Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031
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A tear slipped down quietly and landed on the little girl’s smiling face. Chu Yunrong was startled and hurriedly stretched out her hand, carefully wiping the water stains on it.
She carefully pulled out the photo, seeing that it was still clean, a gentle light flashed in her eyes.
Her hand gently caressed the face of the little girl in the photo, but then Shen Qinglan’s cold face flashed in her mind, as she looked at her with indifference and alienation, “Qinglan, mother still lost you in the end. Didn’t I?”
Chu Yunrong fell on the bed, still clinging to the photo, tears streaming down the corners of her eyes into the quilt, her eyes full of pain.
“Qinglan, mother’s Qinglan, mother is sorry for you,” she whispered softly.
Her body trembled slightly, her face suddenly pale as paper, the hand holding the photo tightened suddenly, she was shocked and she let go.
It was obvious that the pain in her chest was severe, but she immediately checked to see if the photo was wrinkled. Looking at the wrinkled photo, she endured the pain in her chest, carefully smoothed the photo, and then supported her body up, went to the dressing table and took a few more pills.
This time, it took a long time, but the pain in her chest slowly subsided. When the strength in her body recovered, she slowly got up and organized the scattered things on the bed. She looked at the things inside the box, her fingers paused on the Barbie’s body, and then she picked up the Barbie doll and smiled softly, “Qinglan, it seems that mom can’t find you anymore, what should mom do?”
In the room, she was the only one who muttered to herself. She was holding three little bears with a look on her face which was a combination of crying and smiling.
Shen Xitong went to the yard to call Leng Qingqiu, but no one answered the first call, and then when she called the second time, then it was connected. Knowing that Leng Qingqiu was already on the way, and it would take about half an hour for her to arrive, Shen Xitong was relieved.
She walked into the living room, only to find that Chu Yunrong was not there, and only Shen Qinglan was alone in the living room, “Where’s mom?” Shen Xitong asked.
Shen Qinglan had taken out a book from nowhere and was flipping through it casually. Hearing Shen Xitong’s question, she didn’t even raise her head, “I don’t know.”
Such a casual attitude made Shen Xitong angry, but she thought that Grandpa Shen was not at home at the moment, and he could come back any moment. After thinking about it, she suppressed the anger in her heart and sat down on the sofa.
“Sister, Qingqiu said that she is already on her way and will be here in half an hour.”
Shen Qinglan heard the words, but her expression did not fluctuate, “Oh.”
She had wanted to see Shen Qinglan’s face change, but her unresponsive appearance made her feel extremely aggrieved, as if she had taken out a treasure that she had worked so hard for, which she wanted to show off in front of others and let others be envious, jealous, and hateful, but others were dismissive of it, and they might still be laughing at her ignorance in their hearts.
This kind of cognition made Shen Xitong look at Shen Qinglan with a malicious look in her eyes, but who was Shen Qinglan, even if she perceived the maliciousness in her eyes, this maliciousness was not even a scratch for her.
She couldn’t continue talking with Shen Qinglan, and she still didn’t know where Chu Yunrong had gone. Shen Xitong didn’t want to stay with Shen Qinglan for a moment more, so she left on the pretext of picking up Leng Qingqiu at the door.
Shen Qinglan continued to look at the book in her hand. Not long after, Grandpa Shen came back, along with Grandpa Fu.
“Grandpa.” Shen Qinglan stood up and greeted the two old people.
“I just said that girl Qinglan must be at home now, you old man still didn’t believe it.” Grandpa Fu glared at Grandpa Shen and said with dissatisfaction, “It’s fortunate that I asked you to come back earlier, otherwise girl Qinglan would be alone. How bored she would have been.”
“Where is she alone, her mother is still at home.” The old man said after a while, and then glanced around, “Lanlan, where is your mother?”
Shen Qinglan glanced upstairs, “Mom said she is a little tired, so she went to her room to take rest.” Then she added, “Shen Xitong went out to pick up Leng Qingqiu.”
“What Leng Qingqiu?” Old Master Fu asked suspiciously.
“A painter, my father likes her paintings very much.” Shen Qinglan replied.
Mr. Fu liked to play chess and tea, but he didn’t like paintings, instead he was more interested in antique jades and the like. When he heard that she was a painter, he immediately lost his interest.
There was the sound of an engine outside the door, and after a while, Shen Xitong and a woman appeared at the door, when they saw the people in the living room, they greeted them in turn.
Then she pointed to the woman beside her, “Grandpa, Grandpa Fu, this is Leng Qingqiu, the most famous young painter right now.”
“Qingqiu, this is my grandfather,” she pointed at the Grandpa Shen, and then again pointing to Grandpa Fu, “This is Grandpa Fu, my grandfather’s friend.”
Leng Qingqiu bowed slightly and greeted the two old men. The two old men responded with a polite smile.
She handed a bag in her hand to Shen Xitong, “This is my gift to Mr. Shen, I hope he doesn’t dislike it. I didn’t expect to meet Mr. Fu here this time, and I didn’t have time to prepare. I hope Mr. Fu doesn’t mind. I’ll make it up another day.”
Grandpa Shen smiled slightly, “If you are interested, let’s sit down. You are all young people, feel free. We old people will not join in the fun.” After saying this, Grandpa Shen went upstairs.
Before Grandpa Fu left, he winked at Shen Qinglan and gave her a look of “I’m optimistic about you”, which made Shen Qinglan feel very funny.
The smile on Shen Xitong’s face froze slightly, as if she didn’t expect that Grandpa Shen’s attitude would be so cold after seeing Leng Qingqiu. Didn’t he like Leng Qingqiu’s paintings a lot? Now that he had seen the real person, why did he have this attitude again?
Leng Qingqiu didn’t seem to notice the coldness of Grandpa Shen, and still kept a decent smile on her face.
Shen Xitong turned her eyes to Shen Qinglan who had been sitting on the sofa without saying a word, “This is my sister, Qinglan.”
Shen Qinglan had closed the book in her hand when they entered the door, and now she put the book on the sofa. She looked up and glanced at the woman in front of her, she had delicate facial features, a decent smile, and a gentle temperament.
While Shen Qinglan and Shen Xitong were looking at each other, “Leng Qingqiu” was also looking at her. She had already seen Shen Qinglan’s photos, but it was the first time she had seen her so close. She was even more delicate and beautiful than her photos. It was just that her temperament was too cold, and there was a feeling of rejecting people from thousands of miles away.
There was a hint of interest in her eyes.
If Jin Enxi was here, she would definitely recognize that the woman in front of her was the woman who was following Shen Qinglan at the Junyu Group’s annual meeting that day.”
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