Chapter 90: He Came
“Get him out of here!” First Elder tore the invitation to shreds, shaking with anger. “Get him to tell Chu Liuyue that whatever happens in the future has nothing to do with us since they have severed their ties with the Chu family!”
“Yes, yes!” The pageboy looked at the irate First Elder and retreated hastily. He didn’t dare stay any longer.
The others in the hall didn’t look good as well.
“Who sent that person this morning?” First Elder asked angrily.
No one spoke.
First Elder slapped the table so hard that the corners splintered immediately!
Chu Yan cringed. Finally, he stepped forward and whispered, “I-I was going to humiliate them. I-I… didn’t expect…”
“Humiliate them? Open your eyes wide and take a look! Who is humiliating who? If this gets out, it’ll embarrass our family. This is all your fault!”
The unfairness suffocated Chu Yan. At the time, First Elder had been aware of his actions and had agreed to send the pageboy, too. Now that things had taken a turn for the worse, he flipped out and made it look like it was all Chu Yan’s fault.
“… Nobody knows she’s capable of doing this…”
The gloom on First Elder’s face was horrifying.
This wasn’t the most important thing. What troubled them the most was that half the city’s most respectable people had already gone to Phoenix Restaurant! No matter what, it was a done deal! This event would certainly solidify Chu Ning’s and Chu Liuyue’s statuses in Imperial City!
“First Elder, I hear that the Lu family head has gone to Crown Prince Mansion. What do you think… What should we do now?” someone asked.
First Elder breathed in deeply. The Crown Prince is still fuming about what happened between Chu Liuyue and Chu Xianmin. He won’t show the Chu family any kindness! We thought we could rely on Chu Xianmin when she climbed the social ladder with the prince’s connections, but who would have expected things to turn out this way? However, this isn’t the time to lose the support from Crown Prince Mansion!
“I’ll have to go there myself!”
Chu Liuyue had expected the Chu family’s rejection. Instead of panicking, Chu Liuyue asked Su Hui to send his men to the other restaurants to seek help. At the same time, she also sent someone to send an invitation to Crown Prince Mansion.
Chu Liuyue didn’t care whether Rong Jin came or not. However, she was happy to give some problems to others.
Unlike the previous repeated refusals, quite a few restaurants immediately agreed this time. Their attitudes were completely different from this morning.
Table after table was set up outside Phoenix Restaurant, occupying almost half the street. People mingled around, and the aroma of the wine was overwhelming. It was really lively!
The focus of everyone’s discussions naturally didn’t stray away from Chu Ning and Chu Liuyue.
Who would have thought that the father-daughter duo, who had been constantly bullied, would be in the limelight? This truly reflected the ever-changing world with an unpredictable future.
As Chu Ning listened to his peers’ countless congratulatory words, he couldn’t help but feel sad. He knew very well that all this happened because of Yue’er.
“Brother Chu Ning, if I remember correctly, Liuyue is of marriageable age. Now that she’s single, and you’ve just been promoted, I wonder if you’ve been considering the sons from any families?”
“Yes! Your daughter is simply outstanding. Many people in the Imperial City will be keeping an eye on her! Haha!”
“Brother Chu Ning, what do you think of my son?”
“And my nephew! He’s also a student at Tian Lu Academy! They must have something to talk about together!”
Chu Ning was beginning to get anxious. After what happened with the Crown Prince, he had become more cautious. For the time being, he didn’t see the rush in getting Yue’er engaged. “Gentlemen, Yue’er is still young. Now—”
“Prince Li has arrived!” Chu Ning was interrupted by this announcement. It also got everyone’s attention!
Countless pairs of eyes turned towards the door!
This person hadn’t received many guests since his return to the Imperial City. Many still didn’t know what he looked like.
Why was he here on this occasion?