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Ch. 47 Chicken Dinner
Jiang Juan was originally worried that Jiang Qin’s bad temper would give Xie Jingxian a bad impression. But he didn’t expect Jiang Qin’s attitude to take a 180-degree turn after hearing Xie Jingxian’s name. When Jiang Qin faced Xie Jingxian, the smile on his face was something that Jiang Juan had never seen before.
After Jiang Juan transmigrated here, he had only met Jiang Qin and Jiang Yue twice, but according to the description in the book, he also knew that Jiang Qin did not despise the friends who played with him.
For example, his little Xu Rang, in Jiang Qin’s opinion, can be regarded as a best friend. With two of them together, they are just eating and waiting to die.
Jiang Juan looked at Jiang Qin, who had a good conversation with Xie Jingxian, and quietly pulled Jiang Yue aside. He whispered, “Mom, look at Dad, has he been worn by someone Same as transmigrating. Here Jiang Juan means to ask, whether there is a different soul in his father’s body.?”
Although Jiang Yue has been busy with work, she occasionally catches up with dramas during her breaks. She still knows what it means to be worn by someone. Jiang Yue smiled and said, “You kid, what are you talking about.”
Jiang Juan said, “I just think how my dad suddenly became so… um, so gentle, it’s really strange.”
Jiang Yue said, “If you weren’t so naughty before, your dad wouldn’t be so strict with you. He still loves you very much.”
The mother and son chatted for a while in the corner. Only then did Jiang Juan know that this semester since he performed well and his grades had skyrocketed, Jiang Qin was very happy and kept in touch with the head teacher and asked him to take care of him.
Jiang Juan did not expect such a thing, and felt warm in his heart. But when he turned his head and saw Jiang Qin’s pleasant appearance when he spoke to Xie Jingxian, he couldn’t help but feel sour in his heart. If someone else saw this scene right now, they would definitely think that Xie Jingxian was the child of the Jiang family.
But it can be seen that Jiang Qin and Jiang Yue really liked Xie Jingxian. Jiang Juan looked at Xie Jingxian’s soft eyebrows and his mood became very good.
Jiang Juan and Xie Jingxian changed their clothes and followed Jiang Qin and Jiang Yue to the city for dinner. After eating, with nothing to do, the four of them went shopping in the mall.
Jiang Juan and Xie Jingxian didn’t bring much clothes to the winter camp, and they were still wearing what Wang Tuo and the others had sent from the Xiaohuashan mountain, and they were very thin.
Fortunately, after they got out of the car, they directly went to the mall along the way, and it was not cold inside, but they still had to wear thicker clothes.
Jiang Yue has been busy with work and has no time to accompany her son. Today was just in time for Christmas, so she took Jiang Juan to buy clothes.
Jiang Qin has always been dignified when facing Jiang Juan, but he is very patient with his wife. When shopping in the mall, he didn’t talk or complain about anything the whole time. The temperature in the mall was high, and Jiang Yue’s bag and scarf were all on him.
The middle-aged man in a neat suit, with a red scarf and a small handbag on his back, looked quite cute.
Jiang Juan is good-looking and has a good figure. He is a natural clothes rack, as any clothes look good on him.
Jiang Yue walked around the store, and when she saw the clothes that she liked, she would ask the salesperson to take one of Jiang Juan’s suitable size and let him try it on. After a moment of effort, Jiang Juan already had a bunch of them in his arms.
Xie Jingxian was sitting on the sofa in the store waiting, when he saw Jiang Yue walking towards him with a few pieces of clothes.
Xie Jingxian got up and called out aunt, Jiang Yue smiled and said, “Xiao Xie, look, do you like this outfit?”
Xie Jingxian realized that Jiang Yue was picking clothes for him just now, and he said, “Auntie, no need, I have clothes.”
Jiang Yue had already learned about Xie Jingxian’s situation from Ren Tao. Knowing that he lived alone, she felt pity for him. In addition, after Jiang Juan and Xie Jingxian were together, Jiang Juan became better and better. Because of this, she was also very grateful to Xie Jingxian in her heart.
Jiang Juan also said, “It’s so cold, and you are wearing so little, don’t end up freezing here.” Jiang Yue pushed Xie Jingxian to the fitting room and forcibly stuffed the clothes into his arms, “Be obedient, give it a try, let auntie see if it fits.”
