Chapter 378 – Do You Believe In Me? (8)
Chapter 378: Do You Believe In Me? (8)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Sister-in-law, perhaps you might not know who I am, but I can tell you that I was an orphan before. Eight years ago, Brother Liangchuan adopted me, and I have treated this family as my own. You might not be able to understand what the meaning of a home is to me. But to me, this is my home and if there is someone who means to destroy this family of mine, I will not let them go, even if it means having to sacrifice myself!”
Song Yuanxi said these words with a trembling voice. Her gaze was firm and she looked as if she was a soldier heading for a battle.
Anyone would be able to tell that she was afraid. Evidently, she had plucked up a lot of courage to be able to say so many words.
Qiao Lian pressed her lips together while staring at her.
While Qiao Lian stared at Song Yuanxi, she could not help but lower her head and say timidly, “Sister-in-law, although my words may not sound appealing, I meant it from my heart. I truly hope that you were not the one who caused this.”
Having said this, she ran away in a hurry.
Qiao Lian took a deep breath and after a while, she turned around. She was intending to head upstairs when she saw Xia Yehua standing at the corridor on the second floor, looking at her.
Qiao Lian was stunned. Xia Yehua took a deep breath and said, “Xiao Qiao, come here.”
Qiao Lian tried her best to squeeze out a smile as she went up the stairs.
Xia Yehua held her hand and said, “Xiao Qiao, I believe you.”
These words warmed up her heart.
Xia Yehua spoke again, “I’ve seen this child, Yuanxi, grow up. Please do not mind her for that.”
Her heart had just been warmed up, yet this comment affected her.
It seemed as if there was a piece of cotton stuck in her chest, causing her to feel stuffy.
But, wasn’t it true that she did not have the right to blame Song Yuanxi?
Qiao Lian forced herself to squeeze out a smile. “Mom, rest assured, I will not blame her for it.”
Xia Yehua nodded and then patted her shoulder.
The two of them stayed in her room for a little while.
Qiao Lian did not feel as relaxed as before, instead, she felt exhausted.
As she hadn’t slept well the night before, she unknowingly fell asleep while sitting on Xia Yehua’s sofa.
When Qiao Lian next woke up, she realized that Xia Yehua had already left the room.
She walked out of the room in a daze and saw Xia Yehua stepping out of Song Yuanxi’s room. Song Yuanxi was following her, her eyes were all red. Evidently, she must have been crying for a long while.
When Xia Yehua saw Qiao Lian, she immediately turned around and told Song Yuanxi, “Do apologize to your sister-in-law right now!”
Song Yuanxi walked out of her room with embarrassment and shyness, lowered her head and did not dare to look at Qiao Lian. “Sister-in-law, I am sorry. I should have not been suspicious of my own family members.”
Qiao Lian looked at her and then at Xia Yehua.
The tinge of unhappiness that she had had just now immediately disappeared.
Actually, Xia Yehua was in a difficult spot, wasn’t she?
She was stuck between her own daughter-in-law and her adopted daughter, who she had already treated her as her own daughter.
This was probably the least she could have done.
Qiao Lian smiled and stretched out her hand to pat Song Yuanxi’s shoulders. “Everything’s fine now.”
But… was everything indeed going to be fine?
Not matter what happened, it would be sufficient to maintain harmony on the surface.
As she was saying this, they heard the main door open. The three of them turned around and saw Shen Liangchuan walking in with big strides.
He changed his shoes and although he wasn’t close to them, he could detect that there was some strange atmosphere going on between them.
Hence, he frowned and enquired, “What’s wrong?”
As he said these words, Song Yuanxi immediately clenched her fists nervously.