Zhou Tingting’s blood ran cold when Liu Jun’s words flitted into her ears.
“Mr. Liu, how can you put all the blame on me?” Zhou Tingting cried. “You’re the one who said your wife was being too overbearing and you could only feel loved by my side. How can you say it was all my fault?”
“Shut your d*mn mouth! I swear to God I’ve never said anything like that before. You have to believe me, honey! It’s all Zhou Tingting’s fault! She’s the one who made a pass at me!”
Everything that Liu Jun had now had been given to him by Mrs. Wang. To put it bluntly, he was her dog. If she decided to cast him away, his life would be over.
Fu Zhi then chimed in, “Can you tell us what happened between my eldest brother and Zhou Tingting at the hotel that day?”
Liu Jun wiped a tear off his eyes and replied, “Nothing! Nothing happened between them at all! Zhou Tingting only went into the room in the morning!”
Zhou Tingting knew that Liu Jun was a man of straw, but she had not expected that he would sell her out at a moment like this!
Besides Zhou Tingting, everyone in the banquet was stunned as well. It turned out that Zhou Tingting and her father had planned this farce all along. The Lu Family had never intended to take Zhou Tingting in as a wife.
‘How shameless they are…’
Mr. Zhou’s face turned grim. It had now occurred to him that it was not Lu Yumo who had defiled his daughter. It had been Liu Jun all along.
People always said that if one wanted to uproot a tree, one should go for the root. It was just like solving a problem. Thus, Mr. Zhou directed his anger at Liu Jun and shouted, “You son of a b*tch, how dare you! If you have the guts to do it, then you have to have the balls to admit it! Give me a bride price and marry my daughter right now, or I’m calling the police!”
“Bride price?” Mrs. Wang sneered. “A bride price is bestowed upon women that are married into somebody’s house in an open, appropriate manner. As for her…”
Mrs. Wang paused for a moment and looked at Zhou Tingting with vicious eyes before shouting back, her voice becoming louder and louder with every syllable that escaped her lips, “She is a despicable home-wrecker who ruined someone else’s family, so she doesn’t deserve that at all! Besides, I’m sure she didn’t only sleep with my husband. Every man in this city could be the father of the baby in her stomach. Everything in the Wang Family, including this man, is my property. You’d have to get over my dead body if you wanted to get anything from me!”
Mr. Zhou was so angry that his body was shaking. Just as he was about to fight back, he saw a group of bodyguards rush into the banquet room.
At the same time, the manager of the hotel along with his staff went up to him and said with a smile on his face, “Sir, please make the payment as soon as possible…”
“I don’t have any money. Either take my life right now or get the f*ck away from me!” Mr. Zhou yelled furiously before he threw himself on the ground, brandishing his arms and legs in the air like a little kid throwing a tantrum in the mall after his mother refused to buy him a toy. After a short while, an idea suddenly popped into his mind and he jerked up from the ground. “I get it. I get it now. No wonder you guys didn’t say anything about my demands. It turns out that you just wanted my money!”
Xu Wei had been watching a lot of palace dramas recently and was particularly into a character named Lady Hitara, the empress consort of Qing. She tried to imitate her imposing manner, straightened her back, and said, “If you hadn’t been so greedy, you wouldn’t have fallen into the trap. Besides, it’s your own vanity that caused your fall. As a father, not only are you not a good example, but you also led your own daughter astray. You should be ashamed of yourself!”
Mr. Zhou nearly vomited blood upon hearing Xu Wei’s accusation, but the crowd thought that everything she said was right.
“How could they do something like this? Do they not know that what they’re doing right now is practically destroying the future of a good young man?”
“Yeah, right. His daughter’s future too. She should be studying right now, and look at what she has done to herself. I seriously don’t know what the hell she is thinking.”
“How can they be so shameless? They are virtually destroying the reputation and integrity of that kid from the Lu Family!”
The people from the village were honest and kind-hearted. In their opinion, reputation and integrity were equally important to a man, and they felt that it was really a tragedy for Lu Yumo to be beset with a stigma like this for the rest of his life.
A few of them who had brought their kids began to leave the banquet, as they did not want their kids to pick up the bad habits of the Zhou Family.
Everyone would have their retribution day, and it seemed that today was Mr. Zhou’s day.
He started to feel anxious and hastily said, “My daughter just stepped into society, so it’s normal for her to make a mistake. She and Lu Yumo had a relationship before. It doesn’t matter if she still has her chastity or not, as long as they love each other, they could overcome every hurdle in their lives!”