Published at 14th of December 2023 10:10:14 PM

Chapter 497: Chapter 497: Secretly Happy

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Chapter 497: Secretly Happy

Translator: Henyee Translations    Editor: Henyee Translations

Several Luohan pine trees in the Li Mansion were already hung with small lanterns that indicated the New Year atmosphere.

Cai Buqu woke up early in the morning and was busy arranging the New Year goods that had been sent over. Actually, the Li Mansion did not lack anything, but usually, only Cai Buqu lived here, so it was inevitable that there was a lack of liveliness.

Therefore, Cai Buqu had bought many new year goods in the past two days. He rushed to send them all over this morning.

In the living room, Qiao Qiao held a pair of scissors in one hand and a piece of paper in the other. The tablet in front of her was playing a video of the papercutting, but she didn’t know how to cut it after looking at it for a long time.

She turned to look at Li Xiwu and was depressed because the one in Li Xiwu’s hand was almost finished! Forget it. She had to watch and learn more before she could do it.


Li Xiwu glanced sideways at Qiao Qiao, then laughed at the way she frowned and studied the video carefully. “Must you cut this?”

Qiao Qiao rolled up her sleeves and put on a competing aura. “You don’t say. I’m going to do this today.”

Mhen Qiao Qiao was about to study it carefully again, the phone beside her rang. She put down the scissors and paper cuttings and took the cell phone. Li Xiwu, who was very close to Qiao Qiao, saw the caller ID on the screen and said, “It’s your mother.”

Qiao Qiao made a shushing gesture at Li Xiwu, then pressed the speaker

button and picked up the call. The call went through and Jiang Lin’s voice came through. “Hi.”

Qiao Qiao cleared her throat and called out, “Mommy”

On the other end of the line, Jiang Lin hissed. Even through the phone, she was mushy for a moment. “Be serious. I’m telling you something serious.”

Qiao Qiao was afraid that it had something to do with her grandfather. When she heard her mother’s serious tone, she immediately became serious. “Did something happen?”

Jiang Lin could hear the nervousness in her daughter’s tone and quickly said, “Your grandfather is fine. You can spend New Year’s Day in the capital in peace. ”

These words made Qiao Qiao feel relieved.

Jiang Lin continued, “It’s your Little Uncle.”

Qiao Qiao was still feeling relieved. When she heard her mother mention Little Uncle, she almost choked on her breath.

Because she was on speaker, Li Xivvu could hear the entire conversation between Qiao Qiao and her mother. Seeing that Qiao Qiao’s ups and downs were all on her face, she almost laughed out loud. Qiao Qiao asked, “Is Shao Jingmo coming to the capital?”

She guessed right.

Jiang Lin said, ‘Yes, your Little Uncle… Shao Jingmo’s flight at night will arrive in the capital around midnight. Book a hotel for him in advance.”

Booking a hotel was a piece of cake. There was no need to refuse. Qiao Qiao agreed. “Got it.” Although she knew what was going on, she couldn’t help but ask, “Did Shao Jingmo specially pick me up?”

Jiang Lin said, “Your grandfather found out that you went to the capital and reprimanded Shao Jingmo for not accompanying you. It’s mainly because the

Bai family has been in the limelight recently. Your grandfather is most worried about your safety now.”

Qiao Qiao knew that her grandfather was worried about her, but her focus on Mother Qiao’s words was, “Did Grandpa scold Shao Jingmo?”

Jiang Lin said, “Yes.”

After getting confirmation, Qiao Qiao was secretly delighted.

At the thought of the impressive and awesome Shao Jingmo being scolded in front of her grandfather, she really wanted to see that scene with her own eyes. She just didn’t know if she would have the chance to see her grandfather scold Shao Jingmo with her own eyes in the future. She had to record it with her cell phone.

She was so engrossed in her thoughts that she completely ignored Mother Qiao’s call.



“Hey, are you still listening to Mom?”

Jiang Lin called out a few times, but Qiao Qiao didn’t react at all. It was Li Xiwu who nudged Qiao Qiao’s arm gently with her elbow. “Your mother is calling for you.”

