The orange cat went outside and disappeared for an entire day before finally coming back that night. Once he returned, he revealed that he had indeed discovered the reason why it had been so quiet recently and started explaining everything to Su Tang.
‘Madam Wu seems to have been given more strikes with the board as punishment recently, so she hadn’t been able to go out at all. It seems that someone from Madam Wu’s family approached Su Yonggui’s family to ask for money and that person got into a big fight with Madam Zhao. Thanks to that, Madam Wu was directly punished with strikes from the board…’
The orange cat had investigated clearly and more or less knew the sequence of events. On that day Madam Wu and Chen Xiuxiu both had the intention to find trouble with Su Tang, but they were both people with their own troubles so before they could do anything to Su Tang they ended up entangled in their own matters.
On Madam Wu’s side, it was more aftershocks from the matter of her brother’s legs being broken while carrying out a task for her. This incident had caused Madam Wu’s family to suddenly lose all their income overnight. Moreover, not only did they lose their income, they also needed to start spending a lot of money for the treatment of Wu Yong’s legs.
Wu Yong’s wife was the one taking care of Wu Yong these days, and she would often spend her days approaching the rest of the family for money. Meanwhile, the Wu family elders were aware that Wu Yong was now a cripple, so they were worried that his wife might really leave him and had no choice but to go along with her demands. Plus, Wu Yong’s wife had never liked Madam Wu from the beginning, so she couldn’t wait to go stir up troubles for her.
Anyway, a lot of things happened in the middle which ended up causing a big headache for Madam Wu during this time. However, she still wasn’t discouraged and was completely determined to carry out her schemes against Su Tang but, unfortunately, before she could do anything she found that she wasn’t even able to take care of herself anymore. This was for no other reason than the fact that her parents, after being pestered by Wu Yong’s wife for money over and over again, had told Wu Yong to go find Madam Wu for it instead.
This was actually typical behavior for them. It could easily be seen from how the Wu family had sold Madam Wu as a servant back then for her brother’s sake that the Wu family had always valued sons over daughters. Even until now they still felt the same way and thought that it was very natural for them to ask their daughter for money. Additionally, they also felt that Wu Yong’s wife was probably in the right this time. After all, if not for Madam Wu stirring things up with her schemes, how could their smart son have ended up offending some person he shouldn’t have offended? They strongly suspected that he must have offended that person while doing something for their daughter.
The two elders knew that Madam Wu had especially found Wu Yong to say something to him in secret shortly after he had woken up from his injuries, so they were even more convinced of this point.
However, while Madam Wu’s family seemed to think it was reasonable to approach Madam Wu and ask for money, after all, Madam Wu was already married and had become part of someone else’s family. Her mother-in-law, Madam Zhao, had absolutely zero interest in solving some other family’s troubles, so when Wu Yong’s wife showed up and actually dared to ask for money from her family, Madam Zhao had given her a harsh scolding instead.
But Wu Yong’s wife also wasn’t a pushover, so after failing to gain an upper hand with words she unexpectedly went forward and started to directly fight with Madam Zhao. Of course, Madam Zhao’s daughters-in-law who were on the scene at the time also went forward and joined the fray, and the end result was a big scuffle that left Madam Zhao with a big black eye.
Madam Zhao had suffered such a huge loss, and it left her feeling very stifled in her heart as well as very annoyed with Madam Wu. On top of that, Su Yonggui wasn’t as fond of Madam Wu as he used to be, so he didn’t say anything when Madam Zhao immediately punished Madam Wu with many strikes with the board. As a result of all this, Madam Wu was completely unable to go out of the house these days and could hardly even get out of bed thanks to the punishment.
Su Dafu had patiently coaxed his wife with sweet words at first, but when he discovered that Madam Wu’s injuries caused her to be unable to wait on him like she had in the past he quickly lost interest. In a short time, Su Dafu no longer bothered to coax his injured wife and even snuck out to find a girl from a brothel. Of course, Madam Wu had no idea about any of this.
In fact, most people didn’t know of it. The orange cat only found out because all humans, besides Su Tang of course, couldn’t see him at all, so he had managed to sneakily overhear some people secretly gossiping about it.
When she heard about all these exciting goings-on in Su Yonggui’s family, Su Tang was slightly shocked. Finally, she sighed and said, “I always knew that family was dysfunctional, but I never expected it was actually bad to this extent. And that Su Dafu, I didn’t expect he was actually such a scum amongst scums.”
Su Tang completely didn’t regard that Su Dafu as her father, and when she heard the gossip about him, there was only one thought in her mind: What a dog blood drama, ah.
If there was another thought, it would be: Those two really deserve each other.
Of course, she also was a bit shocked to know that her nominal father was such a slag, really complete trash. She almost wanted to chop him up herself.
Meanwhile, on Chen Xiuxiu’s side, the reason that she hadn’t been making trouble was even more simple. To put it simply, Wang Changhe still hadn’t shown any intention to let Chen Xiuxiu’s daughter, Sun Guihua, marry into his family even until now, causing Sun Guihua’s reputation to become even worse. Plus, Chen Xiuxiu had somehow caught wind of the matter between Wang Xiaotian and Zhou Xiaocao, and all of these things had caused her to feel very nervous for her daughter.
Zhou Xiaocao was a serious girl and, although her nature was a little spirited, she was overall an excellent young woman, and Chen Xiuxiu knew that her own daughter really couldn’t compare. Because she knew all this, she became very afraid that Zhou Xiaocao and Wang Xiaotian really might set a marriage between them, so she had started going all out. These days she was always busy either making trouble with the Zhou family or else haunting around Wang Changhe like a shadow.
Chen Xiuxiu wasn’t an octopus, she didn’t need to stubbornly cling to one thing until the very end. Compared to her revenge on Su Tang, it was obvious that her daughter’s future was more important. So, naturally, Chen Xiuxiu threw all thoughts of finding trouble for Su Tang to the back of her mind.
And the result of all this was simple: Su Tang had been passing her days peacefully even until now!
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