“Five, five sister-in-law…”
Shao Meiling, at the age of fifteen, was at the age where she loved to dress up and was envious of the clothes and hair accessories that Qiao Xuan wore. Shao Xiaozhi had similar thoughts as well. She couldn’t help but think of her mother and sixth brother’s angry words, wondering why it wasn’t her sixth brother who encountered the county lord’s daughter falling into the water. If it were him, how great would that be?
So today, Qiao Xuan was like her own close sister-in-law. Not only would she have plenty of money to spend, but her sixth brother’s future would also be secure!
With this in mind, Shao Xiaozhi couldn’t help but sneak a few more glances at the beautiful silver hairpin in Qiao Xuan’s hair. She thought to herself that if this was her own sister-in-law, she could openly ask her for it.
A thought suddenly occurred to her. What if she went back and acted cute in front of her uncle and asked him to give it to her? Her uncle would definitely agree!
Shao Xiaozhi felt a sense of joy, and a smile appeared on her face.
Qiao Xuan secretly observed the expressions of the two girls. They were both young and inexperienced, so how could they hide their feelings?
Qiao Xuan saw it all clearly, and she felt a sense of disgust.
She silently felt fortunate that the main household of the Shao family was not like this.
She smiled and said, “You two must be the second and third branch’s cousins, right?”
Shao Meiling and Shao Xiaozhi nodded and said, “Yes!” “That’s right…”
Qiao Xuan glanced at the flowers on their heads. They seemed to get along quite well as cousins. Each of them had a flower accessory inserted in their hair.
Qiao Xuan approached them and reached out to take those two flowers off their heads. She smiled and said, “Weren’t these the welcome gift I gave to Taotao? Taotao must be really good to you to lend them to you! Taotao, these flowers were given to you by your sister-in-law. It’s fine to lend them to your cousins for a while, but you must remember to keep them safe. This is your sister-in-law’s love for you!”
Shao Taotao was overjoyed and took the pair of flowers. She repeatedly nodded and said, “Rest assured, sister-in-law, I will cherish your love and keep them safe!”
She swore to herself that she would never wear them in front of them again. She would only wear them in her own room and courtyard. She would never wear them outside.
Shao Meiling and Shao Xiaozhi were dumbfounded.
After reacting, they exchanged glances, and their faces turned somewhat ugly.
They weren’t very close to Qiao Xuan yet, so they didn’t dare to act out against her. However, they didn’t have the same good attitude towards Shao Taotao.
“Taotao, how can you be like this! You said you were giving these flowers to us, didn’t you?”
“That’s right! Third sister, you’re going back on your word and bullying us! I’ll tell Uncle when he comes back!”
Qiao Xuan was speechless. They were shamelessly acting like this, and if she didn’t know the truth, she would have blamed it all on Shao Taotao.
Shao Taotao flushed red and retorted, “I didn’t say I was giving them to you. You took them yourselves!”
Shao Meiling said, “But you didn’t object either. So what do you mean by taking them back now?”
Shao Xiaozhi spat on the ground and said, “Disgraceful!”
Shao Taotao was enraged and said, “You’re the disgraceful ones!”
Little did they know, Shao Meiling and the others were waiting for this moment.
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