Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-470
“However, she did both these things on her own initiative. And, the
consequences it led to were irreparable and grave. What had happened that
day was very unlucky for me, but it didn’t harm me much. But, Guan Qing
Han was nearly forced to commit suicide by those rotten scholars’
accusations. What would happen to the relationship between our two
families if that issue was brought to the table of discussions? There
wouldn’t be any margin for leeway in that case!
“I’ll be faced with an existential question if I accept this wedding.
But, the two families will fall out if I don’t accept this marriage. It’s
fortunate that I’ve always had a favorable opinion of this little girl.
So, accepting this marriage wouldn’t be too difficult. But, what if I
hadn’t liked her in the first place? It could be assumed that our
families would’ve become mortal enemies, and would’ve skirmished for
years without an end! And, that wouldn’t have led to the Jun Family’s
end. However, it would’ve marked the end of the Dugu Family! And, these
consequences are something which neither of us could bear!
“Moreover, this is something that can be avoided! And, I must say this
even though Xiao Yi is here right now… She’s willful! She acts rashly
without caring about the consequences. So, how can I ever be relieved
while leaving the first wife’s position in her hands?”
Jun Mo Xie had spoken these serious words in a very gentle yet solemn
Dugu Xiao Yi had lowered her head in shame. In fact, her small head was
nearly buried in her chest right now. After all, she was a very smart
girl. And, she had long ago realized that her rash actions had
brought-about very vile consequences. Therefore, she didn’t have much to
say in her defense…
Old Lady Dugu opened her mouth with the desire to speak something; she
wanted to give an explanation for her granddaughter. But, she couldn’t
say a single word, and only sighed in the end. Dugu Zong Heng and Dugu Wu
Di also looked at each other. They tried to put themselves in others’
shoes, and realized that even they wouldn’t want such a bold wife.
“But, Xiao Yi is still young…” It was the lady at the Old Lady’s
side… the same one who had been staring at Jun Mo Xie the most intently
since the start. She was Dugu Xiao Yi’s mother. So, she had hastily
butted-in to give an explanation for her daughter’s actions.
“Yes, this girl is very young. But, that isn’t a reasonable excuse for
what she has done! She’s the youngest child of the Dugu Family. The Dugu
Family has spoilt her, and that has led to such terrible and lamentable
consequences. This little girl’s behavior represents the very upbringing
of the Dugu Family! Kindly pay attention to what I’ll say now…”
Jun Mo Xie sternly continued, “Let’s suppose that your seven grandsons
create a huge disaster and land themselves in a lot of trouble because of
it. The older generation of your family wouldn’t get involved in that
mess. They would let these youngsters handle things on their own unless
the matter if extremely serious. Now, let’s suppose that something bad
happens to Xiao Yi instead… The Dugu Family wouldn’t even care about
right or wrong in that case. In fact, the young and old would rush into
battle alike. Moreover, it wouldn’t even matter if it’s right or wrong.
It would be justifiable to get involved as long as it concerned this
little girl. However, it’s fortunate that this girl is good-natured.
Otherwise, she would’ve giving rise many irreparable consequences by now!
“Furthermore, Dugu Xiao Yi’s present behavior stems from the fact that
the Dugu Family’s power is supporting her at the back. But, imagine what
will happen if she marries into my Jun Family, and gets our power in her
support her as well? Her support will have increased by many folds! I
reckon that a few noble Xuan Families might be able to resist. But, most
noble families would be pushed to destruction because of her rashness in
case she foolishly did something against them!
“Perhaps she has the potential to be a first wife in the future. But, I
can’t agree right now. In fact, I can’t dare to agree!”
Jun Mo Xie spoke upright and unafraid, “Let’s exchange our positions.
Would you ever agree to it if you were faced with something like this?
So, why should I be forced into doing so?”
“I won’t take another wife for now. And, I already have Guan Qing Han!
