Quick Transmigration : Breaking Couple Every World - Chapter 149
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When the appointed day came, Li Huairou personally sent Zhang Jiale to the hotel. Then she went to the fast food restaurant opposite the hotel to do her homework, waiting for him so they could go back together.
Zhang Jiale was extremely reluctant. He gave Li Huairou a few glances before going in with his mother.
Seeing this, Li Hui felt both helpless and guilty. Was she inadequate as a mother? She hadn’t been able to be with her son since he was a child, so her son was so dependent on her niece. But it also showed that her older brother’s family was very kind to Jiale.
Ouyang Nanshan saw that only Li Hui and Zhang Jiale were coming in, and he was a little surprised. “Where are your brother and his family? Didn’t you mean to have a meal together?”
This was truly beyond Li Hui’s expectations. She’d thought that, when Ouyang Nanshan wanted to have a meal together, he was referring to Jiale, not her elder brother’s entire family.
“Oh, I made a mistake. I didn’t tell my elder brother. What should we do?” Li Hui was a little anxious. It was rare for Ouyang to say so, but…. her elder brother had gone out, and he definitely wasn’t coming back. And as for her sister-in-law, if she couldn’t find someone to take over her job, she wouldn’t come.
Zhang Jiale tugged at her sleeve. “Mom, my cousin is still outside.” His uncle and aunt didn’t have time because of work, but his cousin was here.
Li Hui raised her head immediately. “That’s right, A-Rou is here. Jiale, go and call your cousin.”
Zhang Jiale nodded and happily ran out.
Li Hui sat down and explained, “It’s all my fault. I got confused. I thought we were just going to have a meal together and let the two children meet. My elder brother is on a long-distance drive, and as for my sister-in-law, she works at the train station, so it would be hard for her to come. But my niece is nearby.”
Ouyang Nanshan didn’t care, as he’d originally wanted to meet Li Hui’s niece. He genuinely liked Li Hui, and he also knew that Li Hui’s current situation was a bit embarrassing. If Li Hui’s birth family was worth helping, he didn’t mind helping them.
Li Huairou was stunned. Ouyang Nanshan wanted to have dinner with them? In the original plot, the first time the two families had met was in a hotel in the second month after Li Hui got married.
In the original plot, Li Hui and Ouyang Nanshan had only obtained a certificate instead of having a wedding. This was also one of the reasons why Li Hui had been feeling uneasy.
“Sister, let’s go,” Zhang Jiale said excitedly. He wasn’t interested in the reason. Anyway, as long as his cousin was there, he would feel at ease.
Li Huairou packed her school bag and went in with Zhang Jiale.
Li Hui enthusiastically introduced them. “Ouyang, this is Jiale, and this is Huairou. Jiale, this is Uncle Ouyang, and this is Uncle Ouyang’s son, Ouyang Jie, who is three years older than Huairou.”
Ouyang Nanshan said with a smile, “No need to stand up. Sit down, let’s chat.”
Everyone sat down. Zhang Jiale didn’t choose to sit with Li Hui, instead sitting next to his cousin.
When the food was served, everyone chatted while eating. Of course, Zhang Jiale spent most of his time eating, and he rarely talked.
Ouyang Nanshan observed carefully and found that the table manners of the two children were not bad, and he felt a little more satisfied. Although Jiale had a dull personality, it was normal for the children of this period. If they brought him home, there wouldn’t be a conflict with A-Jie.
Of course, A-Jie didn’t care about these things either.
Ouyang Nanshan had some ideas in his mind.
After the meal, nobody said anything.
When they got home, Zhang Jiale asked, “Sister, what did he mean by that?” He’d asked them out to eat, but nobody said anything. It was as if they really only wanted to eat.
Li Huairou put down her school bag. First, she called Mama Li and confirmed the contents of her lunch, after putting down the phone, she looked at Zhang Jiale and said, “If my aunt wants to take you to the Ouyang house, would you like to go?”
Zhang Jiale frowned. “I don’t want to go.” Anyway, he would rather stay at his uncle’s house.
“Neither do I.” Li Huairou said directly, “You can also see from today that their family rules are very strict. Living in such an environment, you’ll suffer. That kind of family atmosphere isn’t suitable for growing children. You’re inherently introverted, so forget it. Of course, if you want to live with your mother, then treat it as if I didn’t say anything.”
Zhang Jiale shook his head. He was used to it—he didn’t look forward to his mother’s company like he used to when he was a child. What was more, he also knew that if he didn’t go, it’d be a good thing for his mother.
“You can stay at our house,” Li Huairou said, patting Zhang Jiale on the shoulder.
“Well! I think so too,” Zhang Jiale agreed.
Li Huairou patted Zhang Jiale’s shoulder and said, “But you still have to make it clear to Auntie. You’re grown up; you’re not a kid anymore. You should be brave and say your true thoughts.”
Zhang Jiale nodded thoughtfully.
Then, when he met his mother the next time, Zhang Jiale expressed his true inner thoughts.
