At that time, she had already asked the orange cat to go out and look around for news, so he hadn’t been by Su Tang’s side. Thanks to that, she had no way to send the orange cat after Chen Xiuxiu to find out what she was up to. But who could have guessed that the orange cat, who had immediately gone to Madam Wu’s side to listen in for news about Madam Wu and Wu Yong, would coincidentally bump into Chen Xiuxiu while he was there?
For that reason, he managed to overhear the entire conversation between Chen Xiuxiu and Madam Wu and could tell Su Tang about it now.
After he relayed everything he heard to Su Tang, her hand, which had still been scooping out tomato seeds, froze. She looked up, faced the orange cat directly, and said, “Wait, say that again? They said that I have a lover?”
The orange cat took another bite of the Sichuan Boiled Fish and then nodded. ‘En, that’s right. You two-legged beasts are really strange, do even small cubs that haven’t gone into estrus have such a need?’
Su Tang almost couldn’t stop herself from throwing the tomato in her hand at the orange cat’s head. What cub? What estrus?
But after a brief flash of anger, she was instead filled with a strange, magical feeling. This was actually very amusing. She muttered, “Are those two people crazy?”
Although this Qihuang Kingdom she was living in more or less seemed to be in the ancient era, in reality, most people didn’t get married so early. According to custom, a girl was considered a woman when she turned 15 years old, and that was when she was officially an adult and could be married.
But although women could technically get married immediately at 15, in most cases 15 was the age when their family would start looking around and trying to find a groom for their daughters. Once they found a suitable candidate and investigated them a little, if the two children seemed to get along, they would decide to get married. Then, if there is no accident, they would get married. If it was early, they would marry when the woman was 16, and if it was late, they would marry when she was 18.
However, if a woman didn’t marry by the time she was 20, it would become a lot harder to find a marriage partner for her and they could usually only marry a widower or become a concubine.
Meanwhile, for men, they usually weren’t considered real adults that could marry until they were 20. For poorer families, they might marry a little earlier, at 18 or 19 years old, but men from scholarly or official families generally wouldn’t get married until after they were 20.
These were the customs that had been passed down for generations and, basically, everyone felt that a woman who was under the age of 15 was still a child, and no one would treat a girl as a woman until after that age.
And Su Tang was only nine years old right now. Even though she had been adopted into Su Laochuan’s household and was technically considered an elder in the Su family, everyone still treated her as a child. Of course, a very capable child.
As long as a person had a normal brain, even if they saw Su Tang talking to a man they wouldn’t think anything of it. Much less think of things like she was seducing him or even directly start to imagine that she was his lover.
Even someone with brain damage wouldn’t have this kind of logic, right? At first, Su Tang felt very surprised, but then she just thought it was funny. Just how stupid was this person who had killed the original Su Dani? And how stupid was Su Dani, to let herself be killed by such an idiot?
Of course, if Su Dani hadn’t died, then Su Tang wouldn’t have been able to transmigrate here in the first place, so Su Tang wasn’t sure what to feel.
‘Anyway, that’s what they said. Also, isn’t that Sun Guihua still not yet fifteen years old?’ The orange cat suddenly interjected, interrupting Su Tang’s thoughts. She looked up and saw that the orange cat had already eaten the Sichuan Boiled Fish clean and had now begun to lick up the milk she had prepared for him.
Su Tang realized there was a lot of truth in the orange cat’s words and felt a little speechless. She replied, “Well, you’re right, that’s a good point too.”
Anyway, she shouldn’t waste her time trying to understand the logic of brain-damaged people. If she ever really could understand how these brain-damaged people were thinking, wouldn’t that mean her brain was damaged as well? She couldn’t harm her brain that way!
It was enough to know what those two people were thinking about. Moreover, she estimated that they wouldn’t be able to find any evidence of her so-called “lover” or whatever, especially since the two of them weren’t even really of the same mind as one another and still didn’t have any real plan.
Su Tang could only briefly sigh and lament about how stupid these two people, Madam Wu and Chen Xiuxiu, were. Then she continued to scoop out more tomato seeds and put the matter out of her mind.
Soon after that, the orange cat had eaten and drank himself stuffed and directly fell asleep. As for Su Tang herself, she was busy until late in the night filling up the bucket with seeds. Of course, these seeds still needed further processing, so she would still need to continue her work another night.
When it was almost dawn, Su Tang finally came out of her space and, regardless of whether it was noisy outside or not, she lay down on the kang bed and fell asleep.
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