Chapter 373 – His Dream

“The second reason is that I want to do something…” Jiang Junmo began.

Lu Xia listened, feeling puzzled.

Then, Jiang Junmo continued, “Actually, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I truly want. When I was very young, I wanted to be as carefree as my cousin and play together every day. But later, when I realized that my health wouldn’t allow it, I just wished to have better health. As I grew older, I started thinking about living a longer life… After we got married, I simply wanted to lead a stable and happy life with you.”

“But after returning to the city and seeing how hard you work to earn a living,” he continued, “I suddenly felt like I should do something too. Originally, my goal was to graduate and become a teacher, not only because it’s an easier job but also because it would allow me more time to be with you and Kang Kang. However, after this period of time, I realized that whether it’s my classmates, teachers, or family members, they all think highly of me and believe that I will have a bright future. Whenever that happens, I feel ashamed of my complacency. It seems that my academic goals have never been for everyone but for my own little family.”

“I know that you and our family will always respect my choices,” he said. “I also know that even if I end up achieving nothing in the future, you will still respect me. But at this moment, I suddenly remembered my childhood dream. When I was very young, I wanted to grow up to become a soldier. Maybe it’s because I was born into a military family, and both my parents were in the military, so I had a natural affection for it. Later, when I realized that my health would never allow me to fulfill that dream, I gave up.”

“Then, when I heard my neighbor, who had returned from studying abroad, talk about the prosperity and development of foreign countries, and how they are far ahead in both technology and culture, it made me realize the significant gap between them and China. So, I changed my dream. I aspired to grow up, study advanced technologies abroad, and come back to help develop this backward country. I studied English diligently because of this goal. But later on, due to various reasons, I found that I couldn’t go abroad at all. That’s when I chose to go to the countryside…”

“Although both of my dreams seemed distant at the time, it’s undeniable that I originally aimed to serve my country,” Jiang Junmo confessed. “However, I somehow forgot my original intentions at some point.”

As Lu Xia listened to his regretful tone while he spoke about these matters, she felt uneasy.

“Is it because of me?” she asked.

“How could it be?” Jiang Junmo shook his head and replied earnestly, “I’m very glad to have met you, and you could say that you saved me. Thanks to you, I now have the chance to reconsider my dreams, so it’s definitely not because of you.”

Then, he sighed and continued, “Perhaps it’s because the rare tranquility in our life here has made me indulge in it. I forgot that I’m still living in a country that needs talent and development everywhere.”

Lu Xia felt sorry for him as she heard his words.

“Don’t say that. The country’s development takes time, and it’s not the responsibility of one person. You don’t have to carry all of that burden.”

“I know,” Jiang Junmo smiled at her, “but I also want to do something.”

Lu Xia sighed, “So, you’ve decided to transfer to the Academy of Architecture?”

“Yeah,” Jiang Junmo nodded. “I asked my teacher, and he supports my decision. Besides, the Academy of Architecture requires drawing, which is something I naturally excel at. He thinks it’s worth a try.”


Chapter 374 – Shen Qingqing’s Letter


After hearing all of this, Lu Xia didn’t oppose it, but she was somewhat worried.

“But it’s been a long time since the semester started. Can you still transfer to another major now?”

Jiang Junmo patted her hand to reassure her, saying, “Don’t worry, there’s still time. I had originally decided to transfer next semester, and during the first year, there aren’t too many specialized courses involved in any major. I’ll review on my own first, and when the final exams come, I’ll take them with the Architecture department. If my scores are good enough, I can transfer next semester.”

Lu Xia felt a bit concerned after hearing this. “Won’t you be too tired this semester?”

Jiang Junmo smiled and said, “It’s manageable, not too difficult.”

However, Lu Xia was still worried, but she knew he had made up his mind, so she could only say, “Alright, I’ll study with you later then.”

Jiang Junmo initially wanted to decline but seeing her determination, he nodded and said, “Alright!”

So, that’s how it was settled.

Grandpa Jiang was very happy when he found out, and during dinner, he even took out a bottle of his cherished liquor and had a drink.

