Chapter 2286: A Birthday
Jiang Yao’s portrait fell into her eyes as she opened the scroll. It would be a lie to say she was not surprised. She was extremely vivid in the painting. It was a photo of her walking around the courtyard with her stomach puffed out.
Even though Cheng Jinnian had a high IQ and was quick to learn new things, his painting skills were insufficient to depict Jiang Yao’s facial features and other details accurately. He had, however, captured Jiang Yao’s expression. As a result, anyone who knew Jiang Yao could recognize the person in the painting as her as soon as they saw it.
“Thank you.” Jiang Yao carefully put away the painting.
Although she did not say much, Cheng Jinnian could already tell from Jiang Yao’s expression that Jiang Yao liked his birthday present.
“Jiang Yao, come here. I’ve also prepared a present for you.” Master Cheng hurriedly waved at Jiang Yao as if he was late, someone else would snatch it away.
Master Cheng’s birthday present was more practical. It was a single-family villa in Jindo City. Looking at the photos, it was clear that it was a desirable location for retirement and exclusivity.
Jiang Yao thanked him without hesitation. She had already accepted the Cheng family in her heart, so she would not refuse the Cheng family’s birthday present.
They were kind to her, so she took it and remembered it.
Jiang Yao looked over at Lu Xingzhi, who was sitting there, after accepting Master Cheng’s gift. When she saw that he had no intention of moving, she turned to face Cheng Jinyan and extended her hand. “Where is your gift, Director Cheng?”
Jiang Yao’s behavior amused Cheng Jinyan. That was the first time Cheng
Jinyan had met someone who extended their hand to ask for a gift from him. Cheng Jinnian would always avoid asking for a gift from him. Needless to say, it was a strange sensation. However, Jiang Yao’s sly smile narrowed the gap between him and Jiang Yao, so he did not dislike it.
“I think this will suit you very well.” Cheng Jinyan gave her a set of jewelry from the Golden Phoenix Jewelry Company. It was a three-piece set. It was not complicated, but it was indeed very exquisite.
As soon as Jiang Yao opened it, she thanked him. Moe suddenly jumped onto
Jiang Yao’s shoulder. His eyes shone as he stared at the jewelry box in Jiang
Yao’s hand. He raised his claws and was about to snatch it, but fortunately, Jiang Yao covered it in time and put it back into her pocket. She lowered her head and glared at Moe. “This is mine. You’re not allowed to touch it!”
“Stingy woman!” Moe’s tail deliberately slapped Jiang Yao’s face, then jumped back to the floor and gracefully returned to his nest to play with his game console.
Cheng Jinyan felt relieved when he realized Jiang Yao genuinely liked him. He had intended to give the house to her, but his father had done so. Later, after learning that his father had given her the house, he chose a set of jewelry that was appropriate for Jiang Yao.
Cheng Jinyan was initially concerned that Jiang Yao, who owned a jewelry company, would reject the jewelry he gave her. Fortunately, Jiang Yao showed no signs of displeasure.
When he thought about it, he realized he was worrying excessively. Jiang Yao was not a materialistic individual. What else would she want? Would it make any difference if he gave her a house, a car, or anything else?
Jiang Yao sat next to Lu Xingzhi after accepting Cheng Jinyan’s gift. She raised her leg and kicked Jiang Lei, who was holding his phone and either playing a game or texting. “Where’s my gift, Jiang Lei?”
Jiang Lei rolled his eyes at Jiang Yao. “You’re the birthday girl today, so I won’t argue with you, even if you’re arrogant.” Then, he retracted his leg and handed a white paper bag to Jiang Yao..