A Star Reborn: The Queen's Return - Chapter 477
Chapter 477: Accommodate the Child
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The nannies walked over and took the child from Xia Ling’s arms.
Xia Ling carefully instructed them. “Make sure that the child doesn’t come into contact with synthetic fiber. And you also have to be more careful with the way you dress. I will give you a few more sets of work clothes.”
In fact, the Pei Family’s helpers’ clothes were called work clothes, but they were of much better quality than many clothes that were bought outside. The texture and style were of the best of the best and looked very decent as everyday clothes.
A few nannies smiled and thanked madam.
When Pei Ziheng came back and heard about the baby being allergic to synthetic fiber from Nanny Zhou, he felt a little regretful. Why didn’t he insist on sending the baby away? As far as he knew, even in rich families, including Li Lei’s, there were no such cases. In many cases, artificial fabrics were mixed with natural fabrics. If he were not in the Pei Family, the child would have died due to allergy.
He was obviously a bastard but had a rich man’s illness.
The child started to cry again.
Xia Ling hugged him tightly and comforted him again. She looked away inadvertently and saw a sullen look on Pei Ziheng’s face. Afraid that the child would disturb him, she quickly carried her child and left with a few nannies and Grandma Ye. The group of people walked towards the baby room. Soon, only Pei Ziheng was left in the living room.
Pei Ziheng slowly drank his tea.
Hearing the vague discussion about the child upstairs, he suddenly felt that the house was no longer his. Ever since the child was born, he added a few nannies, and now, there was even Grandma Ye. Including Nanny Zhou and the chauffeur, everyone was only concerned about the child, and he was neglected as the master of the house.
Pei Ziheng was a little annoyed, but he felt more deserted and lonely.
Nanny Zhou walked over and respectfully said to him, “Mister, dinner is ready. After madam and Grandma Ye are done taking care of the baby and come downstairs, you can start eating.”
Now, he even had to accommodate the child when it was time to eat?
Pei Ziheng’s expression darkened, and he said to Nanny Zhou, “I’m not waiting anymore. I’ll eat now.”
Nanny Zhou finally realized that her master was in a bad mood. She did not dare to say anything more as she quickly served the dishes and waited upon him as he silently finished his dinner.
When Pei Ziheng was finished with dinner, Xia Ling and Grandma Ye still did not appear.
Pei Ziheng tolerated and asked, “Where are they?”
Nanny Zhou said, “They’re still taking care of the baby. The baby had a severe allergy today and needs to shower and reapply his medicine. Otherwise, he will be afraid and cry.”
Children had such privileges. The way he troubled others was justified.
Pei Ziheng’s expression turned colder.
On the one hand, Nanny Zhou was concerned about madam and the baby upstairs. On the other hand, she was worried about Mister. She said carefully, “When madam is done applying the medicine on the baby, shall I ask her to accompany you for a while?”
Pei Ziheng snorted. Without answering, he went to the study room.
Xia Ling and Grandma Ye had a hard time before they finished taking care of the child. Only then did she remember that they had not eaten. She felt a little embarrassed as she spoke to Grandma Ye. “Grandma, I’m really sorry. You’ve lost track of time waiting for me. You must be hungry. Come, let’s go downstairs for dinner.”
In the dining room.
The lights were quiet. A few sets of white porcelain tableware were placed silently and elegantly on the delicate wooden table. However, the seats were empty.
“Where is Pei Ziheng?” Xia Ling asked.
Nanny Zhou said, “Mister has already eaten. He should be in the study room now.” She had already kept Pei Ziheng’s utensils and placed new ones on the table. She came out of the kitchen and served Xia Ling and Grandma Ye new, untouched dishes.
Xia Ling did not mind. She supported Grandma Ye as she sat down, and they ate together.
However, Grandma Ye noticed that something was off. Although Mr. Pei knew about his son’s allergy, he did not show any concern at all. That was unusual. This really made her suspicious. Was this child really his biological son? Besides, he did not even wait for Xia Ling before eating. Wasn’t he being too cold?
Logically speaking, this was his first wife and his first son. Why were things like this?
After dinner, Grandma Ye said to Xia Ling, “Little girl, chat with grandma.”
Xia Ling smiled and held her as they walked to the guest room and sat at the bedside.
Grandma Ye held her hand and asked, “Is your relationship with Mr. Pei good?”
Xia Ling was startled by her question. She did not expect Grandma Ye to see the problems regarding their relationship on her first day here. She softly answered, “Our relationship is quite good.”
However, Grandma Ye did not believe her. “You’re lying to grandma. If your relationship is really good, why would he treat the child so coldly?”
Xia Ling was speechless. After thinking for a long time, she finally responded. “He’s usually busy and tired after work, so he doesn’t have time to take of the child. Grandma, he treats the child very well. He hired three nannies, and he never cuts corners when providing food and clothes for the child.”
Grandma Ye laughed. “How many corners can he cut on a child as a rich man? Xiao Ling, this may not necessarily be a show of love to the child. Grandma is experienced, you shouldn’t hide from me. Mr. Pei actually doesn’t really like this child, right?”
Xia Ling felt that she could not continue hiding from her, but she did not want Grandma Ye to worry. She said ambiguously, “Well, it’s nothing much. When the child was just born, he was a little weak, so he doesn’t like him much.”
Grandma Ye disagreed. “Seriously, how can Mr. Pei be like this? It’s his own child. How can he give up on him like that?”
Xia Ling smiled bitterly. “Grandma, it’s really nothing much. Even if the baby is weak, he’s still under my care. Furthermore, with so many helpers, even if Pei Ziheng doesn’t care, he can live well.”
Grandma Ye shook her head and sighed. “You silly child, how can you be so naive?” A cold family without warmth was easily broken. Furthermore, their statuses differed by so much. What would happen if their marriage had problems?
Grandma Ye sincerely advised Xia Ling. “Child, you must manage this relationship well.”
Xia Ling nodded.
In her heart, she thought of another man. He had a bright and warm expression like the sunlight. When she thought of him, it was as if the entire world was brighter. Li Lei, how are you now? If it were you… If it were you… Perhaps, I would be able to manage this well.
Xia Ling was troubled and said goodnight to Grandma Ye.
Grandma Ye lived in the villa for some time. Gradually, she became familiar with the villa and the people living in it. On this day, when she walked to the baby room with her cane, she suddenly heard the conversation of two nannies inside.