Feeling Chu Fei Yang’s gaze seemed to penetrate through him, Jiao Da immediately shook his head, when Wang Ye and Lao Ye interacted with each other, he was always standing beside the doorway of the study room, yet he wasn’t particular with the discussion between the two men, but every time when the two of them came out of the room after discussion, their faces seemed to be uglier, as if they had been through some arguments, if Wang Ye didn’t have his grandson and granddaughter-in-law around, perhaps during his old days he will turn into a pitiful old man!
Chu Fei Yang’s both eyes were bright and full of expression, he was staring strictly at Jiao Da, but no matter how intense was the look that he shot against Jiao Da, Jiao Da’s expressionless face had clearly indicate the problem.
“Let’s just have our meal! Why do you have to talk too much rubbish while we are eating? Certainly Meng’er seemed more educated and quiet! Why don’t you think about it, what kind of person like me is your grandfather, how could I get the worst of it?” Chu Nan Shan tore apart the chicken leg with one hand, he opened his mouth and bit off half of the meat on it, his both eyes half squinted while he chewed, his expression seemed to be quite enjoying it “Your grandpa is old, sooner or later the my position will be handed over to another person, rather than making you all badly bruised while fighting for it, it would be better for me to determine my decision earlier! With your ability, grandpa certainly know what was going on in your mind! With the silly girl Meng’s ability, grandpa also have a plan in my mind! Just don’t decline my offer!”
Yun Qian Meng laid down the bowl and chopsticks, watching Chu Nan Shan seemingly hard to conceal the depressed expression on his face, her eyes seemed to be concerned, then she gently asked “Grandpa, your are actually hale and hearty despite the years, this title is yours as a king was actually obtained in exchange of your flesh and blood, how can we reap it without sowing?”
Although the power was good, but at the same time Yun Qian Meng was also able to realize that, once a person crawled higher, if one day by any chance that person would fall down, it will very likely for that person to seriously tumble down! Although Chu Nan Shan wholeheartedly wanted to pave way for his grandson, but based on Chu Fei Yang’s nature, perhaps it will not be easy for him to accept it! And as for herself, all the trouble that will come across the position of Wang Fei, will only be much more complicated than being Chu Furen!
‘Pak!’ With the chicken bone being thrown on the table, Chu Wang wiped off the grease in his mouth, frowning as he said “What do you mean by hale and hearty? I am old, how can I not accept this fact? Jiao Da, help me up, allow the physician to check my pulse once we returned back, I always feel my belly being bloated recently, perhaps when a person gets old, health problems will begin to appear!”
While speaking, Chu Nan Shan strongly squeezed his arm in Jiao Da’s arms, tugging at Jiao Da as they both stepped out of Meng Xin Xiao Zhu.
Yun Qian Meng looked at the pile of chicken bone and the pot without a single drop of soup left behind, her eyes flickered grudgingly, even the youngsters who consumed the entire chicken, would also feel bloated, how could Chu Wang say he had fallen ill, it was only because he ate too much!
With a hand gesture instructing the servant girls to take out the leftovers, Yun Qian Meng held Chu Fei Yang’s hand as they walked out of Meng Xin Xiao Zhu, the color of the sky outside was already pitch-black, and the sky was already decorated with stars glistening brightly, those twinkling beam of lights were like beacon lights guiding the pathway on their feet.
As compared to the warmth inside the room, the temperature outside seemed to be penetratingly cold, but as compared to the coldness in front of Xia Hou Ying’s tombstone during the day, this Xiang Fu seemed to be more occupied!
“You want come out yet you didn’t add more clothing!” Seeing Yun Qian Meng only wore her home clothing, only wearing a layer of amber coat, Chu Fei Yang seemed discontented, he was about to Yun Qian Meng back to the room, yet he was being dragged forward by Yun Qian Meng.
“I just finished my meal, my body was still fully heated up, I won’t feel cold! Besides, after the meal everyday I would sit inside the room, not only will the food get retained in the stomach due to indigestion, but I always feel sleepy, it would be better to walk around after the meal, it will both benefit my mood and my body!” Permitting Chu Fei Yang to feel the temperature in her hands, after ensuring that she will not feel cold, Yun Qian Meng smiled as she spoke, her feet were stepping on Chu Fei Yang’s shadow, step by step as she steadily marched forward.
Watching her small actions, Chu Fei Yang couldn’t help but slightly hooked up the corner of his mouth, slowly tightening up his hands which were holding on to hers, firmly hauled her beside him, not allowing Yun Qian Meng to have any chance of falling down! But because of the purpose of Yun Qian Meng’s actions, his heart cherished this person beside him even more.
“Fei Yang, if grandpa insisted to do it this way, we had better accept it!” Just because Yun Qian Meng knew very well about Chu Fei Yang’s arrogance, she had particularly led him outside with her, allowing the air outside to cool down his head “Or compared to letting grandpa hand over the title of king to a person he dislikes, it would be better for you to take over Chu Wang Fu!”
