Gu Ruoyun yawned as if she did not wish to hear whatever else Dongfang Shaoze was trying to say.
Dongfang Shaoze tried to continue but upon seeing Gu Ruoyun's tired pallor, he sighed, "Yun'er, someday you'll understand him... However, regardless what your relationship with the Dongfang Family is, you will always be my niece."
Gu Ruoyun only smiled and said nothing more. Her fresh and beautiful face now held a gentle light.
Moonlight shone through the gentle brush of willow trees.
The young girl was dressed in green robes that fluttered gently in the night breeze. She stood in front of the window, her thoughts unclear. A familiar presence appeared from behind her and her heart could not help but feel calmer.
"Xiao Ye, do you have relatives?"
Qianbei Ye wrinkled his brows and shook his head. Then he remembered that Gu Ruoyun might not have been able to see his actions and said, "I don't know, perhaps... Not."
"Xiao Ye, do you know that I am a person with a past life?" Gu Ruoyun raised her head and stared out at the moonlight, as if she was seeing the slaughter on that snow-capped mountain again, "In my past life, I had a kind grandfather, a wonderful mother, and an adorable little brother. But my father was the lowest of scums! Not only had he gone after my mother for the sake of obtaining the position of the Xia Family's Young Master; but on the very night that he had received my mother, he allowed his childhood lover to enter the household! If it weren't for my grandfather's favoritism towards my mother, I'm afraid... My mother would not have been able to continue living in the Xia Family home."
Qianbei Ye did not reply, he stared quietly back at Gu Ruoyun. He knew that this was a secret which was concealed in the deepest recesses of her heart.
Yet she is willing to now tell him this secret, how great of a trust is this?
"However, everything changed when my grandfather passed away. The Xia Family has a precious heirloom, the Phoenix Cauldron, and only the reincarnation of the Purple Phoenix can acquire the Phoenix Cauldron. Before he had passed on, grandfather gave the Phoenix Cauldron to me. Hence, that bastard with no humanity destroyed my entire maternal grandfather's family and kidnapped my mother to use her as a threat so that I would give him the Phoenix Cauldron! In order to prevent the Phoenix Cauldron from falling into their hands, my mother chose to take her own life!
Now, thinking of the memories of her past life, Gu Ruoyun still felt her heart ache as if it were being torn into pieces!
She could never forget how her entire maternal grandfather's family had been exterminated and the scene of that funeral. Neither could she forget as she witnessed her beloved mother tortured by that b*stard and ultimately choosing to take her own life...
Gu Ruoyun gently closed her eyes, then slowly opened them again, "After my mother died, I chose to bear the humiliation to save my skin and leave my hometown. I entrusted my only brother, who was the only person I had left at the time, to my childhood lover."
Upon hearing that last sentence, Qianbei Ye felt a discomfort in his heart. His incomparably beautiful face looked particularly ugly, and his entire body was enveloped in an eerie aura. If that person were here, god forbid that he would die without a whole corpse!
Gu Ruoyun obviously did not notice the state of the man behind her as she continued speaking, "But I never thought that he would betray me! For the sake of that Phoenix Cauldron, for the sake of a high position, he had not hesitated to curry favor with that b*stard. He tore my brother into pieces while he was still alive right in front of me! Hahaha, Xiao Ye, do you know how I had felt? Even if I had died, I wanted to drag all of them down to hell with me!"
Suddenly, a large, warm, and tender hand reached out from behind her and pulled her tightly into an embrace.
She didn't know why but upon feeling the man's warm and tender chest, her manic temperament slowly grew calm again.