Holding a wedding was a particularly troublesome matter for a rich family like the Li family, and a century-old family like the Song family whose traditions have been passed down for a long time and have the ability to maintain this kind of inheritance.
Fortunately, they gained experience from organizing the engagement ceremony before, and together with the preparation time of more than two years in advance, this time the Li family and old Mr. Song finally didn’t have to be as busy as they were during the engagement ceremony, and they could take things step by step or even nitpick and repeatedly finalize every detail——whether each dessert was salty or sweet, whether the flowers used at the wedding were roses or lilies, and whether the patterns on the chopsticks should be mandarin ducks entwining their necks or platycodon flowers. It was all things that seemed rather inconsequential to Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng.
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“That’s why you young people don’t understand! Why does the old saying always say that falling in love is a matter between two people, but marriage is a harmonizing between two families.”
It was a hot summer day, and it was rare to have a leisurely weekend. Liu Yao laid lazily at home, eating watermelon and playing with a tablet computer while enjoying the air conditioner. He also took the opportunity to set the family portrait that the whole family took together on Tao Mu’s graduation day as his screensaver: “Our old man is at such an advanced age, and only has you as his single grandson. How could he not be anxious when you get married? Let alone the Li family, Xiao Heng is the eldest son of their family. His marriage will definitely be a sensational event to the entire Beijing City! Don’t talk about anything else, let’s just talk about the piles of invitations. Those who know, know that you two are getting married, but those who don’t know might think that the Li family is going to hold some kind of business summit!”
In addition, Tao Mu had quite a few relatives and friends on his side as well. Excluding the industry friends and business partners accumulated in the entertainment and business circles over the years, there were still many old friends of the Song family, plus the social circle of Meng Qi and Liu Yao. All things added up, it was estimated that the number of guests invited on the day of the wedding banquet could exceed four figures.
There were so many people, including many wealthy business figures, young and old. Considering the venue and security support, the Li family finally decided to hold the wedding, after discussing with Mr. Song, on a private island under the Li family’s name. In order to ensure nothing goes wrong, as early as a month before the wedding, the private island which was located somewhere in the Pacific Ocean was essentially put under martial law. On the wedding day, all guests would fly directly to the island by private jet.
Apparently, when the Li family was finalizing the wedding process, they even thought about holding the wedding ceremony on the plane. They intended the two children to exchange rings at an altitude of thousands of meters, under the blessing eyes of all the guests, and then land on the island by parachuting. During this period, there would be fireworks blooming in the bright daytime sky. The whole scene was to be quite grand.
In the end, because the hardware facilities did not allow it——there was no giant airliner with a capacity of more than a thousand people in the world, so Father Li and Mother Li had to regretfully give up this romantic and rather deadly wedding ceremony. It also made the relatively conservative old Mr. Song heave a sigh of relief——because the Li family elders were very active in following old Mr. Song’s advice during the engagement ceremony, and adopted a Chinese wedding model. When it came to the actual wedding ceremony, considering the feelings of the Li family, old Mr. Song also offered to propose that the wedding process this time should be based on the Li family’s wishes. But old Mr. Song never expected that Father Li and Mother Li, who both looked so proper and serious on the surface, would be even less reliable than the two children. At one time suggesting skydiving wedding vows, then underwater wedding photos. This attitude of going up to ninth cloud to cover the moon and down to the five oceans to catch turtles was simply too much for old Mr. Song to hold up against.
Fortunately, after some hard work, old Mr. Song finally dispelled all kinds of whimsical suggestions from the Li parents and seniors, and finally put the wedding ceremony on the ground, avoiding the greatest possibility of turning the wedding of the two children into a classic Romeo & Juliet death of lovers scene.
But old Mr. Song could only do this much. As for the requests of the elders of the Li family for all kinds of whimsical ideas at the wedding ceremony, old Mr. Song really didn’t have the energy to object to them one by one, and as for the couple Liu Yao and Meng Qi, they had already raised their hands and surrendered early when the Li family elders proposed that the wedding be held at the bottom of the sea.
