I Give Half of My Life to You - Chapter 2
Lin Miao had always been a big-hearted child. In her view, she was also a person who has seen the world, so she was not afraid of anything. After all, there were so many children in the village, she was in a primary school in the town, and many adults in the village asserted that she was very powerful, even better than boys. Over time, she also felt the same way.
Before walking out of the village, she said to the master, “If I work in the day, can I come back at night? Both my father and my brother went to the city, and my mother would be left alone at home. I’m afraid she’d be lonely by herself, and no one would be there to put the plaster on her.” Her mother often had shoulder pain and often asks Lin Miao to help her with the plaster.
The master lowered his head and looked at her with sincerity. “It’s too far to go back.”
Lin Miao thought that he must have no idea that she could walk with a torch, and that he must’ve thought of her as a child that was afraid of the dark. So she said, “No problem, I promise not to delay for a minute. I usually study in the town.”
The master couldn’t help but touch her head. “We’re going farther than the town. It’s very far away.”
Lin Miao didn’t speak anymore. It’s no wonder that the older brothers and sisters in the village who had to go to work didn’t come back until the New Year.
The village head next to him frowned and looked at Lin Miao. After all, he watched the kid grow up. She came back from school everyday and greeted him. As he knew everyone in the village, he said with comfort, “Brother, this child…”
“Relax, you won’t endure hardships. It’ll be better than here. I’ve looked for so many places to find a child born the same year and same month as the little master.” The master said. “It’s also fate. The old lady indicated that she wanted a child in the country and said that it was destined, but after looking into so many places, she thought Lin Miao was the one.”
“Didn’t you do this to prevent disasters?” The village head said.
“Who can perfectly predict those unusual and mysterious things? Let’s go back first. They knew that we’ve found someone here, so they’ll come and pick us up. I’m anxious for the little master who might be sick and unconscious,” the man in the yellow robe said.
The village head was a little surprised, “Why don’t they go to the doctor?”
“Don’t you understand? There are several family doctors.” The master sighed. “You won’t understand these things. I have to go first.
At the village entrance, there was no road out, so they had to take the mountain road. Thus, the master squatted down naturally. “I’ll carry you down the mountain.”
Lin Miao shook her head. “I’m very familiar with this road.”
Then she hurried out with her old big school bag, hopping and jumping down the mountain.
Although it was a downhill road, the road down the mountain wasn’t easy to walk at all. The master walked carefully and saw that the little girl walking in front of him was like a little butterfly. Even with the difficulties with walking, she was still walking quickly.
When they got out of the mountain, there was a highway, and someone was waiting for them with a car.
The master put Lin Miao into the back seat and fastened her seat belt.
Lin Miao was nervous and excited about sitting in a car for the first time, frequently looking east and west.
“Are we going to work by car?” Lin Miao asked.
The master also went in and let the driver drive.
“Yes,” the master said. He then saw Lin Miao’s wet trousers and muddy PLA shoes.
Lin Miao was a little embarrassed to be looked at like this. Her small face was ashamed, and she thought to herself that she must wash it away when there’s water.
Of course, she remembered the bundle of dry firewood and baskets of mushrooms she just returned with. At that time, he saw how her small body was crushed so low. He used to grow up here before, but he didn’t have a hard time when he was a child.
It’s also for this reason that he has a good impression of her.
Diligent, sensible, and a generous child; he certainly has a good impression of her. He remembered what her mother said about getting a job for her. So he said to her, “Your job is to be obedient. What they tell you to do, you just need to follow that, understand?”
Lin Miao didn’t understand. What they tell her to do…specifically what to do? Cut the millet? Break the corn? Dig the potatoes? She can do it!
Looking at Lin Miao’s crystal clear eyes, the master remembered the little master’s bad temper and sighed in his heart. “If someone scolds you, don’t take it seriously.”
Lin Miao nodded obediently. “I will definitely do a good job.” I will try not to be scolded.
The car was driving on the highway, and the roat was still muddy, so the car can’t be turned back.
Lin Miao soon looked out of the window with novelty. The first time she went in the car, she felt that the running trees frequently looked back, and the flowers by the road were not what she usually sees.
The master looked at her who has never seen the world before, fearing that she would be wronged, and said, “Don’t scream, and when sitting in the car, look at the front with your head. When you get to work, don’t mess around, okay?”
Lin Miao straightened on her seat and nodded obediently.
Then the eyes couldn’t help but drift to the site.
The master had a dim sum. She really has a child’s nature. “This time, I can make an exception. You can look.”
Lin Miao said sweetly, “Master, you’re so nice!”
