Pang Ran panicked at the sight of Master Xia's sinking expression and tugged at Gu Ruoyun's sleeve nervously while whispering, "The opposition is a Martial Emperor, we should probably just stick it out for now. The Imperial Throne isn't so great. I don't want it anymore. I'll even stop eating red roasted pork so please don't be reckless."
Pang Ran's words were intended to prevent Gu Ruoyun from challenging a powerful Martial Emperor. It's only an Imperial Throne, it's really not that great. So what if I don't become the Emperor? If we offend Master Xia, the first one to die would most likely be Gu Ruoyun.
Yet, Gu Ruoyun's face was full of smiles as she gazed at the old man before her.
Just as the entire court was filled with nervous tension, Master Xia laughed boldly and without any inhibition. Satisfied, he turned towards Gu Ruoyun, "You are certainly the daughter of Gu Tian and Dongfang Yu! Not bad, not bad at all! Actually, I've already guessed your intentions on my way here. But I wanted to hear it from you myself. Furthermore, not many can remain so nonchalant when under my intimidation. I quite admire you, little girl. It's a pity that my grandson has yet to mature. Otherwise, I would give him to you as a husband."
His words were like a bolt of lightning, rendering everyone speechless.
This... What is this? What a giant turn of events! And he's selling off his own grandson?
"Er... There's no need for that."
The corners of Gu Ruoyun's mouth twitched.
His grandson? She thought. If I remember correctly, there is only one male descendant in the third generation of the Xia family, Xia Linyu! If he gives Xia Linyu to me as a husband, then what would that mean? Incest?
Actually, Master Xia was only shooting the breeze. Even though he has thoroughly investigated Gu Ruoyun's background; not only was this girl fortunate enough to obtain the Hundred Herb Hall, but she built its achievements from scratch! The extent of the Hundred Herb Hall's power now was due to her efforts in expanding it.
Additionally, the renowned Ghost Doctor is her disciple, and while many do not know this, he knows that the mother of this girl was a pearl in the palm of the Dongfang family. She is also the Master of the White Tiger and the Azure Dragon. All her qualifications amounted to her being the perfect match for his grandson.
But he is an open-minded grandfather and understands that his grandson's feelings and affections need to grow on their own. He will not make the decision for them.
"Master Xia, this woman harbors ill intentions. You must not allow her to deceive you! She herself has admitted that her goal is the Xia Family, which means that she plans on taking over the Xia Family! How could you allow this walking disaster to continue to live?"
The color on Pang Fei's face changed instantly, he gritted his teeth and glared fiercely at Gu Ruoyun.
He did not, however, notice the color rapidly draining from Elder Zhao's face when he spoke.
Moron! Elder Zhao thought. You motherf*cking moron! The Master holds such great dignity! Who would dare to question his decisions? This Pang Fei is completely brainless. I can't understand why the Second Master would want to send assistance to such a moron!
If I had known about this earlier, I would not have accepted this intervention. Master clearly admires Gu Ruoyun, and he would be greatly displeased with the things I've committed!
I'm done for! I'm going to be destroyed thanks to this moron!
At this moment, Elder Zhao was already watching as Master Xia's facial expression turn gravely serious; a storm was brewing in the Master's eyes.