“Evil son! Evil son!” Old man Li shouted angrily. He then turned and said to Li Ama: “Did you hear? This is the good son you gave birth?!”
Li Ama’s face sank in an instant, and he said to Li Chengfeng, “Second child, what are you talking about? We are all a family no matter what!”
“Ama, Father, don’t blame the second brother. It was I who asked Xiao’er and second brother to come back.” The eldest Li, who had not spoken this whole time, stood up and said to Li Ama.
“You asked them to come?” Old Man Li got even angrier when he looked at eldest Li, “I haven’t talked to you properly. You tell me, how is it alright that you, the eldest son, want to talk about separation?”
“That is to say, eldest, you didn’t do it right. You haven’t even discussed with us, yet you told your brother and second child to come back.” Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. Li Ama was also a little dissatisfied, but his words were not as heavy as Old Man Li. After all, the eldest Li was the firstborn and this child had done the most for the family over the years.
But he just couldn’t understand why eldest Li, who was usually honest and diligent in doing things for the family, suddenly wanted to separate.
The eldest Li’s wife sat on the side with his head lowered and did not speak. Li Laosan and Wang Li also did not make any sound.
“It’s just that … the third brother’s wife pregnant again. The children in the family are getting older, and there are not enough rooms in the house, so I thought, why don’t we separate. We have to build a new house for the next generation anyway.” Eldest Li had always been the least intelligent among his siblings; despite Wang Li’s pregnancy, what Eldest Li said was not a valid justification for a separation.
Wang Li was pregnant again? Xu Qing raised his head and looked at this person. Li Xiao’er and Li Changfeng who were sitting beside Li Laosan also did the same. Suddenly being watched by so many people, Wang Li felt a little uncomfortable.
“What are you looking at, haven’t you seen a pregnant ger before?” Li Laosan was unhappy and said loudly.
“Laosan, what are you talking about!” Old man Li scolded Li Laosan. This child consistently caused him distress and a sense of helplessness.
Li Ama turned to his eldest son’s wife, who was sitting in a dazed state, and said, “Let’s discuss this, eldest’s wife. I know my own son, and I do not believe that he would want to separate without a good reason.”
The old man Li didn’t speak, but his eyes were looking at the eldest’s wife.
Eldest Li hurriedly shook his head, “No! It’s not because of my wife. This is what I want to say, and what I have been wanting to say for so many years.”
“Come on, you are my son, how could I not know you. Eldest, you have worked so diligently for this family for so many years. Ama has seen it with his own eyes and remembered it in my heart. Among the four children I gave birth to, you are the most honest and obedient.”
While speaking, Li Ama made sure to criticize those who were disobedient and dishonest.
Eldest Li was left stunned upon hearing Li Ama’s words, and he was at a loss for what to say. His wife, who had his head down the entire time, tightened his hands; his eyes flashed with disappointment.
Xu Qing, who was sitting next to eldest Li’s wife, saw his actions, and sighed inwardly.
“Okay, forget it. Let’s pretend this never happened. I don’t want to hear it again. Since you are all here, let’s have lunch together before you go back!” Li Ama stood up and made the decision for everyone.
“No, we won’t eat. We have a lot of things to do at home, so we’ll leave first.” A certain Li Changfeng, who was hinted as he was not honest or obedient, stood up and spoke. Xu Qing, who was holding Tuan Tuan, also rose from his seat.
“It’s just the two of us at home, and there are quite a number of fields that need tending to. With Tuan Tuan here, most of the work falls on Changfeng’s shoulders, which makes progress slower compared to the work of other people.” The “other people” mentioned could not refute this and resorted to pretending to smile. Xu Qing smiled at Tuan Tuan in his arms and continued, “Tuan Tuan, it’s time for us to leave. Say goodbye to your grandparents quickly.”
“Oh, my Tuan Tuan, ama doesn’t think he could just let go of you.” Li Ama stepped forward to take Tuantuan, teased a few times, and said to Xu Qing: “Since there are so many things at home, Changfeng can’t do all of those by himself, let’s just leave the child with me, and I’ll watch him for you, so that you can work more quickly.”
