Chapter 2208: Opening Gambit
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Xiang Yu felt so awkward that she wanted to cry.
“Lil’ bro, forget it; I can tell that grandaunt isn’t prepared at all. She’s too poor to be capable of taking out 200 yuan!” coolly said Little Yichen all of a sudden.
Her face flushed with anger as if blood were about to seep out from her.
Youyou furrowed his brows in dissatisfaction. “Grandaunt didn’t put in the effort for us at all; it’s heartbreaking that you didn’t even prepare red packets for us!”
Yun Yecheng and Yun Yehou exchanged glances, not knowing whether to laugh or cry. At the same time, the latter felt humiliated. This wife of his was utterly embarrassing!
He could not continue watching this. His wife was an embarrassment for letting two kids treat her like a joke, and he said immediately, “Boys, come here. Granduncle has prepared red packets for you!”
The twins held hands and walked to their granduncle, who pulled out two red packets from the canvas bag beside him. These red packets were secretly prepared earlier by this old man, and they looked quite thick.
Though he had come to the capital, he had been receiving allowance in his bank account periodically from his hometown despite him being handicapped. Plus, he was restless. Therefore, when his older brother was at work, he would do some crafts at home or simple needlework, which let him accumulate a small sum. Although these red packets did not contain much, they were still a token of his appreciation.
It was the New Year. Preparing red packets was a must as it symbolized the festivity.
Seeing this, Yun Yecheng immediately stopped him. “Yehou, forget it; you don’t have much on you, so keep them to buy something for yourself to eat! It’s enough for these two children to know your kind intentions!”
“Oh, my! Older brother, it is the New Year! Red packets for children are a token of happiness, you can’t save much on them!”
Adamant on giving these to the boys, he pulled both kids to the side and stuffed one red packet into each of their hands gleefully.
Youyou glanced at his great uncle’s rough fingers, with some of them still wrapped in band-aids. He did not need to think much about it to know how this money was earned!
Little Yichen was slightly embarrassed to take the red packet, while his younger twin smiled with squinted eyes. “Thank you, granduncle! I wish you good health and a Happy New Year!”
With that, he naturally stuffed the red packet into his pocket.
His older twin accepted it as well when he saw his actions and returned his granduncle some new-year blessings with a smile.
After his handicapped sibling gave the kids red packets, Yun Yecheng naturally had to follow suit. Thus, he handed each of his grandsons huge red packets as well.
The lads competed in saying their new-year blessings as they received the red packets.
The older boy even adorably opened his grandfather’s red packet to peek.
His twin went over to look as well, only for him to hide it as he asked vigilantly, “What are you doing?”
“I am just looking! It’s not like I’m snatching your red packet, petty fella!”
He smiled evilly before reaching out to take his younger twin’s red packet. “Let me look at yours first!”
The little boys caused a din with their bickering.
Both older men laughed loudly before replying at the same time, “You two dummies, you received the same amount!”
The atmosphere slowly became warm again.
The awkwardness in the air finally melted.
With only this opening gambit, Xiang Yu retreated. She sat at the table and forced herself to act nonchalant as she ate some melon seeds. It seemed that she had finally known her place!
Youyou rushed back to the kitchen after resting for a while to prepare the reunion meal with his mother.
Suddenly, the doorbell rang.