Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Yun Gang sat on the floor limply with countless beer bottles strewn around him. He knew that it was his ex-wife, Qin Yirou’s wedding today—he had long heard about it, but he could only sit here and do nothing right now.
Actually, when he gambled and first started an affair, he felt rather guilty toward Qin Yirou. It was just that after cheating for so long, he had eventually forgotten all about it.
He had had feelings for Qin Yirou. With the time that lapsed and sinking so deep in his gambling addiction, however, Yun Gang had left everything forgotten. Now that he thought about it, he still felt bad for his ex-wife.
The woman was getting married again now. He heard that her husband-to-be was in the military and was a virtuous man. Yun Gang thought that it was wonderful. He was a hopeless case, he might as well stay a hopeless case alone. It was good that they were living well.
Back when he signed the divorce papers with Qin Yirou, Yun Gang actually did not make a fuss over it. The outsiders thought that it was because his old man, Yun Zhong, was around and he was too scared of his father that he had to sign it. However, it was because he got over it and had never thought to put up a fight or disagree with the divorce.
“You useless piece of trash! Why did I give birth to a useless son like you!” Lu Lanhua cursed at her own son, enraged.
That was not all, she grabbed a broom to hit Yun Gang. “Honestly, what did I do wrong? You’re always gambling! Gambling! Why didn’t you die out there? Gambling is all you do! Have you had enough!”
Each word from Lu Lanhua was a smack of broom on Yun Gang. The latter lay limp on the floor, not making any sound nor moving a muscle.
Once the old woman got angry, she did not treat her own son like a human either. Why? This son of her was useless! Back when Qin Yirou was around, loan sharks had never come knocking at her door. This time, it was different. Qin Yirou had left so all the responsibilities were mounted on Lu Lanhua instead.
It was only now that she felt Qin Yirou’s grievances back then. Nevertheless, Lu Lanhua’s way of managing it was to beat Yun Gang up.
“Die! Why didn’t you just die? Die! How dare you drag your family into this? Are you trying to get your mother killed too? Go die, you scum, die! Don’t die here at home! Argh!”
Lu Lanhua was going crazy with rage.
“Lanhua, Lanhua—ah! Lanhua, what are you doing?”
Seeing how Lu Lanhua was blowing up on Yun Gang and hitting him like he was not a person, in rushed Lu Lanhua’s only friend—an old woman who was around Lu Lanhua’s age. She hurriedly came to stop Lu Lanhua from hitting Yun Gang when she caught the scene.
Lu Lanhua, who knew better than to broadcast her embarrassing family affair since she still had pride to upkeep, stopped when she heard her friend.
“What’s the matter?” Lu Lanhua asked swiftly. Her expression was still a glower, the aged lines on her face visible.
“Lanhua! You didn’t know? Your ex-daughter-in-law is getting married and I saw her daughter gifting her 18 sports cars! Sports cars! I heard that one costs five million yuan!”
“And the red carpet is laid from Zhang Meihua’s house all the way to the groom’s house—some 30-40 kilometers, oh my goodness! How much must that have costed!”
“The scale of this wedding… Forget Longmen City, I think it’s one of the bests in the whole country! No one can compare to it!”
The old woman was Lu Lanhua’s friend. She had seen what Yun Jian said and did at Zhang Meihua’s house earlier and came rushing over to tell Lu Lanhua.
“What?” The broom in Lu Lanhua’s hand fell immediately as she gritted her teeth and muttered under her breath before she bolted out of her house to Zhang Meihua’s house where the wedding procession was going on.
“Loan sharks are coming after us for not being able to pay the debt and we’re living in terror all the time not knowing when our lives would be threatened! And they’re having the time of their lives? Damn all of them! They can forget a good time when we’re here suffering!”