Boss Level Face-Slapping Specialist [Quick Transmigration] - Chapter 86
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Xu Zifan wanted Yang Wanyun to get in touch with university professors and learn from them, to come out and see the world, and to exercise her resilience with responsibilities.
Of course, the most important thing was to let Yang Wanyun gain insights through her new experiences. The process of learning and wisdoms to be gained cannot be rushed. However, as long as they walk on the right path, they can always move forward side by side. Moving forward means having a certain mindset, not necessarily a specific certification, and this trip to the capital could certainly change Yang Wanyun to some extent.
The three people ate together in the university canteen. Xu Xiaofen and Yang Wanyun chatted with each other, and Xu Zifan could only eat in silence. In the course of a meal, Yang Wanyun had already recounted in graphic detail the great things Xu Zifan had done in the village, amazing Xu Xiaofen. She couldn’t believe that her brother had grown up so well.
Xu Xiaofen suddenly understood why Xu Zifan didn’t try hard to take the college entrance examination. He already had a better path to take and didn’t need to waste his years in university. Xu Xiaofen was very worried about her younger brother who had gone to the countryside to work as a laborer, but after this meeting, she became relieved and happy for them.
After dinner, Xu Xiaofen hesitated before asking Xu Zifan, “Now that you’re back, do you want to go home and see Mom and Dad? Even a new wife has to go visit for people to recognize her, don’t they?”
Yang Wanyun looked at Xu Zifan, and Xu Zifan just shook his head. “I will be leaving the day after tomorrow, and I’m worried that if I’m not here, Mom will make trouble for Wanyun. Forget it this time. Just pretend I haven’t come back, and we’ll talk about it later.” He bowed his head and calmly said to Yang Wanyun, “It’s not that I don’t want to introduce you to my family. You really don’t need to care about them. Just get close to the Elder Sister. If you need anything, you can come to Elder Sister later.”
Xu Xiaofen didn’t speak any further, but she took Yang Wanyun’s hand and spoke with a smile, “Leave it to me. Don’t worry, I’ll make sure she stays fine until she returns.”
Xu Zifan sent Yang Wanyun back to the residence after seeing his sister. With time running out, Yang Wanyun started taking notes for the villagers straight away. Xu Zifan, on the other hand, went to deliver the letter. The recipient, who still had some status in Beijing city, immediately arranged for someone to treat the old man’s young grandson as soon as he saw what was in the letter. Later, when he chatted with Xu Zifan, Xu Zifan seemed to inadvertently reveal his intention to come to Beijing to promote their factory’s products.
The things brought by Xu Zifan were really good, and the gift boxes resembled some old brands in Beijing. After having a look, the man immediately asked people to take Xu Zifan to visit some factories and units in Beijing. Xu Zifan spent the whole day running around, and received three orders in the process. All things considered, it was not a lot of money, but it was the first time his products were sold in the capital, which was a significant milestone for the factory. Moreover, even though not many people placed an order, they met Xu Zifan. These encounters are the foundations for good business connections in the future. Although the effects are not substantial right now, it will be a great advantage in the long run.
Satisfied, Xu Zifan said goodbye to Yang Wanyun and returned to Dongfang Brigade with new orders. He talked of his trip to the capital and his success in negotiating three orders. Hearing that, Leader Liu praised him and gave him great support for what he did. As soon as the news came out that some units in Beijing bought food factory products, those nearby who hadn’t already bought them started looking for Xu Zifan to place an order, as things that even people in Beijing liked were undoubtedly good. This indirect advertising was more useful than anything else and was an unexpected surprise from Xu Zifan’s trip.
Upon arriving home, he told Yang Yongqing about the situation in Beijing. That night, Yang Yongqing went to the cowshed to meet the man and told him that his little grandson had passed the dangerous period, which made him feel at ease.
Even in times of emergency, no one dared to get in touch with the people in the cowshed. However, this time Xu Zifan came back and applied to have the people in the cowshed work for the factory, citing a shortage of manpower. In fact, Leader Liu actually didn’t care what they did as they were brought here to reform, as long as they continued to work and suffer. Thus, Xu Zifan moved the people in the cowshed to several broken houses and asked them to do menial tasks.
When the Su family saw that even the people in the cowshed were hired to work for the factory, they busily looked for help from the older generation in the village. Xu Zifan didn’t embarrass them again this time, but the work assigned to them wasn’t very good. It was hard, and the work points they earned were less than others. In his defense, Xu Zifan said that this was the only job available now, and if they didn’t want to do it, they don’t have to. So, they could only hold their noses and accept it, hating Su Qing even more in their hearts.
As long as the whole village looked at the Su family, they could see the results of offending Xu Zifan. Moreover, Xu Zifan was usually quite easy to talk to, which made everyone understand that he was a stickler for rules and boundaries. People who touched his bottom line like the Su family would never be forgiven. This also made sure that no one in the village relied on their seniority, and they all followed the rules and voluntarily did the things that were assigned to them.
This was also Xu Zifan’s intention; to use the Su family to establish authority, and it worked. Now that the whole village was united, they were all working hard to get rich. Xu Zifan felt particularly good, and wanted to use this newfound cohesion to make their business even better.
