As Zhou Xiaocao listened to Su Tang say these words, her blank and wooden eyes slowly filled with tears. In the end, she finally began to cry loudly.
When she saw this, Su Tang asked Su Nuan to accompany her and comfort her a bit, then went to see Zhou Dazhu and Madam Yang. When the two parents heard their daughter crying, their eyes also reddened and they had to wipe tears away.
“Uncle, auntie, I have a little business in town, and I can always use more help. Although the work is a little hard, I can promise the pay is fair.”
“And now that the situation is like this, the Wangs and Suns will continue pulling back and forth for a long time. Thanks to that, there will always be people talking and spreading rumors. But Xiaocao will be able to avoid hearing all that if she leaves and goes to town with me.”
“It’s just that she won’t be able to go home very often. If uncle and auntie trust me, then when her health is a little better send her to my Dessert Cafe. Since she has lost her reputation, she can only find it back on her own. “
Su Tang slowly explained all this to Zhou Dazhu and Madam Yang. Currently, the Wang family and the Sun family were still fighting and would continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Moreover, as long as they continued to fight, Zhou Xiaocao would continue to be implicated, and people would continue to discuss behind her back.
Thus, it wouldn’t be a bad thing for her to go out and change her environment, if only to avoid hearing those discussions.
And just as Su Tang said, in the final analysis, if a person lost their reputation, they could only earn it back with their own effort.
Although this saying from the modern era was a bit vulgar, Su Tang felt it really fit this situation: It’s not unreasonable that you ignored me today, but because of this I will definitely make it impossible for you to climb up tomorrow.
And she could definitely give Zhou Xiaocao an opportunity to make that saying reality.
It was just a small Wang family after all. If Zhou Xiaocao really had the talent, if she came out and did business with Su Tang, wouldn’t it be easy for her to gain wealth and beauty? If it were like that, would she still find it hard to find a desirable husband?
Money wasn’t impossible to earn, unless you weren’t willing to put in the effort to earn it. And, no matter what era you were in, money was always a very useful thing to have.
Zhou Dazhu and Madam Yang hadn’t expected that Su Tang would be willing to offer a helping hand like this. Their eyes reddened and they cried, “Thank you, thank you!”
Su Tang shook her head. “I’m just giving her an opportunity. Whether she is willing to seize it or not, what step she can reach, how far she can go, how successful she can become… it will all depend on her own hard work.”
Su Tang decided to open her mouth and give this opportunity to Zhou Xiaocao. Although it couldn’t be said that she had a particularly good relationship with Zhou Xiaocao, she still remembered how lively and reckless this little girl had been back when they first met. How she had been eager to immediately rush out and get even with Sun Guihua after she had harmed her at that time.
She admired the character Zhou Xiaocao had shown that day. So she was willing to give her an opportunity because of it. But, in the end, a person’s life was in their own hands. Whether she would be willing to accept such help, whether she would work hard or not in the future, all of this could only be decided by Zhou Xiaocao herself.
Zhou Dazhu and Madam Yang continued to thank Su Tang without minding any of that, and then there was suddenly a noise. They looked over and saw Zhou Xiaocao had staggered out of her room. The little girl looked directly at Su Tang and said, “I’ll go. I’ll go when I’m healthy again. You’re right. Why should they be allowed to hurt me like this and humiliate my parents? I’m not going to die. I want them to regret. I want them to apologize to my parents one day. So I’ll go.”
Before any of this happened, Zhou Xiaocao had already heard from Su Nuan that Su Tang was very capable now and that she had earned a lot of money. And today, she saw it was true for herself. It was less than a year since Su Tang had moved to town, but she was already dressed in such fine clothes and was obviously doing better compared to most of the villagers in Sujia Village.
And Su Tang was a person who had an adverse fate, but she was still able to earn money to live a good life. With this example, why would Zhou Xiaocao give up on herself? In the first place, none of this was her fault, so why should she be the one to pay the price? Instead, it was those bullies who should be damned.
She didn’t want to die! And she would make those people apologize to her parents! So what if she had a bad reputation? At worst, she just wouldn’t get married! If she could learn Su Tang’s ability to earn money for herself, then she would also be able to live a good life like Su Tang did, even if she didn’t ever get married.
Zhou Xiaocao’s eyes showed fiery determination inside and, even though her body was still thin and haggard, she already looked completely different from before.
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