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Xuxu halted in her steps and turned her head, confused. “Yes?”
Su Yue asked, “When is my brother coming back?”
“What’s wrong?” Xuxu sized Su Yue up suspiciously. There was something up with this girl.
She seemed to be troubled.
Su Yue hesitated before speaking up. “I want to go back. Bai Jing’s mother is going overseas and won’t be at home, so I want to invite her to live with me in my home.”
‘So it was because of this,’ Xuxu thought as she smiled.
She said, “Both of you can’t take care of yourselves.”
Then she thought for a moment and continued, “Why don’t you invite her here for two days, isn’t it the same?”
She had been cooped up at home during the holidays. She didn’t go out with her friends or classmates, so of course, it would bore her.
“It’s fine. Both of us can go over to my brother’s place.” Su Yue continued confidently, “Bai Jing can cook, so we’ll be fine.”
Xuxu shook her head. “No, I’ll be worried.”
Su Yue grabbed on to her elbow and persuaded, “Third sister-in-law, there’s no need to worry. I’m not a kid anymore. I need to learn to be independent.”
It amused Xuxu, so she asked, “Where did you learn this concept from?”
Su Yue replied, “When I go to university, I’d need to stay in school so I have to learn to be independent. I can’t always depend on you, Third sister-in-law.”
It made sense—the girl was already 18. Soon, there’d be a day where she would leave her, start dating then get married. She should let go so Su Yue could learn how to be independent.
Xuxu thought for a while, then nodded. “Okay, I’ll send you over in a bit.”
She then asked, “Do we need to fetch Bai Jing?”
That lass knew how to cook, so there shouldn’t be a problem letting them live alone for one or two days.
Su Yue was delighted when Xuxu nodded. She shook her head in reply. “Nope, she has a chauffeur that will send her there.”
“Okay,” Xuxu replied, pursing her lips. She watched Su Yue, her eyes still filled with worry.
Xuxu sent Su Yue home. She helped her tidy up.
Having been inhabited for days, there was a layer of dust everywhere.
After they had tidied up, Xuxu held on to her waist and sat down on the sofa. Su Yue poured her a glass of water. “Third sister-in-law, you should go home early.”
Her belly was so big now, the family was always worried about her whenever she went out.
Xuxu replied, “I’ll leave when Bai Jing arrives.”
Then she frowned, looking at Su Yue’s face with uncertainty. “Why is your face still so red?”
Su Yue averted her gaze. She then laughed and replied, “I just turned on the air-con. Doing housework makes me feel so warm.”
“Yueyue, are you hiding something from your third sister-in-law?” Xuxu sized her up, finding something amiss.
Su Yue shook her head. “No.”
Then the doorbell rang.
Su Yue smiled. “I’ll go open the door, that must be Bai Jing.”
Seeing her happy and lively steps, the worry left her once again.
Su Yue was delighted when she saw Bai Jing after she opened the door.
Bai Jing smiled at her. “Su Yue.”
“Come in quickly,” Su Yue said, dragging her into the house and taking out a pair of slippers from the shoe cupboard for her.
Bai Jing put them on and they entered the living room together.
Xuxu looked over at them. Her eyes brightened when she saw Bai Jing.
It had only been a week, but the little lass now looked slim and graceful. Her pale green floral dress enveloped her dainty frame. She looked small and delicate, just like Su Yue.
Her complexion had improved as well.
In that outfit, she had a 60 to 70 percent resemblance to her mother. Her mother must have been a huge beauty when she was younger.