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Chapter 42: A Deal

On Monday morning, Yingying got up and found that the house was very quiet. When she went downstairs, she couldn’t see anyone.

It felt strange so she asked the maid, “Where are the children?”

The maid covered her mouth and smiled. “They’re all in the basement. Their mighty machines are here and being installed. Hehe and Shuoshuo are so excited.”

Oh, it’s the VR game room that Yansheng told them.

In her opinion, Yansheng just made up some nonsense that day and Huan had to give up his collection room. The two little ones also supported all of this with excitement.

Yingying curled her lips.

While eating her breakfast, she thought to herself that Yansheng had changed a lot recently since the last time she went crazy and strangled her neck. Furthermore, Yansheng didn’t quarrel with her like she used to be, but got along with her children instead.

Yingying snickered in her heart.

Yansheng never treated the children I gave birth to as her siblings. How come she finally recognizes them as siblings now? Does it mean she’s admitting defeat?

Not to mention, even though Yansheng hit Shuocheng twice, he was able to do his homework on time every day. For that matter, Huan was very happy. This was her own son, so Yingying was naturally glad to see that he could make his father happy.

She suddenly felt that this was also very good and she was quite relieved. So, I’ll just let Yansheng be the nanny and mother of my children, hahaha!

Then, she freshened up, put on makeup, and went out beautifully.

However, Yingying never thought that both rights and obligations were associated. If you gave up your obligations, you would also lose your rights.


As soon as Huan got home in the evening, the two kids rushed over to surround him. “Dad, Dad, Dad, let’s go and see the VR machines! They are all installed!”

Huan wasn’t even able to change his clothes, as he was forcibly dragged to the basement by the kids. He really couldn’t laugh or cry.

He went in to take a look and found different kinds of VR machines with large screens and surround sound. There was a machine for riding a motorcycle, a machine for driving a car, a machine for simulating a roller coaster, and a machine that he didn’t know what it was for. Yansheng was wearing a helmet there, holding a game controller in her hand. On the big screen, what she held in her hand turned into a laser sword and she wielded the laser sword, slashing the monsters that were surging from all sides.

“Look, Dad!” Heling pulled her father and whispered, “Sister is so cool!”

Huan took a closer look. Because Yansheng knew martial arts, her movements were different from ordinary people’s blind chops and slashes. She had a sense of rhythm and strength in her movements and was very powerful, which made her look so beautiful.

She looked good, gorgeous, and pleasing to the eye.

Even Shuocheng clenched his small fist on one side. He stared at Yansheng’s movements and imitated them.

After a while, Yansheng ended the game and won a big victory, and her score reached a new high. Of course, with the new machines, the leaderboards were all new. A whole row was full of her name.

Yansheng took off her headset, turned her head, and saw Huan standing there holding Heling. She held her chin and said, “You’re back.”

Her side face was a bit like his deceased wife, and her faint gaze and tone were even more similar.

Huan suddenly felt sore in his chest.

She used to be my most intimate little daughter, so why did she become so cold and estranged now?

The old man suppressed his sadness and said with a smile, “Are they all installed? It looks fun. How do you play this?”

“Dad! I’ll give you this big gun!” Shuocheng excitedly held out a big gun and stuffed it into Huan. “You play with it, this one is good!”

Huan also became interested. “Okay! Dad will try it! Yanyan, how do you play this?”

Yansheng put on her headset again. “Hehe, wear a headset for Dad. Shuocheng, tell Dad how to use that gun.”

Huan keenly discovered that when Yansheng gave an order, the two little ones did not hesitate to execute her order.

His eldest daughter, who used to be loud and often hysterical, had the eldest sister’s demeanor now. If she said something, her younger brother and sister would listen.

He bent down and put on his headset with the help of Heling. Although his youngest daughter was young, she was gentle and patient. She carefully helped him adjust the tightness of the buckle, lest she pinched the flesh on his face.

His son, Shuocheng, had become jumpier. He scratched his ears and head anxiously. As soon as Huan held the gun, he quickly taught his father, “This one is to fire this gun and this one is to reload the bullets…”

While explaining, he complained, “This gun is too heavy!”

The boys liked shooting games. Shuocheng wanted to play the big gun, but it was for adults to play, as it was too heavy. He could only use a small controller to play with guns because he couldn’t properly hold the big gun.

Huan buckled his headset, took the gun, and started the game with Yansheng.

The way of life was that men were still teenagers until they died, and there were almost no men who didn’t like shooting games. Huan hadn’t played it for decades, but as soon as he played it, especially with this kind of VR technology, he actually had a lot of fun.

The only problem was that his marksmanship was much worse than that of his daughter. At the end of the game, Yansheng’s score was twice as high as his.

However, Huan had a great time, especially when his two other kids yelled cheerfully and jumped around.

This warm and joyful atmosphere was really nice.

Shuocheng jumped and shouted, “I also want to play a double game! I want to play too!”

Huan replied, “Okay, okay, Dad will play with you.”

The two-player shooting game that Shuocheng could play was much more childish and cartoonish. Yansheng took off her headset and said, “You guys play, I’ll go up first.”

She handed the headset to Heling. “Keep an eye on him. Don’t let him press the menu randomly, it’s easy to crash.”

