The Male Lead’s Wife in the ’80s - Chapter 25
Chapter 25- I Will Find Good Medicine to Cure Your Unmentionable Illness
Sorry for being gone for so long, I was feeling some burnout, got caught up in school, and, well, I procrastinated. I can’t make any promises about returning to a fixed schedule, but I’ll try to update more.
“Grandma…” Hu Yujiao rushed to Grandma Chi, looking at Grandma Chi with wronged and sad eyes: “Grandma, don’t reject me, don’t reject me.”
Chi Yunchen’s eyes darkened. He helped Grandma hurriedly avoid Hu Yujiao’s outstretched hand.
Grandma Chi’s face was grave. She sighed, looked at Hu Yujiao, and said, “I used to be softhearted. In the past, I took you back because I saw that you were pitiful. In the past, when you were at my house, we were so devoted to you. I would rather not buy medicine when I was ill and kept the money for you. Yunbo and Jiayue have not bought new clothes for three years. Because if I bought clothes, I wouldn’t have money to pay for your tuition and living expenses. But what about you? How did you repay us? You live very well at school, ignoring the difficulties at home. After listening to Yunchen, I learned that you got state subsidies at school and that the state supported you. Have you ever thought of how we didn’t have enough food when you were living well? Have you ever thought that Jiayue and Yunbo may have turned purple from freezing because they have no clothes to wear? You didn’t, you certainly didn’t.”
Thinking of how she raised such a white-eyed wolf, Grandma Chi was also very distressed and regretful.
Hu Yujiao’s face stiffened at these words.
She bit her lip pitifully: “Grandma, I didn’t mean to, I didn’t…”
“After you stole the money today, you even blamed Yunbo. If it were not for Man-er being here, Yunbo would have been charged with stealing! Have you ever considered Yunbo? Have you ever thought that Yunbo used to be your family and helped you before?!” Grandma Chi stamped her walking stick. A normally gentle person was also angry at this moment.
“Don’t call me grandma. I can’t afford to be your grandmother. It was my fault back then. It was my fault. I shouldn’t have brought a white-eyed wolf like you back. Back then, Yunchen said that I couldn’t raise you, but I didn’t listen. I insisted on bringing you back. After bringing you back, I had Yunchen pay your tuition and living expenses every semester. Although Yunchen complained, he complied every time. He was afraid that disobedience would hurt my heart. But now it seems that he is right. You can’t be supported, you can’t be supported!”
At the end of Grandma Chi’s talk, she cried tears of regret.
People around her sympathized with Grandma Chi and the other people in the Chi’s.
They originally could have a more relaxed life, but they were burdened by Hu Yujiao to the point that they were very impoverished.
And Hu Yujiao is selfish. She obviously had state subsidies at school, but she still wanted the Chi’s money. How can Hu Yujiao be so heartless!
Some villagers were originally still thinking about how Hu Yujiao would become homeless after being driven out by Li Cuihua, they didn’t want to speak up for Hu Yujiao now.
They only listened to this villager say: “Hu Yujiao, if you die of cold and starvation one day outside, you brought it all upon yourself, it’s your retribution!”
“Yes, that’s right, it is your retribution! How can a young girl’s thoughts be so malicious? I’m angry on the behalf of Grandma Chi, angry that she raised such a thing like you!”
“Grandma Chi, you must adhere to the principles, but you must not be soft-hearted again and take Hu Yujiao back. This person is a white-eyed wolf. After you take her back, not only will she be not grateful, but she will ruin your family! I don’t think you want your family to do terribly because of her.” (1)
“Yes, Grandma, think about how Hu Yujiao harmed your granddaughter-in-law yesterday. Fortunately, Heaven helps the worthy. Otherwise, Hu Yujiao would have harmed her to death!”
“She also harmed Yunbo today. This person is a terrible pest!”
“I think it’s better for people like her to die of the cold. If she dies, she won’t harm others!”
“Exactly, it’s disgusting to see such people!”
Hu Yujiao clenched her hands more and more tightly.
The villagers’ insults and ridicule made her angry.
But she didn’t show it. She just looked at Grandma Chi sadly, hoping that Grandma Chi could pity her again and take her back.
