January 7, 2022

Chapter 36: Died

If it was not for Shuocheng on Huan’s lap, if it was not for the Zhang family’s house, if it was not for him getting his salary from the Zhang family now, if it was not for him still driving the Zhang family’s BMW car— if it wasn’t for these ‘if it was nots’, Zheng wanted to slap Shuocheng, this little brat, on the face and then teach him severely to let him know about respect and inferiority between elders and children.

However, Zheng held back anyway, but the look of anger on his face was too obvious and the gaze in his eyes was too fierce.

Shuocheng was a little scared and shrank back. His father held him firmly, gave him support, and then glanced at his wife’s nephew.

Seeing that the situation was not good, Yingying hurriedly stepped forward to mediate, “Okay, okay, what are you arguing about?”

Everyone had close and distant relationships, and there was no doubt that she stood by her own son between the two. She rebuked Zheng angrily, “You are already an adult, so you shouldn’t fight with a child.”

Zheng was like holding a mouthful of blood and couldn’t swallow it back.

He finally realized that his aunt was also unreliable. In the end, she only had her son in her heart.

He looked at each of them angrily. His aunt and his cousins looked like they were not sensible people, so he finally couldn’t help but say to Huan, “Uncle, look at these two little kids! Even if our family has money, it’s not right to spend it in such a way.”

Zheng thought it was okay to buy him a new car with this huge amount of money instead. After all, a car was like the face of a man, which represented his social status.

But to use this money just to get some VR game machines at home? With a child’s three-minute heat,1三分钟热度 3-minute heat – It means that a person can only maintain limited or short-term enthusiasm for people or things he likes or has passion for. there was a high probability that they would be disregarded in less than a week.

With those hundreds of thousands of yuan, it was much better to buy him a car than anything else.

This could also buy him a house in his hometown.

Unfortunately, in Zheng’s heart, Huan, who should be the most sensible at home, did not support him.

Huan touched Shuocheng’s head and said nonchalantly, “It’s just a little money, which can make them happy. Isn’t it just for the sake of their children that men earn money?”

He picked up Shuocheng, kissed him fiercely, and put him down again. “Son, Dad makes money just to spend it on you! Oh, you’re getting heavy!”

As soon as he lowered his head, he met Heling’s eyes with expectation. Recently, his youngest daughter had become more and more cute.

He hurriedly stretch out a hand and rubbed Heling’s head. “And to give money for my daughter as well!”

Heling hurriedly added, “And also to give money to elder sister!”

That’s right! How affectionate she is!

Huan’s heart was about to melt away and he thought to himself that it was still his daughter who was sweet. He though, “When will my son be able to do the same?

He rubbed Heling’s head and praised her, “Hehe is right! Dad’s money should be spend for the three of you.”

As a habit, he asked her again, “What do you want? Dad will buy it for you.”

Hearing this, Zheng shouted in his heart, “I want a car!

It was a pity that Huan was not his father, and this was not something he could ask from him.

On the other hand, Yingying interrupted and said, “She doesn’t lack anything in this house. Leave her alone.”

Huan had always thought that the children’s affairs should be handled by women, so they should be with their mothers. This was also the reason why he did not listen to the advice of his mother and elder brother and obtained a marriage certificate with Yingying.

With a woman in charge of the children, he could confidently not worry about their food, clothes, and other matters.

But recently, under Yansheng’s repeated reminders, he finally noticed Yingying’s harsh treatment of Heling.

Such harsh treatment was not so conspicuous in wealthy families where food and clothing were indispensable. But after being pointed out by Yansheng, he could see it everywhere now.

He knew that if Shuocheng asked for something, Yingying would buy it for him immediately. The contrast of this attitude was simply not too stark.

Huan suddenly felt very uncomfortable in his heart.

He also favored sons over daughters, which was mainly manifested in his extra love and care for his son. But he was born with a golden spoon and had been well-off all his life, and had never thought of treating any of his own children, including his daughters, harshly.

Huan’s face sank and shouted back, “Who asked for your opinion?!”

He lowered his head, looked at Heling, and said softly, “Dad is asking Hehe.”

Heling was well-behaved and sweet, then she replied, “I don’t need anything. If I want something, I will buy it myself. Dad, I haven’t spent a cent of my 10,000-yuan pocket money this month. When I spend the money, I will keep a good account and I will show it to you then.”

The fact that his eldest daughter asked for more than 50,000 yuan a month, but she only gave his youngest daughter 10,000 yuan, Huan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

But his eldest daughter was willing to take care of his youngest daughter and also willing to help him worry about his youngest daughter’s affairs, so the extra 40,000 yuan was regarded as a salary for his eldest daughter.

This money would not go to other people anyway.

What he just said was also the truth — he was making money for the sake of providing a good life for his family.

So why worry about those other people, who were taking salary from him, if they were only eating radishes?

He carried Shuocheng and said, “Come on, let’s go back to your room.”

Shuocheng felt that he was already old enough and would be in the second grade soon, so he couldn’t bear to be carried away. He struggled twice, slid off his dad, and ran away quickly, trying to go back to his room to play on the game console.

“Slow down! Slow down! Don’t fall!” Huan chased after him.

Heling also wanted to leave, but Yingying grabbed her. “I almost forgot about your pocket money!”

Last time, Yingying found out that her daughter had pocket money, but no one told her about it. She lost her temper at the time, but she was reprimanded by Huan instead, and a whole lot of crap ensued. She had forgotten about it.

“What do you need money for at this house?! Give me the money!” Yingying shouted.

