Chapter 152: Madam Qian Was Stopped
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Madam Chen was afraid that she would not be sincere enough and Madam Qian would not agree or believe her.
She was anxious. Perhaps because she was thinking of her daughter, there were already tears in her eyes. She said in a choked voice, “What I said is true. If you don’t believe me, I can take you to my house to see my daughter…”
“She’s only twenty-four. She’s not married. I don’t want her life to be ruined like this. Please…”
Madam Chen shed tears and told Madam Qian why she knew about Madam Qian.
Her daughter would always be a wound in her heart. That was why when she heard a rumor, she asked around. In the end, she found out about Madam Qian.
They said that Madam Qian already had a huge scar on her face, but it was all healed now. They didn’t know what kind of divine medicine she had used.
Those who were unfamiliar with Madam Qian said that it was fake. Madam Qian’s face was not covered in scars at all. The marks on her face were probably just a birthmark or something. As for her eyes? She must have been injured when she was young.
People only treated it as a joke, but Madam Chen took it seriously. She waited for Madam Qian for several days before seeing her. She was afraid that her sudden appearance would disturb her, but Madam Qian was still shocked when she discovered her.
Madam Chen was afraid that if she missed this opportunity, she would never be able to find Madam Qian again, so she chased after her and stopped her.
Madam Qian knew the reason. Seeing Madam Chen’s sincere expression, she believed her. She said, “Where do you live? Tell me, don’t follow me anymore. I’ll help you ask later. If the doctor is willing, I’ll introduce you to them. If not, I’ll let you know. Don’t make things difficult for me.”
Madam Qian believed in Madam Chen, but she could not bring her to Su Xiaolu with just a few words from Madam Chen.
She had to go back and ask Su Xiaolu’s opinion.
Madam Chen listened to Madam Qian’s words. She wanted to see the doctor immediately, but she also knew that this was inappropriate. If she insisted, Madam Qian would not agree, so she could only suppress her anxiety.
She nodded and gave her home address. She repeatedly begged Madam Qian to help ask before reluctantly watching Madam Qian leave.
Madam Qian was also worried that Madam Chen had bad intentions, so she was careful and deliberately circled around a few more times. After confirming that no one was following her, she felt relieved and went back.
Madam Qian returned to the shop and helped Madam Zhao clean up. After Su Chong and the others left school, the group went home.
On the way, Madam Qian said to Madam Zhao, “Eldest Brother, Sister-in-law, I met a strange woman today.”
Madam Zhao looked at Madam Qian in confusion.
Su Sanlang also looked at Madam Qian. “Sister-in-law, who did you meet?”
Madam Qian frowned and said, “Eldest Brother, Sister-in-law, a woman surnamed Chen. She asked me how the scars on my face were healed. She said that she has a daughter who also has many scars. She’s only 24 years old and hasn’t married yet. She wants to ask me to recommend her to a doctor.”
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao understood that she wanted Su Xiaolu to help treat her daughter.
Madam Qian was afraid that Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao would be worried, so she said, “I didn’t agree. I was afraid that she had bad intentions. When I came back, I circled around a few more times. She really didn’t follow me anymore. I don’t think she lied to me. I can’t agree on behalf of Xiaolu, so I’m telling you.”
Madam Chen had asked her to pass on a message. Thinking about Madam Chen’s condition, she couldn’t bear it. After thinking about it, she still told Madam Zhao.
Su Sanlang and Madam Zhao also understood what Madam Qian meant.
Madam Zhao said, “Then tomorrow, I’ll get Third Sister to go to the Sun residence to ask Xiaolu.”
Su Sanlang nodded. “We can’t decide for Xiaolu. Let Third Sister go and see what Xiaolu thinks.”
Madam Qian was relieved to hear that.
If Su Xiaolu was unwilling, then she would reject her the next time she met Madam Chen.
So the next day, Su Sanmei went to Sun residence.
This was her first time coming to the Sun residence. After telling the servant at the door, the servant led her in.
The Sun residence was very beautiful. It was very different from ordinary people’s homes.
Su Xiaoling did not look around. She only calmly took in the scenery in front of her. After following the servant to a small courtyard, Su Xiaoling thanked him gently, “Thank you.”
The servant quickly waved his hand. “No, no.”
Su Xiaoling walked into the circular archway and saw Su Xiaolu stoking the fire in the small stove in the courtyard.
Su Xiaoling’s expression was gentle as she said softly, “Xiaolu.”
Su Xiaolu heard the shout and looked over. She immediately smiled. “Sister, why are you here? Come here.”
Su Xiaoling walked over and saw that Su Xiaolu looked like she was about to cook. She asked curiously, “Xiaolu, what are you doing?”
It looked like cooking, but there were also some ground herbs.
Su Xiaolu smiled and said, “I’m making medicinal cuisine.”
Su Xiaoling watched Su Xiaolu wash the rice. She couldn’t help but ask, “Is it porridge?”
Su Xiaolu nodded. “This will be better. Cook it dry and they’ll treat it as food.”
Although it tasted bitter, it could be eaten with some side dishes.
In the past six months, she had often made medicinal cuisine, but her culinary skills had not improved.
Therefore, in the end, she simply cooked some porridge and let Sun Baoshan and Sun Baoqian eat it. There were also a few stacks of side dishes in the kitchen. Although it was still not delicious, the siblings gritted their teeth and ate it.
Su Xiaoling looked at Su Xiaolu’s lack of order and asked, “Are there requirements for these?”
Su Xiaolu waved her hand. “No, just soak the herbs and boil them together.”
Su Xiaoling smiled. “Then let me help you.”
Su Xiaolu nodded. “Sure.”
With Su Xiaoling’s help, Su Xiaolu went to get herbs.
She carried a small stone and placed the medicinal herbs inside to slowly crush them.
“Why are you here, Sister?”
Su Xiaolu asked.
Su Xiaoling helped to cook porridge. As she stirred, she said, “Mother asked me to come. Yesterday, a woman stopped Auntie and asked her how the scar on her face was healed. She wanted her to help introduce a doctor. Auntie told Father and Mother. Father and Mother thought about it and felt that they should ask for your opinion, so I came.”
Su Xiaolu had prepared several herbs. Su Xiaoling asked, “Xiaolu, which of these herbs is harder to cook? Which ones are easier to ripen?”
“That black-hoofed root is a little harder to cook. The groundpod and the other two are in the middle. The snowcapped grass is easy to cook.”
Su Xiaolu replied.
Su Xiaoling put the hard-to-cook ones in first and closed the lid.
She came to Su Xiaolu’s side. “Do you need my help?”
Su Xiaolu shook her head and said, “Sister, then send a message back to Mother later. Tell her that I agree to meet the person. I’ll go with Auntie tomorrow. We’ll talk about it when the time comes.”
Su Xiaoling nodded. “Alright, I’ll go back after I cook the porridge for you.”
Su Xiaoling turned to the small stove, estimated the time to open the lid, and returned two pieces of firewood.
Then, she placed the other herbs down one after another.
The fire was low, and the air holes of the casserole kept steaming. There was a faint scent of herbs and rice.