But Grandma Chi was thoroughly disappointed with her now, so when she looked at her, Grandma Chi said without hesitation: “Yujiao, whether you are dead or alive, it has nothing to do with our family from now on! In the future, you will have nothing to do with my family!”
“I said to not call me grandma again. When I hear you call me grandma, I think of the stupid act of how I took you back and how you deliberately wore down our family.”
Grandma Chi didn’t want to hear Hu Yujiao speak at all. Now when she heard Hu Yujiao’s voice, she would be upset.
After she finished speaking, she said to Chi Yunchen, “Yunchen, let’s go back.”
Chi Yunchen nodded: “Alright, I’ll help you back.”
As he spoke, he helped Grandma Chi return.
Hu Yujiao stepped forward to stop Grandma Chi: “Grandma, don’t leave. You can’t leave me. What should I do if you don’t want me?”
It’s just that she didn’t succeed in blocking Grandma Chi because Su Man-er and Chi Yunbo blocked her.
Su Man-er said, “Don’t pretend to be pitiful. People like you are not pitiful at all. You are not worthy of sympathy!”
Hu Yujiao: !!
She looked at Su Man-er who stood in front of her with a sneering face. She ground her teeth fiercely and wanted to stab Su Man-er to death with a knife!
This wench, she hurt her, why did she hurt her like this!
“Third Sister-in-law is right. There’s nothing pitiful about such a despicable and shameless person like you!” Chi Yunbo said coldly, looking at Hu Yujiao with a pair of flaming eyes.
Hu Yujiao listened to Chi Yunbo’s indignation: “……”
She knew that Chi Yunbo had reason to be angry about today’s incident. But Chi Yunbo, the short-lived ghost, was as cold and hateful as Su Man-er, and even ridiculed her with Su Man-er! Was this short-lived ghost influenced by Su Man-er? He also became sharp-tongued?
Seeing that Grandma Chi and the rest had entered the courtyard door, Su Man-er pulled Chi Yunbo’s sleeve: “Let’s go, let’s go back.”
As she spoke, she was about to turn around and walk towards her own yard.
Li Cuihua saw her turn around. She was secretly relieved. A moment ago, she kept worrying that Su Man-er would bring up the matter of “apologizing.” Now seeing that she forgot, her worried heart finally relaxed.
Su Man-er’s steps suddenly stopped.
She turned her head, looked in Li Cuihua’s direction, and said, “Aunt, you didn’t forget that you have to apologize to Yunbo in front of all the villagers, right? Let’s do it this afternoon. We’ll send the people from the village to the grain drying ground. It’s big and can accommodate all the villagers.”
After a pause, she continued, “You must not back out. If you back out, I’ll go to Grandma Qin and the clan elder. If I go find them, haha…”
Su Man-er didn’t say more, but the meaning of the threat was already clear.
Li Cuihua was so angry that she choked on her breath. She couldn’t get it up or down, and almost choked herself to death.
She glared at Su Man-er with hatred, she didn’t expect that Su Man-er still remembered. This little despicable wench was really vicious!
After Su Man-er finished speaking, she turned her eyes to Dai Qiaoqiao and Sun Siyao and said, “I also remember the insults you two made to Yunbo today. Two mothers even cursed a child so maliciously. Now that things are clear, you didn’t apologize. Haha, you really know how to behave with integrity!”
As she spoke, she snorted with despise and turned to leave quickly.
Dai Qiaoqiao and Sun Siyao: “…”
They were reprimanded to the point that their faces changed colors in anger, but they couldn’t retort.
Chi Yunbo took a look at them and quickly stepped up to catch up with Su Man-er’s pace.
Just now, he thought that Third Sister-in-law had forgotten to ask Aunt to apologize. Unexpectedly, Third Sister-in-law still remembered.
He glanced at Third Sister-in-law’s back, raised his eyebrows, and smiled slightly.
In the clean yard, Chi Yunchen saw Su Man-er coming in from outside. His eyebrows moved slightly, and light quickly flashed through his deep eyes.
Previously, he had even worried that she would not be able to take care of it and find the money hidden by Hu Yujiao.
He didn’t expect that she was so smart that she found the money accurately.
And he knew she couldn’t read minds. If she could read minds, she would have known about his secret on the mountain today.
But how she appeared to not know anything showed that…she couldn’t read minds.
