Chapter 235 – Unfortunately I Cannot Enjoy
“Ah, Older Sister Xue!”
Although they are still a distance away from the house, but Gong Tianyang’s call has already sounded.
Xue Qilin looked in the direction of the voice and found that Gong Tianyang, who is waving to her, is in a different direction from the house. Judging by the pair of scissors in his hand, he should be pruning the plants.
Beside him stands a middle-aged man with a bucket of water and a ladle.
The man’s face was originally filled with a gentle smile. But when he saw Gong Tianqing, his face became emotionless.
Seeing the change, Xue Qilin raised her eyebrows unconsciously and said in a peculiar voice, “The happiness of familial ties? Gong Yue is really hurting Little Qing…”
She felt unhappy for Gong Tianqing.
Although she feels from the bottom of her heart that Gong Yue is not qualified to be Gong Tianqing’s father, but the two are connected by blood after all. Since he is able to show Gong Tianyang a smile, why didn’t he give Gong Tianqing even a little paternal love? This is really unfair. Xue Qilin feels herself getting mad.
After half a beat, Gong Tianyang finally saw Gong Tianqing shrinking behind the two.
“Whoa, older sister!”
He is as excited as if he got a treasure. If it wasn’t for the fact that he is unable to move freely, he might have rushed over already.
“Father, father, look! Older sister is back!”
While pulling Gong Yue’s sleeve, Gong Tianyang shouted repeatedly. But, Gong Yue, who has a dark expression on his face, didn’t even look at Gong Tianqing.
Seeing this, Xue Qilin scoffed, showing her dissatisfaction with Gong Yue.
Gong Tianyang is a smart child. Naturally, he wouldn’t fail to notice his father’s indifference to his older sister. As a result, he slumped his shoulders, a look of dejection and helplessness on his face.
He cast Gong Tianqing an apologetic smile, and then laboriously turned the wheels to get closer. Seeing that Gong Tianyang is a little strained, Gong Yue immediately caught up with him and pushed the wheelchair.
Gong Tianyang, however, frowned, and then said something to Gong Yue, prompting Gong Yue to let go reluctantly.
What a doting father!
Xue Qilin is getting more and more dissatisfied, wishing that Gong Yue would get out of Gong Tianqing’s line of sight at once. Then, she found out that Gong Tianqing doesn’t seem to be sad about it.
She thought that Gong Tianqing would be hurt when she saw Gong Yue’s deep affection for Gong Tianyang. But, it doesn’t seem to be the case.
Noticing Xue Qilin suddenly gaze at her, Gong Tianqing blinked strangely. Then, as if she thought of something, her face flushed, and she came up to Xue Qilin’s ear.
“Father never treated me as a daughter. As such, I also don’t have to care about him.”
Xue Qilin was stunned when she heard this.
Gong Tianqing asked embarrassedly, “Am I perhaps not right?”
“Yes yes, Little Qing is right!”
Xue Qilin laughed. In turn, Gong Jing has a confused look in his eyes.
“Older Sister Xue!”
Before long, Gong Tianyang finally arrived to in front of the three and extended his opened arms towards Xue Qilin, as if asking for a hug.
Xue Qilin hesitated. But since Gong Tianyang is still a child, there shouldn’t be anything improper about it.
However, when she spread her arms open, Gong Tianyang, demonstrating his amazing wheelchair control, nimbly bypassed her, hugged Gong Tianqing, and gave her a complacent look.
This little devil! Looking at Gong Tianyang lightly rubbing against Gong Tianqing and adorably saying “I missed older sister so much”, Xue Qilin, who realized that she has been played, greeted her pearl-white teeth.
Gong Yue, perfectly in line with etiquette, greeted solemnly, “This child greets father.”
Gong Jing replied with a brief “mhm”, and then asked dissatisfiedly, “Yue’er, what about Lady Xue?”
Gong Yue then helplessly turned to Xue Qilin and reluctantly clasped his hands, intending to make a salutation. Consequently, Xue Qilin dodged to the side, making him feel quite awkward.
“Unfortunately I cannot enjoy your salutation.”
He angrily pointed at Xue Qilin and wanted to swear at her.
In this era, if an elder does not receive the salutation of a junior, it implies that the latter doesn’t have the qualifications to make a salutation to the former. This is a severe reprimand.
“You what? Is that how you treat your elders? Didn’t Old Master Gong teach you not to point at people with your finger? Anyway, when you point at someone with a finger, the other four fingers end up pointing at you! Tsk tsk! In this way, when you curse at someone, you curse at yourself four times as much! You — fine, fine, I will say no more, I will say no more! If you continue to pull, you’ll ruin it!”
Xue Qilin, without giving Gong Jing any face, criticized Gong Yue sarcastically. If Gong Tianqing hadn’t pulled her sleeve to stop her, she would have continued.
Gong Yue has been in a high position for many years. When has he ever been insulted like this before? He opened his mouth to say something back, but then Gong Jing’s shout interrupted him.
“Don’t be rude.”
“No buts. Or can it be that you won’t listen to this father?”
Seeing that Gong Jing spoke this degree gravely, Gong Yue could only endure the humiliation. Consequently, his face turned red.
Xue Qilin snorted discontentedly and turned to Gong Tianyang.
“Little devil! You want to take advantage of your older sister? Stop it now!”
“Ai, Older Sister Xue is really overbearing! Older sister hadn’t said anything yet, when you already jumped out!”
Gong Tianyang suddenly looked at Xue Qilin from the bottom to the top, pouted, and said dispiritedly, “Now that I look at it, Older Sister Xue has a good stature… I should have let you throw yourself at me!”
When he said this, he was reprimanded by Gong Jing and Gong Tianqing immediately after.
“Yang’er, don’t be rude!”
“Little Yang, don’t talk nonsense!”
Xue Qilin, who is so angry that smoke is about to come out of her head, pulled up her sleeves, looking like she’s about to beat up Gong Tianyang.
Consequently, Gong Tianyang uttered abruptly, “Thank you, Older Sister Xue.”
Xue Qilin stopped and blinked.
“For coming to help me!” Gong Tianyang sighed as if he couldn’t stand it, “Older Sister Xue is really…”
Although he didn’t finish his sentence, but Xue Qilin knows that the other party wanted to call her foolish.
The corners of Xue Qilin eyes twitched, and she put on a fake smile and asked, “Do you believe I won’t leave right now?”
“Ah, Older Sister Xue, you can’t be like this! That’s going too far!”
“Who is going too far?”
Gong Tianyang shook Xue Qilin’s right hand and said half cutely and half flatteringly, “Okay, Okay, Older Sister Xue is an adult, so you won’t bicker with a small child, right?”
“Fine, stop shake it.”
Xue Qilin sighed helplessly.
Although Gong Tianyang was being detestable, but he is a child after all. Furthermore, he has no malice. It’s hard for Xue Qilin to be really angry.
“Has your illness been treated yet? Let’s go, it’s getting late. I have to go back for dinner.”
Gong Tianyang said with a smile, “Older Sister Xue is the best.” And then let go.
Seeing that Xue Qilin really intends to treat Gong Tianyang, Gong Yue’s eyes flashed with the shade of surprise.
“Lady Xue, is there anything this old one needs to prepare?”
Gong Jing asked this cautiously.
“There’s nothing. Just be quiet and don’t disturb me. It is fine work. If I’m distracted and stab in the wrong place, don’t blame me.” Xue Qilin stared at Gong Tianyang and hit his head, “Especially you, little devil!”