Chapter 77: The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

The day of Li Xiao’er’s wedding, Xu Qing and Li Changfeng naturally received an invitation. Before dawn, the couple set off with Tuantuan on their donkey cart.

When the family of three approached the Li’s house, the sky began to light up slightly. Looking at the slowly getting brighter surroundings, Xu Qing smiled and said to Li Changfeng: “The weather is good today. How do you feel that our little brother is getting married on such a fine day?”

“It is good.”

Li Changfeng looked at the sky and said in a deep voice. Xu Qing snickered in his heart, this man, he tossed and turned last night and didn’t fall asleep. Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. For fear of affecting Xu Qing and the child, he just didn’t dare to make a sound. Until this morning, when he felt it was getting late, and then he got up lightly.

Li Changfeng couldn’t tell what he was feeling at the moment. Li Xiao’er was the youngest and the only ger among the four siblings. Li Changfeng couldn’t help but treat him better when he was at home. It can be said that he behaved more like a father to Li Xiao’er, and today, another man was about to marry his little brother and he was really reluctant in his heart.

“You are still so entangled with your brother’s marriage. If we have a little ger in the future, when he gets married, are you gonna cry?!” Xu Qing teased Li Changfeng by seizing the opportunity, which he usually doesn’t get on ordinary days.

“If it’s our ger son, not anybody who wants to marry will be able to marry him!” Li Changfeng frowned, not at all hesitant, and talked about the situation when his own ger son gets married. Xu Qing’s laugh was almost broken; the shadow of the child they are speaking of is no where near yet, this is really bizarre.

Li Changfeng looked at the courtyard gate of Li’s house not far away. A red cloth hung on the door, and the courtyard door was open. It seems everyone in the family was up.

Xu Qing got out of the cart with the child in his arms, and after Li Changfeng tied the donkey cart, the two entered the courtyard together.

Li Ama and eldest Li’s wife have just come out of Li Xiao’er’s room. They have already prepared everything for the bride.

“Second son, you are finally willing to come back, you are really really fighting with your family!”

Li Ama asked Eldest Li’s wife to go to the kitchen to help Wang Li. When he saw Li Changfeng and Xu Qing, he laughed and scolded. Today is his little son’s big day. He is in a good mood. In this entire village, the only ger who is married to someone from the town is his son. Not one hand in the village can count this blessing.

“Ama!”

Li Changfeng and Xu Qing called out, “Oh, my good grandson! Hurry up and give grandma a hug. it’s been a long time since I saw you. My good grandson is very fortunate!”

Li Ama took Tuan Tuan from Xu Qing’s hand, and spouted nonstop with his mouth. Xu Qing got goosebumps when he heard it.

“Who’s here?”

Old Man Li heard the sound in the main room and walked out. He saw Li Ama holding the dumpling Tuantuan and standing opposite Li Changfeng and Xu Qing. Old Man Li looked a little awkward and a little unhappy. He just said a few words to Li Changfeng that day, but this good son really didn’t come home for New Year’s greetings.

“Father.”

Xu Qing saw that Li Changfeng didn’t speak when he saw Old Man Li, so he had to speak first.

“Well, you brought Tuantuan too,” Old Man Li didn’t get angry with Xu Qing. Hearing Xu Qing greeted him, Old Man Li’s expression softened slightly and began to tease Tuantuan. Xu Qing felt that it was a bit unnecessary for him and Li Changfeng to stand here.

“We’ll go in and see Xiao’er, you take care of Tuantuan.”

Xu Qing and Li Changfeng said a few words in a low voice, then Xu Qing walked to Li Xiao’er’s room, knocked on the door, and only opened the door after hearing the response from inside.

“Second brother-in-law. You are here.”

Neatly combed bun, slender body, and red clothes supporting fair skin, Li Xiao’er’s whole person is soft and charming. Luo Jiao (T/N: the adulterous ger who was ousted from the village) also had that kind of charm, but that person was shrouded with a flirtatious air. When this kind of attitude is placed on a man’s appearance, it always made Xu Qing felt the other party looked like a sissy, but Li Xiao’er’s body is a combination of innocence and charm, which makes people not able to take their eyes off.

“Xiao’er, you are so handsome.”

Hearing Xu Qing’s praise, Li Xiao’er was a little embarrassed, but he was also very happy, “Come and sit down.”

Xu Qing walked over, took out a money pouch from his arms, and stuffed it into Li Xiao’er’s hand, “you are married to someone from the town, and you’ll be far from home. Your second brother and I know that the family doesn’t have much in their hands right now. So, we want to give you some money for you to look after yourself. If there is an urgent matter, you won’t have to worry too much. Also, your second brother and I wish you a long, happy, and prosperous life.”

Just as Li Xiao’er wanted to return the money pouch that Xu Qing had stuffed in his hand, he met Xu Qing’s clear and irrefutable eyes.

“This is what your second brother and I want for you.”

Li Xiao’er’s heart was warm; the weight of the pouch in his hand was not light, which showed how good Xu Qing and Li Changfeng were to him.

“Then, I won’t be polite,” Li Xiaoge put the pouch away, and was about to chat with Xu Qing when there was a knock on the door.

“Who is it?”

“It’s me.”

As soon as Li Xiao’er heard the familiar voice, he smiled at Xu Qing and went to open the door.

Xu Qing only saw a handsome man in ancient costume with a clear lotus-like temperament coming in slowly beside Li Xiao’er. Unlike Xie Yu’s temperament, this man had a faint arrogance on his body, which made Xu Qing a little uneasy.

“Second brother-in-law, this is who I’ve always been talking about, my good friend, Chen Hong!” Li Xiao’er happily introduced Chen Hong to Xu Qing, and then said to Chen Hong: “this is my second brother-in-law.”

Xu Qing smiled at Chen Hong; he didn’t know what to say. He felt that this person was a little strange. Don’t think that he didn’t see the flash of disappointment in the other party’s eyes.

“Hello”.

“Hello.”

Chen Hong didn’t expect Li Changfeng to find such a person. He originally thought that even if the ugly ger was not so ugly anymore, how handsome could he become. Looking at the person in front of him, he was really disappointed.

After the two of them said hello and there was no more words, the scene was a little awkward. Just when Li Xiao’er was about to speak to adjust the atmosphere, Li Changfeng’s voice came from outside the door, “wife, the child is looking for you.”

“Coming!” Son, you are really my savior! Xu Qing almost cheered out the door, it was really suffocating in there, and he couldn’t really say why, but it was just uncomfortable!

“You two know each other?”

After Xu Qing left, Li Xiao’er asked Chen Hong, and Chen Hong shook his head, “How can I know him, why do you say that.”

Li Xia’er hurriedly shook his head, “It’s nothing, just asking casually.” That’s also because the scene of the two of you meeting was too weird, no wonder he thought more.

Eldest Li and Li Laosan also came back from shopping in the town, and the villagers who came to help also arrived at the Li’s house and it was very lively.

Not long after, with the sound of firecrackers outside the door, Wang Lei, who was dressed in the red groom’s attire, came riding an ox cart.

(T/N: Wang Lei is Li Xiao’er hubby. Wang Li is Li Laosan’s wifey, in case you guys got confused coz I was lol).

Seeing this, the villagers started to whisper, “my dear, it’s an ox cart again. Wasn’t it also an ox cart when the second child of the Li family married out last year? Now the Li family youngest too is getting married by riding an ox cart. It seems that this Li family is really good!”

Wang Lei bowed to the old man Li and Li Ama, “Father-in-law, Ama, I, Wang Lei, will treat Li Rui well and never let him down!” Li Rui was Li Xiao’er’s official name.

Accepting the envious gazes of the surrounding villagers, the elders of the Li family got Wang Lei up quite proudly, and then Wang Lei began to pay homage to eldest Li and the others. When it was Li Changfeng’s turn, Wang Lei was shocked to see this familiar face.

Isn’t this the same person who often came to the store to buy candy in bulk? He is actually the second brother of his wife!

Wang Lei didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. When he was doing business with Li Changfeng, he didn’t do anything that made Li Changfeng dissatisfied, right?

“Take good care of him, otherwise,” Li Changfeng didn’t say anything, Wang Lei nodded frequently, “Second brother, I promise, I swear!”

“Um.”

The old brother Li Changfeng nodded and asked Wang Lei to move on to Li Laosan. He barely passed the test.

Xu Qing didn’t know what to say about Li Changfeng. The man was obviously very satisfied with Wang Lei but pretended to be “I will reluctantly agree to my brother marrying you”, which was really silly and funny.

After Wang Lei greeted the entire Li family, he knocked on the door of Li Xiao’er’s room. After a while, Eldest Li’s wife and Wang Li came out with Li Xiao’er, who followed Wang Lei to the ox cart to go to the groom’s house in town for the rest of the wedding ceremony.

Li Changfeng and Xu Qing didn’t go to Wang’s house to have a wedding drink. They brought Tuantuan, who was not conducive to long distance travel. Read only on ho lo lo novels dot com. After a simple lunch in the Li’s house, they took the child and left.

On the way, Xu Qing suddenly remembered, “Did you say goodbye to Ama and tell them we were leaving?”

“No.”

Xu Qing has a black line on his head, brother, you are acting so righteous, “Isn’t this not good?”

Li Changfeng laughed, “I know them, the more you give them color, the brighter they will be, so the best way is to ignore them a bit.”

Xu Qing hugged Tuantuan tighter and listened to Li Changfeng’s serious nonsense. He actually felt that what the other party said was very reasonable, what kind of poison was this.

When they got home, Li Changfeng went to the kitchen to cook a meal. After he ate again, he felt satisfied, “I’ll go down to the field in a while. If you’re bored alone, I’ll ask Xie Ama to come accompany you.”

“What are you talking about? Xie Ama went to Lin’s house to take care of Brother Xie. Also, don’t forget that there is Tuantuan. Don’t always say that I am alone.”

Li Changfeng only then remembered that Xie Ama was worried about Xie Yu because it was hard for him to conceive in the first place. If Xie Yu accidentally hurt the child because he was inexperienced, it would be very bad.

“I’ll bring Tuantuan on my back. It’s sunny today. It’s not a problem to take him with me. It’s not good to always stay at home,” Xu Qing thought he should also do the work in this field together with Li Changfeng.

“What if someone comes to buy something at the shop?” Li Changfeng didn’t want Xu Qing to follow him to the field. His wife was so thin, his arms were not as thick as his thighs, er, no, they were not even as thick as his wrists!

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Thingyan: I’m going on a two week vacation and won’t be able to update during this time, so I decided to upload three chapters today 😅

Chapter 76: The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

“I’m not alone now, I have Tuantuan to accompany me,” Xu Qing retorted. If Li Changfeng said this before, he might not be able to respond, but now it’s different, he has a lovely child with him.

