Seeing Luo Xingchen had been stumped by her words, Su Tang couldn’t help but clutch her belly and laugh wildly.
Luo Xingchen looked at her with an aggrieved expression. “TangTang, I’ve already been framed, but now you do this. Aren’t you making things difficult for me!”
“Hahaha, what does things being difficult for you and me finding you funny have to do with each other? They’re completely separate issues.” Su Tang continued to laugh heartlessly.
When Madam Zhang knocked on the door to deliver the teacups, this was the scene she stumbled into. Su Tang was sitting in her chair, clutching her stomach and laughing herself to tears, while the handsome young man sat beside her with a helpless and aggrieved expression.
Noticing that the woman had finally arrived with the teacups, Luo Xingchen opened the food box she had set on the table earlier and took out the teapot inside. Then she swiftly poured out two cups of milk tea, one for herself and one for Su Tang.
Then she looked over at Madam Zhang and asked, “Do you know me?”
Madam Zhang’s mind had been in a jumble ever since Su Tang had addressed this person as “Second Young Master Luo”. Now Luo Xingchen suddenly asked her a question, but her mind just went blank. This person had extraordinary looks and an overpowering aura, and at the same time she had recently become a servant who had sold herself into slavery, so she didn’t quite dare to answer.
On the side, Su Tang saw through her predicament so she interjected, “Bring Jiang Hong and your daughter here.”
Madam Zhang heard this and, like she had been granted amnesty, she quickly retreated from the room. Then she went out and found Jiang Hong and their daughter and brought them both to see Su Tang and Luo Xingchen.
Su Tang took a sip of the fragrant milk tea and watched the family of three all salute her. When they were done, she raised her hand and pointed at Luo Xingchen. “Didn’t you say you would remember your enemy even if he turned to ashes? I’m giving you a chance to avenge yourself on Second Young Master Luo now.”
Jiang Hong’s brows furrowed as he listened to Su Tang’s words. He looked at Su Tang, then looked over at Luo Xingchen, and finally said, “You are the second young master of the Luo family from Beikou? Second Young Master Luo, Luo Xingchen?”
Luo Xingchen also looked at Jiang Hong and his family, “I am.”
“Impossible!” Madam Zhang cried out in a loud voice. She could clearly remember that it wasn’t this person here who had shut down their shop and stole their recipes. This person wasn’t the Second Young Master Luo they had met before.
Seeing the woman’s reaction, Luo Xingchen frowned and gave a cold snort. “I, Luo Xingchen, have never changed nor hidden my name. I am the one and only second young master of the Luo family from Beikou. I’ve heard from Miss Su that there exists some sort of grudge between us. Today, I want to listen clearly and understand exactly what kind of grudge it is.”
“This can’t be right. This clearly isn’t this person. You aren’t the Second Young Master Luo who shut down our shop and hurt my Nian’er.” At the end of the day, Madam Zhang was just an ordinary woman, so when she suddenly heard this news she couldn’t accept it for a moment.
She had been hating someone to the bones for over a year, only to find out she had been hating the wrong person all along, how could she not be shocked?
In the end, Jiang Hong managed to keep a calmer head. He looked at Su Tang and Luo Xingchen for a long moment and then said slowly, “Young miss, you knew from the start, right?”
Su Tang didn’t bother to hide anything. “I did. But don’t worry, I promised to take your daughter to see a doctor and to allow your family to redeem yourselves from my service, and I will fulfill my promises. As for the feud between you and Second Young Master Luo, I think it’s best for you to settle it with the real Second Young Master Luo.”
“This small one thanks the young miss!” Jiang Hong quickly bowed and saluted Su Tang again.
Su Tang smiled and waved him off, “There’s no need for that.”
“No, it’s needed. If we hadn’t met the young miss, maybe this small one’s family would have all stayed hating the wrong person until the day we died. Thank you, miss, for letting this small one’s family know who our real enemy is.” Meanwhile, Jiang Hong’s mind was spinning rapidly. He recalled how Su Tang had said she would give them a chance to buy themselves back in the future, in hindsight, it was obvious that Su Tang had never really wanted to buy their family in the first place.
Rather, she had only bought them because she had heard that they had a feud with Second Young Master Luo, and that same Second Young Master Luo was her friend.
However, even if it turned out that she hadn’t done it for them, it was undeniable that if she hadn’t bought them they might have ended up being deceived about how their true enemy was for the rest of their lives. He had to note down this kindness in his heart no matter what.
Su Tang shrugged noncommittally and didn’t say anything further.
After Jiang Hong finished thanking Su Tang, he turned at Luo Xingchen and said slowly in a serious tone, “I want to ask Second Young Master Luo about that man shut down my shop, stole my recipes, and even kicked my five-year-old daughter, all while using your name. What I want to know is, does Second Young Master Luo have anything to do with that man?”
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