1324 Experience Counts
Tian Dong would be getting married to Zhai Hua tomorrow. It was not his wedding with Nan Nan. There was no need for him to stay in a separate room from his wife on the eve of the wedding.
Things had come to this state because Zhai Yaohui did not control his wife and discipline his daughter.
Zhai Sheng, who had to spend the night by himself, was full of grievances and he directed his anger at his father for not controlling his wife and daughter, and he ended up being separated from his wife.
Zhai Yaohui sneered. “One is your mom while the other is your sister. If you are capable, you can take your wife away from them. The room is yours. You can also choose to drive them out of your room.” If his son managed to do that, he would have his wife back as well.
Old Master Zhai touched his beard while his son bickered with his grandson.
When his wife was still around, he doted on her and she would have her way with him. This seemed to be the good tradition of the men in the Zhai family. Although there were very few women in the Zhai family, all of them were treated like empresses.
Old Master Zhai knew that no matter how his son and grandson bickered with each other, they could do nothing with the three women in the family. Old Master Zhai could not be bothered with them. He snorted. “Two fools.” One was his son while the other was his grandson. He was too embarrassed to say anything.
After the old master left, Zhai Yaohui and Zhai Sheng could not stand the sight of each other. To Zhai Yaohui, Zhai Sheng’s sister and wife kidnapped his wife. To Zhai Sheng, Zhai Yaohui’s wife and daughter kidnapped the mother of his children.
They were glad that both of them were in the same predicament and they had to sleep by themselves.
Zhai Yaohui and Zhai Sheng did not know that Old Master Zhai was the happiest of all. Ever since his wife passed away, he had been sleeping by himself for more than ten years. His son and grandson only had to sleep by themselves for a night, yet they were full of complaints!
The men in the Zhai family spent the night in frustration. The next day, they made a unanimous decision. Today, they would make sure that the other man suffered as well!
The fleet of bridal cars from the Tian family arrived at the Zhai family early in the morning. Tian Dong, who wore a suit, looked energized as he walked into the Zhai family’s residence. The men in the Zhai family saw the wide smile on his face and found the smile to be very ‘ugly’!
It was because this ‘ugly’ man wanted to marry Hua Hua that they did not have a good sleep yesterday night. Zhai Yaohui and Zhai Sheng could not stand the sight of Tian Dong, especially the foolish smile that he had.
One of them was his father-in-law, while the other was his brother-in-law.
Since they wanted to make Tian Dong pay for it, there was no way that Tian Dong could avoid being punished by them.
By the time Tian Dong passed the tests that were so much harder than the tests Zhai Sheng went through when he married Qiao Nan back then, he was exhausted and drained of all energy. He was weak in his arms and knees that he almost could not carry his bride and bring her back with him. Many guests could not help but tease him. Some of them enjoyed watching the fun and provoked him. “Tian Dong, should we ask the bride to carry the groom back home instead?”
Zhai Hua, who felt nervous initially, laughed loudly at this situation and relaxed. “Sure. Dongzi, shall I carry you instead?” All of the guests today were close friends of the Zhai family. They had a close relationship with the Zhai family.
They knew Zhai Hua since a young age and they knew that she was a tomboy. Otherwise, they would not have cracked such a joke. Since everyone knew her well, Zhai Hua relaxed and behaved like herself. She was unlike the other brides who were shy and awkward.
It was alright that his relatives and friends laughed at him, but he could not take it that his wife joined in the fun as well. Tian Dong, who was tortured by his father-in-law and brother-in-law, gritted his teeth and used all his might to carry Zhai Hua, who was about fifty-five kilograms, downstairs.
Many people let out catcalls when Tian Dong carried Zhai Hua in his arms. The noise was so deafening that the roof might be lifted away.
Luckily, Qiao Nan had foresight. She remembered what happened when she got married and she knew that the people upstairs would be up to a lot of tricks. Therefore, she stayed downstairs with the triplets and their grandparents.
Even so, the triplets were intrigued by the catcalls and howls coming from upstairs. They could not help but look upward to check what was going on. Old Master Zhai noticed that the triplets were not frightened by the loud sounds but were bursting with curiosity instead. Although San Bao was a young lady, she was not timid at all.
Old Master Zhai glanced at Qiao Nan, his granddaughter-in-law with a look of satisfaction on his face. What he was most satisfied with was that not only did she give them triplets but she was also sensible and mature despite her young age. She gave birth to triplets and taught them well. Although his grandson seldom spent time with them, they did not become sensitive and timid from the lack of their father’s accompaniment.
Back when he took care of his grandson and granddaughter, they were not as brave and daring when they were at the same age as the triplets.
Old Master Zhai could tell that by the time the triplets grew up, the Zhai family would be doing as good as their current situation or even better than what they were now.
The future of the family depended on the children.
The younger generations had to do well in order for the family to thrive and prosper forever.
While Old Master Zhai was zoning out, Tian Dong had already carried Zhai Hua downstairs. Miao Jing and Zhai Yaohui were already seated and two cushions were placed in front of them.
Tian Dong and Zhai Hua knelt on the cushions. Zhai Hua was bidding her farewell to her parents. “Dongzi, Hua Hua is used to being willful. She is my only daughter. I will leave her in your hands. In the future, you must be good to Hua Hua. You must not bully her, understand? Hua Hua, after getting married, you will be an adult. You must be sensible. As a married couple, it will not work for one party to keep giving in to the other. The couple must learn to forgive and show tolerance to each other. Do you understand?”
Miao Jing turned teary-eyed as her daughter was getting married. She had tears in her eyes, but she maintained a smile as she wanted to send her daughter off happily.
She had finally waited for this day where her daughter got married. She believed that her daughter would lead a good life at her in-laws’ house.