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SRA Chapter 33

Become A Spare Tire In The Love Story

T/N: Hiya guys!  🙋

I know… it’s been more than two weeks 😅 I’m really sorry for that. Lately I got so busy everyday that I can only TLing few paragraph per day Orz

I was a bit rush when editing this chapter too, even though I triple checked them already, there might still be some part that I miss 😅 hope you don’t mind 🙈

So, happy reading yaa! ❤

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Arc 1.33: Even Getting Married Also Have to Compared

From ancient times to the present, a wealthy or a powerful families had to be engaged first, and after the engagement they start preparing for the wedding. Those who take a long time would prepare for a year or two, and those who take a short time also have to prepare at least for two or three months. It was now advocated to simplify the wedding process without extravagance and waste, so getting married now was much easier than getting married in the ancient times.

Sun Ting originally wanted to wait for another six months for Du Hao to marry Ye Chen, but that day she suddenly overheard Du Zhengfeng’s conversation with Qin Yuwei. Qin Yuwei wanted to take advantage of Du Yao’s recuperation period and had Du Yao and Ye You held a wedding ceremony. No need waited until Du Yao returned to the team and difficult to find time to come back.  Moreover, he could take advantage of Du Yao’s wedding period to rest more for a while before returning to the team.

After Sun Ting heard about it, she felt that in the Du family, Du Yao always have everything good than Du hao1I’m really confused by this sentence → 杜尧处处都要杜浩好一头 which is translated into; Du Yao wants Du Hao to be good??  But base on my understanding from the whole paragraph it doesn’t seem like it???  And so you’ve got what we have above ORZ. If you have better understanding of this sentence please share with me too 😅😵.  She can’t let Du Yao also get to hold the wedding first before Du Hao. Furthermore, it was obviously Du Hao  that got engaged first, and of course Du Hao should get married first, so Sun Ting decided to let the two of them hold the wedding in advance. Anyway, they have to get married whether it was earlier or later.

So, taking advantage of Du Hao’s vacation time, Sun Ting went to Ye family’s house with Sun family and discussed the marriage of Du Hao and Ye Chen.

Sun Ting changed her previous attitude in the Cultural Regiment and enthusiastically discussing the preparations for the wedding with Ye family. She did not look down on Ye Chen at all. Moreover, the betrothal gift ought to be given was a little much heavier. The Ye family felt much better and so they happily began to arranged it.

After the Sun family had finished discussed with the Ye family, Sun Ting pretended not to know that Elder Du and them were about to arranged the wedding of Du Yao and Ye You, she cut before played2Raw 先斩后奏(xiān zhǎn hòu zòu); first decapitate then present your trophy (idiom); act first, report later. and asked Elder Du and the others to step in personally and make the final decision on Du Hao and Ye Chen’s wedding.

Du Hao was a descendant of the Du family, but Sun Ting asked the Sun family to take lead in making decisions ahead of the Du family. Elder Du and old lady Du’s heart felt very uncomfortable, but did not say anything. After all, it was Du Hao’s marriage. No matter how or what Sun Ting wanted to do, the Sun family was the Sun family, and the Du family was the Du family. They, as grandparent(Du), what they ought to do wouldn’t be less, otherwise it won’t be good if it spread outside and be criticized by outsiders. But in this way, the Du family will hold two weddings within a month.

Ye Chen saw that Sun Ting, the Sun family and the Du family was still attached great importance to this wedding, he felt that he was also valued. So, he happily prepared the wedding matters. Dowry and the likes were already prepared a long time ago. They only needed to add some new daily necessities, and then they can bring them together as the dowry.

It was the first time that Ye Chen saw all of his dowry. Su Ping showed it to him in one by one and then gave him the list to let him keep and manage all these things after married. In the future these things will be one of his confidence3Raw 底气(dǐ qì); lung power; stamina; confidence. to live in the Du family.

