Xia Rou had a kind of yearning and respect toward smart people. He had realized this early on.
In the beginning, his feelings toward this girl was all based on his attraction.
However, Hu Xuan wasn’t ashamed of having inherited a strong need for the opposite sex from his paternal side. Instead, he felt that this kind of drive was the strongest motivation for a man to work hard for his future.
Only when a person stood at a higher position and held power and wealth could he possess more resources for sex, right?
The men in his family were all devoted to this target and worked hard toward it, and the results were brilliant.
But what was so unlucky for him was that he hit a snag.
As a result, he had to listen to Cao Yang’s lecturing and had fallen so low as to become a babysitter… No, a bodyguard.
Such a pleasant-looking girl and he could only look but not taste… But once he thought of Cao Yang, the fire in him was extinguished. That was right. Since Xia Rou had become “Xia Rou of the Cao Family,” he could only continue being polite to her.
If he continued and tried to lay his hands on her, he was seeking death.
He wasn’t that stupid. There were so many beautiful women in the world, he didn’t want to give up the whole field for just one flower.
Soon, he began to realize that Xia Rou wasn’t that sharp. To be blunt, she was a little stupid, and slow to boot.
This kind of girl was what he would call a flower vase. According to his brother, there were no other use for them other than to sleep with them.
Moreover, this kind of girl would always cause trouble for men. Anything else aside from their presence in bed would annoy people.
That was why he thought that looking after Xia Rou would be very tiresome, but in the end it turned out fine.
Xia Rou was free from worry. Translated by The Novelst
She couldn’t be considered smart, but she had a clear mind. She had no scheming thoughts that an adult woman might have, nor did she act unreasonably like a little girl.
She was an amiable girl, thought Hu Xuan. He really couldn’t find any other words to describe her. If this word had been used to describe a man, then Hu Xuan would have summarized instead with the word “stupid.” But to describe a girl, it seemed to be a pleasing quality.
Slowly, Hu Xuan came to realize he liked to get along with Xia Rou. He had no worries about her; he didn’t have to analyze her intentions and he could relax before her.
The feeling was comfortable, especially for Hu Xuan as someone who had grown up with complicated people surrounding him.
“What are your plans for the future? Does the Cao Family have any plans for you? Have you spoken to them about it?” asked Hu Xuan.
Xia Rou was surprised. She was uncertain. “…No. I-I…”
She hesitated for a while before saying, “I was thinking… after I get into university I can stay on the campus, then I can move out from Uncle Cao’s house…”
Hu Xuan stared at her. “And then what?”
“After I graduate, I can look for a job. Then… just live my life.”
Xia Rou thought she could find herself a job. If not, Cao Yang could use his connections to find her one, like he had in the past.
Actually, she still had two shops in her name that had been given to Cheng Wan in the past by Cao Xiong. Just by collecting the rent it was already enough for her to live comfortable for the rest of her life.
But she felt that since she had been given a chance to rebirth, even if she was unable to accomplish something great, she didn’t want to just let life pass her by, either.
Also, she had a desire in her heart to become a woman capable of taking care of herself, leaving aside anything the Cao Family could provide her with.
Hu Xuan looked at this simple-minded girl, sighing slightly in his heart.
He would be leaving soon for a few years. Even if he returned every year, he might not be able to meet her.
He thought, no matter what, he should still leave her some advice.
“Ah?” said Xia Rou. “What’s wrong? If you want to say something just spit it out. Why do you want me to promise not to tell the Cao Family?”
Hu Xuan thought – wasn’t it freaking normal to promise? Normally he wouldn’t even say anything that might affect him or cause him trouble.
Wasn’t it all for this stupid girl! Translated by The Novelst
At last, he managed to force a promise out of Xia Rou. Whatever he said to her must not be passed on to the Cao Family.
He took a deep breath, looking at Xia Rou. He finally spoke the words he had been suppressing in his heart for a long time——
“My little sister Xia Rou, you stupid girl. Why am I not surprised? When will you learn to protect yourself? Can you not take it for granted that everyone in the Cao Family is a good person?”
Proofread by: Hannah