Sometimes the friendship between girls could be very complicated, but it could also be very simple.
For instance, because of a random coincidence, two girls would meet, became good friends, and go on to be inseparable for the rest of their lives. This kind of thing is just up to fate, and the electricity in the air at that first moment is difficult to accurately describe in words.
“Nice to meet you, Su Tang.” Luo Xingchen said. The two girls looked at each other and smile.
“Anyway, this is silly. Come and sit down!” Su Tang thought all this formality was silly, so she invited the other girl to sit down together.
“I’ll call you Tang Tang, okay? You just call me Xingchen.” Luo Xingchen was now looking at Su Tang very kindly, and the airs of a young master had completely disappeared.
Su Tang hummed in agreement before saying, “I called you out to talk alone for two reasons. First, I wanted to know if you were a scammer and, second, if you really were a member of the Luo family from Beikou, I wanted to talk to you about cooperation.”
Luo Xingchen responded thoughtfully, “Splitting things 90-10 is a bit too much. I’m aware that, in comparison to what’s on the market, your soap is really very good. However, since you were letting Yang Fude buy it from you for ten copper coins a piece, I’m sure you must not have much capital. It’s true that the market for soap isn’t small, but if I were to really give you 90% it would basically be equivalent to just letting my Luo family work for you. Even if I was willing, my father would definitely beat me up when he found out.”
When it came to business, the two girls became very serious, and Luo Xingchen directly opened by saying that 90-10 was impossible.
Su Tang looked at her. “Do you think this we’re just talking about soap here? If that was all I wanted to talk about, why would I have gone through all this effort?”
“Don’t you want to be the next head of the Luo family? If you cooperate with me, I can make that happen. I can earn you more wealth than the rest of the Luo family combined. You told me that there are people in your family who support your elder brother as the heir. If you can make them richer, do you think they will still support him? You think they won’t instantly flip and support you?”
Luo Xingchen slowly looked at Su Tang. “You didn’t think this all up just now, did you?”
She had only just told Su Tang about the situation between her and her brother, so it seemed that what Su Tang said had long been prepared in advance.
“Obviously not.” Su Tang didn’t bother to deny it. She explained: “When I went to meet you in Mingxiang Pavilion, I was thinking that there were only two possibilities. First, you were a scam artist who had come to cheat me of my money. By the way, if that had been the case I planned to knock you out and rob you…”
Before Su Tang finished speaking, Luo Xingchen stared, “Su Tang, you shouldn’t so black-hearted!”
Su Tang just glanced at her before continuing: “The other possibility was that you really did belong to the Luo family. In the case that you really were Second Young Master Luo, that means that there must be a ‘First’ Young Master Luo as well and raises the question of, why are you dressing this way despite being a girl?”
“With a bit of thought, it can be inferred that it’s probably because of some sort of struggle for power within your family or the like. That being the case, I knew that I could have a good talk about cooperation with you. “
When she heard all this, Luo Xingchen stood up and pointed to Su Tang. “What the heck, how scheming are you?”
When she saw the other girl’s surprise, Su Tang rolled her eyes. After all, no matter who a person was, as long as they spent a couple of decades being poisoned by dog blood TV dramas, they would be able to make this kind of prediction, okay?
What’s more, it seemed that reality had even more dog blood than those TV dramas. This was just life.
“Well, this much should be fine.” Su Tang said Luo Xingchen.
Luo Xingchen sat down. “Forget it, it’s not a loss for me to be tricked by a monster like you. But does that mean that you have some other business you want to talk to me about?”
“I do, but it’s not easy to talk about today. Why don’t I show it to you tomorrow morning, so you can see it for yourself? Where are you staying while you’re here in Qinghe Town?” Su Tang was very decisive when it came to business. After all, these kinds of negotiations weren’t just saying some words with your mouth, they required direct action.
Luo Xingchen also became serious and replied. “I’m staying in an inn at the moment, will that be inconvenient?”