[Chapter 007] Bian JinYuan loathes second uncle
Lu YunFei silently cheered her on. Bian Jie was right, wasn’t this all about money? Any problem that could be solved with money wasn’t a problem. He could simply give Bian JinYuan a hundred thousand or eighty thousand tomorrow and crush this ill-intentioned old guy to death.
Bian JinYuan furrowed his brows and coldly said, “Second uncle, it’s late. You should go.”
“No. Since sister-in-law isn’t keen on getting Xiao Yuan to drop out of school, then how about this,” Jiang Jian said smilingly, “Sister-in-law, I have a friend who heard about you two days ago. Look at how you’re raising two kids on your own, and they’re both boys, such a drain on your expenses. How about…”
He hadn’t finished his sentence, and Lu YunFei hadn’t had time to scold him for being shameless, when Bian JinYuan suddenly stood up and splashed a cup of tea on Jiang Jian’s face.
“What are you doing?” Jiang Jian wiped his faceful of tea leaves and said angrily.
Bian Jie quickly covered Shuang Shuang’s eyes.
Bian JinYuan glared at the man in front of him, his eyes frosty, “Small aunt, go into the room with Shuang Shuang.”
Bian Jie was a gentle character. Ever since the death of her husband, she had become used to letting her nephew, whom she had taken care of since he was a boy, take charge of many things in the household. And so she went into the room with Shuang Shuang.
Jiang Jian stretched his hand to stop her, but he was grabbed by Bian JinYuan instead.
Bian JinYuan dragged him towards the door. Jiang Jian angrily shouted, “What are you doing, this is the Jiang family’s business, you don’t have the right to interfere as an outsider. Look at yourself, you aren’t acting like how the younger generation should act!”
Bian JinYuan raised his hands to push him down the table. Jiang Jian slammed into it and cursed, “Laozi’s# waist.”
He should have fucked up your waist! Eyeing someone younger and when that didn’t work out, you eyed their small aunt, do you think you’re a pimp! Lu YunFei was so incensed that he wanted to jump out to help Bian JinYuan beat this old guy up.
“I don’t act like the younger generation should, then do you think you’re acting like the older generation should?!” Bian JinYuan harshly retorted, “It hasn’t even been three months since my uncle passed, and you’re already eager to get my small aunt to remarry. Aren’t you afraid that your ge would turn in his grave if he heard that!”
“I’m doing this for your family’s good, otherwise how would the three of you survive, you currently…”
“How shameless are you!” Bian JinYuan pulled him up to slam him back down on the table. Jiang Jian grimaced in pain, and was about to scold him when he was dragged to the door by Bian JinYuan and pushed outside.
“You may not agree now, but she’ll have to be with someone sooner or later. She’s only one woman…”
Bian JinYuan slammed the door with a “bang”.
Jiang Jian shouted as he banged against the door, “She can’t even support the both of you. Your didi is going to school next year, that’s when your expenses will increase…”
Bian JinYuan opened the door and raised his fist towards him. Jiang Jian was scared into closing his eyes, but he didn’t feel the pain that he was steeling himself against.
“Get lost,” Bian JinYuan said chillingly.
“Fine be that way. Your small aunt’s going to have to remarry sooner or later. I have to say, you’re so inauspicious, you killed your mother, and…”
Hearing this, Bian JinYuan furiously raised his fists again. Jiang Jian stepped back in fright and turned to leave the yard without completing his sentence.
Bian JinYuan then closed the door once more and sat back down on the sofa.
He leaned against the back of the sofa, suddenly awash with fatigue.
Lu YunFei looked at the nearby Bian JinYuan, his heart heavy. He silently sighed, thinking that this was such a fucking mess. Bian JinYuan excelled in school; his studies were good, he’s good-looking, the teachers and students like him, but why was his family like this, they’re not only poor, but even had such worrisome relatives. These relatives should be sent to jail okay? They’re virtually destroying the harmony of society.
