Published at 6th of January 2021 12:14:29 PM
First Elder and the others rushed to the gate and immediately saw Chu Liuyue in front of the main gate . A crowd had also gathered not far away .
It was afternoon . News of Chu Liuyueâ€™s acceptance into Tian Lu Academy had spread throughout the whole Imperial City like wildfire . Many had rushed here to join in the fun .
Even though they didnâ€™t dare to approach the Chu familyâ€™s gate, the formed crowd had blocked most of the streets in and out of the family estate . It was a mess .
First Elder had been seething with anger . However, it quickly turned into resentment when he saw the crowd . â€śWhy are you still standing there? Get in here now!â€ť He shouted at Chu Liuyue, obviously in a bad mood .
Chu Liuyue stood rooted on the spot . Did she want the whole city to witness their familyâ€™s embarrassment?
Chu Liuyue tucked the loose hair behind her ear and asked with a knowing smile, â€śFirst Elder, I was useless in the past . When you ordered me around, I had nothing to say . However, Iâ€™ve been admitted to Tian Lu Academy now . Why are you still being unkind to me? Am I that detestable to you?â€ť
First Elder choked and whirled around . â€śItâ€™s naturally a good thing that youâ€™ve been accepted into Tian Lu Academy . However, if youâ€™re going to use this to your advantage, then I wonâ€™t allow it!â€ť
His expression remained unchanged, and his voice increased in volume as righteously said, â€śWe, the Chu family, are one of the Imperial Cityâ€™s four great families . We have always valued our family rules the most . As a junior, you dare to make meâ€”a seniorâ€”come and invite you personally . Do you know that this is wrong?â€ť
Chu Liuyue chuckled as if she had just heard a joke and looked at First Elder . â€śFirst Elder, you also know that you are a senior in the family? In all the years I was being bullied, did you ever show up even once as a senior to protect me?â€ť
â€śYouâ€¦â€ť First Elder was tongue-tied . He averted his gaze . â€śThere are so many things going on in the entire Chu family . Itâ€™s normal to have occasional oversightsâ€¦â€ť
â€śThose oversights lasted a decade . â€ť Chu Liuyue cut him off . Her smile gradually faded, and her eyes turned cold . â€śAt the age of five, a servant fed me poison . I was unconscious for three days and three nights, but I pulled through . At the age of seven, I wanted to practice cultivation like the other children, but I was told that I wasnâ€™t even qualified to visit the martial arts training ground .
â€śAt the age of ten, I could only leave the estate to go shopping for groceries . Even in the middle of the winter, I had to fetch water to wash the clothes for those lazy servants . My hands were frostbittenâ€¦ How could First Elder not know about these things?â€ť said Chu Liuyue calmly . However, one could feel the deep despair and desolation coming from the bottom of her heart .
What had a child done wrong to deserve such treatment?
First Elder and the others were dumbfounded . The crowd fell silent as well .
The whole Imperial City knew that the Chu family had a loser . Nevertheless, almost none of them remembered that this loser was also the Chu familyâ€™s first trueborn . No matter what, there was no reason to be so harsh on her!
First Elder flew into a rage out of humiliation and shouted, â€śTh-Thatâ€™s all in the past . Besides, what happened didnâ€™t cause you any real harm, right? You have been accepted into Tian Lu Academy . What are you trying to do by bringing up all this now? Do you want the entire Chu family to apologize to you?â€ť
Chu Liuyue didnâ€™t respond . Her indifferent eyes swept past everyone like icy, sharp blades .
Countless fragmented memories flickered in her mind . They all belonged to the bodyâ€™s original owner . Although she might not be the real Chu Liuyue, it was hard to suppress the anger and hatred welling inside her now that she had recalled those incidents .
Perhaps, it was because she was using this body, or they might have even been in desperate situations . Since she was now Chu Liuyue, it was only natural for her to settle old and new grudges together!
Chu Yan finally lost his cool and scolded loudly, â€śChu Liuyue, youâ€™re so insensible! No matter what, the Chu family raised you without seeking merit or reward . Not only are you ungrateful now, but youâ€™ve even turned against us and accused us of being unfair to you in front of all these people! What the h*ll do you have in mind?â€ť
Chu Liuyue glanced at him . â€śIsnâ€™t what I said the truth? Besides, the ones who raised me were my father and mother . When did the rest of the Chu family come into the picture? Chu Yan, I havenâ€™t settled the score with you for secretly bullying my father all these years, yet you have the nerve to say these things to me?â€ť
Back then, Chu Ning was injured, and his strength had decreased . However, he still excelled in other aspects . Chu Ning deserved half of the credit for running the shop under Chu Yanâ€™s name so successfully . Nevertheless, Chu Ning was not valued for his hard work . He was repeatedly exploited by Chu Yan instead .
The days of this father-daughter duo got tougher, and they were unable to make ends meet . Chu Ning also became more and more depressed .
â€śYouâ€™re insolent!â€ť Chu Yan never actually expected Chu Liuyue to berate him in public . For a moment, he was consumed by his anger, then he shuddered and pointed his shaking finger at Chu Liuyue . â€śYou! You! Good for you, Chu Liuyue! Do you really think that youâ€™re so awesome just because you got into Tian Lu Academy?â€ť
â€śI didnâ€™t just pass the entrance exam; I passed all three categories of the assessment . Besides, I took second place in the Xuan Master examination and first place in the warrior examination . â€ť Chu Liuyue raised her eyebrows . â€śIâ€™m not that awesome . I just happened to be slightly better than Chu Xianmin . â€ť
â€śYou!â€ť Chu Yanâ€™s anger hit the roof, but he couldnâ€™t outsmart Chu Liuyue! Everything she said was the truth!
People with power were respected . There were no other words more powerful than these!
â€śEnough!â€ť First Elder suddenly shouted in anger and glared at Chu Liuyue . â€śGo back right now! Think about your mistakes and repent in your room!â€ť
â€śFirst Elder, you seem to be mistaken about one thing . I didnâ€™t ask you here to invite me back in . â€ť Chu Liuyue remained at the same spot and declared, â€śI came to cut all ties with the Chu family! From today onwards, I, Chu Liuyue, and my fatherâ€”Chu Ningâ€”are making a clean break from the Chu family clan once and for all! We will have nothing to do with each other in life and death!â€ť