The orange cat lay on its side and looked at her curiously: ‘So are you still planning to go and see that despicable two-legged beast tomorrow?’
After being fooled and deceived like that, his master really shouldn’t cooperate with that person’s wishes, the orange cat thought.
But after she saw that question, Su Tang jumped up from the kang bed and retorted: ‘I’ll go! Why wouldn’t I go? Since he fooled me, I just have to get him back. If I can’t even do that, then I’ll write my name backward!’
When he heard his master’s words, the orange cat covered his face with his two front paws. Right now, he was full of regret. Why on earth did he choose a master like this in the first place?
Su Nuo had watched his sister walk inside and flop down on the bed in a daze, and he hadn’t dared to speak up and disturb her. He had just obediently stood to the side and watched, so now when he saw his sister suddenly jump up, he was startled.
“Sister?” He blurted out.
When Su Tang heard her brother call her, she finally remembered that there was someone else at home. She looked up and saw that the little guy was standing there, stock-still, and seeming very frightened, so she smiled wryly. “Well, Xiao Nuo are you hungry? I’ll warm you up some milk porridge first.”
Su Nuo breathed a sigh of relief when he saw his sister seemed to be back to normal. Then, in a voice filled with trepidation, he said: “It’s fine, I can heat it up myself. Sister, did you find another job making clothes?”
Su Tang: Little brother, you don’t need to be so worried, okay?
On the side, the orange cat was laughing crazily and Su Tang was so mad that her teeth itched. She couldn’t help but think that this four-legged beast was just annoying.
“Something like that. I won’t be able to stay here at home during the day tomorrow, so you can come with me to town.” Anyway, now that she had already sold herself off, Su Tang felt like she would really be making a loss if she didn’t drag her brother along.
When Su Nuo heard that his sister was planned to take him into town, he immediately became happy and said: “Sounds good!”
When she saw the happy look on the little guy’s face, Su Tang sighed in her heart. Sure enough, it seemed that simple people were the happier ones. For her part, whenever she thought about the fact that she had to start studying again even though she already graduated many years ago, she could feel her head swelling.
God knew that she had already spent nearly two decades going to school in her last life, and she had been elated when she finally escaped. She had been overjoyed when she found that she didn’t have to recite texts or calculate functions all day long anymore but, unexpectedly, she died before she got to enjoy that happiness.
Other people who transmigrated got to quickly become WRPs* who instantly ascended to the peaks of their lives. So why was it so difficult for her when all she wanted to do was make a little money? Why did she have to start studying again? She was really sick of school, could she not go?
Su Tang could only lament how miserable she was in her heart.
As she had that thought, Su Tang glared at a certain four-legged beast and sneered, “It’s your fault!”
The orange cat, who was suddenly blamed, retorted: ‘You were set up by a despicable two-legged beast, so why are you blaming me, a noble four-legged beast? I refuse to carry this blame!’
Meanwhile, Su Nuo was warming up the milk porridge like he told his sister he would, when he noticed that the fabric that had been on the kang bed had disappeared. However, he didn’t say anything about it. He had long noticed that some things at home would inexplicably disappear, while other things would mysteriously appear.
Whenever he noticed something like that happening, Su Nuo just always regarded it as the work of the River God.
The two siblings ate the milk porridge together and then, when night fell, they went to bed. After her brother fell asleep, Su Tang snuck out and continued to work on the winter clothes she was making for them inside her space. As for Song Yi’s winter clothes, she put that matter aside for now. At any rate, Song Yi already had winter clothes, but they didn’t, so Su Tang put a higher priority on the clothes for her family.
Su Tang got up early the next morning, cooked a meal, and then, when the brother and sister pair were both full, they set off for town.
First, she went to deliver the fish balls to Madam Qian, and then Su Tang took her brother and went directly to Song Yi’s residence.
Inside, Pengmo was surprised when he heard the knock on the door. He said, “My lord, it seems Young Miss Su really came.”
Song Yi smiled. “That little girl is still young and full of spirit, so after what happened yesterday she probably doesn’t feel very convinced. Go and open the door.”
Pengmo smiled, wiped his hands, and then went to open the door. Sure enough, he saw Su Tang standing outside. He greeted her happily, “Young Miss Su, you really came. My master is waiting for you!”
*the term used here is 白富美 (báifùměi) “white-rich-pretty”, hence my abbreviation that I lifted from another translator