Chapter 16: Let Her Be Smug for a While
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Jiaojiao, Daddy doesn’t want you to get married so early either. It’s nice if you stay by Daddy’s side for a few more years,” Chi Mingwei said. After hesitating for a long time, he still couldn’t say what was on his mind. Instead, he could only bring himself to make such a statement.
He wasn’t trying to brush Chi Jiao off. He was really saying it from the bottom of his heart.
Although he and Jiaojiao hadn’t lived together before and hadn’t even met each other many times, blood was still thicker than water. He felt that they were getting along very well now. He wanted to properly make it up to Jiaojiao for the fatherly love she’d lost over the years. Therefore, he genuinely didn’t want her to get married so early.
Chi Jiao smiled and nodded.
Coincidentally, at this moment, Zhu Limin’s car had stopped behind theirs and honked.
“Head down the car. We’ll go in together,” Chi Mingwei said with a smile as he helped Chi Jiao unbuckle her seatbelt.
Zhu Limin, Chi Yan, and Chi Ze got out of the car one by one.
Chi Yan happened to see Chi Jiao’s arm wrapped around Chi Mingwei’s.
“Mom, look at her!” Chi Yan lowered her voice and said unhappily to Zhu Limin.
The spot beside her father belonged to her mother. That b*tch sure took herself as someone important!
“Don’t be irascible.” An invulnerable smile hung on Zhu Limin’s face as if she didn’t seem to mind at all.
However, her clenched fists betrayed her true thoughts.
“Sis, just let her be smug for a while.” Chi Ze curled his lips coldly.
“Little Ze, I’m warning you. You mustn’t mess around at the old residence!” Zhu Limin looked at him sternly. “Otherwise, if you anger your grandfather, your dad and I won’t be able to save you!”
In the Chi family, the one in charge was still Old Master Chi.
Chi Ze made a face at her. “Grandma can save me!”
With that, Chi Ze ran towards the entrance of the old residence with his short legs.
“Why are you still standing there? Head on in.” Chi Mingwei frowned unhappily when he saw Zhu Limin and Chi Yan whispering to each other beside the car.
“We’re coming.” Zhu Limin smiled brightly as she walked towards him.
The Chi family’s old residence was bustling with activity, and the place was in an auspicious mood. Only the Chi family and their close friends from influential families were invited to the banquet.
In the gorgeous living room, the crystal chandelier reflected a dreamy and warm light, and the glossy floor reflected the shadows of people coming and going.
Old Master Chi was wearing a black Chinese tunic suit. Although he was old, his aura was still present, and he was still a handsome old man.
Chi Jiao followed Chi Mingwei to the couch and greeted Old Master Chi, who was sitting on it.
“Grandpa,” Chi Jiao called out happily.
Compared to Chi Mingwei whom she had barely met, Chi Jiao had the chance to meet her grandfather every year.
As Old Master Chi looked at her, his eyes curled into slits. “My dear Jiaojiao, come and sit beside me.”
Chi Jiao sat obediently beside Old Master Chi.
Chi Yan, who happened to be walking over with Zhu Limin, rolled her eyes at the scene.
“Jiaojiao, are you used to living here?” asked Old Master Chi, who no longer had eyes for anyone else as he looked at Chi Jiao kindly.
Chi Jiao nodded. “It’s alright. It’s more convenient here than living in the mountains.”
“Your god grandfather said that your body is much better. You don’t have to live in Mount Li anymore, so just stay at home in peace,” Old Master Chi said.
Chi Jiao nodded obediently. “How’s Grandfather’s health recently? God grandfather asked me to bring some tea bags for you to drink slowly and nurse your health. It’s good for some of your old illnesses. I’ve placed them in Daddy’s car. I’ll bring them to you when we are about to leave.”
“Tea bags to nurse your health?” Chi Yan seemed to have heard a joke as she repeated Chi Jiao’s words in a mocking tone before looking at her with contempt. “There’s no use in using tea bags to nourish Grandfather’s body. Jiaojiao, you must not let Grandfather drink any nonsense!”