January 29, 2022

Chapter 58: Holiday

There was another day of class on Wednesday, followed by the National Day holiday.

Before the festival, Yingying asked Huan if he wanted to go somewhere to have fun. Huan didn’t give her a good face. “You go and play with your little sisters. I still have my own business.”

Yingying immediately took a stand and said, “If you don’t want to go, then I’ll stay home with you.”

But Huan was still cold to her. “I have a lot of things to do, so leave me alone. Go play by yourself.”

Yingying carefully probed and found that Huan really didn’t want to go with her, nor didn’t even want to see her at home. She was embarrassed and bitter. In the end, she made an appointment with her girlfriends to travel.

Huan turned his head and said to Yanshen, “Well, where should I take the three of you to play? Where do you want to go?”

Yansheng held a glass and asked without lifting her head, “You don’t need to accompany your little lover?”

Huan smiled awkwardly and replied with a shy face, “You and Hehe are my little sweethearts.”

Yansheng got a mouthful of the drink stuck in her throat, but she couldn’t swallow it anymore as she was choked up by his words. When she finally swallowed it, she stood up and said, “I don’t have time, I have prior arrangements.”

“Oh, you’ve made plans?” Huan, with a little regret, quickly felt relieved and said lightly, “Then, Dad will also arrange his own affairs. Do you have enough money to spend? Just tell me if it’s not enough.”

When the holiday came, Yingying and Huan went to play abroad, as if they did not go separately.

Yansheng only told Huan the day before he set off, “This family has enough children.”

Huan was stunned.

“I don’t need more younger brothers and sisters. It’s much better if you get a vasectomy.”

At the age of fifteen, she was so naive that she thought Yingying was really Huan’s ‘true love’.

Later, when she saw Huan holding a younger and more beautiful girl outside, she realized how ridiculous she was. In fact, Yingying had never really held Huan’s heart. She was just lucky. Not only did she give birth to a son, but also coincided with the death of his wife. So, she was able to enter the family with her son honorably.

She didn’t seem to care about Huan having different lovers outside. She was satisfied as long as she remained to be Mrs. Zhang.

But Yansheng would never let herself die young again in this life. Since she wanted to live well, she couldn’t help but consider the possibility that her father would create new younger brothers and sisters for her.

According to the degree of failure of his son, Shuocheng, if she were Huan, she would simply abandon this son and make a new one.

Huan couldn’t hold on to his face and coughed. “What are you talking about?!”

Yansheng sneered. “How do you think Hehe came here? Do you think you are a great marksman who can break through walls accurately? If you say that you have no idea at all, then don’t say that you’re my grandmother’s son. My grandmother can’t afford to lose face.”

When did my eldest daughter become so ‘sensible’? Huan felt a pain in his brain.

You wouldn’t know where your children absorbed a bunch of useful and useless knowledge if you didn’t take good care of them.

Huan had long suspected how Yingying got pregnant with Heling back then, and he roughly guessed the truth.

But at that time, he and Yansheng’s mother basically had no married life because of her poor health. And depending on the situation, it seemed unlikely that his wife would give him another child.

When Yingying said that she was pregnant, he secretly hoped it would be a boy, so he allowed her to give birth.

He was slightly disappointed by the birth of a girl. But Heling was already there, so he just allowed her to give birth once again without caring. In the end, Shuocheng was born, which was worth it.

But Huan would never open up to the fifteen-year-old Yansheng about this kind of thing. He could only rub his temples and pretend to be a fool and said, “I don’t even know what you are talking about. As a child, don’t worry about adult affairs. Do you still have money? Dad has money and will transfer more to you.”

Yansheng sarcastically replied, “You are so generous. Why don’t you just transfer all your assets to me then?”

After that, she turned around and went back to her room.

“Tsk…” Huan mumbled, “How could you say that? This kid is really not that old nor young…”

Then, he shouted at Yansheng, “Then look at your younger brother and sister during the holiday, don’t let them run around~ Dad will add pocket money to you~”

When Yansheng told Huan that she had prior arrangements, she was not talking nonsense. She did arrange things for herself.

She originally wanted to go by herself, but Yingying and Huan had both gone out to play. She was a little uneasy and wanted to take Heling with her. But if she only took Heling, then Shuocheng would be left alone at home. The maids wouldn’t be able to hold him down when he got crazy.

In the end, Yansheng decided to take these two little kids with her.

She dragged both Heling and Shuocheng to go to Huan’s mother—their grandmother.

In her last life, Yansheng’s grandmother asked Huan not to bring her out to disgrace them. She also did not pay attention to these relatives.

But she still saw a lot from her cousin Qi’s posts on Moments.

Her cousin was really filial and to celebrate the holidays every year, she must do her filial piety in front of their grandmother—accompanied her to live in the mountain villa, accompanied her to the beach, and diligently entertained their relatives with colorful clothes.

