Su Nuan was also among the crowd who had gathered today. When she first saw Su Tang stand out in front of everyone, she had smiled happily, overjoyed to see her old friend again. Of course, when she saw the fancy clothes Su Tang was wearing there was also a trace of envy in her heart.
Su Tang saw that Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun were still busy discussing how to handle the upcoming matters so she didn’t want to bother them. Looking at the sky, there were still a few hours of daylight, so she went over to find Su Nuan and greeted, “Nuan’er!”
Su Nuan walked over and tugged Su Tang’s sleeve, “Aunt Tang! It’s been a long time since you last came over to play with me. Do you not want me anymore?”
In fact, when Su Tang had first transmigrated to this era it had been Su Nuan, this little peasant girl, who she had first made friends with. Of course, Su Nuan was just a peasant girl, so her vision wasn’t broad the way Luo Xingchen’s was, which meant Su Tang had always been the one leading their conversations.
But Su Tang still remembered the initial care and warmth this little girl had shown her. Thus, she also smiled and responded, “How could I not want you? Did you get to eat the cakes and toffees I sent with your parents before? Did you like them?”
As soon as the little girl heard Su Tang mention the desserts she had sent over in the past, she smiled until her eyes curved into crescents and said, “En, I ate them. They were delicious.”
“Since you liked them just wait until the next time your father goes to town. I’ll have him bring you back some more of them.” Su Tang said with a smile.
Su Nuan hurriedly shook her head and said, “No, it’s okay. Big brother said that these things are very expensive and even he had never eaten them before. Even my friend Zhou Xiaocao was envious when she heard that I got to eat them.”
Although Su Nuan was still young, she was sensible enough to know that Su Tang’s desserts were precious things, and it wasn’t appropriate for her to willfully ask for them as she liked.
However, Su Tang just laughed and said, “If I give it to you, you just eat it. Don’t worry so much. If you really want to thank me, help me make a few hairbands to wear. I don’t have time to make them myself these days.”
Su Tang compromised and no longer tried to give Su Nuan the desserts directly, instead she turned it into a trade where Su Nuan would help her make a few hairbands. Su Tang herself naturally did not have time to make such things anymore, and even Madam Zhang at home probably didn’t have time. Thus, Su Tang felt it was a suitable task for Su Nuan. That way, the little girl wouldn’t have to feel embarrassed after eating her food.
“OK, I’ll make a few hairbands for Aunt Tang.” Su Nuan was very confident when it came to this kind of task, so she immediately agreed, “In fact, if we’re talking about hairbands, Sister Xiaocao is probably better than me…”
At this point, Su Nuan pursed her lips and said no more.
When Su Nuan mentioned the name Zhou Xiaocao, Su Tang suddenly recalled that this seemed to be the name of the girl she had helped to save over the winter. She felt a bit curious when she saw Su Nuan so hesitant to talk all of a sudden, but she didn’t mind it and said, “Why don’t I go over to your house to chat for a while? You can make a few hairbands for me while I’m there.”
Su Nuan was certainly happy to hear this suggestion. Recently, she didn’t have any friends to play with anymore. She used to think that Su Tang would be able to come over and play with her again once she returned to the village, but she no longer felt that was the case. Although Su Nuan was just a little peasant girl, even she could tell that Su Tang was now completely different from before. She didn’t think Su Tang would ever come back to play the way she used to.
So when she heard Su Tang suddenly suggest coming over to her house, she was overjoyed and said, “Yes, yes!”
Su Tang also smiled at her. Then she turned and said to Madam Qin, “It seems that those two will be busy talking for a while yet. I haven’t visited Nuan’er for a long time, so I would like to go over again. Sister-in-law, if you don’t think I’m a nuisance, could I visit your home for a while?”
Of course, when Madam Qin heard that Su Tang wanted to come over to their house, there was no way she would refuse. She immediately said, “How could you be a nuisance? I also think that these men like to talk too much. Let’s hurry back and not waste any more time here.”
But when Madam Zhou heard that Su Tang was about to leave with Madam Qin, she couldn’t help but come over and say, “It’s been so long and Tang’er finally came here, how can you suddenly rob her away?”
Madam Qin laughingly replied, “Whenever she is in the village Tang’er always runs to your house first. It’s our turn to host her this time.”
“Come on, let’s go back.” After Madam Qin finished, she pulled Su Tang and left.
Before she left Su Tang didn’t forget to say goodbye to Madam Zhou: “I’ll follow sister-in-law to Brother Shun’s house and visit for a while, then I’ll go straight back to town. Thank you, Brother Qiang, sister-in-law, for your hospitality today.”
Madam Zhou also knew that Su Tang wanted to go over and visit Su Nuan, so she didn’t try to stop her from leaving after that.
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