Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031
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In the dining room, the two old men had already taken their seats, and Shen Xitong and Leng Qingqiu had also sat down. Seeing Shen Qinglan coming alone, Shen Xitong looked behind her, but did not see Chu Yunrong, so she frowned slightly, “Sister, didn’t you ask mother to come for dinner?”
Her tone was a little dissatisfied and accusatory, and she looked at Shen Qinglan with disapproval for her ignorance.
Shen Qinglan didn’t look at her, instead she looked towards Grandpa Shen, “Grandpa, Mom said she was feeling a little unwell, thus she won’t come down to eat, so I asked Sister Song to cook some porridge for Mom, you guys can eat first.”
Grandpa Shen nodded and asked with concern, “Your mother is not feeling well, do we need to call a doctor to check your mother?”
“No, mom is probably just a little tired, it’s alright, I’ll go up and have a look later.”
Listening to the conversation between the two, Shen Xitong’s face felt a little hot, “Grandpa, I’d better go see mom, probably because of several consecutive concerts some time ago, mom has been exhausted.”
As she was about to stand up, Grandpa Shen waved his hand, “It’s okay, let’s all sit down, the guest is still here.”
Then he looked at “Leng Qingqiu”, “We have made you laugh.”
Leng Qingqiu smiled, “Grandpa, you’re welcome.”
Shen Qinglan went to the kitchen first, told Sister Song to cook some of Chu Yunrong’s favourite lotus seed porridge, and then went back to the dining room and sat down beside Mr. Fu.
“Grandpa, you have a upset stomach recently. Eat a little less meat.” Seeing Mr. Fu eating three pieces of braised pork in a row, Shen Qinglan said lightly. Mr. Fu’s hand holding the chopsticks froze, and he looked at Shen Qinglan as if he was caught, “Girl Qinglan, I only ate one piece.”
Shen Qinglan didn’t speak, just looked at Mr. Fu, and after a while, Mr. Fu’s chopsticks were withdrawn from the plate with the braised pork, “Okay, okay, I won’t eat, sigh, I am really old, but I don’t even have the freedom to eat.”
“You old man, stop talking nonsense, you’re acting as if Lanlan abused you, don’t let outsiders hear what you think.” Grandpa Shen’s eyes widened. He stared, dissatisfiedly with an open mouth at his old friend.
Only then did Mr. Fu remember that there was an outsider on the table, and his face became a little embarrassed, “Old man Shen, don’t talk nonsense, who said my girl Qinglan is abusing me? You don’t know how good she is to me.”
“Leng Qingqiu” looked at this scene coldly, thoughtfully, and then asked Shen Xitong in a low voice, “Isn’t your sister’s surname Shen? Why did she call the old man of the Fu family ‘Grandpa’?”
“Your voice is not low, everyone on the table heard it”, Grandpa Shen said and his face was a little stinky.
On the other hand, when she looked at Grandpa Fu, he had a smile on his face, “Girl Qinglan is my granddaughter-in-law, she will naturally call me grandfather.”
This time, “Leng Qingqiu” was really surprised that Shen Qinglan was married?
“Miss Shen is already married at such a young age?”
The Shen family and the Fu family were not ordinary families. Logically, if the two families had gotten married for benefits, there would not be no rumours in the capital.
In fact, it was not that there was no news in the capital. In the middle of July, there were rumours in the capital that the old man of the Fu family was interested in making Miss Shen his granddaughter-in-law. Later, Fu Hengyi appeared at Grandma Shen’s funeral despite his busy schedule, these were all signs.
It’s just that “Leng Qingqiu” was busy imitating the style of Shen Qinglan’s paintings, using similar brush strokes, and investigating the relationship between her family members, so she didn’t have time to pay attention to these gossip around, and it was normal for her to not know.
When the relationship between Shen Qinglan and Fu Hengyi was mentioned again, Shen Xitong’s face was not very good-looking, but it was Mr. Fu who said this, how could she have the courage to say anything.
“Just got the certificate, my sister and Fu Hengyi didn’t have a wedding.” Shen Xitong said, as if they weren’t married as long as they said they didn’t have a wedding.
“Leng Qingqiu” was now clear, it turned out to be like this, no wonder no one in the capital knew about it.
“Miss Shen, I don’t know if I would have the honor to attend your wedding when you get married?” “Leng Qingqiu” looked at Shen Qinglan and smiled softly, “I have already bought a house in the capital, and I will settle here in the future. I don’t have any friends here, and if I want to have more contact with Miss Shen in the future, will Miss Shen feel that I am abrupt?”
Shen Qinglan’s mouth curled slightly and her red lips parted lightly, “Of course not.” It just so happened, she also wanted to know, what did this person want to do, or what did the person behind her want to do.
Don’t ask Shen Qinglan why she knew there was someone behind the person in front of her. It was an intuition, and her intuition was always accurate, and it had saved her life many times.
“Leng Qingqiu” seemed to be gentle and not good at talking, but she was actually very talkative and had a good conversation with the two old men. No matter what topic she talked about, she could say two sentences, and she could also express her own opinions.
When talking with the two old men, she did not forget to talk to Shen Qinglan and Shen Xitong from time to time to ensure that no one on the table would not be left out. This way, Shen Qinglan and Shen Xitong had become her foils.
