Chapter 1166 – He Was Surprisingly Friendly
Nangong Quan sent someone to follow Elder Nangong and Little Eggshell. But, of course, the old man knew this.
Although he was a little disappointed, he understood that Nangong Quan loved his daughter.
Soon, the great-grandfather and great-granddaughter arrived at the school gates. As the old man timed it perfectly, they ran into the Mo Twins as soon as they arrived.
Little Eggshell happily dragged her great-grandfather forward, “Great-grandfather, look, they’re over there!”
Mo Zixi heard Little Eggshell’s voice and happily turned to find her dragging an old man towards him. Meanwhile, Mo Zichen remained in place, not making a move.
“Kevin, look, I brought my great-grandfather here!” Little Eggshell said happily as she pointed to the old man.
Mo Zixi glanced at the old man and politely said, “Hello, great-grandfather.”
It was no surprise that Little Eggshell was so obsessed with the two brothers. Just based on their resemblance to Mo Ting alone, the old man could tell that they were popular with the girls.
“Hello, little one!”
“Great-grandfather, you can leave me here. I’m going to head in with the brothers!” Little Eggshell said to the old man before she naturally grabbed onto Mo Zixi’s hand.
“OK, then I’m going to go!”
Elder Nangong looked at their two little clasped hands and sneered. If not for what happened all those years ago, he may have actually selected one of the Mo brothers to be his future great-grandson-in-law. Unfortunately…
…he still had revenge to seek and couldn’t let his great-granddaughter get too involved with the twins.
Besides, his great-granddaughter deserved much better…
However, Elder Nangong had no idea that an odd pair of eyes were watching over him the entire time…
Mo Zichen had always kept his distance and never approached Little Eggshell first. He spoke to her, here and there, but he always knew where to draw the line.
It seemed, he understood what it meant to be enemies, and after overhearing his parents talking on multiple occasions, he understood that Elder Nangong was one of them!
As a result, he was often indifferent towards Little Eggshell, but then again, he was like that with everyone!
Because of this, Mo Zixi asked his younger brother in private, “Zichen, do you not like Little Eggshell?”
“No, I don’t dislike her,” Mo Zichen replied in a dull tone.
Mo Zixi knew his brother was always like this, so he did not think too much of it.
Only Mo Zichen knew how cautious he himself felt towards the old man…
“How did it go today?” Su Youran immediately called Nangong Quan as soon as she saw Elder Nangong return home. “Did he do anything to hurt the Mo Twins?”
“No, he was surprisingly friendly…” Nangong Quan replied.
“Isn’t that great, then?”
“No, this is exactly what’s so weird about the situation. I understand my grandfather. He couldn’t possibly have no reaction after seeing how close Little Eggshell is to the twins,” Nangong Quan explained.
“Luckily, it’s just a one time thing. Grandfather simply took Little Eggshell to school today because he was in the mood to do it…”
When Su Youran thought about how Elder Nangong took Little Eggshell to school, her heart raced in fear.
“It’s best we minimize Little Eggshell’s contact with the boys.”
So, as soon as Little Eggshell returned home, Su Youran walked into her room and sat down beside her, “Eggshell…”
“Mommy, what’s wrong?” Little Eggshell asked as she put down the pencil in her hand.
“Can you promise Mommy that you won’t get so close to the brothers from now on?” Su Youran asked gently.
“But, why?” Little Eggshell asked. “Previously, you were afraid that great-grandfather would be unhappy, but he actually supports this…”
“Cai Er, there’s a lot of schemes and evilness in the adult world. Mommy can’t explain it to you in the one go, but I’m doing this for your own good and for the good of the twins. If you don’t want something bad to happen to them, you should keep your distance from them,” Su Youran even used Little Eggshell’s real name to show how serious she was.
Little Eggshell was extremely disappointed; she truly liked the brothers, but she didn’t want them to get in trouble.
“Mommy wouldn’t lie to Little Eggshell, would she?”
“Pinky promise,” Su Youran guaranteed.
Although Little Eggshell was really upset, she still agreed with Su Youran’s request. After all, she liked the twins, but she didn’t want them to be in danger.
So, the next day, Little Eggshell once again ignored the two brothers and treated Mo Zixi’s friendliness like it didn’t exist.
Mo Zixi looked at Little Eggshell unhappily and asked Mo Zichen, “Did I make Little Eggshell unhappy again?”
Mo Zichen shook his head…
But, it wasn’t just one day, Little Eggshell maintained this cold exterior for an entire week and it tormented her. This made Su Youran stressed and helpless.
Elder Nangong also realized the situation. So, while Su Youran wasn’t around, he entered Little Eggshell’s room and asked, “Cai Er, can you tell great-grandfather why you’re unhappy?”
“Great-grandfather…” Little Eggshell pounced into the old man’s arms.
“Tell me, I’ll help you resolve it.”
“Mommy told me not to tell anyone.”
“It’s fine. I won’t tell your Mommy. We can make a pinky promise…” Elder Nangong had been studying how to interact with children, so he learned how to use children’s methods on Little Eggshell.
Little Eggshell thought for a few seconds and nodded her head. After all, the old man didn’t betray her last time.
“Mommy told me I can’t play with the twins because I’ll put them in danger.”
“Rubbish…Cai Er, great-grandfather’s not against you hanging around them,” Elder Nangong said dotingly. “You can be friends with them. I won’t be unhappy about it and they won’t be in danger. Why would your Mommy tell you that?”
“I don’t know,” Little Eggshell shook her head.
“It must be because your Mommy isn’t your real Mommy. Only a real Mommy would want their child to be happy. Understand, Cai Er?”
Little Eggshell didn’t completely understand, but she remembered the old man’s words.
Su Youran would have never imagined that Little Eggshell would start to grow distant from that point onwards.
The old man had played too many tricks.
Elder Nangong was determined to use Little Eggshell. If she continued to trust Su Youran, then his plan would never prevail…
So, from that moment on, the old man was going to slowly feed Little Eggshell with the idea that she had an evil stepmother…