Chapter 154: Agree to Meet
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
At night, Su Xiaolu administered acupuncture to Sun Baoshan and Sun Baoqian as usual. It had been more than half a year, and half of the toxins in the siblings’ bodies had been cleared. It was faster than expected. By this time next year, the remaining toxins in their bodies would be completely cleared.
At that time, they just needed to continue eating the occasional medicinal cuisine and the health pills she made every day.
After putting away the needles, Su Xiaolu returned to the courtyard to sleep.
After the old man left, she stopped eating supper. After packing up the herbs, she entered the Space to pack up the herbs she had planted. Some of them needed to be planted separately, and she only came out to sleep after she was done.
The next day, she didn’t have to perform acupuncture for Sun Baoshan and Sun Baoqian. She went to the shop early to help out. She kept greeting people at the entrance of the shop. There were many regulars. When she saw them, she shouted kindly,
Because of Su Xiaolu, they were sold out before noon today.
Madam Zhao said gently to Su Xiaolu, “Xiaolu, your auntie will be back soon. I’ll go with you.”
Anyway, it wasn’t very far. It would be good for her to go along so that she could take care of her.
Su Xiaolu nodded.
Madam Zhao began to wash the wooden buckets. She let Chen Daniu and Chen Erniu rest while she slowly did it.
Madam Zhao wanted the children to rest, but none of them did.
Everyone washed the vegetable board and the kitchen knives.
When they were all packed, they rested together.
Not long after, Madam Qian arrived.
When she saw Su Xiaolu, she said, “Are we going over now?”
Su Xiaolu nodded.
Madam Zhao said to Su Xiaoling, “Third Sister, I’ll go with them. Wait here with Daniu and Erniu. Wait for us when your brothers and Heng are out of school.”
Su Xiaoling nodded and said gently, “Okay, rest assured.”
Madam Qian smiled and instructed Chen Daniu and Chen Erniu, “Daniu and Erniu, listen to Xiaoling, understand? Don’t run around.”
Chen Daniu and Chen Erniu nodded. “We won’t run around. Mother, don’t worry.”
Madam Qian and Madam Zhao smiled at each other. Madam Zhao held Su Xiaolu’s hand and the three of them went together.
They followed the address all the way.
Seeing that the street was getting more and more familiar, Su Xiaolu couldn’t help but say, “Big Brother and Second Brother’s school is on this street.”
Madam Zhao had never been here before. When she heard this, her expression softened. “Is that so?”
When they reached the school gate, Su Xiaolu pointed to Madam Zhao. “This is the place.”
Before school ended, there were still faint sounds of reading.
Madam Zhao’s expression was gentle, and Madam Qian’s expression was also very gentle. In their opinion, learning knowledge was a very sacred thing.
However, the address given by Madam Chen was not this one.
After entering the alley and finding a back door, Madam Qian looked around and said, “This should be the place. I’ll knock and try.”
As she spoke, Madam Qian raised her hand and knocked on the door.
It wasn’t long before they heard urgent footsteps approaching. Then the door opened.
Madam Chen looked at Madam Qian in disbelief. “Sister, you’re really here. Thank you so much. I’ve been looking forward to your arrival for the past two days. It’s really great.”
She had been waiting for news for the past two days and was very anxious. She was thinking that if there was no news in two days, she would have to ask Madam Qian again even if she had to be thick-skinned.
She didn’t expect her to really come.
Madam Chen’s gaze landed on Madam Zhao, who was beside Madam Qian. Her eyes were filled with anxiety.
Was she the famous doctor?
Madam Chen did not dare to be presumptuous. She only suppressed the joy in her heart and looked at Madam Qian expectantly, waiting for Madam Qian to introduce her.
Madam Qian said, “Sister Chen, last time, you said that your daughter needed scar removal. I asked around for you and the doctor agreed to help you take a look. So, we came today.”
Madam Chen was very excited and nodded repeatedly. “Okay, okay, thank you. Please come in.”
Madam Chen excitedly invited the three of them in.
She did not pay attention to Su Xiaolu. She only quietly sized up Madam Zhao and thought about how to talk to her.
Madam Zhao felt Madam Chen’s excitement. Madam Chen looked at her frequently, and Madam Zhao returned a polite smile.
Inside the backyard to the inner courtyard.
Madam Chen said, “My daughter is in the house. She has suffered a lot over the years. If she offends you in any way, please don’t hold it against her. As her mother, I apologize to you first.”
Chen’s eyes were filled with worry, and she suppressed a lot of her helplessness.
Before she went in, she apologized.
Madam Chen was gentle and polite. As mothers, Madam Qian and Madam Zhao understood her immediately.
Madam Zhao and Madam Qian smiled at each other. Madam Zhao said, “It’s alright.”
Madam Chen was very grateful. She looked at Madam Qian and Madam Zhao and sincerely thanked them.
When they reached the door, Madam Chen raised her hand and knocked lightly three times. Then, she said gently, “Yaoyao, Mother is here.”
There was no response from inside the house.
Madam Chen sighed and pushed through the door.
She understood the knot in her daughter’s heart too well.
After they entered, they saw a beautiful woman’s back view sitting quietly in front of the embroidered screen.
Madam Chen stepped forward and said gently, “Yaoyao, mother brought the doctor over. Can you take a look at the doctor? Believe me, this doctor will definitely be able to treat you this time.”
Once her face was healed, her daughter wouldn’t have to feel so inferior and shut herself away from the world. She wouldn’t have to be laughed at.
As long as she was well, she could still marry the man of her dreams. Anything was possible.
Lin Yaoyao’s hand paused, and her shoulders trembled. After a while, she said in a hoarse voice, “Mother, I don’t want to be treated anymore.”
She always took her hope with her and finally her dreams were shattered. After all these years, her heart had died. All she wanted now was a quiet life. She didn’t want to face those strange eyes again. Even if it felt like the life of a gutter rat, she didn’t want to be disturbed.
Madam Chen was a little anxious. She looked at Madam Zhao and Madam Qian apologetically before walking to Lin Yaoyao’s side. She grabbed Lin Yaoyao’s hand and begged, “Yaoyao, just believe in Mother one more time. It’ll really be fine this time.”
Lin Yaoyao’s face was covered in tears. Seeing the pleading in Madam Chen’s eyes, her heart ached.
She bit her lip hard and clenched her fists. Her nails dug into her palms until they hurt before she nodded this way.
Madam Chen also shed tears. She gently held Lin Yaoyao’s hand and gently pried open her fingers to prevent her from hurting herself.
Lin Yaoyao stood up and slowly turned around to face Madam Qian and the others.
She lowered her eyes and did not make eye contact with Su Xiaolu and the others.
But the scar on her face was visible.
Madam Zhao and Madam Qian couldn’t help but gasp. Lin Yaoyao’s entire face was covered in scars. Her scars weren’t as deep as Madam Qian’s, but they covered her entire face.
Lin Yaoyao let them take a look before turning her back to them. Madam Chen looked at Madam Zhao anxiously and asked, “Doctor, can it be cured?”
Madam Zhao was stunned for a moment before realizing that Madam Chen had made a mistake. She pointed at Su Xiaolu beside her in embarrassment and said, “I’m sorry. I’m not the doctor. My daughter is.”