Rebirth to a Military Marriage: Good Morning Chief - Chapter 1859
Chapter 1859: Pay More Attention
It was good to give birth to a son, a son belonging to their own family. A daughter-in-law was someone else’s daughter. If someone dared to bully her son, she would go all out with that person.
Father Wei knocked on the long-stemmed Chinese pipe and glanced at Wei Xiaomei, who was silently standing next to Wei De and taking care of him. Father Wei knew that this pair of ‘siblings’ was fooling around together again. His son was flirtatious to begin with. If not for the Zhai family’s identity and that Wei De was afraid of his vulnerability being caught, he would have been together with Wei Xiaomei again.
Who asked Wei Xiaomei to be his sister in name? Nobody would find it strange if he spent a lot of time at his parents’ house. Besides, nobody would expect that Wei De wasn’t accompanying his parents at home but was sleeping with his ‘sister’.
The Wei De now was enjoying life with two wives.
“If the Zhai family knows about Ah De and Xiao Mei, who do you think will lose out in the end?” Upon thinking of Wei Xiaomei and Wei Wei, Father Wei felt guilty. He never came into contact with his daughter-in-law for two reasons, the first being his natural awe and respect for soldiers and the second being Wei Xiaomei’s and Wei Wei’s relationship.
As he liked his grandson, Father Wei pretended to be deaf and mute and let Wei De and Mother Wei bully Zhai Hua. However, he always remembered that his family did something sorry to Zhai Hua, their daughter-in-law.
“Don’t mention this!” Wei De turned his face. This topic was the most untouchable. Even if it was his biological father who had said this, Wei De similarly felt frightened. Without mentioning it for years, Wei De had chosen to selectively forget this matter. Even if he would be sleeping with Wei Xiaomei now that he was back, he never took the initiative to retrieve the memories of Wei Xiaomei being his wife once.
They could sleep with each other. However, in name, Wei Xiaomei was just his sister.
“You old man. You obviously know that Ah De doesn’t like anyone mentioning this. Only our family knows about this matter. No one else does, and it’s impossible for the Zhai family to find out. Furthermore, this happened before Ah De met and married Zhai Hua. On what basis should the Zhai family blame Ah De?” Ah De wasn’t to be blamed for this. It was just that Zhai Hua had appeared later.
Father Wei put the pipe aside. “We don’t know yet if there will be a day someone finds out about this. Anyway, the morals my elders taught me aren’t like that. Wife, stop being so stubborn. Since you really think that it’s okay for the incident between Ah De and Xiaomei to happen before Zhai Hua came into the picture, do you dare to tell Zhai Hua about it? If you dare not to, Ah De wouldn’t dare to either. The Zhai family wouldn’t be willing to suffer this loss.”
Yes, indeed, this happened before the two of them knew each other. However, with this premise, neither the Zhai family nor Zhai Hua would have accepted Wei De as a person. So what if Zhai Hua was a little older? How many women would be willing to marry a man who was married once and had a child in their first marriage?
Mother Wei became speechless at Father Wei’s words. “Whose father are you? Who are you helping? If you continue to be like this, be careful that Ah De wouldn’t treat you well in the future.” Their son wouldn’t be filial to him since he kept saying words that were against their son!
Father Wei looked at the silent Ah De as well as Wei Xiaomei, who had silently distanced herself from Wei De. “I’m afraid that if I didn’t say these words, all of you would become complacent and forget what you have done. It’s better not to burn bridges. Now, you’re a mother-in-law who picks on Zhai Hua and treats Jiajia badly. Let me ask you. If anything happens in the future and Zhai Hua wants to get a divorce, have you thought of what to do? Do you really think that after giving birth to Jiajia, Zhai Hua would stick around the Wei family and that it would be impossible for her to leave Ah De? Who gave you such confidence?”
This was the matter Father Wei was most anxious, worried, and afraid about. He never felt that his daughter-in-law wouldn’t dare to divorce his son because of Jiajia, their daughter. With the Zhai family around, Zhai Hua had nothing to worry about or fear.
“No, Jiajia wouldn’t wish for Ah De to divorce her mom.” Mother Wei didn’t sound as confident as before.
Father Wei drank a sip of water. “Speaking of Jiajia, both you and Ah De shouldn’t be that confident. Did you think about how you treated her? Zhai Hua and Jiajia might seem simpleminded and usually don’t think too much, but don’t the two of you feel that your usual practices are too obvious? Jiajia is willing to care about you, the grandma, and you, the father, because she doesn’t know about your relationship with Xiao Wei yet. I feel that this child’s temper is similar to her mom’s. If she really knows what happened at home, Jiajia might not be a child who’s that easy to speak to.”
“Dad, you’re exaggerating. Jiajia is my daughter. If her heart is not with me, who else could it be with?” Wei De wasn’t willing to acknowledge Father Wei’s words. The reason why he was so confident to be fierce toward Zhai Hua was because of Jiajia, their daughter.
He knew that a lot of women would choose to suffer in silence in the face of grievances for the sake of their children.
“Do you only know that Jiajia is your daughter after realizing that you have to rely on her to keep Zhai Hua as your wife? Why didn’t I see you treat Jiajia well usually? You and your mom always treat it as if there’s only a child, Xiao Wei, in the family. Have you thought about how Jiajia would feel if she saw this? Would she be unhappy? Would she throw tantrums? She’s already in her teens. She knows how to be upset as well.” Toward the end, Father Wei wasn’t willing to continue saying anything.
In short, ever since his son married Zhai Hua and was successfully promoted to platoon leader and company commander, this mother-and-son pair started having crazy thoughts. They really thought that they were the emperor and that everyone beneath them would just have to follow what they said. In this world, how could there be so many good things that they could take for granted?
“Dad, what exactly are you trying to say?” Although Wei De was unhappy, he knew that his dad made sense. Indeed, Zhai Hua had suffered a lot of grievances, and Jiajia was growing up. Upon seeing Zhai Hua’s temper improve compared to before they got married, he did become too smug.
No matter how much he disliked Zhai Hua’s toughness and how she favored outsiders, he never thought of separating from her and getting a divorce. If they really got to that stage, not only would divorce not make Zhai Hua succumb but also kill his own future.
“What I mean is very simple. Pay more attention.” It was rare that his son was finally listening to his words. “In the future, you, and especially your mom, should think twice for everything that is being said and done. When you feel that Zhai Hua is no longer of use to our family and it doesn’t matter if Zhai Hua leaves our family or not, I wouldn’t care what trouble you create for her. I won’t say a single word about it.”