Chapter 145: A Good Show for the New Year
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Su Sanlang smiled and said, “Simei is only four years old. You’re thinking too early. Marriage is destined. The heavens have already arranged it. Our Simei will definitely meet someone good. She will definitely be happy.”
“You’re right. She will be happy.”
Madam Zhao smiled and said firmly.
Her youngest daughter was a treasure. No matter who she married, she would definitely be treated well. She would definitely be happy.
“Darling, turn around. I’ll apply some ointment on your back.”
Su Sanlang took the box and spoke gently.
Madam Zhao had already applied some ointment, but she couldn’t apply it to her back.
So she still needed Su Sanlang’s help.
Under the weak candlelight, Madam Zhao’s fair back was revealed. Su Sanlang dug out some ointment and applied it on Madam Zhao. Looking at the scar on Madam Zhao’s back, Su Sanlang sighed. “Darling, can’t you remember anything from the past?”
Madam Zhao couldn’t remember the past. She couldn’t remember where she came from or who her parents were.
When they first got married, Madam Zhao always kept quiet. Later on, she slowly spoke.
Madam Zhao shook her head. “I don’t remember.”
She couldn’t remember. All that mattered to her now was her immediate family.
Su Sanlang sighed and said nothing more.
If Madam Zhao remembered, he would bring her home. No matter what, he had to find out if Madam Zhao had been kidnapped or sold by her parents. If she had been kidnapped, then her parents must still miss her.
If she was sold by her parents, she would know the truth and stop thinking about it in the future.
Madam Zhao didn’t think too much about it. After applying the ointment, she went to sleep beside Su Sanlang.
At Chen Hu’s house, Madam Qian was also applying ointment. Su Xiaolu gave her a lot of ointment and there was a small jar.
The white paste felt cold and moist against her body.
Chen Hu’s feet had recovered a lot. He could stand up straight now. He was only limping a little, so it was not obvious if he walked slowly.
Chen Hu smiled and said, “Xiaolu’s medical skills are very good. If you apply more ointment, the scar on your face will definitely disappear.”
Madam Qian smiled and said, “Whether it’s good or not, it’s better than now.”
Chen Hu smiled. “If we apply more, we might recover faster.”
Madam Qian nodded in agreement.
When Su Xiaolu delivered the medicine, she said that she would make a new one every seven days.
After applying the ointment, the couple slept.
December 30th, New Year’s Eve.
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao woke up early and began to make buns. The meat was filled with fresh mutton.
It was chopped with some sauerkraut and smelled very, very good.
When Su Xiaolu and the others got up, the buns had just been steamed.
Everyone drooled and waited at the stove for the buns.
In a moment, the pot of ten buns was distributed.
Su Xiaolu went out with the buns. She wanted to eat them after cooling, but Old Wu rushed over.
Old Wu saw Su Xiaolu and coughed. She immediately handed over the two buns that Su Xiaolu had gotten first. The little girl smiled sweetly. “Master, I was just about to give them to you. Eat them quickly and see if they taste good.”
Old Wu took it and took a bite. “Delicious.”
As he spoke, Old Wu handed the other one to Su Xiaolu.
In a pot, only twelve large buns were steamed, two for each child and one each for the husband and wife.
Hearing Old Wu’s voice, they came out to take a look. Madam Zhao and Su Sanlang hurriedly went back to steam the second pot.
Old Wu used to wake up late and would still be sleeping at this time.
They didn’t expect him to wake up early today.
One was definitely not enough for him
Su Chong and Su Hua were holding one in each hand, biting left and right. They were embarrassed.
Zhou Heng also bit them all. Even Su Xiaoling had bitten them.
How could Old Wu not understand what the children were thinking? He was too lazy to look and said to Su Xiaolu, “Girl, when the second batch is ready, send four to Master.”
With that, he turned around and went back next door.
This bun was clearly not enough.
If he didn’t leave, these kids would no longer enjoy their food.
Once Old Wu left, Su Chong, Su Hua, and Su Xiaoling clearly relaxed.
Su Xiaoling went to Su Xiaolu’s side and said, “Xiaolu, I only took a bite. If you don’t mind, I’ll give it to you, okay?”
Su Xiaolu shook her head. “No, the second batch will be ready soon. Third Sister, just eat it.”
“Big Brother, Second Brother, Brother Zhou Heng, hurry up and eat. It’s delicious.”
Su Xiaolu held a bun in her hand and smiled beautifully.
So everyone ate happily.
At this moment, a scream came from the village.
Su Xiaolu and the others were all stunned because they were all too familiar with this voice. It was Madam Wang’s voice.
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao came out with serious expressions. Su Sanlang said sternly, “That has nothing to do with our family. Don’t go and watch the show.”
Madam Zhao looked at the children and said gently, “Be good and don’t go.”
With Madam Wang screaming like that, something must have happened. If they went to watch the commotion, they would inevitably be dragged along.
Su Chong and Su Hua nodded obediently.
Madam Su San and Madam Zhao returned to the kitchen.
Not long after, another scream sounded. This time, it was Mother Chen’s voice, as well as the voices of the Su and Chen families.
Because it was very loud, the entire village could hear it. At a distance, it could not be heard clearly.
At this moment, Old Wu went out with a small basket on his back.
Su Xiaolu watched him leave and couldn’t help but shout, “Master, aren’t you eating buns?”
Old Wu was obviously going into the village to watch the show.
Old Wu waved his hand without looking back.
He was using the excuse of going into the mountains to collect medicine to watch the show.
Su Xiaolu smiled and said, “We’re going home. When Master comes back, we can ask him what happened.”
Not far away, Chen Daniu and Chen Erniu were also looking around at the door. Seeing that Su Xiaolu and the others had gone home, they also entered the house and told Chen Hu and Madam Qian about Old Wu going out.
Madam Qian sighed. “It’s the new year, sigh…”
It was never good for two families to cause such a scene during the New Year.
But when she remembered that they were going to snatch business and target their families, Madam Qian couldn’t sympathize, but she was worried that Chen Hu would be soft-hearted.
Chen Hu did not take it to heart. He smiled and said, “Darling, how many dishes should we make today?”
A few days ago, they received the money. They had earned twenty taels from selling recipes. They had also earned twenty taels from selling sauerkraut and pickles. They had returned thirty taels of silver to Su Sanlang. This year, during the new year, their family was much richer. They could buy chickens, ducks, and fish.
Madam Qian smiled gently and replied, “Sauced duck, braised chicken, pickled fish, braised pork, steamed fish, and sauerkraut stewed with bones.”
Coupled with a few stacks of side dishes, this year’s New Year’s meal was undoubtedly very sumptuous.