Su Tang rolled her eyes, what kind of drama queen was this?
“I can!” Su Tang retorted against the other girl’s pitiful act decisively.
After she spoke, Luo Xingchen put on a terribly wronged expression and gave her a silent but aggrieved look, as if she was begging to be comforted.
For her part, Su Tang just took another sip of her tea. The Hawthorn berries, honey, and spring water used to make this tea all came from her space and, now that the space had reached level 16, it seemed that there might be some positive effects from drinking it. After all, in the past, the orange cat had told her that the space would become more and more powerful as it grew to higher levels, so it was about time for it to finally show some effects.
If nothing else, even though she was drinking tea made with the same spring water as usual, Su Tang somehow felt that the taste was more crisp and clean than ever, and all of the produce harvested from the fields seemed to have upgraded in taste by a level.
As she enjoyed the sweet and sour taste of her tea, Su Tang completely ignored Luo Xingchen’s begging eyes. She just snorted and said, “Who asked you to be so stupid that you can’t even teach the people around you properly?”
This was a critical hit! Luo Xingchen suddenly went from pretending to be aggrieved, to actually feeling aggrieved. She said morosely, “Him being so stupid exceeded my expectations as well.”
Looking at the whole of Luo Xinghe’s plan, it was very obvious that Yongwang was just a pawn that would be immediately abandoned after he served his purpose. To put it simply, Luo Xinghe had never actually expected Yongwang to be able to seriously discuss any business with Su Tang. If he really managed to do that, wouldn’t that mean that Su Tang was a complete fool?
If Yongwang had some suitably high position, like the butler or the housekeeper for the Luo family, and he wanted to discuss business with Su Tang, that would just barely be plausible. But the reality was that Yongwang was only one of Second Young Master Luo’s attendants. What kind of business would he have the right to talk about with that identity?
From beginning to the end, Luo Xinghe’s real goal had been to destroy Su Tang’s impression of Luo Xingchen, in the hopes that he would be able to take advantage of the gap if their cooperation was broken off.
As to what benefits Luo Xinghe might have promised Yongwang in order for him to take such a risk, it didn’t matter at all because he was just going to be used and discarded. However, it was the truth that he had been one of Luo Xingchen’s attendants, so Su Tang’s admonishment that she wasn’t teaching her people properly wasn’t without merit.
However, Luo Xingchen also felt very aggrieved over this matter. The truth was that she had only entered the business world a short three years ago and, although she had some connections, she had always been inferior to Luo Xinghe in many ways just because he had already been working and mingling in the adult world for many years when she was just starting out. And, no matter what, it was always difficult to grasp a person’s heart.
For instance, Yongwang had betrayed her despite following her for three years. Meanwhile, she had only known Su Tang for less than a month and had only met her a scant handful of times but they were already able to work together and trust each other. Their level of mutual understanding was difficult to put into words.
“Hmph…” When Su Tang heard Luo Xingchen’s words she just snorted.
However, when Luo Xingchen saw Su Tang’s little face scrunch up to snort, she immediately smiled and said, “Tang, you’ve seen that I’ve been working very hard. Would you make me some of that grilled fish again?”
This foodie, the second she finished talking about serious business, she shifted gears to begging Su Tang to cook for her.
“You don’t know, but I’ve been dreaming of eating your grilled fish every night ever since we last parted. This time I need to bring away 10,000 bars of soap so I’ll probably be here in Qinghe Town for a while. Just look at me, I’ve been working so hard and then, on top of that, I was betrayed. Can you still be heartless? Don’t you feel distressed for me Tang…”
Luo Xingchen had no sense of shame at all. She quickly began tugging on Su Tang’s sleeve and putting on a pitiful expression in the hopes that the other girl would agree to cook.
Su Tang looked up at her and began to wonder if she had been wrong to tear down the other girl’s cold and serious facade back then? It was a bit hard to believe that this hungry ghost in front of her was the same person who had pulled her aside and threatened to kill her back when they first met.
“Wait a minute. Is this person in front of me really Second Young Master Luo from the Luo family of Beikou? The one from the richest merchant family in the north?” Su Tang couldn’t help but tease.
“I am, I am. Can I have some grilled fish made by my Tang now?” The beautiful teenager blinked her phoenix eyes and pretended to be cute. At any rate, she really didn’t have any image to speak of or secrets to keep in front of Su Tang, so she didn’t care at all if her image right now was terrible, eating was more important, okay? That grilled fish was really delicious ah!