Chu Fei Yang turned his eyes to stare at Yun Qian Meng’s slightly bent profile, under the moonlight her luster white skin was suffused with pearl like radiance, similar to the top quality glossy and mild sheep-fat white jade, yet it didn’t appear to be inelegant flashing with brilliant lights, its understated radiance made Yun Qian Meng appear to be noble and elegant, the brilliant lights and vibrant colors in her eyes reflected brilliant rays of being wise and farsighted, causing Chu Fei Yang to be in a great mood for a period of time, indeed he was starting not to feel more resistant towards Chu Wang’s suggestion as compared to what he felt earlier.
Yun Qian Meng didn’t say all the things that she intended to say, but Chu Fei Yang already understood what she was meaning to say.
After all, Grandpa possessed quite a number of powerful privilege that made people drool, particularly the military power of Chu family that was highly revered was a layer of fort that was indestructible, if a person who had an ulterior motive obtained Chu Wang’s position, it will be very likely for Xi Chu to be confronted with a major catastrophe, and if Yu Qian Di will take back the title of Chu Wang, perhaps the Chu family will die without a burial site in the future! Rather than sitting around and waiting for death to arrive, it would be better for them to make it happen the sooner the better, breaking off everybody’s wish, and also helping the Chu family to temper itself through the hardships.
“Meng’er, if grandpa knew that you were the one who persuaded me, he will certainly feel very happy!” Slightly ceasing his footsteps, Chu Fei Yang pulled Yun Qian Meng was standing in front of him closer to himself, while she was lifting her head up to glance at him looking puzzled, he speak out this statement slowly.
At the same time, his heart was secretly sighing, facing her, it was always very easy for him to compromise.
And after Yun Qian Meng heard his grumbling, she laughed, her laugh was brilliant and dazzling, which made her look more attractive than the stars in the sky.
“You already had a decision in your heart, I am merely just taking advantage of the situation!” As for Chu Fei Yang, even if he was to take over the position of Chu Wang, he will obtain it based on his own efforts!
Now that Chu Wang had informed him that he will soon inherit the title of wang, it was natural for Chu Fei Yang to feel a little awkward in his heart, Yun Qian Meng was merely just soothing down the uncomfortable feeling in his heart, yet it will not be able to change the decision that Chu Fei Yang had already made up in his mind.
The next day morning, Yun Qian Meng was having her breakfast, when Yuan Dong approached her and bent her knees, then she whispered beside her ears “Xiaojie, early in the morning Er Furen had brought the Er Gongzi and the two Xie sisters along with her as they proceeded to Pu Guo An!”
Picking up the food her hand slightly paused, Yun Qian Meng exposed a simple smile, then she started to ask indifferently “Are there other persons who went with them?”
“Humble servant saw the horse carriage of Wen Fu went along with them, apparently it was not only Wen Er Furen who went with them, but also Wen Da Furen as well!” Yuan Dong conscientiously told everything that she had seen in full details.
Yun Qian Meng was slowly stirring the slightly steaming hot porridge, the smiling expression in the corner of her mouth seemed even colder under the steam, Xie Shi’s action was quite abnormally fast, she just said it the day before yesterday, then she carried it out today, apparently, not only was Xie Shi being the top ranking in social interactions, but even her action skills truly surpassed any ordinary person.
“Xiaojie, it seems like our Er Furen loves her nieces very dearly, wherever she goes she would bring the Xie ladies with her, on the contrary she would let her own daughter stay behind inside Wang Fu!” Mu Chun picked up a piece of bread for Yun Qian Meng, then analyzed Xie Shi’s every move in a lowered voice.
Yun Qian Meng took the piece of bread from the small plate, softly took a bite, slowly tasting the flavor of the bread, although it was ordinary but it was still chewy, then she slowly spoke “When we went to Wang Fu the day before yesterday, didn’t Er Niang mention that Jie’er was not feeling well? She probably hadn’t completely recovered yet, now that the weather is also abnormally cold, she obviously wouldn’t let her go out!”
But, this Chu Qing Yang was rather unoccupied, recently he was always following behind Xie Shi, today he even followed a group of upper-class women to Pu Guo An, that was truly suspicious!
“Xiaojie, a group of people has arrived in the doorway of Xiang Fu, they were requesting to see Xiang Ye and you, my lady!” This time, Ying Xia quickly walked inside, seeing Yun Qian Meng eating her breakfast, she immediately saluted, then she quickly reported.
“What sort of people?” Laying down the bowl and chopsticks in her hands, Yun Qian Meng took the handkerchief handed over to her by Mu Chun then wiped the corner of her mouth, feeling somewhat confused as she asked.
After all, among the people inside the capital, the person who would dare to create a disturbance in front of the doorway of Chu Xiang Fu, aside from Chu Wang, no one else would dare do it.
“Humble servant has no idea! But, when Shang Guan Mama heard the commotion she had proceeded in advance to handle it!” Ying Xia sincerely shook her head, but she felt a bit curious about the clothing and personal adornment of those people “Xiaojie, I saw the clothes worn by those young women knocking on the door were not very similar to ours! They actually seemed like the clothings of a different tribe!”
