Chapter 549: Young Couple
While Xiaoqi was eating a meatball, he kept secretly looking at Jun Shiyan. Did he really look like Uncle Jun? If Uncle Jun and Mommy were married and had a child, would he treat him so well too?
Ling Sheng did not let Jun Shiyan eat. Whenever he reached out to eat a meatball in secret, she would hit his hand mercilessly and point at the hot porridge. “This is yours.”
Jun Shiyan swallowed and panicked. He then tried to negotiate. “Sheng Sheng, you got this food thanks to the kind intentions of the auntie next door. Can you let me have one? I’ll soak it in porridge and eat it when it softens. Okay?”
Ling Sheng broke off half a meatball. The meatball had been fried and stuffed with zucchini and bean noodles. It was obvious that the auntie knew a lot about gastronomy. She divided it into small pieces and soaked them in his porridge. “Eat it later.”
Jun Shiyan nodded and sighed deeply. He looked at Xiaoqi with a complaining gaze. Look at your mother. She didn’t even give me anything to eat.
Xiaoqi gave him a sympathetic look. Uncle Jun, you’re so pitiful! But you have to listen to Mommy. You can do it!
Upon seeing the exchange of gazes between the two men, Ling Sheng felt that it was a little adorable. She soaked two meatballs in the porridge for her son and took away the bowls. “You’re not allowed to eat too much. You have to eat when you get home tonight.”
Otherwise, Grandma would nag her for feeding Xiaoqi all kinds of snacks and causing him to not eat properly.
Ling Sheng put the meatballs in a Tupperware box, closed the lid, and put it in the fridge. Then, she went to return the bowl to the neighbor, wondering what she should make tomorrow to offer it to grandma and the rest.
The door was not closed. When Ling Sheng reached it, she heard the couple talking. They were old, and their ears did not work well, so their voices were a little loud.
“Old man, it’s the two of them. Do you think I have a bad memory like you? I think it’s them. I didn’t expect the child to get so big in the blink of an eye.”
“Okay, if you say so. Why don’t I remember meeting a young couple in California?”
“You had a heart attack back then, and I didn’t speak English. The couple called an ambulance and took us to the hospital.”
“If I had a heart attack, how could I remember them? Old woman, you’re confused.”
“I’m just telling you about it, but the two of them don’t seem to remember us. I thought they were familiar at first glance. Do you think I should ask them about it?”
Upon hearing this, Ling Sheng knocked on the door.
The old granny came over to welcome her. Upon seeing her, she said, “There was no need to rush to bring the bowl over. Was the food delicious?”
Ling Sheng nodded and smiled. “It was delicious indeed. Thank you, Auntie.”
However, was she pretending she had not heard what they’d just said, or had she really not heard them? Had she and the Third Master saved them before? Together at that? The old lady must have remembered wrong. However, she was a curious person, so she wanted to know.
“Auntie, I’m sorry. I accidentally heard what you just said.” Ling Sheng finally said it.
“It’s alright, it’s alright. Do you remember? It was around this time four years ago. In the lobby of the Kebinski Hotel in California, my old man had a heart attack. I don’t speak English, and I was really anxious back then. It was you and your husband who helped us.” The old lady held her hand gratefully.
Ling Sheng shook her head, looking confused. “Auntie, do you remember wrong? It can’t have been us. Perhaps it was a couple who looked like us?”
Besides, she had just met the Third Master this year. The original owner of the body had never left the country. It did not make sense that she had been in a hotel in California four years ago.