Chapter 43: How Extravagant!
Mo Beihan placed all the items in the basket, and left with Gu Qingyao.
The jewelry was placed in small boxes and kept in Gu Qingyao's bag. Gu Qingyao felt rather embarrassed as she fingered the small boxes.
"These are for you. You keep them yourself."
"But these are awfully valuable! I… tell you what! When we get back, I'll give you something in exchange. Alright?"
Mo Beihan smiled. He was happy to accept Yao Yao's presents!
"Alright! I'll look forward to it!"
Gu Qingyao immediately smiled. This man belonged to her anyway. Anything good that came her way in future would also belong to the two of them. Gu Qingyao would not argue anymore.
The girl before him was smiling brilliantly. He could tell that she was delighted to receive the jewelry, acting as if she had found some great treasure. Also, she showed no sign of being repelled by them.
This was completely different from the Gu Qingyao that Mo Beihan remembered.
In her previous life, Yao Yao had grown up in the environment of the Gu family. The Gu family were major landlords and her grandparents had to undergo rehabilitation. Their entire family lived carefully. In a special environment like that, coupled with the Gu family's scholarly traditions, Yao Yao had developed a quiet and gentle personality.
Because of the composition of the Gu family, Yao Yao had always been somewhat repelled by jewelry and precious stones. It was not that she did not like them, but that she did not dare to accept them.
She was afraid of getting into trouble. In the Gu family's circumstances, these things spelt danger for the family if they were discovered.
But the Yao Yao before him showed no signs of being repelled by them.
Also, Mo Beihan somehow felt that Yao Yao seemed livelier.
This was a good sign!
Mo Beihan's eyes flickered and he said to Gu Qingyao, "Yao Yao, you must hide these things carefully. They are not valuable in these times, but perhaps they will become valuable in the future. In our thousand years of history, these were valuable items, and I believe they regain their value in the future. These are unusual times and will only last a couple of years. If you hide the items carefully, you can bring them out and wear them in the future!"
Gu Qingyao smiled and said, "I know. Don't worry, I will hide them well!"
Mo Beihan was even more surprised by her response.
She had not doubted his word at all, almost as if she knew that these items would become valuable in the future. When she said she would hide the items well, her expression had been confident and resolute.
This exactly the same expression that she had in her previous life, when she had her interspace!
But something was amiss! In her previous life, Yao Yao only had the interspace half a year later.
"Where are we going now?" Gu Qingyao asked.
Mo Beihan said, "We'll go to the cooperative for supplies. Where would you like to go?"
Gu Qingyao thought for a moment, then said, "I'll go with you."
The two of them headed for the cooperative in town. The sun had risen by now, and there were pedestrians on the road. Although there were some people in the cooperative, most of them were just window shopping. After all, in times like these, most people were poor and did not have money to spare for shopping. The salesladies were all knitting behind the counter.
These ladies had a coveted job. In a time of scarcity, they led an enviable existence.
Mo Beihan headed straight for the cloth.
"Comrade, what kind of cloth are you looking for?" The saleslady became attentive when she saw Mo Beihan, because she observed that he was wearing a Rolex watch on his wrist.
This was an imported item, and worth a few hundred dollars. Only someone with an especially large salary could afford it.
If he could afford the watch, then he naturally could also afford other things.