Upon hearing the words ‘different tribe’ from Ying Xia, three words ‘Xia Hou Zhu’ had unexpectedly came into Yun Qian Meng’s mind, the calmness on her face gradually transformed into a grave expression, she quickly stood up, under the puzzled look of the few servant girls she quickly stepped out of the room, walking towards the main door of Chu Xiang Fu.
Upon reaching the main door, Steward Hong was instructing people to open the main gate of Chu Xiang Fu, outside the door which was slowly being opened, an old man in his seventies just stood there, and a young girl stood beside him, that old man’s vision was sharp with an incisive wisdom and calmness that seemed to have accumulated over a long period of time, deep wrinkles retained on his face as years gone by, yet it wasn’t hard to see that he was also once a very young and energetic man before, although he was already in his old years, but his back was still tall and straight like a pine tree, with each step on the stairs it seemed to show his unflustered and calm composure given to him due to his age, that dignified attitude shown by him caused the observer to virtually feel ashamed, they couldn’t help but bowed down their heads to salute this elderly man.
And beside him was a young girl who seemed to be blooming due to her age, her face was full of youthful energy brimming with the smile of youth, although she was not too old, but judging by her way of cautiously assisting the old man, it can be clearly seen that she certainly is an obedient person.
That pair of lovely eyes was unlike those pretty eyes she had normally seen during the usual days which were concealed with wild schemes, looked even more profound, her delicate white skin was suffused with faint pinkness, those brows that were perfectly shaped without drawing them, those lips that were naturally red without painting them, revealed an exceptionally beautiful woman, particularly those eyes which were as clear as water even more added the vital finishing touch as they contained in that young woman’s face, making her looked quite unforgettable.
Looking at her clothes once again, it seemed to be different from the broad sleeves elegant clothes worn by the women of the capital, the young woman was wearing well-fitting narrow sleeves female clothing, the materials of the clothing weren’t made of valuable silk cloth, but the extremely cozy mixed fabric made from cotton hemp and silk, the color was extremely vibrant, which looked intensely striking in the eyes.
Looking at the two persons who slowly walked inside the main door of Xiang Fu, Yun Qian Meng gradually have a conclusion as to their identities, immediately leading the few servant girls behind her and waited inside the main door of Xiang Fu, slightly bending her both knees, facing that old man she respectfully saluted “Granddaughter-in-law is pleased to meet you, waizufu!”
(waizufu: maternal granfather)
Due to Yun Qian Meng’s appearance he slightly halted his steps, that old man looked at Yun Qian Meng, carefully observed this woman who came forward to salute him, seeing Yun Qian Meng was quite young, but she seemed to be imposing, facing the person that she met for the very first time she was able to remain unperturbed, the vital energy that she had shown wasn’t arrogant nor impatient, without obtaining his response she was able to remain in her posture of making salutations, a smiling expression flashed through the elderly man’s eyes.
And the young woman beside him was staring at Yun Qian Meng with both eyes wide open, her eyes looked pleased, immediately let go of the old man she approached beside Yun Qian Meng as she smiled and said “Grandpa, she must be my cousin-in-law!”
“Stand up now!” Until this moment, the old man slowly spoke, his voice sounded deep and low, completely in contrast with Chu Wang’s loud and clear voice, and based on the impression that the old man had given to everybody, this leader of the Xia Hou’s tribe was probably a calm person, which was completely different from Chu Wang’s outgoing and frivolous personality.
“Granddaughter-in-law has arrived late, please forgive me, waizufu!” With the Xia Hou tribe leader’s pair of omniscient eyes, under this pair of eagle like eyes anyone wouldn’t be able to conceal the good and evil human nature, in front of this elderly man all sorts of disguise will be nothing more than futile efforts, Yun Qian Meng didn’t seek to obtain everyone’s approval, but in front of Chu Fei Yang’s relatives, it will be sufficient enough to show her sincerity.
“Where’s Fei Yang?” But the elderly man had nevertheless shifted the subject of the conversation, seeing that there were only females present in this huge Chu Xiang Fu, the tone of voice of the elderly man seemed a bit concerned.
From the elderly man’s spoken words, Yun Qian Meng managed to discover a bit of his nature, this Xia Hou tribe leader was very likely to be similar with Chu Wang, both men didn’t put more emphasis on etiquette, or else why wouldn’t he look further into her fault for being late?
Moreover during the ancient times such ideology like valuing the males and belittling the females was already deeply rooted in the minds of people, yet the elderly man only brought his very own granddaughter with him, in addition to what Chu Fei Yang had mentioned that Xia Hou Ying was the elderly man’s most beloved daughter, for the sake of his daughter’s happiness, he had selected very carefully and settled upon Chu Pei!
But, a wise man also made mistakes, although Chu Pei’s family background was great, yet he wasn’t a good husband for Xia Hou Ying, it was a pity for a woman of unmatched beauty like Xia Hou Ying.
