When she heard this familiar voice, Su Tang turned around and saw Madam Zhao was standing there with all her daughters-in-law in tow. Madam Wu, Madam Zhang, and Madam Sun all rushed directly towards Su Tang and her brother.
Madam Sun actually did not want to be here, but she knew that her two sons had gathered up some of the village children and went to find trouble with Su Tang and her brother. Since she was afraid that her sons would suffer, she had to follow along.
When she saw Su Erlang and Su Sanlang sitting on the ground and crying, she quickened her pace and knelt down to gather them into her arms. Then she glared at Su Tang, “Dani, you can’t bully your brothers like this just because of your age.”
It was only then, looking into Su Tang’s eyes, that Madam Sun realized that something was wrong. And sure enough, she heard Su Tang hum coldly, “Ah, so it’s my nephew’s wife? It’s good that you’re here, I’d like to ask the wife of my nephew why your two children are so disrespectful to their elders? Why are they so full of nonsense and slander? Could it have been taught by their mother?”
Madam Sun was in a hurry just now and she completely forgot that Su Tang and her brother had already been adopted into Su Laochuan’s family a long time ago. Although they were distant relatives, it was undeniable that Su Laochuan was from one generation above Su Yonggui. That meant that Su Tang and Su Nuo had directly jumped up and joined the same generation as their grandfather, Su Yonggui.
Su Tang was now putting on the airs of an elder, but there was actually nothing wrong with that at all. Wilting a little, Madam Sun shot a resentful look at Madam Wu. If it hadn’t been for Madam Wu inciting them, how would her sons think to go find trouble with Su Tang and her brother?
And the other thing was that, although Su Tang and brother have technically had this identity ever since the document was signed, this was the first time they had ever decided to use it. When Madam Sun saw Su Tang really treating herself as if she was her elder, Madam Sun’s face turned alternately red and white, it was very ugly.
When Madam Zhao saw Madam Sun like this, she secretly scolded her daughter-in-law in her heart for being useless. It seemed she had no choice to come out herself, so she pointed at Su Tang, “I raised you and fed you for many years but today I found that you stole my family’s money! Bah, what kind of garbage elder who would steal money from their own mother? Give it back to me now!”
Madam Zhao felt her combat power was still strong enough, so as she spoke more and more she gained confidence. Meanwhile, on the side, Madam Wu was silently appraising Su Tang and her brother and, the more she looked at them, the more she felt shocked. It had only seven or eight days but there two dirty brats who couldn’t be shown to anyone in the past had become so much better-looking all at once.
They looked very healthy and they were wearing neat clothes that were much better than the clothes worn by many families in Sujia Village.
After all, there were pretty much no people in the village who didn’t wear clothes with at least a few patches and stitches, they were all poor people at the end of the day.
Madam Zhao shouted so fiercely that Su Nuan, the little girl who was standing on one side, took an uncomfortable step back. But the Su Tang didn’t flinch back a single centimeter, she was not surprised by Madam Zhao’s antics at all, and her face was deadly calm. “Sister-in-law, you had better be careful with your words. You can’t just slander people casually.”
“Bah, you shameless little bitch, why didn’t you just die with your dead mother? Who is your sister-in-law, huh, who is your sister-in-law?! You even dare to steal money from your own mother, see if I won’t skin you today!”
Madam Zhao stepped forward to pick at her clothes but suddenly Su Nuo rushed over and shoved Madam Zhao aside. Then he stretched out his arms and stood in front of his sister. “We didn’t steal any money. We earned it ourselves. After that, we bought the cloth and then my sister sewed it into clothes.”
Su Nuo had never spoken much before, he had always accepted being beaten quietly, but now he was not afraid of his old family at all. He knew when he had to stand in front of his sister and protect her.
In fact, his seemingly meek temper was actually because the former Su Dani had been a very timid person and she had always told her younger brother not to fight with their family. Back then, Su Nuo had obeyed and, as a result, brother and sister were bullied together.
But now Su Nuo knew that the home they had left was not good to him at all, and those people were not his family so, of course, he would not just remain silent anymore.