Chapter 259 – Falling Out

Because she wanted to pretend to be sick, Lu Xia hadn’t left the house for several days.

However, the next day, Shen Qingqing came to visit her.

Upon arrival, she immediately asked Lu Xia how she was feeling.

Lu Xia was surprised, “How did you know?” Did the news spread so quickly in just one night?

Shen Qingqing explained, “I heard it from Li Yalan. She heard from people in the village that Educated Youth Jiang went to the doctor’s house late at night, woke him up, and said he was buying medicine for you. They were worried that you were seriously ill.”

Lu Xia didn’t know how Li Yalan found out, but considering she had been interacting with villagers frequently lately, it made sense.

So she smiled and said, “It’s not that serious, just a bit of a fever. Educated Youth Jiang made a big fuss over nothing; there’s nothing much to worry about.”

Shen Qingqing was finally relieved. Seeing Lu Xia’s rosy cheeks, she believed that Lu Xia was indeed fine.

Lu Xia stayed home obediently for a few days. When she went out again, she found that something new had happened at the educated youth spot.

Shen Qingqing was the one who told her. During this period, Li Yalan and Feng Zhenzhu had actually fallen out!

Lu Xia was surprised. Feng Zhenzhu, who was so simple-minded, had actually had a falling out with Li Yalan. She wondered what could have happened.

She hurriedly asked Shen Qingqing to explain.

Since she lived with those two, she often overheard their conversations, so she already knew the specific reasons.

“It’s still because of Educated Youth Shen.”

“Shen Yifan?”

“Yes.” Shen Qingqing nodded.

Upon hearing this reason, Lu Xia became even more interested. “Could it be… Educated Youth Feng finally saw through Educated Youth Shen’s true colors?”

Shen Qingqing’s expression shifted to one of exasperation that was unique to Shen Yifan. “It’s not just Educated Youth Feng who figured it out. Everyone in the educated youth spot saw through him.”

“Oh? Tell me, what did he do?”

Shen Qingqing didn’t hide anything and straightforwardly said, “It’s because of what happened before when Educated Youth Feng rejected Educated Youth Shen because of her family’s letter. And for some reason, she didn’t listen to Educated Youth Li’s words to date him in private.
“Anyway, after she rejected him, Educated Youth Shen didn’t pester her. He quickly got close to a girl from the village.
“That girl treated him very well. She even brought him food from time to time, and then, Educated Youth Shen played the flute for her, and wrote poems…”

Lu Xia interrupted, “…So, Educated Youth Shen just easily moved on from Educated Youth Feng to this new girl?”

Shen Qingqing shook her head, “I don’t know. But Educated Youth Feng had a sour expression those days. Later, that girl came to the educated youth spot to look for Educated Youth Shen, and people started teasing them about their relationship. Unexpectedly, Educated Youth Shen said they had a pure revolutionary friendship. He claimed the girl was only drawn to his knowledge and wanted to learn from him.”

Lu Xia “…” God d*mn revolutionary friendship, she didn’t know what to say after hearing it.

Seeing Lu Xia’s expression, Shen Qingqing continued with an expression of agreement, “Not only did Educated Youth Feng figure it out, everyone at the educated youth spot did. When they heard that, they were all speechless. But Educated Youth Shen felt extremely proud of himself. He kept bragging about how much admiration he received and even showed off the gifts the girl had given him in front of everyone.”

Lu Xia was speechless. This was beyond absurd!

But that wasn’t the end of it.

Shen Qingqing continued, “We thought he was just embarrassed to admit it, but then we saw another girl coming to look for him. She was also getting close to him, giving him gifts…”

Lu Xia had become numb by this point. “So, he’s stepping on two boats?”

Shen Qingqing shook her head with a complicated expression. “Educated Youth Shen said that the other girl admires his knowledge as well, and their relationship is also pure friendship!”

Lu Xia sighed, “What kind of friendship involves giving gifts? He’s probably the only one who thinks that way.”

