Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031
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Aunt Zhao’s craftsmanship was very good, and Shen Qinglan did not understand anything at first, because she didn’t study hard before, but now she had used her mind, and her progress was increasing with leaps and bounds.
“Master, these dishes are all made by Qinglan, taste them and tell us how they taste?” Aunt Zhao put the food on the table and said to Master Fu.
Grandfather Fu smiled and looked at the excellent dishes on the table. He was very happy. “Ok, I’ll try it.”
“Well, it tastes good. Qinglan can make it like this the first time she cooked. It’s very good. Not bad.” Grandfather Fu was full of praise.
Even though Shen Qinglan had always been calm, but she felt her face become hot when she was praised by Grandfather Fu.
At noon every day after that, Shen Qinglan would go back to the compound to learn how to cook with Aunt Zhao. Grandfather Fu was happy to see the results. After eating like this for two days, he couldn’t hold back and called Grandfather Shen to show off. Grandfather Shen thought about it more and more at home. It was not about taste but about the fact that he had raised his granddaughter for so many years, but he didn’t ask her to cook a meal for him, however now she was cooking it for Old Man Fu.
As a result, Mr. Shen, whose heart was not peaceful, arrived at the Fu’s house at noon on the third day.
“Grandpa, why are you here?” Shen Qinglan was a little surprised seeing her grandpa.
Mr. Shen snorted coldly, “If I didn’t come here, I won’t know if the granddaughter I held in my hand actually serves her handmade food to everyone in her husband’s house.”
Shen Qinglan: When did she act as a chef for others?
“Old man Shen, don’t talk nonsense. When did I ever bully Qinglan?” Old man Fu heard the voice from inside and yelled with dissatisfaction.
“I won’t let her be a maid for you, you let her cook for you every day, I didn’t want her to cook all the time. This relationship is not a child’s play, you don’t even feel bad about her cooking every day.” Old man Shen said more and more. He had originally just came to find fault, it was Qinglan who gave Old Man Fu all the rights to show off, but now that he said this, he really felt distressed.
Shen Qinglan was speechless, “…Grandpa, what are you saying? I just came to learn a few dishes from Aunt Zhao, and then let Grandpa help me try them and know their taste.”
Mr. Fu felt proud and looked at Mr. Shen, “If you would have listened to me, I would have told you that I’m just helping to test the dishes.”
“That’s not okay. If the girl is always toiling in the kitchen, what should we do if they turn into yellow-faced women?” The old man Shen was a little bit arrogant.
Shen Qinglan had a headache. Her grandfather had always been steady and serious, but occasionally he had a childlike temper, which was very difficult to coax.
Shen Qinglan stepped forward and held Mr. Shen’s hand who was sitting on the sofa, and said softly in his ear, “I will make you steamed pork ribs at noon. Your favourite, okay?” Mr. Shen’s eyes lit up. However, he was concerned about his identity as her elder, so he sat upright and did not say anything aloud.
Shen Qinglan smiled, knowing that her Grandpa had acquiesced, gave Grandpa Fu a wink and went into the kitchen.
There were only the two old people in the living room. Grandfather Fu took a look at him, “If you want to eat the dishes made by your granddaughter, just say it, as if I wouldn’t give it to you. You yelled to let others hear as if I really abuse my precious grandson and daughter-in-law.”
Old man Shen’s face turned red, and he snorted without speaking.
After a long while, he said, “What did you think about the thing I told you when Hengyi was injured last time?”
Father Fu’s eyes condensed, his expression was serious, and he slowly said, “Hengyi will be back at the end of the month. I’ll talk to him.” The two families who were connected to Fu Hengyi knew that he was injured, as they were all from the army. They also knew that his work was very dangerous.
“Old Fu, I’m not saying that Hengyi has to change careers, but he is married to Lanlan after all. He is a man with a family. I don’t want Lanlan to face anything bad. I don’t object to him being a soldier. We were also soldiers ourselves. We know our feelings as soldiers and our loyalty to the country. I just hope that Hengyi can retreat from the frontline or return to the Beijing Military Region.”
“Old man Shen, I understand, I’ll talk to Hengyi about this matter.” Grandfather Fu said as a touch of sadness flashed in his eyes. His son and daughter-in-law were sacrificed in a mission, and he understood that kind of grief better than anyone else.
Old man Shen didn’t bring up this topic again, he knew he was poking the scar on his old friend’s heart, but Lanlan was his granddaughter, and he had to think about her.
After lunch, Shen Qinglan followed Mr. Shen back to Shen’s house.
“Your mother happened to go abroad for to perform some time ago. She didn’t know what happened at home, so don’t blame her.” On the way, Father Shen said, the relationship between Lanlan and her mother was already tense enough, and he didn’t want the differences between the mother and daughter to deepen.
Shen Qinglan smiled slightly, “Grandpa, that’s nothing at all. I didn’t take it seriously, and it may not be a bad thing to me. Now, I go to school and everyone wants to flatter me.”
Old man Shen smiled, “You don’t tell the family if anything happens. You are my Shen Yuanyi’s granddaughter. If others dare to bully you, please come back to your family. If something happens, you still have your grandfather.” Shen Qinglan’s heart warmed up, her grandfather had always been infinitely tolerant of her.
“Grandpa, I’m really okay, and earlier my brother helped me solve it.”
“That’s what he should do. If it weren’t for his carelessness, how could this matter be such a big deal.” Grandfather Shen didn’t have a good view of Shen Junyu right now. Shen Junyu found and resolved this matter but he was very dissatisfied.
Shen Junyu had complained in front of Shen Qinglan more than once, and now she heard her grandfather scolding her brother, Shen Qinglan couldn’t help feeling sorry for her brother.
When she got home, she happened to run into Chu Yourong and Shen Xitong who were returning home from the show.
“Qinglan,” Chu Yourong saw Shen Qinglan and hurriedly greeted her. As soon as she came back today, she heard Aunt Song talk about what happened to her daughter recently, and she still felt guilty for her ignorance.
“Are you OK?”
The smile in Shen Qinglan’s eyes was shallow, almost indifferent, and the look in her eyes had returned to the coldness of the past, “It’s okay.”
“Mom…” Chu Yourong wanted to say that she had gone abroad to perform, she didn’t know, but she couldn’t say what she wanted to say.
“You just came back, you must be tired. Rest early.”
Chu Yourong looked at Shen Qinglan’s back, but she still didn’t say anything.
Shen Xitong only greeted Shen Qinglan and went upstairs to adjust to the jet lag. She was now in Chu Yunrong’s orchestra and often performed outside with Chu Yourong. Everyone in the circle knew that Chu Yunrong regarded her as her own daughter and was training her as her heir, and they were amazed by her one by one.
Shen Xitong enjoyed this kind of life that attracted so much attention to herself, but it was not enough. She wanted to take away all the eyes that fell on Shen Qinglan, including Fu Hengyi’s.
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Editor: I seriously don’t understand people like Shen Xitong who are occupying somebody else’s rightful place and are still arrogant about it and in fact look down on the other party….
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