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?”