Li Changfeng was severely choked. After Xu Qing coaxed Tuan Tuan to sleep, he jumped up and ate Xu Qing cleanly. During their session, he forced Xu Qing to say that he was wrong several times before he agreed to let him go.

***

On the eighth day of the first lunar month, it is Li Changfeng’s birthday. They won’t make too many extravagant things to celebrate for just two people, a few fresh and delicious dishes are considered good.

Xu Qing wanted to eat hot pot. In such a cold day, it would be unbearable not to eat hot pot. Cook the selected vegetables and meat together, a bit similar to boiled meat slices, but it was also very suitable for Xu Qing and Li Changfeng’s appetite, all the dishes were almost licked clean, and it was a lot easier to wash the dinnerware.

After having lunch and resting for a while, Xu Qing wanted to go to Xie Ama’s place to hang out. It’s not a problem to stay at home every day but it’s good to go out sometimes. Unexpectedly, when the two of them were ready to leave and opened the courtyard door talking and laughing, they found that outside the courtyard door, eldest Li was about to knock on the door.

“Big brother?”

Xu Qing and Li Changfeng looked at each other, it seemed that they couldn’t go out anymore.

Eldest Li came to persuade Li Changfeng. Originally, the Li family thought that Li Changfeng was angry with Li Laosan, and that’s why he said in a fit that he wouldn’t come to pay New Year’s greetings.

Who knew that after waiting for several days, the Li family really didn’t see Li Changfeng and Xu Qing coming to the door. Li Ama was thinking about Tuan Tuan, and his face was dark at home. He said that the old man Li was so old, and he didn’t even know how to handle his own children. Naturally, old man Li didn’t want to lose face to coax Li Changfeng, not to mention sending Li Laosan to apologize. It just so happened that Li Xiao’er was preparing to marry soon, so the old Li couple had to ask eldest Li to be the middleman.

“Come, big brother, have some hot tea.”

Xu Qing poured a cup of hot tea, handed it to eldest Li, and sat beside Li Changfeng with Tuantuan.

Eldest Li felt the heat coming from the wall, and he simply praised, “this thing is really good.” Li’s house doesn’t have such heating system. Li Ama didn’t want to spend money to build it, otherwise it would have been done a long time ago since Li Changfeng and Xu Qing told them how to build it.

“What’s the matter. Go back and build one yourself, it isn’t much trouble. Nobody would be unhappy afterwards,” Li Changfeng said with his arms across his chest, sitting a little lazily.

Eldest Li touched his forehead embarrassedly, “don’t you know your third brother. He is a scholar, and he always thinks more than the rest of us.” Although he also felt that Li Laosan was a little too much raising the tuition fee so high.

Li Changfeng shook his head, “I was thoughtless. What he said made sense. I can’t deny it. I’m no longer a part of the Li family. I married out as a recruited husband. If I keep thinking about helping the natal family, even if my wife isn’t unhappy with it, it doesn’t look good in the eyes of outsiders. I didn’t think about it at the beginning, but luckily the third brother reminded me. I have to thank him for reminding me before it’s too late!”

After speaking, he turned to Xu Qing, who was sitting on the side holding the small one without saying a word, “wife, am I right?”

Xu Qing resisted the urge to roll his eyes and returned a smile, “it’s true, outsiders don’t understand the situation of our family, and what they would have been saying wouldn’t sound good, like we were meddling in the Li family affairs for the family property, calling us white-eyed wolves, and such. If it wasn’t for the reminder from the third brother, we would still be scolded without knowing what’s going on or what caused people to talk about us this way.”

Li Changfeng and Xu Qing took turns in the battle, which made eldest Li, who had a very honest temperament, felt more and more that the two were right, and so was the third brother, and there was nothing wrong with what was said.

Thinking that both parties were right, eldest Li breathed a sigh of relief. He had already did what he was instructed, so eldest Li, who thought he had completed the task, drank a few sips of hot tea and rushed home.

Xu Qing and Li Changfeng were no longer interested in going out. “By the way, the pickled vegetables I made can also be sold at the shop,” Xu Qing remembered several large jars of pickled vegetables that the two of them couldn’t finish, and the cost could be said to be zero. The sale will completely be pure profit!

“I listen to you, but what do you think we shall use to sell it in?” Li Changfeng felt that it was not worthwhile to buy small jars just to sell pickled vegetables in it.

“That’s no problem, you make some small wooden barrels, pierce two small holes on them, and weave a thin rope as a handle!”

Listening to Xu Qing’s words, Li Changfeng reacted abruptly, isn’t his wife very smart?! “My wife is amazing!”

What a butt smoocher! Xu Qing simply didn’t want to give Li Changfeng a good face anymore.

Speaking of pickled vegetables, Li Changfeng suddenly thought of the fermented bean curd, “By the way, fermented bean curd can also be sold!”

Xu Qing’s eyes lit up, and he patted his thigh, “Isn’t that right, that thing is better than pickled vegetables! And it only needs to be wrapped in a few clean leaves! Okay, let’s put it out for sale together!”

The couple here chatted very happily, but eldest Li who arrived home over there is scolded and drenched in sweat.

“You just came back like this?! You didn’t ask whether they will come to pay New Year’s greetings? Do they still care about us old parents?! Why did you just come back? Tell me, what do you think you are doing!” Old Man Li was about to be angered to death by the wooden fish head in front of him! How could such a fool be born!

Eldest Li kept his head down without uttering a word. He felt very uncomfortable. The second brother had already married out the door. When he proposed to support their Li family, it was not only out of fear of others speaking ill but also because he was filial. Now here he is, almost drowned in spit. Does he have to go back there again?

“Without the second brother, can’t I and the third brother support you both? ” Eldest Li said in a low voice.

“What?!”

Old man Li couldn’t believe that this was what his honest eldest son said, “You say it again!”

“Eldest, what are you saying? Quickly admit your mistake to your father.” Li Ama saw that the situation was not right, and immediately persuaded eldest Li to admit his mistake.

But today’s eldest Li is determined, “I said, the third brother and I can support you, don’t worry about the second brother, he doesn’t have it easy.”

“You bastard…you … you…,” Old Man Li angrily looked around to find something to hit eldest Li, but there was nothing in the main room except a stool. The furious Old Man Li picked up the stool and threw it at eldest Li. “I’ll kill you idiot son of a bitch!”

“My God, what are you doing! Eldest, go back to your room and stay there!” Seeing this situation, Li Ama immediately yelled at eldest Li to leave the main room. Eldest Li looked at the stool that almost hit him on the head, feeling aggrieved, turned around and left.

Eldest Li’s wife and two children were in the room and when they saw Eldest Li entering the door, they immediately surrounded him, “Head of the house,” Eldest Li’s wife touched his husband’s face and whispered.

Eldest Li embraced the two children and his wife in his arms and sighed after a long time.

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The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. This is also the New Year, which means that the days of the first lunar month will also come to an end today. After today, the farmers will be busy working in the fields for the new harvest. The last drought caused them off guard. This time they decided to plant the fields as early as possible, in case there was an accident, it wouldn’t be too big of a threat.

Celebrating Lantern Festival is a custom back in China, but in this dynasty, people would just eat meatballs. If it is a well off family, there will be meatballs. If it is a poor family, they will be vegetable meatballs. Some people who are not in good health can only eat pills!

Xu Qing cooked a pot of vegetables and meatballs mixed with leafy veggies, coupled with fermented bean curd and rice, it can be considered a good meal on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month.

“What are you doing?!” Xu Qing turned his back to grab a pair of chopsticks but saw Li Changfeng chop up the meatballs and pick them up to feed Tuantuan.

Li Changfeng looked at Xu Qing with a guilty conscience, “isn’t it just a little bit meat? I want Tuantuan to eat something good on the last day of the first month.”

Xu Qing sat down and didn’t listen to Li Changfeng’s nonsense, “You said the same yesterday and the day before yesterday!”

Li Changfeng touched his nose and withdrew the minced meat that was about to be fed into Tuan Tuan’s mouth. Tuan Tuan, it’s not that Father didn’t give you a good meal, it was your Ama that didn’t want to!

Xu Qing was afraid that Li Changfeng wouldn’t listen, “you don’t know, there are many people who carelessly cause harm to children just because they don’t know how to feed their children and give so much meat.”

Li Changfeng was eating delicious meatballs, and humbly asked Xu Qing, who was talking endlessly, “Who did this? From which village? I might as well learn from them!”

Xu Qing was stunned by these words. He was taking about what happened in his previous world. How could he know which villager did this or what! ! Xu Qing, who was swept away, was suddenly unhappy, “so you’re saying that you will do this again in the future!?”

Li Changfeng hurriedly shook his head, “no, no, I won’t feed Tuantuan so much until he grows some teeth!” He’s just gonna feed a little less.

“It should be like that,” Xu Qing nodded with satisfaction. “Let’s eat, by the way, don’t go to the field tomorrow, the snow still hasn’t melted completely. It could be dangerous and hurt your body.” He doesn’t know why, the winter in this world seems to be much longer than it was in his previous life. It’s the fifteenth day, and the ground is still covered with snow, although it’s not snowing anymore.

“Alright, then I’ll go to town to buy the seeds first, and I’ll bring some salt and candy back on the way.”

Not to mention the family’s business is really good, the children now all know that there are candies in their shop. Those from well-off families would drag the adults over to buy sweets.

After dinner, Xu Qing began to make shoes for Li Changfeng. It was almost spring, and it’s the best time to wear his handmade shoes. Li Changfeng carved a wooden doll on the side, which was one of the wedding gifts for Li Xiao’er.

Tuantuan fluttered in amusement on the side. Although Xu Qing and Li Changfeng didn’t speak, the room was still full of warmth and didn’t seem deserted at all.

On February 2, the dragon raised its head; the weather was getting warmer, the sky began to clear, and snowflakes no longer fell on the world. On such a good day, Li Xiao’er got married.

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Thingyan: Is it just me coz I don’t think there was anything wrong with what Eldest Li said about supporting the old parents. Why did the old man Li so mad? I feel like he’s getting grumpier these days. Is it the hormones?

Chapter 75 (Part 2): The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

“We used a lot of things at home during the New Year. I’ll go to the town to buy some salt, candy, snacks and so on. When I come back, I’ll make sure that the villagers will know of our grocery shop.” Li Changfeng was so excited that he was ready to change his clothes and go to town.

Just when he was about to pull the donkey cart, Xu Qing stopped him: “By the way, when it comes to candy, why don’t you go to Wang’s shop and see that kid who wants to marry our brother.”

Li Changfeng’s heart moved, isn’t that a good excuse to meet that guy, “Okay, then I’ll take a look. Be careful by yourself at home.”

Xu Qing said angrily: “What do you mean by myself, I have Tuantuan here too.”

