Han Ruchu knocked on the door twice. "Qiao Qiao? What's wrong? Qiao Qiao?"
"I'm fine..." Qiao Anhao said, and threw up again.
When Han Ruchu heard her vomiting, her brows furrowed in worry. Then she ordered the housekeeper right away, "Call the family doctor to make a visit. For Qiao Qiao to vomit like this, there must be something wrong."
The housekeeper stood still on the spot.
Han Ruchu couldn't help but say something to usher the housekeeper again. When the housekeeper drew close to Han Ruchu's ear, she said in a low voice, "Missus's vomiting may not be an illness. She could also be pregnant."
Having given birth, Han Ruchu was experienced, and so when she heard those words, she realized it instantly, and turned to look at the closed bathroom door. Then she strode over towards the living room, pacing up and down. She waved the housekeeper over and whispered in her ear, "Give Sister Lin a call. Ask her to make a visit now."
"Yes, Missus." The housekeeper immediately did as instructed.
Qiao Anhao felt much better after throwing up, just as she did in the morning. As she came out of the bathroom, she immediately saw Han Ruchu, and said, a little embarra.s.sed, "Aunt Xu, apologies for disturbing your meal."
"Don't worry about it. But what's wrong with you? What got you vomiting like this?" Han Ruchu pointed at the dining room, and walked over with Qiao Anhao.
"I drank too much the night of Brother Jiamu's birthday. Then the next day, my stomach didn't feel well. For the past two days, I've just been wanting to vomit."
"When the driver takes you home, buy some medicine for your stomach. Don't let it drag on. Be careful not to let it become something serious."
Qiao Anhao tenderly smiled, with curved eyes, and said, "Okay, Aunt Xu."
Han Ruchu smiled but didn't say a word. She sat with Qiao Anhao at the dining table and continued to eat. Taking two bites, she looked at the pickled vegetables and duck soup on the table, before she personally brought Qiao Anhao a bowl.
Qiao Anhao said "Thank you", as she took a spoonful. It tasted sour. Just how she liked it, and she continued to take a few more mouthfuls. Han Ruchu, who sat opposite her watched her eat. In the blink of an eye, she wore a composed smile in the corner of her lips, and continued to eat elegantly.
After dinner, the Xu family had guests over. Han Ruchu offered her guest a seat, and then said to Qiao Anhao, "Qiao Qiao, do you still remember? This is Aunt Lin. When Jiamu and you got married, she gave you a white jade bracelet."
Qiao Anhao remembered her at the mention of a white jade bracelet. This guest was a close friend of Han Ruchu who worked in the gynecology department of the Chinese hospital.
Qiao Anhao immediately greeted her politely. "Aunt Lin, h.e.l.lo."
When the woman heard herself being called Aunt Lin, she gave a warm smile, and looked Qiao Anhao up and down. Yet her words were directed towards Han Ruchu. "Ruchu... your daughter-in-law sure is beautiful."
Han Ruchu smiled, and also complemented Qiao Anhao.
"Look at your smug look."Ms. Lin snorted at Han Ruchu. Then she politely asked Qiao Anhao a few questions.
Soon, her eyes fell on the bracelet on Qiao Anhao's wrist. She suddenly moved closer and grabbed for that wrist. Silently pressing onto Qiao Anhao's pulse with her fingertips, she said, "This is Chanel's latest bracelet design, right? It's a limited edition. I wasn't able to get my hands on one."