Jiang Chen secretly scrutinized the father and daughter in front of him. He didn’t need any more introductions, he already knew their identities.

Sure enough, after Li Xiao greeted Jiang Chen, she introduced them to Jiang Chen: “I didn’t finish just now, this is He Qianyu, my good friend, she danced as the black swan in the ballet performance you saw last time. This is Qian Yu’s father, Mr. He. Uncle He, Qian Yu, this is Jiang Chen.”

He Yanfeng and He Qianyu looked over together. The father and daughter had similar eyes, but different expressions.

He Qianyu’s ears were flushed pink, she glanced at Jiang Chen quietly, and said softly, “Hello, I’m He Qianyu.”

He Yanfeng showed a little surprise when he saw Jiang Chen smiling and nodding to He Qianyu, but in an instant he restrained his expression very well. He smiled and teased: “I didn’t expect boys like you would also enjoy watching ballet performances.”

Jiang Chen raised his eyes and met He Yanfeng’s smiling eyes, and both of them were stunned for a moment. Jiang Chen said politely, “Hello, Uncle He.”

There was a strange feeling in He Yanfeng’s heart, but he couldn’t tell what it was. He looked into the boy’s eyes seriously again, suppressed the strange feeling, and said with a smile: “Hello, since you are Xiao Xiao and Liu Yi’s friend, come over to play often in the future. I have a son who is about the same age as you, you two should have common topics. By the way, Jiang Chen, how old are you and where do you go to school now?”

Jiang Chen lowered his eyes, pursed his lips and said with a faint smile, “Eighteen years old.”

“Eighteen.” He Yanfeng paused for half a second, unable to tell what the emotion was that was passing through his heart. He stopped thinking about it, and said: “Then you should be in the third year of high school, my eldest son is seventeen, and is about the same age as you, if there is a chance, you could meet and maybe become friends.”

Jiang Chen smiled: “There will be a chance.”

He Qianyu pulled He Yanfeng’s cuff, raised her head and called, “Dad.”

“En?” He Yanfeng looked down at his daughter, saw her pouting, and suddenly said: “Sorry, we have something to do later, we have to leave now, Xiao Jiang, when you and Xiao Xiao have a chance, please come and play over at our home.”

He Qianyu’s eyes widened, and she hurriedly looked at Jiang Chen’s expression. She just wanted her father to stop asking him questions, how was it that it turned into her urging him to leave!

Jiang Chen said politely: “Okay, goodbye Uncle He, goodbye Qian Yu.”

He Qianyu was about to say something, but when she heard the words “Qian Yu” from the boy in front of her, she blinked her round eyes, then slowly lowered her head and covered her feverishly hot ears.

Both Li Xiao and He Yanfeng noticed her strangeness, but they were not thinking in the same direction.

Li Xiao felt that He Qianyu was a little strange from the very beginning, peeking and blushing, maybe there was a boy she liked in the bookstore, so she was curious who it might be.

He Yanfeng felt that He Qianyu was in a hurry to go to her grandparent’s house, and seeing him keep talking, she became impatient. He Yanfeng took He Qianyu’s hand and nodded to the two of them: “Then we’ll be going first.”

Li Xiao and Jiang Chen said at the same time: “Bye bye.”

After the two left, Li Xiao also paid, and left the bookstore with Jiang Chen.

Halfway through the walk, she suddenly remembered something, and asked curiously: “I remember my cousin said you are only seventeen, why did you say eighteen to Uncle He?”

Jiang Chen’s eyes were cold, and he said in a low voice, “That’s my age on the ID card.”

“Oh, so that’s it.” Li Xiao nodded. She was not a talkative character, and the reason she would say more than a few words to Jiang Chen was also because of Pan Liuyi and the math competition. Seeing that Jiang Chen seemed to have something else to do, she offered to leave: “My bus is at the station ahead so I’ll be leaving first.”

Jiang Chen nodded and said, “Be careful on the way home.”

“Bye bye.”

On the other side, in He Yanfeng’s car.

He Qianyu leaned on the car window, reluctantly watching the figures of Jiang Chen and Li Xiao walking away.

He Yanfeng withdrew his gaze, saw her like this from the corner of the eye, and smiled: “So reluctant? When you and Xiao Xiao are on vacation next week, Dad will discuss with Xiao Xiao’s uncle to bring her to play at home and let her sleep over in our house for a night.”

He Qianyu sat up straight, puffed her face and said: “Xiao Xiao is now in her second year of high school, and she is already very anxious about her studies. If I always take her to play over at home, it will delay her studies.”

“Yo!” He Yanfeng raised his eyebrows: “Our little princess knows to feel distress for others, but it’s a pity that it’s not Dad who is the target, Dad is so sad.”

“Dad!” He Qianyu folded her arms and turned her face away: “I don’t want to talk to you anymore!”

“What did Dad say that made my baby angry?”


He Yanfeng shook his head with a smile, and changed the subject: “Have you bought all the piano scores you want to buy?”

“Yeah.” He Qianyu nodded, and suddenly thought of something. She stuck her head to the front seat, and whispered: “Dad, I found out about Second Brother’s secret!”

He Yanfeng laughed and said, “What secret of your brother’s did you discover again?”

“He looks at his phone a lot recently! He often texts and ignores me! And he loves to study! Do you think he has a girl he likes!”

“A girl he likes?”

“That’s right!” He Qianyu continued to reason while nodding slightly to confirm herself: “Besides, I found that he came back from school very late several times. I met Brother Yun Long when I got out of school on Tuesday. He said that Second Brother ran off to another school, I think he must have found a big sister from another school to date with!”

He Yanfeng: “You don’t want your Second Brother to date?”

