Chapter 331: In a Pickle (Part one)
Hearing Xu Cheng’s words, Lan Ting just smiled. “Back then, your father said that too, but he’s dead. Madam said that even if I have to tie you up, I have to send you out of the country.”
“It’s useless.” Xu Cheng bitterly laughed, and he tossed his military ID onto the desk. “I became a soldier as well because I inherited my father’s will. He doesn’t want to leave his home country, and neither do I. My choice is the same as my father. However, it’s not for that woman, but for my father. I won’t let the man that killed my father get away with it!”
Lan Ting looked at Xu Cheng for a long time. She nodded. “Child, I’m very pleased to see the courage in you. Just for that, you are worthy of being called ‘Young Master’ by me. But the Ryong Family is far more complicated than you think it is.”
“It’s not simple.” Xu Cheng looked up at Lan Ting and said, “In the Ye Family, just a lower-level person like you could drive the Li Family to yield, it’s clear how powerful the middle and upper-class in the Ye Family are. Since the Ryong Family’s on par with the Ye Family, their power and influence wouldn’t be much worse. My dad’s a pretty perfect guy, but he just had one flaw, his steel balls were too big. As his son, I obviously have that in my genes too. So, if you are going to try and talk me out of it, you can save yourself some time.”
Lan Ting nodded. “Since you have already decided, I won’t say anymore. If you are ever in danger, you can give me a call. I will help you make arrangements and send you abroad. I will get going now. If you get into any trouble, you can give me a call too.”
Then, Lan Ting stood up and walked to the door.
When she opened the door, Xu Cheng’s voice sounded behind her. “That woman, can I see her?”
Lan Ting sighed. “You can’t. She can’t get out at all. Although the Old Master really cherishes her and won’t kill her, he won’t let her out to bring shame to the Ye Family’s face. Her relationship with your father has been a thorn in the eyes of both Ye and Ryong families. So, no one can let her out. If you think I’m lying to you, that’s fine. But just remember, no parent in this world would harm their own child.”
Xu Cheng immediately asked, “Then can you tell me where the Ye Family is?”
Lan Ting’s body shook slightly. “It’s best that you don’t know where it is. There are too many martial art masters, a stranger like you probably wouldn’t be able to come out alive after trespassing. Child, just let the past stay in the past, some things can’t be changed by manpower. Your mother was so loved by the Old Master, yet that didn’t change anything, so a little boy like you won’t be able to affect the outcome at all. While the Ryong Family didn’t notice you, you should keep your disguise and continue living on. In the future when you get married and have kids, you can send us photos and I will show it to Madam. This might be the best ending.”
Then, Lan Ting left.
That night, Xu Cheng was sleepless.
The next morning, when he went for a morning jog, he saw the old man at the park. In fact, last night, Bei Shan already reported to the old man about Lan Ting finding Xu Cheng.
The old man said to Bei Shan, “This is the reason the five elders were unwilling to accept Xu Cheng into the Dragon Division.”
Bei Shan frowned. “Then should we remind Junior Brother to not get involved in this grudge?”
The old man shook his head. “The arranged marriage between the Ye and Ryong Family was known by everyone in Yanjing. Ryong Xiao definitely wouldn’t forget about this event that lost him face big time. If he were to find out that those two had a son who was still alive, he would definitely kill him! This isn’t something Xu Cheng can decide, and it’s useless if you remind him.”