Translator:Nyoi-Bo StudioEditor:Nyoi-Bo Studio
Their eyes were locked. His eyes were bright, deep, and sharp. Su Qianci felt like she had nowhere to hide in front of him. Quickly looking away, she shook her head. “No.”
Li Sicheng pursed his lips and quit asking, driving the car silently. He could tell that she was not in a good mood. If he insisted on getting an answer, it might not end up well.
When they arrived at the old house, dinner happened to start. Seeing them from afar, Liu Sao walked up with a basin of water. “You come back so late. Today is the Minor Chinese New Year, the day to sweep the dust. Let me get the bad luck off you. God bless.” Liu Sao dipped a branch of wormwood into the water and splashed water on them. There were grains and amulets immersed in the water. After getting splashed by Liu Sao, they walked in.
Seeing Su Qianci, Captain Li immediately cried, “My dear Qianqian, why have you lost so much weight?”
Su Qianci was dazed. Did she? She couldn’t help thinking of a typical symptom of AIDS: sudden loss of weight. Grandpa was able to tell that immediately. So she must have lost a lot of weight. She ouched her face and glanced at Li Sicheng behind her.
Qin Shuhua’s attention was completely on Li Sicheng. She said to Captain Li, “Sicheng is the one who has lost weight. He has been keeping Qianci company in the hospital and working at the same time. Father, no favoritism!”
“Qianqian is a girl. The boy is very tough. He even survived a fall from the mountain when he was a kid.”
Su Qianci was shocked. A fall from the mountain?
Qin Shuhua’s expression immediately changed on hearing that. Li Sicheng walked up and patted his mother on the shoulder. “It’s fine. It’s in the past now.”
Qin Shuhua gritted her teeth and said nothing before she turned around and walked inside. Seeing Qin Shuhua upset, Li Sicheng blamed Captain Li silently. Knowing that he had said the wrong thing, Captain Li did not say a word.
Su Qianci was so curious that it felt like a cat was scratching her heart. However, feeling the tension, she decided to ask him later. After chatting with Captain Li for a while, they went to dinner together. Li Sicheng’s two brothers, Li Beixing and Li Jinnan were not home. Although Liu Sao had prepared a lot of food, there were not enough people enjoying them.
Qin Shuhua helped to refill Li Xiao’s bowl, and then Captain Li and Li Sicheng’s bowls. Su Qianci was eating quietly. However, unexpectedly, Qin Shuhua refilled her bowl as well. Su Qianci looked flattered and surprised, gazing at her. Qin Shuhua looked a bit ashamed. Under Li Xiao’s gaze, she had to say, “Qianci, I was fooled by Tang Mengying earlier and thought she was a good girl. Now I know what kind of person she is. I fell into her trap and treated you unfairly. Earlier, I thought her child was really Li Sicheng’s. After all, there was the DNA test report However, she could even forge something like that. I did you wrong, Qianci. Could you forgive me?”
Su Qianci was startled, looking at Li Sicheng for help. He looked at her deeply. “Mother is talking to you.”
Disenchanted, Su Qianci said in a small voice, “Mother I have never blamed you.”
Qin Shuhua let out a sigh of relief and laughed. “Great. We will have a great future together, and I’m counting on you to give us a grandchild.”