Chapter 41 – They were truly two white-eyed wolves!

But, when it came to asking her to cut down on the money for buying clothes and skincare products, she was unwilling.

Jiang Xiao understood the importance of having a beautiful face.

So, she had to take care of her face.

But Jiang Xiao also knew that she didn’t have much money now.

However, money was really important.

After a brief consideration, Jiang Xiao planned to find an opportunity to go to Qinghe Production Brigade.

Now, the big black ten should still be with Xu Yu’s grandmother.

She could spend some money to buy the big black ten.

Anyway, at this time, Shen Hongling and the others didn’t know the value of the big black ten. Instead of leaving it as waste paper, it would be better to sell it to her, and she could give them some money.

Oh, and there’s Xu Yu. He’s not a fool, but a genius.

In her previous life, Jiang Xiao heard that the things Xu Yu researched could fetch a lot of money if sold. It was countless.

If only those things were developed by her.

Unfortunately, they weren’t.


Jiang Xiao thought, maybe she could get close to Shen Hongling and Xu Yu.

If Shen Hongling and her mother-in-law were not around, if only Xu Yu was left, if she had a close relationship with Xu Yu, would it be possible for her to claim the things Xu Yu developed?

After all, as long as she didn’t provide treatment to Xu Yu, he would just be a mute fool in the eyes of outsiders.

A mute person, how could he speak?

A fool, how could he possibly develop those things?

The more Jiang Xiao thought about it, the more feasible it seemed.

But this matter would have to wait a few days. For now…

Thinking of her mother-in-law in the next room and the three crying children, Jiang Xiao immediately got up and walked over.

Jiang Xiao first entered her mother-in-law’s room. She knew that in her husband Hou Chen’s heart, his mother was the most important.

As soon as she entered the room, Jiang Xiao smelled an unpleasant odor, almost making her nauseous.

She knew that this was the smell that would come from a bedridden person if not cleaned up properly.

Honestly, for a moment, Jiang Xiao thought about turning around and leaving. But thinking of Hou Chen, she held back.

In the room, as soon as Jiang Xiao entered, she saw her mother-in-law fallen on the floor. Her hands were on the ground, as if trying to get up, but her legs and lower body couldn’t exert any force.

Seeing the emaciated figure of her mother-in-law in front of her, Jiang Xiao felt a bit trance-like.

After all, it had been decades since they last saw each other.

Seemingly aware of the movement at the door, Cai Juhua raised her head to look, and upon seeing Jiang Xiao, there was a hint of surprise in her eyes.

What surprised her even more was Jiang Xiao’s subsequent actions.

“Mom, why are you lying on the ground? Let me help you up,” Jiang Xiao said, approaching to assist her mother-in-law.

Just as she got close, the unpleasant smell from the old woman’s body almost made Jiang Xiao recoil, but she held back.

As Jiang Xiao approached, Cai Juhua involuntarily trembled. Her immediate reaction was that Jiang Xiao wanted to harm her.

Due to her limited mobility, often bedridden, and in need of constant care, Cai Juhua knew the kind of daughter-in-law Jiang Xiao was. Even when she needed assistance for basic needs, she endured as much as possible and only called for Jiang Xiao when it became unbearable.

Most of the time, Jiang Xiao wouldn’t respond to the calls. Even when she did come, it was often with complaints and grumbling, sometimes even pinching her.

Cai Juhua dared not utter a word. She knew that with her son not at home, she had to rely on this daughter-in-law. Besides, Jiang Xiao had given birth to three grandchildren for the Hou family. No matter what, she had to endure; she could only blame herself for being useless.

To be honest, Cai Juhua regretted a bit. She regretted agreeing to let her son marry Jiang Xiao. Her son had been attracted by Jiang Xiao’s appearance but didn’t understand her character.


Cai Juhua originally thought Jiang Xiao had come to harm her. Unexpectedly, Jiang Xiao helped her onto the bed, addressing her warmly as “Mom.”

“Mom, why did you fall? If there’s anything, just call me.”

“Mom, is there any part of your body that doesn’t feel well?”


Facing Jiang Xiao, who was smiling and showing concern, Cai Juhua’s eyes were filled with fear.

Is this still Jiang Xiao?

Could it be that she’s possessed by some wild ghost?

“Mom, what’s wrong? Why aren’t you speaking?” Jiang Xiao felt a bit awkward as she continued to speak while Cai Juhua remained silent.

Cai Juhua couldn’t quite figure out Jiang Xiao’s sudden change, but she was more concerned about another matter, which was also the reason she fell.

“Jiang Xiao, Da Bao, Er Bao, Xiao Bao, they’ve been crying. Go check on them, see if they’re hungry, if they need to be fed.”

The cries of the three grandchildren still echoed, sounding quite distressing.

If her legs could move, Cai Juhua would have gone to check on them long ago.

At this moment, Jiang Xiao finally remembered her three sons.

Yes, the three sons were also important.

Hou Chen cared a lot about the three sons.

“Alright, Mom, I’ll go check on them and feed them.”

Actually, Jiang Xiao didn’t want to stay in this stinky room. Using this as an excuse, she left the room.

As soon as she stepped out, she breathed a sigh of relief.

She had really felt suffocated in there just now.

She walked towards another room and quickly saw the three babies lying on the bed, only about 5 months old.

The three babies looked almost identical, but the youngest was the easiest to identify.

He was the most fragile among the three brothers, and his cry was the weakest, resembling a little kitten.

Jiang Xiao herself had no breast milk, but she had powdered milk and malted milk sent by Hou Chen every month since he found out about her pregnancy.

However, the remaining supply of powdered milk and malted milk wasn’t much.

Jiang Xiao knew that these were good things and she often drank them herself.

“Don’t cry, don’t cry. I’ll mix malted milk for you.” The cries of the three children together were getting on Jiang Xiao’s nerves.

She directly mixed malted milk with cold water.

After several decades, she had long forgotten how to take care of a child.

During the years away from Hou Chen, she had been pregnant multiple times, but for various reasons, she had not successfully given birth.

Perhaps the children were really hungry. Even with cold malted milk, they started drinking.

Of course, Jiang Xiao fed Xiao Bao first. Xiao Bao couldn’t die this time.

In the previous life, when Hou Chen mentioned her in interviews, he said he hated her because of the deaths of his mother-in-law and Xiao Bao.

Now she couldn’t let Hou Chen hate her.

She wanted all of Hou Chen’s love, a love so strong it would hold her tightly.

After feeding Xiao Bao, Jiang Xiao slowly started to feed Da Bao and Er Bao.

To be honest, she harbored some resentment towards Da Bao and Er Bao.

She saw on TV how close these two were to that woman, Ruan Xiaohui, even calling her “mom.”

They completely forgot about the mother who gave birth to them, herself.

They were truly two white-eyed wolves!

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Da Bao, Er Bao, Xiao Bao (nicknames) – Big Treasure, Second Treasure, and Little/Small Treasure

White-eyed wolves – Ungrateful person

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  1. Right, blame the children for your wrongdoing. Is the author doing this on purpose? Or did they have a hole in their head?

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