Chapter Twelve – Phoenix Man (12)
Yan Jing Ze took the lunch box and went to the cafeteria to pack three meat dishes before heading home.
When he got home, it was almost time for dinner. He opened the door and smelled the scent of food.
When Grandma Jiang first came to the city, she couldn’t use anything in the kitchen but she was willing to learn and she learned everything gradually. Now she cooks all the food at home.
Even her favorite TV show has become the show that teaches people how to cook.
After half a year, she taught the old lady next door how to grow vegetables and eventually gained a friend. The two old ladies collected a lot of foam boxes thrown away by others and filled them with soil to grow green onions, leeks, peppers, etc. Vegetables save a lot of money.
Today the old lady used her own leeks to scramble eggs and two vegetables.
The only drawback of this old lady cooking is that she may be reluctant to use the cooking oil but Yan Jing Ze thinks it’s okay, less oil for health preservation.
As soon as Yan Jing Ze entered the door, the old lady greeted him and Jiang Ping Xiu who had been studying in the house, also came out.
Looking at him with such gaze, Yan Jing Ze had the urge to kiss him again.
Of course, in front of the old lady, he still had to constrain. Even in private, he tried his best to endure it.
Otherwise, he always feels like a beast.
They eat irregularly at their home. Everyone is hungry, the people are all here now and the meal is ready, they can start eating. Like today, when Yan Jing Ze comes back, they can eat together.
During the meal, Grandma Jiang asked: “Xiao Yan (Little Yan), you have to study and work to earn money now, are you tired?”
Yan Jing Ze smiled: “Not tired, grandma, you see I sit at home all day. How can I be tired?”
“It’s also tiring to use your brain.” Grandma Jiang said: “Xiao Yan, I just found out that Ping Wa is not working at home but studying… I can’t let you support us. The money…”
Grandma Jiang took out the card Jiang Ping Xiu gave her and wanted to give it to Yan Jing Ze.
Yan Jing Ze had already guessed Grandma Jiang’s plan when Grandma Jiang was speaking. Seeing the card, it became clearer what was going on.
“Grandma, we are clearly a family, what are you doing? My money is yours.” Yan Jing Ze smiled at Grandma Jiang.
Grandma Jiang was ready to talk to Yan Jing Ze about the money and thought about how to persuade Yan Jing Ze to take the money.
As a result, Yan Jing Ze actually said that they are a family?
Grandma Jiang was stunned: “A family?”
Jiang Ping Xiu was also stunned.
He wanted to give money to Yan Jing Ze. At that time, Yan Jing Ze said that they are a family, no matter who used the money, it’s the same. At that time, when he heard it, his heart was full of sweetness but now… His grandma is still here!
Yan Jing Ze also knows that what he said to Grandma Jiang might be a shocking thunder, but Grandma Jiang will eventually know about it. In the past six months, in fact, he has already given Grandma Jiang an immunization shot.
From time to time, he would talk to the old lady about the current trends and tell the old lady that in foreign countries, men and men can get married.
This old lady, she believed everything he told her. Now she feels that it is normal for a man to marry a man.
But Jiang Ping Xiu, who always concentrates on studying in the room, doesn’t know this matter.
Yan Jing Ze said: “Grandma, I’m actually with Ping Xiu.”
“What?” Grandma Jiang was stunned. Although she heard that foreign men and men can get married, she never thought about her grandson and Yan Jing Ze. She always felt that her grandson was just a sidekick.
Jiang Ping Xiu was even more dumbfounded and his body shivered uncontrollably again.
He didn’t expect Yan Jing Ze to tell his grandma about this. What if his grandma gets angry?
Yan Jing Ze noticed Jiang Ping Xiu’s strangeness. He knew very well that to comfort Grandma Jiang at this time was to comfort Jiang Ping Xiu. He said to Grandma Jiang: “Grandma, I’m really sorry, I ruined Ping Xiu. But don’t worry, we will be together forever and I will treat him well.”
Grandma Jiang was still a little dizzy: “How did you get together? How did you like Ping Wa?”
“He is fine. I like him.” Yan Jing said.
“I’m not saying that Ping Wa is not good, that’s…” Of course, Grandma Jiang thought her grandson was very good, but Yan Jing Ze liked her grandson and she still found it incredible.
In the past, Yan Jing Ze was the best one in the village. Jiang Ping Xiu was different. He was the most unpleasant one.
When Jiang Ping Xiu was young, he was always beaten. Every time she saw her grandson’s wounds, she felt distressed and couldn’t do anything else.
“Grandma, you might not know, it was Ping Xiu’s money that I used in high school.” Yan Jing Ze grabbed Grandma Jiang’s hand: “He worked hard at that time so that I could finish high school and then I went to college, he followed me and went to work so he could make money to help me with my school fees. If I did not have him, there would be no me now.”
