Chapter 147 – Buying New Year Goods

However, not long after they started bathing, more people arrived at the public bathhouse.

Lu Xia noticed a woman in her thirties who seemed to appear out of nowhere and approached her.

The woman was very sociable and said enviously, “Hey, little sister, you look so beautiful, and your skin is so fair and tender.”

Lu Xia felt embarrassed after being observed like that. Even though everyone was open and frank with each other, it still made her feel a bit shy.

But the woman seemed oblivious and kept asking whether Lu Xia was naturally born like this and if she didn’t have to do much work to look this good.

It made her want to finish the bath as soon as possible.

Even Su Man and the others couldn’t help but laugh when they saw Lu Xia’s situation.

However, they also noticed that Lu Xia had indeed changed a lot since she came to the countryside. Not only did she become more beautiful, but she also gained some weight, and her whole appearance seemed as if she had a filter on, making her more refined and elegant.

Even Su Man couldn’t help but feel a bit envious, secretly wondering if it was because Lu Xia was well-nourished after getting married.

But that thought was just a fleeting envy. After all, Su Man herself was not bad.

As the female protagonist, even without any special abilities, she hadn’t aged a bit during the six months she had spent in the countryside. On the contrary, she remained stunning, with smooth and delicate skin, and her face was remarkably beautiful and impactful.

Therefore, there was no competition with Lu Xia, who had already gotten married and kept a relatively low profile. Su Man just marveled at the changes and nothing more.

Because the place was getting crowded, Lu Xia didn’t linger for long. As soon as she felt she had bathed enough, she came out.

Upon leaving, she saw Su Man applying snowflake cream as a body lotion.

There were several onlookers nearby, astonished at how much she was using.

However, since they didn’t know each other, no one said anything. Even the female educated youths knew that she was a determined person, so no one offered any advice.

Soon, all the female educated youths finished bathing, got dressed, and came out.

The male educated youths probably left earlier, as only Jiang Junmo was waiting for them outside.

When he saw Lu Xia and the others come out, he got up and took Lu Xia’s things, saying, “Put on your military coat, and wear your hat and scarf properly. You just took a bath, and you could easily catch a cold outside.”

“Alright.” Lu Xia obediently bundled up, and after exchanging a few words with the others, they all split up and left.

After leaving, Lu Xia asked Jiang Junmo, “How was your bath? Did you feel comfortable?”

Jiang Junmo furrowed his brows slightly. “There were too many people, so it was a bit crowded.”

Lu Xia agreed with his assessment. “The same on my side. But after the bath, I felt much better. Everyone seemed more relaxed, and I even felt like I had shed a couple of catties.”

Jiang Junmo smiled upon hearing that. “Where should we go next?”

Lu Xia thought for a moment. “Let’s go mail the letters first, and then we can go to the department store. It’s the Lunar New Year, and we should buy some New Year goods.”


Afterward, they went to mail the letters and then made their way to the department store.

As the Lunar New Year was approaching, the department store was packed with people.

It was almost like a sea of people.

There were many items for sale, and some didn’t require tickets, but they needed to be grabbed quickly.

Lu Xia saw various New Year goods and managed to squeeze in to buy some useful items.

Sunflower seeds, candies, pastries, and even some local fruit wine that didn’t require tickets caught her eye, so she bought some.

Finally, when she saw some couplets for sale, she realized they had moved to a new house and had forgotten to prepare them. So she chose a pair to purchase.

After that, there wasn’t much left to buy. They were relieved to finally leave the bustling crowd.

Buying New Year goods was truly exhausting. They wondered if everyone had saved up their money for this moment, as their shopping power was extraordinary!


Chapter 148 – Cherish


After leaving the marketplace, they decided to go for a meal as it was already quite late, and both of them were feeling hungry.

At the state-run restaurant, they arrived after the usual mealtime, but surprisingly, it was still quite crowded. They managed to find a seat and finally got something to eat. However, because they were used to eating food made with spiritual spring water, they felt that the food in the state-owned restaurant tasted average, they just simply filled their stomachs.

