Having said that, I had to admire the profoundness of the Chinese Language. The same word, the same word could have so many words.
“What?” He Xiyuan didn’t understand what I meant at first, but she was also an 18-year-old girl. Soon, she understood the hidden meaning in my words and her face turned beet red. She forgot that she was crying and shouted at me, “Big Brother Liu, why can’t you be serious?”
“If I am serious, you would think that I was just doing it perfunctorily!” I laughed, “It seems that just my words aren’t enough, so I will put them into action and make sure your thoughts don’t wander around anymore!”
Saying this, I held He Xiyuan’s small hands and pulled her towards me. He Xiyuan had no resistance whatsoever, and she was immediately pulled into my embrace, leaning against my body.
“LeiLei, the food is ready… Ah?” He Xiyuan’s father just walked over from behind with the cooked noodles in his hand. Seeing the two of us hugging, he couldn’t help but gawk! How could He Dali not be clear about his daughter’s thoughts? What his daughter had been fantasizing about all these years, He Dali was very clear about that! And as he saw me rise higher and higher, he was getting more and more worried about his daughter. Although there was a marriage contract between us, that kind of stuff didn’t work in reality that much. Moreover, the women around me were not ordinary, they were superstars and businesswomen. He Dali had strongly tried to persuade his daughter to not think about something unrealistic, but she wouldn’t budge no matter what he said!
Now that he saw the two of us together, how could he not understand what was going on? While he was happy for his daughter, he was also deeply worried. There were already so many women around me, what if they bullied his daughter? However, thinking about the fact that he was sworn brothers with my father, he felt relaxed, believing that his daughter won’t have to suffer too much!
However, He Dali still felt it necessary to stay in his sworn brother’s house for a while, to deepen their relationship and contribute to his daughter’s peaceful future!
“Oh… I think… there is too little beef in the dish. I will go back and add a few more pieces… You two carry on, I haven’t seen anything…” He Dali didn’t know what to do at this time, so holding the noodles in his hand, he finally came up with an excuse.
Seeing that her father was here, He Xiyuan pushed me away. But after listening to her father’s words, she couldn’t help but feel embarrassed and lowered her head.
“Adoptive father, no need to eat more beef, I can’t eat that much!” I quickly tried to stop adoptive father.
“Also, I have decided that I will go to Songjiang City tomorrow to have a reunion with your dad. I will no longer be running this stall!” He Dali had already made up his mind. His daughter’s happiness was very important, so he obviously had to have a good relationship with my family!
“Really!” He Xiyuan was also very happy, “Father, you won’t have to be so tired like this, finally! It will also make me and mother not worry about your body so much!”
“Yeah. But when I am gone, will you and your mother be alright back home?” He Dali was still not at ease.
“Dad, aren’t you going to bring mom with you?” He Xiyan asked with a strange feeling.
“Well?” He Dali thought he had a problem, but when he looked at me standing on the side, he immediately said with a strange smile, “Hehe, well I think that’s a good idea. However, I won’t feel relieved if you were alone in the house, so how about you move in with LeiLei?”
He Dali had already believed that He Xiyuan had reached an agreement with me and wanted the two of them to go away quickly!
Looking at the expression of He Dali, I knew he had misunderstood!
“Father, what are you talking about… We are still only brother and sister…” He Xiyuan wanted to go back with me, but she restrained herself because of shyness.
However, He Dali gave her a look as if to say he understood, “I know, I know. Since you two are brother and sister, it’s the most suitable for you to live together. What’s the issue in that?”
“Haha, of course, there’s no issue! Adoptive father, you can rest assured and give Xiyuan to me, no need to worry about anything,” I knew that He Dali was only talking like this to save face for his daughter. As for what’s going on, it’s impossible that he won’t know.
I chatted with them about He Xiyuan’s family’s matters for a while. When I looked at the time, it was already getting late and many bigger stalls were also starting to pack up to go back. So, I said to them, “Adoptive father, Xiyuan, it’s getting late, we should now go back. I will send you back home.”
“This…” He Dali suddenly hesitated.
“What’s wrong? Is there any inconvenience?” I felt strange and asked.
“No… nothing.” He Dali vigorously shook his head.
I was feeling a bit strange over He Dali’s strong reaction but didn’t care too much about it. However, just when we had walked some distance, I realized that something was wrong!
“Adoptive father, I remember that the house I bought for you wasn’t in this direction!” I said with a strange feeling. I had bought a house for them in B City in order to let He Xiyuan study without issues. But it was certainly not in this direction!
“This…” He Dali had an unnatural expression.
“What the hell is going on? What happened?” I asked with a strong tone.
“Big Brother Liu, let me tell you!” He Xiyuan sighed, “I’m sorry, my father sold the house you bought for us!”
“Sold? Why sell it? Did you have some difficulties?” I asked.
“No, it was because of my father’s good intentions! My distantly related uncle somehow found out that we had moved to B City and got ourselves a big house, he came knocking, asking to borrow money from my father!” He Xiyuan said.
“But what does this have to do with selling the house! Don’t tell me you sold the house to give money to that distant relative?” I looked at He Xiyuan in disbelief.
“Indeed, the matter was like that!” He Xiyuan shook her head helplessly and said, “That uncle came to my father and asked 200,000 from him; he thought that our family had become very rich… My father asked him why he needed that much money, to which he said that his mother had gotten ill, that she had Uremia, and the surgery would cost 200,000!”
“And you believed him?” I shook my head as it was clear that he had lied to them!
“My dad also had some doubts, but he still believed him. On top of that, who knows from where that uncle also brought hospital files. After my father saw those, he was even more convinced!” He Xiyuan continued, “In order to save his mother’s life, my father sold the house and gave that uncle more than 400,000 so that he could get better treatment for his mother!”
“What happened later?” I asked her to continue.
“The distant relative disappeared after that. My dad was still worried about that uncle’s mother, so he asked someone to inquire about them. The uncle’s mother indeed had Uremia, but she had died three years ago!” As she said till here, He Xiyuan looked at her father with a look of injustice, “I told you at that time that we should inquire about the matter first, but you didn’t listen…”