Xia Ming narrowed his eyes as a cold light flashed in the corner of his pupils before disappearing as quickly as it came. He smiled and approached Gu Ruoyun, "Miss Gu, previously my daughter did not know any better and had offended you. I've just taught her a lesson. Please, Miss Gu, do not be calculative with a child."
Gu Ruoyun lowered her eyes, concealing her cold smile.
It has been six years!
He still hasn't changed at all!
Once, this hypocritical face had not only fooled the world but had also fooled me for many years! Years ago, no matter how much Xia Ming disliked my mother, he was still quite loving to me, his trueborn daughter.
But all of this changed when Grandfather passed away!
Gu Ruoyun contained the murderous intent in her eyes and lifted her head to face Xia Ming's handsome face as if nothing had happened. She smiled and said, "I have an appointment with Mo Shangfei and I'm here to see him. I wonder if Mo Shangfei is here today?"
"Oh?" A suspicious light flashed in Xia Ming's eyes, "He had just got back. I'll send someone to inform him. Miss Gu, may I ask, whose succession of disciples are you from?"
On the East Peak Mainland, there doesn't seem to be a powerful family by the surname of Gu. Since that's the case, her family must not be very powerful.
Hence, Xia Ming wanted to find the identity of her master!
Gu Ruoyun laughed coldly, "What? Does the Xia family have a habit of investigating the families of others?"
"Hehe," Xia Ming chuckled in embarrassment as his eyes flashed with an icy light, "I'm just asking. After all, Mo Shangfei is a member of the Xia family so I must know the friends that he corresponds with. Please be assured, Miss Gu, I harbor no ill intentions."
Gu Ruoyun swept a glance at Xia Ming. Her voice was calm and indifferent, "I do not belong to any sect or order. I operate alone."
Hearing this, Xia Ming sighed with relief. Since this woman does not have any support behind her, then everything after this would be easy.
However, just as he was about to speak, he saw Mo Shangfei escorted by some servants into the room and swallowed his words.
These matters can be settled behind the scene, I have no need to put it all out in the open. Otherwise, if we destroy the Xia family's hard-earned reputation for the sake of this woman, it would be too much of a waste.
Mo Shangfei's eyes lit up at the sight of Gu Ruoyun. He hurriedly stepped forward and his face was full of excitement, "You're really here."
"Mm," Gu Ruoyun nodded, "I calculated the speed of your journey and estimated that you should reach here by today so I paid a visit to the Xia family home to see you. I had promised you, after all."
Actually, Mo Shangfei was worried that Gu Ruoyun would break her promise. He never thought that she would actually show up. This has certainly surpassed his expectations.
While this young lady was acquainted with Cousin Ruoyun, we don't exactly know each other and she was not obligated to help a stranger.
"Shangfei, do you and Miss Gu know each other?" Xia Ming mildly raised an eyebrow and turned his gaze towards Mo Shangfei.
Mo Shangfei nodded, "Yes, this young lady is an old friend of my cousin. This is how we know each other."
Xia Ming shook and analyzed Gu Ruoyun once again.
This woman was acquainted with my disobedient and unfilial daughter?
Since that's the case, it's even more crucial that we do not let her off!
Xia Ming took a deep breath at the thought but his handsome face still lifted into a smile, "Ah, is that so? I didn't think that Miss Gu would actually be acquainted with my poor daughter. Sigh, what a pity for my poor daughter, a beauty who passed away at such a young age. Her enemy, the Holy Doctor Bai Zhongtian, is still at large!"
As he spoke, he wiped a tear from the corner of his eye and sighed. His entire face was filled with sorrow and pain.