Strongest Counterattack - Chapter 477 - I Want to Talk to Her
Chapter 477 I Want to Talk to Her
Although Yaya grew up in Canada, Zhao Anzhi raised her with traditional Chinese culture in mind. That was because Zhao Anzhi knew that Yaya would return from abroad sooner or later; she wouldn’t force her to stay abroad. After all, the reason why she had gone to Canada while being pregnant was the same reason Qin Changxing had secluded himself in a temple, which was to avoid the worldly and trivial matters so that she could protect her unborn daughter. After all, Yaya was an extension of her bloodline with Qin Changxing.
Zhao Anzhi had an advantage that made her better than Qin Changan: she knew how to maintain her relationship with her relatives. Zhao Anzhi had been maintaining her relationship with the lineage of her mother-in-law’s biological family. As opposed to Qin Changan being disconnected from his biological mother’s family for years, Zhao Anzhi had a close relationship with them. Based on Qin Changan’s personality, it was not surprising that he, who could cut ties with the Zhu family, could stop communicating with his own family members. However, Zhao Anzhi was completely different.
When Zhao Anzhi was in Canada, she took the initiative to let Yaya get in touch with the children of her relatives, making her know the importance of blood ties and everything that came along with them. However, Yaya never knew that she had two closer cousins. After all, Qin Sheng and Qin Ran were her brother and sister from the Qin Family.
Later on, Yaya learned that she had a biological uncle and was getting closer and closer to him. Then she knew that she had a female cousin, whom her mother never let her get in touch with. Then she learned that she had another male cousin some time before, making her feel more and more and excited and exuberant.
So, when her mother told Yaya that she could meet her brother and sister on this visit, she was especially looking forward to meeting them.
However, Yaya didn’t expect to meet Qin Sheng in such a setting. She thought they would surely see each other at home in Beijing or somewhere else. Never did she expect that they would meet in front of the grave mound of her grandfather whom she had never met before.
Following her mother’s gaze, Yaya saw Qin Sheng and the others standing not far away. In that case, Yaya naturally knew that her mother letting her know that one of them was her brother. However, Yaya—who had never seen her brother, his picture or anything—didn’t know which of the three men was the brother she wanted to meet.
Yaya asked with great anticipation, “Mom, which one is my brother?”
Zhao Anzhi deliberately poked fun at her, “Your brother is the one who looks more like your uncle.”
Yaya pouted with slight dissatisfaction. After all, Qin Sheng and the others were still some distance away from them. Even so, Yaya still looked ahead, trying to recognize her brother.
Qin Sheng was sure he didn’t know these two strange women, who apparently knew him and should be related to the Qin family. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have gone there to pay homage to his grandpa, not to mention the very few who knew his grandpa was buried there.
After figuring these things out, Qin Sheng slowly walked over and was ready to greet them. After all, they were paying respects to his grandfather. He, being the sole grandson of the Old Master, should stand up to say hello to them.
Both Zhao Anzhi and Yaya were looking at Qin Sheng as he walked towards them. Yaya finally recognized which one was her brother. Firstly, Qin Sheng was at the forefront. Secondly, he bore a strong resemblance to her uncle.
Once Qin Sheng reached them, before he could ask about their identity, the slightly younger beauty in front of him hugged him excitedly as she shouted, “Brother!”
Qin Sheng was confused. Chang Baji and Hao Lei behind him were even more puzzled and wondered what was going on. When did Qin Sheng get an extra sister? Knowing that Qin Sheng had a biological elder sister and another junior sister like Xin Xin, they didn’t know how Qin Sheng got hold of an extra sister. Moreover, it was clear that Qin Sheng didn’t know the two beauties.
Yaya had been growing up abroad. And Zhao Anzhi had kept a close eye on her. Consequently, she wasn’t calculative. Instead, she was incomparably pure and clean inside. It was true that she was a little excited, so she didn’t consider whether her brother knew her and assumed that he did.
Qin Sheng didn’t deny that Yaya was very beautiful, who even gave him a strange sense of kinship. If this had happened in the past, Qin Sheng might have still acted a bit complacent. However, he was quite confused at the moment.
Because of this, Qin Sheng was embarrassed; he gently pushed Yaya away and looked puzzled as he asked, “Who are you?”
Qin Sheng’s question doused Yaya’s enthusiasm like a basin of cold water. The smile on Yaya’s face disappeared in an instant. She asked in discontent, “Brother, don’t you know me? I’m Yaya, your sister.”
Qin Sheng was even more confused. What the heck? Could it be that they had misidentified the grave? No, only his grandfather’s grave was there, not to mention that no one would bury their loved ones there. So, Qin Sheng could only force himself to say, “Beauty, I’m so sorry, it seems that I don’t know you.”
What Qin Sheng said was another blow to Yaya. She felt so aggrieved that she was about to cry. She said to Zhao Anzhi pitifully, “Mother, brother doesn’t know me.”
After hearing the beautiful girl in front of them cry out for her mother, Qin Sheng and others realized that it was a mother and daughter pair. No wonder their temperament looked so similar.
Zhao Anzhi was very amused as she touched Yaya’s hair. She replied, “Yaya, don’t worry. Take it slow, you’re scaring your brother.”
Qin Sheng said politely after he knew that the mother and daughter pair was no threat, “Auntie, I indeed don’t know you guys. This is my grandfather’s grave. Who are you?”
