In the end, she clenched her teeth and slowly put the bracelet on Su Tang’s wrist. Of course, the silver bracelet was originally something for an adult, and Su Tang was still very young, so her wrists were small and thin and the bracelet could barely stay on. However, despite the slightly ridiculous sight of the oversized bracelet on a child’s small arm, many of the villagers were too shocked to even notice. After all, such a bracelet had to be worth a few taels of silver at least, so they all wondered where Chen Xiuxiu had gotten the money to afford it.
“That’s right. A few days ago, Auntie Sun asked me to make her these two cloth bags but, before I could deliver them, something like this happened, it’s such a shame. Oh, but it’s all thanks to Auntie Sun’s help that things have turned out so well this time. If not for you who knows if I would have ever seen my iron pot again.”
Once the bracelet was on Su Tang’s wrist, she began to smile innocently and her tone completely changed in an instant. Not even mentioning Wang Changhe, even the people who know her like Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun were stunned by this sudden switch. What was going on here?
But Chen Xiuxiu was very quick on the uptake, and when she heard Su Tang’s prompt, she hastened to say, “Isn’t that right? Ah, Sanshou’s wife is just so poisonous. She was even hoping that you two siblings were dead. Fortunately, your hard fate also gives you a long life, or else… well, I won’t say anymore. I’m just glad you’re both alright.”
Seeing these two suddenly start acting like two great friends simply amazed the group of onlookers.
The orange cat just sighed, ‘Tch, am I seeing the legendary plastic sisters now?’
Unhappy with the mocking speech bubble above the ‘Divine Beast’s’ head, Su Tang calmly retorted. ‘I’m starting to think that it’s time for you to lose some weight. Starting today, you need to run from Sujia Village into town five times a day, every day!’
Then she continued, ‘Heh heh, and what kind of sister could I be with Chen Xiuxiu anyway? There’s me, a beautiful little sister with a flower-like appearance, and then there’s Chen Xiuxiu… with that kind of face, tch, who would believe it?’
Of course, the orange cat immediately capitulated, ‘Well you aren’t any kind of sisters then, whatever. I’ve done my part, okay?’
Su Tang: ‘Humph.’
Wang Changhe really hadn’t expected the conversation to go in the direction and, naturally, his face turned a little ugly as he asked, “What do you mean by this?”
Seeing that he was unhappy, Su Tang sneered at the old man in her heart but, on the surface, she just smiled and guilelessly scratched her head. “Uncle Village Chief, I think Auntie Sun is very pitiful. It was only a little bit of grain, and she was probably just confused in the heat of the moment but didn’t mean anything by it.”
“Bah, if she’s pitiful, then I’ll…” Madam Zhang began to retort immediately. She really couldn’t understand what was going on. Hadn’t Su Tang always been tough and unyielding in the past, never willing to let anyone take advantage of her? Why was she so different today?
Su Yongqiang was also confused, and he sent a questioning gaze at Su Tang. But in response, Su Tang minutely shook her head, obviously telling him not to say anything. He waffled for a moment but finally decided to let Su Tang handle this.
Wang Changhe had only come here so quickly this morning with his son in tow because he thought this was an opportunity to finally peel back their masks and show his son what kind of people Chen Xiuxiu and Sun Tiezhu really were. And, in the best case, he had hoped to take advantage of the situation to make it so that Sun Guihua would never have the chance to pester his son again for the rest of her life.
He had thought that everything was going very well until Su Tang suddenly and inexplicably decided to reconcile with Chen Xiuxiu. Now that he realized that there was no way he would be able to brand Chen Xiuxiu with the label of ‘thief’ this time, he was very unhappy. He sent one final glance at Su Tang, snorted, then shook his sleeves and turned to leave. “Xiaotian, let’s go.”
Wang Xiaotian was still a bit confused. “Huh? Dad, is it okay to just leave like this?”
“It’s fine. It seems the Tang girl has the ability to take care of everything.” And with those words, Wang Changhe really just left.
Su Yongqiang walked up to Su Tang, squatted down, and whispered, “You should know that Wang Changhe is not a generous person, now that you’ve done this…”
“Heh, what? Only he can use me, but I can’t use him? Brother Yongqiang, have you already forgotten how that man became the village head?” Su Tang snorted dismissively.
Su Tang had never expected that Wang Changhe would sincerely help her from the beginning. After all, it only took a little bit of thought about why the village head of Sujia Village was surnamed ‘Wang’ instead of surnamed ‘Su’ to understand the relationship between her family and his.