It was nearing the New Year, and Cloud City was bustling with people. Workers from other places went back to their hometowns to buy new year goods. The streets and alleys were crowded with people. In the past year, only at this time could Cloud City have such a lively scene.
Every household was buying new year’s goods and posting couplets. The same was true for Hillside Villa.
Since Samuel came back, Tian Ling’er came to the hillside villa almost every day, as if she had regarded Hillside Villa as her home.
Yvonne and Gina returned home, they were taking inventory of the items.
All kinds of nuts and candies were prepared to be eaten after the New Year’s Eve dinner to watch the Lian Huan party.
“Samuel. Why don’t you write this year’s couplets?” At this moment, Yan Jun smiled and spoke to Samuel.
Yvonne heard this, he asked Yan Jun in surprise, “Grandpa Yan, can Samuel write couplets?”
“Of course.” Yan Jun smiled proudly and said, “His handwriting has been practiced since he was a child. All the couplets of the Hannigan family were made by him.”
“This is the only thing that I can participate in during the Hannigan family’s new year. Moreover, I cannot let Nangong Qianqiu know about it.” Samuel spoke bitterly. The things that he had done in the past years were all secretly arranged by Yan Jun. This caused Samuel to feel like he was participating in the new year.
“Brother, is there anything you can’t do? You can even write calligraphy?” Tian Ling’er came close to Samuel and asked curiously.
“There are many things that you don’t know about. For example, I was worried about how to get you home. I’ve never thought of a good reason like that,” Samuel said with a smile.
Tianling’er pouted and walked to Yvonne. She took Yvonne’s hand intimately and said, “Sister Yvonne, look at him. He wants to drive me away. Can you teach him a lesson for me?”
Yvonne didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. This little girl was so smart that she would always ask Yvonne for help every time she suffered a loss from Samuel.
“Alright, I’ll help you teach him a lesson later,” Yvonne said.
Tian Ling’er raised her head at Samuel with a proud face, full of provocation.
Samuel shook his head helplessly. Yvonne was helping this girl. There was nothing he could do.
“Since you have nothing else to do, cut a piece of paper. It can be regarded as a contribution.” Samuel asked Tian Ling’er.
“Yes, but you have to give me two Spring Festival couplets. Samuel’s couplets are hung at the door. How awesome would that be!” Tian Ling’er said with a smile.
When everything was ready, Samuel raised his pen. All the people in the house put down what they were doing and went aside to watch.
No one had seen Samuel writing before, except Yan Jun.
At this moment, Gina was most curious about this. In the past, she had thought that Yan Jun was the one who had personally written the couplets. However, she did not expect that all of this was actually done by Samuel. She still remembered that the couplets were neatly written. It was as if they were written by a master. Hence, she began to doubt whether Samuel could really do it.
Samuel, who had not used his pen for a long time, inhaled a deep breath of air. He drew the pen and slid it across the bright red paper. This scene once again caused Yvonne to fall into the charm of Samuel.
She didn’t expect Samuel to have the demeanor of a master. She was fascinating.
Tian Ling’er opened her mouth wide. She was as beautiful as an iron painting and as beautiful as a silver hook. These were the adjectives that she could think of.
They were a match made in one breath, dazzling the eyes.
“I haven’t been writing for so many years. I’m still a bit rusty. Let’s start again,” Yan Jun said to Samuel.
Samuel did not hesitate to remove the couplets that he had just completed. This was the strict requirement that Yan Jun had placed on him. Samuel had wasted an unknown amount of paper when he was young. At this moment, he felt as though he had returned to the past.
As long as there was a flaw in a word, Yan Jun would let him start from the beginning.
“It’s good, isn’t it? You guys don’t want it, keep it for me.” Tian Ling’er quickly and carefully put away the couplets written by Samuel, for fear of any damage.
“I’ll give you a better one later,” Samuel said with a smile.
Tian Ling’er said as if she had found a precious treasure, “For me, this is already the best. I want it.”
Samuel took a deep breath once again, and his strokes were as vigorous as a dragon’s. This time, he did not stop and completed his strokes. It was obvious that his strokes were better than before, whether in terms of the level of writing or the completion.
