But, contrary to the siblings, Su Yongshun’s whole family would take a single bite of Su Tang’s fish balls and directly stop speaking, only trying to move their chopsticks a little faster! Soon, they had gulped everything down, and even the soup at the bottom of their bowls had been drunk clean.
“Aunt Tang, these fish balls are so delicious.” Su Nuan wiped her mouth with a handkerchief and felt a little bit embarrassed as she remembered how she had eaten almost two whole bowls just now, but at the same time, she couldn’t help but comment on how delicious it had been.
“They really were delicious. It’s no wonder everyone praises the fish balls in that noodle stall. Aunt Tang is a good cook.” Su Fu’an and Su Fuhua also nodded along.
“Delicious, wow this is really delicious, the craftsmanship is incredible! No wonder you can make money with this Su Tang, after tasting it myself I have to say, of course you can make money, ah!”
“As long as everyone likes it.” Su Tang said smilingly.
Su Nuo’s face had an expression that seemed to say ‘my sister is the best, she’s the most powerful in the world’ as he interjected, “That’s right, my sister is definitely the best.”
Seeing the proud expression on the little guy’s face, the whole family gathered around the table couldn’t help but laugh. However, amidst that laughter, there was suddenly a sharp knock at the door.
Su Fuhua got up to go see who it was, and he found Su Yongqiang and his wife Madam Zhou standing at the entrance of their home. They both had heavy expressions, and when they saw Su Fuhua finally open the door they said anxiously, “Fuhua, are your parents at home? Something bad happened. It seems that it snowed too heavily yesterday and Sister Tang and Brother Nuo’s house collapsed. Looking at the situation, those two were probably buried, quickly get your family and some tools and let’s dig them up…”
Sujia Village was in a more northern part of the kingdom, so the residents saw having heavy snow in the winter as something normal. Generally, the villagers would try to repair and strengthen their houses during the autumn, shortly before winter arrived, so that there would be no danger of their houses collapsing even if it snowed heavily.
However, the poorer families who had no money to take these sorts of preventative measures and could only spend each winter praying and hoping for the best. These families would be fine so long as they didn’t encounter any days with particularly heavy snow, but if there were a day with heavy snow then they could only be unlucky. In truth, probably not a single winter had gone by in Sujia Village where at least one person hadn’t ended up crushed or frozen to death by the end of it.
And Su Laochuan’s current house had been sold after his family’s accident, which meant that it hadn’t been repaired or maintained for a long time. And, last night, the frigid winds of the blizzard had been loud to the point that no one could hear what was going on, and it had been cold to the point that no one wanted to go outside, so no one knew what had happened in Su Tang’s corner of the village at all. Su Yongshun and his family were the only exceptions because their house happened to be close enough that they could vaguely hear the loud sound of the house collapsing.
However, now that it was dawn, someone had quickly noticed that Su Tang’s house had collapsed and that person went to report to Su Yongqiang right away.
Thus, Su Yongqiang had rushed over to see what was going on. However, as he happened to pass by Su Yongshun’s house, it occurred to him to get the other man’s family to come together with him.
So right now, because something like this had happened, Su Yongqiang’s expression was grim. He knew that Su Tang and her brother had only been adopted into Su Laochuan’s household for a short time, but if they died like this then it would have all been in vain.
After all, if they died then Su Laochuan’s line would really end with them because there definitely wouldn’t be anyone else willing to be adopted into Su Laochuan’s household again in the future. It would be just too unlucky. Su Laochuan’s whole family had already died, then Su Tang and her brother came and had a fatal accident, so who would ever dare to come after them?
However, Su Fuhua hadn’t even managed to open his mouth to formulate a response when Su Tang and her brother suddenly popped out from behind him and said reassuringly, “Brother Yongqiang, sister-in-law, my brother and I are both fine, there’s no need to dig up the house.”
When Su Yongqiang and Madam Zhou suddenly saw the two siblings that they had been sure were crushed under the collapsed house standing right in front of them, they were quickly overcome with feelings of surprise and relief, “Tang, Nuo, you’re both alright!”
“Mhm, we were both fine. We actually heard something strange shortly before the house collapsed, so we ran outside.” When she saw the questions in their eyes, Su Tang quickly explained.
When they saw the two children looking neat and healthy, Su Yongqiang and Madam Zhou finally felt relieved. All else aside, at least Su Laochuan’s household still had heirs this way. Su Yongqiang opened his mouth and started to speak, “I’m glad that you’re both alright, so now…”
Since the two of them seemed to be fine, Su Yongqiang wanted to tell them that since their house had collapsed he could get the rest of the Su family to help them repair it. However, he had barely opened his mouth when suddenly he saw his youngest son, Su Laiwang, running over. “Dad, you need to go over and have a look at things. Sun Tiezhu’s wife and Su Sanshou’s wife are both saying that there’s no one in Uncle Laochuan’s house anymore and now they’re robbing all the iron and grain!”