At seven in the morning, Zayne’s wedding team set off to pick up the bride at Elm’s villa. The air was thick with excitement, as hundreds of wedding couples were shuttling through the streets and alleys of Aurous Hill City, resembling long steel dragons.
When Zayne’s convoy arrived outside the gate of Elm’s family on time, the younger generation of the Elms family and the female relatives warmly welcomed the Banks family.
Zayne went straight to Kairi’s wedding room, holding a bouquet of flowers. Although Zayne and Kairi were both over 50 years old, the wedding reception was still a momentous occasion, albeit not as lively as that of young couples.
The Elms family did not block the door, and the Banks family did not make a fuss. Everyone looked at Zayne with blessed smiles, as he walked up to Kairi step by step.
Kairi was lying on the wedding bed, wearing a red Xiuhe wedding gown, and though there were some traces of time on her face, she was still glamorous. In contrast, Zayne had experienced many ups and downs, and his face was marked with wrinkles from the vicissitudes of life.
Xion, who was wearing a bridesmaid’s dress, saw her father come in holding flowers and hurriedly whispered, “Dad, I hid Mom’s shoes behind the door!”
Kairi couldn’t help but tease her daughter, “Xion, you are really taking care of your father. It’s fine if you don’t block the door, but don’t let him search for my shoes!”
Xion grinned, “Mom, I wish I could just stuff the shoes into Dad’s hands so that you can quickly pray to the world!”
Xion knew that her parents’ journey to marriage had been challenging, and they had experienced many hardships in the past 20 years. She just wanted to see them married as soon as possible, and the sooner, the better.
Kairi understood her daughter’s intentions and gently embraced her, pressing her forehead to hers. Tears fell into Kairi’s eyes, but she held them back. Although no words were exchanged, the deep love between mother and daughter touched everyone who witnessed it.
Seeing this scene, Zayne was also filled with emotion. He finally understood what it felt like to marry a woman who loved him.
Unlike Deana, who had never loved him, he now had love for Kairi in his heart. It was at this moment that he began to look forward to a life after marriage. He wanted nothing more than to live an ordinary life with his new wife. Money and status were no longer important to him. He was so moved that his face unconsciously showed a look of happiness.
Fitz was also moved. Although he knew that Kairi had played a part in his parents’ marriage, he understood that their relationship was not healthy. Separating and complementing each other was the best course of action.
For the past two days, he had been staying in the old yard where Alder lived with his parents when he was young. Seeing his mother taking care of the small yard with satisfaction and tirelessness every day, he realized the power of his mother’s love for Bruce.
It was so strong that even just taking care of the small courtyard where her lover lived brought her unprecedented satisfaction and happiness.
But today, he saw his father in a rare moment of happiness. It made him realize the truth that sometimes, what seems complete may not really be complete.
As the realization of his father’s happiness dawned on him, Fitz couldn’t help but feel grateful towards Abraham.
He understood that what may seem like completeness may not actually be complete, and that there might be a better result out there. He felt that without Alder’s intervention, his mother would have been trapped in an unhappy marriage with his father, as he wouldn’t have let her go, given his character and status. Fitz also realized that Alder’s actions had paved the way for his parents’ reconciliation and happiness.
Fitz noticed that Zayne was still standing there in a daze, and quickly picked up the red shoe from behind the door, handing it to his father.
Zayne was momentarily taken aback, but when he saw the shoes, he quickly regained his senses. He was overwhelmed with emotions when he realized that the person handing him the shoes was his son Fitz, and tears started streaming down his face uncontrollably.
Fitz was surprised by his father’s reaction and quickly hugged him, using his shoulders to help him absorb the tears.
Zayne couldn’t believe how considerate his son was, and at that moment, he felt that he had everything he needed in life. He had gained true love and the support of his three children, and that was enough for him. Although he and Deana might never get in touch with each other in the future, Zayne was content with the happiness and harmony of his family.
Fitz patted his father lightly on the back, and Zayne regained his composure. He looked down at the flowers in his hand and quickly knelt down on one knee, holding them out to Kairi with both hands.
He said loudly, “My wife, marry me!”
In next moment, everyone echoed him, shouting and cheering.
Kairi couldn’t hold back her tears of joy and nodded with a smile, also saying loudly, “Okay!” She reached out and took the bouquet of flowers, and even though it was just a formality, Zayne still grinned happily.
Xion reminded her father, “Dad, quickly put on shoes for Mom and also serve tea to Grandpa!”
Zayne nodded quickly, lifted the red quilt and put the red shoes on Kairi’s feet. The young descendants of the Elms Family took out fireworks shells from their pockets and blew them one after another, creating a festive atmosphere.
The newlyweds then went to the living room of the villa, where Mr. Elms was already sitting on the sofa, waiting for his new son-in-law to offer tea. The father of the bride was in a particularly happy mood today, as he had always been worried about Kairi’s future. He believed that it would be difficult for her to find a man who would accept her given her disability and the fact that she had an illegitimate child.
Before she passed away, his wife had told him that if Kairi got married in the future and her husband treated Xion badly, the Elms Family must take Xion back, but Kairi should not divorce casually.
She understood that it was not easy for Kairi to find a suitable partner, given her situation. However, little did she know that Kairi would end up achieving the best possible result, she had regained her lost arm after more than 20 years, and had finally come together with the man she had loved for 30 years. Xion didn’t have to recognize a strange man as her stepfather, as her biological parents had finally reunited.
Thinking of this, the father of the bride was overwhelmed with emotion. He had been elated earlier, but now he felt an overwhelming sense of sadness.
As people surrounded Zayne and Kairi, a couple who were both already over 50 years old, they entered the living room to serve tea to Lord Elms, Kairi’s father, but they were shocked by the sight of him sitting alone on a sofa, crying like a child.
The man’s tears kept rolling down his face, and he used his sleeves to wipe them away.
Xion, noticing the commotion, rushed over to him and asked nervously, “Grandpa, why are you crying on such a happy day?”
The old man realized he had lost his composure and quickly covered his face to regain control of his emotions. However, the more he tried to contain himself, the more he found himself unable to do so. His tears continued to flow through his fingers, and his body trembled with every sob, eliciting feelings of sympathy from those around him.