Chapter 30: If She Knew, She’d Probably Die Of Anger
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After that, Jiang Xun left without saying anything else, as if she did not care if he returned the favor or not. It was as if she did not care about this matter at all.
Jixuan had clearly had a bad attitude toward Jiang Xun before and even tried to hit her, even though he couldn’t do such a thing in the end, and yet she was still willing to help him out.
He stared at Jiang Xun’s retreating back for a long time until she faded from view.
In the meantime, Feng Nianzhen was at home thinking about Yuexi’s birthday, planning how she should celebrate it.
She wanted to let the outside world know that even if Jiang Xun, the eldest daughter of the Jiang family, had come back, she would still not be able to shake Yuexi’s status asl the most valued daughter of the Jiang family.
Jiang Xun was nothing compared to her.
Nianzhen gave the matter a lot of thought.
When Jiang Chengye came back from work and went to the bedroom to change his clothes, he suddenly brought up something that she hadn’t expected. “It has been a while since Jiang Xun came back. No matter what, people should know about her. Look for an opportunity to introduce her publicly.”
She did not expect Chengye to want to make Jiang Xun’s presence known to the public.
She’d thought that Jiang Xun would just come back and exist in their house. There was no need to make her presence public, was there?
Nianzhen’s heart sank at the thought, but she suddenly thought of a plan and said with a smile, “I’ve been thinking about this matter recently.”
“Actually, the best time to make this public would be to hold a birthday party for Jiang Xun on her birthday,” Nianzhen said regretfully. “But since she came back on her birthday itself, we didn’t have time to celebrate. It would be a little awkward if we were to hold a banquet to introduce her as the eldest daughter of the Jiang family. How can we explain to the public that she’s just come back after 11 years?”
“No matter how we explain it, I’m afraid it will cause a lot of speculation. Many people will even think of our family in a negative way.” Nianzhen knew that the one thing Chengye feared the most was losing face.
If she said that, Chengye would definitely reconsider holding a banquet for Jiang Xun alone.
“What you said makes sense,” Chengye agreed as expected. “Moreover, she just came back, and her manners are still reminiscent of one who grew up in the countryside. People will laugh at her if they see it.”
Nianzhen quickly nodded. “Yes, yes. As her stepmother, I’m afraid of being misunderstood, so it’s hard for me to bring it up with her. But since you also have the same idea, I’ll talk about mine.”
“It’s nothing. As long as what you say is the truth, at least with me, there’s no need to worry about any misunderstanding,” Chengye said faintly. “So, if you have any thoughts, just say it.”
“I was thinking that if you were to hold a banquet for Jiang Xun alone, things will turn out as you’ve said,” she began. “Her manners are still a little rough, unlike our daughter, who has been taught etiquette lessons since she was young. No matter what her personality is, at least in terms of etiquette and manners, no one can find fault with her. If we hold a banquet for Jiang Xun, we must invite people from different families to attend. At that time, as the eldest daughter of our Jiang family and the main star of the banquet, Jiang Xun’s every move will be scrutinized.”
“Won’t her boorish behavior be magnified and become even more obvious? If there are other young masters to compare with, I’m afraid it will be even more embarrassing,” Nianzhen said in a low voice.
“You’re right.” Chengye nodded in agreement and looked at Nianzhen, encouraging her to continue.
Nianzhen nodded. “It just so happens that Yuexi is going to celebrate her 18th birthday, which is a special day. “Why don’t we hold a big birthday party for Yuexi and let Jiang Xun show her face at this birthday party?”
“Yuexi will be the star this time, so everyone’s eyes won’t be too focused on Jiang Xun. Even if Jiang Xun has some inappropriate behavior, she won’t be too conspicuous. “Besides, we can help cover it up.” Nianzhen observed Chengye’s reactions, ready to adjust her story accordingly.
Fortunately, Chengye seemed to agree thus far.
“If we do it this way, Jiang Xun will not expose too many flaws, and we can also reveal her as the Jiang family’s eldest daughter simultaneously. The guests will be there, mostly to celebrate Yuexi’s 18th birthday, so they’ll have no time to investigate why Jiang Xun disappeared so suddenly.”
“We’ll only need to casually bring up Jiang Xun in conversation. There’s no need to say too much. After all, if Jiang Xun isn’t the main character, the guests won’t have the chance to ask too many questions.”
Chengye nodded in agreement after hearing Nianzhen’s explanation. “You’re right. Let’s do it.”
He didn’t tell Jiang Xun about this matter, but Nianzhen secretly told Yuexi.
“In short, I won’t Let Jiang Xun steal your limelight,” she said. “The public only needs to know that the Jiang family dotes on you alone. So what if Jiang Xun has returned? She’s also 18, but our family didn’t even celebrate her 18th birthday.”
Jiang Xun had been brought back on her 18th birthday, and as soon as she entered the house, she quarreled with Chengye.
After that, who would possibly be thinking of celebrating her birthday?
Nianzhen would not bother reminding Chengye of it, either.
When she heard her mother’s plans, a malicious smile crossed Yuexi’s face. “If Jiang Xun knew about this, she would probably die of anger.”
Nianzhen sneered. “If something like this makes her feel uncomfortable, then she will suffer a lot in the future. There will only be more and more things that make her uncomfortable.”
“So, you don’t have to confront her head on,” Nianzhen said to Yuexi, “I have many ways to make her not feel at ease, but I can’t say anything about them.”
In the following days, Nianzhen busied herself with making and sending out invitations for Yuexi’s birthday party.
Jiang Xun and Yuexi’s university admission letters were also sent to their house.
After the guests received their invitations and confirmed that they could come, they sent notice to Nianzhen. receiving the invitations and confirming that the guests would come, they all replied to Nianzhen.
Jiang Xun did not mind that even after knowing about this. The thought of obtaining any kinship and affection from Chengye in this family had never crossed her mind. As a result, in her eyes, nothing Nianzhen of Yuexi did or said to her could provoke her.
On the contrary, Jixuan often looked at Jiang Xun, wanting to say something, but hesitating. Ever since Jiang Xun had saved him, he could no longer ignore her like before or even mock her.
He wanted to tell Jiang Xun not to take it to heart, but could not say it out loud.
For one, how should he even say it? Besides, it wasn’t like a few words from him would be able to make her not care about the situation.
Although he looked at Jiang Xun like he really did not care, he simply couldn’t tell whether she was pretending to be strong or not.
As a result, Jixuan spent all the time worrying about this issue while Jiang Xun, who was the one being bullied, couldn’t care less about it.
Time passed, and before anyone knew it, the day of Yuexi’s birthday party had arrived.