Li Changfeng grinned, pulled the donkey cart out of the courtyard gate, and headed for the town.

Li Changfeng wandered around town for a few laps, and after finding the Wang family candy shop mentioned by Li Xiao’er, he stepped in.

The business of the candy store is very good. Wang Lei can’t manage it alone, so he asked his father old man Wang to help. This New Year, many people are buying candy, Li Changfeng looked around inside the store and found Wang Lei who was packing candies for a middle aged ger.

He didn’t rush forward to talk, but stood aside and quietly listened to what Wang Lei said.

“Lin Ama, a total of forty-seven coppers. Since it’s the New Year, I will give you an auspicious number, you can just give me forty-six coppers, and by the way, I will take this opportunity to wish you to have good health and safety for many years to come!” Wang Lei said and laughed, his sweet mouth made Lin Ama to be in a good mood, so he happily gave 46 coppers and went out with candies.

Wang Lei smiled and went to deal with the next customer. He was still smiling, and paying homage to the other person for the New Year, but what he said was not superficial, which made people feel comfortable and not feeling disgusted.

After listening for a while, Li Changfeng felt that this man was smart with his mouth and fast on his feet, and his way of doing business was admirable. Soon, after the flow of people in the store decreased, Li Changfeng walked directly to Wang Lei, “Brother, how much is a pound of candy?”

Wang Lei gave Li Changfeng a New Year’s gift and said with a smile, “It’s all twelve coppers a pound, and the price is fair. How many do you want?”

Li Changfeng thought about it for a while. He was afraid that if he buys too little, only to find the products here sold out later when he was to restock, so he decided to buy more, “I want this many, how much will it be?”

Li Changfeng stretched out five fingers and shook it in front of Wang Lei.

Wang Lei is also somewhat knowledgeable, so naturally he doesn’t think Li Changfeng wants five pounds, “You want five kilograms?”

Li Changfeng nodded, and when Old Man Wang heard it, he felt excited: this is a big order! But he didn’t speak out rashly. He was confident that his son knew how to do business.

Li Changfeng originally wanted five hundred kilograms, but he was afraid that he would not be able to sell it at home after buying that many, so he nodded along with Wang Lei’s words, “Five kilograms first, if there is a chance, I may ask for more.” It also depends on how well he sells these to the villagers.

Wang Lei nodded, “Then I’ll give you nine coppers a pound. I wish you and your family a long and happy life!”

Li Changfeng smiled upon hearing this, this wish, he liked it! “Thank you! Then, please give me two taels of silver worth!”

“Good! Please wait, we’ll find a sturdy and easy-to-use bag for you to carry back.” Wang Lei and old man Wang started packing the candies Li Changfeng ordered.

Looking at Wang Lei’s quick work, Li Changfeng was satisfied with this person in his heart. If Wang Lei dared to treat little brother badly, Li Changfeng also had a way to deal with him! Do not forget what happened to Ma Fugui.

Ma Fugui, who was suffocating in the grocery store at this time, sneezed, “which little widow is thinking about me again?!” Ma Fugui rubbed his nose, thinking of the Gao family widow he met last night, his heart warmed. The fat and ugly ger at home made him lose his appetite in bed, but he had to force himself. It made him nauseous, but fortunately there were good dishes waiting for him outside.

Thinking like this, Ma Fugui was secretly excited, but the next moment he became depressed again. If he hadn’t divorced Xie Yu, he wouldn’t have ended up like this, alas!

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When Li Changfeng returned home, he placed the candy, salt, and seasonings he bought in the grocery shop. “There are more than 200 catties of candy. I paid nine coppers per pound. These are usually sold for twelve coppers a pound. We can sell for fourteen coppers. The villagers’ donkey cart ride to and from the town costs six coppers, so it’s not a loss for them.”

Xu Qing nodded; the other retailers would also add two or three coppers in the final selling price anyway. After organizing the goods, Li Changfeng went to the village to find someone who wrote couplets for the villagers to write a small signboard, and came back and hung it on the window of the grocery store.

Afterwards, he deliberately went to Wei’s house, Wu’s house, and other places for a walk. At the end of his trip, the whole village became aware that Li Changfeng and Xu Qing had opened a small grocery store selling some trivial things. You can start buying now, and the price is only two coppers more expensive than in town. If you go to town by the donkey cart, it costs three coppers, not to mention a waste of time making this trip. So, as soon as Xu Qing and Li Changfeng finished sorting everything out, villagers began to show up.

“Whoa, there’s candy! My relatives are coming in the afternoon. They will bring their children! Give me two kilograms of candy!” The person who spoke was Mei Ama, who lives next to Lizheng’s house. His son lives in town. As a part-time worker, pay is decent, and life is good.

Xu Qing nodded immediately, weighed the order quickly, and put a handful of candy in the hand of the two-year-old child brought by Mei Ama, but Mei Ama quickly declined. Xu Qing said with a smile, “You are our shop’s first customer. It’s not much to patronize our guests, so please accept it.”

Mei Ama grinned happily hearing this, handed the money to Xu Qing, took the child, picked up the package of candies, and left contentedly. On the way, he met the villagers who were walking to Xu’s house, and he even mentioned his experience at the shop, which made the villagers even more curious.

With the first one, there is the second one. Just one afternoon, and there are only more than fifty kilograms of candy left, and the other goods also sold very well, there are only half left. Xu Qing smiled with joy, the first day of business went so smoothly!

In the evening, the two of them counted the money. After deducting the cost, they earned five hundred coppers, which is half a tael of silver. Li Changfeng decided to go to town tomorrow to pull a big load back, and the price could be cut a little more.

“By the way, you met that Wang Lei, how is he?” Xu Qing recalled this serious matter about the little brother Li, and asked Li Changfeng who was teasing Tuantuan.

Li Changfeng pinched the tip of Tuantuan’s nose, thinking of Wang Lei whom he met earlier, “he seems like a good guy, doing things swiftly, nimble, and very thoughtful. I think he is quite acceptable.”

“But what I saw was him as a businessman. How he is when not doing business, that I’m not sure. Shall I let him come over and then come to a conclusion?” Li Changfeng made a rare joke, and Xu Qing, who was in a great mood, didn’t know what to say.

“Actually, I wouldn’t mind if you do, right, Tuantuan?” Xu Qing hugged Tuantuan and poked hi small forehead. Li Changfeng smiled indulgently, and whispered in Xu Qing’s ear, “Aren’t you afraid of staying in the empty room by yourself?”

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Thingyan: there might be some confusion between kilogram and pound. That’s how it was in the raws and I’m confused as well 🥲

Chapter 75 (Part 1): The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

Xu Qing was smart. He immediately looked at Li Changfeng, who was beside him with an unpleasant face, and smiled embarrassingly, “Hey, Changfeng, are you hungry?”

Li Changfeng raised his eyebrows, looking at Xu Qing’s fair skin that was exposed under the clothes, and replied, “I’m always hungry.”

After hearing this, Xu Qing’s face became hot, and he hurriedly looked at Xie Yu and Xie Ama. When he saw that they were teasing Tuan Tuan, he felt a little more relaxed. His hand under his sleeve slowly stretched out, went around from behind Li Changfeng’s waist, and pinched the other’s firm and elastic flesh gently, signaling Li Changfeng to not be too brazen in front of others. Li Changfeng took it without a change in expression.

“Yo hey, little fat puppy!” Hearing Xie Ama’s laugh, Xu Qing quickly took the blank-faced Tuan Tuan, put him on his lap, and opened the diaper.

“This child, you didn’t get it on you, right?” Xu Qing asked embarrassedly, it’s really not good to be covered with poop on a New Year’s Eve.

“No, I just felt that he was trembling and exerting some force, so I knew he was popping!” Xie Ama was also very experienced with children, so Tuantuan’s actions could not be hidden from him.

Li Changfeng gave Xu Qing a new diaper. He then went and brought back a bucket of hot water, wiped Tuantuan’s buttocks, and took the soiled diaper to wash.

Xu Qing wiped Tuantuan’s butt dry while listening to Xie Ama’s child rearing lecture. Xie Yu was also curious, “Ama, you know a lot.”

“That’s right, it seems that I can learn more from you in the future about things that Changfeng and I don’t understand.” Xu Qing wiped Tuantuan, and after changing, he kissed the little boy’s face and looked at Xie Ama.

When Xie Ama talked about raising a child, he became a chatterbox, and the words kept pouring out. Fortunately, the audience was all people who already has a child or was about to have one.

Xie Ama and Xie Yu left when it was time to start preparing dinner. The ingredients were all prepped already, so it didn’t take long for Li Changfeng and Xu Qing to cook. Just in a quarter of an hour, the food was already on the table.

Li Changfeng put a piece of bacon into Xu Qing’s bowl, and after seeing him eat it, he said, “tomorrow, let’s go to worship our parents, alright?”

Xu Qing chewed the bacon for a while, looked at Li Changfeng with a serious face, and said calmly: “Okay, listen to you.”

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Early the next morning, after breakfast, Li Changfeng and Xu Qing took the food, cannons, and candles for the offering. With Tuantuan sitting on Li Changfeng’s back, the couple locked the courtyard door and walked to the left side of the house. The graves of Father Xu and Xu Ama are ten minutes away from home.

The two graves are covered in snow, and from a distance, they look like two large steamed buns lying on the ground. Xu Qing and Li Changfeng placed the things they brought, and lighted white candles and hanged cannons on a nearby tree.

“Father, Ama,” and the original Xu Qing, “I brought my husband and our child to see you. I’m sorry for being unfilial, it took so long to visit you.” Xu Qing squatted down and burned paper money on the grave. The snow was not too much, but the weather was quite chilly. The residue that burned to ashes was frozen into cold blocks after a while.

Xu Qing has been in this world for a year. During this time, he has gone from being uneasy and alert to having peace of mind and accepting the reality of transmigration. The cruelty of apocalypse had made Xu Qing cold-blooded, but that was because he was used to seeing ruthlessness of people and the violence nature of the end of days. This new world gave Xu Qing the sunshine and a new life, so he slowly recovered his true self. Originally, he was only a college student when the apocalypse arrived.

He didn’t know what happened to the others in the orphanage, whether they were still alive in that cruel and cold-blooded world, or in other word, dead. Thinking of this, Xu Qing couldn’t help but sigh.

At that moment, he was hugged by a pair of big hands. The voice of his innocent-looking man, who was actually black and aloof on the inside, was in his ears: “Tuantuan and I are here.”

Xu Qing leaned on Li Changfeng’s body relaxedly. There was nothing negative to say about how well this man treat him. What else could he be dissatisfied with?

Tuantuan was quietly blowing bubbles, and Li Changfeng was gently stroking Xu Qing’s shoulders. The family of three and the falling white snowflakes, the scenery was both beautiful and tranquil.

