“Do you know the biggest difference between human beings and animals?” After hearing Luo Xingchen’s question, Su Tang didn’t answer, but instead asked her own question in turn.
Luo Xingchen was confused. She replied, “What’s the difference?”
“Human beings have brains, so they invented tools!” Su Tang snorted and continued, “If we tried to do the work solely by hand then naturally it would be impossible. However, that just means that our workshop will be uniquely excellent. By the time it’s set up, all of the best tomato sauce and chili sauce will be being produced by us, and no one else will be able to match our production.”
“Really?” Hearing Su Tang’s explanation, Luo Xingchen’s heart began to feel a little hot with excitement.
“En. Also, I’ve left the job of raising seedlings for your Luo family’s farms to the Su family. I’ve already more or less explained things to them already, and now you’ve come just in time to sign a contract with them in place of the Luo family.” Su Tang said. In fact, Su Tang had no plans to go forward herself for this matter, moreover, the farms privately owned by her and Luo Xingchen didn’t need the Su family to raise seedlings for them. Just the farmers already on the farms were enough for this task.
Meanwhile, the Su family would be raising all of their seedlings for the Luo family, so it was only right for Luo Xingchen to be the one to sign the contract with them. Of course, Su Tang just mainly didn’t want outsiders to know that she had a part in this big business so early on. When it came to laying her foundations, patience was very important. She couldn’t be too hasty.
When Luo Xingchen heard Su Tang’s arrangements, she didn’t have any problems at all and nodded agreeably. Then, without any nonsense, she changed the topic, “Anyway, I will be in Qinghe Town more often these days, moreover, you will probably be employing more and more people from now on. I think there probably soon won’t be enough space just in that small courtyard behind the Dessert Cafe, so I’m going to buy a residence here in town. That way we won’t have use your Dessert Cafe to do our business anymore.”
Luo Xingchen also had her own plans. In the past when she had come to this town, she had rented a courtyard here but then ended up staying for only a single night. After that, she had lent the courtyard to Su Tang and she had used it to make soap and even lived in it for a short while.
Of course, later on, Su Tang went on to buy a shop and set up the Dessert Cafe and moved out and stopped living in the rented courtyard. However, the rented courtyard still wasn’t idle because Su Tang continued to use it for her experiments with the seedlings, so it had more or less always been in use.
And Luo Xingchen could see that Su Tang was slowly gathering more and more people under her, which made it obvious that just Su Tang’s one courtyard wouldn’t be enough anymore. If Luo Xingchen would be coming to Qinghe Town often from now on then she didn’t want to just try to make do and scrape by on Su Tang’s generosity, so she wanted to buy her own residence. Moreover, conveniently, Su Tang would also be able to use it to arrange for her own people in the future.
Su Tang didn’t refuse Luo Xingchen’s suggestion this time. In fact, she was well aware that as her business grew bigger and bigger, she would need more and more people. After all, she couldn’t run everything by herself, so she would always have more people coming to follow her. However, her Dessert Cafe was already pretty much full. There wasn’t even room there for Jiang Hong and his family which was why she had no choice but to temporarily arrange for them to stay in the old rented courtyard in the first place.
If Luo Xingchen bought a residence in town then it would definitely be more convenient to arrange places for her people to stay in the future. These days she was so busy with her business that she was practically doing the work of two people every day, so if Luo Xingchen was going to make such a considerate offer she naturally had no reason to refuse.
“Then I’ll start taking a look around these next few days. If I can, I’ll try to find somewhere close to the Song Residence. That should be more convenient for you too.” Luo Xingchen said, her thoughts meticulous as always. She knew that Su Tang went to the Song residence every day to study, so she thought that if her new residence could be closer to the Song residence then it would be more convenient for Su Tang.
After that, Su Tang knew that all that was left to say was ironing out some small details of their business, but when she looked up and saw that it was getting late, she quickly stood up and said, “Then you go and look around to try to find a new residence. I’ll be going out now to the Song residence to see my master first and, tomorrow, I’ll go back to Sujia Village to discuss the matter of the seedlings with the villagers.”
There were still a lot of things she wanted to discuss, but for now, the small talk could only wait. Su Tang needed to quickly go see Song Yi before anything else. After all, if that elderly child discovered that she had returned to town but didn’t come to see him immediately she estimated that he would definitely throw a small temper tantrum again.
“Ah?” Luo Xingchen, however, froze and was dumbfounded. They had only said a few words to each other, but Su Tang was already unexpectedly saying goodbye?
“Haha, look at the dumb look on your face!” Su Tang deliberately laughed aloud, and then continued: “Anyway, I still have something to do today, so I’ll talk to you again tomorrow. Also, all of the chili and tomato seedlings I’ve raised until now are here in this courtyard, go ahead and take a look at them first, and then send some of them over to your paranoid father to assuage his fears. Pay attention to keeping their temperature high, I won’t take the blame if you mess up and freeze them all to death!”
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