“Waifuzu, my husband had to attend the royal court assembly inside the imperial palace in the morning. Perhaps he will be back at noon time. Please come inside to take some rest, waizufu!” Yun Qian Meng had given the young woman a friendly smile, then leading the men of Xia Hou tribe inside Chu Xiang Fu as they proceeded to the main hall.
“Cousin-in-law, my name is Xia Hou An Er! My daddy is grandpa’s first born child, Xia Hou Yong! But my daddy has to stay behind to handle the matters in our tribe, only I was allowed to come here with grandpa!” Xia Hou An Er was a vivacious young girl, seeing Yun Qian Meng cool-headed, Xia Hou An Er incessantly admired her, particularly when Yun Qian Meng was able to respond to her expressionless grandfather with ease during their very first meeting, made Xia Hou An Er admired her even more, then she pulled Yun Qian Meng’s arm very passionately, as they walked together towards the main hall of Chu Xiang Fu.
Yun Qian Meng looked at the way Xia Hou An Er wrapped herself around her arm, a smiling expression streaked across her face, her intuition made her recognize that Xia Hou An Er must be a straightforward girl, which was completely different from the peculiarity of Jie’er, then she smiled and said “Cousin An Er, you must be travel-worn on your journey, after a moment I will let the servant girls take you to your room and rest!”
But Xia Hou An Er didn’t even look tired, her round and bulging eyes were glancing around in every corner of Chu Xiang Fu, finally she pouted her lips and complained “Cousin-in-law, if my cousin didn’t marry you, this Chu Xiang Fu would really look like a Buddhist monk temple, even a tiny flower could not be seen in this place, the scene didn’t even seem as natural as what we have in Luo Cheng!”
“An Er!” Hearing Xia Hou An Er talking bluntly, the Xia Hou tribe leader strictly uttered, frightening Xia Hou An Er as she immediately stuck out her tongue naughtily at Yun Qian Meng, then wrinkled her nose facing Xia Hou tribe leader’s back, however she shut her mouth then remain well-behaved.
Watching Xia Hou An Er’s frank and sincere expression, Yun Qian Meng patted her hand, then in a gentle voice she said “In a moment if you seem to dislike your own courtyard, I will instruct the servant girls to plant some flowers and plants, don’t feel wronged!”
Hearing Yun Qian Meng cared about her, Xia Hou An Er immediately nodded her head smiling from ear to ear, then she mouthed the words ‘Thank You’ facing Yun Qian Meng.
Aside from the old tribe leader and Xia Hou An Er, the Xia Hou tribe also brought along more than twenty trusted aides, and three hundred guards.
As a result of the numerous number of people, Yun Qian Meng allowed Housekeeper Hong to make arrangements for other people to the courtyard in the west side of Chu Xiang Fu, and Xia Hou tribe leader and Xia Hou An Er both resided in the rear court, then she assigned a few clever servant girls to wait upon Xia Hou An Er.
When all the things had been settled appropriately, Yun Qian Meng sat down in front of Xia Hou An Er, lifting up the teacup she lightly took a sip of the top-quality biluochun green tea, when the fragrant tea slipped down to her stomach, she slowly spoke “Grandfather and cousin, you were already tired from a long journey, you must remain inside Xiang Fu to regain your strength for a few days, also for us to fulfill our obligations as the younger generation!”
Hearing Yun Qian Meng spoke, the Xia Hou tribe leader’s gaze shifted from the front towards Yun Qian Meng, seeing the corner of her mouth smiling, her eyes remain tranquil, quietly sitting in a corner without looking nervous or uneasy, he felt pleased with Yun Qian Meng’s behavior, but being a tribal leader all his life, he had naturally acquired a serious looking face which couldn’t be easily changed, but his gaze looked a bit gentle, facing Yun Qian Meng he nodded his head.
“Hahaha!” It was quiet inside the hall, when a burst of loud and clear laughter echoed from outside the door.
Hearing this, Yun Qian Meng obviously knew that Chu Wang has arrived, immediately laid down the teacup as she stood up, her both eyes were smiling as she looked towards the curtain in door which was lifted up, facing Chu Nan Shan she saluted “Meng’er is pleased to meet you, grandpa!”
“Quickly get up, girl, don’t stress yourself!” Chu Nan Shan strode inside the main hall taking large strides, after seeing Yun Qian Meng he was even happier, afterwhich he regretfully allowed Yun Qian Meng to stand up, to one’s surprise it made the Xia Hou tribe leader slightly knitted up his brows.
“An Er is pleased to meet you, Grandpa Chu Wang!” Although Xia Hou An Er was a bit more energetic, yet she still knew how to comprehend with the necessary etiquette, particularly that Chu Wang being her cousin’s grandpa, naturally her heart felt a bit closer to Chu Wang.
