As Su Tang animatedly talked about her experiences from the night before, Song Yi looked at her worriedly, “You weren’t hurt, right?”
Su Tang quickly clutched at her chest, “Ah, actually, my heart was hurt! Master, I was so frightened… I think I need to rest and recuperate on my own quietly for at least…”
Before she even finished speaking, Song Yi snorted. He should have known this little fox would never be so obedient, clearly, she had been just waiting for him to ask that question!
“Haha, I see… rest and recuperate on your own, huh? For what reason do you need something like that?” Song Yi ignored her words and directly countered.
Of course, this wasn’t the first time Su Tang had squabbled with Song Yi, so they both knew each other very well. “Of course, the main reason is that now I begin to feel afraid that if I don’t have a good rest now, then maybe I’ll never overcome this trauma. That’s how terrible last night was for me. Master, can’t you understand your disciple’s frightened heart?”
“All this is to say that you just don’t want to live with me, right?” Song Yi nearly laughed from anger. This little fox, ah, really willing to play all sorts of tricks to avoid learning.
“Master, how could you misunderstand your disciple like this?” Su Tang immediately began to lie without blinking.
“It’s just not suitable in the end. Mainly because this disciple is fated to face adversity and, on top of that, I’m a girl while master’s residence only has men.”
“In fact, this disciple has never told this to master before but, thanks to my previous father, it seems I’ve developed a psychological shadow regarding men. Now, whenever I get too close to a man I will feel very uncomfortable and unconsciously be repulsed and disgusted.”
“Of course, this disciple knows that master is a good man and not like her previous father at all, but despite knowing that in my head disciple still really struggles… Anyway, I hope that a great, magnanimous, and broad-minded man like master won’t argue with his disciple over a petty thing like this.”
“This disciple will swear that in the future she will never again live in a dangerous house that might collapse, and also swears that she will never be late to arrive for her studies again!”
The orange cat, who was curled up on top of the carriage, snorted: ‘Does Su Dafu know that he’s carrying pots* for you?’
Su Tang: ‘He should be grateful that his existence finally has meaning!’
At the same time, Su Nuo bowed his head and didn’t say anything. In truth, he was a little afraid of Song Yi. Although he knew that Master Song was a talented and learned scholar, he was also really fierce at times. Secretly, he felt fortunate that it was his elder sister who studied under Master Song. He didn’t need this sort of scary master, and he definitely didn’t want to live together with him in the future.
Therefore, he just quietly listened from the side, not too concerned at all. At any rate, wherever his sister went, that was where he would go to. So long as they didn’t separate, he would never be afraid.
Meanwhile, Song Yi was almost ready to applaud this little fox of a disciple. She could really think up a plausible reason in an instant, and he definitely had to acknowledge her skills since she was able to speak nonsense in such a serious tone.
“So you have a psychological shadow regarding men?” Song Yi looked at Su Tang quizically and asked.
Su Tang once more clutched at her heart, and said in a grave tone, “Indeed, master, I do! In fact, this shadow is very large, bigger than the master’s courtyard, and probably even bigger than the imperial palace!”
Actually, there was a reason she was saying all this nonsense. Of course, Su Tang knew that she couldn’t fool Song Yi at all, but sometimes that kind of thing wasn’t actually what was important. What was important was offering up a plausible explanation and giving her master a reasonable excuse to take a step back.
And it really wouldn’t be any good for her if they lived together. After all, Song Yi definitely wouldn’t be as easy to fool as Su Nuo, and having him around would make various things inconvenient for her. In the final analysis, it was absolutely impossible for her to agree to living together.
For his part, Song Yi found the whole situation a little strange. He didn’t know why Su Tang had always refused to come and live in the Song residence, but he could sense that she really had some sort of reason. Of course, he didn’t believe the nonsense she was spouting about a ‘psychological shadow regarding men’ or whatever.
But in the end, whatever reason the little fox gave him didn’t really matter, what mattered was that she truly didn’t want to come and live with him right now.
“You must study hard and not be lazy!” In the end, Song Yi chose to respect Su Tang’s wishes. Anyway, he had known from the start that this little disciple wasn’t ordinary, so it was within what he could tolerate. After all, she was a genius.
Su Tang nodded immediately. “Of course master. This disciple has always been a good student, both diligent and studious…”
Song Yi knocked her on the head. “Don’t talk any more nonsense. Especially this psychological shadow stuff. How will you get married in the future if you say things like this?”
*’carrying pots’ as in ‘taking the blame’, since Su Tang is using Su Dafu as an excuse not to move in with Song Yi here.