Yang Cui bit down on her lip hard but she kept silent. In their house, the most important thing right now was her second brother’s imperial examination. If he pass, their family would soar up, including her, so at this time, she only obediently nodded: “I know.”
The head of their family opened his mouth suddenly: “Alright. It’s New Year so don’t speak so much.”
Yang Cui glanced at her father and did not say anything. If she spoke up at this moment and wanted to convince them, she would’ve done so earlier if given the chance, but they did not give her the chance to speak before. Doing that right now would only invite ire.
No matter how Yang Cui was threatened in her home, Ning Meng Yao did not care. She was busy preparing for tomorrow.
Although it was New Year and they do not go out, but there were many children at home.
So she must prepare the snacks for tomorrow. Not only that, she also needed to prepare the red envelope.
“Young miss, in the loaves of bread here, how many of them have coins?” Qin pozi asked Ning Meng Yao.
“How about eight?”
“Okay.” Qin pozi nodded.
Eight was not much and not little. Moreover, the meaning behind was good.
The next day, Ning Meng Yao and the rest ate breakfast. In the center, many kinds of snacks were provided.
Not long later, there were children who arrived. First, it was Little Mu and Lin’er, then Yang Zhi and the others. They all tumbled inside and Ning Meng Yao let them eat the snacks first then gave each of them a red envelope.
“Big Sister Meng Yao, Happy New Year!”
“Happy New Year.”
The children all took Ning Meng Yao’s red envelope with a heart brimming with happiness. Their teacher was really good. During New Year, they even got red envelope.
Not to mention the delicious snacks here.
Every child had their pockets filled to the brim before saying goodbye to Ning Meng Yao and visited other people’s house.
The kids who came on this day were not few, though Ning Meng Yao did not mind, especially after seeing their shining eyes after getting the red envelope.
There was no difference with modern kids. They all wished for red envelope during new year.
Although the children here would turn over their red envelopes once new year pass.
Until the sun resting down to the west, the children at hone became lesser. Some children even visited twice, though they were too embarrassed to take another red envelope, so they only grabbed some snacks, saying ‘Happy New Year’ and ran, making Ning Meng Yao very much amused.
All in all, this New Year was good.
On the second day, Ning Meng Yao could not go anywhere. She originally wanted to play chess with Qiao Tian Chang but who knew that his door would be locked and he was nowhere in sight.
She could only regretfully walked back. In boredom, she could only take out cards to play with Qing Xue and the rest.
For the whole day, they all passed it like that. Though on the next day, Qiao Tian Chang came, bringing with him another person.
“Meng Yao, this is my friend. His name is Xiao Qi Tian. I was out to get him yesterday. He is the one buying your sauces.” Qiao Tian Chang introduced to Ning Meng Yao. “Qi Tian, this is Meng Yao.”
Xiao Qi Tian was measuring Ning Meng Yao and Ning Meng Yao also did the same. The two of them evaluated each other and in the end, it was Ning Meng Yao who took the first step of giving greetings: “Xiao gongzi.”
If she did not remember it wrong, the one holding the surname Xiao was that position. It seemed that Qiao Tian Chang’s identity was truly not ordinary.
“Miss Ning, aren’t you going to invite us in?”
“It is my neglect. Please come in.” Ning Meng Yao smiled as she make way for them to come in.
They continued their conversation in the living room. Xiao Qi Tian stared at Ning Meng Yao in seriousness: “Next year, can you increase the production of your sauces?”
“I am not sure on this. Maybe yes, maybe no.” Ning Meng Yao shrugged her shoulder. She had not decided on this matter.
There were a lot of things she would be doing next year so she could not give him a definite answer.
“Qi Tian, can you not be like this? The ones in your possession should be enough.” Qiao Tian Chang cut off Xiao Qi Tian before Xiao Qi Tian spoke another word, looking at his friend in helplessness.
Looking at his friend in amusement, Xiao Qi Tian wore a smile that was not a smile, his eyes saying, ‘What? Are you distressed for her?’
Qiao Tian Chang acted as if he had not seen that, only lowering his head to gaze at the cup in his hand. The corner of his lips slowly raised. Was he distressed for her? It seemed so.