VCA is a jewelry brand under Sheng company.
Dou Weir is a bit curious when she hears about. Xin Xin’s necklace is related with VCA’s chief?
“If you have something to say, you can see it on the phone.” She is curious but she cannot just let it go her worries.
In the past, Shi Ying had tricked her, it let her not trust anyone easily.
There’s a brief silence and she speaks up again: “if you don’t believe me. Then it’s okay, we can meet up at that VCA store. You can make sure of my identity. And also you will be protected by the security guards there. You don’t need to worry that I will do something bad to you.”
“You are VCA’s guest, they will pay attention to you. If I want to do something bad, I will have no time to do it.”
It sounds reasonable.
Dou Weir thinks about it and says: “Tomorrow 12:00 A.M.”
She laughs: “Dou Xiao Jie is very direct person, see you tomorrow.”
The call ends. Dou Weir wants to call Ye Qing Xin to tell her about that thing. But she thinks about it once more and thinks that it’s better to tell Ye Qing Xin after she meet with that Chief Sheng.
The next day 12:00 A.M, at VCA store.
It’s lunch time, there’s no other guest inside the store. Except the sales assistants, there’s a rich lady wearing a mink fur coat. The sales assistants are acting very polite and cautious.
The time Dou Weir gets inside the store. The rich lady turns her head and looks at her.
“Dou Xiao Jie.” A sales assistant greets her.
The rich lady stands up and walks toward her. “Ni Hao, I am Sheng.” She just tells Dou Weir he family name. It’s clear that the rich lady wants to keep her identity.
Dou Weir is experienced one, so she notices that she wants to be secretive.
She examines the rich lady. She is a middle-aged woman. Dou Weir realizes that her appearance is very different from her gentle voice.
Dou Weir smiles at her.
This time the sales assistant serves them two glass of tea: “Chief Sheng, Ms Dou, please sit.”
Dou Weir looks at the sales assistant. It’s true that this rich lady is Chief Sheng.
“This place is a bit small, would you mind to change a place to talk?” Chief Sheng smiles and suggests something. She acts in well-manner.
Dou Weir smiles: “of course not.”
“I know a newly-open Japanese restaurant, are you okay with it?’
Dou Weir doesn’t mind.
Inside the private room.
After the order, the waiter goes out and closes the door. Chief Sheng raises her cup of tea and examines Dou Weir’s face. “Ms Dou, you are twenty years old this year right? What is your work?”
Dou Weir looks at her and she feels a bit of awkward with her. She smiles and answer: “I haven’t graduated. Chief Sheng, just talk to the point.”
“I like someone as direct as you.” Chief Sheng puts down her cup and smiles: “I used to have a Di Di (little brother). He was a gifted and talented jewelry designer. He loved a woman deeply that he especially designed a pair of necklace. A pair of eye-pedant necklaces that have a teardrop. That woman likes it so much. She always wears it everyday. Then an accident happened. My Di Di and that woman had accident and dead. One of the necklace is lost……”
“My mother was shocked. These years she keeps on being sad. She wants to find that lost necklace, but that necklace was popular that there’s a lot of imitation. We’ve been looking for it for many years. But every time we find it and check it, it’s all fake.”
Chief Sheng looks at Dou Weir’s face. “In few days it’ll be my mother’s birthday, I want to help her to fulfill her last wish. To let her be happy. Your photo is similar to my Di Di’s design. Whether it’s real or not, I need to check it. That necklace was personally designed by my Di Di. Perhaps outsiders cannot see it, but I can differentiate it. I can see that you are a good girl, I don’t have any motivation, I just want to find that necklace and investigate whether it’s my Di Di’s. If it’s I will buy it at high price back. If the necklace is yours, I beg you to let me see it. If it’s not with you, then I wish that you can tell me honestly its whereabout. Don’t worry I just want to buy it back, I will not make thing hard for the owner.”
Dou Weir understands it.
But she hesitates. That necklace is Xin Xin’s mother’s inheritance for Xin Xin. Xin Xin will not sell it to others. Now she is pregnant, she might be soft-heartened and be trapped.
