February 29, 2020

80's Sweet Marriage Chapter 20

Chapter 020: Set an example

Su Nuo understood that her older brother wanted to protect her. He seemed to have decided to take all the brunt.

The memory from thirty years ago had become blurred for Su Nuo. However, when they had come to this step, she suddenly remembered that because her second paternal aunt’s family forced them to pay back the debt. Her older brother Su Yang had to give up his studies and dreams. Then he took over their father’s work unit after he graduated from senior high school.

Their father used to be a formal worker at a steel rolling mill. In the eighties, this kind of work unit is the envy as a big state-owned company.

Unfortunately, state-owned companies couldn’t withstand the baptism of the spring of the reform. Soon after the reform, the employees were one by one laid off.

Her older brother lost his job and he spent the rest of his life trying to work part-time jobs. And in the middle of his job, he…… suffered in a car accident.

“Brother, have you thought about what you’ll do in the future?” Su Nuo suddenly asked Su Yang.

“Huh?” Su Yang didn’t react immediately. He only inexplicably looked at Su Nuo.

“Mom works overtime every day and you get up very early to deliver milk but we still owe debt. What should happen in the future?” Su Nuo made it clear with her words.

Su Yang was a bit startled and his eyes show confusion but he still nodded: “Xiao Nuo, you should be assured. Big brother will not let mother, grandmother, and you to suffer.”

“Brother, I’m not talking about who will take responsibility for the problem in our family. I’m talking about how to solve the actual problem.” Su Nuo thought and said: “We have to find a way to make money to get rid of the present dilemma. Brother, I hope that you can trust me and help me.”

“Xiao Nuo, what happened to you?” Su Yang looked at his sister being this way and couldn’t help but be flustered.

He looked up again and stared at the lights coming out from their second (paternal) aunt’s house. He said: “I’ll go up and talk to second aunt. I will ensure to her that we will pay back the money by the end of the year. I know that second aunt probably won’t make things difficult for our family.”

“We both must strive hard to study. Brother, you have to promise me that you’ll go to a university. You must be able to pass the best university.” Su Nuo stretched out her hand and held her older brother’s hand tightly.

Su Nuo didn’t want her brother to walk the same way as before. Therefore, she had to persuade her brother to think about it clearly now and must persist on attending a university.

“Of course, brother will go to a university.” Su Yang looked through Su Nuo’s firm eyes and summoned up his courage.

That’s right, his sister is so strong. He also has to set an example for his sister. No matter what kind of difficulties he experiences, he must insist on his ideals.

“Come on, let’s go up together.” Su Yang pulled Su Nuo’s hand. Both brother and sister went upstairs together.

There are more than a dozen households on each floor of the building. There’s a long public hallway and each doorstep were cluttered with junk.

They finally arrived straight at their second (paternal) aunt’s door. Su Yang stepped forward to knock on the door.

"Who is it?” Their second (paternal) aunt came out with a toothpick dangling on her mouth and her hair was full of curlers. It’s rather somewhat has a look of a landlord lady.

When second aunt saw Su Yang and Su Nuo, she didn’t open the door wide open. Obviously, she doesn’t intend to let the two people enter inside the house.

Su Yang was about to speak when Su Nuo stepped forward and directly asked: “Why should uncle vandalize the walls of our house? What did he take away from our house? Please return it.”

“Tsk, if you have the ability. My brother just died more than a month ago but your whole family just packed up and went out to play? You still don’t remember that you owe a debt?” Second aunt nipped the toothpick in her mouth. The way she talks is somewhat strange: “Now that you have the money, the time and the mind to go out and play, you hurry up pay back the money.”

“Second aunt, we didn’t say that we won’t pay it back.” Su Yang said with attention: “There is an IOU, right? The date of repayment is also stated in the IOU.”

