Chapter 192: Madam Wang’s Request 2
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If she had not given more than 10 taels to Madam Wang intermittently, they could have saved more.
Not only did she use her own wages, but she also used her mother-in-law and daughter’s.
This was very wrong.
Su Xiaozhi was ashamed of what she had done. She was too ashamed to look at Madam Cao.
Seeing her like this, Madam Cao said gently, “Go ahead. I’ll be in charge of this money in the future. In a few years, Shuangshuang will have to arrange a marriage and Changshou will get married too.”
Madam Cao did not feel good either. After Hu Daniu passed away, she treated Su Xiaozhi as her own daughter. Su Xiaozhi was in charge of the family.
She knew that Su Xiaozhi was filial to Madam Wang, but she really did not know that Su Xiaozhi had given her more than ten taels.
No wonder Madam Wang was demanding an exorbitant amount this time.
However, she would not let Su Xiaozhi be in charge of her and her granddaughter’s wages in the future. Su Xiaozhi’s personality was not very strong. If she was in charge, her family would only become poorer and poorer. When her grandchildren were about to get married, she would not be able to fork out half a copper coin. By then, it would be too late.
Su Xiaozhi knew that Madam Cao had a grudge against her. She had no right to say anything. This was all her own fault.
She lowered her slightly red eyes and said, “Mother, I’m going out.”
Su Xiaozhi went out.
Madam Cao took the money box and returned to her house. She found a place to put the things.
When she came out and saw that the three children looked dispirited, Madam Cao’s heart ached. She smiled and said to the three children, “Shuangshuang, Changshou, Changyang, come to Grandma.”
Hu Shuangshuang, Hu Changshou, and Hu Changyang walked to Madam Cao’s side.
Madam Cao gently stroked the three children’s hair and said kindly, “Don’t let your imagination run wild. Let’s just be like before and work diligently. Don’t be angry with your mother. This is how humans are. Some things are like this. As long as she treats you well and loves you, she will still be your mother.”
In the future, when she was in charge of the family, her salary would be saved. In a few years, she would marry Hu Changshou off, Hu Shuangshuang would get married, and Hu Changyang would go to school. It would be enough.
“Grandma, don’t worry. My brothers and I know.”
Hu Shuangshuang smiled and said.
Hu Changsheng pursed his lips and nodded.
Hu Changyang did not know that much, but he was also very obedient.
Su Xiaozhi’s heart ached when she went out.
As she passed Chen Hu and Su Sanlang’s house, she couldn’t help but walk faster with her head down. The shame in her heart was painful.
Thinking of the help she had received over the past few years, Su Xiaozhi’s tears fell and she slapped herself twice in self-reproach.
She told herself she must not say yes this time. She would never say yes again.
Su Xiaolu and Su Chong, who were practicing their swordsmanship, saw Su Xiaozhi enter the village. The siblings looked at each other and tacitly reached a consensus.
Gui You drank just now. Now that it was dark, he should be asleep.
Su Chong and Su Xiaolu jumped over the wall and followed Su Xiaozhi from afar.
“Big Brother, what if Aunt wants to do something bad?”
Su Xiaolu was a little unhappy. She did not feel good when she saw Su Xiaozhi enter the village.
She would never forgive that family. It was precisely because of this that Su Xiaolu felt uncomfortable seeing Su Xiaozhi interacting with them.
The beating and scolding and grievances were over.
But could her father’s eyes recover? Could her mother’s hands recover?
Su Chong’s expression was also dark. He said, “If she wants to do something bad, let’s tell Father and Mother when we get home.”
That was what he and Su Xiaolu thought when they followed her.
If Su Xiaozhi was really bent on that side, their family would be able to make preparations. If they knew about it in advance, they would be able to slowly accept it even if they were disappointed and sad. They would not suddenly be seriously hit at an unexpected moment.
Just like today, Madam Wang suddenly came to look for Su Xiaozhi. Su Xiaozhi’s flustered and guilty look made it obvious that she had some private interactions with them.
It felt worse to suddenly know like this.
Su Xiaolu nodded.
It was dark. Su Chong was afraid that Su Xiaolu could not see clearly. He said to Su Xiaolu, “Xiaolu, I’ll carry you.”
Su Xiaolu was a little hesitant. She was already seven years old. There was no longer anything like hugging her brother like she was three or four years old.
Su Chong did not think too much about it. Seeing that Su Xiaolu did not move, he said, “Don’t you want to know how much my Qinggong has improved recently? Come up and I’ll let you feel it.”
Su Xiaolu climbed onto Su Chong’s back.
Su Chong immediately circulated his Qi and flew away.
Soon, they arrived at the Su residence.
At this moment, everyone was in the main room.
Su Chong and Su Xiaolu leaned against the wall and listened quietly to what the people in the room were saying.
Su Xiaozhi had just arrived.
As soon as she entered the house, Madam Li stepped forward with a smile and held Su Xiaozhi’s arm warmly. She praised, “Father, Mother, Xiaozhi is too filial to you. Mother just came back and she came right after. Mother has such a good daughter. I’m so envious.”
Madam Wang had just returned not long ago. When she returned, told them her plans proudly.
The matter was settled. If she could not control Su Sanlang, she could still control Su Xiaozhi.
Now that Su Xiaozhi was here, everyone thought that she was here to pay.
A rare gentle smile appeared on Old Master Su’s face. Before Su Xiaozhi could speak, he smiled and said, “Xiaozhi, you’re the benefactor of this family. When they get married in the future, I have to get my niece-in-law to serve you tea to thank you.”
“Old woman, go and reply tomorrow and set the date. Chao, Cai, and Lei are not young anymore. Let’s try to get the marriage arranged this year. Shun and Qing will be delayed until next year.”
Old Master Su said to Madam Wang. His grandsons were already at the age to talk about marriage. Speaking of which, they were quite old.
In the past few years, because Su Shun and Su Qing had entered the school, they had thought that if they studied to become Elementary Scholars or something, they would find a better family for Su Chao, Su Cai and Su Lei. In the end, after studying for a few years, they were all disappointing.
Over the past few years, Old Master Su had given up. From this year onwards, Su Shun and Su Qing did not have to study anymore. It was time for them to farm.
If they didn’t study, they would have to get married early. The brothers who were delayed by them were even more anxious. The betrothal gifts that the matchmaker wanted were not a small amount, so they asked Su Xiaozhi for help.
Looking at this daughter, Old Master Su was satisfied. He didn’t raise her for nothing and she knew that she should take care of the family.
After hearing Old Master Su’s instructions, Madam Wang smiled and said, “Don’t worry, old man. I’ll make a trip tomorrow and settle the matter. I’ll get my granddaughters-in-law this year and have a great-grandson next year.”
Madam Zhou smiled and echoed, “In my opinion, the children’s aunt is the best. Lei, Qing, quickly come over and thank your aunt.”
Madam Li also pushed her three sons. “Don’t just stand there. Go forward and thank your aunt. Your aunt dotes on you the most. Get closer to her.”