In the past, Wang Changhe had used despicable means to snatch the title of village head from Su Yonqiang’s hands and, in the end, even the Su family’s ancestral tomb had been demolished thanks to his machinations. The reality was that Sujia Village had been slowly developed by the ancestors of the Su family over many years only for the position of village head to be snatched away by an outsider.
Wang Changhe always seemed to be very polite to Su Yonqiang on the surface but, in fact, he was always busy suppressing the Su family everywhere. It was to the point that, although the Su family was obviously the largest family in Sujia Village, they had slowly been dragged down beneath the level of other ordinary families.
Su Tang had thought it was very strange from the moment she had arrived in Sujia Village. Obviously, if you went according to common sense, the village head of Sujia Village should be a member of the Su family, so how did the position end up in the hands of an outsider? Later on, the orange cat did some investigation and managed to ferret out the real story.
So, because she knew exactly what kind of person Wang Changhe was, Su Tang had no desire to help solve any problems for him from the very beginning. It was just that she had heard the gossip about Sun Guihua and Wang Xiaotian recently and knew that he would probably make a move in this kind of situation, so she decided to get some benefits from his hands.
She knew that if she had really allowed Wang Changhe to settle everything, he would have definitely just used the opportunity to stick Chen Xiuxiu with the label of ‘thief’, and then given her a beating or something. To be clear, if he was allowed to handle things using this method, wasn’t it just handing Wang Changhe an excuse to refuse any talks of marriage with the Sun family? That would make him very happy, but what good would that do for Su Tang?
Obviously, it would do her no good at all. And this sort of thing, handing over benefits to someone else for no reason, Su Tang would never do it! It was absolutely impossible.
From beginning to end, Su Tang had only invited Wang Changhe over in order to pressure Chen Xiuxiu into compromising and forcing her to cough up some money. After all, since Wang Changhe was so concerned about Chen Xiuxiu and Sun Tiezhu, there was no reason for her no to take advantage of him.
As for the matter between Wang Xiaotian and Zhou Xiaocao, after she had heard the orange cat’s description of the situation last time she had thought that they were purely in a brother-sister relationship, but now that she had seen them herself she felt that Wang Xiaotian seemed a little interested in his cousin. Fortunately, Zhou Xiaocao herself didn’t seem to be interested in him. After all, it wouldn’t be a good thing for a nice girl like her to get caught up in his mess. With a father like Wang Changhe, it was obvious that Wang Xiaotian wasn’t a good choice of man to marry.
Su Yongqiang really hadn’t expected that Su Tang would bring up this matter. After all, the time when he had been framed by Wang Changhe and ultimately lost his position as the village head was already many years in the past.
Of course, he also had many grievances in his heart due to this matter, but it was already in the past and Wang Changhe was now indisputably the village head. And also, more importantly, it was rumored that the other man’s son, Wang Xiaotian, was an excellent learner and that he may even be admitted to take the child exam this year.
If Wang Xiaotian actually went on to become an official in the future, it would mean that the Su family really wouldn’t be able to afford to offend the Wang family at all anymore. In all honesty, just thinking of this matter would always make Su Yongqiang feel very depressed. Why couldn’t the Su family have a good seedling like that who could study and learn?
“Whatever the case may be, he is, after all, now the village head while we, the Su family, have already been thoroughly beaten down.” Su Yongqiang said with a deep sigh.
Su Tang raised an eyebrow. “So what? Do you think that if we are down, we will be down forever? Karma is a cycle. When someone takes something that does not belong to them, they will have to return it sooner or later.”
Su Yongqiang froze for a moment because of Su Tang’s unexpected words, but then he smiled bitterly, “It’s not that easy.”
After all, a child sees things too simply.
But Su Tang smiled right back and said, “It’s not that difficult.”
Su Yongqiang faintly smiled back but didn’t say anything more, not thinking much of it. He just thought that Su Tang was a child and was babbling childish nonsense, so he didn’t put it to heart. Seeing that, Su Tang didn’t say anything more. After all, no matter what she said to him now, it would all just be empty words until she actually had the ability to back up her words.
Meanwhile, after Wang Changhe flicked his sleeves and left, Chen Xiuxiu and Sun Tiezhu exchanged relieved glances. Whatever the reason, since Su Tang had extended an olive branch at the last moment it seemed that everything was fine, and the marriage talks for their daughter could still proceed as planned.
On the other hand, Madam Zhang still couldn’t understand how things had developed like this. She muttered in a dazed voice. “What’s going on here…”
Hadn’t they just been saying that Chen Xiuxiu had stolen that grain a moment ago? How did it suddenly turn into a pre-arrange business transaction? In a rage, Madam Zhang pointed at Su Tang and Chen Xiuxiu and shouted, “You two are framing me!”