Married to a Disabled Man in the 70s - Chapter 93
Su Jiaojiao had been looking forward to the news since she returned from the province.
The next day, there was a newspaper report on the commendation meeting. The report from Jinyang Daily had Song Qinghan’s photo in it.
Su Jiaojiao’s parents were grinning from ear to ear. After all, their son-in-law was in the news!
There were even rewards given to Song Qinghan in their house, which put a spring in their step.
There were large amounts of visitors in the Su family every day now.
As for the Song Qinghan’s (possibly fake) parents, they were very jealous. However, Su Jiaojiao was too difficult to deal with, so they could only watch, and occasionally said something nasty.
Their favoured son was still in jail, and he won’t be able to come out until next year, so they can’t make trouble now.
Song Qinghan will have to repay them in the future anyways.
While Su Jiaojiao and Song Qinghan lived in peace and contentment.
They had talked with Wang Xiao, and he would come and pick them up to buy things in the city when he was free. They just had to pay gas bills when the time comes.
Su Jiaojiao naturally couldn’t let him do anything for free, so she gave him a generous sum as compensation.
All kinds of ingredients were shipped back to their home, and Su Jiaojiao secretly prepared them. At the quietest hour in the early morning, Ji Xuan sneaked over and took them to the town to sell.
One item being sold like this can earn them a few yuan every day, and even more than a dozen yuan when the ingredients are expensive.
“Jiaojiao, there have been people asking about Song Qinghan all the time these past two days. I just met two people today. They said they were reporters from the city. They wanted to know ‘whose family the boar-killing warrior came from’.” Aunt Wang called out when Su Jiao Jiao was in the yard.
Su Jiaojiao was suprised. “It’s been almost ten days. There are still people?”
“No!” Aunt Wang said with a smile: “I told my neighbours Song Qinghan was a pitiful kid, being hounded by reporters…”
Su Jiaojiao replied, “Thanks for helping out Auntie.”
“No problem.” Aunt Wang waved her hand.
After a few more words, the two went to do their own things.
Su Jiaojiao went into the kitchen to cook, still smiling.
When Song Qinghan saw her smiling, he couldn’t help but laugh. He leaned in, hugged her waist, and asked in a low voice, “What are you laughing at?”
Su Jiaojiao said, “You are a celebrity now! Someone always asks about you.”
“There are still people asking about me?” Song Qinghan was also a little surprised.
“Yes.” Su Jiaojiao nodded, and suddenly thought of the reporter Ji Xuexi from the province, wondering if it was him.
The voice of the captain came from outside then. “Is Qinghan at home? Someone is looking for you.”
Because she had a hunch, Su Jiaojiao had secretly imagined in her mind many times what it would be like when Song Qinghan met his biological parents.
He has suffered all the time since he was a child, and although he has developed a calm and steady temperament now, he had always hidden his feelings.
Su Jiaojiao wanted to know if he would cry excitedly at that moment.
But she didn’t expect Song Qinghan to be so calm.
When the handsome and elegant middle-aged man with glasses and red eyes, as well as the excited woman walked in, his expression was polite and flat. His eyes fell on the man’s appearance for a moment, but he quickly recovered.
Su Jiaojiao watched from the side, feeling a pain in her heart inexplicably. She hurriedly pinched his arm and whispered, “Are you unhappy?”
“No.” Song Qinghan smiled.
He just felt a bit disappointed.
When it was so painful and difficult as a child, he wished that he was adopted, and his biological parents would appear in front of him, give him new and warm clothes, and give him food to fill his stomach.
After despairing again and again, he gave up hope and relied on his own efforts, gritting his teeth to live.
He had investigated whether Mother Song was really pregnant, but he just wanted an explanation. If he was adopted, the unfair treatment he received over the years would make sense. As for his biological parents, he didn’t care about them.
But when his life was at its fullest, they came.
Song Qinghan was a little at a loss, but there was no joy.
At this time, facing this middle-aged couple, he could only try his best to be polite. “Please sit down.”
Song Huaijin and Ji Ya nodded again and again, and handed the gifts they brought to them. They looked at Song Qinghan attentively, their eyes wandered around subconsciously, and the eyes were full of sadness and annoyance. But Ji Ya didn’t speak, she bit her lips hard and didn’t let herself cry.
Song Huaijin sighed, “Your name is Song Qinghan.”
“Yes.” Song Qinghan nodded, grabbing Su Jiaojiao who wanted to pour water for them, and poured tea by himself, “Sorry, our home is simple and we can’t offer much hospitality.”
“It’s fine!” Ji Ya shook her head hurriedly.
Song Huaijin struck relief once in his eyes. He suppressed his choking emotions, squeezing a smile, and greeted Su Jiaojiao, before whispering. “My name is Song Huaijin and this is my wife Ji Ya. 22 years ago, on November 3, she gave birth to a child in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Municipal Hospital. However, I left the hospital for half a day due to an accident. As soon as I left, she fainted due to the exhaustion of childbirth. When we came, we discovered that our child was born with a heart deficiency…”
Song Qinghan frowned slightly. His lips pressed tightly and his mood was complicated.
Su Jiaojiao silently stretched out her hand to hold his big hand. As soon as she touched it, Song Qinghan squeezed her tightly.
It seems like he wasn’t as indifferent as he appeared.
In Song Huaijin’s story, they didn’t know their children were swapped.
But they knew now, and they were even sure about it. He knew the truth on the afternoon of the commendation meeting. The reason why it was delayed for so long was to ensure he was correct.
When Song Huaijin finished speaking, Ji Ya was already in tears. “Sorry, I don’t know that because of a momentary negligence, you have suffered so much!”
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