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]

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