The Male Lead’s Wife in the ’80s - Chapter 24
Chapter 24- I Reckon That She Can’t Get Married in This Life!
“What, the money is in the bushes?” When Dai Qiaoqiao saw Su Man-er enter the bushes, she also hurriedly made her way into the bushes.
Her movements were fierce as if she was sweeping through the bushes.
In a few seconds, the weeds were trampled down by her.
Dai Qiaoqiao searched the weeds quickly. She suddenly turned around, glared at Su Man-er, and said: “Where is the money? This area of bushes has no money at all. Su Man-er, are you bluffing?”
Seeing that Su Man-er and others didn’t find the money, Hu Yujiao’s original tense mood had now calmed down.
Don’t be afraid! She doesn’t need to be afraid! She hid the money deep enough that Su Man-er may not find it.
Maybe Su Man-er doesn’t know how to mind read at all. She just guessed. She guessed that the money was hidden outside.
Su Man-er was cunning. When did she become so cunning?
“Su Man-er, don’t squander time. Squandering time like this, don’t you just want to get rid of Chi Yunbo’s responsibility? Don’t you just not want to compensate us? This is a spiteful thing to do!” Li Cuihua came out and spat hard on the ground.
Sun Siyao made a move to get the mushrooms, pheasant, and rabbits: “I really don’t want to accompany you to squander time, compensate us with those things quickly and this matter will be over!”
“What’s the hurry? The money is in the bushes. I haven’t looked for it carefully yet. You just impatiently want to take my things. Do you want to seize my family’s things that much?” Su Man-er looked at Sun Siyao and spoke scornfully.
“In a few minutes, I will definitely be able to find the money,” after Su Man-er finished speaking, she started to look in the grass again.
The money must be hidden in these bushes, but she hasn’t found it yet.
And Hu Yujiao clenched her fingers. She walked out of the yard sorrowfully, looked at Su Man-er with an aggrieved face, and said: “Man-er, do you have to insist on wronging me this time? Do you want to smear me that much? If you can’t find the money, are you going to put a handful of money in the bushes when everyone is not paying attention and pretend that I hid it? Man-er, you…you’re really going too far.”
After speaking, she began to cry.
The villager who had gone to the kitchen to call Hu Yujiao earlier was called Hao Daniu.
When Hao Daniu saw Hu Yujiao crying, he quickly comforted Hu Yujiao. Then he turned to look at Su Man-er and said: “I say that you are really wicked. Even if Hu Yujiao had done something bad to you before, you can’t frame her like this, can you? Framing her like this, you’re not ruining her reputation, rather it’s ruining your reputation. You…”
“Hehe, so eager to speak for her, do you like her?” Su Man-er lifted her eyes and looked at Hao Daniu, her eyes full of ridicule.
Hao Daniu: “…” He was a little embarrassed by what she said, and his face instantly turned red.
Just now, he wanted to make a good impression on Hu Yujiao.
Although Hu Yujiao was not as beautiful as Su Man-er, Hu Yujiao hadn’t gotten married yet. Since she was not married, he had a chance to marry her.
“It’s no use liking her. She likes my husband. She’ll do anything for my husband,” Su Man-er’s lips were lightly hooked up and her tone was extremely mocking.
After she finished speaking, she turned to look at a young woman in her 20s: “Elder Sister, can I trouble you to come and help me? In order to not let everybody think that I quietly put money in the bushes when everyone wasn’t paying attention, so I’ll trouble you to come to be a witness.” (1)
After a pause, she spoke again: “Maybe a few more people can do it.”
“Ok,” the woman responded and walked to Su Man-er.
Several enthusiastic villagers also rushed to Su Man-er.
After the other villagers looked at Su Man-er, they turned to look at Hu Yujiao.
Su Man-er’s words just now instantly reminded them of yesterday’s thatched cottage incident.
Yesterday in the thatched cottage, Hu Yujiao was very despicable.
If today’s money was really stolen by Hu Yujiao, then Hu Yujiao was really unrepentant for acting like that just now! And it was getting worse! Such a person was hateful and terrible!
Receiving everyone’s scrutinizing looks, Hu Yujiao gritted her teeth. She hung her head slightly, her face turning somewhat gloomy.
She hoped Su Man-er couldn’t find the money! If she couldn’t find the money, then Su Man-er wronging her today would become the truth! She could clean some of the dirty water off her body!
After looking in the grass for two minutes, Su Man-er suddenly stared at a stone that was bigger than a basin and said to several villagers around her: “The money should be under this stone. Let’s move the stone away.”
When the villagers heard this, they didn’t wait for Su Man-er to start and they automatically moved the stone away.
After the stone was removed, looking at the thing wrapped with book paper lying on the soil, the villagers’ eyes were slightly bright.
It was really hidden here.
Was it money wrapped in the book paper?
Some villagers hurriedly went to pick it up, picked it up, and took it apart to have a look. Money was really inside.
After counting it, it was a whole fifty yuan, not a cent was missing.
“Found it, found it. We found the money that Hu Yujiao stole,” the villagers turned around with the money and returned to the courtyard gate.
Hu Yujiao suddenly raised her head. She watched the villagers quickly run here with the money. She clenched her teeth tightly and her complexion couldn’t help turning pale.
She didn’t expect that Su Man-er was so lucky. Unexpectedly, Su Man-er found it.
Su Man-er, this lowly person, the more lowly she was, the better her luck was!
“Li Cuihua, this is your money. Take a look,” the villagers went to Li Cuihua and handed the money to Li Cuihua.
Li Cuihua’s face was ugly. She reached out and took the money.
