“Xiao Nuo, this is Luo Xingchen, or Second Young Master Luo. You can call him Brother Luo.” Su Tang introduced Luo Xingchen.
Luo Xingchen knew that Su Tang lived alone with just her younger brother, and she had long been curious about what kind of younger brother a magical girl like Su Tang might have. However, after seeing him, she felt a little disappointed. It turned out that the little brother was very ordinary.
Luo Xingchen took out a few candies from one of her pockets. “You must be Xiao Nuo. Here you go, these candies are pretty good, take it as a gift from Big Brother.”
Su Nuo looked at over at his sister and waited to see her nod before he took the candy and said, “Thank you, Brother Luo!”
Luo Xingchen nodded, “Your little brother is quite good.”
“Thanks for saying so. Anyway, let’s go to the east wing. Don’t disturb my brother’s studies. If you delay him from taking the top place in the Imperial examinations just see how I’ll settle you.”
When Luo Xingchen heard Su Tang say that so confidently, she laughed along and said, “Alright, I will not delay the future top scorer!”
With that, the two people headed to the east wing where there were several boxes for making soap laid out. When Luo Xingchen saw that she curiously walked forward to take a look and said, “So this is how your soap is made!”
Su Tang ignored her and sat down. “What was that earlier?”
If it hadn’t been for the orange cat’s reminder and for Su Tang’s own alertness, she was afraid that things might have developed very differently today.
When Luo Xingchen heard Su Tang’s question, she stopped worrying about the soap and sat down across from Su Tang while rubbing her brows tiredly. Her eyes were red and bloodshot and it was clear she hadn’t been getting much rest recently. Eventually, she spoke: “I went back to tell my father about cooperating regarding the soap and the two sauces with you. He thought that taking 30% of the soap profit was acceptable, but then he told me that matters regarding the two sauces needed to be kept secret and that I would be responsible for all the future development of this business.”
“So how did your brother end up interfering?” Su Tang was a very straightforward person, so she asked Luo Xingchen about this matter directly.
However, just then Baohe came in with the tea. Recently Su Tang had been bringing Su Nuo to this courtyard every morning, so she had taken out some of her space’s spring water and some honey, which could be used with hawthorn berries to make Honey Hawthorn tea. Because of that, nowadays whenever she was here in the morning she would sometimes ask for them to make her some tea.
Baohe smoothly delivered the tea and then withdrew, closing the door behind her so that Su Tang and Luo Xingchen could talk alone.
Luo Xingchen picked up the tea cup and looked curiously at the reddish-brown tea inside that was emitting the sweet fragrance of honey and Hawthorn. She took a sip and was surprised to find that one gulp seemed to warm her entire body and fill her with energy as if she had just gotten a full eight hours of sleep.
“Tomato sauce and chili sauce are two seasonings that have never appeared in our country so we expect that they should be extremely profitable, which is why my father attaches great importance to them. However. when he heard the news, a confidant planted by my brother at my father’s side immediately also told my brother about it, and so my brother went to my father and asked to be allowed to take over this business. However, thanks to the fact that I told my father that Miss Su only agreed to sign the contract with me because she trusted me, my father naturally turned my brother down.”
Luo Xingchen continued to talk about what had happened these past few days. “Then, because I was in a hurry to come back here, I left after only staying for a single night. Meanwhile, because Luo Xinghe didn’t achieve his goal on father’s side, he decided to bribe my attendants and had someone deliberately lead me in the wrong direction while we were headed back. At the same time, he tried to get Yongwang to come and see you and try to destroy our relationship.”
When she spoke to this point, Luo Xingchen’s tone was a bit bleak and sarcastic. “If you think about it, it’s a pity for him that you already saw through my secret last time… because of that, there is a fair amount of trust between us. If not, then what happened today would have been enough to plant a seed of doubt about me in your heart, which would have been enough for Luo Xinghe to make a move and destroy our cooperation.”
Luo Xingchen laughed wryly.