IHSB Ch. 4: Photo Album

Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031

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“Nuan Nuan, you still have two more brothers, it’s just that your eldest brother went abroad to do an important project, so he couldn’t come back in time, but he’s already finishing up there, you should be able to see your eldest brother soon.”

Mother Gu took out a photo album and opened it, then she introduced Nuan Nuan to her family members in a gentle voice.

In the photo were two teenagers who looked exactly the same, but one seemed stern while the other elegant, and they were easily distinguishable by their different temperaments.

“The one who looks cold is your eldest brother, and the one with glasses next to him who looks exactly like him is your second brother. They are twins, but their temperaments are completely different.”

“Your eldest brother rarely speaks, and he also looks cold, but your second brother is a very gentle person, he is working in a scientific research institute, the nature of the work there is quite special, so we can’t contact him, and he still doesn’t know that you have come home.”

Mother Gu touched Nuan Nuan’s head and said, “Your two brothers are looking forward to you coming home very much.”

Nuan Nuan’s big black and white eyes looked at the two people in the album, only to think that her two brothers had amazing good looks, she felt a little nervous, would they really like her?

Seeming to be able to understand her concerns, Mother Gu said with a smile, “When you were born, your two older brothers liked to hug you even more than me, and you also liked to stick to your two older brothers the most. After Nuan Nuan was lost, the two of them almost turned the whole Lincheng over, and they have never given up looking for you all these years.”

Nuan Nuan nodded with red eyes, “Brothers are so nice.”

Mother Gu smiled and showed her the photos of the rest of her family, especially those of her brother Gu An.

“Your brother Gu An is only a few years older than you, and since he was a child, he has had an explosive temper and is the little bully in the family. Except for your elder brother and grandpa no one else can control him, and he has never been unable to speak his mind. So if Nuan Nuan hears some unpleasant words from him, come and tell Grandpa or Mom and Dad, we will help handle him, of course, it would be better if Nuan Nuan can beat him to the ground.”

Mother Gu finally said jokingly.

Nuan Nuan smiled shyly, how could someone as small as her beat Gu An.

The mother and daughter flipped through the album and talked for a long time, and Nuan Nuan also saw the photos of her when she was one or two years old. The white, tender and beautiful little doll looked completely different from her current appearance.

Mother Gu said, “Nuan Nuan was born beautiful, you and your grandma look the most similar in the family. Your grandma was the most beautiful in our Gu family. Now, you are just a little thin and look malnourished. When you grow up, you will also be the most beautiful little girl in the family.”

Nuan Nuan felt shy, so her face flushed.

Mother Gu showed her an old photo. It was a beautiful woman in a cheongsam. She was so beautiful that she was like a fairy falling into the mortal world. Even Nuan Nuan was stunned.

“This is your grandma, but unfortunately she’s already…”

Mother Gu said and sighed, the person every girl of their generation admired the most when they were young was the woman in the photo, who was the goddess in the hearts of all wealthy daughters.


Mother Gu nodded with a smile, “Nuan Nuan and grandma look alike. If we wait for Nuan Nuan to open up a little more, I’m afraid you will be seven or eight similar. Your grandfather loved your grandma the most, such that he will cry when he sees you.”

Nuan Nuan’s little body leaned on her mother as she listened to her telling the story of her grandfather and grandmother, and her little hand held the photo, looking at the photo with a big smile. She seemed to have seen her indescribably beautiful grandma through the photo.

After seeing the photo album and telling the story, Mother Gu took her to take a bath and to wash her hair, then she washed her body nicely. Her hair was dried, and then she put on beautiful bright yellow pyjamas which warmed her whole body. She looked brand new.

Although, she was still small and thin, she looked a lot better.

This night, Nuan Nuan slept with her mother, while lying on the soft and comfortable big bed. She was a little cramped at first, but when she was hugged by her mother tenderly, she gradually relaxed, and her fluffy little head gently rubbed lightly against her mother’s arms, like a little milk cat.

