“Eldest brother, second sister!!”
There was a childish calling outside the room. Su Li was a little puzzled.
Su Qingtan was not the only boy in the family. Su Qinghao was the fourth child in the Su family.
Su Qingtan and Su Qinghao were both the Second Madam’s sons. She and Su Zipei were the First Madam’s daughters. Because of that, although the Second Madam didn’t have a good background, she still had a lot of rights.
Su Li could only feel strange about Su Qinghao. Since she made a mistake in the previous life, she had never seen Su Qinghao again. She didn’t hear the news about him until she married the poor young master. Su Qinghao was poisoned and died when he was 15 years old, and the killer had never been found out.
“Second sister, I knew you were wrongly blamed!”
Su Qinghao, who looked like Su Qingtan very much, ran in happily and said with a smile. He had a snow-white leather hat on his head, which made his handsome little face look extremely lovely.
Compared with Su Qingtan, Su Qinghao was less stable but much livelier. When he came over, it was as if the whole room was full of vitality.
Su Qingtan smiled helplessly and explained, “The fourth brother cried at home because you were kicked out of the mansion. And then he had been locked up by father for two months. I’m afraid he’s so happy to be released today in advance.”
“That’s the story.”
Su Li was staring at Su Qinghao with her bright eyes, which made him a little awkward.
“Ok. Your second sister needs to rest. Go play outside.”
Su Qingtan suggested, and Su Qinghao immediately got excited and said, “I’ll go to the martial arts field and wait for you. Hurry up.”
After Su Qinghao left, Su Qingtan hesitated, braced himself and then said finally, “Second sister, father wants to focus on the overall situation. He does not want to declare the truth to the public. This matter… He’ll give you some compensation. I’m useless. Do you blame me?”
There was no doubt that this treatment was extremely unfair to the second sister. Su Qingtan looked at Su Li in fidgets, preparing for her crying. Unexpectedly, Su Li just nodded calmly, still with a peaceful and simple smile on her face.
“Why are you not angry?” Su Qingtan could not help clenching his fist. The second sister’s reaction made him feel more guilty.
Su Li shook her head slightly, “Why should I be angry? As long as eldest brother believes me, I’m very happy. I don’t have to get beaten up, and I don’t have to work. It’s all the hard work of eldest brother. You’re so great.”
The soft voice melted Su Qingtan’s heart. He did not expect that the second sister did not cry, and even actually comforted him in turn. She was the one who hurt the most!
He was so blind that he judged people by their appearance. Although the third sister was exquisite and amiable, she was as selfish as the first mother. How could she compare with the kind-hearted second sister?
At this moment, Su Qingtan’s desire for protection in his heart rose to an unparalleled degree, and he could no longer see such a pure little girl being hurt at all.
Su Li grinned, and the cold light was reflected on her teeth in the light.
She was not surprised by the outcome of handling of the Su family. For Su Huanli, Su Zipei was a rare commodity that could not be tarnished before it was sold at a high price.
As for the black and ugly Su Erya, she was just like a servant of the Su family. And a servant girl…didn’t need fame.
Over the next few months, Su Li’s condition improved greatly under the careful care of Mammy Li. Su Zipei was locked up, and her first mother could not even get in because of Su Qingtan’s obstruction. Her life was quite quiet and comfortable.
“Eldest brother, I want to learn to read!”
Su Li, who had been able to get out of bed and walk around, came to the study and said briskly.
Su Qingtan frowned and was amazed. Father believed that “Innocence is the virtue for women”. Few of Su’s women could read. Second sister should know about it. Why would she disobey it?
“Can you tell me why you want to learn to read?”
Su Li blinked her watery eyes, and said admiringly, “Because I want to be a person like Ms. Gu!”
Su Qingtan couldn’t help laughing, “You…”
“Ms. Gu”, Gu Yan, was a well-known name, and it was not surprising that the second sister knew it.
Gu Yan was the first female general of Dahan Dynasty. She was adept with both the pen and the sword. She set up war exploits on the battlefield with her husband Ling Jinglei fifty years ago. They led the lone army went deep into the enemy camp and killed the commander-in-chief, which laid the winning game!
A few years later, Marshal Ling Jinglei died on the battlefield, and Gu Yan went out to battle personally. The enemy army was so frightened that they dared not set foot on the land of Dahan Dynasty.
Unfortunately, the Ling family was full of loyalty, but there was such a good-for-nothing person…
Su Qingtan sighed. He looked at his sister and said, “If you want to learn, I’ll teach you. But you should keep it as a secret. It would be too bad if father knows about it.”
After the matter about the night-luminescent pearl, he came to realize that not every word what his father said was right. The second sister wanted to learn to read. It was enough that he thought that was right.
Su Li immediately nodded and breathed a sigh of relief. In previous life, under the guidance of the crippled husband, she learned a small number of words. So, she was lucky enough to inherit the toxicology and practice it.
It was a pity because she didn’t know every word, so she was out of control when she practiced Xuangong and her face was covered with terrible pustules. But at that time, she had lost everything, and she did not care whether she was disfigured or not. But… it was different now.
She closed her eyes, and every word passed on by the toxicologist came out of her mind, as clearly as a sculpture. As long as she knew all the words, she could start practicing Xuangong again. Then she could protect herself.