“That’s not true.” He Qianyu patted the seat a few times and muttered, “He likes to bully people so much, I’m just afraid that he would treat the girl badly, and if she dumps him, how sad he would be. And when he is feeling bad, he might then bully me.”

“I only saw you bullying him.” He Yanfeng said with a smile: “You always speak ill of him.”

“I don’t!” He Qianyu crossed her arms: “I don’t want to talk to you anymore, Dad, I don’t want to talk to you until I get to Grandpa’s house.”

He Yanfeng stopped the car and said, “Then are you willing to open the car door?”

He Qianyu turned her head: “No.”

Someone knocked on the car window, He Qianyu looked up and saw He Qianmin’s face.

She pushed down the car window and made a face to the outside: “I won’t open the door! You sit in front!”

He Qianmin reached out and ruffled her hair carelessly, opened the door of the front passenger seat while she was baring her teeth angrily, sat down and asked He Yanfeng: “Who messed with her again?”

He Yanfeng glanced at the rearview mirror, and said with a smile: “She just reluctantly separated from Xiao Xiao, so is now throwing a temper tantrum.”

“Oh.” He Qianmin glanced back and saw that she was smoothing her hair, and said, “Don’t bother, it’s just as ugly.”

He Qianyu replied to him: “You are my brother, if I am ugly then you are ugly too!”

“The He family’s good-looking genes were passed on to the males but not the females.” He Qianmin turned to her and deliberately needled her, “That’s why I’m handsome and you are ugly.”

“You’re ugly!”

Letting the two of them fight, He Yanfeng was also used to it, and he just drove quietly and attentively.

When they were approaching the old house of the He family, he suddenly remembered something, looked at his children who had quiet down, and said, “Your Sister Xiao Xiao’s friend hasn’t said where he goes to school yet.”

“He’s in Yan No. 1 High School.” He Qianyu swung her legs and said, “The last time he went to see my performance, and Mom asked about it, it was this big brother.”

He Yanfeng was startled. He backed the car into the garage, and after the car was parked he turned his head and asked: “The one your Mom mentioned, it was him?”


When Jiang Chen returned home, Yang Si and old Mr. Miao were still chatting.

Seeing them enter the door, both of them smiled: “You’re back.”

“Grandpa!” Miao Miao let go of Jiang Chen, and quickly threw herself into old Mr. Miao’s arms.

“Why did you buy so many things?” Old Mr. Miao hugged Miao Miao, saw the doll in her hand, the big stuffed animal and a bag of books in Jiang Chen’s hand, and said, “It’s a waste of money. “

Jiang Chen put the stuffed animal beside Miao Miao, sat down on the sofa, and said with a smile, “Today is Miao Miao’s birthday, and it’s also Children’s Day. Of course, she has to accept two gifts.”

“But there are so many books, and this doll.” Old Mr. Miao picked up the big stuffed animal and looked at it for a while, then said in distress: “It must have cost a lot of money.”

“Not much, not much.” Yang Si also picked up the big stuffed animal and looked at it, grabbed its hand to tease Miao Miao, and while teasing her, she said to old Mr. Miao: “The gifts here, one is Miao Miao’s birthday present, one is Miao Miao’s Children’s Day gift, and the other is a meeting gift from me to Miao Miao, so it is not too many.”

“Isn’t there a cake for the birthday present?” Old Mr. Miao looked at the cake Jiang Chen brought back. Although he hadn’t eaten it, he knew it was definitely not cheap just by looking at the packaging. He put his hand into his clothes and took out the money, saying to Jiang Chen: “Chen Chen, how much was it, Grandpa will give you.”

“Nope!” Yang Si held old Mr. Miao’s hand and said with a smile, “This cake is Miao Miao’s present from old Jiang. He is currently in the hospital and specifically told me to bring a gift for Miao Miao. He’s already very disappointed that he can’t come over, if Miao Miao doesn’t want his gift, he’ll be even more sad.”

“This…..ai, but this…..” Old Mr. Miao Miao could naturally feel Yang Si’s enthusiasm and kindness. His eyes instantly felt hot, and he touched Miao Miao’s head and said, “Our Miao Miao, has met very good people. Quick, thank your big brother and auntie.”

Miao Miao turned her head to look at the smiling Yang Si, and then turned her head to look at Jiang Chen on the opposite side, and said obediently, “Thank you, Auntie and Brother Jiang Chen.”

She still had a rural accent when she spoke, but she also had the unique soft and milky tones of a child, which made Yang Si’s heart soften instantly. She let go of the stuffed animal and said to Miao Miao: “Can this auntie hug Miao Miao?”

Miao Miao nodded naively, opened her arms and waited for Yang Si’s hug.

Yang Si hugged her onto her lap, grabbed her chubby little hand, and smiled contentedly: “The dream of many years had finally come true.” Holding Miao Miao, she turned her head and winked at Jiang Chen: “Miao Miao is so cute, letting me hug when I ask for it, unlike when you were a child, it always took a long time to coax you for a hug.”

Jiang Chen smiled helplessly: “Mom…..”

Old Mr. Miao stayed at the Jiang’s with Miao Miao all afternoon, and took her home after having dinner, blowing out candles and eating cake.

After a busy day, the house was quiet again.

Yang Si looked at the cake plates on the dining table that hadn’t been cleared in time, and said with a smile: “It’s been a long time since the house was so lively, Miao Miao is really cute, if it wasn’t for family planning, I really want to give you a little brother or sister, you would definitely be the best big brother.”

Jiang Chen helped put away the things. His eyes flashed when he heard the words, and suddenly he said: “Mom, why don’t you and Dad have another child.”