“You’re a demon, right?!” Originally, when Luo Xingchen heard making fun of her dumb expression she just pouted a bit, but when Su Tang continued on and said some vague stuff and taking away the seedlings, her self-control slipped and the thoughts in her mind were blurted out directly.
How could someone be so shrewd to this extent, ah? She had barely been talking to Su Tang for less than an hour and barely stepped into the door, even stopping to deal with some random “enemies” of hers in the middle, but Su Tang had already thought so far ahead?
She was really speechless this time. How could Su Tang know that her father had asked her to bring some seedlings back? She hadn’t even said anything yet!
In fact, there was actually an explanation for this.
If this business was successful, it would easily be tens of thousands of taels worth of business every year.
After all, this was a new and unique sauce that had never appeared on the market before. There was no way the Luo family could just ignore it. However, Su Tang had personally stated that she would only cooperate with Luo Xingchen and no one else. Therefore, afraid of delaying and losing profits, the Luo family head could only pass the matter to his youngest son.
However, he was still very worried, which was why he sent Luo Xingchen to go and find Su Tang almost first thing after the new year. This was for two reasons. First, he hoped to begin the planting of the chili peppers and tomatoes as soon as possible and, second, although the contract had already been signed, he needed to make sure that Su Tang properly planned to abide by the terms. Su Tang had claimed that she had the ability to grow these two new types of plants, but the Luo family head really couldn’t rest assured until he could see it with his own eyes.
Of course, Su Tang could clearly think of all these issues herself which was why, in reality, all of these seedlings that she had been growing experimentally in the rented courtyard were actually grown to be handed over to the Luo family.
Moreover, both Luo Xingchen and Su Tang were well aware that “the Luo family” and “Luo Xingchen” were basically two separate entities. Su Tang would only trust Luo Xingchen and, to some extent, Luo Xingchen would also only trust Su Tang.
Therefore, Su Tang didn’t feel uncomfortable or angry at all about the Luo family’s overt doubts about her. At any rate, all of this was just to pave the way for her own business empire. Currently their partnership seemed somewhat one-sided, but it still wasn’t certain who would be relying on who in the future.
Since she had already considered the reactions of the Luo family in advance she was somewhat able to predict their thoughts in advance. Thus, when Su Tang saw that Luo Xingchen had been sent over to Qinghe Town almost first thing after the new year she knew that some of her speculations were right, which was what led to her telling Luo Xingchen to take the seedlings as she liked before her friend could even ask. Of course, in Luo Xingchen’s eyes, this prediction seemed almost magical.
“As usual, thank you for your praise. Anyway, I still have something to do today. Please buy a big residence for me quickly and then talk to me again once it’s empty.” Su Tang said, not polite at all.
“Yes yes yes, I’ll buy it for you right away, Miss Tang!” Luo Xingchen replied with a smile in an equally casual tone.
For Luo Xingchen, who was someone who had long been used to guarding against all the people around her ever since she was a child, her relationship with Su Tang was very special. It was rare for her to find such a friend that she could relax and be herself around and even talk to in such a casual way.
Su Tang waved her hand and said, “Anyway, I won’t say anymore. I’m leaving now.”
Luo Xingchen smiled wryly and shook her head. Then she went inside the courtyard to inspect the small green seedlings growing on top of the kang bed. After inspecting them for a while, she cleaned herself up and got ready to leave. However, just as she reached the door she suddenly remembered something important and turned back inside. A moment later, Luo Xingchen finally came out again, this time holding the same food box she had been carrying earlier.
Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang had heard the whole conversation between Su Tang and Luo Xingchen just now, and the two exchanged shocked glances. Back when they first met Su Tang, they had both felt that she had an unusually strong aura and definitely wasn’t an ordinary little girl.
But then, later on, they found that Su Tang actually lived in a small courtyard behind a shop, and the servants of her family were a bit strange. After all, usually, the servants of girls from noble and wealthy families would all be of similar age and be raised together with their miss, but Su Tang’s servants were all over the place, both girls and women, with ages that varied wildly.
Therefore, they realized that Su Tang should be from an ordinary family, and they were shocked that a girl from an ordinary family could have such a powerful aura. Moreover, they were even more surprised to find that Su Tang was actually friends with the second young master of the Luo family, which was very strange considering the statuses and temperaments of the two people.
After all, that was that Second Young Master Luo they were talking about. The legendary arrogant bully who had terrorized who knew how many people. Although his face was extremely beautiful, his aura was still very scary. Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang had just met him in person and could definitely attest to that fact.
However, when Su Tang and Second Young Master Luo had been talking just now, they were very casual with each other, just like good friends. Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang only felt more and more that they really couldn’t see through their young miss at all.
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tl note: I used the words “impolite” and “casual” this chapter to show that Su Tang and Luo Xingchen were speaking to each other in a very informal sort of way that people usually only use with close friends. It’s hard for me to bring across the tone properly while translating though, so sorry about that.