LTPC Chapter 73 Extra II: Love is a Long Road

Director Gu’s last film Farewell to Moonlight blossomed overseas, and Anthology of Life was also highly sought after once it was released.

Yi Ran accompanied Mr. Gu for the first time on the red carpet of an international overseas film festival. She couldn’t help remembering the time when she saw Gu Tingchuan and Guo Baiyu walking down the red carpet. She had only thought to go and look at him but didn’t expect him to also look back at her, which had completely startled her.

That being said, their first encounter was even more unusual.

“It’s strange to realize that one day I would be walking down a red carpet with you.” Yi Ran tucked her wind blown hair behind each ear before continuing to say, “I’m a little nervous, ah.”

She was dressed in a sky blue short dress decorated with exquisite Su embroidery. The motif of the pattern was apricot flowers, which was full of Chinese elements. It was beautiful and bright and white as snow.

As the spotlight slowly dropped down, highlighting the elegant and calm man next to her, the man in question held her hand and whispered, “If you’re nervous, pretend they don’t exist and just look at me.”

Gu Tingchuan spoke with a natural expression. Even the intonation was steady. But, there was an inadvertent protection in every words.

Yi Ran took a deep breath and looked at the bright lights in the distance.

Under this shadow, she took Gu Tingchuan’s hand and walked towards the media and fans step by step.

The location of the film festival was not far from the seaside. Yi Ran didn’t know whether it was psychological or not, but she could smell the water vapor in the air, which made her feel relaxed.

They attended the after dinner party and then went for a walk in the garden near the hotel.

She saw the lights and shadows of the swimming pool near and far, and the environment surrounded by flowers and grass. Then, she remembered something, and still looking forward, said, “My parents went to see Yi Jinting’s house in Australia and showed me photos. It’s a villa with a view of the lake and came fully equipped.”

“Yes, you mentioned it last time.” Gu Tingchuan held her hand and slowly added, “So I bought you a manor in France.”

Yi Ran: “… ?!”

The longer they were married, the more she felt that Director Gu’s money sometimes flow like water. She had no idea how liberal with money this man could be!

Of course, Gu Tingchuan tried to give her a detailed explanation, but the more Yi Ran listened, the more she felt dizzy, to the point where she didn’t want to listen at all.

“What are you doing?” She covered her small mouth, looking up at him in surprised. “Why did you buy a manor for me, and in France?!”

Feeling that the night breeze was a little cold, Gu Tingchuan wrapped the shawl in his hands snugly around her shoulders. “From your tone earlier, didn’t you want a house?”

She was only gossiping about it as an outside observer, nothing more!!!

Yi Ran frowned seriously. “You don’t need to do this. Even if I want to vacation in France, wouldn’t it be better to just rent something?”

Gu Tingchuan looked back at her with a deep gaze and said calmly, “I could buy a yacht for you, even a airplane. But I didn’t think you would want them, since you never mentioned them.”

“That’s right. As long as I can eat delicious food, have a little bit of fun, and be with you, then I don’t want anything else.”

Of course, when he bought her bags and shoes, she was naturally willing to accept them.

As long as the two were alone, it was difficult to suppress the happy and harmonious atmosphere between them. Gu Tingchuan wrapped his hand around her small waist and she leaned up to kiss his chin. “Director Gu, I haven’t given you an heir yet. How can you just reward me like this?”

Gu Tingchuan smiled narrowly. “Fool, this is not directly related.”

In fact, he had always have a difficult time expressing the feeling he had toward her…wanting to say: Yi Ran, of course, you are a goddess muse in my eyes.

Yi Ran smiled and said nothing, her sweet profile turned to face the night breeze. Gu Tingchuan saw her eyes flicker and he could not help but pause briefly before asking in a low voice, “So, are we having a baby?”

She rolled her eyes, but they were full of smiles.

Gu Tingchuan’s eyes revealed some doubts and a bit of surprise. He shook his head with uncertainty. After all, he had absolutely no experience in this matter. So, he calmly said, “Let’s go check when we get back?”

