Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-23
Chapter 023 Tang Family’s Reaction
Jun Xie deduced with clarity, that should today’s plans end with
success, then both himself and Tang Yuan would fall into the palm of the
enemy! The Tang Family may not suffer that much, since they still have
other successors for the family. However, the Jun Family only has him as
the only successor.
Even though it was only a request, but who knew what kind of calamity
would result in the end. Especially when this request was placed upon Jun
Moxie, a debauchee who does not know how to judge the severity of the
situation. Most of the time when this Jun Moxie had caused a disaster, he
would not be aware of it. He would even feel elated about the incident!
After all, his grandfather would help him clean up the mess!
What would happen when the struggle had become apparent and Grandpa
Jun’s authority had fallen into the hands of others? When that
happened, even if Grandpa Jun was willing to make the sacrifice of
severing relations, then what? What would those generals choose? Even if
only a small number hesitated, the consequences would be unimaginable!
Jun Xie felt the need to increase his capabilities! Even though he had a
rich reserve of experience from his past life, the events of today had
left him with an understanding of his obvious inadequacy!
Chief amongst them would be the so-called political awareness. This was
the one thing that the he from his previous life had lacked the most! If
he were still a solitary assassin in this new world, then this matter
would be of no importance. However, in order to create a foothold within
this great family, he will need to protect those he cared for from harm.
Trying to maintain the stability of this great family without a keen
sense of political awareness was a nonsensical pipedream!
He needed not become an official, he also needed not participate in the
struggle to rise or fall in the royal court. However, he must possess the
awareness towards the power struggles that was occurring!
It was midday noon when Grandpa Jun returned home. On his way back, he
coincidentally bumped into Tang Yuan’s grandfather, Tang Wanli. Tang
Wanli led a big group of warriors on horseback, charging his way forth
down the great street. After which, he turned north. From the way it
seemed, he was on his way to find someone with bad luck.
To the north was the location of the great families such as the likes of
the Li and Meng Families! Tang Wanli’s face looked similar to a black
pot, his eye brows seemingly almost burnt away by his fury. Grandpa Jun
secretly felt elated: It had been so long since I had seen this old thing
become so furious. To think that the rich Old Tang who was always at
peace could become so riled up. It does not matter who he plans to go
against, there will definitely be a good show to watch!
How could he have guessed, the director of this unfolding drama was none
other than his detestable grandson, Jun Moxie!
Grandpa Jun was overwhelmed by curiosity and asked, “Brother Tang,
where are you heading off to in such a hurry? Why do you look so serious?
Could it be that someone had stolen your Sun granddaughter-in-law? Just
look at that frenzied expression on your face, hahaha…” Grandpa
Jun’s words were intended as a joke, but how could he have known that
the reason Tang Wanli was so furious was precisely due to that!
“You old geezer Jun! You cheap bastard! You are no better yourself!
Just you wait till I am done with the Li and Meng Family, then I will
come back and deal with you myself!” Blowing his white beard straight,
Tang Wanli slammed with his whip, urging his horse to pull away and move
forward. He too knew what kind of person Jun Moxie was, no better than
his own grandson. Now that his grandson had fallen into such an unlucky
situation, Jun Moxie instead managed to clinch such a complete victory!
For that Jun Moxie to emerge smelling of roses must mean that there was
an expert supporting him in secret. The most probable suspect was none
other than the Jun Zhan Tian before him. And now that Jun Zhan Tian
actually had the gall to openly make fun of him, it was only natural that
he would become angry at Jun Zhan Tian!
He left Grandpa Jun standing alone, completely dumbfounded by what he had
just said. What did this old Tang Wanli meant? With just a few words, he
cursed me a good three or four time. He didn’t even state things
clearly, just what is going on? After a while, he spat out a mouthful of
spittle. “The Li Family and Meng Family offended you? Then why did you
suddenly drag me into your troubles? This is what you call, when dogs
bite one another, their mouth becomes full of gross hair…”
Tang Yuan followed behind his grandfather, his head filled with despair,
his face smeared red with shame. When Fatty Tang returned home, his
father was coincidentally sitting at the house hall. Crying, he shouted
for help from his father and mother, screaming that something bad had
happened. This action of his scared his father to the point of nearly
falling off his chair. When he re-examined his surroundings, he realized
that his fearsome grandfather was also seated there…
Under Grandfather Tang’s coercion, Tang Yuan did not hide anything.
