The Qiao family’s situation was rather complicated.
Qiao’s father, Qiao Zhengyuan, was 73 years old. His first wife had died when he was 45 years old. Two years later, he married his secretary, Liu Yiqin, who was Qiao Yanjue’s mother.
Qiao Zhengyuan and Liu Yiqin had an 18-year age difference. When Liu Yiqin married the elder Qiao, she was 29 years old, while Qiao Zhengyuan’s eldest son, Qiao Weiyue, was already 19 years old. His younger siblings, Qiao Weisen and Qiao Zhiqing, the boy-girl twins, were 16 years old.
Qiao Zhengyuan met Liu Yiqin one year after his wife’s death and got married only one year after that.
However, in the opinion of the three siblings, Liu Yiqin was still the homewrecker who had destroyed their family. Perhaps their mother’s death was also related to Liu Yiqin.
A few years ago, they were still looking for evidence of Liu Yiqin’s plots against their mother—of course, they didn’t find anything.
Although they had no evidence, they firmly believed that Qiao Zhengyuan had erased all the evidence.
Therefore, while they acted respectful towards Liu Yiqin, everyone knew what they were really thinking.
Two years later, Liu Yiqin gave birth to Qiao Yanjue.
Four years after that, Qiao Haoming, the eldest grandson of the Qiao family and Qiao Weiyue’s son, was born.
Therefore, despite being uncle and nephew, Qiao Yanjue and Qiao Haoming were only four years apart.
Usually, the eldest grandson and the youngest child were the most favored. However, when there was a very small age difference between the two, problems arose.
Liu Yiqin was a gentle and generous person. Despite doubts from her stepsons and stepdaughter, she acted impartially. Moreover, she was quite capable and had helped her husband a lot, so Qiao Zhengyuan quite liked this much younger wife of his.
Qiao Yanjue had shown his brilliance since he was a child, and when he was born, it was during the transformation of the Qiao family, when the family’s net worth grew many times and became a top family in China.
Therefore, how could such a smart and lucky child not be adored?
When Liu Yiqin and Qiao Yanjue did well in the Qiao house, the three siblings were not happy.
Especially when Qiao Zhengyuan revealed that he would hand over the family business to Qiao Yanjue. At that moment, the three siblings became even more anxious.
Therefore, they did everything possible to keep Qiao Yanjue down.
As Liu Yiqin’s younger sister and Qiao Yanjue’s aunt, Liu Manhong had a good life being supported by the big Qiao family.
She didn’t have any ambitions, she just wanted to live her life well.
However, other people didn’t want to let her go.
Liu Manhong suspected that her ex-husband had cheated on her with Bai Meixue due to the Wan family.
Of course, flies didn’t seek out unbroken eggs, and her ex-husband was no good either, but things wouldn’t have gotten so bad without the Wan family’s meddling.
“I’m telling you, the Wan family are not good people. You have to be careful with them,” Liu Manhong said sincerely. “Now that you are like my daughter, they won’t make it easy for you.”
At this point, she frowned, considering, “Or what if I help you change your guardian?”
Xia Xibei smiled, “Sister Hong, do you really think so little of me? Am I someone who will be scared away easily?”
Never mind that she already had bad blood with the Wan family. After Liu Manhong had helped her, she definitely wouldn’t run away from the fight.
“I know you are capable, but the Wan family likes to be underhanded!”
“If they’re really playing underhanded…” Xia Xibei sneered, “Then I’ll wait!”
Regardless of whether their attack was upfront or underhanded, she promised to make them cry!
Looking at Xia Xibei’s cold smile, Liu Manhong couldn’t help but tremble, a chill running down her back.