Perhaps he got a bit too happy, as he ended up drinking a bit too much. After finishing the meal, he patted Jiang Junmo’s shoulder happily and said, “Good, you’re a good kid. If your grandmother knew, she would be even happier. You’re following in the footsteps of your uncle, so study well and strive to make contributions to the country as soon as possible!”

Seeing his grandpa’s excitement, Lu Xia also felt moved. It seemed that her grandpa also had such thoughts. He truly was an old revolutionary who always put the interests of the country first.

That night, after returning to their room, she asked Jiang Junmo, “What’s the story with Uncle?”

Jiang Junmo sighed and said, “He was my grandmother’s older brother, one of the first architects in the country. He studied abroad in France and designed many buildings for the country when he returned. However, he sacrificed his life during a field inspection due to a mudslide.”

Hearing this, Lu Xia sighed and held Jiang Junmo’s hand. “Don’t burden yourself too much. Take your time in your studies, no matter what.”

She was afraid that her grandpa’s expectations would be too high, putting too much pressure on him.

Jiang Junmo understood what she meant, and he smiled, patting her head. “Don’t worry, I know.”

“Okay, no matter what, my Mo Mo is the best.”

“Alright, I won’t disappoint you.”

In the night, their hands held tightly together, a symbol of trust and understanding between them.

From that day on, Jiang Junmo became noticeably busier. He didn’t return to the dormitory for rest during lunchtime anymore; instead, he spent his time studying in the library.

Lu Xia occasionally accompanied him, but most of the time, Jiang Junmo would chase her back to the dormitory to rest. After all, she needed sufficient energy for her translation work.

Fortunately, in the evenings, they would study together. One would be translating, and the other would be reading, continuing until 9 p.m. before going to sleep.

Days passed like this.

Lu Xia received a letter from Shen Qingqing.

It had been quite some time since the college entrance exams, and she had been eagerly waiting for news from that side, not expecting it to finally arrive.

Shen Qingqing’s letter was thick, with a lot to say. The envelope seemed unusually full.

As Lu Xia opened it, the letter began with inquiries about her current life. Then, it went on to detail what had happened at the educated youth spot after they left.

After the Chinese New Year, Su Man and Sun Shengnan left one after the other, and Feng Zhenzhu’s family had arranged a job for her, so she also left.

The remaining people either thought there were no job opportunities waiting for them back home or decided to make the most of the time by revising and attempting the college entrance exams again.

So, they all stayed behind.

By the time Shen Qingqing wrote this letter, the second round of college entrance exams had already concluded, and admission notices had been issued.

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3 thoughts on “Cannon Fodder Husband Ch.373-374

  1. So his conclusion was to live for the country that has been fuckkng them hu?

    I can’t stand this sort of nationalist bullshit my bro, that’s it I’m out, the space has never been used for anything interesting, the mc became useless after she got together with the male lead, she herself thinks she’s just an extra and just meanders about gossiping about the OG female lead, and I’m just not enjoying this, the author can write dogblood drama pretty well but he always falls short on the execution and it really feels like things are just meandering now.

    Welp it was fun but I’ll drop it here.

    1. If anything, I think she’s just being realistic in the use of her space, especially since she doesn’t have the protagonist halo of Su Man to protect her from prying eyes and suspicious individuals. The only thing she can do is grow vegetation in her space and have some spiritual water, so if anything, it was already a pretty useless space unless she was forever stuck in the countryside or in apocalyptic times. If anything, it takes on a realistic approach that having a supernatural ability doesn’t make one invincible and there are many factors that attribute to its successful application without being noticed by others.

      Lu Xia had already stated in earlier chapters that she doesn’t have great ambitions in life anyway, so although it was disappointing to have her space ability not play much a great role, it’s already served its purpose to heal Jiang Junmo. This novel as a whole was supposed to be more of a laid-back experience about living in the 1970’s of China, so while it’s not thrilling and exciting, it does the job it was set up to do in the first place. As for nationalism, to each their own; I’ve read a lot of Chinese novels, so I’m used to seeing it and it doesn’t phase me. Just don’t read into it too seriously and enjoy the novel for it’s overall purpose and plot.

      Thanks for the chapter! 😀

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