The orange cat watched all this and sighed. It seemed this young man really knew nothing about the dark loli. He wanted to compare brain power with her? For what? Moreover, if learning she was so good at chess already made him doubt life, what kind of face was he going to make when he saw her archery skills? Her amazing ability to miss the target with her arrows was the kind of thing that could really make a person start to doubt life.
Alas, this beautiful two-legged beast really had no brain and wanted to use his weakness to compete with his master’s strengths. It made the orange cat speechless.
Of course, in reality, Pei Xuan was quite skilled at the game of chess. Unfortunately, he was always destined to lose miserably when facing this opponent who looked like a naive and innocent loli on the outside but who was actually mature and calculating on the inside.
Su Tang saw Pei Xuan’s dumbfounded expression that seemed to be doubting life and her mood instantly felt refreshed. Even if she really was a little money grubber, that wasn’t something for other people to say! He really dared to say she only knew how to make money? Hahaha, if she hadn’t abused him until he doubted life she would have been letting down her identity as a businesswoman.
On the side, the orange cat rolled his eyes. A grown woman making things hard on a teenager could still justify it to herself so well!
The day was getting late so Su Tang told Jiang Hong to go find the broker again and again and tell him that she would need to delay going to the Yamen to go through the formalities until later. Jiang Hong was confused and didn’t understand why they needed to delay, but he still agreed and went to relay the message.
The sun was already setting, but Pei Xuan was still hiding away in his room in a terrible mood. Su Tang saw this and, for once, she found her conscience and decided to go to the small kitchenette in the courtyard to make Hot and Sour Grilled Fish.
Before long a sour and spicy wafted out, completely arousing the appetites of everyone who smelled it. The Young Duke who was still mulling over the earlier chess games in his room couldn’t help but take another sniff after smelling it. But then he shook his head and said, “Ahh, it’s too humiliating, I can’t face her, I won’t go!”
He had lost to his little junior sister so many times in a row! He was so embarrassed that he would rather continue to stay in his room.
Su Tang was a bit surprised. Her Hot and Sour Grilled Fish was so delicious that even her elderly old Divine Beast would leap at the chance to eat it, but Pei Xuan unexpectedly still wasn’t lured out.
It seems that she had inadvertently really dealt him a blow. In the end, Su Tang set the completed dishes on the table and then went and knocked on Pei Xuan’s door. “Young master, I’ve made some hot and sour and super delicious grilled fish, are you sure you don’t want to come out and have a try?”
“This fish was grilled over a charcoal fire and then stewed in a special broth. It has a unique sour and spicy taste that mixes and blends together deliciously. The fish is crunchy on the outside yet tender and juicy on the inside and combined with the tofu and vegetables, well, the taste doesn’t even need to be mentioned. After eating it once you will always think about eating it again!”
Su Tang stood at the door and began to speak.
The orange cat was speechless. Wasn’t she quite happy while bullying him just not? Why did she turn around and decide to try to coax him?
Su Tang sensed the orange cat’s thoughts and sent him a glare. Her eyes seemed to read ‘It’s none of your business!’
The orange cat knew that if he dared to retort now then he wouldn’t be able to eat any grilled fish later, so he immediately shut up. After all, compared to eating delicious food, dignity was nothing. He could only give up meow.
Even if he was a Divine Beast, his master wouldn’t think twice before blaming him and taking away his food.
Pei Xuan listened to Su Tang outside his door and felt even hungrier. After all, unlike Su Tang who had eaten some steamed buns while they were playing chess, he hadn’t eaten anything since earlier this morning. He was a growing young man, so his stomach had been protesting since long ago, but he still didn’t want to go out after losing so much face.
“Stop talking!” Sure enough, after Su Tang finished speaking, Pei Xuan opened the door and tried to get her to stop tempting him.
The result was he was faced with Su Tang’s fox-like smile, “What? Are you angry because you lost? Didn’t you say I only know how to make money? Didn’t you say you would beat me easily?”
“Who’s angry? It’s true I can’t beat you for now, but don’t be arrogant! I’ll surpass you someday!” Pei Xuan’s mood was low and he had been full of doubts about life, but now that Su Tang had appeared and stimulated him again the prideful young man was quickly stirred up once more.
Su Tang smiled as soon as she saw this. Indeed, he needed to be in high spirits for things to be amusing.
“Then I’ll wait for you. Anyway, young master, do you want to come and eat some hot and sour grilled fish?” Su Tang just invited him to eat and didn’t continue to bully him. Anyway, today was almost done, there was always tomorrow.
Pei Xuan swallowed his saliva and nodded, “Since you’ve made a strange new dish, I’ll try it to see if it’s any good.”
Then, under Su Tang’s amused smile, the Young Duke ate three bowls of rice and half a fish in one sitting.
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