“I don’t know, but judging by Educated Youth Shen’s attitude, I think that’s how he sees it.”

Lu Xia said, “Oh,” feeling like her three views had been completely overturned.

*

Chapter 260 – No Rest

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“So Educated Youth Feng realized it like that?”

“Yes, after learning about it, Educated Youth Feng had a sour expression. Unfortunately, Educated Youth Li has been busy lately and rarely at the educated youth spot, so she wasn’t aware of recent events.

Then one night, Educated Youth Feng complained to her about Educated Youth Shen. Surprisingly, Educated Youth Li turned around and advised her, saying that a man who treats her so well isn’t easy to find. She told her not to be so picky and to cherish him.”

Upon hearing this, Lu Xia chuckled.

It seemed like Feng Zhenzhu was being underestimated.

Sure enough, even if Feng Zhenzhu lacked cunning, she wasn’t foolish. How could she not understand Shen Yifan’s true nature after this incident? She promptly felt disappointed in Li Yalan, and they had a fight, resulting in their falling out.

“However, these past few days, Educated Youth Li seems to have learned about Educated Youth Shen’s actions. She apologized to Educated Youth Feng and seemed quite pitiable. Educated Youth Feng probably softened a bit too.”

Lu Xia laughed upon hearing this. She wasn’t surprised by Li Yalan’s tactics. She figured that Feng Zhenzhu would soon be reconciled and hoped that she’d become more careful to avoid getting tricked by Li Yalan again.

Shen Yifan’s situation happened in the winter, and since everyone wasn’t going out much, currently only those at the educated youth spot knew. She hoped he’d handle things properly and that it wouldn’t cause any trouble for the educated youth spot.

However, these new educated youths really weren’t settling down. Li Yalan being a transmigrator aside, Yang Weidong joining her as a second-hand vendor was daring. Feng Zhenzhu, putting it nicely, was naive; putting it less kindly, was foolish in her friendships. As for Shen Yifan, it was hard to even comment, his actions were beyond words.

Looking at it this way, perhaps Wang Wenpei might be more calm, but Lu Xia felt that she was not simple. Clearly an outstanding person, yet somehow had almost no presence. She wondered what was going on…

By the eleventh month of the lunar calendar, the weather outside had become colder, and Lu Xia rarely ventured out, staying indoors every day.

On the other hand, Sun Shengnan hardly went outside due to her pregnancy. While Lu Xia used to frequently visit her, now she did so only occasionally due to the cold. She would chat with her to keep her company.

Of course, Kang Kang stayed home, taken care of by Jiang Junmo. Lu Xia didn’t want to take him out in such cold weather.

As a result, after coming back from Sun Shengnan’s house one day, Lu Xia noticed that despite the freezing weather, there were quite a few people on the road, all heading towards the village committee.

Curious, Lu Xia thought it was still early, and with Jiang Junmo taking care of Kang Kang, she decided to join in on the commotion.

Upon arrival, she found that everyone was keeping their distance and observing from outside.

Perplexed, Lu Xia took a look inside and her eyes widened. Inside, several members of the security team were present.

What were they doing here?

Lu Xia, like others, held her breath and refrained from making a sound.

Soon, the group emerged, swaggering away. The village chief also walked with them, heading somewhere.

Everyone was puzzled, torn between wanting to ask and being afraid of what might have happened in the village.

Then the secretary came out and explained to them.

“It’s not related to everyone here. It’s about Educated Youth Yang, the new educated youth. He’s been involved in shady deals and was found out. He’s been arrested. They came here to inquire whether anyone else in the village was involved with him. The village committee doesn’t know, so they’ve gone to the educated youth spot to ask.”

Lu Xia’s heart tightened upon hearing this. What was going on?

Yang Weidong had been arrested?!

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Stepping on two boats – in Chinese means that you have two boyfriends/girlfriends simultaneously. 

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