The more she talked about it, the more Liu Manhong felt that it was a great idea.
“If you live here, we can keep each other company! We could even go shopping together!”
“Whoof!” King Chu contributed as well.
“Yes, and there’s King Chu too! He wants you to stay here!”
“Hmm…” Xia Xibei hesitated for a moment before shaking her head. “I have a lot of things to do later on. If we live together, it might not be that convenient.”
This made Liu Manhong feel rather disappointed.
She got along very well with Xia Xibei, as if there wasn’t a huge age gap between them.
If Xia Xibei lived here, she would have a companion.
Qiao Yanjue spoke up just then, “If it’s not convenient to live together, there are other houses around here, aren’t there?”
Liu Manhong’s eyes gleamed as she clapped her hands together, “Yes! That’s right!”
She grew even more excited. “I still have houses nearby! Even if we don’t live together, you could still live nearby, and we can have a chat whenever we have time. Isn’t that wonderful?”
“Whoof, whoof, whoof!”
Even though King Chu didn’t quite understand what they were talking about, he barked along with excitement.
“You have other houses around here?” Xia Xibei asked, curious.
When she first came in, she had thought that this residential area was pretty impressive.
The area was situated at the industrial center, and the houses were pretty expensive. Many couldn’t even afford the deposit for one house with their lifetime income, let alone multiple.
A security card had to be displayed upon entry and exit, which the guards inspected strictly. If she lived here for real, her safety and privacy would be ensured.
Furthermore, once she joined the entertainment industry in the future, her privacy would be of much greater concern.
Although she had a way of disguising herself, it would be troublesome if the environment wasn’t favorable.
Although the prices around here were high, it wasn’t too hard for her to rent a unit.
“Of course I do!” Liu Manhong nodded right away. “I even have a few!”
Xia Xibei was surprised. She was one wealthy landlord indeed! She even had a few houses!
“If you don’t wish to rent a house here, I could help you find another place,” Qiao Yanjue added along.
“Erm… I don’t want to cause you anymore trouble…” Xia Xibei said hesitantly.
“You won’t,” Qiao Yanjue chuckled. “Strictly speaking, you’re my cousin now.”
Xia Xibei’s lips twitched. “Cousin… You know what’s actually going on.”
This was nothing more than a temporary expedient. In a few months, she would no longer need a custodian and would be able to make decisions on her own.
Besides, she had never thought of becoming cousins with Qiao Yanjue someday— although they weren’t biologically related.
Even though she knew that the Qiao Yanjue standing before her was different from the cold-blooded, cruel Master Jue that he would become in a few years, it still felt strange for her to become his sister.
But Liu Manhong spoke up, “What do you have to worry about? You guys are cousins for now! If you need anything, just tell your brother and he’ll help you out!”
“There’s no such thing as you or me. We’re family now!”
Although Liu Manhong appeared young, her actual age wasn’t so young anymore. Besides, she wasn’t a gullible person.
She had a beauty salon chain in one hand and a few cinemas in the other, making her a very rich woman!
Although she had received help from the Qiao family, she wasn’t someone without solid skills either.
She seemed like a generous, frank woman, but she wouldn’t usually pour her heart out to strangers.
She had only accepted Xia Xibei for Qiao Yanjue’s sake.
However, she became fond of this “daughter” right after meeting her.
How she wished she had given birth to this adorable, gorgeous child!
Xia Xibei couldn’t refuse anymore hearing what Liu Manhong said. Also, it was quite pleasant to live here.
Therefore, she nodded, “Thanks a lot, you guys.”