Chapter 17: Turning Hostile Just Like That
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“That’s right, Jiaojiao. Your grandfather’s health has only just gotten better in the last two years. It’s all thanks to your sister Yanyan, who has been trying her best to use Chinese medicine to nurse him back to health. You mustn’t mess around,” Zhu Limin said hurriedly, not letting go of this opportunity to step on Chi Jiao.
Chi Mingwei’s expression turned ugly when he saw Chi Yan and Zhu Limin echoing each other.
In his opinion, Jiaojiao had good intentions.
Even if the tea bags were useless, drinking them would not harm the body, right?
Initially, Old Master Chi was generally amiable towards Zhu Limin and Chi Yan. He had always been a kind old man.
But at this moment, his face darkened.
“Could a tea bag poison me to death?” Old Master Chi’s tone was obviously laced with anger.
Zhu Limin and Chi Yan instantly fell silent as they looked at him in confusion.
This old man had always had a good temper. Why did he suddenly turn hostile just like that?
“That’s not what I meant, Grandfather. I’m doing this for your own good. Some tea bags are indeed not good for your health. Besides, Jiaojiao just came back from the mountains, and she doesn’t know anything about medicine…” Chi Yan tried her best to maintain a polite smile as she explained patiently to Old Master Chi.
However, the way Old Master Chi looked at her had become even weirder than before. It was as if he was staring at a fool.
Chi Mingwei coughed dryly. “Since the tea bags are from Jiaojiao’s god grandfather, there shouldn’t be a problem.”
There was no need to doubt Jiaojiao’s god grandfather’s medical skills. It was just that the old master had kept a low profile for him and didn’t like mentioning him in public, so as to prevent people from disturbing him.
Therefore, that was all he could say.
Chi Yan didn’t expect Chi Mingwei to speak for Chi Jiao. She looked at him in surprise. “Daddy!”
“Alright, I know you are all thinking for my sake! Jiaojiao is doing this for my own good as well, so let’s not say anymore.” Old Master Chi did not want to dwell on this topic any longer. “Go and meet the guests. Jiaojiao, stay here and accompany me.”
“Grandpa, why isn’t Grandma here?” Chi Ze looked around but didn’t notice his grandma.
“Your grandma isn’t feeling well. She’s resting upstairs,” Old Master Chi said.
“What’s wrong with Mom? Has a doctor come over to take a look at her?” Chi Mingwei immediately became nervous.
Chi Jiao furrowed her brows. It seemed like even though she had returned early, some things were still happening as they originally should.
Actually, her grandmother was in good health. She barely caught a cold throughout the year.
Even if she was really uncomfortable, someone like her, who valued rules so much, would not choose to be absent at such a banquet.
In that case, the reason why she did not show up was probably because of her.
In her previous life, her grandmother had disliked her to the point of not being able to see her.
She didn’t know if it was true that she was feeling unwell. But it was more likely that she hid in her room to not see her.
“It’s just an ordinary cold. She has already taken her medicine. It’s nothing serious,” Old Master Chi said disapprovingly.
“Sis, let’s go see Grandma.” Chi Ze pulled Chi Yan’s arm, wanting to leave.
“Grandpa, Little Ze and I are going to visit Grandma.” Chi Yan didn’t want to continue facing Chi Jiao here either, so she let Chi Ze pull her away.
“Dad, Minmin and I will go greet the guests first before going to visit Mom,” Chi Mingwei said to Old Master Chi with a smile.
Old Master Chi waved his hand. “Go on.”