Chapter 24: A House Divided
Translated by NekoCat
Edited by Galooza
Listening to Liu Duo’s song, Ye Yang’s quiet heart perked up, putting a faint smile on his face.
If Liu Duo were able to see, she’d clap in joy to see the man could show emotion of any kind.
As the village came into view, he set Liu Duo to his side, leaving a little distance between them.
“We’re almost home.”
Although there was no expression on his face, Liu Duo was touched. How thoughtful!
This way she wouldn’t become the topic of village gossip.
Though that wasn’t a concern for her, her men still needed some work. Given time, she believed they could end up like her.
Finally, seeing the courtyard entrance, the two got off the cart and picked up their belongings.
It’s good to be off my rear end! she happily thought.
Liu Duo pushed the door open with rice in hand: “Fourth brother, we’re back!”
When Ye Liu heard it, he shot down and took the rice with a smile: “Duo’er, you must be tired. Come, sit and have a drink.”
“I’m not tired, just have a sore butt.”
Even after sitting on my lap? Ye Yang wondered.
Hearing she was in pain, Ye Liu worriedly said: “I can imagine bouncing around on a hard board would hurt. Take a cushion with you next time, it should be much better.”
“No need,” Liu Duo refused.
“Why?” Ye Liu was confused, didn’t she say it made her sore?
Liu Duo simply stared at Ye Yang with a big smile.
Ignoring her, Ye Yang said to Ye Liu: “We have eighty pounds of coarse flour and five pounds of fine rice. The rice is for Xiao Duo.”
What!? That was meant for all of us! Liu Duo wanted to yell out.
Ye Ling nodded in favor without a word.
Ye Mo suddenly interjected from the side: “What!? You bought five pounds of fine rice just for her? What a spoiled wench!”
The wives of other families weren’t treated so well, why her?
Ye Liu came back in practically couldn’t believe his ears: “Third brother, you’re actually mad about that?”
“Yes I’m pissed! My eldest brother just bought a hundred copper’s worth of fine rice for this little wench! That’s enough to get us by on flour for ten days!” Ye Mo yelled, glaring at Liu Duo.
“Would you man up and stop making a big deal out of nothing? If Xiao Duo wants rice everyday, she’ll get rice everyday. Whatever she wants, we’ll provide,” Ye Liu slid to her side and snaked an arm around her shoulder, laughing like a spring breeze.
Both Ye Yang and Ye Liu were united on this front. Whatever the wife wants, the wife gets.
Looking at his brothers’ faces, Ye Mo suddenly felt isolated. He had been good to this family, saving what he could. After all, his fourth brother needed medication every month.
Seeing Ye Mo not say anything, Ye Liu rubbed salt on the wound: “Since you feel Xiao Duo doesn’t deserve rice, then go find another wife to share flour with! We, however, are happy with Xiao Duo.”
Liu Duo glanced up at Ye Liu: You’re going that far?
Ye Liu winked back at her as if to say: We have your back. We’ll take care of you!