Chapter 309: The Villain in the Dream
After reaching the bed, Su Shengjing bent down and picked up the little girl.
The little girl instinctively curled up in his arms and wrapped her little hands around his neck. She choked up and said, “Daddy, I missed you so much…”
The moment he hugged the child, Su Shengjing’s mood, which had been on edge all day, finally relaxed.
As he tightly hugged the little packrat, he finally felt his heart become content.
He had been worried that the old man would not keep his promise. Even if the old man had said that he would send the child back the next day, Su Shengjing could not guarantee that the old man would not change his mind. So, no matter what, Su Shengjing had to see the child feel at ease. Hence, he had climbed over the wall from the garden and came in. It was Sheng Tianci who had secretly obtained a ladder for him.
After hugging the little packrat for a while, Su Shengjing placed her back on the bed and sat her down. He noticed that her face was pale and her forehead was covered in a cold sweat. He immediately asked her in a worried tone, “Did Baby have a nightmare?”
Recalling the villain in her dream just now, Su Jiu felt a little embarrassed.
It would be difficult to explain such a dream to her father. She could only nod and say in an aggrieved voice, “Oh, I dreamed that Daddy didn’t want me anymore and wanted to send me back to the orphanage…”
Su Shengjing’s heart instantly ached. He stroked her hair and said, “That’s impossible. Daddy will never send you back to the orphanage. Don’t worry.”
He then seriously asked her, “Baby, how are you? Are you really alright?”
Su Jiu shook her head. “It’s okay, Daddy. I ate a lot of delicious food today and fed the fish. I even played with a beautiful dog!”
When she mentioned Snowball, Su Shengjing was stunned. “Beautiful dog?”
“Yes! It’s a huge white dog. It’s so beautiful.” Su Jiu happily gestured. She loved that Samoyed.
Su Shengjing’s eyes darkened as if he had thought of something bad.
The old man had previously said that it was fine if he did not send the dog away, but he did not want it to appear in front of him. So how did the little girl end up playing with Snowball?
Su Jiu sensed that something was wrong with Su Shengjing and tugged at his sleeve. “Daddy, have you seen Snowball before? He’s really cute. Can we bring him back?”
Su Shengjing lowered his gaze and seemed to hesitate. Then, he patted her head and said, “If you want to raise a dog, Daddy will buy one for you.”
Su Jiu puffed up her cheeks. “I like Snowball. I want him.”
“No.” It was rare for Su Shengjing to reject her.
Su Jiu was even more confused. “Why?”
“Because…” Su Shengjing hesitated for two seconds. Then, he smiled at her and said in a gentle voice, “Snowball has always lived here. If we take him away from his home, he will be unhappy.”
Su Jiu was speechless.
This might work on an actual three-year-old, but it won’t work on me!
There was something about Snowball, something neither Su Guobang nor her father wanted to talk about. Could it be that the dog has something to do with his conflict with the old man?
Seeing the unhappy expression on Su Jiu’s face, Su Shengjing chuckled again, “Alright, Daddy is very busy right now, and I can’t raise a dog with you. If you really want a pet dog, can you wait until Daddy is less busy?”
Su Jiu saw through his intentions but did not expose him. She played along with him and obediently said, “Alright, when Daddy is not busy, you must buy me a dog!”
When Su Shengjing looked into her big, expectant eyes, his heart softened. “Okay, Daddy promises you.”