I Transmigrate as a Single Mother of the Three Antagonists - Chapter 19
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Qiu Tong squatted in front of her house and looked at the dirty water on the ground, deep in thought.
Prize money from winning boxing competitions could only stem her money problems for the short term. It would be impossible to become rich via this route.
Staying long-term in the slums with three children was not an option either.
Security in the slums was poor, and the environment was rather harsh and cruel. The educational resources were also not as abundant as those in the city. She had to find a way to move the three children to the city.
If she did not remember wrongly, after this period of time, the property prices would skyrocket. She might as well get a small house now. Firstly, it would solve the problem of accommodation, and secondly, it would be a small investment.
Having made her decision, she called the three children over and announced in all seriousness, “I’m going to buy a house.”
Qiu Xingyu looked at her with admiration, while Qiu Xingyuan and Qiu Xingqiao looked at her like she must be “daydreaming”.
Qiu Tong had not told them that Lin Shan had returned $15,000, which could be used to make a down payment. She could then take a bank loan for the rest of the amount, and then slowly repay the loan.
After assuring them that she was not daydreaming, she went online to pick an apartment building with comprehensive facilities and a decent education environment. She then brought the three children to choose an apartment.
Just as they reached a traffic intersection, several people rushed over and immediately surrounded Qiu Tong and her children.
“Are you Qiu Tong?”
The leader was a fat man who had a dragon tattooed on his left arm and wearing a black short-sleeved shirt. He glared at her fiercely before turning his cold eyes to the three children behind her. “Your father cheated us of our money! You have to return the money to us!”
He was extorting money from her without even offering any evidence?
Qiu Tong gave him a cold look. “He was the one who cheated you. Go look for him. Why should I pay you?”
“Children must repay their father’s debt!”
The fatty said angrily, “Your father has been arrested and you’re his daughter. You have to pay for him!”
He signaled with his eyes, and the others approached slowly with malevolence. “I heard that you have $15,000 in your hands. Since you have money, you need to repay his debts. Otherwise, don’t even think about leaving here today!”
Qiu Tong looked at them impassively and pushed the three uneasy children aside to avoid hurting them.
“What’s going on?”
Lin Shan suddenly appeared at the entrance of the street. A scheming look flashed across her eyes as she grabbed Qiu Tong. “Qiu Tong, you owe them money?”
“What her father owes is what she owes!”
The fat man and Lin Shan exchanged a look before snorting impatiently. His sinister eyes stared coldly at Qiu Tong. “If you don’t return the money, don’t blame us for being merciless!”
“Sir, don’t be angry.”
Lin Shan stood protectively in front of Qiu Tong, her eyes filled with righteous loyalty. “How much does she owe you? I’ll help her pay it back!”
Without hesitation, Lin Shan transferred $15,000 to the fat man right before Qiu Tong’s eyes. The men finally left after that.
She glared at Qiu Tong and said indignantly, “I treat you as a true friend but look at how you treat me in return. For the sake of a little bit of money, you don’t even care about our friendship.”
She let out a long sigh and said emphatically, “Take that $15,000 as a loan from me to you.”
Lin Shan glanced at Qiu Tong and said understandingly, “I know you don’t have the ability to pay me back now…”
She pretended to glance nonchalantly at the three children behind Qiu Tong. Lin Shan suggested, “The three of them are all grown up now, so they can do some manual labor. Why don’t you leave them to me and let them work to repay their debts first?”
So she was here for the children!
A cold smile flashed across Qiu Tong’s eyes. She knew very well what kind of person Lin Shan was. She was probably the one who hired those men to put up this entire act.
But Lin Shan didn’t have the guts to orchestrate something like that alone. There was probably someone else behind her!
Qiu Tong agreed readily and looked at Lin Shan from the corner of her eyes. “However, you probably don’t have any jobs to offer them, right? Who are you going to hand them over to?”
“Have him personally come talk to me.”
“I will agree if the price is suitable.”
The three children’s hearts sank with Qiu Tong’s every word.
They thought that Qiu Tong had changed, but in the end, she had not changed at all. She still wanted to sell them out!
Qiu Xingyuan clenched his fists and pursed his thin lips tightly, hatred flashing in his eyes. Qiu Xingqiao’s little face flushed red, and he wished he could immediately rush over and fight Qiu Tong to the death. Meanwhile, Qiu Xingyu’s eyes were red, and tears kept welling up in them.