Chapter 179: Su Xiaozhi Joins
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
After Madam Wang finished shouting at Su Yufang, she saw that Su Yufang had gone to work. She turned around and stroked Old Master Su’s heart worriedly. “Old man, don’t be angry. It’s not good for your health.”
Madam Wang was terrified by Old Master Su’s collapse. She could speak harshly to anyone, but she would always be obedient to Old Master Su.
Old Master Su sighed and said, “I’m fine, don’t worry.”
He knew he was going to have to make a change. This family was ridiculously lazy. If he didn’t straighten it out, sooner or later it was going to fall apart.
They can’t beat Su Sanlang, but they couldn’t let him laugh at them.
The effect of Old Master Su’s pressure was very obvious. Seeing that he was fine, Madam Wang was relieved.
Since Old Master Su was in charge of outsiders, she would take care of the internal affairs. Since the old man had said that they could not slack off, no one could slack off.
In the blink of an eye, it was the end of September.
Not far from Chen Hu’s house, Su Xiaozhi’s new home was gradually taking shape.
There were six rooms. There was also a large plot of land behind the house that could be used to grow vegetables in the future.
Su Xiaozhi’s family had already moved in with Su Xiaolu’s family.
With two families living together, it was much livelier.
Su Xiaozhi and her daughter, Hu Shuangshuang, had already begun to help marinate sauerkraut and pickles. Madam Cao would also help wash the vegetables.
Hu Changshou took care of Hu Changyang and Chen Shi. He usually helped to boil hot water.
These two months together had also brought everyone closer. Because they knew how to be considerate to each other, everyone fought to do the work. Perhaps it was because their hearts were warm and they were busy every day that they didn’t feel tired.
Madam Cao’s eyes slowly recovered over the past two months, and Su Xiaozhi’s life began to move in a good direction.
The house was built by the end of October,
On the first of November, Su Xiaozhi moved to her new home with her family.
Su Xiaolu had also returned home. With her family, she held a new stool in her hand and walked toward Su Xiaozhi’s new house. Everyone went to warm up Su Xiaozhi’s new house.
People from the village also came to congratulate, delivering some eggs, chili, a few cabbages, and so on, adding a lot of liveliness to this house.
Su Xiaozhi supported Madam Cao. Beside her were three children. She looked at Su Sanlang with tears in her eyes. She choked and said, “Third Brother, Third Sister-in-law, thank you.”
Su Sanlang was also moved. He stood side by side with Madam Zhao and said gently to Su Xiaozhi, “Xiaozhi, I wish you the best in the future.”
The most difficult times have passed, so the days ahead are good ones.
Madam Zhao said with a gentle smile, “Xiaozhi, I also wish you happiness after all that suffering.”
The villagers who came to congratulate them also clapped their hands and said loudly, “Okay.”
Su Xiaozhi’s new home was undoubtedly lively.
The land from Xiaohu Village had also been replaced here. It was not far.
In addition to helping make sauerkraut and pickles, she had time to clear the land.
After everyone went home and closed the door, Su Xiaozhi said to the family, “We’re a family. Uncle’s family has helped us a lot. We have to be content with what we have. We can’t be heartless people. We have to return the money for the house to your uncle.”
“After we return this money, mother will send you to school, okay?”
Su Xiaozhi knew that Hu Changshou wanted to study very much. Su Sanlang had also said that he would send Hu Changshou to school. He would pay for the tuition, but Su Xiaozhi refused.
She had already received a lot of favors. Even if Su Sanlang didn’t care and didn’t need her to return them, she still guarded her bottom line.
She had to return this money. Even if she had to do it slowly.
Hu Changyang was still young and could wait, but Hu Changshou might not be able to study in time.
Su Xiaozhi’s words were tactful, but Hu Changshou understood. He smiled at Su Xiaozhi and said, “Mother, I support you. What we owe Uncle should be repaid. I have already grown up. I will help you pay him back. I usually play with Eldest Cousin and Second Cousin, so I can learn from them.”
After Hu Daniu passed away, Hu Changshou matured a lot.
He only knew that Su Sanlang’s family was better off, but like Su Xiaozhi, he was grateful for Su Sanlang’s family’s help. He could not be greedy.
It was good enough that he could read a few words.
The assets of Su Sanlang’s family were also built bit by bit.
Their family should be the same, not thinking about coveting other people’s families to enrich themselves. If he did that, he would only bring shame to his mother, and his father would not be at peace. He would also look down on himself.
Therefore, Hu Changshou firmly told Su Xiaozhi that he would bear the responsibility that his father had given him. He would also become Su Xiaozhi’s tree and shield her from the wind and rain in the future.
Su Xiaozhi didn’t expect Hu Changshou to have such ambition. She was very gratified.
“Good child, it’s a principle passed down by our ancestors to save the desperate but not the poor. You can’t lose your backbone. Your father will be proud of you in the afterlife.”
Madam Cao looked impressed. She was very proud that the Hu family had such a grandson.
In time, the little boy would grow up to become a man and support this family.
Hu Changshou was a little embarrassed by the praise, but he was also more determined.
Hu Shuangshuang smiled and said, “Mother, I’ll help too.”
Hu Shuangshuang was already mature. The changes in her family made her more mature and sensible. She was very envious of her uncle’s family working together, but looking at her own family, she also felt very happy.
Perhaps his family would never be as good as his uncle’s, but as long as the family was united, they could live as well as possible.
Hu Changyang did not understand these things. He only tried his best to express his thoughts. He pointed at himself and said, “Obedient.”
He’ll be very obedient.
Su Xiaozhi pulled the three children into her arms. She shed tears, but she was smiling.
Madam Cao’s expression was gentle as she went forward to hug Su Xiaozhi. In the past, Su Xiaozhi was her daughter-in-law, but from now on, Su Xiaozhi would only be her daughter.
Su Xiaozhi’s parents didn’t come today. It would be a lie to say that they weren’t sad.
But so be it. If they didn’t want Su Xiaozhi, so be it. If they didn’t love Su Xiaozhi, she did.
As such, Su Xiaozhi’s family settled down in Southern Mountain Village.
Su Xiaolu and Su Xiaoling were still awake.
Su Xiaoling was counting the banknotes repeatedly. She counted many times before finally confirming that it was really ten thousand taels of silver.
Su Xiaolu nestled under the blanket and watched.
“My heart is racing, Xiaolu.”
Su Xiaoling felt that her mouth was dry and her heart was beating too fast. This 10,000 taels was hers. Her sister had given it to her. This was 10,000 taels. She had given it to her just like that.
“Do you know how much this is, Xiaolu?!”
Su Xiaoling was too agitated to fall asleep. She paced around under the bed.
Su Xiaolu smiled and blinked. “Sister, calm down. I have more money than you. The entire Minggu is mine. Master left me money when he left. There are also many keys.”