Chapter 83 – The God-like Daddy Chu assists in the attack
"This girl's mouth is really sweet. In fact, as long as you're in good health, us Chu Family will also be in good health!" Madam Xing laughed while holding a handkerchief over her lips.
If other people didn't know their family relationship, they would've thought that they were on good terms with each other.
But Chu Qing-Yan could clearly hear the implied meaning, in other words she was saying, thrive, thrive together, lose, lose together. She and Chu Family were grasshoppers tied up on the same string. Whoever got away would not be able to have a good end.
No, she ought to say that if something happened to her, the first thing Chu Family would do would be to dump her.
Chu Qing-Yan laughed and ignored her words. Then she ordered people to pour some tea to entertain them.
Mother Chu somewhat embarrassedly looked at her daughter, knowing that this time, she had brought her complications.
Chu Qing-Yan cast an appeasing smile to her own mother and then casually asked a few question regarding Chu Family's situation.
Madam Wang saw this and immediately seized the opportunity, and began to cry about their poverty. "Qing-Yan girl, you don't know ah. Recently in the past few days, there's been an increase of people in the manor so the amount of silver we have right now is somewhat tight. Your three uncles and younger cousins have all been getting by by tightening their belts."
Chu Qing-Yan held her forehead; this was covertly saying that because Chu Family had added her Daddy and Mommy to the family, they were about to be eaten into poverty right? But damn it, how much food can my daddy and mommy eat?
Chu Qing-Yan looked at Madam Wang's face which was round and glossy from eating good food and remained silent, not uttering a word.
"That's right, that's right, now it's already summer, yet the manor still hasn't made any summer clothing for anyone. A few days ago, Elder Madam almost became ill due to the heat! Indeed, it's too sad!" Madam Xing cried piteously taking the second shot to quickly catch up. This tone and manner of hers was as vivid as you can imagine.
But when Chu Qing-Yan swept over her new, latest trend of the capital's summer clothes, she continued to be silent.
Madam Xing and Madam Wang didn't expect that Chu Qing-Yan would actually be this calm. The two people immediately looked at each other, not knowing how to continue their performance.
After all, nobody would watch their one-man show, even if they say more, their skins were not that thick, they still wouldn't be able to continue singing.
Seeing that they had spoken enough, Chu Qing-Yan then somewhat embarrassingly said. "Hey, hearing about the situation from both aunties, Qing-Yan feels very sad inside and wishes to help——" Saying up to here, she saw the two aunties' eyes lit up. She smirked slightly and continued in a sorrowful tone. "Alas, I have the heart but I don't have the power ah!" Don't just look at the fact that Qing Yan is living in Prince's Manor, but Qing-Yan doesn't have a illustrious position. In here, I'm also living in a difficult situation, repeatedly getting injured. I drink more medicine than I eat food! Living a life that really is very——"
Chu Qing-Yan sighed, unable to continue saying those last few words.
Madam Xing and Madam Wang looked suspiciously at Chu Qing-Yan, unable to decipher whether her words were true or false. But the fact that she was lying on the bed injured was real.
Could it be that Prince Ying was as savage as the rumors outside say, that even Chu Qing-Yan, such a young child was unable to escape his hands?
The two people immediately thought the same and trembled, unable to stay seated!
Chu Qing-Yan saw that she had achieved her goal, so she said several more polite words before letting Xi Ning guide the two people to a side hall, leaving some space for her and her parents.
"Mom disappointed you, letting them to drill into a gap to come and find trouble for you!" After the two madams left, Mother Chu blamed herself and said this.
Chu Qing-Yan smiled slightly and said. "Mommy, even if you stopped them, it's no use. Once they see such fine delicacies, house flies would stick themselves up to you no matter what. You couldn't even chase them away if you tried. So don't you worry, your daughter is here."
Mother Chu sighed as she extended her hand to rub her daughter's head. She felt gratified and tenderly said. "Children from poor families take charge of the household early. Children who suffer from hardship grow up earlier, it's been hard on you."