Xie Jingxian looked down at the clothes in his arms, then looked at Jiang Yue’s smiling gentle eyes, and finally said, “Thank you, Auntie.”
Everyone likes a well-behaved and sensible child, especially Xie Jingxian, who was so good and about the same age as Jiang Juan, Jiang Yue couldn’t wait to treat him as her own son.
Jiang Yue smiled and said, “You kid, why are you being so polite, hurry up and change it.”
Xie Jingxian entered the fitting room, and when he changed his clothes and came out, he saw Jiang Juan was there, and Jiang Yue was arranging his collar.
Hearing the movement, Jiang Juan turned his head and looked over. When he saw Xie Jingxian, his eyes lit up.
Jiang Yue chose a light gray turtleneck cashmere sweater for Xie Jingxian, with a long black down jacket on the outside.
Black is common, especially for boys. In winter, almost everyone wears a black coat, but this dress looks especially good on Xie Jingxian, and does not look bloated at all.
Jiang Juan gave Xie Jingxian a thumbs up, “Brother Xian, handsome!”
The students in the class are always chasing after Xie Jingxian calling him Brother Xian, but Jiang Juan has always called him by his first and last name. Now this call of Brother Xian sounded a little sarcastic. A helpless look flashed in Xie Jingxian’s eyes, but he was in a good mood.
Jiang Yue came over, arranged Xie Jingxian’s clothes, took a step back and looked at him, and said, “It’s very suitable.”
She turned to the clerk next to her and said, “Are there any shoes, plus fleece, and a pair.”
Jiang Yue asked Xie Jingxian’s shoe size then asked him to wait here, and went over to see the shoes with the clerk.
Jiang Juan put one hand on the hanger, looked at Jiang Yue’s back, then at Xie Jingxian, and said with a smile, “I’ll just say my mother is okay. But my dad, he likes you so much, that now I am starting to doubt, who exactly is their son?”
Xie Jingxian was amused by Jiang Juan’s resentful tone, but when he saw Jiang Juan pressing on his stomach again, he reached out and pulled the hoddie behind Jiang Juan’s clothes and put it on his head.
Jiang Juan sighed, took it off and said to Xie Jingxian, “Why are you like this, bullying the wounded.” As if to convince him, he also pointed to the Band-Aid on his face.
Xie Jingxian’s smile deepened and he said, “I’m sorry.”
Jiang Juan waved his hand, “Looking at your sincerity, I will forgive you generously.” After speaking, he noticed that there were scarves hanging on the wall on his left, he walked over and picked one and held it in his hand.
Jiang Juan turned back and wrapped the scarf around Xie Jingxian’s neck.
Knowing what Xie Jingxian wanted to say, Jiang Juan said first, “I am giving you this scarf as a double-festival gift, and thank you for teaching me during this time.”
Jiang Yue and Jiang Qin happened to come over, and they were very relieved to hear Jiang Juan’s words.
Jiang Yue said to Xie Jingxian, “Xiao Xie, Jiang Juan has been naughty since he was a child, and you took care of him during this time.”
Xie Jingxian said, “No, Auntie, Jiang Juan is good.”
“Of course I’m good.” Jiang Juan put a hand on Xie Jingxian’s shoulder and said to Jiang Yue, “Mom, don’t look at me like this, I usually take care of him.”
Jiang Yue smiled and said, “Really, I don’t believe it.”
Jiang Yue didn’t believe it, let alone Jiang Qin. Facing the suspicious eyes of his parents, Jiang Juan felt very hurt, “Really, if you don’t believe me, ask Xie Jingxian.”
Xie Jingxian nodded, “Uncle, auntie, I did receive a lot of care from Jiang Juan during this time.”
Jiang Yue smiled and said, “What kind of temper he has, we all know, you, you can’t agree with him in everything, or he will fly to heaven.”
Jiang Juan sighed, “…Mom, you are too prejudiced against me.”
Jiang Qin said, “That’s because you were too outrageous before.”
Jiang Juan said, “Dad, you should look at me with admiration for three days. I have changed. You can’t always look at me with the same eyes as before.”
Jiang Qin, “The winter camp was held so that you can come out to learn something, so why did you fall down the mountain? You always cause your mother to worry.”
