The Male Lead’s Wife in the ’80s - Chapter 23
I saw a few comments asking if I dropped this series, I haven’t dropped it. Sorry about not updating for more than a month. I kinda lost motivation to translate, but I’m getting back to translating now. However, school has started so I might not be able to update regularly. I’ll try my best to update regularly because this story isn’t too hard to translate.
This remark made everyone stunned.
Hu Yujiao actually dared to steal money?
At this time, Hu Yujiao was eavesdropping in the courtyard next door.
Originally, Li Cuihua had her stay at home to make lunch.
But she didn’t have the heart to cook now. Now it was more important to eavesdrop on the activity in the courtyard next door.
When she heard that Su Man-er said that she stole the money, her face fell violently. Her face immediately appeared vicious.
D*mned Su Man-er, why did she guess correctly? As soon as she guessed, she actually guessed correctly that she (HYJ) was the one who stole it?
Yes, she stole it! She was going to school in town today. She had to get money!
And she knew that Li Cuihua, that old cunning woman, had money. Therefore, she targeted Li Cuihua.
But now, even if Su Man-er guessed correctly that she stole it, she had no evidence!
To conclude that she stole the money because she had gone to borrow money from Chi Yunchen, even the police wouldn’t dare to deal with the case like this!
And they wouldn’t be able to find the money. She had hidden the money long ago!
“What? You said Hu Yujiao stole it? How is it possible!” After Li Cuihua was stupefied, she immediately refuted: “Hu Yujiao was not home at that time, how could she steal money? She was washing clothes by the river. How could she have the chance to steal money? Su Man-er, I know that you don’t like Hu Yujiao, but you can’t wrong people like this, can you? It’s too much for you to accuse people wrongly!”
“Tut, you still know that it’s too much to accuse people wrongly. Then why don’t you think you’re excessive for wrongfully accusing Yunbo of stealing money?” Su Man-er shouted instantly.
Li Cuihua: “…” She was at a loss for words for a moment, but soon she reacted and said, “Chi Yunbo obviously stole the money, and he had the opportunity to steal it, he…”
“How about this, if I can prove that Hu Yujiao stole the money, can you apologize to Yunbo in front of all the villagers?” Su Man-er interrupted her, her eyes knotted directly with her brows.
Li Cuihua: “…”
Could Su Man-er prove it? How would she prove it?
However, if Su Man-er really proved that Hu Yujiao stole the money, she would be stirring up trouble today by coming to get Chi Yunbo to return the money. Also, she would have to apologize in front of all the villagers. Thinking about it, she was sullen.
Moreover, if it was really stolen by Hu Yujiao, she could ask it back privately without Su Man-er helping her.
The best thing to do today was to stop Su Man-er from proving it.
After a little thought, she made a decision.
She looked at Su Man-er and her face fell: “What can you prove? It wasn’t stolen by Hu Yujiao. How can you prove it? Alright, I’m not talking nonsense with you anymore. Compensate my family with those things!”
Dai Qiaoqiao and Sun Siyao were not stupid either. They also instantly understood that they couldn’t let Su Man-er prove it.
So they rushed to those things together and wanted to take them away and leave.
But Chi Yunchen and Su Man-er didn’t let them get close to the game.
Su Man-er sneered: “Aunt, are you afraid? You’re afraid that I can prove that Hu Yujiao stole the money. You’re afraid that you will have to apologize in front of all of the villagers. And I guess you must be thinking that if Hu Yujiao stole it, you can ask for it back privately without me. Tut tut, you are cunning, Aunt. You’ll ask for the money back privately then, and now you’re extorting us of so many things. No matter how you say it, you have made a profit.”
Li Cuihua: !!
She didn’t expect that Su Man-er, this lowly wench, was so cunning as to actually guess what she was thinking.
She ground her teeth, straightened her neck, and defended, “Don’t wrong me. How was I thinking like that? I just don’t think it’s possible that Hu Yujiao stole the money. I…”
“Su Man-er already said that it could be proved. What else do you think? I think you want to seize other people’s things. You just took a fancy to the game!” a villager looked askance at Li Cuihua with a sneer.
As soon as these words came out, someone immediately agreed: “Li Cuihua, you are shameless! Are you so short of money that you went mad? You actually extorted Chi Yunchen’s family like this!”
“Exactly, she’s so short of money that she went mad. Not only is she lacking money, but she’s also lacking morality. Why hasn’t the Heavens dealt with such an immoral person yet?!” someone who didn’t get along with Li Cuihua said angrily.
“You…you… ” Li Cuihua was infuriated by the villagers. These stupid bastards knew to stand up for Su Man-er. Did Su Man-er give them money or reputation?
“Aunt, if you felt that you didn’t have despicable thoughts, you would consent with what I said just now. If you didn’t consent, hehe, then you shamelessly want to seize my family’s things!” Su Man-er’s voice was cold again as if it was mixed with ice dregs.
