The car entered the courtyard and stopped outside the stairs of the entrance.
Wen Xuxu unfastened her seatbelt and got out of the car to open the trunk, retrieving the two boxes inside.
Jiang Zhuoheng followed after and bent down to carry the boxes. Both of them walked towards the house together.
There was no one in the living room when they entered. Wen Xuxu changed her shoes, walked to the staircase and yelled in the direction of the upper floor.
When she heard her yell, Wang Daqin appeared at the landing of the stairs on the second floor.
“Xuxu is here.” She glanced at Wen Xuxu then glanced at Jiang Zhuoheng who stood beside her. Her smile froze on her face for a split second before she continued with a chuckle, “Ah Heng is here as well.”
Holding the handrail of the staircase, she quickly descended.
She was 80 years old but her nimble footsteps were like that of a younger person.
Once she descended the stairs, she asked Aunt Zhang to serve them tea. Then she held Xuxu’s hand and led her to the sofa.
“Ah Heng, take a seat. Why are you standing there?” Wang Daqin and Xuxu sat down, with the former beckoning Jiang Zhuoheng to sit down as well.
She asked him about his family. “What is your grandfather doing recently? I haven’t heard from him in days.”
Jiang Zhuoheng smiled and replied, “He’s been going to Grandfather Ming’s place to play cards.”
When Wang Daqin heard him, she was filled with jealousy and envy. “That old fellow Ming Zhongsheng is enjoying life now. Both his granddaughter-in-laws are so capable. He doesn’t have to handle the company matters personally now.”
The group of elderly folks who had belonged to the same generation and had deeper ties with each other didn’t have much to say about their sons. But when it came to their grandsons, there would definitely be endless comparisons.
Everyone yearned for their grandson to be the most outstanding and capable when compared to the rest.
If someone’s grandson suddenly had a tiny achievement, they would love to call and inform every single one of their friends.
Jiang Zhuoheng heard Wang Daqin’s words and he shot a glance at her hand which was holding Wen Xuxu’s tightly. The corners of his mouth had a meaningful smile.
He replied, “Your first and second daughter-in-laws are capable as well.”
Wang Daqin sighed. “Sigh, there are still flaws in an otherwise perfect thing!”
After that, she turned to look at Wen Xuxu. The more she looked at her, the sadder she felt and the more reluctant she was to part with her.
Her thoughts were too obvious and it made Wen Xuxu feel slightly embarrassed. “Grandmother, there is nothing you lack. Both of your granddaughter-in-laws are very capable too. Both First Uncle Yan and Second Uncle Yan are filial and quite reliable. You’re very blessed.”
The words were meant to coax her but Wang Daqin’s expression changed instantly. “Hmph. It makes me furious when you mention the name Yan Shanghong. He doesn’t need me to worry about him? A divorce at his age, how shameful.”
Wen Xuxu was speechless…
Her mouth deserved to be smacked for rubbing someone’s nose in it.
Both Aunt Mu Li and Second Uncle Yan used to be so loving in the past that she had forgotten about their divorce.
She pointed hastily at the two boxes she had brought from the office to change the topic. “Grandmother, I have formally tendered my resignation today and President Yan has approved. Since the new secretary hasn’t reported for work yet, I brought over all the handover documents. I prepared them carefully, please pass them to the new secretary.”
After hearing this, Wang Daqin became sorrowful once again. “Xuxu, are you not going to reconsider?”
She was still unwilling to part with her; who else could be better than Xuxu whom she had raised since she was a child?
“Grandmother, I won’t be so busy in future. That means I’ll have more time to accompany you, right?” Wen Xuxu couldn’t bear to disappoint the old lady. She held her hand and consoled her. “In future, I’ll come by every other day for meals. If you want to travel, don’t forget to bring me along as well.”