Su Xue was speechless. Coincidentally, at just that moment a young man being dragged along by Su Yongqiang’s eldest son, Su Laixi, happened to enter the room. It was Su Xue’s new husband, Wang Shuisheng.
The young man had thick eyebrows and large eyes and was very tall. His simple and honest face looked a little at a loss. As soon as he entered the door and saw everyone seemed to be looking at him and smiling he seemed a little dazed. Finally, he said, “Niang, we’ve caught a pheasant. We can stew it for lunch!”
As soon as Su Xue saw her husband acting like this, she hurriedly went up, pinched his waist, and said, “What nonsense are you saying? Quickly set these things down and come greet our Aunt Tang!”
Wang Shuisheng looked at his wife with a smile and said, “Don’t pinch, you’ll hurt your little fingers.”
But when he heard the words “greet Aunt Tang”, Wang Shuisheng finally noticed the little girl sitting in the main room. She was dressed neatly in fine clothes with plain colors, her two cheeks were white like two fresh steamed buns, and her two pure eyes were looking over towards them. A small smile was playing about the corners of her lips.
Wang Shuisheng had already heard from his wife the Su family had such a little aunt. He had also heard that if it hadn’t been for this Aunt Tang, his wife wouldn’t have been able to make so much money before she got married. Of course, Wang Shuisheng himself was a man and had the ability to earn, and he wasn’t the type of man who would have designs on his own wife’s dowry.
But thanks to this story he was able to know that this Aunt Tang was a capable person. However, when he finally met Su Tang today, he realized that his wife had actually been understating things. After all, he had done various odd jobs around Qinghe Town and had been able to see the daughters of the so-called wealthy families from time to time, and none of those girls could compare to the girl he saw sitting here today.
Wang Shuisheng could tell at a glance that while he was evaluating Su Tang, she was also evaluating him. He hurriedly saluted and said, “Aunt Tang!”
Su Xue had pinched her husband in order to make him stop talking nonsense, but she hadn’t expected that he would directly call Su Tang “aunt” just like her, and it caused her face to turn even redder.
Madam Luo and Madam Miao saw their little sister-in-law turning so red from the side and pursed their lips to stifle their giggles. These newlyweds seemed very in love.
Su Tang saw how Wang Shuisheng greeted her so respectfully, nodded, and said, “I’m glad to meet Xue’ers new husband.”
Hearing Su Tang say this, Wang Shuisheng also smiled happily. When everyone saw this scene, they all smiled and laughed along. For a moment, Su Yongqiang’s house was very lively.
Su Xue was still young and her face was very thin, so she felt embarrassed when everyone laughed like this and she continued to flush an even deeper shade of red. At the same time, Wang Shuisheng was still carrying the pheasant in his hand, so Su Xue hurriedly pulled him out of the room while saying, “Mom and dad need to talk business with Uncle Shun and Aunt Tang. Let’s go out first.”
Although she had thrown out such an excuse, who couldn’t tell that the little girl was just feeling shy? Everyone smiled as they watched the couple slip out of the room.
Madam Zhou saw that Madam Luo and Madam Miao were also planning to leave the room, so she pulled them aside and said, “Take out two eggs and cook some Poached Eggs for Aunt Tang for lunch.”
Indeed, it was about time for lunch and, as it happened, they had already been planning to make a meal with meat and fish because Su Xue and her husband would be leaving after the meal.
However, now Su Tang had arrived and everyone knew that she was still in her mourning period and couldn’t eat meat, so Madam Zhou asked her daughters-in-law to make some Poached Eggs for her.
But when Su Tang heard what Madam Zhou said, she hastened to interrupt: “Sister-in-law, it’s very hot outside. If it’s convenient for my nieces-in-law, perhaps they could use the eggs to roll some egg noodles, rinse them with cold well water, add garlic, vinegar, and a few fresh vegetables to make cold noodles instead? I would like to eat that.”
Madam Zhou had thought Su Tang was going to refuse when she first interrupted and had been preparing herself to argue and try to convince her. After all, they were all family here so there was no reason for Su Tang to be so polite. But who knew Su Tang wasn’t trying to refuse but instead directly asking for cold noodles?
However, after thinking about it, she felt this was actually a good thing. They were all members of the Su family anyway, so there was no need to act too polite with one another.
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