In this way, these two destined enemies had a rare moment of harmony on the road.
A little after that, the two disciples arrived in the Qingyuan County Seat and went straight to the brokerage office.
As soon as Su Tang got down from the carriage, she saw Jiang Hong waiting for her in front of the doors of the brokerage office. And as soon as Jiang Hong saw Su Tang, he quickly began to walk over toward her.
Until now Su Tang had basically thrown all of the work of setting up her new workshop onto Jiang Hong and, recently, he had even been running around outside getting in touch with brokers and trying to find a suitable piece of land to build it on.
Today, Su Tang had told him she was going to come out and asked him to take her around to look at the places he had picked out.
Thus, when Jiang Hong saw her he immediately began to approach her. However, before he could get close to Su Tang, Pei Xuan suddenly appeared and stood in between them. His posture was clearly protective and he looked at Jiang Hong with a scowl.
In his eyes, Jiang Hong was a big grown man who suddenly tried to approach Su Tang, a little girl, and it was very suspicious. After all, Pei Xuan had promised their master that he would go along with his junior sister and protect her so, obviously, he wouldn’t let any suspicious people come near.
Moreover, the junior sister of he, Pei Xuan, wasn’t someone just anyone could meet.
Meanwhile, Jiang Hong had been waiting for Su Tang to arrive so as soon as he saw her he immediately wanted to go over and greet her but, surprisingly, a young man appeared and blocked in front of her before he could get halfway.
Jiang Hong was aware that Su Tang and the Second Young Master of the Beikou Luo family were close friends and did business together, but now he felt shocked. When did another young master who obviously looked even nobler than Second Young Master Luo appear around Su Tang?
Pei Xuan continued to stare at Jiang Hong with a cold frown, and Jiang Hong felt very intimidated. The overpowering noble aura the youth in front of him was projecting was clearly not something an average young master from a slightly wealthy family could possess. Even Second Young Master Luo’s aura had not been as pressuring as this.
But Jiang Hong could tell that this youth who was wearing a sword was actually protecting Su Tang, so he stopped walking forward and merely bowed and saluted: “Young miss!”
Of course, Su Tang had also seen Jiang Hong and had been waiting for him to come over so she could ask him carefully about the plot of land he had picked out when, before she could react, Pei Xuan had appeared in front of her protectively.
Although Su Tang also knew that Song Yi had let Pei Xuan follow her with the excuse of letting him protect her, she still felt slightly moved in her heart when the youth really took the job so seriously. Still, she couldn’t let this misunderstanding continue, so she reached up, tugged his sleeve, and said, “Senior brother, this is my servant.”
(tl note: Yeah, here she just calls him ‘师兄’ not ‘小师兄’, presumably because there are other people around this time.)
When Pei Xuan saw Jiang Hong bow and salute that he also realized he had made a mistake, but he still couldn’t help but frown. He said, “If you don’t have any servants you can use, I could give you a few. How could you just let any random person stay by your side?”
From Pei Xuan’s point of view, he naturally looked down on a servant like Jiang Hong. Although Jiang Hong had more skills when compared with most people who sold themselves in this area, he clearly couldn’t compare with those capable servants from the big households in the capital.
“Huh? But I’ve always felt Jiang Hong is very useful? Does senior brother think I have poor eyes for servants? Sigh, I am really too stupid. Senior brother, you are right to look down on me!” The ‘acting pitiful expert’ Su Tang instantly came online.
Pei Xuan immediately looked awkward. He turned his face away and said, “I didn’t mean it like that…”
However, as the words came out of his mouth, he suddenly felt a little confused. Since when did he get along with this little moneygrubber like this? When had he changed? Wasn’t it just yesterday that she was cheating and tricking him and he had sworn to get his revenge? He definitely remembered that happening, so why did he keep finding himself apologizing to her now?
“I see, I feel relieved then. It seems senior brother also thinks that I have a good eye for people.” Su Tang blinked innocently. Then she turned to Jiang Hong and said, “Let’s go, we’ll talk on the way.”
Jiang Hong had been listening carefully to Su Tang and Pei Xuan’s conversation on the side, so he understood that this obviously noble youth was Su Tang’s senior-apprentice brother. He also remembered that Su Tang had a mysterious master, who basically never showed himself, and then didn’t dare to think any further. He just obediently came over to get on the carriage.
Su Tang quickly climbed back up into the carriage, and then Niu’er and Jiang Hong both sat on the bench at the front.
Su Tang turned around and, seeing Pei Xuan was still just standing there, she threw open the door of the carriage and called loudly: “Hey! Senior brother? Pei Xuan? Little Xuan Xuan? Let’s go!”
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