Zhao Anzhi smiled faintly and said, “This is your grandfather’s grave as much as it is hers.”
What Zhao Anzhi said made Qin Sheng subconsciously frown. What did she mean? It was clear that this aunt knew who was buried there. However, what did the rest of her sentence mean? After all, Qin Sheng didn’t know that he had an uncle who was a monk in Mount Wutai.
Before Qin Sheng could figure it out, Zhao Anzhi took the initiative. She smiled as she said, “Sheng’er, you should call me Aunt.”
“Auntie?” Qin Sheng was getting more and more confused.
From the look on Qin Sheng’s face, Zhao Anzhi knew what was going on in his mind. So she smiled lightly and continued, “Sheng’er, it seems that your father hasn’t told you some of the past stories of the Qin family, right? You don’t know you have an uncle who is a monk in Wutai Mountain and an aunt who is in Canada, right? Nor did you know you have a female junior cousin, right?”
Hearing Zhao Anzhi’s explanation. Qin Sheng somewhat figured out the ins and outs and was more confused in secret. Instead of answering Zhao Anzhi’s questions, he took out his cell phone, walked to the side and called his sister directly. He needed to figure out what on earth was going on. Zhao Anzhi’s explanation revealed somewhat excessive details to him.
In Qin Ran’s office in Shanghai, Wu Han and Lin Su were reporting the progress of their work to her. They had been working overtime every day during this period. The progress of their work and the outcome were quite satisfying. At least, they had finished evaluating one-third of the company’s projects abroad.
When Qin Ran’s cell phone rang, she glimpsed at the caller ID and looked at Lin Su subconsciously. After that, she interrupted Wu Han and said, “Wu Han, go to Manager Li’s office and get the things I need. By the way, ask Manager Li about the progress of their work in case it could affect our work in the following days.”
Wu Han didn’t overthink it. After all, Lin Su was there and she was well aware of the work progress. Only after Wu Han had left did Qin Ran connect the call. “Qin Sheng, what’s wrong? Did you encounter something in Xi’an?”
When Lin Su heard Qin Sheng’s name, she understood why Qin Ran had asked Wu Han to leave.
Qin Sheng over the call was desperate to know the truth at the moment. He skipped the pleasantries and said directly, “Sister, do we have an uncle who is a monk in Wutai Mountain, an aunt in Canada, and a beautiful-looking female junior cousin?”
Qin Ran was quite astounded, “How did you find out? Who told you this?”
That was because Qin Ran and Qin Changan had talked about those past events about the Qin family quite solemnly. She, who didn’t want Qin Sheng to prematurely know about these trivial matters, was intending to wait until Qin Sheng had adjusted completely to his new identity and the new life before telling him about the past. After all, once Qin Sheng learned of these things, great pressure would ensue.
Qin Sheng didn’t answer his sister’s question. Instead, he responded with another question, “Sister, don’t ask me how I found out. Tell me the basics first.”
Qin Ran sighed, “I originally wanted to let you know about these things sometime later. Unexpectedly, you discovered them in advance. If that’s the case, I won’t hide anything from you now. We do have an uncle who became a monk in Wutai Mountain and an aunt who left for Canada. However, there’s no such thing as a beautiful-looking cousin as you said. That’s because our uncle and aunt never had any children.”
His sister’s answer shocked Qin Sheng a little, confusing him a little more. He was first surprised to learn that what Zhao Anzhi had told him turned out to be true; he had an uncle and an aunt. However, he was confused since his sister had denied the existence of any cousins, and that their uncle and aunt never had any children. In that case, what was going on? Was the mother and daughter pair lying to him? They didn’t need to do so.
Qin Sheng didn’t doubt his sister’s words. That was because he felt that there was nothing that she didn’t know about. If Qin Ran said they didn’t have any cousins, then it surely was the truth.
“Qin Sheng, now can you tell me exactly how you learned of this?” Qin Ran said with narrowed eyes. She felt that there was something fishy about the whole matter. If someone had deliberately told Qin Sheng those things, they would very likely have sinister intentions.
Qin Sheng thought for a moment and said, “Sister, I came to pay my respects to our grandfather this morning. However, there was a strange mother and daughter pair waiting by the grave. The middle-aged woman told me these things. And she also called me Sheng’er, telling me that she was my aunt and that the young and beautiful girl was my cousin.”
After Qin Sheng said what had happened, it was Qin Ran’s turn to be shocked. She exclaimed, “What?”
Qin Ran analyzed the whole situation subconsciously, such as how the mother and daughter pair had known about where her grandfather’s grave was. After all, only a few people knew the detailed position. Moreover, it seemed that they didn’t have a reason to deceive Qin Sheng. After all, when it came to such things, he would have been able to confirm the facts with a phone call.
Could it be that the middle-aged woman was her aunt and the young and beautiful girl was indeed her female junior cousin, whose existence she didn’t even know about?
After thinking it over, Qin Ran immediately said, “Qin Sheng, give the phone to that middle-aged woman. I want to talk to her.”
Qin Sheng hemmed softly, held his phone up, and quickly approached Zhao Anzhi. He whispered, “My sister wants to talk to you.”
Zhao Anzhi laughingly took the phone over and said amusedly, “Ran Ran, what’s wrong? Do you have other aunts?”
Qin Ran already knew the outcome after hearing the familiar voice over the phone. Apparently, they did have a junior female cousin that she didn’t even know about.