“When this disciple was adopted into her household I promised that I would take up all the matters of her family and let her parents rest at ease, so how could I slack off in earning money?”
“Please allow this disciple to come and study with master once every five days. Please rest assured that this disciple is very smart and will work very hard every, and will never allow master’s reputation to be tarnished. “
It was absolutely impossible to prevent her from making money, so Su Tang’s tone as she spoke those words was very firm.
On the side, Pengmo’s mouth hung open in astonishment. It had suddenly turned into one visit every five days, this Young Miss Su was very daring.
“Such a sharp tongue… do you know how many people out there want to be my disciple but never get the opportunity?” Song Yi saw Su Tang, who had her heart set on money, and asked that question.
Su Tang rounded her eyes and said innocently. “I don’t know.”
Well, she really shouldn’t know. After all, wasn’t she just a small peasant girl? And, anyway, Song Yi still hadn’t told her his identity, so she really didn’t have any reason know.
“You must come every day.” Song Yi snorted, this clever little girl, he had thought she was the same as his wife, but now it seemed that she was actually much more cunning than his wife had ever been.
“Do you want your disciple to be unable to fulfill her promise to her parents?” Su Tang looked at Song Yi accusingly.
“Well, if you learn something* well, then I’ll give you some money, alright?” Song Yi had blue veins popping out on top of his head. Why would he take in such a stubborn disciple?
Well, it seemed that Song Yi forgot, but regarding this disciple, he had taken the initiative to take her in himself.
“Master, you are kind, generous, and magnanimous. This disciple can only thank the blessings of several generations of her ancestors for the opportunity to meet you. From now on, this disciple will certainly work hard and put in painstaking efforts to achieve great things, and this disciple will definitely live up to master’s expectations.” When she heard Song Yi’s concession, Su Tang almost laughed aloud, and then all kinds of good words came out one after another.
Song Yi stroked his beard and almost laughed in anger when he saw Su Tang’s complacent expression, “You girl…”
“By the way, exactly how much learning is ‘something’?” But before Song Yi could even finish speaking, he heard another sentence from the little girl.
Song Yi was enraged, and he quickly pointed to her and shouted, “You stubborn girl, hurry up and go cook something. Then this afternoon you will follow me to study.”
Su Tang smiled in her heart. Heh, since he had already fooled her once, they were even now.
As for asking Song Yi to give her money in exchange for learning, she was actually just saying that, and she knew that she couldn’t take it seriously. Ever since she had been fooled into acknowledging him as her master, she knew clearly that the old man called Song Yi was more than a little black-hearted and thick-skinned, so prising anything from him would be difficult.
Because she knew about his feelings for his wife, Su Tang respected him in her heart, but since he had fooled her she still felt like she needed to get back at him a little.
“Master, do disciples get paid for cooking? With my cooking, I guarantee…” As Su Tang was leaving she threw out another question.
Song Yi’s beard trembled in anger and he retorted. “I don’t want your guarantee! Have you ever heard of a disciple who needed money to cook a meal for their master? You unworthy disciple!”
“Oh, this disciple was just saying that for fun. Master, how could you take it so seriously?” Su Tang quickly scampered away with Su Nuo in tow.
Pengmo was left alone with the angry-looking Song Yi, “Master, this…”
“How mischievous that little girl is!” Song Yi watched Su Tang’s quickly retreating figure, shook his head, and smiled.
“Master, are you not angry?” Pengmo was startled to see that Song Yi was still smiling.
Song Yi just chuckled. “She’s the only little girl. I can see through her easily. For now, let her be proud. I’ll teach her well after dinner.”
Only then did Pengmo realize that his master had actually long seen through everything, and he couldn’t help but think that a small fox really couldn’t compete with an old fox.
“Well, since it’s been getting colder and colder, go out this afternoon and buy some clothes for the young miss and also for that little guy. Then go and clean up the east courtyard. Follow her to her home today and if it looks like she shouldn’t stay there, just let her stay here.”
Although he looked very angry just now, Song Yi was actually very concerned about Su Tang. As for Su Nuo, he just treated him as someone attached to Su Tang.
Pengmo nodded and said. “Understood, I’ll get it done.”