In order to coax Qiao Zijin, her mother overstretched her own ability to buy Qiao Zijin new clothes, which led to the lack of funds for Qiao Zijin's tuition fees. Why should she tidy up the mess for them. No way!
"You dare!" Ding Jiayi's face was red with anger. "Are you still my daughter, am I still your Mom, I work day and night, you don't even give me any concern and help me to lessen my burden?"
"Mom, don't treat me a fool because I am an honest person. You did all this because you wanted to buy Sister clothes, it's not because of me. For the sake of sister, you work so hard, and then pulled me along to work overnight while Sister continues with her beauty sleep. You are willing but I am not." Qiao Nan might as well be frank about it.
"Your sister must be tired after studying, why do you always drag her in?" She would not let Zijin do this type of chores.
"I'm also tired after attending school."
"How hard can it be for you, you're in junior high but your sister is in senior high school!"
"Fine, I can't talk sense into you, anyway I'm not doing it, you can do whatever you like." Qiao Nan turned her back from Ding Jiayi and returned to her bedroom.
If she knew what would happen, she would not have woken up. She would rather hang on and continued to sleep.
Her mother was probably too exhausted recently, she added too much salt when cooking. If not, she would not have felt so thirsty and woke up in the middle of the night.
As she prepared to return to her bedroom, Qiao Nan saw the shadow of Ding Jiayi raising her hand, she said coldly without looking back.
"Mom, I advised you not to touch me, if you hit me, I will definitely call Dad out. If Dad knows that you are staying up late to work so that you can buy sister new clothes, and Sister still sleeps so early everyday, what will he think of Sister?"
True enough, after Qiao Nan said this, Ding Jiayi put down her hand unwillingly. "You just don't want to let your sister have a good life!"
"Mom, it's not that. It's that you don't want me to do well. If I take over this chore, will you still continue, you will definitely go to bed. Mom, don't always pick on the honest people, you treat Sister like a treasure and disliked me. It's okay. I will cherish myself."
Qiao Zijin was happy and delighted to wear new clothes, while she had to lose her sleep to help Qiao Zijin with her tuition fees next year.
In this lifetime, she would never do such a foolish thing again.
After she finished with her words, Qiao Nan decisively went back to her room and shut her door. She closed her eyes and slept within five minutes.
Ding Jiayi, who had a stomach full of anger, did five wrongly. The rule is that broken items had to be compensated for. As such, she had to pay for the five broken items before receiving her income. Ding Jiayi was nearly driven crazy this night.
Eventually she could not take it anymore, it was already one o'clock, Ding Jiayi put down her chores and returned to the bedroom to sleep.
The next day, Ding Jiayi had two obvious dark circles under under her eyes, like those of a panda.
Seeing Ding Jiayi this way, Qiao Dongliang and Qiao Nan kept silent unanimously.
On the contrary, Qiao Zijin was two-faced. On the surface, she thanked Ding Jiayi for working hard. But when Ding Jiayi was working at home, Qiao Zijin did not even attempt to help Ding Jiayi.
Qiao Zijin do not feel for Ding Jiayi, neither did she help Ding Jiayi to lessen her burden, what could Qiao Dongliang and Qiao Nan say?
It can be said that the punishment is appropriately given by one and willingly accepted by the other, they are truly a perfect mother-daughter match.
Qiao Nan was able to let it go but Qiao Dongliang could not.
Through this matter, Qiao Dongliang realized that Qiao Zijin only knew how to pay lip service to her parents, but in terms of action…
Qiao Dongliang was able to discover the shortcomings of Qiao Zijin after some observation. In the past, Ding Jiayi had been putting in good words for Qiao Zijin, he really thought that Qiao Zijin was a very obedient and sensible daughter. The only thing was that she was not very good in her studies.
But after the recent spate of events, Qiao Dongliang knew that, in reality, things were probably different from what he heard.
Nevertheless, Qiao Dongliang insisted not to put his hands in this matter.
Despite knowing that money was insufficient, the elder daughter insisted on buying new clothes. Furthermore, the wife indulged in the wrong behavior.
So, his wife needed to experience some suffering herself to understand this point.
Otherwise, in future, his wife would definitely forsake the larger picture in order to satisfy the elder daughter.
From the matter regarding the set of new clothes this year, Qiao Dongliang had a premonition.
Whatever the elder daughter wants, Ding Jiayi would certainly find a way to satisfy her, regardless of how difficult it could be. She would try to do it even if it was beyond her ability.
This was certainly wrong.
If he continued to help his wife, the poor habit would not be changed.
One did not wish to interfere, the other could not interfere. Both father and daughter maintained this stance, so Ding Jiayi could only grit her teeth and finish up all the work on hand.
Having worked so hard, Ding Jiayi fully regretted doing something beyond her ability just to appease Qiao Zijin. She was not angry with Qiao Zijin for not being understanding, but she blamed Qiao Nan for not helping her. With Qiao Nan's ability, she could handle all this manual work by herself.
Qiao Nan could not read her mother's mind but she guessed a little. Anyway, it had always been this way in the previous life. In this life, Qiao Nan was already numb.
In her previous life, she was deeply harmed under such thinking of Ding Jiayi. In this life, it was good that she was no longer bothered by her mother, and would not carry out such thankless chores.
Anyway, regardless of whether she did them or not, she was always the bad guy. She would be stupid to do it.
Seeing the nonchalant attitude of Qiao Nan, Ding Jiayi was full of hate to the core but she could not make Qiao Nan budge.
She finally understood now that Qiao Nan's heart was as hard as a stone, she not only always bullied her sister, but also disregard her as a mother. She did not care even if she died of fatigue.
True enough, she should not have given birth to this daughter. If she had any matter, she would not expect any help from this daughter.
"Xiao Qiao, you're an angel. You're going to heaven for this final term exam." The day that the class received their report card, Zhu Baoguo ran over to Qiao Nan to congratulate her as soon as she stepped into the classroom. "With this, you can have a good year."
"Not really, in our family, grades are not everything." Qiao Nan was the representative of all things. "Did I fare okay?"
"What okay, you can't do better than that!" Zhu Baoguo stared. The top student in the school was actually his deskmate. He would be so proud to let others know this.
"How about you?" Qiao Nan was roughly aware of her own grades, but she was more concerned about Zhu Baoguo's results.
Zhu Baoguo suddenly laughed. "I received almost around 80 marks for the few Science subjects that I took."
"That's good. Just a few more marks and it would be excellent." Qiao Nan gave Zhu Baoguo a thumbs up. It was only half a semester's time, Zhu Baoguo had a brain better than most.
"No no, all thanks to your help. If not for you, how can I achieve such grades?" The moment he knew his grades, Zhu Baoguo was shocked. Even the Zhu family doubted it.