The first month after Jianfu joined the army, Ah Jin received a letter from him.
As she had guessed, Jianfu worked hard in the army and suffered a lot.
Every day he worked, went to the fields, and trained.
The letter did not express the hardship and fatigue, but when Ah Jin saw the paper's tear stains, she knew that he must have been homesick and had been crying.
He was only an 18-year-old boy in the end.
Ah Jin sent him back a letter, inside of it was stuffed with 5 yuan.
To get some army connections and food, Ah Jin was afraid he would not have enough to eat.
In fact, the work in the weaving factory was very simple.
The work was fixed every day, but the workload was also very large.
It was not easier than doing farm work in the brigade.
A month's salary could reach about 30 yuan.
It was more than that of the brigade.
The practical and capable Ah Jin obtained the unanimous praise of her co-workers.
The leaders were also very optimistic about her.
When Ah Jin reached the age of 25, Li Damai came back from the city.
He rode his bike and waited for Ah Jin at the gate of the weaving factory.
The workers who were off duty looked envious.
Li Damai's eyes were glued to the gate.
He was afraid to miss Ah Jin's figure.
It had been four or five years since they had seen each other.
He was nervous and anxious.
He was afraid that Ah Jin would not recognize him.
When Ah Jin came out of the gate, she saw a commotion among the women at the entrance.
She followed the crowd's eyes and saw Li Damai in clean work clothes, waiting for her at the exit on his bike.
That scene reminded Ah Jin of the "domineering president" in modern novels.
When Li Damai saw Ah Jin came out, his eyes lit up.
She looked more attractive than when she was a child.
Her skin had become much lighter without the wind and rain of farm work.
She still had firm eyes.
Her temperament could not be suppressed even when she was wearing the work clothes of the weaving factory.
Li Damai only felt his heart beating wildly in his chest.
He put the bike aside and rushed to welcome her.
Ah Jin looked at him and smiled.
She held his hand naturally.
"Brother Damai, what brings you here?"
Li Damai looked at Ah Jin holding his hand, and his face reddened.
"I missed you."
Ah Jin asked him again, "Is this the one you bought?"
Li Damai hurriedly shook his head.
"I didn't buy it. I assembled it myself."
Ah Jin questioned him with her eyes.
Li Damai looked at the person in front of him and just felt his heart melting.
"I learned to repair electrical appliances with my master. I bought back the parts that people in the city didn't want at a low price. I was able to save and repair a bike."
After saying that, he quickly told Ah Jin, "Do not worry, when we get married, I will buy you a new one!"
Ah Jin was not shy but smiled more happily.
"I think this is good. There is no need for a new one."
But Li Damai is very determined.
"No, we must buy a new one!"
Seeing this, Ah Jin did not force him.
She pulled him and said, "Come on, let's go to the commune to buy some vegetables and go home. We will cook and eat together when Jianyun and Jianman are out of school."
Li Damai got on his bike and said to Ah Jin, "You sit in the back. I'll drive you there!"
Ah Jin was not pretentious.
She sat in the back and hugged Li Damai's muscular waist.\
Li Damai was all smiles when he drove his bike.
He ignored the stares of the people on the street.
At noon, Jianyun and Jianman came home and were amazed to see a bike at the entrance.
The third child shouted and asked Ah Jin, "Eldest sister, I see a bike outside our yard. Whose is it?"
In response to his shout, Ah Jin was helpless.
"Just come in and take a look!"
The two rushed home and were surprised to see Li Damai.
"Brother Damai, when did you come back!"
Li Damai took out the prepared gift.
"I have just returned. Something for you two, take it."
A new notebook set with a new cover for one person.
The third child touched the new notebook and said, "Things in the city are so nice. They are much more advanced than ours."
Then, Little Fourth put down the notebook and pulled the hem of the third child's shirt.
Only then did the third child reacted and said to Li Damai.
"Brother Damai, do not think you can buy us off like this. We don't agree with you and eldest sister on this!"
Ah Jin came over with the food.
"Go go go. What do little kids know? Why do I still need your consent."
The third child turned his head away, "Hmph! Anyway, it just won't work!"
Ah Jin laughed and scolded him, "If it would not work, then you should put down the notebook ah. You have someone else's things and still talk tough."
Li Damai laughed loudly and asked them, "Then how will you agree?"
The third child said with a straight face, "My sister is so good-looking and also capable. The man's family must be in good condition. I can not let my sister marry there to suffer."
The fourth child added, "But also good to my sister and listen to my sister!"
The third child agreed, "Yes, yes, yes!"
Ah Jin set up the food.
"Come and eat. What is the point? Brother Damai, don't listen to this two nonsense."
Li Damai thought seriously and said to the two of them, "That's right! There are not many relatives in my family, so only my parents are still in the village. I will work hard to earn money, and I will definitely listen to your sister and be good to her!"
The two saw that he had a good attitude and were satisfied.
"We still have to test it out. Let's see how you behave!"
Ah Jin watched as these few living treasures were seriously talking about her affairs.
She went up to one of them and slapped his head.
"Stop it, let's eat."
Ah Jin's space storage food had long been eaten.
After the most challenging days, Ah Jin did not need to buy the food from the mall.
Only that meals remained plain and simple.
Li Damai also did not mind.
It was his first time eating Ah Jin's cooking.
For him, it was a mountain of delicious food.
After eating, the two children ran back to the room and worked on something unknown.
Li Damai helped Ah Jin clean up the dishes.
He also took the lead to brush the pots and pans.
In the afternoon, Ah Jin sent Li Damai away.
He had to return home by bike to see his parents and discuss their marriage.
At that time, Jianyun and Jianman were writing a letter to Jianfu.
They reported that their eldest sister was really going to be snatched away by Li Damai.
By the time Jianfu received the letter, it was already a month later.
He looked at the things mentioned in the letter by his brothers and was both upset and uncomfortable.
But he was also happy for Ah Jin.
They grew up together and knew each other.
It was like the letter said, Li Damai would undoubtedly be good to Ah Jin.
When he thought of this, Jianfu's heart was filled with energy.
He had to work hard, do a good job, and aim to become a squad leader and a platoon leader, and sooner join a political party.
In the future, he could stand behind his eldest sister in case she was bullied because the three of them would be her solid backing.
After thinking about it, he wrote back to his younger brothers, telling them to study hard and that they would be their eldest sister's backing.
In the future, they would be the backbone of their eldest sister.
As the eldest sister's maiden family, she would not be bullied by her in-laws if they were successful.
She could also stand up for herself!