Chapter 177: Helping Hand
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Now that Chen Hu and his wife had already considered it, Madam Zhao looked at Chen Hu and Madam Qian gratefully and said, “Alright, when Sanlang comes back, I’ll tell him. Hu, Sister-in-law, thank you.”
At any time, sincere feelings were the most precious.
Chen Hu and Madam Qian looked at each other and smiled. Chen Hu smiled and said, “Sister-in-law, we’re family.”
Since they were family, they should help each other and support each other to move forward.
Everyone was united. This was the only way to go far.
Madam Zhao was moved to tears. She nodded solemnly. “Yes, yes.”
They understood each other so well because they were family.
The children all looked at each other, then smiled silently in unison.
The next morning, Su Xiaolu entered the town together and returned to the Sun residence.
Madam Lian also came over to ask if she needed help.
Su Xiaolu smiled and shook her head.
Her family would help to overcome her aunt’s difficulties.
With the family working together, nothing was impossible.
On August 20, Hu Dashan was buried and everything was settled.
After burying Hu Dashan, Su Sanlang returned home.
He planned to discuss with Madam Zhao tonight before discussing with Chen Hu and his family.
They were going to lend Su Xiaozhi a helping hand.
Old Master Su’s family knew that Hu Dashan had passed away, but they didn’t even go take a look.
They did not go. Su Xiaozhi was just a little sad. There was nothing she could not get over.
At night, after the couple fell asleep, Su Sanlang said to Madam Zhao, “Darling, I have something to discuss with you.”
Madam Zhao nodded. “Sanlang, tell me. I’m listening. Tell me first, then I’ll tell you something too.”
She wanted to talk to Su Sanlang, too.
Su Sanlang said, “Darling, in order to treat Dashan and his mother’s illness, Xiaozhi owed a lot of money to her people. Now that Dashan is dead, everyone is chasing after her for money. They’re cold-hearted and have no empathy for Xiaozhi. I paid fifteen taels for Xiaozhi, and she insisted on writing an IOU. The children are young and Dashan’s mother’s eyes need continuous medicine, I thought to ask Xiaozhi to help us make sauerkraut.”
“Let’s pay her wages so she can get on with her life.”
Su Sanlang’s heart turned cold when he thought of how the Hu family members had started to press for debts right after Hu Dashan was buried.
The coldness of human nature was vividly displayed at that moment.
Madam Zhao was also surprised. She quickly asked, “What happened?”
Su Sanlang sighed and told her what had happened.
He knew that it was only right to repay a debt, but Hu Dashan had just died. Su Xiaozhi did not even have the time to catch her breath. Where would she get money from?
However, at that time, the Hu family members did not care about this at all and insisted that Su Xiaozhi return the money. No matter how Su Xiaozhi promised that she would definitely return it, they did not believe it and insisted on her proving herself. How could he stand such a thing?
The Hu family bullied Su Xiaozhi when Hu Dashan died. Su Xiaozhi was a woman, and Madam Cao was a blind mother-in-law. People also believed that Madam Cao would die soon, so they bullied her mercilessly.
Madam Zhao sighed and said, “Sanlang, you did the right thing. Xiaozhi is suffering too much. We should help her.”
Su Xiaozhi actually needed her family’s help at this time.
But at that time, no one from the Su family went. Her brothers and parents did not appear, which made people feel that Su Xiaozhi was easy to bully.
As she thought about it, Madam Zhao sympathized with Su Xiaozhi, but she also felt that it was very sad.
Fortunately, they went to see Su Xiaozhi. Fortunately, Su Sanlang was there to help Su Xiaozhi.
“Darling, as long as you don’t blame me.”
Madam Zhao’s magnanimity made Su Sanlang feel warm in his heart.
Although the world was cold-hearted, there were also people who wanted to warm your heart without regrets. That was enough.
Madam Zhao leaned against Su Sanlang’s arm and smiled. “Sanlang, if I had brothers and sisters, would you blame me if I did this?”
Su Sanlang blurted out without thinking, “Of course not.”
How could he possibly blame her? He would only support her.
After saying that, Su Sanlang belatedly realized the meaning behind Madam Zhao’s words.
Madam Zhao smiled gently. “That’s right. If you don’t blame me, how can I blame you? You treat me well, so I will definitely treat you well too.”
Su Sanlang hugged Madam Zhao tightly and said gently, “Darling, thank you.”
Madam Zhao’s heart softened. She said to Su Sanlang, “Sanlang, I came back a few days ago and told Hu Zi’s family about Xiaozhi. Guess what he said?”
Su Sanlang winced. “What did Hu say?”
Listening to Madam Zhao’s tone, Su Sanlang had guessed it.
Madam Zhao said, “Hu and his wife said that they want Xiaozhi to do business with us. They trust her.”
It was difficult for them not to trust someone as nice as Su Xiaozhi.
Su Sanlang’s heart warmed. He relaxed and said firmly, “Darling, we will definitely get better and better.”
“We’ll tell Hu and his wife tomorrow.”
Of course they had to tell them about something so important.
Madam Zhao nodded.
She agreed, of course.
Madam Zhao was a little worried. “But Xiaozhi is still too far away.”
It was too far away. If Su Xiaozhi did not come over, it would be inconvenient. If they invited her over, she would probably be unwilling to move over.
That was a problem too. Su Sanlang thought for a moment and said, “I’ll take the time to talk to Xiaozhi. It’s best if her family can move over. If they’re unwilling, we’ll think of something.”
He had to discuss with Madam Qian first before discussing with Su Xiaozhi.
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao told Madam Chen Hu and Madam Qian about this the next day.
Chen Hu and Madam Qian had no objections. They trusted Su Xiaozhi.
Sometimes, when they heard Chen Daniu and Chen Erniu say that one should not suspect their employees, they felt that this was the case. As long as they believed in Su Xiaozhi, they would trust her wholeheartedly.
Chen Hu and Madam Qian had no objections, so Su Sanlang took the time to go to Xiaohu Village again.
With the money he left behind, Su Xiaozhi’s days were pretty good. When she saw Su Sanlang coming, she immediately called him into the house. Su Xiaozhi went to get water.
Hu Shuangshuang, Hu Changshou, and Hu Changyang all obediently called him Third Uncle.
Madam Cao also called him Sanlang affectionately.
After drinking the water, Su Sanlang said, “Aunt, Xiaozhi, I have something to discuss with you today. Xiaozhi, sit down and listen to me first.”
Su Sanlang told Su Xiaozhi his thoughts.
He hoped that Su Xiaozhi and Madam Cao could move away from Xiaohu Village and settle down in Southern Mountain Village. That way, they would be close and there would be someone to take care of each other. He hoped that Su Xiaozhi could do the sauerkraut and pickles business together with him.
After earning money, he would let Hu Changshou and Hu Changyang go to school.
Su Xiaozhi listened quietly. After that, she didn’t agree immediately. She had her concerns.
Su Xiaozhi did not speak, but Madam Cao spoke, “I agree. If we stay here, our family’s land will be targeted by them. It will be difficult for us two women to guard it. We might as well sell it.”