What if My Brother is Too Good? - Chapter 116
Based on Jiang Yuqin’s cold personality, there was a good chance that she wasn’t going home to be with her family this evening.
After all, Chinese New Year’s Eve was a good day to make some dough.
The winter this year was cold, with bone-chilling winds and many days of snow. The lowest temperatures in the last couple of days broke the weather record. It was doubtful whether the Jiang couple could have a good holiday festival this year.
Huo Wu wanted to help make the couple’s lives better, but so far, she had not been able to come up with any suitable and discreet ideas to achieve this aim without also revealing her own history. She had to avoid acting brashly, like that time she rushed out directly to meet the biological parents of her current body.
So then, what should she do?
Huo Wu was quite distressed. Suddenly, an inspiration came to her – she thought of someone who might be of help: Chu Xueyi.
Chu Xueyi was warm and generous, and she was passionate about charity work. She spent a considerable amount of money helping countless people every year.
Besides, she would make an excellent point of entry.
At first, Huo Wu wanted to contact her directly. But seeing the time, she figured everyone must be asleep by now, even those who were staying up according to the festival tradition. So she decided to rest for now and wait until daytime to talk to Chu Xueyi.
Although it was late, Huo Wu still didn’t feel sleepy. She was mindlessly refreshing her Weibo when she came across an artist with millions of followers.
The artist’s account was filled with her own work. The drawings were very cute; everything from the lines and composition to the colors was a breath of fresh air. In any case, Huo Wu was amazed upon seeing her work.
All the comments were also in praise of the artist, who seemed to not only be well-liked but also highly skilled and productive in her art.
The artist had just posted a new Weibo:
Here is the cartoon avatar that Yuanyuan commissioned. What do you think? :tongue-out smiley face:
Huo Wu felt her heart flutter in her chest when she saw the avatar. Her own Weibo profile picture was one of the system defaults. It was a bland choice, and she had been thinking about changing it for a few days now but couldn’t find anything suitable. Maybe she could commission this artist for a customized one?
With this thought, Huo Wu sent a private message to the artist. “Are you still doing commissioned avatars?”
The artist seemed to be a night owl too. She replied very quickly, “Hi love, yup I am. Regular version starting from $50, custom deluxe version from $200. You get what you pay for. All prices are non-negotiable.”
“I would like the custom deluxe version.”
“Alrighty. Do you have any specific requests, love?”
Upon seeing the words “specific requests,” Huo Wu suddenly remembered the conversation she had with Huo Yusen about fairies.
She thought about it for a moment, then typed out letter by letter, “I want a cartoon avatar of a small fairy. Oh, and she must have wings. The wings have to be striking, huge, and pretty.”
“Alrighty. The deluxe version comes with one chance to edit the image. I’ll have it ready for you in three days, love.”
After the conversation, Huo Wu sent the payment over to the artist. Once that was done, she started to feel a bit sleepy. She turned off her mobile phone, shut off the lights, rolled over, and soon fell soundly asleep.
The next day, she was woken up early in the morning by Auntie Zhang. “Missy, wake up. You have to go to the Huo residence to wish your grandfather Happy New Year today.”
Upon hearing this, Huo Wu became wide awake. She glanced at the time – it was already 7 am. By the time she gets to the Huo residence, it will be past 8.
She got up and hurriedly got ready. Downstairs, the Huo father and son were sharply dressed in suits. They seemed to have been waiting for quite a long time.
“Dad, brother, sorry I overslept,” she said to them apologetically.
Huo Yuan smiled good-naturedly. “It’s fine. You young people love to sleep, I understand.” As he looked at Huo Wu standing on the stairs, he was filled with pride at how his little girl had grown up.
She was wearing a pink hooded rabbit-fur coat with leggings and long black boots. The outfit was nothing special, but on her, it gave off an amazing kind of allure. His gaze brushed across her face. She had an exceptionally pretty face, fair and delicate like alabaster. Even though neither he, nor his wife or son resembled one another, but in all of the Huo family, she was the prettiest one bar none.
Among the younger generation in the Huo family, his son was the most talented, and his daughter was the most beautiful. At the thought of this, Huo Yuan’s sense of pride doubled.
Since they were short on time, Huo Wu grabbed two meat buns off the table and followed Huo Yuan and Huo Yusen to the car.
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