Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031
Advanced chapters available on Patreon. Also, a bonus chapter will be released, if you buy me a kofi.
Pei Hao was the only son of her cousin Pei Yining, but no one knew who his father was. Pei Yining’s university was not in the capital, but in the south of the Yangtze River.
In the year she graduated from university, Pei Yining returned to the capital after graduation, but when she came back, she had a six-month-old belly, which scared Chu Yunjin to the point of having a heart attack.
The Chu family was a well-known musical family and was very famous in the capital. How could Pei Yining carry the reputation of being pregnant before marriage.
When she was forcefully asked who the child in Pei Yining’s belly belonged to, Pei Yining refused to say it, so she thought that it was probably because Pei Yining was deceived by a man. Since she refused to say, then she would not ask.
But the child in the womb could not be kept. If he was born, Pei Yining’s reputation would indeed be ruined in the future. How would she get married?
They wanted to take Pei Yining for an abortion, but Pei Yining refused to go, and threatened that if they forced her to abort the child, then she would die with the child.
The Pei family was helpless and could only let her give birth to this child.
Chu Yunjin was Chu Yunrong’s younger sister. When Pei Yining gave birth, the Shen family naturally had to show up. In addition, Pei Yining’s personality was clean and neat, which was very in line with Shen Qinglan’s taste. Therefore, Shen Qinglan naturally went to the hospital to see Pei Hao.
It was strange to say that when others went there, Pei Hao didn’t react at all, and stayed asleep with his eyes closed, but when Shen Qinglan walked in, he opened his eyes and looked at her with those big black grape-like eyes. When she hugged him, he grinned at the corners of his mouth, revealing pink gums.
Every time after that, as long as Shen Qinglan went, no matter whether Pei Hao was crying or making trouble, as long as he saw Shen Qinglan, he would be very well behaved.
Pei Yining said countless times that this was her son, but he kissed Shen Qinglan more than his own mother.
Shen Qinglan was not used to it at the beginning, but she gradually fell in love with this cute little dumpling.
When she saw Pei Hao half a year ago, he was only a little over two years old, and he couldn’t even speak clearly, but he always liked to talk to Shen Qinglan.
“If you don’t like children, we can have one a little later.” Fu Hengyi said seriously, this was the first time he talked to her about having children.
Although they had been married for almost half a year, and it had been a few months since the consummation, Shen Qinglan’s stomach had not reacted at all, because Fu Hengyi took certain preventive measures.
“It’s good to let this kind of thing take its natural course.” Shen Qinglan said, and if she had one, it was necessary, and time was not a problem for her at all.
Maybe she didn’t plan to have a child before, but if the child was her and Fu Hengyi’s, Shen Qinglan thought, she was willing, and she even had a little expectation in her heart.
Even if she was not ready to be a mother yet, she would learn how to be a good mother.
Although Shen Qinglan said so, Fu Hengyi still decided to have a baby later, but he forgot that there was a word in this world called “accident”, and there was a sentence called “people’s intentions are not as good as heaven’s.”
When his child was born, watching his wife abandon him again and again to take care of that kid, Master Fu regretted countless times why he was no longer careful.
“Sister.” Shen Xitong’s voice came from outside the greenhouse, and she looked at them with a decent smile on her face, “Grandpa asked me to come out and ask you to come in to eat.”
Her gaze fell on Shen Qinglan and Fu Hengyi and there was no trace of previous resentment, seeing this Shen Qinglan’s eyes flashed slightly.
“Let’s go.” Fu Hengyi helped Shen Qinglan tighten her coat again to prevent the cold wind blowing on her when she went out. Shen Qinglan felt helpless, she was not a porcelain doll, this cold wind was nothing to her, even if she didn’t wear the jacket, she would not feel cold.
Passing by Shen Xitong, Fu Hengyi took Shen Qinglan away first. Shen Xitong stood there, watching the backs of the two leaving, then the smile on her face faded and disappeared, but after a moment, her face smiled appeared again, looking very elegant and decent.
“Auntie, where have you been? I wanted to find you just now, but my mother wouldn’t let me.” As soon as she entered the door, Pei Hao rushed up, hugged Shen Qinglan’s thigh, and looked up at her.
Shen Qinglan just wanted to bend over and pick him up, but Fu Hengyi took a step forward and took him into his arms, “Your aunt is too thin and has no strength. It will be tiring for her to hold you. So, uncle will hold you.”
Pei Hao originally thought of going into Shen Qinglan’s arms, but after hearing Fu Hengyi say that Shen Qinglan would be tired, he immediately stayed in Fu Hengyi’s arms obediently.
A faint light flashed in Fu Hengyi’s eyes, this little boy, trying to rob his wife from him, he was still a little tender.
Just as Fu Hengyi was becoming complacent, he heard Pei Hao speak again, “Auntie, can I go home with you tonight? I want to sleep with you.”
When Fu Hengyi heard this, his expression changed. Sure enough, Shen Qinglan’s face was full of tenderness, “Yes.” When she saw Fu Hengyi’s face, she added, “If your mother agrees.”
“What do I have to agree with?” Pei Yining just heard the last sentence and asked.
“Mom, I want to go home with my aunt at night, I won’t go home with you.” Pei Hao said in a hurry.
Pei Yining silently glanced at Shen Qinglan, is this really my son? Could it be that he is your son faking it?
Shen Qinglan gave her a cold look, you think too much.
“Mom, are you alright?” Pei Hao asked eagerly.
Seeing her son’s desire to leave with Shen Qinglan immediately, Pei Yining was very heartbroken. She could already imagine that when Pei Hao grew up, he would forget his mother.
What was the use of giving birth to a son, he had not grown up yet, but he had already become a member of someone else’s family.
