It was not enough to wipe, so Zhang Shuocheng blew hard.
“If you dare to throw it on the ground, I will beat you up!” Zhang Yansheng said with a straight face, “Stop, don’t throw it in my room!”
Aunt Wang hurried over to pick it up.
Zhang Yansheng pushed Zhang Shuocheng: “Go wash your face… go to your sister’s room.”
Zhang Heling came over to pull him, and Zhang Shuocheng went with her casually. Zhang Yansheng hesitated for a moment and followed.
Zhang Shuocheng washed his face in Zhang Heling’s room, and the snots on his chest and clothes was also wiped off with paper towel by the attentive little sister. When he appeared in front of Zhang Yansheng again, he was finally not so disgusting.
Zhang Yansheng said coldly: “Come here.”
Zhang Shuocheng was a little scared, but after thinking about it, Zhang Yansheng ignored him recently and walked over boldly.
Zhang Yansheng picked up his little arm and looked at it, his brows furrowed tightly. The blue marks on that arm are very conspicuous.
“She hit you?” she asked.
Zhang Shuocheng’s mouth flattened…
“Don’t cry!” Zhang Yansheng frowned.
Zhang Shuocheng’s mouth was slumped and held back.
Zhang Yansheng asked, “Where else did she hit you?”
Zhang Shuocheng lifted his shorts up, and there were also two blue marks on his thighs. His back also, the two most distressing fingers are blue.
At first glance, he tried to protect himself with his hands when he was beaten, but the adult had lost her mind and couldn’t stop, so the hanger was directly drawn on his fingers.
Zhang Heling was so distressed that she helped him blow it with her breath: “It won’t hurt if you blow it, ah.”
She didn’t say it was okay. But when she said this, Zhang Shuocheng started crying with a “woo” sound.
“I don’t want her to take care of me! I want you to take care of me!” He cried so much that snots flowed out again from his nose.
As soon as Zhang Yansheng saw the nasal mucus, she hurriedly tugged a tissue on his face. Zhang Shuocheng held down the tissue and blew his nose again.
Zhang Yansheng asked, “Do you want us to take care of you?”
Zhang Shuocheng raised his neck: “Hmm!”
In the past, he felt that Zhang Yansheng was a bad guy when she spanked him in the ass, and his mother was a good person.
As a result, his mother would go crazy when she took care of his studies, like a mad woman. She started beating people indiscriminately, which was particularly scary.
Although Zhang Yansheng also hit him, she was very calm when she hit him. She even told him clearly why she hit him and how many times she wanted to hit him. Although it hurts, but… it’s not that scary, and it doesn’t feel dangerous.
Under the hands of her own mother, Zhang Shuocheng felt insecure, and always felt that Liang Yingying would probably kill him by accident the next time.
With such a comparison, Zhang Yansheng, the villain, is more reassuring.
And as long as he did what Zhang Yansheng asked him, she would not hit him at all.
Zhang Yansheng snorted coldly and said, “If you want us to take care of you, then you have to listen to us.”
Zhang Heling’s eyes lit up, and she leaned her face over: “Yes! You have to listen to us!”
Zhang Yansheng put her head away: “So, what do you think about it?”
Zhang Shuocheng only hesitated for a moment and said, “Then you can’t let my mother hit me again!”
“Okay.” Zhang Yansheng said, “Our family doesn’t beat children indiscriminately.”
According to Zhang Shuocheng, Liang Yingying also kicked him. Fortunately, she is wearing slippers at home. If she was wearing high heels like in the outside, he might have died.
Zhang Yansheng just doesn’t want to see Zhang Shuocheng anymore. But now, he is just a small diced bean, a little older, with baby fats. When he is not naughty, he can also give people the illusion of ‘cute’.
In short, Zhang Shuocheng was spanked by Zhang Yansheng and it was quite awful. If Zhang Shuocheng was beaten in such a random and unreasonable manner, it was unlikely to be done by Zhang Yansheng.
When Zhang Huan came back in the evening, Zhang Yansheng took Zhang Shuocheng to complain.
Zhang Shuocheng showed Zhang Huan the bruises on his body with tears in his eyes.
