Chapter 6: Good-for-Nothing (3)
“Apologise?” Gu Ruoyun laughed coldly, “Did you hit your head on something? I beat the Ling family’s young master? Don’t forget, I’m only a good-for-nothing Qi level two! The Ling family’s young master has already reached Qi level five, do tell how I was able to beat him up? If you fought with the number one expert in Qinglong, and someone said that you managed to beat him up, would you also believe them?”
Old General Gu’s face turned livid; he slammed his palm on the table with a bang, and said angrily: “Vile spawn! How dare you ignore even your grandfather’s commands! Since the Ling family has already said that it’s your fault, then you definitely provoked them first. Kneel down immediately until they forgive you!”
“Ha ha!” Gu Ruoyun laughed twice, a trace of ridicule spread on the curve of her lips, “He was obviously the one who was jealous of my brother’s talent and the one who humiliated him first, but now in your words, I’m the one who provoked him? So not only did you hit your head, even your eyes were blinded. The Ling family’s young master is standing there without a scratch and he’s the one who was bullied? I’m standing here covered in wounds, but I’ve become the one who beat him up? Grandfather, you’re really helping a stranger over family and reason?”
Old General Gu was momentarily frozen in shock. He no longer cared about getting angry, but looked at Gu Ruoyun with astonishment.
This… this was the granddaughter who had always been cowardly? When had she become so eloquent in speech?
“Who are you!”
Suddenly, Old General Gu’s expression deepened, and a wave of murderous intent filled the entire hall.
Even though Gu Ruoyun was currently too weak, she could still use her mental strength to overcome this murderous intent. However, doing so would definitely expose her, a risk she was not willing to take, so she let the murderous intent wash over her.
“Oh, now you want to kill me?” Gu Ruoyun raised her small pale face, saying with a mocking smile, “Anyway, you’ve already beaten me to death once. If my body had been just a little weaker, I wouldn’t have been able to hold up. If you want to kill me, just kill me now! I just wonder how you’ll account for this when my brother comes back!”
Old General Gu slightly narrowed his eyes.
Actually, after killing Gu Ruoyun, he had already started to regret his actions. Even if Gu Ruoyun was a good-for-nothing, she still had a protective older brother. Had she not refused to admit her mistake, he would not have lost his head and laid such a heavy hand on her…
Fortunately, this good-for-nothing had only stopped breathing for a short moment, and her heartbeat had quickly resumed.
However, how could Old General Gu know, that that brief moment was enough for the soul in this body to change…
“Hmph, if you’re Gu Ruoyun, then I would have to account to Shengxiao… but too bad, you’re not her!” Old General Gu stated coldly, “So who are you! That useless good-for-nothing Gu Ruoyun would never have been able to speak like that!”
In a moment, the entire hall focused their gazes on Gu Ruoyun’s comely face.
Gu Ruoyun acted as if she did not feel their gazes, and smiled as she said in objection: “Wouldn’t you be the clearest on whether I am Gu Ruoyun or not? These few years, I’ve been pretending to be cowardly and weak for the sake of peace, but after this incident, I have decided, that even if I’m a good-for-nothing, I won’t continue being cowardly! If I continue being weak, you will only continue bullying me!”
Upon hearing this, understanding bloomed in everyone’s minds.
No wonder this good-for-nothing had this much courage, her cowardice had only been an act. Now this actually makes sense…
Ling Yi was outraged and coldly said: “Gu Ruoyun, this old man was born protective, I don’t care if you’re right or wrong! You have to kneel down and admit your wrongs today, or I won’t care if you have a genius brother or not, I’ll let you die right here!”
Glancing at Ling Yi’s sullen old face, Gu Ruoyun laughed: “You want to act against me, a junior? Aren’t you afraid that all the people of Qinglong will mock you for bullying the weak?”
“Then what do you want?”
“Why don’t we do it like this? Let your grandson fight with me!”