“Sigh, I guess not. Well, I always knew that senior brother was a young master descended from an honorable Duke, while I am just a little peasant girl…” Su Tang began to use her special skill: acting pitiful.
“No, no, I don’t look down on you. Stop talking.” Pei Xuan faltered. When he heard her saying “little peasant girl” over and over again, he began to feel that it sounded a bit too harsh on his ears. After all, how could his little junior sister be looked down on by anyone? He would beat up anyone who looked down on her!
Su Tang laughed secretly inside and felt victorious. Could it be she wasn’t able to clean up one little teenage boy?
Finally, she said, “Then, could you help me practice my archery on the way?”
The creatures called “businesswomen” had a certain code, that being that they would never get up early if there wasn’t a profit to be made. Or, put another way, if there wasn’t money to be made, Su Tang wasn’t interested in taking a second look! That was why she currently wasn’t bothering with those two troublemakers, Madam Wu and Chen Xiuxiu. She was too busy to care about such small characters and, now that she had a bit of free time, she just wanted to go out and have some fun.
For Su Tang, whenever she was going to make a move, she needed to first have a clear and concrete purpose. To put it simply, she basically didn’t do anything without a purpose behind it, and she also didn’t say anything without a purpose.
And, obviously, Pei Xuan still hadn’t realized what kind of person Su Tang really was, which was why he had been fooled continuously until now. Moreover, the days were still long, so who could say? Maybe he would someday become a person infatuated with the feeling of being tricked and fooled? Su Tang snickered internally.
“Su Tang!” Pei Xuan wasn’t so stupid that he couldn’t realize that Su Tang dug a hole for him to jump in again. After all, just because he grew up in a simple environment and was well protected by the people around him until now didn’t mean he was an idiot. There was still a difference between “sheltered” and “stupid”.
“Oh, why is the senior brother suddenly shouting so loudly? Could it be that senior brother is too excited to help junior sister learn? Don’t worry, your junior sister is very stupid, so I will still be needing more help from senior brother for a long time into the future.” Su Tang said with a fox-like smile.
Su Tang faced Pei Xuan’s frigid young face with zero fear but, the servants behind her, Zhang Cuilan and Yu Caihe, both felt a little scared.
After all, Pei Xuan had been raised in one of the noblest households in the kingdom since childhood. His father was a most-noble Duke, while his mother was a princess. He had been going in and out of the palace from an early age, and had been coming into contact with princes like Murong Zhao and other noble figures since he was a child.
Thus, he definitely had his own powerful aura, and he was definitely noble enough. Whatever kind of person he might be on the inside, when he became serious and projected his aura, it was definitely enough to bluff and intimidate pretty much anyone.
However, for this kind of bluffing and intimidation, when facing Su Tang, it was no use at all.
Pei Xuan could also see the wily and completely unafraid expression on Su Tang’s face, but even so, when he heard her calling herself “stupid” again, he reluctantly spoke up to comfort her, “You know that you are stupid but you still spend all this time talking and playing tricks. Isn’t it just teaching archery? How about this, I will teach you, but you can’t say I despise you anymore.”
For some reason, he didn’t like it when Su Tang called herself “just a peasant girl” and the like, so he spoke up with his own request.
When she heard his condition, Su Tang quickly nodded and promised, “I promise. But senior brother, you have to understand, sometimes it’s because a person is stupid that they need to listen more, read more and ask more questions to learn. Thus, I can’t help it that I talk a lot. Senior brother is so smart, I’m sure you understand this logic, right?”
Su Tang immediately started playing tricks again as soon as she opened her mouth and, on the side, the orange cat couldn’t help but sigh deeply and shed a few sympathetic tears for Pei Xuan. How could this child be so foolish and trusting? The orange cat felt a bit afraid that Pei Xuan may not be able to trust anyone ever again after meeting his master…
After all, if Su Tang could be called stupid, were there any smart people in this world? As he looked at this trusting child, the orange cat felt it was rare to see such a good-looking male two-legged beast, but why was he so easily tricked?
Pei Xuan also looked at Su Tang uncertainly, suddenly put in a tough spot. After all, if he said he couldn’t understand her words, wouldn’t that be the same as saying he wasn’t smart? Thus, he couldn’t say anything and just let out a “Hmmm…”
Of course, he couldn’t admit that he wasn’t smart. If he did that he would lose all face as the senior brother!
Before he could come to a decision, Su Tang nodded briskly and said, “I always knew senior brother was the smartest! Anyway, let’s head out.”
It wasn’t until a long time later that Pei Xuan learned that this junior sister who repeatedly claimed to be “stupid” was actually a genius, and if either of them could be considered the fool in this situation, it was definitely him, but that’s a story for another time.
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