After saying this, Gu Tingchuan leaned over and kissed the corner of her mouth. Yi Ran responded by rising on tiptoes to kiss his cheek. She said, “Let’s go back to the hotel first so I can change out of these high heels.”

So they clasped their fingers together and turned towards their room.

Behind them, long shadows scattered on the ground under the warm street lights.

Love was a long, endless road

……

The exam paper was finally handed out .

98 points, all due to a typo.

Gu Duoduo sighed as he took the paper and shoved it into his schoolbag.

This meant that there would be no praises.

In the afternoon, Yi Ran set out on time from Jiaye. It took twenty minutes for the driver to take her up to the gates of Haben International School.

The traffic was smooth on the road, but shortly after she entered the car, she received a call from her former colleague, Yao Juan. “I’m not sure where Gu Huaize went, but he must still be in school. Right now, I’m asking the children why he suddenly took his test and ran out of the classroom.”

It had been two years since Yi Ran officially quit her teaching job, but she still maintained a good relationship with teachers such as Yao Juan and Guan Yilu. She pursed her lips and said, “I understand. Just like little Gu Tai, he is very sensitive, but he’ll be fine.”

After arriving at the school, she learned that Gu Huaize had been found hiding in the corner behind the building.

She bent down to look at the first grade boy, her eyes stern. “Doudou, I already said that you mustn’t always trouble your teachers.”

“I just need a quiet corner.” Gu Duoduo bowed his head and on his small face was a grief that was not suitable for his young age.

Yi Ran couldn’t help touching his small face. After apologizing to several teachers, she brought him back home.

When Gu Tingchaun came home, he saw that Yi Ran was busy in the kitchen.

He rolled up his sleeves, took out a few ingredients, and began to help Yi Ran with her work.

Yi Ran grabbed her husband’s neck and rose up to kiss his cheek. When she looked over, she saw a tall, handsome teenager standing by the kitchen entrance. She frowned, hurriedly went to the bathroom to grab a towel, and threw it to him. “Why are you so sweaty? Wipe it off.”

The teenager took the towel and wiped down his forehead to his neck, revealing bright and clear skin. “I just returned from playing basketball with my classmates.”

Yi Ran looked over this hormone-distributing young man who was probably the most handsome boy in his high school. She asked herself, why do boys grow so fast? In the blink of an eye, her family was already growing up to capture the hearts of thousands of girls.

Gu Doudou flew over in a happy mood and tightly held his hand. “Brother Gu Tai, you’re here!”

Gu Tai lifted him up directly with a strong and thin arm. After he put him back down on the ground, he said, “I came for dinner. My parents aren’t home tonight. Let’s go and see Lulu.”

Every night, after Mr. and Mrs. Gu arrived home, the nanny would leave. Moreover, Gu Huailu usually caused very little trouble for her young parents. After drinking milk, she would fall asleep until the early hours of the morning.

While the two children were away, Yi Ran said to Gu Tingchuan, “Today, Doudou seems to have a lot on his mind. You should have a chat with him later tonight.”

He raised his hand and gently squeezed her shoulder. “You know I can only reason with him. It’s probably impossible to have a heart-to-heart chat.”

Yi Ran patted his hand and turned to look after her little daughter, Huailu.

After dinner, Gu Tai returned home early to finish up his homework. Gu Tingchuan also asked his son to take out his homework, and Gu Doudou finally brought out his test paper for his father to sign.

Director Gu glanced at the results, signed his name, and said lightly, “A little careless. You should double-check your paper after you finish it.”

Doudou pouted and did not speak.

Yi Ran played with her daughter for a bit and then placed some snacks and drinks on the desk. Seeing that her son looked lonely, she took the initiative to open the topic. “Doudou, why did you want to find a quiet corner at school today?”

Gu Huaize didn’t say anything but only lowered his head.

Gu Tingchuan thought for a moment and raised his eyes to gaze at his son. “Is there something you want to say to dad?”

Realizing that his father was seriously questioning him, Doudou held back his trembles and quickly said, “Dad, why don’t you like me?”

His childish words carried no harm but displayed his truest heart.

Gu Tingchuan and Yi Ran were both stunned.

