Return of the Antagonistic Lady Boss - Chapter 35
Xiaoqian was livid. The moment she stepped into the courtyard, she heard her mother wailing at a deafening volume.
The moment Xiaoqian saw her mother, Jia Xiufang rushed to her and gave her a bear hug accompanied with snot, tears and a deafening cry.
“Ni Jianren has an infectious disease. The engagement is cancelled…, my poor daughter, it’s okay. I’ll find you another one. Don’t be angry. Don’t you be angry!”
Xiaoqian never even felt a hint of anger. She was rather angered by her mother’s overboard way of expressing this.
“The bastard was here?”
“Woowoo!” Jia Xiufang was still bawling. Xiaoqian’s eardrum was hurting from all the loud crying. She pushed her away and saw that Chen Lin was sitting on the chair smoking.
This old man must be angry. There was no more betrothal and he lost a huge amount of money.
“That’s unacceptable. They should have said something earlier that he was sick. It’s Hepatitis B, Qian’er, you went on a date with him. I’ll bring you to the hospital for a check up tomorrow.” Jia Xiufang was worried that her daughter would be infected.
Xiaoqian knew that was a lie. Furthermore, dining does not transmit Hepatitis B. The moment she heard her mother talked about going to the hospital, she had an idea.
“Mm, let’s go to the hospital tomorrow. You come with me.”
In her previous life, it was ten years from that time that they found out about her mother’s breast cancer. If she went for a check up now, and found something, it would not become cancer later.
“You have to spend money the moment you enter the hospital. It’s not that complicated. Just go and buy some fat. Then see if Qian’er could eat it. If she can, then she’s alright. The people with Hepatitis B find fat disgusting…”
Chen Lin was stingy.
Jia Xiufang was furius. She stood up and pushed him. “Are you even her father? Huh? What kind of fellow did you find as her husband? He has infectious disease! If Qian’er married the man, what are we going to do!”
“It’s not as serious as you think. Aunty Lee, our neighbor also has Hepatitis B. Isn’t she living with Lee for a long time now? This disease doesn’t kill. If Qian’er marries him…”
“How dare you! Chen Lin! How dare you let our daughter marry someone that has infectious disease? If you do it, I will put my head through the wall!”
Jia Xiufang was usually very dependent on Chen Ling. Today, she panicked and yelled at Chen Lin.
“You crazy woman, stop talking nonsense. Always threatening to die, I dare you to kill yourself.” Chen Lin was pretending to be good all day because he was exposed yesterday. Now the betrothal gift was gone. The moment he got angry, he raised his hand and started hitting Jia Xiufang like before.
Xiaoqian saw this and pulled her mother behind her. She shouted at Chen Lin.
“Enough! Haven’t you had enough yesterday?!”
Chen Lin raised his hand, but was stunned by his daughter’s cold look in her eyes. He lowered his hand, sweared, continued to squat on the floor and smoke.
She knew very well that Chen Lin was not worried about her future. Based on what he said just now, he was still going to marry her off even when he knew that the bastard has ‘infectious disease’. She wondered if Chen Lin was in some kind of trouble and needed money to settle it.
Xiaoqian pulled her mother into the house. Jia Xiufang brought her snot and tears with her.
“Stop crying, mom. Think carefully, how much money do we have in the passbook?”
Xiaoqian remembered. In her previous life, after Chen Lin received the betrothal gift, he said he started a business with someone and invested in a car for long distance with a friend. Then a few months later he showed a picture of a mangled car, said that there was a car accident and they lost everything.
Looking at Chen Lin’s reaction, Xiaoqian thought that Chen Lin probably lied in the previous life. He needed money for something.
Jia Xiufang wiped her tears when she heard what Xiaoqian said. She thought carefully then said.
“I withdrew five hundred last month for your grandmother’s cataract surgery. Everybody chipped in. There’s about twenty thousand left after the withdrawal. When we built this two-floored building we owed a lot of money. The money that we earn from business was used to pay the debt.”
“Later, go and look for the passbook and see how much is left.”
“Why are you worried about the money all of a sudden?”
Xiaoqian decided to tell her mother about being admitted to the university. When she was about to show her the admission notice, someone shouted from outside.
“Is this Chen Lin’s family? We are from the Swan Electrical Store. We are here to deliver the fan!”
Jia Xiufang dried her tears and shouted back, then walked out.
Xiaoqian followed. She frowned when she saw the staff from the electrical store carrying many things into the house.
She only bought a fan, but the staff were carrying bags after bags of things into the house.
“What’s all this? We only bought a fan.” Jia Xiufang was taken aback. Chen Lin glared at her. He would be happy to accept any gifts. Thus, he stopped her from making any more noise and kept the gifts.
“Our boss was having a promotion and you were the hundredth customers. You won. These are gifts from the store.” The staff told them the lines that the boss prepared.
Jia Xiufang saw all that and thought what luck? There was a basin, blanket, hot water bottle and snacks?
There’s too many…
“Are you sure you’re not mistaken?” She never saw such good customer service for buying just one fan!
Chen Lin saw that his wife was being stupid. He pushed Jia Xiufang away and said, “Don’t be silly, how can they be wrong? I’m sure you have to send gifts to others too, we won’t bother you any longer.”
The staff were practically pushed outside the courtyard by Chen Lin. He locked the door even closed for business.
He was scared that they would take them back.
“Quick, take all these into the house!” Chen Lin ordered.
Xiaoqian looked at the bundle of things, especially the Hello Kitty blanket and thought they looked very familiar…
“The boss must have mistaken, the fan was not that expensive. This blanket is not cheap. Look at this brand. If they made a mistake, the staff would suffer.” Jia Xiufang flipped through the things and realized that it was all for girls.
“They won’t punish us anyway. They put the things here, it stays here. Quick, bring them inside!” Chen Lin’s spirit of sucking others dry were presented.
“Bring it in, it was all for me to use.” Xiaoqian understood where these things came from.
She remembered something that Yu Minglang said earlier.
He said that if she could not find him, she could call brother Zhao, his friend. The electrical store owner Hai Zhao was the brother Zhao that silly Yu mentioned! Silly Yu probably saw her in the electrical store and bought all these for her.
Mm, she decided to take back the curse of being infertile forever. It turns out that he bought all these for her…