The two had a fierce fight, but in the end, Mrs. Wang was someone who was able to open a shop in Qinghe Town, so she wasn’t someone to be trifled with. They argued for a while and Chen Xiuxiu managed to scold Mrs. Wang quite thoroughly, but soon after that Mrs. Wang’s men found her and beat her up so badly that even her parents wouldn’t recognize her.
Chen Xiuxiu knew that she had failed to make any profit with the satin, so Sun Tiezhu would definitely be very unhappy with her. Not wanting to deal with him, she had decided to go find her lover instead, only to be found by his wife! After that, she was chased halfway around town and beaten up again, this time by her lover’s wife. But, for better or worse, because her face had already been beaten black and blue just before, so her lover’s wife hadn’t been able to recognize her at all even when she was hitting her.
Thus, in the end, Chen Xiuxiu didn’t manage to get any money at all from the sale of the satin. Of course, Mrs. Wang righteously declared that there had never been any satin in the first place, so it wasn’t even really considered a sale. After that, Chen Xiuxiu reluctantly decided to go back, mainly because she realized she didn’t have the ability to make trouble with Mrs. Wang. That being the case, she decided to try to find a softer target to make trouble for, which was how she came to start parading around the village and telling everyone about how Su Tang had tricked her.
She had wanted to get benefits for nothing but just ended up jumping directly into the pit Su Tang had dug for her, so Su Tang felt that she had gotten her vengeance properly. The only unexpected variable was how Chen Xiuxiu didn’t seem to dare to find Mrs. Wang for trouble and only knew to come back to the village and target Su Tang.
In fact, Su Tang had thought this matter had already passed, since she had played her small trick and Chen Xiuxiu had managed to avoid being labeled a thief by the villagers. However, Chen Xiuxiu was very narrow-minded and always felt very distressed by the silver bracelet that she had lost to Su Tang, which was why she was still causing trouble even now.
As for that bracelet, Su Tang had tossed it into her space back then and not even thought about it since.
When Su Tang heard Su Yongshun and Madam Qin explain how Chen Xiuxiu was causing trouble for the Su family, she shook her head and asked, “Doesn’t the village chief care?”
“Hmph, that’s just the kind of person he is. After all, he used despicable tricks to snatch the position of village chief back then, and this definitely isn’t the first time he’s picked on our family because of his private interests these years.” Su Fuhua replied in an unhappy tone.
In fact, the Su family’s current situation was very suffocating, but for now, they could only bear it. After all, who asked Wang Changhe to have such a good son that could even study and learn? People were even saying that Wang Xiaotian would be going to the county seat to take the child exam some time after the new year. And if he really passed that exam then things would only get more difficult for the Su family afterward.
Of course, all the men of the Su family knew this matter in their hearts. However, Su Yongshun and Su Fu’an were a bit older, so they were calmer and wouldn’t say it out like that, unlike Su Fuhua who was still younger and more rash.
“Really? What’s the point of having a village chief that can’t even make decisions for the villagers?” Su Tang murmured casually.
Hearing those words, Su Yongshun and Madam Qin’s eyes snapped up and looked at her with slight shock, “Tang girl, what do you mean by that?”
When Su Tang saw their jumpy reactions, she just laughed and brushed it off, “There’s no hurry, don’t worry about this for now. Anyway, Chen Xiuxiu is causing all of this trouble because of me, so I ought to solve it. However, it’s still not convenient for me and Xiao Nuo to go back yet, so let’s do it like this!”
Su Tang looked at Madam Wen and Madam Tong, “I’ll need to trouble you two wives of my nephews to send a message.”
Suddenly being the focus of the conversation, Madam Wen and Madam Tong straightened up and listened attentively. On the side, Su Yongshun and Madam Qin were also curious about what Su Tang wanted to say. The family didn’t have to wait long because Su Tang rapidly tossed out, “Tell her this: After seeing how well Wang Xiaotian and Sun Guihua were getting along that day in the snow, we, the Su family, can only submit. We don’t dare to offend the future in-laws of the village chief.”
“Hiss…” Ignoring how Madam Wen and Madam Tong reacted, even Madam Qin sucked in an air of cold breath directly. If they really said this, it would create a lot of stir in the village.
Su Yungshun’s eyes flickered. He hadn’t expected Su Tang to come up with such an idea. However, Madam Qin thought about it for a moment before saying, “I think that Tang girl’s idea can work. Wang Changhe doesn’t want to care about whatever Chen Xiuxiu is doing, right? But if this comes out then I don’t think he’ll be able to keep pretending to be indifferent.”
Wang Changhe wanted to shirk his responsibility as the village chief, so Su Tang suggested directly dragging Wang Xiaotian into the mess. Thus, even if only for the sake of his son, there was no way Wang Changhe would stay silent anymore. And if Chen Xiuxiu were to be suppressed by the village chief, then there was no way she could come out and make any more trouble for the Su family, at least for a while.
Of course, by doing this it would mean that the Su family and Wang Changhe would be more or less tearing off all pretense of politeness. After all, Wang Xiaotian was Wang Changhe’s most valued son, and his whole family had pinned all their hopes on him. Thus, if some scandal between their most promising son and Sun Guihua appeared, it would definitely make the whole Wang family unhappy.
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