Chapter 159 – Still a Child

After Jiang Junmo was pushed away, he didn’t get angry but smiled, saying, “I’m serious. If I have a child, I’ll definitely treat them well. I really like children.”

Lu Xia was surprised to hear this and then somewhat panicked, “Where did the child come from? You’re overthinking! I’m still a child myself! I can’t raise children!”

Jiang Junmo originally thought she didn’t want to have children with him until she said she was still a child. That’s when he couldn’t help but laugh.

Indeed, Lu Xia was one year younger than him, still quite young. Although many girls her age might have children at this time, it didn’t mean she had to as well. After all, they were still in the countryside, and raising children wouldn’t be convenient.

Thinking this way, Jiang Junmo felt relieved.

However, Lu Xia was still shocked because she suddenly realized this situation.

Oh my, she was not even 19 yet, could she really get pregnant so early?!

Ever since she and Jiang Junmo had confessed their feelings for each other, their relationship had heated up, and they had been intimate without realizing the need for protection. What if she got pregnant now?!

If she really got pregnant, she didn’t know what to do. In Lu Xia’s mind, whether in her past life or this one, she hadn’t grown up. She had no idea how to raise a child.

So if she were to get pregnant, she really didn’t know what to do.

At this moment, Jiang Junmo finally noticed that something was off with Lu Xia and asked with concern, “What’s wrong?”

Lu Xia glared at him irritably, “Do you think I might be pregnant?”

Jiang Junmo was surprised, “Why are you suddenly thinking about this?”

It had only been a few days since they officially became a couple; he probably couldn’t tell yet, right?

Feeling a bit like crying, Lu Xia said, “I’m just worried. I don’t know how to raise a child. What if I get pregnant?”

Hearing her words, Jiang Junmo almost burst out laughing. My goodness, why was Xia Xia so funny?

But he held back and said, “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it. If you get pregnant, I’ll take care of the child!”

“Really?” Lu Xia was surprised. “Why would you do that?”

Jiang Junmo smiled and said, “I helped take care of my sister’s children before. When my second and fourth sisters gave birth, there were no elders in the family who could come and help with postpartum recovery, so I helped take care of them during their confinement.”

“Really?” Lu Xia was astonished, not expecting Jiang Junmo to have experience with this.

“Yes,” Jiang Junmo continued, “So don’t worry. If you don’t want to have a child, we won’t. But if it happens, we’ll have the child, and I’ll make sure to raise them well.”

Hearing this, Lu Xia finally breathed a sigh of relief and reluctantly agreed, “Okay, but we won’t do anything before my period comes this month. If I get my period, it means I’m not pregnant. We can only do it during the safe period, got it?”

Without any contraceptives available now, they could only do this for the time being. In the future, they would have to go to the county hospital to see if they could buy some. She also didn’t know if such things existed in this era.

Jiang Junmo didn’t know what the safe period was, but he understood her meaning and nodded. “Okay, I’ll listen to you.”

Lu Xia finally felt relieved.

After Sun Shengnan, the other educated youths who had gone home slowly returned as well. Most of them came back with big bags, indicating that their families cared about them and were worried about their lives in the countryside.

Seeing this, Sun Shengnan’s eyes showed some complexity, but she seemed more accepting now. She probably had come to terms with everything.

During this time, Lu Xia had received quite a few local specialties from the educated youths. Although they weren’t valuable, they were still heartfelt gifts. She decided to prepare a few jars of pickled vegetables with Jiang Junmo as a return gift.

Yes, they would use the pickled vegetables they made before the winter last year. At that time, they had made a big jar of pickled vegetables, and they hadn’t finished it even after eating it for the whole winter.


Chapter 160 – Qiu Ling


Because Lu Xia used the vegetables from her space to pickle the vegetables, the taste was very good, much better than what others pickled.

So when she sent some to the educated youth spot, everyone loved it.

Lu Xia brought a lot, but it was all gone in two days.

Later, some of the female educated youths from the other side, including Sun Shengnan, came to ask her for some, planning to eat it sparingly. On the male side, no one dared to ask.

But these educated youths decided that the next time they pickled vegetables, they would come and learn from Lu Xia to see how she made them so delicious. They couldn’t achieve the same taste when they pickled them themselves; they only ended up with salty vegetables.

Lu Xia didn’t know their intentions, and even if she did, she could only tell them in silence that it was hopeless. Without the vegetables from her space, no matter how they pickled, it wouldn’t taste as good.

Apart from the educated youth camp, Lu Xia and Jiang Junmo secretly gave a jar to Senior Brother Xu’s side, enough for them to eat for a long time.

Senior Brother Xu reluctantly accepted the jar after hearing that it was pickled vegetables.

This time, after Lu Xia came over, she finally saw Senior Brother Xu’s wife, Qiu Ling, and their son, Xu Ruitian.

Qiu Ling, the sister-in-law, was a very knowledgeable person. Although she looked a bit weathered with the marks of time on her face, it was evident that even in their current difficult environment, it hadn’t dampened her spirit. She used to be a proud person.

As for Xu Ruitian, who was already eight years old, he seemed much thinner than normal children. Fortunately, he was wearing the cotton-padded clothes made by Lu Xia and Jiang Junmo, so he wasn’t cold.

This time, Qiu Ling specially came out to see them after hearing that Lu Xia and Jiang Junmo were here. She had seen Jiang Junmo a few times when he was younger, but they hadn’t met after the incident.

Many years had passed, and the once skinny teenager had grown up and had helped them so much. Qiu Ling couldn’t help feeling emotional.

Then she looked at Lu Xia beside him. Her eyes were clear, without any condescension. She was also a good child. She probably came up with the idea to help them together with Junior Brother Jiang. They were a good match.

So Qiu Ling smiled at Lu Xia and said, “Your name is Lu Xia, right? Thanks to the help of you and your husband during this period, otherwise, we might not have survived. There’s nothing I can give back now, but this was my dowry back then. I took it with me when I left in a hurry. I’ll give it to you as a wedding gift.”

After hearing this, Lu Xia saw what she was holding in her hand. It was a white jade pendant. She didn’t understand much about such things, but it looked valuable.

So she hurriedly declined, “Sister-in-law, please don’t be so polite. Everyone has difficult times. We haven’t done much, so please take this back. Jiang Junmo and I don’t have much ability, but we can still help Senior Brother’s family live better.”

However, Qiu Ling still insisted after hearing her words.

“Take it. Otherwise, I won’t accept anything from you two in the future.”

“This…” Hearing her say this, Lu Xia hesitated.

Jiang Junmo, who had been pestered by Xu Ruitian on the side, spoke up, “Then we’ll accept it. Sister-in-law, since this was your dowry, we’ll keep it for you and return it when we go back to the city in the future.”

Qiu Ling knew he was referring to when the policy changed, but she hadn’t thought that far ahead. She just didn’t want the two young educated youths to have a hard time and wanted them to have some extra money by selling the jade pendant. After all, as important as a dowry was, it was not as valuable as being alive.

“Since I’ve given it to you, you handle it yourselves. It’s not that precious anyway. If you’re short of money, you can sell it for some use.”

Neither of them said anything else, and after accepting the jade pendant, they chatted for a while before leaving.

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