376 I made a great sacrifice for you.
"Sister Pei Ge, how much is the fee for auntie's surgery? I'll lend it to you!"
Pei Ge was really touched by her words.
Before she even asked for help, Qin Qitong actually offered it herself. How could she not feel touched and grateful?
"Sister Pei Ge, rest assured; I may lack many things, but money I have plenty! Don't worry; whatever the amount auntie needs, I can afford it!" She seemed to have patted her chest as a dull sound accompanied her words through the phone.
"Pu!" She burst into laughter when she thought of Qin Qitong doing that.
Her mood improved greatly in that instant.
"Thank you, Qitong."
She was really blessed to have met a friend like her.
"What's there to thank? Hei hei! What is our relation?" Qin Qitong asked while giggling.
"Oh, yes, Sister Pei Ge. How much do you need?"
"200,000 yuan," she sheepishly replied.
"200,000 yuan? Sister Pei Ge, please don't reduce the amount just because you are shy," she convinced.
Pei Ge smiled helplessly at that and said, "I really only need 200,000 yuan right now. If I need more later, I'll borrow from you again."
"Mhm-kay. Sister Pei Ge, what is your bank account number? I'll transfer the money to you now." Qin Qitong smiled on the other end.
After informing her the bank account number, she said gratefully, "Qitong, I will definitely return your money at the soonest."
"Don't worry about it, Sister Pei Ge. It's just 200,000 yuan. No need to rush," she said with a shrug, adding, "Alright, Sister Pei Ge. I'll hang up now and transfer the money."
Once the phone call ended, she sighed in relief at having found a solution.
She finally found the money for her mother's surgery…
It was as if a heavy stone had been lifted off her shoulders, and that gloominess in her eyes slowly faded.
Relaxed, she called her best friend again.
In the end, she still could not reach Tang Xiaoyu's phone.
"Xiaoyu, you should be fine, right?" she mumbled before sending her best friend another text message.
Yesterday, she sent a text message to her best friend informing the latter of her mother's sickness and her need to borrow money.
Today's message was of course to inform her best friend that she had managed to borrow money from someone else already.
After sending out this text message, she cradled the phone as she lay in bed. She then waited patiently for the notification of Qin Qitong's money transfer.
However, after a long wait, there was still no message indicating any transfer of money.
Doubt began to creep into her heart when Qin Qitong's call came.
"Hello, Qitong," she answered quickly, an ominous feeling rising within her.
"Sister Pei Ge, I'm sorry…"
The moment the call connected, Qin Qitong's dejected voice could be heard.
"… What's wrong?" Her forehead creased tightly.
"I - I… Th - The money…" she stammered, seemingly in guilt.
Pei Ge began to feel uneasy at her stammering.
"What's wrong? Is it about the money?" she asked anxiously as she bit down on her lip.
"Mhm…" she affirmed depressingly.
Pei Ge was in a daze at her answer.
"Sister Pei Ge, I'm really very sorry. I really have the money! I really have 200, 000 yuan, but - but…" Qin Qitong rushed to explain when she did not speak.
"No worries, Qitong; I'll find another way. You don't have to feel guilty," she comforted upon sensing that the girl was about to cry.
"Sister Pei Ge, don't worry; I'll definitely help you source for 200,000 yuan!" She felt even guiltier at her gentle comforting.
"No worries; really no worries. If you are in a tight spot, then you don't have to bother about this," Pei Ge assured her.
She had guessed that Qin Qitong could indeed fork out 200,000 yuan but could not do so because of her family, so she had to go back on her word.
At her apologetic voice, Pei Ge consoled her for a while before they ended the call.
"Aiii…" she sighed softly.
This 200, 000 yuan slipped out of her hand again.
As she was sighing on her end, Qin Qitong was furious on her end.
"Irritating! " she exclaimed in frustration and then flung her phone violently on the soft bed, her face contorting with rage.
"Arghhh!" she yelled angrily like a child. Collapsing on the bed in depression, she proceeded to bury her head in the pillow for comfort.
This is all Big Brother's fault! He is really detestable! What rights does he have to freeze all my bank cards?! What rights does he have?! When did I offend him?!
"I hate this!" she exclaimed as tears rolled down from her eyes.
Dad and Mom are too much, too! How could they help my evil Big Brother and not be understanding of me, their daughter?!
And to think that she had promised the heavens and the earth to her Sister Pei Ge, but in the end…
"Arghhh!" she screamed and punched her pillow violently.
Pak! As she was releasing her anger on the pillow, her bedroom door suddenly opened.
She turned and saw her big brother standing at the door.
"Get out; get out! I hate you! Get out! I don't wanna see you!" She flung the pillow in her hands at him.
Seeing the pillow fly in his direction, the man at the door evaded it, and the pillow hit the door with a thud.
He looked helplessly at his younger sister and sighed. He knew that he had upset his sister big time, so he quietly left her room and shut the door behind him.
"Ai, this Ziming sure knows how to give me trouble…" the man said plainly as he shook his head lightly.
When this matter blew over, he did not know how much effort he must put to please their little princess!
Still, he was really curious on who that Pei Ge woman was.