Shi Sheng took out time to visit home. But the moment Qiao-mu saw her, she gave her a fierce scolding.
Since Qiao-fu wasn’t here, Shi Sheng turned to leave. She didn’t return to get scolded.
Qiao-mu grabbed her and refused to let go. “Qiao Chu, where’ve you been fooling around these past two months?! You haven’t come home even once! Do you still have the sense of shame that a girl should have?! I didn’t give you money, so who’s money have you been spending?! Have you been learning from those little vixens outside and seducing men…”
Shi Sheng stood at the door, her expression like this: (||| ¬_¬)
‘Is that really what a mother should be saying to her daughter?! I haven’t even said anything and she already fills in all the gaps on her own! And really! Pouring dirty water on her own daughter?! Qiao Chu was the real adopted one, right?’
“Let go of me.”
“If you don’t explain everything to me today, I won’t let you leave! Just what have you been doing?!” Qiao-mu questioned her harshly.
Shi Sheng took a deep breath. “I haven’t been kept, nor have I done anything to embarrass you. You happy?”
“Then where did your money come from?!” Qiao-mu refused to give up.
“I earned it.”
“Earned it?” Qiao-mu had an interrogative expression. “Do you think I’m unaware of how much ability you have?! Where did your money come from?!”
Shi Sheng, “…”
‘If this was an ancient setting, I’dve(lz) drawn my sword and killed you long ago! Where’s my(lz) sword?!’
Her sword was still levelling up…
Shi Sheng jerked her hand out in annoyance and left the house.
Qiao-mu shouted angrily in exasperation.
After leaving the house, Shi Sheng walked down a street alone. She really didn’t understand why Qiao-mu disliked Qiao Chu this much.
She couldn’t feel any warmth from Qiao-mu.
Any parent would’ve been worried about their daughter if she left home for two months without messaging them, regardless of what she did. They wouldn’t have been like Qiao-mu, who greeted their newly returned daughter with interrogations and insults.
Since she couldn’t understand it, Shi Sheng tossed this question to the back of her mind.
Before heading back to school, Shi Sheng picked a place at random to eat.
There were plenty of shops and restaurants near the school that sold good food. Shi Sheng picked one of the higher end ones.
The environment was quiet and beautiful, and the food was famous for being delicious.
Shi Sheng sat alone at a seat by the window.
Halfway through her meal, she suddenly heard somewhat familiar voices coming from behind her.
Shi Sheng turned around. Through the line of decorative plants, she could vaguely make out the people sitting behind her.
‘Tang Jinchen and Qiao Qian’qian… Truly, enemies meet on a narrow path.’
“Junior Tang, it’s really impossible between us.”
“Why?!” Tang Jinchen was clearly quite agitated. “Don’t mention age to me—I don’t believe in it!”
“It’s just not possible.” Qiao Qian’qian’s tone contained a hint of resolve. “Please don’t harass me from now on, Junior Tang.”
The sound of cutlery clinking together caused Shi Sheng to turn around and take another look.
Tang Jinchen caught Qiao Qian’qian’s hands in one of his, while the other one pulled her to him by the back of her neck. The two were separated by a table so they were currently kissing in a high-difficulty position…
They were located at a blind spot. So long as no one else came over, they wouldn’t be seen. But causing too much noise would still attract attention, so Qiao Qian’qian didn’t dare to use much force in her resistance.
Tang Jinchen’s back was facing Shi Sheng, so she couldn’t see his expression right now. All she saw was that he suddenly released Qiao Qian’qian.
Qiao Qian’qian wiped at her mouth furiously. “Tang Jinchen, have you gone mad?! I’m older than you by 4 years—it’s impossible between us!”
“I don’t care!”
“I do!” A hint of a sob appeared in her voice. “I care, okay?”
She took a deep breath. “I already told you I have someone I like. Tang Jinchen, you’ll find someone better. Don’t stick to me—spare me, okay?”
Tang Jinchen appeared to have been enraged for he growled in a low voice, “Where is he better than me?!”
“Everywhere.” Qiao Qian’qian enunciated.
“Qin Ge, over here!” Qiao Qian’qian suddenly called out.
Shi Sheng tightened her grip on her spoon and turned to look in the direction of the entrance.
Qin Ge had just entered. Hearing Qiao Qian’qian’s voice, he lifted his head slightly and frowned. His gaze then swept to Shi Sheng, who was sitting at a table next to them. His frown deepened.
Shi Sheng looked at him expressionlessly.
For some reason, Qin Ge felt guilty. It came out of nowhere.
‘What am I being guilty for? I’m not guilty! I’m not even that well acquainted with her!’
After re-adjusting his mindset like this, Qin Ge walked towards Qiao Qian’qian.
When passing by Shi Sheng, his peripheral gaze swept over her. Her head was lowered. She was scooping up the dessert on her plate and delivering it to her mouth. She wasn’t looking at him.
Only once he walked past her did Shi Sheng set her spoon down forcefully against the table, making a crisp clinking sound.
Qin Ge’s body trembled. He wanted to immediately turn around and leave. But Qiao Qian’qian had already gotten up and interlocked his arm with hers.
“Junior Tang, my boyfriend’s here to fetch me. Thank you for treating me.”
“Qiao Qian’qian!” Tang Jinchen’s eyes turned red at the edges.
Qiao Qian’qian shot him a slight smile, before leaving with Qin Ge in tow. “C’mon, let’s go. Did your class end late today?”
“En.” Qin Ge nodded slightly.
On the way out, he especially checked out Shi Sheng’s seat, but it was already empty. He hadn’t noticed when she left.
Qin Ge suddenly felt a bit frustrated. But when he exited the shop, he saw her standing outside.
She was on the phone, making a call, her expression a bit lax. The person on the other end said something that caused her lips to tug into a smile.
Qiao Qian’qian was in a rush to leave, so she didn’t notice Shi Sheng.
Qin Ge had driven here, so the two got into his car. He subconsciously looked in the rear-view mirror.
She’d already hung up and was currently looking in his direction.
The guilt intensified. This feeling had come out of nowhere and swept him up. It was as if he’d done something to let her down.
But he wasn’t even familiar with her…
Qin Ge hurriedly started up the car. Her figure gradually grew smaller and vanished from view.
But that didn’t cause Qin Ge to feel relieved.
He felt like he might be possessed.
Shi Sheng put the phone back to her ear. “…I’ll return to school in a bit… I’m not your babysitter… Fine, seeing as you’ve complimented me.”
Shi Sheng hung up and turned around to head back inside.
She ordered a few dishes and asked them to package it for takeaway.
While they were doing that, Tang Jinchen walked past her with a dark face. He walked a few steps before doubling back.
Shi Sheng, “…” ‘What? I(bbb) don’t remember provoking you!’
Tang Jinchen continued, “Be my girlfriend.”
His tone was very overbearing, as if he was merely informing Shi Sheng, not asking for her opinion.
Shi Sheng, “…” ‘Have you gone crazy from the FL’s actions?’
“Miss, your takeaway is ready.” The waitress brought her order over.
Shi Sheng took it from her. She then tugged her lips into a smile directed at Tang Jinchen. “Not interested.”
“You’re rejecting me?!” Tang Jinchen had an expression of disbelief.
“You can just take it as me trying to catch your attention.”
Tang Jinchen, “…”
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