Chapter 6: Trying to be a good wife
Translated by: NekoCat
Edited by: Galooza
When Ye Ling heard Liu Duo’s call, he immediately ran out.
“Oh. What’s wrong, dear? Third brother?” Ye Ling asked, looking back and forth to Liu Duo and his third brother.”
“Nothing, fourth brother. Help me take back the bucket of water, I can’t get it.” The more she looked at the gentle Ye Ling, the more pleased with him she was.
“Okay. Since you called, I’ll help you.”
“Thank you, fourth brother.”
Looking at the interaction between the two, Ye Mo snorted and went back to the kitchen.
She washed the menstrual pad, hung it on a rope to dry, then sewed it shut with charcoal powder.
Night came unnoticed. Each household’s dinners were served on their tables, waiting for everyone to come home and eat.
Liu Duo sat down at the table and began to eat. Looking at a table full of food, each person had a bowl of porridge, a few pickles, and a mixture of fried and boiled cabbage.
It seems we’ll have to work extra hard to be well off in the future, Liu Duo sat there, lamenting over the gooey porridge that showcased their poor state.
Ye Ling and Ye Mo wasted no time, while Liu Duo would casually grab a leaf of cabbage, frown a little, then gulp it down.
Ye Mo was watching her the whole time.
He wrinkled his brows and slammed his chopsticks on the table: “If you hate it that much, then don’t eat it! It seems you’re only accustomed to extravagant food!”
Ye Ling and Liu Duo were taken aback at Ye Mo’s sudden outburst.
This man seriously has issues, Liu Duo furrowed her eyebrows.
She set down her chopsticks and looked at Ye Mo: “There seems to be something wrong with you, so go to the doctor’s office where you belong. You’re like a rabid dog!”
“I just feel terrible. Whether I want to eat or not, what concern is it of yours?”
“What I ate at my old home is none of your business! If you can’t stand me, then send me back. It’s not like I asked to be here! Fourth brother and I have no time to sit and listen to your crazed rambling!”
Those who leave her at peace shall likewise be left at peace, this has always been her motto.
She’s so beautiful and fierce! thought Ye Ling.
Ye Mo’s face turned grim, he could only let out a sound after all she said: “Y-”
“Don’t bother speaking if all you can do is stutter. It’s disgraceful.” Those who seek to find fault with others usually don’t have good characters.
Ye Mo turned his anger into appetite, downed his porridge in two or three scoops, dropped his bowl and chopsticks, and headed for the kitchen.
Liu Duo rolled her eyes and ignored him.
“Please don’t be angry. Third brother is a good man, he’s just a bit short tempered.” Ye Ling said, trying to put out the fire.
Listening to his gentle whisper, Liu Duo laughed: “Fourth brother is better, he’s handsome and gentle.”
“Let’s not mention him. Eat, or it’ll get cold,” she said, placing a cabbage leaf in Ye Ling’s bowl.
Ye Ling looked at the leaf and thought maybe she wasn’t as fierce as he thought. Now she looked as cool as a cucumber as she ate.
After the meal, she stayed and helped Ye Ling clean up, lest a certain crazy man raise a ruckus.
Liu Duo didn’t want to be bothered by Ye Mo’s sudden outburst. The best way to deal with people who have nothing to do but cause trouble is to stay far away from them.
It wasn’t disregarding him so much as trying to avoid unneeded fights. She’s not a battle freak!