What’s more, there were also some wealthy families who sent their children to the academy, such as Zhu Ran and his friend’s families, and they could afford to buy ten or more candies at a time, so it was inevitable that the candies would sell out quickly.
However, Su Tang estimated that a lot of these sales could be attributed to the excitement surrounding the opening of a new store, and that many of the people buying today probably wouldn’t be interested anymore once the experience wasn’t fresh. In her estimation, sales would probably fall off soon.
Having understood what was going on, Su Tang didn’t bother to say anything more and returned to the inner part of the cafe.
Zhu Ran learned from Baohe that he could buy the cupcakes so long as he paid a deposit for the dish they came in and, without saying another word, he immediately ordered two cupcakes and two pots of milk tea and then went to the shop next door to order some regular food to eat.
After seeing how Zhu Ran did it, several students got together and collectively bought a pot of milk tea with the thought that so long as they all drank a little less they would at least be able to get a taste of this new dish, and then they could even go next door to find some food to eat with it!
Meanwhile, the shop next door just sold regular steamed buns, so they were very happy that Su Tang had opened up shop right next to them and attracted all of these extra customers for them this time.
As for Su Tang, because there were no other female guests who had come to the inner part of the cafe, she was very idle. In the end, she remembered that Song Yi was still alone at home, so she went to the back courtyard and cooked some dishes and rice for him and then found Pengmo and asked him to send them over.
“These dishes are for my master. Please tell him that I can’t come and study with him this afternoon because there’s no one else who can man the counter. I’ve already asked Mrs. Li to help me find someone for the job, so as soon as she finds someone for me I’ll come back and resume my studies.”
While asking Pengmo to send over the dishes, Su Tang also briefly explained her circumstances. Pengmo replied: “Don’t worry, His Lordship is aware of your situation. However, please do try to come back as soon a possible young miss.”
By now Song Yi was already used to reading with Su Tang every day, so if she suddenly stopped showing up one day he would definitely be in a bad mood. Thinking of this, Pengmo gently implored Su Tang to come back as quickly as possible.
Of course, Su Tang understood this and had no intention to drag her feet on the matter. After all, she had already promised Song Yi, so she wouldn’t try to avoid. She was a person who didn’t easily make promises, but if she made a promise then she would definitely do everything in her power to see it through.
From the start, she had planned to buy two people from Mrs. Li, not one, but unfortunately when she had gone to take a look there had only been one person she could use. On top of that, the Luo family would soon be back for another batch of soap so she couldn’t afford to stop the soap production, which meant that there just weren’t enough people to go around to make the soap and fully staff the Dessert Cafe. After all, it wasn’t like she could have Baohe run the whole cafe alone.
Thus, Su Tang had no choice but to step up and do the work herself. However, when she had left Mrs. Li’s place that day she had asked the old woman to help her find someone who could be used. And how could Mrs. Li say no to more money? Thus, thanks to Su Tang’s matter, Mrs. Li been actively running around to the several nearby villages trying to find someone suitable these days.
“En, I understand.” Su Tang responded succinctly.
Pengmo was just a servant but he had been having a lot of contact with Su Tang these days, so he had gotten to know her character. He knew that while she had a stubborn temperament she was also definitely one to keep her promises. Because of that, he decided not to say anything more.
Besides, he was only a servant, so it wasn’t really appropriate for him to nag his master’s disciple.
After sending Pengmo off, Su Tang headed back inside the cafe and sat down. A moment later, she sensed the door behind her open and then the little guy’s lively voice rang out, “Sister, I’ve come to bring you a meal.”
She turned to look back and found Su Nuo had walked in. Zhang Cuilan was trailing behind him and carrying a food box. After she entered the room, she saluted Su Tang. “This servant greets the miss.”
“En.” Su Tang nodded and then asked Zhang Cuilan to put the food on the table. Then she turned to look at the little guy and said, “Why are you here? Have you already finished with all the characters I asked you to practice this morning?”
As soon as he heard his sister quizzing him on his homework, Su Nuo immediately nodded. “It’s all done! Sister, you can check it yourself when you go back.”
Su Nuo was always very attentive to his studies. After all, he still remembered that his sister had told him that studying was the way to become a high-ranking official in the future. Thus, although it was hard, he always studied seriously and tried his best to learn the things Su Tang taught him.
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