After finishing his speech, Master Dongfang glanced at Lan Yuge as if to say: were my words satisfactory to you?
Lin Yue’er stopped in her tracks. Her pale white skin turned a sickly green color. She was completely embarrassed – unable to walk back to her seat or up to the front and stood stiffly rooted to the ground.
Why was this happening? She wondered. Wasn’t Master Dongfang supposed to announce the good tidings between Dongfang Shaoze and I? Why was he announcing something else? Moreover, this girl was actually the daughter of Dongfang Yu - that wretch who was supposedly long dead?
Lin Yue’er bit her lips. She absolutely hated Dongfang Yu – that spoiled, pampered brat!
A few years ago, whenever she had wanted to approach Dongfang Shaoze, that awful woman would hold her back and refused to allow her to disturb his training! Because of that, she had always harbored a great hatred towards Dongfang Yu. So when news of her death reached her ears, she was in ecstasy for many nights.
Since Dongfang Yu’s death, Lin Yue’er had assumed that she would be able to enter the Dongfang household easily. Who would have thought that such an evil little star would appear?
Dongfang Yu, your ghost lingers! She fumed.
Lin Yue’er took a deep breath and calmed herself down.
"You say that this little girl is your legitimate maternal granddaughter?" The Honorable Sir Tian Qi blinked his eyes in disbelief. "You’re not trying to fool me, are you? She’s the daughter of Gu Tian and Xiao Yu’er? And Gu Shengxiao’s little sister?"
This surprise was much too sudden! He thought and almost burst out laughing.
"The Honorable Poison Master," he said snidely. "For the many years that you’ve tailed and fought with me, you probably never realized that the little girl we’ve once fought over was really my own grandniece! Gee, despite having rejected my offer to become my disciple, she's still related to me by blood after all. Now, what abilities will you use to match mine?"
After so many days in fear of assassination attempts, this momentous occasion has arrived. The Honorable Sir Tian Qi has never felt happier! If that old Honorable Poison Master knew, he would certainly burst with anger.
However, the Honorable Sir Tian Qi did not expect his statement to cause such a stir. An indistinct murmur spread throughout the crowd:
The Honorable Poison Master and Honorable Sir Tian Qi both offered her to be their disciple? And she had rejected them both? Just who were these two people? One is a powerful cultivator from the Spirit Sect and the other a great bane even to the Three Great Authorities. Whenever these two would meet, there would be great tribulations. They had fought over accepting a disciple… Who ended up rejecting them both? This simply wasn’t logical!
Lin Shao’s face turned into an ugly color and his heart filled with remorse.
He was thoroughly regretting his offense towards Gu Ruoyun. If the girl were to insist on barring his sister from entering the Dongfang household due to her connection with the Honorable Sir Tian Qi, Yue’er may never have the opportunity to become the mistress of the Dongfang family…
Lin Shao slumped into his seat and let out a desperate sigh. He looked at his sister, who was sluggish and dazed, then smiled bitterly as he shook his head.
"I thought she had relied on Dongfang Shaoze’s good graces to come here and even ridiculed her for being a lazy woman who only depended on others! I didn’t know that she was, in fact, the flesh and blood of the Dongfang family. This was all because of Dongfang Yan; if it weren’t for her words, I wouldn’t have committed such a huge mistake!"
At that moment, Lin Shao placed all blame on Dongfang Yan. If it weren't for that woman, he wouldn't have had to endure such a degree of embarrassment today.