“Murong Qingyan, are you threatening me?” How could Murong Xiong not understand the meaning of Murong Qingyan’s words!
If he forced Murong Qingyan to go to Nangong family, when the time came Murong Qingyan not only wouldn’t apologize to them, but she would make sure that the relationship between families became even worse!
“I’ve merely stated a fact, nothing more!,” Murong Qingyan’s calm reply was a stark contrast to Murong Xiong’s escalating anger: “That’s why I’m asking Family Head to think twice.”
“Murong Qingyan, are you trying to defy my orders?” Murong Xiong narrowed his eyes, glaring fiercely at Murong Qingyan: “Do you know consequences of defying Family Head’s orders? What punishment awaits those people?”
“Of course, I know,” Murong Qingyan laughed coldly and replied: “In Murong family defying orders of the Master of Family is equal to disrespecting him and, therefore, that person can be expelled from the Family. So…”
Murong Qingyan raised her head and looked straight at Murong Xiong, saying: “Is Family Head going to drive me out of the Family?”
Such threats couldn’t scare Murong Qingyan. She had just won the Clan Assembly and even defeated Nangong Ye in the finals: that was something that the whole Galuo by now knew. If Murong Xiong really wanted to expel her, that would only make Murong Family a laughingstock throughout the country.
Moreover, due to the title of the First Family that she brought back to the Family, she knew, Murong Xiong couldn’t afford such move.
Besides, even if Murong Xiong expelled her, she wouldn’t worry. In the first place, she was set on leaving the Family after the Clan Assembly, so even if he didn’t expel her, she would still leave after some time. She was sure that leaving Murong Family would never be a loss to her.
“You-!” Murong Xiong pointed at Murong Qingyan, his whole person was trembling in anger, and even more so, seeing her self-possessed appearance, he didn’t feel good.
That’s right. There was no way for him to expel her because if he did so, it would inevitably harm the Family. If Murong Qingyan left, it would a be a huge blow for them. But it was that self-assured manner of Murong Qingyan that he found most infuriating to swallow.
In the end, he bellowed: “Murong Qingyan, you get out of here!”
He was afraid if he had to face her any longer, he would be unable to control himself and kill right then and there.
“Since Family Head said so, I won’t disturb your rest any longer,” Murong Qingyan stood up unhurriedly, patted her dress and leisurely walked out of the study.
Left alone in the study, Murong Xiong was struggling to breathe, his chest kept puffing. The entire person was about to faint. He had never imagined Murong Qingyan would disobey him so stubbornly and even dare to threaten him.
It seemed he was right. Even though Murong Qingyan had won the competition, she couldn’t be used by the Family. If such person stayed in the Family, was it a blessing or a curse?
Thinking thus, Murong Xiong’s eyes flashed with a gloomy light. When the day came and Murong Qingyan became a threat to the Family, he wouldn’t show her mercy.
Nobody in the Family knew what had happened in the study, but many of them heard Murong Xiong’s bellow. So everyone thought that Murong Qingyan annoyed him and made him unhappy.
And sure enough, there were no changes in the treatment of Murong Qingyan. Logically speaking, since she won in the Clan Assembly and brought the glory to the Family, her status in the Family should have risen accordingly, yet, nothing changed neither in her status nor in the treatment.
We are almost done with this chapter (1 part left, yay). Treat it as ahem~… building up the hate for the upcoming… local storm. The action should come… relatively soon. *hides* Stay tuned~
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