Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Qiao Nan’s face blushed to a bright red. It was so red that blood could almost be seen dripping down from it. Among the pack of stuff that Zhai Sheng passed to her from under the door, she saw that in it was clean underwear and a very old, wingless sanitary napkin.
Qiao Nan gritted her teeth while she put them on. She had changed her undergarments, but what about her pants…
Zhai Sheng had waited for a long time by the time Qiao Nan came out with a flushed face.
Zhai Sheng did not say anything when he saw Qiao Nan. He took his own jacket and tied it around her waist. “Today you… better go back home earlier to rest, have lots of warm water, don’t, oh, don’t drink cold water.”
Qiao Nan hung her head through all these. She could almost felt steam coming out from her ears. While Zhai Sheng spoke, she hung her head lower, she was so embarrassed that she could not even utter a word.
“Well, well, Brother Zhai, I, I will head back home first.” Even if Brother Zhai was to object, Qiao Nan was too embarrassed to stay at Zhai family residence. She sprinted off like a rabbit and left his house.
Qiao Nan was so regretful that she could not wait to give herself a punch back at home.
She had dirtied her pants; they were soaked through, and the chair that she sat on today…
“Nan Nan, you are back so early today?” Qiao Dongliang who was out pouring away dirty water, took a look at the younger daughter who stood dazed and rooted outside their house. “Why don’t you go in? It’s winter now, it’s so chilly standing there, the northwesterly wind is very cold and harsh. Hold on, what is this piece of clothing that you are wearing?”
Qiao Dongliang was anxious when he realized that the jacket that Qiao Nan had around her seemed to belong to a man, “Nan Nan, you didn’t go out for revision today? Did you meet someone else?”
Qiao Dongliang took a day off to go to Qiao Nan’s school for the Parents-Teacher conference.
Qiao Dongliang was bursting with pride because of this Parent-Teacher conference. A lot of the parents asked him how he taught Nan Nan so well and what she learned at home.
But it was also at this Parent-Teacher conference that Qiao Dongliang came to know that teenagers nowadays were actually into relationships. They had puppy love relationships at such a crucial time where they were still studying.
Qiao Dongliang used to think that this had nothing to do with his family. But when he saw the jacket on Qiao Nan, he started to feel anxious. Nan Nan’s studies could never be affected by some young brat outside.
“Dad, don’t misunderstand. It’s, it’s just that I have dirtied my pants, so someone lent me their jacket to cover it.” Qiao Nan lowered her head and realized that the jacket that she had around her waist was Zhai Sheng’s, she was so embarrassed that she was rendered speechless.
The undergarment that Brother Zhai handed to her was definitely for women. Brother Zhai had a elder sister, so it must have been hers. Naturally the sanitary napkin must be hers as well.
But since Brother Zhai had given her Sister Zhai’s undergarments and sanitary napkin, why would he give her his jacket to put around her waist?
Qiao Nan who had never been in relationships never would have known that an unenlightened Zhai Sheng was already acting territorial towards her.
“Your pants are dirty? How did you dirty them, let me take a look.” Qiao Dongliang looked at Qiao Nan anxiously. She was so awkward that she wanted to escape right then. “Dad, don’t, don’t look, I, I could have grown up!”
She had her period.
“Oh?” Qiao Dongliang paused momentarily, he did not know how to react.
Seeing that her father was stunned, Qiao Nan quickly dashed into the house and to her room. She took out the dirty undergarment, took off her soiled pants and changed into a clean pair of pants.
After changing into the clean clothes, she ran to look for Qiao Dongliang. “Dad, give me some money, I have to buy that.” There were three women and one man in Qiao family, and her mother and Qiao Zijin would have use of it every month.
But they would never let her have them. Besides she did not care to use theirs, and to tolerate their temper.
“Oh…” Qiao Dongliang grew awkward as well. “Nan Nan, do, do you know how to use it? if you have any questions, you can ask your Mom. If you don’t wish to ask her, you can ask your sister. Is your stomach, stomach painful?” Qiao Dongliang took out some money and passed it to Qiao Nan.
Qiao Dongliang was still worried about Qiao Nan’s first period a few days ago, and now he got what he wished for, it happened so quickly…
No matter what, Qiao Dongliang finally breathed a sigh of relief. Nan Nan’s development was not affected by Old Ding. He did not ask for much, he only hoped that his two daughters would be safe and healthy.
“Dad, don’t worry, I know. When it first happened to sister, I was the one waiting on her. I know roughly what it is all about. Luckily unlike sister, I don’t have the stomach cramps.” Qiao Nan smiled, took the money and went out to buy sanitary napkins.
Qiao Nan could not help but laugh at the thought that Qiao Zijin would have the cramps whenever she had her period.
Qiao Zijin would always crave cold food during summer. She would spend all the money that their father gave them on popsicles. She would have two, three popsicles a day but would ask her mother for money to buy more popsicles.
Whenever Qiao Zijin got to eat popsicles and she did not have any, Qiao Zijin would made it a point to savor her popsicles in front of Qiao Nan.
Looking at the way she devoured the popsicles, it was no wonder that she would have the cramps when she had her period.
In the previous life, Qiao Nan was thankful that Ding Jiayi was so stingy and harsh with her. She never got to eat a single popsicle in her childhood. Even if it was wintertime, she would use the warm water from the well for washing, unlike the water from the river which was ice cold.
As a result, she took better care of herself than Qiao Zijin in terms of feminine care.
Their first periods had a stark contrast.
When Qiao Zijin had her first period, she would be crouching in pain and groaning in agony and it was the same for her monthly period. As for Qiao Nan, apart from the initial pain, she felt better now, she could no longer feel the cramps.
Qiao Dongliang finally set his mind at rest when he saw how lively and unaffected Qiao Nan was. “Tell me if you feel any discomfort, do not put up a strong front. Also, leave your soiled clothes alone, I will get your Mom to wash them, you should stay away from water these few days.”
“Alright, I will do as Dad says.” Qiao Nan had planned to wash her own clothes, but she agreed instantly at Qiao Dongliang’s words.
It was rare that she had such privileges, it would be foolish of her to say no. She might not be in pain, but she felt lethargic and heavy in her legs, as if she could not walk. “Dad, I will lay down on the bed and do some reading. I do not have cramps but my legs feel heavy.”
Even if Qiao Nan did not say anything, Qiao Dongliang would want her to rest.
Qiao Dongliang did not see Elder Lee during the Parent-Teacher Conference today. Instead he saw Zhu Baoguo’s grandpa, Elder Zhu and they sat side by side.