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Published at 1st of July 2019 10:49:25 AM

Chapter 375

Chapter 375: I will lend you the money for the surgery!

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Translator: Atlas Studios  Editor: Atlas Studios

It had become a daily routine for Pei Ge to phone Tang Xiaoyu first thing in the morning, but never once had her call successfully reached her best friend .

Two days had passed like this .

This was worrying for Pei Ge not only on the account of her mother’s sickness but also of Tang Xiaoyu’s safety .

In her frustration, she changed her clothes and walked out of the bedroom .

The moment she walked out, she spotted her mother exiting the toilet with a pale face .

“Mom, are you alright?” she asked worriedly, her face contorting with worry .

Zhang Manhua could see the worry in her daughter’s eyes and shook her head reassuringly . “Don’t worry, I think I accidentally ate something bad, so my stomach…”

Her voice trailed off when it occurred to her that she had gastric cancer . Although she stopped herself in time, Pei Ge still caught her words .

“Mom, let’s go to the hospital,” she anxiously urged .

“My savings is still enough to cover your hospitalization; let’s go to the hospital now . ”

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“Hush, you lass . No need to worry as I’m really fine . ” Her mother smiled and waved her concerns away . It might sound strange, but although the doctor said that she had gastric cancer, she really did not feel anything wrong with her body .

“Mom, don’t take your body for granted,” Pei Ge lightly admonished with a frown .

“Alright, alright, I know . Haven’t I already told you? Let’s postpone going to the hospital at a later time; accompany me to all the places I want to visit first,” she smilingly refused before grabbing her daughter’s hand .

Pei Ge could only nod at her request . “Alright…”

“Okay . Quickly take a shower while I go prepare breakfast . ” She patted her daughter’s arm with a smile and headed into the kitchen .

Her eyes clouded with gloom as she watched her mother’s retreating back .

She initially thought that she would not have to worry about cost of the surgery as she could just borrow from her best friend, but the latter was unexpectedly unreachable .

What should she do now? If she could not get hold of Tang Xiaoyu in time, where would she find the money to fund her mother’s surgery?

With a heavy heart, she accompanied her mother for breakfast before heading out together .

Since the medical results were out, her mother had taken to bringing her to those places they had once visited with her father .

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“Your father proposed to me in this spot back then . At that time…”

Of course, her mother’s favorite topic was her father .

“Aii, what a pity; this place is completely different from before . There used to be a fountain here . ” She sighed helplessly while standing at a desolate-looking vacant lot .

Pei Ge observed the park, which lay abandoned for so many years . Forget about the fountain, even the flowers were a rare sight . It no longer had the vibrant and beautiful atmosphere it once had .

Rumors had it that this place was going to be rebuilt into a shopping mall soon…

“Mhm, I know . When I was younger, I used to throw a coin and make a wish here with Xiaoyu,” she affirmed her mother’s words with a face full of nostalgia, adding, “As for daddy, he would often buy me cotton candy here!”

“He he! You lass only knew how to eat back then . ” Her mother mirthfully shook her head .

They loitered around the empty park for a long while before visiting a restaurant they used to frequent as a family at lunchtime .

It was only after lunch that they returned home to rest for the day .

Once her mother retired to her room for her siesta, she returned to her bedroom as well .

Though she had woken up earlier than usual, she was not at all in the mood to sleep right now .

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All she could think of was the cost of the surgery .

Just as she sat in front of her computer and was about to research on gastric cancer, her phone suddenly rang .

“Sister Pei Ge, why didn’t you come to work these few days? Did something happen?”

Qin Qitong’s worried voice came through the phone the moment she answered the call .

“Mhm… I resigned . ” She hesitated for a bit before admitting it to her .

“Resigned?!” Qin Qitong cried out in shock and disbelief .

“Mhm,” she confirmed .

“But – But… I heard from your colleagues that you’ve taken a week off work,” the girl said in confusion .

“… I didn’t take a leave; I resigned . ” She frowned slightly as she thought to herself, This must be that annoying fellow’s doing .

Was he so sure that she would not resign?

“Ah, Sister Pei Ge, why did you resign? Is it because of my cousin?” the girl asked cautiously .

She was silent for a moment before answering, “No, don’t make wild guesses . It’s because something happened at home . ”

“What happened? What happened at home?” Qin Qitong worriedly probed .

Hearing her worried voice, she hesitated for a bit as she thought of the cost of her mother’s surgery but eventually decided not to ask for help from her officemate friend .

“It’s nothing; don’t worry about it . ”

She had only known her for a few months . How could she dare borrow money from her?

“Sister Pei Ge, am I still your friend?! How could you treat me as an outsider?! What exactly happened at home?” she demanded indignantly .

Pei Ge’s heart warmed at her indignation .

She took a deep breath and haltingly revealed, “Qitong… my mother… she’s been diagnosed with gastric cancer…”

“Ah?! Gastric cancer?!” she exclaimed in shock .

“Mhm…” She shifted uncomfortably and felt abashed . “Qitong… you…”

Before she could finish, the girl asked hurriedly, “Sister Pei Ge, how much is the fee for auntie’s surgery? I can lend it to you!”

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