After dropping those final words, she ignored Su Yonggui’s family completely and took Su Nuo away to go pay their respects to Su Laochuan’s grave.
Madam Sun watched the whole farce from beginning to end, but she just stayed on the sidelines with a sneer. Seeing it was over, she grabbed her husband and pulled him away with her. At the same time, Madam Zhang and Su Sanshou had been beaten by boards thanks to Su Tang last time, so they just hid away and didn’t say anything the whole time. (tl note: in case you forgot, Madam Sun is Su Erlu’s wife. They’re the second branch of the family under Su Yonggui while Madam Zhang and Su Sanshou are the third branch.)
Of course, Madam Zhao still wanted to retort, but Madam Zhou cut her off before she could say anything, “Certain people in this world shouldn’t have the delusion that they are the only smart ones and dream that no one else can see through them. Who here doesn’t know what kinds of things you’ve done?”
“En, who doesn’t know? Even if Sister Tang and Brother Nuo are now living good lives without you, don’t think that the heavens have forgotten. At the very end you’ll have to face up to everything you’ve done!” Madam Qin, who had just arrived, also added on after learning about the situation.
“You…” Madam Zhao started again.
She really wanted to argue back, but Madam Wu hurriedly pulled her arm and said: “Niang, the weather is cold, the road isn’t very good, and there are still noodles at home. Let’s just go back.”
After she finished speaking, Madam Zhao angrily sent over a slap and sneered, “Bah, useless thing…”
Madam Wu knew that she would be beaten and scolded as useless for opening her mouth, but right now she was very worried about the thing Su Tang had mentioned before so she didn’t dare to let the conversation continue and could only open her mouth to interfere.
Su Yonggui felt that there was something off with his daughter-in-law right now, but he knew that the topic shouldn’t be explored in front of outsiders. Because of that, he also wanted to leave, so he snorted and said to his wife, “Let’s talk about it when we get back.”
Then he looked over at Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun, “Well, that girl has vented her feelings, but I don’t know what we’ve supposedly done wrong. In the end, we’ll see who the River God has been watching and who will really be punished!”
With that final stern statement, Su Yonggui took the lead to leave first. Madam Wu helped Madam Zhao to follow him, and Su Dafu and the rest all also followed along. And from beginning to end, Su Dafu never answered any of Su Nuo’s questions.
He didn’t even look at the siblings when he left. Perhaps for him, mentioning Madam Liu was just something he could do casually. After all, the young woman from back then who had been coaxed by his sweet words was not only already buried under the thick soil, but she was also thoroughly cut from his heart.
Seeing that Su Yonggui was still acting tough even at this point, Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun almost wanted to laugh. Su Yongqiang was about to open his mouth and teach him a lesson, but Su Yongshun hurriedly pulled his arm and stopped him.
“Brother Qiang, don’t bother talking to him, he won’t listen. It’s the Spring Festival now, so let’s not make any trouble for Sister Tang, let’s just focus on enjoying the holiday. After all, everyone knows what’s really going on in their hearts. Plus, now that Sister Tang and Brother Nuo have been adopted into Uncle Chuan’s household, their lives will only get better and better. It can be considered a good thing.”
Today was the first day of the new year and the beginning of the Spring Festival so, generally speaking, they should just set these sorts of matters down and focus on the holiday. And anyway, it wasn’t like this was the first time that Su Yonggui hadn’t learned his lesson.
Of course, Su Yongqiang knew that letting things drop here was the right thing to do, but whenever he thought of Su Yonggui and his family happily marching off without a care after everything they had done, he felt a bit uncomfortable. As if the whole Su family was a big pot of porridge but somehow a few drops of rat shit had slipped in.
But there wasn’t really anything he could do. Thus, Su Yonggui and his family all left, and a few moments later the other two families also dispersed to go and pay their respects to their ancestors.
However, it was also true that there had been many outsiders in the graveyard outside Suijia Village who had seen the whole process, so the whole thing became a topic that many people discussed during the Spring Festival.
Meanwhile, Su Laochuan and his wife, Madam Huang, had a very simple tombstone. After all, Su Laochuan had died suddenly, and his family didn’t really have any assets, so he couldn’t even afford to bury himself. It was only after some other members of the Su family donated a little bit did they scrape together enough money to give him and his wife a simple burial.
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