Seeing Liu Manqiong’s despondent expression, Ye Chen suddenly felt some sympathy for this young lady from Hong Kong Island’s top luxury family.
Liu Jiahui was certainly rich, but Liu Manqiong still did not have a complete childhood.
Her father’s betrayal and her mother’s early death had long ago completely destroyed her childhood.
In this respect, Ye Chen’s experience with Liu Manqiong is also somewhat similar.
Although his parents had a good relationship, their death also left Ye Chen’s childhood completely torn apart.
Since then, Ye Chen lived in an orphanage for ten years, and although he was cared for by Auntie Li, it was still a painful ten years for Ye Chen.
For the first five years of that decade, he had to come to terms with the reality of his parents’ death all over again every day, and for the second five years he battled with the sadness of missing his parents every day.
What really cured Ye Chen of the next twenty years, and kept him from going astray, were the sage teachings and fond memories his parents had left him before he was eight years old.
I think that Liu Manqiong’s fond memories were when she was a child and her mother brought her here every day, using every means to coax her to eat, and then when the person who loved her most was no longer here, she could only come here to look for her shadow.
At this time, a vendor by the roadside who was flipping beef and river with his apron on saw Liu Manqiong approaching and greeted her with a smile, “Miss Manqiong you’re here!”
Liu Manqiong came back to her senses and said with a smile, “Uncle Nan, why didn’t I see you open your stall two days ago?”
The vendor said, “The day before yesterday, my daughter-in-law gave birth, and it was a fat boy, seven catties and eight taels!”
“Wow!” Liu Manqiong said in surprise, “That’s wonderful! Next time I come here, I’ll make sure to give the little one a big red envelope!”
The vendor said, “No need, Miss Manqiong, we have received favours from you every year, so we can’t ask you to pay for it again.”
Liu Manqiong smiled and said, “Uncle Nan, how about this, I’ll tell Manager Wan to waive your rent for the next six months, and consider it a red packet for the little one.”
The vendor said with trepidation, “How can this be done Miss Manqiong, you haven’t raised the rent for ten years, you have already taken very good care of us, if it wasn’t for you, how could we still be here to support our family ……”
Liu Manqiong said with a playful smile, “Uncle Nan, don’t be polite to me, I’ll give Manager Wan a word later.”
After saying that, she pointed at Ye Chen and said to the vendor, “Uncle Nan, I’ll take my friend inside to have something to eat, so I won’t bother you first.”
The vendor nodded with immense gratitude, then looked at Ye Chen and asked with a smile on his face, “Miss Manqiong, finally tapped out?”
“No ……” Liu Manqiong hurriedly shook her head, “Ordinary friends.”
The vendor looked at Ye Chen with a deep meaningful face and said seriously, “I’ve been doing this for over twenty years and you are the first boy Miss Manqiong has brought here.”
Liu Manqiong said in some panic, “Uncle Nan, he is really an ordinary friend of mine, you should stop putting up smoke and mirrors here.”
After saying that, she hurriedly greeted Ye Chen, “Mr. Ye, let’s go.”
Ye Chen nodded his head with the vendor, and then walked with Liu Manqiong towards the depths of the small food street.
After distancing himself from Uncle Nan’s stall, Ye Chen asked her curiously, “Miss Manqiong, from what I heard from that Uncle Nan just now, you seem to be the landlord here, right?”