Princess Su'Er's Birthday Banquet (1)
Translator: Mr Voltaire
Su Yi Cheng's nickname was the 'Iron-Blooded Senior Official'. He rarely talked or smiled, and always had a cold and serious expression. The soldiers under his command were both respectful to and scared of him. Today, not only had he put down everything and stayed at home the entire day, he had even personally greeted guests as they came to the banquet. A big smile filled his face and he couldn't stop laughing- evidently, he was incredibly happy. Even for the people who were familiar with him, it was the first time they had seen him like this.
Everyone knew that this Iron-Blooded Senior Official was stony-faced and emotionless towards everyone, but deeply loved his only niece. In his own words… 'no matter how important something is, it's not as important as a single hair on our Su'Er's head'. Su'Er's kidnapping a while ago had caused Su Yi Cheng's fury to shoot to the clouds, despite the fact that Su'Er was unharmed. He had personally taken men to arrest those who were even slightly related to the matter, causing everyone in Beijing to be quite dismayed for those few days. Even Long Zheng Yang could only bitterly smile, and could do nothing about it. Even Su'Er's father and stepmother were viciously blasted by Su Yi Cheng for not protecting her properly.
It was evident how much he cared about this niece of his.
Seeing Chao Ying and Chao Xi walk in, Su Yi Cheng, who was greeting guests in the hall, felt his heart thump… oh dear, these two girls were here on behalf of Li Yun Ze. It seemed that something was going to happen tonight.
Having lived so long, how could Su Yi Cheng not know that women who were too beautiful could be a source of disaster. The people gathered here all had frightening backgrounds, and young 'princes' filled with arrogance were present all around the hall. The likelihood of something going wrong was much too high. This was increased even more by these ridiculously beautiful women. What's more, these two women with calamitous-beauty were twins…
The chances of this banquet going smoothly were now less than the odds of Mars crashing into Earth.
It seemed that his worries were justified. Seeing Lan Cheng Yu and Li Wu Que get up and start arguing with each other, a vein on Su Yi Cheng's head bulged… only 30 seconds had passed since these girls had walked in!
He sighed and briskly walked over. If it was any other occasion, the ill-tempered Su Yi Cheng would have smacked those 2 boys. As the third highest Senior Official in all of China, even if he beat them up, their fathers wouldn't dare to even squeak. However, tonight was his niece's 16th birthday party, and also concerned the rest of her life. He definitely couldn't ruin the mood. As such, he resisted the urge to throw the boys out as he smiled and said to Chao Ying and Chao Xi, "Haha, everyone here is a distinguished guest of our family. How could we not have seats for everyone? Girls, there are still many seats inside. Please follow me."
"Thank you, Uncle Su." Chao Ying and Chao Xi politely said as they followed Su Yi Cheng. Ling Chen also casually walked behind them, but was not noticed by anyone.
With Su Yi Cheng personally taking them away, Lan Cheng Yu and Li Wu Que had no choice but to give up. They resentfully glared at each other, and silently returned to their seats. However, they couldn't drag their gazes away from the 2 women… With their family backgrounds, they had seen countless beauties, but none of them could even compare to those twins. Even their backs were enough to mesmerise these men.
"Girls, you can sit here. Tonight, just treat this place as your own home, and don't be too courteous. As for those brats, just ignore them." Su Yi Cheng chuckled as he walked off. He had arranged for them to be seated at the right hand side of the very first row. There were 2 bonsais that were about 2 metres tall next to them, making it difficult for people to see them. Evidently Su Yi Cheng wanted to lower the chances of the sisters causing trouble with their looks.
Chao Ying and Chao Xi were very happy with these seats. They lowered their heads and talked in soft voices, ignoring all the passionate gazes shot towards them. Ling Chen stood unmoving behind them, looking like an incredibly straight tree. His eyes swept around, and found two security cameras covering the area they were in. His hands blurred as he plucked off two leaves from the bonsais next to him, and he silently flicked them out.
The two leaves simultaneously flew towards the security cameras and covered the lenses. During the whole process, he had not made a single sound, and not a single person had detected anything. Even if someone checked the recording, they would not be able to see where the two leaves had come from. Even the sound of the leaves hitting the lenses was covered by the lively sounds in the hall.
