Chapter 1252: No Pain, No Gain
However, Ning Shu found her disgusting. She deliberately brought the surrogate mother back home, acting as a pimp for her son. She was the person that had encouraged what happened between Ye Xi and Jing Shaoze.
“Mom, you seem to like Ye Xi a lot,” said Ning Shu with a faint smile.
Jing Shaoze’s mother replied with a smile, “Ye Xi is a good child. She’s sacrificing herself for the sake of her family. There are few people who are this filial nowadays.”
“No pain, no gain.” Ning Shu’s lips curled. She didn’t know if this counted as filial piety or not, but Ye Xi’s efforts could revive her father’s company.
There was nothing that couldn’t be sacrificed. It only depended on whether or not there were enough bargaining chips on the table. If the Ye family went bankrupt, Ye Xi’s life wouldn’t necessarily be any better compared to now.
Ning Shu looked towards Ye Xi and asked, “Aren’t you hot in that scarf?”
Ye Xi had a scarf tightly wrapped around her neck, obviously to cover certain marks.
Ye Xi touched the scarf, then said with a sniffle, “I have a slight cold.”
“Then you should take better care of your health. You have to prepare your body properly in order to have a healthy child,” said Ning Shu lightly.
Ye Xi’s face dimmed for a moment, then she said, “I got it.”
During breakfast, Ning Shu’s fork fell on the ground. When she bent down to pick it up, she saw that Jing Shaoze was nudging Ye Xi’s foot with his under the table.
Ye Xi kept moving away until she finally got annoyed and stomped on Jing Shaoze’s foot. Jing Shaoze glanced at Ye Xi with an indifferent expression.
Ye Xi got a little scared and moved her foot away.
“Jingjing, I’ll pick it up.” When Jing Shaoze saw Ning Shu bend down, he hastily retracted his foot and bent down to pick up the fork.
“Thank you,” said Ning Shu mildly.
Jing Shaoze didn’t head to work after breakfast, so Ning Shu asked, “You’re not going to work?”
Jing Shaoze rubbed his lips and narrowed his eyes as he looked at Ye Xi. He said in a meaningful tone, “I’m not going today. I’m still tired from last night so I’ll head to the company in the afternoon.”
Ye Xi stiffened when she heard what Jing Shaoze said and she turned around to avoid his gaze.
“Is that so?” asked Ning Shu in a meaningful tone. “Make sure to take good care of your health. Don’t wear yourself out too much. Your health is the most important. It’d be terrible if anything happened.”
When Jing Shaoze saw how flustered Ye Xi looked, his lips hooked. Upon hearing what Ning Shu said, he retrieved his gaze and said offhandedly, “It’s fine. I just need to rest a little.”
Jing Shaoze got up. “I’ll go make some juice. Jingjing, what kind of juice do you want?”
Last time it was to get digestion medicine and this time it was juice. What reason would he come up with next time?
“Ok then, orange juice,” said Ning Shu.
Jing Shaoze headed into the kitchen with a smile. After entering the kitchen, he closed the door. Ye Xi shuddered and set down the glass of water she was holding to leave the room. She didn’t want to be alone with Jing Shaoze.
Jing Shaoze stretched out his long leg to block Ye Xi’s way and Ye Xi instantly felt a suffocating imposing aura envelop her. It made her heart start beating out of control and her face quickly turned red.
“Please move out of the way.” Ye Xi lowered her head and said this in a voice as quiet as that of a mosquito’s.
Jing Shaoze lips hooked. “Move out of the way? That’s not what you said last night. When your legs were wrapped around my waist, you didn’t say tell me to move out of the way.”
“I remember that you were the one that seduced me last night, but you’re refusing to admit it now?” Jing Shaoze’s expression was very nefarious, but it had a deadly attraction.