To My Dear Mr. Huo - chapter 245
“Aunty, please just speak your mind.” She had sprained her waist and he wanted to see what she would demand as compensation. “What do you want?”
Xiang Caiping looked at Su Qingsang again. “I…I would like her to look after me for two days.”
“That is impossible.” How could Huo Jinyao allow his wife to look after a stranger?
“Please speak your mind about the amount you would like to have or be honest with me about other ways you would like to be compensated. It is not possible for her to stay here for a few days to take care of you.”
“I… I don’t want money.” Xiang Caiping never imagined that she would ever be misunderstood for someone who pursued monetary gains. She started to panic. “I really don’t want any money. I have no intention for her to…”
“Aunty,” Su Qingsang knew that Huo Jinyao was trying to protect her, but she really was not afraid of the elderly woman’s intentions. “I’m really sorry, but if you have other requests, we are able to satisfy you. It’s really not possible for me to stay here with you.”
Her leave from work was ending the next day and she had to go back. When she returned home tomorrow, she would need to rest for the day.
“How about this – I’ll hire a caretaker for you. Alternatively, please provide me with the method to contact your family. I will contact them.”
Family? Xiang Caiping forced a bitter laugh as she gazed at Su Qingsang, “I don’t have a family anymore.”
Su Qingsang was flabbergasted and once again turned to look at Huo Jinyao. What?
Huo Jinyao knitted his brows and shook his head as he looked back at her. His expression indicated to her that she should not bother herself with what the elderly woman had said.
“Aunty, I understand how you’re feeling, but we genuinely have commitments. How about this – I’ll send someone over. Don’t worry, we will not run away from our responsibilities. We will definitely be responsible and make things up to you where needed.”
Huo Jinyao was considerably sincere and genuine in his attitude. If not for Su Qingsang’s empathic character, he would already have called his secretary to come to deal with this matter.
Xiang Caiping fixed her gaze on Su Qingsang forlornly and attempted to say something, but she stopped herself. Her eyes were red.
Huo Jinyao did not have the patience for such melodrama and gave Su Qingsang’s hand a squeeze to indicate that they should leave.
“Aunty, we’re going to leave now. Don’t worry, we promise to take full responsibility for this matter until it is resolved. Qingsang, let’s go.”
I’m not going to allow Qingsang to be in contact with this woman again. Who knows what ulterior motive she might be harboring?
Xiang Caiping was still having an internal struggle with herself. She was well aware that she had let Su Qingsang down and was unsure if Su Qingsang would acknowledge her as her mother.
She was even more fearful of the possibility that Su Qingsang might not believe her. She was also afraid that Su Qingsang would blame her for abandonment. When Xiang Caiping snapped out of her thoughts, Huo Jinyao had already led Su Qingsang away.
Huo Jinyao did not go back on his words. Yang Wenchang arrived shortly. He was here to settle this ‘scamming incident’ that was of little significance to Huo Jinyao.
The disappointment which Xiang Caiping felt was palpable. No matter how she probed, Yang Wenchang was unwilling to reveal any information about Su Qingsang and Huo Jinyao.
Due to Xiang Caiping disrupting their trip, Su Qingsang and Huo Jinyao lost much of their enthusiasm for shopping.
“Let’s go buy some things and we’ll head home.”
“Alright.” Su Qingsang did not reject the idea. At the thought of the incident, however, she felt a nagging feeling inside her. “Huo Jinyao, did you realize that there was something not quite right with the Aunty?”
The way that the elderly woman had gazed at her seemed to insinuate much that was left unspoken.
It was the first time that Su Qingsang had been looked at in such a way. It made her felt really surreal.
“Was there?” Huo Jinyao had a similar impression of the elderly woman, but his feelings were totally different from Su Qingsang. “I feel that there must be a problem with her eyesight.”
Huo Jinyao composed himself and turned his head slightly to look at Su Qingsang. “I was the person who was driving, but she badgered you instead of lamenting to me. If that was not caused by a problem with her eyesight, what was her problem?”