“Third Aunt,” Xiao Jiayue ran over to Su Man-er and hugged Su Man-er’s thigh. He looked up at Su Man-er and his eyes were full of adoring stars: “Third Aunt is so powerful. Today she fended off against Grandmother and the others again.”
“Haha, yes. Third Aunt is powerful,” Su Man-er reached out and touched Xiao Jiayue’s head.
Xiao Jiayue nodded solemnly: “Yes, very powerful!”
Looking at the child’s solemn appearance, Su Man-er’s eyes narrowed with laughter.
Meanwhile, Grandma Chi and Xiao Wanxiu both praised Su Man-er’s power, saying that if it weren’t for Su Man-er today, the slander about Yunbo wouldn’t have been cleared away.
Chi Yunbo wriggled in the back for a while. He suddenly raised his eyes, looked at Su Man-er, and said, “Third Sister-in-law, thank…thank you for today. Thank you for defending me. Thank you for…helping me get rid of this injustice.”
He originally didn’t like Third Sister-in-law. Because Third Sister-in-law was arrogant and willful, she spoke to him like that before. [Reminder: Su Man-er had bullied Yunbo for using a lot of medicine before, so she was mean in the past]
Even after he had eaten Third Sister-in-law’s food before, he still had a grudge against Third Sister-in-law.
However, through today’s incident, all the grudges in his heart disappeared.
He knew that Third Sister-in-law was good. He knew that Third Sister-in-law really regarded him as a family member and sincerely wanted their family to be well.
The Third Sister-in-law in his heart was this kind of person. Such a person matched his perfect Third Brother.
Su Man-er was a little surprised.
She knew that Chi Yunbo disliked her a little. After all, the original host had acted badly before, and being hated was what should happen.
What’s more, Chi Yunbo is a bit awkward. Generally, he doesn’t say thank you or the like. Unexpectedly, he said thank you to her just now.
Flabbergasted, she looked at Chi Yunbo. Soon after, she said: “Don’t mention it, a family doesn’t need to thank each other.”
Chi Yunbo nodded: “En, right.”
Third Sister-in-law was right. They are a family. They are a real…family!
And as Chi Yunchen listened to Su Man-er’s words, he slightly narrowed his eyes. A strange mood emerged from the depths of his eyes.
At noon, Su Man-er made a bowl of noodles for everyone. Because it was almost 1 o’clock, everyone was somewhat hungry, and making noodles would be the fastest, so she could only make noodles.
But even with the noodles, everyone ate happily.
Especially Xiao Jiayue. Xiao Jiayue said that he used to hate noodles the most, but Su Man-er’s noodles made him love noodles.
After eating noodles, Su Man-er went back to her room to have a rest.
After resting for a bit, she planned to go to the grain drying ground.
In the past, the grain drying ground was built during a special period. Although the special period had passed, the grain drying ground was still there.
If anyone wanted to dry something now, they could go to the grain drying ground.
Today, many villagers liked to go to the grain drying ground to bask in the sun and liked to chat around the grain drying ground.
So in the afternoon, there was no need to worry about the villagers not coming.
After entering the room, Su Man-er climbed into bed.
To be honest, she was really tired after walking up the mountain today.
She was so tired that her waist was sore and her back hurt as if she had done some heavy work.
She sighed softly. This body was really delicate. It wasn’t ok to be so delicate.
A very delicate body would make doing many things inconvenient.
Just as she sighed, Chi Yunchen came into the room.
Chi Yunchen raised his eyes, looked at her on the bed, and said faintly: “Why are you sighing?”
His voice was cold and low as if it were mixed with the cold wind outside.
Su Man-er propped up her head slightly and looked at him.
She closed her eyes and laid back: “Not sighing about much. I’m just too tired, sighing made me more comfortable.”
“Really?” Chi Yunchen came to her and sat down at the bedside.
He looked at her, his voice was still light: “I will go to the county town tomorrow. After I leave this time, I am afraid it will take a month before I can come back.”
“So long?” Su Man-er suddenly opened her eyes and was surprised by his words, “Will it take that long for your factory to give you a break?”
“En.” Chi Yunchen nodded, a dark and unclear light in his eyes: “Please look after the home more during this month.”
Su Man-er: “…”
She didn’t know how to describe her mood at the moment.
She got a husband after transmigrating with great difficulty. Unexpectedly, he was going to leave tomorrow for a month.