Ye Chen looked at the amount of his dowry, and he was very satisfied and happy. He also participated in some weddings, at least in the terms amount of the dowry, his was far exceeded the amount of the dowry of those who he had attended the weddings before. Ye Chen happily counted his dowry, while dreaming about a good life after marriage.

Ye You here also preparing for the wedding, just watching Ye Jiande and Xu Yun keep adding items into his dowry list, he was very worried that they will hollow out the house and let him bring them all to the Du’s house, he had to hide the list to prevent them from adding items into it.

Ye You’s wedding, and Ye Chen’s wedding, were only ten days apart. Although outsiders were not sure why the Du family has to rushed and hold two weddings within a month, but the people who know some situation of the Du family, Ye family and the Sun family, faintly felt that these two weddings were competing in secret. Some people even thought that there might be a good show to watch.

In fact, only Sun Ting and the Sun family, as well as Ye Jianxian and his wife, were competing. At least on the bright side, the Du family will surely have a bowl of water4Raw 碗水端平(wan shui duan ping); Tbh, I don’t really understand this. At first I thought it is an idiom, but it’s not. I assume it means they will be fair to both DH and DY in regards to their wedding look at the pics of separate meaning below., so the preparations for these two weddings were not much different. Ye Jiande and his wife were also not preparing for Ye You with the mood to compared.

On the day of Ye Chen and Du Hao’s wedding, when the sun rose, Du family’s welcoming team arrived. In addition to Du family members, there were also Du Hao’s soldiers and Sun family members. The team was spectacular and tremendous.

However, both families live in the family area, so the road wasn’t very far, and they had arrived sooner.

After Du Hao fetch Ye Chen to Du family’s house, Ye Chen first went to his and Du Hao’s wedding room to rest. Some of the people he knew well in the Cultural Regiment also came today and chatted with him in the room.

After Ye Chen arrived at the Du family’s house, it was the process of sending dowry to the door. In this world’s wedding custom, when the dowry enters the door, the relatives and friends of the groom’s side will be the onlookers. While watching, some gold and silver jewelry will be placed in the silver basin next to it, which has the meaning of joy and blessing.

With a smile and joy on her face today, Sun Ting was busy greeting the guests, neatly laid out a mistress position. Qin Yuwei thought, today was her(ST) son’s wedding, she also wouldn’t bother to fuss about anything with her, just let her be the mistress for a day. So, Qin Yuwei barely showed up on this day, considered she gave Sun Ting and the Sun family a face. Also to avoid outsiders watching the Du family’s jokes.

After Ye Chen’s dowry was carried into the middle courtyard, Sun Ting happily took the guests to watch. The people from the Ye family who came to give the dowry opened the boxes one by one, and then stood aside. According to the rules, these dowries can only be seen and cannot be touched by hand. After looking, they just had to put the gold and silver jewelry into the silver basin next to it.

The Du family gave a betrothal gift, the Sun family also gave a betrothal gift, and the Ye family took two betrothal gifts. Naturally, the dowry must be generous. Although Su Ping was usually stingy and loves money, but Ye Chen in the end was her own son, and she was very willing to buy dowry for Ye Chen. Besides, the original Ye You had lived with them for several years, and Su Ping has earn a lot of money. Moreover, there was also one share that Elder Ye gave, so Ye Chen’s dowry can be said to be very heavy.

Sun Ting looked at Ye Chen’s dowry and was very satisfied, thinking that he hadn’t shamed her at all this time, and she accepted all the compliments and blessings from the guests with a smile.

The relatives of the Sun family all had know that although Du Hao was just the grandson5Raw 外孙(wai sun); child of daughter. There’s custom in Chinese(I don’t know if I should call it custom or tradition); child from son they call 亲孙(qin sun) and from daughter is 外孙(wai sun). of the Sun family, Elder Sun valued Du Hao very much, so he gave a lot of gold and silver jewelry. Naturally, the relatives of the Du family would not be willing to lose to the Sun family. Two large silver washbasin was quickly filled up.