Jiang Juan said, “That was an accident…”
The father and son were bickering like elementary school students. Jiang Yue ignored them and handed the shoes to Xie Jingxian to put them on.
Xie Jingxian was a little embarrassed with the shoes. This store is a well-known brand in the world, and the consumption is very high. Buying this set does not cost a small amount.
It’s just that Jiang Yue was too enthusiastic, and he couldn’t refuse. So he silently wrote down the price of these clothes in his heart, and was going to find time to transfer the money to Jiang Juan when he went back.
After buying the clothes, Jiang Juan and the others went back to the hospital, and after consulting the doctor carefully, they were discharged after confirming that there was nothing wrong.
The driver, Lao Li, was already waiting outside. The group of five of them just sat down. It was getting dark early in the winter, and by the time they packed up and headed home, the sun had already set.
Jiang Yue called the aunt at home and asked her to prepare dinner, and then turned to ask Xie Jingxian, “Xiao Xie, what are your taboos or things you don’t like?”
Xie Jingxian was startled, but before he could react, he heard Jiang Juan say, “Mom, he’s not a picky eater, he eats everything.”
Jiang Yue glanced at Jiang Juan, Jiang Juan smiled and said, “What I said is true, we often eat together.” He patted Xie Jingxian on the shoulder, “Am I right?”
Xie Jingxian’s eyes were soft and he nodded lightly.
Jiang Juan continued, “He doesn’t have any taboos, but he likes to eat fish. Mom, let Auntie cook a fish.”
Jiang Yue explained to the other side of the phone, and reported a few more dishes, and then hung up the phone. She said with some relief, “Xiao Jian has really grown up and knows how to take care of people.”
Jiang Juan hesitated, “Mom, I learned something new recently. When I go back, I’ll show it to you. Do you have any dishes you want to eat?”
Jiang Yue was very pleasantly surprised, “Have you learned to cook? You can do whatever you want, and Mom would definitely love it.”
Back at Jiang’s villa, Jiang Juan turned on the TV and poured hot water for Xie Jingxian. He let Xie Jingxian sit and went to the kitchen by himself.
Jiang Yue was very curious about Jiang Juan learning to cook, so she changed her clothes and went to the kitchen with him. Xie Jingxian was sitting on the sofa in the living room chatting with Jiang Qin.
The living room was some distance away from the kitchen, and with the interference of the TV, the movement of the kitchen could not be heard.
One couldn’t see it on Jiang Qin’s face, but he was actually very curious. He was talking to Xie Jingxian, but his eyes frequently swept in the direction of the kitchen. In the end, Xie Jingxian suggested that if you are worried, you can go and have a look.
Jiang Qin was really worried. He didn’t believe that his son, who could not distinguish between salt and sugar, would be able to cook. It would already be good if he didn’t blow up the kitchen.
Xie Jingxian and Jiang Qin walked to the kitchen, and before they got close, they heard Jiang Yue say, “Is it alright now?”
Jiang Qin thought of what he had imagined, quickened his pace, and saw Jiang Yue pouring the cut meat from the plate into the pot. It was too late for Jiang Juan to stop her.
Jiang Yue has been married to Jiang Qin for so many years. She has never done any household chores before, not to mention cooking. Now that she saw her son cooking a dish so quickly and beautifully, she also wanted to give it a try.
The meat fell into the pot from a height, and the oil splashed all over the place. Jiang Yue exclaimed, and accidentally overturned the pot while dodging.
The expressions of Jiang Qin and Xie Jingxian changed at the same time. Jiang Qin, who was walking in front, quickly stepped forward, pulled Jiang Yue aside, and said nervously, “Let me see.”
Jiang Juan, who was left out in the cold, had no choice but to look at Xie Jingxian, who asked, “Did you get burned?”
Jiang Juan shook his head, turned off the gas stove, picked up the pot, and said, “Mom, don’t go into the kitchen in the future, you are scaring people to death.”
Jiang Yue screamed miserably, but in fact she was not burned. Jiang Qin breathed a sigh of relief, thinking of what his wife looked like just now, and couldn’t help but want to laugh.
Although Jiang Yue has been spoiled by her husband all these years, her temper is really good. She was so embarrassed just now that she was laughed at by her husband and son, but she was not angry, and instead smiled, “If you don’t want me to enter, then I won’t. I will depend on your father and son in the future. The two of you can serve me.”