“However, I think a wedding in the air or a wedding under the sea is quite interesting. I never thought your parents would be so avant-garde and open-minded.” Liu Yao patted Li Xiaoheng on the shoulder. However, he didn’t dare to say this in front of old Mr. Song. In fact, when Father Li and Mother Li mentioned the underwater wedding, he was already quite tempted. He also wanted to have a romantic underwater commemoration with Meng Qi after Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng’s wedding. In fact, aerial weddings were also a pretty good suggestion. But Meng Qi was afraid of heights and couldn’t skydive.
Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng nodded repeatedly, showing a tacit smile at Yao Dad. In fact, the two of them also quite like skydiving and sea diving. However, considering old Mr. Song’s acceptance, they finally gave up such a fun and exciting wedding mode——it was not too late to try it out during the honeymoon! Anyway, the island and the plane belong to the Li family. After the wedding ceremony, everyone could spend a few more days on the island.
“I’ve grown this old but I’ve yet to see what a private island looks like until now! I’m really looking forward to it!” Meng Qi came out of the kitchen carrying the freshly squeezed watermelon juice. The watermelon was just taken out of the refrigerator, and it was ice cold. After taking it out, layers of water droplets condensed on the skin. There were even a few ice cubes floating on it, making it look even more refreshing.
Meng Qi signaled Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng to pour for themselves, and couldn’t help but count on his fingers: “You two’s wedding is scheduled for September 9th. Calculating the time, it is in just a little over two months.”
“Two months and nine days!” Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng emphasized in unison. This made Liu Yao and Meng Qi chuckle. At a glance, they could see through to the eagerness and impatience of the two boys.
There was no doubt that they were counting the days on their fingers!
Under everyone’s anticipation, September 9th finally arrived. The night before, all the guests who would attend the wedding ceremony flew to the Li family’s private island on two private luxury jumbo jets specially customized by the Li family.
According to the requirements of the Li elders, the interior of the plane had been arranged similar to a wedding venue. A huge wedding photo of Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng was sprayed exaggeratedly on the fuselage outside. As a result, the first thing many guests did when they arrived at the airport was not to get on the plane, but to take out their mobile phones to take selfies with the plane. That scene was almost like that of a tourist attraction site.
“If you want to talk about grand, your Li family is the number one! There is even a private island just to get married on!” As Tao Mu’s closest (self-appointed) business partner in the entertainment industry, Long Tianao said solemnly: “I really didn’t expect that a family with such righteous morals like the Li family would like this kind of domineering CEO style. They are even better than a Long Aotian like me in showing off. Next time our company makes an idol drama, we must invite Chairman Li to come on as a consultant.”
Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng just laughed and said nothing. Luo Yang, who was tanned so dark he resembled coal, walked behind his sister Luo Xi. When the scandal about Luo Yang’s jealous brawl with the third young master Lin came out, old Mr. Luo was so angry that he really threw Luo Yang into the army for reform. Luo Yang refused at first. He had been pampered and spoiled for so many years, even when he was studying abroad, he never suffered any hardship, so how could he bear the pain of training in the army. So he even tried to run back. But after being whipped several times by old Mr. Luo with the belt, he finally became obedient.
At that time, old Mr. Luo and Luo Yang made a three-pronged agreement. As long as Luo Yang could stay in the army obediently for two years, stick to his service time as a conscript, and fulfill his obligations as a soldier, old Mr. Luo agreed to let Luo Yang demobilize. Unexpectedly, after several years of experience in the army, Luo Yang, who gritted his teeth and persevered, got used to life in the army. He even achieved a personal second-class merit award. If Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng weren’t about to get married this time, Luo Yang wouldn’t have come out of the army at all.
