Chapter 218: Two Elementary Scholar Brothers
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
He put down the muslin tent, and the tent darkened.
Everything else happened naturally.
The next day, Liu Zijin brought Wang Huilan to see County Magistrate Wang.
When Magistrate Wang saw Wang Huilan’s shy expression, he knew that Liu Zijin treated her well and did not deceive her. As her father, he was relieved.
County Magistrate Wang took the initiative to say, “Zijin, since you’re already married, go and fetch your mother as soon as possible. This is not a small matter. According to the laws of the Great Zhou, we will give you an explanation.”
Liu Zijin nodded. “Thank you, Father.”
“Take a few more men with you when you go back. You’re dismissed. I’ll talk to Huilan.”
County Magistrate Wang had said what he needed to say and let Liu Zijin leave.
As soon as Liu Zijin left, county magistrate Wang asked Wang Huilan, “Daughter, tell me the truth. How did Liu Zijin treat you? Is he responsible?”
Wang Huilan nodded in embarrassment. “He’s very good. He’s a good husband. He didn’t lie to me or father.”
County Magistrate Wang was relieved. “That’s good. My child, I don’t object to you giving your heart. I just want to remind you that everything is up to fate. Don’t worry too much.”
Wang Huilan nodded gratefully. “I’ll remember it. I understand what Father said.”
She knew that Liu Zijin didn’t like her now, and he might not like her in the future. That didn’t matter.
As long as he was her husband, then she was devoted to him.
Fate made them husband and wife. When fate separated them, they would not be husband and wife anymore. She did not force it. Just as her father had said, if fate came to like them well, they would not miss each other too much.
Seeing that his daughter was so understanding, County Magistrate Wang was relieved.
When Liu Zijin brought her mother over, she would be able to live a stable life.
Su Xiaolu and the others left the inn early the next morning after Liu Zijin’s wedding and went home.
They returned to town on 8th July.
Knowing that they would be back today, Madam Zhao and Su Sanlang were already waiting in the shop.
As soon as Su Xiaolu entered the city, she started to run.
Su Chong and the others followed her.
Lin Pingsheng sighed. “Xiaolu is really amazing.”
Highly skilled in medicine and martial arts. Smart and beautiful.
Who knew whose family such a talented woman would end up in in the future?
Su Xiaolu started to call her mother and father from afar.
Madam Zhao heard her. She looked around but did not see anyone. She sighed and said to Su Sanlang, “Sanlang, I think I heard Xiaolu’s voice just now, but I don’t see her. I must have heard wrongly.”
Su Sanlang muttered, “I think I heard it too.”
Su Xiaoling said in surprise, “Father, mother, you didn’t hear wrongly. Xiaolu is back. I saw her.”
Su Xiaolu ran very fast. Su Xiaoling had already seen her.
Su Xiaolu ran to Su Xiaoling and gave her a big hug. “Sis, I miss you so much.”
Su Xiaoling hugged Su Xiaolu and patted her back. She said gently, “I missed you too.”
Madam Zhao hurried forward and asked, “Xiaolu, are you tired? Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?”
It had been more than ten days since they last met. Madam Zhao missed her very much.
Even Gui You had asked about which day they were supposed to be back a few days ago and why they weren’t back yet.
Su Xiaolu threw herself into Madam Zhao’s arms and said coquettishly, “Mother, I’m not tired, hungry, or thirsty. Hehe, you all know, right? Eldest Brother and Second Brother both won. They’re first-class Elementary Scholars now. We have two Elementary Scholars at home.”
Scholars were divided into three grades: first-class students, second-class students, and third-class students.
First-class students had the best results and there was a certain quota. In the future, they could even receive food from the government every month. This was the greatest honor for an Elementary Scholar.
Her two brothers, both first-class, would receive food every month from now on.
Zhou Heng was also first-class and would receive food. Although she also called Zhou Heng Big Brother, Zhou Heng was not her biological brother after all. The joy was different.
Madam Zhao and Su Sanlang already knew.
But at this moment, Madam Zhao could not help but tear up when she heard Su Xiaolu’s excited tone. She smiled warmly and nodded repeatedly. “Yes, yes, Xiaolu has two Elementary Scholar brothers.”
Su Sanlang’s eyes were also red-rimmed. “They’re all good kids.”
They had made him proud. When the news spread back, not only Southern Mountain Village, but there were also people from other villages who came to congratulate him and wanted to befriend him.
Not to mention the matchmaker.
Many families in town were asking.
But they were still determined to leave this to the two children. They had to get their consent no matter what.
The matchmakers also agreed happily, so this time when Su Chong and Su Hua returned, Su Sanlang had to ask them for their opinion.
After all, neither of them was getting any younger.
Lin Pingsheng, Su Chong, Su Hua, and Zhou Heng had also arrived.
Su Sanlang looked at Lin Pingsheng and thanked him respectfully. “Thank you for your guidance, sir.”
This day would definitely come for his child.
Lin Pingsheng smiled humbly and said, “They are my disciples. If they have this day, I will also be honored. Let’s share the joy and celebrate. Let’s participate in the countryside examination three years later.”
Su Sanlang nodded. He didn’t understand these things. He believed that the arrangements Lin Pingsheng had made were the best arrangements.
Lin Pingsheng turned to Su Chong, Su Hua, and Zhou Heng and said, “Go back and celebrate. Then, put away your feelings and continue to study hard. In another three years, it will be time for you to show your talents. I will look forward to that day with you.”
“Yes, sir. We will follow your instructions.”
Su Chong, Su Hua, and Zhou Heng smiled and said in unison.
Lin Pingsheng also smiled. “In that case, I’ll go back too.”
After Lin Pingsheng finished speaking, he nodded slightly at Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao, cupped his hands, and left.
After Lin Pingsheng left, people came to congratulate Su Chong and Su Hua and buy some sauerkraut.
Everyone in town knew that the owner of Shi You Wei who sold pickles and sauerkraut, had sons who became Elementary Scholar at the same time.
Someone had said that the two Elementary Scholars were originally out of their minds and that they became fine after eating pickles and sauerkraut. Then they became Elementary Scholar. Although the rumors were ridiculous, they made the business better.
When someone asked, Madam Zhao also explained that it wasn’t true. It was the doctor who cured them.
Although explained, it didn’t stop people from believing.
Now that they saw the two of them, the two dignified young men were still unmarried. When they stood here, they were in high demand.
Some people even went home and asked their daughters to come and buy from them.
Not long after, many blushing girls came to buy sauerkraut and pickles. Their eyes secretly looked at Su Chong and Su Hua. Even Zhou Heng, who was not of marriageable age, was sized up many times.
Su Xiaolu covered her mouth and laughed. She whispered to Su Xiaoling, “Sis, we might have two sisters-in-law soon.”
She did not know what kind of women her brothers would marry. Looking at these blushing women, Su Xiaolu could not help but take a few more glances.