I Transmigrate as a Single Mother of the Three Antagonists - Chapter 20
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Lin Shan stammered, unable to speak.
A knowing sneer appeared on Qiu Tong’s face, and she said deliberately, “Although I don’t like these three children, they are my biological children after all. I can’t bear to let them do manual labor either. Why don’t we just forget it.”
Seeing that Qiu Tong was about to change her mind, Lin Shan hurriedly said, “Actually, I lied to you just now.”
She pretended to hold Qiu Tong’s hand with a look of helplessness and sympathy. “They’re your children, how could I bear to let them do hard labor? Let me tell you the truth, it’s Mr. Cui who wants the children. He’s old and doesn’t have children, so he wants to adopt them.”
Lin Shan’s tone was alluring as she slowly nudged Qiu Tong into agreeing. “Think about it, you would be allowing these three children to live a good life by sending them over. Once Mr. Cui dies, won’t all his assets belong to them?”
“By then, they would bring you over to live with them. Wouldn’t that be the best of both worlds?”
Qiu Tong listened quietly with lowered eyes, waiting for her to finish her little speech. A moment later, she smiled. “So it’s Mr. Cui.”
After successfully obtaining the information she wanted, Qiu Tong was about to leave with the three children when Lin Shan hurriedly pulled her back.
“Qiu Tong, what do you mean by that?”
“Tell Mr. Cui that hankering after the children of others because he can’t have children himself—he deserves to die without anyone to send him off to the netherworld.”
Qiu Tong stared at Lin Shan coldly. Her lips curved up in a mocking smile. “Since you care so much, why don’t you just go over and be his daughter?”
Lin Shan’s face flushed red. She finally realized that Qiu Tong was purposely playing her for a fool. Her face fell.
“If you don’t agree, you must give me back my $15,000 now!”
She pulled Qiu Tong back to try and force her to return the money. Qiu Tong raised an eyebrow and said, “I can pay you back, but I have to call the police first!”
“That bunch of people just now claimed that they were owed money without providing any evidence. You gave them the money before I managed to get to the bottom of things.”
“I want the police to investigate and see if there’s really any debt.”
Seeing that Qiu Tong was really going to call the police, Lin Shan panicked.
How did that idiot Qiu Tong suddenly become so shrewd?!
She did not dare to let Qiu Tong call the police. She was worried it would be discovered that she had been the one who arranged for those men. She forced an awkward smile.
“Never mind. Those men shouldn’t have gone far. I’ll go find them and get my money back.”
Looking at Lin Shan’s pathetic back profile, Qiu Tong sneered and narrowed her eyes. She then looked away and continued to lead the three children to choose their house.
After looking at and comparing several places, she finally found a two-bedroom suite and paid the deposit.
“In the future, this room will belong to the two boys. Little Yu and I will stay in the other room.”
Qiu Tong looked very satisfied after assigning the rooms. Although the house was not too big, it was much bigger than the small, dilapidated hut in the slums.
However, the three children looked troubled and did not look happy at all.
“What’s the matter?”
Sensing that there was something wrong, Qiu Tong touched Qiu Xingyuan’s head, but he avoided her.
Qiu Xingyuan looked at her coldly and pursed his thin lips. “Why are you still selling us? Is it because you need money to buy a house?”
He gave a small, cold smile and clenched his fists tightly.
“Will you still sell us off in future, as and when you need money to buy things?”
Qiu Tong looked at him in astonishment. She then looked at Qiu Xingqiao and Qiu Xingyu, who also had cold and guarded expressions on their faces. She suddenly felt very exasperated.
“I’m not planning to sell you guys. I was tricking her to try and get information out of her.”
Qiu Tong denied it, but the three children remained unconvinced.
“If I really wanted to sell you guys, I would have done so long ago,” she said in frustration.
“Don’t worry, I’m still waiting for you to support me in my old age. I definitely won’t sell you off so easily!”
This woman still needed them so that they could support her in her old age…
Qiu Xingyuan suddenly remembered that they were still “valuable” to her in that way, and his small fists slowly relaxed.
Qiu Tong was amused. She assigned the children the task of settling into the new home, before returning to the internet cafe herself.
Lin Shan’s account had already been hacked by her. She quickly browsed through all her friends and soon found an individual folder containing a “Mr. Cui”.
Qiu Tong narrowed her eyes. Making use of Lin Shan’s account, she sent Mr. Cui a file and successfully hacked into his phone.
All his phone records and transaction history were displayed clearly in front of her. After going through almost a thousand phone numbers, Qiu Tong finally locked her eyes on a single line.
Controlling Mr. Cui’s phone by remote access, she quickly sent a message to the other party. “The children are in my possession now.”
The other party replied quickly, “When will they arrive?”
It was indeed him!
Qiu Tong still wanted to chat with the other party, but the other party sensed that something was wrong. He immediately went offline and deleted his account, not giving Qiu Tong any time to track him.
Qiu Tong cursed under her breath. Time was of the essence, and she only managed to determine that he was situated in the capital!