In the end, in addition to the dishes made by the aunt, there was only a fried tofu made by Jiang Juan.
Because of the little episode in the kitchen, the atmosphere at the dining table was very good, and even Jiang Qin, who had always been cold-faced in the front of Jiang Juan, had a smile on his face.
After dinner, it was already eight o’clock in the evening.
After sitting for a while, Xie Jingxian planned to get up and say goodbye. But he heard Jiang Yue saying, “It’s so late and it’s very cold outside, Xiao Xie, don’t go back today, just sleep here.”
Xie Jingxian spent a day with Jiang Qin and Jiang Yue. During this time, Jiang Yue and Jiang Qin took good care of him, invited him to dinner, bought him clothes, and chatted with him, but they never mentioned his family matter. Obviously, they knew about him.
Xie Jingxian did not feel offended, but was very grateful to Jiang Qin and Jiang Yue for their consideration.
Xie Jingxian looked at Jiang Juan, who was eating fruits after having dinner. He handed a sliced pineapple to Xie Jingxian and said, “Your luggage is still at Xiao Yang’s house, and you don’t have a key, so you can sleep at my house today.”
Xie Jingxian thought for a moment and said ok.
Jiang Yue smiled and said, “Okay, I’ll let someone clean up a guest room.”
Jiang Juan ate a piece of pineapple and said, “Mom, you don’t need to clean up the guest room, Xie Jingxian can just sleep with me.” Anyway, his bed was big enough.
Jiang Yue smiled and said, “Okay, then you go up, you don’t need to clean up here.”
Jiang Juan nodded and dragged Xie Jingxian upstairs.
“Sit whatever you want.” Jiang Juan closed the door and said to Xie Jingxian, “Don’t be cautious, look at how casual I am when I am at your house.”
Although Xie Jingxian couldn’t treat his classmate’s house as his home like Jiang Juan did, he didn’t feel restrained. He liked the feeling of being with Jiang Juan, it was very relaxed and comfortable.
The original owner’s aesthetics were really worrying. After coming here, Jiang Juan re-arranged the room according to his own preferences.
Xie Jingxian sat down on the chair in front of the desk. He looked at the environment he was in, and saw that the room was decorated in warm colors, same as the scarf that Jiang Juan gave him.
Jiang Juan pulled the reclining chair beside the bed and sat down beside Xie Jingxian. He couldn’t take a shower just after eating and was bored, so Jiang Juan pulled Xie Jingxian to play games together.
He was playing a chicken-eating game that was very popular among young people. As soon as he entered, he was invited over, it was Xu Rang.
Jiang Juan agreed, and then pulled Xie Jingxian in, only to find that there was another person in the team. Looking at the ID, it wasn’t Ye Pei, Jiang Juan asked, “Baby Qingtian? Your friend?”
With a smile in Xu Rang’s voice, he said, “Yes, Brother Juan, you know her too. It the girl who sits at the same table as me, Xia Qing.”
At the same time, Xia Qing’s voice came over, “Brother Juan, Brother Xian, good evening.”
Jiang Juan was very surprised, Xia Qing can play games? It was never mentioned in the book.
Xia Qing didn’t know what Jiang Juan was thinking, and asked, “I read the forum, you guys rolled down the mountain, is it serious?”
Jiang Juan said, “It’s okay, I’ve already come home.” After a pause, he couldn’t help but say, “Why are you playing games?”
Didn’t you want to study all day long?
Xia Qing said, “Today is Saturday and I’m feeling dizzy after studying so much, so came out to relax.”
Xu Rang laughed twice and Jiang Juan immediately understood, this must be Xu Rang’s idea again.
Xu Rang said, “Brother Juan, let’s just play two games and rest in a while… No, we’ll read books in a while.”
Jiang Juan thought that Xia Qing was fooled by Xu Rang, who was trying to mischievous. So when explaining the gameplay to Xie Jingxian, he did not forget to mention it to Xia Qing, but then he found out that Xia Qing was the one carrying all of them in the game. They were just lying down and eating chicken.
Jiang Juan: “…”
He once again thought in his heart that it was really not an illusion, no matter how he looked at the female protagonist, she just looked very wrong to him.
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