In the evening, Company Commander Ge inspected the barracks and saw that Gu Changan had fallen asleep in his training clothes without a quilt, so he helped him cover him with the quilt.

Then he heard Gu Chang’an talking vaguely in his sleep, “Qing’er…delicious…”

Company Commander Ge froze for a moment and then laughed.
This green1Qing can also mean nature’s color or green or blue.
or something sounds like a woman’s.
If a woman is delicious, it must be delicious with a small mouth.

This brat is really dishonest. Seeing how hard the training is, this is a young man who is still thinking about his partner.

At this time, Gu Changan was looking at a pot of delicious old hen soup with Su Qinghe in his dream.

Su Qinghe took a big chicken leg.
And he bit into it, thinking it was really delicious.
But he can’t get enough to eat.
He’s very hungry…

“Son-in-law, eat more, this is the old hen raised by mother.
Eat more.”

The mother-in-law was still on the sidelines persuading.

Gu Chang’an nodded with a smile, and continued to eat, but found that something was wrong.
The more he bit into his mouth, the more tasteless it became. Looking down, mother2This is like an expression like ‘oh my god’, the bowl is full of chicken feathers!

He woke up suddenly.
Then he found that he had chewed the quilt and it was dripping wet.

Just as the wake-up bell rang, everyone got out of bed in a hurry.

Gu Changan also got up quickly, if he was late, he would be punished.

After the training in the morning, Company Commander Ge called a squad to go to a meeting and prepare to arrange tasks.

“It’s the end of the new year, and people are indispensable on the border.
We also have tasks in the company.
This year it’s the turn of the first class.
Everyone, cheer up! Don’t make a mistake.
If you go to the border and make a mistake, you will be shot!”

Gu Changan stared, “Do you still want to shoot now?”

Company Commander Ge said, “If something goes wrong, you will shoot.
If the enemy doesn’t shoot, I have to shoot too.
So be more energetic.
Put aside all the thoughts about your partner.
If you can’t even protect the border, what face do you have to think about your wife?”

“…” Gu Chang’an blushed with guilt.

But he was a little bit excited in his heart, he said that he would bring a roasted whole lamb to Qing’er.
It won’t go bad on such a cold day.
When he returns, he would send it back to Qing’er.

Qing’er would be happy if she received the roasted whole lamb.

As for something going wrong, he didn’t think it should be possible.
How could he be so unlucky? Everyone came back after just a stroll.
Could it be that he will meet the enemy?

 This is an era of peace, world peace!

The first class will leave after the meeting.
They all went back to the barracks to pack their things.
Company Commander Ge approached the monitor of the first squad, “Take a good look at that kid Gu Changan.
He hasn’t been on a mission yet, so don’t just treat him as a veteran because of his usual abilities.
Teach him more and watch him more, and don’t have any accident happens before he fully grows up.
He is still young, I heard him say that he has found a wife this time, and he is just waiting to get the certificate.
Don’t let him be in trouble.”

The old squad leader saluted directly, ” Don’t worry, company commander, we will take good care of him.
I see the boy is quite clever.

Company commander Ge thought for a while, yes, don’t look at the boy who doesn’t talk usually, but he really didn’t look at what he suffered.
When good things happen, he can always rush forward.
The last time he ate meat buns, he didn’t eat less.
He runs faster than veterans.

When they set off, people in other classes looked enviously at the soldiers in first class.

The highest wish of being a soldier is to be able to defend the country. Drilling all day is to be able to stand at the forefront to fight the enemy. Now the comrades in the first class can finally realize this wish. Go to the border to guard the border. It’s so enviable!

A group of soldiers waved happily to everyone.

Gu Changan also grinned. Finally going to eat roasted whole lamb!

When the car started and got on the road, Gu Changan saw old Gazi writing.
The old Gazi also asked him, “How will you write the word, wife?”

Gu Changan took a pen and wrote it on paper for him to see.

Old Gazi looked at it for a long time, “There are too many strokes.
Ah, no wonder it is said that women are difficult to understand, it is really difficult to understand.” Then he lowered his head and continued to write on the paper.

Gu Changan leaned over and asked curiously, “What are you writing? We’ve left the barracks here, so it’s not easy to send things over there.”

“I’m not going to send this either.
I’ll write a letter and keep it in case something happens to me.
Now, I have an explanation for my wife.” The old man said calmly.

Gu Changan: “…” He doesn’t like to hear unlucky words!

A veteran soldier immediately said, “Oh, I forgot about this, old Gazi, please remember to lend me the pen and paper later, and I will write something too.
I heard that the old neighbors on the frontier are uneasy recently.
Someone had an encounter a few days ago and had a fight.
I have to take precautions here.”

Gu Changan heard their tone, he said with a pale face, “Aren’t we going to take a walk and come back?”

The squad leader was looking at the map, and when he heard this, he replied, “It’s a detour.
It’s only when you want to sneak that you can meet the enemy.
So let’s take precautions.

