ECM 12

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Chapter 12

The two, mother and daughter were excitedly and happily shopping whole afternoon that they couldn’t carry all the large bags and even the small ones.

Finally they asked father Xu’s driver to pick them. The two were laughing and joking, and only once they entered the house did they find that the atmosphere in the house was not right.

The dinner has been served but father Xu was sitting in the living room, Aunt Liu stood at the kitchen door with a silent look. At the same time, there was another person sitting in the living room.

Looking at his back, there was no doubt it was the ambitious, Xu Zhiwen.

Hearing the door open, the two turned around at the same time, Father Xu hurriedly put out the cigarette in his hand, stood up and smiled.

“You’re back? I was just about to call you, the rice is getting cold!”

Mother Xu nodded and smiled as she walked over.

“Second brother is here.”

Xu Zhiwen’s face really looked ugly and unpleasant, but still responded stiffly to Mother Xu.

Mother Xu then said.

“Let’s eat together, Aunt Liu see if the food needs to be warmed up. Eh, do you brothers want some wine? Did second brother drive his car here?’

Xu Zhiwen looked at Father Xu and suddenly sneered.

“No need. I am already full of gas1.”

Mother Xu tried to smooth things over.

“Aiyo, what’s the matter? We’re all a family, what can’t we discuss properly.”

Xu Zhiwen used this as excuse and stood up with a scuff.

“Family? You ask your husband, does he still treat me as a family, as his second brother?!”

Father Xu and Mother Xu looked at each other and did not say anything.

Xu Zhixing walked over and threw the bags in her hand on the sofa, smiling she said.

“Second Uncle, what is it that has made you furious?”

Mother Xu reproached her.

“Go eat, this is an adult matter, children don’t need to mix in.”

Xu Zhixing folded her arms, her face was still smiling but her was voice eerie.

“No, I’m just curious. What is it that’s so worthy for second uncle coming to my house and throwing a fit? For a second I felt that we are living in second uncle’s house, and was not him paying the fee.”

Who are you to come to my house and be angry and mean?

Is this our house or yours?

Giving you face?

Xu Zhixing was infuriated, if it wasn’t for the presence of her parents, she really wanted to spit fire and scold him good.

In fact deep inside Mother Xu was not very fond of Xu Zhiwen. He has a bad temperament and a hypocrite but for the sake of being relatives, she has always taken that into account.

After listening to Xu Zhixing’s words, and seeing his husband’s silence. She tried to cool herself down with the belly full of anger, she said.

“Second brother, since you came to my house don’t hold a gun against us. So second brother Xu why are you upset?”

Xu Zhiwen who used his identity as his brother’s second brother was even more angry to hear what his little niece and sister-in-law has said to him.

Father Xu was deeply influence by traditional culture and ideas, and has never think of going against it. He pays more attention to family, and the order of who was older than him.

If his elder brother teaches him a lesson, he would naturally listen. Now that he see his daughter and his wife against his elder brother, he quickly became a peacemaker.

“Forget it, don’t say it. This was all because of me, elder brother don’t be angry..”

He wasn’t able to finish his sentence, when he was interrupted by Xu Zhixing unceremoniously.

“How can you be blamed for what happened? The judge has to hear the case in public first before anyone could be find guilty. How can we know which is right and which is wrong if he doesn’t tell anyone?”

Father Xu really did not now that his daughter was so eloquent, and looked at her blankly for a while.

Mother Xu was not a fool either. After a long time, she naturally guessed why Xu Zhiwen came.

“It’s because of the investment for Xu Yan, right? What does second brother’s opinion with this?”

It was more than an opinion, he simply wanted to kill someone.

His capital chain has been broken for a long time now, and his partner also has the intention to withdraw their capital. He manage to persuade Father Xu to invest and fill in the black hole.

But as a result, the money flew away from his hands and landed instead on Xu Yan’s pocket. Which in his eyes could his jackpot.

Today, he came to father Xu with the contract and almost died on the spot after learning about Xu Yan. He even began to hate his older brother, as to why he died early and not latter.

Now it feels like he was going to die next.

He was naturally angry, he opens his mouth and cursed Xu Yan as an outsider who cheated their money. However expectedly, Father Xu defends Xu Yan and that he was the only child of their eldest brother and was not an outsider. He even appreciated him and sad that has good character and won’t cheat on his money.

This was not worth the quarrel.

Xu Zhiwen then took into consideration the honest and good tempered Father Xu to have a way to persuade him. And now that Mother Xu and Xu Zhixing here interfering him, this may affect Father Xu’s decision, his previous arrogance was now replace with helplessness.

“That Xu Yan left the Xu family with his mother. For those years that he was away we do not know what bad habits he had when he was in the foreign country. He said to invest in his company and you really believe it? He would just probably take that to buy drugs!”

Xu Zhixing almost laugh in anger.

“You say, how can you slander a person you don’t even know?”

Xu Zhiwen know that the little girl in front of her doesn’t like him, so he choose to ignore her and continued to look at Father Xu with a painful look.

“Could it be that you think I will harm you? In the whole Xu family no one would wish you well more than me, your second brother! I think of you all the time. You just turn around and throw such a large sum of money to that stranger with unknown origin!”

Father Xu was slow witted, he wanted to explain and defend Xu Yan but he couldn’t get in any words. He just allowed Xu Zhiwen to blame him bitterly, after that he says.

“What do you think we should do about this matter?”

Xu Zhixing finally couldn’t hold back, ignoring his father angry glare, and her mother’s tugging, she stood forward.

“Then tell me, what do you want to do about it?”

Xu Zhiwen: “………”

Before he could say anything, Xu Zhixing seems to see through his thoughts. Her sneered and said.

“Is it to ask Xu Yan to withdraw the investment before the money is spent? And invest it on you?”

Father Xu said loudly.

“Xu Zhixing!”

Xu Zhixing was not afraid at all and looked at Xu Zhiwen with a cold smile.

“I thought, isn’t this my father’s money? Do you have anything to do with how we used our money? Why do you even get involved in our family’s money? Pan Gu2 didn’t have such a big face when he opened the sky, did he?”

Xu Zhiwen: “……..”

Father Xu: “………”

Mother Xu: “……”

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I am already full of gas1– full anger, it could also be interpreted as he has no appetite

Pan Gu2– simplified Chinese: 盘古; traditional Chinese: 盤古; pinyin: Pángǔ; Wade–Giles: P’an-ku) is a primordial being and creation figure in Chinese mythology who separated heaven and earth and became geographic features such as mountains and rivers.

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