He is from the Great Sea of ​​Stars [Quick Travel] Chapter 4

After Grandma Jiang left, Mother Huo began to lecture her son.

She usually doted on her youngest son, Huo Xingchao, and hardly ever spoke harshly to him. But now she had a serious expression on her face.

“Xingchao, what’s wrong with you? Someone kindly brought you gifts, but you didn’t have a good word to say. How can you be so mean to them? I’m telling you, Grandma Jiang willingly offered to adopt Nian Nian, and she hasn’t complained once in the past two years. You can’t be so heartless.”

Complained? Who would complain? They received more than they gave, and they gained a good reputation and benefits.

However, instead of immediately refuting his mother, Huo Xingchao thought for a moment and asked her, “Mom, do you think the things we give to He Nian are really used on her by Grandma Jiang?”

Mother Huo was stunned. “What do you mean?”

“I don’t mean anything.”

The young man shrugged innocently. “Didn’t I just say that the picture books I gave to He Nian were all given to Jiang Xiaxia by her? When Jiang Xiaxia came to our house to play last time, she had a bunch of candies in her pocket, like the god of wealth. He Nian was by her side, like a little maid, but she didn’t get anything.”

Despite usually having a good impression of Grandma Jiang, when her son said this, Mother Huo’s expression changed. She furrowed her brow, replaying the old woman’s facial expressions and movements in her mind. She thought it over and over, but her thoughts were taken away by his words. Finally, she realized that something was not right.

But when she looked up, she saw Huo Xingchao standing there with his hands in his pockets, looking careless. She couldn’t help but raise her eyebrows.

“Why didn’t you say it earlier?”

“I just said it.”

The boy threw a piece of dried sweet potato into his mouth and mumbled, “Didn’t you just scold me?”

Mother Huo glared at him. “I scolded you because you don’t know what’s important! You’re so old now, can’t you think before you speak? What kind of manners do you have, speaking without any politeness!”

“Also, did you give your sister another comic book to read? Did you?”

“Huo Xingchao, let me tell you, don’t give those messy things to little girls anymore. You need to focus on your own studies. It’s almost the end of the semester, and if you come back with a score below 30, I don’t know how you’re going to explain it to your father.”

“Don’t worry, I’ll definitely pass this time.”

Huo Xingchao waved his hand confidently, put on his coat, and headed out. “I’m going back to school to study. I’ll make a qualitative leap for my father this time.”

But halfway out the door, he thought of something.

He turned back and asked his mother, leaning against the door frame, “Mom, can you take me to Shaping Village to visit my brother and check on He Nian and He Yi during the Lunar New Year? I have a bag of study materials for them. Can you take me there?”

Mother Huo glanced at him.

The young man blinked.

His handsome face was framed by a military green jacket.

He looked quite charming.

She couldn’t help but smile. “Okay, I’ll take you, but you have to promise to do well on your final exams.”

Huo Xingchao waved his hand confidently. “Don’t worry, I’ll make progress.”

Progress.

You were the last in the class.

Even if you improved to second to last, your father would still give you a good beating.

Mother Huo shook her head helplessly. There was nothing she could do with him.

But…

“Hahaha, not bad. You finally opened up. I knew it. How could anyone from our Huo family not be good at studying!”

Huo Zhong sat at the table, holding a tea pot in one hand and an exam paper in the other, examining it carefully. “This time, you finally lived up to the good genes I left you.”

Huo Xingchao laughed. “Dad, I depended on myself for the last ten years of my academic struggles. It’s thanks to you that I got a 100 this time.”

“You don’t understand.”

Father Huo was in a good mood and didn’t argue with him. He slowly took a sip of tea. “When I was young, I could learn and memorize things the fastest. Among all the people under my master, I was the only one who became a fourth-grade worker. I gave you such a good foundation. If you weren’t always fooling around before, how could you have gotten the lowest score before?”

“You see, with a little effort, your grades have improved.”

……

This final exam.

It was said to be a qualitative leap, and it really was a qualitative leap.

Math was especially good, with only two perfect scores in the class. Other subjects were also okay.

Anyway, he was now counting names, and his name, Huo Xingchao, was among the first five.

And for him, the biggest benefit of being in the top five was –

His mother happily took him to Shaping Village to celebrate the New Year.

When the educated youth went to the countryside before, Grandfather Huo had already used his connections to transfer Huo Chenyang to the nearest Shaping Village.

Although Mother Huo was worried about her son, she wouldn’t easily go to the countryside to see him.

After all, everyone in the same factory now lived in the same building, and if anything happened, everyone would know.

If she went to the countryside and delayed for a day, if anyone saw her, it wouldn’t be good.

At this time, Mother Huo didn’t dare to take risks.

So it was not easy to wait until the New Year, when she finally carried a big bag and took Huo Xingchao to Shaping Village to celebrate the New Year.

The countryside and the city were two different scenes.

In order to keep a low profile, Mother Huo did not allow Huo Xingchao to ride his bicycle over, but instead they took a cart to the village after seeing Uncle Jiang picking them up.

The village road was not paved with cement, and the road surface was not very smooth. The cart was bumpy all the way.

Mother Huo thought that her spoiled little son couldn’t stand it, but this guy not only didn’t complain, but also looked outside with interest.

They arrived at the edge of the village, and you can see a large expanse of farmland under the road.

However, it just snowed heavily, and the white snow has covered the fields, revealing a few ridges.

On the adjacent fields, you can still see the white cabbage and green onions between the snow, a rare sign of life.

It seems like you can still faintly smell the stench of manure.

As we drove a little further, we saw a child wearing clean and neat cotton clothes standing under a tree, looking up with concern.

“Xiaxia, come down quickly. If Auntie sees you climbing a tree again, she will definitely be angry.”

