Because it still wasn’t too late, Su Tang and Su Nuo didn’t rush as they walked and only slowly marched through the thick snow. As they walked, they laughed and played around, seemingly completely unburdened by the circumstances. At any rate, they had a place to live in town so neither of them felt too worried.
But who would have guessed that, as they were walking on the road away from Sujia Village, they happened to see a carriage heading toward Sujia Village! Looking up, Su Tang recognized the driver at a glance and was very surprised. “Pengmo? What are you doing here? Did you come looking for us?”
Indeed, it turned out that the driver of the carriage was Pengmo! As soon as he saw the two of them walking on the road he quickly stopped the carriage and then the door opened up to reveal Song Yi inside, glaring at Su Tang with a heavy expression.
In fact, when Song Yi had woke up this morning to find that it had snowed so heavily the night before, he had gotten very worried about Su Tang. In the end, he was so worried that he especially had Pengmo go out and ask around, and he was only even more worried to find that many of the crude houses in the shantytown on West Street had collapsed and people had even been hurt.
At first, he had wanted to let Pengmo go to Sujia Village and take a look, only to find that the road had been blocked by the snow. Because of that, Song Yi had only gotten more anxious, until, in the end, he personally waited for the road to be cleared so he could go check on the two kids himself.
After all, there had been no news from Su Tang all day, so could Song Yi not worry about her? But the result was, almost as soon as he left town, he found the little girl all dressed up warmly and leisurely walking toward town. Seeing her like this, he glared angrily and snorted, “Bah, you unworthy disciple! Not only did you stay out all day, you also didn’t even send a message?”
Su Tang had never had many attachments in her last life, and she felt it was the same in this life, so she was used to living her life accordingly. After everything she had been through, she had no desire to rely on other people, so it didn’t even cross her mind to try to let someone know she was okay after a small incident like this. Besides, she knew Song Yi stayed in town and, when she saw the blocked roads, she assumed that he would be able to infer why she didn’t come over or send him any news. She really never expected that the old man would come out in his carriage to look for her himself.
Knowing that he had been worried about her, her heart felt warm, but at the same time her mouth couldn’t help but start making excuses, “Well, you see I…”
“See, what should I see?! Starting from today, you have to come live in the Song residence from now on!” Song Yi directly made a decision.
When she heard that, Su Tang subconsciously retorted, “I can’t do that!”
And, sure enough, when he heard that Song Yi began to look even angrier, so Su Tang could only desperately continue, “Wait, master, let me explain… actually, let me explain in the carriage, it’s too cold out here!”
As she spoke, she mischievously pulled her brother up and climbed into the carriage. Of course, Song Yi’s face stayed looking angry like a tiger, but when he heard her say that she was cold he obediently shuffled aside to let the two kids climb up.
From the side, Pengmo watched his master try to put on airs while he was actually obviously very worried, smiled secretly, and then turned the carriage around to drive back.
“I’ve decided that Xiao Nuo and I will begin living in town starting today, just we’ll stay in the place Second Young Master Luo rented for us.” Su Tang immediately announced that she did plan to live in town after today in order to calm the situation down.
But who was Song Yi? Did he not know what kind of little fox this girl was? He looked at her sternly and asked, “Oh really? And why is that? What happened to your house in Sujia Village? Did it collapse or something?”
In the past this little fox had always refused to stay in the Song residence, and whenever Song Yi asked why she would only say that she didn’t want someone chasing her and pestering her to do her studies at all hours of the day. Whenever he heard that answer, Song Yi could only sigh and lament what a waste it was for such a genius to have been born so lazy and reluctant to study.
But when Su Tang heard Song Yi’s words, she immediately opened her eyes wide and gave Song Yi a flattering look, “Wow! Master, your eyes really see everything!”
Song Yi had prepared a lot of words to say, but when he heard that he could only croak out, “Wait, it really collapsed?”
“En, that’s right. It collapsed late last night. Master, you don’t know how thrilling it was at that time. It was the middle of the night, so I was deep asleep when I suddenly heard a strange sound, like a voice calling me and telling me to wake up. I woke up a bit and wanted to ask who was calling me and disturbing my sleep, but when I opened my eyes do you know who it was? It was actually the roof creaking!”
“Of course, your disciple is very smart, so I knew at once that there was danger. In a flash, I smacked my brother to wake him up and hurriedly threw some clothes over both of us before rushing out of the house. Then, just after we got outside, the roof fell in with a bang!”