Qiao Nian looked at the bank card held out to her. Her facial muscles twitched a little as she looked up. She then declined it calmly.
“No need. Chen Chen calls me Sister, this is the least I could do.”
She liked this child a lot, and it had nothing to do with money.
Ye Wangchuan walked over to Ye Lan and said in a low voice, “We’re all family.”
Gu San was speechless.
He had so many questions in his mind.
His head buzzed as he watched on.
Why did he feel like Master Wang said something different?
Was he thinking too much?
Ye Lan didn’t notice what he said about being “family”. What she had focused on were Qiao Nian’s words.
Her eyes widened slightly as she asked in surprise, “You’re that Sister Chen Chen mentioned?”
Qiao Nian was puzzled. What did she mean by “that Sister”?
Ye Lan broke into a smile. She had gone from being civil to being warm and accepting. Seeing that Qiao Nian didn’t get what was going on, she said, “Chen Chen has mentioned you a lot recently. He called me a few days ago to tell me that you took him out shopping and got him many new clothes. I’ve been wanting to meet you.”
Besides that, Old Master had even shown her a photograph of Wangchuan and a girl taking Chen Chen around a shopping mall.
The mall was crowded.
But Chen Chen appeared so carefree, just like a little genie having fun. She hadn’t seen Chen Chen smile so happily before.
In the photo, it looked as if they were parents taking their child out to play.
As a grandmother, she had tried to make it up to Chen Chen in terms of material goods, but she had been unable to fill the emotional void.
Hence, Chen Chen often threw tantrums and spoke rudely to others back in Beijing.
It was only after coming to Rao City that she sensed Chen Chen’s change. He had become less guarded and harsh and a lot warmer than before. He also seemed more cheerful and happier.
She had saved Chen Chen before, and now she had treated Chen Chen’s leg. Ye Lan liked her the more she looked at her and couldn’t wait to get Qiao Nian to be her goddaughter.
She eagerly grabbed Qiao Nian’s hand and asked, “Miss, how old are you this year? Are you still studying? Where are you studying? Do you intend to have a career in Beijing? I have a few…”
She didn’t manage to finish her sentence with “outstanding boys around me” when Ye Wangchuan interrupted her. “Little Aunt, aren’t you going to see Chen Chen?”
“Didn’t Miss Qiao say that Chen Chen’s surgery was a huge success?” Ye Lan was unhappy that he had cut her off. She rebuked him and then said smilingly to Qiao Nian again, “Right, what’s your name?”
This girl was beautiful and capable, she liked her so much!
Qiao Nian didn’t like this sort of enthusiasm from an elder. But she was Chen Chen’s grandmother, so Qiao Nian bore with it. “Qiao Nian.”
Ay, she’s got a nice voice too!
“Nian Nian? Nian Nian as in the Chinese saying of longing?” Ye Lan liked it so much and held her arm endearingly. “I’ll call you Nian Nian from now on.”
The Ye family was rich and powerful, and Ye Lan was the only daughter of Old Master Ye. She had been a rich girl since the start of time.
This was the first time Gu San had seen her so affectionate with anyone.
But he looked at Qiao Nian and had to admit that he found it hard not to like Miss Qiao too.
Ye Wangchuan knew Qiao Nian’s character. He was afraid that if this went on, she would be intimidated by the interaction. He walked over and held her wrist gently, pulling her to his back within his “protection range”. He said to Ye Lan helplessly, “Little Aunt, she’s tired, let her rest for a bit. You can go and have a look at Chen Chen first, I’ll take her to settle the discharge papers.”