Li Cuihua was so frightened by her cold voice that she winced.
She looked up at Su Man-er and saw Su Man-er’s cold stare. Her breathing tightened and her heartbeat couldn’t help slowing half a beat.
By the time she reacted, Su Man-er had already led many villagers to her courtyard.
But Chi Yunchen didn’t go. Chi Yunchen stood in front of the basket and guarded the game.
Li Cuihua patted her thigh and secretly scolded “Su Man-er, this blasted idiot.” Then she stepped out and rushed out of the courtyard.
Dai Qiaoqiao and Sun Siyao hurriedly followed their mother-in-law.
In Li Cuihua’s yard.
After Su Man-er entered the courtyard, she looked around the courtyard once and saw that there was no one in the courtyard. She gently lifted the corners of her mouth with a sneer on her face.
Just now, she could sense that there was someone in the courtyard. It should have been Hu Yujiao eavesdropping.
How could Hu Yujiao, that woman, stay calm? She was bound to eavesdrop on the situation.
She lifted her eyes to look at the kitchen.
In the kitchen, Hu Yujiao was tending the fire.
She listened to the movement in the yard. Her eyebrows were furrowed and her eyes were full of resentment.
Su Man-er, it’s also good that you came! Since you want to prove that I stole it, since you want to be in the limelight so much, I’ll let you have enough today!
If you can’t prove that I stole it, then you…will have to bear the charge of accusing me wrongly and not wanting to let me have an easy time.
With a sneer on her face, she put down the fire tongs in her hand and walked out of the kitchen.
By coincidence, some villagers wanted to enter the kitchen to call for her.
When the villagers saw her coming out, they laughed and said, “Oh, are you being busy in the kitchen?”
There was a blaze flickering in the kitchen’s stove. It seemed that Hu Yujiao had been tending to the fire all along.
Hu Yujiao smiled at the villagers: “Yes, Brother Da Niu. Aunt asked me to cook lunch. I’ve just been cooking.”
“Oh, you’re diligent.” Contrary to what one might expect, the villager didn’t despise Hu Yujiao because of yesterday’s events. This was because the villager was single and when he saw a beautiful woman, he couldn’t walk. And Hu Yujiao was a beautiful and delicate woman, so when the villager saw her, he naturally had an amicable manner.
“Hu Yujiao, Chi Yunchen’s wife said you stole the money. Did you steal it?” a woman in the yard saw Hu Yujiao come out and she quickly raised her voice.
The other villagers revealed melon-eating faces and suddenly turned to look at Hu Yujiao.
Hearing these words, Hu Yujiao was surprised and hurt.
She bit her lips tightly and said with a wronged expression, “Steal money? How could I steal money? Even if I was lacking even more money, I wouldn’t do this kind of shady business.”
As she spoke, she looked at Su Man-er: “Man-er, did you say that I stole the money? Why are wronging me so much?”
Not waiting for Su Man-er to reply, tears suddenly flowed out of her eyes: “I know yesterday’s incident offended you, and I know you must hate me and blame me now. But no matter what, you can’t accuse me wrongly. I…”
As she spoke, she choked up with sobs. She looked like she was so sad that she somewhat couldn’t speak.
Su Man-er inwardly sneered.
She had to say that Hu Yujiao was a really good actor. Look at her acting. She was even better than her (SME).
Tut tut, if Hu Yujiao was born in the 21st century, she would definitely be at the level of a film empress! She definitely could win the grand prize every year!
With disdain in her heart, Su Man-er indifferently looked askance at Hu Yujiao: “Oh? Really? I wronged you? You know whether or not I wronged you, right? Hu Yujiao, I guess that you must think I can’t produce evidence and can’t find the money, so there’s nothing I can do to apprehend you? Tut tut, you guessed wrong. If I didn’t have confidence, why would I bring people here?”
These words made Hu Yujiao’s heart miss half a beat, and Hu Yujiao couldn’t help being flustered.
But soon she calmed down.
Su Man-er was just bluffing to her.
There was absolutely no evidence in Su Man-er’s hands! She couldn’t be scared by Su Man-er and she couldn’t panic.
If she was thrown into confusion and Su Man-er fished something out of her, it would be bad.
She clenched her fingers hard and her face was sad: “Anyway, I didn’t steal money. I definitely won’t admit to something I didn’t do. Su Man-er, since you said you know what you are doing, then take out the evidence.”
“Ok, you want proof, I’ll immediately do as you wish!” Su Man-er strode to Hu Yujiao.
Hu Yujiao thought she was going to search her body. She slightly lifted the corners of her mouth and smiled imperceptibly.
Did Su Man-er think the money was on her body? Hehe, she was indulging in fantasy.
How could she hide so much money on her body? If she hid it on her body and it was discovered by someone, wasn’t that confessing without being pressed?
