"Yun'er," Qianbei Ye turned back to face Gu Ruoyun after making his announcement. His peerless features softened again as he smiled gently and said, "There are many spiritual beasts here for you to choose from. Whoever you choose will be your subordinate from now on. They will protect you with their life."
Gu Ruoyun fell silent. After a long pause, she turned towards the silver-haired man and said, "Xiao Ye, were you away from the Dongfang family for so many days because you had been putting this together?"
Qianbei Ye nodded sincerely, "During the past few days, I've been journeying to the four corners of the lands to gather these spiritual beasts here. This has taken up quite a few days of my time. Yun'er, will you accept them?"
Gu Ruoyun smiled and felt very moved.
Qianbei Ye had known that she lacks influence most of all at this point! As such, he had taken the time to gather the spiritual beasts together and showed them off flamboyantly in front of the eyes of the world.
How have I been so fortunate to meet a man like this?
"Yun'er, your acceptance of my betrothal gift means that you're willing to marry me."
Qianbei Ye smiled like a happy child, "Since you've agreed, you can't back out now."
"This..." Gu Ruoyun rubbed her nose and smiled gently, "Wait until we've found my parents. If they agree, then I'll agree as well."
"Yun'er, don't worry. I will find father-in-law and mother-in-law. When that time comes, I will make you my wife and let every man know that you're mine! In case anyone tries to steal a peep at you."
Each time he thought of Ye Nuo who loved to hang around Gu Ruoyun, Qianbei Ye would feel very unhappy. He would even speak in a sulky tone of voice.
Lan Yuge let out a dry cough and her beautiful eyes filled with a smile, "Since Xiao Ye has arrived, let's take our seats, the banquet is about to begin..."
Gu Ruoyun smiled and cut Lan Yuge off, "Didn't some of you want to leave? I'm giving you the permission to leave now!"
Upon hearing this, the group of people who had initially made a huge fuss suddenly became absolutely silent.
They had said those things because they were worried that the spiritual beasts would devour them whole. However, who would have thought that these spiritual beasts were a betrothal gift fro Gu Ruoyun from that silver-haired man? At this rate, the Dongfang family's power will only grow stronger and they had not even started to curry favor with them. How could they bear to leave now?
"What? Weren't you all making huge fuss not so long ago? Now, you're all keeping quiet?" Gu Ruoyun smiled icily, "Those who have expressed their intentions to leave better leave right now. Otherwise, I'll make sure that you'll never be able to leave at all."
As they heard the woman's clear and cold voice, the group of people looked at one another, unsure of what to do.
"I'll give you all one last chance. Leave immediately! Otherwise, well... I'm sure that these spiritual beasts must be tired from their long journey. They're probably aching to have you all for dinner."
Gu Ruoyun's voice grew increasingly clear and cold, "The Dongfang family will only entertain friends, we do not wish to have anyone who schemes against us."
Hearing this, the spiritual beasts began to make their move. Their eyes stared greedily and cruelly at the group of people who had previously drummed up a monumental fuss.
Rong Xin straightened her robes and took one final look at Gu Ruoyun before turning to leave without another word.
When they saw that someone had made the first move, the others sheepishly walked away as well without saying another word to Lan Yuge.