Yun Bixue's heart warmed and happiness lit up in her eyes. She ambled down the stairs and toward the side of the table. Looking at the appetizing dinner, her stomach rumbled again.
Hearing the noises coming from her stomach, Yun Bixue felt embarrassed. She didn't even have lunch and she was starving.
The lips of Xie Limo's pale pink lips hooked upward, showing off an alluring curve. Arranging the chopsticks properly, he said warmly, "You must be hungry. Go wash your hands and come back for your meal." His speech emanated a sense of kindness and indulgence.
Although Yun Bixue nodded, her eyes stung slightly. Having suffered for many years, what she really wanted was a loving family that she could call hers.
She now had one and regardless of what the future held, she would strive to protect it.
While dining, Xie Limo was as attentive as before. He served her food and educated her on nutritious items that she should consume more.
Likewise, Yun Bixue also scooped food for Xie Limo. Although it was only the two of them sharing a meal, it was still heart-warming.
After the meal, Xie Limo informed Yun Bixue that he had to visit Tian Jing City for a meeting and could be away for a few days.
Yun Bixue understood. All who had held power over Ning An city had to first attend a meeting in Tian Jing City before his officiation.
"You should stay near and be under the protection of Xie Shiyi at all times. If any matters arise, call Xie Liu. Otherwise, you can call my private number as well, it's a number only for you." The next day when Yun Bixue woke up, she recalled the words that Xie Limo whispered into her ears last night.
For the next consecutive days, her days were busy but fulfilling. She visited only three locations, hurrying from the hospital to the ancestral house to her new home.
Ever since the rumors that painted them in a positive light spread, the media seemed to be continually holding their silence.
The newspapers no longer published any information on Miss Yun and that granted her some peace.
That day, just as she exited the hospital, a middle-aged man approached her from the opposite direction. Bending down, he said, "Miss, Old Madam wishes to see you."
Yun Bixue knitted her brows and sneered, "Sorry, Uncle Liu, I am busy today. I will return to see Old Lady when I have time."
After experiencing the Yun family's bankruptcy and her grandfather's grave illness, she was thoroughly disappointed with that old lady.
Hearing Yun Bixue nonchalantly addressing her as Old Lady startled Uncle Liu. Regaining his composure, he said, "Miss, Old Madam said that giving excuses is simply being unfilial. If you are not afraid of being mocked, Old Madam would also not be."
Yun Bixue could discern the threatening tone in his words. The rich in Ning An City were not only strict in discipline but also placed a heavy emphasis on filial piety.
The Old Lady had never been a benevolent person. Even though her grandfather had not been fond of her for many years, he had no choice but to maintain the marriage.
Yun Bixue squinted and glared at Uncle Liu. "I will return home this afternoon. Since I have to be filial, I cannot turn up empty-handed."
Uncle Liu felt confused why the Miss he met today was different from before. Being stared at so intently, he felt coldness down his spine.
After Uncle Liu left, Xie Shiyi received a text from Yun Bixue and came to her. "Young Madam, do you really want to return to the Yun's?"
Yun Bixue nodded. "I must attend such a banquet. I want to see what tricks the Old Lady has up her sleeves."
"Young Madam, Young Master Xie instructed your subordinates to protect you before he left."
Yun Bixue nodded. "Yes, get changed and you will be leaving with me." She needed to be prepared, of course.
Instructing Xie Shiyi to purchase some items, Yun Bixue arrived at the old mansion in Xishan all dressed up. After making a call, she entered the Yun family home with Xie Shiyi.