Title: Fortunate Wife
Chapter 57 - Mudan
Seeing her looking annoyed, Li Yan chuckled. He stuffed the corn pancake into her hand, then he patted Little Five's head and said with a smile, "Let's go."
"Oh." Little Five glanced at Li Man. "Older sister, let's go look for oldest brother."
"En." She followed behind them while munching on the corn pancakes.
Right after the three of them left their home, a pleasant female voice called out, "Older brother Li Yan."
When Li Man turned her head, she saw a girl standing right outside of Li family's home.
This girl was quite attractive. She had an oval-shaped face, slender eyebrows, limpid eyes, and small lips. There was even a bashful expression on her face.
"Older sister Mudan?" Little Five affectionately called out.
Mudan let out a short, "oh." Her large limpid eyes were still focused on Li Yan. She quietly called out again, "Older brother Li Yan."
Li Yan glanced at her. The smile in his eyes gradually retreated. He said to Li Man and Little Five, "Head over to the entrance of the village and wait for me there. I'll be over there shortly."
"Okay." Little Five held Li Man's hand and said, "Older sister, let's leave here first."
Li Man understandingly nodded. Before leaving, she looked at Mudan again. This girl looked to be around fifteen to sixteen years old. She looked to be on much better terms with this family compared to the previous girls. From the expression on Mudan's face, Li Man could tell that she was definitely interested in Li Yan.
Li Yan waited until those two had walked far away before approaching Mudan. Looking down at her, he asked, "Is there a problem?"
Hearing his cold and indifferent tone, Mudan felt her eyes becoming wet. "Older brother Li Yan, you've been working at my home for the past few days. Why didn't you come looking for me during that time?"
"I don't have any business with you. Why would I look for you?" Li Yan indifferently looked at her. Seeing that her long eyelashes were trembling as if she was about to cry soon, he lightly sighed and said, "If there's something you want to say, just say it. If not, I'm leaving. I'm busy."
"Older brother Li Yan." Mudan raised her head. A dense mist of unshed tears were already in her eyes. "I know it's my family that's at fault, but I wasn't the one that agreed to that marriage. You should know, since we were children, the only person I liked is -"
"Enough." Li Yan impatiently interrupted her. He stopped looking at her and turned around. Seeing that Li Man and Little Five were almost the village's entrance, he said, "Since it's nothing important, I'm leaving."
"Older brother Li Yan." Anxious, Mudan grabbed Li Yan's arm. Her voice was choked with emotion as she asked, "Do you really not care? Can you really just stand to the side and watch as I marry someone else?"
Li Yan removed her hand. Her almost crying face looked quite pitiful and lovely, and a gloomy feeling gushed up in heart. He frankly said, "Mudan, how many times do you want me to repeat myself? I've never liked you. If you don't want to marry that person, just tell your dad and mom."
"No, I don't believe you. Older brother Li Yan, I know you're just saying these words out of anger." Mudan's eyes were wide with incredulity. Bean-sized tears finally rolled down from the corners of her eyes.
Li Yan's brow was furrowed as he glanced at her again. He restrained his temper and told her, "Mudan, I'm telling the truth. I've always thought of you as my younger sister -"
"No." Mudan suddenly shouted at him. Indignation and unwillingness flickered through her eyes as she cried.
Li Yan suddenly realized there was no way to talk sense into her. Otherwise, why hadn't she understood him after so many previous attempts? "I've already said everything that I can say. It's up to you if you want to believe me or not."
After coldly saying these words, Li Yan didn't want to continue getting tangled up in this conversation. He simply turned around and left.