“Are you scared?”
Xiao Chao said coldly, his slightly narrowed eyes were full of haze.
Xiao Luo sneered lightly, “I’m sorry, not by a bit, just that you’re of Xiao’s blood. I just don’t want to strain the relationship, but if you are determined to make trouble, I will accompany you to the end. I only hope that when the time comes you can withstand my anger!”
Looking at Xiao Luo, who looked so calm, Xiao Chaolai had no reason to lack confidence. The calm and serenity on Xiao Luo’s face resembled nature itself, which made him feel very small. However, the thought that he was part of the five brothers made him have no reason to fear Xiao Luo, so he smiled arrogantly: “Well, you have balls!”
He turned and strode towards his home, shouting as he walked: “Listen up, if anyone helps Xiao Lou’s family in the future, he will be the enemy of the five brothers. Don’t expect to live a peaceful life in Luo village!”
Anyuanpo coldly hummed at Xiao Luo and also turned to leave.
People who had good relations with Xiao Lou’s family gave a wry smile …
Aunt Tao Xiu walked to Xiao Luo with worry and sighed: “Xiao Luo, why did you provoke Xiao Chaolai? Those brothers, they are all rotten sticks. You know, they are not reasonable at all.”
“Aunt Tao Xiu, he bullied me in front of my home and said he would bury my grandmother alive. If it were Ping Ge, he would do the same.” Xiao Luo lightly said with a smile.
Aunt Tao Xiu frowned deeply: “That’s true, but how can eggs touch stones? It is always good to endure.”
“There is a limit to forbearance, isn’t there?” Xiao Luo shook his head.
“Alas …… you are a child, I don’t know what to say. Remember, if their five brothers really come to give you trouble, you have to call the police, as long as the police come, they will not dare to do anything to you.” Aunt Tao Xiu said.
Xiao Luo nodded: “Well, I’ll see!”
When he was still young, Aunt Tao Xiu used to hug him a lot, and Xiao Luo was very happy by rubbing rice¹ at Aunt Tao Xiu’s house sitting on a small stool with her son Xiao Ping, and eating a mouthful of green vegetables and taro paste. Speaking of which, although Xiao Ping was two years older than him, they never felt unfamiliar whenever they met at home every year.
“By the way, when will Brother Ping come back?”
“It should be Little New Year². Ping’er usually arrives at that time and returns later.”
Aunt Tao said with a smile, “Are you two boys connected in peacetime?”
Xiao Luo replied truthfully, “Occasionally chatting on the internet.”
“You played together when you were young, so you should not be unfamiliar when you grow up. You should keep in touch with each other often. If you don’t, even your brothers will become unfamiliar.” Aunt Tao Xiu said with some feelings.
Xiao Luo nodded approvingly, “Yes, it is.”
Xiao Qiu involuntarily came to mind.
In the evening, Xiao Luo made a phone call to Zhang Dashan. The guy complained the entire time that his family forced him to go on blind dates. On the first day of his return, he took two photos of the ladies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Both of them did not appeal to his aesthetic standards. When they saw him come out of a Land Rover, they were satisfied with it. One of them took the initiative to ask him out.
“Isn’t this quite good? It shows that you are somebody else’s food.” Xiao Luo quipped.
“It’s an egg, an egg. She has a crush on this boss’s Land Rover. Elder brother will lose money with this kind of woman, I don’t want it. I still think Sister Huang is good, pure and beautiful. When I return to Jiang city in the next year, I will definitely take her down.” Zhang Dashan Promised.
Xiao Luo took a piece of burnt roll and ate it slowly, “I wish you success.”
After the phone call, there was no more calls all night.
At noon the next day, Xiao Luo was invited to attend Xiao Qiu’s banquet.
Every family in the village sent a representative to the party to give a red envelope for good luck, while the other party members were Xiao Qiu’s relatives and friends. The people who came to the banquet were basically elderly people and children. After all, there was still some time before the Chinese New Year, and only a small part of the young people who went out to earn money had returned.
