Author: Yuè xià sāng (月下桑)
Summary: This is a record about Black Eggs, a small Monster, who is raised by his Uncle Ji Huan and his grandfather in a small rural village.
Black Eggs loves green - so vegetables are da da da king !
Uncle is Mean! He gave Black an injection! Black Eggs becomes a watering can - why is Uncle smiling?!
Ji Huan calmly asks them about his sister, which hospital she was in, the address, he also wanted to ask more details about sister's condition, but the other party refused to say, it did not take long for them to hang up.
All this done, he has been strong, but now all the pressure in his heart from the fear begin swelling up.
He blindly stubbled pass the classroom, before running out of the building.
A cold wind hits his stern face, pinched mouth, gradually his body cools down, his eyes are getting back to normal.
Walking then trotting, finally he ran.
First, Ji Huan went to where he worked every day after school - a garage.
"Last month's wages, give it to me." Through the front door, he went directly to the owner of the garage, straight to the point.
"Hey! This month, I said payday is mid-ah!" A man covered with oil rushed out from the bottom of the car, to the dissatisfaction of Ji Huan.
Ji Huan did not speak, just looked at him coldly.
He's tall, taller than the garage owner by half a head, since he's still developing he is very thin, but the garage owner knows this guy thin physique belies his stregnth! The first time he saw Ji Huan, he was being beseiged by a local group of juvenile delinquents, there will always be a few bad birds in a small town, the town of Pate is no exception, the garage boss has already witnessed these juveniles doing something similiar, but the situation soon changed, the juveniles founght loudly like thunder, but the last man standing was actually the opponent who'd won against four hooligans!
Later, when the boy was around town looking for odd jobs, because of age, other families refused him, remembering his vicious fight with the juveniles, boss remembers Hooligans liked to provoke his shop every time they visit, Ji Huan was hired on the spot, the protagonist!
He is right, Ji Huan was not a Happy young boy, He started from the bottom to become the best, this guy can also play hard, he beat the little troll who ran the protection fees several times, until he never back, before Ji Huan, the Garage Owner was extorted, the protection money went to juveniles, now they can afford to pay better wages. In private, garage owner and his wife celebrated more than once over his "wise decision."
When working in the garage, Ji Huan is low-key and honest, he does heavy manual labor and is never too tired, didn't ask for raises, occasionally the garage boss scolded him, over time, the garage owner forgot how hard this guy can fight.
Now, however, the youth looked at him, like he looked at that group of thugs......
swallow a mouthful of saliva, the garage owner would like to say something, but at the juvenile's icy gaze, he found himself unable to speak a word, he found even his legs were trembling.
"I am not 18 years of age, you are using child labor." The cold looking boy suddenly said.
"Shit, you call yourself what child -!" His mouth whispered a curse, in the end the garage boss did not meet Ji Huan's eyes, he waved his hand, like he was surrendering and said: "Go back, find your Aunt Wang to give you the checque. "
Aunt Wang did the garage accounting, they are basically a mom and pop shop.
Head down, hair covering his eyes, Ji Huan a taciturn boy, bypasses the repair shop owner, he went straight to the back room.
A pudgey woman was inside watching TV while eating melon seeds, from time to time she would burst into hearty laughter.
When she saw Ji Huan, she hurried turned down the volume of the TV, and rushed towards him, laughing: "Xiao Huan, you came?"
Nodding, Ji Huan dryly replied:. "Aunt Wang, I want last months' pay."
"Hey? Less than a day ...... but no difference, I want to give you." Aunt Wang is a big woman thought, looked at the calendar on the wall, looked at the following Huan, did not know her brain thought what she immediately went to the drawer and pulled out a tattered book, checked Xiao Huan's working hours, then quickly take the corrosponding amount of money.
Following Huan noted his money carefully, he looked a long while: "There's three hundred more than what I'm paid."
"That's overtime, last month was a national holiday, we called you to come and help remember?" Aunt Wang smiled.
"Oh." Pocketing the money carefully, Ji Huan looked at the woman for a long while, then suddenly bowed towards her.
"This child! What are you doing Oh? OK, I know you are a kid, money is something to use right? Go." Aunt Wang waved at him.
Nodding, Ji Huan immediately ran away.
He ran to the station, checked how much the ticket to sister's city would cost, using his own deposits, expenses calculated to a minimum range, he went to the store to buy a town Liangmi a sack of rice, went to the butcher's, get some cut pork, bought some eggs. Carrying so many things, Ji Huan returns to the mountain bags bulging under his great strength.
"Xiao Hua, you want to ahead prepare for New Year?" Grandfather was shocked.
"I changed my mind, I'm going to the university entrance exam." Grandpa was so lost he used Ji Huan's nickname, Ji Huan places the eggs on the table, and then stores the heaviest bags of rice. Finally he put the pork into the refrigerator's freezer.
Hearing his statement, grandfather instantly forgot these things: "You kid finally saw, but now I've heard you need to do a lot of studying to pass..."
"Ah, Black called me, she asked me to help her cram this winter, I agreed." Ji Huan made an excuse, pulse pounding.
"Black called you? Why didn't she call me this month then!"
"Black said she called you, but nobody answered." Ji Huan spoke fluently, before Black often called Grandpa, but Grandpa was out working, so always missed.
Ji Huan doesn't care if this excuse will be exposed, Grandpa never checks the phone records.
"I'm leaving tomorrow, I just bought a ticket at the train station." Ji Huan continued.
"...... look after your sister, study hard." Grandfather sees nothing wrong, Ji Huan finally calms.
Prior to confirming his sister's status, he will not tell grandfather anything, grandfather has poor health, can not stand the fear and anticipation.
For Dinner they had porridge grandfather had cooked, Ji Huan made pickles, he bought more than 20 loafs of bread from the foot of the Mountain, iced in the freezer, enough to eat by two grandfathers for ten days.
That evening, Ji Huan also ran back down the mountain for a new can of gas.
Like a family circle, when not whole is not ready, he fell asleep heavy with concern.
After he fell asleep, he did not know his grandfather went through his room.
sitting on the bed, Grandfather sat in the dark for a long, long time before gently touching Ji Huan's forehead.
Although he slept late, getting up the next day grandfather started even earlier than Ji Huan. The small bags he had prepared last night now was slightly bulging like a drum, grandfather had evidently stuffed something inside.
Checking the luggage, he noticed an envelope, inside thick with bills, he took out the envelope.
"I brought enough money." Squatting on the ground, Ji Huan delivered the envelope to the elder.
"That's not for you, it's for Black, you buy Black a dress, and make it expensive, beautiful." The old man just waved.
Ji Huan took the money back, but did not put it in the bags, but up close.
All his life he had never been out of town, a country boy, but he read a lot of news in this regard, away from home, especially by train, money must be placed close by.
Carrying the small bags, following Huan said goodbye to Grandpa.
And after he left, the old man stood in the courtyard by a large tree for a long time, gently touching the trunk, after a while, he took out an ax from the back room.
"...... ...... Need new timber ......" With a sigh, the old man headed towards the courtyard's only tree wielding an ax.
Disclaimer:This work is by the Amazing Author (月下桑) Yue Xia Sang, I am translating it to spread her(I think) awesome talent and for pure pleasure, I am not getting paid for this.
Please don't sue me.;D