“Sister, you’re back!” Hearing the door being pushed open, Su Nuo, who had originally been studying in his room, excitedly ran out and jumped into her arms. His big eyes looked up at her, full of warmth and longing.
Su Tang reached down and patted the little guy’s head. “En, have you been good lately? Are you keeping up well in the academy?”
“Of course! My teacher always praises me and says that I should be able to move up to Class A within two months.” Hearing this question, the little guy responded with a look of pride.
Su Tang smiled along, “Xiao Nuo is so great. Here, a reward.”
As she spoke, Su Tang passed the paper bag in her hand over to the little guy and Su Nuo received it happily. When he opened it, he discovered that it was full of fresh snacks and he exclaimed, “Sister, you are so good to me!”
Su Tang smiled and patted his head again, “Okay suck up, just take it back and eat it. I’ll check your homework later.”
When Su Nuo heard that his sister wanted to check his homework, he quickly put away the snacks and said, “Erm, I haven’t finished everything yet, you can check it later.”
Seeing him suddenly turn bashful, Su Tang laughed and shook her head. Then she noticed Zhang Cuilan and the others had also come over, so she gestured for them to follow into the main room. As they walked, she asked, “Have there been any issues while I was away?”
Before she had left, Su Tang had already emphasized to her servants that Su Nuo was still too young and couldn’t make decisions, so if there were any problems while she was absent they would have to just deal with it by themselves.
Su Tang felt that she didn’t know many people in Qinghe Town, so she also didn’t really have any enemies. In her estimation, it would probably be fine for her to leave for a few days, but she still had to ask and make sure now that she was back.
Hearing this question, Yu Caihe and Zhang Cuilan hurried to deliver their status reports, “While the young miss was not at home these past few days, the Song residence’s Pengmo came over every day to ask when the young miss would be back.”
Su Tang had planned to leave for a few days so, of course, it wasn’t like she would just disappear without telling anyone. She had told Song Yi in advance that she needed to leave for a few days. Of course, Song Yi had been very reluctant to let her go, but he also knew that his little disciple had her own business, so he could only acquiesce in the end. However, after Su Tang was gone she was quickly sorely missed. After all, with her gone, there was only Pengmo was left to cook at the Song residence, and the result of the comparison went without saying.
Of course, Su Tang had said that Zhang Cuilan and the others could have cooked and sent meals over to the Song residence if they asked, but Song Yi was unwilling. Su Tang had no intentions to meddle any further in this matter though. After all, Song Yi had a special identity, so it was understandable that he was cautious about interacting with people he didn’t know.
Hearing that Pengmo had come to ask after her every day, Su Tang smiled wryly. Finally, she said, “If that’s all it’s fine. I’ll find my master tomorrow morning and explain everything. Was there anything else?”
“Yesterday, at the Dessert Cafe, someone came to deliver a message for the young miss saying they were from Sujia Village. This maidservant could only tell that person that the young miss was currently out of town. When they heard that they just asked this maidservant to inform the young miss of their visit when you returned.” Pu Wei and Baohe reported.
Su Tang felt a bit surprised. She had only gone out for four days, but people had really come to find her? However, when she heard the person was from Sujia Village, Su Tang immediately guessed it must be someone from Su Yongqiang’s side who was anxious about the ‘big business’ she had proposed earlier.
Since they were so impatient, they were probably worried about the matter of the seedlings. Of course, as it happened, Su Tang had really managed to buy some farms during her trip this time, so she could take the time to make a trip back and put the old patriarch’s mind at ease. Thus, she nodded and said, “I got it.”
Su Tang’s network of interpersonal relationships wasn’t very broad, and even among that small group not many of them knew that the Dessert Cafe was her property. And now that the new year had passed, the Dessert Cafe’s revenue had slowly fallen into a more or less fixed state of seven to eight hundred copper coins of profit each day.
Of course, now that The Dessert Cafe had built up some reputation, in order to increase profits further, they would need to add new products. However, for the moment at least, Su Tang wasn’t free enough to do this. There were just too many things on her plate, and she could only move forward step by step.
After listening to her servant’s reports, Su Tang felt that there were only these two issues to deal with and breathed a sigh of relief. However, just then Baohe opened her mouth to report on something else. Unexpectedly, it seemed that there were still more issues to deal with…
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