Chapter 128 Mother Tian compromises
Tian Yuan had officially resumed work.
Their home seemed terribly empty after Pan Lei's departure.
Despite the fact that the hospital did not arrange for him to work the night shift, he preferred staying at the hospital to returning to a home without Pan Lei.
It was bustling when Pan Lei was home.
He felt as if the air itself had turned stagnant without Pan Lei.
It had a weighty feeling to it.
A person is not lonely when they are on their own; rather, they are lonely when they are thinking of someone on their own.
That jerk's statement was very correct.
Pan Lei truly possessed extraordinary powers.
He stated that he would enable Tian Yuan to visit relatives in the army and see what his unit looked like.
He accomplished it.
A military district vehicle pulled into the hospital one day, and a soldier saluted Tian Yuan before handing him an application form for visiting family.
"How did you obtain it"
"You don't have to be concerned about how I obtained it.
Read the application form.
Do you see a column that refers to your relationship with the person you're visiting You must write ‘spouse’ there.
I’ve told you many times that you must write spouse."
Would he be let in if he claimed to be Pan Lei's spouse It was difficult to make a guess.
But Pan Lei insisted on it over and over, and had even called him today to remind him of it.
"Do you swear you'll do it"
Pan Lei vigorously nodded after hearing this assurance on the other end of the phone.
"I won’t be able to return home during this time.
I’m prepping for the veterans’ retirement and welcoming new recruits.
Tian'er, I am not by your side.
Do you miss me"
Tian Yuan nodded, then remembered they were on the phone.
I miss you, I miss you terribly.
I want you to be aware.
Pan Lei was ecstatic and overjoyed.
"Fill out this form and wait a few days for a response.
We'll be able to see each other in the near future.
Baby, wait for me.
I'll show you how my special forces choose the best new commandos.
I assure you, it is not something to be taken lightly.
When you see it, you will undoubtedly be shocked."
It would be wonderful to meet Pan Lei.
Tian Yuan didn't give much thought to the rest.
But he was also inquisitive.
Among foreign blockbusters, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Commando were fantastic.
Were their soldiers as good as the ones in the movies
"You must be at home, right Have you had dinner"
"No, I'm on call."
Tian Yuan looked out the window; it was dark outside.
He should be at home right now.
If Pan Lei had been present, he would have chastised Tian Yuan for dilly-dallying and then fussed about taking an early rest.
In truth, it wasn't even that late; it was just past nine o'clock.
Time sped by when Pan Lei was at home. Why isn’t he here, ah He just couldn't seem to adjust.
"On call What did I tell you You need more rest for now.
Who assigned you to be on duty Was it your department head That old fool! I’m going to break his leg when I see him."
"It wasn’t him."
Tian Yuan was a little amused. Oh my goodness, this guy! He yells and talks about beating people all day.
Can’t such a grown up man be a little more composed
"I'm filling in for someone.
Their child is ill, so I'm simply assisting them.
Besides, it's boring for me to stay at home while you're not.
It's better if I can find something to keep myself occupied."
"You really miss me, don't you You just pretend to be tough.
If you are missing me, just phone me.
Go ahead and start the computer.
Let's play on Penguin."
Who wants to play with you over video chat at this hour What if he became overly stimulated He was at the hospital.
Did Pan Lei want him to be affectionate in front of patients and nurses He wasn’t that shameless.
"Dang! The veterans are packing-up.
I need to go to the dorms to double-check.
I have a lot on my plate right now.
I’ll be waiting for you.
I’ll send a car to pick you up after the army approves your application.
Don't forget to look after yourself.
I’m not at your side, so you must pay attention.
Don’t use your arm to lift heavy objects, and don’t fill in for others.
You’re not in good health.
It bothers me when you’re sick.
Baby, be obedient, okay"
When was he disobedient He’d been well-behaved all along, all right! Why on earth was he speaking to him in an ‘admonishing a child’ tone
Tian Yuan hung up the phone, went on a ward round, and notified the young nurse of which patients required special attention.
Then he went back to his office, took off his coat, and lay on the bed to take a nap when the phone rang again.
This guy is relentless.
He was only working the night shift.
Why was he so worried Tian Yuan answered the phone without looking at the screen's number.
"Okay, okay, I'm already lying down on the bed.
What are you so concerned about Have you finished your work"
His voice was soft and sticky with a touch of coquetry to it; Pan Lei liked it the most.
There was a beat of silence at the other end.
Tian Yuan sat up in bed, as though electrocuted. It’s mom.
He desperately wanted to call his parents after learning that his mother-in-law had achieved a breakthrough with them.
But his mother-in-law had asked him to wait, stating that his parents would call him.
So he waited.
He waited and waited until now.
Guilt rendered him speechless.
He didn't know what made them give their consent, but it seemed reasonable for his parents to wish him a happy life.
What they didn't understand was that only Pan Lei could provide him with a happy life.
He only wanted Pan Lei.
"Oh Xiao Yuan, you…have you recovered"
Tian Yuan responded at once.
"It's okay, I'm already feeling better.
I was only in the hospital for a few days before returning home to rest.
He has been looking after me and only returned a few days ago.
You may rest easy, Mom.
I'm all right now."
I'm alright, but I'm worried about you.
Your son has no idea how to beg for your forgiveness.
Do you want me to be happy Then agree.
Don’t think we have no future.
In fact, I’m already really satisfied.
Mother Tian was at a loss for words.
She didn't know what to say.
Their son had always been obedient.
He hadn't called them in a long time.
He'd never gone so long without contacting them before.
This change occurred after he was beaten.
It was the Pan family's parents who informed them of their son's injuries.
She was his mother.
She couldn't help but feel sorry for her son.
