Chapter 7: I Can’t Go There Because My Status Is Too Low
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Yuan Keqing dropping by at her aunt’s house despite knowing that they were to go somewhere was really impolite.
“I forgot,” Yuan Keqing lied.
“Did you cause trouble at Auntie’s house today?” Xu Mingjing called Yuan Keqing over to ask.
“No.” Yuan Keqing shook her head.
“Why did you come back so late?” Xu Mingjing asked again.
“My aunt took me to Brother Keli’s house to play with him and Tan Mo,” Yuan Keqing explained.
Xu Mingjing was surprised. “Then did you trouble others?”
Xu Mingjing still felt that it was impolite to just show up in someone’s house without notice.
“Mom, don’t worry. I didn’t trouble others. Brother Keli and Auntie Wei also liked me very much.”
“Then did you take good care of Mo Mo? Were you considerate toward her?” Xu Mingjing really wanted to know.
When she heard this, Yuan Keqing got upset.
It was obvious that Tan Mo was older than her. Why should she be considerate of Tan Mo all the time instead of the other way around?
Yuan Keqing didn’t answer Xu Mingjing but said, “I just met Brother Keli’s Little Uncle over there, and he invited my aunt’s family to attend the birthday banquet of the Wei family’s old madam. Obviously, I was there, but my aunt won’t take me to the banquet.”
Yuan Keqing was unhappy. She was pouting as she complained, “Taking me there is obviously a piece of cake, but my aunt refused. To put it bluntly, she still treats me as an outsider and doesn’t want me to know more people. Going to the birthday banquet of the Wei family’s old madam will allow me to meet many big people, and it will also be helpful to our family. My aunt always says that we’re a family, but this time, we aren’t anymore?”
Fearing that Yuan Keqing’s thoughts would become more wayward and would be difficult to correct in the future, Xu Mingjing frowned when she heard this.
“Keqing, you have to know your place.” Afraid that Yuan Keqing wouldn’t remember, Xu Mingjing spoke in a gentle yet firm tone. “Our family can enjoy some perks because of the Tan family. Even your father’s work was arranged by your uncle.”
Otherwise, with Yuan Zhengwen’s abilities, how could they live in a villa with a servant and a driver?
“You can’t think you can be like Tan Mo just because your aunt treats you nicely. Your surname isn’t Tan, and you’re just your aunt’s niece, not her daughter.” Xu Mingjing went on, “You can’t compare everything with Tan Mo. What she has is given to her by the Tan family, as it should be, and it’s not what you should normally be allowed to enjoy as well.”
Yuan Keqing’s lips trembled, and her eyes welled with tears.
Xu Mingjing sighed. “You’re still young. I shouldn’t have told you this, but I can’t let you make mistakes just because you’re young. It will be too late when your thoughts are deeply rooted and cannot be corrected.”
Keqing didn’t respond.
“Keqing, don’t blame your aunt because of this incident. She has been very good to us,” Xu Mingjing reminded her.
“I know. Don’t worry.” Yuan Keqing forced a smile.
Seeing that her daughter was so well-behaved, Xu Mingjing was comforted.
While sleeping, Yuan Zhengwen went to see Yuan Keqing.
Xu Mingjing wasn’t aware of it, but Yuan Keqing told Yuan Zhengwen about the incident.
Yuan Zhengwen had always been scheming. At present, he worked for the Tan family’s company and was granted a position with the help of Tan Wenci.
But Yuan Zhengwen didn’t want to rely on the Tan family all the time and wait for luck.
This made it seem as if he was leeching off his wife, and he couldn’t even hold his head up at home.
He even felt that Xu Mingzhen and Xu Mingjing looked down on him.
He also wanted to take advantage of Yuan Keqing’s opportunity to establish a good relationship with the Wei family.
When the time came, whether it was venturing out alone or staying in the Tan family’s company, at least he would be respected and have more say.
“If you really want to go, I can accompany you to the hotel entrance,” Yuan Zhengwen whispered. “But because you have no invitation, I can’t send you in. If you have a way to get in, I can send you there. ”
“I can!” Yuan Keqing thought of Wei Keli. With a firm expression on her face, she said, “I can definitely find a way to get in.”
Yuan Zhengwen made an agreement with Yuan Keqing and kept it from Xu Mingjing.
Shortly after, it was time for Mrs. Wei’s birthday party.
The Tan family had finished dressing up and was ready to go to Shengyue Hotel.
Tan Mo wore a matching dress with Xu Mingzhen. She brought a small bag, which was very cute.
“Mo Mo, why are you still holding the doll Wei Zhiqian gave you?” Tan Jinsheng saw that Tan Mo was still holding her doll firmly in her arms, and he got jealous.
“Didn’t we buy a lot for you? Why don’t you change one every day?” Tan Jinyi tried his best to persuade her.
The Tan brothers bought a bunch of dolls the other day, and Tan Mo’s room was full of dolls.
Unexpectedly, Tan Mo still held this Sleeping Beauty doll every day and wouldn’t let go.
“My brothers gave them to me, so of course, they have to stay at home. I’m the only one who can play with them, and I won’t share them with others,” Tan Mo said while holding the Sleeping Beauty doll.
The three older brothers were immediately beguiled by Tan Mo, and they had already forgotten about how jealous they were.
Yes, if Tan Mo brought the dolls out, if they got dirty, broken, or stolen, how bad would that be?
The dolls they gave her were to be cherished at home.
In Tan Mo’s heart, her brothers and Wei Zhiqian weren’t at the same level at all.
Tan Mo hugged her favorite doll contentedly and went out with her parents.
The three brothers didn’t realize that they were fooled by their sister.
When the Tan family arrived at Shengyue, they met Wei Zhijian and Li Xiangrong at the door, and Wei Keli was with them.
Li Xiangrong saw Xu Mingzhen and walked over with a smile.
Wei Keli was one step behind and suddenly caught a glimpse of someone familiar.
How could she be here by herself?
Wei Keli glanced at his parents who were walking toward the lobby. They hadn’t noticed Yuan Keqing yet.
He was worried about Yuan Keqing being all alone.
Thus, Wei Keli quietly walked toward Yuan Keqing.
The Tan family’s attention was focused on Wei Zhijian and his wife. Only Tan Mo noticed Wei Keli’s actions.
She followed the direction where Wei Keli was heading and saw Yuan Keqing.
Tan Mo raised her eyebrows. There would be a good show today.
Since Yuan Keqing and Wei Keli were catching up, she wouldn’t be able to justify not setting them up today, right?
“Keqing, why are you here?” Wei Keli asked, surprised.
“I was separated from my nanny,” Yuan Keqing anxiously explained with red eyes. “Brother Keli, why are you here?”
“Today is Grandma’s birthday, and it will be held in Shengyue.” Wei Keli looked around but didn’t see Yuan Keqing’s nanny, but the Tan family was there.
It definitely wasn’t acceptable to leave Yuan Keqing here alone. Wei Keli stretched out his hand. “It just so happens that Mo Mo’s family is also here, so I’ll take you there.”
Yuan Keqing hesitated. “But my aunt said before that I wasn’t invited, so I can’t come to Mrs. Wei’s birthday party. I can’t go there because my status is too low.”