Chapter 62: Exposed
Aunt Zhang widened her eyes and said, “What nonsense are you talking about? I went to Ah Wan’s house in the middle of the night. Ah Wan slept until just now. She only woke up when Sister Bai shouted that something had happened!”
Mrs. Zhao left at midnight. This was something that Zhao Baomei personally admitted to the village headman. Aunt Zhang went to Yu Wan’s house at midnight. After that, she stayed there and did not see Yu Wan go out.
Therefore, it did not make sense for Zhao Baomei to accuse Yu Wan because the timing wasn’t right.
Zhao Baomei pointed angrily. “Who knows if you’re lying? Don’t think I don’t know that you took that little slut’s meat!”
Everyone looked at Aunt Zhang!
Aunt Zhang choked.
That was the day Madam Jiang had just woken up. Madam Jiang had rushed to find trouble with Mrs. Zhao. She was worried that Madam Jiang would be bullied, so she hurriedly reported to Yu Wan and Yu Feng. Yu Wan was grateful and gave her two pounds of meat after that.
This wasn’t a big deal at first, but at this juncture, it was inevitable that she was too close to the Yu family and protected Yu Wan.
Besides… that was real meat!
Although no one said anything, they were envious.
Aunt Zhang could feel everyone’s dissatisfaction. She wanted to explain, but she was afraid that she would make things worse.
Fortunately, the village headman was clear-cut and wasn’t blinded by the two pounds of fat meat. He said, “You keep saying that Ah Wan harmed your mother, so I’m asking why she wanted to harm your mother.”
If it was because of the previous incident, but it had been too long. Moreover, the Zhao family had lost a pig to the Yu family, so they were even then.
The village headman did not think that the Yu family had anything to be dissatisfied about. And that was indeed the case.
On the contrary, Mrs. Zhao was injured and lost a pig. That was why she looked more like the one who wanted to harm others.
The village headman’s sharp gaze landed on Zhao Baomei’s face.
Zhao Baomei tightened her grip and quickly glanced at Madam Jiang and Yu Wan.
Madam Jiang looked innocent and Yu Wan’s eyes were cold.
No one took this seriously!
Zhao Baomei felt stifled, but she didn’t dare to say anything about eavesdropping. This was because once she did, she couldn’t hide the fact that Mrs. Zhao wanted Yu Wan to drown in a pigpen.
However, Zhao Baomei thought about it again. So what if her mother wanted that little b*tch to be drowned in a pigpen? Wasn’t it because that little b*tch had done something that deserved to be drowned in a pigpen?
Her mother exposed her because she didn’t want the entire village to continue being deceived by her. Her mother didn’t do anything wrong, it was that little b*tch who was in the wrong!
Yu Wan looked at Zhao Baomei’s unpredictable expression and felt that this woman was going to cause trouble again.
Madam Jiang glanced at Zhao Baomei sickly and lowered her head to play with the tassel.
The two of them acted as if it had nothing to do with them. They angered Zhao Baomei even more, causing the last trace of fear in her heart to disappear.
Her gaze swept across the village headman and all the villagers who were squeezed into the central room. In the end, it landed on Yu Wan’s face. “My mother received news yesterday. She went to the village entrance before dawn today. She originally planned to ring the bell and announce the news to the public, but someone didn’t want the news to be exposed, so they pushed my mother down the well!”
She was looking at Yu Wan as she spoke. It was obvious who she was referring to.
Everyone could not help but look at Yu Wan.
Yu Wan did not panic at all. “What did your mother find out?”
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Zhao Heng walked out of the room.
Zhao Baomei glared at her brother in grievance and anger. “Why are you still siding with this little slut at a time like this?! You don’t want me to say it! Then I will say it!” She looked at Zhao Heng and pointed at Yu Wan. “She’s been in a brothel! She’s no longer clean! She’s been touched by countless men! She even wants to marry into our Zhao family. How shameless!”
Everyone was stunned.
Was this true? Had Ah Wan really entered a brothel?
“What… when?” The village headman stuttered in shock.
Zhao Baomei raised her chin and said, “It’s about the year she went to her aunt’s house! She lied to us! She worked in the brothel for a year, but insisted that she lived in her aunt’s house for a year!”
When Ah Wan returned to the village two years ago, she inexplicably gained a lot of money. She originally thought that it was given by her aunt, but who knew that she actually earned it in a brothel?!
But then again, the money was spent on Zhao Heng.
Zhao Heng’s school fees was actually his fiancée’s money earned from the brothel. This was awkward…
Zhao Heng’s face turned green and red. The reason why he had kept this secret was because if word got out, he would become the laughing stock of the entire village. He only needed to wait a few more days for Ah Wan to accept reality and he would naturally be able to break off this marriage. However, thanks to this stupid sister, all his plans were ruined!
Zhao Baomei still didn’t know what kind of disaster she had caused. She was looking at Yu Wan smugly. “What? You have nothing to say, right?”
In this matter, Zhao Heng and Yu Wan were in the same boat. They were bound together for good or ill.
Zhao Heng had lost all his face, and Yu Wan was not any better. In fact, she was even more miserable. If everything was true, then she would most likely be drowned in a pigpen.
Madam Jiang said with an aggrieved expression, “My daughter has never been in a brothel.”
Zhao Baomei looked at the suspicious villagers in the room. “Ask the villagers, see who would believe you?”
Naturally… they did not believe it.
Madam Jiang said sickly, “You said that Ah Wan entered a brothel. Do you have evidence?”
Zhao Baomei had an idea. “Then do you have any evidence that she went to her aunt’s house?!”
Madam Jiang was speechless.
If it was said that everyone only believed fifty percent of it before, Madam Jiang’s reaction now made them believe seventy to eighty percent.
“Mom, it’s fine.” Just as Yu Wan was stroking Madam Jiang’s trembling shoulders and comforting her softly, a loud noise suddenly came from not far away.
From the direction, it seemed to be from Shuanzi’s house.
Shuanzi’s father was the first to run out. After a while, he wailed, “My cow… My cow—”
Shuanzi’s cow shed had too much snow and could not withstand the burden. It collapsed and the cow was buried under it.
This was the only cow in Lotus Flower Village. There were three of them two years ago, but one died of illness and the other died of old age. And now left the only one cow in their family.
This cow could plow the land when it was the farming season, and pull the carriage when it was non-farming season. It was hard to imagine what would happen without it.
The situation was urgent, so everyone did not have the time to interrogate Yu Wan. They went to Shuanzi’s house and saved the cow buried in the cowshed.
However, the cow was injured. It lay on the ground and let out an extremely painful groan.