The old man grew increasingly indignant at the thought of this. If this girl was unable to persuade Lan Yuge to come down from the mountain, then he will definitely add her debt of fresh animosity to the old grudge.
"Watch your tone."
Gu Ruoyun's lips curled, "If you want me to help you, then speak to me nicely. Otherwise, you'll scare me off and you would only be able to see her three times a year in this lifetime."
Master Dongfang was so angry that he nearly went insane. How could he change his temperament after so many years just like that?
But when he thought of being separated from the love of his life by a mountain, to endure only seeing her three times in a year... After so many years it was the feeling that was more suffocating than death.
Therefore, he took a deep breath and forced a smile onto his stern, old face.
"Little girl, you can see how old your maternal grandfather is now. Would you really have the heart to allow your maternal grandfather and grandmother to remain separated? Even though you don't like me, your maternal grandfather, but your maternal grandmother cannot see me either. Can her heart endure this? If you can persuade your grandmother to come down, I will fulfill anything you wish."
Only the heavens knew how much strength he has had to use in order to say these words. Even the uncomfortable indignance he was feeling was not shown on his old face.
Forget it, forget it, he thought, I'll coax this little girl first then collect my debt when Yuge returns.
"Mmm," Gu Ruoyun nodded in satisfaction, "As long as you don't treat me fiercely, then I'll coax maternal grandmother to come down from the mountain before her birthday. Of course, before then, I still don't want anyone to know of my relationship with the Dongfang Family. There, I've said what I've needed to say. I'll go back to my room now."
Seeing that Gu Ruoyun was about to leave, Master Dongfang quickly pushed open the study room door for her with a smile plastered on his old face.
"Little girl, watch your step and don't trip. If you trip and fall, my precious little girl, my heart will ache."
At that moment, Dongfang Shaoze, who had heard about the incident at the foot of the mountain and had rushed home, happened to witness this scene and was completely dumbstruck. It was as if he had just seen an extinct dinosaur as he stared in astonishment at Master Dongfang escorting Gu Ruoyun out of the study. He was like a large disheveled Chinese cabbage in the wind.
This... Just what was going on? He wondered. Was he still the bad-tempered master of my house?
Dongfang Shaoze only managed to regain his senses after Gu Ruoyun had left. He quickly turned around and quickly ran after her and paid no attention to Master Dongfang's sycophantic expression...
"Yun'er, what's the meaning of this? How did that old fart's attitude change so drastically? I had asked him to restrain himself but he adamantly refused. Why was there such a drastic change now?"
Dongfang Shaoze's gentle face was full of shock as he hurriedly rushed towards Gu Ruoyun.
Honestly speaking, he had still not recovered from his initial surprise.
Was that really Master Dongfang? He wondered. Can I be certain that he hasn't been substituted in secret? It was simply too unbelievable! If word of this got out, I don't think a single person in the Dongfang City would believe it...
Gu Ruoyun shrugged her shoulders disapprovingly, "You don't think that old fart was far too hypocritical?"
"That..." Dongfang Shaoze paused before nodding his head, "That seems to true. But Yun'er, tell me first, what did you do to the old fart that he would change so drastically?"
"Nothing much, I only told him that he was being too fierce and that he was going to scare me off."
Gu Ruoyun explained with a small smile, rubbing her nose.
"That's it?" Dongfang Shaoze could not believe it, "Based on that old fart's personality, he would actually change his ways out of fear that you would leave him? He's even changed in such a... Vulgar manner."