Cao An wanted to nod, but Cao Xing shouted at once, “Xiao Yang!”
Everyone turned their heads to see Xiao Yang carrying a box through the entryway.
“Why are you here? Didn’t you go to pick up Xiao Rou?” Cao Xing asked in curiosity.
“No,” Xiao Yang answered. “She said she would call a taxi.”
The living room was silent for a moment. Translated by The Novelst
“Okay. You can continue your work,” said Cao Xing.
After Xiao Yang left, the house was once again quiet for a while.
“What’s the meaning of this?” Cao Xing asked.
It was a house full of smart people. Xia Rou’s small actions revealed the slightest hint.
“Don’t tell me…” Cao An rubbed his jaw. “She’s dating someone?”
As he said his last word, they heard someone let out a heavy, “hmph.”
Everyone turned their eyes to the source and saw Cao Yang looking attentively down at the magazine in his hands.
Cao Xing felt immediately that his brother was exuding a bit of pressure.
He asked, “Bro, is it true? Which family is he from?”
“How would I know,” Cao Yang said lightly. “She’s grown up already and has her own ideas now. Even though she has a boyfriend she doesn’t even want to report this to her brother at all. How could I possibly know?”
Cao Xing: “…”
Oh my god! What was with his sour tone?
Was he still the cool, overbearing brother he knew and loved?
But if Xia Rou truly had a boyfriend and didn’t inform anyone, then that was also wrong. It couldn’t be helped that Cao Yang was angry now.
Even Cao Xing was a little angry hearing this now.
Their little girl was at times silly and foolish. If she didn’t let them check on the guy, what if he deceived her or took advantage of her?
Right at this moment, light footsteps could be heard from the hallway. Soon after, Xia Rou popped in through the entrance and shouted happily, “I’m back!”
“You guys are all back already? Wait just a second, let me change and I’ll be right back down,” she said, running away.
Cao Family: “…” Translated by The Novelst
Looking at her happy face, it did seem as though she was coming back from a date.
Cao Xiong took a glance at Cao Yang and said, “Keep an eye on her. Help her check his background.”
Facing his own father, Cao Yang couldn’t keep the unpleasant expression on his face. He answered expressionlessly, “Mn.”
At the dining table, Cao An smiled and asked, “It’s already been half a year that you’ve been at college. Are you dating anyone yet?”
They all thought Xia Rou would go with the flow to take the opportunity to inform them, but who would have expected Xia Rou to actually pretend and be completely transparent to her family as she tried to deny, “No!”
She answered completely seriously. It was too fake.
Cao Yang then smiled gently at her, saying, “Then good. You’re still young. It’s too soon to talk about dating. You should focus on your studies.”
Xia Rou didn’t know the consequences awaiting her as she nodded, “Mn, mn!”
It really seemed like someone had a death wish, huh.
As part of the friendly force, Cao An moved his lips soundlessly, trying to alert her, but he saw Cao Yang’s sharp glance and immediately chickened out.
No matter what, Xiao Rou was a girl. Big brother wouldn’t really use a leather belt to whip her, he consoled himself.
“When are we going to the hot springs and hunting grounds?” Xia Rou asked.
“We’re going to the engagement party for Old Huo and Wang Man over the next two days first,” said Cao Bin.
Xia Rou was holding her chopsticks and paused for a moment.
“They are…” she said, shocked, “engaged?”
“Yes. The marriage between the Huo and Wang families is the largest event in the city lately.”
Xia Rou lost her appetite.
She snuck a look at Cao Yang. No wonder lately big brother had been showing an ugly face, and seemed to be in a very bad mood…
Though he said he didn’t feel anything for her, letting such an excellent woman go… no matter what, he would feel a little regret, huh…
But Xia Rou thought, the path of life was not just a single road, and not just one kind of living. Just like her: after restarting her life, she had chosen a path that was completely different from her past. She was improving.
Though big brother wasn’t together with Wang Man, and that was regretful, he was really so excellent there was likely a better person to suit him out there.
In this life, big brother would surely live a happy life!
She thought this and used a gaze full of encouragement to look at Cao Yang…
Oh my god! Girl, you’re using that pitiful gaze to look at big brother, what are you actually thinking?
You dared to show your slight acting skills in front of the expert right under big brother’s nose. You probably don’t even know that you’re seeking death!
Good luck. I’ll pray for you! Translated by The Novelst
Proofread by: Hannah
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