In the past, after Su Yonggui sent Su Tang and her brother to ‘serve the River God’ and they had split from his family, Madam Wu had come over to accuse them of stealing money shortly afterward. Back then it had been an internal matter of the Su family so Su Yongqiang, as the patriarch, had been able to handle the matter and make decisions, and there had been no need to go to the village head.
However, today things were different. Chen Xiuxiu was Sun Tiezhu’s wife, and she had nothing to do with the Su family. As the Su family patriarch, Su Yongqiang could only handle his own family’s affairs, but not other people’s.
Su Tang had seen at a glance that Chen Xiuxiu and Sun Tiezhu were very shameless people, and Madam Zhang was even worse, so it would be difficult to settle this alone. With that in mind, she had directly opened her mouth and asked to call the village head over.
Chen Xiuxiu still had high hopes that her daughter, Sun Guihua, could marry the village head’s son Wang Xiaotian. So, of course, she had no desire to really let Wang Changhe come over and see this farce. How could she leave a good impression with her future in-laws if that happened?
“Damn, who are you trying to threaten? Your house has just collapsed and you’ve run out of food. If you need some help, you just have say so. We’re all from the same village, so could I not help you? Just look, I brought this food from home just to give it to you two siblings because I was worried you might starve to death this winter!”
Chen Xiuxiu was a thick-skinned person who was able to adjust her mindset very quickly. As soon as she heard that Su Tang wanted to call Wang Changhe over, she immediately changed her tune. However, she still didn’t admit that she had stolen the grains in her hands, but instead said that they were was a gift she had brought for Su Tang and her brother. And, probably feeling unsatisfied in her heart, she had even thrown in a jab about starving to death at the same time.
This was really the first time Su Yongqiang had ever had to deal with a woman like Chen Xiuxiu. He was so angry that his face had turned black but, as a man, it was hard for him to quarrel with a woman.
However, Madam Zhou had no such compunctions, and when she heard Chen Xiuxiu’s words she also became very impolite. “Who would starve to death? Our Su family can still feed our children without outsiders giving their help. Do you really think that people can’t see through you?”
Madam Zhou wasn’t the kind of woman to fight and act unreasonable, but she was at least also a woman, so it was naturally more appropriate for her to speak here than for Su Yongqiang, a man, to do the same.
Madam Qin was even more ruthless. “Bah, it seems that human words really can’t come from the mouth of a dog. My Su family’s children will never need help from a slut like you, okay? It’s better if you keep your distance, okay? After all, today you’re just out here stealing grain, but who knows if tomorrow you won’t be out stealing a man!”
When the two women suddenly began scolding her directly, Chen Xiuxiu’s face turned ugly and she retorted, “Stealing grain your mother’s fart. Who are you calling a dog? Instead, I think that all you women from the Su family are just a pack of biting dogs. Your family shamelessly steals things from each other, and then you want to blame it on outsiders, bah!”
As she spoke, Chen Xiuxiu focused her attention on Madam Zhang this time. However, Madam Zhang really wasn’t someone easy to mess with. She had been quiet until now because no one had been paying her any attention and she was busy thinking of excuses for herself, but when she heard Chen Xiuxiu suddenly start scolding her, she flared up and scolded back, “Bah, all of these things belong to Su Tang and the Su family. I was just afraid that some people with dirty hands might come and steal them away, so I came to help hold on to them for her. However, I never expected to actually run into such a rotten bitch like you.”
Of course, Madam Zhang had originally thought that Su Tang and her brother were dead, and because they were dead other people would definitely come to take their things, so why couldn’t she take some as well? Since they were dead, they certainly wouldn’t care about the loss, and she would be able to directly go to the town pawnshop and exchange the things for money, and then the money would be hers.
But now that Su Tang and her brother had appeared without so much as a single scratch on them, she naturally understood that she wouldn’t be able to take anything away.
Plus, when she remembered the way Su Tang had looked at her just now, Madam Zhang could feel a dull pain throbbing in the place where she had been beaten last time, so she hastily found an excuse for herself, firmly refusing to admit that she had come to steal.
When she saw the way both of these two women could flip black to white, Su Tang actually felt some admiration. Sure enough, if you were shameless enough you would be invincible. Of course, these two could still push the blame around like this now, but did they think that all the people around them were deaf or something? Did they think no one had heard what they had been saying just before?
Despite so many witnesses, they wanted to just throw off all of their responsibility? Su Tang sneered. That was really a beautiful dream.