Halfway through Jiang Sese's busy day at work, her phone rang.It was a call from Lu Zheng.Surprised by the sudden call, she asked, "Why did you suddenly call me, Senior? Did something happen?""I'm having a party to celebrate my birthday tonight. Are you free to come?" Lu Zheng's pleasant voice reached her ear."Of course, I do. I'll even bring you a gift," Jiang Sese said teasingly.She had always admired her senior.Moreover, Lu Zheng was her savior and she wouldn't have her current achievements without him.Jiang Sese didn't avoid Zifeng while she was on the phone, so Zifeng overheard the entire conversation.Zifeng frowned and looked disdainfully at Jiang Sese.Her stare was so obvious that only a fool wouldn't understand her mind."Who called you? Don't you know how to avoid suspicion?" Zifeng crossed her arms and looked down at Jiang Sese as if trying to suppress her with her pressure.Her innuendo made Jiang Sese angry, and her tone became icy as well. "What does it
"Sure."Jiang Sese smiled at him, her eyes two pretty crescent moons.Lu Zheng was lost in her smile and appeared infatuated.However, he quickly concealed his true feelings as he returned to his usual refined look.Looking at her, Lu Zheng smiled.He saw that she was doing very well. She was more beautiful than before, and that just showed how happy she was with that man."That's good enough for me. I can let go now, knowing that she's happy." Lu Zheng thought to himself, feeling a little sad."Brother Lu Zheng!" A clear female voice woke Lu Zheng up from his reverie.Jiang Sese had already noticed the young woman next to Lu Zheng.The two of them seemed closed, but since Lu Zheng didn't introduce her, Jiang Sese found it inappropriate to ask."Hello, I'm Jiang Sese." Jiang Sese introduced herself.The young woman smiled prettily. "Hello, sister, I've heard about you already. Brother Lu Zheng told me that you were coming today, and I was so looking forward to meeting you."
The next day...Early the next morning, after Xiaobao left for school, Jiang Sese went to work.There was a pile of files on her desk, and her eyes were already tired after she had gone through half of them, so she stood up and looked out of the window.Her phone rang at that moment.Jiang Sese cheered up when she saw the caller ID, and her fatigue was completely vanished."Fengchen." She called his name cheerfully.Jin Fengchen hadn't come back yet, but he had been calling her every day.Jin Fengchen chuckled on the other end. "Where are you now?""At the office. I'm going through some files." Jiang Sese felt her ears tingle; the guy's voice was so sexy that she thought her ears were going to get pregnant."I'm hopeless. Even Jin Fengchen's chuckle can make me blush." Rubbing her ears, Jiang Sese thought embarrassedly to herself."Impressive." Jin Fengchen offered his compliment.Sticking out her chest, Jiang Sese said proudly, "Of course I'm impressive. I'm that good."Sh
"And that baby was Xiaobao."Mrs. Jin's stomach lurched when she heard those words out of Sheng Zhixia's mouth, and she said decisively, "That's impossible."Shen Zhixia's smile looked more like a grimace, and she covered her face. "Aunt, I'm telling the truth. I really am Xiaobao's mother. My poor Xiaobao; he has never met his real mother."Mrs. Jin said harshly, "If you really are Xiaobao's biological mother, then why didn't you turn up earlier?""I've been looking everywhere, but I just couldn't find him."Mrs. Jin didn't seem convinced at all.Sheng Zhixia looked at Mrs. Jin as tears welled up in her eyes. "My baby was taken away as soon as I gave birth to him, and I didn't know where to look for him."A tear rolled down the woman's cheeks.More tears came out of her eyes until her cheeks were streaked with them.Seeing that the woman had started crying out in the open, Mrs. Jin couldn't help frowning. "Stop crying and wipe your tears away."Fumbling around in her bag, Sh
That night, after tucking Xiaobao in, Jiang Sese quietly closed the door before going to Mrs. Jin's room.Mrs. Jin was surprised to see her visitor. "Sese, is Xiaobao asleep yet? Why are you here?""Yes, he is." Jiang Sese smiled, leaning on the door frame. She then looked at Mrs. Jin, asking, "Mom, are you not feeling well?"Mrs. Jin was bewildered. "Why do you say that?"Jiang Sese had noticed during dinner that Mrs. Jin had been feeling ill at ease. She had paid more attention to her grandson than usual, and it worried Jiang Sese."You look upset." After a pause, Jiang Sese explained.Mrs. Jin was greatly touched by her daughter-in-law's concern for her, but she was soon reminded of Sheng Zhixia. Despite the upsetting feeling, she didn't let anything show. Smiling, she said, "Don't worry. I probably just got tired from all the shopping today."Jiang Sese immediately said, "Then you should go to bed. Good night."Mrs. Jin watched Jiang Sese from behind as she left, then close
Mrs. Jin didn't look too good when she left the cafe.The last bit of Sheng Zhixia's speech had especially upset Mrs. Jin. She wondered if she didn't give the woman the answer she wanted, would she keep nagging her family?Mrs. Jin hailed a taxi and went back home, but she looked preoccupied for the rest of the day.Jin Fengchen came back home for dinner that evening, and the family enjoyed their meal together.Seeing the affectionate interactions between her son and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jin found it even harder to bring up the subject.After dinner, while Jiang Sese went to take a shower in her own room, Mrs. Jin summoned her husband and two sons to the study, which perplexed the three men. Jin Fengyao said teasingly, "Mom, are we having a family meeting? We're one person short; my sister-in-law isn't here yet."Mrs. Jin shook her head and said hastily, "We're not waiting for her. She can't find out about this."Jin Fengyao was surprised. "What is it about? Why do we have to k
After giving it some thought, Sheng Zhixia saw the light and nodded. "All right. I'll go see her."Jiang Nuannuan smiled in satisfaction, but there was something malicious about that smile."Jiang Sese, this is what you get for going up against me. I'm going to ruin you."The following day...Jin Fengchen drove Jiang Sese to the office. Since they hadn't seen each other for days, they couldn't get enough of each other at the moment.Even after they had arrived at the Jiang Group building, he still didn't want to let her go.Jiang Sese was only able to leave the car a few minutes later. Her lips were a little swollen, and she went inside so fast that it looked like she was fleeing a crime scene.Only after she disappeared into the building did Jin Fengchen start the car and leave.Jiang Sese received a message as soon as she walked into her office. Thinking that it was from Jin Fengchen, she immediately took out her phone, wondering why he had sent her a message almost immediate
Seeing that Jiang Sese wouldn't give in, Sheng Zhixia knelt down again and pleaded. "Miss Jiang, I'm begging you. Please give my baby back to me. He's my child, but he's calling someone else Mom now. Miss Jiang, can't you see how much pain I'm in?"Sheng Zhixia changed the way she addressed Jiang Sese, forcing her to face the situation she was in.Her behavior made the other customers eye her curiously.Jiang Sese stared blankly at the woman in front of her. Those words had stabbed her in the chest like the sharpest knife.She didn't dare to look Sheng Zhixia in the eye and had run out of the cafe like a fugitive.Sitting there made it impossible for Jiang Sese to breathe, as if a pair of hands had wrapped around her neck. She couldn't breathe; she felt suffocated.The sky was as blue as before, and the sunlight shone warmly on Jiang Sese's skin.But she felt as cold as if she was on a winter day.She walked aimlessly along the streets and couldn't bring herself to accept the t