Everything that happened today was like a dream to Nuan Nuan, which made her a little dazed. From as long as she could remember, she knew that she had no parents. After her grandmother died, she felt that her sky was about to collapse, and she completely became a poor little one who no one wanted.

Thinking of the difficult life she lived alone after her grandmother’s death, the little girl twitched her nose with rare grievance, curled up her little body and got closer to her mother.


The warm and soft voice had a thick nasal tone, as she cried aggrievedly.

“Thank you mom, dad and brothers.”

Thank you for not giving up. They had been looking for her. She was only five years old. But she was much more sensible and diligent because her family had been poor. She was still at a loss about her future, and she didn’t know what to do.

“Nuan Nuan is good.”

Mother Gu’s heart twisted when she thought of the pains Nuan Nuan had suffered all these years. She should have been spoiled, but she suffered so much because of their negligence.

“Mom, don’t cry.”

Nuan Nuan’s voice was glutinous, and she stretched out her little hand from the quilt to wipe her mother’s tears.

“Okay, mom won’t cry.”

Mother Gu smiled and hugged the little girl in her arms tightly.

That evening, the Gu family’s heart that had been hanging for many years finally calmed down.

Nuan Nuan woke up very early the next day. This was because of her biological clock. Before six o’clock, Nuan Nuan opened her eyes in a daze. Her big, misty eyes stared blankly at the unfamiliar environment around her. It took a long time for her memory to come back.

Recalling everything that happened yesterday, Nuan Nuan suddenly opened her eyes. Looking to the side, she was relieved when she saw her beautiful mother sleeping beside her, the little girl quietly pinched her thin arm, and there was a burst of pain from her arm. The pain made her feel that everything that happened to her was real.

“It’s not a dream…”

Nuan Nuan whispered in a voice that only she could hear.

She raised her little hand and patted her face, her expression was a little dazed, her palm rested on her chin for a while as she frowned, not knowing what she was thinking.

Looking at her mother who was still sound asleep, Nuan Nuan climbed out of the bed gently, then wearing soft and comfortable slippers, she took two steps carefully, with a happy smile on her face.

She tiptoed to cover her mother with the quilt, then Nuan Nuan ran to the bathroom, rolled up her sleeves and picked up the dirty clothes she had changed out of yesterday, but even after walking around the bathroom, she didn’t know where to wash it.

After thinking about it, she opened the door lightly and walked out.

The housekeeper downstairs, who had also got up early, heard the sound and looked up, and this time he saw Nuan Nuan coming out of the room.

“Why did Miss Nuan Nuan get up so early?”

Seeing the old man walking up, Nuan Nuan grabbed his finger and called out politely and softly.

“Good morning, Grandpa Steward.”

That soft and milky voice was so sweet that it softened people’s hearts.

The housekeeper walked up with a gentle look, looking at the cramped little girl squatting down and asking softly, “What’s wrong Miss Nuan Nuan?”

Nuan Nuan poked her finger embarrassedly, “I… I want to wash the clothes I took off yesterday. The clothes had been dirtied, but…but I don’t know where to wash them.”

The housekeeper was stunned for a moment, then thought of Nuan Nuan’s experience over the years, and touched her hair distressedly.

“Miss Nuan Nuan, you don’t need to do these things. There are servants at home who specialize in washing clothes, and Madam has prepared so many clothes for you. Those old clothes are a little short for you, and you may not be able to wear them in the future.”

Nuan Nuan’s thoughts hadn’t settled yet. After being reminded by the housekeeper, she remembered those beautiful clothes and small skirts in the closet that she saw yesterday.

Thinking about it this way, the outfit she brought seemed to be incompatible with this place, and she won’t be able to wear it in the future. She would be laughed at otherwise. It didn’t matter to her, but her mother would also be laughed at.

Nuan Nuan raised her head and nodded her head obediently and earnestly, “Well, Nuan Nuan can’t wear it anymore.”

She had a lot of new clothes prepared by her mother, so she didn’t have to worry about running out of clothes in the future, it’s great.

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