“No.” Pei Yining refused. Seeing her son’s aggrieved expression, she was reluctant and explained.
“Mom is going to leave after the new year, and you won’t be able to see your mother for a long time. Don’t you want to stay with your mother for a while?” Pei Yining followed in a good manner, “Auntie is here only, after mother leaves, you can ask Grandma to take you to see your aunt.”
This year, Pei Yining was going to work in Nanchang, and it would be inconvenient for her to take care of Pei Hao, so she was going to leave Pei Hao at the Pei family house to be taken care of by her mother, which was discussed with Pei Hao already.
Although Pei Yining didn’t work in the capital before, she always took her son with her, but this time the situation was different and she wouldn’t have time to take care of him at all.
Pei Hao looked embarrassed. He wanted to be with his mother, but he didn’t want to leave his aunt. “Mom, can we stay at my aunt’s house together? Let’s sleep together.”
Fu Hengyi’s face darkened again, looking at Pei Hao who “wanted a mile after getting an inch” in his arms, he instantly felt how wise the decision to have a baby later was.
“Mom has something to do at night, so we can’t stay at aunt’s house.” Pei Yining explained to her son seriously.
Pei Hao thought about it again and again, his little eyes rolled and turned, Shen Qinglan just looked at him being like that with a smile in her eyes.
“Uncle.” Pei Hao patted Fu Hengyi’s shoulder, like a little adult, “I won’t go home with my aunt today, I want to accompany my mother, if I don’t sleep with my mother, she will cry, I’ll find my aunt again when my mother is gone.”
Shen Qinglan looked a little funny and glanced at Fu Hengyi, whose face was not very good-looking, and guessed that this guy was jealous again.
“Hao Hao, auntie will take you to dinner.” Shen Xitong, who followed in, stood by and watched for a long time, and now that she had a chance to speak, she reached out to hug Pei Hao.
Pei Hao twisted, “I don’t want you to hold me, you smell so bad.”
Shen Xitong’s expression froze, where did she stink, this was a bad boy.
Pei Yining explained, “Hao Hao is allergic to perfume. Last time, a colleague hugged Hao Hao, and Hao Hao was covered with small red bumps that disappeared only after a few days.”
Shen Xitong happened to have sprayed perfume. It was a delicate floral fragrance.
Shen Xitong twitched the corners of her mouth, “I’m sorry, cousin, I didn’t know that Hao Hao was allergic to perfume.”
“It’s not surprising you don’t know.” Pei Yining smiled, very politely. She always had this attitude towards Shen Xitong. She was more than polite but not close enough.
Chu Yunjin also talked to her about it several times when she saw it, but Pei Yining was a person who was clear about her gratitude and grievances, and if she didn’t like someone, than she didn’t like them, and she couldn’t pretend to like them.
At that time, Shen Qinglan had been lost, so the Shen family adopted Shen Xitong, and Chu Yunrong brought Shen Xitong to their house as a guest.
Pei Yining was the only daughter in the family, and her family had good circumstances. There were a few good things in the room. Among them, there was a very beautiful crystal cup, which was a birthday gift from her father and was her favourite.
When Shen Xitong came to the house as a guest, she fell in love with this crystal cup, and kept praising the beauty of the cup in front of her. She liked it very much, and implicitly suggested that she should give it to her.
Pei Yining pretended not to understand and ignored her.
As a result, after Shen Xitong left, Pei Yining found that her crystal cup was broken, and after asking all the servants, one servant whispered that she had seen Shen Xitong enter her room.
Although there was no evidence that Shen Xitong did it, but she knew intuitively that Shen Xitong had broken her crystal cup.
From that time onwards, Pei Yining didn’t like Shen Xitong. She was only eleven or twelve years old at the time, buther mind was so vicious that she would destroy something if she couldn’t get it. Such a person, even if she behaved generously and elegantly, she would not like her.
Her mother also knew about this matter. Her mother just said that she was still a child, so she shouldn’t care so much.
Later, when Shen Qinglan returned to Shen family house, this cousin gave her another feeling, like an iceberg that would not melt for ten thousand years. Her coldness was engraved in her bones. From her eyes, she saw alienation and indifference, but she also saw simplicity, this cousin was not a complicated person.
Compared with Shen Xitong, Pei Yining obviously liked Shen Qinglan more, not because she had a blood relationship with her, but because she treated people with sincerity, and she didn’t do one thing on the surface while doing the opposite behind the scenes.
She also saw her aunt’s attitude towards her two children. She really couldn’t understand Chu Yunrong’s thoughts. If it were her and her own child was lost, she would never adopt someone else’s child. It was even more impossible for her to raise other people’s children as her own.
Not to mention that after her biological child came back, she favoured her adopted daughter, neglected her biological daughter, and even scolded her biological daughter for the sake of her adopted daughter. She saw these things more than once, and every time she saw it, her eyes hurt, and she even thought that her aunt was out of her mind.
Pei Yining knew that Chu Yunrong had suffered a serious illness because of Shen Qinglan’s loss, but she still couldn’t understand her behaviour. She had told her mother this more than once, and her mother and grandma had also advised her aunt more than once, but to no avail.
Coupled with Shen Xitong’s white lotus and green tea behaviour, over time, Pei Yining gradually didn’t like coming to Shen family house, so she would call directly to find Shen Qinglan and let her come out.
Shen Xitong also knew that she was not liked by these people, and this cousin didn’t like her since she was a child. She just broke a crystal cup of hers, and she held grudges until now.
Shen Xitong didn’t want to stay here any longer, so she went directly to the dining room.
Guys, ads are my only source of revenue, so please do not turn on the AdBlock when you are accessing this website…. Thank you, this would be a great help…
Discord Server Link: https://discord.gg/bUtjSUQpNq
I’ll be able to post more chapters if you support me