Then he reached out and patted Gu Changan on the shoulder, “Don’t worry, if you have a chance to slip away, you will follow me later.
I will take you.
Speaking of which, this opportunity is not for everyone.
Only the leading soldiers of the Sharp Knife Battalion have many tasks like this.
Who makes us powerful?” The tone is full of pride.

Gu Changan swallowed his saliva and stood next to the old Gazi with a blank face.
He wanted to go home and miss Qing’er so much.
Qing’er, roasted whole lamb is actually not that delicious! Can we not eat it?

Seeing Gu Changan so calm, the old squad leader felt relieved.
Well, high-quality soldiers are just different.
He didn’t cry because of the first mission.

In the evening, Su Qinghe didn’t receive the reward and felt strange.
It was so late yesterday, Gu Changan was training, why didn’t he train today? It felt so weird.

“System, are you sure you’re not mistaken? What is Chang’an doing now?”

“Host, the military partner is currently on the way to a mission.
This is a military secret, the host should not disclose it to the outside world, or you will be punished by the unknown.”

Su Qinghe crooked her mouth, she was not that bored.
The priorities are still clearly divided.
It is to love the other.

“He just went on a mission.
It’s no wonder he hadn’t trained yet.
It’s really hard!” Su Qinghe finally understood the hard work of the comrades in the People’s Liberation Army.

Still training in the cold windy night and had a mission at the end of the year.

It’s hard work.
She is full of respect for all comrades in the People’s Liberation Army, including their Chan’an.

She turned on the system and looked, there were pork and fish in it.
She put three fish and a catty of meat into Gao Xiulan’s big urn.
Add some white flour.

Chinese New Year is coming, let the family be richer.
In addition, she is planning to go to Lao Gu’s house tomorrow.
After all, last time the old Gu family brought back so many good things, Changan went on a mission again.
She can send something to the Gu family, and by the way, helped Changan see his parents.

Now she doesn’t have to cook breakfast at home.
She woke up naturally the next day.
Before she could speak, Gao Xiulan asked her to visit the old Gu’s house.

After the family members had left, her mother dragged her into the house, “Your father brought something again.
It’s all over now, and we don’t have to look for your godfather anymore.
When you come back, tell them it was given by your husband’s family.
Let’s say that for now.
When you start working in the next year, say you brought it back yourself.
You just happened to send some meat to your in-law’s house, so don’t send the fish, so as not to make your father-in-law unhappy.
Bring some more eggs.”

Su Qinghe nodded obediently.

When going out, Su Qinghe went out with a basket on her back.
There were half a catty of pork and ten eggs in the basket.

Along the way to Gu’s house, she was already familiar with the road.
Even Uncle Zhang, the guard at the gate of the county party committee compound, saw her coming by bicycle, and greeted her with a smile, “Chang’an’s family is here to see your in-laws again.”

“Yes, Uncle Zhang, Chang’an is not at home, so I will do more filial piety for him.” Su Qinghe got off her bicycle and pushed into the door.

Uncle Zhang was immediately happy when he heard it.
He was amused by Su Qinghe’s words.
The third child of the Gu family still knows how to be filial? Don’t joke, it’s impossible.
If he was really filial, he wouldn’t have been able to make the deputy county magistrate Gu so angry that he almost fainted.

Of course, this can’t be said in front of others.
Isn’t this a disgrace?

“Okay, you and Chang’an are both filial, your in-laws are blessed.”

Su Qinghe smiled and put the bike in the yard without locking it.
No one dares to steal anything these days.

When she got upstairs, she went straight to Gu’s house.

Mother Gu is missing her son every day at home.
Then she checked the cotton she bought, preparing to make a beautiful and warm padded jacket for her daughter-in-law for the winter.

Hearing a knock on the door, she immediately went to open the door.
Seeing Su Qinghe outside, her tears almost came out.

“Our family’s Qing’er is here.
Mom has been thinking about you for the past few days.
When Mom looks at you, it’s like seeing Chang’an by her side.”

Su Qinghe: “…” Can you still do this? Forget it, as long as the mother-in-law is happy.

“Mom, I brought you meat and eggs.
My mother saved the eggs from the old hen she raised herself.
The meat was cut at the supply and marketing cooperative, so it’s very fresh.”

“Oh, what are you doing with these? Keep it for yourself.
Mom has no shortage of food, so I hope you will eat more and gain weight.
Poor Chang’an, can’t even take a bite of the delicious food at home.
You should eat more for him.
Don’t neglect yourself.
Otherwise, you two are too pitiful.” Mother Gu’s eyes were red when she said that.

Su Qinghe also felt sad when she heard that.
Comrade Chang’an really worked hard.

“Mom, you eat more, Chang’an is not at home, I have to be filial to you for him.” Comrade Chang’an worked so hard, she also wanted to repay Comrade Chang’an.

When mother Gu heard this, her heart was burning hot.
How filial, as filial as Chang’an.
Chang An was also so filial when he was at home, he would let her have a bite of everything delicious.

