80s Sweet Marriage: Struggle for a Good Life - Chapter 74
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Chapter 074: The Best Grandma
Grandma Su is a very conscious old lady. Although she was paralyzed, she wouldn’t trouble others so easily.
So, when grandma called out for them, it made the three of them startled and hurriedly enter grandma’s room.
Su Nuo was the first to rush in. She sat beside the bed and asked, “Grandma, what’s the matter?”
“It’s okay, it’s okay. Grandma is all right.” Grandma Su saw that the children were very nervous. She smiled and waved her hand, “I just heard what you guys were talking about out there and wanted to say a few words.”
“Mom, tell us.” Fang Yalan took a seat beside the bed as well. She said a little apprehensively, “I know that the children are just messing around. I won’t easily give up my job, mom. Don’t worry.”
“Yalan-ah, Mom is trying to persuade you to consider what Xiao Nuo said.”
As Grandma Su said that, she took out something wrapped in a handkerchief under her pillow. She pushed it towards Fang Yalan’s hands: “Mom only heard a few sentences, but I think that the children have good intentions. Mom is already old and can’t help you much. However, I want you to have an easier job. The children are old enough now and it will be good for you to listen to them more.”
“Mom?” Fang Yalan looked at the small thing wrapped in a handkerchief in her hand, already knowing what was inside.
When she opened the handkerchief, there was a thick stack of banknotes. The largest denomination of them should be five yuan at most and several 5 fēn1 coins.
All of this money added up to a maximum of a hundred yuan. Looking at how much money there was, each of them knew that grandma worked hard to save it.
“Mom, we can’t take this money. We have our own money.” Fang Yalan wrapped it with the handkerchief again and was going to put it back under her mother-in-law’s pillow.
However, Grandma held onto Fang Yalan’s hand and said in a feigned unyielding tone, “Is it not enough for you? If not, just accept it. Take it as Mom’s token of appreciation for you. Yalan-ah, you’ve been married into the Su family for 20 years. Looking at how much you’ve given, how much you’ve suffered, and how much things were made difficult for you in this family; Mom knows it all. It’s just that mom can’t give you much help… so take it.”
Fang Yalan’s tears fell. She clutched onto her mother-in-law’s hand tightly, “Mom, it’s enough that you and Mingsheng treat me well. I’ll take this money, thank you.”
“Grandma, rest assured. My sister and I will take care of our mother. We will also show filial respect to you.” Su Yang crouched by the bed and resolutely assured his grandmother.
Su Nuo held her grandmother’s other hand and leaned her head into her mother’s arms. She felt incomparably happy and touched.
On account to their grandmother’s support, Fang Yalan gave more serious thought to Su Nuo’s proposal and was no longer so repulsive of it.
In the evening, Su Nuo and her older brother discussed the specifics of the plan. Their family was filled with hope and eagerness to try it out.
The weather on the next day was particularly good. When Su Nuo and Su Yang went out together, they both felt a hint of freshness in the air.
“Brother, the results of the exam are going to be released today. Even though it’s only the midterm exams, you have to buy me a popsicle if I get good grades.” Su Nuo spared no effort to act cutesy.
“Alright. If you get into the top ten in your class, I will buy you a semester’s worth of popsicles.” Su Yang conscientiously said.
Actually, Su Yang was aware of Su Nuo’s recent efforts in studying but he didn’t know if she could overcome the nervousness that usually caused students to make mistakes during the exams.
“Tut.” Su Nuo’s mouth flattened, “What is top ten of the class? I’m going to be the first in the class and probably the first in the whole year as well.”
“Then that would be too many popsicles.” Su Yang dotingly touched Su Nuo’s hair. His sight fell on the orange hair tie used to tie Su Nuo’s hair, “This color looks good.”
“Hm, I like it a lot.” Su Nuo slightly blushed but she really liked it a lot.
[End of Chapter 074]
Huntress: Have I introduced mya aila, our new proofreader? I always see her on the comment section. Now she’s a proofreader. She gets part of the blame now if there were ever some minor mistakes hehehe~