The leaders had their fair share of bitterness with the subordinates not necessarily knowing it. I heard that tonight is Christmas Eve. Should I go back to accompany my son earlier? Old Liu was lucky to have a son during his elder age. The son was precious to him.
Just when he thought about it, Old Liu saw Ma Houde walk in with a gloomy face.
What is the trouble? Didn’t he ask for leave and leave work early to accompany his wife?
Ma Houde sat without saying a word, staring at Old Liu with an ugly face. Old Liu didn’t know how long he hadn’t seen Ma Houde in this expression. His heart trembled slightly.
“I’m getting off work soon.” Old Liu quickly stood up and packed up the documents, “Let’s talk tomorrow. Oh, no, we can talk about it next week! I’m not free tomorrow. I have a meeting.”
“Sit!” Ma Houde hit the table.
“Slow down! We can talk! I just bought this table last month. It’s expensive.” Old Liu looked at Ma Houde in fear and said weakly.
“I! Fuck…” Ma Houde was speechless, looking at this guy’s timid character. Nevertheless, Ma Houde was still aware that Old Liu had been helpful. Otherwise, life would get more demanding.
Officer Ma sighed immediately. He looked at Old Liu and said solemnly, “Old Liu, we probably can’t get off work today!”
“Why? Don’t you want to accompany your wife for dinner?”
Ma Houde revealed, “Wang Yuechuan killed someone!”
“It’ just a murder. People get killed every day. What’s the big deal? Wait, who was it??”
“Wang Yuechuan!” Ma Houde said one word at a time, “He-committed-murder-in-the-morgue! We have subdued him!”
Old Liu collapsed in his chair with fright.
The time in the east was always earlier than the time in the west. In the east, when the time had quietly arrived at night, some areas might still be in the daytime in the west.
On a quiet road in a foreign country, Tu Jiaqing, dressed in simple and plain clothes, rode a bicycle slowly. While listening to the music on her phone, she hummed a simple melody in leisure. There were a lot of things in the basket at the front of the bicycle.
Soon after, the bicycle stopped in front of a small but distinct manor. In front of the manor, there was a small wooden sign “Angel Welfare Institute” written on it.
This manor accommodated many homeless or abandoned children. About half a year ago, this manor was still empty, and now it was home to many homeless children.
It came from the effort of Tu Jiaqing and her sister Tu Jiaya. They just wanted to do something, maybe for the greater good, or perhaps, this kind of life was much better.
Tu Jiaqing hugged the contents of the bicycle basket, then came to the mailbox in front of the manor. She took out the contents of the mailbox and walked towards the manor.
In the courtyard outside the manor, a group of children was sitting next to a woman holding an acoustic guitar. They were singing softly.
The children realized Tu Jiaqing had returned at once and quickly gathered around. The children knew that Tu Jiaqing was out today to buy delicious food. Tonight, they would prepare Christmas dinner!
“Come here. Let’s divide these candies first! But you must follow the rules. You can’t take for surplus. Got it?” Tu Jiaqing smiled happily and put down the box containing the candies. She let the children sort the sweets out and then began to organize today’s harvest.
“What did you buy?” Tu Jiaya smiled and came to her sister’s side with the guitar.
“I bought a lot of great things!” Tu Jiaqing didn’t look back. “The grocery store owner in town also gave me a bottle of pine nuts. We can drink some in the evening.”
The sister smiled. She had never anticipated having such a life before. It was a life with fulfillment.
“Hey, what is this?” Tu Jiaya saw a small box among the items pile. It was tied with a ribbon, seemingly a gift box, “Whose gift is it?” “
“Oh, a gift?” Tu Jiaqing looked surprised, “I think I got it from the mailbox. I don’t know who sent it.”
Tu Jiaya smiled and said, “Perhaps it is from the town. Let’s open it and take a look.”
With this orphanage opened up, many people in the town became friendly to the foreign sisters and often sent gifts. Today was Christmas. It wasn’t too much of a surprise to receive gifts.
Sister Tu Jiaqing slowly opened the box.
My sister was a little curious and asked, “What’s inside?”
“Sister, it’s a CD.” Tu Jiaqing blinked her eyes. Her face was filled with doubts. She carefully took the CD out of the box, puzzled, “But, sister, have you ever seen this album?”
Tu Jiaqing was naturally familiar with every album her sister released, whether it was a digital music album or a CD album. However, the CD album was something she had never seen before. So naturally, she became curious.
Tu Jiaya frowned and took a closer look, “How could this CD…? Strange, it was recorded before I left and it hasn’t been finished yet, let alone published? “
“Sister, can we listen to it?” Tu Jiaqing asked suddenly.
Tu Jiaya nodded.
The two sisters hurriedly walked into the manor, took out the CD player, and put the CD in. The soft melody accompanied by the perfect female voice slowly sounded in the empty house.
“Sister, this song is…”
“You wrote it. Have you forgotten?” Tu Jiaya smiled, “It is the first song you created on your website. I wanted to surprise you. But I didn’t expect it not to be published in the end. It was a pity.”
“It’s not a pity!” Tu Jiaqing whispered, “You can sing. That’s enough.”
The children came to the sisters one by one in the house. Everyone quietly listened to the singing on the turntable.
“Sister, do you think this gift…?”
“Shh…” Tu Jiaya gently placed a finger on her lips, motioning not to speak.
What they needed to do was to keep quiet of it.
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