The surname of the short bachelor whose member was shot by Si Yi just now was Wang. People in the village called him Wang Solo.
Wang Solo was not the first unmarried old man in Luo Village. There were more old bachelors in the village than married men with children. Why? There was actually a reason behind it.
Luo Village had been an impoverished farming village since its existence. It was prone to drought and crops could barely grow, rainfall was not plentiful either as it was mostly dry across seasons.
There was a custom that the old ancestors of Luo Village passed down—they favored male over female. To most families in the village, giving birth to a boy or a girl was very different; having a son meant that he would take care of the parents when they were old while having a daughter was as good as none when she got married.
It was ingrained in everyone that daughters were losses parents had to sustain. Luo Village was a backward-thinking place like this. As time passed, it became a norm in Luo Village for families to give birth to a son before they stopped trying.
This caused an indirect issue—there were far too few girls in Luo Village. Later, there was only a girl to three or four boys.
Due to how poor Luo Village was, it was basically impossible for the men to marry women from anywhere outside of their village but the long-term unproportioned ratio of sexes in Luo Village meant that there were not many girls at all and some of them would even get married to other families.
What should these boys do when they grow up, then? They ended up like Wang Solo, a bachelor for life!
The misogynist old women of Luo Village, when they gathered together, would be complaining about women outside who refused to marry themselves into Luo Village when the village was such a wonderful place to be.
In spite of it, they had forgotten about their innate sexism. How could the women who get married into Luo Village have a happy life when the entire village was so misogynist?
These old women had remained oblivious to a crucial question when they were being misogynist—they were also women!
When a custom so dated and conservative was passed down through generations and these foolish people did not realize it, it inadvertently caused the current state—there were single men everywhere in Luo Village!
There was a big group of men like Wang Solo who had never even touched a girl’s finger all their lives. When these men came together, they became sworn brothers.
The dozen of people now barging through the door with shovels were old bachelors of the village and sworn brothers of Wang Solo.
These people had even ranked themselves according to age, calling each other ol’Eldest, ol’Second, ol’Third, and had even named their group, “Bachelor Alliance”. The men triumphed over brotherhood; when the villagers carried Wang Solo away earlier, they took him to his sworn brothers.
Shortly, here they came with their shovels to settle the matter.
These unmarried old men did not have families, so they did not have much concern. In Luo Village itself, they were bold and reckless as well, daring to do anything foul they wanted to.
The group marched to the front yard of Liu Tie’s house vehemently. The 180cm old man who stood right in front of the group was addressed as Brother Hu and was said to be a gangster in Xin City.
Brother Hu was the leader of the bunch but he was not unmarried. The reason he was so brazen was because he was a gang member of Xin City and had quite the status.
When Liu Ziyun saw Brother Hu, he blanched. “Bro-brother Hu? What brings you here?”