The Green Tea's Crushing Victories in the '70s - Chapter 2.2
It took half an hour to get to the station, and another hour to wait for the bus to Yanqing County.
The buses in the capital were red and white, with a thick layer of dust that stained the outer shell. The equipment inside was extremely dilapidated, and the smell was very choking.
After getting on the bus, Tong Xuelu gave the arrogant conductor the thirty cents fare and found a seat in the last row.
After he started driving, the bus driver hummed began humming a folk song. Driving the broken bus drove out as boldly as one would a Maybach, dust and bumps followed them all the way to Yanqing County.
Tong Xuelu almost kneeled over to vomit after getting off the bus. After sitting on a stone by the side for a while, she was able to suppress her nausea.
The Tong family here was a dual-income family, and both Father and Mother Tong were workers at the Red Star Textile Factory before they died.
She asked for directions all the way to the family courtyard.
But the situation in the courtyard was worse than she thought.
There were almost twenty families living in the not-so-large courtyard, each of which had at least three generations of people living together, and some of them had four generations living under the same roof.
In other words, there were a hundred people living in such a courtyard.
There were too many people and too little space. Everything is placed in public areas, making it look incredibly crowded, dirty, and messy.
Before she crossed into the novel she lived in a 1,000 square foot villa, and the restrooms were larger than the insides of any other random room.
Tong Xuelu started getting a headache before she’d even moved in.
“Comrade, who are you looking for?”
Suddenly there was a loud voice coming from behind her.
Only then did Tong Xuelu come back to her senses, turning around to see an aunt in a blue shirt standing behind her with a three-year-old boy under her armpit.
The little boy was so dirty that you couldn’t see what he looked like as if he was rolling in the mud, with two boogers hanging under his nose.
Seeing Tong Xuelu looking at him, he gave her a bright smile: “Big sister is very pretty!”
Taking in Tong Xuelu’s appearance, the aunt sighed in her heart. She hadn’t seen such a pretty girl in her life. Looking at her white and tender skin, it’s three points more tender than water tofu. 
But the military uniform, the military bag with the words “Serve the People” on it, and the travel bag with the panda pattern all showed that her identity and status were not ordinary.
She had lived in this compound for so many years and had never seen anyone with such relatives.
“Hello auntie, I’m looking for Tong Dajun’s house.” Tong Dajun was the name of the original owner’s father.
Hearing the words “Tong Dajun”, the aunt immediately looked at her from head to toe, sizing her up again: “Who are you to Tong Dajun?”
Tong Xue’s eyes drooped, with a sad expression appearing on her face: “I am his daughter.”
“Oh my God, are you the daughter of Tong Dajun who was wrongly identified??”
The aunt’s loud voice naturally had the effects of a trumpet. When she shouted, several people ran out of the courtyard.
“Old Cai’s, what are you shouting for?”
“Come and see, this is the daughter of Tong Dajun who was mistakenly identified!”
Several women rushed over from the house quickly, surrounding Tong Xuelu and staring at her like an animal in a zoo.
“Oh, it’s really Tong Dajun’s daughter. I’ve seen her photos before.”
“Now that you mentioned it, she really does resemble the Tong couple, especially the nose.”
“Little girl, did you come back to worship your parents or to see your younger siblings? Did your parents over there agree with you coming back?”
Tong Xuelu felt that there were ten thousand flies buzzing around her ears, but her face showed no signs of impatience.
When the aunts and older sisters finished questioning her, she finally opened her mouth and said, “I came back to recognize my ancestors and return to my family.”
Recognize the ancestors and return to the family?
“Aiyo, little girl, are you joking?”
“I heard that your parents over there are all high-ranking officials, do you really want to come back to recognize your parents over here?”
Tong Xuelu raised her head, with a serious look in her eyes: “I am the daughter of the Tong family, so naturally I want to come back to recognize my ancestors. If I don’t even recognize my own parents what’s the difference between that and being a beast?”
Some people saw her so fashionably dressed and looking so white and clean, and they certainly wouldn’t want to come back to live a hard life. They didn’t expect her to actually say these things.
They suddenly felt that she was a child who never forgot her roots.
