Su Nuo was still young, but he had a good memory, and he could remember that his sister had taught him that, when he was on the side of reason, he should absolutely never let go of the opportunity to use his words to ruthlessly attack.
With her teachings in mind, he pointed his small finger at Madam Wu and launched a resounding verbal strike, “The only time we ever ate well was the time when my sister smashed her head against the wall. At that time, she bled a lot and you were afraid that she might die before she could be sacrificed to the River God, so you allowed us to eat eggs and dry rice. However, that time only lasted for two days, and it was the first time that I had eaten eggs or dry rice ever since I was born!”
“Su Sani and Su Wulang were always able to eat those things every day, but we never could.” And just when people thought he was finished, Su Nuo ruthlessly added another sentence.
Su Tang really hadn’t expected for the little guy to be so powerful. With his words following up what she had just said, it was tantamount to smashing Su Yonggui’s face to pieces! Especially that sentence about how that was the first time he had been able to eat an egg, for the villagers who were aware of the general situation in Su Yonggui’s household, it was simply too unbelievable.
Having all of this come out, Su Yonggui really wanted to slap Madam Zhao for letting things reach this point. He had always known that these two siblings had become a pair of little scourges ever since they were fished out of the river, they were poisonous and cruel and had no regard for old feelings, so how could Madam Zhao create such an opening for them?
Su Yonggui glared angrily at his wife for a moment before getting his teeth and turning to face Su Tang, “Tang girl, it doesn’t make any sense to bring up all these things, right? We should leave the past in the past, don’t you think?”
His words were implicitly telling Su Tang: You two siblings have already been adopted into another household, so don’t always go around bringing up what happened before.
Su Tang sneered: “Huh, even to this point you still want to bring up this matter? Is it really okay to have such double standards? When things aren’t going your way, you just tell us to remember old feelings and forgive you, but now when we really bring up our ‘old feelings’ you say to just leave the past in the past? But this time, I really think we should go according to our ‘old feelings’.”
Tch. Su Tang snorted. She suddenly felt very helpless. Since thins were already like this, could she not stand by her own words?
Su Yongqiang looked at Su Tang confusedly, not understanding what she meant. Did she intend to forgive Madam Zhang?
At the same time, some of Madam Zhang’s nervousness settled down. Since Su Tang said that they should go according to old feelings, wouldn’t everything be fine for her then? After all, it wasn’t as if she cared if Su Yonggui and Madam Zhao lost all face, and she wasn’t worried about the matter of the pawnshop either. It wasn’t like anyone had any evidence and, besides, she hadn’t even been the one who had gone to the pawnshop in the past anyway, it had always been her husband Su Sanshou.
Su Tang felt Su Yongqiang and Madam Zhang’s curious eyes, so she slightly shifted her posture before driving the knife home, “After all, there’s still the previous matter, which can be counted as ‘old feelings’, right? Unfortunately, the snow is very thick right now so it isn’t very convenient to go and report to the officials right away.”
She looked over at Su Yongqiang, “But I’ll listen to Brother Qiang’s arrangements.”
“Report to the officials? Your mother! Remembering old feelings means being kind! Su Dani, y-you, you shameless…” Madam Zhang really didn’t expect for Su Tang to have said all that, just to unexpectedly conclude that she would go and report things to the officials. Could she not be so crazy?
Listening to the older woman’s scolding, Su Tang looked at Madam Zhang coldly before sweeping her eyes over the rest of Su Yonggui’s family and saying, “Why don’t any of you remind Madam Zhang about the ‘old feelings’ between us? Back then, I seem to remember clearly saying that if any of you tried anything in the future then I would directly report the matter to the officials and leave everything up to them to decide. Madam Zhang, you were there, weren’t you?”
Su Tang sneered in her heart. Right now, she had no way to leave the Su family, so what she needed to most was to have a bigger voice inside the family, and the best way she could see for her to accomplish that would be by helping the Su family take back the village head position from Wang Changhe. If she could really manage to do that, only a select few incurable idiots would still dare to ignore and look down on her and her brother. And it was for that reason and that reason only that she hadn’t cleaned up Chen Xiuxiu, because not doing so would add to Wang Changhe’s troubles.
She was well aware that things like face and dignity were things that needed to be earned for oneself. She would never expect the other members of the Su family, or anyone for that matter, to just hand those things to her for no reason because she didn’t have a problem with her brain. Which meant she needed merits.
Thus, because Chen Xiuxiu was useful to her she would, of course, let the other woman go. However, what possible reason did she have to let Madam Zhang go? It seemed that Su Yonggui’s family really regarded her, Su Tang, as some sort of saintly Virgin Mary type.
But she would have to apologize for correcting their misconceptions. Not only was she a person who held grudges, but she was also a firm believer in the saying ‘for a gentleman, even ten years is not too late for revenge’.
Considering everything this family had done to her and her brother in the past, did they really think that she would just let them go? At the very least, they had all already lived to be so old, was it really okay for them to still be so naive?