She quickly took Su Qinghe’s hand and went to the sofa together, “Come on, mom bought you fabric and cotton.
Look at what to do with this dress, mom will make you clothes for the winter.
Dress warmer and don’t freeze.”

Su Qinghe looked at the cotton and fabric and thought in her heart that this mother-in-law is so nice…

She smiled, “Mom, you can keep it for yourself.
I have clothes, and my mother made them for me.” The original owner had quite a lot of winter clothes, and there were two cotton-padded jackets to wear.
In this era when no family may have a cotton-padded jacket, this is considered very rich.

Mother Gu, regardless of whether she has anything to wear or not, insisted, “Your natal family made it for you.
Now that you are our daughter-in-law, I have to make it for you too.
I want to love you for our Chang’an.
I know that he is thinking about you.”

Hearing this, Su Qinghe felt sweet in her heart.

“…Then I will thank Mom.”

“Thank you, we are all family.” Mother Gu happily took her hand, “What do you want to do with it? Tell me, and I will do it for you.”

“Mom, I’ll do it myself.
I can also make clothes.
Mom, don’t hurt your eyes because of me.” Su Qinghe said quickly.
She makes her own clothes, which she can be rewarded with more fabric and cotton.
After doing this one after another, maybe she can wear new clothes.
New clothes are not important, the main thing is that cotton jackets are really needed in winter.

Mother Gu remembered that her daughter-in-law was a virtuous person, she could do everything.
“Look, I forgot all about it.
Our Qing’er is very skilled.”

At noon, Su Qinghe ate lunch here again.
Because there is meat, Su Qinghe is ready to cook.

The two sisters-in-law were quite satisfied.
The third daughter-in-law knows that it is good to take the initiative to work.
As long as it is not an ancestor waiting to be served, it’s done.

As soon as mother Gu heard that Su Qinghe was going to cook, she immediately took her hand and yelled, “Qing’er is not allowed to work.
It’s rare to come here once and she still works? What’s the reason? Our Chang’an is still suffering in the army, so you are so cruel to our Qing’er and let her work and serve you? You want their young couple to be your cows and horses—” Gu Ma cried.

Eldest Sister-in-law Gu and Second Sister-in-law Gu immediately ran faster than rabbits and hurried to work in the kitchen.
And didn’t forget to tell Su Qinghe, “Qinghe, you should talk to mom well.”

Su Qinghe: “…”

Why does she feel like she is treated the same as when she was at home?

Seeing that her mother-in-law was already sobbing and wiping her tears, she shivered and immediately sat obediently.

She could see that the old Gu family loved their youngest son no worse than the old Su’s loved their little girl…

The point is that Chang’an is not at home yet, her mother-in-law has transferred her feelings for Chang’an to her.
Su Qinghe suddenly felt that she was like a pear tree3The ancient Chinese believed that the pear was a symbol of immortality.
The long-lived pear tree came to symbolize long life and good fortune.

At noon, Su Qinghe ate a full meal under mother Gu’s enthusiastic pickling of vegetables.
Almost got stretched.

After eating, mother Gu took out two eggs and made three bowls of egg drop soup.
Give Su Qinghe a big bowl, and Gu Lei and Gu Lin each a small bowl.

The two children drank contentedly.

While persuading Su Qinghe to drink, mother Gu said, “Your aunt brought these here.”

Gu Lei and Gu Lin smiled happily, “Thank you, aunt.”

Su Qinghe took a sip of the egg soup and almost choked.
She quickly said, “As long as you like it.”

On the other side, the two sisters-in-law cleaned up the dishes and chopsticks grievously.
That’s right, as long as you like it, it’s good to be happy.
As long as mom doesn’t cry.
The third daughter-in-law brought her own eggs to drink by herself and shared them with the younger ones… It’s already very good, very good, at least she didn’t eat alone.

After comforting themselves like this, they finally feel much better.

When leaving in the afternoon, Su Qinghe went back to her natal home with her things on her back.
In addition to the fabric and cotton mother Gu bought for her, there was also a small half can of lard and a can of kudzu powder, which mother Gu asked Su Qinghe to take home and make some kudzu powder to drink when she was hungry.

Carrying things on her back, Su Qinghe felt very helpless.
If he brought things back, he would bring more things back.
It’s not okay if she won’t bring it.
When she says no, her mother-in-law will cry, “Chang’an is too pitiful, he can’t eat any good food, and you still don’t want to eat it.
I’m sorry for our Chang’an——”

Hey, it just so happens that there is time in winter.
Find time to make some dried meat and dried fish for Chang’an in the kitchen of the military wife system.
When he comes back from the mission, she will send it to him.


“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” — Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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1Qing can also mean nature’s color or green or blue.2This is like an expression like ‘oh my god’3The ancient Chinese believed that the pear was a symbol of immortality.
The long-lived pear tree came to symbolize long life and good fortune.

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