Lu Wan’er didn’t even give Su Tang a chance to speak. As soon as she saw the other girl, she quickly jumped forward to hug her arm and spoke rapidly like a machine gun.
Madam Yang had already heard from her daughter that she had a friend who had opened a shop that sold sweets and only received female guests, and she had even eaten some of the cakes her daughter had brought back before. However, today was the first time she had visited the shop in person, and she felt it was very novel as she looked around.
But when she saw her daughter rushing up to cling to the other girl, Madam Yang felt a headache coming on. “Wan’er, where are your manners?”
Although the Deputy County Magistrate was only a small official, he was still at least one of the highest-grade officials in a county. And Lu Wan’er, as the daughter of such an official, didn’t even have manners as good as a little peasant girl. Madam Yang naturally had to speak up.
Hearing her mother’s nagging, Lu Wan’er pulled a face and then spoke up to introduce her friend to her mother: “TangTang, this is my mother. She is very naggy and always talks about rules and etiquette. However, my father has said that rules are all dead, while people are alive, so it isn’t important to always mind them.”
“You girl! All you know how to do is twist your father’s words to go against me.” Hearing her daughter arguing like this, Madam Yang could only argue back.
Then Madam Yang turned to Su Tang, “This little girl still doesn’t know her manners. I hope it isn’t troubling to Miss Su.”
Madam Yang understood her daughter’s temperament, and after meeting Su Tang just now she also had a sense of the girl’s character.
Looking at her, Madam Yang knew that Su Tang really wasn’t anything like her name, not “sweet” in the least.
In the past, Su Tang had always been malnourished so she had been thin and sickly looking. However, now that she had a magical space that nourished her and provided her with food, her body had slowly been recovering.
These days, her clear and white skin, as well as her delicate and beautiful features, were slowly being revealed. She looked like a small budding beauty. However, Su Tang’s temperament was also very cold, and she naturally gave other people a feeling of distance.
Some things were engraved deep down in a person’s bones. Because of Su Tang’s experiences until now, her character had already long been formed and she was destined to never be “sweet” like her namesake. Of course, if there were benefits involved, she could still pretend otherwise.
Thanks to that, Song Yi had been fooled by her at first and had even really taken her in as a disciple. However, as time went on, he had discovered that Su Tang’s similarities to his late wife were only skin deep. The late Mrs. Song had been a warm and clever woman who loved life, while Su Tang was a detached person who was content to watch the world coldly from the side.
Su Tang had a kind of bone-deep apathy that let her see through the world and maneuver her way through it with ease.
For Su Tang, she and the people she personally cared about were the only important people in the world. Everyone else could only rouse indifference from her, at best.
Thus, when Madam Yang saw that her silly and overly enthusiastic daughter had somehow gotten so attached to a girl who seemed cold and difficult to get along with, she felt something was a bit off.
But after she spoke, Su Tang’s cold face suddenly broke into a smile, and her freezing temperament seemed to shatter and disappear, leaving her looking much more warm and gentle.
Su Tang truly treated Lu Wan’er like a little sister. Thus, when she heard Madam Yang’s polite words, she smiled and replied, “Mrs. Lu is too polite. Wan’er has a good personality, she doesn’t cause me any trouble.”
Lu Wan’er found a backer and immediately became proud. She smugly looked at Madam Yang and said, “See, look! I haven’t caused any trouble for TangTang. We’re already BFFs.”
“BFF?” Madam Yang didn’t quite understand the sudden modern slang.
Lu Wan’er’s proudly continued: “Hehe, it means close girlfriends according to TangTang. She’s very amazing and knows a lot of things, even things that I don’t understand at all.”
“Even so, you should mind your manners, otherwise what outsiders will think of you?” Madam Yang, of course, didn’t relent from educating her daughter.
“Obviously father already said that rules are dead. Moreover, he also said that I am very good the way I am.” Lu Wan’er wasn’t convinced.
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