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For other families, the first day of the first month is a busy day, but for Xu Qing and Li Changfeng, it is a day to stay at home, tease the baby, and enjoy *the day of the stove.

(T/N: googled what it meant and found that the day of the stove was simply people burning fire in a stove, gathering around, converse, eat food, etc.)

Li Changfeng has made it clear to Li family that he would not be visiting them on New Year’s Eve this year, so there is no need to go. In addition, Xu Qing has no relatives here, and no one is coming or visiting. As a result, the couple got to enjoy this day leisurely.

Being idle, Xu Qing started thinking about what to do after the new year, “we don’t have an elderly person at home, so we can only take care of this child. We will start farming in spring. After planting the land, there is nothing to do, but we can’t just sit back and eat.”

Xu Qing told Li Changfeng about his ideas, “I want to open a grocery store at home, what do you think?” There is no other shop like this in the village now. If the villagers are out of oil, rice, salt tea, or the children at home want to eat snacks, adults have to go to town to buy them. Some people just dragged on for more than a month before they went to town to buy what they lacked.

Li Changfeng thought about it and felt that it was a good idea, “Then let’s use the study room for Tuantuan as the shop.”

Xu Qing shook his head, “No, that room is too small. Besides, it will have to be cleared out for Tuantuan when he grows up.”

Li Changfeng laughed and said, “How can you be so smart but silly sometimes, maybe when the child grows up, our house will be renovated again, and his room will be replaced with a bigger and better one. At that time, I’m afraid that the child would not need this little study.”

Xu Qing was dumbfounded. Not to mention what Li Changfeng said is true, who can tell whether they would still live in this house a few years later, “You’re right, I’ll listen to you. I’ll go and clean up the place. As for the supply, salt, and some cooking condiments, we can go to the town and buy them in large quantities. I can make some snacks and sell at the shop too.”

So Xu Qing and Li Changfeng transformed the study prepared for Tuantuan into a small grocery store. Li Changfeng also built three large shelves, which can store and display the goods. The small window of the grocery store facing the courtyard door has also been changed to a larger one, so that when customers come to shop, they can see the products inside easily and conduct business directly through the window.

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Translator: Finally a proper business. Li Changfeng making the wooden toys is good and all, but I think it’s too taxing.

Thank you my readers for being so supportive and writing comments. I owe you guys replies ☺️

Chapter 74 (Part 2): The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

After speaking, he drove the donkey cart away without looking back. Old man Li chased to the gate of the courtyard, only to see the wheel marks in the snow, “Second child! Second child! Come back for me!”

“This little bastard! Third child, why are you standing still, you still don’t chase and apologize your second brother?!” Old Man Li was so angry that he grabbed Li Laosan, who was probing his head at the door of the main room, and roared.

“What’s the matter, what are you yelling for? Old man, what are you doing!” Li Ama asked when he heard the movement from the kitchen.

“If it’s not because of the good son you gave birth to! None of the kids give me a peace of mind!” Old man Li stomped his feet fiercely and went out angrily. He had to go stop Li Changfeng.

“What is this, did I give birth all on my own, how would they be born without you!” Li Ama touched his nose inexplicably.

Li Changfeng drove the donkey cart and soon arrived at Lizheng’s house. After talking for awhile, he left and went home. When Old Man Li and the others arrived, the person they were looking for was long gone, and he was ridiculed by Lizheng, who even said that old man Li didn’t recognize his own child, which was really cruel.

This time, Old Man Li felt not only distressed but also his head hurt!

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Xu Qing was cooking dinner. Tuantuan was asleep at the moment, which just happened to allow Xu Qing to be able to do things with peace of mind for a while. As soon as the dishes were brought to the table, Li Changfeng came back with his body covered with wind and snow.

“I knew you would look like this. Go, the bath room has hot water prepared for you, go wash, and I’ll go see the child.”

Li Changfeng bowed his head and kissed Xu Qing on the forehead, “I have such a wonderful wife.”

“Smart mouth,” Xu Qing said with a smile, stretched out his hand, and patted the snow off of Li Changfeng’s body, then went to the room to pick up Tuantuan. The little dumpling should be awake by now.

After dinner, they wiped Tuantuan’s body and then the two went to bed.

Tuantuan slept in the crib next to the big bed. He babbled when he was alone. He didn’t cry. He just pulled the little quilt around.

“So you don’t have to go pay respect on the New Year day?” Xu Qing came to a conclusion after hearing Li Changfeng talk about what happened this afternoon.

“No, I don’t. You should be happy that we don’t have to go to New Year’s greetings, at least for this year.” Li Changfeng said with his arms around Xu Qing. There would be many people at the Li’s house, loud and crowded. Not just that, Xu Qing, who had just given birth not too long ago, and the young child traveling on a day of cold and snow, what if they get sick?

“You have a big heart, so you’re just going to let Tuantuan take after my surname?” Xu Qing lay on Li Changfeng’s chest, kissed his stubble, and asked with a smile.

Li Changfeng touched Xu Qing’s waist and said with deep eyes, “I was originally the recruited husband.”

Xu Qing grabbed Li Changfeng’s big hand that kept going down and asked inexplicably, “What are you doing?”

Li Changfeng pushed Xu Qing back on the bed, bit his ear and said softly and charmingly, “Make love to you.”

Xu Qing felt hot after hearing this. They seldom made out these days. Either they were disturbed by the crying of the child, or he was too sleepy and had no intention to do it at all. Even if Li Changfeng had intentions, Xu Qing often ignored him.

“The child hasn’t slept yet!”

Xu Qing stopped Li Changfeng from lowering his head. Li Changfeng mumbled without raising his head, “he’s already asleep.”

Xu Qing didn’t believe it, so Li Changfeng had to pull him up and let him see for himself. Xu Qing saw that Tuantuan was really asleep.

“Do you believe it now?” Li Changfeng pushed Xu Qing down on the bed again and turned him over. After not doing it for a long time, both of them were a little anxious. After a while, Xu Qing lay naked under Li Changfeng’s body, his eyes were all blurry, and he could only follow his body’s sensations and the movements of the man on top.

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Xu Qing put his hands on Li Changfeng’s shoulder, his legs naturally wrapped around the man’s strong waist, while his back was caressed by the big hands.

After Li Changfeng had done enough foreplay and felt Xu Qing’s high enthusiasm and his body was ready, he calmly entered Xu Qing, started to move. He buried his head and kissed Xu Qing passionately at the same time.

Li Changfeng’s dexterous tongue rolled over Xu Qing’s, constantly attacking Xu Qing’s oral cavity, feeling the most intimate and harmonious kiss between the two. Xu Qing’s body was trembling because of Li Changfeng’s actions.

Xu Qing couldn’t stand the long-lasting and intense kisses. He felt that he was about to suffocate, but his waist kept undulating with Li Changfeng’s violent movements. Li Changfeng naturally knew his wife. After he felt it was enough, he fulfilled Xu Qing’s wish and withdrew, causing Xu Qing to gasp for the hard-won fresh and slightly cold air.

Li Changfeng felt his whole body was worn out at this moment. His head tilted backwards and his body taut.

The layers of white snow outside the window brightened the entire black night. Nonetheless, everything else became unclear. Was it the touch of Li Changfeng or was it not? While the two bodies intimately entwined, they also brought about a harmony between the two people’s heart and soul.

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The next day, Xu Qing slept until early in the morning before getting up. Tuantuan had already finished having his fruit powder. The little limbs stretched out on the stroller. The candy and snacks placed on the large table by the courtyard gate were only a few left. It was prepared for the village children when they came to the Xi family house to pay New Year’s greetings. After saying auspicious words, the children would grab candies and other goods prepared. The event granted a lot of fun for them.

Xu Qing felt a little hungry since he woke up. When he entered the kitchen, Li Changfeng had just finished killing the New Year chicken and he was about to pluck the feathers. Seeing Xu Qing walking over in an awkward posture, he asked, “it still hurts?”

Xu Qing shook his head, “It’s not the pain, it’s the soreness. Anyway, thank you for your hard work. I saw that all the snacks and candies in the main room were prepared well. The children already came and grabbed a bunch.”

“What thanking me! Come, I prepared porridge for you in the pot, eat it first. My hands are dirty, you can help yourself.” Li Changfeng cleaned the intestines of the chicken and gave it to Xiaobao who was squatting beside him.

Xu Qing picked up the porridge, blew the hot air, and drank it slowly, suddenly feeling much more comfortable in his stomach. “By the way, have you posted the couplet yet?”

“Not yet, I’ll post it in a while,” Li Changfeng picked up the kitchen knife, and with a few strokes, he butchered a whole chicken into small pieces.

“I can do it. You wash your hands well with hot water, or Tuan Tuan will dislike the smell on your hands.”

Although there were only Xu Qing and Li Changfeng in the family, the dishes were not few. Chicken, duck, pork, some tofu, and side dishes almost filled the entire table.

As soon as lunchtime arrived, Li Changfeng hung a cannon at the gate of the courtyard, and the family stood at the entrance of the main room, watching the snowflakes falling all over the sky and listening to the thunderous sound of the cannon. Xu Qing and Li Changfeng looked at each other and smiled. This was their first year and the first gathering event for a family of three.

When eating lunch, Li Changfeng deliberately put a small piece of fat into Tuan Tuan’s mouth. Now that Tuan Tuan has eaten his first meat, he can continue to be fed some minced meat if everything worked well.

After lunch, it was time for the villagers to walk around to greet others. Li Changfeng and Xu Qing were reluctant to take Tuantuan out, so they prepared some snacks and waited for others to come over.

At the beginning, only the children came, and gradually the adults in the village also came to visit. Xu Qing and Li Changfeng also warmly entertained them. They talked about what to plant next year and when it would be best to plant. Some people also talked about Li Changfeng. When it comes to baby cribs, Xu Qing also took the opportunity to lower the price a bit and offered discounts during the Chinese New Year, which provoked several people with young children at home to order the goods on the spot, and some even ordered for their relatives.

Later in the afternoon, fewer people came to Xu Qing’s house. Xie Ama and Xie Yu also came to visit at this time. Since the old doctor Lin was gone, Lin Fangliang felt that it wasn’t good to celebrate Chinese New Year at home, so he and Xie Yu went back to Xie’s house instead.

Xie Yu was now nearly four months pregnant. After so many days of nourishing, his body has improved a lot, and he has gained some weight. He looked elegant and handsome.

“Come here, I came to see my lovely Tuantuan.” Xie Yu was wearing a purple robe. When he looked down at Tuantuan, the delicate blue silk fell on his shoulders. With his back facing the courtyard door, a snow-white scene appeared, making Xu Qing stunned for a long time, what a beautiful man!

The beautiful man hugged Tuantuan, gently coaxed, and teased him, looking gentler and more seductive, which made Xu Qing feel restless in his heart. If he had a camera, he would have photographed it long ago! What a pity! Pity!