The only reason she had been so extreme was because she hated iron for not becoming steel.
"He… is he really good to you"
"He's really nice, Mom.
You don't know him, therefore you think he's a bandit.
He has a nasty temper and exudes banditry from head to toe.
He struts around outside, but when he returns home, he treats me like a priceless treasure.
He introduced me to his friends and took me home to meet his parents.
He never lets me suffer a single grievance, and he always considers my needs in all respects.
Since I got a bone fracture last month, he has been waiting on me diligently and has even fed me my meals.
Isn't it only someone who will treat them wholeheartedly for the rest of their lives that people look for We’ve been together for a long time now.
We’ve had disagreements and quarrels, but even when he’s hopping mad with anger, he won't do anything to me.
He’s a boorish man, yet he takes care of me meticulously.
Mom, I love him as much as he loves me, and he loves me as much as he loves his country.
He is a soldier who values emotions and has a strong sense of loyalty and self-sacrifice.
He is willing to take responsibility.
He is indeed an excellent man.
I will spend the rest of my life with him.
I won’t regret it."
Mother Tian exhaled a sigh.
Her son had never asked for anything in his life, from childhood to maturity.
He had never chased anything with zeal, but now he was openly admitting his love for that man and his desire to spend the rest of his life with him.
What was the point of opposing him Pursuing him patiently and beating him up had proved futile.
He was trapped in a quagmire and couldn’t be dragged out.
He had identified clearly with this path and couldn’t be persuaded otherwise.
She had no choice but to compromise or risk losing her son.
Dang Hong’s words were accurate.
She couldn’t utilize her parental standing to oppose her son.
"It's fine if you believe he's good.
Your father and I are getting on in years and can't control you anymore.
If we beat you, his family will erupt as if a raw nerve was struck.
What other options are there We're helpless since you're dead set on him.
I hope you don't come to regret it.
What are you going to do when you are old Alas! You're young and acting rashly.
Let it be, let it be.
We're not going to argue about it any longer.
Bring him home when you get the chance."
In any event, whether his parents were compelled to agree or really accepted it, they wanted him to return home with Pan Lei.
This was a significant step forward.
"Thank you so much, Mom.
Thank you for putting up with your son's selfishness."
Tian Yuan was overcome with emotion.
He was unfilial.
He was an adult, but he was still causing his parents concern.
But all he wanted was this happiness, to be with Pan Lei forever, and the satisfaction of having both of their parents agree.
"Oh child, my dear son, is your arm still hurting My wrath made me go too far.
Come back when you have a holiday and let Mom take a look at you."
Tian Yuan sniffled.
"Mom, I'll be visiting him in the army next month.
His mother is submitting an application for me to study abroad.
I won't be able to return in the next few weeks.
So, how about this When he comes on leave, I'll take some time off as well, and we'll come see you together.
We’ll not be able to stay."
Mother Tian was stunned.
That commanding officer's wife appeared to have kept her promise.
She was ensuring Tian Yuan rose rapidly in the world.
"His mother applied for you to study abroad"
His mother is lovely, and his family is wonderful to me.
His mother hopes that when I finish my studies, I will be the director of the cardiothoracic department at her hospital.
Then, when I'm in my forties, I'll be able to become dean.
Mom, your son's future will be brighter from now on."
"That’s good, very good.
Don’t pass up this opportunity.
It is better for a man to have his own career than anything else.
Mom and Dad support you.
Is there really no way you can come home"
You should aspire to the top, learn in order to attain success, and rise in the world now that you have such favorable conditions and a patron with a solid background.
"We’ll definitely come once before I go abroad."
Mother Tian said "good" several times.
It would be great if they could pay them a visit.
It would prove that her son was not harboring a grudge.
Tian Yuan's eyes were red when he put down the phone.
He instantly dialed Pan Lei's number.
"Did you miss me, baby I miss you too."
"Pan Lei, my parents agreed to our relationship.
You must not let them worry about me anymore.
You claimed you’d love me for the rest of your life and that we’d be together forever.
Neither of us can give up midway.
More importantly, you cannot be in danger.
Pan Lei, we’ll have a lifetime of happiness together."
Pan Lei sprang to his feet.
His mother-in-law consented This brought him more joy than anything else.
"Oh yeah, oh yeah, my mother-in-law has finally acknowledged me! Great! Don't worry; I swear I’ll never break my promise to you.
I want my mother-in-law to know what an excellent man I am and how much I adore her son.
I want her to see how her son lives happily ever after with me!"
"I love you, baby.
I’ll love you forever.
I’ll be good to you all my life.
I won't make you regret it!"
Tian Yuan smiled.
His eyes were teary, yet he smiled.
What did he want out of life His lover’s company, his parents’ good health, and a harmonious family were all things that made him happy.
He was content.
He loved this man who kept yelling and loving him, he adored both of their parents.
He was carved in his bones and engraved in his heart.
He loved him so much that he couldn’t bear the thought of losing him; he loved him so much that he just wanted to accompany him to the next life.
Pan Lei, always love me, always be with me, and never abandon me.
I can wait for you while you finish your mission, I can bear any loneliness, and I can care for both your and my parents.
I only beg you, don't let me wait in vain.
You must return home safe and sound.
 Tencent QQ: an instant messaging software service and web portal.
 Idiom: to feel resentful towards somebody for failing to meet expectations and impatient to see improvement.
 The raw says 黨 紅 的 那 句 話 很 對，冇有 戰勝 女兒 的 父母 which actually translates to: Dang Hong's words are right.
She didn't defeat her daughter's parents.
It makes no sense to me, therefore I modified it to something that does.
Please let me know in the comments if you understand what Mother Tian is saying.