[End of Chapter 020]

January 13, 2020

80s Sweet Marriage Chapter 19

[TL: I am away from my PC so I only posted this through my phone. ]

Chapter 019: Returning the debt

[TL: There may be some confusion in this chapter. Han Cuiying from a previous chapter is the second aunt because she was second uncle’s wife and doesn’t have any blood relations with Su Nuo and Su Yang. Second uncle in previous chapter was Su Nuo’s paternal uncle. In this chapter, the second aunt is Su Nuo’s paternal aunt.]

Su Nuo followed Su Yang into the house and came to a halt. The brother and sister pair looked at the freshly painted wall with four big black words. For a while, they didn’t come back to their senses.

Fang Yalan called out twice by the doorway before rushing in with worry and anxiousness. Then, she caught a glimpse of the wall and read: ‘Pay back the money!’

“Mom, you, you should bring grandma to Aunt Zhou’s house first.” Su Nuo’s voice was trembling, not from fear but with anger.

She remembered who was most likely to have done such a thing. It should be her second uncle(husband of paternal aunt) Wang Dakui.
[TL: Funny to say this but Wang Dakui(王大奎) literally means “Big D*ck King” according to my dictionary. I checked the source text and it’s real.]

Her father’s condition had been critical so many times before when he was seriously ill. Her mother couldn’t bear to give up on her father. She had asked the doctor to rescue him again and again.

However, the cost of rescuing him is too much so her mother had to borrow 500 Yuan from her second (paternal) aunt. At that time, they wrote an IOU and stated that the debt must be paid by the end of the year.

During this time in the previous life, her second uncle also went to their house to collect the debt for heaven knows why.

But Su Nuo’s family didn’t go out before. When her uncle collected their debts before, he also acted like a robber but he didn’t paint on the wall like that.

Because they were not at home this time, her uncle came in straight away and messed things up. He didn’t forget to write those on the wall (to inform them).

Big Brother Su Yang angrily gritted his teeth. He threw the stick he was holding and let Fang Yalan out of the door, “Mom, you should go to Aunt Zhou’s house for now with grandma. Xiao Nuo and I will clean up our house.”

Fang Yalan was already shedding tears. She held Su Yang’s hand and said: “No, you should go to Aunt Zhou’s house. I will go meet your second uncle.”

“Mom, my brother and I will go to second uncle’s house.” Su Nuo carried the wooden stick outside and picked up the fallen small stood by the doorway. She said: “They can have the debt paid but I will not forgive this.”

Su Nuo understood why her second uncle has done so much as this. It must’ve been her second aunt sowing discord between them. Her second aunt must’ve badmouthed about them and made second uncle come for them.

According to Han Cuiying’s temperament, she will certainly add oil to the fire. She must’ve told them that Su Nuo forced them to take out her grandmother’s alimonies and subsidies.

Anyone who has eaten the meat will not spit it out again. Her second uncle is the kind of person who will hurt others because of a misunderstanding so this trouble is inevitable.

If this is before her rebirth, Su Nuo would have already collapsed by the door and cried. Now, she only wants to go to their door and ask for an explanation with her brother. This matter isn’t over.

Su Nuo doesn’t remember the reason why her second uncle in the previous life came. However, she felt that she was responsible for what happened in this life.

However, no matter how, if she has to ask for trouble again, she will never let her second aunt come to the door and whip up a strife one more time

Su Nuo pushed the wheelchair while Su Yang locked the door. He held Fang Yalan and they brought them to Aunt Zhou’s house.

Aunt Zhou’s family was eating dinner. When they(Su Family) came over, they(Zhou family) enthusiastically offered them a chair and invited them to eat dinner together.

Su Nuo then said: “Aunt Zhou, we’re bothering you again. Can my mother and grandma stay here for the night? Our house is still not organized. My brother and I still have to go back.”

“Come on, get in the house quick.” Aunt Zhou saw Su Nuo signaling toward her with her eyes. Seeing that both Fang Yalan and Su Nuo’s grandmother were silently crying, Aunt Zhou inferred that something must’ve happened at their home.

After her grandmother settle down, Su Nuo and Su Yang both left and directly went to second aunt’s(paternal) house.

Second aunt(paternal) lives on newly built building on the main street which can be considered as part of the portion who got rich early.