“Have you seen enough?”

Just when Xu Qing looked obsessed, a gloomy voice suddenly came from his ears.

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Translator: Thank you to my readers who commented kind words. You guys motivate me 🥲

Chapter 74 (Part 1): The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

“Tomorrow is New Year’s Day. You can think about your wedding with peace of mind. I will look over this matter. Since you chose to live together, you must live well, but don’t act like a child.” Li Changfeng felt that Xu Qing’s words made sense. Although Ma Fugui was also a businessman, he was not good at doing things, his mind was slow, and he was not as flexible as Wang Lei according to the words from Li Xiao’er’s mouth, but no matter how good this person is, he (Li Changfeng) will only know after seeing him in person.

Li Xiao’er nodded obediently and sat for a while before going home without staying for the meals.

“There is a lot of work at home, and I also ran out of my busy schedule.” Li Xiao’er gave Li Changfeng a look as soon as he finished saying this.

“I know, it’s New Year’s Day tomorrow, so I’m also busy here. You just had to run out at a time like this. Let’s go, I’ll take you back.”

Li Xiao’er stuck out his tongue, and after kissing Tuantuan again, he followed Li Changfeng away.

When Li Xiao’er and Li Changfeng were on the road, Li Changfeng thought about it and then asked, “Nothing happened at home during this time, right?”

Li Xiao’er tugged at the clothes draped over his body, and after a while, he said, “The school opened by the third brother is going out of business.”

Hearing this, Li Changfeng didn’t ask too many questions.

Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. After heaving a long sigh, he accelerated the speed of the donkey cart to hurry on the road. Although the snow was not big today, it was better not to delay for too long. It would be bad if you caught a cold.

After arriving at the Li family, Li Changfeng didn’t want to leave immediately, so he tied the donkey cart and followed Li Xiao’er inside. When he arrived the front yard, before he could even enter the main room, he heard some voices.

“That person is deliberately going against me! Taking advantage of the time I was preparing for the exam, what a white-eyed wolf!” It was the roar of Li Laosan.

Li Xiao’er tugged his own clothes as if he was used to it, nodded to Li Changfeng, then entered his own room, and closed the door.

Li Changfeng looked at the smokeless kitchen and listened to the sound from the main room. He paused for a while, then made a decision and entered the main room where the sound came from.

“People are sending their children to Zhou Wen instead these days,” Li Ama had an unhappy look on his face. Seeing Li Changfeng entered the door, he said, “second child is here.” Everyone in the room greeted Li Changfeng who calmly sat down next to eldest Li and listened quietly without saying a word.

After Li Laosan saw Li Changfeng come in, he didn’t speak anymore, even though his face was still full of anger.

Suddenly the scene in the house was a little embarrassing, old man Li looked at Li Ama and said, “why don’t you take your sons’ wives and the children to the kitchen to prepare tomorrow’s New Year’s meal?” Li Ama nodded and took the people with him. The children and the others all left the main room, and only the old man Li and his three sons were left inside.

Old Man Li looked at Li Changfeng. There was no smile on his face which showed years of hardship. “You just came, and I don’t know you if you already knew that your younger brother has already agreed a marriage with the Wang family in the town. The date is chosen. On the second day of the second month, you have to remember. You can’t miss it.”

After saying that, he looked at Li Laosan who was sitting next to him, “just now, we were talking about the school that your third brother opened a few days ago, which was intercepted by the Zhou family’s son Zhou Wen, and the school can’t continue to open anymore.”

Li Laosan’s face darkened, but he didn’t speak in the end. Eldest Li’s face was that of pity. All the while, Li Changfeng listened quietly, and didn’t say anything, causing the old Li not knowing how to continue the one-sided conversation.

“Cough, Changfeng, what do think of this situation? It’s for your own brother, give us an idea.” Old man Li couldn’t compete with Li Changfeng’s calmness, and he was the first to speak.

Li Changfeng patted the dust on his body and said nonchalantly, “Why don’t the villagers want to send their children to the third brother?”

As soon as these words came out, eldest Li, who was sitting beside Li Changfeng, looked a little embarrassed, and Li Laosan still didn’t speak, so Old Man Li had to continue: “This is no longer the time of drought when parents can just give whatever they have to send their children to school. Now that everyone’s life is getting better, your third brother decided to increase the tuition fee, but this group of people took their children away and send them to Zhou Wen who also opened his own school.”

“How much did the third brother ask for the tuition fee?”

Old Man Li’s face froze, and he turned his head to Li Laosan, who had been silent for a while, “Stupid! Tell him!”

Li Laosan waved his hand impatiently, “Five taels of silver a year, I didn’t set the price randomly. If you want to find a master like me, even if you have money, you might not be able to find one!”

Li Changfeng sneered, “But as far as I know, the tuition fee in Anle Village is only one or two taels a year, and yours is more than double.”

Li Laosan felt extremely uncomfortable when he heard Li Changfeng’s words, “Who is your brother! Which side are you on!”

“I’m not taking anyone’s side. Father, how much does Zhou Wen ask for?” Li Changfeng turned his head and asked Old Man Li without even glancing at Li Laosan.

Old man Li’s face was not very good, obviously like what Li Laosan said, he felt that Li Changfeng’s elbows were turned out, so he didn’t speak. Eldest Li’s face darkened, and he whispered, “one or two taels a year, if you don’t have money, you can also pay with food.”

(T/N: elbows were turned out = being on the side of outsiders).

“How can he compare with me!” Li Laosan stood up and slapped the table with dissatisfaction. Li Changfeng was too lazy to listen, so he also stood up and walked in front of Li Laosan, looking directly at him, “Why can’t he compare with you?!”

Li Laosan looked at the expressionless Li Changfeng in front of him and felt a little scared. Last time because of Li Xiao’er, he was beaten by Li Changfeng and couldn’t get out of bed for two days. Thinking of his sufferings during that time, Li Laosan answered obediently but unhappily, “he also participated in the imperial exam I took!”

Li Changfeng was stunned by Li Laosan’s words, “you think you’re very good, don’t you?! Let me tell you. Zhou Wen’s attitude towards education is much stronger than yours! I don’t even have the face to say that I am from the Li family. This is all because of you!”

Li Laosan was hurt by what Li Changfeng said. When eldest Li saw that Li Laosan was in a bad mood, he immediately ran over to hold him down. “Don’t block me,” Li Laosan pushed Eldest Li away and stared at Li Changfeng angrily, “Oh, do you still think you are from the Li family? Let me tell you, since you entered the Xu family’s door, you are no longer a part of our Li family!”

“The third son!”

“Third brother!”

Old man Li and Eldest Li’s reprimands sounded at the same time. Li Laosan’s face froze slightly. He then realized what he said was too much, but he was too prideful, and refused to take back what he said. He just stood there staring at Li Changfeng stubbornly.

“Second son, the third only said out of anger, don’t mind him,” Old Man Li came over to smooth things out, and eldest Li also echoed, “That’s right, don’t be on the same level as him.”

Unexpectedly, Li Changfeng still had no expression. He just looked at the sky outside and said goodbye to Old Man Li, “It’s getting late, so I won’t stay any longer.”

Old man Li didn’t know what to say, so he nodded, “Go back, there is a child at home, so you have to return early and take care of him. You live in the back mountain, and the wild animals are very active during this time of the year.” He didn’t think that what he said was nothing wrong, but isn’t this cursing Li Changfeng’s family to have an accident!?

Eldest Li listened awkwardly and hurriedly corrected, “father didn’t mean that.” Li Changfeng waved his hand, “I know.”

After speaking, he stepped out of the main room, took a few steps, stopped again, and turned to look at the three people in the room.

“I think what the third brother said is very true. Since I have entered the Xu family’s door, I can no longer intervene in the Li family’s affairs so casually. So, let me take the liberty to say that my Xu family will be celebrating the new year by ourselves tomorrow. I’ll be very busy, so I won’t be here to greet you all. Anyway, since I’m part of the Xu family, this obligation is no longer valid, right? I’ll have to go and greet Li Zheng, so, goodbye.”

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Translator: Hi my lovely readers, many things (nothing bad though) happened in the last few months. I was too busy to focus on translating. I’m still busy and won’t be able to update often in the next few months. I’ll do what I can though :’)

Chapter 34: The Culinary Tycoon

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Chang Le shook his head. He had only heard Yu Qingze talked about his grandfather once, and he just said it casually at that time. He had never heard him talk about other relatives. Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. However, Chang Le could only think there was something that made brother Yu sad and that was why he never mentioned it to anyone.

Yu Qingze took Chang Le’s hand, leaned against the wall, sorted out his thoughts, and said slowly in a way that Chang Le could understand: “My parents knew each other since they were young. It was natural for them to get married when they grew up. At that time, the family was very poor, but they were very loving and diligent. They worked hard to do business together, and the family situation gradually improved.”

“In the first few years, they were busy with business, so they didn’t have children. Later, when the family had money, they gave birth to me. After a year of rest, my mother went back to business. The money earned by the family became more and more. We bought a big house and hired helpers. It stands to reason that the family should be happy, right?”

Chang Le nodded. With a husband, a son, a rich family, and a house, there was no need to worry about making a living. This was already a very good and happy life.

He thought so, but obviously there was a ‘but’ after it.

“According to my grandfather, when I was two years old, my parents suddenly began to quarrel all day long. Not only did they quarreled, but sometimes the two of them even started fighting. After it had been going on for a year, my father gradually stopped coming home, and my mother stopped doing business and washed his face in tears all day long. Later I found out that there was a problem in the relationship between my father and my mother. My father went outside to be with someone else who gave him a son, only half a year younger than me.”

Chang Le’s eyes widened, Big Brother Yu’s father was like this…

“You also think my father was a scum, don’t you?” Yu Qingze asked sideways.

Chang Le nodded, the word ‘scum’ was really too apt to describe it.

Yu Qingze looked at the angry eyes on Chang Le’s face, his heart was slightly warm. He clenched his hand tightly, and then continued: “M mother found out about this. That’s why they started quarreling. *She was not willing to let the outsiders People bring their children into the house and become a member of the Yu family, so even if she has given up on my father, she was still unwilling to divorce my father.”

*(T/N: in Chinese, he or she is a gender neutral term. So, even though Yu Qingze oppa here is speaking about his mother, it wasn’t weird for a world where there was no women.)

“Later, my mother became depressed and suffered from a serious illness. She passed away when I was five years old. And less than half a year after her death, my father married the mistress outside. So, I had a new mother and a younger brother. But the new mother and the younger brother doesn’t like me. I lived with them for more than two years and had a hard time. When I was eight years old, my grandfather learned that I was not doing well, so he took me back to our hometown to live with him.”