Dou Weir tries to think clearly. She is sympathized with her story. It’s too pity for Chief Sheng’s mother. But after all they are outsiders, for Dou Weir, Ye Qing Xin is important and her best friend.
“I’m sorry.” Dou Weir says: “This is my dead mother’s inheritance for me. I won’t sell it. I really like it that I will not wear it outside. I am afraid that I’ll lose it so I take photo of it to make another one.”
She adds: “I won’t sell it for anything. I hope that you or the sales assistants will not disturb me again about this.”
Chief Sheng suddenly changes her expression…… she looks a bit unhappy? Dou Weir cannot make it out, but it makes her feel uncomfortable.
This time the waiter starts to serve the food.
Chief Sheng calms herself down: “It is really from your deceased mother?’
Dou Weir nods determinedly.
The waiter serves out the food, Chief Sheng smiles and says: “Since that’s the case, then I’ll not force you again. I just want to buy the necklace as my filial act toward my mother. You want to keep the necklace is also your filial act toward your mother. I will not force you to give it up.”
“Moreover, maybe your necklace is not real.”
Dou Weir stands up and bids her goodbye: “Since we are settled, then I’ll leave first. I have an appointment with my friend. I will not stay and eat with you.”
She just leaves without her response.
“Wait.” Chief Sheng stands up and walks closer to her. “You have a hair on your shoulder.”
Dou Weir takes few steps back as an instinct. She is uncomfortable from his approach. Dou Weir just smiles: “Thank you, Chief Sheng. Goodbye.”
Chief Sheng…. Sheng Wen Qiong looks at the closed door. She holds Dou Weir’s hair and looks at it. She smiles.
Her phone suddenly rings.
She answers. Yu Wei asks: “Do you find it? Is it the same as the one Wen Jun gave to Yan Tong?”
Sheng Wen Qiong laughs coldly and replies: “I got that girl’s hair. As long as she is unrelated to our Sheng family, whether the necklace is real or not is not important.”
Yesterday she went to VCA store. Originally she wanted to choose the newest jewelry to bring home. But she accidentally sees the sales assistant is looking at a photo of blue diamond eye-pendant……
The necklaces are in pair, one is with Old Madame Yan, and one is lost during the accident.
The other one is lost is three years old girl.
Though the chance of that girl to be saved is close to zero, but for precautious it’s better to make sure of it.
Sheng Wen Qiong suddenly feels so tired and annoyed. These years every time a necklace appears, she always feels scared witless until she gets the result.
On the surface, she acts like she wants to help Old Madame Sheng to find the necklace, but actually she knows it.
It’s cold outside. Dou Weir takes a taxi to go to Tang Ge. She orders the food. Then when she is waiting for the food, she calls Ye Qing Xin about her meeting with Chief Sheng, she tells her everything that they talked.
When the call ends, Ye Qing Xin is laying down on the bed at the dorm. She is preparing to take an afternoon nap.
She guesses that the Chief Sheng that Dou Weir met was Sheng Wen Qiong. That year there was a pair of necklace.
There’re two possibilities. One the one with her is an authentic, but no one knows how can it be with her mother. Second, the one with her is fake, an imitation one.
But Ye Qing Xin remembers that Gu Qiao said the one she wears is special…..
Ye Qing Xin is confused….
After that she just thinks no matter whether the necklace is real or not, no matter who was the owner. Now, it is the only thing that her mother left for her.
“Xin Xin…. Sao Zi……” Ye Qing Xin is thinking about something. Jing Suo Suo smiles with her devilish smile, she gets on her bed.
“What is it?” Ye Qing Xin shifts a bit and let her get on the bed.
“Sao Zi, at the beginning, how did you able to chase after my Da Ge?” Jing Suo Suo asks with her sweet voice.
Ye Qing Xin looks at Jing Suo Suo, Jing Suo Suo has asked that question before.
“He was the one that chased after me.” Ye Qing Xin says honestly.