However, the son seemed to have prepared his speech for a long time and he vigorously confided, “I can already eat spicy food. I’m the tallest in the class, and I can also become as good as Brother Gu Tai. I can also get 100 points on a test, but why don’t you praise me? You also never said you like me…On my last birthday, you didn’t even come back for cake!”

Gu Tingchuan was slightly surprised, and Yi Ran bit her lip, trying not to interfere with the conversation between father and son.

He pulled his son on to his lap, and Gu Huaize struggled symbolically for a moment before he stopped moving and hung his head in compromise.

Gu Tingchuan softly and patiently said, “First of all, it’s not your father’s intention not to celebrate your birthday. I’d already apologized to you. There was a sudden accident on set, and I had to deal with it.”

Gu Huaize was still young. Even though he could understand the helplessness of an adult, he still couldn’t stop the grievances in his heart. As a result, the emotions simply bottled up in his heart, making him feel uncomfortable.

“You have a special nickname, but your sister doesn’t. Your nickname is ‘Doudou’ because you are your father’s first child. You bring a lot of happiness to your dad and this family, do you know?”

Gu Tingchuan tried to communicate with the child in a straightforward manner so that he could understand his good intentions. He raised his hands and wiped the tears on his son’s face. There was a faint smile in his eyes as he said, “I’m stern with you because I hope you can grow up to become a better person than me. And, like me, I hope that you can protect your mother and your sister and keep them happy every day. Can you do that?”

Gu Huaize thought about it seriously. He thought of his favorite mom, of his lovely little sister, and he nodded his head vigorously. “I can.”

Gu Tingchuan tenderly touched his son’s hair. “Then you have to understand that your father’s high demands on you are all for your benefits.”

One day, you will grow into a big tree, spread your wings and fly, and be independent in this world. And, I will be so proud of you.

Because you’re my child, I will pass on all my knowledge to you…

Gu Huaize nodded again and hugged his father’s neck.

Gu Tingchuan held his son’s small body. There was a smile in his eyes as he raised his gaze to look at Yi Ran.

Her eyes fell on the large and small bodies in front of her, and her heart was full of an inexpressible tenderness.

Of course, Gu Doudou will soon discover that his father doted on his mother and sister so much that it was simply out of this world…

That night, Yi Ran was lying in bed. She couldn’t sleep and logged in to Weibo to send an update:

My baby, one day, you will walk along the colorful road by yourself. May you grab on to the reigns of your dreams and never give up.

I am so lucky to have given birth to you and to become your family. Before you grow up, let’s walk this journey together. 

Love is a long, endless road.

……..

The author has something to day: So far, all of the chapters and the extras are completed. In fact, in this chapter, I also want to say some last words to you. It is fortunate that I can know you through this story. I am infinitely grateful. May you grab the reigns of your dreams and never abandon them.

Love is a long, endless journey. Let’s walk it together. o (〃 ‘▽’ 〃) o

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Xixi: It knew it! I thought to myself: This dude is gonna be one of those strict father with a stern look but a mushy heart.

Speaking of journey, thank you all for coming along this journey with me. I’ve greatly enjoyed all your comments and thoughts.
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Abby
Abby
4 years ago

I can't believe this is already over! Thank you so much Xixi! Do you already have another novel you'll translate?

yawning
yawning
4 years ago

I'm glad I picked this up. Thank you, xixi for your hard work ❤ looking forward to your next project!

Thayini
Thayini
4 years ago

Thank you to the author and the translator.

Hellebores
Hellebores
4 years ago

Thank you for everything so far. This story constructed of good author and good translator❤️ XOXO

Hellebores
Hellebores
4 years ago

Are you going to translate another good wn?

sunkenfleet
sunkenfleet
4 years ago

whew that was a ride. thanks for all your work translating it!

Chika76
Chika76
4 years ago

Thank you so much Xixi, for your hard work. Beautiful work on your part. As a teacher, I am giving you A+ 👍. Hope to see your next work.

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

Not yet. Finding a good web novel that I truly liked and that hasn’t already been translated is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. I’m looking though and am reading one right now that’s promising but it’s about 500 chapters…

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome, and thanks for reading! Yes, don’t forget to come back for the next project. 😄

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome! Thanks for reading.