Yu Qingze looked into the distance and fell into the memory lane.

In fact, it was a bloody story of a scumbag who cheated on the original wife after getting rich, and then married the mistress, who then forced the son of the original wife to leave the house.

When Yu Qingze thought back on his family now, he felt it was like a third-rate soap opera.

Yu Qingze didn’t remember much about his mother. At that time, he was too young, and he only remembered that his mother cried all day, and then she was hospitalized. As for the stepmother and stepbrother, Yu Qingze told Chang Le very lightly. In fact, the woman pretended to be a loving mother in front of his father. As soon as his father left, she beat and scolded him.

In fact, in his opinion, there was no need for the woman to act like this, because his father didn’t care about him at all. Otherwise, how could he not find out his son’s abnormality? Like not even a little bit?

Because he didn’t care.

In the early years, because of his parents’ affairs, his grandfather lived in his hometown all by himself. Later, when he saw his grandson by chance and only then he found out that the child was being abused. Grandpa didn’t listen to his father and took the grandson back to live with him.

When Yu Qingze was 16 years old, his grandfather passed away. His scumbag who only visited a few times came when his grandfather passed away. At the funeral, because of the woman’s provocation, the two father and son had a big fight. Afterwards, their relationship pretty much severed and they didn’t meet much.

Yu Qingze also didn’t have any feelings for that scumbag. Later, when he was a freshman, when he encountered a military recruitment, he enlisted directly. In the army, he studied the school’s courses through distance learning, and after returning from the army, he completed the remaining credits in one year and graduated one year ahead of schedule.

After graduation, through a comrade-in-arms relationship, he took a famous chef as his teacher and began to learn cooking. The master had a strong relationship with his comrades-in-arms, and he didn’t hide his secrets, he taught Yu Qingze all his skills.

But it was not easy to tell all these to Brother Le, so he simply said that his grandfather passed away, and later he didn’t have any contact with his scumbag father, and he began living by himself.

Chang Le looked at Yu Qingze’s profile and felt sore in his heart. It turned out that Big Brother Yu had such a bad life when he was a child. He didn’t have a good time himself when he was young, but his father loved him very much, but Big Brother Yu didn’t have the same experience. Fortunately, he still had a grandfather who loved him.

“So, Brother Le, since I was a child, I have always wanted to have a warm and harmonious family, a family who loves each other. With a loving husband and a filial son, I would be very happy.”

It was only later that he discovered his sexuality. He knew he couldn’t have biological children, but he still had the desire to find a lover to form a harmonious family. He even thought that he could adopt a child in the future, and the filial piety of father and son could still be realized.

Unfortunately, it didn’t work out.

Yu Qingze turned his head, looked at Chang Le, held his hand, and asked, “Brother Le, what do you think? Would you like to build a home like this with me?”

Chang Le was stunned for a moment. Would he like it? Of course he would.

But……

The husband who is kind and the son who is filial, can he fulfill the wish of Big Brother Yu?

Chang Le struggled for a while, then pulled out his hand, and gestured slowly and earnestly.

Chang Le: Brother Yu, you deserve a better ger.

Yu Qingze knew that he was thinking. He held Chang Le’s shoulders with both hands and said solemnly, “Brother Le, in my heart, you are the best ger! There is no one else!”

“In my heart, you are the best ger!”

In a word, Chang Le felt that his heart had been slammed, and all the honey was gurgling inside, and there were many small flowers blooming, filling his heart with sweetness, powerful , and fragrant.

This was the best love story he had ever heard. Bouts of happiness and emotions made him want to indulge in it.

Chang Le gestured: Really?

Yu Qingze raised his hand to cover Chang Le’s brows, these eyes were shining with moving light, like stars, so beautiful that he wanted to kiss this person in front of him.

However, now was not the time to scare him. Yu Qingze told himself not to be impatient, not to frighten this timid little turtle away.

“Of course it’s true. Brother Le, you don’t know how good you are, so don’t demean yourself, okay?” Yu Qingze said softly.

Chang Le pursed his lips and didn’t answer. He didn’t know how to answer this question because he knew he couldn’t do it.

Since reaching the marriageable age, he had been beaten and denied too many times. Now, even if others didn’t remind him of his physical flaws, he knew he was not a suitable marriage partner at all.

Seeing this, Yu Qingze put on a serious face, pretended to be sad, and asked, “Don’t you believe what I said? Don’t you believe in my vision?”

Chang Le immediately shook his head, of course he believed what Brother Yu said. He gestured: Believe.

Yu Qingze felt a little emotional and said, “Then I said you are the best ger, why don’t you believe it?”

Chang Le was stunned for a moment, feeling that he had been led into a pit by Big Brother Yu. He didn’t know how to answer because no matter how he answered, it would be not what brother Yu would want to hear.

After a while, he gestured: I believe in your vision, but I don’t believe in myself.

Yu Qingze sighed inwardly, knowing that this little turtle had been shrinking its head for a long time and to make him stand up again, he had to take it slow.

He said, “It’s okay, I’ll make you believe it. Let’s not worry, take your time.”

Chang Le looked at him suspiciously.

Yu Qingze continued, “Brother Le, you haven’t answered my question just now.”

What was the question again? Chang Le thought about it for a while, and then he remembered that Yu Qingze asked him if he would like to build a happy and harmonious family with him.

Thinking of this, Chang Le fell silent. Although Big Brother Yu liked him, and he himself had secretly liked Big Brother Yu for a long time, could he make Big Brother Yu happy?

He was very uncertain about this question. Even if there was no problem with communication between the two and Big Brother Yu didn’t care about his scars, but, about the child…

He touched the dark red mole between his eyebrows and lowered his head sadly.

He hoped that Brother Yu could have his own children, and he hoped that Brother Yu could realize his wish since he was a child – to enjoy a happy and harmonious family with a loving husband and a son.

He may not be able to make it happen.

Seeing Chang Le bowing his head again, Yu Qingze couldn’t bear to persecute him any more. Today’s progress was enough. He raised Chang Le’s head and said, “Brother Le, don’t worry about giving me an answer just yet. You can think about it slowly, and tell me when you’re ready, but don’t make me wait too long, okay?”

Chang Le nodded and breathed a sigh of relief.

However……

“But, now that I’m asking you this question, please give me an answer today.” Yu Qingze said again seriously.

Today’s primary goal was to confess and make sure if Chang Le liked him too.

This goal had not been completed yet.

The previous question was really not in a hurry, it was just a question that naturally arises in that situation. Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. At present, it was definitely impossible for Chang Le to overcome his inferiority complex and agree to his marriage proposal.

But it was still possible to let Chang Le face his feelings first.

Although from the previous interactions, Yu Qingze already had a nine-tenths confidence that Chang Le liked himself too and not Da He. Still, he wanted to see Chang Le admit it himself.

This was important.

What was this question? Chang Le looked at Yu Qingze suspiciously.

Yu Qingze stared at Chang Le, and asked with anticipation and anxiety, “Brother Le, do you like me?”

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Thingyan [Translator ordinaire]: Yu oppa, saranghae 🤭🤭🤭

Ps. I am bombarded with heavy course load and work these days. Updates are a lot slower than it used to be. After end of September, I’ll be able to get back to the usual faster updates 🥲

Chapter 31: Busy Farming in the Last Days

Xiaochao stood beside the freezer, looking up at the appliance that was several times taller than himself, and then looking down at Ji Cha, who was rummaging at his feet.

Both Xiaochao’s parents work outside and he was raised by his grandparents. Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. After he witnessed the corpse of his grandparents, he became silent. Because Zhang Qinqin has been taking care of him, now Xiaochao is relying on her wholeheartedly.

As for the other people in the factory, Xiaochao is obviously more accepting of women who are kind and gentle, but he was still very reticent about Ji Cha. Ji Cha himself likes children very much, especially Xiaochao, who is only three years old but unexpectedly sensible.

Ji Cha did not stock up on things like popsicles. After all, he was busy purchasing other necessities at that time, so there was no time to think about it. It took him a long time to find a two-section gourd-shaped popsicle from the freezer.

Ji Cha breathed a sigh of relief when he finally found it.

He closed the freezer, bowed his head and broke the popsicle in half, and with a crisp sound, Xiaochao’s eyes followed.

“Want to eat?” Ji Cha smiled at him and handed half of it to Xiao Chao.

Xiaochao looked at him, the white tender face and the slightly pursed lips moved with his nodding movement, revealing a small dimple.

Zhang Qinqin didn’t let him eat such cold desserts. Xiaochao still remembered that only when the weather was very hot in the kindergarten would the teachers serve refrigerated mung bean soup to drink, and even grandparents at home would not let him.

He was happy in his heart, and even whispered to Ji Cha before leaving, “Thank you, brother.”

After Xiaochao finished speaking, he ran away, afraid that Zhang Qinqin would see it.

Ji Cha thought Xiaochao, this young child is very cute, and even made him forget a lot of troubles. He walked out with the remaining half of the popsicle in his mouth. He went upstairs to check the situation on the second floor. Afterwards, he went to the bathroom and was about to take a bath before bed, he heard a sudden exclamation from the living room.

He subconsciously jolted, he touched the wall with his hand and fiddled back, and rushed over like a paddle, “What’s wrong?”

A few elders and Zhang Qinqin were still sitting in the living room downstairs, watching TV. Zhang Xing and Wang Qinxue went upstairs to tinker with the computer after dinner.

“The TV’s gone.” Zhang Qinqin turned her head, her face a little solemn. “In the afternoon, several major TV stations lost their signals, and now even CCTV is gone.”

Ji Cha took advantage of the situation to look at it, and there was only flickering and jumping snowflake on the TV screen. Translated on ho lo lo novels. Please read on the original translation site. He then walked around the sofa, bent down, took out a USB flash drive from the drawer under the TV, and threw it to Zhang Qinqin, “Maybe there is some signal failure, you play the TV series here first, I’ll go upstairs a bit.”

After Ji Cha finished speaking, he continued chewing the popsicle into his mouth, turned around in three steps, and flew to the second floor in two steps.

There was only a faint light from Zhang Xing’s room on the second floor. Ji Cha walked over and knocked on the door. Before he knocked a second time, there was an answer from inside, “Come in.”

He turned the doorknob, opened half of the door and leaned his upper body in, “Do you still have internet?”

Zhang Xing shook his head with a serious look, Wang Xueqin was holding the mobile phone, and there was a vague broadcast sound, “The phone signal is gone, now only satellite broadcasting can be used.”

“We originally thought the situation would get better and we’d be rescued by the government in no time, but now, a couple of days have passed and even the internet is gone without any sign of rescue or improvement!”

Zhang Xing cursed in a low voice, and frantically scratched his scalp with both hands.

It was at this moment that Wang Qinxue’s mobile phone, which was originally receiving broadcast signals, suddenly only had a large amount of noise.