“Young girl, didn’t expect that you would come here together with your grandpa! Tomorrow grandpa will act as a host and hold a welcoming dinner for you!” Seeing Xia Hou An Er making her salutations, Chu Nan Shan immediately responded out of courtesy, but his eyes were still focused on the Xia Hou tribe leader who was sitting on the head seat “Old brother, you have finally came! I have finally longed for your arrival!”
While speaking, before Chu Nan Shan could go ahead and embrace the Xia Hou tribe leader, he was being avoided by the Xia Hou tribe leader.
“After a month of not seeing each other, Wang Ye, you have actually seemed more amiable and approachable!” Secretly mocking Chu Nan Shan’s behavior earlier, the Xia Hou tribe leader was back to his head seat, as he coldly remarked.
Chu Nan Shan didn’t seem to mind him as he sat beside the Xia Hou tribe leader, lifting up the tea offered by the servant girls he straightly took a sip, then he started to speak “I always behave that way, contrariwise, old brother, you seemed to be increasingly more courageous!”
Hearing Chu Nan Shan’s indifferent response, the Xia Hou tribe leader took back the pointed thorns that had puffed up all over his body earlier, with a bit of sad tone he said “Getting older each day, how can I be more courageous! Entering the capital this time, apart from the thing that you’ve mentioned, I also wanted to hand over my position as the tribe leader to the younger generation, from now on, I also wanted to be just like Wang Ye and live a simple life! But, before I return back, I wanted to go and see my Ying’er, so many years had passed, yet as her father, I never went to see her, not even for once!”
In the end, the Xia Hou tribe leader still remained unsettled! During that time he permitted his most beloved daughter to marry Chu Pei, yet ultimately Xia Hou Ying died from a difficult birth, as a result his daughter had died before him, ever since Chu Fei Yang was small he got left behind without the guidance of a mother, this made the Xia Hou tribe leader felt distressed, which was why his attitude towards Chu Wang remained indifferent, the anger included among these only those persons involved will be able to understand.
And his words had caused the smiling expression on Chu Wang’s face faded away, then immersed himself in the remorseful feeling, most of it, contained the guilty conscience, thinking about the things that his own son had done, Chu Wang’s heart also felt ashamed and resentful.
“I’ve heard Chu Pei had came back to the capital with his second wife during the past few days!” The Xia Hou tribe leader had specially mentioned the second wife, although in his heart he surely hated to see Chu Pei, but it didn’t hinder him from gathering the news and information about the other person involved.
“Yes!” For someone who had done something wrong, he always seemed to agree at everything, even if this person was Chu Wang, when faced with the Xia Hou tribe leader to whom he felt utterly ashamed, he could only manage to lower down his head and respond with a word.
“Most likely he had never went to see Ying’er!” Seeing Chu Wang behaved like that, the Xia Hou tribe leader understood, yet he still couldn’t bear the pain he felt in his heart.
“It will be sufficient for me alone to visit my mother, there’s no need to trouble any other person not involved, to disturb the peaceful rest of my mother!” During this time, the hanging screen in the door of the hall was being lifted up, Chu Fei Yang walked inside bearing a cold air in his body, when he saw Xia Hou tribe leader, he immediately knelt down on one knee and said in a clear voice “Grandson is pleased to see you, waizufu”
“Good, good, stand up now!” Seeing his daughter’s only child, the Xia Hou tribe leader definitely felt delighted, he immediately stood up and supported Chu Fei Yang, carefully observed him all around, he then nodded his head feeling satisfied “Fei Yang is right, why should we allow those houseflies to keep pestering your mother’s peaceful rest, I presume your mother would like to see them put on a play!”
Chu Fei Yang respectfully supported the old Xia Hou tribe leader up to his seat, being rarely obedient as he followed the Xia Hou tribe leader’s words as he spoke “Waizufu, you’ve said it right!”
Watching the grandfather and grandson talking happily, Chu Wang’s face turned darker, his mind recalled his every situation that he had encountered every time he met Chu Fei Yang, aside from howling at him, he would also drive him away, he could never be kneeling down before him like what he did when he saw his maternal grandfather, this made him feel sad, he even doubted if the decision he made at that time was right or not, if he had known earlier he wouldn’t have let this guy from Xia Hou to enter the capital, making his heart feel even more suffocating.
“Wang Ye, Lao Ye has arrived!” And during this time, Jiao Da who had been guarding in the doorway entered the main hall.
Having heard what was said, the smiling expression in his face immediately faded away from the corner of his mouth, Chu Fei Yang took a glimpse at Yun Qian Meng, then he saw Yun Qian Meng smiled as she stood up, then saluted Chu Wang and the Xiao Hou tribe leader, as she plainly spoke “Grandpa, waizufu, granddaughter-in-law will now accompany cousin back to her room to take a rest.”
While speaking, Yun Qian Meng approached beside Xia Hou An Er, with a shallow smile she held Xia Hou An Er’s hand up, leading her as they walked out of the rear door of the main hall.
And at the same time, Chu Pei walked inside the main hall striding his heavy steps, seeing his father-in-law whom he had never met for more than twenty years, he stooped down and saluted “Your son-in-law is here to see you, my father-in-law!”
