Married to a Disabled Man in the 70s - Chapter 54
Song Qinghan’s eyes curved upwards, and he took out three cents from his pocket. “Here’s the leftover money.”
“Ok.” Su Jiaojiao received the money. She had originally wanted to let Song Qinghan keep some pocket money, but he refused. Like most men, he didn’t care about money. He had always thought that women should keep the household fund.
However, this ‘male chauvinism’ of his didn’t extend to doing the dishes and cooking. He was very obedient and followed her orders.
This was why this man moved her heart.
Song Qinghan had never touched the household fund. Therefore, he didn’t know how much money they had left. She was pretty sure the reason why he was so insistent on going to work as soon as possible was that he was afraid they had used up all of his money.
Song Qinghan ruffled her hair with a smile on his face. “I bought a few youtiao(fried strips of dough). I’ll go give some to Dad and Mum.”
(T/N: By Dad and Mum, he means Su Jiaojiao’s parents. As they’re his father-in-law and mother-in-law, it’s common to just call them ‘Dad’ and ‘Mum’ in China.)
“Ok.” Su Jiaojiao nodded her head, “Can you cook some porridge for them too?”
After Song Qinghan got his orders from the ‘queen’, he went to complete his tasks with a spring in his step.
Daniu (literally Big Bull) came over from who-knows-where. He ran over while yelling, “Bro, you shouldn’t be caught up with the Song family. Did you really go where they told you to? Even if you have some connections, you shouldn’t waste them on these d*@#&?s! I was selling eggs yesterday at the Supply and Marketing Cooperative, otherwise, I definitely would’ve stopped you.”
Daniu and Song Qinghan grew up together. Both of them were neglected by their parents, although Daniu was better off. At least his parents remembered to give him food to eat.
This similarity was why the two of them became fast friends.
Daniu, who had previously thought Su Jiaojiao would bankrupt Song Qinghan, now thought it wasn’t a poor decision for him to have married her. She ran the household with a firm hand. With the Su family as a backer, Brother Qinghan wouldn’t suffer any losses.
For example, Song Qinghan had visibly gained weight after marrying Su Jiaojiao. That was enough of a sign to change Daniu’s stance.
Song Qinghan froze after seeing his anxious expression, lips curled up into a cold smile. “I told them not to go easy on Song Qingshan.”
Daniu eased up a bit after hearing that, “Thank goodness. You really ought to give those scumbags a good beating. They deserve it.”
When Song Qinghan saw Daniu like this, he sighed and gave one of his youtiao to him. “Try one. I just bought it.”
“Thanks! I’m going back home to share this with my wife. She’s pregnant and has really loved eating youtiao nowadays.” Daniu laughed foolishly as he took the youtiao and left quickly.
Su Jiaojiao asked bemusedly, “How does he know so much about you?”
(This story is translated by FansTranslation’s pet platypus! If you’re reading this anywhere else, beware!)
Due to Song Qinghan’s connections, Song Qingshan’s case didn’t take a turn for the better. However, no one aside from Su Jiaojiao and the deputy department head knew Song Qingshan was one of the people who tried to rape her.
(T/N: They forgot Song Qinghan…bad author.)
Song Qingshan, whose legs were still encased in plaster, was thrown into jail with Zhang Shu. The Song parents had tried everything to give Song Qingshan a lighter sentence, but to no avail.
Unfortunately, Xi Yao was the only member of the dastardly trio that was unsuccessfully sent to jail. That was because she had an alibi proving she wasn’t at the scene the entire time. In Zhang Shu’s testimony, Xi Yao’s role was just to manipulate them a bit, at most. There was nothing incriminating.
Because of this incident, Xi Yao was sent to the Public Security Bureau. However, she kept on denying everything, and there weren’t any loopholes in her story. In the end, she was given a stern talking-to, as that was the best the Public Security Bureau coud do. When she returned to the village, she also had to live in another place.
(T/N: Bet she’s reeeeeeal happy about that.)
When the Song family parents, exhausted over Song Qingshan’s case, returned home, they finally learnt about this. Mother Song was so enraged she yelled at air for a whole afternoon. Rumour was she almost fainted from the exertion.
Su Jiaojiao guessed that Mother Song had lost too much water when yelling and spitting.
This didn’t really affect Su Jiaojiao’s life much. Thankfully, she’d bring Song Qinghan with her if there was anything remotely dangerous. Otherwise, everything would’ve gone horribly, horibly wrong.
(T/N: The previous chappie would’ve had to be rewritten.)
Wicked people would get retribution either way.
Aside from Song Qingshan and Zhang Shu, who were thrown into prison, Xi Yao wasn’t much better off. After being beaten up by Zhao Sisi, her reputation was ruined. She got pointed looks wherever she went.
Apparently, Xi Yao was boycotted by the women at work. When she ran away fleeing, she was bitten by a poisonous snake. It wasn’t poisonous, but she was still sent to the hospital. After that, she took the other way whenever Su Jiaojiao was there.
Su Jiaojiao didn’t think much about it. She just thought Xi Yao was utterly scared of her after being beat up by Zhao Sisi.
In actuality, Xi Yao was afraid of her man. That was because the day she discovered the snake, Song Qinghan just stood there as she fumbled around. His expression made her legs go weak, and she got bitten because of that.
Armos D. Platypus: And that’s a chappie done! Nice.