Published at 27th of March 2023 05:25:09 PM

Chapter 118: 118 Life with Pei Jingzhou

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118 Life with Pei Jingzhou

It was undeniable that Pei Jingzhou’s actions just now warmed her heart. Especially on this cold winter day. But his words just now instantly suppressed all the warmth in Li Xiwu’s heart. She looked at him and said, “The cow isn’t tired yet, even though the field was damaged.”

Pei Jingzhou smiled. “That makes sense.”

Li Xiwu slapped his hand away, opened the driver’s door, and got in. The car drove down the wide avenue. When they stopped at the traffic light, Li Xiwu said, “Auntie isn’t here today. What does Fourth Brother want to eat for dinner? We can order takeout now. It’ll be delivered when we get back.”

Pei Jingzhou asked instead of answering, “What do you want to eat?”

Li Xiwu said, “I’ll order myself.”

Pei Jingzhou tilted his head. “A family eating two different sets of meals?”

Li Xiwu smiled brightly. “Then let’s order it together, Fourth Brother.” She had never cooked at the house where she lived in Lake Lu. It had always been Pei Jingzhou who cooked. Today, Pei Jingzhou’s hand was injured, so she naturally had to call for takeout or go out to eat.

She had planned to go out and eat before going home. Thinking that she had already washed up and had to wash up after eating outside, she might as well go home and eat.

She thought it was settled. Unexpectedly, Pei Jingzhou suddenly suggested, “How about going to your small courtyard?” Li Xiwu’s hands clenched on the steering wheel. She didn’t respond immediately. Pei Jingzhou looked at her tightened jaw. “I haven’t been there for too long. I miss it a little.”

When Pei Jingzhou mentioned missing it, Li Xiwu’s expression changed slightly. She had saved up to buy the small courtyard. She had used almost all her savings for two years to buy it. The original intention of buying this small courtyard was to plan ahead. She thought that if she was chased out of the Pei family one day, she would have a place to stay.

Because the small courtyard was well decorated and the environment and air were good, she would go there with Qiao Qiao for a short stay for two days whenever she was free. When she was in a good mood, she would make some delicacies for Qiao Qiao to film and post on her personal account.

The first song that the account posted was called “Altenis in A Minor.” At that time, she composed it as she pleased. After posting it, she left the account and did not log in for a few days. After that, Qiao Qiao told her that Altenis was famous!

But popularity was an accident. She thought that as time passed, those people would gradually forget this song. However, she did not expect that Altenis, like an evergreen tree, had always been very popular, so much so that she later posted a food video on that account.

The netizens paid a lot of attention to her and kept sending her private messages, hoping that she would keep updating. She hid her IP address and promised the netizens that she would occasionally upload some cooking videos, but she would not create any more songs.

At that time, she still thought that the memories of the Internet era were not long-lasting and the popularity had faded. Even if she posted a few more, no one might read them. But she ignored everyone’s love for Altenis and their love for Mother Dragon.

Therefore, every subsequent food video became popular. She even became a celebrity on that short video. Although she had secretly bought the small courtyard, Pei Jingzhou found out the next day. She had no choice. It was impossible for Pei Jingzhou not to know that such a large sum of money had been transferred out and taken from her personal account.

However, it had to be admitted that Pei Jingzhou was also involved in the renovation of the small courtyard.

She liked to fiddle with it herself. Other than needing the renovation of the workers, she would do the rest of the renovation herself. Two days later, Pei Jingzhou happened to be free to come over, so he became her laborer and helped her move things.

She was really touched at that time.

She even felt that she and he were not married by agreement. They were just an ordinary couple. They lived their lives like other couples. They moved around for the entire afternoon and stayed at night. After dinner, they sat on a chair outside the small courtyard and watched the stars. As they watched, the chair slowly swayed…

Seeing that Li Xiwu did not answer for a long time, Pei Jingzhou said, “Then forget it. Let’s go back to Lake Lu.”

Li Xiwu reached out and adjusted the GPS. “There’s a lot of food in the small courtyard. It’s good to go over there. It’ll save me some money for dinner.”

Pei Jingzhou smiled. “My wife is still the diligent one.”

Li Xiwu ignored him. After more than twenty minutes of driving, the car arrived outside the small courtyard in the suburbs.

Li Xiwu parked the car and got out. She heard Pei Jingzhou say, “It’s the same as the last time I came. Nothing has changed.” Li Xiwu twirled the key between her fingers and walked forward. “I have no time to renovate it now. I’ll do it when I have time.”

Ten minutes before Li Xiwu and Pei Jingzhou arrived—

Pei You’an received a call from Han Qianye. “I heard that you changed schools?”

Pei You’an deliberately looked at the time on his smartwatch. “Mom, it’s already eight o’clock. It’s been a day and a night since I changed schools. Why are you only calling me now to ask if I changed schools?”

Han Qianye said, “Sorry, I just found out about this.”

Pei You’an: “…”

Han Qianye asked, “Why aren’t you home today?”

Pei You’an locked the doors and windows. “I have a place to stay. It’s beautiful here. Besides, I don’t know when I’ll be able to stay here again after going to the new school, so I plan to stay here for another night. Don’t worry.”

Han Qianye asked, “Where is it?”

Pei You’an remembered his sister-in-law’s reminder. “A friend’s place.”

Han Qianye did not pursue the matter and asked the main point of this call. “Why did you suddenly change schools? Isn’t the Fourth High School quite good?”

Pei You’an sighed. His mother was really clueless. Next, he summarized the situation and passed it on to his mother.

Han Qianye was shocked. “Really?”

Pei You’an looked like he had nothing to live for. “Mom, this happened to your biological son. Why are you acting like a bystander?”

Han Qianye said leisurely, “Oh, I’m sorry. I can’t express my emotions well. Do you want me to express my emotions again?”

Pei You’an looked even more hopeless than before. “Forget it. It was fine just now.”

Han Qianye said in fear, “Son, it’s all thanks to Xixi that you turned misfortune into good luck this time. She’s your benefactor.”

Pei You’an didn’t react. “Who’s Xixi?”

Han Qianye said, “Your sister-in-law.”

“Oh,” Pei You’an said. “Mom, why are you calling Sister-in-law more affectionately than Brother does?”

Han Qianye said, “None of your business.”

Pei You’an: “…”

Han Qianye said, “Thinking about it, it’s not easy for you to live so long. You’re not even an adult yet, but don’t be discouraged. Life has its ups and downs!!”

Pei You’an: “?”

Han Qianye said earnestly, “It’s good for your future growth to encounter some setbacks. Otherwise, you won’t grow tall.”

Pei You’an: “…”

At this point, Han Qianye did not forget to praise, “Our Xixi is indeed powerful. She’s smart and capable. Now, she’s still a positive figure who’s popular on the Internet. The entire Pei family will benefit from her…”

Pei You’an couldn’t help but interrupt. “Mom, it seems that the outside world doesn’t know that Sister-in-law’s husband’s family is the Pei family. That’s Sister-in-law’s glory alone.”

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