Chapter 29: The Twin Couple (1)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“What a good girl,” Xu Pingfei replied with a smile. She took out a box and handed it to Qiao Jiusheng.
Inside the box was a pair of exquisite gold bangles. They looked exquisite and lustrous, seemingly quite expensive.
Before Qiao Jiusheng could reach out her hand, Fang Yusheng took the box and casually stuffed it into Qiao Jiusheng’s arms. He then calmly said to Xu Pingfei, “Aunt Xu, you’re so considerate. I’ll thank you on behalf of Ah Sheng.” His actions were quick as if he were afraid Qiao Jiusheng would reject her.
Qiao Jiusheng silently retracted her outstretched fingers and hugged the box with a calm smile.
Seeing Fang Yusheng’s actions, Fang Pingjue frowned, but Xu Pingfei’s smile remained unchanged. She even said, “It’s alright.”
Next, Fang Yusheng brought Qiao Jiusheng to meet his uncle and aunt and received their greeting gift. Only then did Fang Yusheng bring Qiao Jiusheng to sit at the dining table. As they walked, he educated her. “You are a newly married wife. If they give anything to you, just accept it. Don’t reject anything.”
Qiao Jiusheng followed him and silently complained. “Don’t let a duck that has reached your mouth fly away. You shouldn’t reject anything good, right?”
Fang Yusheng nodded. “Exactly.”
Coincidentally or deliberately, the two of them sat opposite Fang Mu and Qiao Jiuyin.
Qiao Jiuyin silently observed Qiao Jiusheng. She then smiled and nodded at her. “Big Brother, Elder Sister-in-law.” Qiao Jiuyin deliberately imitated Qiao Jiusheng’s tone. She looked carefree, but Qiao Jiusheng felt awkward listening to her.
Anyone would feel disgusted when they hear others deliberately imitating them.
Qiao Jiusheng lifted her eyes and looked at the woman opposite her, who was laughing so hard that it hurt her eyes. Her lips curled into a deeper smile.
“This is our sister-in-law, the Qiao family’s Second Miss,” Fang Yusheng said to Qiao Jiusheng at the right time. After a pause, Fang Yusheng slowly pointed his hand in Fang Mu’s direction and said, “This is my Second Brother.”
Fang Mu coldly glanced at Qiao Jiusheng.
Qiao Jiusheng’s smile did not change as she met his cold eyes.
Fang Mu was surprised when he did not see any fear on Qiao Jiusheng’s face. He stopped observing her and said, “Sister-in-law.”
Qiao Jiusheng was stunned.
In the past, calling me Sheng Sheng was nothing. Today, he’s calling me sister-in-law. What an absurd comedy!
Seeing this, Fang Yusheng suddenly chuckled.
Bodhisattva testified! His laughter was extremely pleasant to the ears.
Fang Yuqing, who was sitting below, almost dropped her chopsticks when she heard Brother Yusheng’s laughter. She rubbed her slightly hot cheeks and felt jealous of Qiao Jiusheng. Sister-in-law is really lucky to hear such a cute voice every day.
When Qiao Jiusheng heard this laughter, it was as if she had heard the devil’s call. Her back turned cold.
Fang Mu coldly asked Fang Yusheng, “Is Big Brother in a good mood today?”
Fang Yusheng continued laughing.
Qiao Jiuyin said, “Brother Mu, what are you saying? Big Brother is naturally in a good mood after marrying a beautiful wife.” She held Fang Mu’s wrist, raised her head, and mischievously smiled. “Don’t you think so?”
Fang Mu glanced at Qiao Jiusheng, who was average-looking but had a seductive look in her eyes. He ambiguously smiled. “That’s true. Sister-in-law looks like a kind-hearted woman. That’s good. In the future, we don’t have to worry about Big Brother’s care.”
If it were in the past, Fang Yusheng would get unhappy on hearing the word ‘care’ and a reminder of his blindness. However, today, when Fang Yusheng heard these words, his smile actually deepened.
Fang Mu, oh Fang Mu, continue to mock me.
The pit you dug today is the grave you will jump into in the future.
