Chapter 4 – Her Return (1)
“Yao Yao, are you awake?”
Ye Zhen had a splitting headache when she heard a woman calling her attention beside her. She tried to open her eyes and was welcomed with an onslaught of light. Her vision was first unfocused and vague, but she was still able to make out the worried face of a woman.
Looking at the unfamiliar woman in front of her eyes, she tried to remember who she was but found she didn’t know her at all. “Who are you?”
The woman was shocked when she heard these words, “Yao Yao, can’t you even remember your own mother?”
Yao Yao? She just called her by her nickname. Wasn’t she dead? How come she’s here?
Ye Zhen felt her limbs were weak as a baby, her head was getting more and more painful as she tried to regain consciousness. Suddenly, many pictures flashed through her mind, then, it went blank. Her face grew ghostly white and she was plunged back into darkness.
She woke up again after three days had already passed. But her mind hadn’t been idle in those days, Ye Zhen had remembered many things.
She looked at the canopy of the bed calmly, a little dazed, and feeling a little ridiculous at her current situation.
She actually came back to life and became Lu Shiming’s adopted daughter! Lu Shiming is Lu Lingzhi’s uncle and she…she had been born again in her twin sister’s body. She couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed at the thought.
Ah, yes, her twin sister. Mentioning her was a taboo in their family.
She only found out about her twin sister when her grandmother died. Their family had believed in the Taoist priest’s words that they could only raise one of the twins or else, their family would come to ruin. So her grandmother sent her twin sister away, out of their reach.
As for where her sister was sent away, only her grandmother knew of it. After all, her grandmother had kept the secret to herself all her life. She had quietly taken care of her sister and in the end, she allowed the child to be adopted by Lu Shiming. Last month, Lu Shiming returned to the capital with Ye Zhen’s sister. His adopted daughter was in a coma for half a month because of a serious heart illness. And when she woke up, she was no longer Lu Yaoyao-Ye Zhen had been reborn in her body.
Ye Zhen finally understood why her mother had been so indifferent to her for so many years when she knew she had a twin sister who had been sent away. Now she had robbed her sister of her body and had no chance to reunite with her or to even say a word to her.
However, she knew that her sister had a wonderful life. She was taken good care by Lu Shiming and his wife and was also attended by her grandmother from time to time. At the very least. what Ye Zhen saw in her sister’s memory were only happy ones and she hadn’t suffered any grievances. This made her feel relieved if only a little bit.
Looking at the mirror not too far from her bed, it was no doubt that she entered her sister’s twin body. She covered her face with her hands, myriad of emotions pouring out of her. How did everything turn out this way?
“Yao Yao, what’s the matter with you? Is something wrong? ” Deep in her thoughts, Ye Zhen did not notice when a 17 or 18-year-old boy entered her chamber. She recalled the memories of her sister and him in the past 13 years.
Ye Zhen turned to look at him. He learned from his sister’s memory that the boy was Lu Shiming’s son and her sister’s legal brother. They had been close to each other since childhood, almost inseparable, and was a good brother to her twin sister. Only when she found out this did she gave a little smile, “Eldest brother, why are you here?”
Lu Xiangzhi sat down at the foot of the bed and looked at Ye Zhen anxiously. “Yao Yao, aren’t you uncomfortable? I’ll call mother to come over.”
“No. It’s just that I have been lying down for a long time, so I feel weak. It’s no big deal. I am really fine.” said Ye Zhen. It’s a funny coincidence that her father had given her the nickname Yao Yao from an early age. Unexpectedly, her sister’s nickname was Yao Yao too.
Is this the natural fate of twin sisters?