Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself - Chapter 596
“Moreover, the Xu family even said that they won’t let the Gu family get involved. It’s obvious that they don’t want you to use Gu Zheng’s identity. They’re probably banding together and waiting to see you make a fool of yourself!”
Qiao Xi smiled. “Don’t worry.”
The Xu family thought that she wouldn’t have any family or friends if she didn’t rely on Gu Zheng. But she had more than one helper!
At that moment, the families that were close to the Xu family had all received invitations. The two daughters’ birthday parties were being held on the same day, but the parties were divided into two venues. Everyone could only choose one to attend.
Actually, those with discerning eyes knew clearly in their hearts that the party they went to represented which side they stood on. If they went to Qiao Xi’s birthday party, then after Xu Anran took over the Xu family in the future, it would be impossible for her to have any dealings with them.
Although the noble families valued bloodline inheritance and wanted their children to inherit the family business, the Xu family was completely different because they already had an heir—Xu Anyi. It didn’t matter which of their daughters was their biological daughter. The key was who the Xu couple liked more.
It went without saying that Xu Anran was not comparable to Qiao Xi.
The Chen family’s patriarch had already received the invitation. He went silent for a moment before he said, “Let’s attend Xu Anran’s birthday banquet, but we still have to prepare a gift for Qiao Xi. At the very least, we shouldn’t offend her.”
Madam Chen was puzzled. “Didn’t they say Qiao Xi is their biological daughter?”
“It doesn’t matter who the biological daughter is. The Xu couple is biased toward Xu Anran and wants to support their adopted daughter. I don’t think that biological daughter is important at all. It won’t do us any good to attend her birthday party. We just have to focus on Xu Anran.”
At the Wu family’s residence.
Madam Wu sat on the sofa and said to Mr. Wu, “The birthday parties are organized by the Xu family this time… To put it nicely, they’re both banquets. To put it bluntly, it’s a battle between their two daughters. Whoever can bring more benefits to the Xu family is qualified to be the eldest daughter of the Xu family.
“This morning, Madam Xu called me and told me that I must attend Xu Anran’s birthday party. Since she said so, how can I reject her? I thought that the couple wouldn’t interfere in this matter. After all, one is their biological daughter while the other is their adopted daughter who has lived with them for 20 years. I didn’t expect the Xu couple to actually help their adopted daughter. I think Qiao Xi will definitely lose her reputation this time.”
Mr. Wu said, “You’re right. We have to attend Xu Anran’s party. Although she’s an adopted daughter, she’s favored by the Xu couple. Their family matters have nothing to do with us. We just need to choose the most powerful party.”
At the same time, Xu Anyi invited a bunch of friends to the party as well and announced loudly, “If you’re my friends, all of you are to attend Anran’s birthday party. Whoever goes to Qiao Xi’s party will be disrespecting me and I’ll never see you again!”
Wen Xi and Xu Zidie also looked for their friends in the circle and said with disdain, “Qiao Xi is a wild girl. Everyone in the Xu family hates her. So what if she has joined the Xu family? Sister Anran is still the eldest daughter of the Xu family. She can’t win.”
Just like this, the winner and loser seemed to have been decided.
Two days later on the day of the birthday parties.
Early in the morning, Xu Zhi sent someone to pick Qiao Xi up. He had even brought a makeup artist to help Qiao Xi dress up.
“The Xu family is finally being generous this time. They even prepared a decent gown for you. It seems like they’re afraid of gossip, so they’re treating you equally.”
Gu Zheng glanced at the gown in the box, then looked at Qiao Xi and asked, “Is today really your birthday?”
Qiao Xi replied indifferently, “If the Xu family says it’s today, then it is. No one has celebrated my birthday for me in the past. Only when Mom was still around did she celebrate it for me. It’s a few days from today. They must have deliberately ignored it.”
Gu Yao was indignant. “You’ve been back in the Xu family for so many days now, but the Xu couple hasn’t even said that they care about you. All they’re thinking about is how to use you to become Xu Anran’s foil. Are you kidding me?! You’re their biological daughter! Xu Anran is nothing! She has been occupying your identity for so many years, but now, she even wants to snatch my brother away?”