But if you wanted to say that Wang Xiaotian liked Zhou Xiaocao, well, it probably wasn’t to that extent. At the very least, Zhou Xiaocao definitely didn’t have that kind of intention and only regarded him as her elder brother.
However, Sun Guihua never thought their relationship was as simple as ‘siblings’ and, because Zhou Xiaocao didn’t like Sun Guihua she, of course, would never explain anything to the other girl. Also, when she saw that girl always pestering her ‘brother’, she would step out to help him. Thus, as time went on, the two girls would butt heads from time to time until gradually they could be considered as enemies.
Sun Guihua always felt that Zhou Xiaocao was going to rob Wang Xiaotian from her, while Zhou Xiaocao always felt that Sun Guihua was just too shameless. Eventually, it got the point that, not to mention what they would do when they met each other face to face, the two girls would jump out to scold each other even if anyone so much as mentioned the other girl’s name in front of them.
In the end, what happened was this: yesterday, Zhou Xiaocao and several of her friends had gone to the edge of the Qing River. The Qing River had recently frozen over and the village children all thought the new ice-covered river was fun to play with and, in addition to that, Zhou Xiaocao’s sister-in-law had recently given birth to a child so she had wanted to catch a fish and stew it for her sister-in-law and her new baby.
However, Sun Guihua saw that Zhou Xiaocao was out on the ice and deliberately caused her to fall into the river. Then, when she saw the trouble she had caused, Sun Guihua not only failed to do anything to save the other girl, she actually just directly ran away.
Fortunately, some of the other village children had been with Zhou Xiaocao at the time and they called the adults over to help. However, if Su Tang hadn’t arrived to point out where she was in the water, it was unknown if Zhou Xiaocao could have been saved at all.
In short, this was a matter of life and death. Zhou Dazhu and Madam Yang only had a total of three children, and Zhou Xiaocao was their only daughter and she had only been born much later in life. So, although their family didn’t have much money, they had always raised this daughter like a pearl in their palms. Truthfully, if not for that, Zhou Xiaocao probably wouldn’t have developed such a wild temper.
Anyway, when he found out that Sun Guihua had done such a serious thing to his daughter, Zhou Dazhu took his wife and sons and went to smash the door of the Sun family. He was determined to demand an explanation from the Sun family no matter what.
‘What about Chen Xiuxiu? Surely she won’t just do nothing this time?’ Su Tang asked the orange cat lazily. At the same time, she took another piece of the sliced red melon out of the bowl in front of her and popped it into her mouth, looking for all the world to be a perfect embodiment of an onlooker on the sidelines eating melons.
In front of the orange cat, there was another bowl that Su Tang had especially prepared for him that was full of dried fish, so when he heard Su Tang’s question he obediently continued to talk about the situation, ‘There’s nothing she can do. After all, that two-legged beast Sun Guihua was too stupid this time. She assumed there was no evidence of what she had done but, in fact, several people saw what she did to Zhou Xiaocao. In the end, they even almost called the village head.’
Su Tang continued to eat her melons as she pondered: ‘Hm, the Suns definitely don’t want to let this matter get too big, after all, if a matter like this blows up then how could their daughter ever marry into the Wang family!’
If Sun Guihua wanted to say this matter was all her own idea, then Su Tang really wouldn’t believe it. These sorts of things, if there wasn’t an adult to teach her, a child would definitely never think to do it themselves.
‘Mhm, that’s right. Anyway, in the end, the Sun family apologized to the Zhou family and gave them 500 copper coins as compensation. Back when I went to take a look inside the Sun household earlier, Sun Guihua had just been beaten and Chen Xiuxiu was consoling her in her room. She was saying that so long as she could marry Wang Xiaotian in the future, she would be able to have everything she wanted!’
The orange cat paused his narration and looked up at Su Tang,’I don’t understand. Why are you two-legged beasts all so stupid?’
‘Do you think that all you four-legged beasts are smart then?’ Su Tang retorted. Although she agreed that Sun Guihua was stupid and Chen Xiuxiu was no better, she couldn’t agree when the orange cat wanted to paint all humans with the same brush like that.
Su Tang was immediately fired up, and she told herself that if this four-legged beast dared to refute her then she would definitely take some time to properly ‘educate’ him. However, by now the orange cat had followed Su Tang for a while and he had some understanding of his owner. He knew that she was good at deceiving people, irritating them, trapping them with words, and in short, just generally making them angry to the point that they would even die unhappily.
So when he heard her obviously loaded question, he quickly denied: “No, no. I’m the only four-legged beast with this much intelligence.”
Even though Su Tang felt the orange cat’s response seemed a little desperate, she was still pleased. And, with that, she ate the last bit of melon in her bowl and today’s melon-eating drama came to a close.
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