The reason why the Sun family values Du Hao so much that they gave so much money and effort in Du Hao’s marriage, the main reason was that all the five sons of Elder Sun’s sons were all daughters, and there was no grandson. Together with those who was raised outside,  Elder Sun has 15 granddaughters, but Du Hao was the only grandson.

Because Sun Ting was the only daughter of Elder Sun, she has been particularly spoiled and pampered since childhood. When it comes to grandchildren, Du Hao was the only grandson of the Sun family, that’s why he was also particularly valued.

Seeing that all the granddaughters were born one after another, Grandpa Sun was very worried, so he had the idea of letting Du Hao change his surname to Sun, and then adopted him under the name of his eldest son. But Sun Ting disagreed, because she still had the idea of squeezing Qin Yuwei down and becoming Du Zhenfeng’s legal wife. If Du Hao changed his surname to Sun, this hope would become even thinner.

After the guests had finished with looking at the dowry, the people of Ye family who send the dowry closed all the boxes and sent them to the warehouse specially vacated by the Du family for Ye Chen. Sun Ting asked people to send two silver washbasins to Ye Chen.

Ye Chen was in the room chatting with the Literally and Art soldiers who came to the wedding, eating melon and fruit snacks. After the two silver washbasins were delivered to the room, the Literally and Art soldiers immediately lend a hand to received them.

“Gosh! It’s so heavy, quickly come and help.”

“Such a big two silver basins are all full. This is the first time I have seen so many gold and silver jewelry at the same time!”

“This is really too much! And they are all so pretty!!”

After Ye Chen take a look, the smile on his face widened. He turned around and took out several large wooden boxes, sorted out the gold and silver jewelry in the basin, and put them in the boxes layer by layer.

Others also carefully helped him take out the jewelry one by one, and then they kept sighing.

“This gold bracelet is so big, it’s heavy to put it on hand.”

“Look at this silver lock, the pattern on top of it is really beautiful.”

“This golden tiger’s collar is also beautiful. When Ye Chen has a baby, it must be good when they wear it.”

“Is this gold necklace inlaid with rubies? Look at the luster of this gem, it looks so beautiful.”

“The Du family deserves to be a famous family, these relatives are so generous in their actions ah.”

“There are not only the relatives from the Du family. All the relatives from the Sun family are also here today.” Ye Chen said with a smile.

“Yes, there are also relatives of the Sun family. I just went outside and take a look. It was full of people. There are much more guests today than on the day of the engagement. Such a big wedding scene is hard to be seen. At least this is the first time I have seen it.”

“I really envy you! Both the Du family and the Sun family value you so much. Now you can just wait to live a good life.”

“Yes, when you and Du Hao have children, you will be even more happier.”

“We are still young, and we are not in a hurry to have children. Just focus on our career first.” Ye Chen belongs to the Dance team. If he was pregnant, he would definitely have to rest for at least more than a year. The competition in the Cultural Regiment was so great, he can’t get pregnant and have children too early. At least he has to wait until he turn into a professional Art soldier and promotes to the rank of captain before he can get pregnant and have children with peace of mind.

Ye Chen knows the importance of career to a person. Even after getting married, he cannot lose himself, let alone become an accessory that can only depended on his partner. He must have a very good and outstanding performance on the outside to get more respect inside. So, no matter what he would not give up the opportunity for promotion.

When the time for the banquet came, Ye Chen walked out surrounded by the Art soldiers, and went to toast the guests with Du Hao who was waiting for him outside. Before the toast, the two of them had to offer tea to Elder Du and old lady Du, as well as Du Zhenfeng and Sun Ting.

Elder Du and old lady Du drank the tea they offered, gave them red envelopes, and said some words of encouragement and blessing. The two got up again, turned to face Du Zhenfeng and Sun Ting who were sitting on the side, and knelt down to offer them tea.