Su Yang stood downstairs and looked up to see that their second aunt’s light were still on. He pulled Su Nuo to the side and whispered: “Xiao Nuo, the moment we entered the house, you should stand behind me, ok?”

December 27, 2019

80s Sweet Marriage Chapter 18

Translator: Dachiz

Chapter 18: Is there a thief?

A few buckets of paint to carry on back home, and the next step is to paint the house and organize things

Su Nuo folded some pointed hats with newspaper, then put them on her brother, mother and grandmother

December 21, 2019

80's Sweet Marriage Chapter 17

Translator: Dachiz

Chapter 17: One day sunny and three days cloudy, young master

The home decoration market is a little distant, Su Yang borrowed a bicycle and went with Su Nuo.

It ́s sitting in the back seat of his brother's bicycle, the happy Su Nuo is like a kindergarten child, each hand tightly holding his brother's waist, itching to stick her face to her brother’s back.

It's nice to have a brother! Past life… Past life brother was tragically involved in a car accident. He had been away from her for a long time

Su Nuo is inexplicably sad, secretly choked but she has been cheering up right away, because this world would be different.

Su Yang occasionally turned back and laughs, teasing Su Nuo: "You are going to break your brother's waist. Besides, you are a big girl, so you can't stick to your brother like this”

“No, I'm going to stick to you” Su Nuo rubbed her face on Su Yang's back, and took one breath, as if to suck her brother's taste into the lungs, "My brother is the most handsome, the best tempered and the best at learning. I like my brother very much”

Su Yang laughs shaking his head, the bike ride more stable, afraid of jolting Su Nuo.

The brother and sister talked and laughed all the way, but did not notice that a military vehicle was driving from behind

Gu Chenglan was sitting bored to death, with one hand on his head looked out of the window.

He was going back to Northern China, but the driver didn’t get a soft-sleeper ticket. When he was guilty of this young master, he said that he would not go back.

[TL: The soft sleeper cabin is the first-class sleeping cabin on long distance trains, with the most expensive ticket price and of course best treatment.]

The periphery is a little bit famous scenery area which is overcrowded, Gu Chenglan had to let the driver take him around in the street.

Suddenly, Gu Chenglan saw two people riding in front of him, Su Nuo in the back seat smiled brightly and held the waist of the boy in front.

That intimate posture, that lovely to flash smile, suddenly felt dazzling in Gu Chenglan's eyes.

But within a flash, the car has surpassed the two people riding the bicycle

Gu Chenglan looked back with a frown, he thought did the cyclist looks like Su Yang? But he didn't see it clearly.

“Stop” Gu Chenglan all of a sudden tapped the driver’s shoulder.

“Young master, here's the…”

“Let you stop and stop, how is so much nonsense” Gu Chenglan is like a leopard with its hair on fire, the momentum is dangerous at once.

The driver didn’t dare to take care of the no parking signs anymore and stopped the car at the roadside.

Gu Chenglan’s body moved to the other side of the car window, put his hand on his forehead, blocking most of his face. Only a pair of eyes were exposed, silently watching the people riding the bike from behind.

Finally, he saw Su Yang riding through the window, in the back seat was laughing a careless Su Nuo.

“Let's go” Gu Chenglan bent the corner of the mouth, inexplicable his temper is gone, a tiny speck of pride took over him.

After thinking about it, Gu Chenglan patted the driver on the shoulder again: “Take me home. I'll give you a holiday today”

The driver was in a daze and promised, yet it did not dare to ask more.

The prince of Northern China town came here, and the temper of a sunny day and three cloudy days was always uncertain. Now suddenly gave himself a vacation, he would like to hurry to hide far.

Su Nuo has been being unaware of another fortuitous encounter, finally has arrived to the home decoration market with her older brother to choose the paint.

