“If you don’t want to expand your business all over the world, what’s the difference between you and a salted fish? Just look at your own listless appearance. Second Young Master Luo, you’re still so young, but you’re already almost the same as a salted fish.” Hearing Luo Xingchen’s doubtful questions, Su Tang sent her a despising look before responding.
Luo Xingchen’s heart was damaged by this attack. Finally, she just replied, “These kinds of thoughts, you dare to imagine, but I don’t dare. Aiya, just tell me what you need me to do and I will do it.”
Luo Xingchen wanted to say that she was not a salted fish! She was just depending on Su Tang for this aspect. Anyway, she would just always do business together with Su Tang and follow whatever Su Tang wanted to do, and then there would be no problems.
What she got in response was an eye roll from her younger friend.
For Su Tang’s part, she wasn’t worried. She would definitely make use of these sichuan peppercorns in the future, but for now her business empire had still only just begun. She was still just a nine-year-old little loli, and the road to the future was still long.
After dinner was done, Su Tang directly drove Luo Xingchen out of her house. Then, using the excuse that she was tired and needed to rest, she slammed the door and disappeared into her room. Of course, in reality, she immediately went into her space.
Her space was a quiet and refreshing place as always. After entering inside, Su Tang stripped off her thick layers of cotton-padded clothing, leaving only her more comfortable thin innerwear. That done, she looked around and found a bucket, then used the space’s warehouse function and took out a ripe tomato.
She used a knife and carefully cut the tomato open along the grain until it began to leak out the seeds inside, then she picked up a small spoon and started to dig out the seeds and put them into the bucket.
Luo Xingchen had asked her about the matter of the tomato and chili pepper seedlings earlier today. The five farms secretly owned by her and Luo Xingchen were easy, so they could be put aside. For those farms, Su Tang only needed to directly buy seeds from the space’s shop function and then pass them to the farmers to be raised into seedlings.
However, the seedlings for the Luo family were a bit more troublesome. For them, she needed to take seeds from the already ripe fruits grown in her space because these second-generation seeds would be of slightly lower quality when compared to the ones bought from the space directly. Unfortunately, for the sake of secrecy, Su Tang had no choice but to do this work by herself and no one else could help her with it. Thanks to that, Su Tang knew she was in for a few late nights.
While Su Tang was silently cutting open tomatoes and scooping out the seeds one by one, the orange cat suddenly appeared in the house. He had finally come back from Sujia Village. When he looked around and found that Su Tang wasn’t in her room, he flicked his ears and went directly into the space.
“You’re back?” Su Tang sensed the movement of the space and looked up to see the orange cat.
As soon as the orange cat came inside, he immediately smelled the fragrance of the Sichuan Boiled Fish Su Tang had saved for him. He quickly went over and took a mouthful of food. His eyes widened. This was the heaviest taste this meow had ever tasted, and it was so spicy that he couldn’t help but stick out his tongue and pant. However, that didn’t stop him from immediately eating another mouthful and exclaiming, “Delicious!”
His body shuddered with happiness. It seemed his master had been struck by a rare burst of conscience today and had actually cooked such delicious food for him to eat!
Su Tang noticed the orange cat’s happy reaction but just continued to scoop seeds out of the tomato in her hands. Eventually, she looked over and said, “It’s all yours. Eat slowly.”
The orange cat’s whiskers twitched and he rapidly continued to eat. At the same time, conversation bubbles began appearing over his head one after another. Of course, since they were inside the space the two of them could just talk normally, but the orange cat’s mouth was currently occupied so he could only have a conversation this way.
The orange cat began: ‘There are big waves happening in Sujia Village currently. The biggest matter is Wang Changhe’s recent ongoing conflict with the Sun family.’
‘The Sun family demanded for Wang Xiaotian to take responsibility for their daughter, but his father, Wang Changhe, disagreed.’
‘However, it seems that Wang Changhe and his wife have slightly different intentions from flat refusal. They are worried about affecting Wang Xiaotian’s reputation so they actually want him to marry the girl from the Sun family, but according to their plans, she will only be able to enter the household as a concubine. However, Wang Xiaotian seems to be completely in disagreement with marrying the Sun girl at all, the reason being that he already has someone he likes.’
‘But, in the end, Wang Changhe’s wife personally paid a visit to the Zhou family tonight and when she came back Zhou Xiaocao was in her room crying.’
Su Tang wasn’t surprised by the news the orange cat was reporting this time. She had briefly met Wang Xiaotian and Zhou Xiaocao once and, on the day, she had felt that Wang Xiaotian’s attitude towards Zhou Xiaocao was quite obvious. But it was also obvious that the Zhou family had no intentions of intermarrying with the Wang family, and the result was that Zhou Xiaocao could only suffer.
‘I also went to Madam Wu’s side and listened in on her all afternoon. As it happened, Chen Xiuxiu came to see her and said…’
This was actually quite a coincidence. Su Tang had noticed Chen Xiuxiu sneaking away as she was leaving Sujia Village and felt that it would be good to know what she was up to, but the orange cat hadn’t been around so she hadn’t thought too much of it. But to think there would be such a coincidence.
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