Sun Ting looked at the two, thinking that she would be able to hold her grandson soon, and she felt very happy in her heart. And at this moment, the only mistress sitting next to Du Zhenfeng were only her, Sun Ting, except for the elder of the old lady, she was the only mistress of the Du family today. She waited for this moment as if she had waited for a long, long time, so she cherished it very much and reluctant to leave.

After Ye Chen and Du Hao got married, there was still half a month of wedding leave. The two were a newlyweds, also rarely get to take a long vacation. They spent most of the day in the room and didn’t went out much. The Du family felt that was as it should be and had no other ideas.

Because ten days later, it was the wedding of Ye You and Du Yao, so Du family still cannot stay idle, they were busy inside and out.

Qin Yuwei did not intervene in Du Hao’s marriage at all, leaving Sun Ting to make the arrangements. Now, even if Sun Ting wanted to intervene in Du Yao’s marriage, she had no reason or qualification to intervene. The old lady was too old, cannot be exhausted, so Qin Yuwei called her sister-in-law to help. Her sister-in-law was a sharp and capable person. Qin Yuwei was relieved a lot when she came.

The guests at the wedding of Du Yao and Ye You were more than the guests at the wedding of Du Hao and Ye Chen. Although the Qin family was meager, Qin Yuwei’s grandfather and father were full of peaches and plums6Raw 桃李满天下(Táolǐ mǎn tiānxià); have students all over the world.. Qin Yuwei’s eldest brother now hold an important position, controlling the financial power of the entire country, and there were countless people who want to curry favor with their family.

Qin Yuwei has been steadily become Du Zhenfeng’s legal wife for so many years. The Sun family dare not do anything to help Sun Ting, because the Qin family was not easy to bully. If the two families really fight each other, the last result will only be hurting both sides, it just depends on which side would hurt more severely.

The Sun family was not only did not dare to rashly fight with the Qin family, but also had the idea of wanting to have a marriage connection7Raw 结亲(jie qin); get married. It’s weird to insert this world in the above sentence when it’s come from old man Sun’s perspective, so I took the liberty to change it slightly. Hope you guys don’t mind 😅
(Ps: to old man Sun, KEEP DREAMING!!!)
 with the Qin family. Elder Sun had many granddaughters anyway, and he also liked Du Yao who was outstanding and excellence, so he wanted to married off one of his granddaughters to Du Yao.

One Sun Ting has already been disgusting Qin Yuwei for more than 20 years. How could Qin Yuwei agreed to let her only son married the daughter of the Sun family? Let alone Qin Yuwei disagreed, Du Yao himself doesn’t like anyone in the Sun family at all. So they very straightforwardly refused.

On the day of Ye You and Du Yao’s wedding, Du Yao woke up before dawn, but before the time was up, he couldn’t leave early. He could only sit in the living room and watch the people at home keep busy in and out.

Qin Yuwei was so busy that she didn’t even bother to pay attention to him. Du Zhenfeng just sat down and wanted to say a few words to him, before he opened his mouth to speak,  Qin Yuwei had already went to pulled him up to help. After old lady Du got up, she came to the living room and sat down beside him, trying to accompany him to talk and passed the time. But Du Yao keep thinking about how he could bring Ye You home today, he was so excited that he didn’t have the heart to talk and chatted. No matter what the old lady Du said or asked, he just nodded, he didn’t even listening.

After finally waiting for the sky become bright, Du Yao was still set off an hour earlier than the scheduled time.

Ye You never thought that he would get married by being married off8Okay, here’s another complicated words. 出家(chu jia); to be married of(woman). YY is the bride.. Getting married should have been a happy thing, but as the married off party, feeling sentimental was definitely inevitable.

Ye You felt that he was very lucky, whether in the original world or in the present world, he has relatives who loved him very much. He could understand Ye Jiande and Xu Yun’s reluctance towards him, so when Xu Yun had tears in her eyes and repeated her explanations over and over again, he patiently listened and agreed, and promised again and again that even after married, he will definitely come home often.

