“Hmph, mischievous brat, you’re very good!” Seeing the little fox flattering herself in such an exaggerated manner, Song Yi couldn’t help but snort and cut in.
Su Tang smiled playfully and replied, “Thank you for your praise!”
Song Yi really didn’t know how to handle this Su Tang. She was like a little fox, cunning and elusive, and she always seemed to be angering him or thinking about new ways to anger him. However, at the same time, when she had been away the past few days Song Yi had felt his meals were somehow tasteless.
And now that she was back, she was still just as mischievous as before and continued to make Song Yi just as speechless! He grumped, “I wasn’t praising you.”
“But I know that master was praising me in his heart. Don’t worry, I understand. This is the tacit understanding between master and disciple, tacit understanding!” Su Tang ignored Song Yi’s objection and pushed through a random explanation with a wink.
Listening to her spout nonsense in a serious tone, Song Yi’s face began to turn red again and he snorted: “Anyway, you’ll need to make up for the past few days. There are even more things you can study!”
“Ah, master, but I’m already so miserable!” Su Tang cried out and prepared to begin her pitiful act, her eyes turning red and teary.
Amidst all this noise, Pengmo opened the door and entered with a tray of refreshments. Pengmo couldn’t help but grin when he saw how the study had become so lively again. Sure enough, having the young miss around immediately caused his master to become much more energetic.
Song Yi watched as the thick skinned Su Tang started to act pitiful again and his beard began to twitch. He stood up and pointed at the girl while sputtering: “You… you…”
At any rate, whether she was really pitiful or just acting, it was impossible for Su Tang to add even more things to her studies. She looked up at Song Yi, her big eyes red, and said, “I really am already so miserable, ah!”
In the end, Song Yi couldn’t bear to do anything to Su Tang, so he could only swallow down his temper and earnestly begin Su Tang’s studies for the day. At the same time, Su Tang also knew she couldn’t anger her master too much. After all, he was already old, so it wouldn’t be good for his health if she were to anger him to the point that his blood and qi were roused.
Thus, with that thought in mind, Su Tang decided to take her studies very seriously today. However, because of that, Song Yi couldn’t find any chances to clean up this little fox, so he felt even angrier in his heart!
After that, Su Tang’s regular routine was officially restored. Every morning she would go to the kitchen of the cafe to prepare the day’s dessert making materials and then supervise while Baohe and Pu Wei made the cakes and toffee together.
Later in the day, the regular deliveries of milk and other baking ingredients that Su Tang had set up would arrive. Of course, Baohe and Pu Wei were able to see that the baking materials that were delivered seemed to be the same as the baking materials that would appear inexplicably in the kitchen each morning but, as Su Tang’s servants, they knew not to ask or say anything. However, after seeing this scene a few times, they began to understand why Su Tang had so strictly emphasized for them to never speak of what they saw inside her household to outsiders.
Of the two, Baohe was younger and Pu Wei was a little older, but they worked together smoothly. Before long they were able to run the Dessert Cafe with no issues at all and Su Tang was finally completely liberated. On normal days, the two were able to earn around 800 copper coins, and if it were busy they would see around 1000 copper coins, or a whole tael of silver.
Although she had invested a lot of money during the early stages, these profits really made Su Tang feel happy and at ease every day. Having a steady flow of money around really made her feel joyful and beautiful.
Before long the Dessert Cafe had already been open for ten days and there was only half a month left before the Spring Festival. But then, on the fifteenth day of the twelfth lunar month, when Su Tang got up early as usual to lead Baohe and Pu Wei over to the cafe, she unexpectedly heard someone knocking at the door after they arrived. Su Tang was surprised to hear that a visitor had arrived so early in the morning, but after a moment, she just sent Pu Wei to see who it was.
When Pu Wei went over and opened the door, she saw a group of people standing around outside the door. At the head of the group was a handsome young man dressed in a red robe under a black cloak. Pu Wei looked at the man, and the man looked at Pu Wei, in both of their eyes there was an expression of surprise. Eventually, the man unconsciously blurted: “Who are you?”
Pu Wei stared up at the newcomer uncertainly. That was the question she wanted to ask!
But just then Su Tang, who had heard the voice at the door, came over and asked, “What are you doing here?”
After all, the person outside the door was no one else but Luo Xingchen!
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