Guan Qing Han was forced to pay the ultimate price to save my life
because of Xiao Yi’s mistake. And, that has resulted in such a tangled
situation! It won’t sound pleasant… But, I would’ve died if it weren’t
for her. And, how would you have faced the Jun Family if something like
that had happened to me? Moreover, how unfair would it be to Qing Han if
I decided to take Xiao Yi as the first wife? Qing Han ended-up at the
receiving end of those rotten scholars’ accusations because she covered
for Xiao Yi’s mistake. In fact, she could’ve been consigned to eternal
damnation! Would she be able to withstand if we still propped this little
girl above her…?!”
“But, Guan Qing Han has always been known as your elder sister-in-law.
So, how can she be your first wife?” Old Lady Dugu pondered on Jun Mo
Xie’s words at first. Then, she asked him that question.
“The Old Lady speaks of what was before. But, that is a matter of the
past now! Guan Qing Han is now my third uncle’s adopted daughter. And,
I’m sure that this isn’t a secret anymore. So, why can’t I marry her now?
Moreover, I don’t wish to divide their standings. The aspect of elder and
smaller are akin to fighting for a position… However, you’ll be
considered an elder sister as long as everyone accepts you. And, this
stands true even if you’re the youngest!”
Jun Mo Xie smiled faintly, “I’ve always had a passive position on this
matter when we come back to main issue… And, I don’t wish to be this
passive. But, the talks for this marriage are happening too hastily right
“So, what you mean to say is that… you won’t make Xiao Yi your first
wife?” Dugu Zong Heng looked very fiercely at Jun Mo Xie. His body slight
stooped forward, and he emanated huge pressure as he spoke-up in a
“Hehe… I’ve tried to give a reasonable analysis. I’m a man who handles
things with principle. I don’t like being threatened no matter what…
Nor do I care where the threats come from!” Jun Mo Xie replied in a
subdued voice, “I’ll lose interest if people start giving me threats in
matters that are so important as far as my life is concerned. So, I might
as well break the marriage instead…”
Jun Mo Xie’s tough and unyielding reply upset Dugu Zong Heng. So, he
glared back wide-eyed with his ox-like eyes. In fact, it seemed as if his
beard would burst into flames.
“Good. That’s very good! Let’s not entangle ourselves in this issue any
further!” The Old Lady suddenly broke into a smile. She then continued
while beaming, “Xiao Yi’s position hasn’t been determined yet. But, I’m
sure that Mo Xie won’t think about this matter any time soon. So, this
matter is like getting engaged for now. And, I’m certain that the young
ones will do fine on their own when it comes to matters of the future.
So, why should we worry so much? Everything will be fine as long as Mo
Xie is good to Xiao Yi. It’ll be fine as long as he loves Xiao Yi.
“Moreover, Mo Xie hasn’t yielded despite facing the pressure from the
entire Dugu Family at once. His words were certainly unpleasant to hear.
But, it has to be said that we can’t deny any of them. Everything he said
was true. And, everyone has heard them very clearly. However, this leaves
me to see him as a praiseworthy man! He’s mighty and unyielding; he’s a
real man! I would’ve considered Mo Xie to be a spineless man if he had
gotten swayed by our roars and had agreed to anything we would’ve said…
In fact, I would’ve had doubts about going ahead with this marriage in
that case. This boy Mo Xie looks good to me. He looks very good to me. My
old self can’t help but admire him…”
Dugu Zong Heng and Dugu Wu Di were left baffled by this. [Make up your
mind. It was you who had said that he isn’t good. But, what can we
father-and-son do in any case? It was your idea to test him here. Now,
you’re only telling us to not test him. But, who’ll dare to say anything
even if they have something to say since you’ve passed this notion…?
“You two men will make an appointment with Jun Zhan Tian in a few days.
And, you will settle this matter quickly. The first or whatever else can
be left for later. But, we must quickly seal this engagement first.”
