Madam Wu was still a little unconvinced even after she heard all of Chen Xiuxiu’s evidence, but despite that, she said, “Don’t say that. Maybe that girl is just better at fishing than anyone else. Back then you also told me that there was no way she could make enough money to buy her clothes, but in the end…”
When she heard Madam Wu’s doubtful voice, Chen Xiuxiu wasn’t at all embarrassed by being reminded of the last time when she was wrong, instead, she just reached forward and grabbed Madam Wu’s hands while saying, “Aiya, my good sister, I was worried it might be like you say, and I was mistaken again, so I’ve been watching those two brats carefully these days ever since they started dressing so well. In the end, I really saw the proof, so how could it be the same as before?”
When Madam Wu saw her friend was so self-assured, she smiled and handed her a handful of peanuts while saying, “Aiya, my good sister, you’re so kind for always thinking for my sake, I know it in my heart. But anyway, did you say you really saw proof?”
“I did! I really saw it with my own eyes. Actually, just yesterday, I went into town to buy some more needles and thread for sewing and, as I was coming back, I happened to see those two kids at the entrance of town.”
“Tsk-tsk, at the entrance of town there were several wagons lined up and also a big carriage.”
“Tsk-tsk, I estimate that carriage should cost a few tens of taels of silver at the very least. Back then, that Madam Liu was really capable, since she even managed to hook your husband, and now it seems that it’s ‘like mother, like daughter’ as they say. That little girl has even found herself a lover.”
Madam Wu didn’t believe it. “You must have seen wrong. She is still an immature girl, is there any way that she could hook up with the young master of a wealthy family?”
“What nonsense are you talking about? What young master would ever look at her?”
“Rather, it was the little brother who was driving the young master’s carriage! I saw it with my own eyes! He smiled flatteringly at that dead girl and she seemed quite arrogant because of it. However, the young master himself didn’t even spare her a single word.”
“Tch, that girl really isn’t afraid of losing face. But, if you think about it, that little brother who works for the rich family probably makes a few taels of silver every month, so it wouldn’t be hard for him to buy some clothes for those two brats.”
When she heard Madam Wu’s assumption that Su Tang had hooked up with the young master, Chen Xiuxiu immediately refuted her. After all, as it happened, when she was walking back the day before it had been just in time to see the coachman saluting Su Tang after Luo Xingchen had already gotten onto the carriage.
Of course, Chen Xiuxiu had also seen that Luo Xingchen was inside the carriage, but she didn’t think Su Tang had anything to do with him at all, and instead just assumed that she was acquainted with the driver.
Chen Xiuxiu’s lips curled into a smile as she continued, “Actually, maybe she only hooked up with that driver in order to get closer to that young master so she could hook up with him too. You didn’t see it, but that young master is actually very good looking, just like a man from a painting.”
“It’s actually the first time I’ve seen a person like that, who’s whole body seems to exude wealth from every pore. But how could such a handsome young master ever take a fancy to that dead girl? If anything, only a good girl, like my family’s Guihua, could match him.”
Madam Wu had listened to Chen Xiuxiu speaking with such certainty this whole time, and mostly her mind was distracted with trying to decide whether the story was really true or not so, when Chen Xiuxiu suddenly spouted out such arrogant words, she was caught off guard and almost couldn’t stop herself from laughing out loud.
In truth, Chen Xiuxiu wasn’t very good-looking, and the daughter she gave birth to was only a little better than her. And besides, even though she was still young, Sun Guihua’s reputation had already been tarnished because she was always chasing after a man, so there was no way that ‘good-looking young master’ would ever take a fancy to her unless he was completely blind.
However, Chen Xiuxiu when said that the two brats were living a good life now, and that she had seen them being close to that young master’s coachman, Madam Wu actually believed those things. Although Chen Xiuxiu was the type to gossip randomly, she wouldn’t lie about something so big.
Madam Wu had been silent for a while, somewhat lost in thought. Eventually, seeing how certain Chen Xiuxiu seemed, she decided to probe a little bit, “Well, isn’t that right? It would be hard to find a better daughter in our village that your Guihua.”
When Chen Xiuxiu heard Madam Wu’s flattery, she was very satisfied and replied, “That’s right! When the time comes, I’m sure my Guihua will be able to marry into a large family and become a rich wife.”