As he thought this, he saw Bian Jie lift up the curtain to come out from the room. Bian JinYuan saw her emerge, and quickly brightened his spirits to ask, “Was Shuang Shuang frightened?”
“He was scared at first, but he’s been comforted,” Bian Jie sat beside him and sighed softly, “I’m sorry Xiao Yuan, it’s my fault that I’m so useless.”
“It’s not your fault, you’re already pretty great,” Bian JinYuan consoled her. Ever since his mother passed away, Bian Jie took on the role of a mother for him. She and Jiāng Fēng took him in and treated him like he was their son. Even after having Shuang Shuang, they had continued treating him like their own.
No one had expected for Jiang Feng to fall sick. The pressure on Bian Jie got even bigger, she not only had to earn money, she also had to care for the seriously ill Jiang Feng, as well as look after their two kids. At their busiest, Bian JinYuan had seen her hide away in the middle of the night as she covered her face to sob.
So he had skipped classes to look for a part-time job and started working.
After that when Bian Jie knew of this, she hugged him to say, “You can’t do this, you can’t not attend school. Xiao Yuan, go to school properly. Your small aunt will think of something for money okay?”
She had said this and cried. She had never been a very capable person – gentle and not assertive enough. But to Bian JinYuan, she had always been a very good mother, and a kind-hearted woman.
“Small aunt, you’re overthinking it. Back then the loan terms were to repay them after two years. So if we wind up taking this to court, we’d be in the right. You don’t have to worry too much. After the winter break, I’ll see what else I can do to earn money to repay them. After we completely pay them back, let’s not have anything to do with them anymore.”
“They’re your uncle’s siblings, how could we cut off relations with them?”
Bian JinYuan sneered, “If uncle knew just what his siblings did after he passed, I think he’d rather not have any relatives.”
He said this, sighed, and calmly stated, “Small aunt, as to what I said to second uncle today, don’t be mistaken. Of course you can remarry, but it has to be because you like them, and because they treat you well. Otherwise, if uncle were watching from the heavens, he’d be sad too. Second uncle is untrustworthy, don’t listen to him. If he ever looks for you again regarding this matter, just say that I disagree and to look for me.”
Bian Jie nodded. She looked at the child whom she had brought up. She didn’t know when it started, but the kid who was only at waist level had already grown so tall. Now that she thought about it, he had also become more impressive than her.
She gently smiled, “I won’t agree with him, don’t worry.”
“You should go back to rest.”
“You sleep early too.”
Bian Jie saw that he replied as such, and stood up to go back into the room.
Lu YunFei observed everything that had happened in front of him and couldn’t help but feel a twinge of sympathy for Bian JinYuan. Tomorrow at school he would have to probe Bian JinYuan to see if this was all real. If it was, then he would immediately use his money to crush Bian JinYuan’s second uncle to death. See if he still dared to think of getting Bian JinYuan to quit school and getting his small aunt to remarry.
It hadn’t even been three months since his eldest brother had passed away, and he’d already told his sister-in-law to remarry. Plus he even said that his nephew was inauspicious. How the fuck was this humanly possible!!! Lu YunFei angrily snorted, letting out a “ding” sound.
Bian JinYuan turned his head in surprise. He saw the red Tmall Genie on the table sound with a “ding”, and it flashed its indicator light.
This story was translated for free by m a n d a r i n d u c k t a l e s. d r e a m h o s t e r s . c o m
# Lǎozi (老子) is an arrogant way to refer to oneself, and while it literally means old person, it’s now used to refer to father. The implication is that whomever they’re talking to should respect them because of their seniority or position. It’s similar in usage to when someone refers to themselves as someone’s daddy (Bàba, 爸爸). I usually try to translate English equivalents but I found no way to convey the arrogance of his tone without keeping to the original term. I think most of you would be familiar with it from reading all sorts of danmei translations I hope!