Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-469
Dugu Xiao Yi had returned to her original slim figure behind the Old
Lady. However, she stuck out her tongue, and gave a meaningful look as
soon as she saw Jun Mo Xie. She had indicated; [be careful.]
“That is Jun Mo Xie? Stand up in front of this old woman! Let me see what
sort of a hero has made my granddaughter so crazy and rebellious!” The
Old Lady came from the back and stood in front of Jun Mo Xie. She then
started to look around in search for the lowly swindler who had cheated
Jun Mo Xie started to sweat. [I had always heard that the Dugu Family is
a den of troublemakers. And, those rumors weren’t without reason. Even
this Old Lady is so doughty! It wouldn’t have been easy for Dugu Xiao Yi
to grow up in such an environment. In fact, it would’ve been hard for her
to not be bold…]
He had no choice but to stand up and say, “That youngster is me.”
“Oh… And, is that Tang Yuan?” the Old Lady asked.
The “youngster” Fatty hurriedly bowed in reply.
The Old Lady smiled slightly, “The capital’s new God of Wealth is
[Huh? Capital’s God of Wealth? Fatty’s got a trendy nickname…] Jun Mo
Xie was stumped. He then angrily glared at the grinning Tang Yuan. It
wasn’t surprising that Fatty had become well-known due to the
Aristocratic Hall. Moreover, his social status had also increased
many-fold. Therefore, the title of ‘God of Wealth’ wasn’t baseless to be
Jun Mo Xie cursed in silence as the Old Lady waved her hand, “You seven
brats go outside and play with Young Master Tang. There’s no work for you
here. And, be a good host to your guest!”
The seven “Heroes and Legends” hastily agreed, and escorted Fatty out.
The speed of their movements could be called ‘fast and urgent’. In fact,
it seemed like they were being chased by a dog…
“Sit down; don’t be so formal,” Old Lady Dugu nodded. She then turned,
and went to sit at the head-chair besides Dugu Zong Heng. Then, an army
of women came and stood behind the Old Lady. However, those
daughter-in-laws were watching and observing the Young Master very
carefully. After all, they were curious about the ill-reputed Young
Master who had bewitched their little girl, and had made her fall head
It was particularly true for the lady on the old woman’s left. She was
glaring at him without end.
Dugu Zong Heng and Dugu Wu Di had lost their fierce mannerisms when the
Old Lady had arrived. In fact, they had become silent out of fear, and
hadn’t dared to speak loudly since.
“Jun Mo Xie… Er… this youngster looks very good. Very good… He’s an
attractive young man,” the Old Lady praised. She then turned her head,
and spoke to the others, “His nose, and his eyes… are placed like that
of a mannequin.”
The other women nodded in agreement.
A black line spread on Jun Mo Xie’s face. [Huh? Can these words be
considered a compliment to a person’s appearance? It suddenly seems that
I’m not a man… I’m a mannequin that resembles a man. And, what’s with
the eyes and the nose? That’s where a nose is supposed to be. Would this
place be occupied by ears instead? Are they complementing me… or
“Ah… Jun Mo Xie… you brat. You’ve already brought this matter about.
So, I now wish to know what you plan to do with my Xiao Yi,” Old Lady
Dugu spoke-up in a very direct manner. She even saved on the small talk
as she straightforwardly raised this extremely sharp and obtuse question.
Moreover, she didn’t hesitate or avoid the issue…
“What do I plan to do?” Jun Mo Xie was stunned for a second, “The good
lady’s words are very startling. I don’t even know what I’ve done.
Therefore, I request the Old Lady to kindly explain the specifics of what
“Humph! Your eyebrows and eyes look good. But, your mouth is very crafty.
You incited our Xiao Yi to act pregnant in front of everyone that day.
Don’t you understand the consequences of that?” Old Lady Dugu’s face was
calm, and her tone was evenly tempered.
“Yes. That incident happened due to a lack of consideration on Miss
Dugu’s part… Eh…? But, I didn’t incite it! I’ve never done such a
thing. I haven’t even thought about it. I only saw…” Jun Mo Xie hastily
However, the Young Master hadn’t finished speaking when the Old Lady
interrupted, “I’m also certain that you didn’t do it willfully, you brat.
But, it doesn’t matter if you incited this or not. After all, the girl
did it for your sake. Do you deny it?”
Jun Mo Xie had no choice but to nod. In fact, he couldn’t even think
about denying it.
Young Master Jun had maintained a clear conscience throughout both of his
lives. Therefore, denying this point would’ve tarnished his clear
conscience. And, that would’ve resulted in immense guilt within his
“This has brought the greatest amount of harm to our Dugu Family’s
reputation. Don’t you know this as well?” the Old Lady shot those
aggressive questions back-to-back.
“Yes… But, this is the Dugu Family we’re talking about… So, it
shouldn’t be that serious a matter, right?” Jun Mo Xie frowned slightly.
[The Dugu Family’s reputation has always been a byword for doughty and
shameless. So, it could be said that it was never the greatest to begin
with. Moreover, anyone with a discerning eye would easily have seen
through Dugu Xiao Yi’s act. So, will it genuinely be that serious a
matter if I don’t marry Dugu Xiao Yi?]
“But, this incident has had a huge impact on Xiao Yi’s reputation. And,
this is something which you should keep in your mind, right brat?” The
Old Lady snorted. She couldn’t help become angry when she saw that this
youngster wasn’t on the same page.
“It will indeed have a huge impact,” Jun Mo Xie nodded with honesty.
