Chapter 693: Turns Out It was Jealousy
“Mommy…” Rainy tugged her mother’s sleeves again and started pouting, making herself seem pitiful.
Xia Ruoxin placed her bowl down and lowered her head to look at her daughter who was about to cry.
“Eat your vegetables next time.”
Rainy pulled a long face.
Should she allow Uncle to accompany her, or should she eat the vegetables she hated the most? Even though she wanted Uncle around, she also did not want to eat disgusting vegetables. She raised her head again and begged her mother with her teary eyes.
“No room for discussion.” Xia Ruoxin continued eating without emotions. She knew she could not reject her daughter. Originally, she wanted a father for her daughter. Even though Rainy still called Chu Lui ‘Uncle’—when she was older, she would tell her that she actually had a father who had the surname ‘Chu’; she was not a fatherless child.
Just that, she was really reluctant for Chu Lui to silently barge into her life again. Even though he had not done anything outrageous, she felt that the man was feeding on everything she and her daughter had built up.
Hence, when her daughter brought this up, she knew that the man would be more brazen in the future. Of course, she would not be courteous to the man and also to the Rainy who was picky with her food.
Rainy frowned and started kicking the table before raising her head and had a look of bravery on her face.
She tugged her mother’s sleeves again.
“Mommy, Rainy promises you… she will eat her vegetables.”
Meanwhile, Chu Lui was just silently eating his food. He also felt that his daughter could not be picky with her food. She was such a skinny child and was almost as thin as a skeleton. However, he was too afraid to stuff rice into her stomach. He had never been a father and did not know how to be one. Chu Xiang was not counted as he did not have a bond with her. On the other hand, he was actually very scared about Rainy.
He was afraid that she would starve, afraid that she would eat too much, and afraid that she would eat too little.
Xia Ruoxin originally thought that Chu Lui would stick around after the meal and annoy her, but in the end, he was pretty sensible and left on his own after the meal, which allowed her to heave a sigh of relief.
In the future—if he came over to accompany her daughter to eat, she could still tolerate him. Just that, she had never expected… Chu Lui was still Chu Lui. He was still a cunning fox who calculated far better and further than anyone else.
When she went out on the second day, she saw someone moving into the house beside hers. She was still thinking that ever since she stayed here, there was no one in the houses beside her. At first, she thought no one was living there; but now, she was going to have new neighbors.
This was until at night when she fetched her daughter home, the door at the house opposite them was opened coincidentally.
Xia Ruoxin wanted to greet them politely. After all, they were neighbors so they would see each other very often. In the end, when she saw who it was, the smile on her face froze.
“Chu Lui, what are you doing here?”
Chu Lui leaned against the door behind him. “I want to accompany my daughter to eat. It’s troublesome to go back and forth so I’ve decided to stay here.”
Before Xia Ruoxin could say anything, Chu Lui interrupted her and did not give her a chance to speak or reject.
“Don’t worry, I’ll pay for my meals. Three meals a day, five thousand for a month.”
He was very generous and gave a huge figure straight away.
“Money makes one silly,” Xia Ruoxin muttered to herself. She did not want to argue with that man as she knew that she would not win against Chu Lui. He could do whatever he wanted. She opened the door and walked in with her daughter.
At night, Chu Lui really came over as agreed.
Just like that, they started their kind of cohabitation days. Other than eating together every day, the two of them did not have much interaction so it did not make Xia Ruoxin feel uncomfortable.
Meanwhile, the charity project for the Chu Enterprise was finished; and the Angel Foundation had started its operations and had already saved three children with leucocythemia. As a result of the charitable deeds, the Chu Enterprise had a spot in the limelight; and its company’s influence had increased. All these were something Chu Lui did not expect.
Actually, he only wanted to turn his guilt of not saving his own daughter to other children. He did not expect that after saving the children, his heart would find something that would make him more excited and emotional other than making money.
Even though he was not a philanthropist, he decided that as long as he was around and the Chu Enterprise had not gone bankrupt, he would continue saving these children.
On the other hand, the charity studio had also started; and the feedback was quite good along with several television features. This allowed Chu Lui to clinch a few big deals unexpectedly.
Sometimes, Chu Lui wondered if this was so-called good karma.
The way he did things in the past… it was a wonder he did not get any retribution.
Xia Ruoxin loved the studio she prepared herself. From the supervision of the renovation to the starting of the classes later on, she was there every step of the way. That was why the her that had suffered in the cold seat for more than a month had finally got to enjoy the fruits of her labor.
There were a total of thirty-odd children. Some of them were poor children who loved learning while the others were the children from the welfare home, including the Lin Qing siblings. They loved coming over, and they were much happier than before.
Rainy would also come over on weekends to accompany the small brother and sister.
Every time Lin Qing and Guo’er went back, Rainy would put the money she saved and the snacks and sweets she did not eat into Guo’er’s pockets. These were all that she saved for the small brother and sister to eat; she could not even bear to do so herself.
Oh, she searched for half a day and finally found the ten-dollar note. Then, she placed it in Lin Qing’s palm. “Brother, this money is for Sister’s illness.”
She lifted her head, and on her cheeky apple-like face, there was an innocent smile.
“Thank you.” Lin Qing held his hand tight and reached out to hug Rainy. This sister was very obedient. He must repay her and Teacher Xia in the future.
There were very few people who were kind to them in the world. They actually had two uncles, but they took whatever their parents left for the siblings and sent them to the welfare home.
Even though they were not doing well, they could still eat to their stomachs’ fill. However, he could not let his sister eat better food. He had no ability, and his sister was young. That was until he met Teacher Xia. Every time she came over, Teacher Xia would bring them to eat good food, and she had never once complained about Guo’er’s leg and had even combed her hair for her. She would also change her clothes, bring her to the toilet, and clean her up, not picking on her at all. Just like their mother.