Of course, when Su Rui found out that he was actually one class lower than Su Nuo, who had just entered school, he felt very depressed. However, after going back to discuss with his parents and grandparents, he channeled that depression into renewed effort and began to study even harder than before.
Seeing the little guy was so happy, Su Tang also felt happy for him. She said: “Oh, really? Then did you enjoy studying at the academy? Did the teacher hit your hands?”
“Everyone else was punished, but I never was.” Speaking of this point, the little guy looked very proud.
“Really? It seeds our Xiao Nuo is really great!” Su Tang coaxed him with a smile.
Up until now, he had always been studying alone at home and Su Tang had noticed that, although he always worked very hard, he wasn’t as lively these days as he had been before. But now that he had started interacting with some other children his own age, he immediately became lively again. Seeing this, Su Tang realized that no matter how shabby their education standards might be, it was still the right choice to send him to the academy.
Su Nuo expression stayed a little proud, but he still said, “Still worse than my sister.”
The odd combination of proud and humble made Su Tang laugh out loud. Seeing his sister laughing like this, the little guy felt a little embarrassed and changed the topic, “If only Dongzi and Huzi could be here…”
In fact, the little guy really did have a good time during his first day at the academy, but when he came back he couldn’t help but think of his old friends in Sujia Village. Su Tang was empathetic, but there wasn’t much she could do. In the end, she could only say, “Dongzi and Huzi have no money to pay for classes, so they won’t be able to come to the academy. But as long as you keep going, you can meet new friends. Don’t you want to find new friends and play with them?”
“I do want to, but I just can’t help but remember Dongzi and Huzi. Back then we all used to go up the mountain to dig wild vegetables and pick hawthorns together. But now that I’m gone, they will keep playing by themselves, and I can’t play with them anymore.” The little guy sounded a little upset.
Of course, he knew it was good to meet new friends, but he still wanted to see his old friends too. Su Tang reached out and patted the little guy’s head. “When the weather warms up and the new house in Sujia Village has been built, it still won’t be too late for us to move back to the village then. Once that happens, you will be able to go and play with them again.”
Hearing his sister’s reassurance, Su Nuo nodded along, “En. And I’ll invite them over to eat the cake, toffees, and even pearl milk tea that we made.”
“Good idea!” Su Tang nodded back. Of course, a child’s moods came and went like the wind, so it was only a short while later when the little guy rebounded and rushed off to do the homework his teacher had assigned today, confidently saying that he wanted to take first place.
Seeing him rush off so determined to excel in his studies, Su Tang could only sigh helplessly. If only her teacher had decided to accept her brother as a disciple instead. If he had taken Su Nuo as his disciple, he definitely wouldn’t have needed to chase the little guy around all the time trying to force him to study the way he had with Su Tang. Would everyone have been happier then?
Meanwhile, Song Yi, who didn’t know his little disciple was thinking some unkind thoughts about him, had just finished writing a letter in his study. Once it was sealed, he asked Pengmo to go out and find someone to send it to the capital, and then sat back down and continued to read.
After dinner, Su Tang directly locked the door to the main bedroom while saying that she wanted to rest and that she wasn’t to be disturbed. By now Yu Caihe and the other servants were all used to Su Tang’s peculiar desire to not have anyone wait on her at night, so when they saw the door closing, they all went back to their own room to practice their needlework and exchange gossip.
Su Nuo was still doing his homework when he heard that his sister had gone to rest, so he waved for Yu Caihe to help him wash up and then he went to rest as well.
Of course, in reality, there was no one inside the locked main bedroom. After locking the door, Su Tang just directly went into her space. By now her space was already Level 18, but she had found that as it got higher and higher level, its rate of leveling up was slowing down. However, according to her estimates, it should only take about another month to reach Level 20. At that time, she would finally unlock those processing plant machines that she had been eyeing. Once she brought those machines out into this ancient era, she wondered if her workers would be very surprised, or if they would be very shocked?
But that was all a long ways off, so for today Su Tang just went around and managed all of her usual daily tasks in the space before taking off her thick clothes and sitting down on the bed in the cabin. Then she casually took down a book from the bookshelf and leaned back against the headboard to slowly flip through it to pass the time.
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