Su Nuo tries to select a cheap, fresh and beautiful color, moreover pays special attention that formaldehyde (HCHO) content doesn’t exceed the standard parameters

In just one breath compares 10 paints, only then to buy the paint that finally let her satisfied

It’s not just Su Yang who is amazed by Su Nuo performance, even the big brother who sells paint didn't imagine the little girl to be an expert

Su Nuo smiled, and didn't explain much. She just wants her family to be healthy and happy.

[End of Chapter 17]

December 13, 2019

80's Sweet Marriage Chapter 16

Translator: Huntress

Chapter 016: Small Renovation

After Su Nuo introduced herself again for the third time, she turned around and left without hesitation.

Gu Chenglan was left with a stubborn and haughty back.

Gu Chenglan, I can follow your figure. I will be nostalgic for your gaze. However, she will not stoop low for love.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know me today. Sooner or later, I will make you remember me and you’ll always keep my name in the back of your mind.

I’m not in a hurry because we’ll both be together for the rest of our lives anyway. I will approach you and reach out to you. I will make you love me and I will love you even more.

Gu Chenglan's eyes, which had been squinting lazily all along, were suddenly round, his eyes are slightly upturned, a bit charming, but at this time he is completely surprised.

Is this little girl playing hard to get with him?

The corner of Gu Chenglan’s mouth shallowly ticked and gently said with a voice only he could hear: “Su…… Nuo.”

What Gu Chenglan never thought was that the little girl he assumed to be deliberate will actually disappear for several days. More specifically, it’s for ten days.

After that day, Su Nuo goes to school with her brother. Whenever she sees the figure of Gu Chenglan, she would quietly hide behind her brother.

Wherever Gu Chenglan shows up, there will always be a crowd of girls scrabbling madly for him around so it wasn’t difficult to find him.

However, Gu Chenglan who was surrounded by a lot of girls will realize that finding Su Nuo is very unlikely.

In a blink of an eye, “May 1st” Golden Week arrived. At that time, May 1st is International Labor Day and there is a 7-day vacation. The tourist attractions in various places are all crowded to the max.

The Su Family had never gone out to travel. In addition, the mood is not good due to her father’s death so they never thought of it.

However, it’s not realistic for their family to stay at home for seven days in a row. Su Nuo gave it some thought for a while before she proposed to do a small and simple renovation.

Her father had been seriously sick for a few years. Not to say that their whole family savings were all spent, they also failed to maintain their house. The supposedly white walls are not yellowish and the concrete floor has some holes. 

Although Su Nuo doesn’t know exactly how to renovate, she had lived alone for many years in the previous life. She’s still good at making a simple fix to make their home comfortable.

“Mom, you should first clean grandma and brother’s rooms first. My brother and I will buy paint. At night, grandma and I will share a bed while brother will sleep on the floor.

“I will paint the living room and our room tomorrow and fix the floors in passing. Then we can take the bus to go to the farmhouse in the countryside to have fun. 

“When we come back, the paint will be dried then it will be okay to arrange the furniture and hang the curtains.” Su Nuo made reasonable plans for the holiday period and the schedule was full.

She’s not actually squandering. It’s also not because the house is too shabby. She just hopes that her mother, her brother and her grandmother will be able to come out of the shadow of losing their loved ones as soon as possible.

It would be good for their home to be redecorated and changed into a fresh and clean environment.

Su Nuo’s mother, Fang Yalan, was dumbstruck by Su Nuo’s arrangements. She had been the mistress of this home for the past 20 years only to discover that her daughter became better at planning than her.

Su Yang was also surprised by the change in his sister, but he felt even more gratified. His sister became more sensible and grew up. She can let their mother forget the pain of losing their father. This is also his own wish.

“Mom, hug me.” Su Nuo didn’t give any more explanations. She just happily hugged her mother’s neck and acted spoiled.

Fang Yalan’s heart suddenly felt soft when her daughter hugged her. She thought that this was her daughter’s thoughtfulness for her to cheer up. She quickly nodded: “Alright, we’ll do it according to Su Nuo’s plans.”

“Brother, let’s go.” Su Nuo smiled as she swings her ponytail then she pulled her brother outside.