However, Yan Jun still wasn’t satisfied. He requested Samuel to come again. Such a harsh requirement was something that even Gina couldn’t bear to watch.
Finally, after a few rounds of practice, Samuel’s calligraphy met Yan Jun’s requirements. At this moment, he was already sweating profusely.
Seeing this, Yvonne quickly wiped away the sweat on Samuel’s forehead.
“Grandpa Yan, you’re so strict. If he is tired, I’ll get even with you,” Yvonne said to Yan Jun.
Yan Jun did not know whether to laugh or cry. If it was not because of his strict requirements and because he had trained Samuel since he was young, how could Samuel be as tough as he was today?
However, it was natural for Yvonne to feel sorry for Samuel. After all, they were a couple.
“There will not be many opportunities like this in the future. I will take advantage of this opportunity to quickly make things difficult for him.” Said Yan Jun.
At this time, Gina, who was standing at the side, sighed. It was due to the strict requirements of Yan Jun that Samuel was so outstanding today. Han Jun had been doted on by Nangong Qianqiu since he was a child. How could his ability be compared with Samuel’s?
If Han Jun had been the one to do this, he would have fallen out with Yan Jun long ago.
“You can paste it after the ink is dry,” Samuel said with satisfaction.
“Brother, where… where is mine?” Tian Ling’er secretly tugged at the corner of Samuel’s clothes and asked weakly.
“Didn’t you already take it?” Samuel laughed.
Tian Ling’er moved very fast. She crumpled the couplets in her hand into a ball and threw them directly into the trash can. She said, “Do I have them? Where are they? I didn’t take them.”
Only Tian Ling’er could do such a shameless thing in public. What’s more, she would not make others dislike her. Instead, people would laugh because of her.
“Okay, I’ll write it for you right away.” Samuel said happily.
After writing the couplets, Tian Ling’er did nothing but wait for the ink on the couplets, as if she was afraid that someone would steal it from her.
After the ink was dried, Tian Ling’er couldn’t wait to take it home.
The Heavenly Family was still bustling. All the relatives gathered together to discuss the event on New Year’s Eve.
After Tian Ling’er came back, Tian Changsheng said with a smile, “I thought you forgot your home. Come here quickly. We are discussing the event on New Year’s Eve. It was all your idea before. We can’t figure it out without you.”
Tian Ling’er did not look forward to the activities at all, because she did not intend to stay at home at all. After the New Year’s Eve dinner, she had already decided to go to Hillside Villa.
“Grandpa, come on, let me show you something good,” Tian Ling’er said with a mysterious face.
Tian Changsheng frowned in confusion. The things in Tian Ling’er’s hands seemed to be a couplet. What kind of good things were they?
When Tian Ling’er put the couplets on the table, she said proudly, “Grandpa, how about this couplet?”
Tian Changsheng’s eyes lit up. This pair of bracelets was obviously handwritten, very different from the printed products sold on the street.
“Tian Ling’er, isn’t it just a pair of couplets? It’s not some good thing at all.” One of the Heavenly family’s younger generations said with a face full of disappointment.
Tian Ling’er glared at the man and said, “If you don’t understand, don’t open your mouth.”
“Grandpa, do you think this character is good?” Tian Ling’er couldn’t wait to ask Tian Changsheng.
“The writing is really good. The writing is powerful, and it’s done in one go. The handwriting is neat. It takes many years of writing to write it. Do you want to lie to me that you wrote it?” Tian Changsheng said.
“If only I could write such a good calligraphy. This is written by my brother himself,” said Tian Ling’er.
“Samuel!” Tian Changsheng’s face was filled with surprise. Samuel had actually written in such a good manner. This really caused him to be greatly surprised.
“Of course, except for my brother, who else is so powerful?” Tian Ling’er said proudly.
Tian Changsheng couldn’t help admiring the couplets in his hand and praising them one after another. Several people who had looked down on the couplets before also put away their disdainful expressions.
They did not know how to evaluate the calligraphy, but since it was written by Samuel, they were not qualified to dislike it.