Chapter 279: Home
Having not seen Xiao Luo for almost a year, Hua Heying couldn’t stop gazing lovingly at her son from head to toe. As usual, she was always concerned about his well-being, and she said, “Son, you’ve become thinner. You haven’t eaten yet, have you? Hurry, come in and have some warm food, I’ve saved it for you.”
Xiao Luo smiled as he looked at his mother. Compared to only a year ago, she had gotten a lot older, with more freckles on her face. This was the very woman who had raised him, and he still remembered his impression of her as a child, he always thought she was as pretty as a flower. Even now, he still felt that his mother was the most beautiful woman in the world.
“Why are your clothes wet?”
Hua Heying touched Xiao Luo’s clothes, then shot Xiao Zhiyuan a glare, expecting an answer.
Xiao Zhiyuan was still very annoyed about it and said, “It’s all because of Xiao Qiudong, that little jerk just left our son alone by the road and went off. There’s no shelter at the junction to our farm, so Little Luo had to wait for me standing there in the rain.”
Upon hearing what her husband had just said, Hua Heying was furious. “That’s too much! What’s wrong with that short Winter Melon, leaving my son there in the rain. I will definitely scold him when I see him the next time.”
“Mom, just drop the matter. His son wasn’t well and was crying a lot. Anyway, the road to our farm is in poor condition. If he really had driven me here and got his car damaged in the process, I’d feel bad about it.” Xiao Luo didn’t want his family to be troubled over such a little matter; there was no need for it.
“You are too kind, still defending that short Winter Melon even now. Never mind, let’s not talk about him, go take a hot shower and change into dry clothes before eating,” she said. Hua Heying was always worried about Xiao Luo’s health, so she had already prepared a clean towel, filled a bucket with hot water for Xiao Luo to shower.
Xiao Luo felt a warmth in his heart, being with the family was always best.
The village got its supply from the mountains, which provided natural spring water, and it was potable too. By connecting the pipes to the stream, the households had access to continuous running water.
When he got out of the shower, Hua Heying already had a scrumptious meal prepared, and the dishes were laid out on the dining table in the living room.
The table was spread with a variety of red meat, chicken, duck, fish, and vegetable dishes, prepared especially for Xiao Luo.
Xiao Luo gulped down three bowls of rice in no time. For him, his mother cooking was the best, and he really enjoyed her delicious dishes from his heart.
Xiao Zhiyuan, who was sitting beside him, looking stern as always, lighted a cigarette, and said, “Don’t just eat the meat, eat more vegetables, it’s good for your health.”
“Husband, let our son eat whatever he likes, why do you nag so much.”
Hua Heying chided Xiao Zhiyuan, then smiled happily at Xiao Luo and said, “Son, don’t mind your dad, eat more meat, all of these are from our own livestock. The quality of the meat is much better than what you can get outside.”
Xiao Luo nodded and continued eating the dishes and rice in big gulps.
Xiao Zhiyuan raised an eyebrow and wisely decided to change the topic to avoid another broadside from Hua Heying. “Little Luo, you said that you are the boss of a company in Jiangcheng now?” he asked.
“Yup, the company specializes in product development, production, and sales of bakery products like bread, cake, mooncake, and Chinese desserts.” Xiao Luo looked up at his father and answered.
“My son is doing great. See, Zhiyuan, I told you that our son would definitely be successful in life.” Hearing what Xiao Luo said about his company, Hua Heqing couldn’t stop smiling.
Although Xiao Zhiyuan was happy and very proud of Xiao Luo, it wasn’t his nature to show it. He still kept a stern face and spoke to Xiao Luo earnestly. He said, “Don’t be too overconfident, it is easy to start a company, but difficult to maintain it. You have probably received help from a benefactor to become the boss of a company so fast, so don’t ever forget about your benefactor.”