Though the time Jing Bo Yuan confessed to her, she immediately agreed to it but it’s him who did it first so he was the one that chased after her.
“Then how do you seduce my Da Ge’s attention and interest?” Jing Suo Suo clearly is not satisfied with her answer.
Ye Qing Xin looks worriedly at Jing Suo Suo.
Jing Suo Suo is clever and sharp. She comes from a whole and great family, she has a great parents. That kind of family makes her somewhat innocent.
Hearing her words, Ye Qing Xin feels that Jing Suo Suo should have feeling toward a man, who is at the same age as Jing Bo Yuan.
“I em, I didn’t do anything. I just be myself.” Ye Qing Xin doesn’t have a lot of experiences, she doesn’t know how should she guide and advise Jing Suo Suo. She hopes by saying the truth, Jing Suo Suo can understand something.
Jing Suo Suo turns disappointed: “I also be myself quietly for so many years, but he keeps on not paying attention to me. I want to confess but he always finds a way to avoid me. Now he breaks up with her girlfriend…. I……. a lot of people said that the best way to get into relationship to heal the broken heart? Tell me should I use my gentle and caring attitude to help him rebound?”
“It’s not good, Suo Suo. Don’t do this. Now he is heartbroken, he might feel moved toward your feeling but when he passes it, or perhaps if his girlfriend has changed of heart, you will be dumped.”
Jing Suo Suo pouts: “I am just thinking about it.” She is depressed and returns to her own bed.
Ye Qing Xin watches her and says nothing.
She thinks herself as an outside. At last, Jing Suo Suo is the one that should choose her way of life.
In the afternoon when she goes to the class, she bumps into Tai Shi Yun, who is coming out from the class. Perhaps because of what happened to Tai family, she changes a lot. In the past, she always held her head up high, but now she seems to look down and avoid people. The time she sees Ye Qing Xin, Ye Qing Xin could notice her attempt to avoid her.
She just lowers her head and passes yqx. She doesn’t act like a daughter of rich family anymore.
Ye Qing Xin recalls that recently there’s a gossip that Chen Shu An seems to be in relationship with Psychology student. That woman is so beautiful and gentle. She has a pleasant voice.
Tai Shi Yun used to chase after Chen Shu An and hurt a lot of people for him. But at last she still cannot get him.
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t know why, but she suddenly really misses Jing Bo Yua
At night after the class, she calls him. They chat for around an hour fifteen minutes and ten seconds.
She doesn’t know whether he is busy or not, but she knows that he is so patient toward her.
The mansion feels empty. Ye Qing Xin lays down on the bed. She feels her heart is as empty as the mansion. Finally, she just goes to the dressing room and takes Jing Bo Yuan’s coat. She smells the clothes and finds his familiar scent. She returns to the bed with it and sleeps with it.
It’s almost the weekend.
Ye Qing Xin wakes up at nine o’clock in the morning. Then she freshens up and goes downstairs.
Ji Yi is sitting down in the living room with a cup of tea on her hand. Auntie Chi is beside her and chatting with her.
“How is Xin Xin’s appetite recently?”
“Tai Tai’s appetite is very good.”
Ji Yi nods.
Ye Qing Xin doesn’t feel surprised that Ji Yi knows about her pregnancy. Jing Suo Suo also knows about it. All Jing family members also know about it.
“You need to take a good care of Xin Xin. Especially about the food, you need to remind Chef Lu. You need to take care of the menu, every meal needs to be varied between meat and vegetables. Make sure it’s all balanced. Now Xin Xin is an important member Jing family, you need to be careful….”
“You’ve been working for Jing family for many years. You understands about Old Madame. Wait till she is awake and knows that you take a good care of Xin Xin. She will give you a reward.”
“Yes, I get it. San Fu Ren.”
Ji Yi nods and drinks her tea.
The time she hears footsteps, she turns around and looks at Ye Qing Xin. Her gaze falls on Ye Qing Xin’s covered belly.
Then she smiles and walks toward Ye Qing Xin. She holds her arm: “Xin Xin, slow down.”