However, some people still raised the question: “Your parents have been gone for half a month, why did you only come back now?”
Everyone immediately frowned when they heard this: That’s right, the Tong family has been gone for half a month. If this girl was really filial, she would have come back a long time ago!
Tong Xuelu frowned, and her eyes immediately turned red from holding back tears: “Sister, it’s not that I don’t want to come back. I fainted on the spot when I heard that my parents had an accident. Later, I got a serious illness and couldn’t get out of bed until two days ago. Look at my hand—”
As she was speaking she rolled up her sleeve, reveal the needle hole on her arm. Because the skin was too tender, the hole had a large greenish bruise around it, making it looked a little scary.
The crowd took a look and no longer had any doubts.
This is truly a good! kind! hearted! child! ! !
She’s not like that Tong Zhenzhen. Tong Dajun and his wife had raised her for so many years, but when they said to leave, she really left.
Really had no conscience!
Tong Xuelu rolled her sleeves back down, eyes drooping slightly.
The hole is real, and the bruise is real, but it’s not because of sadness, but because the original owner deliberately made herself sick after she heard the story of her life, so that the adoptive parents would feel sorry for her.
Who doesn’t like people with a conscience?
Everyone’s attitude towards Tong Xuelu became more enthusiastic, embracing her as they made their way inside the courtyard.
From everyone’s jabbering, Tong Xuelu also learned more about the Tong family’s situation.
Tong Dajun and his wife were from Beihe Province. They were brought to Beijing to work as workers because they rescued the son of the director of the textile factory. The couple was brought to Beijing to work.
Among them, Tong Dajun worked as a stevedore in the production workshop, and Tong’s mother was a female textile worker.
There were two workers in the family who were getting paid and supplying food. In the eyes of the villagers, it’s bringing honor to one’s ancestor, but the couple did not have an easy time. In addition to supporting four children, every month will have to send half of the salary back home to Beihe.
Two months ago, the eldest daughter, Tong Zhenzhen, suddenly said that she was not their daughter after being ill and that her biological parents were officials, and then, despite Tong Dajun and his wife’s resistance, ran away without hesitating.
The couple was so worried that they had to search for her and work at the same time. Later, they found her, but they were told that Tong Zhenzhen was indeed not their daughter.
What makes them even more uncomfortable is that the two daughters both were not willing to recognize them, and were not willing to go home with them!
The couple returned to work sadly at the factory, but who would have thought they’d be in a car accident, and neither of them could be saved.
It is not convenient to travel these days, so the people in the factory helped to take care of the funeral.
Tong Xuelu’s eyelashes moved slightly: “So, the people in the family at Beihe still don’t know what happened to my parents?”
The little boy writhed under her armpit, and Aunt Cai slapped his a*s: “Of course I know, Jiaming called back when something happened. I heard that people can’t walk away in the field, in a while they’ll come over.”
“Jiaming is in school now, right?”
Tong Xuelu froze for a moment before realizing that Tong Jiaming was the oldest of the younger brothers of the original owner.
“No, he’s not studying anymore!” another aunt rushed to say.
“Since your parents left, it has not been easy for Jiaming to take care of her younger siblings and work in the factory.”
Children without parents were as cheap as grass, and the childhood of these big bosses was indeed very sad.
But then again, those people in Beihe’s hometown regarded Tong Dajun and his wife as cash cows.
Every time you come to Beijing, it’s like locusts passing through. There’s no grass. This time, Tong Dajun and his wife have an accident. How can they not come up?
Regardless of the pension provided by the government and the unit, with the two jobs left by the two people alone they can’t be indifferent to anything they say.
The people in Beihe didn’t come up because they were not free, but because they might not even know about it!
Thinking of Tong Jiaming’s future as a business genius, Tong Xuelu raised her eyebrows.
Oh, it seems that the future boss is white close to black. 
 迈巴赫, Maybach, a German car brand.
 水豆腐, water tofu, a local specialty in Fujian, the snack has a high water content and is especially white and tender.
 白切黑, white close to black, refers to someone that is a black-bellied boss. Someone who looks innocent and cute but is terrifyingly decisive and ruthless.