In the current circumstances, the Qin family stood out quite clearly since they were the only Humble Class aristocrats invited. Under the gazes of hundreds of eyes, the Qin family did not feel like they'd been invited to join the celebration, instead they felt like they were oddities being paraded around. Although Qin Wushuang had thick skin, anyone would feel uncomfortable in this situation.
Da Xi Ming was a smart guy as he immediately said: "I will bring you guys to meet my father."
Just as he was talking, another figure emerged from the hall. As soon as he noticed the Qin family, he greeted them with a smile: "You are here?"
It was Da Xi Ming's younger brother, Da Xi Yang. A person with whom Qin Wushuang was quite familiar with.
"Little Brother, it's good that you are here. I am just about to bring the Qin family to greet Father. Go and take care of the crowd."
Da Xi Yang nodded and walked over to Qin Wushuang to shake his hand. They exhanged a smile as they remembered the conversation they'd had three years ago at the city gate.
Qin Wushuang had promised Da Xi Yang that he would return. And now, he had fulfilled his promise.
"Father, Sister, you guys go with Big Brother Da Xi. I will stay."
Da Xi Ming was stunned for a moment, but he immediately realized it was more reasonable this way. Although his father was fair, being the head of the family, his strong temperament would most likely conflict with Qin Wushuang's powerful personality. It would be best if these two did not meet.
Da Xi Yang spoke a few words with Qin Wushuang before he left to take care of the other guests; they did not spend too much time together.
Qin Wushuang felt more at ease as he watched Da Xi Yang depart. Feeling incredibly bored, he casually found a corner and sat down lazily and began observing the aristocrats.
Qin Wushuang, of course, did not recognize any of the other powerhouses besides the aristocrats from River County. And River County's circle of nobility had always interacted based on their own personal interests. For Qin Wushuang who came from the Humble Class, it would be difficult for him to mesh with them, not that he would ever force himself to do so anyway. Since these aristocrats had high standards for making friends, Qin Wushuang would only become someone they would look down on. The Wealthy Xu and Yun families or the Prominent Zhang family all behaved this way.
Those who gathered in the little square were mostly young people.
Qin Wushuang clearly recognized the people from the Wealthy Xu family. Among them, he was not unfamiliar with Xu Yuan and Xu Ting. Only, today these two were following behind another youth that looked approximately twenty-five years old and was dressed in yellow clothing.
This youth that wore yellow clothing was one of the exceptional young men from the Xu family. His name was Xu Zhou. Although they both belong to the "Seven Young Masters" of River County, this Xu Zhou had a much higher ranking than Xu Yuan. Since he ranked third, he had a slightly lower ranking than Da Xi Ming and the other Da Xi offsprings.
The people of the Xu family had claimed two spots among the "Seven Young Masters" of River County but they were slightly below the Da Xi family, who had taken three of those spots. However, they were still above the Wealthy Yun and Qian families.
Thus, when this Xu Zhou stood in the center, all the aristocrats of River County circled around him and listened to his boastful comments.
Xu Zhou had always lived in Southcloud City. He had only rushed back to River County when he'd received a long-distance mail reminding him about the Family Class. It had just happened to coincide with the birthday of the daughter of the Da Xi family, so he'd brought two of his little brothers to participate.
Ever since the Qin family had appeared; Xu Zhou had not taken his eyes off them.
"Big Brother Xu, this Humble Qin family has most likely latched themselves on to the Venerable Da Xi family." One of the aristocratic offspring said with a face full of indignation, trying to ingratiate himself with Xu Zhou.
Xu Zhou's face slightly darkened: "So what if they've got the Venerable Da Xi family at their backs? Second Little Brother, is this the guy that had managed to kill Zhang Yao in an instant?"
The battle at the River Square had become an indelible humiliation to Xu Yuan. When Xu Zhou questioned him, he felt extremely embarrassed and nodded shamefully: "Big Brother, it is indeed this kid from the Humble Class."
"How could he, an immature martial arts student, have such ability?" Such a phenomenon in which a level seven martial arts student killed a warrior at the peak of Power Force was beyond his imagination.
Just when he was trying to learn the truth regarding Qin Wushuang, he suddenly saw Da Xi Yang leading a group of guests over.
When Qin Wushuang saw this group of guests, the smile instantly disappeared from his face.
Among the five people, besides the two older looking unfamiliar faces, he had met the other three people at the Forever Flourishing jewelry shop.
The Yun sisters and that mysterious female who had accompanied them were all here. Only those three men that had accompanied them had not shown up.
Qin Wushuang was not surprised. After that fight, it would be strange if that Ye Feng and Ling Tian still had the courage to show their faces.
