don’t need him to know,” Xiao You said. “And I repeat. No father,”

“Then yes,” Xi Men said.

All of them looked at Xi Men for his weird statement.

“Yes what?” Xiao You asked.

“I want to be part of your child,” Xi Men said.

“I said it is not your child,” Xiao You said.

“I want to be a part of your child regardless of the baby is my baby or not,” Xi Men said.

All of them quiet.

“What?” Mei Zhuo suddenly said, breaking the silence, looking at Xi Men.

“Yes. Because it is your baby,” Xi Men said, looking at Xiao You.

For once, Xiao You is speechless. She did not expect him to say that.

“Why the sudden?” Lei asked Xi Men, whose eyes are staring straight at Xiao You.

“Because I was answering the question she asked me just now. She asked me if the baby is not mine, I would not be part of it. I want to know if the father will be there for her. Of course, if the father is there for the baby, who am I to be one? But if she is not going to inform the father, means she is coping this alone. And with then… yes, I want to take care of her. I want to be there for her when she needs a man, so regardless this baby is mine or not, I want to be a part of it,” Xi Men said, touching her tummy.

“I said I don’t need you,” Xiao You said in a normal tone which she rarely uses.

“I insist. Since Lei said you will be resting, it is either I move to your place or you move to my penthouse and I’ll take care of you,” Xi Men said.

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