3112 A Good Life
“After that, we still lived the rest of our lives the same way.” The old man looked at Ye Jian kindly and said slowly in his old voice, “Your aunt and father were used to me and your Grandma disappearing at the end of the year. The two of them waited at home for three nights, but we didn’t come back. On the night of the eighth day of the new year, the two of them went straight to the family of the biggest leader in our courtyard to borrow money.”
Ye Jian wanted to laugh when she heard that, but she also felt a little sad. Her grandparents suddenly left and were gone for a year or two. Fortunately, her aunt and father were already used to it and knew how to live the rest of their lives. If not, who knew what would have happened?
“Your grandma came back first and found out that I hadn’t come back either. She was so shocked that she immediately ran to the school to look for them. She was afraid that the siblings had disappeared.
“Back then, communication wasn’t as convenient as it is now when there’s the internet, pagers, and cell phones. Even if you suddenly send a message, you’d be able to receive it. Your grandma and I didn’t even know the whereabouts of the other person.
“When your father was in senior high, your grandma retired early because of her poor health and went to work in school. That’s why there was an adult in the house.
“This is a good era. Jian, you might cherish the present days. Don’t let the dissatisfaction in your heart make you complain. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting this good chance.
“Don’t care about what’s happening now. You have to look ahead. You’re still young. There’s still enough time to understand and get used to each other. When you’re old, you can tell your grandchildren what happened when you were young, just like what I’m doing now.”
Hearing this, Ye Jian was enlightened. She smiled and said, “Are you afraid that I’ll blame Captain Xia for not giving me a call? No, Grandpa, we’re used to it too!”
“Girl, you’re so smart. You can tell what I’m thinking.” The old man laughed when he saw that his granddaughter’s eyes were clear and bright. When she mentioned Little Six, who hadn’t contacted her for a long time, she didn’t seem gloomy at all.
Ye Jian’s ears were a little hot from the old man’s laughter. “It’s not a big deal. We know that we miss each other. It doesn’t matter if we can’t contact each other every day. It won’t affect our relationship.”
“That’s right, that’s right. Your relationship with that brat from the Xia family is extraordinary. It can’t be affected. It’s me who’s worrying about nothing!”
Ye Jian was afraid that the old man would tease her about her relationship with Xia Jinyuan again, so she immediately changed the topic. “Grandpa, tell me about what happened in the past. I like it.”
“Too many things happened in the past. What do you want to hear?”
“I want to hear everything. Every story is a legend. Sometimes, when I hear it, I feel a sense of regret that I wasn’t born in that era.”
The older generation had too many stories to listen to. Every story was filled with disbelief. Even someone like Ye Jian, who had experienced two lifetimes, felt that way.
Ye Jian’s words made the old man laugh again. “Girl, fortunately, I fell on my hip and not my ribs. If not, my ribs would never be able to recover because of you.”
After laughing, the old man, who doted on his granddaughter, recalled some past events to tell Ye Jian. “…At that time, our country was weak. There were invisible fighter jets, air missiles, and reconnaissance planes… But our country didn’t have any of them. What could we do? Well, develop and sell them ourselves, of course!”