Fang Yusheng smiled as he held Qiao Jiusheng’s hand and gently squeezed it. He even deliberately raised his voice and sincerely sighed. “Yes, Ah Sheng is a kind and good woman. It’s my fortune that I could marry her. I will cherish her for the rest of my life.” With that said, he mysteriously added, “Those who did not cherish her will definitely regret it for the rest of their lives.”
Hearing this strange conversation between the two brothers, all the younger siblings here lowered their heads and did not dare to make a sound. They were afraid that they would be implicated.
The elders knew that the two brothers were not on good terms, but they did not control them.
As long as the two of them did not climb onto the table to fight, they could turn a blind eye.
“Is that so?” Fang Mu raised his eyebrows and picked up some vegetables for Qiao Jiuyin. Then, he said to Fang Yusheng, “Then Big Brother really has to cherish her.” His gaze swept across Fang Yusheng’s eyes before he said, “After all, Big Brother has good taste in women.”
Fang Yusheng’s smile was as beautiful as ever. Beside him, Qiao Jiusheng was as quiet as a chicken. She did not join in the argument. Suddenly, Fang Yusheng pinched her finger hard. Qiao Jiusheng subconsciously straightened her back. She did not need to look to know that Fang Yusheng was angry.
As his wife, she should stand up for her husband when others insulted him. Only then would they appear loving and harmonious.
Qiao Jiusheng immediately displayed a gentle smile. Her gaze landed on Fang Mu’s face, and she seriously said, “Second Brother, you’re right. Meeting your Big Brother is indeed the luckiest moment in my life.” Although she was smiling, Qiao Jiusheng was complaining in her heart. Yes, it was really lucky to be served by a whip the moment we met.
Fang Mu sighed. “Big Brother and Big Sister-in-law are so close.” His words were more sarcastic than sincere.
When he heard this, Fang Yusheng’s smile became even more enchanting.
I should’ve recorded this conversation with a recording pen. It would definitely make Fang Mu’s face swell with anger in the future.
“Of course,” Fang Yusheng replied.
Qiao Jiuyin suddenly said, “Big Brother and Big Sister-in-law, you both are so lovey-dovey. You must have known each other for a long time. Why haven’t I heard Big Brother mention Big Sister-in-law before?”
As soon as she said this, Qiao Jiusheng, who had a good expression all along, suddenly said, “Sister-in-law, you just married into the Fang family. It’s normal that you don’t know about this.” Qiao Jiusheng’s expression and tone were very calm as if she had really said something unintentionally.
Not wanting to be outdone, Qiao Jiuyin explained, “Don’t you know, Sister-in-law? Brother Mu and I have known each other for six years. We’re not strangers to this family.”
Qiao Jiuyin did not know if it was an illusion, but she seemed to see a layer of darkness in the woman’s eyes.
Qiao Jiusheng’s throat rolled, and she said in a hoarse voice, “You’ve known each other for six years. Your feelings for each other must be really deep.”
Qiao Jiuyin only smiled proudly.
Qiao Jiusheng looked at Qiao Jiuyin’s smile, and her eyes hurt.
Qiao Jiuyin, you stole my life, my identity, and now, you even want to steal my past. When you said these words, did you ever feel any guilt toward your sister, whose whereabouts are unknown?
Suppressing her unyielding heart, Qiao Jiusheng looked at Fang Mu and shyly asked, “Second Brother and Sister-in-law, you have been in love for many years. I think you must know each other very well. You must have gotten married after confirming that you guys can’t be missing from each other’s lives, right?”
Although these words sounded a little strange, Fang Mu seriously nodded. “Of course! In this world, Xiao Sheng understands me the most. And I understand her the most.”
He tilted his head to look at his wife, and Qiao Jiuyin looked back at him.
They affectionately looked at each other.
Qiao Jiuyin shyly smiled and leaned her head on Fang Mu’s shoulder.
Upon seeing this scene, Qiao Jiusheng pursed her lips and sighed. “That’s great.”
She lowered her head, took a sip of red wine, and sneered in her heart.
Good, my foot!
Fang Mu, Fang Mu, if you really understood Qiao Jiusheng, then how could you not recognize that the person beside you is a fake? How could you not feel any sense of familiarity when you see me?