After hearing his prideful response, Su Tang let out a tinkling laugh and said, “Thank you, senior apprentice-brother! Senior apprentice-brother, you are the best!”
When he saw Su Tang’s attitude suddenly turn so pleasant, Song Yi couldn’t help but tremble a little and send his other disciple a sympathetic look. He knew that this little fox would definitely not act so kind and friendly for no reason. But, at the same time, he felt a bit curious. After all, this should be Su Tang’s first time meeting Pei Xuan, so what caused her to start scheming against him from the first time she saw him?
Meanwhile, when Pei Xuan saw Su Tang had put on such a flattering look, he nodded contentedly. The little money-grubber was much more pleasing to the eye when she acted like this. He let out a pleased hum, “Hmm!”
“Anyway, like I said, I’ve already been practicing for many months but I basically miss 80% of the arrows I shoot out.”
“Senior apprentice-brother, you don’t know, but my arrows all have their own thoughts and they will always try to rush to freedom. Before today I used to think that they only yearned for the pure blue skies, but as soon as they saw you they immediately began to yearn for you instead. It can be seen that you have a truly devilish charm.” Su Tang started to spew flowery words without stop.
Her eyes narrowed as she looked at this Pei Xuan in front of her. He had really come at a perfect time. She had just been thinking that she needed a moving target for her practice! Thus, she immediately started her schemes. She would get him to agree to help her no matter what!
Of course, when Pei Xuan heard all this he only felt confused. He could only reply with a blank: “What?”
“Senior apprentice-brother, you don’t know, but our master only took me in back then because he felt I was too pitiful. My mother died when I was two years old, and then when I turned eight my father wanted to drown me in a river. Now I don’t have any parents at all.”
“But more importantly, ever since I started following master he has been feeling miserable every day. Do you know why? It’s all because I’m too stupid. I’ve already been learning archery for so long, but my practice target looks about the same now as it did back when I started. Why you ask? It’s all because I can never hit it with my arrows!”
Song Yi stood on the side held back his laughter. In the end, he decided not to say anything. After all, it would be good for these two fellow disciples to become more friendly with each other. And, more importantly, he had already spent so long fending off this little fox’s tricks, so it would be quite interesting to see her scheming against someone else for once.
Pengmo also just lowered his head and didn’t speak. He was just a servant ah. He didn’t know anything. Of course, at the same time, he silently lit a stick of incense for the little ancestor in his heart.
Su Tang didn’t mind about how everyone else was reacting at all. She knew that she needed to be convincing right now, and all good schemes started from acting pitiful!
Thus, she completely ignored Song Yi and Pengmo trying to choke back laughter when she called herself “stupid”.
Meanwhile, after listening to all this, Pei Xuan really started to feel a bit sympathetic. He said, “You’ve lost your mother as well?”
Su Tang was surprised, she hadn’t expected this reaction at all. Her mind whirled and she suddenly remembered that the young man in front of him had also lost his mother when he was a child. She hastily responded: “En, my mother has been gone since I was two years old.”
“I see, no wonder you’re so stupid!” Pei Xuan blurted out.
Originally Su Tang had felt a little bit of guilt in her heart, but after this hearing response, it vanished without a trace. Her smile widened. It seemed this little guy was really looking down on her. Heh heh.
The orange cat shivered and lamented, ‘Foolish two-legged beast, you know nothing about my master’s darkness!’
Su Tang nodded along. “Yes, I am very stupid. Senior apprentice-brother, you must help shoulder some of master’s burdens and help this junior-apprentice sister with my practice in the future. You can’t let me embarrass our master.”
Pei Xuan looked down at this little moneygrubber who was suddenly looking up at him with her big eyes with a pleading expression on her face and couldn’t help but look away. He reached up to cover his hand with his mouth and coughed a few times, then said: “Well, that’s fine. If there’s anything you don’t understand in the future, you can come and find me for help.”
He didn’t notice it, but as soon as he said those words Pengmo sent him an extremely sympathetic look. Pengmo was sure the little ancestor would regret that promise.
“Oh, thank you senior apprentice-brother, that’s so kind of you!” As soon as she secured his promise Su Tang gave herself a big “v” for victory in her heart, but on the outside her smile only became more and more lovely.
“Then why don’t we start now, senior apprentice-brother? I’ve found that my accuracy with a bow has always been very lacking and I miss the target every time. But with you, senior apprentice-brother, things seem different!”
Pei Xuan looked at the little moneygrubber with a bit of confusion. Why did he somehow feel that this topic had become slightly dangerous?
“You see, my arrows all have their own thoughts and they seem to be addicted to senior apprentice-brother’s charm. From this, I can see that maybe I’m not suitable for a stationary target, but perhaps a moving target…”
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