Zhang Huan was so angry that he almost couldn’t speak. After a while, he held back and asked: “That woman, where is she?”
Zhang Shuocheng promptly said, “Upstairs!”
Zhang Huan went upstairs.
Zhang Yansheng didn’t follow, but also grabbed Zhang Shuocheng, who was about to move and wanted to follow. They have been staying downstairs.
It took about half an hour before Zhang Huan went downstairs. His breathing was not very steady yet and he was still breathing from his nose. You can see that he clearly lost his temper just now.
“I told her that if she dares to beat the children like this in the future…”
Zhang Huan said to Liang Yingying that if she dares to beat the children like this again, then she would get out of this house. It’s just that you can’t say this in front of the children. He swallowed his words back and just said: “In short, our family can’t beat the children like this. If one wants to beat you, it can only be like how your eldest sister did it. Right, how well did your eldest sister beat you up? Isn’t it right?”
That’s what he said to Zhang Shuocheng.
Zhang Shuocheng actually nodded in agreement: “Yes!”
Do these two people know what they are talking about?
Zhang Yansheng rubbed her temples.
“Just don’t hit people for no reason.” She crossed her arms and said, “My mother used to tell me that children are the least capable of fighting indiscriminately and are prone to accidents.”
Zhang Huan sighed, “Your mother was right…”
Zhang Yansheng hated Zhang Shoucheng in her previous life. He was influenced by his mother and she didn’t beat him up. But Zhang Yansheng didn’t want to mention her mother more in regards to Zhang Shuocheng’s issue. She just remembered it all of a sudden and said it casually. At this time, hearing Zhang Huan say this, she felt unhappy.
“I’m going up.” After she finished speaking, she shook her hand and left.
“Hey, Yanyan!” Zhang Huan followed her, “Then for Shuoshuo, you still have to spend a little time as a sister.”
Zhang Yansheng snorted.
Zhang Huan smiled: “I told his mother that I won’t let her take care of him in the future. Well look, you’re not concerned as a sister, but are you really not going to look after him?”
While talking, she had already walked to the top of the stairs.
Zhang Yansheng almost cursed the phrase: “Is his father dead?” In the end, she still endured it and went upstairs without saying a word.
Zhang Huan smiled. Seeing Zhang Yansheng walking upstairs quickly, he suddenly remembered, and hurriedly grabbed the handrail of the stairs and shouted at her: “I’ll give you more pocket money! Okay?!”
Things that can be solved with money are all good things in Zhang Huan’s opinion.
Zhang Yansheng didn’t know why, but when she heard Zhang Huan wanted to give her money, she felt a sense of suffocation.
Not long after she returned to the room, she received the transfer and the additional pocket money was already in the account. Zhang Huan is really the same when it comes to money, and he never breaks his promise.
Zhang Yansheng looked at it and threw the cellphone aside.
After Liang Yingying gave up tutoring and teaching Zhang Shoucheng, the Zhang family suddenly became quiet and warm.
Zhang Shuocheng was very afraid of falling into Liang Yingying’s hands again, so he could only remember to do his homework first when he got up every day. Zhang Heling taught him the things he didn’t know. She was much more patient than Liang Yingying and she could make him understand.
In the last half of this summer vacation, Zhang Shuocheng basically didn’t get beaten up much. Of course, it’s not that he didn’t suffer at all. When the child is naughty, he always got carried away easily.
It’s just that if he sees his eldest sister, or if others use his eldest sister’s name to scare him, he will always shrink, and he will hesitate to do what he wants to do, and consider the consequences.
The aunts were very happy and often used Zhang Yansheng to scare him. However, Zhang Shuocheng was not reconciled, and did not dare to let go of his courage, so he could only soften in anger.
The summer vacation passed quickly.
Before the beginning of the new school year, Zhang Yansheng went to the school to report earlier than other grades, and Zhang Yansheng took the placement test for the first year of high school.
Yi High School has a top class, two top preparatory classes, four ordinary classes, and one… specialized class dedicated to students from well-known families. It was dubbed as ‘young masters’ class’ by the good students of the school.
By the time the new semester started, the results of the placement test were sent out, and Zhang Yansheng entered the top… preparatory class.
