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The Old Master looked at the two items in Yan Rusheng’s hands and gleamed with delight. He first took the two entry tickets to the Chinese Medicine Ancient Books Exhibition and fondly surveyed them.
After that, he took the wooden box and gave it a shake before suspiciously looking at Yan Rusheng. “Is this Chinese chess? Why is it so small?”
It also sparked Xuxu’s curiosity, and she wanted to ask how a set of chess could fit in such a small box.
Yan Rusheng replied, “That is a collectible, and carved out of sheep-fat-jade.”
Xuxu and Old Master were no longer calm after hearing it. If it’s carved out of sheep-fat jade, then it must be extremely costly.
In an instant, the Old Master felt that the box carried an extraordinary weight, and his curiosity got the best of him. He couldn’t wait and so he opened the box, eager to look at the chess set carved out of sheep-fat jade.
Upon opening it, the sheep-fat-jade chess pieces, which were no bigger than a ten cent coin, caught his eye.
Xuxu also went over to touch them. Other than the engraved words, every chess piece felt glossy and smooth.
She lifted her head at Yan Rusheng with a startled look on her face. “When did you buy this? How much does it cost?”
Yan Rusheng lightly smiled. “It’s a gift for grandfather, so whatever the price, it’s worth it.”
Xuxu scorned at him in her heart. A real bootlicker!
But she had never imagined that he would put in so much effort to prepare a present for her grandfather. How could one not feel touched by it?
“This gift is too expensive. I don’t want it.” The elderly man looked at it, closed the cover of the wooden box, and returned it to Yan Rusheng.
Yan Rusheng didn’t take it back. “Grandfather. It’s a thought from me.”
Xuxu also tried talking her grandfather out of it. “Grandfather, do accept it since it’s already purchased. If you don’t want it, who else could we give it to?”
Being such an arrogant man, who knows what he would think if her grandfather refused to accept the gift that he had bought with all sincerity?
Old Master Wen wasn’t an unreasonable man. After his granddaughter’s persuasion, he nodded his head and accepted both gifts.
“Anyway, when I’m gone, all these still belong to you both.” The elderly man turned around and walked towards the stairs as he said that. “Let’s have our dinner. Qi Lei had just reheated up the dishes.”
After hearing grandfather’s lamentation, and thinking back to all the hardships and years of sufferings that her grandfather had been through, Xuxu had an uneasy feeling in her heart.
She thought of grandmother.
And she feared the day would come when her grandfather would leave her.
“Let’s have our dinner.” After finding a place to put down the roses, Yan Rusheng walked back to Xuxu and held her by her waist. “I’m hungry and tired. Let’s go home and sleep after our dinner.”
Xuxu lifted her head and rolled her eyes at him. “Don’t assume that I’ve forgiven you. If you don’t kneel on the TV remote control, we will only go as far as holding hands.”
After that, she raised her feet and walked ahead of Yan Rusheng.
There was a long pause
That damn remote control. Whoever came up with the idea for men to kneel on the remote control ought to be shot.
He racked his brains to think of ways to kneel on the remote control without changing the channels of the screen.
He even went online to check and realized that he was already outdated. This method of punishment had existed long ago.
But those women were even more vicious. If the channel switched once, the man would receive a tight slap. Comparatively, his wife was kinder.
“Why are you still standing there?” Xuxu had already reached the upper floor when she realized that Yan Rusheng was still taking his own sweet time downstairs. She knitted her eyebrows and looked troubled. She asked, “What are you thinking of? Have you no intention to take your dinner?”
Yan Rusheng raised his head and looked at her. He gnashed his teeth and replied, “Thinking of how to savor you.”