Little One Tears the Villain's Script - Chapter 367
“Mom, I won’t dare anymore. Don’t send me away, I will be obedient in the future! If you tell me to go east, I will never dare to go west.”
Jiang Yue was so frightened that she began holding Jiang Xiumei’s hand coquettishly, crying and begging.
Listening to Teacher Tang’s and her daughter’s words, Jiang Xiumei roughly understood what was going on. She was silent for a long time without saying a word.
There was no other way, so in order to prove her determination, Jiang Yue obediently presented the booklet that she had made herself, as well as the various finger-tip length pencil tips she picked up from the ground.
“Everything is here. I will never go there again.”
These were all Jiang Yue’s treasures that she kept secretly hidden. She even had to find a way to get a spare thread from Jiang Xiumei’s room to stitch the book together, not to mention how hard it was to sew it in the first place.
Jiang Xiumei caressed the handwriting on the haphazardly stitched booklet, and her eyes were wet for a while. She didn’t know what to say, and just choked up and didn’t dare to turn her head to face her daughter. She only told Teacher Tang, “I’m sorry, this child is not sensible and caused you trouble.”
She thought the same as Jiang Yue, that Teacher Tang was here to settle accounts.
Stealing knowledge has always been a big sin.
Even apprentices in olden times had to pay a huge price to learn a craftsmanship from their masters. At the very least, they would have to work their bones off for years, and make an offering to their master upon exiting the apprenticeship.
Those were the rules.
Jiang Yue studying in secret was going against the rules.
Jiang Xiumei didn’t understand sophisticated theories, but she still knew these rules on how things worked in the world.
The more she thought about it, the sadder she became. She felt guilty towards her daughter, and fell silent for a while.
The handwriting on that booklet was very beautiful. Although Jiang Xiumei couldn’t read what the characters said, she could still tell that Jiang Yue’s handwriting was very good.
Teacher Tang also went silent for a while. He had already asked around about the Jiang family’s situation before coming here. He knew that the head of the family had passed away, and the family was struggling to survive. It was already difficult to put food on the table, let alone go to school and pay tuition.
He originally thought that Jiang Yue was a good seedling, and wanted to persuade her to go to school. But in this situation, he really didn’t know how to do that.
One can only think about other things when they have a full stomach.
If he opened his mouth now, it would be like saying ‘let them eat cake’1.
Teacher Tang sighed, and didn’t mention how Jiang Yue was kicked out by the principal. He just said, “My wife has just given birth, and her daily life and meals are a bit inconvenient right now. The two of us are in the school, and need someone to help with chores. My salary is not high, it’s barely enough to feed ourselves. I think Jiang Yue is very clever and deft. Why don’t you let her come and help to bring tea and water. Then in my spare time, I can teach her how to read a bit more.”
“Ah…this…” Jiang Xiumei was startled.
Teacher Tang continued, “A few years ago, my good-for-nothing nephew didn’t want to go to school, so his family threw him to me to guide. He lived with me in the school for a while, and after some time we straightened him out. Jiang Yue cannot secretly listen outside the window, but it should be alright if she follows me around.”
Jiang Xiumei finally understood; this teacher Tang was a good person!
Outsider children were not allowed inside, but the children of a teacher’s relatives were!
He was looking for an excuse to let Jiang Yue go to school again!
As for serving tea and pouring water – let alone just pouring tea and water, if there was the opportunity, Jiang Xiumei would even go help him on the field!
Jiang Xiumei was so grateful that she didn’t know what to say for a while.
She took Jiang Yue’s hand and told her to kneel and kowtow to Teacher Tang, but it was stopped by Teacher Tang.
Teacher Tang said, “But this is not a long-term solution. If you want her to go to school, take exams, and go to college properly, you have to let her go into the classroom, sign up, and pay tuition.”
Jiang Xiumei nodded again and again and acknowledged.
The matter with Jiang Yue just took a twist and she went back to school.
This time, she came under the title of Mr. Tang’s “relative’s child”, saying that she wanted to help take care of Mr. Tang’s newborn son.
… Screw that! Who would actually believe it!?
Anyways, the principal didn’t believe it. However, he didn’t say anything. He kept one eye closed, and the matter was settled just like that.
When Jiang Yue came home a few days later, she found that there was a fragrant smell of meat in the kitchen.
Her eyes lit up immediately, and she ran to the kitchen to find that her mother was making pork oil.
So fragrant, she hadn’t eaten meat for a long time!
Jiang Yue swallowed her saliva and looked at Jiang Xiumei eagerly.
Jiang Xiumei sprinkled a handful of salt in the pot, and then watched the oil gradually seep out from the pork fat, causing crackling sounds.
Her child looked so eager and Jiang Xiumei couldn’t bear seeing it, so she took a piece of the dregs and gave it to her.
Jiang Yue didn’t care about being scalded and ate it right away.
And that’s it folks, The Little One Tears The Villain’s Script officially ends with chapter 148. It’s been a ride – thanks for accompanying me throughout this whole project, and maybe we’ll see each other again on another book. But for now, adios, amigos!