Chapter 178: Believe in Third Brother
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The people in the family said that women wouldn’t be able to finish planting them anyway. The rest of the family would just help them plant in the land and give them 10% of the harvests.
Most of the people in Xiaohu Village were from the Hu family. The orphans and widows were ostracized and had no one to rely on. Although they said that they would get 10% of the harvests, no one knew how much they would get in the end.
Some things would become someone else’s if they occupied them, but Su Sanlang was honest and sincere. He was sincerely helping them, and they could trust him.
He didn’t make it sound as beautiful as the Hu family, but he was sincere. The Hu family wouldn’t pity the orphans and widows who have a hard time raising their children, nor would they offer to help out with some money or something.
But that’s what Su Sanlang would say. He kept his word, giving silver to the family.
Madam Cao looked at Su Sanlang and said seriously, “Sanlang, I trust you. I agree with this matter. We can still live after we move.”
They could live anywhere as long as they could live well. Besides, they were not alone when they went to Southern Mountain Village. They had relatives, so they would not be at a loss for what to do.
Su Xiaozhi had also told them about Su Sanlang. The fact that Su Sanlang could have his current life proved that he was a good person. Him helping Su Xiaozhi also proved that he was a good person. What could they not trust?
Su Sanlang looked at Madam Cao and said, “Aunt, thank you for believing me. I promise you that I won’t treat Xiaozhi badly. I’ll do whatever I promise. When the children grow up and want to come back, I’ll support them.”
Hu Changshou and Hu Changyang were from the Hu family. If they still wanted to come back and settle down when they became adults in the future, he would also support them.
Madam Cao nodded. “Okay.”
Madam Cao looked at Su Xiaozhi and said, “Xiaozhi, just agree. Let’s replace the land. If Shou and Yang want to come back in the future, they can come back.”
Su Xiaozhi looked at Madam Cao and then at the three children. She nodded. “Alright, I’ll listen to mother.”
Here, without a pillar of support, they were indeed bullied.
With Third Brother in South Mountain Village, she could settle down. Most importantly, Hu Changshou and Hu Changyang would have a chance to study.
Studying was always the best way out. If she stayed in Xiaohu Village, her two sons would not have had a chance to study. This was why Su Xiaozhi could not resist the offer.
After Su Xiaozhi agreed, Madam Cao and Su Xiaozhi personally went to the village chief to sell the land.
Luckily, the village chief did not make things difficult for them. He said that he would help ask around.
They packed up and emptied the house. When the time came, they just needed to lock the door.
Everything that could be used inside was taken away. Even if someone searched inside, they would not be able to find anything useful.
Su Sanlang also went back.
He had discussed with Madam Zhao about building a house for Su Xiaozhi’s family next to Chen Hu’s house. When they came over, they would have a place to stay.
Su Sanlang was going to build a house again, and it was for his sister who married off.
Many people in the village praised him. When talking about Su Sanlang, it was inevitable that they would mention Old Master Su. Now, people would only say that Old Master Su’s family was really unlucky.
If he didn’t push Su Sanlang out, their lives would be so good.
How glorious would they be now.
When he heard the news, his family was even more depressed. Old Master Su fainted from anger. When he woke up, Madam Wang sat by the bed and cried. Seeing that Old Master Su had woken up, Madam Wang heaved a sigh of relief and said, “Old man, you scared me to death. Without you, what would I do?”
The moment Old Master Su fell, Madam Wang was frightened.
Old Master Su was her everything. If he collapsed, how could she live?
It could be said that Old Master Su was the Wang Consortium’s trump card at home.
It was her confidence in suppressing Madam Li and Madam Zhou. Old Master Su was the head of the Su family, so everyone in the Su family had to listen to him.
Only Su Sanlang had a rebellious bone.
Thinking of Su Sanlang, Madam Wang seethed with hatred. “That heartless thing. He’s deliberately trying to anger us to death.”
Old Master Su sighed. “Stop crying. You’re annoying me.”
Thinking about how Su Sanlang would rather take care of his married daughter than give the family any benefits, Old Master Su’s heart ached. What an unfilial son.
If they hadn’t severed ties back then, he could have dealt with him properly.
But after severing ties, he didn’t even have the right to deal with him.
It was too late to be angry or hateful. If they’d known he would be so disobedient, they wouldn’t have had him back then. But they didn’t know.
The smooth sailing of Su Sanlang’s family made his family seem even more unhappy.
Su Dalang and Su Erlang were lazy and could not bear hardship.
Madam Li and Madam Zhou were at loggerheads. Whoever did more work would have to think of a way to get back at the other. No one was willing to suffer a loss.
The older grandchildren weren’t willing to take a loss either. At the age of matchmaking, it was a lot of money.
Su Qing and Su Shun were also disappointing and had no hope of making a name for themselves.
Old Master Su sighed. He felt terrible.
Madam Wang quietened down and waited for Old Master Su to catch his breath.
Old Master Su glanced at Madam Wang and asked, “Have they gone to the fields?”
Madam Wang said gloomily, “No, they said that you weren’t awake and they couldn’t work properly.”
Old Master Su was furious. What kind of lousy excuse was that? They were clearly slacking off. He stood up trembling and said, “Help me out.”
As soon as Old Master Su came out, Su Dalang and Su Erlang’s families immediately surrounded him and asked with concern.
But it was all fake.
Old Master Su said coldly, “I’m not dead. Why are you all standing in the house? Do you all not need to eat anymore? Do you think the food in the fields will come back by itself if you don’t collect it? Let Yufang stay at home to help cook. All of you go to the fields to harvest the food. Whoever doesn’t go, don’t eat at night. Whoever doesn’t want to live their lives will cut ties with me like Su Sanlang. You won’t take a single cent from me and lead your family out to plan your own path!”
Old Master Su had shown his might. Su Dalang and Su Erlang’s hearts trembled and they hurriedly expressed their loyalty.
“Father, we don’t have those thoughts. Calm down. I’ll go with my wife to harvest the food.”
Su Erlang hurriedly said. After saying that, he called Madam Zhou and Su Lei out, leaving his youngest daughter, Su Yufang, at home.
Su Dalang also reacted and hurriedly said, “Father, mother, we don’t dare to be rebellious. I’ll be your son for the rest of my life. I’ll bring them to the ground immediately.”
Su Dalang immediately brought Madam Li and Su Chaosu down.
They had felt Old Master Su’s anger just now. If they dared to disobey, they would end up like Su Sanlang.
Although they never admitted that Su Sanlang was better than them, that was the truth. If they got kicked out like Su Sanlang, with nothing in their names, there would be no way for the family to survive. They would starve to death before winter, let alone survive it.
Su Yufang, who was left behind, did not want to work. However, Madam Wang would not be polite to her. She shouted sternly, “You damned money-losing piece of trash. Hurry up and feed the pigs. I’ll wash your uncle’s dirty clothes later. You only know how to slack off. What’s the use of raising you!”