Even though Pockmarked Zhang had decided to break Wu Yong’s legs in the end, he still hadn’t been sure if Su Tang would really find him and give him money the next day. Thus, in order to leave himself a way out, he had emphasized that he was actually working for someone else before leaving the scene.
Knowing what Su Tang was worried about, the orange cat calmly fielded all of her questions and then continued to tell her about what had happened.
‘That two-legged beast called Wu Yong had a sack put over his head and was beaten until both his legs were broken and he couldn’t even stand up anymore. If left like that, he could have lost his life, but some people happened to walk by and, when I left, they had found him and were saving him. After that, as you instructed, I went to Pockmarked Zhang’s place and tossed him the rest of the money before coming back here.’
From the beginning, Su Tang had only decided to find Pockmarked Zhang and have him temporarily deal with Wu Yong because she knew about the relationship between Wu Yong and Madam Wu. These days Madam Wu had a huge grudge against her, and it had only gotten much worse after how she had provoked the woman with her dark secrets recently over the holiday.
Perhaps Madam Wu hadn’t been thinking of killing her and her brother before that, but afterward, she definitely was. After all, she had found out that Su Tang knew her deepest secrets. Now, so long as the two siblings were still alive, Madam Wu would always feel restless. She would definitely try to make a move, it was only a matter of time.
Of course, knowing all this, Su Tang had no plans to let Madam Wu off. However, for the money grubbing Su Tang, compared to trying to find some way to clean up the distant Madam Wu, earning the money in front of her felt like the much more important matter.
Thus, she targeted Madam Wu’s helper, Wu Yong, instead. Su Tang had no idea why the man was following her around, but she knew it couldn’t be for anything good. Plus, she was pretty confident that if she made it so Wu Yong couldn’t come out of his house for a while it would make it much harder for Madam Wu to stir up any storms.
After all, at the end of the day, Madam Wu was already a married woman. There was no way Su Yonggui and Madam Zhao would allow their daughter-in-law to always be going out and running around town, so Su Tang knew that if she made it so Wu Yong couldn’t make any more moves it would greatly limit Madam Wu’s actions for the short term.
Right now all Su Tang wanted to do was find some suitable pieces of land to buy and arrange some suitable people to work in the factories she planned to build on that land. Her plate was already very full and she didn’t have time to deal with whatever small tricks Madam Wu wanted to play. At the same time, she also didn’t want to deal with any sudden problems in the middle of setting everything up. Thus, she had decided to have Wu Yong beaten up. It was very simple and crude, but it was the most direct way of shutting down any of Madam Wu’s attempts to stir trouble.
On top of all that, Wu Yong had humiliated Su Tang in front of Fuxing House before and, as a dark loli, she was a very vengeful person. It was impossible for her not to take revenge if such a good chance presented itself.
This one move could achieve two of her goals, so she had felt it was a pretty good one. But, unexpectedly, the small time thug Pockmarked Zhang had really decided to break Wu Yong’s legs on his own initiative.
Of course, as for what the orange cat said about giving Pockmarked Zhang the money according to Su Tang’s instructions, she had really told him to do that. She said that so long as Pockmarked Zhang beat up Wu Yong the way she asked, the orange cat was to pass him the additional two silver taels he had demanded in their negotiations.
This was because Su Tang had no plans to go back and see Pockmarked Zhang a second time from the very beginning. After all, this kind of business wasn’t something that should be done too frequently. Going around and showing her face on the west side of town was just too risky. After all, even if she disguised herself to the best of her ability, if someone happened to see through it then things might become very troublesome.
Anyway, moving according to Su Tang’s orders, when the orange cat saw that Pockmarked Zhang had really gone out to beat up Wu Yong, even if he went overboard and broke his legs in the end, the orange cat considered the job done and followed him to deliver the rest of the payment. Then, after that, he directly came back to tell Su Tang everything.
After understanding all the ins and outs of the matter, Su Tang felt a little speechless. She just sat there for a while silently before finally saying: “Well, alright.”
‘Don’t feel guilty. If Madam Wu had been the one in your shoes last night, you and your brother would not have survived!’ The orange cat comforted.
The orange cat obviously had some feelings for his little master, which was why he spoke up this time. And, in reality, he was completely right. Madam Wu definitely wanted Su Tang’s life, so much that she had already enlisted Wu Yong’s help to scheme against her, so if she really had been the one hiring thugs there was no way the brother and sister would have been spared.
Even from the very beginning, it had been Madam Wu who had colluded with Madam Zhang and had the siblings thrown into the Qing River. If not for Su Tang transmigrating over with her space, then the two of them would have already died at that woman’s hands long ago.
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