Lady Gu Is Too Weak To Fend For Herself - Chapter 682
Chapter 682: Pink Porcelain Vase
Gu Zheng’s voice was lazy. “Grandma’s birthday is coming up soon. The Gu family is holding a birthday party. Come with me.”
Qiao Xi nodded in agreement, then left the bedroom in a panic.
Looking at her fleeing figure, the corners of Gu Zheng’s mouth curled up. Then, he took out a piece of paper from the drawer of the bedside table. On it was a sentence: [Don’t have any other thoughts.]
Gu Zheng recalled the warm embrace last night before he fell asleep. Qiao Xi’s weak and delicate little hands were wrapped around his waist. That touch was really lethal. Then, he smiled and wrote down: [I suddenly feel that it’s not that bad having a delicate wife!]
After Qiao Xi went downstairs to eat breakfast, Gu Yao called. “Do you know that Grandma is holding a birthday party?
“I really don’t understand. Her health isn’t good either, so why is she holding a birthday party?! I heard from her that she has something important to announce. Qiao Xi, have you thought of what birthday gift to give Grandma? Why don’t you accompany me to pick a gift?”
Hearing Gu Yao’s tone, Qiao Xi suddenly realized why the arrogant Gu Zheng always gave her a familiar feeling. The arrogant Gu Zheng was exactly the same as Gu Yao.
However, Gu Yao was not as scheming as Gu Zheng, nor would he wheedle and ask for hugs like Gu Zheng. Gu Zheng’s appearance when fighting for her favor made him look like those two-faced women.
He pretended to be pitiful and begged her to hug him. However, he had deliberately calculated the time so that she would be misunderstood by her senior. Only the arrogant Gu Zheng could do such a thing!
Qiao Xi was silent for a moment before she suddenly asked, “Gu Yao, do you want to hug me?”
Gu Yao: “???” What was wrong with Qiao Xi? ‘Don’t try to harm me!’
Gu Yao hurriedly hung up. He was not sure if Gu Zheng was by Qiao Xi’s side, but his intuition told him that hanging up was the best way to avoid being implicated by Qiao Xi.
In the afternoon, Qiao Xi accompanied Gu Yao to Li City’s shopping street.
Gu Yao said, “Grandma likes porcelain. I know a shop here that collects porcelain vases. I came a few times to buy a particular vase, but the owner of the vase always refuses to sell it to me. He said that he wants to sell it to someone who’s meant to have it. Grandma’s birthday is coming up soon. I wonder if I can buy the vase this time.”
The two of them had just reached the door when a kind middle-aged man led them into the inner courtyard.
Qiao Xi did not know anything about porcelain, but she was truly surprised when she saw that particular piece of porcelain. The old madam would surely like it. The craftsmanship of this hollow vase was complicated, and probably not many people could do it.
The middle-aged man said, “The art of making vases is complicated and peerless. Many people have come to buy this particular piece, but my grandfather has never agreed because he doesn’t care about money. He only has one special request.”
Qiao Xi asked curiously, “What request?”
“The pink porcelain vase was made by several high-level craftsmen for three days and three nights without sleep. They failed countless times to create a perfect piece. The firing, carving, and gem-embedding have to be done all over again if anything goes wrong. That’s why it’s so expensive. Now that Grandpa is old, he wants to gather all the craftsmen in the world to create a pink porcelain vase for his great-granddaughter.
“Grandpa’s eldest grandson, my cousin, left home many years ago. His whereabouts are unknown. Grandpa heard that my cousin left behind a daughter. He investigated for a long time but failed to find her.
“He’s old. He’s afraid that he’ll suddenly die and won’t be able to see his great-granddaughter for the last time, so he wants to find a famous craftsman to make a unique porcelain vase for his great-granddaughter. If you can do it, I’ll give this vase to you for free.”
The middle-aged man continued, “This is his only request. He wants to find the top porcelain craftsman in the world to make a unique porcelain piece.”
Gu Yao opened his mouth in surprise. “If I could find the top porcelain craftsman in the world, I wouldn’t have come here so many times to beg for this vase. Why don’t we forget about it? Let’s not delay things here.”
A glint flashed across Qiao Xi’s eyes as she asked casually, “May I know your surname?”
The middle-aged man chuckled. “It’s not convenient for me to mention my name.”
Qiao Xi looked at the vase, then said thoughtfully, “Porcelain Master, then…”
“We’re finally here! Let’s go in!” At this moment, a sharp female voice came from outside, accompanied by hurried footsteps.