Ji Cha held the doorknob tightly, and the last trace of connectivity in modern society seemed to have disappeared from their lives at this moment.

Xiaochao stood in the dark courtyard. In the daytime, he was bored alone and had already circled the entire factory area several times, not even forgetting to go to the pig house.

The chickens, ducks and piglets who occasionally called twice during the day were quiet as it got dark. Xiaochao tilted his head and listened carefully to the occasional insect chirping, and then everything was silent again. There has never been the thought of ghosts in his mind, and of course he will not be afraid of the dark.

He had been holding the popsicle packaging with one hand, and now he felt a little cold, so he was about to change his hand while sucking in his mouth, when he suddenly heard very light footsteps.

This kind of lightness is not the lightness of the footsteps made on purpose, but the sound of footsteps heard at a distance. Xiaochao thought it was a little strange. He slowly walked around to the gate, half-kneeled, and looked out from the gap about one centimeter wide.

It was pitch-dark outside, Xiaochao focused his eyes with great effort, tried to look out, and could vaguely see the soft grass outside.

He prickly sucked on the melted popsicle, his ear half pressed to the ground. The turf at night was a little cold, and Xiaochao couldn’t help rubbing his ears. The dull footsteps outside were getting closer.

The last bite in the popsicle was finished by him, and he sipped it in his mouth.

Xiaochao became more and more curious about the approaching sounds from outside, and frowned slightly. What the hell is out there?

“Xiaochao, what are you doing here?” A hand suddenly hugged Xiaochao, blocking his sight through the crack of the door.

Xiaochao turned around and covered Zhang Qinqin’s mouth, cautiously extended a finger towards the outside, and waved it gently.

Zhang Qinqin held her breath unconsciously, the grass outside was trampled, and the hoarse and dull mechanical sighing sound from the human throat was densely transmitted into the ears of the two.

Zhang Qinqin put Xiaochao on the ground, drooped down like him, and the two of them barely saw with their right eyes through the crack of the door. Across the two layers of doors, in a short distance, countless pairs of shoes swayed by their eyes, wandering back and forth aimlessly.

Xiaochao’s mouth loosened, and the empty popsicle bag fell silently on the grass.

Zhang Qinqin responded quickly, she hugged Xiaochao and ran into the house quickly.

The elders in the house were still watching TV, but the TV was barely audible, at least it couldn’t be heard from outside the house. Zhang Qinqin put Xiaochao in the room and touched his face, “Don’t be afraid, Xiaochao, I’ll go and lock the door. You stay here, don’t cry and don’t make trouble, okay?”

Xiaochao nodded, “I won’t cry.”

The two thick doors outside had already been locked early. Zhang Qinqin returned to the door of the factory building, locked it carefully, and checked the curtains of the entire first floor again, only afterwards she exhaled a sigh of relief, turn around and run upstairs.

Liang Jincheng was sweating like rain on some simple fitness equipment that Ji Cha had placed on the top floor. He had been exercising for almost two hours. Apart from dripping with sweat, he didn’t feel any tiredness.

The unexpected hug with Ji Cha today made Liang Jincheng’s blood boil just thinking about it. He was afraid that if he saw Ji Cha more or spent more time with him, he would lose all his self-control and do unexpected things. Therefore, not long after dinner, he avoided the crowd and came to the top floor.

With his eyes half closed, he could see a little bit of dim starlight along with his undulating figure.

Ji Cha’s clothes are usually very loose T-shirts. When he occasionally bends or runs, he will unconsciously reveal a small piece of his flexible waist. Liang Jincheng noticed that his complexion was a little darker than the previous days, but the skin looked softer.

Liang Jincheng let out a deep breath, trying his best to restrain himself from imagining the picture of Ji Cha’s waist rising and falling on his body.Oh, he’s going to explode just thinking about it.

Imaginative thoughts blocked Liang Jincheng’s attention and alertness, so that after a while, when he heard the sound of the door downstairs being locked, Liang Jincheng noticed that there was a lot of chaotic noise outside.

He stood up, shaking off the sweat from his eyes, and looked carefully. Around the factory building and on the long road, there are almost thousands of zombies that gathered here and there.

There was a rush of footsteps on the stairs, and Ji Cha and Zhang Qinqin ran up one after the other.

Seeing Liang Jincheng, Ji Cha immediately said, “Senior, there seem to be zombies outside.”

He ran in a hurry, gasping for a while, Liang Jincheng stroked his back, “Yes, but it shouldn’t be a big problem. They are driven by sound, and now they are just passing by.”

Zhang Qinqin had already taken the binoculars and looked down. Translated on ho lo lo novels. The darkness limits her line of sight, but she could still see the densely packed lifeless living dead, moving forward at a very slow pace. The factory is an inflection point that they must pass through.

“My God…” She couldn’t help sighing softly, “I have to go downstairs and tell them, they have to keep quiet together!”

With such a large group of zombies passing by, once there is a problem, it does not mean that there will be no casualties, and the combat power of Liang Jincheng may not be able to let them escape the situation unscathed.

In other words, if the zombie group discovered their existence at this time, it would almost be tantamount to suicide.

Zhang Qinqin put down the binoculars, turned around and ran downstairs quickly.

Ji Cha took the binoculars and looked around, his face also ugly. The sense of survival pressure that the apocalypse once brought him is making a comeback at this moment.

“Don’t be afraid.” Liang Jincheng’s hand held Ji Cha’s hand holding the telescope, “Everything will pass smoothly.”

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Chapter 73 (Part 2): The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

Xu Qing was cleaning the little boy, when he heard a familiar voice in his ear, “Xiao’er, you’re here! You came alone?”

Xu Qing looked at the little brother Li’s body, the soles of his feet were not much wet, it seemed that he came by cart, but Xu Qing just put down the question when he saw little brother Li’s face flushed a little after listening to his question.

There is a situation! Xu Qing reacted immediately, let Li Xiao’er sit down, and shouted at Li Changfeng, who was changing TuanTuan’s clothes in the room, “Changfeng, Xiao’er is here!”

“It’s cold outside, I’ll pour you some red jujube tea, it contains ginger candy, it’s a good thing to keep out the cold.” Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. After Xu Qing cleaned up, he washed his hands and went to the kitchen to pour red jujube tea for Li Xiao’er.

Li Xiao’er sat obediently in the main room, holding his hands, a little frown between his brows, and a little shy, he was thinking about how to talk to Li Changfeng and Xu Qing.

“Come on, have a drink,” Xu Qing gave Li Xiao’er the red date tea. Seeing that Li Changfeng hadn’t come out yet, he knew that he was still tossing, “I’ll go take a look, why does it took so long to change clothes.”

“It’s alright,” Li Xiao’er held the hot tea and took a sip. The sweetness in his mouth came down his throat and into his stomach, like the candy that man gave him.

“What’s the matter, taking so long. Your little brother is here, go out and have a look, let me do it,” Xu Qing took over Tuantuan who kept twisting and incooperative and urged Li Changfeng to go out. Li Changfeng was also helpless, he was afraid that he would hurt Tuantuan if he tried too hard, so he had to toss for so long.

“Second brother.”

When Li Xiao’er saw Li Changfeng coming in, he immediately put down the red jujube tea in his hand and stood up.

“How come you’re here. It’s almost New Year’s Eve and you’re still running around? Even if you run here, others will say something unpleasant when they see it. You are at the age for marriage, so you have to think carefully about everything.”

When Li Changfeng saw Li Xiao’er, he gently scolded him. Li Xiao’er had already figured out Li Changfeng’s temperament. He honestly lowered his head and listened to him before he sat down. At this moment, Xu Qing came in the hall, holding Tuantuan who just changed clothes.

“Look, Tuantuan. Look who is here.” Xu Qing handed the staring Tuantuan to Li Xiao’er’s arms, teasing him to recognize his relatives.

“It’s been a long time since I haven’t seen him. Tuan Tuan has grown so big,” Li Xiao’er was surprised when he looked at Tuan Tuan, who was much bigger than when he was just born.

“Isn’t he? Probably ate too much. So, what’s going on with you, tell me, what’s the situation?” Xu Qing has always had the temperament to open the skylight to speak brightly, and Li Xiaoge is also aware of it. He replied shyly.

“Someone came to propose a marriage.”

Li Xiao’er said a little embarrassedly.

“That’s a good thing, looking at your expression, you agreed?” Xu Qing put his arms around Tuantuan and said teasingly.

Li Changfeng didn’t speak, waiting for Li Xiao’er to finish speaking.

Brother Li smiled slightly, “Yes. My parents are satisfied with the marriage too, but second brother, second brother-in-law, you know, as long as the other party’s family’s conditions are better, father and Ama would be satisfied, but this is a major event of my life, and I am afraid that I will make a wrong judgment, so I thought about it, and I want you to check it out for me.”

Li Xiao’er also heard a little about Xie Yu’s previous marriage. He was afraid that he would be too blinded and could not see the good or bad, so he wanted Li Changfeng and Xu Qing to give him second opinion. After all, his family, all they see is the family background, and they won’t consider too much in regards to one’s character, although he thinks that person’s character is good.

“Then tell me, I’ll talk after listening,” Li Changfeng sees that Li Xiaoge’er is really interested, but he still had a clear head, and it’s good to be careful so as not to get hurt later.

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Since Mrs. Deng likes to eat candy, after Li Xiao’er arrived at the Deng’s house, he went to a shop specialized in sweets and snacks not far away under Mrs. Deng’s advice to buy his favorite things.

The shop is not very big, but it is very clean. Bright colored, sweet candies and snacks are neatly arranged which makes people have appetite at first sight. The owner of the shop is a young man. He looks smart, has a sweet mouth, can talk, good at business, and a gentleman. His name is Wang Lei, and it is this man who came to Li’s house to propose marriage.

Wang Lei is nineteen this year. There is an elder brother who is a ger. He is already married and also lives in the town. Now only Wang Ama, old man Wang, and Wang Lei are left in the family. The relationship with the neighbors is also very good.

Wang Lei was outgoing. He learned some skills from his uncle who was working as an accountant in a restaurant. He also went out and ventured. When he returned to the town, he found that there was no shop specialized in candies and snacks, so he had an idea and borrowed some money to start the business. Since the shop opened, the price is fair and the products are good. In addition, Wang Lei can do business, so he has accumulated a lot of regular customers, and it can be said that he has made some money.

However, he has not met someone he liked, so he refused to accept the introduction from Wang Ama for a long time. This made his parents to become anxious.

Wang Lei is not in a hurry, he is still away from the official match, and he doesn’t believe that he can’t meet a person who can make him interested some day.

Li Xiao’er stepped into Wang’s candy store one day following the direction that Mrs. Deng gave, and also stepped into Wang Lei’s heart.