Once they finished their meal, they didn’t have any specific plans. It was a bit early to go to the bus station, so Lu Xia suggested they take a stroll near the hospital.

Jiang Junmo didn’t ask why and simply followed her.

As they arrived near the hospital, they saw Su Man and Gu Xiangnan coming out from an alley together.

Both sides were somewhat surprised to see each other.

Su Man greeted them first, “You guys are here too? Hurry up and head inside. It’s close to the New Year, and they aren’t strict with the regulations here. There are many good things.”

It seemed like she had figured out their purpose for coming.

Lu Xia was delighted to hear this and said, “Great, then we’ll go check it out right away.”

She nodded at Gu Xiangnan, and the two of them went in together.

By now, Jiang Junmo had also guessed where they were. He changed positions with Lu Xia and walked ahead.

Lu Xia couldn’t help but chuckle at his behavior but decided to follow him.

Once they went inside, it was indeed as Su Man had said. There were many people, and vendors were selling various items out in the open, as if the rules had relaxed with the approach of the New Year.

Lu Xia was thrilled and immediately dragged Jiang Junmo to buy more meat.

She saw someone selling pork, and there were more than ten catties left, she bought it all.

They even bought two chickens when they saw them being sold.

However, they couldn’t purchase more due to space constraints. Taking everything back would have been inconvenient, so Lu Xia had to reluctantly give up on buying more. They didn’t waste much time and left after looking around for other things they might need.

Upon leaving, Lu Xia felt fortunate that they had come. The meat they had bought this time, combined with their previous purchases, should last them a long time.

Satisfied, now she had time to think about Su Man and Gu Xiangnan walking together.

Today, almost all the educated youths came to bathe. The only exceptions were Yu Fang and Cheng Yujiao; Yu Fang stayed back to take care of Cheng Yujiao’s injured leg.

Unexpectedly, Su Man and Gu Xiangnan got together again.

“What do you think happened between Su Man and Gu Xiangnan? Have they reconciled?” Lu Xia asked Jiang Junmo curiously.

Jiang Junmo helplessly glanced at her and replied, “I don’t know.”

Lu Xia didn’t expect to get an answer from him anyway. Considering the events from the novel, she guessed that it might not be that easy for them to get together officially, especially with the presence of the reborn supporting female character, Cheng Yujiao.

In the end, she sighed and said, “Ah, after going through so many twists and turns, maybe their feelings will become even stronger in the future.”

Jiang Junmo’s eyes flickered with a glint, “What if there were no twists and turns?”

Lu Xia subconsciously responded, “Then maybe they wouldn’t cherish it as much. After all, things that come too easily are often not cherished.”

“No!” Jiang Junmo asserted.

“Huh?” Lu Xia looked at him in surprise.

This time, Jiang Junmo didn’t shy away and looked straight at her, saying, “Even if there were no twists and turns, I would cherish it.”

Lu Xia’s face instantly turned red.

Finally, feeling both embarrassed and annoyed, she glared at him and said, “What are you saying in the middle of the street?”

In fact, Jiang Junmo’s ears were also red. It was the boldest thing he had ever said, and he said it right in the middle of the street. But for some reason, he just wanted to say it.

Seeing her reaction, Jiang Junmo couldn’t help but smile and said, “Alright, let’s not talk about it. It’s a bit cold now. If we don’t have anything else to do, let’s go to the bus station.”

“…Okay!” Lu Xia agreed, feeling a mixture of embarrassment and happiness.

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8 thoughts on “Cannon Fodder Husband Ch.147-148

  1. I like how every time Su Man is making an observation about Lu Xia, the story has to assert that Su Man is definitely not envious in any way. It’s as if the author know that we as readers of these kinds of novels are conditioned to be used the original female leads that end up becoming fake white lotuses and green tea bitches…

  2. I quite like things that come easily. First, I don’t have strong feelings for things that are not mine and even more so, couldn’t develop strong enough feelings to get it. In short, I don’t envy those that aren’t mine but is quite possessive to those that I hold.

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