615 Checking the Results
Qiao Xi looked at Shen Hanxing’s face and thought, “She’s so pretty. Her cheeks are still flushed, like a peach blossom in March. There’s an indescribable charm in her beauty. She’s elegant, happy, noble, and calm. It’s a self-confidence that I’ll never be able to get.”
Qiao Xi’s face was slightly pale. She bit her lip and raised the invitation in her hand, whispering, “This is an invitation that someone just sent over…”
“An invitation?” It was a bright red and gilded invitation with the words “bliss for a hundred years” printed on it. Shen Hanxing had some guesses in her heart, so she took it and could not help but laugh. “Who gave them the courage to send me an invitation?” As expected, the invitation card was for her to attend Lu Shaoyang and Su Ling’s wedding.
“Mrs. Ji, you have just finished your college entrance examination and have nothing to do. It’s good to go and kill some time,” Ji Yan looked over and said, “the matter has been dragged on for so long. Shouldn’t you go and check the results?”
That was Shen Hanxing’s intention all along. When she heard Ji Yan’s words, she turned around and looked at him with a smile. Her eyes were big and narrow and always exuded a cold and sharp beauty. However, when she smiled, her eyes curved into two happy arcs and looked adorable. “Alright, I’ll listen to Mr. Ji.”
“Little fox. This was her plan, but she deliberately said this to coax him,” Ji Yan chuckled as he thought.
Shen Hanxing’s smile grew even wider. The two did not speak much, but there was a unique atmosphere between them that did not allow anyone to interrupt. Qiao Xi was envious and confused at the same time. She sneaked a glance at Shen Hanxing and Ji Yan. Even from such a distance, she could feel their deep affection. Ji Yan was full of gentleness, as if he was more like a human when he faced her. No, it wasn’t that he had become gentle but that they were meant to be a match made in heaven, compatible with each other.
Qiao Xi lowered her eyes and looked at her poorly made dress, suddenly feeling embarrassed. What was she doing? She clutched the side of her skirt tightly with one hand. For some reason, she suddenly felt like crying.
“Qiao Xi, have you thought about what you want to learn during this time?” Shen Hanxing was in a good mood. She suddenly asked Qiao Xi, “you must be bored staying home all day, right? Do you want to consider helping out at the Starry Foundation?” She was grateful for Qiao Xi’s help back then, and her heart ached for her suffering. As the saying goes, it was better to teach a man how to fish than to give a man how to give a fish. Whether for Qiao Xi to accompany her grandmother or for her to move into the Ji family, it was all to provide Qiao with Xi some buffer time to learn to walk out of the shadow of her past and live for herself. After all, she needed time to get used to being out of love! If a person wanted to be completely reborn and free from her past, the most important thing was to have the confidence to live and be independent.
Shen Hanxing had been thinking about it for a long time. She felt Qiao Xi’s decision to join the Starry Foundation was good. She wanted to realize her self-worth while helping others. Only by seeing all the suffering could she appreciate what was before her.
“Can… I?” Qiao Xi was slightly taken aback, and her eyes widened. She wasn’t much educated. After coming to S city, she relied on her good looks to apply for jobs as a waitress at various places. She had never thought that she would have any other choice. She had heard about the Starry Foundation and knew it was a place to help other women. Could she… do it?
Qiao Xi’s face revealed a few traces of embarrassment and inferiority. She could not help but wave her hand and take a step back. “I don’t think… I can’t do it well. What if I mess it up?” she had fallen into a quagmire. Of course, she knew what it felt like to be in despair and helpless. How could she save others? She couldn’t do it. She couldn’t do it well at all!
“If you don’t try, how do you know you can’t do it well?” Shen Hanxing smiled as she looked at Qiao Xi encouragingly. “I’ll find someone to teach you so that you can start from the beginning. Your starting salary might not be very high, so you can live in the Ji family’s house first and save up on your salary. ”
Qiao Xi’s face was full of fear. “I’m stupid. I can’t learn how to do it…” She didn’t care about the initial salary. She just felt that she couldn’t do it. She even tried to use examples to convince others and herself. “I’ve been stupid since I was a child. I can’t do anything well, and my mother always says I’m clumsy.” She played with her fingers and seriously counted how useless she was. “I’m not good at studies either. I dropped out of school right after finishing junior high. My grades aren’t that good either. I don’t know how to judge people. I can’t do things well…”