Su Tang listened quietly to Mrs. Zhou’s report. When she heard the bit about how Jiang Hong and his wife had been expelled from their family clan she was reminded of her own experience when she first came to this era. She looked down at the small hand-warming stove in her hands for a moment before saying, “Bring them in, I’ll meet them first.”
Mrs. Zhou watched Su Tang carefully, but her expression was calm, neither light nor heavy, and she couldn’t tell what this little boss was thinking about at all. However, since Su Tang had given the nod, Mrs. Zhou quickly went to find Jiang Hong and also Madam Zhang who had still been working at the stove.
After all, this would be an important event in both their lives, so she fetched the couple together.
“Greeting to Miss Su.” The two saluted politely after coming into the room.
Su Tang looked at the two of them and then asked slowly, “Where is your daughter? Also, what was your previous business and how did it offend those people targetting you, and who are those people that are targeting you?”
Su Tang’s questions cut directly to the heart of the matter instantly. Who didn’t know that being expelled from the family clan was a fatal calamity? In this era, there were many people who would rather die than be expelled like this. After all, according to the current era’s teachings, a person’s ability to acknowledge their own ancestors and return to their ancestry was considered more important than almost anything else, which was why it was such a major event when someone sold themselves as a slave. Even just being separated from their clans in this way was already too unbearable for many people, but as for being directly expelled from their family clans? How many people would rather die?
Since this was such a solemn and important matter, how could it be casually explained away with a few words from Jiang Hong? They were already pushed to this point, so they must have offended some very fierce people. Even them being expelled from their family clan was probably due to pressure from the person or people targeting them.
Moreover, according to their story, this young couple should have a young daughter, but where was she? As Su Tang looked them over she saw that they should be in their twenties, so their daughter should be around her own age at most. Were these two confident not keeping such a small child by their side?
Mrs. Zhou hadn’t expected that Su Tang wouldn’t even bother saying any pleasantries at all and just jumped to the main point. She was a bit surprised.
Meanwhile, seeing Su Tang’s attitude, Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang immediately understood that this young miss wasn’t simple. They quickly knelt down together and kowtowed while crying out, “Miss Su!”
“You don’t have to kneel down like this, get up. I’m only interested in buying a few families to manage this farm, I’m not in the mood to attract any trouble to myself.” In fact, Su Tang could be considered as a person who was very afraid of trouble. Basically, she would never take the initiative to attract problems to herself unless not doing so would affect her monetary interests.
In this world, only money was her true love. Everything else was just secondary. Of course, Su Tang really did want to buy some people to use here, but she wouldn’t just accept any random people. When it came to these kinds of troubles, it would more or less take some of her time and energy to resolve, which caused her to feel very irritated just thinking about.
Su Tang’s words were very blunt, so Jiang Hong and his wife’s faces both turned white. Jiang Hong knelt down again and exclaimed: “Miss Su, please forgive us! As for our daughter, she is in poor health so we could only leave her at home. Back then we both went to the Qinglu County Seat to open a small stall and as time went by our business got better and better until we were able to open a small shop.”
“But who would have known that the young master of the Luo family would be so unreasonable? He started targeting us terribly and didn’t even let our little five-year-old daughter off. He kicked her hard and she vomited blood, and even until now she can only lie in bed to recuperate. After that, that man forced us until we could only return to our hometown but, unexpectedly, he still wouldn’t let us off and threatened the Jiang family to force them to expel us from the family clan!”
Su Tang suddenly felt as if she had heard a very familiar name. She murmured, “…the Luo family?”
Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang looked up at Su Tang with reddened eyes. Jiang Hong snarled, “Yes, even if I become a ghost I will never forget that bastard, the Second Young Master of the Beikou Luo family, Luo Xingchen!”
“Hm, it seems that Second Young Master of the Luo family isn’t a very reasonable person. Tell me, what did that Luo Xingchen look like? Also, how did he bully you?” Su Tang felt relieved when she heard that the person targeting them was actually Luo Xingchen.
But she wondered if the poor Second Young Master Lou even knew that she was carrying this pot for someone else. Su Tang could immediately see that she had been framed. After all, the Lou family’s second young master already had a widely recognized bad reputation. Moreover, she had been mixing in the business world for so long so she really was a ruthless type that didn’t talk any hypocritical words of kindness.
Those people in the business world who really were kind and sincere in all their dealing would all be ruthlessly crushed eventually. How could such naive people mix around in the business arena? And ever since Su Tang saw how Luo Xingchen casually dealt with that traitor back then she knew that she wasn’t such a naive person.
However, Su Tang also knew that Luo Xingchen definitely wouldn’t randomly bully some ordinary people. Moreover, if this Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang had really offended Luo Xingchen somehow they wouldn’t still be able to run around in front of her here.
The Second Young Master Luo that Su Tang knew wouldn’t just leave a bunch of loose ends who hated her to death dangling around outside and ruining her reputation.
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