Strike Back Proud Goddess Chapter 142
Translator: Henyee Editor: Henyee
During this dinner, some people were happy while some were sad. Of course, most of them were happy, and only a few were sad—the Xiao brothers. In fact, Xiao Jing and Xiao Sa were not that sad but a little angry. Their sister was stolen by another man! That really pissed them off!
They finally had a cute and beautiful sister to dote on, but now the jealous Qiao Liang had popped out of nowhere and was on guard against them the entire time as if they were thieves…
Xiao Yao had mixed feelings regarding this matter, but he reminded himself countless times that she was his sister now, a blood-related sister, not to mention that she and Qiao Liang were so in love before. Now that they were finally together again, he should wish them well and shouldn’t fall for his own sister…
However, he couldn’t help paying attention to her, couldn’t help looking at her. When he saw the sweet feelings being shared between them, he couldn’t help but want to destroy it…
Xiao Yao thought to himself ironically, ‘Xiao Yao, you’re really a bada*s!’
After dinner, the two families chatted together. General Yang was very fond of Tang Xi. According to him, this was because she resembled his deceased wife. So when Tang Xi and Yang Jingxian were going to leave, General Yang repeatedly asked Tang Xi to visit his home when she had time. He had retired and very much enjoyed the company of young folk.
Holding Tang Xi’s hand, Qiao Yuxin was also reluctant to let her go. She asked, “Rourou, are you free tomorrow? How about visiting my home?”
“I’ll have to shoot a TV commercial tomorrow. I accepted He Wanning’s offer and agreed to shoot a TV commercial for him. It should have started shooting on last Saturday, but I was sick so the time was postponed. Tomorrow, I’ll go shoot it.”
Qiao Yuxin looked at Tang Xi in surprise. “You’re going to shoot a TV commercial? What product?”
Tang Xi chuckled and said shyly, “It’s a new perfume TV commercial of OLS. I happened to meet He Wanning the other day and became his endorser by chance.”
After having a small talk, the two families bid farewell to each other.
On the way back, Tang Xi asked Yang Jingxian, “Mom, Aunt and Grandpa said that I take after Young Grandma. Is this true?”
Mrs. Yang had died of illness over ten years ago. As General Yang and Mrs. Yang married late, they were already in their thirties when Mrs. Yang gave birth to Yang Jingxian. Besides, they were rarely photographed when they were in their twenties, so Yang Jingxian didn’t remember clearly how her mother looked like when she was young. She could only nod and say, “Probably. Since your grandpa said you look like your grandma, it should be true.”
Tang Xi blinked and thought that it was amazing that she looked similar to Mrs. Yang…
“Then how did Aunt know about it?”
Yang Jingxian frowned and pursed her lips in response. “Maybe it’s because your aunt has visited your grandpa’s study, so she saw your grandma’s young-age photos.” As she spoke, she felt a bit jealous. She was her dad’s daughter, yet she was never allowed to enter his study…
Her father’s study was truly not accessible to everyone. She still remembered that she had once written an essay titled “The Mysterious Study” when she was a child, which described how mysterious her dad’s study was.
Looking at her eldest son in the rearview mirror, she asked, “Xiao Yao, what’s your grandpa’s study like? Is there a picture of your grandma?”
Xiao Yao nodded and replied, “There is a black and white picture of Grandma. She was very beautiful when she was young and Rourou…” Looking at Rourou carefully for two seconds, he continued, “They really look a bit alike.”
Yang Jingxian turned her head to look at Tang Xi, thought for a while and suddenly wondered aloud, “Did someone accidentally take one of my twin daughters away more than ten years ago? Maybe Rourou is actually my own daughter?”
Xiao Yao felt his heart jolt sharply at her words.
Tang Xi grinned as she cutely cupped her chin with her hands and looked eagerly at her mom, saying, “Mom, why don’t we have a DNA test tomorrow?”
Yang Jingxian reached out a hand to rub Tang Xi’s hair and concentrated on driving without speaking. She knew that a DNA identification would only confirm that Xiao Rou was not her own daughter, because when Xiao Hongyi and Lin Ru had taken Xiao Rou back, they went through a DNA test which proved she really was their child.
Tang Xi didn’t speak either and enjoyed the scenery outside the window.
Xiao Yao’s gaze on her was so intense that she felt suffocated, but she knew she couldn’t give him any response. She couldn’t give Xiao Yao a warning as Tang Xi. They were now brother and sister. Once she did it, she would have to leave the Xiao Family… and she would not be able to stay in even Xiao Hongyi’s family.
Xiao Yao was of the same mind. He told himself that he had to try to suppress his feelings. If Tang Xi found out about his feelings for her, they might not even be able to remain as siblings anymore. If that happened, she would most likely move out of their house and then he would never be able to see her again for the rest of his life.
Three cars following theirs insistently honked their horns, but Yang Jingxian still drove slowly; the three cars had no choice but follow behind. A black car caught up and drove beside them. One of the car’s windows lowered to reveal Xiao Sa, who glanced sideways at his mom and shouted, “Mommy, there are no cars on this road. How could you drive so slowly?”
“Drive safely at night. Don’t you know?!” Yang Jingxian shouted back. “Go wait behind and make way for the other cars.”
Xiao Jing could not help shouting from behind, “Mom, can we overtake?”
“Okay!” Yang Jingxian answered loudly. “But then you won’t be allowed to eat the breakfast I’ll make tomorrow morning!”
The cars were moving slowly along the wide car-free road, and they didn’t arrive home until two hours later. They got out of the car. Tang Xi looked at the brightly-lit villa next door and raised an eyebrow, wondering aloud, “Why is this family in such a hurry to move in? They’re renovating this house day and night. They could just move in without renovation if they’re in such a hurry.”
Xiao Jing parked his car and walked over, playing with the car key. He stood beside Tang Xi, shaking his head, “This guy obviously has obsessive-compulsive disorder and has to renovate his house into his ideal appearance… and he must be in a hurry to move in.” He took a look at Tang Xi and tutted. “When I went out this morning, I saw that the materials were all imported, and all natural, harmless and tasteless. They can move in immediately after the renovation.”
Tang Xi raised an eyebrow. “They must be rich.”
“Probably nouveau riche,” Xiao Sa remarked. “I also saw it when I came back last night, and the decorators inside weren’t from City A, but I read about them before in the newspaper.”