Of course, it’s not the best, but compared to being stuffed directly into the ‘young masters’ class’ in her previous life, it has been an earth-shaking change. This summer vacation, she didn’t travel anywhere, she didn’t waste time, she spent a lot of energy to make up for the lessons from middle school, and she tried her best to brush questions from the exercise books… it’s all worth it.
Just after getting the notice of the placement result, Zhang Yansheng squeezed it in her hand for a long time, then she stuffed it into her school bag and did not intend to tell it to Zhang Huan.
Anyway, Zhang Huan would not care about this matter at all.
Unexpectedly, it was Zhang Heling who went to ‘announce the good news’.
During the summer vacation, Zhang Yansheng worked hard to brush up the questions every day. Zhang Heling felt strange. After asking, she knew that there would be a placement test at the beginning of high school, so she kept this matter in her heart.
When Zhang Yansheng got the placement test result, Zhang Heling was still thinking about asking her.
After knowing the result, she turned around and ran. Her tiny legs soared quickly, and caught Zhang Huan excitedly and told him: “My sister is admitted to the preparatory class! Just a little bit worse than the top class! Just a little bit!”
Zhang Huan was really surprised.
Zhang Yansheng was very good at studying when she was a child, but when she grew up, she couldn’t do much more. The excellence that once made her parents proud gradually disappeared.
This time, she was sent to Yi High School to fulfill her late wife’s last wish. For this, he also spent a sum of money.
It’s all worth it!
He deliberately ran upstairs to find Zhang Yansheng, and had to look at the placement test notice. When he got it in his hand, he was really happy for a long time.
Zhang Yansheng felt awkward and wanted to pull the notice back from Zhang Huan’s hand. Zhang Huan didn’t give it: “Let Dad take a look again.”
He said again: “Your mother must be happy too if she knows about it…” His eyes turned red as he said that.
Zhang Yansheng felt that her impatience can no longer be compressed.
“Why are you crying?!” she shouted.
“You don’t know, I feel uncomfortable in my heart…” Zhang Huan covered his eyes, choked and said, “When your mother was still here, she made plans for you, and she wanted you to go to Yi High School. She herself graduated from Yi High School. Then, she was gone and I thought I had to fulfill this wish for her, and I had to spend money to send you there. I didn’t expect you to be so competitive. If she could see this… how happy she would be…”
Zhang Yansheng wanted to tear up that notice and throw it on Zhang Huan’s face!
Why the hell is he pretending to be a saint of affection!
But Zhang Huan’s sadness is not fake. She can also feel it.
Zhang Yansheng was only 21 years old when she died, compared to when she was 15 years old, where she only did whatever she wanted. But it would be too difficult for her to accept the complexity of this kind of human nature.
“More or less!” She gritted her teeth and said, “What my mother would really be happy about is that I can be an only child!”
Zhang Huan couldn’t cry anymore and became embarrassed. “It’s not like that, Yanyan. The adult’s affair, it’s not as simple as you think, sometimes…” He murmured, trying to defend himself.
Zhang Yansheng didn’t want to listen at all.
What can Zhang Huan do even if he has a thousand reasons. It can’t change what has already happened.
Some things do not depend on the process, or the cause, or even the difficulties at all, but only depend on the result.
It is useless to say a thousand words or even ten thousand. Zhang Yansheng was reborn and her life will never go back to the past.
Zhang Yansheng didn’t want to hear a word anymore, so she pushed Zhang Huan out.
After she was reborn, her strength became so strong that Zhang Huan couldn’t resist at all. He was pushed out of the room, and with a snap, the door closed and was locked inside.
“Yanyan, Yanyan…” Zhang Huan knocked on the door carefully, trying to calm Zhang Yansheng’s sudden violent emotions.
“Go away!” Zhang Yansheng shouted inside.
Zhang Yansheng used to treat him like this. Every time she was furious, Zhang Huan would shake his head, sighed, and then walk away.
After all, ‘walking away’ is a way to easily obtain tranquility and peace.
But today, Zhang Huan was still holding the placement test notice in his hand, standing outside Zhang Yansheng’s closed door, thinking that his daughter was still angry at what he had done for several years, alienated from himself, and no longer close to her. He felt particularly sad and lost.
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