“So, what will you do now?” The Old Lady turned her back, and turned back
“I don’t have a concrete plan for now to be honest,” Jun Mo Xie told the
“No plan…?” The Old Lady suddenly stood up, “Are you saying that you
won’t own up after eating the platter clean?”
“How am I not owning up after eating the platter clean? I didn’t even eat
anything. So, how could I have cleaned the platter?” Jun Mo Xie thought
that he’d die of being wrong accused; [How could I even explain this to
everyone? In fact, this little girl’s actions nearly got me killed one
time. I can’t overlook her infatuation with me. But, I can’t overlook the
price I’ve paid for it either. Lady, you think I’m not capable of going
round-and-round when it comes to beating the bush? Even I’m a bit angry
because of this entire fiasco! And, why am I suddenly being bullied by
“Let me tell you where things stand — Xiao Yi is deeply in love with
you. So, you mustn’t fail her, you brat! Otherwise, this Old Lady will
never let you off!” the Old Lady said slowly. She then looked into Jun Mo
Xie’s eyes, “You’re worried about Guan Qing Han, right?”
Jun Mo Xie frowned and spoke, “I ask the Old Lady to feel relieved. I
won’t turn my back on Guan Qing Han even if I do accept this proposal.
And, I won’t turn my back on Xiao Yi either. I obviously have my plans.”
“You have a plan…? Ha ha… having three wives and four concubines is a
normal thing. However, there needs to be a distinction in status even if
this is a common thing.”
The Old Lady smiled as she looked closely at Jun Mo Xie, “Every house of
men must have its leader. Similarly, there must be a leader amongst the
wives as well. Wouldn’t everyone struggle against each other if there’s
no leader? Won’t that be a chaotic situation? How would that be good for
you? And, that’s why I’ve called you today. I wish to ask you — who is
your first choice for a wife? Is it Xiao Yi or that girl?
“A well-stabilized harem can bring peace to the world. These words are
for the emperors. But, they also apply to regular families. And, a
peaceful family is the way to move up in life,” the Old Lady slowly
looked at Jun Mo Xie. “Moreover, it is good to fix these things as soon
as possible. Otherwise, it can give rise to long nights of big dreams
that may be shattered in the future.”
“What does the Old Lady mean?” Jun Mo Xie raised his eyebrows.
“Our Dugu Family has only one daughter. And, won’t permit her to become a
concubine! Our Dugu Family won’t stand to lose our reputation! Therefore,
it is important that Xiao Yi is married. Moreover, she has to be married
as the first wife!” The Old Lady snorted.
“The first wife…?” Jun Mo Xie couldn’t help but smile. “The Old Lady
still seems to be joking! But, this isn’t funny even if it was intended
to be a joke!”
“A joke…? Don’t tell me that you still wish to make Xiao Yi a
concubine? How preposterous of you!” The Old Lady glared wide-eyed, and
gripped her crutches so tightly that they broke.
Dugu Xiao Yi suddenly became panicky for the fear of a fall out between
her crush and her grandmother. So, she suddenly came up and grabbed the
Old Lady’s arm. She then shook it, and threw a tantrum, “Grandma…” She
also gave an impleading look to Jun Mo Xie. It seemed that she was
imploring him to stop being confrontational with her grandmother. After
all, her marriage made in heavens would be ruined if these two had a fall
[I’ve had to do so much for the both of us to be in such a good
Jun Mo Xie was about to explode a moment ago. But, he calmed down when he
heard Dugu Xiao Yi speaking-up. After all, Jun Mo Xie had been reminded
of the deep feelings she harbored for him. Therefore, he took two deep
breaths, and controlled his anger even though it was on the verge of
exploding. But, his expression had become extremely solemn and dignified
“Let me explain something very clearly since Old Lady Dugu has brought up
these topics.” Jun Mo Xie’s gaze became as sharp as swords. He swept his
eyes over everyone present, and they all felt their hearts stop, “I
believed that my marriage is my business! It’s my business; and my
business alone! Moreover, it is a big decision of my life! So, it’s
important that I carefully choose the woman with whom I wish to spend my
life. After all, my carelessness could result in a lifetime of hatred
between two families instead of only two people. Therefore, this decision
can’t be taken lightly.
“Xiao Yi has always been deeply attached to me. And, I knew this since
the very beginning. But, I’ve always thought she is too young and naive.
Thus, her nature hasn’t been fully formed yet. Therefore, it was possible
that she may have run into a more ideal husband in the future. And, this
is why I had never given a straight reply. However, that trick of hers on
the way back nearly got me killed. I was very angry with her over that
matter to be honest. But then, she came out with that big stomach in
front of everyone at Tian Xiang City’s gates. And, that moved me. It
genuinely moved me. And, I decided to make Dugu Xiao Yi my wife as a
result — my… Jun Mo Xie’s acknowledged wife!”
The Old Man Dugu and his lady’s expressions and minds were eased when
they heard these words.
“But, this doesn’t mean that I’ll accept this overall proposal,” Jun Mo
Xie’s words stopped the Old Lady on the verge of asking a question, “Xiao
Yi administered me that medicine in the Southern City. And then, she
showed up with that belly at this city’s gates. She did those things out
of love for me — Jun Mo Xie. A man isn’t a plant. So, who wouldn’t be
touched by it? I was genuinely and deeply moved by the reckless actions
she took for my sake.”
“But, we also have to look at the other side — these two events are
evidence of her selfish actions at the end of the day! She acted
selfishly out of her feelings, and took extreme actions. This has forced
me and even the two families to accept this situation. Her actions left
us with no choice! I’m sure that no one can deny this. And, I’m sure that
you’re also very bitter about it!”