Hearing those big words, Madam Wu was too lazy to even laugh, she just continued, “But even if what you saw is real, just words aren’t enough. We need to have evidence, after all, you already know about that dead girl’s sharp mouth from last time.”
“Heh, since she’s relying on that person to give her money, isn’t it just a matter of time before that dead girl gets in touch with him again? And even if she doesn’t want to contact him, will that man ignore her? Anyway, I remember that you have a brother who works in town, right?”
Chen Xiuxiu snickered like ‘hehe’ and continued, “If you can just directly catch her when she’s contacting that man, will the Su family stand to keep such a daughter? Hmph, your family patriarch went and found such a person to carry on his uncle’s family line, I really don’t know what he was thinking.”
This Chen Xiuxiu was originally never a good person but she wasn’t exactly evil either. She just liked to go around asking about other people’s business and spreading gossip everywhere and, this time too, she was just watching the whole situation like she was looking at a joke.
However, while Chen Xiuxiu wasn’t actively malicious in her intentions, Madam Wu definitely was. Back then, when Su Yonggui had been so cruel as to say he wasn’t willing to continue supporting the siblings, the only path for them should have been to be directly been expelled from the family. It was only Su Yongqiang intervention that had averted that fate, and now he was protecting the brother and sister pair, which led to this situation where it was very hard for Madam Wu to do anything to them anymore.
But, in fact, Madam Wu had always been a narrow-minded person and, although she didn’t ever say it out loud, she hated Su Yongqiang very much in her heart. And now that their whole family had suffered humiliation at his hands, she had even heard Madam Zhao openly scolding Su Yongqiang several times, while her father-in-law Su Yonggui had never said a word in his brother’s defense.
It could be seen that their whole family hated Su Yongqiang but, unfortunately, he was the family patriarch and there was nothing that their family could do about it. However, if it was revealed one of the children that Su Yongqiang had forcibly adopted into Su Laochuan’s household actually turned out to be shamelessly flirting around everywhere, then his position as the patriarch might finally be jeopardized.
As for Madam Wu’s brother that Chen Xiuxiu mentioned, he really did exist. He worked in town at the Fuxing House and she would sometimes go to see him whenever she went to town to find sewing work.
Madam Wu could feel her heart warming up when she imagined the scene, assuming that what Chen Xiuxiu had said was true. If it were the truth, wouldn’t that mean it was only a matter of time before that dead girl was drowned in the pig cage? And, without his sister, would that other brat be able to live much longer?
When Chen Xiuxiu saw Madam Wu’s slowly changing expression she knew that her words had reached the other woman. She opened her mouth to add some more fuel to the fire when, suddenly, she heard someone calling her from outside, “Tiezhu’s wife, you should go home soon, it seems that Zhou Dazhu’s family is breaking down your door!”
As soon as she heard that there was something going wrong at home, Chen Xiuxiu couldn’t care about Su Tang’s matter anymore, and she immediately went out while shouting, “What? Do they think that this old lady is easy to bully? See if I don’t tear them up!”
Chen Xiuxiu directly rolled up her sleeves and stomped out of Madam Wu’s room, looking ready to go to war.
Madam Wu didn’t pay any attention to what Chen Xiuxiu was doing, she just sat there in her chair, her eyes flickering with strange and indecipherable thoughts. Suddenly, she felt a sting of pain, and her hands that were making clothes stopped moving, she looked down and saw that she had accidentally pricked herself.
Meanwhile, who knows when, but the boy who was lying beside her had woke up. He opened his eyes wide and looked at his mother.
Madam Wu picked up her son and said gently. “Are you hungry? Mommy will feed you!”
As she looked down at her little son’s smiling face, Madam Wu reaffirmed that she couldn’t let those two brats stay forever. She couldn’t let her reputation continue to be damaged by their existence until the point that it would even affect her son and daughter.
Could it be that she, Madam Wu, could still survive in that rich family, but she couldn’t even deal with two little brats? No! Her children would definitely grow up with sterling reputations, no matter what!
On the other side, Su Tang naturally had no idea that Chen Xiuxiu had seen her sending off Luo Xingchen that day and had started spreading rumors. And, since Luo Xingchen wasn’t in town anymore, she calmly headed back to Sujia Village with her brother after she finished her studies for the day.