She acts like Ye Qing Xin will give birth soon.
“San Shen, why didn’t you tell Auntie Chi to go upstair to call me down?”
“Today is the weekend, you should wake up late.” Ji Yi takes her to the dining room. Chef Lu has prepared the breakfast, Auntie Chi is placing down the food on the table.
Auntie Chi serves out Ji Yi’s portion. Ji Yi doesn’t refuse, she accompanies Ye Qing Xin to eat.
After the breakfast, Ji Yi discusses the wedding preparation with Ye Qing Xin.
The wedding will be in the end of the year on Saturday.
Wedding preparation can make people feel tired easily. There’re two months left before the wedding. That time Ye Qing Xin’s pregnancy will be more stable, it’s okay for her to be a little bit tired.
Jing BoYuan has prepared wedding gown, party gown, wedding ring. Ji Yi discusses the flow of the wedding with Ye Qing Xin. She takes all the details to her to let her review it.
Ji Yi: “I heard from A Yuan. That for this wedding, he wants to go in a big way. That time there will be a lot of guests. It’s best if we have five pairs of bridesmaids and best men. Do you have several of your unmarried friends to be your bridesmaid? Let them meet me, then I can arrange for the fitting for the dress.”
Ye Qing Xin thinks about Dou Weir, Song Jiu……
“You also need to give me the list of guests you want to attend. I will arrange the seats for them. I counted that from the male side, we will arrange around 80 to 100 tables. Your important guests will sit together with A Yuan’s VIP guests. As for the others, I will let him arrange…..”
Ji Yi smiles but she looks serious: “That time if you feel uncomfortable, you should speak up, don’t just hold it okay? The wedding is important but it’s nothing compare to you and your kid. Ma hopes to have grandkids, it’s all p to you. I heard from Suo Suo that you are pregnant with three? Xin Xin, you are really our lucky stars. Last time it’s twins, this time it’s triplet… hehe….”
Ye Qing XIn blushes.
She seems to be an expert at conceiving.
“Previously when Pa mentioned about A Yuan’s engagement. I know that you feel uncomfortable and unhappy about it. Please don’t haggle about it with him. He also know he is wrong. He wants to visit you but he feels shameful about it. If you meet him, please talk with him to calm him down. He is an old man, he can speak in hostile manner, but these days he has gotten his karma. He will not live for a long time, we should make him happy….”
“I also don’t be angry with him, really.” Ye Qing Xin says: “that day Ye Ye also has apologized with me, I already told him that I can understand him. If it’s me, I will also make the same choice as Ye Ye.”
Ji Yi looks at Ye Qing Xin’s face for a while. Ye Qing Xin is calm and there’s no trace that she is acting.
Ji Yi smiles: “No wonder A Yuan insists on marry you. You are not only young but special. If it’s another woman, I think that woman will make fuss about this. You can consider others, it’s a rare thing.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles.
Ji Yi stays and chats with her for a while then she leaves to let her rest.
Now it’s already 10:00. Chef Lu is preparing the lunch. Ye Qing Xin gets busy and tidies up her mailbox.
The time she is done, Auntie Chi calls her for lunch.
During lunch, she opens up her Instagram. After she knows abut Qi Ya La’s identity from Jing Bo Yuan, she keeps on paying attention to her account. She is a famous and popular blogger. Recently, she posted a photo of herself wearing the newest winter suit and walking on the New Year street. Her style is very refined and elegant.
Yesterday she called Si Ming Jing and she informed her that she only needs to finish one last cloth. Tomorrow she will send her five clothes.
Ye Qing Xin’s action clearly is her way to curry favor with Qi Ya La. Perhaps it’s also her way to invest. Since Qi Ya La has praised her clothes, she think she should not let her good intention to waste.
She also still cannot believe that a famous and popular blogger like her can like her design.
After the lunch, Ye Qing Xin calls Song Jiu to ask her to be her bridesmaid. Song Jiu agrees to be her bridesmaid. Then Ye Qing Xin calls Dou Weir to tell her that she needs another three bridesmaids. Dou Weir will help her to find.
