Chapter 395 – Spendthrift

Grandma Liu stood in the flourishing backyard for quite some time before sighing, “This place looks really nice, much better than what Jin Dajie did back then!”

Lu Xia smiled when she heard that, knowing that Jin Dajie referred to Jiang Junmo’s grandmother.

She had originally wanted to ask more about her, but Grandma Liu continued, “It’s because of this garden that so many people want to buy your house. It’s really hard to find a house with a garden now!”

Luxia was surprised by this statement. “Are there very few houses around here with gardens?”

Seeing Lu Xia’s puzzled expression, Grandma Liu explained, “Don’t you know? Your house is the only one in this area with a garden. I heard it used to be a two-and-a-half courtyard, but someone tore down the second courtyard to make this garden. What a spendthrift!”

Lu Xia’s expression froze when she heard this. Could this spendthrift be Jiang Junmo’s grandfather?

Grandma Liu continued, “But it’s enough for you two newlyweds to live in such a big courtyard. You can even have more children. It’s really nice. Unlike my family, we have too many people!”

After Grandma Liu finished speaking, she left with envy.

Later, Lu Xia told Jiang Junmo that Grandma Liu’s family also planned to renovate their house and might come to ask about Yan Hai’s services.

Jiang Junmo nodded to show he understood.

Grandma Liu acted quickly. It seemed that she had informed her family that evening, and the next day, some members of the Liu family arrived with pancakes Grandma Liu had made, expressing their desire to see what Lu Xia and Jiang Junmo’s house looked like after the renovation.

Lu Xia and Jiang Junmo didn’t refuse.

Since two men came this time, one in his forties or fifties and the other in his twenties, Jiang Junmo showed them around.

They quickly finished the tour and seemed quite satisfied.

After they left, Lu Xia couldn’t help but ask Jiang Junmo, “How did it go?”

Jiang Junmo nodded and said, “They seemed to like it, especially the running water and the bathroom. They asked me specifically how it was done and inquired about the cost of renovations. I think they’re considering it. I gave them Yan Hai’s contact information, but I don’t think they’ll start right away. They need to move out first, and finding a new place with so many people is not easy. They even asked if they could rent our house, but I turned them down.”

Lu Xia was surprised to hear this. She hadn’t expected the Liu family to have such plans.

“Did you just flat out refuse them? They didn’t get upset, did they?”

Jiang Junmo shook his head, “No, don’t worry. I told them that we moved here because we needed a quiet environment for work. It wouldn’t be convenient for them, and they didn’t insist, especially since our house doesn’t have enough rooms for them.”

Lu Xia nodded, relieved that they didn’t take offense. She decided not to dwell on the matter any further.

It had been a few days since the start of the vacation.

Lu Xia spent some time each day on her translation work, but with plenty of vacation time ahead, she didn’t feel rushed.

Meanwhile, Jiang Junmo’s porcelain workshop was still idle, so he spent his time at home reading.

After a few days of rest, they felt like they were growing moss from inactivity.

So, Lu Xia suggested, “How about we go out for a walk?”

“Where to? The department store? Or maybe watch a movie?” Jiang Junmo asked.

Lu Xia shook her head, “Let’s skip the department store; we don’t really need anything. We could watch a movie, but let’s save that for later. I was thinking we could visit some famous historical sites. I’ve never been to them before.”

Jiang Junmo seemed surprised by her suggestion, as if he hadn’t expected a native Beijinger like her to be interested in visiting historical sites.

After all, those places were usually more appealing to tourists from out of town.


Chapter 396 – Exploring the Famous Historical Sites of Beijing


It was only after Lu Xia had spoken that she realized she was a true Beijing native in this life. Upon reflection, she remembered that the previous occupant of her body hadn’t visited these places either. In her school days, there were organized trips to these historical sites, but she was always left at home by her parents to do chores and couldn’t participate.

She didn’t hide this fact and told Jiang Junmo about it, saying, “I feel like growing up in Beijing, it’s a bit strange that I’ve never been to these places. So, I’d like to go and see them.”

Jiang Junmo, feeling heartbroken for her, gently patted her head. “Alright, let’s go. During this vacation, let’s explore all the places we can.”

So, the next day, Lu Xia and Jiang Junmo began their tour of Beijing’s famous historical sites.

Jiang Junmo even rented a camera, taking photos of her at each attraction. Some people mistook him for a photographer and even offered to pay him for pictures. It was only after he explained that they realized he was just a tourist, and they looked at Luxia enviously before leaving.

Lu Xia chuckled at the situation.

Of course, she didn’t just take photos of herself; she also learned how to operate the camera and took several shots of Jiang Junmo. They also asked strangers to take photos of them together.

Luxia didn’t travel much, and she had never traveled in her past life, so she cherished this rare opportunity to go out.

However, they didn’t go on consecutive days, as sightseeing could be exhausting. They would spend a day exploring and then take a break for two days. After about half a month, they had visited all the well-known places in Beijing, and they had taken many photos.

Finally, when they had some time to rest, Luxia felt physically and mentally exhausted. She thought it was a good idea, but traveling was really tiring!

While Jiang Junmo went to the photo studio to develop the pictures and return the camera, Lu Xia sat in the courtyard lost in thought.

Ah, she didn’t plan on going out again anytime soon. It was too tiring, and she had gotten quite tan over the past few days. In this era, there was no sunscreen, and with constant exposure to the sun, the effects of the spiritual spring water weren’t as significant. She needed to rest properly.

As she contemplated her plans for the future, she suddenly heard someone knocking on the door.

Lu Xia was puzzled. She initially thought it was Grandma Liu, but then she remembered that the Liu family had temporarily moved out, and Yan Hai’s construction team had already started renovating the house across the street. It couldn’t be Grandma Liu.

So, she called out, “Who is it?”

“It’s me, Lu Xia, Tan Yunfang. I have something to discuss with you.”

Hearing Tan Yunfang’s voice, Luxia was surprised and quickly opened the door.

Indeed, Tan Yunfang was standing outside.

“Yunfang, how come you’re here? Come in. Where’s Xiaoya? Why didn’t she come with you?”

Hearing Lu Xia’s words, Tan Yunfang burst into tears. “Xiaoya, Xiaoya had an accident. I came here to ask for your help!”

Lu Xia was shocked when she heard this. Seeing Tan Yunfang crying so bitterly, she was even more alarmed. “What happened? What happened to Xiaoya?”

As Tan Yunfang wiped away her tears, she said, “Xiaoya broke her leg and needs surgery, but I don’t have enough money. I came to ask if you could lend me some. I promise to repay it as soon as possible!”

Lu Xia immediately said, “Of course, you can. Just wait for me. I’ll get the money. Don’t worry, you can use it first, and you don’t need to rush to repay it. Xiaoya’s surgery is more important.”

Upon hearing this, Tan Yunfang’s anxious heart finally settled, and she cried even harder.

Seeing this, Lu Xia sighed, patted her shoulder, and then turned to retrieve the money.

However, after she got the money, she left a note for Jiang Junmo on the courtyard table before locking the door and heading to the hospital with Tan Yunfang.

She thought that if Jiang Junmo found out later, he would understand. Knowing the situation now and seeing Tan Yunfang in her current state, Lu Xia suspected that the hospital might not have been properly arranged, so she felt compelled to help out.

On the way to the hospital, Tan Yunfang explained how Xiaoya had been injured…

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