The time of this month was not long, but it was not short.
“Here’s 50 yuan. Take this money. If you want to buy anything for the home, you can buy it with this money.” He gave all the money he had to her.
After all, all the savings he had saved before were used to marry her. Now there wasn’t much money left in the family and he still owed a lot of debt.
Su Man-er knew that this was all he had.
After all, when she read the book before, it clearly wrote that the male lead spent all his savings to marry the female supporting lead, Su Man-er. He had also borrowed a lot of money. He only had a pathetic 50 yuan left.
She inwardly sighed and reached out her hand to push the money back: “I don’t want it. Keep it yourself. I have some money with me now, and I’ll be selling things in town tomorrow. After selling things, I will also have some income. So, I don’t want the money. Keep it and spend it yourself.”
“I want to know how much money we owe right now. I’ll pay back the money we owe with you.” As Su Man-er said these words, she thought of the original host’s mother.
The mother of the original host was really an oddball. To raise money for her younger sister Gu Chunmei to repair her house, she asked Chi Yunchen to pay a large bride price!
The bride price was all put into Gu Chunmei’s pocket. What’s hateful is that Gu Chunmei, that woman, still wanted her wedding clothes in the morning. She truly is a person who is never content like a snake trying to swallow an elephant!
However, she will get back all the money that Gu Chunmei snatched away. She won’t let off Gu Chunmei, a loathsome and shameless person, lightly!
“No need, I’ll pay back the money myself!” Chi Yunchen refused without hesitation, even though those foreign debts were borrowed because he married her. But he never thought of asking her to help him pay back together.
He is a man. If a man pushes foreign debt onto a woman, what kind of man is this?
“You have a rigid way of thinking, we are a married couple. Isn’t it a matter of course for us to return the money together? Why do you have to carry the burden by yourself?” She was annoyed and couldn’t help scolding him.
Chi Yunchen: “…”
He wanted to reply to her, but she spoke again, “So it’s decided. You make money outside, I’ll find a way to make money. This way, when a married couple makes money together, the money will be good.”
Chi Yunchen: “…” Was the money he earned by himself bad?
Su Man-er thought of his terrible illness.
She sighed suddenly and then said, “Don’t worry, I will find good medicine to cure your unmentionable illness.” Such a good-looking man having that kind of unmentionable illness is pitiful just thinking about it.
Chi Yunchen: !!
What’s his unmentionable illness? Why didn’t he know that he had an unmentionable illness?
He wanted to ask her, but she suddenly got up and moved close to him. She winked and asked, “Hey, but I want to know why you wanted to marry me. My mother asked you for such a large bride price. Why didn’t you withdraw from the marriage? Why did you still persist in marrying me? Is it because I’m so beautiful? You didn’t want to miss an extremely beautiful and lovable wife like me?”
Chi Yunchen: !!
How can this woman be so narcissistic!
“What’s the matter? Why do you look constipated? Do you think I’m not beautiful? Tut, I am the school’s campus belle! Do you understand “campus belle”? It means that I’m the most beautiful lady in the school!” After transmigrating, Su Man-er was most satisfied with her face. Looking at her face often, it would make her emotionally moved.
Chi Yunchen: “…”
He looked at her for two seconds and said faintly: “I don’t understand “campus belle”, but I understand the joke!”
Su Man-er: “…”
D*mn, who’s the joke? Who is he laughing at?
She rolled her eyes, reached out, and gave him a hard push: “B*stard, who did you speak of? Who did you say is a joke?”
Even though she used up all her strength, in his opinion, she was soft.
She reached out and touched his chest which only made him feel as if his chest had been electrified by an electric current.
He frowned slightly and his eyes suddenly darkened.
And Su Man-er didn’t notice the change in his eyes.
Seeing that she couldn’t push him, she curled her lips fiercely, turned over, and lay down again: “B*stard, you are as hard as a stone!”
She would have thought she was really pushing a stone if she hadn’t seen her hand touch his chest with her own eyes.
After she finished speaking, she turned over again and turned her back to him.
Chi Yunchen looked at her profoundly. He suddenly took off his shoes and climbed into bed.
1) 婶子 was the word used in this paragraph and it means “aunt” but I’m pretty sure they’re talking about Grandma Chi so I just translated it as “grandma” instead.