Su Tang’s answer almost seemed like an affirmation of Su Yonggui’s accusation at first glance but, in fact, it was actually vague enough to muddle things. After all, she was a woman who had lived two lives, how could she not recognize it when someone was trying to dig a pit for her with their words? And since she could see the pit, why would she jump in?
And, if you thought about Su Tang’s answer carefully, it was easy to tell that she had indeed managed to sidestep the pit. She hadn’t affirmed that she was holding a grudge, but she also didn’t say that she wasn’t holding a grudge. Instead, she had come up with an exaggerated and unbelievable excuse and completely diverted all the attention away from the original question.
Thanks to her ridiculous response, Su Yonggui’s question itself was nearly forgotten.
“You…” Su Yonggui really hadn’t expected Su Tang to be so slippery.
Put simply, Su Tang seemed to be in an undefeatable position right now. Even if he tried to talk reason, she would just use random childish excuses to deflect. Clearly, she wouldn’t let herself fall into any trap he tried to lay for her no matter what.
When she saw the stifled look on Su Yonggui’s face, Su Tang gleefully continued, “There’s nothing I can do, your appearances are just too terrible for my eyes to bear, completely at odds with my sense of aesthetics.”
Su Tang spoke righteously. After all, wasn’t it up to her to decide who she wanted to hire to build her own house? She would never admit that she was holding a grudge, and she definitely wouldn’t carry a pot like ‘trying to exclude them from the Su family’. She was just a person obsessed with appearances and felt that their whole family was too ugly, okay! Was that not allowed?
“I can’t help it, I’m just such a shallow person. Brother Qiang, I have to say that not only does my house have to be beautifully built, but even the workers working on it also have to be good-looking and pleasing to my eye, or else hiring them is completely out of the question.” Su Tang said to Su Yongqiang in a solemn tone.
Su Yongqiang and Madam Zhou exchanged glances and internally sighed. How could they not know that Su Tang was deliberately excluding Su Yonggui and his family? But this excuse she gave was actually pretty good. At least it made it so no one could really say anything.
After all, if she had instead just directly said she hated Su Yonggui and his family, that would cause many people to talk behind her back and wouldn’t be good for her reputation.
Of course, Su Tang herself didn’t care about her so-called reputation or what other people might say about her. She had always lived as she pleased and never cared about gossip. However, she knew that if there was too much gossip, it could easily end up affecting Su Nuo’s reputation as well.
And, in the future, Su Nuo would go on to take the imperial examination, so his reputation could not be tarnished. With that consideration in mind, Su Tang deliberately decided to use a childish excuse like ‘You’re too ugly’ to get rid of Su Yonggui and his group. Anyway, she was just nine years old, so this wasn’t considered going overboard and wasn’t something worthy of gossiping about. At most people would just think she was a little capricious and unruly, but they wouldn’t say anything about it.
After all, who would waste time trying to reason with a child?
Moreover, Su Tang wasn’t exactly lying. She truly did feel that Su Yonggui and his family were all very ugly. Especially their hearts, which were much uglier than their faces.
And while holding a grude or not holding a grude was something relatively clear cut, whether someone was ugly or not was completely a matter of opinion. If Su Tang said that she thought that Su Yonggui and his family were ugly, what could they do about it?
If they had the ability, let them come up and bite her!
The orange cat lay on his master’s shoulder and looked at the Su family lazily, ‘Tsk tsk, these stupid two-legged beasts really do not understand master’s power. Even I, this great Divine Beast, have yet to see master lose a battle, but they still keep rushing up and presenting their faces for her to slap.’
Su Yongqiang naturally knew that Su Tang had a mature side, or else she wouldn’t be able to handle so many matters, but he still didn’t find the current situation strange. In his eyes, Su Tang really was just a small child. Even if she had a mature side, it was also very normal for her to act childishly at times, so he nodded directly and said, “That’s fine. There are plenty of beautiful children in the Su family, I’ll be sure to do a good job picking out the handsome ones for you.”
“That’s right. Auntie, aren’t I very handsome?” Su Xiang suddenly called out while striking a pose.
Su Tang looked over. Su Xiang had dark skin from working under the sun and small, squinted eyes, but he also looked powerful and energetic. Su Tang nodded and said, “En, very handsome.”
Su Yonggui and his group almost vomited blood from anger. Not only did they not get any work, but Su Tang also said that they were ugly. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the “handsome person” in her eyes, Su Xiang, was actually as black as coal! Just how was he handsome at all? Wasn’t it obvious that the people in their family were better-looking?
“Good. Good. You’re really good.” Su Yonggui took a final deep look at Su Tang then, ignoring the rest of the Su family, he turned around and directly left.
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