“Oh right, Chen Xin Yi’s husband’s stepbrother’s wife just gave birth to a healthy baby! By the way, Baby Ji the dog is pregnant again!”
Unfortunately, yesterday’s good news is today’s bad news. The dreadful reminder that everybody else is/can be pregnant, except for her is like a slap in the face that sends every pore of Chen Xin Yi’s body ache in pain of envy. Even Ji Cun Xi’s condolences and a lover’s kiss can’t quiet down the rippling yarning of being pregnant with her own child.
Whatever the misfortune, time keeps spinning, and life, keeps moving. So does Xin Yi. She goes to work in an art gallery and surprisingly meets her ex-co-worker Mary. Mary is pregnant. Once the two women make up for past misunderstandings, the conversation naturally falls on the pregnancy. Xin Yi gently strokes Mary’s protruding belly, then sadly touches her own flat belly. She sighs.
Cun Xi comes to pick Xin Yi up for lunch when his mother-in-law calls. So Cun Xi, Xin Yi, and Anson race back to Xin Yi’s home on Jiang Mu Island to deal with whatever mess that tops Xin Yi’s infertility. The issue is, not surprisingly, pregnancy related.
In a daughters-kneeling-mother-sitting, one-leg-up-and-a-duster-in-hand déjà vu, the mother is tracing the source of her daughters’ pregnancy, again. Feng Jiao is safe because she’s married, but Qing Xia…? Ever since her divorce, she’s been staying at home. How on earth did she get herself pregnant? “Mother, I cannot say.” “If you don’t tell me, I’m going to break your legs today!” The familiar dialogue plays. “STOPPPPP!” a figure dashes in to protect the pregnant woman from outside the doorway. Only difference from the last time we saw this, Anson is the man to kneel down in front of Xi Shi and admit that he is the child’s father. Xi Shi ceases to hit Anson once he promises to be responsible for the consequence of his sudden burst of passion. Still angry at being ill informed, Xi Shi blurs out, “Why does the one who shouldn’t get pregnant always gets pregnant but the one who should get pregnant never gets pregnant?”
To cheer Xin Yi up, Cun Xi thinks of the only way he can.
Late at night after both have showered, Cun Xi intersects Xin Yi as she goes to bed.
Xin Yi, it’s so hot today. I so want to take off All my clothes. *awkwardly pulls down a piece of his own bath robe to reveal a bare shoulder*
Hot? Why don’t you turn down the AC? *matter-of-factly*
*lets out a genuinely surprised, “what?” expression* But… but I feel hot from the inside out! *puts seductive emphasis on the word “hot”*
*looks back blankly* Then, do you want to drink some ice water?
*rips open his own bath robe and reveals a (not so muscular) naked body*
*looks down, then away, appearing uninterested* Cun Xi, do you, want to find another woman?
*wraps himself in the robe again and stands up straighter* What are you talking about?
You say it one more time, I’ll strangle you!
Enough! Not a word about it. I’m off to sleep. You, turn off the lights and remember to turn down the AC. I’m so going to burst a blood vessel! *off to bed angrily*
When Cun Xi wakes up in the middle of the night and finds the other side of the bed empty, he gets out of bed to look for his beloved wife. Xin Yi is praying to Cun Xi’s ancestors, perseverating on her inability to pass on the lineage. Cun Xi approaches her and hands her a white towel. “What’s this for?” “So you can hang yourself.” Cun Xi jokes. He comforts her again that he doesn’t mind if she give him a child and they leave for bed together. After the newly weds leave the room, Cun Xi’s grandpa’s picture lights up. (-_-”)
Next day at work, Xin Yi experiences an unpleasant sensation in the lower abdomen and is sent to the hospital. (and the hospital just happens to specialize in gynecology.) When Cun Xi and grandma arrive in the hospital, Dr. Hao storms out to chastise a confounded Cun Xi for not taking care of his wife. Turns out, Xin Yi is pregnant.
Finally, Dr. Hao clears things up: the clinic Xin Yi went to is infamous for purposely making wrong diagnosis in order to lure the patients to throw money into unnecessary testings, treatments, and medications. Xin Yi is not only fertile, she is one month pregnant.
An excited Ji Cun Xi runs to Xin Yi’s hospital room to bring her the good news. Upon seeing a doleful Xin Yi who is sorrowfully looking out of the window, Cun Xi gets an idea and puts on a straight face. He sits down besides her, regretfully informs her that the doctor has discovered something strange growing inside of her. As to what it is, the doctor didn’t specify. But, Dr. Hao did say that in 10 months, the strange little thing will jump out by itself. Xin Yi digests Cun Xi’s news word for word and finally breaks out into a relieved smile. :]
Eight months later:
The three pregnant sisters lazily extend their bodies on a mat, waiting for their husbands to bring them refreshments. The three busy servers dads cuddle in a circle, chattering to each other while busily peeling fruits and opening bottles. “She was a post-it before marriage, who would’ve thought she’d be like this?” “Brother-in-law, forgot to tell you, Feng Jiao used to be like Xin Yi before she married me.” “What about her body?”, Anson asks. “She was so hot! But once she gave birth, she became like this.” The other two men laments in unison, “What would my Xin Yi/Qing Xia turn out to be after labor?” The ladies grow impatient on the picnic cloth, “Are you guys done?”
The husbands bring the food to their wives and thus commencing a name-giving discussion for the unborn babies. Feng Jiao has decided to call her child plum juice (Wu Mei Zhi), Qing Xia settles for An Tai Sui (a tradition to appease the Gods), as for Xin Yi’s baby, the sisters have some interesting suggestions. Like, calculator (Ji Suan Ji), note book (Ji Shi Bu), memory card (Ji Yi Ca), monument (Ji Nian Bei), or taxi (Ji Cheng Che). (I would hate to be their kid.) Fortunately, Cun Xi already has a name in mind. He wants to call the kid Anniversary (Ji Nian Ri). “Because”, he explains while turning to Xin Yi, “everyday with you is worth celebrating.” (Attention goosebumps, stand up and salutes to Ji Cun Xi!)
If you think the sisters getting pregnant around the same time is freaky but you are willing to suspend the disbelief because it’s a drama, then maybe the fact that the sisters are going into labor at the same time is just as understandable. (But, for the rest of us, it may take a little convincing than just plain old “fate”.)
To top the happily-ever-after with a hot pink cherry, Ji Cun Xi decides to help the ladies give birth on the spot since the ambulance has a flat tire. (Don’t ask.)
After some oh-so-fake wailing, running around, and face-contortions, the babies are born.
PS: Just in case you are wondering, Anna became a top model and got married three years later; Xi Shi opened a spa on Jiang Mu Island; Grandma reunites with ZhongShang Long at last. As for Anson, after the marriage and their first child, his electric field with Qing Xia grew stronger than ever that it burned down a few buildings and cost them a couple hundred thousand dollars (or was it a couple million?) to repair all the damage. 🙂
Been half a year! It’s over at last.
Before I wrap this up, I want to express my gratitude towards my recap followers out there, especially those who followed through and took the time to leave a piece of their thoughts, opinions, complains, and praises. :]
Merci et au revoir!