The Substitute Madam Amazes the World Once More - Chapter 150 - Questioning Huo Xuan
After a pause, as if he had recalled something, Old Master Huo continued, “I heard from your father that you and my granddaughter-in-law had held an engagement banquet in Cloud City a while ago. Cloud City is too far away, and I haven’t been able to go there due to my poor health. I’m thinking of finding a suitable opportunity to hold a simple banquet at home in two days and take this opportunity to announce this good news in the capital.”
When the old master said this, everyone in the Huo family looked at each other, their eyes filled with astonishment. Everyone did not understand why the old master thought so highly of this country bumpkin.
Her eyes dimmed. Before Huo Xuan could speak, Huo Yan, who had been silent all this while, answered, “Dad, Xuan’er is the eldest grandson of the Huo family. The marriage can’t be done casually. I think we have to discuss this matter again.”
Huo Yan was Huo Xuan’s fifth aunt and was also the person in the Huo family who paid the most attention to matching families. For someone like Mo Zhu who was a country bumpkin from the mountainous countryside, she really looked down on her.
Before waiting for Old Master Huo’s reply, she continued coldly, “When eldest brother and sister-in-law agreed to this marriage, they wanted someone to bring good luck to Xuan’er. Now that Xuan’er has recovered, we naturally have to reconsider this marriage. In my opinion, we should give this young lady some compensation and let this matter rest.”
Huo Yan’s words touched Huo Qing’s heart. In order to matchmake Kang Ying and Huo Xuan, she raised her head and echoed, “Fifth sister, you have a point. Xuan’er had been nurtured as the heir of the Huo family since he was young. Now, he has expanded Cloud City’s business and done it well. No matter how I look at it, this young lady isn’t worthy of our Xuan’er.”
After taking a glance at Mo Zhu and seeing that she was still playing with her phone nonchalantly, she added, “Dad, it’s not that I don’t think highly of the people from the countryside, but just based on her speech, actions, and manners, she doesn’t match up to our Xuan’er.”
Upon hearing their words, the others from the Huo family, who were already unhappy with Mo Zhu, could not hold back.
“Look at this girl. She doesn’t even care about Old Master Huo. Old Master Huo is sitting in the main hall, and she’s still playing with her phone as if it doesn’t matter. Who doesn’t get ridiculed by others when they marry a wife like this? I think she’ll be criticized no matter where she goes.”
“That’s right. Our Xuan’er is talented and handsome. He could have found any girl from a rich family, but he had to marry a country bumpkin from the mountainous region. The Huo family will definitely lose face in the future.”
“If you ask me, Ms. Kang looks more compatible with Xuan’er. No matter what, she should find someone of equal social standing for Xuan’er. The two of them grew up together as childhood sweethearts. They must have a very good relationship.”
It was as if she was saying this deliberately for Mo Zhu. Every single word had floated into Mo Zhu’s ears. She impatiently turned off her phone screen, turned to look at Huo Xuan and asked, “Is there a quieter place?”
“Yes, I’ll bring you around the courtyard.” Huo Xuan nodded.
After saying this, Huo Xuan stood up and prepared to bring Mo Zhu out to the courtyard to get some fresh air. Just as he took a step forward, the girl’s unhappy voice came from behind him. “Grandfather, the quality of the Huo family really needs to be improved. How dare she act like this. Even any other country bumpkin wouldn’t dare to slander others in public.”
Grandfather Huo looked up and met Mo Zhu’s cold gaze. He laughed heartily and said, “Haha, she’s indeed someone Xuan’er has taken a liking to. Good, I will teach them a good lesson.”
Ignoring the ashen expressions of everyone in the living room, the two of them walked straight out the door and arrived at the pavilion in the courtyard.
Once they entered the pavilion, Mo Zhu leaned over and pressed the man against the pillar. “Tell me, what’s your relationship with that girl called Kang Ying?”
Huo Xuan smiled gently and explained patiently, “There’s nothing much. She’s my third uncle’s niece and has liked to stay in the Huo family since she was young.”
Seeing Mo Zhu’s dark expression, the man added, “Although she liked to pester me in the past, I swear that you’re the only one in my heart. I’ve never looked her in the eye.”
This was the first time Mo Zhu had heard Huo Xuan seriously explain his relationship with other girls. She understood that this man wasn’t the type to act recklessly. She slowly loosened her grip on Huo Xuan.
Unexpectedly, just as she was about to let go of her grip on him, Mo Zhu was pressed against the pillar by the man who had turned the tables on her.
“You don’t believe me? Or, are you jealous?”
The man teased Mo Zhu and immediately lowered his head to kiss the girl’s red lips.
Mo Zhu didn’t react in time to the man’s kiss. She was about to bite Huo Xuan ruthlessly, but before she could move, he had already let go of her.
Mo Zhu glared at Huo Xuan and threatened expressionlessly, “You better not let me catch you having an ambiguous relationship with another girl, or I won’t let you off!”
The smile in Huo Xuan’s eyes deepened as he nodded obediently. “With a powerful fiancée like you, how would I dare to do such a thing?”
“I’ll give you one more chance then. Let’s forget about it this time.” Patting her hands, Mo Zhu turned around and planned to leave the pavilion.
At that moment, Auntie Sun, who had opened the door for the two of them, ran over with an anxious expression. The moment she saw Huo Xuan, she said in a panic, “Bad news, Young Master! Old Master fainted suddenly!”