[End of Chapter 016]

December 06, 2019

80's Sweet Marriage Chapter 15

Chapter 015: Foolish matter

After Su Nuo helped her grandmother settle down, she went back to school. Even though she spent a lot of time and got a little tired going back and forth, Su Nuo still felt happy inside.

Before she even reached the school gate, she once again saw a group of girls crowding around.

November 30, 2019

80's Sweet Marriage Chapter 14

Translator: Dachiz

Chapter 014: Grandma's heart

Su Nuo asked, grandma smiles, even more, a pair of narrowed eyes, “Where do you have a distant cousin, it's for your brother and you”

“Is for my brother and ...I?” Su Nuo ́s small heart suddenly skipped a heartbeat *thump thump* Subconsciously thinking on Gu Chenglan, her face turned red

“Although it ́s early, but grandma knows she can ́t live until those days, so first prepare some small things for my great-grandchildren”

Grandma sighed as she said it: “Xiao Nuo, actually grandma insisted on coming back to your house, grand is aware of the difficult situation at home; also, I'm like this, I have to drag you down. But…”

“Grandma, don't say it” Su Nuo understood at once, pounced over and kneeled at the bedside, clinging tightly to grandma ́s body

“Grandma isn't old and confused. I know what your uncle and aunt have been doing. But they are my children after all. I can't do anything about them”

Grandma gently stroked Su Nuo's hair and said softly: “But if I don't come back, your family will have to pay for alimony every month, I'm an old lady who's going into the land soon, who can ́t consume much; moreover when I came here, all my pension money will go to your family. That's all grandma can leave you

Su Nuo knows, she knew all the time that grandma was a kind-hearted old lady, who tried to be fair with her children.

Grandma knows what aunts and uncles do, but grandma isn't healthy and paralyzed in bed, really needs to be taken care of.

If grandma comes over earlier, they should have been taking care of their seriously ill father and also had to take care of grandma, they would be really too busy to do anything else.

Now grandma insists on coming back, and truly plans to leave everything she can to Su Nuo's family.

Su Nuo understood the elderly's heart. But she couldn't help being sad. She didn't want grandma to think about it.

“Grandma, you set your mind at ease in our home we like you, my brother and I are you brought up, always want to have the opportunity to good filial piety you” Su Nuo quietly wiped away the tears on the face, raised his head to give grandma a very bright smile

“Good child, grandma doesn't love you in vain” grandmother also smiled, but the corner of the eye there is a crystal fine tear.

Su Nuo helped grandma to go to the toilet, afterward washed her hands and had a hot meal together.

Grandma’s hands don’t have strength, furthermore in the morning weaving the sweater for a while, I was barely able to serve a bowl of food by myself, and I couldn't help Su Nuo to clip vegetables

Because the family has always solely relied on her mother's wages, so the conditions at home aren’t good, there is merely one or two dishes for each meal.

Grandma is hardly willing to eat, almost all food clip to Su Nuo

Su Nuo is eating with tears in her eyes and suddenly feels that she shouldn’t only study hard, but also make money to supplement her family.

My brother goes to deliver milk every morning, what else can I do? It's time to think about it carefully.

After lunch, Su Nuo cleaned up the kitchen, she took a pot of green peas and put them on her grandma's bedside, “Grandma, please help me peel the pods, I’m going to school.”

It isn’t tiring to peel the pods. It also exercises the flexibility of the fingers. Su Nuo deliberately finds something for her grandmother to do so as to avoid her being bored.

And like this grandma will not feel that she is a drag, the mood will be much better.

These matters she didn’t understand in a past life, she remembers that she only knew to cry with her grandmother.

[End of Chapter 014]

Huntress: Sorry I posted this late. I had two consecutive exams so I haven't scheduled this.

November 22, 2019

80's Sweet Marriage Chapter 13

Translator: Huntress

Chapter 013: Embarrassing, he’s not waiting for her.

Su Nuo thought that there was a random inspection for a “gate pass” by a teacher.

In order to keep the students safe and easy to manage, the students who go home to eat must show proof that they are allowed to go home to their teacher.