Chapter 137: Don’t Sneak Away
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“Then I’m relieved. Uncle Hu, I’ll go home first. The medicine I made for Auntie isn’t ready yet. When I get it, I’ll treat her face.”
She decided to plant the medicinal herbs for Madam Qian’s face in the Space first to nourish it and make the medicinal herbs more spiritual before taking them out to make medicine.
If she told Chen Hu, he would tell Madam Qian.
Chen Hu nodded and said, “Okay, don’t worry. I’ll tell your aunt.”
Su Xiaolu nodded and went home.
Zhou Heng had already coaxed Chen Shi to sleep. Seeing that Su Xiaolu was back and looked a little tired, Zhou Heng said gently, “Go to sleep.”
Su Xiaolu smiled and nodded, “Yes, thank you, Big Brother Zhou Heng.”
Zhou Heng smiled faintly and said nothing more. He went to read.
Su Xiaolu did not go to sleep. Instead, she sat down beside Zhou Heng and asked, “Big Brother Zhou Heng, has your family replied?”
It had been a while since Zhou Heng sent out his letter. He did not know when there would be any news.
“Soon, I think. I’ll probably be gone before the New Year if nothing unexpected happens.”
Zhou Heng said gently. Counting the days, his letter had already arrived in the capital. Now that he was fine, his mother should have dealt with the dangerous matters and could take him back.
“Big Brother Zhou Heng, can I make a request?”
Su Xiaolu looked at Zhou Heng seriously and said.
Zhou Heng was puzzled. “What request?”
Su Xiaolu smiled sweetly and said, “I want you to promise me that if your family comes to pick you up, can you not sneak away? Say goodbye to us before leaving?”
She did not want Zhou Heng to leave quietly. That way, everyone would be sad for a long time.
Their family was prepared to part ways. This day would come eventually. They were prepared. Even if the day did come, though they would be sad, they would still give their blessings.
Zhou Heng looked at Su Xiaolu and finally nodded. “Okay, I promise you.”
“Hurry up and get some sleep.”
Zhou Heng urged gently.
Su Xiaolu nodded and yawned before returning to her room to sleep.
When Su Xiaolu woke up again, Su Sanlang and the others had returned.
They went to see Chen Hu. Seeing that Chen Hu’s leg was fixed and everything else was fine, they let him rest well.
Madam Qian thought that there were still many sauerkraut dishes to be made, so he asked Chen Daniu and Chen Erniu to cook.
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao decided to let everyone eat together during this period of time and wait for Chen Hu to recover.
They had almost used up all the vegetables they had bought. With the restaurant, their expenses were even higher.
A few recipes taught by Madam Qian allowed Fu Man Lai to attract many customers. Many customers ordered those dishes every day, and the demand for sauerkraut and pickles increased.
So, Su Sanlang was going to buy another 2000 catties of vegetables to make sauerkraut.
They talked about it over dinner that night.
Chen Hu said, “Big Brother, let’s go together tomorrow. I’ll be bored lying in bed. I’ll go with a walking stick.”
He just had to keep his leg still.
Su Sanlang looked at Su Xiaolu and asked, ” Simei, can your Uncle Hu walk tomorrow?”
Su Xiaolu nodded. “Yes, but it will be inconvenient.”
Chen Hu was immediately relieved. He smiled and said, “It’s fine. I’ll just be careful.”
Everyone was so busy, he didn’t want to just lie in bed.
After dinner, they washed up and went to bed.
After falling asleep, Madam Zhao said to Su Sanlang, “Sanlang, I see that Hu’s leg has grown longer. What do you think?”
Su Sanlang nodded. “I agree.”
Madam Zhao sighed and said, “I don’t know what good deeds I did in my previous life to have a daughter like Simei.”
Su Sanlang smiled and said, “I used to hear Sanmei secretly call her a little fairy. Our Simei might be a real fairy.”
Su Sanlang sighed inwardly as he recalled the past few years.
The path was taken step by step, but in the end, many difficulties were resolved.
Madam Zhao also smiled. “I wonder whose family she will end up with when she grows up. Just thinking about it makes me feel very reluctant. In the blink of an eye, she has grown up. Sanmei is also already ten years old…”
Thinking back, she felt that time really passed quickly.
Su Sanlang hugged Madam Zhao tightly and said gently, “Everything’ll be fine in the future. Go to sleep.”
Madam Zhao leaned against Su Sanlang’s side and could not help but smile.
The next day, Madam Zhao and Madam Qian brought their children into town.
Su Xiaolu and Old Wu also went with him. With Big Brother and Second Brother around, she was carried out of the house almost without touching her feet on the ground.
Su Sanlang and Chen Hu had also gone to the village chief’s house to discuss with him.
When they arrived at the village chief’s house, Old Master Wang was surprised to see Su Sanlang and Chen Hu. “What are you two doing here?”
Old Master Wang realized that Chen Hu had used his walking stick. His previously bent leg seemed to have straightened.
Just as Grandpa Wang was wondering, Su Sanlang said, “Grand Duke, we’re here to buy vegetables and cabbages in the village. We want 2000 catties. We want you to help us ask the villagers and see if any of them are willing to sell vegetables. If they are, they can send them to my house. One copper coin for one catty.”
Old Master Wang paused and said, “So much? Hu bought a thousand catties just two days ago.”
Old Master Wang was a little curious. What kind of business did Su Sanlang and Chen Hu do that they needed so many vegetables and could sell them all?
“Well, from now on, Hu and I will often buy vegetables and cabbages. We are all from the same village. If everyone is willing, sell them to me. If not, I will buy them from other villages.”
Su Sanlang said gently. He made it clear that Southern Mountain Village wasn’t the only option.
Old Master Wang understood and immediately said with a smile, “How can we not be willing? Who wouldn’t be happy to have such a good deal? It’s rare that you still remember the village. I’ll tell them about this. Don’t worry.”
How could he push away such a good thing?
He could not finish all the vegetables he planted. They were not worth much to begin with. Now that he could exchange them for money, how could he not agree?
Listening to Su Sanlang’s tone, this deal was still going to last. Then he would be able to earn a good income every year from planting vegetables. This was a good thing.
“Good. Thank you, Grand Duke.”
Su Sanlang nodded slightly.
With Su Sanlang around, Chen Hu did not speak and followed quietly with a smile.
Old Master Wang felt that Su Sanlang had changed. He was suddenly different from the farmers in the village who faced the yellow soil and had their backs facing the sky. He had a boldness that they did not have.
“Old man, what’s the matter?”
At that moment, Madam Wang came out of the house and asked curiously.
Old Master Wang smiled and said, “It’s a good thing. Su Sanlang and Chen Hu are going to buy another 2000 catties of vegetables in our village. Go and get the eldest daughter-in-law and third daughter-in-law to clean up the fields. See how much they can clean up. The requirements are the same as last time. Then, go and talk to your siblings. I’ll bring them to the village to spread the news.”