“So it’s actually Governor Chu, I’m unworthy of such courtesy from Governor Chu, there’s no need to make such huge courtesy!” The Xia Hou tribe leader coldly groaned, after speaking these words he immediately stood up, without glancing at Chu Pei he walked out of the main hall.
Seeing this situation, Chu Fei Yang immediately allowed Steward Hong to follow after him, instructing his to lead his own maternal grandfather to his room to take his rest.
“What do you mean by this?” When Xia Hou tribe leader left, Chu Pei stood up straight, his both gloomy eyes were staring at Chu Wang who was sitting upright in a corner sipping his tea, as he asked in a cold tone.
“What are you referring to?” Chu Wang pretended to be naive, blinking his both eyes as he looked at his own son, his heart was trying hard to restrain the hot anger that he had obtained from the Xia Hou tribe leader earlier, his fingers gripped the teacup held in his hand even more tightly.
“Father, aren’t you afraid that His Majesty might think that the Chu family had joined hands together with the Xia Hou tribe? When the time comes, perhaps you wouldn’t even know how the Chu family will die!” Chu Pei’s eyes strictly glanced at Chu Fei Yang who was similarly sipping his tea, seeing his brows being ninety percent similar to those of Xia Hou Ying, his heart felt a bit twisted, then he immediately shifted his focus as he glared at Chu Nan Shan.
“Father, you have worried too much, my waizufu just came to visit his relatives, secondly he it was because of the matters concerning his tribe, when did it ever imply that Chu family is joining hands together with the Xia Hou tribe? Even if you were the emperor, you shouldn’t easily doubt your own loyal subjects! But on the contrary, I am quite curious, even if Father being the governor of the borderland, of course you were quite busy with the official businesses in You Zhou, or else Father wouldn’t go out of the capital and never came back for twenty-three years, but as for this time I am quite unaware as to how long Father had planned to stay in the capital, please do not neglect your duty for the common people of You Zhou!” Chu Fei Yang was able to see Chu Wang’s frustration earlier, being the person who had personally raised him up and had given him everything he deserved in life, his grandpa had already became a part of his life, how could Chu Fei Yang allow Chu Pei to disrespect Chu Nan Shan like that?
Besides, Chu Pei had already left this family for more than twenty years, yet he had never shown his concern towards his own father, how could he have the right to criticize Chu Nan Shan’s way of handling things?
“Is this the rightful attitude that you should have when talking to your own father? If you were Qing Yang, I will absolutely not allow you to be obstinate and unruly like this!” Didn’t expect his own child would criticize and interrogate him like that in public, Chu Pei’s both eyes glared at Chu Fei Yang like torches, as he said angrily.
“Don’t tell me that you’ve already forgotten that, ever since I was small my parents were both not around to guide me, how can I be a match for my half brother, who always have his father beside him, and being personally guided by his own father?” Chu Fei Yang’s eyes seemed to be mocking as he jeered at him, not in the slightest bit being concerned with his life in the past, he wasn’t also being affected by the pain that he had suffered when other people poked him “Besides, in those years when you were young, Father, you have grown up under the love and care of my grandfather and grandmother, yet I had never seen Father honored grandpa, apparently, in this aspect, as your son I had inherited your conduct and manner!”
With every path being sealed off by Chu Fei Yang, Chu Pei could only angrily glare at his son whom he had never get along with even for more than a day, yet Chu Fei Yang had really stabbed the sore spot in Chu Pei’s heart.
“Fei Yang, you go ahead and take care of Meng’er, I need to speak a few words with your father!” This time, Chu Nan Shan slowly spoke, he who had remained quiet earlier wasn’t really being emotionless, the smiling expression which was usually seen on his face instantly faded away during the moment when Chu Pei was rebuking Chu Fei Yang, during this time his on the surface he seemed to be as calm as the boundless surface of the sea, just like the sunlight reflecting on the mirror-like surface of the sea, bearing the enchanted brightness that caused people’s heart to tremble, not knowing what sort of huge waves it will upsurge from the deepest part of the sea.
Chu Fei Yang glanced at Chu Wang feeling worried, seeing him giving a meaningful glance hinting him to leave, he laid down the teacup that was held in his hand, without looking at Chu Pei again, he walked out of the main hall striding huge steps.
“Pei’er, you have no rights to rebuke Fei Yang! His way of handling things, his nature and character, no one knows him any better that me, as his grandfather! When you were rebuking Fei Yang, did you ever go back and take a look at the pain that he had suffered? Because you were unable to bear your pain, you have applied all your anguish on other people, is this your elegance and aspiration? You have managed the You Zhou for so many years, achieved your praise from the common people, received commendation from His Majesty the emperor, why are you able to consider all the common people as sons and daughters, but as for your very own son, you were cold and detached towards him like that?” Sending Fei Yang away, this will be the little dignity that Chu Nan Shan had preserved for Chu Pei for the sake of being a father. But he would never allow any person to criticize his most beloved grandson!
