This is a fan translation. Correct me if you think some should be corrected.
Chapter 57 (2/2)
Jiang Miao Miao is sad and happy when another member is added to the farm.
The pain is because there is too much work, but the happiness is that if she can stop working, this kind of life will be the fairy life in her dreams.
After Lu Qiming took a shower, he came in wearing an old man’s shirt and saw her sitting on the bed in a daze. A tiger rushed down the mountain and kissed her on the face.
“What are you thinking about?”
Jiang Miao Miao asked: “Are we really going to be like this for the rest of our lives?”
“Are you tired of it? If you are, we will leave tomorrow. We will sell the farm and get the money. I will accompany you in whatever life you want.”
Lu Qiming said almost without hesitation.
She shook her head.
“I’m not tired of it, but I’m too busy. I haven’t rested for many days.”
He thought for a while and suggested:
“How about this, after all the bayberries are sold, we take the money and hire a few workers to help with the work?”
“Can we hire someone?”
“Jobs are in hot demand now, but you’re actually worried about this. Just wait, I’ll bring you someone next month.”
Jiang Miao Miao imagined the days to come and sighed in anticipation.
“So, we don’t have to do anything anymore?”
They fish, walk the dog, and feed the chickens every day.
After the network and power are restored, they can watch TV and play games. It’s mundane, but she can still drive to the City to buy groceries and have a big meal.
What a wonderful life.
Lu Qiming lay on his side on the bed, supporting his head with one hand.
“Probably, unless our farm is running too poorly and cannot pay wages, then people will definitely have to run away.”
Jiang Miao Miao glanced at him with a smile.
“You won’t let us lose money, right?”
He pretended not to hear, scratched his hair, and yawned.
“I’m so sleepy. It’s strange. Why am I so sleepy today? Go to sleep…”
Jiang Miao Miao curled her lips, looked out the window, and thought of something.
“My aunt will come to visit in two days.”
Lu Qiming perked up, “Really?”
“Well, I should still have the aunt’s scarf, but I hope it won’t happen when I’m picking bayberries. I won’t be able to do anything by then.”
He pushed her hair away, put his arm around her waist, and kissed her from her shoulders.
“It’s okay, I’ll take care of it.”
“What do you think? There are hundreds of trees, aren’t you afraid of dying from exhaustion?”
“Is this so exhausting? You look down on me.”
He walked around to her and kissed her face like a dog begging to be petted.
“I want to.”
“…Who just said that he was sleepy?”
“I was quite sleepy at first, but if you insist on talking to me about this, then I won’t be sleepy anymore.”
Lu Qiming rubbed her neck, her hair and stubble pricking her terribly.
Jiang Miao Miao was indeed very tired and planned to refuse.
But accidentally, her fingers traced his abdominal muscles, which had become tighter these days, and she couldn’t help but hug him.
The next morning, Lu Qiming lay in bed and complained angrily.
“We need separate beds!”
He was tired during the day and even more tired at night. She was obviously trying to squeeze him dry.
After Jiang Miao Miao brushed her teeth, she came back and kicked him on the butt.
“Go make breakfast.”
Lu Qiming put on his big pants and went to cook dejectedly.
The bayberries are about to mature, so they are very careful. The first thing they do when they get up every day is to check the weather for fear that the bayberries will be wiped out by rain.
But under such circumstances, Jiang Miao Miao suddenly developed a low-grade fever, felt dizzy and weak, and didn’t even want to eat.
The aunt who was supposed to come didn’t come either.
It was too hot during the day, and both thought it was due to heatstroke, so Lu Qiming took on all the farm work while she rested at home.
It wasn’t until Gu Changzhou came to see them a few days later that he learned about the incident and immediately took Jiang Miao Miao to the hospital in the City for examination.
The test results came out on the same day; she was already two weeks pregnant.
Jiang Miao Miao was stunned when she heard the news.
On the way back, Gu Changzhou bought her many fruits and nutritional supplements and comforted her while driving.
“Don’t be afraid. As long as I’m here, he won’t dare to force you to do anything. If you want to have a baby, have a baby, and if you don’t want to have a baby, abort it. I fully support your decision. If he turns his back on you, come to me. If you want to work, I’ll help you make arrangements. If you don’t want to work, I’ll support you. Before I retire, I will make enough money for both of us.”
Jiang Miao Miao was stunned, “No… I’m not going to abort it…”
“You want to give birth?”
Gu Changzhou looked at her face, still full of youthfulness, and couldn’t imagine her becoming a mother.
She nodded vigorously.
“Well, of course I want to give birth.”
She had imagined their children as early as they first started dating.
In the blink of an eye, many years have passed, and they have gone through ups and downs. It is not easy to accompany each other until now. They have changed from strangers to a legal couple and can support themselves. Why not have a baby?
She was so eager to welcome the arrival of her baby.
Gu Changzhou caught a glimpse of her excited look in the rearview mirror and quickly stepped on the brakes.
“Wait, don’t be impulsive!”
“I’m not impulsive.”
“Having a baby is not about falling in love. You have to think carefully about it. When you have a baby in the future, it won’t be as easy to break up with him as it is now. Even if you break up, your energy will be greatly damaged.”
Jiang Miao Miao didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “It’s not about falling in love. I’ve been married to him for several years.”
……It really is.
Gu Changzhou didn’t know what to say. He always felt uneasy, probably because of his own experience, which made him a little afraid of having children.
After thinking for a while, he suggested.
“How about this, let’s test him. If he passes and is credible, we will tell him the news.”
“How to test?”
When Gu Changzhou told him his plan, Jiang Miao Miao frowned.
“No, no, this is too bad, how could I lie to him.”
“That’s it. Just listen to me.”
Gu Changzhou made a strong decision and stepped on the accelerator.
