Liang Xinwei was slightly taken aback. She held Anan’s hand as she led Ye Chenyun upstairs to take a seat. When they got inside, Liang Xinwei poured a glass of water and placed it on the coffee table. “Sorry, we’ve only got plain water at home.” Ye Chenyun smiled. “That’s fine. I’m not here to have a drink anyway.” He sat opposite her. Liang Xinwei pondered for a moment before asking, “What exactly do you want to know?” “I…” Ye Chenyun checked himself for a moment. “I want to know if your sister was well before she died?” “Not really.” Liang Xinwei answered honestly. “You may even say she had a very bad time.” When Ye Chenyun heard this, his hand which gripped the glass tightened subconsciously. “Could you tell me why?” “I could. However…” Liang Xinwei smiled apologetically. “I don’t really want to recall those dark days.” Those days were very heavy memories for her. She feared that she might lose her composure and cry in front of him. The both of them fell silent.
Due to her dislocated arm, Jiang Sese stayed home for the rest of the week. She did not go anywhere, she only sunbathed and read. It was quite pleasant. One day, Gu Nian drove her to the hospital to remove her cast. As they drove by a florist, Jiang Sese told him to stop the car. “I’ll go down and buy some flowers.” “Okay.” After they stopped the car, Gu Nian rapidly got out of the car to open the door for her, before he followed behind her into the florist. “Young Mistress, why did you suddenly think of buying flowers?” Gu Nian asked curiously as he watched Jiang Sese pick some flowers. Jiang Sese smiled slightly. “It’s a friend’s birthday today.” “Oh,” Gu Nian came to a sudden realization, “Will you be going to their birthday party then?” “She didn’t organize one.” Jiang Sese paused, “She may have even forgotten it’s her birthday today.” At that, she thought back to when Anan called her yesterday. “Aunty Sese, I’d like to ask for a favor.” “Of course.” “It’s
“She’s bringing some uncle to see my aunty.” Anan’s reply made Jiang Sese rather curious. “Aunty?” “Yeah, my mom’s elder sister, my aunty.” Of course Jiang Sese knew that, she asked in confusion, “Isn’t your aunty…” She recalled that Liang Xinwei had mentioned before that her sister had passed on a few years ago. “Yeah, that uncle was my aunty’s friend back then.” Jiang Sese instantly understood and smiled, “I get it now.” She looked around and changed the topic, “Why don’t we decorate the place, so that your mom will have a surprise when she gets back?” Anan’s eyes lit up, “Sure.” Jiang Sese then turned to Gu Nian to say, “Go and get some balloons and streamers as soon as possible. We need to decorate the place before Weiwei gets back.” “Alright.” Just as Gu Nian was turning to leave, he suddenly remembered something crucial. He turned and said, “Young Mistress, if somebody knocks at the door, you best not open it.” Jiang Sese chuckled. “I know, I’m not that dumb
“You saw him?” Liang Xinwei’s face was full of apprehension. Jiang Sese smiled and nodded. “Yeah, I saw him buying flowers at the florist.” She walked to the living room to pick up the flowers on the sofa before handing it to Liang Xinwei. “Weiwei, ha now.” “Tiantian, drink some milk first.” Gu Nian pulled out a bottle of milk in the nick of time and handed it to her. “Yeah, just fill your stomach first.” Jiang Sese turned to look at Xiaobao and Anan. “Do you two want some milk?” “No, I’ll wait till mom is home to eat.” Anan shook his head in refusal. Xiaobao shook his head as well, “Me too.” “Then Tiantian will drink it on her own.” Jiang Sese put the teat on for Tiantian. Just as Tiantian was about to finish drinking the milk, Liang Xinwei returned. The moment she opened the door, she was shocked to see the entire house filled with balloons and ribbons. “What’s the occasion?” She asked curiously as she looked at Jiang Sese approaching her. Jiang Sese gave her a
Jiang Sese gripped the phone tightly, the room was so quiet her breathing was audible.“What do you think?” Bo Gelian’s voice was light as a feather. Jiang Sese closed her eyes and bit her lower lip. After a long while she finally spat out one word, “Fine.” Bo Gelian laughed lightly, “That’s great. I’ll be waiting.” After he said that, he hung up. Jiang Sese put down her phone and sat on the bed for the longest time before she got up and walked out of the room. Fang Yuchen was exiting the study after finishing his work to see Jiang Sese walking out of her room. “Sese, didn’t you say you wanted to… go to sleep?” When she got closer, Fang Yuchen noticed that she had a grim expression. His smile instantly evaporated and he asked worriedly, “What’s the matter?” “Bo Gelian contacted me of his own accord.” Jiang Sese stopped in front of him and recounted what had just happened. Fang Yuchen frowned deeply when she finished, “Do you intend to acquiesce?” “I don’t see any oth
Late that night. A shadowy figure was lurking outside the old Fang Residence, their gaze directed inside the residence. This intruder was none other than Carl. He had promised Lisa that he would take care of Jiang Sese, but it had been more than a week and he had not been able to accomplish his mission. The key reason was that he had no way of infiltrating the old Fang Residence. Even the perimeter wall was monitored, not to mention that there were guards patrolling the grounds round the clock. It really was so secure that not even a fly could make it’s way in. He watched the old Fang Residence in the darkness with annoyance. If he did not complete his mission, Madam Lisa would never forgive him. He grit his teeth and decided to force his way in. Just as he was about to storm in, two men suddenly appeared to block his way. “Who are you?” He gave the two men clad in black threatening looks. They were foreigners, like him. Immediately, he had a thought and his eyes
“Get off!” Bo Gelian snapped coldly. Lisa’s expression changed, and she let go of him unhappily. She kept her gaze on her cold, handsome face. Even if she had prepared herself, she could not help but feel nervous. “Why are you being so fierce with me?” Lisa maintained her composure as she whined at him. “Why didn’t you return to Italy?” Bo Gelian asked sharply. “I…” Lisa’s eyes shifted, and she pulled out an excuse, “I couldn’t bear to leave you, so I did not return.” “Is that so?” Bo Gelian did not believe her at all. She was not unwilling to leave him at all, but rather she could not get over her grudge with Jiang Sese. “Of course.” Lisa lifted her head arrogantly, pretending to be offended. Bo Gelian laughed coldly. “Lisa, you don’t need to pretend in front of me. We both know what you’ve done.” What did he mean by that? Did he already know about Jiang Sese’s injury? Even though Lisa started to feel guilty, she still forced her confidence to say, “I don’t know
The next morning, after breakfast, Fang Yuchen took Jiang Sese to the hospital with him. Fang Xueman was originally very happy to see Jiang Sese. However when she saw her wounded arm, her smile instantly evaporated. She asked anxiously, “What’s all this? Why are you hurt?” “Mom, don’t worry, I just tripped as I was going down the stairs.” Jiang Sese had already thought about an excuse long before she arrived. “How could you be so careless?” Fang Xueman’s heart ached. Jiang Sese smiled, “Mom, it’s almost better now, I’m fine.” “That’s good then.” Fang Xueman let out a sigh of relief. She turned to look at Fang Yuchen, “Yuchen, how did you have the time to come today?” “I came to see Grandpa, so I made some time.” Fang Yuchen said. Fang Xueman nodded, “You should go then, we can talk later.” “Mom, we’ll go see Grandpa. You should have breakfast first.” Jiang Sese said as she left with Fang Yuchen. Fang Xueman smiled helplessly, “Okay.” After seeing them out, Fang Xuem