Isn’t the snow globe pretty!?(￫ܫ￩)
Chapter 13: Going Over by Taxi, Congratulatory Birthday Gift (For an Elderly Person)
When Lu Anran and Ji Rou arrived at the Lu residence, this was how they felt. Although the maidservants were busily cleaning the house ornaments meticulously, the entire house was still very quiet.
“Madam, Young Miss. Welcome home!” The person who came up to greet them was the head butler of the Lu Family, who had served Grandpa for more than 40 years – Uncle Lu.
“En, where’s dad?” Ji Rou asked Lu Bo.
“Old Master is in the study room on the 2nd floor!” Uncle Lu heaved a sigh. “These days Old Master often talk about the Old Madam and Young Master (Lu Anran’s father) who had passed away a long time ago…”
“Ei…” Ji Rou frowned slightly. “I’m going to bring Anran to visit him!”
“En! Certainly!” Lu Bo said smiling genially.
“Uncle Lu, I feel your eyes are a bit strange.” Lu Anran hesitated and said, “you should go to the hospital and do a check-up, don’t delay…”
“En?” Uncle Lu was momentarily stupefied, and before he could formulate a reply, Lu Anran had already followed Ji Rou upstairs. After listening to Lu Anran’s prompting, he also felt that recently, his eyesight was getting from bad to worse and occasional dizziness. He had assumed that it was a common occurrence as a result of ageing, but if Young Miss also thought that he looked strange, then he had better spare some time to go to the hospital.
“Did Uncle Lu look strange to you?” Ji Rou felt bewildered over Lu Anran’s words, because he still looked very strong and healthy when she saw him!
“I just felt that he looked a bit odd… Aiya…Anyways he’s also not young anymore, so going to the hospital for a check-up is also good!” Lu Anran replied in a vague manner. After all, it is not possible for her to tell Ji Rou, that there is currently a benign tumour that growing behind Uncle Lu’s eyes, and when left unchecked for 5 years worsened into a malignant tumour, which caused him to go blind and suffered tremendously before dying right?
In any case, Uncle Lu is already an old man who had served Grandpa for many years, so Lu Anran with good intentions directed his attention to the problem, hoping that he would not die so tragically like in the previous lifetime.
“That’s true! It’s good for him to get a check-up!” Ji Rou felt that Lu Anran’s words were very reasonable and accepted it straightaway. After turning a few corners, they arrived at the door of the study room.
“Tap,tap,tap” They knocked the door thrice, and from inside Lu Jianhao voice sounded. “Who is it?”
“Dad, Anran and I came to see you!” Ji Rou replied.
“Come in!” Lu Jianhao responded.
Ji Rou pushed open the door gently. Lu Anran entered the room first, and Lu Jianhao sitting behind his desk, and placed on it were a few original edition English books that Lu Anran was unable make out the names of. He was holding a photo frame in his hands, and his eyes were still wet.
“You’re all here!” Lu Jianhao looked at Ji Rou and Lu Anran.
“En!” Ji Rou answered. “Dad, how have you been lately?”
“I’m fine.” Lu Jianhao placed the photo frame on his desk.
“Grandpa, I prepared a birthday present for you!” Lu Anran took out the present from her small bag and set it down onto the desk. “Quickly open it and see if you like it!”
“Who gives presents the day before their birthday!” Ji Rou lightly rapped Lu Anran’s head.
“There’s too many people tomorrow, I’m too embarrassed to bring out my present!” Lu Anran shrugged her shoulders, after all she do not have much spending money. “Grandpa, quickly open it, if you like it, you should praise me! If you don’t, you should blame mom! She’s the one who picked it out!”
“You little turncoat!” Ji Rou rapped Lu Anran’s head again. “You are so disloyal ah! The main thing is that it’s still your idea! I only picked out the style ah!”
“Grandpa! Look! Mom’s bullying me!” Lu Anran puffed out her cheeks discontentedly and trotted to Lu Jianhao’s side. “Quickly open my present ah!”
“Ok! Ok!” Lu Jianhao tore open the gift box covered in wrapping paper and saw that inside the box was a crystal snow globe. In the globe was an Eiffel Tower, and in the middle of the double layer was a picture of a women. she had long brown hair hanging loosely on her shoulders, hugging a month-old baby boy in her arms, smiling joyfully at the photographer, her eyes full of love. At a glance, one can see that she is a very happy woman…when the globe was shook lightly, the “snow” inside flew and swirled around, rendering her smile to become even sweeter.