Evil Emperor’s Wild Consort
Chapter 6: Good-for-Nothing (3)
“Apologise?” Gu Ruoyun coldly laughed. “Did you hit your head on something? Me? Beat up the Ling family’s young master? Did you forget that I’m only a good-for-nothing Qi level two? The Ling family’s young master has already reached Qi level five! How could I beat him up? Think about it: if you fought the number one expert in Azure Dragon Country and someone said that you managed to beat him up, would you believe them?”
Old General Gu’s face turned livid; he slammed his palm on the table and spat: “Vile spawn! How dare you ignore your grandfather’s commands! Since the Ling family has already said that you’re at fault, then there’s no need for discussion; you definitely provoked them first. Kneel down, and don’t get up until they forgive you!”
“Ha ha!” Gu Ruoyun laughed twice, a trace of ridicule spread on the curve of her lips as she then said, “He was jealous of my brother’s talent and insulted him. An unwarranted attack on my brother’s honor and you expect me to do nothing? It’s obvious who provoked who! But now according to you, I’m the one to blame? So not only did you hit your head, even your eyes were blinded by the blow. The Ling family’s young master is standing right 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 forgot his anger and looked at Gu Ruoyun in astonishment.
This… this was his cowardly granddaughter? When had she become so eloquent?
“Who are you!”
Suddenly, Old General Gu’s expression darkened 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, which was a risk she was not willing to take. Thus, she let the murderous intent wash over her.
“Oh, now you want to kill me?” Gu Ruoyun lifted her head. Her small pale face was adorned with a mocking smile. “Anyway, you’ve already beaten me to death once before. Back then, if my body had been just a little bit weaker, I wouldn’t have been able to hold up. This time, if you want to kill me, just kill me now! No need to wait for me to die from my wounds. I just wonder how you’ll account for this when my brother comes back!”
Old General Gu 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 he had to consider. 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.
How was Old General Gu supposed to know that, in that one brief moment, there was enough time to swap a soul?
“Hmph, if you’re Gu Ruoyun, then I would indeed be held accountable according to Shengxiao… but too bad, you’re not her!” Old General Gu coldly stated, “So who are you! That useless good-for-nothing Gu Ruoyun would never have been able to speak like that!”
It only took a moment for the entire hall to focus their gaze on Gu Ruoyun’s comely face.
Gu Ruoyun acted as if she did not feel their gazes. She smiled as she said in objection: “Wouldn’t you be the clearest on whether I am Gu Ruoyun or not? I’ve spent the last few years pretending to be cowardly and weak for the sake of the peace, but after this incident, I decided that even if I am a good-for-nothing, I won’t continue acting cowardly! If I continue being weak, you’ll only continue bullying me!”
Upon hearing this, understanding blossomed in everyone’s minds.
No wonder this good-for-nothing had so 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. Regardless of if you were provoked or not, today you’re going to kneel down and admit your wrongs! I don’t care if you have a genius brother or not; if you refuse to obey, 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 Azure Dragon Country will mock you for bullying the weak?”
“Then what do you propose?”
“Why don’t we do it like this? Let your grandson fight me!”