Forcefully pushing away his tears, Tang Yuan revealed everything that had
happened… what transpired next could be imagined. Both father and son
of the Tang Family instantly erupted with rage! In addition, Tang Yuan
produced the teacup that still had some residual drugs on it. When their
family pharmacist tested it, he confirmed that Tang Yuan’s story was
These two Li and Meng Families were too vicious! Their actions were
obviously intended to taint their Tang Family’s reputation and let it
be known throughout the world! Grandfather Tang who had always attached
utmost importance onto their family reputation could not let this slide!
Grandfather Tang immediately became furious. Lifting Tang Yuan’s round
body, he scolded him with an ear breaking voice. After which he threw him
down to the ground and told him to lead the way to the Li Family and Meng
Family so that they can head off to seek justice!
Grandfather Tang is someone whose age outstrips even Grandpa Jun, enough
to be titled a minister of three emperors. For the past few years, he had
been reclusive, not going out at all. His emergence this time actually
involved a large escort of warriors, his killing intent soaring through
the skies. It seemed that both the Li and Meng Families were bound to
face an inevitable chaotic storm.
Even though Tang Wanli cursed at Grandpa Jun, Grandpa Jun did not feel
angry at all. Watching Tang Wanli erupting in anger to the point of
actively seeking the Li Family and Meng Family actually made him feel
somewhat comforted. There was no need to ask, that big fatty Tang Yuan
must have caused this whole mess. Thankfully, my Moxie had been obedient
this whole time, studying poetry and literature. A lot of my worries have
been reduced thanks to that. If he is still causing problems for these
old bones of mine… Keke, that pitiful old Tang. To have to do all this
for the sake of his grandson at this age…
Observing the near hysterical looks on Tang Wanli’s face, Grandpa Jun
was tempted to provoke him further. How could he have known, when he, who
had proudly returned home would receive news that Jun Xie had brazenly
taken money to go gambling. Grandpa Jun who had returned home with such
high spirits suddenly stumbled. Losing money was a small matter, but if
something else had happened, then it may devolve into a serious situation!
Once he heard the news that Jun Xie had returned, Grandpa Jun furiously
rushed towards his room. After barging in through the door, he was
stunned. A package full of precious treasures was casually placed atop
the huge bed. Not one of those treasures were ordinary; the tender Little
Ke was smiling to the point of squinting her eyes. She evaluated each one
of the items, her fingers moving around, calculating how much those items
can be sold for…
Examining carefully, Grandpa Jun was shocked. All things aside, there
were at least three accompaniment jade, its lustre crystal clear as it
exuded a warm radiance. One glance was enough to tell him that this was
no ordinary object. But that was not the cause of Grandpa Jun’s
surprise. What caused it was the inscription upon the jade: “Year X
Month X, Congratulations on grandson Feng’s birthday”, “Year X
Month X, Congratulations on grandson Zhen’s birthday”…
Wasn’t this the accompaniment jade that can only be worn by the direct
descendant of the Li Family? This quality jade was also a symbol of the
Li Family! Furthermore, Feng and Zhen were the names of the grandsons of
the Grand Preceptor Li. How could these two items end up in Moxie’s
possession? Could it be that this little guy had actually gone out to rob
others? Grandpa Jun fiddled with his beard, looking somewhat alarmed.
Looking around at the others, Grandpa Jun suddenly snorted out, he had
accidentally applied too much force and pulled out a strand of his beard.
Those two jade ruyi was obviously an item from the royal family! In
addition, there was also the Meng Family’s accompaniment jade, as well
as that pearl… and that…
“Where did all these items come from?” Grandpa Jun’s face was
twitching as he asked, fully prepared to help Jun Xie clean his
“butt”. If this brat really did rob all these items back, then this
was a really big problem.
That was not to say that Grandpa Jun’s mind was pessimistic, not
believing that his grandson could end up winning all these items in a
gamble. He simply knew his own grandson too well. There was no way that
he could have the ability to win all these high-grade items!
What a joke! He had laughed at Old Tang Wanli just moments ago. It turned
out that what awaited him in his own house was this kind of unreasonable
trouble! Grandpa Jun became momentarily speechless…