Retired Villainess Transmigrates into a Cannon Fodder - Chapter 510
The Lucky Star Control Corporation in the 70s (8)
Yang Yuelan brooded over but was still reluctant. She grasped Yin Xu’s hand and said, “Son, I have to go to the Chu’s residence to talk to them. Chu Lan has promised to marry you at the end of the year, but now they want to hoodwink us. T-This is also something that their family owes us.” She patted Yin Xu’s hand to keep him from talking and continued, “Listen to me. At least, Chu Lan is a young girl. She’s beautiful, has studied, and had no brother at home to help. She is the best match. If you miss her, who else can you consider? Maybe you can only find a poor widow. Why should you suffer from this ah? The Chus must give me an explanation.”
Yang Yuelan was gentle and kind, and has never said such a thing. Yin Xu could see that she was uneasy even when she said it. She was not so righteously confident, but she indeed has the heart of a mother. All her thoughts were for his good. He thought about the affair between Chu Lan and Song Yang, and he estimated that the Chu family would deny the marriage. Anyway, it was just a verbal agreement, and it couldn’t be counted, so it was useless to talk to them. So, he patiently persuaded her, “No matter what kind of person we find, she must be willing to marry me for us to live harmoniously. Otherwise, even if the Chus give an account, and I successfully marry Chu Lan, her own unwillingness will cause restlessness in our home. Don’t you think so, Mom?”
Yang Yuelan was stunned for a while, and her brows furrowed tightly. “What should I do? No, I still have to go ask first.”
Yang Yuelan got up and left. She suddenly remembered that she was still cooking in the kitchen, so she quickly ran into the kitchen to prepare the rice and serve it to Yin Xu. She herself couldn’t wait for a moment, and went straight to the Chu residence.
The Chu family was in a dour mood at the moment. Chu Xiang pretended to be dizzy in the room, ate the food in the space leisurely, and let the Qiankun Mirror wander around as her eyes and ears, just to watch the fun. The Qiankun Mirror turned to the gate, just in time for her to see the pale Yang Yuelan.
Grandma Chu welcomed Yang Yuelan into the yard. With an embarrassed smile on her face, she quickly asked Chu Lan’s mother to pour water and asked Yang Yuelan to sit.
Yang Yuelan first politely asked about Grandpa Chu’s condition. After learning that he was perfectly fine, she sighed and related the extent of Yin Xu’s injury and how tortured he was in recent days.
Chu Lan’s mother hid in the kitchen after she brought the water, without showing her face, leaving Grandma Chu and Li Yuezhen to entertain their guest. She made it clear that she did not want to interact with Yang Yuelan. This was not the right attitude towards in-laws. Yang Yuelan’s heart instantly cooled.
Grandma Chu chatted with her, dragging all sorts of irrelevant matters, but she never mentioned the marriage between the two families. Yang Yuelan’s expression became more and more worried and ugly. Chu Xiang took a bag of melon seeds and watched the excitement while cracking seeds, mainly to see how shameless the Chu family was.
Not long after, Chu Lan came back from outside cheerfully.
Yang Yuelan’s expression obviously improved, and she took the initiative to smile. “Chu Lan, you’re back.” Then she saw the rabbit in her hand and was surprised, “Why is there a rabbit in here? Did you catch it?”
Chu Lan had nothing to be embarrassed about facing her. She smiled generously and replied, “Yeah, I’m lucky. On my way back after digging wild vegetables, this rabbit slammed into my shoes and was stunned. I just caught it, and it’s still alive.”
Chu Lan didn’t mean to give it to her either. She strode into the yard and shouted, “Mom, lock up this rabbit. We can keep it if it’s not cooked into a dish.”
Yang Yuelan was well aware that it was Chu Lan who fell in love with Yin Xu, so she thought that no matter what the attitude of the Chu family was, Chu Lan should at least feel sorry for Yin Xu, right? As a result, Chu Lan didn’t ask about Yin Xu’s injury for a long time. She didn’t even offer the rabbit to make up for Yin Xu’s injury. On the contrary, she was grinning from ear to ear.
Yang Yuelan thought back on Yin Xu’s words for a moment. If such a person who was reluctant to marry him enters the family, can she treat Yin Xu properly? If she really caused a ruckus at home, how would they live their lives?
But marriage was a big deal, and Chu Lan’s conditions were the best for Yin Xu now. Yang Yuelan took a deep breath and still brought the matter up, “Aunt Chu, you know I’m not well. I can’t do much work, and it’s hard for me to take care of someone. Yin Xu is now injured, and it would take months for him to recuperate from his injuries. No one can take care of him. Previously you discussed with me about letting Chu Lan marry him at the end of the year. I think we should proceed with the wedding early, so that the two can get together early, and can take care of each other. What do you think?”
Chu Lan went into the kitchen and said to her mother, “Grandma is so proud that she may agree to it. Mom, go out there! I can’t get married no matter what because I want to marry someone from the provincial capital.”
Chu Lan’s mother and she were of one mind, so she nodded immediately, stuffed the rabbit into the rabbit cage, and walked out with a smile.
“What are you talking about? Let me listen, too. I was just tidying up things and didn’t have the chance to have a good chat with you. Is it fine for you to keep chatting here? Can Yin Xu be at home by himself?”
Yang Yuelan nodded politely and replied with a smile, “It’s fine for a while. I came to discuss business, which can’t be delayed. Just so you know, I’m talking to Auntt about Yin Xu and Chu Lan’s marriage…”
“Huh? What marriage? Why don’t I know?” Chu Lan’s mother widened her eyes in surprise and looked at Grandma Chu seriously. “Mom… What did you tell Yang Yuelan to cause such a big misunderstanding? Our Chu Lan is going to go to college. She gets up early and goes to bed late every day to review, so who is getting married?”
Yang Yuelan put away her smile and looked at them coldly. Grandma Chu valued image most, but now she made a face and was too embarrassed to string a sentence. “T-This is…Well, I…”
Yang Yuelan asked coldly, “Did you guys make up your mind to renege on your debt? Why is my son’s leg broken? Aren’t you afraid of being plagued by nightmares? Who brought up the marriage first? But now you’re telling me that this is a misunderstanding? If that’s the case, we’d better ask the captain to judge. Don’t make it look like I’m bending over backwards for your family.”
“Don’t, don’t, Yuelan, why are you so anxious?” Grandma Chu grabbed Yang Yuelan and blurted out, “You really misunderstood. I was referring to Chu Xiang previously.”
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