The next day when Su Nuo got up to go to the academy, he found that his sister had yet to wake up. The servants in the household all just thought that Su Tang was still exhausted from her recent travels, so they didn’t dare to disturb her and just prepared Su Nuo for the day and sent him on his way.
It was almost noon when Luo Xingchen came to look for Su Tang, and she was a bit shocked to find her friend was still asleep. She knocked on the door and called out, “How can you still sleep even until now?”
Luo Xingchen was truly surprised. Was it really okay to sleep so late? Until the sun was already high in the sky?
Su Tang heard the knocking at the door and reluctantly got out of bed. Between yawns, she asked Luo Xingchen to wait for her in the main room and called for Yu Caihe. Yu Caihe came in to wait on Su Tang and help the sleep-muddled girl wash up.
Soon, a tired-looking Su Tang came out to the main room. She glanced at Luo Xingchen and asked in a surly tone, “What can I do for you?”
Su Tang was annoyed. If it weren’t for getting these seeds for the Luo family, would she have had to work so hard? Fortunately, this would probably only be a one-time thing. After all, once the seeds grew into plants they would be able to produce their own seeds in the future. Secretly, Su Tang vowed she would never agree to produce so many seeds at one time again. It was just too exhausting.
Moreover, on top of working so hard, Su Tang also hadn’t gotten much sleep, which was why she was currently in such a bad mood.
Luo Xingchen could also sense that her friend was in a bad mood, so she hurriedly said, “I don’t need anything, I just came to tell you that I’ve asked someone to come over and collect the seedlings in that courtyard, so please have your people keep an eye on things.”
“En, I understand. Also, if you can spare the time, go find the owner and pay them another three months’ rent for that courtyard. I still have some small uses for it.” After she finished washing her face Su Tang felt a little refreshed, so her tone turned a bit softer.
Speaking of that courtyard, from the beginning Luo Xingchen had never planned to live in it for very long, which was why she had only rented it for three months at first. Then, when Su Tang’s house collapsed and she wanted to use it, Luo Xingchen had readily lent it to her and extended the rent for another three months. However, now Su Tang had her own house, and Luo Xingchen had also just bought a new residence, that old rented courtyard didn’t seem to serve any purpose anymore and Luo Xingchen had been planning to get rid of it.
Thus, she was a bit surprised when Su Tang asked her to renew the rent a third time. She looked over at her friend with puzzlement and asked, “Has something new come up?”
Su Tang just rolled her eyes and took a sip of the almond milk that Zhang Cuilan had just sent her before replying, “It’s not a new matter, it’s just I can use that place to do some ‘fishing’.”
Luo Xingchen quickly connected the dots. Her eyes lit up and she said, “Is it those idiots from your previous family again?”
When Luo Xingchen had told Su Tang about her family before, Su Tang had also told Luo Xingchen a bit about her own family. Of course, compared with the tangled and uncertain situation in Luo Xingchen’s family, the situation in Su Tang’s family was much more straightforward and wasn’t much to worry about. If anything, Su Tang was like a cat playing with a mouse and it was hard to foresee any problems coming from her previous family at all.
However, when Luo Xingchen heard Su Tang say she was “fishing”, she immediately guessed that her friend was finally going to make a move to clean up her old family.
Su Tang put on a faint smile and said, “You just wait and see. In fact, this matter has something to do with you too.”
In fact, Su Tang still felt a bit depressed over this issue. The reason was simple: If she really had found a lover, shouldn’t it at least be someone at the level of Luo Xingchen, a rich young master who, most importantly, was very good looking? But, unexpectedly, those idiots thought that the lover she found was just the servant of the young master?
Unbelievable. Those people were really looking down on her huh!
Because she got up so late, Su Tang only took a few sips of her warm almond milk to fill her stomach and then immediately left for the Song residence.
After Su Tang left, Luo Xingchen had nothing else to do, so she decided to go out and pay the rent for that old courtyard again. Once that was done, she planned to let her servants clean up the new residence she had just bought, customize some furniture, and so on.
Therefore, the two girls quickly got busy again after parting ways.
As Su Tang was headed to the Song residence, a thought struck her and she changed her mind. She changed directions and walked over to the old rented courtyard instead to find Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang.
Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang had been living in the old courtyard by themselves for the past few days. Ever since the first night when they arrived they hadn’t seen Su Tang again, nor received any instructions. Luo Xingchen had briefly dropped in to tell them that he had sent someone to find a good doctor for their daughter, but other than that the couple had been idle these days and nothing had really happened.
They both felt a little at a loss. Surprisingly, life was so easy after selling yourself as a slave?
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