“Then at that time when you forced me to marry Xia Hou Ying, why didn’t you think about my position? In your eyes, you have considered all the common people of Xi Chu as your children, then did you think that your son’s fate can be easily sacrificed because of those people?” Yet unexpectedly, Chu Nan Shan’s words had caused Chu Pei to answer back with a rhetorical question, his eyes appeared to be mocking, but after the mockery, Chu Pei had nevertheless regained his usual respectful composure, his face looked indifferent as he said “Those things in the past, there is no need for us to look into them again! Father, you must know about the cherished desire that I have, for this desire I had already made my preparations for more than twenty years, I hope that Father will lend me a helping hand!”
But Chu Nan Shan sneered and rejected as he said “Do you think it is possible? Have you forgotten about our Chu family’s standpoint?”
“The standpoint can always be altered based on the person, it can be based on the consideration in Father’s heart!” At this time, under the solemn and respectful eyes of Chu Pei, the wildest scheme concealed deep within them began to stir, after keeping those unhappy past events under control, the things being mentioned will concern their plan for the future.
Yet Chu Wang just firmly shook his head “It seemed like you will be bound to receive nothing during your return to the capital this time!”
Having heard what was said, Chu Pei didn’t seem to get angry, exposing a cold smile on his face, he asked back “I don’t think so!”
During this time, the personal bodyguard of Chu Pei walked in taking quick steps, whispering a few words in his ears, Chu Pei’s facial expression suddenly turned grave, glancing at Chu Nan Shan once again, he immediately turned around and left Chu Xiang Fu.
“Xiaojie, that Miss Xia Hou is really pretty, her looks somewhat resembles Xiang Ye!” Settling down Xia Hou An Er, Yun Qian Meng returned back to Meng Xin Xiao Zhu, in her heart she was guessing what must have happened inside the main hall between the three generations.
“They were really cousins, having that resemblance wasn’t anything peculiar!” Without choice she shooked her head and laughed, oh Mu Chun, she was always curious about everything!
“But, xiaojie, aren’t you curious about the furen’s physical appearance? Miss Xia Hou is already very pretty, surely the furen must be an exceptionally beautiful woman!” Pouring a cup of tea for Yun Qian Meng who was reading a book, Mu Chun slightly frowned as she got lost in her wild and fanciful thoughts.
“Xiang Ye!” And during this time, the sound of servant girls making their salutations resounded from the outer room, Yun Qian Meng gave Mu Chun a meaningful glance, then allowed her to retreat out of the inner room, then she herself put aside the book that she had just read a single page, preparing to welcome Chu Fei Yang who had already walked inside the room.
Yet unexpectedly Chu Fei Yang’s action was too fast, by the time Yun Qian Meng stood up, he had already sat down on the round stool that she was sitting on earlier, he immediately gripped her wrists, urging her to sit down on his both legs, his both arms were tightly hugging her waist, burying his head in her shoulder blade.
“If you are tired, just lie down and take a rest!” Her hands were gently caressing Chu Fei Yang’s black hair which was highly raised up, Yun Qian Meng secretly sighed, immediately understood that he must be unhappy, or else he wouldn’t behave so childish like that.
“Then you must lie down with me for a while!” The depressed tone in his voice echoed from her clothes, Chu Fei Yang tightened up the grip in his arms, not allowing Yun Qian Meng to have the chance to escape.
Hearing his discontented request, the feeling of pity Yun Qian Meng felt in the bottom of her heart immediately turned into a laughable feeling, her both hands immediately clasped the handsome face which refused to lift up, her both eyes were staring sincerely at his sad eyes, pausing at every word as she said “After a while I will arrange our lunch for today, you should lie down for a moment!”
“These things Shang Guan Mama will settle them accordingly, there’s no need for you to worry about them!” While speaking, not allowing anyone to reject his statement, he carried up the person in his arms as they proceeded to the bed.
“Chu Fei Yang, have you already forgotten what kind of day it is today? How can we have the reason to turn a cold-shoulder on your waizufu and your cousin?” Yun Qian Meng was tightly pulling Chu Fei Yang’s lapel, as she reminded him in a stern face.
Suddenly sensing a smiling expression that flash past Chu Fei Yang’s eyes, she immediately jumped down from his hug, with her hands on her hips as she glared at Chu Fei Yang, as she said angrily “You are teasing me!”
But, just recently obtained her freedom, she was again being grabbed by Chu Fei Yang back to his arms, his lower jaw was lightly pressing on top of her head, deep and low voice resounded from the top of her head “The duty of a wife is to make her husband happy!”
And Yun Qian Meng softly fell back to Chu Fei Yang’s arms, her charming eyes were like silk threads hooking up Chu Fei Yang’s soul, with a charming voice she spoke “Is my husband completely satisfied with his wife’s performance?”
After speaking, the two fragrant small hands had gone through the front piece of cloth in his chest as they explored deeper inside, those teasing eyes were concentrated on Chu Fei Yang’s expression, seeing his eyes suddenly turned dark, the huge hand holding her waist exerted its effort to push her body closer to his arms, the other hand was caressing her cheek, afterwhich he pressed down his handsome face…...
