Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
When the daughter and father reached home, Qiao Nan would never expect that Ding Jiayi and Qiao Zijin would give such awesome performances.
Maybe they were too involved in their search, but Ding Jiayi and Qiao Zijin never heard the sounds coming from Qiao Dongliang and Qiao Nan who had reached home.
Qiao Dongliang heard what Qiao Nan said just now and felt that it made sense. He wanted to have a talk with Ding Jiayi and Qiao Zijin. But who would have known that the moment he arrived at home, he would find them looking high and low through his room. They had almost torn down the whole house, ransacking the room.
They were all drenched in sweat, what were they searching for?
Of course it must be money!
Qiao Dongliang drew in a breath, his face turned bright red in anger. He stumbled and almost fell.
Qiao Nan hurried forward and supported him with her hands. She widened her eyes in disbelief when she saw how the room was turned upside down as if there was a burglar. “Mom, what are you and sister doing, should Dad and I give you a hand?”
Her mother and Qiao Zijin were searching for father’s money?
Ding Jiayi jumped in surprise. She turned and saw Qiao Dongliang staring intently at her, she could feel her heart thumping loudly. “You, you are back.”
“Dad, Dad.” Qiao Zijin was in shock as well, her hands caught in mid air, she did not know what to do with them.
“Didn’t you hear Nan Nan’s question, what are you two looking for, should we give you a hand?” Qiao Dongliang snarled.
“No, no need, it was nothing important, it’s alright if we cannot find it.” Ding Jiayi dared not say outright that she was looking for the money that Qiao Dongliang stashed away.
There were things that one could help with but could not say.
“You really do not need our help?” Qiao Dongliang’s hesitation and kindness just now vanished as soon as he saw how the mother and daughter went through his room. “Nan Nan, come and help me.”
“Oh.” Qiao Nan pursed her lips. She really wanted to praise Ding Jiayi and Qiao Zijin.
It was such an opportune time for them to go through the room. She did not have to do anything and her mother and Qiao Zijin had done themselves in.
“Old Qiao, what are you doing?” Ding Jiayi turned a shade whiter when she saw that Qiao Dongliang was going through his clothes.
“What am I doing? Nothing, I am giving up the room to you, you can do your search in whichever ways that you like in the future.” Last night Qiao Dongliang merely stayed for a night, now he had a change of mind, if he was to sleep on the same bed as his wife, he would be so furious that he would not be able to sleep at all.
Qiao Dongliang took some clothes and moved to the study room.
The study room might not be small, but there wasn’t much space after placing a desk.
Qiao Dongliang took out the desk and placed it in the living room. He made a small bed in the room and put his clothes and belongings into the study room.
Luckily there were blankets at home and Qiao Nan was used to doing chores, the father and daughter had the blanket spread out in no time.
Qiao Dongliang sat down on the bed, he looked around the small cramped space and remembered that Qiao Nan had stayed in this room for fifteen years.
“Nothing.” Qiao Dongliang swallowed the words that were already at his mouth. It didn’t matter if Nan Nan used to find this room too cramped or not, it was good enough that she got to sleep in a more spacious room now.
“Nan Nan, I can’t do anything about your sister’s matter. You should ignore them as well. If your Mom pretend to be very pitiful in front of you, just take it that you didn’t hear anything. We could never lend your sister your school fees. Your Mom and sister are capable, you do not need to help them, do you get it?”
Qiao Nan’s eyes sparkled, “I have got it.”
“Go back to your room, lest your room… I am tired, I want to rest for a while.” Qiao Dongliang’s heart was tired.
“Dad, I won’t disturb you.” Qiao Nan backed out of the small room and closed the door.
As soon as she came out of the room she was stopped by Ding Jiayi and Qiao Zijin. “Qiao Nan, what did father speak to you about? Is he angry?”
“We are asking you a question, are you mute?” Ding Jiayi blushed nervously at the mention of what happened just now.
Qiao Nan who was given no chance to speak at all was being scolded by Ding Jiayi. “Dad did not say anything to me, as for whether he is angry or not, can’t you tell?”
“What kind of attitude is that, can’t you tell us upfront if your Dad is angry or not?” Ding Jiayi lifted her hands and wanted to give Qiao Nan a knock on the head. But she was stopped by Qiao Zijin.
“Nan Nan, I have something to discuss with you.” With that, Qiao Zijin pulled Qiao Nan into Qiao Nan’s room, “Nan Nan, I have a favor to ask of you.”
“I couldn’t help you.”
“You don’t know what favor I am asking, yet you rejected me. Are you my sister? Don’t worry, you will definitely be able to help me with this. Has Dad given you your school fees? Can you lend me your school fees first? When Mom receives her pay I will return you your school fees, what do you think? Nan Nan, good Nan Nan, please do me this favor. I am the only elder sister that you have.”
“I couldn’t help you. You don’t wish to owe school fees, neither do I.” Qiao Nan rejected her upfront.
“Nan Nan, good Nan Nan, I beg you to please help me. Since a young age till now, you have been so good to me, please just help me one last time?”
When she was going through the room just now, Qiao Zijin knew that it was impossible for her father to fork out another sum of money for her school fees.
There wasn’t much money at home and it was controlled by her father. She could only work on the money that Qiao Nan had.
“No, there’s no room for discussion.”
“Nan Nan, you can hand in your school fees at a later time.”
“These words are for you as well. If it’s alright for me, then it’s alright for you as well. Why would you borrow the money from me? If it’s not alright with you, you would feel shameful, then it’s the same for me. No one wants to be disgraced.”
Qiao Nan was firm in her attitude, leaving no room for discussion. This made Qiao Zijin boil with anger. “Nan Nan, when, when did you become so heartless, with total disregard for our sisterhood. You don’t care a bit for me at all. I am your only sister!”
“There’s no need to emphasis that you are my only sister, you are my elder sister, I am your younger sister. Since a young age, you have never been nice to me.”
“Nan Nan, if you continue to behave in this way I am going to be furious. In the future I won’t defend you against Mom.” Qiao Zijin was simply outrageous, she had a favor to ask, yet she still lost her temper at Qiao Nan.
Qiao Nan pursed her lips and looked Qiao Zijin in the eyes.
“You, you don’t regret it!” Qiao Zijin pushed at Qiao Nan with all her might.
Luckily there was a bed behind Qiao Nan, if not she would have fallen to the ground.
But even with the bed, Qiao Nan still had a bad fall.