She is really a woman with long sleeves and good at dancing, Shen Qinglan thought lightly.
“Haha, I didn’t expect you to know so many things at such a young age.” Mr. Fu seemed very happy, but out of the corner of his eyes he looked at Shen Qinglan. Seeing that she wasn’t looking at him, he stretched out his chopsticks towards the braised pork.
“Grandpa.” Shen Qinglan said suddenly, Grandpa Fu’s hand trembled slightly, and when he turned his head, he saw Shen Qinglan looking at him with a smile which was not a smile.
Grandpa Shen looked amused.
In fact, Shen Qinglan also felt helpless. She just took the old man for a physical examination a few days ago, and his blood lipids were a little high. The doctor suggested that he eat less meat for a while, otherwise Shen Qinglan would not be staring at the old man from time to time, and the old man obviously knew the inside story.
On the contrary, it was Shen Xitong, who didn’t seem to see Shen Qinglan treating Mr. Fu like this, so she gave the old man a piece of braised pork, “Grandpa Fu, your favourite braised pork, Sister Song made it very well, you should eat more.”
Then she looked at Shen Qinglan and said with a smile, “Sister, Grandpa Fu likes to eat braised pork.”
Grandpa Fu chuckled, “It’s useless when you’re old, and your body can’t stand eating one more piece of meat.”
The piece of meat didn’t move from beginning to end.
This was to explain and to speak for Shen Qinglan, but after hearing this, Shen Xitong’s face turned ugly. It now seemed obvious that she was meddling with someone else’s business.
He kept glancing at Shen Qinglan secretly, which made Shen Qinglan laugh.
“Grandpa Fu looks very healthy and strong. After getting old, he must be stronger.” Seeing that the atmosphere on the table was stagnant for a moment, “Leng Qingqiu” said with a smile.
Shen Qinglan glanced at her and thought that she was right, she was a person with long sleeves and good at dance. It was a pity for such a woman to be a painter.
It was just that this woman’s purpose seemed to be herself? Shen Qinglan made a bold guess after receiving the obscure gaze from “Leng Qingqiu” again.
After lunch, “Leng Qingqiu” didn’t stay at Shen family home much longer. Before leaving, she took out something similar to an invitation letter and handed it to Shen Xitong, “This is the invitation letter for my art exhibition after the new year. Please do come.”
Shen Xitong took it with a smile, because Leng Qingqiu got along well with the two old men, it gave Shen Xitong a sense of accomplishment, “Qingqiu, don’t worry, we will definitely participate at that time.”
After sending “Leng Qingqiu” out, when Shen Xitong came back, holding the invitation letters in her hand, she looked at Shen Qinglan with a smug look in her eyes, then she handed one to Shen Qinglan, “Sister, this is for you.”
Shen Qinglan took the invitation letter, she opened it and took a look, and sure enough, the date above was the date she had just agreed with Daniel two days ago.
Unexpectedly, she had just agreed on this side, and even the invitation letter was prepared there.
This kind of feeling made Shen Qinglan feel that she was a transparent person in the eyes of the other party, and her every move was under the eyes of the other party, which made her very unhappy.
She looked down at the invitation letter in her hand, and the emotions in her eyes were inexplicable.
Upstairs, Sister Song knocked on the door of Chu Yunrong and Shen Qian’s room, Chu Yunrong opened the door, and when she saw Sister Song, she also saw the tray in his hand. On the tray was a bowl of lotus seed porridge, and a few side dishes.
Sister Song glanced at Chu Yunrong, but seeing that her face was not good-looking and she looked pale, so she said, “Yunrong, Qinglan said that you are not feeling well and have no appetite, so she let me cook some lotus seed porridge that you like, now do you have any appetite, do you want to eat some?”
Chu Yunrong’s face was a little surprised, “Qinglan said?”
Sister Song nodded, “Well, she ordered before eating, but the lotus seed porridge is time-consuming, so I brought it to you now, do you want to eat now?”
In fact, Chu Yunrong didn’t have any appetite right now, just looking at the bowl of porridge in front of her, she still nodded and reached out to take it, “Give it to me.”
“I see that your face is not good, do you want me to call the doctor to come and take a look?” Sister Song asked again before leaving.
“No need, I have probably been tired for some time, and it broke out today. I’ll just sleep, don’t call the doctor, it’s not a big deal.”
Sister Song didn’t say anything anymore and left, but before leaving, she glanced at Chu Yunrong’s back again, who stood there holding a tray, looking cautious.
Sister Song had been in the Shen family for decades, and she was already in the Shen family before Chu Yunrong married. She naturally knew how much Chu Yunrong loved her daughter when Shen Qinglan was a child. When Shen Qinglan was lost, Chu Yunrong almost went crazy.
It’s just that she was a person who loved her daughter so much, but after retrieving her biological daughter, she was always partial to her adopted daughter. Sister Song herself was also a mother, and she could not understand Chu Yunrong’s actions.
If it was her, she was afraid she would not be able to transfer her love for her biological daughter to an adopted daughter, and she would not even be able to raise other people’s children as her own.
Shaking her head, Sister Song went downstairs. She happened to meet Shen Xitong who was going upstairs. She turned slightly and let Shen Xitong pass her by.
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