Then the branches of the tree shook, and a lively little face appeared between the leaves.

The little girl was walking across the branches, holding onto a slender trunk with one hand. She had a wheat-colored skin, bright and lively eyes.

“Don’t worry, as long as you don’t tell, I won’t tell, and my mother won’t know.”

“I’ll see if she knows!”

Suddenly, a roar came from beside their ears, and the two little girls were startled.

Jiang Xiaxia slid down from under the tree and walked honestly to the side of the cart, bowing her head in apology.

“I’m sorry, Dad, I won’t do it again in the future.”

Uncle Jiang couldn’t discipline her because of the guests, but he raised his eyebrows and sighed, “As a girl, you always play crazily all day long, climbing trees and going to rivers without any rules. Look at Nian Nian, how well-behaved she is. Can’t you learn from her?”

Jiang Xiaxia stuck out her tongue and didn’t say anything.

Then she turned her head slightly and saw the teenager sitting next to her father, and her eyes lit up.

“Huo Xiao Ge!” (Brother Huo)

This title was self-created by her, because her grandmother only allowed her to call them Huo Ge Ge (Brother Huo).

But Huo Chenyang was also Huo Ge Ge, and Huo Xingchao was also Huo Ge Ge, and it was uncomfortable to mix them up.

So Jiang Xiaxia called him Huo Xiao Ge.

Although it sounded strange at first, she got used to it after calling him that for a long time.

As soon as she called out, the teenager jumped down from the cart.

He replied casually without looking at her and ran straight ahead.

He ran to the big banyan tree where He Nian was still squatting.

With braids tied in the shape of sheep horns, she was picking up the stones that Jiang Xiaxia had accidentally dropped just now.

These stones were collected by them when they went to the stream after school.

He Nian was patient and picked the pretty stones with beautiful colors and shapes. Jiang Xiaxia wanted to take away many of them when she was leaving.

But when she climbed the tree just now, all the stones in her pocket fell out.

He Nian couldn’t bear to see them wasted, so she squatted here and picked them up. Then, as she was picking them up, a shadow fell on the ground.

She picked up the last stone, raised her head, and saw a familiar figure.

“Huo Ge Ge.”

Huo Xingchao grinned at her.

His tone rose, “He Nian, did you receive the fountain pen I gave you?”

The girl nodded her head and spoke softly,

“I got it, thank you, Brother Huo.”

“Is it easy to write with?”

He Nian hesitated and didn’t answer.

The young boy furrowed his eyebrows and asked, “What’s wrong? Did you not receive it? Or did someone take it? Tell me, I’ll help you get it…”

“No.”

The little girl pursed her lips and looked a bit embarrassed. “I don’t have any ink…”

“…”

Huo Xingchao remembered.

He had given her a brand new fountain pen, but he didn’t know that they were still using pencils, and there was no such thing as ink.

He regretfully patted his forehead. “I forgot. I’ll bring it to you next time.”

“It’s okay.”

He Nian nodded understandingly. “Anyway, I don’t use fountain pens that much.”

Jiang Xiaxia had already followed them over.

Upon hearing this, she had an excited look on her face and an eager tone, “Huo, my grandma said you also left a gift for me. What gift is it? Do I have a fountain pen?”

……

“What are you thinking?”

“I don’t have a pen,” Huo Xingchao directly vetoed, taking out a little picture book from his small cloth bag and handing it to her. “Here, take this.”

These little picture books were actually quite popular. At least when Jiang Xiaxia had a few of them in her arms before, the children in the village loved to follow her around and begged to borrow them.

But now, compared to He Nian’s delicate pen, they didn’t seem as valuable.

Jiang Xiaxia couldn’t help but feel disappointed and her voice carried an obvious hint of it. “It’s not a pen.”

“But this is your favorite,” the boy caught up with the adults ahead and pulled on He Nian’s sleeve as they walked. “When I gave it to He Nian earlier, you even tried to take it from her.”

The ox cart stopped on the muddy road below. However, the Jiang family still had to walk a little further up the mountain because it had just snowed and there was still unmelted snow on the ground and the nearby bushes.

A lot of mud got on his shoes and left a stain. He kicked it off, but the mud fell on the snow, making his shoes dirty again.

The clean sports shoes were instantly covered in mud and looked unsightly. He Nian had been paying attention to his new shoes all along and couldn’t help but sigh in her heart. These shoes must be very expensive. If it were her, she wouldn’t dare wear them on the mountain road.

However, Huo Xingchao didn’t notice her slightly furrowed brows. Instead, he raised his eyebrows at Jiang Xiaxia and said, “What, now that I’ve given it to you, you’re still not satisfied? Why are you so picky?”

……

His expression is too fierce.

Jiang Xiaxia was choked for a moment and didn’t dare to retort.

She could only move closer to He Nian and act cute to her.

“Nian Nian, can you lend me your fountain pen when I want to use it? Don’t worry, I will be careful when I write with it, and I won’t break it again.”

“No way!”

Before He Nian could even answer, she heard the boy in front of them speaking harshly.

He was still pulling on He Nian’s sleeve, and with a scowl on his face, he turned his head and spoke with a clear threat in his tone,

“He Nian, if you dare lend the things I gave you to others, I’ll end our friendship!”

“…”

Jiang Xiaxia felt really wronged now and her eyes were almost teary. She couldn’t understand why he was being so ruthless.

“Why?”

“No reason.”

Huo Xingchao snorted lightly, and his tone was domineering, like a lawless thug.

“Anyway, you’re not allowed to use it.”

Anyway, you’ll end up dating and marrying my brother in the future.

Why should Huo Chenyang’s things be given and also mine?

No way.

My things.

Even if they’re something He Nian doesn’t want anymore.

I won’t give them to you.

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