Chapter 1282 Proud for a Lifetime
Diamonds only came into fashion later on.
Tian Dong bought it earlier, during the 1990s.
At that time, very few people liked diamonds or speculated in the prices. Hence, it was not so costly then.
Despite the case, Tian Dong spent all the first sum of money that he earned in his lifetime only on a ring. It was not hard to imagine that Tian Dong had most likely bought the best, biggest, and most expensive ring in that shop then.
“You’ve been carrying this with you for ten years? You just bring them with you like that every day?” Ten years! Ten years!!
At the thought of this number, Zhai Hua could not control the corners of her lips from curling up. Hahaha! Who said that she was an ‘old’ lady left on the shelves or a tomboy that no man wanted? A man had begun to hit on her since she was five years old. As soon as he had reached adulthood, he bought her a proposal ring. It was all just because of an unintentional remark she made as a child that this man foolishly waited and proposed to her only she was almost twenty-eight years old.
No one loved her?
Crap. Which family’s partner could be compared to hers!!!
Zhai Hua felt so proud that a tail almost grew out of her buttock and lifted into the sky.
This secret was not just a big surprise to Zhai Hua but also the Tian couple. They were shocked and truly unaware that their son had set his eyes on Zhai Hua right from the beginning.
It was so heart-wrenching for Auntie Tian. It was as if she had immersed herself in a pot of aged vinegar. She felt sour all over.
Why didn’t this stubborn child tell her that he already had someone on his mind? She even had misgivings that he had been led astray by bad company and became ‘crooked’ when he was in America.
The most foolish thing was… Clearly, it was five years old but it had been delayed until twenty-eight years old. He had made her so anxious for a few years. This foolish child!
His only son’s heart belonged to other family’s young lady since he was five years old. As a mother, her heart broke into a thousand pieces and a powdery form that could not be pieced together anymore.
Father Tian looked at his son coldly. Similar to his wife, he stamped the word ‘fool’ on Tian Dong.
Who would take the words of a five-year-old for real? Furthermore, he had remembered it for twenty-three years, bought and carried a wedding proposal ring for ten years before taking it out to use.
Father Tian glanced coldly at the box that contained the ring. It was made of velvet. Did the velvet already come off?
Qiu Chenxi could not bear to look at Zhai Hua’s proud and smug look. Most importantly, her battered heart could not take such a blow anymore. She stood up and staggered. “Sorry to disturb.” She would never step into the Tian family’s residence ever again.
That elder brother of the Tian family was not capable enough to rein his younger brother and the latter’s family or make the younger brother listen to him. Why did he boast to her then? It was his fault that she was in such an embarrassing state now.
“Miss Qiu, take your time to leave. We still have a guest in our house. We will also be busy with an upcoming happy occasion. We won’t be able to send you off.” The jealous Auntie Tian was instantly revived at the sight of Qiu Chenxi. Her son was still hers. Nevertheless, Qiu Chenxi had finally given up her wishful thinking on them.
“Ha.” Qiu Chenxi sneered. Without a word, she walked out of the Tian family’s residence.
As soon as she stepped out of the place, she looked like she was in a trance under the dark and gloomy sky, distracted and stunned.
Not knowing the reason, those words that Shi Qing had said before rang in her ears: The persistence of a woman depended on the attitude of a man.
She had suffered a bad fall due to Zhai Sheng the first time. Now, she had suffered another fall due to Tian Dong. She had fallen so badly that her head was broken and bleeding and her bones broken.
A few years ago, Qiu Chenxi was still young. She refused to admit defeat and was not convinced by Shi Qing’s words.
Now, Qiu Chenxi was older and more mature. She still refused to concede defeat and did not think that she was any less than a tomboy like Zhai Hua.
However, Tian Dong bought and carried a ring with him for ten years. Qiu Chenxi had no choice but to back out. She did not have the energy to continue competing with Zhai Hua anymore.
Which woman in the world did not wish to marry a man who would cherish and place her in his heart?
If Tian Dong had wavered slightly in his attitude toward Zhai Hua, Qiu Chenxi could still shamelessly and persistently attack this loophole. She would eventually win Tian Dong over one day.
Qiu Chenxi no longer harbored any of such thoughts.
After Qiu Chenxi left, she was unaware that Zhai Hua had such a good chat with the Tian family. Before the Zhai family found out about the situation, as Zhai Hua did not like to wear accessories normally, Qiao Nan had already noticed the bright and shiny diamond ring on her finger. “Pigeon egg?”
Although it was not that huge, it was much bigger than usual. “You are wearing it on this finger. Tian Dong proposed to you today?!”
Miao Jing jumped in shock. “Is it true? Is what Nan Nan said true? Didn’t you say that both of you are not even boyfriend and girlfriend? Dongzi has proposed to you. Does that mean both of you are getting married? Have you picked the dates?”
Happiness came too soon that she dared not believe it.
Hua Hua did not even have a boyfriend, yet she already had a fiancé?
Zhai Hua was in such a good mood that she very much wanted to sing a few songs loudly to express her emotions. Now that Qiao Nan and her biological mother had hit the nail on the spot, Zhai Hua felt so smug that she crossed her arms on her waist like a teapot. “Tian Dong, that lad, had wanted to marry me since he was five years old. He bought this ring and carried it with him for ten years. He endured until today before proposing to me. He looked so pitiful. It’s seldom that I am in a good mood. I thus accepted his proposal. Mom, uncle and auntie will be visiting us for a meal tomorrow. Be prepared to discuss the dates for Tian Dong and me to get married.”
Did you see that? Did you see that? Sister not only had a man but was also the one being loved secretly!
Qiao Nan never expected to hear such a big gossip. Obviously, there were other stories between Zhai Hua and Tian Dong that others were unaware of.
He had carried his marriage proposal ring for ten years. The feelings that Tian Dong had for Zhai Hua could make any woman in this world feel touched. Was this considered as simply crossing the realm of their platonic relationship after a seven-year-itch?
“Congratulations.” After carrying San Bao and placing her onto her lap, Qiao Nan grabbed San Bao’s hands and said, “San Bao, auntie has found you an uncle-in-law. Next time, remember to ask for a big red packet when you see your uncle-in-law.” Tian Dong had wanted to give the triplets red packets earlier. However, besides the full-month and hundred-day-old celebrations, Qiao Nan had declined gifts from Tian Dong.
However, Tian Dong was going to marry Zhai Hua soon. He had to give this red packet. Whether to give or not depended on how much Tian Dong valued the maternal family of Zhai Hua.