Chapter 30 — Brother and Sister
It was time for dinner. Everyone sat down, and Grandpa Su took the main chair. The rest of the family waited for him to pick up his chopsticks and start eating first before they followed suit.
The Su family wasn’t an old-fashioned family that confined its members to proper etiquette and mannerisms.
Grandpa Su was someone who appeared serious when in actuality, he was rather bold and unrestrained. However, since he possessed an overwhelming temperament, he usually gave others the impression that he was a distant man.
Father Su sat with a straight posture and seemed like he had a very calm and steady personality, but the occasional smiles that he revealed were exceptionally kind. Towards Mother Su, his smiles were even more gentle.
Mother Su had a constant smile plastered on her face, and it made her look very loving. However, her every move exuded elegance and grace. At times, the expression in her eyes would flash with menace, reminding her onlookers that she was not to be underestimated.
Brother Su was very reserved. Grandpa Su’s solemnity and Father Su’s steadiness could both be found on his handsome face.
It must be mentioned that all of the Su family members possessed top-notch looks that simply couldn’t be rivaled.
And last but not least, there was Su Yanyi. Out of the entire family, she was the most apathetic one. Her every move oozed alienation, though, at home, this sense of alienation was almost imperceptible.
After dinner, Su Yanyi spoke up, “Big Brother, let’s have a talk.”
Without hesitant, Su Yanmo nodded. He also had something he wanted to talk to her about.
The two siblings made their way to her study; although they had both married and moved out already, their own original bedrooms and studies were still kept the same as before.
Once they were alone, Su Yanmo asked her, “Lil’ sis, are you and Qin Jiran… serious?”
The siblings had an age gap of four years between them, and back when Su Yanyi was still just a baby, Su Yanmo had already grown into a sensible little boy.
Ever since they were children, he had showered her with love and attention. As the matter of fact, he took more care of her than even their parents did. After they both grew up, he still tried to look out for her whenever he could.
The two siblings were very close, and as Su Yanyi’s older brother, Su Yanmo naturally knew what kind of person his little sister was.
Su Yanyi understood what her brother was trying to ask. She had agreed to disclose her relationship with Qin Jiran, which would most likely mean that she was serious about the relationship. She nodded without hesitation.
“Mhm. He’s very good to me.”
Su Yanmo seemed a bit surprised by her response. For a moment, he stared at her with a deep gaze, and then he finally nodded.
“If that’s the case, then you have to cherish him well. Here is a gift from your brother. If he bullies you in the future… you don’t need to be polite.”
Then, out of nowhere, he fished out a very fine pistol and handed it to her. Su Yanyi raised an eyebrow, but she wordlessly took it and put it away. Of course, there was no way she was going to use it on Qin Jiran.
For one, she didn’t believe that he would ever bully her, and even if he did, she refused to do anything that would harm him.
She would never forget the love he’d shown her in her past life. She would always remember the promise she’d made to herself when she was lying helplessly on her hospital bed.
No matter what, she would do everything within her power to protect him, for the rest of her life.
“You wanted to tell me something?” Su Yanmo remembered that his sister also had something to say to him. He wondered what it was.
Su Yanyi spoke bluntly, just as Su Yanmo had done when he asked about her and Qin Jiran, “Wang Zhiruo isn’t a good woman, and the Wang family is conspiring against us.”
Immediately from the first part of her sentence, Su Yanmo had already decided to take his little sister’s side over his wife’s.
“Conspiring? What do they want?” He asked with slight disdain.
“No matter what it is that they want, I won’t let them succeed!” Su Yanyi made no secret of her murderous intent, which caused Su Yanmo to frown. He wasn’t concerned about the Wang family, but his sister’s attitude confused him.
“What did they do? Did they offend you?” His tone of voice turned fierce.
If the Wang family really had done something that made his little sister unhappy, then he wasn’t going to let them get away with it.
Evidently, the good Big Brother Su was completely wrapped around his sister’s little finger.
It would be a bad idea for Su Yanyi to try to explain what the Wang family had done in her past life, so she didn’t. She gave tacit agreement to her brother’s assumption instead.
“Brother, what should we do about Wang Zhirou?” Although she wanted to quickly get rid of the Wang family, Wang Zhiruo was still a Su family member and her big brother’s wife—in name, at least.
Nonetheless, Su Yanyi wanted to consider her brother’s feelings first.
The coldness in Su Yanmo’s eyes remained unchanged, and he responded bluntly, “We’ll do whatever you’d like. If you don’t want to dirty your hands, then tell me and I’ll do it for you.”
The traditional Su family rule was the main reason he married Wang Zhiruo, and he’d chose her because her appearance, temperament, and family background were all decent. Mother Su’s company and the Wang family also happened to be collaborating with each other.
Therefore, Su Yanmo hadn’t put much thought into it and casually married Wang Zhirou. What he needed was a nominal wife, anyway, so it didn’t matter who took the spot.
Before he got married, he had already told Wang Zhiruo about the Su family’s traditional rule and how he felt about her. Despite all that, she’d still agreed to marry him, claiming that she loved him and didn’t mind, which he had felt more or less satisfied about.
The Wang family also gained benefits from their marriage. Su Yanmo had thought that since he couldn’t give Wang Zhirou love, the least he could do was make up for it by giving her a good lifestyle.
Friendship and righteousness were two things that he placed great emphasis on. Just as Su Yanyi and Qin Jiran had done, Su Yanmo and Wang Zhirou were married under a contract where both parties knew about the implications.
He hadn’t expected the Wang family to start having designs. It seemed that he had been too kind to them.
Of course, he didn’t doubt Su Yanyi’s words at all. The Su family members were very protective of each other.
As Su Yanyi’s big brother, Su Yanmo would lash out even if the Wang family hadn’t really done anything wrong. To him, just making his little sister unhappy was a grave sin, and from what she told him, the Wang family was actually conspiring against his whole family. He obviously wasn’t going to spare the Wangs!
“Let’s do it together. Big Brother, we haven’t done anything together in a long time. Let’s treat this as a game and see who plays it better.”
The eagerness and enthusiasm were clear in her eyes, and the coldness in her voice was impossible to ignore. The same piercing coldness was also in Su Yanmo’s voice as he agreed.
“Alright. Let’s work together.”
Meanwhile, the other members of the Su family were chatting and drinking tea in the living room. Most of the conversation revolved around Qin Jiran and his upcoming film. Mother Su expressed her fervent support and high expectations for the film.
Wang Zhiruo, who couldn’t get a single word in, was sitting there with a gloomy look on her face.
Su Yanmo and Su Yanyi entered the living room and took in the scene. The brother-and-sister pair wordlessly exchanged glances.
VIN: So… where can I find myself a brother like Su Yanmo?
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