That middle-aged woman is Zhuang Nai Nai’s mother, Zhuang Mei Ting.
The relationship between the two runs really deep.
At the moment, the little girl that is being forcefully hugged by her mother is crying in fear.
The girl’s mother is not far away, not daring to approach them, but not daring to walk away as well. She looks really impatient, “Let go of her now! Do not harm my Xiao Mei or you will never hear the end of this!”
Lin Xi Er, a twenty year old girl is standing anxiously next to Nai Nai’s mother, “This is not Nai Nai, auntie. I already gave her a call, she will be here soon. Please let go of Xiao Mei.”
Her mother shakes her head fiercely when she hears that, “Stop lying to me! This is my Nai Nai! Don’t cry, Nai Nai, mama will take you home!”
Her mother’s voice is really gentle when she speaks to the girl. Although she is old and ill now, she still carries a certain kind of grace and elegance that only she possesses.
She has always been Zhuang Nai Nai’s idol.
Seeing her under this predicament makes Zhuang Nai Nai feels like there is something stuck in her throat. She composes herself. Just as she is about to step forward to comfort her mother, Xiao Mei’s mother yells in anger, “What do you mean by ‘your’ Nai Nai? You harmed the girl to hell and back. She is clearly a rich young miss, but because of you, she becomes a girl who had to work during summers to earn money for school! She suffered so much when she was with you. Nai Nai is now a phoenix, she is back to where she is supposed to be, she finally managed to escape you! Are you going to kidnap another person’s daughter again? Return my daughter to me!”
When Zhuang Nai Nai hears that, her heart tense up.
After Xiao Mei’s mother said that, everyone starts pointing accusing fingers to Zhuang Mei Ting. She looks around, bewildered, not understanding what they are talking about. She lowers her head again to mollify the little girl in her arms.
Seeing her mother like that, Zhuang Nai Nai’s heart really aches.
She steps out from the crowd before saying, “Mom!”
Her mother is stunned for a moment before her eyes light up. She lets go of Xiao Mei and walks over to her, tightly grasping her hands as though she is afraid she will leave, “Nai Nai, you are back!”
Once she is released, Xiao Mei runs to her own mother and cries.
After coaxing her mother, Zhuang Nai Nai apologizes to Xiao Mei and her mother. Since they are neighbours, the matter is let slide pretty easily.
Zhuang Nai Nai helps her mother walk back to their home as the crowd continues gossiping about them.
Their home is just as it used to be, small but homey.
Her mother has regained her sanity and is back to being her graceful and elegant self.
It has been years; although she is frequently sick, she has never brought anyone any trouble before.
Zhuang Nai Nai coaxes her to go to sleep. After she falls asleep, Zhuang Nai Nai stares at her mother’s sleeping face, her eyes watery.
Lin Xi Er who has been itching to ask her questions finally opens her mouth, “What happened, Nai Nai? Why did your father only took you and not your mother?”
When she hears that question, Zhuang Nai Nai tenses up.
It all began 3 days ago.
3 days ago, she was a commoner who was working hard to make a living.
That day, after getting off work, she saw a couple of luxurious black cars lining the area where she lives. There were a couple of bodyguards there, dressed in black, all solemn and serious.