Chapter 48: Bloom
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Wen Yufeng did not like animals, especially animals that could be easily crushed with a little bit of force.
Looking at the baby cat’s slender neck and claws, Wen Yufeng felt that his future life alone was covered with a thick layer of darkness.
However, under the eager gaze of the girl, he had no choice but to nod.
Seeing Wen Yufeng agree, Qin Qing’s eyes lit up.
She held back her excitement and stretched out her hand to pull at the small shoe box. As she dragged it, the little kitten’s body started to tremble with fear.
The pure white fine soft short hair trembled slightly.
The pair of wet black eyes stared at the two of them.
Wen Yufeng’s eyes flashed.
……This aggrieved gaze was really similar to that girl to some degree.
Before he could pick it up, he had already noticed the sign of its resemblance to its owner.
Wen Yufeng’s gaze unconsciously drifted towards the girl in front of him.
The girl didn’t look at him, instead, she was like a cat purring. Her soft and gentle voice comforted the frightened cat.
Hearing this voice, Wen Yufeng’s eyes darkened.
He lowered his hand to the side and clenched it tightly.
Qin Qing recovered, “Should we take it back for a wash?”
Before she could finish her sentence, Qin Qing noticed the strange expression on the boy’s face.
She was stunned for a moment. “Wen Yufeng, are you uncomfortable?”
Wen Yufeng looked to the side with a somewhat embarrassed look in his eyes. He then coughed lightly and said in a hoarse voice:
“Let’s take it to the pet hospital to do some deworming, cleaning, and vaccination first. Then we’ll go pick up the cat litter and the milk powder it can drink.”
Qin Qing’s eyes widened when she heard this. “So much preparation……I didn’t even know.”
Wen Yufeng didn’t say anything. Instead, he locked the screen of his phone with the search engine’s interface lit.
—— He had always thought that having a cat and a dog wasn’t anything that could make people happy and he had just verified it.
The next second, the girl smiled brightly at him. “I’m glad you’re here.”
Wen Yufeng: “……”
Well, it seemed like it wasn’t impossible to make a person happy.
It was definitely not an easy task to buy daily necessities for a little kitten.
Wen Yufeng and Qin Qing took a taxi to the nearest pet hospital. They first took the kitten for a complicated physical examination.
Fortunately, apart from some parasitic problems, there were no health risks. Qin Qing was relieved.
However, the process after that still made her suffer quite a lot. Besides that, Qin Qing was even more tormented by the shrinking expression on its face when it faced the needle.
If it weren’t for the fact that she was still rational and Wen Yufeng was blocking her way, Qin Qing didn’t doubt that she would have ran over and taken the little cat away when she heard it’s crying.
After leaving the pet hospital with great difficulty, Qin Qing and Wen Yufeng took the cat to the nearest shopping mall.
“I’ll go in and buy its corresponding daily necessities. Wait for me here with it.”
Wen Yufeng worriedly instructed Qin Qing.
Seeing his little girl’s mind on the cat’s body, he was very worried that she would be kidnapped along with the cat…
Qin Qing did not notice the thought of Wen Yufeng. She just raised her head and replied. She hugged the cleaned kitten and waited obediently at the door of the mall.
It didn’t take long for Wen Yufeng to bring out his bags.
Just as they were about to talk, Qin Qing’s phone suddenly rang. She looked at the caller ID and was shocked by the time in the upper right corner of the screen.
“Grandma…” Qin Qing answered the phone in a daze.
“Tian Tian, where are you at this moment? Why aren’t you coming home for lunch?”
Grandma Qin asked worriedly, “Did anything happen?”
“No……” Qin Qing shook her head. After a while, her eyes lit up and she said,” Grandma, Wen Yufeng’s cat is sick. We’re taking it for an examination…”
Qin Qing lied while looking at the boy standing beside her guiltily.
Hearing her excuse, Wen Yufeng lifted his eyes with a faint smile and looked back at the girl.
Qin Qing quickly turned her gaze back.
“Xiao Yu’s family has a cat? I’ve never heard a cat meow before…Then,Tian Tian, when are you coming home? I’ll heat the food up again.”
“It will still take a while for us here. Maybe we will go straight to school after sending the cat back. Grandma, don’t wait for me to eat. I’ll take care of it myself.”
“Really no problem? Don’t be late for class in the afternoon. You have to be careful outside. Don’t eat from those dirty roadside stalls.”
“Alright, I got it…” Qin Qing replied helplessly. “Goodbye, Grandma.”
After hanging up, Qin Qing guiltily turned to Wen Yufeng.
“I’m sorry for troubling you today. We’ll send it back and I’ll treat you to lunch.”