It was already evening when they returned. Lu Qiming was not in the mood to work. He walked back and forth at the farm gate to wait for them. When he saw the car’s shadow, he immediately greeted them.
“How’s it going? Are there any results?”
When Jiang Miao Miao wanted to speak, she was pinched by Gu Changzhou, whose expression was heavy and solemn.
Seeing his appearance, Lu Qiming’s heart rose to his throat.
“What disease is it?”
“Advanced gastric cancer.”
Jiang Miaomiao: “…”
Lu Qiming frowned and asked keenly:
“Can the results of a late-stage cancer test come out so quickly? I don’t believe it. Please show me the test report.”
He was wary, and so was Gu Changzhou, who refused to step into the full set and immediately thought of an excuse.
“The report is with the doctor and will be reviewed in a few days, but the error rate is less than ten percent.”
He paused, observed the other person’s expression, and continued:
“The doctor said that she has at most three months to live, and she needs to continue to receive treatment during this period to maintain a normal life. The social security system has not yet been restored, so treatment needs to be paid for at your own expense, which is a big expense. If you can’t afford it, I will pick her up. The hotel’s income is pretty good, so I should be able to get the money.”
Lu Qiming remained silent. Gu Changzhou thought he had won and cast a look at Jiang Miao Miao.
Jiang Miao Miao looked at him motionless. Lu Qiming suddenly raised his head and drove Gu Changzhou out.
“Get down here!”
“What are you doing? Just tell me not to do anything. I’m not afraid of you!”
Lu Qiming took his driving seat, started the car, and said:
“Let’s find Chen Hong. He really wanted me to cooperate with him in other research. He would definitely be willing to pay the money.”
Jiang Miao Miao couldn’t pretend anymore and said quickly:
“He lied to you!”
He stopped and looked back.
“I don’t have cancer, I’m very healthy.”
“Then your reaction these days is…”
She pursed her lips and smiled, her cheeks red.
“I am pregnant.”
Lu Qiming frowned even more tightly.
“It’s true. If you don’t believe it, just take a look.”
She took out the report sheet and explained it to him.
Lu Qiming read it several times and finally confirmed that he would be a father.
“Are you happy?” Jiang Miao Miao’s eyes widened with laughter.
He grabbed the report sheet, hugged her, and kissed her hard on the face.
Gu Changzhou was a little embarrassed about being forgotten outside.
Lu Qiming let go of Jiang Miao Miao, opened the door, got out of the car, and hit him with a punch.
“You bastard, you are trying to sow our feelings!”
Gu Changzhou was stunned for two seconds, then he reacted and raised his foot to knock him down.
“How dare you say that? You don’t even know that your wife is pregnant. Is there a man in the world more unreliable than you?”
“I was planning to take her to the hospital. Who wants you to mind your own business?”
“She is my daughter!”
The two almost started fighting, and Jiang Miao Miao tried her best to break up the fight. They were afraid of accidentally hurting her, so they separated immediately.
Gu Changzhou asked a boring question and prepared to go home.
Lu Qiming suddenly said wait a minute, walked into the shack, and threw a chicken at him when he came out.
“Take it, thank you for your hard work.”
Gu Changzhou: “…I gave this chicken to you.”
“Just take it if it’s given to you. There’s so much nonsense.”
Jiang Miao Miao was afraid they would quarrel again, so she quickly stuffed the chicken into the trunk and told Gu Changzhou to leave quickly and come back to play another day when he was free.
The car drove into the night.
Lu Qiming looked at the overlapping mountains, his expression not very good.
She asked cautiously: “Are you angry? It was just a joke.”
He said, “You can joke with me and do whatever you want. I am stupid for being deceived. But you teamed up with others to deceive me, I really can’t accept it.”
The other party clearly didn’t say a single curse word, and his voice had no anger.
But Jiang Miao Miao felt her ears burning and regretted it very much.
He looked at her coldly, not wanting to accept her apology.
Jiang Miao Miao touched her stomach, “I’m so hungry. I got hungry on the way. I want to eat grilled fish cooked by the most powerful, handsome, and caring man in the world.”
Lu Qiming simply couldn’t do anything to her, so he was defeated and went to catch fish for her in the dark.
In the following days, Jiang Miao Miao’s life was comparable to that of the Supreme Emperor.
Sleep until she wakes up naturally in the morning, and she will have something to eat when she wakes up. She doesn’t have to do anything all day long. When she is thirsty or hungry, she just needs to shout, and what she wants will be delivered to her quickly.
She knew how much work there was to do on the farm and was embarrassed to be idle.
But Lu Qiming didn’t agree with her work at all. He only asked her to eat, drink, and have fun.
Soon, the bayberries matured, and they urgently needed help.
Lu Qiming only had a few hundred yuan left from the last time he sold fish and vegetables, which was enough to buy two sets of clothes. She didn’t know what persuasion he used, so he drove outside and took a circle, pulling back three or four workers.
Everyone worked together for more than half a month to pick all the bayberries in the orchard and send them to the wholesale market in the City to sell.
After excluding workers’ wages and car rental money, Lu Qiming had more than 20,000 yuan left in his hand. When he returned, he opened a bank account, deposited the money, and handed the card to Jiang Miao Miao.
Jiang Miao Miao was flattered.
“I don’t care about money. I don’t even know where to put it if you give it to me.”
It’s like holding a hot potato. What a hassle.
Lu Qiming was insistent: “You have to manage our family’s money. If you can’t manage it well, learn how to manage it. You will learn how to manage it one day. If you lose it, we can make more money. At worst, we will have to eat porridge for a few months. What are you afraid of?”
She couldn’t defeat him, so she had no choice but to continue.
It didn’t feel safe anywhere, so she wrapped it up layer by layer in clothes and stuffed it at the bottom of the closet.