“Congratulations to the two of you on your marriage. I wish you two a happy and long union.” Luo Yang, whose white and tender skin was tanned and his body was much more muscular than before, stretched out his hand to Tao Mu: “I was a bastard back then. Relying on my family background and bullying you so hard, but never apologized to you. Now I finally have a chance. Tao Mu, I’m sorry.”
Tao Mu looked at Luo Yang, the playboy back then had now completely turned into a soldier. Such a radical change made Tao Mu look at Luo Yang in front of him, and completely unable to remember the grievances of the past.
“It’s okay.” Tao Mu stretched out his hand to shake Luo Yang’s hand, and said frankly, “In any case, Chairman Luo helped me vent my anger.”
“You mean that incident exposed by FlyNews Entertainment about my fight with surnamed Lin that got my leg broken by my father?” Luo Yang suddenly smiled, flashing a mouthful of white teeth: “Then you are right, the two of us are even.”
“We’re even.” Tao Mu responded lightly. The two looked at each other and smiled.
Luo Yang continued to show off his white teeth: “Actually, we even prepared gifts for you to celebrate your marriage.”
“We?” Tao Mu repeated curiously.
“That’s right, we.” Long Tianao replied to Tao Mu’s words, and pointed to himself proudly, as well as Luo Xi, Luo Yang in front of him, as well as Feng Yuan, Gou Rixin, Qin Miaoru, Du Kang, Wen Bao, Chu Sui’an and the younger brothers and sisters of the Li family, as well as Big Brother Yun Yi, Lawyer Zhou Shenxing, and said mysteriously: “All of us prepared a big wedding gift together.”
“But we can’t tell you yet. This is a surprise.”
A surprise announced in advance? Tao Mu was a little speechless, but still looked forward to it.
The plane arrived at the island that afternoon. The next day was the official wedding. Because old Mr. Song tried his best to stop it, the wedding finally became one that was grand, romantic and conventional. Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng exchanged rings under the witness of thousands of guests.
That night, bathed in the starry sky, Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng, with the help of professional divers, put on their diving suits, carried oxygen cylinders on their backs, and quietly dived into the sea.
Different from the hustle and bustle during the day, the sea water at night looked so quiet and deep. The deep blue water rendered the whole world dreamy and quiet, with all kinds of beautiful sea fish swimming around. Tao Mu relaxed, thinking that this would be a trip for him and Li Xiaoheng. But unexpectedly, after swimming for a while, dots of lights suddenly came from ahead. Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng swam in the direction of the light, and were surprised to find many people gathered in front, with flashlights in their hands. At first glance, many people appear to be floating in the sea in disarray. However, when Tao Mu took a closer look, he found that the positions of these people looked scattered, but they were actually quite organized. Nearly a hundred people were floating up and down in the sea water, and the flashlights held in front of their chests were also moving along with them, forming eight large words.
“A happy century together, forever united in love.”
In addition to these eight words, there were many people holding flashlights to form a galaxy of stars, which was constantly flickering around Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng——after learning about the wedding gift prepared by Long Tianao and other friends, the younger siblings of the Li family as well as some young invited guests voluntarily participated as well.
One could not speak under seawater, but everyone’s feelings were the same. They all held the best wishes and hopes that Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng, this newlywed couple, would be happy forever. Everyone around Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng kept waving their flashlights, expressing their emotions excitedly.
Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng were stunned, not expecting that everyone would give them such a delightful surprise. Besides the crowd, there were four more people swimming over slowly. It was Liu Yao, Meng Qi and Li Xiaoheng’s parents. The four elders swam in front of Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng, and formed a circle around Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng hand in hand, which meant that from now on, the two families’ elders would do their best to shelter the two younger generations from the wind and rain.
On the surface of the sea, old Mr. Song, who was unable to enter the water due to his old age, shook his head in gratification and regret: “This is too much fuss…..I can’t even go down.”