Ye Qing Xin then calls Driver Lu to send her to the hospital. These days she is busy to go to school. She also thinks about her belly. So it’s been days since she visited Old Madame Jing.
When the car passes the florists, she gets off the car and buys a bouquet of carnation.
The car stops in the hospital front, Ye Qing Xin gets off the car. Driver Lu follows behind her until she is inside the hospital lobby.
The time she is inside, she is surprised to see Sheng Wen Qiong. She comes out from the emergency room.
Their eyes meet each other, she could notice hostility aura from Sheng Wen Qiong.
Ye Qing Xin pursues her lips and just smiles brightly at her. Sheng Wen Qiong is startled and glares at her: “A small man intoxicated by success!” Ye Qing Xin watches her leaves and just smiles when she sees how furious Sheng Wen Qiong is.
Sometimes the time you want to other people angry, you just need to smile brightly. It’s the best way to torment otheres.
Sheng Wen Qiong just gets on her car and leaves.
“You met Ye Qing Xin.” Yu Wei smokes his cigarette. He also saw her before.
Sheng Wen Qiong frowns and coughs. She turns her head and glares at him: “Can you not smoke here?”
Yu Wei just ignores her and asks: “have you get the report?”
Sheng Wen Qiong smiles and raises the report: “Not related.” She mocks herself: “don’t you think that we are so careless, a three years old kid, she fell down to the water. How could she still be alive.”
Yu Wei doesn’t answer her and says another thing: “Recently both Old Mister and Old Madame’s healths become worse day by day. I heard from Lawyer Cai. That Old Mister Jing decided to sell Eastern suburb manor and donate the money to foundation of road accident.”
Besides Sheng company, Sheng family has a lavender mansion, it’s the biggest in North China.
“They always act that way, they always love him so much! He is dead, but they keep on missing him.”
“Don’t be angry. Wen Jun is their only son, they might think it in old fashion way, they value son more than daughter. After Wen Jun’s death, Old Mister builds and runs that foundation, now he wants to sell it and donate it. We should stop it. If Sheng company is still here, then we can forget it. But now Sheng company seems to be controlled by outsiders. Old Mister wants to sell it, he seems to forget your existence.”
These words has successfully provoked Sheng Wen Qiong’s jealousy.
“Is it true that Lawyer Cai told you about it? Have they gotten any buyer”
Yu Wei laughs: “not yet. It’s big, it will not be cheap.”
“Then it’s okay. Tonight I will look for them to chat. He has became muddle-headed.”
“That time speak nicely. Don’t act in anger.”
“I get it!”
Today the weather is not very cold. This morning it’s very gloomy and windy.
Ye Qing Xin takes the elevator and goes to the sick room. Old Mister Jing is in the room. He is there with the middle-aged man and two nurses.
Old Mister Jing is helping the nurses to wash Old Madame Jing’s hair.
Ye Qing Xin is startled when she sees his caring action toward Old Madame Jing. Old Mister Jing turns his head to look at Ye Qing Xin. He looks calm: “Come inside.”
Ye Qing Xin comes inside and puts the carnation on the table.
“Let me help too.” She takes off her coat and scarf. She also folds her sleeve.
“No need, sit down over there.” Old Mister Jing says.
Ye Qing Xin goes to the sofa and sits down.
“Nai Nai…. is getting better right? Did the doctor say when she will wake up?” Ye Qing Xin is a bit confused to find a topic of discussion.
“She is better. the doctor didn’t say specifically when she will wake up. She has recovered well, she can wake up anytime.
Ye Qing Xin is happy when she hears it.
The room turns silence. Old Mister Jing helps to wash Old Madame Jing’s hair and helps her to dry it with the towel.
Ye Qing Xin says sincerely: “Ye Ye, you are so good toward Nai Nai.”
Old Mister Jing doesn’t say anything. He asks the nurses to massage Old Madame Jing’s whole body. He goes to the sofa and sits down. He asks Ye Qing Xin: “Can you play chess?”
