The Bad Man System Collapse - Chapter 53.2
Looking at her greedy appearance, Lu Ze couldn’t help laughing. “Mom, Xinlian is just a little spoiled. Don’t you see she’s eating?”
With that, Lu Ze took a tissue and helped Mei Xinlian wipe the corners of her mouth. “Slow down, don’t choke. I’ll buy more later if you want to eat more. If you gain weight, I’ll accompany you to lose weight later.”
“You can’t even put on weight!” Speaking of this, Mei Xinlian was angry. Especially angry! Humph!
In the beginning, Lu Ze also said that he would eat and get fat with her. He even ate two or three times as much as her, but he still didn’t gain any weight at all!
Still thin! Thin!
Angry, you ask? Not angry!
She was extremely furious!
Lu Ze pinched Mei Xinlian’s chubby face, which made Mei Xinlian even more upset. She grunted and slapped Lu Ze’s hand away, albeit gently. “Don’t ever pinch my face again.”
“Okay okay.” Lu Ze stood up, bent down slightly, and bit Mei Xinlian’s face. “I won’t pinch it again but bite it.”
“Wife is right, I happen to be a dog.”
“Calm down, calm down~” Lu Ze brought her a glass of water. “Don’t be angry, otherwise, the baby would turn out to be a tyrant in the future. Haha.”
Mei Xinlian clenched her fists, her eyes were blazing, and she wanted to hit him.
This bad guy would deliberately annoy her every time before falsely telling her not to be angry.
After dinner, Lu Ze drove the car to bring Mei Xinlian to the hospital. At the same time, Lu Yi also came across his fiancée who he hadn’t seen for a long time.
Chen Li walked in wearing a pair of 7-centimeter-high heels and brows raised with anger, she strode to Lu Yi with her hands on her waist. “Where have you been for the past month? I could neither get through on the phone nor could I find you! Do you still want to get married or not?!”
To be honest, Chen Li’s appearance was very attractive. With her chestnut wavy hair, melon face, snow-white skin, and A4 waist, she was a seductive siren no matter how one looked at her.
(TNote: A4 waist = a waist that could be covered with a piece of vertical A4 paper.)
It had been a month since Lu Yi saw Chen Li, so he was a little excited when he saw her now. He reached out and hooked Chen Li into his arms. “Why are you angry? I’m back, aren’t I?”
Chen Li slapped Lu Yi on the face. “Back? So you know how to come back?! Do you know that I’ve become the laughing stock of my relatives?”
While Lu Yi could be beaten and scolded by Brother Niu and Xiao A, that was only because he knew he couldn’t beat them. But how would he let Chen Li, a woman, hit him like this?
Lu Yi pushed Chen Li to the ground. “Smelly b*tch, am I someone you can beat?”
Chen Li looked very grim, then harshly shouted, “Lu Yi, I’m pregnant with your child!”
Lu Yi’s raised hand was stuck in midair. “What did you say?”
Chen Li stood up from the ground and slapped Lu Yi in the face again. “I said, I am pregnant with your child. Are we going to get married or not? If we’re not getting married, I’ll go and abort the baby tomorrow!”
“You…’re really going to abort my child?” Lu Yi asked stupidly, clearly blindsided by the news.
“Are we going to get married or not?” Chen Li had run out of patience.
“Get married, of course!” Lu Yi smiled foolishly. “Let’s get the license now.”
“Get what license!?” Chen Li shrugged off Lu Yi’s hand. “Where’s the bride price? What about the house? How can I marry you when you don’t even have one of the two?”
“Lili…” Lu Yi didn’t know what to say. Indeed, he couldn’t get the bride price or the down payment, and now he didn’t even dare to force Lu Ze.
He weighed the gains and losses in his heart… Annoying Lu Ze would get him either shot or buried alive by Brother Niu.
Meanwhile, on Chen Li’s side, at most, he just won’t be getting married and have one less child. That was okay! He was still young and could just have children later.
So in less than three seconds, Lu Yi made his decision, “Lili, I have no money. Let’s forget about getting married.”
Chen Li’s eyes widened in disbelief. “Are these words still something that a human would say?”
Lu Yi had figured it out, so he didn’t struggle and simply waved. “Okay then, you go. You go get rid of the baby and find another person that could afford the bride price and the house, I don’t have the money anyway. Given you wouldn’t marry me without a dime, so be it.”
“You you you!” Chen Li was furious, she pointed at Lu Yi’s nose and gasped, “I really didn’t think you were this kind of person. Fine! Lu Yi, don’t you ever regret it!”
“I’m young and fertile anyway.” Lu Yi hummed and continued to wipe the table.
Chen Li saw that he really was indifferent and stomped away.
When Chen Li got home, she cried and cried so hard that Mother Chen couldn’t help but ask her, “Dear girl, what’s wrong?”
So, Chen Li cried and told Mother Chen what Lu Yi had done. Mother Chen got angry and directly went to the Lu couple to have a showdown, to ask what they really wanted to do.
When Mother Chen left, Chen Li wiped her tears away. Her younger sister, Chen Shan came out of the bedroom and sat next to Chen Li. “Sister, did Lu Yi really say that he won’t get married and ask you to abort the baby?”
Chen Li gave a long sigh. “Yeah, that son of a b*tch. I never thought he’d give up his own flesh and blood.”
“Bah, I think he was counting on the fact that you’re pregnant, Sister. Trying to get a wife for nothing.” Chen Shan scolded a couple of sentences and asked, “Sister, what if that bastard Lu Yi really doesn’t have the money? Would we really abort the child?”
“Abort my a*s! Even if he doesn’t have money right now, I’m going to make him pay child support after the baby is born.” Chen Li smiled bitterly. “Besides, could the two elders of the Lu family be willing to give up their grandchild?”
