Chapter 26: Are You Not Afraid... Of Being Unable to Support Me In The Future?
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It was lunchtime soon and everyone packed up and went over to eat.
Gu Qingyao asked for a pot from the grandma who makes meals and poured all the fish soup out. Zhou Bingsheng was stunned to see so much fish soup and asked, "So much? Leave some for yourself, little girl. You're still at the growing stage. Don't treat yourself badly."
Gu Qingyao smiled. "Don't worry, teacher. I will take care of myself. You and the other grandpas and grandmas are old already and worked so hard in the previous farming season. Hurry and nourish up now otherwise the body will not be able to take it after a long time.
"I caught these at the stream on the mountain and was lucky to catch so many. Our family has already eaten. These are for you all."
Zhou Bingsheng smiled and took a bite and squinted his eyes immediately. "Ah! This is really tasty! This is called living!"
The seniors around them smiled as well. "It's already good to be able to eat at this age but you still want to enjoy life?"
Zhou Bingsheng said helplessly, "Who dares to enjoy life! I just occasionally recall the past and am rather regretful. Now that we are in this Qing River Brigade, our lives are already not bad."
Everyone was silent upon hearing that.
Although they were demoted, they were fortunate to be delegated to the Qing River Brigade. While days were tough as well, they were still considered passable.
Many people in the same line of work could not take the humiliation, and died.
Gu Qingyao noticed the repressive atmosphere and hurriedly said, "Teacher, the tough times will eventually pass. You all must take care of your health and personally witness the arrival of that day."
Zhou Bingsheng was stumped for words and smiled. "That's right. I must live well. There's only hope for those who are living."
Gu Qingyao did not stay for long and left after chatting awhile.
On her way back, she happened to see Mo Beihan returning with firewood and a sack in his hand.
He flashed a smile immediately at the sight of Gu Qingyao. "Yao Yao!"
This familiar voice.
Every time she saw him in the previous lifetime, he would call her this gently and joyfully.
The tall Mo Beihan walked to Gu Qingyao's side. Looking at the pure smile on her face, he felt reinvigorated that life was full of hope.
He took out a wild chicken from the sack and passed it to her. "Here. Bring it back to nourish yourself. Don't be unwilling to eat it. I will go to the mountain everyday in this period that I'm home and will get more meat for you."
Gu Qingyao looked down at that wild chicken and shook her head. "We have not finished the meat at home! Bring this back! Your family needs it too…"
"I've already said that I can settle my family's needs. This one is for you. Take it!"
Gu Qingyao did not move. She had everything in her interspace and she could not possibly keep taking his things, right?
Moreover, the Mo family's situation was not much better either. She had her interspace but Mo Beihan did not.
His family had it tough as he was the only one supporting all of them.
However, this man was truly capable. Even though they were in such chaotic times, he still took care of his family well at such a young age.
Mo Beihan smiled. "I still have two rabbits with me! I brought back wild chicken yesterday and am bringing back rabbits today to change things up. I still can give my grandmother a rabbit. Listen to me and bring this wild chicken back."
The rabbits that he caught today were not big and did not have much flesh so he shall not give them to Gu Qingyao. This wild chicken was much more plump.
Gu Qingyao looked into his eyes which were filled with warmth, care and adoration.
She suddenly chuckled and received it. Looking up, she blinked and asked rather mischievously. "I haven't finished eating those that you gave me the other time and now you're giving me more. There are fish and meat everyday. Are you not afraid that you'll turn me into a picky eater… whom you will not be able to support in the future?"