Xiao Luo’s red envelope was 666, three sixes, which meant ‘everything goes smoothly’.
“Wax gourd, I wish you a happy son!” Going to infront of Xiao Qiu, who was entertaining guests, he gave him the red envelope.
“Xiao Luo, you have finally arrived.”
Xiao Qiu smiled and accepted the red envelope and stuffed it into the inside pocket of his suit. Then the brother patted Xiao Luo on the shoulder and said, “The guests have exceeded my expectations and they can’t sit down. Brother, please help and move the dining table from my uncle’s house next door here. Please.”
Xiao Luo nodded and agreed.
Under Xiao Qiu’s shouts, a large group of seven or eight-year-old children came at once. He grabbed a handful of candy for everyone and asked them to follow Xiao Luo to move the stool.
As a result, Xiao Luo, like a big child, led a group of children to Xiao Qiu’s next door neighbor’s house to move the dining table.
With the constitution of Yi Jin Jing and the King of Mercenaries, moving a table was simply a breeze, but when he set the table and was ready to find a place to sit down, Xiao Qiu suddenly appeared from behind and slapped him on the back.
“Dear brother, there are not enough people to serve food. Do me another favor and go to the kitchen to serve food. Thanks!”
Xiao Qiu finished this sentence, before Xiao Luo agreed, he turned around and greeted the other guests with a warm smile.
Xiao Luo had some emotions in his heart, and thought to himself, ‘Did he come to eat at the banquet or did he come to work as a coolie?’
But he smiled, endured, put on an apron, and went to the kitchen to help with the dishes, while other guests find a place to sit down and eat.
“Xiao Luo, you are back. You are helping to serve food… You are really good.”
“Well, Xiao Luo and Xiao Qiu have been classmates since they started primary school. The two families live so close together that the relationship is certainly good.”
“The food is almost finished, Xiao Luo, you should sit down and eat.”
They were all from the same village, how could they not know Xiao Luo? Some uncles and aunts warmly greeted Xiao Luo.
Xiao Luo could only answer with a smile, “Uncles and aunts, you eat first, don’t mind me, Wax Gourd has opened a small kitchen for me!”
“It turns out that this is the case. You have a good relationship.” An aunt grinned.
Anyuanpo was sitting at a nearby table when she saw Xiao Luo serving tea. She immediately shouted loudly, “Xiao Luo, bring a pot of tea here. There is no tea!”
Xiao Luo took a few deep breaths, adjusted his mood, turned around to get hot tea, and then sent it to Anyuanpo’s table.
When he turned and left, he clearly heard Anyuanpo’s mother-in-law saying in a low voice, “No good is no good. Even in a banquet, he serves people as a waiter.”
Xiao Luo really won’t get angry easily, but at this moment, he felt tons of humiliation and anger.
The internal force in his body was running uncontrollably. The air in the banquet hall was affected. With him as the center, a tornado was formed faintly. The dust on the ground was blown into the air.
“Brother, what’s wrong with you?”
Xiao Qiu greeted the guests and found that Xiao Luo looked strange. He hurried over to ask.
For the sake of their good feelings when they were young, Xiao Luo squeezed out a smile and swallowed his anger, “Nothing.”
“Oh, then continue to help me carry the dishes. Look at those tables. There is still a plate of fish balls missing. Go to the kitchen and see what’s going on. You must not make a mistake in the number of dishes!”
Xiao Qiu was not being courteous to Xiao Luo at all. He ate with his mouth full of oil, red with drinks, and burped incessantly. However, he completely felt that Xiao Luo was there to help him, he took it for grante and used him wantonly.
1) Rubbing rice: basically saying that they’re close.
2) Little New Year: takes place a week before Lunar New Year. Here’s a link for more information, http://www.china.org.cn/living_in_china/spring-festival-2009/2009-01/07/content_17070623.htm