Obviously, Song Yi could tell why Su Tang was abruptly changing the topic, so he just smiled faintly. Only Pei Xuan still had a confused expression, causing Su Tang to laugh out loud.
Hearing her laughing, Pei Xuan sent her a fierce glare. As Song Yi watch his two disciples interacting like fire and water he could only feel speechless. But at that moment he noticed the red stain on Pei Xuan’s sleeve and spoke up to say: “Xuan’er, you’ve had it hard to travel all this way. For now, let’s have Pengmo bandage your arm, don’t make any trouble your junior apprentice-sister. Tang’er your senior apprentice-brother is here now, why don’t you cook something delicious to help him recover from the road.”
Su Tang directly nodded and agreed. At the same time, Pei Xuan looked at his arm with a frown. In fact, he had been practicing his martial arts since he was a child, and such a wound was nothing to him, but he still obediently took a step back agreed to go get bandaged.
But as he stood up, he suddenly recalled another matter. He turned to Su Tang and called out, “Junior sister…”
Su Tang raised an eyebrow. Huh, this little guy still hadn’t given up? She had to commend him on his persistence at the very least.
But on the outside, she continued to smile sweetly and said, “En, senior brother, did you still have something to say?”
“Yes. You see, your senior apprentice-brother’s clothes have been torn because of you. Also, I traveled day and night to rush all the way here, so I don’t have any other clothes to wear. I’ll have to trouble you to make some more for me, junior sister.” Pei Xuan said.
In fact, he still remembered that Su Tang had made some clothes for him before. Of course, when he returned to the capital one of his friends had laughed and mocked him for the crude needlework.
In the end, he had beaten that person up. After all, no matter how ugly the needlework might have been, it wasn’t an excuse for others to laugh at him. But after recalling that incident, Pei Xuan suddenly came up with a plan. He could just have this little moneygrubber make another set of clothes for him and then point out all the places her needlework fell short in order to get back at her a little.
“Unfortunately, senior brother is an unworthy disciple!” But the result was, before his plan could even begin to form, Su Tang’s tiny porcelain white finger pointed at his face and shot the whole plan down.
Pei Xuan looked at the girl’s cute little fleshy finger that was pointing up at him, gritted his teeth, and asked: “What do you mean by that?”
Song Yi covered his face and kept trying to remind himself that Su Tang was actually a once-in-a-century genius. He couldn’t just drive her out in a moment of rage. At the same time, he tried to self-hypnotize: Don’t get angry. Don’t get angry. Isn’t it just the squabbling of two unworthy disciples?
“Both of you shut up! If you continue to quarrel, you can both come and study ‘Comprehensive Mirror in Aid of Governance’ some more!” Song Yi finally shouted.
Hearing that shout, Su Tang and Pei Xuan both trembled. They exchanged frightened glances and instantly decided to have a temporary truce. The ‘Comprehensive Mirror in Aid of Governance’ was a weapon of mass destruction ah. It couldn’t be provoked.
“Master, you heard what junior sister said just now. She said I was unworthy!” Pei Xuan immediately complained to Song Yi. What kind of junior sister called their senior brother unworthy?
Su Tang smacked her lips, “Are you even a man? Really have the nerve to go tattle to master…”
Pei Xuan was almost jumping around from anger, but Su Tang just ignored him and continued, “Senior brother might not know, but master has never been willing to wear any clothes except the ones his wife left behind. However, now master is also willing to wear the clothes I make.”
“Thanks to that I’m already too busy trying to make clothes for master all year round. I don’t even have time to make my own clothes anymore. You know you’re just making things difficult for me, right? Isn’t this just saying that you want me to make clothes for you and neglect our master? Is it wrong for me to say that you are unworthy?”
After hearing all this, Pei Xuan realized he was in the wrong. He also noticed that there had already been hints. For instance, Song Yi had asked Su Tang to do the cooking, something he had only ever trusted Pengmo to do in the past. Thus, he could only reply with: “Well, I didn’t know about any of that before, so I wasn’t making things difficult for you on purpose. You can’t just call me unworthy because of this.”
Su Tang shrugged and replied, “Well, I suppose it’s just that I overestimated your IQ. I’ll take it back.”
Pei Xuan suddenly felt like vomiting blood. This little moneygrubber seemed to have been put on this Earth just to go against him!
Song Yi also felt speechless, but he hurriedly came out to speak: “All of the clothing is being bought by Pengmo for the time being. It’s true that your junior sister really doesn’t have time. Anyway, go down and get your wound treated first.”
Then he looked at Su Tang and said, “And you. Your senior brother’s only set of clothes was torn because of you, so you should mend it for him later.”
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tl note: The “unworthy” getting tossed around in this chapter is “不肖”(bu xiao) which is a Chinese word generally used to scold a person as being unfilial, unsatisfactory, unworthy, indecent, etc… And it was used in ancient times by scholars to scold their disciples, you’ve probably heard it being thrown around in Chinese dramas.