The Old Lady made slight gestures towards the two men while she made her
plans. But, she didn’t even look at them, “Ah, you will personally go in
order to show good faith. Then, you’ll send a wedding planner after
you’ve made a proper agreement. You’ll then exchange the relevant
documents, and set an auspicious date. You must see what time is most
suitable. But, we must quickly arrange an engagement ceremony.”
She pondered for a while. Then, she again spoke-up, “This ceremony will
mean a great bustle since the Imperial Family, the nobles, and officials
will arrive for it. Moreover, we’ll be recovering the money we’ll have
gifted them for a few years. However, I’ll record the names of everyone
whom we will have gifted something. And then, you two will go and recover
the money we’ve spent on these gifts over time. It’ll be a very thick and
detailed record. You’ll memorize the names of everyone we’ll gift
something on Xiao Yi’s wedding. And, I’ll write each one of their names
down. We won’t let even one of them off! We must at least recover the
money we’ll have spent on the celebrations…
“We’ll also make a list of people whom we don’t consider important. After
all, we’ll have to give them some face. Therefore, the way to deal with
this matter is this — we’ll wait for these two to get married. Then,
we’ll send out the invitations to those not-so-important people. But, we
don’t need to make it extravagant for the wedding. We’ll only invite a
few hundred people to the marriage. But, we can expand the scale if the
Jun Family also pays for the marriage. After all, this is also related to
the Jun Family’s honor…
“The number we invite must be clear. Let’s say that we could’ve given
four hundred gifts. But, we’ll only make do with giving out four hundred
gifts by that analogy. And, there’s no need to call people who won’t be
able to return the gifts. Moreover, we’ll invite everyone who has
birthdays or namedays in the coming weeks. We’ll go and say, ‘Hey, isn’t
it your birthday as well? Great, we’ll just be exchanging gifts in that
case. After all, the dates are very close’!”
Even Jun Mo Xie’s head got drenched in cold sweat this time around.
[This Old Lady thinks things over to the greatest extreme!]
[This isn’t a family… this isn’t a normal family by any means. They’re
Dugu Wu Di’s big mouth curled into a smile. He continued to nod with the
expression of a miser, “Correct, that’s absolutely correct! Mother is
brilliant!” [We can quickly repay the debt we owe to the Jun Family once
we’ve collected some money in this manner…]
“Inform the astrologers to select a propitious date! And, you must tell
him to stagger that date with the time of birthdays! Then, inform Kong
Ling Yang to come and preside over the wedding…”
Dugu Wu Di interrupted her the moment she said that, “Mother, Kong Ling
Yang is dead,” he glanced at Jun Mo Xie as he said this. [Kong Ling
Yang’s murder was either this kid’s doing… or it must’ve been a
“He’s dead? That’s such a pity. He was a talented person!” However, the
Old Lady’s expression didn’t even change when she sighed. It seemed as if
she didn’t pity that a great talent had been lost. In fact, she was more
mournful on the passing of the best wedding overseer instead of the death
of an excellent scholar, “Go and find someone from the greatest
institutes of learning in that case. And, be courteous to them…”
Dugu Zong Heng nodded and replied, “This is easy. We don’t get along with
those chaps. But, it doesn’t matter in this case. We’ll tie them up with
a rope and bring them here if they don’t agree willfully. And, I’d like
to see if they have the guts to not show us respect once we bring them
here in ropes!”
“That’s good.” Old Lady Dugu nodded in a relieved manner. “You men must
sort out the other matters on your own. After all, mixing women with
those issues isn’t a good thing.”
Jun Mo Xie violently rolled his eyes. [What’s all this?! And, you still
call it ‘not mixing in matters’?! You’re basically running the show
here… Moreover, that Dugu Zong Heng ordered to bring those people by
binding them with rope! And, this old woman has commented “that’s good,”
to such an outrageous thing…]
Jun Mo Xie collapsed…