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

Awww…Thank you! Yes, I’m looking for a new project. I haven’t found one yet but hopefully it’ll be a good one. If you or anyone have a suggestion, even for a dropped translation, drop me a comment and I’ll be happy to consider it. 😊

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

It was my pleasure. Thanks for reading!

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

Yes! Thank you! I’m always a fan of getting A pluses. 😄

Kinshagirl
Kinshagirl
4 years ago

Thank you so much.

Abbie
Abbie
4 years ago

Hello Xixi!!! Thank you for translating this lovely novel. On to your next translations!! ❤❤

Aling
Aling
4 years ago

Thank you for your hard work Xixi ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Waiting for ur next project, stay healthy ❤️

Undomestic Kitchen Goddess
Undomestic Kitchen Goddess
4 years ago

Thank you Xixi for all your hard work. I'm truly glad I came across your website. I really really loved your translation.

Briose
Briose
4 years ago

Thank you for the hard work!
This was such a cute story to read <3

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Thank you for bringing this beautiful story to us. Stay happy and healthy
(。’▽’。)♡

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome! 😊

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome, Abbie! Thanks for reading. 😊

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome! Hope the translation’s going well on your end. 😄

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

Your welcome! That makes me happy. There’s nothing quite like finding a good novel/translation to read. I’m glad I can be part of it.

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome! It is a cute story. Onward to the next one, hopefully.

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome. Thanks for reading. I hope you stay happy and healthy as well, with lots of good, beautiful stories to read.

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Maybe because I'm recently married I like it more how they go through all those hurdles and made it through. It was really sweet novel. Thank you for your hard work! ❤️

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

thank you for your hard work Xixi! it was a good read. till next story. 😊

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Thank you for all your hard work and this story was amazing! ^^

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Thank you for your great job. Best regards:)

two
two
4 years ago

Thank you for the novel. I enjoyed reading it very much. It was very touching story to read.

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Thank you so much for translating this story, Xixi!! I enjoyed it a lot ^ ^
Thank you for your hard work~

Panacotta
Panacotta
4 years ago

Thank you for your hard work Xixi!!!! This beautiful story…ahhh…

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

Congratulations on the recent marriage and my best wishes! That’s one thing I like about this novel. As you know, it usually takes a bit of work for 2 people to fit just right, and even then, it still requires continuous maintenance on both ends. So, I really like that this novel focuses on the importance of conscious care in a relationship.

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome. It was my pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it. 👍🏻

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome. And, Yay! That’s good to hear. 😄

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

Thank you! My best regards to you, as well. 😊

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome, and I’m glad. As the translator, the fact that there are people who enjoyed the story too is both motivating and rewarding.

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re very welcome. It was my pelasure. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 😄

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome, Panacotta. So happy you enjoyed this awesome story.

Yuuki Haruna
Yuuki Haruna
4 years ago

Thank you Xixi for gave me a chance to know this great novel! Thanks for all your hard work ≧ω≦

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Hi xixi your translation ìs wonderful it's one of my all time favourite novel looking forward to your next works

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome. I’m glad you like it. 😊

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

Thank you and that’s awesome to hear. 😊

Prerna
Prerna
4 years ago

Amazziiinnnggg!!! Amazing story…peaceful but quite realistic and nice
And I liked this last extra chapter about their children a lot

Joylee
Joylee
4 years ago

Thank you Xixi for the wonderful translation. Happy Chinese New Year! Look forward to your next project.

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

That’s great! 😊

Xixi
Xixi
4 years ago

You’re welcome! Thanks for reading. Happy Chinese New Year!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Thank you! I really enjoy your translation, it was such a good story and I read it so quickly! 😉

Novel Bear
Novel Bear
4 years ago

Thank you for your work! ʕ•ᴥ•ʔノ♡♡♡

珍妮
珍妮
4 years ago

Awh.. this story is so simple, yet cute . I found myself not rushing to finish this to read, however I finished it.
😂😂