Despite being blocked by the bonsais, there were still many people looking over. No matter where they went, Chao Ying and Chao Xi would always be the centre of attention. Women would look at them in admiration and envy, while men would look at them with passion or lust. Many males wanted to make a move, but looking at the time, they all held themselves back. Ling Chen coldly looked around when he suddenly saw someone…
He was around 25 years old, and had sword-like eyebrows and star-like eyes. The air around him was quite extraordinary, and despite being young, he gave off a sense of power and majesty. Anyone who saw this man would silently marvel at how he was a dragon among men.
He looked quite elegant with a smile on his face as he looked around the hall. He greeted everyone he knew, and almost seemed like he was a member of the Su family. Whenever his eyes 'happened to' sweep across where Chao Ying and Chao Xi were sitting, a look of greed and lust would appear in them.
Ling Chen recognised this person… and would never forget him, even if he died.
"… You know what you are? You're a bastard. A bastard of bastards, got it? A bastard like you wants to climb to my Xuanyuan family? Hahahaha…"
"Hahah, little bastard, piss off from your elder's sight. If I see you come near my little sister Dia Wu, I won't just kick you a few times. If there's a next time, I'll break each of your fingers!"
"Little bastard, look at those dogs over there. You're pretty much like a dog raised by the Long family, but these dogs are all obedient. You, on the other hand, aren't very obedient. Disobedient dogs should be buried alive…"
"Enjoy yourself while you can… make sure you're obedient, or you'll be buried alive, hahaha…"
Chao Ying and Chao Xi's breathing stilled as they slightly looked back behind them. Ling Chen's hands were gripped tightly together, and the veins on the back of his hands were bulging.
Ling Chen's eyes did not move as he looked at the person. However, his gaze had become as insidious as a venomous snake's…
Xuanyuan Xue Yi… back then, for Dia Wu, I endured, and endured, and endured… as long as I could meet Dia Wu again, no matter how much humiliation, mocking and pain I had to endure, I swallowed it up inside of me. I never retaliated or resisted… back then, I didn't have the ability to retaliate, nor could I let Dia Wu find out.
But I will never forget… even to this day, I still remember completely.
Xuanyuan Xue Yi, enjoy tonight… I won't let you die, but I'll make tonight an unforgettable night for you!
The chilling intent emitted by Ling Chen caused Chao Ying and Chao Xi to shudder. However, their expressions did not change, and they continued to quietly talk to each other with smiles on their faces. It was as if they didn't notice the gazes directed towards them. They were very clear that the three people Ling Chen hated the most in his life were Long Tian Yun, Xuanyuan Xue Yi, and…
The time quickly approached 7pm. When Chao Ying and Chao Xi had entered, all guests were already present. Even if someone who was invited couldn't personally make it, they would send representatives. There was no one who was, or could be, so arrogant as to refuse the Su family's invitation. At this moment, the lights in the hall suddenly dimmed as a warm light shot onto the stage, attracting everyone's attention. The bustling hall instantly quietened down.
A female MC wearing bright and beautiful clothes walked onto the stage. Every inch of the hall was filled with powerful and distinguished guests, but the MC did not seem nervous at all. She gave a bow as she spoke into the microphone, her sweet voice filling the hall, "Distinguished guests, you've all come from many different places. We welcome you to the Su family's residence, and thank everyone for taking the time out of your busy schedules to participate in our Su family's princess' 16th birthday party. On behalf of the Su family, I sincerely thank each and one of you…"
Beauty was one of the best gifts the heavens could give to women. The opening words spoken at a banquet were always the same. No matter how they were phrased, they would always sound boring. However, hearing it from a woman, especially one who was beautiful and had a pleasant voice, made it enjoyable to listen to.
After going through many tedious greetings, the beautiful MC elegantly smiled, "Today is October 1, 3101, and we're in yet another peaceful winter. With the snow falling, this is the most beautiful season of the year, and our Su family's princess has also come to her most beautiful day.
"This is because today, our princess is finally 16 years old.
"Princess Su'Er is a precious gift given to our Su family by the heavens. She is our Su Family's bright pearl. She is the Su family's beloved, and is god's beloved, and carries with her our wishes and blessings. 16 years old is the most beautiful season of a person's life…"
The beautiful MC was evidently very well-prepared. No matter if it was her voice, tone, or expression, she was able to fully captivate everyone's emotions, causing them to bless this girl who had stepped into the most beautiful season of her life. Chao Ying and Chao Xi also looked at the stage, awaiting the leading role's entrance. They had heard of Su'Er before, and had seen her photos, but had never seen her in person before. They were very curious about this girl who could make Ling Chen come over from Su Hang.