“Yesterday, Miss Lu also came to the store. But when she found out that the young miss was out of town, she left a message with me. She said that she would be going back to the County Seat in the next few days, and she would like it if the young miss could come to visit her before then.” Baohe reported the matter of yet another person who was looking for Su Tang.
When she heard that Lu Wan’er was looking for her, Su Tang laughed. “Has she recovered from her cold already? Unexpectedly, she can still go out.”
Lu Wan’er was the girl who had come over to the Dessert Cafe back on the first day it had opened and who had gone on to introduce the cafe to several of her good sisters. However, she ended up catching a cold, so she had been locked up at home to recuperate and hadn’t been able to come out at all ever since the Spring Festival.
Despite being sick, she had still been quite gluttonous, and every two days or so she had sent her personal maid, Qing Ju, over to the Dessert Cafe to buy some cakes and milk tea to take back so as not to delay her eating. At the same time, she had also written a few short letters to Su Tang.
It seemed she was quite broad-minded because, despite Su Tang being a commoner, she never seemed to consider the possibility that Su Tang couldn’t read and didn’t hesitate to write letters about how depressed she was about not being able to go out. Su Tang had received all these letters full of complaints from a little girl and found them quite interesting.
They stirred some reminiscences in her heart. After all, she remembered going through similar times when she was young, where even the smallest grievances made her feel like the sky was collapsing on top of her. Of course, years later she would look back at those times and realize they were some of the best times in her life. At any rate, Su Tang could tell from her letters that Lu Wan’er was very doted on and spoiled by her family, so whenever she wrote her replies she just took it as coaxing a child. Meanwhile, when Lu Wan’er received Su Tang’s letters she would always laugh at the other girl for her barely comprehensible chicken-scratch handwriting.
Originally Su Tang had thought that Lu Wan’er, with her over-protective family, probably wouldn’t be able to come out again after falling ill last time, so when she heard the girl had come to visit Su Tang was quite surprised.
Baohe had seen Lu Wan’er before, and by now she was also more or less familiar with Qing Ju, so she knew that her young miss and this Miss Lu had a good relationship. Thus, she knew Su Tang was joking around and laughingly replied, “Miss Lu was quite disappointed that she couldn’t meet you yesterday. She told this servant repeatedly that you must remember to meet up with her again when you came back. She also said that you promised to make her something new to eat last time, and that you shouldn’t forget your promises.”
Even right after recovering from her illness, she was still thinking about eating! Su Tang smile wryly. “En, I understand.”
It seemed she would need someone to send a letter over to Lu Wan’er tomorrow to see if she could come out again. After all, since this gluttonous little imp had already come to her door she had a duty to make sure the other was satisfied.
After Baohe finished speaking, Pu Wei also began to make her report.
“Young miss, Jiang He and Madam Qian, the owners of the noodle stall you were cooperating with in the past, have been wandering around in front of the Dessert Cafe several times over the past few days. Each time, they look as if they have something to say, but until now they still haven’t come to the door yet.”
When Su Tang heard that these two had been hanging around her shop, her brows furrowed lightly, but then smoothed out again as she replied: “En, got it.”
She had been so busy lately that she had almost forgotten that the Spring Festival was already over and the seasons were changing again. Probably it would be less than a month before the Qing River began to thaw and people were able to fish again. Su Tang assumed that Jiang He and Madam Qian had seen how busy and profitable Su Tang’s new shop was and were worried that she wouldn’t provide them with fish balls anymore.
However, from the beginning, Su Tang had signed a one-year cooperation agreement with Jiang He, right? Since the contract was signed, obviously Su Tang would fulfill the stated conditions. However, thinking about it, when compared with the farming project or the soap business, it seemed obvious that this small bit of business from the fish balls would be better left to some of the villagers from Sujia Village.
Other people might not dare to guarantee, but with the things from her space as bait, she was confident she could let people catch as many fish as they desired!
“Alright, I know now. If they aren’t affecting anything then just don’t worry about them and let them be. If they really come over, just bring them to see me.” Jiang He and Madam Qian definitely had their own thoughts and would definitely want to talk to Su Tang at some point. She, of course, wouldn’t avoid them.
Pu Wei saluted and replied, “Yes!”
With that, everything that needed to be said had been said and Su Tang waved her hand to let them all go back to cooking and cleaning and so on. After that, she headed over to Su Nuo’s room. Although the little guy said that he had been praised by his teacher, she still had to check his work for herself.
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