Yingying was already Mrs. Zhang. She usually used her credit card for shopping and Huan paid the bill, but she wanted all the money to herself. Although she was the main wife now, she still had the habit of getting all the money as she did when she was being kept by a man.

But she was much better off now than in the past. After all, she had given birth to two children for Huan and they were also legally married. Huan was very generous to her in terms of money and she was actually not short of the 10,000 or 20,000 yuan.

However, Heling got her own pocket money without her knowledge, as if it was out of her control, so she was not happy about it.

Heling’s expression suddenly changed.

In fact, she had not yet formed a well-defined view about money and she was not particularly eager for it.

However, opening an account for her, giving her a fixed amount of pocket money, and telling her to learn how to manage money by herself—because of these things her sister did for her, it was the first time she felt valued.

And if the money her sister gave her was taken away by her mother, given the relationship between the two of them—she knew that her sister would definitely be furious.

At this moment, Zheng was also red in anger and said, “That’s right! Children don’t need any pocket money! Where will you spend your money? Is there anything else that you want? Look at you—you have enough to eat and drink, so what else do you lack of? Why do you want money for? You are a little child and you get that much money?! You?!”

Just now, upon hearing Heling that her pocket money was 10,000 yuan a month, it shattered Zheng’s three views.

He didn’t even have a monthly salary of 10,000 yuan.

Is the world crazy? Why is the amount of a kid’s pocket money greater than my salary? Why?!

Two adults—one was tyrannical and the other was hideous, so Heling was a little scared.

But she felt that if she gave the money to her mother, it would be betraying and letting her sister down. Besides, her father didn’t say anything about her having pocket money.

The little girl plucked up her courage, raised her head, and said, “I won’t give it. Sister gave me my pocket money. She also asked me to learn how to manage my own money. She said she would check my account.”

Zheng was surprised, “Your money was given by Yansheng? Didn’t your Dad give it to you?”

“No. It was given to me by my sister. She said that she would give me 10,000 yuan a month and let me manage it by myself,” Heling replied and then said to Yingying, “If you take it away, Sister will definitely ask you to give it back!”

And even if her mother wanted to give it back, her sister would likely to be disappointed at her. She might not give her any pocket money in the future, and worse, she might not even care about her anymore.

These thoughts flashed vaguely in the little girl’s mind. She couldn’t understand it completely, but she could feel it intuitively.

Zheng’s eyes turned even redder.

He thought Heling’s pocket money was given by her father. Huan was a big boss with a big family, so it just made sense.

But Yansheng was still a child herself. How could she just gave her elementary school sister 10,000 yuan a month casually?

How much was her own pocket money then?

Zheng felt that his worldview had collapsed.

D*mn it! The Zhang family is so rich, but they just give me a worn-out BMW to drive?! What the hell?!

At this time, Zheng had forgotten that when he used to imagine the future, his rhetoric was nothing more than: ‘I will definitely drive a BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the future’.

With red eyes, he exclaimed, “Yansheng’s pocket money has to be confiscated, too!”

His voice seemed to pierce a needle through a balloon. Yingying, who had been fiercely facing Heling, was instantly deflated.

The pocket money was given to Heling by Yansheng, so she really couldn’t take it. Yansheng’s temperament would tear her up.

In the past, Yingying’s words frequently agitated Yansheng. She made a lot of noise which often didn’t make sense, and Huan didn’t help her either. But now, Yingying didn’t know why she became a bit scary.

Yansheng was crazy but she was quiet and didn’t make any noise now. She might have matured to the point that she could strangle Yingying’s neck and almost choke her off.

Recently, Yingying was very jealous of Yansheng.

Moreover, Yingying had a different opinion about her nephew for the first time, “Isn’t he stupid?”

It was a ridiculous idea to confiscate Yansheng’s money. If she really took away Yansheng’s money, Huan would be the first to stop her.

Yingying knew very well where Huan’s bottom line was—no matter how much she suppressed Yansheng, she must not treat her harshly in material terms. Of course, she didn’t have this ability either.

What is this stupid nephew thinking?!

“Take it! Take it all!” Zheng’s eyes were red, then he spat at Heling, “What are these children doing with so much money? A bunch of prodigal girls!”

The last statement also involved Yingying.

“All right. I got it.” Yingying let go of Heling’s arm angrily. “Yansheng gave it to you, so you can keep it.”

Zheng couldn’t believe what he heard. “Auntie, you will just let it go?”

Yingying said to her heart, “If I can control them, do you think you can still to say that?” But she also refused to admit in front of Zheng that she couldn’t control Yansheng, so she could only understate, “Forget it, it’s not much money. They have both grown up and have something to spend their own money.”

No, you obviously didn’t say that just now,” Heling thought to herself.

No way! You didn’t just say that 10,000 yuan is not much money, right?!,” Zheng shouted in his heart.

Yingying suddenly changed her mind and said to Heling, “She only gives you 10,000 yuan a month? Why is she so stingy! Her mother left her a lot of money, so don’t save it for her and ask her for more money!”

She had the same mindset with Huan—that their money should go to their own children and not to outsiders.

Giving 10,000 yuan a month is stingy?

Zheng felt that he was about to vomit blood.

But Heling replied, “How can I ask for Sister’s mother’s money?” Then, she added very honestly, “Sister said that I am still young and she is afraid that I would spend money indiscriminately, so she will only give me 10,000 yuan a month for now and we will talk about it later if it is not enough.”

Zheng was dumbstruck.

He died from a mouthful of blood that he couldn’t spit out and swallow back.

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    三分钟热度 3-minute heat – It means that a person can only maintain limited or short-term enthusiasm for people or things he likes or has passion for.