Song Yi’s beard twitched with anger. “You still covet silver to the point you wish you could sleep while holding it in your arms at night, like this, you will definitely never be successful. How could I have ever accepted an unworthy disciple like you?”
But after he said that, he found Su Tang looking up at him with aggrieved eyes: “Master, this time you’ve gone too far. You know that this disciple also wants to sleep while holding silver in her arms at night but that she lacks the silver to do so. This disciple is not like you, master, who not only dreams of falling asleep with silver in your arms, but who also has the ability to really realize that dream. Master, you really can’t treat your disciple like this. Your disciple also has dreams, grand dreams the likes of which you can’t even imagine!”
“However, although master is treating your disciple this way, your disciple is actually still very happy. After all, today I’ve learned that it turns out that master shares the same dream as this disciple. And so, master, you can clearly see that this disciple shares your dream, but doesn’t have the ability to realize it herself, right? Then, master, are you interested in helping your disciple realize our shared dream? For example, when you go to sleep holding your silver now master, perhaps instead you could share your silver so that both of us could sleep with silver in our arms.”
Song Yi could only feel resigned. In fact, over the course of his life he had already taken in more than a dozen disciples and, although they would sometimes create troubles, they would always act disciplined, sensible, and obedient, and they would never dare to disobey him, at least as long as they were standing in front of him.
But it seemed that he wasn’t destined to enjoy that kind of treatment in his twilight years. After all, even though he had come to this small and distant place, he had ended up taking in another young disciple. Not only was this new disciple a small girl, she spent every day doing mischief as if she was afraid that she wasn’t doing enough to anger him to death. Now she even dared to boldly declare her love for money in front of him and even tried to craftily rope him into the same boat.
“Hmph, you’re really capable. You can even make the love of money sound so refined.” As he spoke, Song Yi set aside the bag of silver taels so quickly you would think it was burning his hand. He was afraid that if he continued to hold the bag of silver, this little fox would definitely take the label ‘loves money’ and try to push it onto his head.
Obviously, it was her, this little fox, who was the one who really loved money almost as much as she loved acting mischievously. Song Yi began to feel that he really must have been in a muddle-headed state back when he had decided to accept this little disciple.
The orange cat was watching from the side, and he could clearly read Song Yi’s thoughts from his helpless expression. Seeing that, the orange cat felt a strong sense of solidarity all of a sudden. Finally, there was someone else to experience these feelings! The feelings of regret, ah!
But what was done was done. The choice had been made, and now they both of them could only continue on, ah, even if they had to crawl!
Su Tang smiled widely when she heard Song Yi’s words. “Thank you, master, for your praise. This disciple has always been very outstanding and excellent in this particular respect. It can be considered this disciple’s gift and, though this disciple doesn’t want it, it isn’t something that she can control…”
Song Yi’s brows furrowed. She was so cheeky, and also so thick-skinned. Seeing that she was like this, if not for the fact that she was a little girl, Song Yi would have almost thought she was one of those wily old ministers from the imperial court. She certainly had the skills for it, those being shameless, and being extremely shameless. But the real key point was that she was already at this level at the age of eight, so Song Yi really shuddered to imagine what sort of level she would reach by the age of 18.
“Anyway, you want me to help you make money, right? That’s fine. After all, you are my disciple. How could I not help you as your master?” Finally, Song Yi decided to just firmly ignore the little girl’s nonsense. After all, it wasn’t like this was the first time he had crossed words with her, so he knew that it was a waste of time picking at every little thing. This little girl could talk her way out of a burlap sack and leave her captor fainted from anger, so it wasn’t worth it to argue with her.
Of course, Su Tang immediately replied, “Master, what are you talking about? Master, as your disciple, I, of course, have to realize my dream through my own efforts. Please rest assured that this disciple is confident and will definitely do an amazing job.”
Song Yi looked wry. “If you could take your eyes off your master’s silver, your master would also feel that you were quite ‘amazing’.”
She was a once in a generation genius, but she didn’t want to make any progress, she didn’t want to study, she was probably in the top ten of all the laziest people Song Yi had ever met… just looking at her made Song Yi’s teeth itch with anger.
Su Tang’s eyes wandered around and she chuckled, “Hehe, thank you for your compliment master, this disciple feels embarrassed.”