After being coaxed for a while, Luo Xingchen unexpectedly became so brave. Su Tang felt speechless. But in the end, she could only agree and say, “En, you are very, very, good-looking!”
Luo Xingchen looked up with her reddened eyes and said, “R-really?”
“Well, just a little worse than me.” Su Tang’s response was unusually decisive.
Luo Xingchen didn’t have the character of a spoiled young miss who could only cry endlessly so, after letting out her emotions for a bit, she actually already felt much better. But when she heard Su Tang’s response, she couldn’t help but widen her eyes and say, “Exactly who is the arrogant one here?”
Luo Xingchen remembered clearly that at the start of this Su Tang had called her “the overbearing and arrogant Young Master Luo”, but was she in any way comparable to Su Tang?
Su Tang saw her friend finally retorting and smiled. It seemed her mood had really become better after crying.
“Of course, it’s you. Hadn’t everyone heard of Second Young Master Luo’s domineering reputation? Second Young Master Luo, who bullies men and women both.” Su Tang replied firmly.
Luo Xingchen didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Finally, she just said, “You win, Tang.”
Su Tang pointed her nose up, “Of course. When have I ever lost? Anyway, are you better now? Let’s get down to business.”
“Okay, iron-hearted and ruthless Su Tang.” Luo Xingchen puckered her mouth into a pout, but she still sat back down across from Su Tang.
Luo Xingchen said, “Tang, I also only believe in you.”
In fact, she had wanted to say this to Su Tang before she started crying, but she had suddenly been attacked by Su Tang and forgot. However, now that she had finished crying, she still wanted to say it.
On the side, the orange cat sighed. This two-legged beast had some strange tastes, still talking about love while being abused.
Meanwhile, Su Tang just nodded solemnly and said, “I understand.”
“I hesitated before because I still don’t know much about your new seasoning, but now I’ve decided. This spring, I will definitely find a way to put your seasoning into the imperial tribute goods. Once that’s done, your seasoning will be more than just a simple high-end product.”
Luo Xingchen’s eyes glowed as she spoke. Her father’s obvious favoritism had made Luo Xingchen more aware that all the wealth she had been working so hard earning for the Luo family was very likely to end up being swallowed by her elder brother.
Since that was the case, why not just help Su Tang instead? After all, Su Tang was a person who had her most precious secret and who could kill her at any time, but she had still kept the secret until now. Compared to her own family, Luo Xingchen found that also believed in Su Tang more.
Moreover, her father and elder brother were so fearless when facing Su Tang because they knew that she was just an ordinary peasant girl. However, if Su Tang’s new seasoning could be made into an imperial tribute, then she would no longer be just a small peasant girl.
“Imperial tribute?” When Su Tang heard Luo Xingchen say this word, she was a little confused. “You mean to sell it to the palace? Isn’t that already easy for your Luo family? You’re considered imperial merchants, right?”
Luo Xingchen was surprised to hear Su Tang ask such a thing. She quickly seized the opportunity and said, “Huh, it turns out there are still things that you don’t know.”
Su Tang’s face had black lines run down it. Her soul was from the modern era, so she wasn’t very familiar with this era, okay?
As soon as Luo Xingchen saw Su Tang’s darkening expression, she didn’t keep teasing her and started to explain, “In fact, only merchants with connections really understand what it means to be a so-called imperial merchant and most of them are imperial merchants themselves, so it’s normal you don’t know. In reality, ‘imperial merchant’ is just a general term for any merchant who does business with the palace. “
Luo Xingchen carefully explained things to Su Tang. As it turned out, although most commoners would feel reverent and respectful when they heard that someone was an ‘imperial merchant’, in reality, being an imperial merchant just meant you were a merchant who sold something to someone connected to the palace or royal family.
Moreover, even those large noble families had many servants, not to mention a family like the royal family. In the imperial palace, in addition to the emperor and the members of the harem, there were a huge number of maids, eunuchs, and small officials who handled internal affairs. These people were all servants who served the emperor and the noblewomen of the harem, and they all needed food to eat, clothes to wear, and places to live.
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