“Oh my, my feet feel sore after standing for a long time!” Yet unexpectedly, when the four lips were about to stir up the sparks between them, Yun Qian Meng suddenly pushed Chu Fei Yang aside, causing him to stumble one small step back, waving her hands dispersing the temperature that heated up the whole body, without consulting anyone she sat down on her round stool, lifting up the book that had been set aside, she started to read again with full concentration.
Scarcely realized, after being rejected by Yun Qian Meng, Chu Fei Yang’s face became terribly darker, he was about to advance forward to punish this girl, yet he heard Mu Chun’s voice outside as she intended to report about something.
“Come in!” Turning over a page, Yun Qian Meng uttered permitting Mu Chun to come inside the inner room to make her report.
Seeing that he will not be able to punish Yun Qian Meng for the time being, Chu Fei Yang turned around still in his dark face as he sat on the bedside, his cold eyes were staring at Mu Chun as she walked inside, frightening Mu Chun as she immediately lowered down her head thinking back over the things that she might have done wrong, and why Xiang Ye have such terrible gaze in his eyes.
“What’s the matter?” Seeing Mu Chun quietly standing in front of her and had actually forgotten to speak, Yun Qian Meng uttered these words to remind her, at the same time facing Chu Fei Yang she shook her head, he was actually trying to scare her servant girl away, so repulsive!
“Xiang Fu, Madame, Guard Xi requests to see you!” Hearing Yun Qian Meng’s question, Mu Chun was being reminded of her reason for coming here, then she immediately responded.
“Lead him to the side room and let him wait there!” Xi Lin had probably discovered something, Yun Qian Meng immediately stood up, lowering down her eyes to check her clothes, seeing it didn’t look inappropriate, she prepared to walk outside.
“Planning to escape?” Yet unexpectedly Chu Fei Yang’s body and arms were both long enough, instantly grabbing her back to his own arms, with one hand lifting up her palm-sized small face, raising his brows as he gazed at that charming face, speaking with a dangerous tone in his voice.
“Oh, my dear husband, you are the most generous man, spare me just this one time!” Yun Qian Meng anxiously wanted to see Xi Lin, she then got off her high horse as she pleaded, unconsciously stamping on her feet, her eyes looked pitiful.
Chu Fei Yang initially planned to let her go, but seeing her admitting her own defeat that easily because she wanted to see his bodyguard, his heart felt very upset, without saying anything further he pressed down his own lips, dipping into the mouth while chasing away the protective wall, after a series of fierceful attacks, after the two of them were gasping for breath and blushing, he then released her both lips which were reddened but his kiss.
Watching his masterpiece, the feeling of unwillingness had somewhat calmed down, in a good mood he held Yun Qian Meng’s hands as they proceeded towards the side room.
“Xiang Ye, Furen!” But seeing Xi Lin, Chu Fei Yang still subconsciously glared at her, afterwhich he earnestly said “Stand up at once!”
“Did you find anything?” Yun Qian Meng secretly glared at Chu Fei Yang, silently cursed the person beside her for having the facial expression of a chameleon, afterwhich she focused her attention on Xi Lin.
“Furen, according to your instructions humble servant had closely followed behind the horse carriage of Wang Fu, but halfway through a group of bandits attacked, frightening the horses of the Wang Fu and Wen Fu’s carriages, Er Gongzi who tried to save the Da Furen of Wen Fu was badly hurt, and Er Furen who tried to save the Er Furen of Wen Fu got stabbed, and the two sisters of Xie family also suffered from some scratches because they were also trying to help Er Furen of Wen family. This time Er Gongzi and Er Furen had already returned back to Wang Fu, the women of Wen Fu were also staying inside Wang Fu, waiting for the results of the physician’s diagnosis!” Xi Ling reported all the things that he saw on the journey, but he had never expected that Yun Qian Meng truly had an incredible foresight, as she had already predicted that it will be improbable for them to have a peaceful journey on their way to Pu Guo An!
“How’s Er Furen’s injuries? Were you able to see clearly the faces of those bandits? Don’t tell me that when the women of both families went out on a journey, they didn’t bring any bodyguard with them?” Yun Qian Meng and Chu Fei Yang looked at each other, afterwhich they asked. Being stabbed, but they weren’t able to know whether if the condition of the injury was critical or not, moreover such thing had occurred when the people of Xia Hou tribe had just arrived in the capital, perhaps someone was seizing this opportunity to incite trouble.
“The faces of the bandits were all covered, wearing very ordinary clothes, causing people unable to distinguish any of them! Their bodyguards were quite a lot, but the number of bandits were also quite a lot, in addition to the bodyguards having to protect the women, they appeared to be somewhat helpless instead. Er Furen seemed almost being stabbed on her chest, earlier Lao Ye had rushed back to Wang Fu!” Perhaps during this time the people inside Wang Fu were all confused.