Chapter 117 – Exercising Together

Recently, the weather had been getting colder, and every morning, when Lu Xia woke up, she felt a chill.

However, the firewood was kept in the yard, and she was afraid that Jiang Junmo might catch a cold, so she usually went out to bring it into the kitchen herself.

Sometimes, she tried to help her body adapt to the cold by jumping a few times.

But at this moment, she suddenly thought that since there was nothing much to do, it was time to improve her martial strength.

Ever since she drank the spiritual spring water, her strength had increased significantly. Obtaining her strength also made her more agile, giving her some ability to protect herself in dangerous situations.

But she still felt it wasn’t enough. Currently, she relied mostly on brute strength, which was enough to handle one or two ordinary people, but it would be inadequate against skilled opponents.

Though she didn’t think she would provoke anyone, she still felt the need to be cautious and prepare for the worst. Otherwise, in this 1970s era, she would always feel insecure.

So, she needed to improve her martial strength.

However, she didn’t know any martial arts, so she thought of the military exercises they did during college military training.

She tried imitating a few moves in the yard, but she quickly realized that she had forgotten most of it. Her movements were awkward and nothing like the actual exercises, not even close to the standard broadcast gymnastics routines.

Lu Xia felt a bit defeated, “Ah, it seems improving my martial strength is a bit challenging.”

“What are you doing?” Jiang Junmo suddenly opened the door and asked from the doorway.

Lu Xia explained when she heard him asking, “I wanted to exercise my body, but I realized I don’t know how to do it.”

She saw him shivering from the cold outside and hurriedly said, “It’s fine, quickly go back inside!”

However, instead of going in, Jiang Junmo came out and walked to her side, asking, “You want to exercise? I know a set of military exercises, do you want to learn?”

“You know military exercises?” Lu Xia looked at his slim figure with doubt.

Jiang Junmo didn’t feel offended and just smiled, “Yes, I do. My grandfather taught me when I was young. I practiced for a while, but I had to stop because my body couldn’t handle it. However, I still remember the movements. If you want to learn, I can teach you.”

“Really? I want to learn!” Lu Xia was delighted. She had known that Jiang Junmo’s grandfather was a former Red Army soldier, so she believed he must have learned something good.

But then she hesitated and said, “Can your body handle it? Maybe we should go inside to learn?”

“It’s fine!” Jiang Junmo shook his head, “My body has improved a lot lately, so I can try exercising with you. Maybe it will even help me recover faster.”

“Can you really?” Lu Xia remained skeptical.

Jiang Junmo laughed and reassured her, “Don’t worry, I’ll teach you first, and if it becomes too much, I’ll stop. I won’t joke around with my own body.”

“Alright!” Lu Xia nodded and agreed.

So, she and Jiang Junmo started learning the military exercises step by step.

The whole set of military exercises wasn’t difficult, and after practicing twice, Lu Xia had grasped the basics. She began to practice slowly, and her body started to warm up.

Looking at Jiang Junmo, he was also practicing without any discomfort. This eased her concerns.

From then on, apart from their studies, the two of them also had a daily morning routine of exercising their bodies.

Surprisingly, after a few days of such exercise, Lu Xia felt that her body had adapted quite well to the cold outside.

On the other hand, Jiang Junmo unexpectedly persisted in continuing the exercises and found that after each practice, he didn’t feel as cold when outside.

So when Lu Xia learned about this, she decided to encourage him to continue exercising.


Chapter 118 – Pocket Money


The longer Lu Xia spent time with Jiang Junmo, the more she realized how capable he was.

He knew everything that Lu Xia didn’t in their studies, and surprisingly, he could even sew clothes at home, apart from cooking.

A few days ago, when Lu Xia was moving firewood, she accidentally tore her clothes. She had forgotten about it, but when she went to wear them again, she found that Jiang Junmo had skillfully sewn them back together.

Lu Xia examined his stitching, which was much better than hers, and he mentioned that his sister had taught him. Lu Xia couldn’t help but wonder if his sisters raised him as a girl, as he seemed even more virtuous than her.

She felt like she had struck gold!

A few days later, the two of them went to town again. They bought some meat for the family and picked up a package sent by the Jiang family.

Initially, Lu Xia wanted to go alone, but Jiang Junmo disagreed, insisting that his health had improved significantly, and he wanted to go out for a stroll.

Considering that he had been stuck at home throughout the winter, Lu Xia felt sorry for him. Moreover, his health had indeed improved, so she agreed to let him go.

Fortunately, the package wasn’t too large this time. After picking it up and buying some things, Lu Xia held the bag and sat on the back seat while Jiang Junmo rode the bike, quickly returning home.

Once they were back home, they opened the package and found a letter first. They read it together, and in the letter, their uncle mentioned that he had received the photos sent by Jiang Junmo and that the family was very pleased with Lu Xia.

Their uncle also advised them to live a good life and provided some other family-related instructions.

Inside the package were medicines and nutritional supplements for Jiang Junmo’s recovery, as well as some items prepared by the family for the winter, like hats and scarves.

Finally, there was 20 yuan in cash and some tickets.

Jiang Jun Mo handed the money and tickets directly to Lu Xia, saying, “You keep it safe.”

Accepting the money, Lu Xia thought about the pocket money he had mentioned before. She realized that she had never given him any, so she directly took out a great unity and handed it to him, saying, “Here’s your pocket money.”

Unexpectedly, Jiang Junmo refused, saying, “You don’t need to give me any. I don’t have any expenses, and if I need something, I can just ask you.”

Lu Xia smiled and said, “But you should have some money on hand. You work hard at home every day, so I should pay you a salary.”

After saying this, she suddenly thought of what she heard when the two met for the first time, and couldn’t help laughing, “Hahaha…”

Jiang Junmo looked puzzled, “What’s so funny?”

Lu Xia didn’t hide anything, “Do you still remember the first time we met?”

Jiang Junmo was puzzled, “It shouldn’t be on the train, right?”

Lu Xia raised her eyebrows, “Why do you say that?”

“I thought you looked familiar at first glance when I saw you on the train, but I can’t remember where I saw you.”

Lu Xia smiled, “Then do you remember Beihai Park more than ten days before you set off?”

Jiang Junmo furrowed his brows and then remembered something, saying, “You mean the comrade who overheard our conversation?”

Lu Xia nodded with a smile, “Yes, I’m the comrade who heard you talking to that woman!”

Jiang Junmo felt a bit embarrassed. He hadn’t expected that those words he said would be overheard by Lu Xia. He wanted to explain but didn’t know how to put it.

Seeing his uneasiness, Lu Xia took the initiative and said, “Don’t worry; I don’t mind. I just suddenly remembered it. Back then, you told that woman that you would take care of the family and contribute to it. You even asked her for a salary, which was quite amusing. I didn’t expect it would come true now.”

Jiang Junmo felt even more embarrassed after hearing her words.

“…Actually, it’s not like that!” he tried to explain.

Lu Xia looked forward to seeing what he had to say.

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5 thoughts on “Cannon Fodder Husband Ch.117-118

  1. He went because it was probably arranged by his family, but he also had already decided to become a educated youth.
    Thanks for the chapters!!!

  2. So yeah he did it on purpose hu, still it’s quite funny how much he leaves to her, “I allowed him to come since i felt bad he had been stuck in the house” …. lol wut ?

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