Qiao Mei did not dare to speak and there was nothing that Xia Fang could do about her.
She sighed and patted Qiao Meis head.
“Lets not have a next time, okay”
“Yes, I know.
There definitely wont be a next time!” Qiao Mei quickly nodded.
Seeing that Qiao Mei was truly aware of her mistake, Xia Fang no longer kept a straight face and smiled faintly.
“Aunt, I bought a lot of nice things today.
This is for you.” Qiao Mei took out the exquisite box from her bag and placed it in front of Xia Fang.
Xia Fang looked at the box curiously, wondering what was inside.
“Open it and take a look, Aunt,” Qiao Mei said excitedly.
Xia Fang carefully opened the box and saw a set of delicate jewelry inside.
It came as a big surprise to her.
“Ah!” Xia Fang exclaimed in amazement.
She gently touched the jewelry.
Each piece was a treasure that was meticulously crafted and she fondled them lovingly.
After admiring it, it suddenly struck her that a set of jewelry like this was worth a lot of money.
She wondered how Qiao Mei had that much money.
“Mei Mei, thank you for the gift, but it is way too expensive.
Where did you get so much money” Xia Fang asked.
“Back in the village, I ran a business growing bean sprouts and supplying it to the supply and marketing cooperative.
Our village has now become a key supplier of bean sprouts, so Ive made some money,” Qiao Mei said.
Xia Fang looked at Qiao Mei with some admiration. Not only did this child know how to sew and make clothes, but she was also a good cook and knew how to do business..
It seemed like there was nothing she could not do.
However, even if Qiao Mei had made money in the village, she should not have bought such expensive jewelry.
“This is too valuable.
I dont think I can accept it.” Xia Fang closed the box reluctantly.
No matter how much she liked it, she could not accept such an expensive gift.
“Its alright, Aunt.
Im very grateful to you for taking such good care of me.
Besides, youve also taken care of Xia Zhe for so many years and youre the reason why he grew up to be such a good pillar of society.
So please just accept it!” Qiao Mei said as she placed the box in Xia Fangs hand.
Xia Fang looked at Qiao Mei and then at the box in her hand.
She sighed and said with some consolation, “It seems that Ive reached a time in my life when I can enjoy life.
Back then, I wanted a daughter, but I only got a son.
Its so good to have a daughter.”
Qiao Mei smiled and said, “Thats alright, you have me now.
Now that Ive married into the family, you can enjoy life.”
Xia Fang nodded and said, “Yes, having you is like having a daughter.
Ill go and put this set of jewelry away.
Once your baby is born and if its a daughter, Ill get her a better set.”
“Sure!” Qiao Mei said with a smile.
It is not just a daughter, but a boy and a girl.
It is a pair of twins!
Qiao Mei hummed a song as she walked to the kitchen to start cooking.
Ever since Xia Fang tasted Qiao Meis cooking, she felt that her own cooking tasted like wax.
Qiao Meis cooking was so much better.
Xia Fang had just put away the box when she heard someone knocking on the door.
“Who is it” Xia Fang quickly went to open the door.
She opened the door and saw her cousin, Liu Yang, who was also the director of the hospital where she worked.
“Why are you here” Xia Fang looked at Liu Yang with disdain.
“I heard that something happened at your house, so I came to take a look,” Liu Yang said.
“Come on in.
As if anything can happen at my house.
Its all due to others kicking up a fuss.
You know its not like us to cause any trouble,” Xia Fang said sulkily.
Qiao Mei stood at the kitchen door and looked at the stranger, not knowing how to greet him.
When Liu Yang saw Qiao Mei, he smiled and said, “This must be Xia Zhes wife.
Shes really good-looking.
No wonder Xia Zhe got married so quickly.”
Qiao Mei looked at the man who spoke frivolously and casually.
She did not know who he was, but he seemed to be very familiar with Xia Fang.
“Ah, this is my cousin, so you can call him your uncle.”
Qiao Mei smiled sweetly and said, “Hello, Uncle.”
“Aye, aye, aye! Good, good.
Our Xia Zhe has really married a good wife.” Liu Yang reached into his pockets to see if he could find something to give to Qiao Mei.
After searching for a long time, he could not find anything and looked at her awkwardly.
“I didnt bring any gifts today as I came back from the hospital in a hurry.
When I heard that something had happened at your house, I quickly rushed over,” Liu Yang explained embarrassedly.