“En. Let’s head to Sujia Village!” Su Tang smiled and nodded to Niu’er, then boarded the carriage.
Niu’er quickly moved and helped close the carriage door behind Su Tang, then hopped up onto the front of the carriage, swung his whip, and they were immediately underway.
Su Tang comfortably nestled down in the cushions inside the carriage to try to dampen the shakes and bumps. At the same time, the orange cat came over and lazily lay down on top of her.
Su Tang’s hand slowly patted the orange cat’s fur, but her mind was already turning. After she finished setting up the tomatoes and chili pepper fields, and also the Hand Operated Blender workshop, there was still more for her to do. It had already been two months, and the weather was slowly warming up again, so soon it would be time to rebuild the old house in Sujia Village.
By that time, she would need to buy her own carriage. After all, it wouldn’t be appropriate for her to always hire a coachman every time she wanted to go out, it was a little too eye-catching.
‘Oh, by the way, go and take a look at how Madam Wu and Wu Yong are doing these days.’ It had been a while since Su Tang had gone back to Sujia Village, so she had put matters there at the back of her mind. But now that she was returning, she suddenly remembered these people.
When the orange cat heard that, he just lazily blinked his eyes.
‘Why are you so lazy?’ Su Tang patted his head again and then continued, ‘I’ll make you some delicious food tonight.’
‘En, that ‘s more like it!’ A certain Lordly Divine Beast felt that, recently, it had been working so hard but his master had not been giving him proportionate benefits! Thus, it had been reluctant to do any more work before being tempted by the allure of food.
Seeing that this meow had suddenly become energetic after hearing the word “food” Su Tang reached down and pinched his ear. This damn foodie meow!
Su Yongqiang had gone to town yesterday and heard the news that Su Tang would be coming to the village today, so he had also gotten up very early and even especially sent his son out to call Su Yongshun and his wife over.
Su Tang had been impossible to find these last few days, so Su Yongshun’s family had also been feeling a bit nervous. However, they also believed in Su Tang and felt that there wouldn’t be any accidents on her end.
In any case, Su Yongshun and Madam Qin ate their breakfast and then immediately headed over to Su Yongqiang’s house. After that, the two families waited for most of the morning for Su Tang. But as time passed and noon came closer and closer, they all began to feel a little worried again.
Of course, Su Tang had only said that she would come to Sujia Village this day, but not necessarily that she would go there first thing in the morning, so she wasn’t really considered late. Eventually, Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun finally heard the sound of a carriage coming from outside. The two men exchanged glances and then immediately stood up and headed out of the house together.
In fact, the whole family had been looking forward to Su Tang’s arrival so even Su Yongqiang’s sons and their wives, including Madam Lu, came out to take a look. They all saw a carriage arrive and park in front of their house, then the coachman came down and opened the door, revealing a small girl inside who quickly came down from the carriage.
The girl was wearing a plain gray cloak over a simple white dress. Although it was clearly made from ordinary cotton, the dress looked very delicate and had fine, luxurious, pleats. The cloak over the dress was even more luxurious. The white fox fur lining the collar of the cloak brushed against the small girl’s cheek with the wind and gave her a mysterious and noble air.
Her hair was done up in two small buns which each contained a single small flower made from white velvet. The workmanship of the two small flowers was excellent, they were simple and elegant and accented the girl’s hair nicely.
“Auntie Tang!” Madam Lu called out. In fact, as soon as Madam Lu saw Su Tang come down from the carriage, she froze for a moment. She had last seen Su Tang just before the new year and it had been less than two months since then, but Su Tang had already completely lost the appearance of a small peasant girl from Sujia Village. By now, she had already somehow gained the aura of young wealthy miss.
How could this not come as a shock to Madam Lu? Was this really the same pitiful girl who no one wanted thanks to her adverse fate? The same pitiful girl who could only be adopted into an empty household with no other living relatives back then?
There was no trace of that pitiful little girl in dirty and patched clothing anymore, and it had only been a few months.
When Su Tang heard Madam Lu calling out her name, she came down from the carriage and looked over with a smile. She said, “En, I’ve come to see your parents this time.”
She reached back into the carriage and pulled out a food box and then turned to Niu’er and said, “I need to talk to my family about some things. Why don’t you come in and rest for a while and then take me back later?”
This was more or less asking to rent Niu’er’s carriage all day, but he still naturally agreed with a smile. He tied up his horse and then headed inside with Su Tang.
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