Chapter 2: Marriage
Disdainfully, Murong Yunshu closed the curtain and sat down. “This is none of our business. Continue walking.”
“But they stopped in the middle of the bridge.”
After pondering for a few seconds, Murong Yunshu said, “Go tell Fang Hongfei that dogs do not get in the way and that he could learn a few things from dogs.”
“Miss, you are acting more and more unkind.” Yet, Lu’er liked the current behavior of Miss. She seemed more human.
“If he doesn’t move, I can be a bit more mean.”
“Young Hero Fang, our Miss said that “good dogs” don’t block paths. If you don’t want to be called names, hurry up and get out of the way.”
Fang Hongfei turned green. Ignoring the young maid, he rode directly up to Murong Yunshu’s sedan. “What is going on?”
Murong Yunshu spoke lightly through the curtain instead of getting off the sedan. “I also want to know.”
“Stop playing dumb! I already knew that you wouldn’t willingly accept the marriage annulment. If you have conditions, say them, and I’ll definitely fulfill them.”
“Do you think I’m here to cause trouble?”
“Do you still want to raise silly objections?”
Amused, Murong Yunshu shook her head. “Is it really necessary for you to fulfill a condition?”
“As long as you give way and promise not to make trouble at my wedding.”
Murong Yunshu wanted to laugh. She’d seen arrogant people but she’d never seen a dog so willing to please others. He really was the best sort of dog!
Thinking, she said, “I’m afraid you can’t give me what I want.”
Fang Hongfei snorted. “What a joke. What is there in the world that I, Fang Hongfei, cannot afford?”
“Famous Sword Villa.”
His expression froze in anger. “You.”
“Can you afford it?”
“Of course.” Fang Hongfei stopped talking, glaring at the sedan’s curtain before asking, “What on Earth do you want?”
“To the Myriad Cloud Temple.” Murong Yunshu said.
“To go the Myriad Cloud Temple. Your wedding procession is too large and is blocking my way.”
“You’re not here to rob our family?”
“Young Hero Fang, you must be joking. The men of the Great Prosperous Empire are not dead yet. Why would I rob you of your blood?”
“Young Hero Fang, if there is nothing else, please step aside. If I miss your wedding, it will be a small matter. If I witness it, it will be a big matter.”
She spoke lightly, and he listened angrily.
“Murong Yunshu, you’re too arrogant!”
Murong Yunshu accepted the compliment with a smile. “All the members of the Murong family are like this. As my former fiance, you should have known this a long time ago.”
Her calm only made Fang Hongfei angrier but he dared not act rashly. The Worm of a Hundred feet still lived. Better not to fight it until he understood how much power the Murong family possessed.
Fang Hongfei returned to his procession and waved his hand. “Move aside.”
It took awhile, but a wide path opened in the middle of the wedding procession. They lined up as if welcoming an incredible figure.
“Miss sure is impressive.” Lu’er snickered as she walked.
“It’s not we haven’t had our fair share of prestige.” This was not something worth being happy about, in Murong Yunshu’s opinion. She attended his Majesty’s Imperial Court before. At the time, hundreds of civil and military officials lined up on each side. This kind of display was nothing.
Although the incident at the Yue Lao Bridge was a misunderstanding, it was a huge one. Within three days, the news of the eldest Murong daughter stopping the marriage to rob the Fang family spread through the streets and alleys of Jinling.
“Miss, it must have been spread by someone from the famous Sword Villa!”
“That Fang Hongfei is too despicable. He is simply going too far!”
“Miss!” Lu’er feigned anger as she took all the accounts off the table. Hugging them to her chest, she took two steps back. “Everyone is scolding you for not following the matriarch! Why are you still so calm?!”
Murong Yunshu helplessly looked at her, then threw down her pen and asked, “Did they swear correctly?”
“Of course not.”
“Only if it’s wrong will it strike back!” To be scolded in vain, how unjustly accused. ”
“Then, in your opinion, how should we counterattack? Cut his throat, dig out his eyes, or break his limbs? ”
“Miss… “You’re so cruel.”
“You said you were going to fight back.”
“But I didn’t make you disregard your own life!”
“For the sake of the people.”
“Put down the account book and call the butler over.”
The butler rushed into the study as soon as he finished his words. He panted, “Miss, something bad has happened!”
Murong Yunshu’s eyes darkened, “What happened?”
“The people from the Devil Sect have come …” “Come…”
Murong Yunshu felt apprehension when the butler said the visitors came from Devil Sect. The Murong Family felt no enmity toward the Devil Sect. Why would they come looking for the Murong family?
“Come…Come.” The butler stammered for a long time before he answered, sullenly. “He is here to propose marriage.”
Murong Yunshu paused. “A marriage proposal is a good thing. Why are you stammering?”
“But the other party is the Devil Sect’s Sect Leader!”
“Isn’t the Devil Sect’s leader a man?”
“It’s a man.”
“Him being a man is a good thing.” Murong Yunshu entered the living room at her leisure.
The butler struggled with his thoughts. He remained unable to see the logic in such a relationship. “Do we, the Murong House, need more men?”
“The family is not lacking.” Lu’er gave the butler a look of infinite sympathy. “But our Young Miss is lacking.”
“Is that so?” The butler stroked his chin, taking a moment to think of an alternative. “The son of the cousin of the father of the concubine of the eldest son of the father-in-law’s son’s father-in-law is still an official in the capital. Should we introduce him to Miss?”
“For yourself!” Lu’er rolled her eyes and followed Murong Yunshu, jumping in excitement. “Miss, it’s time to replace the butler.”