Chapter 150: Her ‘Boyfriend’ (1)
Therefore, Mother Su finally dialled the number she knew by heart but was rarely allowed to call.
After staring dazedly at the name on the screen for a few moments, Su Yaya finally accepted the call.
Mother Su’s gentle voice came from the other end of the phone. “Yaya, how have you been lately? Did you make a new boyfriend?”
When she heard Mother Su’s voice, for some reason, Su Yaya felt herself tear up a little.
It reminded her of her own deceased mother, which caused her throat to become dry.
“Mom,” she answered with difficulty.
Mother Su froze for a moment. It had been a long time since her daughter called her “mom,” so long that Mother Su had almost forgotten her voice.
A burst of happiness filled her heart. Mother Su hurriedly responded, then she asked in concern, “Yaya, have you been doing well recently? I heard that you have a boyfriend now. Is it true?”
“Mhm,” Su Yaya confirmed in a hoarse voice. Raising her head, she shot Chen Xiuqi a somewhat blaming look, as if saying: look what you did, now even my mom knows about your Weibo post.
He raised an eyebrow in response and asked, “What happened?”
Su Yaya pursed her lips and turned away from him.
Back on the phone, Mother Su asked, “I heard people say that your boyfriend is very powerful. What does he do? Are you sure about him? You have to be careful, don’t be fooled.”
Su Yaya looked across from herself at Chen Xiuqi whose identity she couldn’t be more clear about.
“He’s a businessman and his family also deals in politics. That’s why he seems powerful. Don’t worry, mom.”
An audible sigh of relief could be heard from the other end of the phone. “That’s good, that’s good.” Then, she remembered her strained relationship with her daughter and hurriedly added, “I didn’t mean anything by that, I’m just worried about you. As a girl, you must be careful about choosing a boyfriend. His family background isn’t important. The most important thing is that his character is good, and he treats you well. Do you understand?”
When Su Yaya heard this, she thought that Mother Su was indeed a wise person! “Mom, I know. Don’t worry.”
Mother Su made a sound of acknowledgement. “That’s good. If you understand, then I can relax a little too.”
Su Yaya laughed and continued, “Is there anything else you want to ask or tell me, mom?”
Mother Su also wanted to talk a bit longer with her daughter and she ended up spilling everything she had kept in her heart since they last spoke to each other. “A bunch of people on the internet have been slandering you. That junior sister of yours, Su Xiaoxuan, came to our house to tell your dad and I about it. We didn’t want to believe it, so we drove her away.”
“But the topic was very hot. Even our neighbours in the city were talking about it. Every day, they would point fingers at your dad and I. We moved out of the city and are living in the countryside now.”
“We’ve been here for a while now. Our relatives have never called to ask us how we were before, you know.”
“But one morning, your uncle suddenly called us and said that you have a very impressive boyfriend now. He said if you ever come visit, you should go see him because he has something he wants your help with. The more I listened, the more fake and hypocritical I thought he sounded, so I dealt with him tactfully and didn’t agree to any of his conditions.”
“After I hung up the phone, more of our relatives called me saying that they wanted to meet your boyfriend. I thought it was a little strange and sudden, and that’s why I decided to call you.”
“Now that I know what’s going on, I can rest assured. Remember to take good care of yourself. Your dad and I are doing fine too, so don’t worry about us. I just want you to live a peaceful life out there.”
It was only then, that Su Yaya realized how much Mother and Father Su had suffered due to her. The rumors on the internet forced them to have to move out of the city and into the countryside just so they could avoid being the subject of other people’s gossip.
What was life in the countryside like? Her parents were already old and it was so hard to access good food and healthcare in the countryside.
Su Yaya didn’t know any of this before. If she had tried harder to find a way to contact them, she would have known sooner.
“Mom, are you and dad doing fine in the countryside?” She asked.