Chapter 119 – Cheng Yujiao Broke Her Leg
“In fact, I had already decided to go to the countryside at that time, so I didn’t want to go on a blind date at all. But my aunt had already made an appointment with someone else, so I couldn’t refuse. I had to find an excuse to make her back off.”
“So, you said those things?” Lu Xia couldn’t help but suppress a smile. “Hahaha, you are really funny. To reject her, you made yourself sound like someone looking for an easy life. No wonder that comrade was infuriated and left.”
Jiang Junmo felt a bit embarrassed after hearing her words.
“Well, it wasn’t all lies back then. My health really wasn’t good at the time, and I couldn’t work or support a family. It was only after I went to the countryside that my health gradually improved,” Jiang Junmo said, sighing.
Lu Xia understood this; the spiritual spring water played a significant role.
Seeing Jiang Junmo’s face turning red, Lu Xia didn’t want to keep teasing him, so she suddenly thought of something and asked, “I remember you said you can paint?”
Jiang Junmo knew he hadn’t mentioned it to Lu Xia directly, probably it was overheard during that blind date, but he didn’t hide it either.
“Yes, when I was young and unable to participate in any physical activities, my family found a master of traditional Chinese painting for me to learn from.”
Sighing, Jiang Junmo continued, “I just don’t know how the teacher is doing now.”
Lu Xia knew that the teacher probably wasn’t doing well at the moment, so he consoled, “Don’t worry; things will get better.”
Jiang Junmo nodded, “I hope so…”
Afraid that he might still be upset, Lu Xia changed the topic, “I haven’t seen you paint yet. Can you draw a picture for me sometime?”
Jiang Junmo agreed, “Of course, I brought some painting materials with me, and if it’s not enough, I can have my family send more.”
However, Lu Xia didn’t get to see the painting that day.
Because Gu Xiangnan suddenly rushed over, saying that Cheng Yujiao accidentally broke her leg and needed to be taken to the hospital immediately. He came to borrow a bicycle.
Lu Xia was shocked when she heard the words, and hurriedly pushed the bicycle out, and refused the money he offered. Seeing his anxious appearance, she didn’t ask why Cheng Yujiao fell, but said, “The renting was just an excuse to block the villagers. If you have an emergency, you can borrow the bicycle directly. But is it convenient to use a bicycle? Can Educated Youth Cheng’s legs move?”
Gu Xiangnan sighed at her words and didn’t insist. He took back the money and explained, “The village’s ox cart was borrowed today, I don’t know when it’ll be back. We can’t afford to delay Educated Youth Cheng, so we can only use the bicycle.”
Lu Xia paused for a moment, finding it too coincidental, “Alright, then hurry and go. Be careful, and if you need any help, come over anytime.”
“Okay, got it.” Gu Xiangnan thanked her and left with the bicycle.
After he left, Lu Xia and Jiang Junmo looked at each other.
However, Lu Xia found it strange that Cheng Yujiao suddenly broke her leg. She thought about the recent quarrel between Cheng Yujiao and Su Man. Could it be related?
So, she decided to go to the educated youth spot to see what was going on.
After changing into a thick cotton coat, Lu Xia saw that Jiang Junmo was already waiting for her outside the house. “Wear a hat; it’s cold outside.”
The hat was sent by the Jiang family this time, a military green hat with big ear flaps, which looked warm, but wasn’t it supposed to be worn in the dead of winter? Wasn’t it a bit early to wear it now?
However, seeing his insistence, Lu Xia could only put it on.
“Are you coming too?”
“I’ll accompany you,” Jiang Junmo also put on warm clothes.
Lu Xia nodded, “Then wear a hat too.”
Chapter 120 – Su Man Happens to be Away
After they finished getting ready, they headed towards the educated youth spot. When they arrived, they saw Cheng Yujiao crying and sitting on the back seat of a bicycle.
On the back seat, there was a long piece of wood, and Cheng Yujiao sat on it with her legs resting on the wood, which could barely avoid further injuries. However, riding the bike like this must have been challenging, so Gu Xiangnan was pushing the bike instead.
Sun Shengnan followed behind, supporting Cheng Yujiao, while Zhao Hua also came along to take over pushing the bike from Gu Xiangnan.
As for others, they had no intention of going with them. Cheng Yujiao wasn’t popular among them, and except for Sun Shengnan, no one else wanted to take care of her, which was quite embarrassing.
However, Lu Xia was curious and asked Shen Qingqing, “Why didn’t they go to the clinic first?”
Wouldn’t it be better to let the clinic’s doctor fix her leg first?
Shen Qingqing sighed and explained, “There’s no one at the clinic today. The doctors from various villages are attending a training session organized by the county hospital, so they all went to the county for the training. The only remaining apprentice had to rush to the town to get some medicine with a borrowed cart.”
Lu Xia was speechless; so the cart was borrowed in that way.
All she could say was that Cheng Yujiao was really unlucky.
Thinking of this, Lu Xia looked around and realized that Su Man wasn’t there. She turned her gaze and asked, “By the way, how did Educated Youth Cheng fall?”
Upon hearing this question, Shen Qingqing’s young face showed a hint of awkwardness.
“Recently, every few days, Educated Youth Su brings back wild chickens or rabbits from the mountains to improve our food. Educated Youth Cheng thought it was easy to do, so this morning, she and Educated Youth Zhuang went to the mountain together.”
As for the details of the fall, no one knew. All they knew was that Educated Youth Zhuang suddenly ran back, saying that Educated Youth Cheng had fallen. When they went up the mountain, they found her rolled down a slope. She had some scratches on her body, but her leg had hit a stone, making her injury more severe.”
Hearing this process, Lu Xia also felt a bit awkward.
She looked at Zhuang Hongmei and saw that she was just watching the commotion in the yard. Lu Xia didn’t bother asking her and then asked casually, “Where is Educated Youth Su?”
Shen Qingqing straightforwardly replied, “Educated Youth Su went to the county. She said that there’s not much to do in winter and she planned to buy some books to study.”
Hearing this, Lu Xia felt a little moved. Su Man was indeed a protagonist who knew about development trends. She started preparing to study so early.
“I didn’t expect Educated Youth Su to be someone who loves to study.”
Now that everyone had left, and the commotion was over, Lu Xia chatted briefly with the female educated youths before leaving with Jiang Junmo.
Although this incident seemed unrelated to Su Man, Lu Xia inexplicably felt that there was a connection. Otherwise, why would it be so coincidental that Su Man wasn’t present, and Cheng Yujiao had an accident? It was a perfect alibi, right?
However, it might also be the effect of her protagonist aura. After all, in novels, anyone who opposed her would meet misfortune.
But who knew what actually happened? Anyway, no matter what, it had nothing to do with her.
She and Jiang Junmo were just bystanders, and after watching the excitement, they returned home.
After returning home, Jiang Junmo took out some paper and a pen, intending to write a letter to his family.
However, this time, he hesitated a bit, lifting the pen several times but not writing.
“What’s wrong? Is there something you want to say but find it hard to say?” Lu Xia asked when she noticed his hesitation.
Jiang Junmo shook his head. “It’s not that I find it hard to say; it’s just that I’m not sure whether I should write it or not.”
“Oh? What’s the matter? Can you tell me?”
Jiang Junmo nodded. “There’s nothing I can’t tell you. It’s just that my family sent me a lot of medicine again. However, I feel that my health has improved a lot compared to before, and I might not need the medicine anymore. So, I’m thinking of asking them not to send it anymore, but I’m not sure if my health will deteriorate if I stop taking the medicine, so I’m a bit hesitant.”