The team leader hastened to placate him.
"Not changing! Not changing! Will not change, okay!"
Li Damai was satisfied and went back to Guo Lihong and said, "Comrade, please leave. The team leader already said that no one is going to switch places! We still have to work."
That said, he dragged Ah Jin and started working.
He did not care about Guo Lihong, who was standing next to him.
Guo Lihong vaguely felt that something was wrong.
Fang Zhaodi's family had not died yet, and Li Damai's temperament differed from her impressions.
Could it be that she had caused a butterfly effect?
Guo Lihong's "to benefit from intimacy with an influential person " plan failed.
Her health was still not well enough to go to work, so she went home.
On the way home, Guo Lihong was taken to the neighborhood committee's interrogation room and questioned about her child.
Guo Lihong was about to play dumb and dashed.
In her previous life, she was so dumb that she kept defending the scumbag.
She was branded as a person with flawed moral character and could not lift her head for a long time.
The officials of the neighborhood committee were persuading her.
"Lihong ah. Why don't you just say it? Who is the father of the child? Let's make him responsible."
Guo Lihong kept crying and did not speak.
The officials were looking at each other and at her.
"Lihong, you'd better say it. The baby is gone now. It is useless even if you defend him."
The baby was not yet a month old, but she jumped into the river, tossed, and turned.
It was strange if the baby hadn't died.
She sobbed harder.
"I'm not actually defending him, but I don't dare to say it!"
The officials felt that things might be a bit big, so they encouraged her.
"It's okay, you can say it. We'll back you up!"
Guo Lihong cried on the table again.
"Hou Wenbo forced me. I didn't do it voluntarily!"
The officials were shocked.
They had a hooligan and a rapist on the brigade.
Moreover, he was an educated youth!
The officials immediately organized people to arrest the person.
Once the truth was confirmed, a public denouncement must be held!
When Ah Jin was walking home from work, she saw people on the roadside discussing something in twos and threes.
Needless to say, it must be Ms. Bug's thing.
During this period, an excellent way to pass the time was to gossip together.
Ah Jin approached a group of people and asked, "Aunties, what are you talking about?"
It didn't matter if she didn't see her, but it was a real connection because it was none other than Auntie Zhongde.
"Oh, if it isn't Zhaodi. You've just come back from work. I must tell you, from now on, stay away from that Hou Wenbo!"
Ah Jin did not know why.
"Why, what happened?"
The woman whispered, "I heard that Guo Lihong said that she was not in love with him. He had forced Guo Lihong to do that."
The surrounding people commented, "Yes, you can't judge a person by his appearance. Who would have known he was such a person!"
Ah Jin asked again, "The neighborhood committee officials caught him? He admitted it?"
The voices around the room gradually lowered.
Zhongde responded, "Not yet. They have just gone to catch him. There is no need for him to admit it. I think this is nine times out of ten true!
Another person then said, "Yes, which girl would joke about her innocence? I think it is also true."
"Yes, I think it is also."
The voices around began to respond to Zhongde's.
Ah Jin, however, thought it was pretty impossible.
Maybe Guo Lihong just wanted to ruin Hou Wenbo.
Judging from how she had to get close to Li Damai that morning, this Ms. Bug should have been reborn.
Knowing a bit of the future trajectory, and thus she would like to plan ahead.
Thinking along this line of thought, one could figure out that Li Damai's future could be a good one.
Otherwise, the reborn girl would not seek a poor man and down on his luck to be relied on.
Hou Wenbo must have been unable to take responsibility for what happened to the girl in her previous life, so her life was not easy.
She now wanted to ruin Hou Wenbo even after her reputation.
Not to mention the victim's reputation, which was not good, but would still get people's understanding and tolerance.
This was better compared to being pregnant before marriage.
At that time, Hou Wenbo had already been escorted to the interrogation room.
The officials put him in another room.
They looked at the man in front of them.
His face was clean, with a pair of black-framed glasses, and he looked like a frail scholar.
Hou Wenbo asked, "Why did you arrest me!"
A male official came forward and slapped the table heavily, pointing at him, and said, "Comrade, I advise you to give an honest account. Was the child in Guo Lihong's belly yours?"
Hou Wenbo hesitated.
When he learned that Lihong had a child, he had a discussion with her.
Lihong had agreed not to implicate him.
Getting into college was most important.
Now that he was caught, could it be that Lihong admitted it?
The male official saw that he did not say anything and mentally confirmed that the child was his.
"Just say it, was the child yours?"
Hou Wenbo also did not struggle and admitted dryly, "It was mine."
Now the officials all boiled over and accused him with all sorts of words.
"You are guilty of hooliganism! How dare you knock up a girl and still don't want to be responsible!"
TL's Note: Hooliganism was considered one of the "pocket crimes "
Hou Wenbo then said, "Now that the child is gone, it's useless to say anything."
The male official suppressed the voices of the crowd and asked, "But you two were willing? No one forced anyone?"
Hou Wenbo did not understand why it was asked, so he nodded.
"Yes, it was voluntary."
At that time, a female official said emotionally, "You're lying! Lihong said you forced her. She refused to have a relationship with you!"
This was when Hou Wenbo felt a lightning bolt hit him.
He retorted, "Impossible! No way! Lihong wouldn't say that! I didn't force her at all! I want to see her! I want to speak with her face to face!"
The child was a minor matter now, but if someone accused him of forcing her, he wouldn't be able to go to college for the rest of his life!
Maybe he would even go to jail.
This was not a trivial matter!
The female official eyed him sternly.
"Wait for your "hearing" tomorrow. You two will be able to see and confront each other publicly."
TL's Note: During the cultural revolution, it was done to criticize and denounce someone publicly for their errors, often imaginary
The interrogation room was in an uproar, while Ah Jin's side remained calm and quiet.
She went home to cook for the three little ones, fixed the roof, and taught them their lessons.
It was peaceful but busy at the same time.
Ah Jin did not talk about the gossip with the three little ones.
This was not something they should be exposed to.
Even if they talked about it, they would not understand.
After dinner, Ah Jin gave them extra lessons.
The neighborhood committee officials informed Ah Jin that the whole family would attend the "meeting" tomorrow morning.
This was how these days, all the men, women, and children had to attend the "meeting."
So that the public would recognize how ugly these people were and would not make the same mistakes in the future.
Fortunately, it was already the end of the sixties. If these things were a few years earlier, tomorrow's "meeting" may have caused deaths.
Ah Jin did not want to take the three little ones to see such scenes, so she explained, "Tomorrow, I will go by myself. I want you kids to go to school. Little Fourth will stay at home and study. When the time comes for me to go to work, I will come home and take you with me."