Slowly she raised her eyes, looking at the man sitting in an upright posture right opposite to her.
She got up the courage to take a look at his eyes.
Ah, she realized her big brother…… was still so young at this time. Although his gaze was already sharp, but compared to ten years after, his razor blade may be sharp enough but still slightly missing a little of momentum.
He was fourteen years older than her, at this time…… he should be only at the age of 29.
Her sight stopped on the epaulet on his uniform. A major, he’s already a major at the age of 29, compared to other people in the same age, he was way much faster.
But only she would know that he will still walk faster. Around the beginning of next year, he will be gone for half year, and when he comes back, he would already have obtained a first-class merit, and his epaulet would’ve change into lieutenant colonel by then.
But what’s more carved in her memory was, the scary gunshot mark right at his lower jaw.
If the bullet was shot at lower position, that would be the critical spot of a human body. She can’t help but to be filled with apprehension every time she sees it.
Even though that scar doesn’t impair his handsomeness, and it even gave him a sense of mighty.
But now, Xia Rou just wanted to have a proper look at Cao Yang’s face, before this piece of white paper is covered with scar, she wanted to carve his face deep in her heart.
The moment when her eyesight bumped with Cao Yang’s sharp examining gaze, she stopped breathing for a while, then she only realized her inappropriateness.
Thus, she looked down again and lowered her neck, as if she was soft and shy like a real young girl at her age of 15.
Cao Yang is examining her. Translated by The Novelst
Just now when this girl looked at him and said “thank you”, not sure if he mistaken or not, but her gaze was so serious as if she was devoting on him. Especially when she sees him, that pair of somber eyes have flowed out a lot of complicated emotions that he couldn’t understand, he could even feel a faint of infatuation. He found it subtle as a young girl at her age shouldn’t have this kind of emotion.
But this does not prevent him from interpreting the meaning of “wanted to get close with him” from her eyes. She didn’t deliberately get close to him just because of the benefits she could get from him, but because she felt relief the moment she saw him that made her feel a sense of secure. Knowing this is especially hard for him to not being nice on her.
Maybe it was because girls usually mature earlier, he thought. At the age of fifteen, most of the boys are still running on the field, but girls have already known everything.
This early mature happened to be on a girl who had lost both of her parents, even for a man like Cao Yang couldn’t help but naturally feel pity on her.
“Unfortunately for today, everyone had something to do.” He said, “There’s going to be only both of us having dinner together tonight. You may take some rest first, and I’ll call you for dinner later.”
“Your room…… Since it was all a sudden, so the room just started to renovate two days ago, you will need to wait a few days longer before you can move in. My fourth younger brother will be coming back soon, so his study room is under renovation too. The whole second floor is now a mess, nobody can enter yet, you can temporary stay in the side building for now. When everything is done, you can move into the second floor.” He continued.
Oh right, fourth brother only came back right after she moved into Cao Family……
Thinking back when she was the closest to this person in the Cao Family, Xia Rou’s felt a little warmer in her heart. She had no objection towards the arrangement of her room at the side building given by Cao Yang, she nodded her head sweetly: “Alright.”
Then she quietly followed Butler Zhou to the side building.
Cao Yang is very satisfied.
As what Cao Bin said, this is not simply raising a pet dog or cat, but a living human. To them, this is inevitably a big burden.
Before he met her, he already had some thoughts in mind. If she is obedient, then they will take her as their little sister, accommodate her to study on a university, and help her choose a great husband in the future, and we’ll act as her maiden home. But, if she is a troublemaker, then he will let her live comfortably until she turns into an adult, and give her some money to do whatever she wants. Anyhow, he must help his father to fulfill his promise with Cheng Wan, also to repay back her sturdy feelings towards him for all these years.
Fortunately, Xia Rou looked like an obedient child. He hoped that she would behave like her mother and not make any troubles to the family.
Bringing Cheng Wan out to his mind, Cao Yang slightly sighed.
He recalled back to that year, when his father was infected with acute appendicitis, he had an operation and rested at home. Although there will be professional nurses at home 24 hours taking care of him, Cheng Wan still came for a visit and accompanied him for two days.
As the elder son whom is closest to his father, he clearly noticed the sign of happiness written on his father’s eyebrow in those two days. And the reason was only because of that woman who accompanied beside him, reading out the books for him and peeling the apples for him.
However, Cheng Wan only stayed for two days before she rushed back home. She still has a child to take care at home, since it’s bad to let her child stay with the babysitter for a long time.
This time he can clearly feel the upset from his father.
“Why not ask Aunt Cheng to move into our house?” He asked.
But his father closed his eyes and rejected: “Not necessary.”
That time he naively thought that, although his father loved Cheng Wan very much, but not to an extent where he must stay beside her day and night. So he never mentioned about it again.
Until now Cheng Wan passed away, his father suddenly looked like he gotten older in just a few days, that was when he was finally got enlightened.
His father…… has been trying to protect this house carefully. He protected them since they were young and maintained the peace of the family. Even after they had grown up, he doesn’t let anybody to separate him and his sons.
Every young man out there usually has a wife to accompany him when he got old, in order to protect this house, his father had sacrificed himself, and the price of this was being alone when he got old.
Third and fourth brother was still young, they couldn’t understand it yet.
But he and his second brother, Cao Bin, had always felt sad for their father.