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Chapter 60

Can't Take My Eyes Off You
     Chapter 60: The Childish Lu Xiaoxiao

    Mrs. Lu could guess Lu Xingzhi’s thoughts at the time. He probably figured that he couldn’t escape from these series of dating nightmares, so instead of fighting against his mother all the time, it was better to marry his mother’s choice of daughter-in-law. Perhaps Lu Xingzhi had even thought about ditching his wife at home with his parents and going to the base to have his own life.

    Mrs. Lu didn’t even know how exactly Lu Xingzhi got to know Jiang Yao and when he had fallen for her. Later, Lu Xingzhi used all the tricks up his sleeve to convince the lady to cancel their marriage arrangement and pleaded to his parents that he wanted to marry Jiang Yao very badly. It was as if she was the only one he wanted to be with.

    In the beginning, Mrs. Lu didn’t like Jiang Yao very much, particularly because of her young age. She just turned eighteen, which was the legal age to obtain a marriage certificate.

    Finally, she agreed to the marriage. In addition to Lu Xingzhi’s perseverance, she liked Jiang Yao because she excelled academically. As a teacher, Mrs. Lu liked students with good grades. Jiang Yao would one day become a college student, which meant she was on the same academic level as her son. In this way, she was a better choice than the previous lady.

    After Jiang Yao ended the call, she walked up the stairs. When she was only halfway through, she encountered Lu Xiaoxiao, who suddenly jumped out to scare her.

    “Haha, Sister, you’re such a coward!” Lu Xiaoxiao giggled like a mischievous three-year-old brat as she looked at Jiang Yao’s surprised and scared look. She moved closer to Jiang Yao and poked her belly as she teased, “It hasn’t even been a day yet since Xingzhi has gone back to the base and you miss him already? You even want him to call you here!”

    “What? Can’t I do that?” Jiang Yao rolled her eyes in a fit of exasperation. “How old are you? Twenty? Two? Why are you so childish?”

    “I still managed to scare you, didn’t I? It’s fun!” Lu Xiaoxiao curled her arm around Jiang Yao’s and walked back to her room. “Jiang Yao, tell me, how did you and Xingzhi know each other? I’m so curious about your affairs! I asked Xingzhi, but he didn’t say anything. By the way, you have to give me some credit for making your marriage successful. I’m one of your benefactors.”

    “What credit? What benefactor?” Jiang Yao glanced curiously at Lu Xiaoxiao. “Why don’t I know anything about this?”

    “I won’t say anything because I promised Xingzhi not to. If you want to know so badly, just ask him.” Lu Xiaoxiao shrugged. “I take my promise very seriously. If he knows that I’ve told you, he’d definitely scold me.”

    “Then, if you want to know about how your brother and I got to know each other, you’d better ask him too.” Jiang Yao raised her eyebrows and chuckled. She didn’t even know how or when they had met, what could she possibly tell Lu Xiaoxiao?

    Jiang Yao was very curious as to what Lu Xiaoxiao meant by her credit and benefactor though. However, if Lu Xiaoxiao insisted on keeping it a secret, she wouldn’t get any answer from her.

    Lu Haixing was away for five days, so Jiang Yao stayed with Lu Xiaoxiao in the county for five days. When Lu Haixing returned home, he was over the moon when he knew about it. Hence, he personally sent Jiang Yao home by car.

    During dinner, Lu Haixing expressed how he was at ease as Jiang Yao was at his house to keep Lu Xiaoxiao company. He didn’t have to worry about her whereabouts when he wasn’t around. Mrs. Lu chuckled at his remark and suggested that Lu Xiaoxiao stay with them in town whenever Lu Haixing was away in the future.