“What if it’s a daughter?”
“Bah, there’s no ‘what if’, there’s only ‘ten thousand’, and it is, it must be a son…” Chen Li gently stroked her not-yet-visible belly with a look filled with the glow of motherly love. “Only a son can inherit the family fortune.”
(TNote: there is no ‘what if’ (wàn yī), there’s only ‘ten thousand’ (yī wàn) = A play on words, also meaning she was 100% confident.) [E/N: readers who are wondering “what ‘family fortune’?”, raise your hand]
Mother Chen blocked Mother Lu at the gate of the community.
She was chubby, so with her standing right there to block the gate, no one could get through. Her hands were on her waist, her face fierce, and her voice was loud. “Make it clear to me today, is this marriage still going to go down?”
Mother Lu didn’t know what Mother Chen was talking about, frowned, and asked, “In-law, what’s going on? Who is gossiping? Lili is the daughter-in-law recognized by our family. How could we not want her?”
“So, what’s this about your son saying he won’t get married, telling Lili she should abort the baby?” Mother Chen questioned fiercely.
According to custom, both families were engaged to be married, so as soon as the bride price was paid, the man and woman would be one family.
Therefore, it was no shame that Chen Li and Lu Yi were already together and got pregnant.
Now that Chen Li was pregnant, Lu Yi said he won’t get married and told her to have an abortion. Wasn’t that just a scummy thing to do?
Mother Chen also didn’t believe that Lu Yi would really tell Chen Li to have an abortion. She guessed that Lu Yi felt that the bride price was too high, so now that he heard that Chen Li was pregnant, he thought he could marry a wife without spending a dime.
This trend should not be started, otherwise who would dare to let their daughters be alone with other people’s sons in the future?
Mother Chen prevailed, and naturally all the families with girls who weren’t married yet helped Mother Chen. So a group of people blocked the gate of the community, directly surrounding them to watch the fun.
“Auntie Lu, it’s not proper for you to do things this way. Chen Li is a young girl who is engaged to your second son. She is pregnant now. He scr*wed around and now deny it? Is he still a human?”
“Auntie Lu, you let your son get someone’s daughter pregnant but then try to squeeze the bride price. You are too wicked…”
“Yes, Auntie Lu. She’s a young girl, she’s also a college graduate and has a good job. Isn’t she good enough for your son?”
All the fingers came pointing at once as Mother Chen stood on the moral high ground, looking down on an already trembling Mother Lu, and Mother Lu flushed with shame.
She really didn’t expect Lu Yi to say such a stupid thing.
She couldn’t help but blame Lu Ze again. She thought it must be because Lu Ze had said something about not paying the bride price again, so the Chen Li family had forced Lu Yi to speak out.
She couldn’t help but complain, wasn’t it just a little money?
Lu Yi’s mother died for Xiao Ze, that was a life. Could you calculate that with money?
Why was Xiao Ze so ignorant?
You can earn more if the money’s gone. How could it compare with a life?
The accusations around her made Mother Lu feel bad, but she didn’t have the fortitude to argue with Mother Chen and could only speak with a smile on her face, “In-law, what Xiao Yi said was just words out of anger. Don’t worry, Lili is a good girl, and our family certainly doesn’t want to lose her. The bride price of 300,000, there won’t be a dime missing. Go back first, I will personally visit with Xiao Yi to make amends in a couple of days.”
Mother Chen’s plan wasn’t to have a falling out but to ask for money, so since Mother Lu had given the go-ahead, she naturally backed down. She then snorted before saying, “Since you have said so, then give me a deadline. When will you come to my house to discuss the marriage? It has been dragged on for over a month.”
“One week, in-law. Don’t worry, one week at the latest. I will definitely bring Xiao Yi to the door to discuss the banquet and marry Lili over in style.”
“Would it have to become so ugly if you had just said that earlier? Humph.”
After the matter was cleared, Mother Chen walked away smiling, and the people watching around them dispersed.
But Mother Lu wasn’t so happy. The deadline was issued for this week, then what about the money?
She only had 140,000 yuan on hand, so the 300,000-yuan bride price was still short 160,000, and there was still over 200,000 yuan for the house’s down payment.
How was she going to get Xiao Ze to pay for it?
Why was that child so ignorant?
Mother Lu thought about it. She simply didn’t go back to the community but ran to the vegetable market and bought a bottle of rat poison. She had made up her mind. This time, even if it meant risking her life this time, she would make Lu Ze pay the money.
She couldn’t watch her son’s savior’s son fail to marry and for his descendants to be cut off!
In the afternoon, Lu Ze came to the hotpot shop to observe and in passing, directed Lu Yi to work.
One couldn’t change another person’s personality.
So, he never expected Lu Yi to straighten up, but he also didn’t need Lu Yi to straighten up. He just needed Lu Yi to do what he was told.
As Lu Ze was directing, Mother Lu came marching in with a gallantly generous look on her face.
As soon as she came in, she saw her son sitting at the checkout counter to rest, while Lu Yi was cleaning inside and out, so busy that it was as if his feet weren’t touching the ground.
Mother Lu rushed over and snatched the broom out of Lu Yi’s hand. “My good son, how can you do this kind of work? Are you tired?”
Lu Yi was stunned and carefully went to gauge Lu Ze’s expression. Sure enough, Lu Ze’s expression was a little darker.
He immediately took the broom back. “Mom, it’s all right. I like to work. Let me do it.”
I’ll get shot if I don’t work!
Mother Lu was unwilling to blame Lu Yi, so she went to Lu Ze. “You’re the older brother, how can you watch your younger brother do this kind of a lowly job? Doesn’t it bother you that he’s so tired?”
“Mom, I used to do these chores every day.”
Centinni is translating this novel.