After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 196
The child fell asleep right after eating, and as Ming Zhu looked at her white and tender little plump face, her heart turned soft, like a puddle of water, and even her eyes were unwilling to look away from her.
Hong Ling asked, “Have you thought of a name for the child?”
Ming Zhu smiled brightly and nodded to her, “I’ve decided, I’ll call her Xiaoman.” (
Xiao Man was a childhood name, she hoped that her daughter could have a complete and fulfilled life. As for her official name, she couldn’t just choose any, she had to pick a good one.
Hong Ling had never read a book, and naturally she could not help her regarding the matter of naming the child. She recited her childhood name several times before saying, “It sounds good.”
Ming Zhu discovered that Xiaoman was a little girl with a very good temper, and she basically wouldn’t cry unless she was hungry. As long as she was full, she would look at her happily, open her mouth and smile at her.
On the day of the little girl’s one-month birthday, Wei Chiyu had people deliver a set of exquisite silver jewelry. He was too busy and unable to free himself, but knowing that her small courtyard was not safe, he dispatched his confidents to keep watch in the shadows.
Ming Zhu didn’t know anything about these things, she stayed in her small courtyard every day, didn’t go anywhere, and coaxed and played with Xiao Man every day.
However, the business of the pastry shop had not been put on hold, Hong Ling was taking care of the shop very well, and because the taste of the pastries was good, many customers were coming back. But people who came to the pastry shop always asked where her sister was? That woman who was beautiful even though she wore a veil.
Hong Ling casually used an excuse to fool them, and gradually no one asked about her again.
Time passed slowly, and in the blink of an eye, Xiaoman was already half a year old.
She not only knew how to crawl now, but she also turned over on her own. Her pair of fleshy little legs were particularly vigorous. Ming Zhu had raised the little girl so well she was white and fat. Ming Zhu also couldn’t bear to see her cry.
Hong Ling felt that Ming Zhu was really spoiling the child too much, “They say that when a child cries, you shouldn’t hold her immediately, otherwise she will become lazy!”
The neighbors in the alley had several children, and they often talked to Hong Ling about how to raise children, and most of what they said sounded reasonable.
Ming Zhu changed the child into newly made clothes and said with a bright smile: “But Xiaoman is not a little girl who loves to cry, she is very well-behaved.”
Hong Ling snorted, “She cries twice a day.”
“That’s because she’s hungry.”
“You’ve got her so spoiled that she doesn’t let anyone else hold her.”
Xiaoman looked well-behaved, but in fact, she had quite the temper. When Hong Ling wanted to hold her, she showed Hong Ling her butt and crawled on the bed, and it was only when she was full that she was willing to let her hold her for a moment.
The little girl’s body was soft, with the fragrance of milk, and a strong and sturdy person like Hong Ling couldn’t bear to let go of her, so she wanted to hug her for a while longer.
“She’s letting Wei Chiyu hold her, isn’t it that you’re too fierce towards her?” Ming Zhu asked with a smile.
Hong Ling couldn’t get over her anger and defended herself loudly, “Wei gongzi used things to bribe her, how could I compare to him?”
Wei Chiyu was really good to Xiaoman, it seemed that he didn’t treat her as someone else’s daughter at all, and he would gift her a lot of good things every time he came.
Ming Zhu was surprised, wondering where he got the money, her impression was still stuck in those days when Wei Chiyu had to make a living by writing words for others, always forgetting that he no longer was the poor and destitute boy he used to be, but a man of talent that even the prefect had to be courteous towards when seeing him.
Speaking of Wei Chiyu, Hong Ling felt that she herself was even more in a hurry than Ming Zhu was, “When exactly will you two get married ah?”
“Don’t talk nonsense.”
“Don’t think I didn’t see Wei Chiyu kissing you the last time when he accompanied you to the door! ”
When she accidentally saw that scene, Hong Ling’s face, as a virgin girl, turned thoroughly red. Wei gongzi actually would push himself onto Zhu Zhu so strongly!?
She turned around and fled, but couldn’t stop the curiosity in her heart, so then she turned back and found a location where she wouldn’t be discovered to take a peek.
“I just pretended not to know anything, but I did see it. ”
Wei Chiyu was very good to her as always, and his meticulous thoughtfulness always reminded her of the past, when the two were about to get married. She was so happy back then, that now she almost wanted to cry whenever she thought about it.
Ming Zhu felt as if she was slowly starting to fall for him again.
Translator : Laura
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