Chapter 398: Happy Times
Robert felt incredibly embarrassed. Although he wasn’t the one who did such an awful thing, the culprits were Eddie and his granddaughter, Nikki, who were both related to him. So he felt extremely ashamed.
“Okay, okay, let’s not talk about these vexing matters!” Seeing how awkward Robert was, Sam quickly interjected to give him an out.
He then said to Edmund, “Edmund, take it easy. The doctor just said that you shouldn’t get too worked up, lest your illness acts up. Look what happened to you on the streets today. It was so dangerous!”
Edmund said with a thankful expression, “Yes, it’s all thanks to that young man who saved my life today! Speaking of which, young people these days are really impressive! One is capable of giving away millions of dollars worth of top-grade tea leaves that money might not be able to buy, while another has the bravery to step forward and rescue someone without claiming credit. They’re really remarkable!”
“Yes, the new generation isn’t to be underestimated. They’re far more capable than we used to be at their age. We’re old now!” Sam sighed emotionally.
They clinked glasses and gradually shifted the topic of the conversation.
But little did the trio know that the two young men whom Edmund brought up were actually the same person.
Lucas, whom they were talking about, likewise didn’t know that he was being praised by three old men.
At this moment, he and Cheyenne were quietly enjoying some uninterrupted alone time.
After admiring all the exhibits of the antique exhibition, they had no other plans for the night.
Lucas asked, “Cheyenne, is there anything you particularly want to do but have never done?”
Cheyenne laughed. “Why? Do you want to take me to do those things, regardless of what they are?”
Gazing at her with a tender and affectionate gaze, Lucas chuckled. “Yes, I’ll accompany you to do anything, as long as it’s something you want to do!”
Cheyenne suddenly blushed.
Lucas’s sudden confession-like words put her at a loss for words because she had never experienced such a moment in her life before.
After giving it some thought, Cheyenne suddenly said, “I suddenly kind of feel like going to an amusement park. My parents never had the time to bring me to one when I was a kid. When I grew up and became an adult, I felt too embarrassed to go. After Amelia was born, I brought her to an amusement park for some kiddy rides, but I didn’t get to sit on the rides I wanted.”
Her voice contained melancholy and desire, which immediately made Lucas’s heart ache.
“Alright, let’s go to an amusement park then!” Lucas exclaimed and pulled Cheyenne into the car. He then sped off toward an amusement park.
“Huh? Are we really going to an amusement park? I was just making a casual remark!” Cheyenne exclaimed while sitting in the speeding Porsche and suddenly felt rather embarrassed.
She was already in her twenties and the mother of a five-year-old. Yet she was going to go to an amusement park for fun like a child. It was indeed rather embarrassing.
“What’s the big deal? I told you. I’ll accompany you as long as it’s something you want to do!” Lucas looked at Cheyenne with an affectionate gaze.
Cheyenne gazed at Lucas affectionately.
He’s so handsome, responsible, reliable, and protective of me.
If we can really stay together for the rest of their lives like he says, that would be wonderful!
With this thought, Cheyenne smiled faintly.
“Alright!” she suddenly exclaimed, her voice full of joy as she decided to let herself loose.
Lucas tenderly took her hand, and the two of them walked through the gates of the amusement park together.
Soon, Lucas got some tickets and brought Cheyenne to ride the attractions she had never been on before.
The roller coaster took several sharp turns as they shuttled through the curved and twisted tracks, leaving Cheyenne exhilarated as she closed her eyes and shrieked a little. Meanwhile, Lucas held her hand throughout the ride, making her feel extremely at ease.
On the pirate ship ride, they sat at the seats nearest to the ship’s bow and smiled blissfully as they listened to the rhythmic screaming of the rest of the riders.
During the Turbo Drop ride, Cheyenne grasped Lucas’s hand tightly. And as the car slowly rose up the tower, Cheyenne felt so nervous that she closed her eyes, not daring to look below. But when the car suddenly plunged down during the drop, she couldn’t help screaming.
Lucas and Cheyenne went on several thrilling rides one after another, and her legs had already begun trembling a little. But her eyes were extraordinarily clear, and she was much more excited than usual.
Although she was still a little scared when they were on the rides, Lucas stayed by her side and held her hand tightly the entire time. So she could let her hair down and scream her lungs out, completely forgetting about all the pressure she was under.
At this moment, her only identity was Lucas’s wife, and they were just like any other sweet couple in love leaving behind their gleeful laughter in the amusement park.
Finally, the couple arrived at the edge of the high platform of the bungee jump.
But when they reached the ticket booth below, they suddenly heard a long and extremely tragic scream from above their heads.
There was someone hanging upside down on a long safety rope and plunging down from above. When he was about to reach the bottom, he was suddenly pulled upward again by the tension force in the rope before bouncing helplessly in the air in an extraordinarily terrifying manner.
Cheyenne’s face instantly paled a little.
“Are… are we really going to do this?” Cheyenne asked fearfully, somewhat lacking in confidence.
Lucas laughed. “We’ve been on so many rides, but you weren’t scared at all. Yet you’re afraid of bungee jumping?”
Cheyenne obviously wouldn’t admit that she was scared and immediately retorted, “W-who said I’m afraid? I just think… it’s really miserable to be swung around by a rope!”
Lucas understood how she felt. In fact, it was normal for most people to be afraid of bungee jumping. Besides, there was no way to control the pulling force of the rope, which was the reason that the jumpers felt insecure.
Lucas took Cheyenne’s hand and smiled. “It’s okay. We’ll jump together later. Like I said, I’ll be by your side!”
Cheyenne’s face turned warm again. Although Lucas’s words were a simple sweet nothing, she felt a sweet and fuzzy feeling in her heart. The tension, fear, and nervousness within her all suddenly vanished.
There were many people surrounding the bungee jumping platform, but there were only a few standing on it and preparing to jump.
There were only two people ahead of Lucas and Cheyenne in the queue. They were also a couple who wanted to do a double jump.
Cheyenne stood by the side and carefully watched as they put on the safety harnesses attached to the rope, as well as other protective equipment. She and Lucas would have to go through the same process later as well.
Lucas suddenly came up to Cheyenne and whispered, “Honey, which one of them do you think will scream more tragically later?”
Cheyenne said without thinking, “I think it’ll be the girl!”
But Lucas shook his head. “I think that man will probably scream more tragically. If you don’t believe me, let’s make a bet!”
His words piqued Cheyenne’s curiosity. “Sure! What should we bet?”
“Hmm…. A kiss from you if I win!”
“… You! Hmph, I’m not going to talk to you anymore!”
“Haha! I’m just kidding!”