Ye Shengge was alone at the dining table.
Sister Xiu had been keeping Ji Shiting’s instructions in mind, so there was a large variety of food on the table but only a small serving of each dish.
Ye Shengge put down her chopsticks and leaned against the chair, taking a deep breath.
“Are you full, Young Madam?” Sister Xiu asked with a smile.
Ye Shengge nodded and mumbled, “It’s been twenty-three days…”
Sister Xiu was stunned for a bit before realizing that Ye Shengge was referring to the number of days since Ji Shiting had left home.
“Don’t worry, Young Madam. Young Master will be back soon,” Sister Xiu comforted her.
“He hasn’t called me in a long time,” Ye Shengge said, sounding aggrieved. “If he doesn’t come back soon, he might not even make it in time for the labor.”
“Why would that be the case?” Sister Xiu smiled. “Young Master wouldn’t want to miss it.”
Ye Shengge bit her lips. She didn’t smile after hearing those words.
If things were settled, she believed Ji Shiting would rush back immediately. He wouldn’t want her to wait too long.
However, she hadn’t heard from him in a long time…
Ye Shengge clenched her fist and said, “Sister Xiu, please ask the chauffeur to get ready to send me to the manor.”
Sister Xiu was dazed. “Young Madam, you’re not in good health now…”
“Don’t try to convince me. I have to go.” Ye Shengge frowned and said firmly.
She suddenly realized that she hadn’t seen Grandpa Ji in a long time. She knew that since Ji Shiting left Yang City, the Vice Presidents of T.S. Corporation had been handling daily affairs while Grandpa Ji was in charge of supervising. He was much busier than before, but he still had time to eat with her.
Actually, after Ji Shiting left, Grandpa Ji often sent Uncle Jin to deliver things to her because he was afraid that she would brood over the matter too much but now, even Uncle Jin hadn’t visited in days.
She couldn’t help worrying.
Sister Xiu had no choice but to ask the chauffeur to get ready
An hour later, Ye Shengge arrived at the manor, but the servants in the manor panicked upon seeing her. Before long, Uncle Jin rushed out and asked, “Young Madam, why are you here?”
“Is grandpa here?” Ye Shengge asked.
“The chairman is on his lunch break.” Uncle Jin forced a smile. “You should go back. I’ll ask him to call you when he wakes up.”
Ye Shengge stared at him for a while and realized that Uncle Jin didn’t seem to be well.
“Uncle Jin, tell me the truth. Is it about Shiting?” Ye Shengge clenched her fist. “What are you hiding from me?”
Uncle Jin subconsciously avoided her gaze and said, “Young Madam, you’re thinking too much. Young Master has something to do. He’ll come back after he’s done.”
“Do you know what Shiting is busy with?” Ye Shengge stared at him.
Uncle Jin’s mouth moved, but he couldn’t say anything. However, he looked sad.
Ye Shengge’s heart sank immediately.
She pushed Uncle Jin away and walked into the house. Uncle Jin didn’t dare stop her, so he watched her walk in.
Ye Shengge bumped into Grandpa Ji the moment she walked in. He was holding a walking stick, and he had obviously heard her arguing with Uncle Jin.
“I know I can’t hide it from you for long.” Grandpa Ji looked exhausted, and his eyes were bloodshot.
Ye Shengge subconsciously supported herself against the door frame and asked in a hoarse voice, “What happened to Shiting?”