Chu Qing-Yan bent her body, leaning on her mother and said in a spoiled tone. "Not hard, not hard. As long as I'm together with mommy and daddy, even if it's bitter, when your daughter drinks its, it becomes sweet."
Mother Chu was amused by her and she couldn't help but pat her back gently, coaxing her.
After talking for a while, Chu Qing-Yan felt that the room was somewhat quiet. She opened her eyes and looked around for a long time but couldn't find her daddy's figure.
Mother Chu detected her gaze and knew that she was looking for her father. She couldn't help but break into a laugh. "Perhaps, he went to find His Highness Prince Ying again. Speaking of this, it's really strange, how did your father hit it off with His Highness Prince Ying? Once he comes to the prince's manor, he immediately goes to look for him, once we head back to the manor, it's also like this."
Chu Qing-Yan held her forehead, she also wanted to know ah, Daddy had always thought of Xiao Xu as the purple-faced person they rescued that day. Where did Daddy get such strong self- confidence from ah!
Just as expected, Daddy Chu slipped away once again to go find his family's son-in-law.
When he came back, Chu Qing-Yan saw him having an extremely mysterious expression, so she asked for the reason why he went to look for Xiao Xu. He only laughed and didn't say anything. Chu Qing-Yan felt that as long as her daddy didn't stir up trouble or anything of the sort, she didn't need to be concerned about anything else.
This time, before leaving, Mother Chu said to her daughter. "In order to avoid letting them use the opportunity to step into the manor and threaten you again next time, in the future, your mother and father will no longer visit you as often. Moreover, your injured ankle has gotten a lot better, pay attention to and take care of yourself!"
Knowing that her mother said this in consideration for her, Chu Qing-Yan felt somewhat touched, yet she also felt somewhat reluctant.
"Cai Cai, remember to always think about daddy oh! Also, remember to remind inserted-in-backwards scallion to think more about daddy oh!"
The somewhat sad atmosphere was scattered just like this by Daddy's buffoonery.
Chu Qing-Yan was between laughter and tears as she sent them off, watching them leave the room.
Madam Xing and Madam Wang couldn't sit still in the side hall and with great difficulty, waited until the Chu couple wanted to leave. They immediately urged the two people to quickly be on their way, as if waiting for one moment more could cost them their lives.
Having learned about the two madams expression when leaving, Chu Qing-Yan only chuckled. if she had to make things convenient for anyone, she sure wouldn't make it convenient for this Chu Family of magpies that took over another’s nest!
And the person inside the study had sunk into deep contemplation since Daddy Chu left. He didn't even flip a single page of the book in his hand, it remained on the page it was on when Daddy Chu entered the study.
"Son-in-law, son-in-law. Let me tell you a secret!" Daddy Chu happily said toward him as he entered the door.
Xiao Xu had already gotten used to his words as if they were on repeat. Maybe it was the stripped cat in the manor giving birth to a litter. Maybe it was the willow branches in front of the doors that had gotten longer. Or perhaps it was the stray dog that had been hit until it's leg broke that has now healed.
"En." He didn't think it odd anymore after hearing it over and over again.
"This time it really is oh! Because every year during this time, it make daddy feel the happiest oh!" Daddy Chu was completely immersed in his own world, but Xiao Xu hadn't even considered pulling him out of it.
After Daddy Chu finished, he approached him and said something in a very low tone.
Xiao Xu's hearing ability was really good, even though Daddy Chu said it in a really low voice, he was still able to hear it clearly. His two eyes narrowed slightly and his expression became unfathomable to others.
After Daddy Chu finished speaking, he smiled mischievously and winked at him saying. "If it was any other person, I wouldn't even tell him!"
"Son-in-law ah, it's possible that in the coming period of time, Daddy won't have time to come see you anymore. You must take good care of yourself! Don't be like Cai Cai who always kicks away the quilt randomly!" Daddy Chu rambled on endlessly, saying in a 'reluctant to part' tone.
Finally when Xiao Xu returned to his senses, there was not a person in front of him. His finger lightly tapped on the table, the secret Daddy Chu said before leaving circling in his head.
Cai Cai's birthday was in three days.