Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Jiang Qinglian was sitting on the sofa, and the TV played the financial news. But from the looks of it, she didn’t seem to pay much attention to the program.
Su Yue saw Jiang Qinglian and instinctively hid behind Xuxu.
When they were downstairs, she didn’t even dare to lift her head.
Xuxu tightly held her hand while giving her an assuring look.
As they headed towards the door, Xuxu halted her steps when they passed by the sofa. She looked at Jiang Qinglian and said, “First Aunt, I’m bringing Su Yue to the hospital to change her dressing. We won’t be home for lunch.”
Jiang Qinglian raised her head and coldly glanced at Su Yue. It made Su Yue look down in fear, pretending not to see her.
There was a trace of annoyance in Jiang Qinglian’s eyes. After answering Xuxu with an ‘Mm’, she returned her attention to the TV screen.
“Let’s go,” softly said Xuxu as she held on to Su Yue’s hand.
“Third sister-in-law, I want to stay over at my brother’s place for a few days.”
After they had stepped outside the house, Su Yue suddenly spoke.
Xuxu knew that she was afraid to stay in the same house as Jiang Qinglian, so she smiled and reassured her. “Yueyue, don’t have to be afraid. First Aunt is a nice person.”
Even though the house had undergone reconstruction before, it was still the ancestral home of the Yan family.
Su Yan and Su Yue may be illegitimate children of First Uncle, but they were still descendants of the Yan family—it was still their home.
She sincerely wished that Su Yue would be more cheerful and confident. She wished she regarded herself as the little mistress of the Yan family, instead of regarding lowly of herself and thinking she was merely living under another’s roof.
“Is my mommy a bad person?” softly asked Su Yue. She then lowered her head.
Xuxu furrowed her eyebrows. “You don’t have to bother about affairs that concern the grown-ups. Your main focus is to study hard and pull up your grades, so you could get into a good university.”
Whether or not her mother was a good person… Actually, she hadn’t met her before, so she shouldn’t pass judgments.
But if a person could come in between someone’s marriage, or even send their child to the orphanage after giving birth to her, letting her experience the harshness this world could bring, she wouldn’t speak too highly of such person.
Su Yue remained silent. She continued looking down as she slowly walked.
Xuxu had intently looked at her before she teased. “Once you enter university, you can look for a handsome guy and date. But bear in mind that he must be a handsome fellow, otherwise he’s not good enough for you.”
Hearing this, Su Yue blushed with embarrassment. “Third sister-in-law, you’re naughty.”
Xuxu stretched out her hand and stroked her cheek. “You’re blushing. You’re blushing.”
She continued, “There’s nothing to be embarrassed about because many girls your age are already in a relationship.”
Indeed, she had been thinking… Someday, when Yueyue would find a person she likes, how would it be?
Would she be a different person by then? Would she become more cheerful?
“Third sister-in-law, did you and Third Brother also dated at an early age?” Suddenly, Su Yue turned and looked at Xuxu. Curiosity filled her face.
“Hmph.” Su Yue’s question astounded Xuxu. It was rare for the girl to be interested in a topic, hence she smiled and whispered into Su Yue’s ears. “I liked your Third Brother since I was thirteen years old.”
It was a secret she had kept in her heart for many years already—a secret she was afraid that people would discover. But now, she could freely share it around like it’s some kind of good news.
She even felt a little smug to have stayed by his side for more than a decade. Though she had gone through joys and sorrows, Yan Rusheng still belonged with her.
Now that he’s at her beck and call, she felt an even greater sense of accomplishment.
It startled Su Yue. “You were only at middle school at the age of thirteen.”
Her expression seemed to say, ‘I didn’t expect Third sister-in-law to fall in love at such a young age.’