On this day, the sound of light rain and the patter of it stirred up in this ancient town. The faint fog between the mountains and forests shrouded in the green tiles and flying leaves, blurring the simplicity of the ancient town.
Because of this wet rainy day, the moisture on the wall is strong, and a thin spring breeze blows in from the window, rustling the calendar on the wall. The calendar is new, torn up, and stays on that day, which is a bright red number, April 2010.
In such a fine and gentle spring rain, a teenager, wearing a hat and a white T-shirt, was drawing water by the well barefooted.
He has a handsome face, white skin, black hair, and black eyes. Not to mention the fact that he is about 175 tall. He is neither petite nor chubby. He is full of elegance and delicacy nourished by Jiangnan water villages.
His wrist was thin, but he could easily lift a bucket full of water and open his long, white fingers as if he could see the thick cocoon in the palm of his hand.
This is a pair of hands that are used to doing farm work.
This is the 18-year-old Xie Zhongxing.
He picked up the pole skillfully, and the two buckets of water looked so heavy that they crumbled on his shoulders. It even splashed his muddy ankles and washed out some white skin.
But even so, he finally picked up the water safely and injected it into the big tank at home.
After going back and forth several times, the man’s tall water tank was filled up.
At this time, Xie Zhongxing was hungry.
There was no meal left for him at home at this time. He went back to his room, took out a small sugar box, opened it, and found that the change was gone.
This is not the first time. Xie Zhongxing’s expression has not changed. He closed the box and put it back.
He picked up the pole and went out the door.
He ate two bowls of dry rice at Grandma Chen’s house next door at the price of picking up a tank of water for Grandma Chen.
After doing this, Xie Guoxu and Liu Xiu also came back.
Xie Zhongxing’s younger brother Xie Zian muttered as soon as he entered the door, “Mom, the amusement park is really fun. Will you take me there next time?”
Liu Xiu said: “Xie Zhongxing, you went to the market where instant noodles are sold for 50 yuan a barrel. You, the black sheep of the family, have wasted so much money again!”
Xie Zian’s mouth shrunken into a pout, “That taste is different from the ordinary. It must have used good materials, otherwise, why would it be sold at such an expensive price?”
Liu Xiu said: “What can be different? It’s all just the same.”
Xie Zian stopped talking. when he saw Xie Zhongxing, he shouted, “Xie Zhongxing, have you done my homework?”
Xie Zhongxing was used to calling him by his first name. Xie Guoxu and Liu Xiu connived at it, and he didn’t correct it. “I didn’t write it,” he said faintly.
Xie Zian jumped up angrily with anxiety running through his veins. “It’s already afternoon. Why haven’t you still written it for me? If I can’t hand it in tomorrow, I’ll tell my father not to give you living expenses! We will let you drink the northwest wind! “
Xie Zhongxing looked at him, Xie Guoxu did not give him living expenses.
Xie Guoxu was not embarrassed and said with a straight face, “What have you been doing this day? Go and do the homework for Xie Zian “
Xie Zhongxing said, “Do I have to take the college entrance examination for him in the future too?”
Xie Guoxu twisted his eyebrow and said, “What are you talking about? Your brother is much smarter than you. He is a man of great promise. How can you compare yourself with him? You have to be self-aware. “
Xie Zian added: “I just don’t have time to do my homework, but I can easily write answers in my exams and be within the top ten of the whole school, unlike someone else. Although I am in Nanyang, it is useless to rank more than 800 in the school. Anyway, I think it’s not necessary to study for the college entrance examination. I’ll do just fine.”
After listening to this, Liu Xiu agreed: “There is no need to study in this way. If you still study at home, you should just go out to work and share it with your family. Your father is so tired from work and has to support the three of us. How tiring it is.”Isn’t that boy of the Chen family two years younger than you? He works in Guangdong and comes back with three or four thousand yuan every month. “
Xie Zhongxing did not speak.
Liu Xiu, disgusted by his lack of reply, curled his lips and said, “Hurry up and finish your brother’s homework. We have to go out in the evening. You can take care of dinner by yourself.”
With that, she went back to her room with Xie Guoxu.
Xie Zian proudly thanked Xie Zhongxing with a smile. “This is my house. If you don’t listen, I have a hundred ways to make you look bad. You’d better be good, or I’ll tell my parents that you’ll drop out of school.”
Xie Zian finished and went into the room.
Xie Zhongxing was the only one left in the living room. He looked around. The narrow home with two bedrooms and one living room had no place for him.
His room is just a small room transformed from a balcony.
Is this home? Xie Zhongxing thought to himself. No, this is not.
At the same time, Qin Zhongyi stepped barefoot on the Persian carpet worth ten thousand dollars a meter at home and looked at his father Qin Qian with a strange expression on his obviously immature face.
Qin Qian looked at this son with an unpleasant look in his eyes. There are guests, and they might see the foolish act his son is displaying for free, but he will also be embarrassed still if he kicked him out. So he patiently said instead: “There’s no rules, but why not wear your shoes?”
He turned to the guest and said, “This child is used to being loose at home. I can’t control him. I am sorry of he happened to be an inconvenience to some of you.”
The guest smiled and said, “Mr. Qin and your son have a really good relationship.”
Qin Qian said: “Sometimes, this kid gets naughty that it causes me headache.”
Qin Zhongyue stared at Qin Qian’s thick hair and could not help but reach out and pull it.
Qin Qian said angrily, “What are you doing?”
Qin Zhongyue said, “Dad, you haven’t lost your hair yet?”
Qin Qian: “……”
Qin Qian said angrily, “Go and do your homework! Get out of my face! “
Qin Zhong ran faster and faster, and Qin coughed a few times forward and said, “This child is really naughty. He is always talking nonsense.”
The guest could not help looking at Qin Qian’s forehead a few more times before smiling awkwardly and politely.
Qin Zhongyue ran back to his room, looking at the furnishings in the room in confusion. He was very sure that he was indeed reborn, reborn ten years ago!
Qin Zhongyue broke into a million pieces after he gotten himself drunk. He could not believe he complained about Xie Zhongxing to Li jun. How embarrassing was that. He suddenly remembered everything he had said.
He was so ashamed that he unexpectedly told the story of his marriage life and how he is the underdog through wine.
No matter how difficult his marriage with Xie Zhongxing was, it’s a family matter. He shouldn’t have talked about it to others and that’s supposed to be the bottom line.
Qin Zhongyue felt some remorse about this, but fortunately he was reborn, and he didn’t have to look at Li Jun’s meaningful and teasing eyes.
Nevertheless, Qin Zhongyue happily jumped on his bed. He spent ten years of his life in vain, and now he had his freedom back. With this, he clenched his fist with full of ambition. “In this life, I will not marry Xie Zhongxing!”
He wanted to be free, and fortunate for him that’s what he get.