Chapter 202: Returning
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Knowing that Su Chong and Su Hua actually passed the county examination, Old Master Su was so angry that his eyes turned black.
“They took the exam so well. How could this happen?”
Old Master Su sighed. Su Chong and Su Hua were his least favorite grandchildren, but now, they were the most promising and were going to take the Elementary Scholar exam.
Old Master Su found it hard to imagine how glorious it would be if they really passed the exam.
Madam Wang was also angry. She cursed, “The heavens are blind. That heartless person should have died. Why did he have to come across all the good things?”
How good would it be if Su Qing and Su Shun got in instead?
“I don’t think the official was any good. How good can two fools’ works be? Maybe he took a bribe and became corrupt.”
Madam Wang muttered. She did not believe Su Chong and Su Hua at all.
“Shut up. If you hadn’t gotten involved, why would Sanlang have left home in the first place?”
Old Master Su glared at Madam Wang with hatred. He needed an outlet to vent all the unhappiness in his heart. At this moment, Madam Wang was still making a ruckus, so she had hit the nail on the head.
Madam Wang was speechless. She looked at Old Master Su and instantly felt sad and aggrieved. “Old man, how can you blame me? I gave birth to children for you, served you like a horse, and…”
Old Master Su was tired of hearing Madam Wang say this. He shouted sternly, “Enough, get out.”
The clan was already very unhappy with him. Now that Su Chong and Su Hua had sent good news, if they did not acknowledge Su Sanlang’s family, their family’s days would be difficult.
At least one of them would pass the prefecture examination in April. After all, they had been apprenticed to third place in the national examinations.
They had a bright future ahead of them, and they would definitely bring glory to their family. If he didn’t acknowledge them, then all of this had nothing to do with them, and his family would forever be a laughing stock in the village!
Old Master Su felt dizzy just thinking about it.
Madam Wang had tears in her eyes. After she left, she vented her anger on Madam Li and Madam Zhou.
Because things were getting better over there, this home became less and less like home.
When night fell, Old Master Su quietly went out towards the village entrance.
For the first time in years, he came to Su Sanlang’s house with his head down.
It was Su Hua who opened the door.
Seeing Su Hua, Old Master Su forced a smile. “Hua, I want to talk to your father.”
Looking at Su Hua, Old Master Su was looking forward to calling him ‘Grandpa’.
But Su Hua’s expression was cold. He ignored him and calmly closed the door.
Old Master Su was stunned. He quickly stopped them and shouted, “Third Brother, Third Brother…”
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao heard it and came out.
With a cold expression, Su Hua turned around and left.
When Old Master Su saw Su Sanlang come out and thought about Su Hua’s attitude towards him, he couldn’t help but put on a show. “Third Brother, you didn’t teach your son well. He can’t treat me like this.”
Su Sanlang’s expression was cold as he said indifferently, “Old Master Su, it’s not your place to talk about my son. Why did you come to my house? I don’t think there’s anything to talk about between my family and yours. Please leave.”
Madam Zhao did not say anything, but her attitude towards Old Master Su was also very cold.
Old Master Su was speechless. He looked at Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao and felt extremely uncomfortable. He had already lowered his head, but Su Sanlang did not give him any face at all!
Old Master Su was furious. He looked at Su Sanlang and gritted his teeth. “Third Brother, I’m your father! How can there be overnight hatred between father and son? The past is in the past. Your family has had enough outside. I have also given in to you. You can return to the Su family. You can call the shots in the future, okay?”
Old Master Su felt that he had lowered his tone enough.
Su Sanlang looked at Old Master Su indifferently and sneered. “Old Master Su is confused. I, Su Sanlang, have no family or lineage. I have no parents.”
He would not go back.
Su Sanlang secretly held Madam Zhao’s hand tightly.
The Su family’s old master opened his mouth and looked at Su Sanlang in disbelief and anger. “I’ve already lowered my head to you? What else do you want? Do you want to hold this grudge until death?”
Old Master Su was really angry. Su Sanlang was an unfilial son. He was so angry that he wanted to strangle him every time.
It didn’t feel good at all.
Looking at Su Sanlang’s heartless expression, Old Master Su was so angry that he revealed his hatred. “Su Sanlang, very good, very good!”
Su Sanlang clenched his teeth tightly, took a deep breath, and said coldly, “Yes, I’m good. My family is doing well.”
Old Master Su’s figure swayed. “Do you really want to anger me to death before you stop? Do you think you’ll be better off with the reputation of angering your father to death?”
Old Master Su’s expression was ruthless. This unfilial son had been a prick in his eyes for several years. He was really unmoved by force or persuasion. Did he really not care about anything?
Su Sanlang looked at Old Master Su. He frowned and sneered with a mocking expression. “Old Master Su, you want my family to go back now because my children’s examination went smoothly, and you want to enjoy glory for nothing. How can there be such a good thing in this world?”
“Have you forgotten how they became stupid when they were young? If I didn’t hold a grudge, would I be where I am today? You’re so angry now because I’m doing well. Then let me tell you, I won’t go back now, let alone in the future. I’m doing well now, and I’ll do even better in the future. The hut is too small, and there’s no place for Old Master Su. Please go back.”
Su Sanlang looked at Old Master Su coldly.
Old Master Su was so angry that his expression darkened. His breathing was heavy and his eyes were sinister.
After a while, he pointed at Su Sanlang with a trembling finger and said fiercely, “Su Sanlang, if you don’t return now, you can forget about returning to the clan forever. When you die in the future, you will also be a wandering ghost!”
A wandering ghost not accepted by the clan!
After saying that fiercely, Old Master Su turned around and left.
Su Sanlang looked bleak.
Madam Zhao held his hand tightly and said gently, “Sanlang, don’t be afraid. Even if we die, we will be buried together. I will always be with you. You won’t be alone.”
Su Sanlang sighed. “Darling, I’m sorry.”
To have come this far, they were covered in wounds.
Madam Zhao did not care about this, so she shook her head.
Old Master Su made them have a bad mood.
Therefore, the family did not talk much. They washed up and went to sleep.
Su Xiaolu still slept with Su Xiaoling. After lying down, Su Xiaoling suddenly asked, “Xiaolu, if Father and Mother return to the clan, will you blame them?”
Su Xiaolu sighed and said, “I don’t know.”
But she wouldn’t be unhappy.
Such a clan wanted to share their glory together, but when they encountered difficulties, no one came to help. In her opinion, there was no need to go back to them. However, Su Sanlang had the concept of a clan. Today, when Old Master Su said that he would be a wandering ghost in the future, Su Sanlang was really hurt.