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.
In her previous life, Hou Wenbo must have been unable to take responsibility for what happened to the girl, 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.
To get 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 came to inform 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 to them.
"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."
Wow! I would very much like to read the next chapter, but it's almost 11PM here.
Apologies, I'm not totally fond of footnotes. So I directly placed the meaning below the sentence/s.
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