Su Tang and Luo Xingchen were friends, and Su Tang was confident that the Luo Xingchen she knew was definitely not the type of person who would bully ordinary people in such a way. Not only seizing their small shop but also following them back and intimidating their family into expelling them from the family clan? Luo Xingchen might be slightly ruthless, but overall she was a reasonable person.
In the first place, most of Luo Xingchen’s bad reputation came from her brother’s sabotage. Of course, the most important point was that there was no way Luo Xingchen would ever kick a five-year-old little girl.
There was no way Luo Xingchen would do this kind of deed only beasts could do.
That was what Su Tang thought anyway, so she asked Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang to describe the feud between them and the “Second Young Master Luo” who they met.
In a distant place, Luo Xingchen, who was on her way to Qinghe Town, suddenly sneezed. She looked around and chuckled, “I’m sure TangTang must be missing me.”
Su Tang suddenly felt her ears turn a little hot. Who missed that person?
After being questioned, Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang naturally told Su Tang everything, “Luo Xingchen is the second young master of the Beikou Luo family, and the Beikou Luo family is the largest family of businessmen in the north. Just because they saw that our shop’s food was delicious, the Beikou Luo family wanted to buy the food recipes in our hands. Once we refused, they came and bullied us to this state.”
Madam Zhang’s eyes were all red and she cried, “We finally gave him our recipe, but despite that he even kicked our Nian’er. Nian’er was only five years old at the time, wuwuwu…”
In the end, unable to hold back due to her maternal love, Madam Zhang was already crying before she finished her words.
Su Tang remained calm and kept asking: “Well, what did that person look like?”
“Miss Su, are you asking about Luo Xingchen? He is about half a head taller than me. He’s big and tall…” Jiang Hong recalled slowly.
“Yes, that big man kicked my Nian’er straight away.” Madam Zhang added indignantly.
Su Tang looked at Jiang Hong, “Taller than you?”
How could that be possible? Luo Xingchen was actually quite tall for a girl. Su Tang estimated that she should be almost 1.7 meters, which was probably a big part of why she hadn’t been found out even after pretending to be a man for so many years. After all, in this era, 1.7 meters should be about the average height for men.
But Jiang Hong was not a short man. Looking at him, Su Tang estimated that he should 1.72 meters or maybe even taller. To be half a head taller than him, that person should be 1.8 meters or even taller. Moreover, Luo Xingchen’s wickedly beautiful appearance was unforgettable once a person saw it. It was almost impossible that, after supposedly meeting her, Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang’s most memorable impression would be of her height instead of her looks.
“Yes, he’s much taller and bigger than me, or else I wouldn’t have let him do such a thing.” Jiang Hong said while gnashing his teeth.
Meanwhile, on the side, Mrs. Zhou somehow felt that the question of whether or not to buy Jiang Hong’s family didn’t seem to have anything to do with what Jiang Hong’s enemies looked like, right? She really couldn’t understand why Su Tang kept asking these questions.
“Was he very good-looking?” Su Tang asked again.
When Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang heard this unexpected question, they were both a little confused.
“How could he be good-looking? He’s very ugly.” Madam Zhang finally spat viciously.
Su Tang nodded. “All right, I understand, it seems I can buy your family then. Later on, I will send your daughter to see a doctor, and so long as you work hard you will have a chance to redeem yourselves in the future.”
From her questioning, it became obvious that the “Luo Xingchen” that Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang met was a completely different one from the one Su Tang knew. And since these people happened to fall into her lap, Su Tang decided to just buy them first and let Luo Xingchen decide how to deal with them the next time she saw her.
After all, Jiang Hong and his wife clearly regarded the Luo family as mortal enemies, so once they understood Su Tang’s connection to the Luo family they might not be willing to work for her anymore. That being the case, Su Tang preemptively told them that she would give the family a chance to redeem themselves in the future. She estimated that Luo Xingchen would probably be coming to see her in the next few days so the matter could be settled then. No matter how it was settled in the end, it wouldn’t end up delaying her own plans for the farm.
Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang heard Su Tang say she would buy their family and quickly kowtowed together again. “Miss Su is gracious and virtuous! Our family will never forget this benevolence.”
“It’s not necessary.” Su Tang said calmly. It was business, there was no need for them to feel overly grateful or anything. Still, since the matter was concluded, Su Tang sent a glance over at Mrs. Zhou.
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