A shattering headache.
Zuo Mei gradually regained awareness and couldn’t help but to feel surprised: she was still alive!
She personally saw the car fall off the high cliff and could actually survive. So lucky!
This surprise made her suddenly sit up and open her eyes.
Beside the bed, there were two boys and a girl. The older boy seemed to be around twelve and the other children couldn’t be more than eight or nine years old.
The three of them wore old, tattered clothes. The girl’s attire was so old, that the pattern couldn’t be made out.
"Did you guys… … save me?" Zuo Mei asked. The boys had long hair that was tied into a high bun. She thought this was a secluded place where traditions were still kept and passed down, therefore she wasn’t that surprised.
"Sister!" She saw the little girl go "Waaa" and cry onto her body. The girl continued in a sobbing tone, "Sister, don’t die, don’t die!"
Nearly thirty years old, Zou Mei couldn’t help feeling her mood lift up. Internally she thought: this little girl can really flatter! At this age to be actually called "sister"…
Hearing her cry that pitifully, Zou Mei couldn’t help but to reach out and hug her. She gently pats the kid.
The little girl’s small body went slightly stiff. And then she hugged Mei stronger and snuggled tighter to her body.
"Fang Qing, quickly let go of sister. She can’t breathe."
The bigger of the boys quickly reached out to pull the little girl called Fang Qing away.
Excitement could be heard clearly in his voice.
Fang Qing, being pulled away, let out a sob like a discontent kitten, but no longer stuck to Zou
Mei and obediently stood aside. She sniffed and looked at Zou Mei with her watery, beautiful eyes that were filled with attachment.
Zou Mei let out a big sigh and smiled gratefully at the bigger boy thinking: the biggest one is very mature!
"Where is this? You… What are you guys called?" Zou Mei smiled as she asked the older boy.
Hearing this, his eyes suddenly opened wide, looking at Zou Mei in shock. The four words, ‘how is this possible’ were written on his face.
Zou Mei’s smile turned slightly stiff on her face. She couldn’t help the feeling that something was weird.
"SISTER!" She didn’t get a chance to ask, as the little girl let out an earthshaking, mournful cry startling her.
"Sister! Can’t you recognise us? Don’t you want us? Waa…waa..." the little girl clung to her body again and burst into tears.
"Don’t cry, don’t cry! Sister wouldn’t abandon us, definitely wouldn’t!" the little boy sniffed. He looked like he was about to cry, but bit his lips to stifle it. He glanced at Zou Mei like he was wronged and tugged at Fang Qing’s sleeve.
That appearance was extremely cute! He looked like he couldn’t bear to look at Zou Mei as if she did something heartless.
"Sister," when the bigger boy regained his composure, he pulled the little girl away and let the little boy comfort his baby sister. He looked at Zou Mei with sadness in his eyes. "Sister, don’t be like this. If that Yang family wants to break off the engagement, then let them! They just bully us since we got no dad or mum. Not marrying into that kind of family is good! Sister, I will take care of you, so don’t be depressed. Alright?"
Zou Mei listened in a daze, she couldn’t understand what the bigger boy said, she felt that if she wasn’t crazy, then he definitely was!
Until she randomly looked at her own hands… Her brain went "whoosh" and exploded.
"Is there a mirror?" Zou Mei suddenly asked.
"Could you bring a basin of water!" Zou Mei felt desperate again.
"I’ll go!" the little boy already finished coaxing Fang Qing and hearing Mei’s request he turned around and rushed out.
Not long after, he came back wobbling under the weight of a wooden basin. The older brother seeing this rushed to help.
Zou Mei suddenly left the bed. The basin was placed on a broken old square table. She stuck out her head and took a look. The reflection showed her a pale oval face, very big eyes, and dark red lips.
These delicate facial features were definitely not her near thirty-year-old face. Those small arms, thin legs, and petite physique definitely belonged to a malnourished fourteen-fifteen-year old girl.
Combined with the fact that a moment ago those siblings called her ‘sister’… Zou Mei’s body.
"Sister!" the bigger boy rushed to support her: "Are you alright? Do you want to sit down for a while?"
"I—–" Zou Mei opened and closed her mouth, she realised she didn’t know what to say.
She allowed the bigger boy to help her sit down. She glanced around what could be called the four walls of a home. A pang of dismay flashed in her heart.
Sighing secretly, although her heart was a chaotic mess, she had to admit that she was forced to accept this reality
"I’m fine." Zou Mei smiled reluctantly and said softly: "I will not die, from now on, we are a family..."
"Sister it’s great that you thought it through!" The bigger boy nodded vigorously. He seemed a little bit excited. His mouth curved into a smile showing his white teeth.
Zou Mei felt that his thick brows and big eyes made him look really good when he laughed.
"Sister ! Sister !" Fang Qing rushed up to embrace her. Holding her as she sobbed like a spoiled child: "Sister will not die. Sister spoils me the most. I don’t want sister to die…"
Zou Mei smiled, and could not help but to hug her back strongly.
At the moment she could only take one step at a time. These three siblings weren’t that old. Judging by their words and expressions, they were attached to this sister. Getting information from their mouths shouldn’t be hard and no flaw should be revealed in her act—- at such a young age, would they understand reincarnation?
There was no pain nor sickness. No trace of scars on her neck. The body had no wounds and looked okay. Why did these little guys cry and clamour for her not to die?
"Just now, I —what happened?" Zou Mei asked with a smile.
"Hua family’s fat woman came to our house again and yelled in our courtyard. Sister, you listened, and in a moment collapsed onto the ground not breathing" Fang Qing explained quickly.
"The Hua family?" Zou Mei questioned slightly startled.
"Fang Qing!" the bigger boy quietly reproached and faced the puzzled Zou Mei. "Sister, don’t you remember the Hua family?"
Zou Mei rubbed her temples smiling ruefully: "I don’t know why, but since I woke up my mind is a bit hazy. There’re lots of things I can’t remember clearly .
The bigger boy, as if suddenly realising something, nodded without suspicions and did not inquire any further. He then said: "Half a year ago our parents passed away in a flash flood in the mountains. Sister’s fiance’s family, the Yangs, wanted to break off the engagement ever since. But sister—"
The boy shot a troubled glance at Zou Mei.
Obviously the former Zou Mei was opposed to that development.
This couldn’t be blamed on her, family in poverty, no dad or mum, left with three underage siblings, once this engagement was broken, which family would be willing to marry her?
She smiled understanding and nodded, then asked: "What happened then?"
The bigger boy, seeing her let go of this issue, felt his spirits lift, and hurriedly continued: "The Yang family couldn’t break off the engagement, but at that time the Hua family’s daughter caught their eye. So they told the Hua family’s people that they have no idea how to make sister break off the engagement. The Hua old woman let her eldest daughter-in-law, Mrs Liu run to our house and heckle. A moment ago, sister was angered by Mrs Liu greatly and fainted.
Fortunately, sister is all right. Otherwise, I would feud with Mrs Liu forever! "
So it was like that!
Zou Mei secretly sighed in her heart, your sister wasn’t angered to the point of fainting but actually died from fury!
That girl’s temperament was too volatile.
Suddenly a sharp voice came from outside the door, Zou Mei couldn’t help but listen.