Chapter 1703: Eastern Lai Clan
Sima You Yue didn’t think that the Eastern Lai Clan would actually take out such a big show of sincerity. They knew that if they didn’t provoke her, she wouldn’t do anything to them, so they wanted to show their sincerity clearly.
Or, perhaps, they also knew that if Sima You Yue insisted on going to the island, they would be powerless to stop her.
The town master went to an inconspicuous courtyard. In the middle of the courtyard stood a huge teleportation array. Once Sima You Yue and the other two arrived in the centre, he inserted his spirit energy and activated the array. The three of them quickly disappeared.
“An Lei really found a good place… if Young Miss was also able to have someone like her…”
His later words were drowned by a long sigh.
Sima You Yue arrived at Eastern Lai Island, and the people guarding the teleportation array were initially a little surprised when they saw some people come over. However, when they saw An Lei, they lowered their guard.
“Young Miss You Yue. The Patriarch has invited you.” A man who looked like a steward walked in from outside. Since he had come over at this time, it was obvious that the clan over at this side had received the news of her arrival.
“Please lead the way.” Sima You Yue saw that this steward had a decent attitude, so she smiled courteously.
The Eastern Lai Clan was right in the middle of the Eastern Lai Island. They had built a huge palace, and Sima You Yue followed that person directly to the largest one. She met the Patriarch of the Eastern Lai Clan along with his wife.
They also happened to be Eastern Lai Li’s parents.
“Young Miss You Yue, please take a seat.” Eastern Lai Li’s father waved a hand towards Sima You Yue, indicating to her to take a seat below.
Sima You Yue and Sima Liu Xuan were of a younger generation, so they bowed to them in greeting before taking a seat by the side.
“You must be Sima You Yue.” Eastern Lai Li’s mother had a much colder attitude. To make her meet the one who killed her daughter must be rather uncomfortable for her.
However, she didn’t plan to apologise to them for that because she wasn’t the one in the wrong. If Eastern Lai Li had not tried to kill her, she wouldn’t have killed her either.
She had retaliated, not initiated.
“I wonder what brings Young Miss You Yue to our island?” Patriarch Eastern Lai asked.
“It’s actually pretty simple. An Lei wants to retrieve her mother’s grave. Since she is following me now, it is only natural that her mother’s grave follows her out. That is why I wanted to ask Patriarch Eastern Lai and Madame to make things easy.” Sima You Yue told them the reason why she had come.
The Patriarch’s wife looked over at An Lei. An Lei seemed to be rather terrified of her. Her single glance was enough to cause her to shrink back unconsciously.
“Is that all? Ha ha ha, for a small issue like that, it would have been enough to let An Lei come on her own. There was no need for you to come here with her personally!” Patriarch Eastern Lai laughed loudly.
Sima You Yue secretly rolled her eyes. If she let An Lei come here on her own, she probably would never have been able to leave, right?
“I’ve been rather free at home recently, so I took the chance to walk around. Even though An Lei came under me as a servant girl in name back then, we have become like sisters. I naturally had to come here with her for something like this.” She said with a smile.
“Then, when do you plan to move her?”
“As soon as possible. Before we came, we got someone to calculate the most auspicious time, so tonight would be the best time.” Sima You Yue said with a smile.
She realised that, since they arrived here, An Lei had become increasingly anxious. Her nerves had been stretch taught. That was why she wanted to hurry and settle this issue before leaving.
“Since that is the case, we will get our men to make the preparations.” Patriarch Lai said warmly.
“There is no need. We have already prepared the necessary things. We just have to head over when the time comes.” Sima You Yue said.
“That is fine as well.” Patriarch Eastern Lai said, “There are still a few more hours till then. Would you like to rest in the guest rooms or would you like my men to give you a tour around the island?”
“Since An Lei used to be a servant girl here, just let her take me for a walk around. She should be clear on which areas are off limits or not.”
“An Lei is no longer a servant girl of our island, so how could I let her do a servant girl’s job? How about this, I will send two stewards to take you around.”
“Then I will have to trouble you, Patriarch Eastern Lan.” Sima You Yue did not push it. To get people to follow them was not usually a form of surveillance.
If this would allow them to relax and get things settled quicker, then they could go ahead and follow her.
The moment she left, the madame finally let her tears fall. Patriarch Eastern Lai glared at her impatiently, “What are you crying for? Wretched!”
“I don’t want to either. But when I see her, I think about my dead daughter…” The madame’s tears flowed even more.
“She only had herself to blame! If you did not pamper her incessantly no matter what, would she have ended up this way?”
“Me? Are you blaming me right now? As Li’er’s parent, not only do you not avenge her death, you blame her for provoking someone that she shouldn’t have? Were you not the one who taught her when she was alive!” The madame cried out in anger.
“Weren’t you the one who spoiled her?” Patriarch Eastern Lai was also sad when he talked about Eastern Lai Li, “Forget it, no matter what you say, it has already passed. I’m going to tell you one more time. Sima You Yue is not somebody that you can touch right now. If you can think of the family’s behalf at all, then just throw away those little plans you had before. Otherwise, the whole clan will be buried because of you!”
“I know that too! Otherwise, why would I have done nothing up to this point! Sima You Yue! Sima You Yue! If I had managed to kill her the first time I met her, our child would not have died.”
“What are you even thinking! Forget it, I can’t be bothered to talk to you.” Patriarch Eastern Lai was helpless as well, because this wasn’t the only time she had thought this way.
It was obvious that she didn’t even offend her, but she was thinking of killing her in the cradle, regardless of whether or not she was innocent. Some of Eastern Lai Li’s ways of thinking were definitely influenced by her.
Sima You Yue and the others were casually walking around here and there. They finally arrived at the seaside to watch the setting sun. Sima You Yue had tossed the two stewards to the back.
“Young Miss, although it is not good for me to speak badly of my previous masters, please do not be influenced by them.” An Lei said.
“Does your Young Miss look like such a foolish person? Their kindness towards me is merely on account of my strength, not because they truly are kind. If the Eastern Lai Clan was a kindhearted one, you would not have suffered so greatly under them and those who leave the clan would not be hunted down. Of course, they would not have produced a child like Eastern Lai Li either.” Sima You yue said, “But this is good for us and helpful in helping us settle things. In this way, we won’t have to investigate so much. There are many bad people in the world, but we don’t have to kill every single one of them as long as they do not affect us”
“I was merely afraid that Young Miss would be fooled by them and let down your guard only to fall into their trap.” An Lei said a little worriedly.