After hearing Zhuang Nai Nai’s anxious words, Ding Mengya calmly asked, “Is there anything else you would like to say?”
Zhuang Nai Nai bit her lips as she remembered what Ding Mengya said yesterday, 10 million yuan.
That number was really important to her now! But, how should she begin to ask for it?
She clenched her fists before relaxing them.
Her mother’s illness and Si Zheng Ting’s face began surfacing in her mind. Her eyes became darker as seconds passed.
In the end, she said, “Nothing.”
After hanging up, she looked blankly into the air.
Beijing’s haze was causing the entire city to look gloomy.
At that moment, Zhuang Nai Nai’s heart was full of the will to fight.
At least, her mother was not in critical condition.
Even if she does not undergo craniotomy, the blood clot would clear up after a while.
She could not compromise.
Even if she end up breaking up with Si Zheng Ting, she would not accept that money no matter what.
That would disrespect Si Zheng Ting and would turn this relationship into a fool’s play.
Once her mother’s head cleared up in the future, she would be angry at her as well.
She sighed in relief and returned to the hospital where she proceeded to care for her mother the entire night. The next day, Zhuang Nai Nai groggily put on her mother’s cleaning uniform and went to her work for her.
Her mother had taught her that no matter what, life would still kick you in the face.
The only way to face it head on was to face it with a smile.
If you smiled at life, life would smile back at you. If you cried at life, life would cry back at you.
She must stay strong. She did not have the time to lament over her fate, she did not have the time to complain about her predicament.
Her mother’s salary was to be given in the middle of the month, based on seniority.
Her mother had been working there for 10 years, so her salary was pretty high compared to her co-workers.
When her mother’s co-workers heard about her predicament, they all expressed their sympathy. Even the group leaders were willing to fill in for her mother’s shift.
Her mother would receive 5000 yuan per month; minus their expenses, she could save 4000 yuan. In one year, they could save 50,000 yuan, in six years, they could probably get 300,000 yuan.
While sweeping the road in front, Zhuang Nai Nai bumped into the police officer from yesterday.
Zhuang Nai Nai smiled at him while waving, “Hello, police officer uncle.”
Her smile was pretty lifeless, but that was her attitude towards life.
The officer walked over to her before patting her in the shoulder. “Did….. Did your family offended someone, little girl?” the officer whispered.
Zhuang Nai Nai looked at him in surprise, “Why?”
The officer looked around. Sensing that the officer did not want to be heard by anyone else, she led him under a tree.
“Little girl, I saw your mother’s accident footage yesterday. There seemed to be someone else inside the taxi back then. Your mother was walking on the side of the road and exchanged a few words with the person inside the taxi. Then, she left and the taxi ran her over. I asked the driver, but he was tight-lipped. He said he was just greeting your mother, but your mother called him a psycho. He said, in a fit of anger, he ran her over with his taxi.”
Zhuang Nai Nai turned rigid, she felt as though her heart had been submerged in a river of ice.