“Well, sister can promise you that much.” In the end, Su Tang couldn’t bear to flatly refuse such a sensible child. Thus, although she knew it might make things a bit harder on her, she ultimately still promised him.
When the little guy finally heard his sister promise, a smile appeared beneath his reddened eyes. He quickly held out his little finger and said “Pinky promise?”
Su Tang obediently hooked her finger with his, “Pinky promise!”
“Sister, I will definitely continue to study hard. That way, in the future, you won’t need to work so hard anymore and you will be able to stay at home every day.” Su Nuo still felt sad even after getting Su Tang’s promise, so he could only mutter a few words to comfort himself.
Hearing the little guy’s childish words, Su Tang’s eyes also turned a little red. She had always been alone in her previous life, but it seemed that she had found an excellent brother in this world.
Of course, when the little guy actually achieved those things in the future he would probably realize that he wouldn’t have the time or desire to stay at home every day with his sister anymore. But, for now, Su Tang could still clearly feel the child’s sincerity.
“Well, your big sister will just wait for Xiao Nuo to succeed then.” Su Tang nodded and smiled at him.
Once dinner was done, because he had found out that his sister would be leaving again the next morning, the little guy insisted on staying up late to play with Su Tang until he was too tired to stay up anymore and had to go back to his room to sleep.
In fact, the little guy had already been learning in the academy for a while, so he was aware that, as a boy, he couldn’t stay with his sister forever and his wishes were unrealistic. But knowing was one thing, and convincing the heart was another.
The next morning, Su Tang especially got up early to make breakfast for Su Nuo. Once that was done, she headed over to the Song residence to deliver some to Song Yi as well.
Song Yi was also aware that his little disciple was planning to leave again today and that she would be out for up to a dozen days, so his expression was solemn and serious. When he finally saw Su Tang really about to leave, he deliberately came forward and told her to be careful on the road over and over again, just like a worried old father.
Su Tang obediently listened to his warnings one by one before finally saying goodbye to Song Yi. After that, she went back home to personally send Su Nuo off to the academy and told him to study well. Then, she headed home again and found Niu’er waiting for her in front of the house.
Niu’er was the carriage driver Su Tang had found last time to drive her all over the place while she was looking at the farms. She found Niu’er was diligent and honest in his work, so now she felt confident leaving this kind of job to him. At the same time, Niu’er had gone out for less than five days and managed to take almost a whole silver tael home, so his whole family was also very happy with his wealthy little employer.
Thus, Su Tang had found Niu’er again this time. Of course, she knew she would need to hire him for longer this time, probably for around ten days, so she had directly taken out of two taels of silver as payment.
Seeing this payment, Niu’er’s wife and parents had packed everything up for him and sent him off again without saying a word. Thus, he had come over early in the morning with his carriage to wait for Su Tang.
When he spotted Su Tang walking over, Niu’er quickly got down from his carriage and greeted loudly: “Miss Su!”
“Oh, you’re already here so early. Please wait here for a few moments.” In this sort of situation, it was appropriate for Su Tang to also “pack her things”. However, her things were basically all already inside her space, so there wasn’t actually anything for her to pack. Still, she needed to put on a show.
The goal of Su Tang’s trip this time was to arrange a suitable group of farmers for the five farms she had bought last time. Since winter was nearly over, the weather was slowly getting warmer again and she would soon need to go out again to keep an eye on her seedlings. Thus, before that happened, she wanted to make sure there were reliable farmers on her farms so she could save herself a lot of worry.
Su Tang headed inside and let Yu Caihe know that she was leaving again and to keep an eye on things at home. That done, she went back outside and boarded the carriage.
“Miss Su, where are we going?” Niu’er asked after Su Tang climbed up into the carriage.
“Bring me to the County Seat, the brokerage office!” Su Tang responded directly.
Su Tang was also heading out this time to visit her farms and arrange some things regarding the farmers. Some of the farms already had tenant farmers living on them, and the two farms from the Zhang family came with a group of slaves each, so she also needed to go out and deal with the unreliable farmers in those groups.
Anyway, put simply, she needed to buy people and she needed to sell people, so she needed to find a good broker to go around with her. Having a professional around would definitely save her a lot of trouble and make the whole process more worry-free and convenient.
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