Chapter 199: Settling Scores 4
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Su Xiaozhi lowered her head and cried pitifully without saying anything.
Madam Cao glared fiercely at Madam Wang. “Pick up the silver and give it to me.”
If she still wanted to bully others at this time, Madam Cao would definitely not tolerate it.
Madam Wang felt that Madam Cao was too much. Wasn’t this bullying her?
Old Master Su’s face was already very hot. He slapped Madam Wang angrily. “Hurry up and pick it up. Who told you to throw it around?”
It was really too embarrassing. Madam Wang was just making him feel even more embarrassed.
When Old Master Su humiliated her like this, the Wang Consortium felt extremely embarrassed. How could he hit her in front of so many people?
However, when she saw that Old Master Su was about to eat someone, Madam Wang could only pick up the silver with tears in her eyes and give it to Madam Cao.
“Are you satisfied? Now get lost!”
Madam Wang almost shattered her teeth.
Madam Cao accepted the silver and warned Madam Wang coldly, “I’ll let it go this time, but if there’s a next time, I won’t be so easy to talk to. Su Xiaozhi is a member of my Hu family. My son is dead, so she should listen to me and marry another man. If I don’t agree, she will have to be a widow for my son for the rest of her life! If you dare to extend your hand, I’ll chop off your hand.”
After saying that fiercely, she turned around and pulled Su Xiaozhi. “Let’s go home.”
“Alright, alright. It’s fine as long as the matter is resolved. We’re all from the same village. We have to be careful about what we do. As the saying goes, every dog has its day. Don’t go overboard with your bullying.”
Old Master Wang said loudly as a warning to the others in the village.
Sometimes, people needed to know the limits.
Rabbits bite when they’re anxious. Dogs jump over walls when they’re anxious, let alone humans.
“There’s nothing more to do. Everyone go back to their homes and disperse.”
After saying that, Old Master Wang left with his son.
People scattered, too.
Only Grand Duke Su and Fourth Duke Su’s families were still around.
As soon as people left.
Old Master Su looked at the two elders in panic.
“What’s wrong with your family? How did things turn out like this? The clan discussed it. What are you doing?”
As soon as the people left, Grand Duke Su began to question them.
Old Master Su remained silent with a dark expression.
Madam Wang was still sad.
“Forget it, forget it. If they could have done it, they wouldn’t have ended up like this. They have no vision at all.”
Fourth Duke Su heaved a sigh of relief. He was also very disappointed in Old Master Su’s family.
Since Su Xiaozhi was so filial to them, they should build a good relationship with Su Xiaozhi. This way, they could slowly ease their relationship with Su Sanlang.
Not only did this family not treat Su Xiaozhi well, but they even beat her up badly and angered Madam Cao.
“Forget it, let’s not talk about it. Let’s go. Let’s go back.”
Seeing that Old Master Su had not said anything for a long time, Grand Duke Su was furious.
The two elders were helped back by their respective sons.
After everyone left, Old Master Su was in a daze. He couldn’t figure out if he had really done something wrong.
Why did everyone now say he was no good?
The clan had a grudge against him and wanted to rope Su Sanlang in. By doing this, they were undoubtedly treating his family coldly.
Old Master Su regretted it. He should have personally chased that unfilial son’s family out of the village back then. In that case, he would not have stabbed him like a thorn in his throat.
After people left, Su Dalang and Su Erlang came out.
The grandchildren had also just come out.
They hadn’t come out earlier because they felt too embarrassed.
Madam Li and Madam Zhou also came forward at this moment and helped Madam Wang up. They hurriedly asked, “Mother, are you alright?”
Madam Wang’s eyes were filled with hatred. She raised her hand and slapped Madam Li and Madam Zhou twice. “You two sluts! Are you dead? Now you’re pretending to be nice to me! I’ll slap you to death!”
Madam Wang immediately started beating them up and vented all the pent-up anger in her heart on Madam Li and Madam Zhou.
Madam Li and Madam Zhou could only apologize and hide from Madam Wang.
Old Master Su remained silent with a dark expression.
Su Dalang and Su Erlang were both frowning, clearly anxious.
Now not only did they not get the money, but they even returned what they got. What were they going to do?
The sons were all grown up. If they don’t get married soon, it would be difficult to get married in the future.
“Father, what should we do now? My sons’ marriage…”
Su Dalang couldn’t wait to ask. He had three sons.
They didn’t know how much money they had, and it felt terrible.
Thinking of Su Sanlang, now that he was dressed well and was in charge, they felt indignant.
Old Master Su said in a deep voice, “Their marriage won’t be postponed. We’ll settle it in a few days.”
He had money at home, but he didn’t want to take it out. He couldn’t count on Su Xiaozhi now. He had to take it out even if he didn’t want to. His grandson represented his legacy.
He would not let his grandchildren be single no matter what.
Seeing that Old Master Su had spoken, Su Dalang and Su Erlang did not care anymore.
As for Madam Wang hitting Madam Li and Madam Zhou, so be it.
As a mother-in-law, what was wrong with disciplining her daughter-in-laws?
Half of the village could hear Madam Li and Madam Zhou’s screams for mercy.
Madam Cao pulled Su Xiaozhi along. When she heard this scream, she said coldly to Su Xiaozhi, “Listen, is this voice familiar?”
Su Xiaozhi bit her lip. She was familiar with them. They were her sister-in-law and second sister-in-law.
Madam Cao said coldly, “Tell me, why didn’t they go back to their parents’ house after how your mother treated them? Do you know why?”
Su Xiaozhi looked at Madam Cao with a puzzled expression. She really didn’t know why.
Madam Cao looked at Su Xiaozhi coldly. The coldness in her eyes made Su Xiaozhi shiver and her heart turned cold.
Such an unfamiliar mother-in-law terrified Su Xiaozhi.
Madam Cao looked at Su Xiaozhi and answered her coldly, “Because she’s the mother of your sister-in-law and second sister-in-law’s husbands. Your eldest brother and second brother listen to her. If she’s not satisfied, she can ask your brothers to divorce them and send them back to their families. Their families will also feel embarrassed. When the time comes, they will marry them off casually, understand?”
Su Xiaozhi shivered and lowered her eyes.
Madam Cao looked at Su Xiaozhi, who was extremely weak, and there was a hint of pity in her eyes. She gritted her teeth and endured it. She continued mercilessly, “When the man is around, the man makes the decisions. When the man is gone, the parents-in-law can also make the decision. It doesn’t matter if it’s divorce or if they are marrying off. As long as it’s a woman, as long as she can still give birth, there are many lonely men who are willing to spend a few copper coins to marry her.”
Su Xiaozhi trembled and knelt down almost immediately. Tears streamed down her face as she begged, “Mother, please don’t marry me off. I don’t want to get married. I’m willing to stay by Daniu’s side for the rest of my life.”
Su Xiaozhi could not imagine what a second marriage would be like.
She was too foolish. There were very few mothers-in-law like Madam Cao in this world, and there were countless mothers-in-law like her own mother. Eldest Sister-in-law and Second Sister-in-law were being tortured like this because they were afraid, and she was no different from them.