She had even thought that Su Man-er had evidence. It turns out that Su Man-er was really bluffing to her!
The courtyard next door.
Grandma Chi walked to Chi Yunchen with her walking stick and said to Chi Yunchen anxiously, “Yunchen, can Man-er really prove that Yujiao stole the money? If she can’t prove it, then Man-er…”
“Grandma, don’t worry.” Chi Yunchen took a look at Grandma Chi. His voice was originally cold, but now it was gentle: “Man-er will have a way.”
Even if she didn’t have a way, he could help her. After all, one of his powers could find the money.
But after he used that skill, his body would be damaged! He estimated that his spirit would be of no use for several days!
Grandma Chi was a little relieved to hear Chi Yunchen’s words.
However, she still lifted her eyes to look at the yard next door, looking worried.
Su Man-er quickly walked to Hu Yujiao and looked at the flickering sneer in Hu Yujiao’s eyes. Su Man-er hooked her lips up and suddenly moved to Hu Yujiao’s ear and said, “Hu Yujiao, did you know? I have mind reading skills. I just used mind reading to know exactly where the money you stole is. Hehe, it’s cunning to hide the money in that place.”
“…” Hu Yujiao’s pupils suddenly shrank, her eyes couldn’t help showing shock.
What? Su Man-er had mind-reading skills? How was that possible? How could Su Man-er have this skill? Su Man-er must be lying to her!
She looked askance at Su Man-er and whispered, “Don’t lie to me! I don’t believe that you have any mind reading skills!”
“Hehe, you were allowed to be reborn. Can’t I have mind reading skills? Is it that Heaven is only allowed to make an exception for you alone in this world?” Su Man-er said in a low voice. She clearly had a smile, but it carried a deep chill.
Hu Yujiao’s eyes were so startled that her eyes widened slightly and her eyes were full of disbelief.
Su Man-er knew that she was reborn! She never told anyone about it. She always thought it was her secret.
Unexpectedly, Su Man-er knew. How did Su Man-er know?
Looking at Su Man-er’s faint smile, she only felt like a basin of cold water had splashed onto her head.
That cold water chilled her whole body and made her body want to shiver.
“I think everyone will believe that you stole the money when the money is found. After all, Li Cuihua and others couldn’t have hidden the money there. The only possibility is that it was you who lacks money.” Looking at Hu Yujiao’s slightly panicked appearance, Su Man-er carelessly spoke, continuing to add fire to Hu Yujiao’s fear.
Hu Yujiao was really flustered now.
She pursed her lips tightly and her throat became a little dry from nervousness and fluster.
She couldn’t help looking at the weeds outside the courtyard door. She had wrapped the money in book paper and hid it in the weeds.
When she was going to leave in the afternoon, she would quietly take the money away.
If that money was found in front of everyone, others would definitely know that she stole the money. This was because she had written stuff in the blank space of the book paper. As soon as others saw it, they would know that the book paper was hers.
She wanted to quibble later, but it wouldn’t be easy to quibble.
Her heart beat faster. She swallowed her saliva hard and opened her mouth to talk.
But at this moment, it was like her throat had been blocked and she couldn’t say anything.
When Su Man-er saw her look outside the courtyard door, the corners of her mouth raised slightly and her eyes had a full smile.
It seemed that the money was hidden outside the courtyard door.
Hu Yujiao was really careful. She knew that it wouldn’t be easy to take the money away if it was hidden in Li Cuihua’s house. If Li Cuihua and the others found it accidentally, it would have to take the consequences. So the best thing to do was to hide it outside.
It was a shame that the money…was going to be found after all!
She walked towards the outside of the courtyard door. Su Man-er said, “Hu Yujiao hid her money outside. I’ll immediately find it for everyone.”
Hearing this, some villagers looked at each other and saw the expression of watching a good show in each other’s eyes.
It seemed that Hu Yujiao really stole the money. It seemed that Su Man-er really had a way.
Li Cuihua, Dai Qiaoqiao, and Sun Siyao tightly locked onto Su Man-er’s figure. Dai Qiaoqiao ground her teeth hard, strode to Su Man-er, and said: “Where is it hidden? Where is it hidden?”
Su Man-er didn’t reply, she only quickened her pace.
The villagers all raised their heads and looked around, wanting to see where Hu Yujiao would hide the money outside.
And Su Man-er went outside. She lifted her eyes and looked at the weeds at the gate of the courtyard.
These weeds were half the height of people. Because it was winter, some of the weeds had withered. But some weeds were still lush green.
Su Man-er took a close look and found that someone had walked on the weeds before. The person who had walked on it did a little treatment afterward, making it seem like no one had entered the weeds.
But with a closer look, one could find clues.
Hooking her lips into an indifferent smile, Su Man-er looked back at Hu Yujiao. She then walked over to the weeds.
Looking at Su Man-er’s movements, Hu Yujiao was breathing hard and her body was shaking uncontrollably.
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