Du Yao arrived early with the welcoming team, but Ye Jiande and his wife did not let Ye You leave early, instead they let all the welcoming people come in and waited, and only sent Ye You out when it was time leave.

During this period of time, Ye You did not have the concept that he was being married off. He felt that he was just going to get married. Even if he had his own family in the future, this place would always be his home, he would come back if he wanted to. But when he was standing next to the car that was going to take him to Du family’s house, Xu Yun held his hand tightly and was unwilling to let go, his sadness grew spontaneously, and he felt like crying.

Du Yao opened the door and got into the car with his arms around Ye You. The welcoming convoy drove slowly for a certain distance before speeding away.

Du Yao hugged Ye You, and Ye You leaned his head against his shoulder, listening to him comforting himself in a low voice.

The moment Ye You decided to get engaged to Du Yao, he knew that he already could not return to the original world, but at this moment, he especially hoped that there could be any way to let his parents and elder brothers know that he has a good life now. He was getting married today, and he will live happily in the future.

Someone from the Sun family would come to a wedding banquet today, so Sun Ting came out to entertain them and Ye Chen who was also a member of the Du family, naturally, he can’t avoid it. Otherwise, Elder Du and old lady Du will definitely be upset, Ye Chen was very clear in his heart that if he want to live well in the Du family, it was very important for Elder Du and the old lady to be satisfied with him. Therefore, he took the initiative to greet the people of the Cultural Regiment today. Conveniently, he can also show off in front the people of the Cultural Regiment that he has become one of the Du family’s masters.

After Ye You entered the door, the guests moved to the front yard, waiting to see Ye You’s dowry enter the door. All of them knew that Ye Jiande was a well-known wealthy businessman. It was certain that the family has money, but to what extent they have money, they actually don’t know, because Ye Jiande and his wife were usually low-key, unlike some wealthy businessmen. So just how rich Ye Jiande and his wife were, they thought that they can see the general idea from Ye You’s dowry.

Sun Ting took her two younger brothers and two younger sister-in-laws and Ye Chen took the Cultural Regiment’s people. The other guests who waited to see Ye You’s dowry enter the door also followed.

[4] 碗水端平(wan shui duan ping);

Tbh, I don't really understand this

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I might be late again,  but still….

See you again next chapter! ❤

  • 1
    I’m really confused by this sentence → 杜尧处处都要杜浩好一头 which is translated into; Du Yao wants Du Hao to be good??  But base on my understanding from the whole paragraph it doesn’t seem like it???  And so you’ve got what we have above ORZ. If you have better understanding of this sentence please share with me too 😅😵
  • 2
    Raw 先斩后奏(xiān zhǎn hòu zòu); first decapitate then present your trophy (idiom); act first, report later.
  • 3
    Raw 底气(dǐ qì); lung power; stamina; confidence.
  • 4
    Raw 碗水端平(wan shui duan ping); Tbh, I don’t really understand this. At first I thought it is an idiom, but it’s not. I assume it means they will be fair to both DH and DY in regards to their wedding look at the pics of separate meaning below.
  • 5
    Raw 外孙(wai sun); child of daughter. There’s custom in Chinese(I don’t know if I should call it custom or tradition); child from son they call 亲孙(qin sun) and from daughter is 外孙(wai sun).
  • 6
    Raw 桃李满天下(Táolǐ mǎn tiānxià); have students all over the world.
  • 7
    Raw 结亲(jie qin); get married. It’s weird to insert this world in the above sentence when it’s come from old man Sun’s perspective, so I took the liberty to change it slightly. Hope you guys don’t mind 😅
    (Ps: to old man Sun, KEEP DREAMING!!!)
  • 8
    Okay, here’s another complicated words. 出家(chu jia); to be married of(woman). YY is the bride.
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