Qiao Qiao snapped out of her daze. “Huh? What’s wffong, Mom?”

Jiang Lin said on the other end of the line, “When Shao Jingmo comes over, don’t argue with him. Also, come back early after New Year’s.”

Qiao Qiao agreed. “Okay, got it.”

After saying everything she needed to say, Jiang Lin gave a few more instructions before hanging up.

Qiao Qiao put the phone aside and turned to look at Li Xiwu. “Did you hear that? My mother said that my grandfather scolded Shao Jingmo.”

Li Xiwu looked at Qiao Qiao’s silly smile and was infected by that smile. She smiled too. “l can tell. You’re very happy that your grandfather scolded your Little Uncle.’

Qiao Qiao chuckled. “Of course I’m happy.” After being happy for a while, she retracted the smile on her face. “It’s too early to laugh. I still have to book a hotel room for Shao Jingmo.” With that, Qiao Qiao picked up her phone with a bitter expression and opened the travel software to book a hotel for Shao Jingmo.

Qiao Qiao had left her residence in the capital for a long time. This time, she came back just in time to move into the Li Mansion with Li Xiwu. Now that Shao Jingmo was coming, he would definitely stay in the hotel.

Of course, even if her residence had not been moved out, it was impossible for her to bring Shao Jingmo to stay with her.

Even though he was her husband in name now!

Li Xiwu took Qiao Qiao’s cell phone and said, “Don’t book it yet. Shao Jingmo came to the capital to protect you. If he’s staying in a hotel, then you have to go over and stay in a hotel too. How about letting him stay at the Li Mansion? I should go back to Lake Lu tonight.”

Qiao Qiao asked, “You’re going back to Lake Lu tonight?”

Li Xiwu smiled. “l remember everything in the past. I returned to the Li Mansion because I needed a space to calm down. When I adjusted my emotions, it was time to go back.”

Qiao Qiao nodded weakly.

Li Xiwu continued to cut the paper in her hand. As she cut, she said, “Qiang Yue Garden is considered a safe place. I can rest assured that you live here. Shao Jingmo probably won’t mind. Tell him nicely.”

“He doesn’t mind. Of course he lives where I live.” After saying this, Qiao Qiao was stunned for a few seconds. Thinking carefully, she felt that her expression was not quite right. She turned to look at Li Xiwu.

Li Xiwu was trying not to laugh.

Qiao Qiao knew why Li Xiwu was holding back her laughter. She explained seriously, “l don’t have any feelings for Shao Jingmo in that aspect at all.

There was just something vÆong with the way I expressed it just now.”

Li Xiwu expressed her understanding, but she couldn’t stop smiling. She bit her lip to suppress her smile and nodded in agreement. In the end, she repeated in a meaningful tone, “Yes, it’s a matter of expression.”

Qiao Qiao:

Although Qiao Qiao had also carefully examined her attitude towards Shao Jingmo, she realized that she had always treated him as an outsider. However, while she treated Shao Jingmo as an outsider, she subconsciously felt that

Shao Jingmo was family.

What a contradictory mentality.

At this moment, Li Xiwu’s paper cut was done.

Qiao Qiao raised and lowered her butt and squeezed closer to Li Xiwu. “l learned it from the same papercut video. How come you’ve already cut it? 1 still don’t know how to start.’

Li Xiwu put down the scissors and spread out the word “fortune” that she had just cut for Qiao Qiao to see. “Look carefully. How is it the same as the papercutting video?”

Qiao Qiao took a closer look. “What you cut… seems to be a word?”

Li Xiwu looked sideways at Qiao Qiao and asked, “Look at the word.”

Although the cut wasn’t that exquisite, the word was still easy to recognize. After reading it carefully, Qiao Qiao said, “Fu.”

Li Xiwu pursed her lips and smiled. “Then what are you planning to cut?”

Qiao Qiao looked at the papercut in her hand again. “Rabbit.”

Li Xiwu reminded her, “It would be strange if you could do it if you learned the most difficult small animal paper cutting when you first started. Learn a simple test first and you’ll know the word ‘fortune’.”

“You don’t have to try..”

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