Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 276 – Celebrating Lunar New Year in Hometown
It was 9 pm on Lunar New Year Eve. Everybody in the district had gathered at the square in front of the Cultural Palace. Spring Festival Gala program was on every year, and usually, it was not interesting at the start of the program. They could also watch the reruns tomorrow. Everybody was there for the fireworks display. They heard that this year, the district will be setting off more than 100,000 RMB worth of fireworks. They do not want to miss it.
Feng Yu knew that this type of fireworks display will be common in a few more years. Some places even spent millions on fireworks.
The Chief of the Farm Department said a speech and he mentioned Feng Xingtai and Feng Yu several times. Feng Xingtai was also invited to light the first string of firecrackers with the chief.
After the sound of firecrackers stopped, the fireworks started.
Everybody, regardless of young and old, cheered. This was a good year, and all of them made money from their farms.
Feng Yu saw Li Na in the crowd, and he creeps up behind her. He tapped Li Na’s left shoulder and quickly step to her right.
“Stop it. We will be going to Liu Kun’s house tomorrow. This year, he is not going back to his hometown.” Li Na playfully hit Feng Yu.
Feng Yu replied: “I can’t join you all. Tomorrow I will be returning back to my hometown to celebrate the New Year. We had not return for the previous two years, and my grandfather had called. We got to go back this year.”
Feng Yu still have an elder uncle, and he was staying in Longjiang province too. But he is staying in a town further up north. His grandfather was staying with his elder uncle. In his past life, his grandfather was very healthy. But after the millennium, he passed away from an accident. Feng Yu had met his grandfather only a few times, and he does not remember him clearly.
After their financial situation improved, Feng Xingti had wanted his father to stay with him, but his father wanted to live near his old friends. So, Feng Xingtai could only send him money every year, and during summer, he would visit him.
Last New Year, the Feng family were unhappy. Many people were visiting them, and even those who were not close to them had visited them. They were there just to get red packets.
This year, Feng Xingtai decided to drive over to his father’s place on the first day of the new year. Just nice, there was a new highway built the previous year and it was more convenient.
“When will you be coming back?” Li Na asked with a disappointed face. She rather not have holidays and she could meet with Feng Yu in school every day.
“Maybe after the fifth day of New Year. Why? Are you missing me already?” Feng Yu joked.
“Who would miss you? Today’s fireworks are beautiful.” Li Na blushed.
“You like fireworks? Then in future, we will set off so many fireworks every year.” Since the Feng family had show off once, why not show off every year? His father and mother will be happy too.
“What are you two talking about?” Wen Dongjun suddenly appears and behind him was the top student Liu Kun.
“We are discussing if we should tell Uncle Wen that you are dating in school. It’s been a while since I saw Uncle Wen whacking you with a cane!” Feng Yu said.
“Ah? You promised me not to tell my father. I also did not tell Uncle Feng about the both of you.” Wen Dongjun was scared. His father had warned him not to date while schooling.
“Hahaha. He is just joking with you. Let’s go over there. The fireworks over there are low, but it’s nice too.” Liu Kun dragged Wen Dongjun away. This Wen Dongjun was too nosy and likes to interrupt others.
The both of them just stood there and chat. Li Na does not allow Feng Yu to even hold her hands. She was afraid that her parents would find out. After the fireworks display was over, LI Na returns home.
Feng Yu sighed. He must make their relationship known to everyone after the both of them attended University in Summer. Their classmates even had children and why can’t they date?
The first day of Lunar New Year, Song Deliang knocked on the door of Feng Xingtai’s house. But after knocking for a while, no one opened. The neighbor came out and told him that the Feng family had left early in the morning. They had gone back to their hometown for New Year.
Left early in the morning? It is only 7 am now. Song Deliang sighed. He was very disappointed. He had woke up at 6 am and rode a bicycle over. This year he could not get any benefits from Feng Xingtai. He was grumbling when he was leaving.
There were lots of people coming over in the morning, but all of them left disappointed. Those people that were close to the Feng family, like the people from Tai Hua Premium Food Factory, knew the Feng family would not be around and they did not visit today.
Meanwhile, Feng Yu was driving along the new highway towards his eldest Uncle house. The father and son took turns to drive. The road condition was excellent, and it had not snowed the past few days. They could drive at a higher speed, and they reached before noon.
“We can finally have a quiet New Year. We should have come back here last year.” Zhang Muhua laughed. Those people were irritating.
“Last year, the highway was not ready yet. If we drive, it will take us a day. If we are going by train, we still have to travel to Bing City’s train station. We would not be able to get the train tickets too. Now it is more convenient to drive back. This year, we would not be meeting those irritating people. We should be happy.” Feng Xingtai also dislikes those people. It was okay if those people wanted to borrow money from their farms. The most irritating people among them were people like Song Deliang. He was there just to take advantage of them!
“Xiao Yu, stop by the side. Let your father drive. You don’t know the way.” Zhang Muhua tapped on Feng Yu’s shoulders.
Feng Xingtai pressed the horns, and there were barking in the yard. Soon, the doors opened, and someone who resembles Feng Xingtai walked out.
“Xingtai, Muhua. Xiao Yu is so tall now. You arrive so fast. How was the road conditions?” Eldest Uncle Feng Xingguo asked.
“Happy New Year, Uncle. Is Brother Danhua back?”
“He is back. He is helping your aunt preparing lunch. Come in. Eh, why are you bringing so many things? We do not need anything at home.”
Feng Yu carried two big bags into the yard. It was gifts which he had bought from the Soviet Union and Hong Kong.
Aunt walked out with an apron. Feng Yu’s cousin Feng Danhua also came out and helped Feng Yu to carry the bags.
“Xiao Yu, you are so tall now. Was it 3 or 4 years since you came over?”
“Auntie. I am not as tall as Brother Danhua. These few years, I am in high school and is quite busy with my studies. That’s why I did not visit you.” Feng Yu made up an excuse and at the same time praised his cousin, making his Aunt happy.
“Come in. Your grandfather is waiting inside.”
Everyone entered the house, and Grandpa Feng was smiling nonstop.
“Xiao Yu, you got into any University?” Grandpa Feng asked.
When the word “University” was mentioned, Zhang Muhua became full of energy. All the tiredness from the traveling was gone. She said: “Xiao Yu was exempted from taking the entrance exams for the university. Only the best students can be exempted. He had gotten a place in Beijing University……”