“You want to know what I’m drawing?” Su Tang asked.
Meanwhile, Pei Xuan regretted it almost as soon as he finished speaking. This little money grubber definitely had more tricks she would use to anger him again! He quickly puffed up and was ready to fight another 100 rounds but, unexpectedly, Su Tang instead asked such a gentle question.
Pei Xuan looked at Su Tang warily, “What are you trying to do?”
Su Tang saw his cautious appearance and her eyes narrowed with laughter. “Senior brother, I know you are a man of your word, right?”
Although he felt that Su Tang had no good intentions, the young man still could not help but nod along, “En, I am!” His expression was a little proud as he spoke.
The orange cat covered his head with his paws and lamented, ‘Young man, you’ve already been cheated so many times, have you already forgotten?!’
Su Tang saw Pei Xuan’s defensive expression and felt it looked very cute. If she poked him a bit, he would definitely react again.
“Well, senior brother, we’ll start tomorrow, so please prepare yourself!” Su Tang blinked and said innocently.
Pei Xuan looked confused. “Er, what are we starting? What do I need to prepare?”
“Anyway, it’s getting late so I’m going to get some rest. Good night, senior brother.” Su Tang happily looked at the young man who was still in a daze and then disappeared into her room, slammed the door shut, and directly went to the bed to sleep.
Like this, she left the upright and handsome figure of the young man standing out in the dark courtyard alone. At first, his expression was dull and muddled, but soon realization dawned and he yelled: “Su Tang, you lied to me again!”
He had clearly asked her what she was drawing just now, so how could things turn out like this? That little money grubber really went too far this time! He really wanted to go back and tell his master that this new junior sister was too exasperating to deal with! Was it too late to return her?
Su Tang listened to the young man howling outside the door and an amused smile played across her face.
On the side, the orange cat spat: ‘Didn’t he only ask you to make a few pieces of clothing? You really turn into a bully whenever you feel like you’ve suffered a loss…’
‘Hey, I’m giving him an education in the experience of frustration, okay?’ Su Tang snorted. Then she picked up the nearby oil lamp, took out a roll of blue brocade fabric from her space, and began sewing.
“Heh, sure, I really believe you!” The orange cat clearly didn’t believe her at all.
The key point was that Pei Xuan had to suffer Su Tang’s bullying all day, but he was actually the most innocent party. After all, wasn’t it true that his clothes had been torn immediately after he arrived? Moreover, he really had been in a rush as he left the capital, so he truly didn’t have any other clothes to change into.
Originally, Song Yi had told Su Tang to help Pei Xuan mend his clothes, but he hadn’t expected his little disciple to be so narrow-minded and stitch an “enchanting” pig onto the sleeve to tease Pei Xuan. Song Yi was also very speechless when he discovered what Su Tang had done. Thus, the previous night, he had sent Pengmo to fetch Su Tang with the pretext that he had something important to tell her, then asked her to make some new clothes for Pei Xuan.
Song Yi’s original words were: “Since you’ve already schemed for your senior brother to help you with your archery, it can’t be that you don’t plan to give him anything in return, right?”
It had to be said, an old fox was still an old fox. In reality, Su Tang had also been thinking the same thing. Since Pei Xuan had agreed to help her practice her archery she felt that she needed to seriously thank him. After all, even if she teased Pei Xuan a bit, Su Tang was still a person with her own principles. Since he was helping her, she would certainly return the favor.
It was just that she hadn’t really thought of making clothes for him as a way to repay the favor. Of course, it wasn’t as if she couldn’t do it, but it was a bit difficult. Now that she was making Song Yi’s clothes all year round, Song Yi had already told Pengmo to find an embroidery lady to make clothes for Su Tang, and her younger brother Su Nuo’s clothes were all made by the servants at home.
The result of all this was: Su Tang no longer needed to make clothing, except very occasionally for Song Yi, so she had become lazy and didn’t like to do it.
But Song Yi had already been teaching Su Tang a long time now, so he more or less understood his little disciple’s temper. He knew that since Su Tang had asked for Pei Xuan’s help with archery, she would definitely also want to do something to repay him, so he had asked her to make clothes “as a method of repayment”.
In the end, Su Tang, the little fox, still couldn’t win against Song Yi, the old fox, and she had no choice but to agree.
And it would actually be a meaningful gift for Pei Xuan. After all, Pei Xuan’s mother had died back when he was a very young child and, although his status was honorable and he was free to come and go from the palace, this sort of noble identity didn’t provide him with any warmth. Even though the clothes had had were made from fine fabrics and were very expensive, in the end, they were all made by servants.
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