Qiao Mei still felt that she had to buy it with her own money. This way, when her grandfather came to live with her, he would also feel more at ease and no one would gossip behind his back.
Xia Fang regretted what she said the moment she finished speaking. After all, many of her relatives were eyeing that house. If Qiao Qiang moved in, her bigmouth sister-in-law and niece-in-law would definitely have a lot to say about it.
Luckily, Qiao Mei had a good heart. She did not want to take advantage of others and was not greedy.
If not for Xia Fang stopping them from staying in the house, her sister-in-law and niece-in-law would definitely have already moved in. They even said that since Xia Zhe did not stay in the house anyway, there was no harm for them to stay there.
It was easy to allow them to move in, but it would be difficult to get them to move out in the future.
Xia Fang hired people to take care of the house and made sure it was cleaned properly and regularly. If not for Xia Fang, the house would have long fallen into her sister-in-law’s hands.
“Mei Mei, if you want to go to the old house, I can bring you there tomorrow,” Xia Fang said.
Now that Qiao Mei could be considered the mistress of the house, it would be good for her to go over and take a look so that those people would all know about it and stop having ideas about the house.
“Hey! Let’s not talk about other things! Mei Mei, did you bring that ginseng?” Liu Yang’s eyes were shining as he spoke.
Liu Yang did not say a word while they were having a long discussion about the house. It turned out that he was fixated on the 100-year-old wild ginseng.
“Yes, I have it with me,” Qiao Mei said.
“Then… then can I take a look?” Liu Yang asked with a hint of embarrassment.
After all, this kind of thing was priceless. It would be a huge loss if it got damaged. The age was one thing, but its condition was particularly important as well. If the condition was affected in any way, no matter how old the wild ginseng was, it would be worth a lot less.
“Of course.” Qiao Mei went to the room to get her backpack and took out the metal box hidden at the bottom.
It was not a nice-looking box. The only thing at home that could fit the ginsengs was this metal box.
Qiao Mei slowly opened the metal box. There were four ginsengs inside.
There was a 100-year-old wild ginseng and three 30-year-old wild ginsengs.
She was going to give one each of the younger ginsengs to Xia Zhe’s grandfather and father, and to keep the remaining one aside. This was so that she could use it to save lives if necessary or it could also be exchanged for her travel fees if anything should happen.
Now that she realized that Xia Fang was also very good to her, she was considering keeping the one for Xia Fang.
Liu Yang was so excited when he looked into the metal box that he did not know where to put his hands. He carefully wiped his hands on his clothes, but then he felt that his clothes were not clean enough, so he went to the bathroom to wash his hands thoroughly.
He followed hospital standards and washed his hands as if he was going into surgery.
“Uncle, there’s no need to be so nervous!” Qiao Mei yelled towards Liu Yang in the bathroom.
“This is a big matter! I can’t be careless about this! Wait for me!” Liu Yang shouted back.
He continued washing his hands carefully in the bathroom, even cleaning under his nails. He took a long time before he came out.
“Can I bring it up to take a look?” Liu Yang said embarrassedly.
“Sure,” Qiao Mei said as she placed the metal box on the table.
Liu Yang took out the 100-year-old wild ginseng from the metal box carefully and slowly unwrapped its packaging. He leaned over and smelled it.
He had been lucky enough to see a 100-year-old ginseng before, but that one did not smell as strong as this one. It was obvious that this was a high-grade ginseng.
Each of the roots had grown out beautifully. If not for the fact that it was really too precious, he really wanted to have a taste of this 100-year-old ginseng.
He did not dare to covet the 100-year-old one, but there were still the other three smaller ones.
After returning the 100-year-old ginseng to its place, he looked at the three small wild ginsengs.
“Can you sell me one of these three! Just name your price! I’m willing to pay any amount of money!” Liu Yang looked at Qiao Mei agitatedly.
“That won’t do! These are for Xia Zhe’s grandfather and father,” Qiao Mei said.
“Then there’s still one left! Sell it to me!” Liu Yang said.
Looks like there’s still hope! There’s still one left!
“No I can’t. This one is for Aunt,” Qiao Mei said as she shook her head.