Chapter 2107: Two Hundred Thousand Yuan
If Qiao Nan didn’t convince the Zhai family and Zhai Sheng, she wouldn’t have the chance to be the chief’s wife in this lifetime. On the contrary, if Qiao Nan was willing to help her, she would have half succeeded first. Under Qiao Nan’s persuasion, once Zhai Sheng agreed to it, she wouldn’t be able to escape from the position of the chief’s wife.
On the contrary, if Qiao Nan didn’t help her, even if she didn’t stop her and let her try based on her own abilities, she would definitely not be able to succeed.
“Based on what you’re saying, only Qiao Nan can help you. How can I help you?” The Zhai family didn’t want to see her. If she asked Zhai Sheng to marry Zijin, would he listen? No!
“Of course you can help me. You can help me make Qiao Nan agree with me. I feel that as a mother, it’s instinctive to protect one’s child and think for him or her. However, I did have a lot of conflicts with Nan Nan in the past and our relationship isn’t as good. You’re our mother. I think if I have a better attitude when admitting my mistakes and with you helping me, Qiao Nan could at least acknowledge me as a sister before she dies while giving birth.”
If Qiao Nan wasn’t willing to acknowledge her as a sister, then how would she let her marry into the Zhai family? It was quite complicated for her to marry Zhai Sheng. Thankfully, there were still a few months for her to mend her relationship with Qiao Nan.
If she only thought of this when something happened to Qiao Nan while she was giving birth, then it would all be too late. It wasn’t late now. There was room to work hard and redeem herself. This time, she wouldn’t let her own happiness and lifetime glory brush past her.
Ding Jiayi waved her hands in boredom. “You have thought it well. If this could work, it’s a pretty good and practical idea. However, I can’t help you. Isn’t your experience of how ruthless Qiao Nan that wretched girl could be toward us the deepest? She’d rather you sell your house to pay for the medical treatment than fork out the money she had on hand. I sued her because of that. Based on her attitude, do you think she would listen to my words and treat me as a mother and you as a sister? Do you think it’s possible?”
As long as the matter didn’t happen to her, it was pretty easy to share everything in hindsight. Ding Jiayi had analyzed well.
After hearing Ding Jiayi’s words and thinking about what Ding Jiayi said when she called Qiao Nan just now, Qiao Zijin felt so angry that she wanted to vomit blood. “Mom, just tell me directly what I should do so that you will help me. For this matter, it’s best if our family of three work hard together. Otherwise, Qiao Nan would no longer be relatives with me and recognize me as a sister. The three of us can’t work without one of us.”
“For me to help you? I’ve already said it. I don’t have the ability to help you.” Ding Jiayi shook her head. She couldn’t even resolve her own matters. How could she help her? “You know Qiao Nan’s situation and you understand your dad’s temper. Let’s not talk about crossing the hurdle with Qiao Nan first. Based on your dad alone, you can give up first. If he would agree to this, I wouldn’t have been so vexed in the first place.”
Qiao Zijin stomped her feet. “Mom, at this point in time, can you not be so honest? Do you treat me as a fool? My dad…” Upon realizing that her voice had become louder, Qiao Zijin hurriedly lowered her volume. “I know my dad is biased toward Qiao Nan and won’t agree to my plan. The problem is that I only want my dad to help me reconcile with Qiao Nan. As to how I’m going to marry Zhai Sheng, I don’t intend to bring my dad into the picture.”
She was willing to apologize to Qiao Nan and have a close relationship with her as sisters. As to why she did this, did her dad need to know so much? Her dad only needed to know the part that would make him happy and satisfied. As for the rest, she, the daughter, would cope with it alone.
“…” Ding Jiayi became silent. She knew that if this was the case, it could work.
“Mom, help me!”
Ding Jiayi pulled back her hand and said lazily, “I’ll support you mentally.” She was still in despair toward this daughter, Zijin. She had spent half a lifetime with Old Qiao and didn’t want to be a divorcée. She couldn’t even handle the affairs between them well. For her daughter’s matter, she couldn’t take care of it either.
“Mom, you’re so useless to let Dad play you like a fool. You’re even influenced by him like this. Can you be more diligent and fight for the face of us, women?” Wasn’t it just a man? At this age, they didn’t even have any interaction in bed anymore. So be it. What was there to feel upset about? Was her mom brainless? Why couldn’t she understand such a simple question?
Ding Jiayi glanced at Qiao Zijin and couldn’t be bothered to answer her. She stood up and wanted to head back to the living room to watch TV.
Fight for women?
When Zijin and Chen Jun were on the brink of divorce, how did Zijin kneel down and beg Chen Jun not to divorce her? She had seen all kinds of scenarios before. It didn’t hurt if it wasn’t her own business. As such, Ding Jiayi’s heart toward Qiao Zijin became cold again.
Once she saw that Ding Jiayi was about to leave, Qiao Zijin had no choice but to pull her back. “Mom, don’t go. I’m just feeling heartache for you. Dad threw temper at you but you still care so much about him. I think that’s not worth it. You’ve taken care of him for so many years and even gave birth to two daughters for him. What about him? He didn’t give you anything. Mom, really. I just feel heartache for you.”
She knew that Ding Jiayi was a person who wouldn’t commit herself until success was certain. It was obvious that if she didn’t fork out money and do something to satisfy Ding Jiayi, the ‘big plan’ today couldn’t be discussed anymore. Qiao Zijin took a deep breath and said painfully, “Sure. Mom, didn’t you want one hundred thousand yuan? Even if I feel that Dad treats you badly, I can’t stop you from cherishing him. I’ll give you one hundred thousand yuan so that you can reconcile with him. Mom, will you help me now?”
“You’re really giving me one hundred thousand yuan?” She thought that until the day she died, Zijin would never agree to give her this sum of money. After all, if it wasn’t a matter of life-and-death, she could still remember how difficult it was for Zijin to fork out fifty thousand yuan the last time Old Qiao was hospitalized. “Why are you so generous this time around?”
Zijin wanted her and Old Qiao to help. From the start to the end, they only needed to move their mouths. It wasn’t something extremely ‘difficult’ or ‘tough’. How would that cost one hundred thousand yuan? As such, when Qiao Zijin was suddenly willing to use one hundred thousand yuan to buy the peace between Qiao Dongliang and Ding Jiayi, Ding Jiayi was so shocked that her jaw was about to drop. “Zijin, are you feeling unwell today?”
If Zijin recovered from her illness afterward and didn’t admit to the words she said today, she would really be happy for nothing.
“Isn’t it just one hundred thousand yuan? I’m even willing to give you two hundred thousand yuan as long as you’re happy.”