Chapter 751: Concern
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Madam Qiao stood up, approaching Nan Zhi as she stared at her granddaughter with a warm and doting expression. “Zhizhi, rest well. Grandma will come again tomorrow to visit you.”
Nan Zhi nodded. “Alright.”
When Madam Qiao passed by Xiao Ying, who looked down as if she was extremely terrified of her, her attitude changed completely to a strict and harsh tone, unlike the warm one she had towards Nan Zhi. “As long as I’m still alive, you can forget about marrying into our Qiao family!”
Too many things had happened in the past six months.
The first was Nan Zhi’s accident that made everyone immersed in their sorrows from thinking that she was gone. Then Yanze had gotten together with this devious woman, Xiao Ying.
She did not know what capability Xiao Ying had to be able to tame the playful Yanze into such an obedient person.
Yanze had even argued with her several times for Xiao Ying.
He said clearly that if she did not accept Xiao Ying, he would rather give up his inheritance to the Qiao family.
Madam Qiao was so furious that she had been admitted into the hospital not too long ago.
She did everything she could, even thinking of giving a sum of money to Xiao Ying to make her leave Yanze herself.
However, Xiao Ying was a vixen. Although she looked weak and gentle on the outside, she almost killed Mrs Qiao with anger that day when she spoke to her privately.
She kept saying that her son did like her and only wanted her, that if she wanted to separate them forcefully, she would only end up losing her son.
She even said that she should not be the head of the household anymore with her age, that after Yanze married her, she would become the head lady of the Qiao family once she entered into the Qiao family.
No one had ever dared to speak to her like this! Even when she did not know that Nan Zhi was her granddaughter, Nan Zhi did not speak like this either!
She felt that Xiao Ying was not as simple as she seemed, which was why she went to investigate her, but she could not find out anything from her background. After Yanze found out about it, he even threw a fit at her.
Their mother and son relationship had turned sour after this.
For the first time, Madam Qiao felt extremely exhausted. But it was a good thing that Zhizhi was still alive. Yanze had a good relationship with Zhizhi, and she would see if he would listen to Zhizhi’s words.
After Madam Qiao left, Xiao Ying glanced at Qiao Yanze with teary eyes, her lips biting her lips so hard her lips turned red. She said extremely pitifully, “I shouldn’t have come over to make your Mom unhappy again.”
As she spoke, a sparkling tear fell, making her look even more pitiful.
Qiao Yanze walked in front of her, hugging her shoulders as he said dotingly, “She did not like Zhizhi either in the past. She only liked her afterwards. My Mom is like that, it will be alright after she gets to know you.”
Xiao Ying leaned into Qiao Yanze’s embrace, her hands hugging his thin waist as she smirked slightly into his chest. “Really? If she continues to dislike me, will you not want me anymore?”
Qiao Yanze lifted a finger to tap Xiao Ying’s nose. “I’m yours in this lifetime.”
Xiao Ying tiptoed, kissing Qiao Yanze’s cheek.
Seeing the two of them act so lovingly in front of everyone, Nan Zhi felt slightly weirded out.
Her first expression of Xiao Ying was not very good.
This girl seemed slightly two-faced.
It was no wonder why her Grandma did not like her.
After Qiao Yanze left with Xiao Ying, An Feng thought that Gu Sheng wanted to speak to Nan Zhi alone, since he was staring intently at her. Getting up she left the room with Ling Er.
After Nan Zhi and Gu Sheng were the only ones left in the room, Gu Sheng could no longer control his emotions as he approached her, hugging her tightly.
“Little Flower, thank the Gods that you’re still alive.”
Nan Zhi was forced to lean into Gu Sheng’s arms. His scent was extremely clean and refreshing, without a single hint of cigarette smell, he smelt like fresh grass under the sun. Comforting, protective.
Although she could not see his expression clearly right now, she could feel his agitation and also his happiness.
He hugged her arms, his muscular and hard hold tightening by the second.
She furrowed her eyebrows. Did Gu Sheng like her a lot in the past as well?
She could tell that Gu Sheng’s emotions after seeing her were not less than what Mu Sihan had when he first saw her.
“Brother Ah Sheng, there’s a client that asked me to go perform a ritual tonight, you don’t have to wait for me for dinner.” Ling Er pushed the door open, stopping immediately when she saw the couple hugging inside.
She looked down, her long lashes covering the sadness appearing in her eyes. “I’m sorry.”
Ling Er closed door almost instantly.
Nan Zhi heard Ling Er’s words, but the warm man who was hugging her seemed to still be immersed in the happiness that she was still alive. He continued to hug her tightly, unwilling to let go.
Nan Zhi tried to find a way to struggle out of his hold.
Gu Sheng’s warm eyes glanced at Nan Zhi, who glanced towards the door. “Miss Ling Er seems to have misunderstood us.”
Gu Sheng caressed Nan Zhi’s hair habitually, staring at her with warm eyes. “I only treat Ling Er as a young sister.” Seeing that she did not reply, he immediately broke into a faint smile. “Of course, you are too.”
Nan Zhi was hospitalized for three days, though her head will still hurt occasionally.
She had done a CT scan, but the scan was too blurry and the doctors could not tell if there was a chip in her brain. She then did a nuclear magnetic resonance scan, but the doctors did not discover a chip either.
Maybe, the current medical technology was not enough to identify it.
Apart from the occasional headaches, Nan Zhi did not feel any other discomfort.
She did not get into a situation where she lost control of herself again.
There was a very high possibility that the chip lost its purpose after that gunshot at Mu Sihan woke her up.
Qiao Yanze arrived early to help Nan Zhi settle her discharge procedures.
Seeing the faint dark eye circles under his eyes, Nan Zhi asked, “Was Uncle not unable to rest properly recently?”
Qiao Yanze merely smiled.
The two of them walked out of the hospital, about to reach the car park when Qiao Yanze’s phone rang.
“What? You have a fever and fell down? Alright, alright, I’ll come over immediately.”
After Qiao Yanze hung up the call, he turned to Nan Zhi. “Something had happened with Xiao Ying, so I have to rush over. You wait a while at the hospital lobby. I’ll get a driver to come fetch you.”
The moment Qiao Yanze finished speaking, a loud honk rang as a black Bentley stopped in front of them.
The window wound down, revealing Gu Sheng’s warm and handsome face. “Young Master Qiao, I’ll send Little Flower back!”
“Alright, I’m sorry to trouble you.”
Gu Sheng got down to open the front passenger seat door for Nan Zhi. He only returned to the driver’s seat after she was seated properly.
Nan Zhi had a cheek on her hand as she looked out of the window, her expression slightly dazed out.
“Are you thinking about your Uncle, or are you thinking about him?”
Nan Zhi blinked. “Who?” However, she immediately understood who Gu Sheng was referring to.
At Light Island, he did everything in order to see her.
But now that she had returned to the Capital and saw her family and friends, he did not appear even once.
In the three days that she had been hospitalized, even their son had visited her several times, but he had not visited her at all.
Did he receive some blow after seeing the face under Lan Ye’s disguise on the speedboat that day?
The car drove stably towards the Qiao family castle. When they passed by a slightly high-class coffee shop, Nan Zhi suddenly saw the man Gu Sheng and her had mentioned.
He got out of his car, walking towards a convertible sports car not too far away. After speaking to the driver, he pulled the door open.
A tall and eye-catching woman got off, wrapping her hands over his arm on an intimate manner.