What does it mean to shoot yourself in the foot? This time Xu Qing really felt it. Before he could speak, Li Changfeng took Tuantuan away from Li Ama’s arms.
“Don’t worry about it, I am already so old but I am not honest and obedient. Tuantuan is still so young. If he follows you, when he grows up, won’t he become a dishonest and disobedient person too? By that time, both of us can’t do anything but regret it.”
Xu Qing listened to Li Changfeng’s words, the corners of his mouth twitched involuntarily, and he didn’t know what to say, so he just maintained an appropriate smile.
“What are you trying to say?! Stop! You stop for me!” Li Ama was so angry that he yelled at Li Changfeng.
Li Changfeng held Tuantuan in his arms and pulled Xu Qing along as he replied loudly, “I can’t stop; I am not honest and obedient. So, of course, I have to act accordingly.”
“You … you … really piss me off!” Li Ama pointed at Li Changfeng’s figure, completely speechless.
The old man Li shook his hand holding the dry tobacco, and replied without a smile: “What? You are angry with your good son!”
Li Xiao’er and Wang Lei stood to the side, watching Li Changfeng and his family leave without stopping. Li Xiao’er gently tugged on Wang Lei’s hand, and Wang Lei understood the signal. He immediately smiled and said to the old Li couple, “Father-in-law, mother-in-law, we also have to go. I usually manage the shop alone. I’m worried my father wouldn’t be able to handle it by himself. I do not want to burden everyone with cooking. We will head back first.”
“Yes, father, ama, if you’re free in the future, please come to our house to hang out. We’ll leaving now. The shop is busy these days.” Li Xiao’er stepped forward and said with a smile.
Li Ama and Old Man Li were very satisfied with Wang Lei as their son-in-law. Knowing that Wang Lei had a business to run, naturally they couldn’t keep them much longer.
Hearing that the shop was busy, Li Ama hurriedly said: “Okay, then you go back and be careful on the way!”
“It’s alright, come back when you can to have a few drinks with us.” Old Man Li also calmed down and said to Wang Lei.
Wang Lei nodded repeatedly and bid farewell to the Li family before leaving with Li Xiao’er.
As soon as the guests left, Old Man Li’s countenance turned gloomy once more. He said to Li Laosan, “You two should go back, your wife is pregnant now, so pay attention to his body.” Li Laosan thanked the old man and left with Wang Li.
Li Ama, who was on the side, also said to the Li Laosan’s wife, “yeah, you take care!”
At this time, Li Changfeng and Xu Qing, who have left already, were now with Wang Lei and Li Xiao’er.
“Second brother, do you think something happened at home, so the eldest brother talked about the separation?” Li Xiao’er sat on the cart and asked Li Changfeng.
Li Changfeng sneered and remarked, “Think about it. You and I are no longer part of the Li family. The remaining family members consist of three half-grown children and the lazy third brother. With his wife now pregnant, don’t you think the heavy household work will fall on your eldest brother and his wife?”
Xu Qing recalled that when he arrived at the house, he saw young Da Niu carrying two heavy buckets of water all by himself. Given his small body size, Xu Qing thought it wouldn’t have been easy for him. “He’s still so young,” Xu Qing added. “It seems like a lot to ask of a child.”
Even though Wang Lei had only recently married Li Xiao’er, he was already privy to affairs of the family’s situation. It was clear that the matter of splitting up the family was not an easy one to resolve. The third brother and the rest of the family remained silent during the whole conversation, while Wang Lei’s father-in-law was against the idea of splitting the family. It seemed that the family would remain together for the foreseeable future.
“I don’t think it’s even remotely possible to split up this family. Unless the third brother actively supports the idea, eldest brother should not even dream about it,” remarked Li Changfeng, who had a good understanding of the family’s character and could predict how this situation would unfold.
