Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Scoundrel! I’m so angry!”
Yan Luoying returned to the inn and sat on the bed angrily.
Old Zhou asked with concern, “How’s the situation?”
Yan Luoying calmed herself down and replied, “His Majesty agreed to postpone the wedding, but he did not cancel it. From the looks of it, even if it’s not Su Wen, it will probably be someone else. We can only take it one step at a time. Let’s delay it first.”
With that said, she instructed Old Zhou, “Uncle Zhou, we’ll go to the eastern part of the city to find a residence. I’m afraid we’ll have to stay in the capital for a while. Tomorrow, I’ll have to accept the post of Eastern Patrol Guard. It’ll be more convenient then.”
Old Zhou smiled and said, “Alright, I’ll go then.”
Meanwhile, Su Wen had also returned home.
The moment he entered, the doorman came over and whispered, “Third Young Master, the First Young Master is back. He asked you to meet him when you’re back!”
Su Wen raised his eyebrows. He was the only one in the house. The eldest son, Su Cheng, and the second son, Su Yu, had already moved out to settle down.
Moreover, their father-son relationships were not that harmonious. They seldom came back.
As for the brothers, they were not very close. The three of them were actually born from three mothers.
“Got it,” Su Wen replied and went to the front hall. He found Su Cheng sitting in the hall. He was a few years older than Su Wen and had a similar expression between his brows. At this moment, he was standing straight with a solemn expression.
When the two of them met, Su Wen was the first to speak. “Big Brother is looking for me?”
Su Cheng’s face was cold as he said angrily to Su Wen, “Look at what sort of great thing you did!”
Su Wen was confused. “What did I do?”
“What did you do? Why are you pretending to be stupid? Last night, you spent hundreds of thousands of taels of silver on that woman at the Hundred Flowers Pavilion. You even gave her the spirit artifact that His Majesty had given you, and you even wanted to compete with that Xue Meng using wealth.”
“If you act like this, aren’t you bringing trouble upon yourself? From today onwards, you are not allowed to go to the Hundred Flowers Pavilion anymore. Send someone to retrieve the spirit artifact that His Majesty gave you. As for Xue Meng, go and apologize to him and settle this matter.” Su Cheng seemed to have already thought things through.
As he spoke, Su Wen listened and sat on the chair. At the same time, his face was filled with disdain and he propped his legs up.
After he finished speaking, Su Wen rolled his eyes and sneered. “Who do you think you are? Did I spend one copper coin belonging to you? Did His Majesty give you that Cyan Sea Star Jade Hairpin? Did I ask you to help me fight against Xue Meng? What right do you have to criticize me?”
Su Wen was a little angry. The moment Su Cheng arrived, he spoke in a commanding tone, making Su Wen act according to his wishes. This made him very unhappy, so he retorted without any hesitation.
Su Cheng raged, “Father doesn’t abide by the principles of a subject under the emperor, and is corrupting the law by stealing goods. His son also doesn’t abide by the rules, willing to spend a great amount of money and gifting great treasures to a brothel woman to compete against others in wealth. With this, how long can my Su family last?”
That’s right, Su Cheng was also dissatisfied with Su Changqing. In his opinion, many of Su Changqing’s actions were wrong.
Su Wen tilted his head and stared at Su Cheng for a while before suddenly smiling. “You’re scared!”
“Scared? What am I afraid of?”
“You’re afraid that your corrupt father will fall! You’re afraid that you won’t have a backer! You’re afraid that you’ll be implicated!”
Su Wen mocked, “You’re not worried about us, you’re just afraid of us affecting you.”
“Bullsh*t!” Su Cheng stood up angrily and roared, “I, Su Cheng, am upright and stand by my morals. I relied on my own ability to obtain the title of martial arts champion. I don’t need the Su Family’s help at all.”
In Su Cheng’s opinion, he had obtained the martial arts champion through his own ability. Everything that happened today was due to his own hard work. There was nothing to be afraid of.
“Hahaha!” Su Wen roared with laughter as he clutched his stomach.
“You, you are gonna make me die of laughter.” Su Wen laughed so hard that he could barely breathe. He adjusted his breathing and asked in return, “You relied on your own hard work to become a martial artist? Then where did you get your cultivation technique from? Where did you get all the elixirs and precious medicinal materials from when you were young? Did you think those experts that Father brought in to each and impart you with their knowledge were all free of charge?”
“Furthermore, didn’t Father pay for your wedding betrothal? Isn’t your current residence funded by Father? Where did you get the courage to say such words?”
In reality, Su Wen was already unhappy with Su Cheng’s arrogant attitude. It was just that they typically had little interaction, so he could not be bothered to say or care.
But today, Su Cheng came to him and criticized him, thus Su Wen did not give him any face.
“You take it for granted and enjoy all the benefits that your father has brought you, yet you look down on his actions. You are truly a filial son!” Su Wen said in disdain. “If you weren’t Su Changqing’s son, do you think you would have been able to obtain the martial arts champion title? Do you think you would have been able to remain in the capital? You would have been sent to the borders to fight. Actually, you also know this in your heart, so you couldn’t wait to come here and ask me to do what you want. However, I won’t listen to you.”
At this point, Su Wen stood up and stretched his back. He smiled and said, “I’m going to sleep. You can talk to our father and see if he will agree to your request.”
With that, Su Wen turned around and left.
Su Cheng, whose thoughts had been exposed, was so angry that his face turned red. He was a little angry from embarrassment. He stood up angrily and roared, “Rascal! You are so rude. Today, I will teach you a lesson!”
As he spoke, he rushed towards Su Wen and reached out to grab his shoulder.
This strike was like lightning, extremely swift!
Just as he was about to grab Su Wen, the latter suddenly turned around and threw a punch!
Su Wen’s fist fiercely smashed into Su Cheng’s palm.
Su Cheng took three steps back, his face filled with shock!
Ever since he was young, he had never seen Su Wen practice martial arts.
However, at this moment, Su Wen managed to force himself back with a punch. The force was powerful and exuded a faint heat wave. It was definitely not ordinary!
The two brothers did not use their full strength in this exchange. Su Cheng only planned to grab him and did not have any intentions to attack. Su Wen also did not intend to hurt him.
With just this single exchange, Su Cheng already knew that his younger brother was not simple.
Su Wen’s bearing was completely different from usual. He even exuded a faint domineering aura.
It was only now did Su Cheng realize, this fellow in front of him, was absolutely not as weak as what the rumors outside claimed!
Su Wen looked at Su Cheng and coldly said, “You are really interesting. If you can’t out-talk me, then you attack me. If you say that I am rude, then how can I be polite? Kneel down and kowtow to you?”
Su Cheng was just about to reply when Su Wen suddenly withdrew his imposing aura. Shortly after, Su Changqing walked in from outside and coldly shouted, “What are you all doing?”
Su Cheng gritted his teeth and said, “Nothing, we were just exchanging pointers!”
Just as he finished speaking, something that he never expected happened. Su Wen suddenly fell to the ground and held his arm while rolling on the ground. He wailed loudly, “Ouch, it hurts so much! What are you doing? You hit me so hard! Father, you have to help me! Big Brother hit me!”
Su Cheng was dumbstruck.. He looked at Su Wen who was rolling on the ground and was lost for words for a moment.