However, just as Su Yongqiang finished asking, the door to the main room opened up and Su Tang came out. She greeted calmly: “Brother Qiang, Brother Shun, you’re here. Come on in.”
Meanwhile the two men Su Yongqiang had brought along also heard the voice and couldn’t help but look over. What they saw really surprised them. In the doorway to the main room, there was a beautiful little girl wearing a plain yet exquisite outfit of grey and black with a pair of white velvet flowers in her double-ring bunned hair. Despite the early winter wind, the beautiful little girl stood upright with a faint yet gentle smile on her face.
The two exchanged slightly incredulous looks with each other. Was this the same Su Tang who had been tossed into the Qing River as a sacrifice to the River God a few months ago? She already completely had the appearance of a young miss of a wealthy family, didn’t she? There was already no appearance of an ordinary girl from a peasant family anymore!
These two hadn’t seen Su Tang for a long time, so they were both very surprised. However, Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun had both been seeing Su Tang fairly often, so they weren’t as shocked by her changes. They just laughed and greeted happily: “Tang’er!”
Su Tang nodded and gestured, so Madam Zhang hurriedly opened the door to let them in. Once they were inside, Su Tang turned to Madam Zhang and told her: “Bring over some of our Honey Hawthorn Tea for our guests.”
“Yes, young miss!” Madam Zhang saluted respectfully and then bustled off to the kitchen.
The whole group all heard Madam Zhang calling Su Tang “young miss” and couldn’t help but look at her with surprise. But just at that moment Su Tang invited them all to sit in the main room and Madam Zhang had already turned to go to the kitchen, so they didn’t have time to ask any questions and could only follow after Su Tang.
“Let’s all sit down and wait for a moment, Second Young Master Luo will be here soon.” Su Tang said with a smile before sitting down herself.
Once she was seated, she looked over at the people Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun had brought along with curiosity. She said, “So these two are also people from our Su family? Apologies, I don’t think we’ve met before. When I was still with my old family I never went out much and, after I was adopted into my father’s household, I’ve been in a mourning period so I’ve gone out even less.”
The two men were both sharp people, so when they heard Su Tang’s words they hastened to introduce themselves. The middle-aged man said: “My name is Su Yongyuan, Tang’er you can just call me Big Brother. In terms of relations, your father and I were cousins, and I would always call your grandfather ‘uncle’ in the past.”
The other man also introduced himself, “My name is Su Changle, and my father is Uncle Chuan’s cousin.”
They were all members of the Su family, so they were all relatives. Su Tang smiled along after hearing their introductions and replied: “It’s fortunate that I have this opportunity to finally get to know my family a little better. Alas, back during my father’s funeral, my brother and I had just been fished out from the river so we were still a bit muddled. Thus, although I remember seeing you both before, I really couldn’t match your faces to your names. It’s good to finally get a chance to all get to know each other.”
The two men laughed and nodded along before finally relaxing a bit. Truth be told, when Su Yongqiang found them and told them they needed to sign a contract they, a pair of ordinary farmers, had actually been quite nervous. But after meeting Su Tang like this, their anxiousness started to fade away. After all, they were all family here.
As they were talking, Madam Zhang came in with her daughter in tow to brought bring over the tea. Su Tang sat up and introduced: “Xiao Nuo picked a lot of hawthorn while he was playing on the mountain last year. I took a look and saw they were very fresh and decided to soak them in honey. Unexpectedly the result tastes very good when steeped in tea, the several brothers and nephews can all have a taste of you like.”
The four men all looked at the light red tea in the small porcelain-white tea cups and felt it looked very beautiful, so they all took a sip to try. The taste was a mixture of the sweet taste of honey and the slightly sour taste of hawthorn. When the two flavors came together, it was indeed quite a unique and flavorful taste.
However, when they saw how casually Su Tang took this out to drink, they couldn’t help but sign in their hearts. The hawthorn wasn’t much, but honey was a very precious thing, ah. Seeing how Su Tang could bring this sort of thing out to entertain her guests, coupled with her expensive-looking clothing, she really seemed like a wealthy young miss.
But none of them were the type to gossip or feel envious. They could tell that Su Tang was doing well, but it wasn’t as if that would do any harm to the Su family. Moreover, none of the people here today had bad or malicious characters, so all they did was quietly sigh in their hearts without having any other ideas.
Plus, perhaps if Su Tang wasn’t living such a good life she would never have had an opportunity to meet and start cooperating with the Luo family and, in turn, pass such a good opportunity over to the rest of the Su family. Thus, if anything, they all just felt happy and grateful that Su Tang was living so well.
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