Xu Qing recalled sitting next to Eldest Li’s wife, who remained silent but his actions revealed his nervousness. Although he obediently remained silent, Xu Qing could see the despair in his eyes.
Eldest Li was a kind and honest man who genuinely cared about his family. However, his strong sense of filial piety made it difficult for him to take a stand against his third brother and other family members. Despite his desire to protect his wife and children, he was unable to do much under the pressure of the rest of the family. This posed a challenge for him to pursue the idea of separating from the family.
Wang Lei and Li Changfeng continued their conversation before going their separate ways and heading back to their respective homes.
Upon arriving home, Xu Qing washed his hands and remarked to Li Changfeng, who was assisting Tuan Tuan with urinating, “You were quite bold in your speech today!”
Li Changfeng was unfamiliar with the term and asked, “What does that mean, ‘bold’?”
After shaking off the water from his hands, Xu Qing furrowed his brow and pondered for a moment. “How do you say it … it means very powerful and very cool.”
Although Li Changfeng was still not quite clear on the meaning of the word “bold,” he could tell from Xu Qing’s tone that it was an impressive statement. “Of course,” he replied, “I don’t want to be seen as too obedient and honest. I have to show that I’m capable of something. Or else, do you really want me to leave Tuantuan there?”
“After all, the third Li’s wife is pregnant now, and Ama will probably want to keep Tuantuan close by. But of course, I don’t want to leave Tuantuan there,” Xu Qing was aware that Li ama would take good care of Tuantuan and spoil him, but he simply didn’t want his son to be under the care of someone else.
Li Changfeng exclaimed, “Our Tuantuan was so well-behaved today! He’s such an amazing child. Come on, give your father a kiss!” He then leaned towards Tuantuan’s face, leaving saliva on the little one’s cheek. This caused Tuantuan to push Li Changfeng’s face away with his small hands.
Xu Qing felt a chill as he listened and said, “I’ll wash his pants. You take him for a walk and prepare some fruit powder for him to eat. He must be hungry now since it’s still early in the day.”
Thingyan: Thank you for all the comments and likes, especially Paranoid Kitten (づ๑•ᴗ•๑)づ♡ I apologize not being able to reply your comments.
To tell you my lovely readers the truth, I’ve been really busy lately and will be for the next 2-3 years. Why? Coz I got accepted into a graduate medical program. I don’t have much time to translate and when I have free time, I just want to relax and read others’ translations.
Currently, I’m on two-week break and will try to do some translations, so I can at least finish Ugly Ger. I can’t promise how far I can go with translating meanwhile, but I will try my best … Sending love to all (づ￣ ³￣)づ
Thanks for the chapter.
P.s don’t forget about the contract with the site.
I decided not to renew it. It’s $180/year. The website does not make enough Kofi to pay for it. WordPress is so expensive :'( But the readers can read all the posts still, so I guess that’s ok 😀
Congratulations on your acceptance. Thats amazing.
Thanks for the chapter! Congrats
*explodes in a blush*
Hey welcome back once again YanYan. I almost got scared with those many updates over the past days, now I have soooooooo many chapters to read. YAY 😀
There’s no need to apologize. Seriously why don’t you listen? XD
Your real life is more important, I just hope you take care of your health! And naturally congrats for the graduate medical program!!
But I’ll be honest and admit that I’ll seriously miss your translations.
Well, 2-3 years is not THAT long… I’ll just set up camp here, waiting for a miracle (namely our YanYan returning with the burning desire to translate 539 new novel *runs away as fast as possible*).
lol I think I’ll be able to do a chapter a week once I start school again. I just hope school won’t be too hard, I don’t wanna study XD and welcome back 😀
Oh? Oh!! Nice, you won’t just vanish into oblivion!!
Thank you YanYan!! You’re the best!
*throws a few bags filled with !! into the comment section, in case anyone needs them*
Huh? ah, thank you YanYan, but I wasn’t gone though? The one to be welcomed back should be you 😛