Then she started looking at the scenery outside the car window.
While looking at it, she started to fall asleep against the window.
After all, picking up mushrooms must require them to wake up early, otherwise, it would be picked up by other people, so she went up early with her friends without breakfast.
She went back down the mountain and also ran down all the way.
She was hungry and sleepy now.
When she woke up, she realized that there weren’t endless green mountains outside.
Lin Miao looked out with surprise and found many houses around.
The master said to her, “You still have some time to sleep for a while, and we’re about to arrive. When they ask, just answer with the truth. This child can really sleep, can actually sleep for five hours.”
Lin Miao blinked her eyes. What are you saying to her, what are you asking?
After a while, the car stopped.
Lin Miao looked at the ‘’castle’’ in front of her, stunned. She has only seen such a house in the fairy tale book sent by her father.
The master pulled Lin Miao over and said to the middle-aged man who came to pick him up, “That’s the kid.”
The middle-aged man frowned. “Why is it so dirty?”
“When I arrived, she just finished picking up mushrooms on the mountain. It’s too urgent for us to wait,” the master said. “I have already delivered her. After two days, when the young master wakes up, I will do it.”
The middle-aged man had to say, “Master, you’ve worked hard.”
Then he said to Lin Miao, “Come with me.”
Lin Miao obediently followed in. She was a little embarrassed because there wasn’t a place for her to wash along the way, and she was a little scared that they won’t let her work.
Then she saw something in the courtyard. It was flowers, red and florid flowers.
She has only seen the small and unknown flowers on the mountain. She has never seen such a large and red flower before, which looked like the world in the painting.
The middle-aged man said, “I am the housekeeper here, and the old lady will ask you something, and you will answer it.”
Then the housekeeper knocked on the door, and Lin Miao was held by the housekeeper. “Old lady, the master brought people over.”
Before entering the large living room, Lin Miao heard an impatient voice from a man. “Mom, that’s all superstition. Now the city knows that I’m looking for someone born on February 29 to block the disaster for Jingxuan. Where do you think I should show my face?”
Then came an old lady’s voice, “Try it first, I… I heard that it was very useful.”
The housekeeper knocked on the door, and held Lin Miao. “Old lady, the master brought people over.”
Lin Miao saw the decoration in the living room immediately. She couldn’t tell what it was. She just saw that it was white. It was very clean. She could not see any dust. It looked so comfortable, like a palace in a story.
The two people sitting there are more powerful than anyone she has ever seen before…
Lin Miao couldn’t think of any words.
Then she heard the old man say, “It’s this girl? It’s the same year and same day as Xiaoyu? Why does it look much shorter than our Xiaoyu’s? Look at the thin arms and legs…”
When Lin Miao heard this, she felt that the other party was blaming her for being short and thin, and she was a little flustered. She saw that the village head had already given the money to her mother. If they didn’t want her to work, wouldn’t the money be returned?
Then she heard them ask, “Have you been sick? What do you do at home?”
Lin Miao said quickly, “I haven’t been sick. When I’m at home, I cut the millet, carry firewood, pick up mushrooms, and cut trees. Digging potatoes, breaking the valley, I can do anything.”
The middle-aged man next to him heard this and couldn’t help but from, looking at the little girl’s appearance, and unhappily asked. “Can you read a book?”
Lin Miao hurriedly said what she could do, hoping to get more points. Every time the village head talked about her, she would say this. Although she didn’t like it, other people in the village thought that it was okay to go to town to study the Honourable.
“I can read, I studied in the town,” Lin Miao said with little pride. “We study in the best central primary school in the town.”
The old lady couldn’t help but laugh when she heard this. “That’s good. Was it fun to study?”
“Not fun. I have to walk for more than three hours a day. I don’t want to study anymore. I’ll just work hard in the future.” Lin Miao told the truth. She didn’t like the town, there was another reason. That’s it. When it’s dark, she has to go light a torch, go to school, go slowly, and be punished for being late.
There’s a river under the mountain. On a rainy day, the water in the river rises. If she wants to cross the river, her pants would get wet. When she arrived at school, her and her wet pants would be teased, so she didn’t really want to go to school at all. Not at all.
The old lady was amused by her and looked at her carefully. Such a small child, and she still had to go walk for three hours to go to school. Her small face is a healthy wheat colour, which should be out under the sun, with short hair. By the ear, it was dark and shiny, and was indeed in good health.
The old lady said, “Bring her to take a bath and change her clothes.” There were no girl’s clothes at home. The old lady remembered her main purpose and said, “Give her clothes for the young master.”
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