Standing next to old Mr. Song, old Mr. Li, who also failed to be able to enter the water, smiled and patted his old in-law’s shoulders: “This is the romance of the young people. We old people just need to watch from the side.”
Old Mr. Song nodded helplessly. Dean Tao, who was also sitting on the deck of the speedboat, also smiled.
That’s right, even if the elders were old and they couldn’t give the children the fresh excitement and romantic life they wanted. But they could still accompany the children in other ways, trying their best to protect the happy life the children wanted.
This was probably what a family was, the meaning of the existence of family elders!
In the seawater, Tao Mu, who never thought that his friends and family members would concoct such a big move, was so touched that he couldn’t help crying, and even had to surface early due to lack of oxygen.
After returning to the boat, Tao Mu, who was still wearing a diving suit, couldn’t wait to take off the oxygen cylinder and eye mask, hugging his Yao Dad, Xiao Qi Dad and Mother Li, and even wanted to hug old Mr. Song and old Mr. Li who were standing on the boat, and said with a choked voice: “Thank you, thank you all.”
In this life, having you all by my side is really my greatest fortune.
“We’re all family, what’s there to thank!” Liu Yao and Meng Qi smiled at each other, and patted Tao Mu’s back tenderly. Li Xiaoheng also put his arm around Tao Mu’s shoulders.
And not far away, nearly a hundred other friends also floated up one after another. Everyone either floated in the sea or climbed onto the yacht, smiling and watching Tao Mu, who came up one step earlier, acting like a baby in the arms of his elders, and couldn’t help laughing and whistling.
“A happy century together!”
“To grow old together!”
“Forever united in love!”
“No shame, no shame!”
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Hearing the blessings from his friends, Tao Mu, who was also held in Li Xiaoheng’s arms, nodded fiercely. He firmly believed that he would be happy in this life.
Just like the protagonist in a fairy tale, after the story was over, with the company of all family members and friends, he would always live a happy life without shame.
TN: My longest TL project of 2 years, has finally completed! Although I will miss it, I am also glad to move on *sheds a waterfall of tears* Thank you all for the support and making this happen 💛💜. Just like our favorite Taoli couple has their happy ending, this 2 year long TL project can also end on a celebratory note🍾🥂🎉🎆
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9 thoughts on “After The Vicious Cannon Fodder Was Reborn CH 298 Extra 5: A Grand Wedding”
A beautiful story with a happy ending!
Thank you very much for bringing this story to us! Thank you for your hard work in these two years! Glad to be a reader for this project (although mostly just a lurker).
Thank you 🥺🥺😭😭😭😭😭😭
thank you for all your hard work and perseverance and willingness to share the fruits of your labour with us all!😭🎉👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
lol , poor grandpa song, being surrounded by so many enthusiastic, energetic people!🤣🤣🤣
skydiving weddings, seadiving weddings … i’m so glad he didn’t get a heart attack hearing all about these crazy ideas…🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Excuse me, but what was that crazy idea to go into the sea 😂😂
Oh my, I can’t believe it’s over! ∑(O_O；) I don’t know what to say, my mind is in mess right now! A lot of interesting characters have passed through this novel and I liked to see their development or degradation o(≧∇≦o) There were a lot of engaging themes and plots, I didn’t see any holes and the tempo of action was great o(^◇^)o The beginning and the reason for the rebirths was a great idea! Our ‘villain’ was also a very interesting, complex character~ I still pity him in some aspect (＃⌒∇⌒＃)ゞ But need to hug hug hug TM more! Thank You for Your amazing work with this translation and sharing it with us! ❤️ヾ(๑❛ ▿ ◠๑ ) I can’t wait to see next projects from You! Take care ♡ฅ(ᐤˊ꒳ฅˋᐤ)
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Thanks for all the hard work!!
Thank you 💕
Thank you for your hardwork
This story is beautiful
I don’t know how many times I reread this before it was translated completely. Worth it every single time. Thank you very much for translating this novel. 😭🥳