Ye Qing Xin shakes her head and says honestly: “I cannot.”
“It’s okay. I’ll teach you.” Old Mister Jing turns his head and looks at Qu Zheng: “Go home and take my most loved chess pieces here.”
After an hour, Qu Cheng is back. Ye Qing Xin looks at the chess pieces. She is surprised that it was the chess pieces that she gave to Old Mister Jign.
She looks at Old Mister Jing, she could notice a hint of shyness on his eyes.
Ye Qing Xin smiles brightly. She feels that this old man is cute.
Old Mister Jing is shy: “What are you laughing at, why don’t you come and help me.”
“okay.” Ye Qing Xin smiles and helps him to arrange it. She never plays chess so Old Mister Jing helps to teach him.
Because she is smart, of course she can understand well. But of course she cannot win over Old Mister Jing. Old Mister Jing is so happy that he can win. It seems that he never wins so easily.
When he plays with Jing Zong and Jing Yan, and also Jing Bo Yuan, he cannot win so easily. He always losses terribly. He can feel sense of achievement when he wins over Ye Qing Xin.
At night, Old Mister Jing asks Qu Cheng to call the maid back in his home to prepare delicious dinner.
At 08:00 p.m. Old Mister Jing just let Ye Qing Xin go home. He asks her to come again tomorrow. Two days after that, the time she just finishes her class, she gets a call from Old Mister Jing to go to the hospital to have dinner. After the dinner, they play chess again.
Ye Qing Xin: ‘………”
Jing Bo Yuan calls her when she just losses her seven round. Old Mister Jing is so happy that he laughs so loudly. Jing Bo Yuan hears it. He asks her what happened, Ye Qing Xin tells him honestly. Jing Bo Yuan just hangs up and wants to communicate her in video call.
Jing Bo Yuan rarely uses WeChat. He only uses it for video call with Ye Qing Xin.
He let Ye Qing Xin to use her back camera so he can see the chess board.
then Old Mister JIng just losses eight rounds of chess game. His face turns green.
“Lousy bastard, I am playing with Xin Xin, why are you joining us?”
Jing Bo Yuan smiles: Someone is bullying my wife, how can I not fight for her.”
“Your wife? Are you married?” Old Mister Jing is snorted.
Jing Bo Yuan: “We have certificate.”
Old Mister Jing: “……….”
“Xin Xin, it’s late. go home and have a rest.” Jing Bo Yuan says to Ye Qing Xin.
Ye Qing Xin nods and wears her coat and scarf again. She bids her goodbye with Old Mister Jing and takes her phone while she is still in video call with Jing Bo Yuan.
Old Mister Jing: “…….” He feels neglected.
Ye Qing Xin takes out her earphone and uses her front camera: “Are you done with your business? When will you go home?”
“I’m basically done. but tomorrow I’ll have meeting. I will be on two o’clock flight.”
There’s no one in the elevator. Ye Qing Xin raises her phone and watches his handsome face.
The elevator door is opened and Cheng Ru Yu is there. Meeting Ye Qing Xin makes him startled a bit. He smiles: “Xin Xin, you are going home? Let me send you to the lobby. I saw Bo Yuan’s driver outside smoking.”
“I also have something to say with you.”
They walk side by side to the lobby.
“You know about Su Mian right?” Cheng Ru Yu asks.
Ye Qing Xin nods.
“I’m very sorry. It’s my mistake too.”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “No it’s not. No one can expect that. Anyway I want to thank you for your help.”
“I feel even more uncomfortable with that.” Cheng Ru Yu smiles and starts to talk about other thing: “Congrats that you are pregnant once again. This time, I will arrange the trustable doctor for you. Because of Su Mian’ has became the example, no one will dare to do it again.”
Ye Qing Xin is shocked: “What happened to Doctor Su?’
“You don’t know about it? You just know that she had planned something for you but you don’t know how Jing Bo Yuan handled this?”
Ye Qing Xin nods