Su Sanshou and Madam Zhang had already been beaten and now they were reduced to just crying mournfully. Madam Zhao loved her sons more than her life, so she didn’t care about anything else and just directly began to take her son back. At the same time, having heard Su Yongqiang’s last words warning the Su family not to make mistakes like this again, Su Yonggui could feel that everyone was looking at him strangely.
He knew that he had really lost his old face this time, but he also loved his son, so he ignored those gazes and, together with Madam Zhao, he picked up Su Sanshou and helped him leave.
However, after Madam Wu pulled Madam Zhang upright, she really didn’t want to take care of the other woman any further than this. Madam Zhang had helped her out of a pinch last time, but ever since then she had always been coming around and trying to get benefits for Madam Wu because of it. Thanks to that, Madam Wu had long lost all of her patience with Madam Zhang.
On top of that, she had even learned today that all of the jewelry she had ‘lost’ before had actually been stolen by Madam Zhang and exchanged for money. In the past, she had always wondered how Madam Zhang had been able to live so extravagantly even though her maternal family shouldn’t have been any richer than Madam Wu’s. In the end, she had always just assumed that her father and mother-in-law were just biased and gave benefits to their youngest son and his wife privately. She really hadn’t expected to learn that the reality was like this.
But even as she was thinking, Madam Zhang was thinking too. Despite how she had been beaten and was in severe pain, Madam Zhang could see the crafty look in Madam Wu’s eyes and knew what she was thinking about, so she hurriedly stumbled forward to latch onto her, not letting the other woman escape at all.
Of course, Madam Wu wanted to just leave Madam Zhang to fend for herself, but before she noticed Su Yonggui and Madam Zhao had already directly left, leaving only her and Madam Zhang behind. Right now there were still many people watching, so if she just left on her own everyone would think she was very shameless for not helping a family member in need. In the end, pressured by the eyes of the surrounding villagers, Madam Wu had no choice but to help Madam Zhang by half-carrying the other woman to leave.
But just when Madam Wu turned around she happened to see Su Tang standing next to Su Yongqiang and holding some strange snow-sculpture in her hands, and who could tell what it was for or what the brat was trying to do. Seeing that, Madam Wu gritted her teeth fiercely. She had really underestimated these two brats before.
But then Madam Wu’s eyes flashed craftily as she recalled what she had gone and found her brother and asked him to do. Soon, that brat’s good days would be coming to an end. Comforted by that thought, Madam Wu snorted and turned to leave.
‘That woman is full of evil thoughts!’ Although he was still feeling aggrieved from his master’s bullying, when the orange cat sensed Madam Wu’s malice he immediately spoke up to warn Su Tang.
‘It’s fine, I know. After all, the enmity between us isn’t something that was born after just a day or two. And, at any rate, life is more interesting when you have someone to fight against, right? For now, let’s just say that the days between us two are still long.’ Of course, even if the orange cat hadn’t warned her, Su Tang had long sensed Madam Wu’s evil gaze.
In truth, Su Tang was only somewhat acquainted with this stepmother of Su Dani and Su Dalang. However, things had already reached this point between them, so there was no need for her to think too much. Madam Wu had wanted the two children to die in the past, so it stood to reason that she would only want them to die even more now.
Unfortunately, she met Su Tang this time, so all of her little tricks would be in vain.
Once he saw that Su Yonggui and the onlookers had all left, Su Yongqiang quickly told his wife that he was going to go with Su Yongshun and organize the young people of the Su family to go clear snow and open up the road.
They were the largest family in Sujia Village, which meant that they had the largest number of strong working-aged men and boys. Now that the road to the town had been blocked by the heavy snowfall they had no choice but to quickly go and help clear the road.
“Sister Tang and Brother Nuo, I know you two are going to town today, but you’ll have to wait for the road to be cleared to leave anyway, so why don’t you come back to our house and wait until then? It’s too cold to be wandering outside.” Madam Qin had been worried ever since she heard that the roof of Su Tang’s house had collapsed and the two kids were planning to head to town, but because of all the excitement, she hadn’t been able to say anything until now. However, now that things had calmed down, she quickly offered to have Su Tang and her brother wait at their house until the road was clear before they left.
But when Madam Zhou heard Madam Qin’s offer, she hastened to speak up as well, “Your family already took care of them last night, why don’t you let Sister Tang and Brother Nuo come over to our house to eat lunch for now? When my husband left just now he told me to make this sort of arrangement, so it’s no trouble.”
The two finished talking and looked to Su Tang and her brother for their decision. Su Nuo didn’t seem to intend to say anything, content to listen to his sister for this matter.
Su Tang thought for a moment before saying slowly, “Well, we’ve already troubled Brother Shun and Sister-in-law Qin last night…”
Before she could finish speaking, Madam Qin cut in, “This sort of thing isn’t any trouble! Our two families have always been close, so this sort of little thing is just what we should do.”
Her stance was clear: They all belonged to the same family, so it was only right to help each other.