When enemies meet face to face, their eyes would blaze with hatred. When Yun Qingyan walked in, she had immediately noticed Qin Wushuang. She quickly turned and whispered to the elder that accompanied them.
A thoughtful expression appeared on the face of the elder as he looked at Qin Wushuang meaningfully.
Qin Wushuang did not wish to cause any trouble at the party. He sneered and turned to walk away.
Da Xi Yang shouted in a clear voice: "Everyone, all the guests have arrived. Please make your way into the main hall."
After hearing the announcement, everyone formed a line as they headed to the main hall.
Qin Wushuang seized the opportunity to get in first and bumped into his sister, Qin Xiu, who had appeared at his side. It seemed that her mind had been occupied with worry. When she noticed Qin Wushuang, Qin Xiu seemed to have immediately found someone for her to rely on.
"Sister." Qin Wushuang had guessed what had happened when he saw his sister's gloomy expression. He whispered: "Did the Patriarch of the Da Xi family say something?"
"He…He didn't say much."
Qin Wushuang gave a sigh: "Sister, you never did learn how to lie. Tell me, what did he say?"
"He didn't say much and he was very nice to us. He only told me that Big Brother Da Xi already has an arranged marriage."
Qin Xiu's eyes turned red as tears threatened to spill. The words had an entirely different meaning when it came from Patriarch Da Xi Heng than from Da Xi Ming.
"Sister…" Just as Qin Wushuang was about to comfort her with a few words, a somewhat unfriendly voice called from behind.
In this kind of formal occasion, aristocrats rarely called each other by names. Even if they were only showing a false courtesy, they must be polite and add a "Young Master" or "Young Missy" when addressing another.
In the aristocratic circle, it represented disdain and humiliation if you called someone by their full name.
Qin Wushuang was not someone that liked false courtesy. If it were any other time, even if they were at another formal occasion, he would not care. However, at the moment, he did not have the patience to deal with others because he was occupied with his sister.
He turned around and saw Yun Qingyan standing behind him with a resentful face. After that battle at the Forever Flourishing jewelry shop, Yun Qingyan had stopped looking down on Qin Wushuang.
However, to Yun Qingyan who was used to being arrogant, it was impossible for her to immediately rid herself of her ingrained sense of superiority as an offspring of a Wealthy Class family. Not to mention her princess-like temper. She had not come over with any bad intentions. However, she had called Qin Wushuang by his full name and coincidentally, Qin Wushuang was not in a good mood.
"What?" Qin Wushuang stared at her blankly.
"I…" When Yun Qingyan saw the implacable expression on Qin Wushuang's face, the fact that she had gathered up her courage to apologize instantly faded away. Her attitude immediately turned haughty as she said arrogantly, "Nothing."
"If you don't want anything, then go away."
Qin Wushuang did not want to deal with her princessy attitude and was not in the mood to consider what Yun Qingyan wanted to say. He turned to walk away.
"Qin Wushuang, don't go…" Yun Qingyan became anxious.
"Missy Yun, just tell me what you want to say. If you don't have anything to say, then find someone else to bother. There are many aristocratic young masters here, and many are attracted to you. Don't you have other interest besides giving me trouble?"
"I…I am not here to give you trouble." Yun Qingyan stomped her feet and stared at Qin Wushuang. Reluctantly, she whispered, "It was my fault regarding what happened on that day."
"What?" Qin Wushuang had excellent hearing, so of course, he had heard her. However, when he saw this Missy apologizing with an insincere face, he could not help but feel funny and respond in a mocking tone.
"Qin Wushuang, don't be so unreasonable. Today, I only wanted to apologize to you."
Qin Wushuang was relieved. Inwardly, he knew it would be best to avoid trouble.
"What are you apologizing for?"
"Everything." Yun Qingyan was feeling embarrassed and anxious. She had always been a proud person. For the first time in her life, she had apologized with a serious attitude. And half of the reason was because her family elder had forced her to do it.
"Oh, is that something to apologize for? After all, all those who challenged me have all paid the price. You, Missy Yun, have always stood high above the earth, it is obvious why you would not want to interact with me, an offspring of the Humble Class. And I have no intention to suck up to the Wealthy Yun family. You do not need to apologize. If you wish to know the truth about the thieving incident back at the Martial Arts Academy, then I can tell you that everything was orchestrated by Xu Ting. Only, he dropped the stones on his own feet."
After he had finished, he did not care about Yun Qingyan's expression or her feelings. He turned and pulled his sister away with him. Yun Qingyan stood there like a stone statue.