“My sister and I have already left your family, are we not allowed to have a good life by ourselves? Haven’t you already done enough? Or will you only be satisfied when we are dead? Why don’t we have the right to live? Why can’t you just leave us alone? Why?”
Su Nuo spoke word by word. It seemed like he was questioning Su Dafu, but in reality, he was also questioning his fate.
Su Tang didn’t expect her brother to suddenly speak up like this and turned to look at him. She saw the little guy’s eyes were red as he stood in front of her and tried to protect her. It was clear that in his mind, his sister was the best in the world, and no one should be able to scold her as they pleased.
Su Nuo was no longer just a naughty little village boy who only knew how to run around and play. Su Tang had spent the recent days teaching him to read and educating him about various things. The little guy wasn’t stupid at all, so he could already speak in a much more logical and adult fashion.
Obviously, for a little six-year-old boy to say these things, the power could be imagined.
“Little brat, you…” Madam Zhao opened her mouth, “What kind of thing are you? You’re just as bad as…”
“That’s enough!” Su Yongqiang heard Madam Zhao’s words becoming more and more unbearable, and he finally couldn’t help but cut in.
Madam Zhao wanted to finish what she was saying, but in the end, she was still a little afraid of the patriarch so she gritted her teeth and dropped the topic. She quickly changed tracks, “Even if you are the patriarch you can’t be so biased, just listen to what this brat is saying. What kind of thing is he? He even dares to talk like that to his father, Dafu. Isn’t it unreasonable? Who would dare to be nice to them? Wouldn’t that just be courting death!”
“Heh, if I had the choice, I would definitely kill you first. Do you believe it?” Su Tang looked directly at Madam Zhao and sneered. If she really had some magic power to kill her relatives, this old woman would certainly go first.
Su Tang’s eyes were colder than ten-thousand-year mountain ice, and her gaze was like a sharp blade.
But as soon as Madam Zhao heard this, she almost exploded, “I always knew you didn’t have any good intentions, but now you openly say you want to kill me? I’ll kill you first!”
Madam Zhao lost all rationality and tried to rush over at the two siblings. However, Madam Zhou saw what she wanted to do and quickly stepped forward to shove the old lady back, which knocked her to the ground.
Madam Wu had originally wanted to communicate with Su Dafu and get him to make Madam Zhao stop talking, however, Su Dafu had unexpectedly brought up the late Madam Liu and thrown all her thoughts into disarray. For him to compare Su Tang to Madam Liu, didn’t it mean that he still thought that Madam Liu was better than her?
Madam Wu became so anxious and angry that she forgot all about trying to get him to help her end things quietly. And then after Su Nuo’s rapid fire series of questions that was heartbreaking to listen to, she realized things were looking bad for them. In the past, they had only been humiliated within the confines of Sujia Village, but she estimated that all of the surrounding villages would know about this incident before long and her family would end up in an even worse state than they were in now.
Madam Wu looked at her mother-in-law, Madam Zhao, with a gaze that was full of hatred. But because of her position as a daughter-in-law, she couldn’t just ignore the old woman. In the end she hastily passed her young son over for Su Dafu to hold and then went forward to help Madam Zhao.
“Dalang won’t accept me, I know, but I…” Madam Wu wanted to act pitiful to recover her image a bit, so she started crying out in a weepy tone. (tl note: ‘Dalang’ / 大郎 was Su Nuo’s name before he was renamed with the adoption.)
“Shut up!” But Su Tang directly interrupted her and wouldn’t let her speak.
“It seems that my nephew and his wife are still feeling a bit confused. Do you need for I, your aunt, to explain to all these people here about how we siblings lived under your roof for your mind to clear up?”
“Do you need me to repeat how, us siblings have never eaten even a single egg since childhood while living under your roof, while your own daughter could eat an egg every other day? Should I mention how back then my brother and I could only drink rice porridge every day? No, calling it rice porridge is actually wrong because there was hardly even a single grain of rice inside!”
“And we couldn’t just eat that ‘rice porridge as we liked. Only after we had fed the chickens and pigs and washed your out daughter’s chamber pot were we allowed to eat. Otherwise, we would just go hungry.”
“If you want to start talking about how my brother or I won’t accept you, let me ask you first: If you were us, would you accept the stepmother who beat you black and blue all day and didn’t even give you food? Who called you a little bitch and worthless brat every day? Who constantly asked ‘Why couldn’t you brats follow your mother and die early?’ all the time? Could you accept that person?”
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