In the past months, Li Xiao’er has been buying candy regularly. Wang Lei also inquired about Li Xiao’er’s situation and was even more attentive to him. Slowly, Li Xiao’er naturally felt Wang Lei’s intentions. He also thought that Wang Lei was really good, but he was afraid that Wang Lei would not be able to fully accept his conditions.

It happened that on one full moon day, and Li Xiao’er came to Li Changfeng’s place. He was originally planning to go back to town after lunch at his second brother’s place, but he thought that he hadn’t been home for a long time to see his parents. Deng family members also happened to come back on vacation. So, Li Xiao’er packed up, bought some things, and went back to Li’s house for a few days after stopping by at Li Changfeng’s house.

And those days happened to be the days when Li Xiao’er usually would come and buy candy. Wang Lei waited day after day, hoped and hoped, but he didn’t see someone he longed for to come. After a while, Mrs. Deng even made a joke, “Maybe he went home to get married.”

It was like getting hit by a bolt from the blue to Wang Lei! When he got home that night, he didn’t know the taste of the food, and his face was heavy. The Wang couple thought the shop wasn’t doing well seeing their son like that.

Under their questioning, Wang Lei spit out his heart and returned to the room with a frustrated look. Wang Ama immediately took this matter to heart, and asked someone to inquire the next day. Only then did he know that Li Xiao’er did not go home to marry but to visit his family. He told Wang Lei the news, and Wang Lei immediately came back to life full of blood.

After Li Xiao’er returned to town, Wang Lei took the initiative to attack and revealed his heart to Li Xiao’er. Li Xiao’er was straightforward and not a prideful person. He unpretentiously revealed his thoughts and feelings. Wang Lei was overjoyed, and he introduced Li Xiao’er to his family. The Wang couple’s worries were relieved. They liked the good tempered Li Xiao’er and finally could let go of their hearts.

Therefore, in order to avoid any unnecessary trouble, the Wang family proposed marriage to the Li family yesterday. Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. They wanted to engage first, and they were not in a hurry to get married after the year ends.

Mrs. Deng’s family rushed back to the town yesterday, and Li Xiao’er also came back to Li’s house yesterday. In order to let Li Changfeng know about the proposal and let him check out the Wang family, Li Xiao’er came over by himself.

“Ama, did he agree?”

Li Changfeng asked after listening.

Li Xiao’er nodded, “Ama and everyone else were very happy,” Of course, it was because their son was able to marry into the town, didn’t he just give the family face in front of others?

“When is the date set?”

Li Xiao’er was a little shy, “On the second day of the second month, Ama said that the dragon would raise his head, it was the most auspicious day.”

“This is good. According to your words, Wang Lei seems like a diligent person with a flexible mind, so his character should not be too bad.” Xu Qing felt that after listening to Li Xiao’er’s words, Wang Lei appears to be much than that Ma Fugui. After all, not everyone will meet a wonderful person like Ma Fugui.

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Translator: I really thought Xiao’er was gonna marry someone from the Deng family. God deng!

Chapter 73 (Part 1): The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

Xie Yu listened and was moved in his heart. When he arrived back in town, he hurriedly went to a clinic to check. Sure enough, he had a child with Lin Fangliang.

Lin Fangliang was also informed by the kind person who saw Xie Yu at this time, so he quickly arrived and found Xie Yu who had just left the clinic. The two are back on good terms, plus Xie Yu is pregnant, it can be said to be a double happiness. The old Xie couple also couldn’t stop smiling.

Xie Yu’s pregnancy had no problem, so Lin Fangliang hurriedly prescribed a few doses of tonics that were right for his condition and stewed something for Xie Yu to eat together.

“I didn’t expect it. It’s been three months, but we still didn’t know. Am I even a competent person?” Xie Yu said to Xu Qing, rubbing his stomach.

“What’s the matter, you were busy taking care of old doctor Lin. Thinking about other things, your body’s reaction is just slower, you see you have lost weight these days, so even though it’s three months, you didn’t notice anything.” Gers are no different than women when it comes to pregnancy. Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. Please read there. Don’t support thieves. They will react almost the same when they are pregnant, such as vomiting fiercely, and irritability.

“That’s not it, let me tell you, this old doctor Lin might just know that you were pregnant, and that’s why he left with a smile,” Xie Ama came over with the chicken stewed for Xie Yu and added a sentence.

Xu Qing and Xie Yu looked at each other, “That makes sense, Brother Xiaoyu, this is really possible.” But even if that’s the case, why didn’t the old doctor say it to make everyone happy? Xu Qing was a little puzzled.

Xie Ama smiled, “I think it’s the old doctor Lin who feels that his time has come. He probably just wanted Fang Liang and Xiaoyu to encounter a happy event after his death and no longer sad. So, he deliberately didn’t tell you that you were pregnant!”

Xie Yu just remembered that when he was taking care of the old doctor Lin, he seemed to have heard him say many times to let himself pay attention to his body, don’t do things that could harm the body, and such. At that time he thought the old doctor Lin just didn’t want his old illness to flare up again Well, it seems that he was just too careless.

“Alright, stop talking about this. Come and eat this medicinal chicken.” Seeing Xie Yu’s thoughtful expression, Xie Ama brought the ready-to-eat chicken stew to Xie Yu for fear that he would think of something unpleasant.

“Thank you.”

Xie Yu took the bowl and said softly, Tuan Tuan in Xu Qing’s arms looked at the steaming bowl in Xie Yu’s hand, and his mouth began to drool, causing everyone to laugh.

Li Changfeng and Lin Fangliang were sitting outside, drinking tea and eating peanuts, and chatting excitedly, “Changfeng, what do you think my child should be named?!”

Lin Fangliang’s face flushed with excitement, looking straight at Li Changfeng. Li Changfeng thought for a while, and replied uncertainly, “Lin Fangyu?”

Lin Fangliang’s head suddenly calmed down, “Why do you pick this name?”

Li Changfeng said with a smile: “When I named Tuantuan, I added my name and my wife’s name together, so that when he grows up, I can tell him the meaning behind his name, Xu Qingfeng, that it’s because his mother and I love each other so much, he as our child, of course he has to have to have a combination of our two names!”

When Lin Fangliang heard this, he thought it was very interesting, “My name is Lin Fangliang, and my wife’s name is Xie Yu, then if our child is a ger, um, let’s call him Lin Xiaoyu, if it’s a boy, he’ll be called Lin Dayu. Changfeng, what do you think!”

After hearing this, Li Changfeng’s face was complicated. The level of this person’s naming skills was not as good as his! Just then, Uncle Xie came back, “What are you two talking about? I heard your voices from all the way.”

“Father-in-law, we are discussing what the name of my child should be in the future. You can also give some advice. The more the options to choose, the better it is.” Lin Fangliang explained to his father-in-law and took a cup and poured hot tea for him.

“What’s so difficult about this, back then, we gave Xiaoyu his name because it was raining on the day he was born, so we chose to name him Xie Yu. It’s simple, and it sounds nice!” This is what Uncle Xie is most proud of. At that time, Xu Qing’s father also praised Uncle Xie because of Xie Yu’s name.

He said that although he had never read a book, the name he gave was really good, which made Uncle Xie’s proud tail stick up for several months. Every time he met someone, he would tell them that his child’s name was chosen by himself, which caused the villagers to hide when they saw him for a while.

“By the way, when it comes to this, have you already come up with a name?” Uncle Xie asked after putting a few peanuts in his mouth.

Li Changfeng held back his laughter, and picked up the teacup to cover his face, “if the child is a ger, the name will be Lin Xiaoyu; if it’s a boy, Lin Dayu.” Lin Fangliang nodded after hearing this, and looked at Uncle Xie rather proudly.

“Light rain? Heavy rain? What kind of name are these?! Will there be light snow, heavy snow in the future too?” Uncle Xie laughed, as expected.

(T/N: Yu = Rain.)

“That’s not it? Fang Liang’s heart is very big, how can just one be enough. He has to have at least four children!” Li Changfeng broke the seriousness, and they all laughed together.

Lin Fangliang wasn’t angry either. If Xiaoyu would give him four children, life would be too beautiful, so why be angry?

“What are you guys talking about? I can hear your laughter from the back room,” Xie Ama came out with an empty bowl, looked at the three and asked.

“It’s nothing, just chatting casually. Xiaoyu finished eating? You rest, I’ll wash the bowl!” Lin Fangliang took the bowl from Xie Ama’s hand, and went straight to the kitchen without waiting for Xie Ama to say anything. The people watching laughed again.

Xu Qing and Xie Yu in the room couldn’t help smiling when they heard the laughter outside the room. Xie Yu thought that it’s very good he’s pregnant now. Fang Liang hasn’t been so happy for a long time. He finally knows how important a child is to the family.

Xie Yu looked at Tuantuan contentedly, and suddenly thought of something and said: “Looking at it this way, my child will be about a year younger than Tuantuan. You say, if they grew up together, wouldn’t they be childhood sweethearts? Aye, how about this, we can settle their marriage agreement. What do you think?”

Xu Qing was stunned when he heard it, and looked at Tuan Tuan who was sleeping in his arms. The child was still so young, but already has a marriage agreement? Xu Qing couldn’t understand and accept it. He didn’t want his children to be overly managed by him. Maybe it was because he had lived in modern days. Xu Qing still had modern ideals to educate his children. But he can’t refuse directly. Translated on ho lo lo novels dot com. After all, what Brother Xie said is not wrong in this era, it is a very popular way of marriage arrangement, so Xu Qing said with a smile: “Don’t worry too much, the child has not even been born yet, and you don’t even know if he is a ger or a boy.”

Seeing Xie Yu’s thinking, Xu Qing continued: “what if the child is a boy, how can they become a couple?” Of course, if the two can become a couple, then it only shows that his child and Xie Yu’s child are gay.

“That’s true too. I’m too anxious. Let’s talk about it after the baby is born. Anyway, I’m not in a hurry.” Xie Yu responded with a smile while watching Tuantuan.

After returning home from Lin’s house, after a simple wash, Xu Qing and Li Changfeng went to bed with their child. Although they were not tired today, it was too cold and they didn’t want to sit outside.

Seeing that the New Year’s Day is getting closer and closer, Xu Qing and Li Changfeng are full of expectations. This is the first year of their family. Li Changfeng had already prepared what should be prepared, and he is waiting for the arrival of the New Year.

Just the day before the Chinese New Year, Li Xiao’er suddenly came, wearing a red robe given to him by Xu Qing, holding an oil-paper umbrella, he stepped into Xu’s family yard in the snow.

“Second brother?”

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Translator has something to say: just saw a really mean review about me on NU. It basically said my translations are absolutely awful. It made me more appreciative of those who had been supporting me, but why are some people so mean?

Update: that review is gone. I don’t know what happened but I’m glad 😀