The factory sold batches of goods and already received a handful of exchange items, most of which are paid directly with money and tickets. Through this, they accumulated a lot of money. After the climate became slightly warmer, Xu Zifan hired people from the nearby production team to build a house. The people in their village were so busy with food processing and catching up on orders that they had to invite others to work on construction.
Factories, schools, pig farms, chicken farms, fish ponds, all of these had to be built. The village was not so big, of course it was impossible to squeeze them all together with the residents. With this, Xu Zifan took the opportunity to apply for the expansion of the brigade with Leader Liu. Through that, he assigned them all the vacant places around their brigade. In the past, brigades were some distance away from each other. Now, their brigade was really right next to the brigades right over.
The other brigades grew jealous, but they had no choice but to accept it because they needed the place to open a factory and a school to generate income for the commune. After that, the masses from their production brigade were all beginning to envy the people of Dongfang Brigade. Every brigade wanted to marry their daughter to the Dongfang Brigade. They often asked them if they have any available jobs, and almost everyone was grateful to Xu Zifan for providing them with jobs to increase their income. Xu Zifan was really famous in this area.
When the house was almost built, Yang Wanyun returned with the three fellow villagers whose spirits were different from those when they left. They now held their head high, appeared very confident, their eyes bedazzling. As soon as the group entered the village, they were surrounded by villagers who excitedly asked about their experiences in Beijing, making the mood as thrilling as New Year’s Day.
Yang Wanyun walked up to Xu Zifan with a smile and said softly, “I’m back.”
Xu Zifan smiled as he longingly gazeded into her eyes, “Welcome home.”
Only Yang Wanyun knows what kind of ideological change she had experienced in this period of time and what kind of influence it has brought her. Now that she had come back, she was no longer too eager to catch up to Xu Zifan, but was able to acknowledge his efforts and successes with a calmer outlook. He was her husband. They have been working hand in hand before, and will continue to walk side by side in the future.
Xu Zifan knew that Yang Wanyun had gained a lot when he saw her calm temperament. He performed too well before, which made Yang Wanyun, who was closest to him, feel subconsciously anxious. As a result, she rushed onwards in pursuit of him, but she stumbled in face of the confusions of the future. However, Yang Wanyun, who had returned, had cleared the mists blocking her mind’s view to see what was really needed of her. Only when a person knew what they wanted and the path to achieve their goals can they really move forward happily.
Other people’s achievements always belong to others, so there was no need for one to catch up or compare with each other. As long as they cherish everything and work hard for their goals, everyone will get satisfaction in their progress. No matter the time, it is most important to overcome yourself first and foremost, and remember that your life has nothing to do with others.
After the establishment of the new factory building, the skilled workers returned from their studies to work. The pig farm, chicken farm, and fish pond were first to open. After the food factory was built, everything in the original factory was transferred over, and all the workers could feel the progress of their brigade. Seeing the new factory in their village made them feel that they were no less than the workers who worked in the factories in the county. Although they still worked in the village without registered permanent residence and improved food distribution, their lives were much more calm and relaxed than the people in the county.
Some people have relatives in the county, and they feel more comfortable than their relatives. They became less blind envious of the county and were satisfied with their present life.
After that, the school construction reached completion, and enrollment opened for elementary and junior high students for the local and nearby brigades. All the educated youths were assigned to teach in schools, and anyone in the village who was better in a certain subject could serve as a teacher in that subject. From that, Yang Wanyun became a junior high school Chinese Language teacher.
Su Qing watched the village become completely different from her memory, and looked at the emergence of new jobs in the village. All the people in the village were assigned jobs by Xu Zifan, but she still couldn’t find her place. She felt the common ones were beneath her, and she couldn’t do better ones. She became the only member of the village who couldn’t get higher or lower. She felt that she earned more money than the villagers by going to the black market every day, but she didn’t know why, she actually felt that she didn’t live as well as them, and she didn’t know why they were so happy when they received just a little favor from Xu Zifan. She then wondered, wasn’t it Xu Zifan who made the most money doing this?
The Yang family also built a new blue-brick house during this construction, one which was large, spacious, and the first of its kind in the village. Xu Zifan and Yang Wanyun then became a real couple on the day they moved into their new home, a symbol of a new beginning in their relationship. There wasn’t much sweet romance between them, because the culture of this era didn’t accept it, and Yang Wanyun didn’t adapt to it either.
However, they had the shyness and innocence of young couples, the common progress of good friendship, and the care and support of relatives, making them the most harmonious couple adapted to this age. At times, without any words and just through eye contact, they can feel the understanding and support from each other. This was the most precious true feeling in this era.
When Su Qing saw them in the village, she couldn’t help wondering if everything in the previous life was a dream. Otherwise, how did Xu Zifan become so promising? How did Yang Wanyun become a junior high school teacher? How did Xu Xiaofen, who was unhappy in her arranged marriage, get into such a good university? Did this all happen because she changed? Was it the butterfly effect?
If so, is she doing something wrong? Why else would she be the only one who felt she was still suffering when everyone was getting better?