Su Tang touched the little guy’s head and said, “En, Our family’s Xiao Nuo is great!”
Her tone was very gentle, but her eyes that were still looking at Madam Zhao were full of cold sarcasm. It seemed that the little bit she had accomplished so far had already gotten under the old woman’s skin. Did she hate it very much? Too bad for her then, after all, Su Tang had barely gotten started.
Naturally, Madam Zhao saw Su Tang’s sarcastic expression, and she was so angry she wanted to go over and tear the girl’s face up directly. But in the end, she settled for saying, “Good, good, Dani, it seems you’ve forgotten about your hard fate, but it’s already harming everyone around you!”
Since she had opened her mouth, Su Yongqiang finally noticed this his brother and his family had arrived and said, “Yonggui, there you are. You’re just in time!”
Then he looked past Su Yonggui at Su Sanshou, who had also arrived following behind his father, and said with a playful smile, “Sanshou, do you know what your wife has been up to?”
Su Sanshou and Madam Zhang were definitely birds of the same roguish kind of feather, that was to say that they were definitely a nearly perfectly matched pair when it came to these kinds of hoodlum-like behaviors. It was possible that Su Sanshou didn’t specifically know that Madam Zhang had come to snatch the iron pot today, but if he had known he definitely wouldn’t have tried to stop her. At the very least, he would have tacitly agreed, that was if he didn’t just outright encourage her.
So, faced with Su Yongqiang’s question, Su Sanshou just smiled back casually and replied, “What do you mean by that Uncle Yongqiang? What did my wife do? I only just heard that Dani’s house had collapsed, so I rushed over thinking to help save her. What’s wrong with hurrying over to help?”
Su Tang suddenly realized why Madam Zhang, who had seemed nervous until now, had suddenly relaxed at the sight of her husband. It turned out that her husband was also the same kind of shameless person, so she was confident that he would back her up.
But at the same time, Su Tang saw Su Laiwang returning from afar with a small group of people in tow, so she grinned and asked, “Who is Dani?”
After saying that, she looked over at Madam Zhao and said, “Sister-in-law, you’re already old so I wasn’t going to say anything about it, but the truth is that now that my parents are gone there is only me and my brother left, and we don’t know anyone called ‘Dani’.”
“Of course, when sister-in-law first called me Dani, although it was incorrect, as the younger party I held my peace out of respect for the fact that she’s already old and her brain had been addled by dementia.
“However, who is this ‘Dani’ that Nephew Sanshou is referring to? Could it be me? Is that how you call your aunt? Hey, what was your aunt’s name again?”
Su Tang faced Su Sanshou with a sardonic smile and deliberately stressed the word ‘nephew’, before turning to look over and ask Su Fu’an, “Fu’an?”
“Aunt Tang!” As soon as Su Fu’an heard Su Tang call out to him, he paid the proper respects to her as an elder in an exaggerated fashion and answered her question in an overly loud voice.
Su Tang nearly laughed when she saw his performance, but she quickly regained herself and continued, “En, that’s right. At least it seems that Brother Yongshun can teach his children, unlike some people here that have a wife that’s slipping into dementia and children that don’t even know any proper rules or even the name of their own aunt. While it’s true that I’m an elder who is generally considerate of the stupid younger generations, for them to call their aunt ‘Dani’. Tut-tut, it’s really a bit too rebellious!”
As Su Tang spoke, she didn’t raise her voice or shout, but the people listening carefully all knew that her words were dripping with sarcasm and obliquely scolding Su Yonggui and his whole family.
Nowadays whenever Su Yonggui had to face Su Tang he would always feel very depressed. She and her brother, who used to have to kneel down and beg him for even a scrap of food when they were living under his roof, had directly ascended into his same generation overnight. And this little brat Su Tang was especially hateful with how she was able to so fluently wield her newfound seniority.
After all, although Su Yonggui’s branch of the family was a bit far removed from Su Laochuan’s branch, at the end of the day, family was family, no matter how far removed they might be by blood. Thus, no matter what angle you looked at it from, if Su Tang wanted to educate Su Sanshou, then she had the qualification to do say.
However, by saying that Su Sanshou didn’t know any proper rules, wasn’t it basically just hitting his, Su Yonggui’s, face? After all, that was the son that was born to him.
“What rebellion? What kind of thing are you, that you deserve for my good son to pay his respects to you?!” Su Yonggui’s face had already turned black, however, just before he was able to speak, he suddenly heard his wife cut in from the side to scold Su Tang directly, and his face darkened another shade.
Hearing the old woman’s outburst, Su Tang raised her eyebrows and said, “It seems that sister-in-law is not only slipping into dementia, she’s also crazy…”