Su Tang’s cold voice stopped Madam Wu from saying any more. Madam Wu wanted to come here and pretend to be a good person while at the same time pinning them with the reputation of thieves? That was a beautiful dream. Really, she must think that Su Tang was still that same cowardly Su Dani from before.
Seeing Madam Wu at a disadvantage, Madam Zhao was about to open her mouth but Su Tang cut her off forcefully. “Don’t dirty other people’s ears with your useless nonsense and random scoldings here anymore. Let’s just be straightforward so I don’t have to feel nauseous listening to you, if you want to come and say that we stole from your family, just directly talk about the evidence that we stole your money. Don’t mess around saying all those useless extra words.”
Su Tang really felt that the most correct decision she had made since transmigrating here was allowing herself to be adopted into Su Laochuan’s family. Now, no matter how old Madam Zhao and Su Yonggui were, they could only ever be considered as people from the same generation as Su Tang and her brother.
That was why Su Tang was able to talk like this so confidently. Although it would clearly be disrespectful to talk like this if she were a younger generation talking to one of her elders, they technically didn’t have that relationship anymore. At most, it could be considered a younger brother and sister-in-law talking to their elder brother and sister-in-law a little impolitely.
Some of the onlookers, like Madam Wen and Madam Tong, heard Su Tang’s cutting words and couldn’t help but laugh. Su Tang was really very fierce despite not saying a single dirty word.
Madam Zhao opened her mouth again, ready to start scolding, but Su Tang cut her off calmly. “The respectable Su family patriarch is here, and since you dare to suspect us we can have him decide. After all, we of the Su family have never been the type to forgive sinners but, of course, we are also not a family who will allow our members to falsely frame each other at will either.”
“Since the patriarch is here, he will be in charge of the overall situation. So let’s talk face to face, here and now. You can go ahead and say whatever evidence you have. Just list it all out, but don’t talk so much nonsense and waste everyone’s time.”
“Brother Yongqiang and Brother Yonggui what do you think of your sister’s suggestion?” After Su Tang finished speaking, she turned to ask Su Yongqiang and Su Yonggui for their opinion, emphasizing the word ‘sister’.
Su Yonggui listened to Su Tang call him ‘brother’ and felt awkward. But, after all, the adoption documents had been signed and the genealogy was already changed, so even if everyone knew that these two were his grandchildren before, that relationship had already changed.
Su Yongqiang could only hear irony from Su Tang’s words. Was he really a patriarch who should be respected? On his watch, this Madam Zhao and her family had messed around several times already, to the point that Su Tang was forced to say things to this point.
“Sister Tang is right. That is how things should be done. If Sister Tang and Brother Nuo really stole money, then I will certainly deal with it appropriately but, if someone is intentionally framing them without proof, this matter won’t just pass quietly.”
“Then it’s decided. Let’s discuss things reasonably!” Su Tang finished speaking and looked over at Madam Zhao, “Now, sister-in-law, you tell us, what is your evidence?”
Madam Zhao was very good at messing around and kicking up a fuss, but when it came to reasoning and logical ability, she was more than a little lacking. What’s more, how could there be any convincing evidence for her to say? She had already been interrupted again and again by Su Tang, so now her momentum had weakened considerably.
As soon as Madam Zhang saw that her mother-in-law seemed lost, she said, “It’s easy for you to just say empty words. Back then, we all thought of you as our family but who knew you would do such a thing?”
“Oh, ‘family’!” Su Tang seemed amused to hear her say that word and repeated it sarcastically.
Then, without waiting for Madam Zhang to say anything more, she said, “Obviously, you don’t have evidence to prove your accusations, which is very unfortunate for you because I happen to have evidence to prove where I made my money, and evidence to prove that I made these clothes myself.”
“Xiao Nuo, go to the house and take out the clothes I’ve been working on.” Su Tang seemed to be applying silent pressure on everyone around her so, despite so many people being present, she was the only one to speak.
Su Nuo looked at his sister with admiration on his little face. Then, when he heard what she asked him to do, he quickly ran into the house and took out the unfinished clothes Su Tang had been working on.