After a careful look and discovering that it really was the money she lost, she turned her head slightly and glared at Hu Yujiao fiercely.
She didn’t expect that it really was Hu Yujiao, this lowly wench, who stole it! This lowly wench really developed skills!
“Hu Yujiao, what else do you have to say now that the thing has been found? Don’t say that I secretly put the money under the stone when everyone was not paying attention. I can’t take this blame,” Su Man-er walked back to the courtyard gate and looked at Hu Yujiao.
“I can testify that Chi Yunchen’s wife didn’t put that money in. That money was originally hidden under the stone,” the young woman said in a hurry, fearing that someone would accuse Su Man-er wrongly.
“We can also testify,” several other villagers who had followed them into the bushes quickly expressed their position.
At this moment, Chi Yunbo came to this side.
Chi Yunbo took the book paper that wrapped the money. He looked at the book paper carefully and suddenly said to everyone: “This is Hu Yujiao’s paper, even Hu Yujiao’s writing is on it!”
When he said this, Chi Yunbo looked at Hu Yujiao angrily.
It turned out that it was Hu Yujiao who stole the money. It was her! And she stole the money and even planted the blame on him. This woman was really despicable and shameless!
Chi Yunbo’s words made everyone more convinced that Hu Yujiao stole the money.
Some villagers couldn’t help criticizing: “Hu Yujiao, why are you like this? We had even thought that yesterday’s incident would make you repent. Unexpectedly, not only did you not repent, but you also got worse! A child like you can’t be liked!”
“You are so bad that you have no limits! You steal money and don’t say it, you even pushed the matter to Yunbo. Just now, Li Cuihua and the others were threatening Yunbo in the yard next door. You didn’t come to say anything. You even pretended to tend the fire and cook in the house, pretending to be capable and diligent. Your thoughts are too vicious.”
“How did our village produce a person like you? You are as vicious as a snake!”
“Such a vicious girl, I don’t know who dares to marry you in the future! If someone marries you, he might be killed by you and wouldn’t even know!”
“I reckon no one would dare to marry her. I reckon that she can’t get married in this life!”
The villagers talked back and forth, constantly criticizing Hu Yujiao.
Hu Yujiao’s body trembled and the fingers by her side were clenched to the point that her veins were exposed.
She wanted to refute with a few sentences, but it was like a thorn was stuck in her throat and she could not speak.
“God damned wench, get out of here! Get out of here! My family won’t want you! If we want you again, I wouldn’t know if you stole my family property!” after Li Cuihua put the money into her pocket, she looked at Hu Yujiao angrily.
Hu Yujiao ground her teeth hard. She didn’t want to be at Li Cuihua’s house either.
But now, she didn’t have a cent. She didn’t have anything to rely on. If Li Cuihua drove her out, then she…”
“Although Hu Yujiao really is too much, where will she go if you drive her out, Li Cuihua?” a villager asked in doubt.
“Yes ah, since you have raised her, you should be responsible for her to the end. She’ll become homeless if you drive her out now,” a villager echoed.
“She can go to Grandma’s. She used to live with Grandma and the others,” Dai Qiaoqiao suddenly uttered and wanted to throw Hu Yujiao, this annoying bastard, out.
Sun Siyao echoed: “Yes yes yes, go to Grandma’s house. Grandma loves her the most. Grandma used to say that Hu Yujiao, this smart and sensible child, will make great achievements in the future. Maybe when we brought Hu Yujiao to our house this time, Grandma hated to part with her. Let her go back and let her continue to live with Grandma and the others.”
Hu Yujiao’s heart was faintly filled with a little hope.
If she could go back to Chi Yunchen’s home, that would be the best.
And Su Man-er’s face fell slightly.
Looking at Dai Qiaoqiao and Sun Siyao, she said indifferently, “Our family won’t raise Hu Yujiao. I advise you not to have such ideas. It’s your responsibility to raise Hu Yujiao. Don’t try to dump the responsibility on our family!”
“Yes, our family won’t want her again!” Chi Yunbo agreed. Now he extremely hated Hu Yujiao.
Hu Yujiao’s eyes moved and surging tears suddenly flowed out her eyes.
She looked sadly in Chi Yunbo’s direction: “Yunbo, if your family doesn’t want me, then I will be homeless. Then I’m going to starve and die cold outside. Yunbo, do you have the heart to see me die outside? Wuwu~” (2)
“It has nothing to do with my family whether you are dead or alive!” Chi Yunbo spoke, his eyes seemed to be about to pop out from anger. Because he was too excited, his voice trembled somewhat.
“It’s not your place for you, a child, to interrupt adults talking. Besides, you’re not the one who calls the shots in your family, it’s Grandma. Grandma has the final say in this matter. If Grandma says that she is willing to raise her, then she can go to your home! I guess that Grandma will definitely want her,” Dai Qiaoqiao said with a smile. Thinking that she might be able to kick Hu Yujiao out this time, her heart suddenly cheered up.
“My family doesn’t want her!” Grandma Chi’s voice suddenly came.
Everyone turned their heads to look and saw Grandma Chi walk over, step by step, with Chi Yunchen’s support.
Hearing Grandma Chi’s words, Su Man-er and Chi Yunbo were secretly relieved.
In fact, they were really afraid that Grandma Chi would be confused and would want to take Hu Yujiao back.
After all, Li Cuihua didn’t want Hu Yujiao in the first place. It was Grandma Chi who was softhearted and wanted to raise Hu Yujiao, raising for her for so many years.
1) 大嫂 was translated as Elder Sister in the text. They’re not really related, it’s just a respectful way to call an older married woman.
2) Wuwu are crying sounds.