Of course, the rewards were huge. As soon as she graduated from college, she was taken by her grandmother and guided her personally. In the Zhang family, she had become the ‘female heir’.

Yansheng saw that there were people in the group of relatives talking about this matter. Someone said in a sour tone, “This is letting Qiqi take the lead in the family business, right?”

Others said, “It’s not that there is no grandson in the family, there is Xiao Lin.”

“Xiao Lin is younger than his sister. Qiqi is the eldest after all. It’s really different to be born two years earlier.”

Whether it was envy or jealousy, the relatives recognized Qi’s status in the Zhang family in their hearts.

From beginning to end, no one mentioned Huan’s three children. In this regard, Huan really failed. No wonder he had so much white hair afterward.

Yansheng called her grandmother before the festival and said that she wanted to accompany her. Her grandmother was very happy and said, “Okay, I’ll take you to the mountains to play.”

Yansheng’s grandmother had a mountain villa. She was old and not very interested in feasts. When she was on vacation, she often went to the mountain villa to rest.

When the driver sent Yansheng and her siblings there, as expected, their eldest cousin, Qi, was already by her grandmother’s side.

Yansheng was really amazed—while she was still stupid and fighting with Yingying, her cousin was already working hard towards the position of heir of the Zhang family.

She actually didn’t have the idea of competing with Qi.

In her previous life, she was not only a trash but also depraved, she was a completely ignorant bastard. In this life, she was still just a fifteen-year-old girl. It was too early to say anything.

Although she no longer put Yingying in her eyes in this life, she had never regarded Huan as a support in her heart as well. In comparison, her grandmother was more reliable.

Yansheng also had to pave the way for her own future. She and the real power of the Zhang family could no longer be separated from each other like in the previous life.

The old lady was a little surprised when she saw Yansheng bring Heling and Shuocheng. Before she could say anything, Qi spoke first.

“Why did you bring these two little kids?” she said in a scolding but affectionate tone. She stroked her cousin’s head and added, “Seriously, grandma is here to rest. How can these two little kids stay quiet?”

“My father and their mother have gone abroad. I am not very relieved to leave them at home. Since the adults are gone, I can’t count on the maids to take care of them. After thinking about it, I decided to bring these two together here,” Yansheng explained to her grandmother.

The old lady nodded, recalling the past emotionally. “That’s right. You can’t trust any of them. Those maids don’t know how to take care of the children.”

Yansheng smiled and said to her cousin, “Sister, don’t worry, I brought a ferule with me.”

As she said that, her hand clasped on the top of Shuocheng’s head and smiled meaningfully. “Shuocheng, do you understand?”

Shuocheng hesitated for a second, then he lowered his head and replied softly, “I won’t make trouble.”

His second sister also chimed in, “I’ll keep an eye on him too.”

The old lady was stunned. “Oh, is this still our Shuoshuo? Why are you so good? Grandma thought you had been changed with someone else’s child.”

Shuocheng grunted and pouted, while Heling laughed, covering her mouth.

The old lady pulled her over and said lovingly, “Our Hehe have also grown up and she now looks more like an elder sister.”

While she was talking to Heling with a smile, she couldn’t help but look at Yansheng, feeling very relieved.

Yanyan, this child, has really grown up and has the demeanor of an eldest sister.

But Qi interrupted in time and said with a smile, “Yanyan is still thoughtful. Unlike me, Xiao Lin is also clamoring to come. When I think about him, that monkey who is so noisy, I fear that he will quarrel with you so I didn’t allow him to follow. Really, if I had known that Shuoshuo was also coming, I would have told him to come too.”

Yansheng frowned slightly.

The fifteen-year-old Yansheng might not be able to decipher it, but the twenty-one-year-old Yansheng later became involved in society. She had seen a lot of green tea and white lotus people, tea language and lotus aura, she had seen quite a lot.

When she heard Qi speak at this moment, the smell of tea came out.

Although the last time they met, she had faintly noticed her cousin’s sense of competition and suppression of her. But listening to her words using tea language, Yansheng’s impression of her was greatly reduced.

In her previous life, the cousin who was an excellent student, praised by the elders for her kindness to others, and made her envious was probably just a beauty from a distance.

But Yansheng did not answer nor refute Qi’s words.

She could hear the underlying meaning of her words, so what more their grandmother, who had been a strong woman all her life.

Since she was reborn, she discovered that she didn’t really know Huan before, so she began to re-examine everyone. Back when she was still stupid and self-righteous, she looked at people with filters, which were distorted very badly.

Sure enough, the old lady deciphered it. She patted Qi on the back and smiled. “It’s okay, I’m not afraid of noise, and my children and grandchildren are all blessings. I have five grandchildren who can’t be cultivated by others.”

Qi seemed slightly disappointed, but quickly adjusted, then she chatted and laughed with the old lady.

Yansheng watched coldly from the side, and gradually, she was able to make a new and clearer picture of her cousin.

She is a tea seedling that is growing vigorously.