After Transmigrating, The Fat Wife Made A Comeback! - Chapter 270
Chapter 270: Announcing the House Exchange
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Looking at Xu Lan’s behavior, Xia Jun could not take it anymore.
“They’re a couple, what does their lifestyle have to do with you?” Xia Jun said sternly.
Hearing Xia Jun’s words, Xu Lan fell silent. She could not afford to offend Xia Jun.
“Mei Mei is very capable. She even bought back the other part of my mother’s old house to make it whole,” Xia Fang said calmly.
The other part of the old house! Bought back!
The entire family was shocked.
Xia Jun and Xia Mao looked at Xia Zhe in shock, looking to get his answer.
Xia Zhe nodded slightly.
“The two sections that the Cao family lived in?” Xia Mao asked uncertainly.
Xia Zhe said confidently, “That’s right, that part of the house.”
When Xia Jun heard the affirmative reply, his face lit up.
“Young girl, tell me quickly. How did you do it?” Xia Jun pulled Qiao Mei to his side and asked excitedly.
“Like I told you earlier, my grandfather wanted to move back to the capital to live. However, he doesn’t have a house here and I thought it would be nice if he could live closer to me. Later on, when I heard about what happened with Xia Zhe’s grandmother, I thought we might as well buy back the backyard part of the house,” Qiao Mei said.
Qiao Mei related it in a light manner, but to the people at home, it was extremely shocking news.
It was most impactful for Tan Jing. They were both granddaughters-in-law, but they were treated so differently.
The differences span from the betrothal gifts to the attitude of the family to the bangle on Qiao Mei’s arm. Although she also received a bangle, hers was far inferior to the one that Qiao Mei had.
Moreover, her younger sister had taken a fancy to the bangle after she wore it back home when she was newly married. At that time, her sister said that she only wanted to borrow it, but she had not even returned it by now.
Xia Wen was also aware of this matter. When it happened, Xia Wen said that he would buy another one for Tan Jing, but because he was too busy with work, he forgot about it.
Now, Qiao Mei had actually bought back the other part of the old house. This had always been something that Xia Jun regretted not being able to do and Qiao Mei had now fulfilled it for him.
Tan Jing looked at Qiao Mei indignantly, but there was nothing she could do except to feel disheartened.
“That Cao family is not easy to talk to. What did you tell them, and did you sign a written contract?” Xu Lan said sulkily.
“We have all that. I was with her,” Xia Zhe said.
Since Xia Zhe had gone with her, everyone felt at ease. However, Xia Mao was still a little puzzled. The Cao family had always kept a tight grip on the house and he wondered why they decided to sell.
“Didn’t the Cao family make things difficult for you?” Xia Mao asked.
“No, they were happy to do it,” Qiao Mei said with a smile.
That was even more weird. Their family was doing quite well, although they had not been in the limelight in the past two years. Logically speaking, they would not be that tempted by an offer of money.
Xu Lan suddenly stood up as she thought of something.
“How can a girl like you have so much money? Do you know if you have that much money and if others find out about this, the Xia family will suffer for it!” Xu Lan scolded angrily.
“Sit down! We still don’t know if it was bought with money!” Xia Jun said.
“No buts! Sit down!” Xia Jun said sternly.
Xu Lan still wanted to speak, but she could not go against Xia Jun. She sat down silently and stared hard at Qiao Mei.
“Child, tell me how you got the house back,” Xia Jun said patiently.
Experience really counted for something. As expected of a veteran, both his observation and thinking skills were really good. He immediately knew that this house could not have been bought with money.
“My grandfather paid for this house, but he did not really pay for it. It was actually an exchange,” Qiao Mei said.
Everyone looked puzzled.
An exchange? An exchange for what?
Qiao Mei took out a metal box and a cloth bag from her bag. She knew that the Xia family was well-to-do enough not to be impressed by her gifts, so she did not bother to wrap them nicely.
Qiao Mei carefully opened the box to reveal two 30-year-old wild ginsengs. The cloth bag contained some wild lingzhi.
“These two 30-year-old wild ginsengs are supplements for grandfather and father. The lingzhi is a gift for mother,” Qiao Mei said.