“This one doesn’t know, what for has Family Head summoned me this time?” Murong Qingyan was the first one to break the silence.
Upon hearing Murong Qingyan’s address, Murong Xiong couldn’t help but frown and rebuked her lightly: “What Family Head, in terms of the family hierarchy you should call me Grandfather.”
“This one doesn’t know, why Grandfather called me over tonight?” Words flew out of Murong Qingyan’s mouth without missing a beat: she couldn’t care less how to call him.
Yet, when she heard Murong Xiong’s words, she inevitably mocked him in her heart. Now, she is to call him Grandfather? If Murong Xiong cared for his granddaughter, those words would have been said earlier or there might not have been a need for them at all. It was only due to her victory against Nangong Ye in the Clan Assembly that he changed his tune.
“Ke-ke…” Murong Xiong had to clear his throat before continuing: “The reason I called for you this time, is the way you handled the matters at the Clan Assembly. After you’ve won, why did you have to say those words? Did you know that would make Nangong family bear a grudge against us?”
Even though Murong Qingyan won the glory for the Family at the competition, in his heart Murong Xiong felt very discontent with the show she put on afterward.
“Ha-ha, why can’t I do so?” Hearing blame in Murong Xiong’s words, Murong Qingyan said with a sneer: “Don’t tell me it’s only Nangong Ye who is allowed to humiliate me, but I’m not allowed to stand up for myself?”
She knew why Murong Xiong was mad: because of her, the marriage alliance with Nangong family fell through!
“Murong Qingyan, do you actually know what you’re saying?” Seeing that Murong Qingyan didn’t feel even tiny bit remorseful, Murong Xiong’s earlier calmness dissolved into a smoke: “Do you know that because of your good deeds, Murong and Nangong Families have now become hostile?”
“Family Head, there’s no need to get so angry!” Murong Qingyan changed back to the use of his title: “Even if I put in the same situation again, I would still do it. He dishonored me so, of course, I have to retaliate!”
“You…” Murong Xiong also hadn’t corrected her this time either, he was hopping mad: “I order you to go apologize to Nangong family tomorrow, at once! Also, you must a find a way for the marriage with Nangong family to be reinstated.”
Murong Xiong’s meaning was very clear: what she must restore is the marriage between Murong and Nangong families, not the marriage between Murong Qingxue and Nangong Ye. In other words, whether it is Murong Qingxue or Murong Qingyan who marries Nangong Ye is not important, what is important is the marriage itself.
“I will not go,” Murong Qingyan refused without hesitation: “If Family Head called me only for this small matter, then there’s no need to continue.”
“Murong Qingyan, what’s with your attitude?” As Murong Qingyan’s words and stance registered in Murong Xiong’s eyes, he slammed the desk in anger and pointed at her nose with condemnation: “Do you know who you are talking to?”
“Ha-ha, I certainly know,” Murong Qingyan shrugged and said: “I thought it was Family Head who was muddle-headed and didn’t know that he is speaking to me.”
“Murong Qingyan, you, evil thing!” Murong Xiong was so angry, his eyes turned bloodshot: “I’m telling you now, I’m not discussing things with you, I’m officially informing you. Whether you agree or not, you are going to the Nangong family to apologize.”
“Family Head, do think clearly,” even with Murong Xiong flying in rage, Murong Qingyan didn’t have an ounce of fear: “You, if you actually pressure me into going there and at that time the relationship between the two families becomes even worse… it wouldn’t be a good thing, would it?”