There were several situations that if she changed her perspective, the entire thing would transform.
That morning, Xia Rou came with obvious dark circles under her eyes. She glanced at Cao An.
Regarding his on-and-off relationship with He Chengzhe, she had always sided with Cao An. Despite this, she would at times feel sorry for He Chengzhe because of Cao An’s behavior.
But now, as she tried to look at it from He Chengzhe’s point of view, a chill ran down her spine.
He Chengzhe – though he was excellent in person, in the end he was from an ordinary background. When compared to the fourth young master of Commander Cao’s Family, the gap in their identities couldn’t be overcome.
Because of this gap, for ten years Cao An would go through lovers like a revolving door. Men and women, depending on his mood.
He Chengzhe he could not date, nor could he marry.
Everything would be destroyed by Cao An.
In that ten years, disregarding gender, couldn’t he have found someone that he truly loved?
What about the woman he had almost married?
Xia Rou changed her perspective. She could finally understand all the pain and suffering He Chengzhe had gone through, as well as… the frightening Cao An.
But he was still her closest confidante, the intimate fourth brother. They had no secrets from one another.
She looked at the empty chair at the dining table.
Cao Xing had always been fickle. Even when she died, he still hadn’t gotten married, saying he hadn’t played enough.
She did hear a few times that a pregnant woman came by the house to look for him. Cao Xing spoke only once to her: “Give birth to the baby first, then do a DNA test. If the baby is mine, I’ll raise it.”
He would only raise the child. He never promised to give any status to the woman. If the mother didn’t have a title, that meant the child could only be called an illegitimate child.
After that, the woman disappeared. Whether she gave birth to the child or not, Xia Rou didn’t know. If a woman met a man like this, she could only grind her teeth and swallow back blood.
But this was the third brother that had decorated her room full of plushies, took her along to ski, and even trained with her to bring her along to extreme sports.
Her sight moved to another vacant chair. Translated by The Novelst
Second brother Cao Bin… He was still alright.
But of course, Xia Rou’s relationship with Cao Bin was the most distant among the four brothers. He was the most unfamiliar to her. His face would always crease in a smile, making people unable to see through him.
But he had a properly matched marriage and wedded a smart wife. After their nuptials, the two moved out of the old house into Cao Bin’s place in the government compound.
He probably had aspirations for his official career, which was why he cherished his feathers. His marriage was much more traditional compared to Cao Xing and Cao An.
Finally, she couldn’t help but look at Cao Yang.
Cao Yang had already noticed her looking like a panda, realizing she was spacing out again early in the morning. He looked at her, his brows creased.
Xia Rou’s gaze turned to him. When she saw the familiar “川” between his brows, she fell into a trance, seeming to have returned to her past life…
His face had always stiffened, his brows furrowing, when he looked at her.
Whenever she looked at his expression, she would be afraid, but also continue to look, since… her heart felt much more at ease on his face.
Cao Yang: “…”
Why was she staring at him and spacing out?
“Hey!” He stretched out a hand and waved it before her face. “Why are you spacing out?”
Xia Rou returned to her senses: “Hm, big brother?”
“What’s wrong with your eyes?” Cao Yang asked. “You weren’t able to sleep?”
“Insomnia hit me last night…”
Insomnia at such a young age…
The three men at the table shifted their gazes.
Xia Rou felt a chill on her scalp, quickly lowering her head to drink her porridge.
“Just now you were looking at me and spacing out. What are you thinking?” Cao Yang asked once again.
Xia Rou cupped her hands around her bowl and glanced at him.
Just like a squirrel, Cao Yang thought.
Xia Rou hesitated for a bit before asking, “Big brother, do you have a girlfriend yet?”
“No,” replied Cao Yang without hesitation. “Why are you suddenly asking about this?”
Xia Rou tore at her pancake, seeming hesitant. “No… I just thought that… You’re already so old, why aren’t you married yet…”
You’re already so old…
Already so old…
It was like a lightning bolt had struck Cao Yang’s head.
Cao An made a “Pu!” sound and spewed out a mouthful of soy milk! Then he began thumping the table, unable to stop laughing.
Even the corner of Cao Xiong’s mouth was twitching.
Cao Yang bared his teeth in a smile: “Xiao Rou you – you think big brother is old already, huh?”
That was nonsense! He was barely 31! As a man, his physiology and mental state was at his peak!
The sudden pressure made Xia Rou start to sweat. “N-Nothing, I just said…”
It was rare to see her be smart for once: “Ah! I have an English test today! I-I gotta leave first! Bye-bye Uncle! Bye-bye Fourth brother!”
She didn’t even have the courage to say bye to Cao Yang. She grabbed her bag and quickly ran away.
Cao Yang hmphed. He felt so stifled he wasn’t in the mood to continue his meal.
“Big brother!” Cao An looked at him seriously. “You’re so old already, why haven’t you married yet oh my god pwahahahah!”
He laughed, bending over the table in his mirth.
Cao Yang: “…”
This kid must be looking to be beat again! Translated by The Novelst
“Later, if your brother beats you, don’t wail like a ghost,” said Cao Xiong.
Cao An wasn’t stupid. As soon as he saw his big brother’s face black as coal, he quickly adapted like Xia Rou and ran away.
At the dining table, only his father and big brother remained.
“What Xiao Rou said isn’t wrong,” said Cao Xiong, looking at his eldest son.
He was his pride and joy, the son that resembled him the most.
Proofread by: Hannah