After clashing with Su Tang and losing face several times, Su Yonggui was also quite disgusted whenever he saw these two siblings. Especially today, when he saw Su Tang dressed in such fine clothes and even hiring people to build a house for her by paying so much money.
He really wanted to shout: Why wasn’t she like this before? She only showed her talents after leaving? ! She obviously didn’t regard them as family.
And now she was doing so well for herself, to the point that their family obviously couldn’t compare, but she still wouldn’t let them off. She was eating meat soup every day, but she wasn’t even willing to share the broth with them.
And since Su Tang clearly had no kindness towards them, he also naturally wouldn’t pay attention to face or decorum or anything. That’s why he just directly questioned her and asked her if she was holding a grudge against them. This could be a big matter. After all, for a younger generation to be found out to be holding a grudge against the elders who raised them in this era was no joking matter.
But when Su Tang heard that question, her reaction was unexpected. She suddenly laughed and said, “How could that be? If it hadn’t been for you throwing my brother and I into the river back then, we wouldn’t have had a chance to meet the River God. Although we only met for a while, we managed to learn some skills which allowed us to come back here and live a good life.”
Did Su Tang bear a grudge? Obviously, she bore a grudge! But she couldn’t say that out loud right now. After all, Su Yonggui’s family had not yet reached the point where everyone in the village was spitting and cursing at them, so Su Tang still needed to handle them carefully. In this era respecting one’s family and filial piety were the supreme virtues, so even if she could play some tricks, there were still some things that could not be said out loud directly.
Meanwhile, when the Su family heard Su Tang’s words, they all reacted and showed comprehending expressions. No wonder the lives of this sister and brother pair had been getting better and better! They must have received some sort of blessing from the River God.
Madam Zhao also heard this, and it caused her to completely forget the pain of the slap she just received. She immediately smelled opportunity, so she jumped out and said, “If you aren’t bearing a grudge, then why are you excluding only our family alone?”
Su Sanshou and Madam Zhang also nodded along and chimed in, “That’s right. Are we not also members of the Su family?”
Su Yongqiang saw the whole family jumping out to question the little girl and wanted to speak, but in the end, he didn’t open his mouth. He couldn’t easily meddle in this matter that was between the two siblings and Su Yonggui’s family.
Su Tang put her hand on her chin and carefully looked Su Yonggui’s family up and down. Then she said, “You are too ugly, rejected. I want my house to be very beautiful, so I refuse to let ugly people build it for me. Only handsome and beautiful people can.”
Su Tang’s voice rang out clearly, sounding lazy and coquettish but also childish and unruly.
Both Su Yongqiang and Madam Zhou knew that Su Tang must have been prepared for this question, but even so they really hadn’t expected to hear this kind of excuse. They had to awkwardly cough in order to stifle their desire to laugh.
Contrary to their reaction, Su Changle seemed very excited. He quickly pulled his wife forward and said, “Aunt Tang, look at us. I am very handsome, my wife is very beautiful, and we both work hard. We definitely meet the requirements.”
Su Xiang also chimed in, “Auntie, look at me too. I’m also handsome.”
It didn’t matter whether this reason was real or fake, what mattered was that Su Tang was the one who said it. Plus, Su Tang was just a nine-year-old girl anyway. Everyone felt it was normal for a little girl to like beautiful things.
Asking for only beautiful people to work on a house made no practical sense at all. It seemed ridiculous and people would be confused just to hear such a requirement. But if the one who said it was a nine-year-old girl, it suddenly became understandable. After all, that was a child. Could a child be asked to reason things out the same way as an adult?
Su Xue and Wang Shuisheng were also standing on one side, and when Wang Shuisheng heard this condition he furrowed his brows and said, “Is it okay to do things like this?”
Su Xue saw her husband’s dumbfounded expression and pinched his waist. Su Laixi and his brothers were also nearby and overheard his question. Su Laixi shook his head and responded, “Aunt Tang never does things the usual way. But if you think about it carefully, it’s not hard to understand.”
Obviously, Su Tang was relying on her young age as a shield. After all, if she were a bit older and tried to use this kind of reason, even if no one confronted her directly, people would definitely still talk about it behind her back.
However, if a nine-year-old Su Tang did such a thing, it was fine. People would just write it off as her being a willful little girl. But most importantly, doing this allowed Su Tang to successfully avoid any controversial questions. For instance, Su Yonggui’s question about whether or not she was holding a grudge. That was a question that she couldn’t answer one way or the other without causing problems for herself. All the slightly smarter people in the crowd could tell it was an obvious trap.
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