Su Tang didn’t care about what Mrs. Wang thought of her. When Pengmo left the fabric store, Su Tang gave Mrs. Wang two taels of silver and said. “Mrs. Wang, this belongs to you.”
When Mrs. Wang saw that Su Tang gave her two taels of silver, she couldn’t help but laugh in her heart. This Su Tang really gave her such a great advantage.
Mrs. Wang suddenly realized that Su Tang might want to work in her shop making clothes, which would be a great opportunity for her shop, so she said, “Miss Tang, you have such excellent craftsmanship. I happen to be in need of someone who can make clothes here in my shop. It’s just that the salary might not be as high as the one Miss Tang got just now. But if Miss Tang doesn’t dislike it, I’ll leave the job to you…”
“No!” Before Mrs. Wang even finished, Su Tang refused her directly. She was determined not to make her money by making clothes. After all, she had her own Golden Finger, so she certainly had to make use of it.
Moreover, she predicted that this kind of job where she could earn twelve taels of silver all at once probably wouldn’t show up again any time soon.
Mrs. Wang didn’t expect that she would be refused even though she already said so much. She was stunned for a moment and, before she could recover, Su Tang pulled Su Nuo to her side, smiled at Mrs. Wang, and said. “Thank you for everything, Mrs. Wang. My brother and I will leave first. By the way, I’ll wish you a happy Mid-Autumn Festival in advance.”
It wasn’t until Su Tang and her brother were long gone that Mrs. Wang realized that Su Tang had really turned down her job. She sullenly put away the two taels of silver and looked out at where the siblings had disappeared. She sneered “Tch, they are both so small, I didn’t want them to work here anyway. There are plenty of other people who want to work for me!”
Shortly after that, a woman entered the door of the shop with an ingratiating smile. “Mrs. Wang, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, tell me, is there any more work making clothes?”
“Oh, it’s Madam Wu. Actually, the buyer was a little dissatisfied with the clothes that you made last time. Since things are like this, it’s a little hard for me to entrust work to you.” When Mrs. Wang saw another person had arrived, she quickly adjusted her mood and put on her business face.
It turned out that the person who came in was actually Madam Wu, Su Tang and her brother’s nominal stepmother. When Madam Wu heard what Mrs. Wang said, she knew that the other woman was deliberately finding fault in her work to cut her wages, but there was nothing that she could do about it. She just continued to smile and said, “It’s fine, I’ll be more careful next time, there’s still work for me to do, right?”
Mrs. Wang knew that the other person had understood her meaning clearly so, after one last glance it the direction where Su Tang and her brother had left, she said, “Yes, there is, but the pay is not much, so…”
Seeing her acting so reluctant, Madam Wu secretly hatred Mrs. Wang in her heart, but there was nothing she could do about it. She had completely offended Madam Zhao ever since the time she had framed Su Tang and her brother, so these days the old woman was always finding trouble with her. Although she had some dowry money from when she first married, Madam Zhao had always been trying to take her money while at the same time reducing the amount of money her family got for their expenses all these years, so she had to find a way to make some more money on the side.
And since it was her hard-earned money, she naturally did not want to use it to support the two evil seeds that the original wife had left behind, which was part of the reason why she had wanted to kill the two siblings back then.
Now, even though Mrs. Wang was internationally embarrassing her, Madam Wu still flattered the other woman until she was finally able to get the job. When Madam Wu left, Mrs. Wang snorted, “See? There are plenty of people who want my jobs!”
Plus, by forcing the wage down like this, she could earn even more money.
Unaware of how Madam Wu and Mrs. Wang were dealing with each other, Su Tang and Su Nuo didn’t go far after they left the fabric store before they heard someone call out ‘Miss Tang’ from an alley next to them.
Su Tang turned around and saw that it was actually Pengmo standing there and waiting for her. She was a little surprised and quickly walked over. “Brother Pengmo, was there anything wrong with the clothes? Do you need me to modify them?”
Pengmo quickly shook his head. “No, if the clothes were made according to the measurements we gave you, there should be no problems.” After saying that, he took out the fabric that Su Tang had just returned to him.