In fact, these days Su Nuan had often been asking about Su Tang at home. After all, she had finally found another little girl who she could play and work together with, but then all of a sudden Su Tang became very busy and didn’t live in the village anymore and it became very inconvenient to meet her. Because of this, Su Nuan had been depressed for a while.
However, Su Nuan also made some new friends recently, like Zhou Xiaocao, who she also got along with quite well. But she would still remember her “little sister” Su Tang sometimes, including how she had promised to teach her how to read, so she would occasionally mention Su Tang to her parents.
Of course, when Su Yongshun and Madam Qin heard her mention such things, they could only feel awkward and try to brush off their daughter’s questions. After all, Su Tang had already delivered such a good opportunity to make money to the Su family, so they had no nerve to find her to try to collect this “debt”.
Su Tang just smiled, “Well, as their elder, it’s only right for me to bring some small things back for the children. Moreover, Fuhua and Fu’an saved my and Xiao Nuo’s lives, so this is the least I can do. Anyway, the upper part of the box is for them, and the lower part is for Laixi and Rui’er.”
These people were all her family, so there was no reason for her to visit them empty-handed. Plus, she was never the type of person to be stingy when facing people who had helped her before, so she had especially brought along some cakes and other small things this time. It all came from her own shop anyway, so it wasn’t particularly inconvenient.
Su Laixi, hearing Su Tang’s words, hastily spoke up to give his thanks.
“No need to be polite with me. I’ve heard Xiao Nuo say that Rui’er has been making great progress in his studies recently. If there’s a chance in the future, it would be good if the two of them could help each other out.” Su Tang also gave some compliments to their son, which cause Su Laixi and Madam Luo to puff up with pride. Like any parents, they were happy to hear other people saying that their son was excellent.
And, although Su Tang and Su Nuo were young, they had risen a few generations after being adopted into Su Laochuan’s household, so it wasn’t wrong according to the rules for her to bring gifts back to them of the “younger generation”.
Thus, in the end, none of her relatives were too polite with her and they graciously accepted the gifts as members of the “younger generation”.
“Well, let’s call it a day here. I still have a few other things that need my attention, so I’ll see you again in two days.” Because Su Tang had slept a little late, she ended up coming to Sujia Village later than she intended, but she still had more to do.
She was going to go to learn archery and horseback riding with Song Yi in the afternoon, and she also needed to go back sooner so she could cook lunch for him, so it wasn’t convenient for her to stay any longer. Still, she wanted to settle this as soon as possible so that Su Yongqiang could put down his worries and doubts, otherwise, he might always be coming around to find her in the future.
“You’ve only been here a short while, and it’s been so long since we last saw you. Why don’t you at least stay to have lunch with us before you go?” Madam Zhou heard Su Tang planned to leave, so she quickly spoke up and invited her to stay longer.
Su Tang shook her head and replied, “If I had time I would love to stay and have a good taste of your home-cooking, but I really have other things to do. Anyway, there are still many more days ahead, so don’t talk as if we’re two separate families. Won’t we have plenty more chances in the future?”
Su Tang spoke with a smile and, although she was refusing, she still used a playful and lighthearted tone.
“Tang’er, your little mouth is so sweet.” Madam Qin spoke up with a smile.
Since Su Tang had said so much, it was naturally difficult for Madam Zhou to keep asking her to stay. At the same time, seeing Su Tang dressed up so nicely and saying that they were all one family, Su Yongqiang and Madam Zhou felt very comfortable in their hearts.
“Since you’re so busy, we won’t keep you any longer. But Tang’er, even if you’re busy, make sure to pay more attention to your health. You look skinnier now than when I saw you before the new year. Don’t overwork yourself.” Madam Zhou advised.
Madam Qin also nodded on the side. When she saw Su Tang today she immediately noticed that the little girl had lost weight and her face seemed skinnier. Thus, she spoke up to agree as well.
“En, I’ll be sure to eat more and put some weight back on as soon as I can.” Su Tang agreed with a smile. Then she put her coat back on and headed outside.
When Niu’er heard Su Tang coming out, he hurriedly went over to meet her and said, “Young miss, are you leaving now?”
Su Tang nodded, so Niu’er hurried to go get the carriage ready. A moment later, he held the door open and ushered Su Tang up into the carriage.
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