"I will not lie to you about this." She knew what was on her father's mind.

"If this is the case, then I can rest assured." Qiu Chenxi sat down calmly. "Mom, I am very worried. Uncle Zhai went back on his words and is not supportive of my engagement with Brother Zhai. I am not worried about the vixen but Shi Qing. The reason why Brother Zhai keeps that vixen under wraps must be that she does not come from a good family and she will not be accepted by the Zhai family. Shi Qing is different. What bothers me the most is that it is with uncle's help that Brother Zhai could be the regiment commander at such a young age. If not for uncle's help, he would not be promoted in such a short period of time."

This was the reason why she was able to be with Brother Zhai.

It was through her uncle's help that Brother Zhai was able to rise through the ranks in a short period of time. Brother Zhai owed their family.

But right now, this had become the biggest reason for Shi Qing to be close with Brother Zhai and for him to accept her.

When she was with Brother Zhai, it was Brother Zhai who owed her uncle. Now that there was some problem between Brother Zhai and her, things had changed such that it was Brother Zhai who owed Shi Qing's father.

"Then, why would you insist on finding out who the girl is?" Qi Minlan was quite surprised that her daughter could be so clear-headed.

Qiu Chenxi looked unhappy. "I certainly want to find out who the woman is. Children from families like us can never marry simply for love. But I know that Brother Zhai is truly in love with that girl. How can I be happy when my future husband has someone that he sincerely loves?"

Shi Qing was only her competitor for the position of Brother Zhai's wife, but that vixen was competing with her for Brother Zhai's heart.

She had always been overbearing. She wanted to be Brother Zhai's wife and get his love!

She would not settle for less!

"Mom, even though it is impossible between Shi Qing and Brother Zhai, I can't take it lying down that I miss such a good opportunity. Now that Brother Zhai is injured, if I am able to stay by his side and take care of him, he may be touched, thinking that I am the only one who likes him and treats him well and will stay by his side regardless of anything. With that, not to mention engagement, we may even be married this year. On the contrary, if I miss this opportunity, I have no idea when I will be rid of the vixen and when Brother Zhai will return to my side, let alone getting married."

In fact, Qiu Chenxi was furious. There was no television and entertainment at the camp. She was not allowed to dress up nicely or put on makeup as and when she liked. She did not like to stay at the camp at all.

But today, she went to the place that she hated and was driven out.

Nobody besides Qiu Chenxi knew how upset she was.

When her marriage with Brother Zhai was confirmed, she would make sure that whoever drove her out today was kicked out of the army!

"I see." Qi Minlan also had a sullen expression. "Don't be discouraged. Let me give Chief Zhai a call and see how it goes."

"Will it help? Uncle Zhai has changed!"

"I am not asking him to consent to your engagement with Zhai Sheng. Now that Zhai Sheng is injured, the Zhai family should thank us for sending you to take care of him. Since they are so worried about Zhai Sheng, isn't it good that we help take care of him?" Qi Minlan picked up the phone and dialed the phone number of the Zhai family's residence that she knew by heart.

Zhai Yaohui, who was in a quarrel with Miao Jing, sulked when he saw that it was a call from the Qiu family.

"The phone is ringing. Aren't you going to answer it? Is it from the Qiu family again?" Miao Jing asked sensitively.

"What do you mean by 'again'?" He had not been in contact with the Qiu family for a long time. "I have no wish to answer it."

"If you don't answer the phone, it will continue to ring. You should know Qi Minlan's temper better than me. If nobody picks up the phone, she may come over to our house. Or is that your intention for not answering the phone?" When agitated, women could be quite unreasonable.

Apparently, Miao Jing had been agitated recently. For the past twenty years, she had been giving in to Zhai Yaohui. Now, she was getting even with him in the shortest possible time for the grievances that she suffered.

Zhai Yaohui fumed in anger. He picked up the phone with a bang and gave a curt acknowledgment.

"Brother Zhai?"

"Please address me as Chief Zhai!"

"Brother Zhai, must we be so distant with each other?"

"Come straight to the point!"

"I heard that Zhai Sheng is injured. After hearing the news, Chenxi was so anxious that she went to the camp, wanting to take care of Zhai Sheng and to see how he was doing, but she was… Brother Zhai, no matter what, Chenxi grew up together with Zhai Sheng. They are close to each other. Chenxi does not ask for much. She only wants to do whatever she can for Zhai Sheng and take care of him. She will leave once he recovers. She will not bother Zhai Sheng and the Zhai family. Can you grant this little wish of hers?"

"No!" Zhai Yaohui said decisively and resolutely. "Indecision invariably leads to trouble. Qiu Chenxi is young and insensible. Madam Qi, are you insensible as well? It's normal for young ladies to throw tantrums and cry over relationships. She will be fine after a while. Zhai Sheng has said that he has someone that he likes. If we allow Qiu Chenxi to carry on with her ways, not only will Qiu Chenxi be hurt, but both Zhai Sheng and the lady will be hurt as well. I remember that a few years ago, there was a young lady who was on close terms with Zhai Sheng. Qiu Chenxi was unhappy and she came complaining to me that Zhai Sheng did not pay enough attention to her. We should put oneself in another's place. I don't think there is any girlfriend who is so generous that she will allow other girls to take care of their boyfriends."

"Brother Zhai, do you mean that you consent to the relationship between Zhai Sheng and that woman?" Impossible, how could this happen? "Brother Zhai, do you know who the woman whom Zhai Sheng likes is? Can you tell me?"

Things were looking serious. Shi Qing was not a problem. The young lady that she and Chenxi looked down upon was their biggest problem.

She thought that it would be absolutely impossible for the Zhai family to accept the girl that Zhai Sheng liked.

But judging from Brother Zhai's tone, not only did he know who the woman was, but he also agreed to their relationship.

Since Brother Zhai did not object and Zhai Sheng liked the lady as well, Miao Jing was the only person in the family who was against the relationship. If Miao Jing gave in eventually, would Chenxi's position as the wife of the chief of the army be taken away by a wild girl who came out from nowhere?

No, absolutely not!

Chenxi could never follow in her footsteps and lose to someone who was not her opponent and be deemed the loser forever!



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