Heling replied with great confidence, “Okay!”

Huan had to coax Shuocheng about the game and when he turned his head, his eldest daughter had already left.

He suddenly felt lonely. The time he spent playing with his eldest daughter like this was like a distant memory.

On the other hand, his little daughter came over to help his son wear a headset and told him not to press the menu randomly. Unconsciously, his youngest daughter had grown up too and looked like an older sister.

His son actually agreed. This attitude was also very different from before. When did Shuocheng listen to Heling’s words in the past?

Huan was a little surprised and said, “Shuoshuo really listens to his sister.”

Shuocheng nodded. “Hmm!”

Heling raised her head. “If he dares not to listen, I will report him to elder sister! Sister will beat him up with the ferule to make him cry!”

“Stop it!” exclaimed Shoucheng.

Huan laughed as he was very happy. After laughing, he seemed to look pensive.

However, Shuocheng was losing his patience. “Hurry up, Dad!”

“Okay, okay.” Huan also buckled his headset and grasped the game controller.

After fighting with his eldest daughter in a game and playing with his youngest son, Huan had fun and said to Heling, “Go and play with your younger brother.”

Heling quickly set up a single-player game for Shuocheng, and then chased after him. “Dad, Dad!”

“What’s the matter?” Huan turned his head and stopped.

He saw that Heling was a little bit hesitant. But after hesitating, the little girl who had never dared to ask her father for anything, plucked up her courage to ask, “Well, on Thursday… are you going?”

Huan suddenly remembered something and smiled.

Because today was Monday, as usual, his secretary reported his arrangements for the week early in the morning. This Thursday was August 2nd, the birthday of his little daughter. Previously, his eldest daughter specifically called the secretary and asked him to add the matter of going to the amusement park to his schedule.

So, when Heling mentioned it, Huan understood.

He pinched her nose, smiled, and replied, “Don’t worry, Dad has already arranged it in the schedule, so of course I will go.”

His little daughter’s eyes brightened with joy and her shoulders relaxed, so his heart was moved. He knelt down and asked her, “Then, do you want to go with your sister or your mother?”

Heling was surprised and confused. “Can’t the whole family go together?”

Huan replied helplessly, “Don’t you know your sister’s temper? She said that she won’t show up at the same time as your mother.”

Heling responded without hesitation, “I want to be with my sister!”

Huan was curious. “Why don’t you choose your mother?”

“Because my mother doesn’t want to take me there, she only wants to take Shuoshuo with her,” Heling replied.

Huan was speechless.

This child was different from Yansheng and Shuocheng. Yansheng was the only little princess in the family at least until her mother’s death, and she was the real eldest lady. Shuocheng had also been favored from birth because of his gender.

Only the little kid in the middle was different.

She was raised outside before the age of four, and Huan actually only saw her in a week or two. His time was also given to her mother and brother, and he neglected her.

Later on, even when they came into the house, the child rarely asked him for anything.

Huan looked at his youngest daughter and realized that he had not been paying enough attention to her.

She hesitated before she spoke just now. If it was Shuocheng, he would never hesitate and would not use a questioning tone at all. He would directly say “I want…” or “I must have…” which was even more forceful.

Huan couldn’t help but soften his heart and generously promised, “Okay, then we will go with your sister and not take your mother.”

Then, he saw his little daughter’s eyes lit up again.

However, she hesitated again. “But if my sister sees my mother…”

Huan snorted and asked her, “Can your mother get up so early?”

Not only could she not get up, and although she allowed Shuocheng to go, there was a high probability that she had already forgotten about it.

Huan knew his little wife quite well.

Heling immediately understood when she heard this.

Huan lowered his voice and spoke again, “Don’t mention it to Shuoshuo. He has probably forgotten it, so don’t remind him. Otherwise, he would remind your mother too. If your mother gets up early, your sister will definitely not go.”

“Okay!” Heling immediately assured him.

She couldn’t help but cover her mouth with both hands and laugh, her eyes were curved, like a crescent moon.


Yansheng was flipping through books in her room when someone knocked on the door. “Yanyan, it’s Dad.”

She was surprised and went over to open the door. “What’s the matter?”

Huan didn’t go in, so he leaned directly at the door and smiled. “I just want to remind you that this coming Thursday is August 2nd, so don’t forget.”

Yansheng didn’t forget about it, and she also made a reminder on her phone.

She crossed her arms and replied, “Like I said, I won’t go—”

“I know, I know!” Huan cut her off. “Look, she must have forgotten about it a long time ago. She can’t get up so early, so we’ll just go and leave her, OK?”

She relunctantly agreed and wanted to roll her eyes.

But she recalled Heling’s expectant eyes and aggrieved expression, so Yansheng endured it.

In this scorching summer, with Yingying’s delicateness, to let her go under the sun, it was inevitable for her to complain incessantly. She might also complain about Heling.

Yes, Yingying could really do something like this on a good day. She didn’t care about Heling’s feelings at all. So, it was much better to just go by themselves.

“Okay,” replied Yansheng.


So, on Thursday, Yingying went downstairs yawning and found that the house was exceptionally quiet.

She sat at the dining table and asked casually, “Where are they?”

The maid replied with a smile, “They all have gone to the amusement park.”

Yingying was dumbstruck.

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