Because they were so idle, both Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang were feeling a little uneasy. But, fortunately, Su Tang finally came to look for them today.
“Young miss!” Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang spotted Su Tang coming and immediately came out to salute and greet her together.
When they saw Su Tang was holding a big bucket in her arms, Madam Zhang quickly came forward and took it from her. At the same time, she called out to Jiang Nian, who was still resting inside, and told her to come out and salute Su Tang.
“There’s no need for that. She’s still sick, and it’s still cold outside. Don’t let her come out and catch a cold.” Su Tang agreeably passed the bucket to Madam Zhang but spoke up to let her daughter keep resting. Then, she took the lead and headed inside.
Once she was inside she found that the many seedling boxes that had been sitting on the kang beds of the side rooms had all disappeared, and the temperature inside the whole building was no longer as warm as before. However, looking around, the whole courtyard seem neat and clean.
At a glance, it was easy to tell that Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang were the ones who had cleaned the place up. It seemed these two were indeed meticulous people. When she finished looking around, Su Tang sat down and said, “There are seeds inside this bucket, I need you two to take care of them for now. Use a few days to dry them out properly and make them ready for planting.”
Su Tang herself had dug all these seeds out of the tomatoes in the space one by one just the night before, so they were all still wet and not suitable for planting. Thus, she came to find Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang to have them deal with them so the seeds could be finally be used.
Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang hurriedly agreed, ““Yes, understood.””
Truth be told, now that Su Tang had finally arrived and given them a job to do, the two people actually felt relieved instead. After all, Su Tang had bought them and taken them as her servants, so how could there be nothing for them to do? A servant who didn’t do any work wasn’t a servant but a freeloader.
Seeing that they agreed, Su Tang nodded tersely. Looking outside, she saw the sun was high in the sky and she was running out of time, so she didn’t say much else and quickly left for the Song residence. It was nearly time for her to study with Song Yi.
Because the weather had been getting warmer, Song Yi had recently begun to arrange for Su Tang to start seriously learning about horse-riding and archery in the residence’s large backyard. And, presently, he had found that Su Tang’s results were quite extraordinary. Song Yi could only lament in his heart. Geniuses were really different, ah. They learned everything so quickly!
Jiang Hong and Madam Zhang took the bucket and began to deal with the seeds as instructed. Of course, they had no idea what kind of plant these seeds were for, but after listening to the conversation between their young miss and Second Young Master Luo, they both understood that these seeds should be extremely important. With that knowledge in mind, they both paid great attention.
That evening, Su Tang hid in her space again to dig out tomato seeds and chili pepper seeds all night again, only coming out to sleep in the early hours of the next morning.
Thanks to this new routine, when Su Tang and Luo Xingchen went to Mingxiang Pavilion together the next day, Second Young Master Luo couldn’t help but notice that this little girl by her side seemed very muddled and lethargic.
“What have you been doing at night? Why so lethargic?” Luo Xingchen couldn’t help but feel strange. After all, she had met Su Tang many times before and she was usually not so lethargic. Had she not been sleeping properly?
Su Tang caught a nearby waiter and asked for an especially strong cup of tea, then she turned back to Luo Xingchen and said in a leisurely voice, “It’s just insomnia, is that okay with you?”
Luo Xingchen looked over at Su Tang, who was currently in an unusually bad mood thanks to her lack of sleep, and hurriedly smiled and spoke some coaxing words, “It’s okay, of course it’s okay!”
“Hmph!” Su Tang snorted.
Second Young Master Luo suddenly discovered that when this certain sweet was grumpy she was unexpectedly difficult to serve.
A little while later, Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun also arrived at Mingxiang Pavilion and followed a waiter up to the private room where Su Tang and Luo Xingchen were waiting. When they stepped inside, they immediately saw Su Tang sitting there with drooping, tired, eyes. Sitting next to her was a wealthy-looking young man who was holding a cup of tea and seemed to be in the middle of trying to talk with Su Tang.
However, Su Tang herself seemed to be feeling extremely lazy, only occasionally humming vaguely in response. When the door suddenly opened, Luo Xingchen quickly reined in her casual expression and became serious.
Su Tang also quickly straightened up a bit and opened her eyes wide, then looked over and greeted, “Brother Qiang, Brother Shun, you’re both here. Have a seat. What kind of tea would you like to drink?”
Although her words could barely be considered polite enough, she still spoke in a slow and tired drawl that somewhat ruined the effect.
Meanwhile, this was actually the first time Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun had come to such a high-class establishment, so when Su Tang suddenly asked what kind of tea they wanted they both just waved their hands and denied, “No need, no need…”
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