Li Hui hadn’t expected such a result. She’d guessed Ouyang Nanshan’s plan and was overjoyed. It was wonderful that Ouyang could accept Jiale—this was a good thing for her and for Jiale. Ouyang had also said that, in the future, the family would have a meal together every week to get in touch with another.
Li Hui happily talked about it with Zhang Jiale and told him to behave well. Maybe he could move in earlier.
But Zhang Jiale said that he didn’t want to go to the Ouyang house.
Li Hui was puzzled.
Zhang Jiale said, “I live very well at my uncle’s house. I don’t want to go to the Ouyang house.”
“Jiale, you’re still young. Don’t you know what this means for your future…” Li Hui tried to persuade her son.
But Zhang Jiale said, “Mom, I know. But what about it? Am I going to become a son of the Ouyang family when I move in? No. I am still me, and I am Zhang Jiale, and I will never become Ouyang Jiale, and I don’t want to be Ouyang Jiale. I think it’s a good thing for you, me, and them to keep a little distance.”
Li Hui looked at Zhang Jiale in surprise.
“Mom, you don’t have to worry about me. You’ve worked hard for so many years. Go live your life. I’ll take care of myself. I know that mother loves me, and I love mother; even if we’re not together, I’ll still love you,” Zhang Jiale said seriously.
Originally, he hadn’t wanted to say these words, but his cousin was right: he was no longer a child, and he should have the courage to express his true inner thoughts. His plan was to continue to stay at his uncle’s house.
Li Hui’s heart felt sweet and sour at the same time. Her son had grown up before she knew it.
Li Hui found another time to chat with her brother and sister-in-law, hoping they could persuade Jiale. But, after listening to Li Hui’s words, Papa Li and Mama Li agreed with Jiale’s choice.
Papa Li was doing it purely for Li Hui’s sake, fearing that it would be difficult for Li Hui to do well in the future. “If the Ouyang family were an ordinary family, it’d be fine if you wanted to take Jiale. But the situation’s obviously different now. So, for your and Jiale’s wellbeing, Jiale should still stay at our house.”
Although Mama Li was a little harsh, she truly loved her nephew, and she also felt that it was better for Zhang Jiale to stay at her home. Of course, she definitely wasn’t doing it because of the living expenses that Li Hui gave every month!
“Your brother’s right. Jiale is not the Ouyang family’s child. Can they treat him sincerely? Even if he can get along with them on the surface, how many grievances will the child suffer behind his back? Jiale is also introverted; he doesn’t like talking. You’re not afraid of suffocating him?”
Li Hui sighed and said, “I know, but I’m also doing it for the good of the family, and he’s also my own flesh and blood.”
“If you really mean Jiale well, then before you get married, give him all the things that his father left for Jiale in advance, so as to save people from making irresponsible remarks in the future,” Mama Li suddenly said.
Papa Li glared at Mama Li. “Well, what are you talking about?”
“I’m planning for a rainy day! What’s more, I’m doing this for her good. If she gives it, there will be no gossip about using the Ouyang family’s money to subsidize her former son.” Mama Li replied, rolling her eyes.
Papa Li was silent. Why did he think that what his wife had said was quite reasonable!
Li Hui was also stunned—she hadn’t expected this. But she couldn’t deny that what her sister-in-law said made sense.
“I’m also doing it for you and Jiale. The rumors were very scary. You should think about it,” Mama Li warned. This was what Jiale deserved. Li Hui was still young and would have future children who would be the real flesh and blood of the Ouyang family. How could the Ouyang family treat those children badly? As for Li Hui, although they were all her children, the human heart was the most fickle thing in this world. Thus, she had to fight for Jiale more.
After Li Hui went back, she thought about it seriously for a long time and finally made a decision.
She transferred the real estate and property left by Zhang Jiale’s father to Zhang Jiale. As for her savings over the past few years, those funds, shares, real estate, etc., were also divided in two, and half was transferred to Zhang Jiale.
Li Hui’s actions couldn’t be hidden from Ouyang Nanshan. Although he couldn’t see the purpose of it, he couldn’t help but feel a little uncomfortable. Was Li Hui guarding against his family?
Li Hui told Ouyang Nanshan, “Jiale didn’t want to move back with me. I thought about it carefully, and that’s fine. I haven’t raised him much since he was a child, and I won’t know how to get along with him. As long as he’s happy. I gave him what his father left him in advance. As for my savings, I divided them into two: one half for him and one for our future children. I know the family does not lack these things, but this is also a little sentiment from me, as a mother. I don’t want it to be said that I am partial to one side in the future.”
So it turned out to be like this. Ouyang Nanshan was relieved. Although he still felt that Li Hui’s move was a bit petty, it had been caused by her own limitations. He hoped that the environment and time could make her change.
“Children grow up and have their own ideas. As parents, we can only respect them. Don’t worry—Jiale is also my child, and I know it well,” Ouyang Nanshan said, patting Li Hui on the shoulder lightly.
Ouyang Nanshan genuinely did care about wherever Zhang Jiale lived. One more child in the family was not too much, and one less wouldn’t be too much either.
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