He held the cat litter and cat food in his hand and took the bag that was specially used to hold the cat, then walked forward.
“Alright, let’s go home first.”
It had already been half an hour since the two of them arrived at Wen Yufeng’s house.
Qin Qing led the little kitten to the side and set up a “home “. Then, she followed the instructions of the veterinarian and poured some milk powder for the little kitten. After tidying up the litter and settling the kitten, Qin Qing got up and walked to the living room.
“Where are we going to eat for lunch——”
Qin Qing asked while walking out to the side. However, when she saw the figure in the kitchen, she was stunned.
The girl’s footsteps stopped.
At this moment, in the kitchen, a boy in light grey home clothes was standing in front of the cooking table. His slender and bony fingers were holding the vegetables on the chopping board, and the knife in his right hand was rapidly rising and falling.
There weren’t too many fancy movements, but the thick and even slices of vegetables and the sharp rise and fall of the knife were enough to show the extremely skilled knife skills of the boy who stood there.
After a short while, an entire carrot had been cut into thick even slices, neatly stacked on the side.
Wen Yufeng flanked the knife then lifted the carrot slices into a transparent glass bowl.
Then, the knife in his hand rested on the chopping board. He looked up at the kitchen door.
The girl who was originally standing in the living room had already walked in with her mouth wide open in surprise.
“Wen Yufeng, you…do you actually know how to cook?”
“I’m not used to eating unfamiliar food from unknown sources, and I’m the only one at home.”
Wen Yufeng looked at the girl’s surprised expression for a few seconds. After he took it into mind, he lowered his gaze in satisfaction. He took out the washed shrimp from the other bowl beside him and continued to bury his head to work.
Qin Qing watched as the shrimp were cut off with their tips, tails, and thin legs in the middle. Then, light gray shrimp lines were easily picked out.
Instinctively, Qin Qing recalled her previous attempt to be Grandma Qin’s assistant where she was caught in a difficult situation.
Compared to him, Wen Yufeng’s natural speed was amazing.
Especially when Qin Qing saw the guy’s slender knuckles fiddling with some shrimps that were translucent, she almost doubted what kind of craft she was looking at.
After picking up the shrimp thread, the boy went to the sink beside the cooking station and washed his hands before returning to the front of the performing stage.
“……Can I help you?”
Qin Qing could not stand any longer and asked shamefully.
“Yes.” After Wen Yufeng finished his words, he slowly raised his gaze and his thin lips curled into a lazy smile. “Just stand there and watch. It should be the greatest help to me.”
Qin Qing: “……”
After two seconds, she struggled unwillingly. “Actually, I’m not as clumsy as you think ……”
Wen Yufeng, who could hear the girl’s frustration in her voice, was about to bend over to cut through the shrimp’s body when he paused. After two seconds, he laughed softly and raised his eyes.
“Tian Tian, you misunderstood.”
Qin Qing looked at him in confusion.
“I said last time that your hands were too small and you can’t hold the bowl and you should stay away from the kitchen to avoid hitting the dishes…Do you remember that?”
Qin Qing didn’t have the nerve to say “Yes” and just looked at Wen Yufeng silently.
Hearing Wen Yufeng laugh again, he looked down at the table in front of him and said:
“The head of the shrimp is very hard and could prick your hands; all kinds of kitchen tools are very sharp and you could be injured. When you put materials with water in the oil pan, the splashed hot oil would burn you; the hood can’t extract all the oil smoke, which is bad for the trachea and skin ……”
One by one, the boy’s voice, which always sounded lazy and casual, this time, sounded gentle.
After he finished speaking, he slowly raised his gaze and looked at the girl in the center of his focus. “What I said last time was just a joke,” he said with a gentle smile. ”What I really wanted to say was that Tian Tian is a girl who should be well cared for. I don’t want you to do these things…In the future, as long as there’s a chance, I’ll do these things for you. You don’t need to learn and you don’t need to be depressed because you’re not good at it.”
Wen Yufeng paused for a moment before continuing with a hoarse laugh,” Actually, I’m very happy that you’re not good at it. Because this means that for the Tian Tian I didn’t know in the past, she was treated very well. There was no bitterness and she didn’t have to try anything.”
“This way, I won’t have to regret why I didn’t appear before you earlier.”
Qin Qing stared blankly at the boy who was standing in front of the cooking table with the light on his back. At this moment, the depths of her heart moved as if a seed wrapped in snow met the spring sun.
As a result, the snow shell melted and the Tian Tian snow water flowed along the blood vessels with cheerful gurgling sounds, bringing joy to the hundreds of bones and limbs.
The bud that had once been wrapped in snow finally broke out and drwe away its slender branches.
A flower stalk on the branch trembled and suddenly bloomed.