- Rich Daughter Reincarnates as Her Eighteen-Year-Old Self to Rescue Her Younger Brothers!
- Chapter 274 - Chapter 274: Long-Awaited Praise
Chapter 274: Long-Awaited Praise
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
As Mei Shu listened to him, she lowered her head to look at the test paper he was working on. Her eyes were filled with pride as she said, “Our Ah Jing has really grown up. You’ve done well on these earlier questions; keep up the good work!”
“Do you really need to say that?” Mei Jing blushed and shifted his chair a bit further away, feeling uncomfortable. He then asked uncertainly, “I didn’t perform poorly tonight, did 1? Shen Quan, that old man, shouldn’t have noticed my identity, and Lu Ming didn’t seem suspicious.”
“Did I make things difficult for you? I know that I have room for improvement, but I’ll have more experience in the future. I’m sure I can do better than this next time. So, in case you encounter a similar situation in the future, can you not treat me as an outsider and let me help you?”
He continued speaking to himself, never daring to raise his head to look at Mei Shu, fearing he might see a look of indulgence or disdain in her eyes.
To complete this task and cooperate with Mei Shu’s entire plan, he persistently begged the manager of that bar for a long time and finally let him agree him to work as an intern bartender in the bar.
He disguised himself as a dropout and homeless teenager, willing to sacrifice his dignity to please others, all in order to secure a stable job and be able to make a living. He did it just to personally participate in the process of seeking the truth.
He had done his best, and even if Mei Shu said there were flaws in his performance, he would not be discouraged.
He could compromise on other matters, but when it came to investigating the cause of his mother’s death, he couldn’t stand idly by.
As he was lost in his thoughts, a warm hand suddenly landed on his head.
Mei Jing looked up in surprise, only to be met by a pair of tender and nostalgic eyes he hadn’t expected.
At this moment, the owner of those eyes smiled at him, saying, “Mei Jing, you did a great job this time. I’m truly impressed.”
His chest felt like it was about to burst.
Mei Jing stood up excitedly, his eyes locked with hers, and a fiery passion burning within. “Sis, are you praising me?”
He had done many things in the past, thinking they were right, and sometimes he indeed caused trouble at home. However, other times, he had genuinely helped the family. But throughout it all, he had only received his father’s reprimands and his stepmother Wang Yue’s complaints.
He felt worthless because he had been suppressed for so long, and he genuinely believed he was a useless waste.
This was the first time he had heard such straightforward praise, and for a moment, he felt a bit uneasy, worried that after Mei Shu finished this sentence, he would once again face annoying criticism.
But Mei Jing smiled and gave him a reassuring look, saying, “Of course, I’m praising you. Ah Jing, you’re so amazing. Don’t you deserve praise?”
“Tonight, you did really well. You didn’t hold me back; on the contrary, you did me a great favor. If it were an ordinary server, I would probably have to spend a lot of money to buy their silence. But you, on the other hand, took matters into your own hands to help me uncover the cause of our mother’s death. You’re truly outstanding.”
Mei Jing couldn’t hold back the tears welling up in his eyes, and he almost cried right in front of her. He quickly turned away, discreetly wiping his tears with his hand and said in a choked voice, “It’s, it’s good that you know. If there’s anything else I can do next time, you can come and find me. I’m your little brother, and I’ll never be a burden to you!”
“Alright, alright. I underestimated you before, so I apologize, okay?” Mei Shu smiled, patting his shoulder and leaning in close to him. She teased, “Why are you crying, All Jing? Didn’t you say you wanted to be a man?”
“Who’s crying?” Mei Jing glanced at her irritably, his eyes slightly red. He pursed his lips into a straight line, appearing quite aggrieved.
Mei Shu absentmindedly stared at him.
This expression reminded her of Lu Si earlier tonight.
When she asked him what was worth celebrating, he also had a similar look on his face.
Then he couldn’t help but kiss her.
Mei Shu suddenly felt a hot flush, quickly diverting her gaze. “After you finish your homework, remember to eat. I’ll have the housekeeper leave you some dinner later. Make sure you eat it. No skipping meals in the future.”
“Okay, I got it.” Mei Jing didn’t dare to speak much for fear of exposing his nasal voice. He simply squeezed those words through his teeth.
Mei Shu couldn’t wait to leave the room.
She was worried about Lu Si at the moment. She wondered if he had already gotten into a fight with Mei Yan while she was away.
Sure enough, as soon as she entered the room, she heard Mei Yan angrily reprimanding him, “I knew you were a big fraud! You actually pretended to be a child to deceive my sister. You shameless man!”
Mei Shu’s heart skipped a beat, and she quickly went over to take a look. She found Lu Si curled up in a corner, looking very distressed, tears streaming down his face.
“Yanyan, what are you doing?” Mei Shu furrowed her brow, first helping Lu Si up and making him sit in a chair. Then, she looked at Mei Yan with a puzzled expression..