Meanwhile, Su Tang had just finished breakfast and was sitting in front of her desk practicing her calligraphy. When she heard Pu Wei say that someone from Sujia Village had come to see her, her expression froze. Of course, it was normal for people from Sujia Village to come looking for her, but generally it would only be Su Yongshun or Su Yongqiang, and they wouldn’t look for her at the Dessert Cafe.
Although everyone in Sujia Village now knew that Su Tang had enough money to build a house none of them, including Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun who were closest to Su Tang, knew exactly how she earned her money. Even Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun only knew that she was probably working for or with the Luo family.
And back then the whole job of raising seedlings for the Luo family had been very secretive and mysterious, so they had never dared to ask too many questions. Thus, they could only come to the vague conclusion that Su Tang’s money must somehow be connected to the Luo family. Moreover, every time they came to look for Su Tang, they would go to the old courtyard which had been rented by Luo Xingchen back then.
Of course, in reality, Su Tang and her brother no longer lived in that courtyard. Instead, Jiang Hong, as well as his wife and daughter, were the ones currently living there. In fact, Jiang Hong had been worried about this matter and felt it was too wasteful. He told Su Tang that he would move out once he began managing the new workshop, and that way Su Tang wouldn’t need to waste her money to continue renting the courtyard.
However, Su Tang had refused. She told Jiang Hong it was fine for him to keep living there, and even told him not to let anyone else know that she and her brother were no longer living there. It would be fine to just let the Su family continue thinking that they were still living in the little rented courtyard.
Anyway, this little bit of rent was nothing to the current Su Tang. More importantly, Su Tang remembered that Madam Wu’s brother Wu Yong had followed her and Luo Xingchen to this courtyard in the past.
Since Madam Wu was filled will all sorts of little thoughts, how could Su Tang make things difficult for her? Thus, she continued to rent the courtyard. Who could say? Maybe this bit of misdirection would be of great use to her in the future.
As a side effect of Su Tang’s plotting, Su Yongshun was also fooled. Thus, whenever he came to town to look for Su Tang, he would directly go to that rented courtyard.
So when Su Tang heard Pu Wei say that someone from Sujia Village had come to look for her here, in the Dessert Cafe, she was stunned and worried for a moment before she finally remembered what she had told the Zhou family half a month or so ago.
But back then, she had thought that it would take Zhou Xiaocao at least a few months to recover. After all, she had spent many days not eating or sleeping well, and she had even tried to die, causing her body to be very weak. That was why Su Tang had told her to take care of her body before anything else. After all, without health, she wouldn’t be able to do anything.
And Zhou Xiaocao had taken Su Tang’s words to heart. She had stayed inside for the last half a month and completely focused on recovering. Zhou Dazhu and Madam Yang were both parents who loved their child, and their family conditions were fairly good, so now, after half a month, Zhou Xiaocao was more or less healthy again.
However, the Sun family and the Wang family were still entangling with one another and fighting both in the open and in secret. And, whenever either of the two families made a move, Zhou Xiaocao’s name would inevitably be dragged into the discussions of the villagers. In short, the environment in the village was currently not very good for Zhou Xiaocao.
Zhou Dazhu and Madam Yang were afraid that their daughter’s heart might be hurt again, so they felt it would be good for her to get away from the situation. Zhou Xiaocao herself had also taken Su Tang’s words from that day to heart. The more she thought about Su Tang’s words, the more she felt that those words were very reasonable. She already felt it would be fine even if she never married anyone in this life, and she was determined to make the Wang family regret and apologize to her parents.
Thus, as soon as her health had recovered sufficiently, she immediately set out to look for Su Tang.
“Don’t mind this, just keep opening the shop. I’ll go and meet them.” Su Tang realized that the people must be from the Zhou family, so she calmed down and gave her instructions. Then she stood up and went out to go meet her guests.
“Uncle, auntie, Xiaocao!” Sure enough, it was the Zhou family. Seeing it was them, Su Tang greeted them with a smile.
Zhou Dazhu and Madam Yang had been feeling a little uneasy this whole time, but when they saw Su Tang they could finally breathe a sigh of relief. They hastened to go over and greet her back, “Ms. Su!”
Su Tang nodded, then looked Zhou Xiaocao up and down and said, “En, you look much more beautiful like this.”
Zhou Xiaocao didn’t have a unique appearance and temperament like Su Tang, but her original apperance could be considered very good, like an elegant wildflower. Of course, the last time Su Tang had seen her she had been sickly and looked like nothing but skin and bones, but now that she had recovered a bit her good looks had naturally recovered as well.
Being praised by Su Tang, Zhou Xiaocao’s face turned red and she said shyly, “How could that be? I’m not nearly as beautiful as you…”
As the little girl spoke, her cheeks were tinged slightly with red, but she also looked a little happy and a little confident.
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