Grandma Jiang really didn’t know about this, she couldn’t help being a little stunned.
Yan Jing Ze said again: “In fact, what he did for me is far more than what I did for him, but I was too poor before and couldn’t give him anything. But now that I have money, I’ll let him manage my money.”
After saying this, Yan Jing Ze took out a card and gave it to Jiang Ping Xiu: “Ping Xiu, this is the money I saved in the past six months. Take it!”
Jiang Ping Xiu looked at Yan Jing Ze blankly. Without moving, Yan Jing Ze forced the card into his hand.
“Brother Jing Ze…” Jiang Ping Xiu wanted to refuse.
Yan Jing Ze looked at him again. Grandma Jiang: “Grandma, we really love each other, don’t break us apart.”
Grandma Jiang was dizzy by what Yan Jing Ze said and now only remembers one thing: “You are together, what about the child?”
“I don’t want children. There is a younger brother in my family anyway. It doesn’t matter if I don’t have children. If Ping Xiu wants a child, we can adopt one with Ping Xiu’s surname.” Yan Jing Ze said.
This is what Yan Jing Ze has considered for a long time.
Speaking of which, their countryside attaches great importance to raising children to help parents in their old age and they always want a son. But if they really have no children, adopting one is also the same.
Granny Jiang really had no objection: “That’s fine.”
“Grandma, do you agree that we are together?” Yan Jing asked.
“I listen to Ping Xiu. ” At this time, Grandma Jiang remembered that they were talking about the grandson’s matter and she looked at Jiang Ping Xiu now.
Jiang Ping Xiu was not only worried but also very scared, afraid that his grandmother would be angry and would disagree.
How bad it would be? What should he do if his grandma was so angry?
As a result, his grandma was moved by Yan Jing Ze’s words.
Jiang Ping Xiu couldn’t believe all this!
“Ping Xiu, would you like to be with me?” Yan Jing Ze asked.
Grandma Jiang also looked at her grandson.
Being watched by these two people, Jiang Ping Xiu’s face blushed again: “I do!” Of course, he is willing to be with Yan Jing Ze. In this world, there is nothing more that makes him willing!
Seeing that he agreed, Yan Jing Ze smiled and looked at Grandma Jiang: “Grandma, don’t worry, we will definitely live a good life.”
Grandma Jiang nodded slightly, and suddenly remembered something: “Wait, you boys… sleep in a room, this…”
“Grandma, don’t worry, Ping Xiu is still young and we won’t do anything,” Yan Jing Ze promised.
Grandma Jiang looked at Yan Jing Ze incomprehensibly: “Ping Xiu is still young? He is not young anymore… You are… two men…” How do two men sleep?
Yan Jing Ze: “…” The old lady was entangled about this?!
Also, it is common in rural areas to get married early and start looking for a partner after graduating from junior high school. If you have a target, you will get engaged first and then you will get a marriage certificate when you reach the legal age. Many people even have several children before marriage.
But the old lady, he couldn’t tell the old lady about ‘that’ matter.
Yan Jing Ze thought about it this way and saw Jiang Ping Xiu also looking at him curiously, his eyes full of desire to discover.
This kid… probably doesn’t know how the two men sleep.
In this family, it’s probably only him who has thoughts that are impure.
The one with impure thoughts did not answer the old lady’s questions.
He quickly finished eating the bowl of rice and then said: “I still have work so I’ll be busy.”
He entered the room but he was not busy, still paying attention to the movement outside, and then he heard Jiang Ping Xiu embarrassed. Looking at his grandma: “Grandma, sorry…”
“It’s okay. Grandma knows that it’s normal and some people turn themselves into women,” Grandma Jiang said.
Jiang Ping Xiu was a little taken aback, he didn’t even know that his grandma was so open-minded!
Grandma Jiang said again: “Ping Wa, you don’t change into a woman or else you will need a lot of money.”
Jiang Ping Xiu was a little bit dumbfounded: “Grandma, I don’t change.” He is a man and he identifies himself as a man. He just doesn’t know why he likes Yan Jing Ze and he likes him more and more now. He can’t live without him.
“It’s fine if you don’t change.” Grandma Jiang breathed a sigh of relief. If her grandson was to become a granddaughter, she couldn’t bear it.
But her grandson is like this now…
“Ping Wa, will grandma no longer have to save money for you to marry a daughter-in-law?” Grandma Jiang suddenly asked again.
From when Jiang Ping Xiu was very young, she began to worry, worried that in the future, if she could not spend money to let him marry a daughter-in-law, the grandson would be a bachelor. Now her grandson does not need to marry a daughter-in-law, and she suddenly feels relieved.
Jiang Ping Xiu: “…”
The eavesdropping Yan Jing Ze: “…”