“T-that’s great news! If even the River God has said so, that means it’s sure to come true!” Su Yongqiang said happily.
“However, the River God did not say when our family would prosper. He only told us that, so long as the descendants of the Su family worked hard it would definitely make that time come a little sooner. Of course, if those descendants don’t work hard then the process will naturally take a longer time.”
“Also, I’ve recalled that the River God told me to have Xiao Nuo go out to study and learn so that he could begin to work hard for the Su family sooner. Since he said that, perhaps Xiao Nuo will be able to achieve something and bring the Su family to prosperity!”
As she finished speaking, Su Tang reached up and patted the back of her neck in a gesture that was childish and awkward, looking much less like a serious little adult and more like an ordinary child for a moment.
When Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun saw Su Tang suddenly behaving like a child, they both smiled, “En, Tang girl, you’re right. We must work hard and succeed early. The hope of our Su family lies with the children!”
Originally, Su Yonggui had wanted to remind everyone that Su Tang had become strange recently. His hope was that his reminder would deal a blow to her and, with a bit of luck, cause the other members of the Su family not to trust her anymore and maybe even have them rally to send her to be sacrificed to the River God again. Whatever the method, he wanted to drive her out of the Su family. So he couldn’t help but grind his teeth when he saw Su Tang use his words as a springboard to casually say a few platitudes and suddenly win a wave of favor from all the other elders of the Su family.
And as for Su Yonggui and Madam Zhao’s reminder about Su Tang’s strangeness, it didn’t actually cause anyone in the Su family to doubt her. Since the beginning, no one had really doubted her despite being aware of her oddity because, after all, the experience of meeting the River God was already something very unique from the start. It was expected that meeting the River God would change a person. So, even if she had suddenly gotten a bit smarter, it wasn’t really anything strange in their minds, it just proved that the River God truly wasn’t an ordinary existence.
Before this, some of the family members had thought that this new Su Tang wasn’t an easy character to get along with, and that perhaps she had even been tainted by evil after meeting the River God, so they hadn’t dared to get close with her. But now that they saw how considerate Su Tang was of the Su family, and how she had selflessly saved Zhou Xiaocao’s life, they began to feel that, although she was fated to face adversity, in the end, she was still a good and kind person.
And in any case, the people who would supposedly be affected by Su Tang’s adverse fate were her direct relatives, but right now those people were all doing fine, so nobody thought too much of it. In fact, after today’s events, the Su family’s impression of Su Tang had definitely changed for the better.
Su Yonggui and Madam Zhao suddenly felt that they had come out to steal the chicken only to lose the rice. They had completely failed to achieve their goals and, instead, had allowed Su Tang to benefit.
When Madam Zhao saw everyone laughing along and speaking kindly to Su Tang, her blood began to boil and she shouted, “All you do is spout nonsense! I think the truth is that you are a wandering ghost who has come to deliberately ruin our family!”
Madam Zhao was full of anger. Since when were these two brats so popular? She really couldn’t stand to see this!
“You shut up. When did Tang girl ever ruin our family? Ever since she was adopted, she has been properly mourning her father, Su Laochaun, and continuing to hold up his household. She’s saved people’s lives and learned a bit from her brother’s master… you tell me, which sentence just now was not said for the sake of the Su family?”
Su Yongqiang couldn’t stand to listen to Madam Zhao try to turn black to white, so he directly reprimanded her.
“I think you just have black heart. Who can’t see that Sister Tang and Brother Nuo are good folk?” Madam Zhou added on for her husband.
Madam Qin also spoke up, “Heh, you want to come here and talk about Aunt Tang trying to ruin the Su family, but have you forgotten what your daughter-in-law did today? Could it be you think Aunt Tang forced her to do such a shameful thing?”
The two women spoke one after another, eager to jump out and protect Su Tang.
In fact, sometimes it wasn’t necessary to say too much. People who weren’t ignorant would be able to understand just by looking at the situation. Although some people here still felt that Su Tang and her brother had been touched by something supernatural and changed in some way, they were also certain that the two children had never done anything to hurt anyone.
On top of that, everyone had clear memories. As for how these two children were treated at Su Yonggui’s house, who didn’t know? Which side was more black-hearted, everyone knew clearly in their hearts.
Moreover, the two children hadn’t done anything wrong, while Madam Zhang really had come over to steal their iron pot when their house collapsed, that was an undeniable fact.
Thinking to that point, many eyes landed on the bodies of Su Yonggui and his family, their gazes piercing like needles.